Humboldt starts season with two monster wins
The softball team from Humboldt High School got its season off to a rollicking start on Tuesday night by beating Neodesha on the road in consecutive games. The Cubs won 19-0 and 17-0 and only struck out three times the entire night, while 28 Humboldt players were walked during these games.
Coach Brad Piley said he was very happy with the team’s pitching. Jaci Ross only gave up two hits in three innings work in the first game, while striking o...
Chanute, St. Paul basketball players selected to participate in All-Star game
PITTSBURG — Chanute basketball players Morgan Olson and Bailey Erikson have been selected to be on the list of 40 boys and girls basketball players participating in the Sixth Annual Via Christi KSEK/KLKC All-Star Basketball Games on Sunday, April 1 at the St. Mary’s-Colgan High School Fieldhouse in Pittsburg. Seniors Olson and Erikson were key members of the Chanute basketball squad that made it to the state basketball tournament in Salina th...
Panthers add two more wins to their tally against KCK
The NCCC baseball team scored a pair of victories over KCK on Monday, beating the Devils 7-6 and 5-0 in the match-ups. These games were originally supposed to take place on Sunday, but were pushed to Monday due to last week’s rain.
The second batter of the first game for KCK hit a solo home run. NCCC first baseman Adam Giacalone, hitting in the leadoff spot, answered with a solo home run of his own. The score remained knotted at one until the...
King of America II Modified Nationals kick off tonight in Humboldt
HUMBOLDT — America’s toughest and most talented open-wheel dirt Modified drivers are headed for Humboldt for the King of America II Modified Nationals as the Humboldt Speedway hosts the $15,000-to-win, $1,500-to-start event tonight through Saturday, March 28-31.
Nearly $80,000 has been earmarked for Saturday’s “A” Main alone, with a total purse of more than $130,000 posted for the four-day extravaganza.
The inaugural running of the extravagan...
Chanute softball prepared to swing into season
Maria Hernandez has been coaching softball a long time, including a stint as a student assistant head coach at Pittsburg State, but this is her first year as the head coach of the high school softball team that represents her hometown of Chanute.
“It’s a little different,” Hernandez said. “Right now, these girls have a lot of talent and I’ve seen them play before.”
Hernandez is hoping to lessen the errors that the ...
Bowling championship results
Chanute USBC Bowling Associations Adult/Youth Tournament 7th annual 2011-2012 final standings:
1. SMB 2510
Pam Emhke, Rob Klauman *, Caleb Corr *, Cory Gray
2. R & 3 M’s 2497
Bryson Rensing *, Becky Manly, Parker Manly *, Jay Manly
3. Jayhawkers 2419
Dylan Allen *, Kenton Allen *, Rosemary Greenwood, Bob Greenwood
4. Drillers 2405
Kristy Friedrich, Jeff Splane, Daylon Splane *, Hunter Friedrich *
Chanute Wrestling Club state wrestling results
The Chanute Wrestling Club was represented by Brayden Dillow at the 2012 USA Kansas State Wrestling Tournament in Topeka last weekend. Dillow came up just a bit short in the competition, and closed out the season by finishing second in the eight and Under 110 lb. weight class.
Giacalone brings success both at the plate and on the mound
Most pitchers can’t hit. This baseball truism exists because, statistically, more people can hit well than pitch well, and because pitchers are such a valuable and integral commodity on a team. So, from a relatively young age, any player that shows genuine pitching ability usually concentrates on mastering that part of the sport, and other areas of the game, like hitting, lag behind as a result.
NCCC sophomore Ada...
NCCC splits Sunday games with KCK
The NCCC Panthers baseball team split the first two games of the series against Kansas City Kansas, losing the first one 2-0, and winning the second 10-2.
The games, originally scheduled to be played on Saturday, were postponed until Sunday because of rain in the area late last week. The contest was well-attended by scouts for several Major League teams.
In the first game, neither team was able to score until KCK hit a home run to start off t...
Chanute native trying to help break basketball world record
A Chanute native is trying to use his basketball skills to help break a world record. Jacob Williams is currently in St. Louis, right across the street from the NCAA regionals that are hosting the Jayhawks this weekend, playing in the World Record Basketball Game. Williams is among the players who are attempting to get into the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest basketball game ever. Williams and the other players plan to play for...
Chanute native Weilert profiled on Kansas golf website
A Chanute native was the subject of an article on a website devoted to Kansas golf. Kansasgolf.org is running a story about Amy Weilert, who attended Chanute High School and currently studies biology at and plays golf for Ottawa University.
She started playing golf as a child at Quarry Stone, and won several SEK youth tournaments. She moved on to other sports in middle school.
While playing basketball for Chanute High School, Weilert fell dur...
Chanute Wrestling Club results
Here are the results from members of the Chanute Wrestling Club who participated in area tournaments last weekend:
2nd place-Logan Axelson- 6 and under 37 lbs, 4th place- Daxson Axelson- 8 and under 52 lbs
1st Place- Dylan Demeritt 8 and under 55 lbs, 2nd Place- Brax Peter 6 and under 64 lbs
NCCC closer Ising earns pitcher-of-the-week honors
A thrilling pitching performance, in which he came into Sunday’s game against Independence with the bases loaded and no outs yet emerged from the situation allowing no runs, won NCCC closer Max Ising pitcher of the week honors from both the KJCCC and the NJCAA.
Ising struck out seven of the nine batters that he faced in Sunday’s second game, and led the Panthers to a 4-3 victory in the extra-innings game. It was the first time that Ising had...
Rodney Sanders rolls to USMTS win in Humboldt
Scott Lee Stewart
Special to the Tribune
HUMBOLDT — Rodney Sanders rolled to his first USMTS Casey’s Cup Series win of the season Saturday night, rising to the top of a 70-car field of the nation’s best open-wheel dirt Modified drivers as they invaded the Humboldt Speedway for the second night of the 7th annual Spring Fling @ The Bullring.
During the event’s first night on Friday, Jason Hughes ran down early leader Terry Phillips, lost the le...
Former NCCC coach returns to Kansas to chase NJCAA title
Special to the Tribune
SALINA — In a 2011-12 season filled with adversity, sidelined stars and miracle finishes, it’s illustrative that former NCCC women’s basketball coach Tonika Bruce is talking about good ol’ fundamentals these days.
“Our execution has been the biggest factor in advancing to the national tournament,” said Bruce, who is now the head coach of the Jefferson College Lady Vikings. “We’re taking care of the ball, pla...
Giacalone sets school RBI record during Panthers’ sweep of Indy
INDEPENDENCE — First baseman and pitcher for the NCCC Panthers Adam Giacalone cemented his place in history on Saturday by setting the school record for career RBIs. He now has 128 RBIs as a Panther. This was among the highlights of the Panthers’ weekend sweep of the Independence Pirates. The wins were capped off with a thrilling, extra-innings 4-3 victory Sunday afternoon that was won by a home run by Kaz Sanders and a lights-out pitching pe...
Brenna Olson and Comets team win post-season honors
The Chanute girls basketball team has added to its tally of post-season honors, as the Comets picked up the Class 4A Sportsmanship certificate for the good behavior showed at the state tournament in Salina.
Also, Comets’ junior guard Brenna Olson, a key player for the team on both offense and defense, was given honorable mention in all-state lists by both the Topeka Capitol-Journal and Wichita Eagle newspapers.
Chanute boys tennis season gets off to frustrating start in Indy
INDEPENDENCE — The spring sports season started in a frustrating way for the Chanute boys tennis team at the Independence tournament on Tuesday afternoon. The Comets placed fourth out of five teams at the event, getting five wins.
The team’s number one singles player, senior Ian Cheshier, won one out of four matches at the season-opening tournament. Cheshier fell against players from Fort Scortt (8-5), Independen...
NCCC softball hopes to regain momentum after scary weekend
The NCCC Panthers softball team was scheduled to play Marshalltown Community College as part of the Broken Arrow softball tournament over the weekend. Thirty minutes before the match-up was due to start, Neosho County coach Kim Alexander received some disturbing news.
Marshalltown’s team van was struck by another vehicle at an intersection, it flipped over, and an equipment trailer the van was hauling flipped on t...