Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—“We Are the Champions” by Queen blared through the loud speakers at Chanute Community Sports Complex. It was the perfect selection for the occasion. Perhaps it should have been played twice, though. Overall, it was twice as nice and double the fun for the Chanute Blue Comets. Not one, but two championships were secured by the Chanute High School football team on Thursday night. With Chanute’s 42-...
Seasons end for NCCC soccer teams
The Neosho County Community College soccer teams saw their respective seasons end on Tuesday night in the Region VI playoffs.
The Neosho County men lost to Cloud County 2-0.
Cloud County was the four seed and the Panthers were seeded fifth.
Neosho County ends the season at 7-8-2 for Coach Steven Harrison.
Sophomores on the team were Tanner Barrand, Alex Clayton, Alex Learned, Bryce Antioquia, Derek Mendenhall, Casey Giddens, Eri...
COMETS ARE STATE BOUND
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor An empty space on the wall inside the Chanute High School gymnasium has been a daily reminder. It’s also proven to be a motivational tool for the Chanute High School girls cross country team. “Girls cross country was the only thing in the gym that didn’t have anything under it and I see it everyday,” senior Brooke Sharp said. “So we’ve wanted to put something there all season. That’s been our main motivati...
Panthers win final home match of the season
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—The final home date of the season definitely went well for the Neosho County Community College volleyball team. The Panthers quickly dispatched of Fort Scott, topping the Greyhounds 25-9, 25-13, 25-13 on Monday night. With the win, the Panthers improve to 19-18 overall and 6-4 in the Jayhawk East. The Panthers are at Cloud County tonight in the final regular season match of the season. The team ...
Comets secure third district title in six years
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor For the third time in six years, the Chanute Blue Comets are district champions. Chanute clinched the District 6 title on Friday with a 34-13 win over the Iola Mustangs. The win improves the Comets to 2-0 in the district with one contest remaining. With Friday’s win over Iola and Anderson County’s 41-13 win over Fort Scott, the Comets secured the district crown for the second-straight year. “That was a b...
Outright league title in sight
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The situation is eerily similar. But it’s also a bit different, too. Just like a year ago, the Chanute High School football team enters the final regular season contest of the year with a district crown already secured. But this year there’s something else at stake, too. When the Blue Comets host the Fort Scott Tigers on Thursday night an outright league championship is on the line. Kick-off is at 7 p.m....
Area volleyball: Seasons end at sub-states
Tribune staff None of the area volleyball teams were able to advance to state on Saturday at their respective sub-state tournaments. St. Paul saw its season end at Rosalia. Argonia defeated St. Paul 25-19, 25-21 at the Flinthills Class 1A Sub-State. St. Paul went 23-12 this year. The Humboldt Cubs lost to eventual champ Uniontown 25-5, 25-6 in the first round of the Colgan 2A Sub-State. “This was the first Sub-State experience for any of ...
Area XC: Hill qualifies for state
Tribune staff MOUND CITY—Raquel Hill is going back to state. The Humboldt High School junior finished ninth overall at the Class 2A Jayhawk-Linn Regional Cross Country Meet on Saturday. Hill finished the 4K in 17:28. “Raquel qualified with a gutsy race,” Cubs Coach Eric Carlson said. “She had to battle the entire time with some very talented runners. With about 300 meters to go she dug deep and picked up her pace, pushing past two girls. I...
Comets settle for second once again
Anthony Cook The Parsons Sun PARSONS—Another strong season for the Chanute High School volleyball team was ended similar to the last two Saturday. The Comets traveled to Parsons Saturday for Class 4A sub-state volleyball. They entered the tournament as the No. 2 seed overall, but they fell in the finals for the third-straight year. Chanute began the day with a 25-17, 25-13 win against Columbus. The Comets looked at times sluggish in the fi...
Moving on to state
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor EL DORADO — Justin Lawrence was certain his season was over. Unhappy with his performance, the Chanute High School senior was feeling as down and low as possible. Then he heard his name called. And with that, the season continues. Lawrence and teammate Trevor Summers both qualified as individuals for this weekend’s Class 4A State Cross Country Meet in Wamego. A sophomore, Summers finished 13th and Lawren...
GIRLS XC: REGIONAL CHAMPIONS
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor EL DORADO—With the anticipation building, the Chanute Blue Comets sat quietly and patiently waited to hear their school called. As team after team and place after place was announced to the assembled masses, the Blue Comets calmly sat and waited. Their moment finally came. They were last, but definitely not least. “Third place—El Dorado.” “Second place—Valley Center.” “First place and regional champ...
Chanute girls win regional cross country title
EL DORADO—The Chanute High School girls cross country team won the El Dorado Class 4A Regional Cross Country Championships on Saturday at El Dorado Lake. The entire CHS girls team will now compete at the Class 4A State Meet in Wamego on Saturday. Abby Neeley, Brooke Sharp, Asia Hale, Kaitlyn Dispensa, Macy Harsch, Melissa Adkins and Allison Cooper ran for Chanute at the regional meet. Chanute was first, Valley Center was second and El Dor...
Area football: St. Paul cruises, Humboldt wins big
Tribune staff ST. PAUL—Riley O’Brien and Jacob Gard scored three touchdowns apiece to lead St. Paul to a 60-0 win Friday night over visiting Elk Valley in a game called at halftime for the 50-point rule. O’Brien scored on a six-yard fumble recovery and runs of 11 and 35 yards, while Gard scored on runs of one, 20 and 28 yards. The other Indian touchdowns came on a 29-yard run by DJ Vitt and an 18-yard run by Tyler Kennedy. St. Paul Head Coa...
BLUE COMETS SECURE TITLES
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE— This was more than a win against a rival. The Chanute Blue Comets beat the Iola Mustangs 34-13 on a chilly Friday night at the Chanute Community Sports Complex. And the win gave Chanute much more than bragging rights. The victory, along with Anderson County’s 41-13 win over Fort Scott, clinches the District 6 title for the Blue Comets. The win also locked up at least a share of the SEK league ti...
NCCC roundup: Soccer teams finish regular season
The Neosho County Community College men’s soccer team defeated KCK 2-1 in overtime on Wednesday.
The region playoffs begin next week for both teams.
The men’s team is now 7-8-2 overall and went 5-4-1 in the conference for Coach Steven Harrison. The team went 6-4-1 in the region. The Panthers will begin the Region VI tourney at Cloud County on Tuesday, Oct. 27. The men won their last two regular season games, beating Cowley 3-2 an...
CHS volleyball: Another shot at state
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Ali Aylward and Kameron Braman have been key performers for the Chanute High School volleyball team for three years now. But with all of the success they’ve had, the last two seasons have ended one win short of the state tournament. And now, as the Blue Comets prepare for this Saturday’s Parsons Class 4A Sub-State Tournament, the pair have realized something. “This is it for us,” Aylward said. She’s righ...
Golf team exceeded expectations in first year
Tribune Sports Editor
“I couldn’t have scripted it any better.”
That’s how Bill Woodard sums it up when asked about the season his Chanute High School girls golf team had.
In its first season as a program, the Blue Comets won the SEK title, won a regional title and took the entire team to the state tournament.
The Blue Comets finished the season this week by finishing ninth at the Class 4A State Tournament in Hutchinson.
“Like I sa...
Leading the way
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor In his first year under center, Matt Bollig has looked nothing like a rookie. The Chanute High School senior has quickly established himself as one of the top all-around players in the Southeast Kansas League. A 6-foot-1, 190-pound quarterback, Bollig has led the Blue Comets to a 6-1 record. And last Friday against Anderson County, Bollig led the way once again. Bollig threw for 288 yards on 18 completio...
Comets set to host rival Iola
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor There might not be as much hype as last year’s showdown, but when the Chanute High School football team hosts the Iola Mustangs this Friday night, there’s still a lot at stake. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Chanute Community Sports Complex. Both teams are now 1-0 in District 6 play. Chanute is coming off a dominating 53-21 win over Anderson County and Iola is coming off an 18-12 win over Fort Scot...
JV, freshmen football teams beat Anderson County
Tribune staff The Chanute High School JV football team ended up 5-1 on the season after a 34-0 win over Anderson County on Monday night at the sports complex. Grant McMillan passed to Caleb Wood for an 11-yard touchdown in the first quarter. The two hooked up again for the two-point conversion. Michael Bollig ran for a six-yard touchdown and McMillan ran in for two. Bollig scored again, this time on a seven yard run. McMillan again ran in ...