Racing at Humboldt starts this weekend
The Humboldt Speedway will be starting its racing season this weekend with the 8th annual Spring Fling at the Bullring.
A canceled event at the Valley Speedway has added an extra night to this USMTS Special, with racing action on both Friday and Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. The speedway will be running complete shows of USRA Modifieds, B-Mods and Pure Stock on both nights.
Loss to Butler ends NCCC men’s season
EL DORADO — The NCCC men’s basketball team ended its season on Saturday with a 90-67 loss to Butler County, in a first round Region VI playoff game. This was the third time this season that the Panthers would lose to the Grizzlies in Saturday night’s first round Region VI playoff game.
The Panthers played this game without their second leading scorer, Jamie Batish, who was recovering from a concussion suffered earlier this season. The absenc...
Cubs win 2OT thriller in semis
In its undefeated season, the Humboldt Cubs team hasn’t had a lot of pressure free throw shooting and that showed Friday night. But despite missing six charities in a row in the first overtime, Cub fans breathed a big sigh of relief at the end of the 74-70 double overtime win over Tri-Valley League foe Burlington.
Humboldt, 22-0, led the entire game, including a double-digit lead in the third quarter, until the Wildcats knotted the score 55-5...
Defensive intensity saves Comets in narrow sub-state victory over Indy
INDEPENDENCE — Dustin Fox joked that he’s glad that he’s only 30 years old, and not a little older, or else his heart might not be able to take games like his Chanute girls basketball team played on Friday night. The Comets narrowly escaped with a 43-39 victory over sub-state hosts Independence in the second round of sub-state, in a rough and tumble, roller coaster of a game.
“The girls competed,” Fox said. “That’...
Erie squads end season with sub-state losses
Erie came back in the fourth quarter, outscoring Riverton, but it wasn’t enough.
Christian Murphy and Kody Tredway each scored 11 points for Erie.
Joe Lehenbauer and Garek Peters added seven each for the Red Devils.
Erie girls 12 23 13 10 -58
Cherryvale 11 13 14 23 -61
Erie:Cleaver 3, 7-10, 13 Francis 1, 0-0, 2 Brungardt 0, 4-4,, 4 Maurer 5, 7-8, 17 Cornett 2, 0-0, 4 Oliphant 2, 0-1, 4 McGuire 6, 1-2, 14 Three-Pointers: McGuire
Struggles led NCCC sophomore wrestler Barnes to championship glory
Last, weekend, NCCC sophomore wrestler Le’Roy Barnes won a National Championship at 133 at the NJCAA in Des Moines. His victory came in a comeback win by fall over Mizam Tamaradze of Springfield Technical Community College
“The kid that I wrestled, he wasn’t a bad kid,” Barnes said. “He was pretty good. He had good hips.”
Barnes was taken down early on in the scramble, which caused him to fall behind 2-0. He ende...
St. Paul powers past Flinthills
UDALL — The St. Paul Indians boys basketball team dispatched Flinthills 57-28 Thursday in Class 1A basketball sub-state action.
Both the boys and girls teams will play this afternoon in Udall.
St. Paul held just a 15-14 lead after one quarter, but held Flinthills scoreless to take a 24-14 halftime advantage. The Indians then blitzed their foe 25-4 in the third period to take a commanding 49-18 advantage.
Three players scored 10 points, A. O’B...
Humboldt boys’ winning streak extends into first game of sub-state
HUMBOLDT — According to Head Coach Dave Taylor, he and the players on the Humboldt boys basketball team don’t spend much time discussing the Cubs’ perfect record so far this year.
“Everybody else talks about it,” Taylor said.
Taylor said he doesn’t really know how his highly-ranked team managed to go winless this regular season.
“Really, for the most part, the kids are taking it one game at a time,” Taylor said.
NCCC baseball alum Isenhower succeeding at new sport
Osawatomie native Jeremy Isenhower played for the NCCC Panther baseball team in 1999-2000, earning Golden Glove honors for his defense at shortstop. His experience here in Chanute ultimately led him towards a life in a slightly-different sport; slow-pitch softball.
He currently plays for the top professional softball team in the country, and has his name on a line of two softball bats from the Miken Company that h...
Injured Rubow makes last baskets of Comet girls’ victory over Parsons
Despite tearing her ACL with 30 seconds left in the last home game of the season, Chanute senior Darian Rubow had one last chance to score baskets in front of the Chanute home crowd in the Comets’ 68-44 sub-state victory over Parsons on Wednesday night.
Rubow, a high jumper in track, is officially out of sports for the rest of the year, but she didn’t want her last moment on the court to involve her getting carrie...
Surprising season for Chanute boys ends in El Dorado
EL DORADO — A surprisingly successful season for the Chanute boys basketball team came to a bitter end on Wednesday afternoon, with a 50-39 sub-state loss to the El Dorado Wildcats.
Coach Max Ruark chalked up this loss to not hitting any shots down the stretch, in a crucial part of the second half.
“We just couldn’t score,” Ruark said. “We didn’t shoot the ball well all game, but we were shooting well enough to at ...
Four Chanute wrestlers place at State tournament
SALINA — The Chanute wrestling team has accomplished many of its goals this year, winning both the SEK and the Regional tournaments. The Comets also made excellent progress on the weather-delayed first day of the State tournament in Salina, as only one of its eight state-qualifying wrestlers was eliminated from the talent-packed tournament bracket.
However, the second day of the tournament did not go as well as so...
NCCC wrestler Barnes wins National Championship
DES MOINES, Iowa — Following up a freshman year that ended with a 3rd place finish at the 2012 NJCAA National Wrestling Tournament, NCCC sophomore Le’Roy Barnes improved this season by winning the 2013 National Championship on Saturday.
“Le’Roy had a good tournament,” Coach Wayne Petterson said.
Weight control has been a big issue for Barnes this year, and he has been battling keeping energy and strength as he keeps at weight. Petterson prai...
St. Paul squads get Saturday night wins
Both the St. Paul boys and girls basketball teams scored victories in their final regular season games at Colony-Crest on Saturday night.
The girls team routed Crest 60-16, benefiting from a 17-point performance from Jordyn Tuck.
The boys team then won 52-42, with Paul Schibi leading the Indians with 14, both Jake O’Brien and Anthony Diskin scoring 12 points, and Austin O’Brien adding 11.
The St. Paul squads will be part of the Udall sub-stat...
Winter weather causing adjustments in sports schedules
Winter weather in the area has caused some juggling of sports schedules.
At press-time, the sub-state basketball games featuring the Chanute Blue Comets boys and girls basketball teams are tentatively scheduled to be played later today, with the boys game starting at 4:30 p.m. in El Dorado, and the girls team hosting Parsons starting at 7 p.m. It is not yet known how this schedule will be affected by the snow that fell in this area yesterday....
NCCC women’s comeback against Johnson County falls short
The number one ranked Johnson County Cavaliers beat Neosho County by 34 points on Jan. 26 in Chanute, but Saturday afternoon’s meeting between the two squads was a much different story. The game featured six ties and eight lead changes, but the Cavaliers were able to overcome a determined Neosho County squad to win 51-45.
Neosho County played with a very methodical approach to try and slow down the high scoring Cavaliers. The Panthers would ...
Panthers men score much-needed comeback win
The NCCC men’s basketball team has struggled both on the road and in the second half of ball games this season, but the Panthers overcame those struggles and picked up a come-from-behind 71-67 win over Johnson County on the road on Saturday night
Johnson County jumped out to a quick lead and extended it to nine at 17-8 with 13:17 left in the first on a three from Christian Hildebrandt. Neosho County began to chip away at the Johnson County le...
Six Chanute wrestlers win opening round of state
SALINA-The Chanute wrestling team experienced early success on the first day of the State Tournament at Salina’s Bicentennial. Six of the eight Comet wrestlers that qualified for State this year won their initial matches at the event, placing them on the winners’ side of the bracket headed into the quarterfinal rounds, which went late into Friday night.
Freshman Nick Ornelas, sophomores Alex and Chase Cole and A...
Chanute girls first, boys fifth, in brackets for sub-state
The brackets were released Wednesday for next week’s sub-state basketball tournament that will involve both Blue Comets varsity basketball squads.
The school’s boys team’s 11-9 regular season record has the Comets seeded fifth, so Chanute will be traveling to El Dorado on Monday for a 7 p.m. match-up with the number four seed. The winner of this match-up will advance to the semifinals in Independence on Thursday night, against the winner of...
Humboldt boys finish regular season undefeated
The Humboldt Cubs boys basketball completed its perfect regular season on Tuesday night, with a 70-35 victory over Cherryvale on Tuesday night. The big win brings Humboldt’s record to 20-0. Tanner McNutt led Humboldt’s scoring with 17 points in the victory, while Noah Thornbrugh had 14, and Caleb Vanatta contributed 13. Nathan Whitcomb ended up with 12 points, and Hunter Murrow dished seven.
The Cubs will be hosting sub-state next week, with ...