Erie, Humboldt fall in round one of playoffs
Tribune staff GALENA— The Erie Red Devils had a tough first-round draw in their Class 3A playoff high school game on Tuesday night. For one quarter, the Devils hung in against what head coach Don Barcus says is one of the top three or four 3A teams in the state, but Galena busted the game open in a 29-point second quarter on the way to a 53-8 win. Despite the big loss, Barcus said he is proud of his team, and all of his coaches also are pro...
CHS volleyball had successful season
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Gail Petersen wonders what could have been. The coach of the Chanute High School volleyball team feels her group never got a chance to play its best volleyball of the season. And that season ended at the Parsons Class 4A Sub-State with a loss to Girard in the tourney title match. The Blue Comets went 24-13 overall and tied for second in the Southeast Kansas League with a 6-2 mark. “It was a successful se...
NCCC women fall in season-opener
NEOSHO (Mo.)—The Neosho County Community College women’s basketball team dropped its season opener 89-86 to Crowder College on Monday night. No other information on the game was available to the Tribune.
The Panthers went 11-20 last year for Coach Tonika Bruce.
The Panthers are at the TVCC Tournament in Texas this weekend. The first home game for the women’s team is next Tuesday at 6 p.m. against Butler.
Panthers wrestling team hosts club team
Tribune staff The Neosho County Community College wrestling team hosted the Wichita State University club team in a dual on Sunday afternoon. Neosho defeated the club team 35-9. At 125-pounds NCCC’s Derek Steeley pinned Evan Amaro in the first period. Neosho won by forfeit at 133 and Josh Wolfe beat Nick Thomas 15-4 at 141. At 149 sophomore Justin Ringgold lost to the Shockers 8-3. Josh Isam won 7-4 at 157 and Derrick Ageday earned an...
State XC: Looking back, looking ahead
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor WAMEGO—Justin Lawrence was reflective. Trevor Summers was thinking of the future. Both Chanute High School athletes competed as individuals at the 2009 Class 4A State Cross Country Meet on Saturday at Wamego Country Club. A sophomore, Summers finished 36th with a time of 18:03. A senior, Lawrence was 47th, finishing with a time of 18:12. And at state, both Blue Comets realized they’re at different stages...
SEASON ENDS WITH STATE'S BEST
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor WAMEGO—Only the best of the best finish the season at the state meet. The Chanute High School girls cross country team proved they belonged alongside the state’s elite. The Blue Comets finished a memorable and successful season by taking ninth place at the 2009 Class 4A State Cross Country Meet on a sunny Saturday afternoon at Wamego Country Club. The Comets were just a few points away from finishing seve...
WEB UPDATE: Chanute girls ninth at state cross country
WAMEGO—The Chanute High School girls cross country team took ninth place at the 2009 Class 4A State Cross Country Meet on Saturday at Wamego Country Club. For Chanute, Abby Neeley finished 39th (16:58), Brooke Sharp was 50th (17:23), Kaitlyn Dispensa was 59th (17:31) and Macy Harsch finished 63rd (17:44). Also for Chanute, Asia Hale was 82nd (18:29), Melissa Adkins was 83rd (18:40) and Allison Cooper was 97th (20:21). Class 4A girls Team ...
Chanute will host Paola in playoff-opener
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—For the sixth-straight year, the Chanute Blue Comets are in the playoffs. The postseason arrives on Tuesday for the Chanute High School football team. Chanute will host Paola at 7 p.m. at the Chanute Community Sports Complex in a first round game of the Class 4A state playoffs. Chanute is now 8-1 on the season and finished the regular season as the Southeast Kansas League champs and as the Distric...
Sophomore stepping up for Comets
McComb getting it done for Chanute Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor As the 2009 football season approached, the Chanute Blue Comets had a big question mark at the running back position. Gone was Ty Blanchard, who had just had a record-setting season. Eventually, Chanute Coach Don Simmons named sophomore Jared McComb as the starting tailback. And since then, McComb has taken the ball and ran with it—literally and figuratively. “I didn...
Cubs, Devils set for '09 playoffs
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Mike Miller is expecting a close game when his Humboldt Cubs travel to Moundridge on Tuesday night in a Class 2-1A first round playoff game. Humboldt is now 4-5 on the season after dropping its final game of the regular season 56-0 to Olpe. The Cubs went 3-4 in the Tri-Valley League for Coach Miller. Moundridge is now 3-6 on the season. The Wildcats lost six-straight at one point this season. They’ve won ...
Panthers picked third in preseason hoops poll
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The Neosho County Community College men’s basketball team was picked to finish third in the 2009 Jayhawk East Preseason Poll. The Panthers went 16-15 last year for Coach Jeremy Coombs. The team returns several of its top players and Coombs has brought in a talented recruiting class, as well. “We as a program know this is just a poll of respect,” Coach Coombs said. “It really means nothing until we go out ...
Season ends for Altoona-Midway
BUFFALO — The Altoona-Midway Jets didn’t win, but they got to play all four quarters in their last game of the season Thursday night, falling to Flinthills-Rosalia 48-6. After falling behind 36-0 at the half, giving up three scores in each of the quarters, the Jets didn’t quit. The second half score was 12-6 with A-M getting its touchdown on a 62-yard kickoff return by Andy DeNoon. “Our kids battled the whole game,” said Coach Jim Leonard, “...
Humbold falls, still in the playoffs
OLPE — The undefeated Olpe Eagles made quick work of a short-handed Humboldt team Thursday night. Olpe scored four first-quarter TDs en route to a 56-0 victory. Humboldt, 4-5 and 1-1 in district play, will advance to the 2A playoffs Tuesday night, reportedly against Moundridge. Two skill players missed the game, quarterback Derrik McCall, who was injured in gym class, and Tevin Strack, out with walking pneumonia. “With two starters out, we...
Red Devils advance to the playoffs, Indians fall short
ERIE — The Erie Red Devils will advance to the playoffs after a shut out win over Frontenac. Don Barcus’ team handed Frontenac a 19-0 beatdown to improve to 2-1 in district play, earning the right to play at Galena on Tuesday in the first round of the state 3A playoffs. Matt Haviland scored on the opening drive on a five-yard run to get the Devils off to a good start. The point after missed, and the Red Devils led 6-0 at halftime. Erie, whi...
Blue Comets set for state
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Justin Lawrence and Trevor Summers will represent the Chanute High School boys cross country team at the Class 4A State Meet on Saturday in Wamego. The two qualified for state with their respective performances at the El Dorado Regional last Saturday. “One of Justin’s goals was to make it to state and now he’s accomplished that goal,” Chanute Coach Derek Liggett said. “I’m just telling him to go run and ha...
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...