CHS BASEBALL: Comets reloaded for 2010
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor With only two starters back, one might assume that the expectations would be low for the Chanute High School baseball team this season. But that’s not the case at all. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Chanute Head Coach Matt Koester is definitely optimistic as the season begins. Why? Because the Blue Comets have a large and promising group of newcomers who will join the team’s returning letterwinners to ...
CHS SOFTBALL: All-conference performers return
Tribune Sports Editor
Senior Bethany Franke and junior Taylor Gard are expected to lead the way for the Chanute High School girls softball team this spring.
Franke and Gard are both returning all-conference performers.
Franke plays second base and Gard is the team’s starting pitcher. Gard was a first team all-league pitcher last year. Franke was second team all-SEK.
Also expected to be big contributors are returning starters Taylo...
CHS seniors steal the show at Army All-Star Game
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor PITTSBURG—Three Chanute Blue Comets definitely made a great impression at the Fourth Annual U.S. Army/Army Strong High School All-Star Basketball Game on Sunday at the St. Mary’s Colgan Fieldhouse in Pittsburg. For starters, two Blue Comets took home Most Valuable Player honors at the event, as Ali Aylward was the MVP of the girls game and Cory Henshall was named MVP of the boys contest. Aylward scored 17 ...
Chanute has three champs at Kids State
Tribune staff TOPEKA—Chanute had 22 athletes compete at the Kansas Kids State Wrestling Championships in Topeka this past weekend. The Chanute Wrestling Club had six members compete and the SEK Jr. Comets had 16 athletes compete. Chanute had three state champs at the event—Trent Clements, Scout Lee and Sam Son. The event was held at the Topeka Expocentre. Wrestlers had to advance to state from a district competition. In the eight and un...
Panthers split with Allen County
Tribune staff The Neosho County Community College baseball team split a doubleheader with Allen County on Friday. Allen won game one 5-3 in eight innings and then NCCC took game two 5-4. With the split, the Panthers are now 13-9 on the season and 3-3 in the conference. After dates with Cowley, Johnson County and Allen, the Panthers completed a week taking on the Jayhawk East’s top three teams in-a-row. “Hopefully we know we can play with a...
Tennis team competes at Neodesha
Tribune staff NEODESHA—The Chanute High School boys tennis team competed at the Neodesha Invite on Saturday. Chanute’s number-two doubles team of Jacob Guiot and Mason Johnson took first place. The Comets beat Neodesha’s Kyle Thompson and Adam Schultz 8-1 and then defeated Iola’s team of Jordan Strickler and Zeph Larney 8-1. In the title match, Guiot and Johnson defeated Maranatha’s team of Steven Swank and Robb Thomas 8-1. At number-one ...
ONE RARE PAIR
Tribune Sports Editor
Brooke Sharp and Ali Aylward share the same dilemma.
But their problem is one most other high school athletes would love to have.
So what’s their big issue?
Both Sharp and Aylward have no more space on their letter-jackets.
Yes, it’s true. With one season left, the two Chanute High School seniors have had so much success during their prep careers that they have no where else to put any future patches they ...
Youth wrestlers advance to state tourney
Chanute will once again send a large contingent to the youth wrestling state tournament. The youth wrestlers advanced with their performances at the district tourney in Topeka last weekend.
The 2010 Kansas Kids State Wrestling Tournament is March 27-28 at the Topeka Expocentre.
SEK Jr. Comets
In all, 16 members of the SEK Jr. Comets qualified for state.
In the eight and under division, Darryl Rylant was first at 61, Trent Clemen...
Blue Comets second at Indy tennis invite
INDY—The Chanute High School boys tennis team began the 2010 season at the Independence Invitational on Tuesday. Chanute took second place at the invite. The host Bulldogs took first place.
For the Comets, the number-one doubles team of Matt Stutt and Ian Cheshier went 3-1. The Comets beat Fort Scott’s Dustin Willard and Kyle Altic 8-2, but then lost to Independence’s team of Wes Goodrich and Anthony Davis 8-6. Stutt and Cheshier...
Lundy receives conference award
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Neosho County Community College President Dr. Vicky Smith presented sophomore Antione Lundy with the Jayhawk East Player of the Year Award on Tuesday. “It’s a great honor for Neosho County Community College to have the Jayhawk East Player of the Year,” Smith said. “Lundy had a great year, he had nearly 30 double-doubles and led the nation in rebounding,” NCCC Coach Coombs said. “But he knows he couldn’t...
Comets, area players selected to all-star game
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Three Chanute High School seniors and a handful of area players have been selected to play in the Fourth Annual U.S. Army/Army Strong All-Star Basketball Game. The game will be held on Sunday, March 28 at the St. Mary’s-Colgan Fieldhouse in Pittsburg. The game is sponsored by KSEK and KLKC radio stations and the U.S. Army. The girls game will begin at 1 p.m. with the boys game to follow. On the girls sid...
Henshall, Aylward named all-state by Eagle, Capital Journal
The honors continue to pile up for Cory Henshall and Ali Aylward.
After receiving first team all-league honors recently, the Chanute High School seniors were both named to the honorable mention all-state basketball teams for Class 4A by the Wichita Eagle and the Topeka Capital Journal newspapers.
Henshall was one of six players from the Southeast Kansas League to be recognized on the Eagle’s team.
Other SEK players named honorab...
NCCC splits with Cowley
Tribune staff CHANUTE—A walk-off home run by Dillon Yeaman gave the Neosho County Community College baseball team a 10-9 win over Cowley in game one of a doubleheader on Friday. The Panthers trailed 9-1 in the game but came all the way back. In game two, Cowley beat Neosho County 22-12. Look for more on these games in Tuesday's Tribune.
NCCC has little trouble vs. Central Christian
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—Right from the start it was clear that the Neosho County Community College baseball team was the superior team on Thursday against the Central Christian College JV team. The Panthers jumped on the visitors early in game one and had little trouble in sweeping the Tigers at Hudson Field. Neosho County won game one 12-0 and then rolled in game two 26-0. Both went just five innings. “We over-matched t...
NCCC baseball off to solid start
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—A solid group of sophomores are expected to lead the way for the Neosho County Community College baseball team this season. But the Panthers will need a large group of freshmen to step up right away if the team wants to make some noise in the Jayhawk East. Longtime Panthers Coach Steve Murry is well aware of that. Murry said he expects big things from sophomore returners Cameron Bentley, Ryan Bont...
Red Devils named to all-CNC hoops team
Tribune staff Erie High School had three representatives on the 2009-10 CNC All-League Boys Basketball Team. Senior Tyler Kiister was a first team all-league selection, senior Preston Page was a second team pick and junior Kaleb Tredway was named to the Honorable Mention team. The Devils went 14-8 and were third in the league for Coach Mike Casteel. On the girls side, Erie freshman Kailey Cleaver was the team’s lone selection. Cleaver was ...
HUMBOLDT'S HOOPS HALL OF FAMER
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor When John Bunn graduated from Humboldt High School in 1916, he likely had no idea the game of basketball would play such a huge role in his life. But by the time his career came to an end, Bunn was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Bunn’s life was definitely a unique one. Bunn was born in Wellston, Ohio to Peter and Lena Bunn, but the family ended up in Humboldt, Kansas. A mult...
Indians, Jets named all-league
St. Paul had its entire starting lineup named to the first team of the 2009-10 All-Three Rivers League girls basketball team.
Senior Jessica Tuck and junior Morgan Westhoff were unanimous selections.
Seniors Kennedee Borum and Allison O'Brien, along with junior Erin Tuck, were also first team all-league selections. The league-champion Indians went 25-2 and took fourth place at the 1A state tourney.
Altoona-Midway senior Kaylee Leck was a first...
St. Paul girls had a season to remember
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor A historic and memorable season has come to an end for the St. Paul High School girls basketball team. The Indians took fourth place at the Class 1A State Basketball Tournament in Hays this past week. St. John Hudson defeated St. Paul 43-35 in the third place game at Gross Coliseum on Friday. The Indians won their state opener 50-35 over Tribune-Greeley County on Wednesday, but then fell to Argonia 47-30 ...
Henshall, Eccles named to All-SEK basketball team
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Chanute High School senior Cory Henshall was a unanimous selection on the first team of the 2009-10 All-SEK Boys Basketball Team. Two other players, Cameron Craig of Coffeyville and Gary Floyd of Fort Scott, were also unanimous selections. Chanute junior Dustin Eccles was a third team all-league selection. CHS seniors Ali Aylward and Kameron Braman were recognized on the girls team. Henshall led the way ...