Royster track team earns wins at Parsons
Tribune staff The Royster Middle School track teams competed at Parsons on Monday. The eighth grade boys took first place in the team standings. The seventh grade boys were sixth. The seventh grade girls took first and the eighth grade girls were second. “We saw some small schools we haven’t ran against yet this year,” Coach Teresa Taylor said. “It was a great eye-opener for some of our athletes. We have one track meet left (make-up meet a...
CRABTREE CHOOSES CAMERON
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Devon Crabtree’s basketball journey has taken him from Chanute to Salina and back to Chanute. Now, Crabtree has found his final destination. A Chanute High School graduate now at Neosho County Community College, Crabtree recently signed with Cameron University, where he’ll continue his academic and athletic career as a member of the men’s basketball team. “When I went on my campus visit I really enjoyed ...
Neosho County splits at Cowley
Tribune staff ARKANSAS CITY — The Neosho County Community College baseball team split a four-game series at Cowley. With the split, the host Tigers clinched the Jayhawk East title and the Panthers finished second. Neosho County will be the second-seed in the regional, while Cowley will be the first seed. Saturday’s results Cowley pulled out an 8-7 win in 12 innings in the first game on Saturday. The Panthers led 2-1 after Nick Doughty’s...
SLIDESHOW: ROYSTER TRACK
Royster Middle School competed at the Parsons Invite on Monday. Attached are several images from the meet. Photos by Jason Peake. To purchase any of these photos, call 431-4100.
Humboldt Speedway: Wilson unstoppable
Scott Lee Stewart For the Tribune HUMBOLDT — After missing a good portion of the last season protecting his country overseas, Jeremy Wilson is now the dominant force in Factory Stock at Humboldt Speedway. Yes, Jeremy outpaced the field once again this week, despite serious competition from brother Derrek Wilson, who finished second, and Scott Stuart, who captured third. Tim Phillips finished fourth, with Brandon Tindle fifth. In E-Z Lock ...
Panthers split at Cowley, Tigers win league title
Tribune staff ARKANSAS CITY — The Neosho County Community College baseball team needed to take three out of four from Cowley to win the Jayhawk East title. It didn’t happen. The series went 2-2. Cowley won game one on Monday 4-1 and clinched the Jayhawk East title with the win. In Monday’s second game the Panthers clawed to a 5-4 victory.. The series began on Saturday. The Panthers lost the first game 8-7 in 12 innings. The loss snapped ...
Blue Comets hope to finish season strong
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor If you ask Matt Koester, the Chanute High School baseball team has yet to show its true self. Koester’s Blue Comets are now 5-9 on the season, but haven’t been at full strength. “We need to get healthy,” Coach Koester said. “We’re 14 games in and we haven’t played a game with our whole team yet. Until we get healthy, we have to play guys out of position. And that has caused some problems defensively at tim...
Throwers lead CHS track at Coffeyville
Tribune staff The Chanute High School track and field teams finished second in the team standings at the Coffeyville Invitational on Friday. Neosho (Mo.) took first place in both the boys and girls team standings. The team’s throwers stood out. Chanute’s Chris Dale took first place in the shot put with a toss of 45-6 1/4. Teammate Cody Howell was fourth (40-3.5). Howell took first place in the discus (130-9), Josh Smeed was second (126-3) an...
Panthers split with Cowley on Saturday, Sunday's games rained out
Tribune staff ARKANSAS CITY — The Neosho County Community College baseball team split a doubleheader with host Cowley on Saturday. The Panthers lost the first game 8-7 in 12 innings. The loss snapped a 21-game winning streak for NCCC. However, the Panthers kept the conference title hopes alive by beating Cowley 10-5 in game two on Saturday. The team’s were scheduled to finish the series on Sunday, but the games were rained out. The Panthe...
Blue Comets split with Bulldogs
Tribune Sports Editor
CHANUTE — A 10-run sixth inning propelled the Chanute High School girls softball team to a 17-8 win over Independence in the second game of a doubleheader on Friday at Santa Fe Park.
The victory gave the Comets a split, as the Bulldogs won the first game 8-2.
Chanute rallied late in the second game. The Comets led 6-0 early, but Indy fought back and pulled ahead 8-7.
But the Comets rallied for 10 runs in the s...
Blue Comets rally late, earn sweep
Tribune taff CHANUTE — Late-game heroics led the Chanute High School baseball team to a two-game sweep over Independence on Friday night at Katy Park. Chanute won game one 3-2 on Anthony Keenan’s game-winning double. The Comets won the second game 7-6 in the bottom of the seventh when the Bulldogs could not field Trevor Cole’s grounder. “We were tied in the seventh in both games and we did what we had to do to score a run,” Chanute Coach ...
Chanute's Clark will wrestle for Neosho County
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Family and wrestling are two of the most important things in Troy Clark’s life. Those two factors led Clark to his college decision. A Chanute High School senior, Clark has signed with Neosho County Community College, where he’ll wrestle for the Panthers. “My family’s really close,” Clark said. “I didn’t want to go too far away. And I’m getting my books and tuition paid for here.” Clark added he’s not do...
NCCC baseball: Showdown with Cowley is this weekend
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The Jayhawk East title will be up for grabs this weekend in Arkansas City. Neosho County travels to Cowley for a key four-game showdown on Saturday and Sunday. The scenario is simple: If the Panthers take three of four from the Tigers, they’ll be the conference champs. Cowley currently sits in first place in the East standings at 28-4. Neosho County is right behind the Tigers at 27-5. “I don’t want to pu...
Neosho County's streak now at 21
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—The streak has reached 21. The Neosho County Community College baseball team swept a doubleheader from the Oklahoma Wesleyan JV team on a wind-chilled Wednesday at Hudson Field. Neosho County won game one 11-9 and then took game two 8-0. With the wins, Neosho County extended its winning streak to 21-straight. “We got the wins and we got some guys some innings on the mound,” Panthers Coach Steve M...
CHS golf sixth at Parsons
PARSONS — The Chanute High School golf team finished sixth at the Labette County Invitational on Thursday in Parsons. “The scores today were not as I’d hoped they would be,” Chanute Coach Bill Woodard said. “Every kid had two or three holes that hurt them really badly. There were some course management mistakes. But you have to make those mistakes to get better. Hopefully, we’ll play better on Tuesday at Coffeyville.” Skyler Miner led the wa...
COMETS FIFTH AT LEAGUE TENNIS MEET
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE — Led by Ian Cheshier’s third-place finish, the Chanute High School boys tennis team took fifth place at the 2011 SEK League Tennis Meet on Thursday at the Chanute Community Sports Complex. A junior, Cheshier pulled out an exciting super tie-breaker at number-one singles for third place, beating Ben Bristley of Fort Scott 6-1, 4-6, 13-11. Cheshier won the first set, fell in the second and then pulle...
Miner, Comets take first at Iola golf invite
Tribune staff IOLA — Skyler Miner’s first place finish led the Chanute High School boys golf team to a team title at the Buck Quincy Invitational on Tuesday afternoon in Iola. Miner shot an 83 and took first place overall. Three other golfers also finished with scores of 83, but Miner won the playoff hole. Chanute finished with a team score of 351, one stroke better than host Iola. “The guys competed well,” Chanute Coach Bill Woodard said...
CHS softball notes: Time to bounce back
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Playing solid competition is always crucial to improvement. Chanute Coach Don Simmons hopes that’s the case with his girls softball team. The Blue Comets ran into two very good teams recently, falling to both Paola and Girard. With the losses, the Comets fell to 4-6 on the season. “Those two teams were really good,” Simmons said. “We didn’t get the results we wanted against those two teams, but in the lo...
Chanute hosts league tennis meet on Thursday
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Mother Nature hasn’t been kind to the Chanute High School boys tennis team of late. The Blue Comets have had meet after meet rained out — three in the last two weeks to be exact. “It’s been really tough for the team,” Chanute Coach Wayne Woodyard said. “We don’t have a feel for what’s out there as far as other players. And we haven’t been outside much at all lately.” Hopefully the weather will cooperate w...
Panthers home Wednesday before showdown with Cowley
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The Neosho County Community College baseball team will host the Oklahoma Wesleyan JV team today at 2 p.m. at Hudson Field. The games were just added by NCCC Coach Steve Murry after Crowder needed to reschedule Tuesday’s game. The Panthers will use the doubleheader as a final tune-up before its huge weekend showdown with Cowley. The four-game series in Ark City on Saturday and Sunday will determine who win...