Comet baseball’s SEK streak stopped by Labette sweep
The Chanute baseball team has some things to figure out, before its showdown with Girard at Katy Park at 4:30 this afternoon
That is the conclusion reached by first-year coach Josh Messer delivered after the Comets were swept by Labette County in a road doubleheader last Friday. After leading 4-0, Chanute lost the first game 8-5, and then lost the second game 4-1.
These losses snapped the Comets’ four game winnin...
Group of local archers on target in Hays
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On April 6, a group of students from the Erie school district, Chanute Christian Academy, Home School and 4-H members, competed in an archery shoot held at Fort Hays State University. About 350 students from Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas were divided into three age brackets; 4th thru 6th, 7th and 8th and 9th thru 12th grades. Each one shot 30 scoring arrows at 10 and 15 meters, with a perfect score bein...
NCCC hires new women’s basketball coach
NCCC has named JJ Davis the head women’s basketball coach at Neosho County Community College, replacing Kelley Newton, who resigned from the position at the end of last season.
The announcement of Davis’ hiring was made by the school’s Athletic Director Amber Burdge on Thursday.
“We are extremely excited to welcome JJ, Lisa, and the entire Davis family into the Neosho County family,” Burdge said. “Coach Davis exemplifies the qualities we wer...
Chanute JV track results
The Chanute JV boys and girls track team hosted a meet on Monday.
The girls team got third place with 72 points. They were boosted by Rena Stair winning both the 100 and 300 meter hurdles events. Plus, Tori Greer’s seven foot performance secured first place in pole vaulting and Jaymi Lawrence picked up first place throwing the discus. Shayla Phillips beat an opponent from Paola by one inch to win the javelin event.
The boys team was in the mi...
NCCC baseball splits in two weekday doubleheaders
Making up games that were cancelled by weather earlier in the season gave the NCCC baseball team a busy week. First, the Panthers split a doubleheader with Johnson County on Monday, mounting a comeback to win the first game 9-8, before falling 4-2 in the second game. Then, the Panthers split a doubleheader with the JV squad from Ottawa University on Tuesday, beating the Braves 13-9 in the first contest, while losing the second 3-1. The splits...
Three first place finishes for Royster golf
The Royster Middle School golf team has attended three meets this year and has taken first in all three. The team traveled to Pittsburg on April 1, and played at Four Oaks golf course. The golf squad, consisting of Austin Liudahl, Matt DeVoe, Kobe Chance, Trez Martinez, Hunter Friederich and Brooks Hartman, took first place with a score of 179. Liudahl received a first place medal with a score of 35, Chance got 7th with a score of 45, and Fri...
Comets try out new pitchers during Paola sweep
The first-year head coach of Chanute’s baseball team Josh Messer thought that he would use the Comets’ Tuesday night games against a non-league opponent to try out some new starting pitchers that don’t usually see much time on the mound.
“We were trying to find a fourth and a fifth pitcher,” Messer said, “so we threw out the guys that we wanted to see, and get them some pitches and see how they do.”
Chanute tennis notches six wins at Coffeyville tourney
Both of the singles players and the number two doubles team on Chanute’s boys tennis team went 2-2 at a SEK meet in Coffeyville on Tuesday afternoon. The six victories put the Comets in fourth place at the event. Pittsburg won the meet with 15 victories and only one loss.
This Coffeyville meet gave the Comets tennis coach Wayne Woodyard the chance to try out a line-up he’s been envisioning since the beginning of the season, with Spain native...
Chanute softball swept by Paola
Chanute’s softball team had only lost one game headed into its Tuesday afternoon doubleheader against Paola. However, the Comets struggled mightily in these games against the Panthers, falling 15-3 in the first game and 17-0 in the second.
The Panthers dominated this match-up from its beginning, scoring four runs in the first inning of the first game off a bases-loaded triple and a passed ball. Three runs were added in the top of the second, ...
NCCC prepares to host Harold Turner All-Star game
When he first arrived at NCCC six years ago as the head men’s basketball coach, Jeremy Coombs wanted to bring an annual high school basketball all-star game event to this part of southeast Kansas. He wanted to give local high school kids one last opportunity to play with each other and against each other, and also give some of the college-bound local players a chance to play on a college-level court.
This year’s in...
Turner All-Star rosters
These are the players and coaches that will be a part of the Harold Turner All-Star game, this Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the NCCC gymnasium.
Girls Coaches: Dustin Fox and Shannon Bogle (Both of Chanute HS)
Girls players: Shelby Trout, Brenna Olson, and Madison Richard (Chanute), Mackenzie Dunbar (Riverton), Bri Granger (Neodesha), Bethany Barlow (Caney Valley), Ashleigh Grimes (Baxter Springs), Nicole LaCrone (Altoona), Kailey Cleaver (...
Local basketball seniors show off skills at Pittsburg All-Star Game
PITTSBURG – Three Chanute High School seniors, and other area hoopsters participated in the Via Cristi Basketball All-Star Game on Sunday in Pittsburg. These senior players were all selected for inclusion in the annual event for the excellence that they showed on the court this season. Media personalities from around southeastern Kansas were featured as coaches.
First there was a girls’ game, in which Chanute’s Shelby Trout was part of the KS...
Panthers win 3 out of 4 in last weekend home series of regular season
The NCCC baseball team marked its last regular season weekend series of home games this season with both events highlighting the team’s community involvement and by winning three out of four match-ups against the Highland Scotties. Saturday’s doubleheader was highlighted the “Game On For A Cure” event that featured various booths, a barbecue contest and other activities designed to raise money for the American Cancer Society and promote cancer...
Willard tops Humboldt Pure Stock scene
Scott Lee Stewart
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HUMBOLDT — It’s early in the 2013 season, yet Derrek Wilson has dominated the Pure Stock division at Humboldt Speedway. Many think he might be unstoppable. Yet, as they say, every superman has his Kryptonite. For Wilson, this week at least, that was Jeremy Willard.
In a really tight feature race on Friday night, Levi Phillips, Donnie Devers, Ben Haddox and Willard all challenged for the lead that Wils...
Chanute tennis serves up five wins in Parsons
The Chanute boys tennis team again finished towards the middle of the pack at a SEK tournament. On Thursday afternoon at Forest Park in Parsons, the Comet boys racked up a total of five wins to come in fourth place at the tournament. The event was won by Independence, with 13 total wins.
The number one singles spot at this event went to Ethan Bush, who fell to Ottawa’s Jon Koczmorski (1-8), Payton Hays from Parsons (0-8), Independence’s Josh ...
Chanute softball scores two comeback victories over Parsons
These Comets are capable of a comeback. This is what the Chanute softball team proved on Thursday afternoon, hosting the Parsons Vikings in two games that featured big swings in the Comets’ favor that resulted in victories. Chanute was behind 13-4 going into the bottom of the sixth inning of the first game, but scored seven runs in this inning to get within two runs. Chanute tied the score in the seventh. Then, the Blue Comets won it on an ex...
Comets baseball sweeps Parsons, continues SEK winning streak
The first goal for first-year coach Josh Messer’s Chanute baseball team is to win the SEK league this year. So far this season, the Comets have a perfect 4-0 record against league opponents. Last week, the Comets swept Pittsburg and on Thursday night, the team decisively bested Parsons in two games, 8-4 and 13-3.
The four-game winning streak came after a season-opening doubleheader, in which the Comets lost two g...
Offensive struggles cost Humboldt softball in opener
Starting pitcher Courtney Richey had 13 strikeouts with no walks for Humboldt’s softball team on Tuesday night, but struggles at the plate cost the Lady Cubs in their season-opening doubleheader in Burlington. Humboldt fell in the games 2-1 and 7-3.
Richey pitched all six innings of the first game, and the only runs that Burlington managed to produce both came off errors.
Humboldt’s lone RBI in the game came off the bat of Kasey Beeman in the...
Five SEK Jr. Comet wrestlers place at State
Five wrestlers from the SEK Jr. Comets earned plaques at the state tournament in Topeka last weekend.
Ty Leedy, 3rd Place, 8 and under, 55 — 8-year-old Leedy is a 5-year veteran of the sport of wrestling. He explained that he likes wrestling because “it’s a really good sport and you can catch on fast.”
His favorite wrestling move, and something that he feels is instrumental to his success, combines what he calls a “snake” with a “honeymoon....
Royster track results from Pittsburg meet
The Royster Middle School track team participated in a meet in Pittsburg this weekend. This was a triangular with Chanute, Pittsburg and Parsons. No team points were scored and places for top three awarded.
Teresa Taylor, the coach of the girls track teams at the school, praised the great job her athletes did, despite the cold temperature.
“We haven’t been able to practice field events much due to the cold, wet and snow this spring,” Tayl...