Turners have successful youth wrestling season
Tribune Staff Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The Turner family definitely had a successful youth wrestling season. Mason Turner won his fifth-straight state youth wrestling title recently by taking first place at the Kansas Freestyle State Youth Wrestling Tournament in Towanda. Turner competed in the 10 and under division at 60 pounds. Turner also took first place at the Folkstyle State Youth Wrestling Tournament recently in Topeka...
Shrine Bowl is July 25
The Kansas Shrine Bowl All-Star Football game will be held on July 25 at Cessna Stadium on the campus of Wichita State University. The annual game features the best graduated senior football players in Kansas. In all, 68 players are selected.
Chanute’s Ty Blanchard was selected to play in the game for the East Team.
The head coach of the East Team is Rod Stallbaumer of Lyndon. The West is coached by Bo Black of Gr...
Chanute settles for second at Iola
Tribune Sports Editor
IOLA—The Chanute Post 170 American Legion baseball team settled for second place at the Iola Tournament on Sunday at Allen County Community College.
Post 170 fell to a solid Princeton Rebels team 13-5 in the title game.
Princeton’s experienced squad is made up of 19 and 20 year olds, several of who play at the community college level.
Chanute won two games on Saturday, defeating Iola and Louisb...
Boots wins B-Mod special at Humboldt Speedway
Scott L. Stewart
For the Tribune
¬†HUMBOLDT—B-Mod drivers are, by nature, an aggressive lot.
They’ll race for a weekly purse like some folks race at Daytona. So, when Humboldt Speedway offered up a cool grand to win one race, there was a collective deep breath drawn from all over Kansas and Missouri.
When race night arrived there was a field of 24 B-Mods. There were many wise veteran drivers and some up and coming youngsters. ...
Post 170 at Iola tourney this weekend
Tribune Sports Editor
The Chanute Post 170 American Legion baseball team will be back in action this weekend at the Iola Tournament.
The team was scheduled to play at Iola on Tuesday and at Ottawa on Thursday, but both doubleheaders were rained out. No make-up dates have been finalized, Chanute Coach Mike Martin said.
This weekend Post 170 will play three games at the Iola Tournament.
On Saturday, Chanute takes on Io...
Mantle was here—60 years ago
Tribune Staff Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Sixty years ago this weekend, a future legend stepped on to the baseball field at Chanute’s Katy Park. It was June 14, 1949 when Mickey Mantle played his first ever professional baseball game. And it took place right here in Chanute. Sixty years later, Mantle’s place in baseball history is secure. He’s regarded as one of the best players to ever play the game. Mantle hit 536 home runs i...
COACHING IN THE SUMMER
Tribune Staff New rule gives coaches more time with athletes Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Champions are made in the off-season. The statement is a common belief among coaches. More than ever, this could be true in the state of Kansas. The Kansas State High School Activities Association recently changed its policy on summer activities. Coaches can now “coach” their athletes in volleyball, football and basketball more than ever du...
Post 170 splits with Mound City
Tribune Staff Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—They were as different as day and night. In fact, game one and game two were nearly exact opposites for the Chanute Post 170 American Legion baseball team on Saturday at Katy Park. In the opener, everything went visiting Mound City’s way in a 14-5 win over Chanute. But in game two, Chanute turned things around in a hurry and used a huge first inning to take a 14-4 win. “Game two...
Crossfire win Joplin tourney
Tribune Staff Tribune staff¬† The Chanute Crossfire 14U girls softball team started their season off right last weekend competing in the Future Stars tournament held at Four Seasons Sports complex in Joplin. Chanute went undefeated on Saturday in Pool play and that gave them the number-one seed going into bracket play on Sunday.¬† Chanute faced Parsons Rapid Fire on Sunday, winning the game 5-4.¬† Kylee Carson and Lexi Love each had two...
Mine That Bird 2-1 favorite for Saturday’s Belmont Stakes
NEW YORK (AP) — What a perfect contrast in this soap opera of a Triple Crown season: The trainer hobbles up to the podium to talk about the horse who streaked to victory in the Kentucky Derby and is looking to add Saturday’s Belmont Stakes to his record. Still on crutches after breaking his right leg in a motorcycle crash before the Derby, Chip Woolley said his little gelding is ready for one more big run in the Belmont. A win, and Mine Tha...
Cavs: LeBron has benign growth removed from jaw
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James had a benign growth removed from his right jaw during a five-hour surgical procedure at the Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday. James has had the condition for several months, but with permission from his treating doctors, he and his family decided to put off the operation until the Cavs completed their NBA season. Cleveland was eliminated from the NBA playoffs on Saturday by Orlando in the Ea...
Van Gundy working Magic toward first title
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Stan Van Gundy never wears the championship ring from Miami’s 2006 title. He coached the Heat for the first 21 games that season but can’t say for sure where he put the jewelry.
His best guess is it’s in storage somewhere collecting dust.
“It really does not mean anything,” the Orlando Magic coach said.
“I was not part of that,” Van Gundy said. “I don’t feel a part of that. I don’t feel any sense of accomplishment from th...
Martin, Williams end coaching careers at CHS
Tribune Staff Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Mike Martin and Jeff Williams sat in the bleachers at Cessna Stadium one last time together on Saturday. It was a familiar scene for the two—side-by-side at the state track meet. And with the conclusion of the 2009 track season, the coaching careers of Martin and Williams ended at Chanute High School. Martin is retiring and Williams is leaving for Joplin, where he’ll become the head boys b...
Humboldt second in softball, third in baseball
Tribune Staff Tribune staff EMPORIA—The Humboldt High School softball team reached the state title game, but fell to St. Marys 4-0 at the Class 2-1A State Softball Tournament on Saturday at Trusler Sports Complex in Emporia. “We put the ball in play, but right to their defense,” Coach Brad Piley said. My girls played well, we had no errors. It was just one of those games where they hit the ball in the gaps and we didn’t.” The Cubs went 2...
A gloomy weekend for CHS track
Tribune Staff Medals hard to come by Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor WICHITA - The weather may have been warm and sunny, but the Chanute Blue Comets were left feeling down and gloomy. The 2009 season came to an end on Saturday at the Class 4A State Track Meet at Cessna Stadium on the campus of Wichita State University. And as the Blue Comets prepared to head home, there was no celebrating. The Chanute High School girls team did not sco...
Hodges earns gold at State in pole vault
State track 09 day one
Tribune Sports Editor
WICHITA — Tray Hodges wanted to give Jeff Williams a going-away present.
And as a result, Chanute has another state champion.
Hodges won the state title in the pole vault on a sunny Friday afternoon at the Class 4A State Track Meet at Cessna Stadium on the campus of Wichita State University.
A junior, Hodges cleared 14 feet on his first attempt, giving him the sta...
Allen Wins USRA Mod Feature at CVS
After several races were forced into cancelation by mother nature, the Caney Valley Speedway was finally able to get a show in the books last Saturday night.
Chanute’s John Allen won the USRA modified A feature on the night.
It was a classic battle between Allen and Gary Langworthy, Coffeyville, with side by side racing. Langworthy used every inch of the speedway and was able to clear Allen on the top side of the track on several occasions. A...
Cubs set for state tourneys
Tribune Staff Tribune staff The Humboldt High School softball team is the top seed at the 2009 Class 2-1A State Tournament. The tournament begins on Friday at Emporia’s Trusler Sports Complex. The Cubs are 20-1 on the season and will take on eighth-seeded Dexter/Cedar Vale (11-12) on Friday at 5 p.m. on Field A. In other first round action, Oxford (17-5), the fourth seed, takes on fifth-seeded Salina Sacred Heart (16-5) at 7 p.m. Those w...
Local sports briefs
Tribune Staff Hershey youth track meet is June 6 The Chanute Recreation Commission will again be a local sponsor for the Hershey Youth Track and Field program. The program is open to youth ages 9-14 as of December 31, 2009. Practices will be conducted by CHS Track Coach Mike Martin on June 1, June 3 and June 5 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Chanute Community Sports Complex. The local Hershey Track Meet will be held on Saturday, June 6 begin...
Chanute finishes third for Rohde trophy
Tribune Sports Editor
Chanute High School finished in third place in the competition for the 2008-09 Martin Rohde All-Sports Memorial Trophy.
The trophy is handed out to the school that compiles the most points based on league finishes over the course of the school year.
Pittsburg was first with 91.5 points, Independence finished second with 86 and Chanute was third with 82.
In 2008-09, Chanute won league titles in w...