Lindblad tourney is today
Tribune Sports Editor
It may not be as large as it once was, but the annual Paul Lindblad Tournament will still take place.
The tournament takes place today at Katy Park in Chanute. There are just three teams in this year’s tourney — host Chanute, Iola and Osawatomie. There are three games scheduled, with 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. start times.
Chanute Post 170 will play at 11 a.m. and then again at 3 p.m. Chanute is now 9-7 on the s...
Simmons football camp is July 11-15
CHANUTE — The Don Simmons Summer Football Camp will be held July 11-15 at the Chanute Community Sports Complex.
The camp is for all boys in grades 9-12 who plan to play football for the Chanute Blue Comets this fall.
The cost is $30 and includes instruction, refreshments and a camp T-shirt. The camp will be held each morning from 8:45 to 11:15 a.m.
Coach Simmons said athletes should bring tennis shoes on Monday to time 40’s on the track.
Chanute Sharks dominate Iola
CHANUTE —The Chanute Sharks hosted the Iola Seahorses on Wednesday night at Quarry Stone. The Sharks won 64 of the 78 events, including 11 of the 12 relays.
“It was nice to be the team with more swimmers this week,” said Coach Eric Holmes. “We had a lot of kids improve their times. The kids who are working hard at practice are making significant improvement.”
The Sharks will travel to Fort Scott next Wednesday, before finis...
A successful summer on the golf course
Tribune Sports Editor
Nancy Isaac has been busy.
Busy winning golf tournaments that is.
Chanute’s Isaac has been standing out on the golf course this summer.
Isaac recently took first place in the Women’s Amateur in Kansas City at Swope Memorial Golf Course. And the win came in exciting fashion.
Isaac was actually down eight shots off the leader heading into the final day of competition.
Isaac made up a lot of ground on Sunday, sho...
Chanute Post 170 wins marathon nightcap vs. Iola
Tribune Sports Editor
CHANUTE— When Chanute and Iola get together, it’s safe to say that anything can happen.
And on Tuesday night, just about everything did.
A wild marathon nightcap finally ended when Grant McMillan connected for a base hit, sending everyone home and giving the hosts reason to celebrate.
More importantly, McMillan’s game-winning RBI in the 12th inning gave the Chanute Post 170 American Legion baseball team a 4-3 ...
Tribune Sports Editor
First they topped the best the state of Kansas had to offer.
One week later, they took on the top teams from Kansas and Missouri.
And the result was the same — a championship trophy.
The SEK Sluggers 14 and under girls softball team won the USSSA Mo-Kan State Championships this past weekend in Basehor.
The team of local youth softball players won the Kansas State Championships a week earlier.
“It’s a pretty bi...
Local sports briefs
Funk makes hole-in-one
Abbegale Funk scored a hole-in-one during the SEK Junior Golf Tournament on June 23 at the Independence Country Club.
The shot occurred on the 96 yard par three 17th hole using a pitching wedge.
The shot helped secure first place for Funk in the 12-13-year-old girls division with her final score of 47 over nine holes.
Chanute golfers fare well in SEK League tourney
The SEK Women’s Golf League Tournament was played...
Chanute junior golfers fare well at Indy
The Quarry Stone Junior Golf Team from Chanute fared well last Thursday at the SEK tournament hosted by Independence Country Club. The highlight of the day was Abbe Funk’s hole-in-one on the par 3 17th hole. Funk also placed first in her division with a score of 47.
Several other Quarry Stone golfers medaled.
Cole Wheeler took first place in the boys 9-10 division with a 42. In the boys 11-12 division, Kobe Chance finished s...
Short-handed Chanute Sharks fall to Coffeyville
COFFEYVILLE —The Chanute Sharks Swim Team, or at least part of them, traveled to Coffeyville on Wednesday for the third meet of the year.
The Sharks were short-handed for the meet.
Summer schedules and a couple of illnesses cut the Sharks team nearly in half.
In spite of this, Chanute still won six of the 12 relay events and 29 of the 56 individual events where they entered at least one swimmer.
As far as the final team results, Chanute c...
SEK Sluggers win state youth softball tourney
CHANUTE — The SEK Sluggers made the area proud by winning the Kansas USSSA 14U State Championship.
The Sluggers played last weekend in Topeka.
The softball tournament began Friday night and continued through Sunday afternoon.
The SEK Sluggers features girls from Chanute, Humboldt, Iola and Nevada (Mo.).
Coach Tom Turner said the young ladies won by playing as a team, with good defense, only allowing a handful of runs all weekend.
Chanute Post 170 wins two vs. Spring Hill
CHANUTE — Chanute Post 170 trailed Spring Hill 4-0 going into the bottom of the seventh inning in game one of Tuesday night’s doubleheader.
Not only were they behind, but they also were hitless for the game. But one inning was all the home team needed to pull off a 5-4 victory.
“We just couldn’t do anything against their pitching and when we did get runners on, we struggled to keep them on base, let alone advance anybody,” said Post 170 coa...
Chanute Sharks nip Independence
Tribune staff CHANUTE — The Chanute Sharks swim team hosted Independence on Wednesday night at Quarry Stone Country Club. The Sharks squeaked out a victory by the slimmest of margins, 352-351. Chanute won seven of the twelve relay events and 40 of the 66 individual events. The quality of Chanute results were just enough to overcome the quantity of the Independence results. Independence, the larger team, has a high school swim team an...
Post 170 splits with Osawatomie
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE— One big inning was all it took. The Chanute Post 170 American Legion baseball team used a big third inning to pull out an 8-2 win over the Osawatomie Raiders on Wednesday night at Lindblad Field at Katy Park. The victory gave the hosts a split, as Osawatomie won the first game of the doubleheader 9-0. Post 170 improves to 6-2 on the season with the split. In the nightcap, Chanute broke a scorele...
Wrestling notebook: True Blue camp under way, new weight classes approved
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE — Tyler Caldwell was in town on Monday as a featured speaker and clinician at the True Blue Wrestling Camp at Chanute High School. And he came to town with some impressive credentials. Caldwell, who won four-straight state titles at Goddard High School, reached the national title match at 165 pounds this past season for Oklahoma at the 2011 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. Caldwell is tra...
Post 170 wins two in Iola
Tribune Sports Editor
IOLA — The Chanute Post 170 American Legion baseball team went two-for-two on Saturday at the Iola Post 15 Tournament at Allen County Community College.
Chanute defeated Paola 14-11 and then topped Linn County 8-2.
Sunday’s games were rained out.
With the wins, Chanute Post 170 improves to 5-1 on the season.
The tourney opener for Chanute featured several lead changes and lots of offense.
Chanute Post 170 splits with Fort Scott
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE — With a solid pitching performance and just enough offense, the Chanute Post 170 American Legion baseball team defeated Fort Scott Post 25 5-2 in the nightcap on Thursday night at Paul Lindblad Field at Katy Park. With the win, the hosts earned a split, as Fort Scott won the first game 10-2. “We made more contact in game two and they gave us a few runs, but we’ll take them,” Post 170 Coach Mike Ma...
NCCC: Giacalone, Compton earn all-american honors
Tribune staff Neosho County Community College has not one, but two all-american baseball players. Adam Giacalone and Caleb Compton were both listed on the NJCAA’s All-American Baseball Team. Giacalone was listed on the first team as an infielder as a freshman. A sophomore, Compton was a second team pick as an outfielder. A freshman from Shawnee, Giacalone had one of the best seasons in school history. Giacalone hit .396 with 102 RBIs and 1...
Post 170 looks solid in season-opener
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor GARNETT — It may have been the season-opener, but the Chanute Post 170 American Legion baseball team appeared to be in mid-season form. There were no first-game jitters as Post 170 was solid overall in sweeping a doubleheader from host Garnett on Tuesday night. Chanute won the opener 9-7 and then took game two 6-2. “For the first night, I have no complaints with how we played,” Post 170 Coach Mike Martin ...