COMETS GET PAYBACK AT IOLA
Tribune Sports Editor
IOLA—Riding high after a huge win on Saturday, the Chanute Blue Comets kept the momentum going forward with a 60-55 win over the host Iola Mustangs on Tuesday night at Iola High School.
Chanute built a 16-point advantage by halftime and then held off a late Mustangs run to secure the win.
With the win, the Comets exacted a little revenge on the rival Mustangs. Iola defeated Chanute 66-56 on Dec. 18.
“I think i...
Panthers home tonight vs. rival Labette
Tribune staff CHANUTE—The Neosho County Community College basketball teams will host conference rival Labette tonight at the Panthers Gym. The women’s game will start at 6 p.m. with the men’s game to follow at about 8 p.m. Neosho County’s women are coming off a 79-75 loss to Kansas City. The Panthers are now 9-15 overall and 4-8 in the conference for Coach Tonika Bruce. Labette is ranked nationally and is now 21-3 overall and 11-1 in the ...
Royster falls to Coffeyville, home on Thursday
The Royster Middle School eighth grade boys basketball team competed at Coffeyville on Monday.
Coffeyville defeated Royster 47-16.
The hosts led 19-2.
“Coffeyville was very quick and we didn’t handle it well,” Coach Steve Slane said. “We still have some very tough games coming up, so we have to compete.”
Christian Wiltse scored six for the Rockets, now 3-10.
The team also played at the Parsons Tournament on Saturday.
In the first...
Comets go for league title on Thursday night
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The scenario is a simple one for the Chanute High School wrestling team—win both duals on Thursday and the Southeast Kansas League title is theirs outright. On the other hand, a loss to Columbus means the Blue Comets must share the league title. Chanute hosts Columbus and Fort Scott in the final regular season event of the season for the team. The night begins with Fort Scott vs. Columbus at 5:30 p.m. Chanu...
Free throw champs crowned at Knight's event
ST. PAUL—The Knights of Columbus District Free Throw Championship was held on Sunday at St. Paul High School. Thirteen boys and seven girls participated, as all were winners of first round competitions in St. Paul, Chanute, Iola, and Piqua (Yates Center). In the girls competition, St. Paul showed its has some free throw shooters. Aubrey Corn of St. Paul was the 10-year old winner, Josie Albertini of St. Paul won the 11-year old division and ...
CHS girls bounce back in a big way
Tribune Sports Editor
CHANUTE—One night after a disappointing loss, the Chanute High School girls basketball team got well in a big way.
The Blue Comets led from start to finish in a dominating 59-19 win over Coffeyville on Saturday night.
“We got a much better effort right from the beginning,” Chanute Coach Megan Reid said. “I was pleased with our effort to start the game. We had better focus and better intensity and that’s what w...
Panthers drop two to KCK
Tribune staff CHANUTE—The starting lineup was askewed and so was the scoreboard Saturday for the Neosho County Community College Panthers. Some familiar faces sat on the bench the entire game and Kansas City went home with an 86-66 victory. Two three-pointers by 6-10 freshman Jordan Hickert pushed Neosho to a 13-8 lead. KCK bounced back, however, to tie it at 13 and 22, then took the lead that was never relinquished. The visitors scored t...
Comets seventh at Rose Hill
Tribune staff ROSE HILL—With two runner-ups and six total medalists, the Chanute High School wrestling team took seventh place at the Rose Hill Tournament on Saturday. Sam Son and Jared McComb both finished second in their respective brackets, while Tim Wrestler took third. Chanute had three other wrestlers finish in the top six: Troy Clark was fourth, while Skylar McGinnis and Damen Hartwig both took sixth place. Derby won the invite titl...
Chanute shocks Coffeyville
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—The Chanute Blue Comets just proved it—when they’re at their best, they can beat anyone on the schedule. Griffin Williams hit a jumper with four seconds left and Chanute shocked state-ranked Coffeyville 50-48 on Saturday night at the CHS Gymnasium. League-leading Coffeyville entered the game with just one loss overall and none in the SEK, but the Comets were the ones who got it done in crunch time....
Chanute boys upset Coffeyville
CHANUTE—The Chanute High School boys basketball team upset state-ranked Coffeyville 50-48 on Saturday night at the CHS gymnasium.
Griffin Williams hit a jumper with four seconds left to give the Comets the win.
Chanute's girls beat Coffeyville 59-19.
Look for more on these games in Tuesday's Tribune.
Area hoops roundup
BURLINGTON — It was a cold night on the road for Humboldt Friday night as the Cubs just mustered 27 points in a 56-27 setback to Burlington. “We played real well in the first quarter and part of the second, then we had a two-minute span when the wheels fell off and Burlington smelled blood. They present some matchup problems,” Taylor added. The Humboldt girls fell to Burlington 76-13. Humboldt was troubled by turnovers with 44, while Burlin...
Chanute's late rally not enough
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—Chanute’s strong second half rally fell short and Parsons held on for a 71-64 win over the Blue Comets on Friday night. Parsons built a 15-point lead by forcing turnovers, getting out in transition and by knocking down three-pointers. The Comets stormed back into the game with a renewed intensity in the third and fourth quarters. The Comets put up 30 points in the fourth quarter, but in the end, th...
A disappointing loss
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—If you ask Megan Reid, Parsons simply wanted it more. The Vikings fought back from a seven-point deficit and earned a 34-33 win over Chanute on Friday night. The Vikings outscored the Blue Comets 11-3 in the fourth quarter. “They took it from us,” Coach Reid said. “They wanted it more. I’m very disappointed. We got out-hustled and out-rebounded all night long. They were the more aggressive team al...
CHS wrestling stays undefeated in SEK
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor INDY—The Chanute High School wrestling team remained perfect in the league by winning two SEK duals on Thursday night at Independence’s Losey Gymnasium. Chanute defeated the host Bulldogs 45-27 in the first dual of the night. Chanute then hammered Parsons 70-6. “Overall, the boys did a good job,” Chanute Coach Andy Albright said. “Indy and Parsons both had some scrappy kids. We got after it overall. I’m p...
Panthers split at Highland, home on Saturday
Tribune staff The Neosho County Community College basketball teams competed at Highland on Wednesday night. In the women’s game, the Panthers won 87-80. In the men’s game, Highland defeated Neosho County 68-65. The Panthers will host Kansas City, Kansas on Saturday. The women’s game will begin at noon with the men to follow at about 2 p.m. The NCCC women are now 9-14 overall and 4-7 in the Jayhawk East. The Neosho County men are now 16-7 a...
Manbeck signs with Ottawa
Tribune staff HUMBOLDT—Humboldt High School senior Jacob Manbeck has signed a letter of intent to play football for Ottawa University. Manbeck, an offensive and defensive lineman, was a four-year letterwinner in football and baseball for the Cubs. On the football field Manbeck was a three-time All-Tri-Valley League performer. On the diamond, Manbeck helped lead the Cubs to the Kansas 2A State Baseball Tournament last spring. Humboldt f...
Steeley, Kober lead NCCC wrestling
Tribune staff WICHITA- Derek Steeley’s second place showing and Jake Kober’s bronze medal finish highlighted the Neosho County Community College wrestling team’s effort at the First Annual Kansas Cup at Kansas Newman’s Fugate Gymnasium. The event pitted all of the colleges with wrestling in the state against each other. “Our overall effort was fair during the day and good at the end,” Coach Wayne Petterson said. “Some of our guys needed to ...
WEB ONLY: Chanute wrestling earns two SEK wins
Tribune staff INDY—The Chanute High School wrestling team remained perfect in the league by winning two SEK duals on Thursday night at Independence. Chanute defeated the host Bulldogs 45-27. Chanute then hammered Parsons 70-6. Look for more on these duals in Saturday's Tribune.
Blue Comets sign with Fort Scott CC
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor They may not have planned it, but three Chanute Blue Comets are staying together. Chanute seniors Matt Bollig, Damen Hartwig and T.J. Walls all signed letters of intent on Wednesday to play football for Fort Scott Community College. Bollig said he had several schools recruiting him, but in the end, he decided on the Greyhounds. “A lot of the positions that I want to play are going to be open there,” Bolli...
Humboldt boys let one slip away
Tribune Sports Editor
HUMBOLDT—Neodesha made all the plays down the stretch and pulled off a 43-39 come-from-behind win over Humboldt in the boys game on Tuesday night.
The Cubs held a 10-point lead at one point, but the Bluestreaks rallied late to earn the close win.
Neodesha outscored Humboldt 34-22 after intermission.
A low-scoring first quarter ended with the host Cubs up 10-7.
The Cubs pushed the lead to 17-9 at the half.