Chanute Post 170 falls short vs. Iola
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor IOLA — The Chanute Post 170 American Legion baseball team couldn’t have asked for a better situation. Down one run in its last at-bat, Post 170 had the bases loaded with no outs. That’s not all. Chanute had its three and four hitters coming up. But the Iola Indians got a strikeout and a double play to secure an 8-7 win over Post 170 on Tuesday night at Allen County Community College in a play-in game of t...
SUMMER FOOTBALL: Blue Comets hit the field
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—It’s time to think about high school football again. That’s the basic message Chanute Coach Don Simmons hopes to instill in his Blue Comets this week at his annual summer camp. The camp began on Monday morning at the Chanute Community Sports Complex. And with the camp’s arrival, Simmons hopes his players realize the 2010 season is much closer than they may think. “We look at this week’s camp as a...
Legion team heads to Iola tonight
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The Chanute Post 170 American Legion baseball team will be back in action tonight, but in a different location than originally planned. Chanute was scheduled to host Osawatomie tonight, but that game has been cancelled. Instead, Chanute Post 170 will travel to Iola for a “play-in” game of the Kansas Amateur Baseball Association’s league tournament. Chanute takes on Iola at 6 p.m. at ACCC. The teams were s...
SLIDESHOW: CHS FOOTBALL CAMP
The Don Simmons Football Camp is being held this week at the Chanute Community Sports Complex. These shots were taken on Monday morning at the camp. To purchase a reprint of any of these photos, call 431-4100 or stop by the Tribune office. Jason Peake/Tribune photos
Newton hired as NCCC women's basketball coach
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE— Kelley Newton has come full circle at Neosho County Community College. For starters, Newton played for the Panthers in the late 1990s. Now he’s coming back to coach. Newton was named the new head women’s basketball coach at NCCC this week. The college board was to approve the hire on Thursday night. Newton played basketball for the Panthers from 1996-98 and then played for Oklahoma for two y...
K-State's 2010-11 recruiting class includes Chanute's Sharp
MANHATTAN—Kansas State University Track and Field Coach Cliff Rovelto has signed his incoming class of student-athletes for the 2010-11 season. Rovelto said this year’s signing class has potential to make a large impact for the Wildcats and make the team a force on the conference and national level. Rovelto announced the signing of 12 athletes, nine on the women’s team and three on the men’s squad. The class has a heavy dose of local talent a...
Shriners, coaches, players gear up for Shrine Bowl
Tribune staff With warmer weather and summer activities taking center stage in Kansas, a dozen football coaches, 68 of the Sunflower State’s best graduated football players, dozens of Shriners, and countless volunteers are turning their attention to one of Kansas best time-honored traditions, the Kansas Shrine Bowl All-Star football game. The 2010 edition of the state’s premier all-star game, the 37th in the storied series, will be played ...
Shrine Bowl coming to Pittsburg this month
PITTSBURG—If Pittsburg is the Football Capital of Kansas, then its “Statehouse” is Carnie Smith Stadium on the Pittsburg State University campus. The stadium is home to the Pittsburg State Gorillas, one of the most successful programs in all of NCAA Division II football. Now, Pittsburg State has the chance to show off its stadium to the rest of the state because of the 2010 Kansas Shrine Bowl, in part because the game will be televised stat...
Post 170 ends tourney with big win
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—Dusk had not yet arrived on the Fourth of July, but Trevor Cole’s bat provided some early fireworks. Chanute’s Cole hit a grand slam that put an exclamation point on the 2010 Paul Lindblad Invitational Baseball Tournament. Overall, Chanute Post 170 went 2-2 at the tourney, which began on Friday and wrapped up on Sunday night at Katy Park. Cole’s blast in the final game of the tourney sparked Post...
CHS football camp is next week
Chanute High School Football Coach Don Simmons will hold his camp for high school players from Monday, July 12 to Friday, July 16. The camp will run from 8:30 to 11 a.m. each morning at Chanute Community Sports Complex. The cost is $30 and includes instruction, refreshments and a camp T-shirt. For more information, call Coach Simmons at 431-2614. Campers can register the first day of the camp, too.
Chanute Sharks sink Independence
Tribune staff The Chanute Sharks swim team defeated host Independence 416-310 on Wednesday night. The Sharks won seven of the 12 relay events and 42 of the 66 individual races. The younger swimmers, ages 7-12, had to shoulder more of the load for Chanute, as many of the older swimmers for Chanute were unavailable due to conflicts, coaches said. Chanute has a busy week ahead. The Sharks will host perennial league power Fort Scott on Wednesda...
Lindblad had successful MLB career
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The 2010 Paul Lindblad Invitational Tournament began on Friday night at Katy Park. The American Legion baseball tournament, hosted by Chanute Post 170, features three days of games with five teams competing. The tournament is named for Chanute native Paul Lindblad, who played in the major leagues in the 1960’s and 70’s. Paul Aaron Lindblad was born on August 9, 1941 to the late George and Helen Walters ...
Chanute Post 170 splits with Garnett
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—With the game on the line, the Chanute Post 170 American Legion baseball team came through in the clutch. And as a result, the team earned a split with Garnett on Tuesday night at Paul Lindblad Field at Katy Park. Using a late rally, Chanute won game two 3-2. Garnett took the opener 10-1. “I thought we played a lot better in game two,” Chanute Coach Mike Martin said. “We seemed to have more enthus...
Post 170 hosts Lindblad tourney this weekend
Tribune staff The Chanute Post 170 American Legion baseball team will host the 2010 Paul Lindblad Invitational Tournament from Friday, July 2 to Sunday, July 4 at Katy Park. Teams competing are Chanute, Iola, Burlington, Fort Scott and Osawatomie. The tourney begins on Friday at 6 p.m. when Fort Scott plays Osawatomie. Chanute takes on Burlington at 8 p.m. On Saturday, Iola plays Fort Scott at 11:30 a.m., Burlington takes on Fort Scott at ...
Chanute Sharks knock off Coffeyville
Tribune staff CHANUTE—The Chanute Sharks swim team defeated Coffeyville 269-211 last Thursday at Quarry Stone. The meet was shortened due to the rain. Of the 46 events that were held, Chanute took first in 29 and swept first, second and third three times. The Sharks won five of the six relays. Girls 11-18 200 Free 3, Boone, Chandler, CST, 2:49.47Y. 5, Rubow, Dani, CST, 3:14.76Y. 6, Flowers, Mallory, CST, 3:17.09Y. Boys 11-18 200 Free...
Mid-season champs crowned at Humboldt Speedway
The 2010 mid-season champs were crowned this past weekend at the Humboldt Speedway.
Justin Folk is the mid-season champ in Modified class, Brandon Weide is the Factory Stock mid-season champ and Jeremy Willard is the mid-season champ in Pure Stock. Levi McGowen is the B-Mod mid-season champ.
As far as last Friday’s race results, Weide won the A feature. John Rosson was second and Brandon Tindle was third.
Tim Van Gotten won the ...
Pitchers stand out as Post 170 splits with Linn County
Tribune staff The Chanute Post 170 American Legion baseball team got two outstanding pitching performances on Thursday night, but was only able to come away with a split against Linn County. Chanute won the first game 5-3 and dropped the second 3-0. Chanute’s Sam Son pitched a complete game four-hitter in game one. Son struck out 11 and walked only two in seven innings. “For Sam’s first start of the summer, he had excellent command,” Co...
Crossfire takes championship at Nevada
The Chanute Crossfire 16 and under softball team went 4-1 Saturday and Sunday to win the Nevada Summer Blast tourney. The first game paired Chanute against Velocity. Chanute won the game 9-4. Chanute got started early in the first inning, jumping out to a 7-1 lead. Chanute’s lead proved to be too much to erase behind a solid pitching performance of Taylor Bailey, who went 4-0 for the weekend. Makayla Kasten and Kylee Carson both had two hi...
Huge inning lifts Post 170 to victory
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—A huge sixth inning propelled the Chanute Post 170 American Legion baseball team to a 12-8 win over Burlington Post 38 on Tuesday night in game one of a doubleheader at Paul Lindblad Stadium at Katy Park. In game two, Burlington won 6-2 to earn a split. In the opener, the hosts had to rally late to get the win. Burlington led 8-5, but Chanute scored seven runs on five hits and an error in the sixth...
NCCC needs new women's hoops coach
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Neosho County Community College is now searching for its next Head Women’s Basketball Coach. NCCC’s Tonika Bruce has been named the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Jefferson College, a community college in Hillsboro, Missouri. Bruce coached at NCCC for two seasons. The Panthers were 23-39 in those two years, 12-19 this past winter and 11-20 in her first year. NCCC Athletic Director Steve Murry confirmed...