Humboldt track results from Neodesha Invitational
The Humboldt track team traveled to Neodesha for a track meet last Thursday. Here are the results:
BOYS - 2ND/13 TEAMS
Bryce Isaac - TJ - 4th - 38’10”
Andrew Keazer - 800 - 2nd - 2:12.8
Tanner McNutt - LJ - 1st - 21’2”
- 200 - 1st - 22.9
- 400 - 1st - 50.5
Hayden Boring - LJ - 6th - 18’7.5”
Sam Aguirre - 110H - 1st - 15.7
- 300H - 3rd - 42.4
Ethan Bartlett - 400 - 4...
SEK anglers compete at Big Hill Lake
Some of the best fishermen in southeast Kansas braved wind and rain to compete in the American Bass Anglers qualifying event on Big Hill Lake near Cherryvale last weekend. Brian Fahler of Independence won the April 27 tournament and Becky Minor of Parsons took second place.
“Brian and I were fishing less than 200 yards from each other a good part of the day,” Minor said. “The fish in the mid-lake section were biting better than fish in other...
Lady Comets remain enthusiastic after tough time in Baxter Springs
Playing second base for the Chanute softball squad has given sophomore Sarah Methvin appreciation for how much the Lady Comets are like a family.
“We all love each other and we’re all there for each other, both on and off the field,” Methvin said.
This kind of support is especially important during tough times like the kind that the team experienced on Thursday. The doubleheader at the Baxter Springs “Field of Dre...
Third place finish by Lund helps Comets tennis nab fourth in SEK
Chanute tennis player Lake Lund swung his way to third place at the SEK tennis tournament in Parsons on Thursday, a feat which helped the Comets tie for fourth place at the event. Chanute earned eight points at the tournament, tying with Fort Scott for fourth in the conference. Independence won the SEK with 26 points.
Lund was the number two singles player for the Comets at this conference meet. He won his first event of the match, beating De...
Comets split close games with Baxter Springs
BAXTER SPRINGS — Even though the Chanute baseball team only won one of its two games in Baxter Springs on Thursday afternoon, Coach Josh Messer was very happy with the way that the Comets played in both games.
“We put the ball in play,” Messer said.
Chanute sprang out to a lead in both contests of its last scheduled road doubleheader, and both came down to the wire. The Comets won the first game 7-6 and lost the s...
CHS senior Fiscus signs to grapple at Labette
Chanute senior Jared Fiscus jokingly claimed that he is choosing to attend college at Labette Community College just because he wanted to get out of Neosho County for a while.
Fiscus signed a letter of intent on Wednesday to wrestle for Labette. His parents Bill and Tammy Fiscus and Coach Andy Albright were on hand for the occasion.
He played both football and baseball for the Comets as well as being a three-time state qualifier in wrestling...
Humboldt Speedway announces rain-out contingency plan
The weather has not been in the favor of outdoor sporting venues so far this season. That is why Rhenda Whitworth at the Humboldt Speedway would like to let everyone know that if the scheduled racing action does get rained out tonight, the track is planning to host the race on Sunday, with gates opening at 2 and races starting at 4. The website www.humboldtspeedway.com will keep everyone posted, if scheduled racing action get rained out tonig...
Royster girls track results
The Royster girls track teams competed in a 13-team track meet at Iola on Monday. The school’s eighth grade girls squad picked up first place at the event.
“I was proud of all the girls and their effort,” Coach Teresa Taylor said. “They keep improving each meet. Several girls had personal bests at this meet.”
Royster’s next meet is Thursday at Coffeyville.
Team scores top three for each grade level:
7th Grade: Anderson County 1st: 120.5 point...
Comets golf 5th at Parsons tourney
Chanute golfer Dylan Funk shot a 91 at a Monday morning golf tournament in Parsons, a feat which helped boost the Comets to a fifth place finish at the event. The Chanute golf boys team had a combined score of 393 at the Katy golf course, which was won by Independence with a 332 score.
Funk had a 45 on the front nine and a 46 on the back nine for the team-leading 91 score. Senior Brady Roush shot a 97 on the course. Troy Reaves ended up with ...
Comet softball splits with Indy
Since she has been emphasizing the importance of hitting to players on her Chanute girls softball team, Maria Hernandez was disappointed that her Chanute girls softball team only won the first game of its doubleheader on Friday 2-0.
“I had a little faith this time in our batting,” Hernandez said. “We’ve been hitting quite a bit in practice. So, I knew we could come around before I had to start interfering. So, I we...
Chanute baseball back on track with sweep of Indy
The Comets baseball team evened its record for the season at 6-6 with a Friday afternoon sweep of Independence. Chanute picked up the 11-1 and 4-3 victories over Independence on Friday night, in games that had to be moved to Santa Fe Park because of wet conditions at the Comets’ usual Katy Park stadium.
“We played pretty well all around,” CHS Coach Josh Messer said, “but we had a couple of shaky innings.”
More Comets given chance to play varsity in home tennis tourney
Coach Wayne Woodyard decided to give more Chanute tennis players than usual varsity experience at the tournament that the Comets hosted at the sports complex last Friday afternoon. The local team was able to field two teams at the event, a blue team, consisting of regular varsity players, and a gold team.
The blue team picked up six total wins, good enough for fourth place at the tournament.
The number one singles spot for the blue team was h...
Increased pressing, scoring and local recruiting to improve Davis’s Lady Panthers
“I’m blessed to be here.”
That is how Davis described the “whirlwind” first week after he was hired as the coach of NCCC’s women’s basketball team. This is Davis’ first-ever head coaching job.
“It’s a blessing,” Davis said. “This is one of the best things that’s ever come around for me, and I’m nervous. I’m excited. And I’m ready to get started. I’m ready to get in the gym and do the things that I know that I can ...
8-year-old Ty Leedy two-time national wrestling champ
Chanute Elementary School second grader Ty Leedy is already a five-year veteran of the sport of wrestling, and has now secured a national championship in the sport for his second year in a row. Last weekend, Leedy won at 8 and under, 55 pounds, at the Brute National Wrestling Tournament in Independence, Mo. It was his second year in a row winning this event, which featured young wrestlers from around the country.
Erie golf swings for success in Oswego and Fredonia
The Erie High School varsity golf team traveled to compete in tournaments in both Oswego and Fredonia this week. According to Coach Ronnie Williams, the team had some trouble adapting to the difficult course conditions they faced at these events.
“We have been so close to shooting some really great team scores,” Williams said, “but have not been able to put it all together on the same day.”
Still, in Oswego on Monday, Erie edged out Jayhawk...
Humboldt softball wins big over Erie
ERIE — The Humboldt softball team extended its winning streak on Tuesday night with two run-rule road victories over the Erie Red Devils. The Lady Cubs won the first game 17-1 and the second game 17-0.
“We hit the ball extremely hard in the cold weather,” Coach Brad Piley said.
Humboldt had 17 hits in the first game alone.
Courtney Richey was on the mound for both of these three-inning contests, only allowing one run, three hits, and striking...
Panthers rebound for victory over #1 ranked Crowder
After what Coach Steve Murry called the “worst weekend in recent memory,” the NCCC baseball team got back on track Tuesday afternoon. The Panthers were swept in four games in their road series in Cowley County, but rebounded to score a 11-0 five-inning home victory over the number one ranked NJCAA team in the country, Crowder, Mo.
Jeremy Mansur was on the mound for the first four innings of this shutout Panther victory, notching three strikeo...
Chanute golf caps off a busy week of SEK tourneys
Last week was a busy one for the Chanute golf team, as the Comets participated in two SEK meets. Last Tuesday, Chanute golfers traveled to Pittsburg’s Crestwood Country Club, where the team received a combined score of 388. Tournament winners Labette County shot a 320 on the course.
Chanute was led at this event by Troy Reaves, who shot a 91 on the course. Senior Brady Roush was right behind Reaves, with a 92, while Dylan Funk ended up with a...
OCRS cancels Friday’s sprint car appearance at Humboldt
Due to the high percentage of unfavorable weather forecasted for the Humboldt area this week, officials of the Oil Capital Racing Series and the Humboldt Speedway have cancelled the sprint car portion of the program originally scheduled for this Friday night. Humboldt Speedway has not cancelled their regular division of cars scheduled to race at this time. A make-up date is being considered for later in the season for the OCRS sprint cars.
NCCC baseball swept by Cowley
ARKANSAS CITY — The NCCC baseball team had a rough weekend in Cowley County, as the Panthers were swept in two doubleheaders by the Tigers. Cowley beat Neosho County 1-0 and 11-1 on Saturday and won games 13-3 and 10-2 on the second. These losses bring Neosho County’s record to 21-19.
In the first game of the series, sophomore pitcher Chance Sinclair gave up a run in the bottom of the first inning with a bases loaded walk. After this early bu...