Pre-Season Coaches Poll
2. Fort Scott
1. Labette County
6. Labette Co.
4 (tie). Pittsburg
4 (tie). Independence
3. Fort Scott
7. Marmaton Valley
3. St. Paul
1. TRL Boys
Chanute girls 5th and boys 7th in preseason SEK polls
PITTSBURG — A pre-season poll of coaches of basketball teams in the SEK League predicts that the Chanute Blue Comets girls basketball team will end up in 5th place, while the boys team received 7th place in the poll. These results were revealed at a luncheon for those that coach in the league in Pittsburg Monday morning. The girls team from Labette County was picked as the favorite to win the league, while coaches...
Neosho County grapples at Central Missouri Open
WARRENSBURG — Leading the way for the Panthers wrestlers this past Sunday at the University of Central Missouri Open tournament was freshman Le’Roy Barnes of Belton, Mo. Barnes turned in a strong day going 5-1 and finishing second at 133. Sophomore Jeff Vesta had another productive tournament finishing 4th at 125.
“We got some big wins out of Barnes and Vesta and saw some good progression out of a few other guys,” Coach Wayne Petterson said....
Panthers men lose one and win one at Hutchinson tourney
HUTCHINSON — The NCCC Panthers men’s basketball team came away from its appearance at a tournament in Hutchinson this weekend 1-1. On the first night, the Panthers fell to the host school 78-65. According to coach Jeremy Coombs, the team let the game slip away.
“I believe we learned from the loss,” Coombs said, “I am very proud of this team... with the fouls as lopsided as they were (30-15) and Hutch shooting 37 free throws to our 13, we bat...
Royster wrestling has a busy first week
The Royster wrestling team had a busy week competing in three tournaments. On Monday, the team traveled to Fredonia for a round robin tournament. They competed in the Iola tournament on Tuesday and were in Cherryvale on Thursday. No team scores were kept at the three tournaments. Placers from Royster were as follows:
Medalists in Fredonia: Mason Turner, Gage Matlock, Le Van Winkle, Nick Ornelas, Dylan Carey, Jaymez Turner, Amos Christiansen, ...
NCCC wrestling falls to number 5 ranked Labette
Wrestling powerhouse Labette County, currently ranked #5 in the latest NJCAA poll, visited Neosho County Community College for a Thursday night showdown duel. Labette won seven of the evening’s nine matches and came away with a 32-9 victory.
“They’re good,” NCCC coach Wayne Petterson said. “They’ve got it going on. We’ve just got to use this and elevate our level. That’s what I try to get across to the guys.”
Three Rivers lists all-league teams
The lists of all-Three Rivers League teams have been released, and several area players made the cut.
In 8-man football, St. Paul’s Paul Schibi was recognized as first team for his work this year at receiver and defensive lineman. Also making first team for St. Paul were offensive lineman Jamie Holding, defensive back Willie Westhoff, and punter Jacob Gard.
Gard also received honorable mention for being both a runningback and linebacker. Nick...
Several NCCC baseball players university-bound
NCCC Baseball Coach Steve Murry has been affiliated with the school’s team for 26 years, and, in that time, 32 of his athletes have been drafted into the Major Leagues. Far more than that have gone on to excel in Division One college baseball. This year, a new crop of six Panther baseball players will, next year, play baseball at the university level thanks to the experience and the exposure they received while pl...
Lady Panthers get first win against Ottawa JV
Special to the Tribune
The Neosho County Community College Lady Panthers defeated the Ottawa University JV squad 73-58 on Tuesday night, which improves the the team’s record to 1-2 on the season.
Two players scored in double figures for the Lady Panthers in the victory. Courtney Swope led Neosho County with 15 points and Jamaica Campbell had 10. Ottawa was led in scoring by Sam Shaffer with 15.
Head Coach Kelley Newton praised S...
NCCC runner Rosario ready to ‘knock heads down’ at Nationals
Competing in the regionals event in Garden City on Halloween, while being overwhelmed by the smell of a nearby slaughterhouse, Neosho County cross country runner Leslie Rosario was able to make history. She became the first regional champion in NCCC history, and on Saturday, she will be running in the Nationals in Hobbs, N.M.
Rosario is aiming to finish among the top five runners at the event.
“A lot of people don...
LEADER OF THE SACK
According to Chanute defensive end Josh Smeed, his experience at both running track and field and wrestling have helped him become the team’s sack leader. A defensive football player achieves a “sack” whenever he manages to tackle an opposing quarterback behind the line of scrimmage before he is able to throw a forward pass. The quick speed build-up he learned from doing track and the strength and agility that his...
A Chanute victory on Friday night would make history
The Chanute Blue Comets football team is preparing to do something on Friday that no team from the school has ever managed to do before, make it past the third round of the playoffs. The last time the local football team made it this far in the post-season was in 2005, when the Comets lost to a Holton squad that eventually went on to win the state championship.
The Comets prepare to meet this challenge after their...
Four Chanute players named to All-SEK Volleyball team
The rosters have been released for the All-SEK volleyball teams, and four players from the sub-state winning Chanute Blue Comets were honored as part of the list. Junior Mallory Flowers and senior Morgan Hudson were both named to the first team, while sophomore setter Katie Martin and freshman Macy Flowers were named to the third team. Here is the roster of volleyball players honored by the district:
Name Grade Hometown
Prices set for Friday night’s Chanute football game
This Friday’s Sectional Playoff Football game between Chanute and Eudora is set for a 7 p.m. kickoff at the Chanute Sports Complex.
This is a KSHSAA Playoff event, therefore no passes will be accepted. Ticket prices are also set by KSHSAA at $6 for adults and $5 for students.
8th grade Royster girls beat Parsons
The 8th grade Royster “A” basketball team scored a 28-19 victory over Parsons on Monday, Nov. 17.
“We played hard, but we allowed them to get us out of any rhythm offensively,” Coach Steve Slane said. “We’ll continue to improve as the season progresses.”
Anna Bagshaw led Royster in scoring with 15, while Madi Rollins had six points, Paige Kidwell contributed five, and Jordan Schoenberger chipped in with two.
Next up for the 2-0 8th Grade “A...
Panthers blow out Ottawa JV
Special to the Tribune
The Neosho County Community College Panthers hit the road on Monday night for the first time this season to take on the Ottawa University Braves JV squad.
Three Panthers would score in double figures in the 102-54 rout. Brison White led the way for the Panthers with 23 points; also scoring in double figures were Chris Patton with 16 and Slim Magee with 14. Ottawa was led in scoring by Zach Brown with 11.
Living the Dream a nightmare for NCCC women
CHANUTE -- Alexis Hafenstein and Autum Zenon scored 17 and 12 points but the Neosho College women’s basketball team was unable to overcome a 22 percent shooting slump as travel squad Living the Dream coasted to a 70-49 victory over the home team Panthers Saturday afternoon.
Neosho converted a dismal 14 of 63 shots from the floor against LTD while banking on 5 of 23 from beyond the arc. There was light at the fr...
Panthers suffer first setback in 75-69 loss to Cloud
For 40 minutes the Neosho College men’s basketball team made life difficult for Cloud County.
Second half miscues, however, swung the momentum toward the visiting T-Birds in a 75-69 win over the Panthers in the second and final day of the Tip Off Classic on Saturday.
Brison White and Gregoryshon Magee finished the day with double digits with 19 and 18 points on the night. Magee was also the top rebounder with...
Chanute shutout victory proves history doesn’t always repeat itself
LOUISBURG — According to coach Don Simmons, the Chanute Blue Comets’ first shutout of the year on Friday night couldn’t have come at a better time. Facing a crucial second-round playoff match-up against a Louisburg squad that had beaten the Comets and ended their season the last three times they had met in the playoffs, the Comets stepped up their defensive efforts and had some key offensive plays go their way to ...
Lady Panthers start season with 59-40 loss
In the first half of their Friday night match-up with Northeast Oklahoma A&M, the Neosho County Community College Lady Panthers were down 10-11, and had four defensive stops in a row. However, their offense proved unable to take advantage, and put points on the board in either case.
“You can’t play college basketball and have situations like that,” Coach Kelly Newton said. “When you get stops in a situation like that, you’ve got to find a ...