Royster girls hammer Iola
Tribune staff CHANUTE—The Royster Middle School girls basketball teams hosted Iola on Thursday. In the eighth grade A game, Royster won 41-6. The B team won 30-5. In the A game, the Rockets led 24-2 at the half. “We’ve been working on getting back to basics and while we still made some mistakes, we played much better fundamentally than we have been,” Coach Steve Slane said. “It was one of the best all around games we’ve played in a while. ...
Jets hope to go a step further in 2009-10
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The Altoona-Midway Jets hope to take some steps in the right direction as the 2009-10 season gets underway. The Jets went just 3-16 last year, but things are looking up if you ask Coach Eric Busteed. Coach Busteed enters his second season with an optimistic outlook. “These guys are excited for the season,” Busteed said. “I’m excited, too. Last year was my first year as a coach. Now I know the kids well an...
Seniors will lead Altoona-Midway girls team
Tribune Sports Editor
An experienced senior class will lead the way for the Altoona-Midway High School girls basketball team in 2009-10.
The Jets have three seniors who have all paid their dues over the last two seasons.
Leading the way is all-conference guard Kaylee Leck. Also back are returning starters Lyndy Gatlin and Regan Powers.
Coach Jim Papen expects the three to lead the way.
“We have three seniors and some good underclas...
CCA teams top Derby Invasion
Tribune staff The Chanute Christian Academy girls basketball team opened up its season with a 45-13 win against Derby Invasion on Tuesday. “We came out and pressured the ball and caused some turnovers which resulted in some easy baskets,” Coach Mark Childers said. “We scored 12 points in the first quarter and never looked back. Overall, the team played pretty well, defensively and offensively.” Alicia Wood and Lauren Simmons led CCA in...
Cubs named to all-league teams
Tribune staff The Tri-Valley League has announced its all-conference teams for volleyball and football. Humboldt had one selection on the All-TVL volleyball team. Melissa Davidson, a junior, was named all-league. 2009 All Tri-Valley Volleyball All-League Team Burlington—Emily Lingenfelter (12), Katlyn O’Conner (12) Caney—Jessica Wyrick (11) Cherryvale—Karly Snider (11) Eureka—Kathleen McKenzie (12), Taylyn Schwartz (11), Haley Pitko (1...
Inaugural Citizens Bank Bowl to decide NJCAA National Champ
PITTSBURG—The undefeated and number-one-nationally ranked Fort Scott Community College Greyhounds and the second-ranked Blinn College Buccaneers will face off for the NJCAA Football Championship in the first annual Citizens Bank Bowl on December 6 at 1 p.m. at Carnie Smith Stadium on the campus of Pittsburg State University. Fort Scott is 11-0 and Blinn is 10-1. “We are incredibly excited about the match-up for our first bowl game,” said Dea...
Chanute wrestling team ranked seventh in Class 4A preseason poll
Tribune staff The Chanute High School wrestling team is ranked seventh in the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association Class 4A preseason poll. The Blue Comets have four wrestlers ranked in the top six at their respective weight classes. Sam Son is ranked first at 152 pounds, Tim Wrestler is ranked second at 119, Troy Clark is ranked fifth at 125 and Jared McComb is ranked sixth at 171. Look more on the CHS wrestling team in the next week in t...
Royster girls beat Columbus in OT
The Royster Middle School eighth grade girls basketball team knocked off Columbus 51-43 in overtime on Monday.
Royster outscored the visitors 11-3 in the overtime period.
“Columbus is a team the girls struggled with last year, so we knew it would be a tough game,” Coach Steve Slane said. “We played well early, but tentative late and only made 2 of 11 free throws in the fourth quarter. They made a three at the buzzer to tie it, b...
Former Blue Comets help Friends win conference title
Tribune staff WICHITA—The Friends University Falcons are the 2009 KCAC Volleyball Tournament champions. Friends University faced off against Bethel College in the championship match on Saturday, November 14. Bethel College started the match strong winning the first set 12-25. Friends would rebound winning the second set 25-17. The third set would be taken by Bethel 25-21. The Falcons began and ended the fourth set strong, winning 25-16,...
Chanute Christian Academy teams set for season
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The Chanute Christian Academy basketball teams are now set for the 2009-10 season. The CCA varsity boys have a large group of returning letterwinners back. Three starters return in Brian Goff, Sam Stafford and Thomas Benton. Goff and Stafford are seniors, while Benton is a junior. A.J. Welch is another senior. Avery Rourk and Thomas Varner are juniors, while Kevin Goff is the lone sophomore. Ben Welch an...
Chanute girls picked first in preseason hoops poll
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor PITTSBURG—It appears the Chanute Blue Comets have earned the respect of the league coaches. The Chanute High School girls basketball team was picked first in the 2009 Southeast Kansas League preseason coaches poll. The polls were released on Monday at the annual SEK Basketball Coaches Luncheon and Press Conference at WATCO in Pittsburg. “We have as much returning at the varsity level as anybody in the lea...
Panthers finish Classic on a high note
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor COFFEYVILLE—Antione Lundy got an earful from his coach. And then he got going. Lundy scored 27 points and led the way as the Neosho County Community College men’s basketball team came from behind and knocked off Paris (Texas) College 74-72 on Saturday night at the Coffeyville Bricktown Classic at Nellis Hall. “That’s a great win for us,” Neosho County Coach Jeremy Coombs said. “They won the national tourna...
Panthers finish Coffeyville Classic on a high note
The Neosho County Community College men's basketball team defeated Paris (TX) College 74-72 on Saturday night at the Coffeyville Bricktown Classic. The Panthers were down by 13 in the second half before rallying to victory. Antione Lundy scored 27 points for NCCC, with 25 points in the second half. On Friday, Seminole State defeated the Panthers 69-59. Look for more on these games in Tuesday's Tribune. Friday's result Seminole State 69, ...
Royster girls suffer first loss of season
Tribune staff The Royster Middle School eighth grade girls A basketball team lost for the first time this season, falling to Pittsburg 26-25 on Thursday. “We knew it would be a tough game and the score difference was never more than two or four,” Coach Steve Slane said. “The girls played hard and had a couple of chances at the end, but it didn’t work out. I was really proud of how hard the girls fought. We’ll see them again and have some mor...
Panthers fall short vs. rival Labette
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—Wearing bright red instead of the familiar blue and gold, Cameron Jesseph took his place on the wrestling mat. But for the first time in his life, Jesseph competed in Chanute as an opponent of the hometown team. A freshman at Labette Community College, Jesseph returned to Chanute with the Cardinals to take on the rival Neosho County Panthers in a Jayhawk Conference dual on Thursday night at the Pant...
Indians, Jets named to Three Rivers League teams
St. Paul and Altoona-Midway had several players named to the 2009 All-Three Rivers League 8-Man Football Team.
St. Paul had eight different players recognized, while the Jets had three selected.
D.J. Vitt of St. Paul was a unanimous first team pick at running back, while Luke Schibi was a unanimous first team selection at linebacker.
St. Paul quarterback Riley O’Brien and receiver Tyler Coomes were both first team selections at t...
For Bostic, an offer comes before a game
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor As a high school junior, Antonio Bostic was cut from his varsity basketball team. Now, just a few years later, Bostic is on his way to becoming a Division I basketball player. A freshman at Neosho County Community College, Bostic signed with Stephen F. Austin University on Wednesday. And that’s not all. Bostic was offered a scholarship before he even played one minute of one game at the college level. Bo...
Despite late rally, NCCC men fall to Butler
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—A late rally was not enough for the Neosho County Community College men’s basketball team on Tuesday night. After building a big lead, Butler held on late for a 94-81 win over Neosho County at the Panthers Gym. The Grizzlies used a big run early in the second half to go up 21 at 61-40. The Panthers didn’t quit. Led by guards Tyrie Wooten, Kris Wilson and Antonio Bostic, Neosho County rallied late ...
Late comeback falls short for NCCC women
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—The point production was there. The defensive stops were not. The Neosho County Community College women’s basketball team battled back from 25 down, but ran out of steam at the end in a 101-89 loss to Butler on Tuesday night. “It’s hard for anybody to come back from down 20,” Panthers Coach Tonika Bruce said. “We missed assignments and basically, we didn’t defend anybody. We came back with some ene...
SEK football notes: Coaches resign, new TD record set
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Two head football coaches from the Southeast Kansas League have resigned. Labette County Coach Craig Hartman has stepped down and Fort Scott Coach Don Epps has also resigned. Hartman was the longest tenured coach in the league. This was his 16th year as head coach of the Grizzlies. LCHS went 5-5 this year. Epps was the head coach for four years. Fort Scott went 1-8 this year. Epps will remain a teacher an...