Humboldt hopes to make progress
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor As the 2009-10 high school basketball season arrives, the Humboldt Cubs hope to take a step in the right direction. Coach David Taylor has an experienced group of seniors and some promising underclassmen on the roster this season. “I think we’ll have a better season this year,” Taylor said. The Cubs went 2-19 a year ago and Coach Taylor feels things are looking up. “I think we have higher expectations th...
Humboldt girls team has many new faces
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor A host of new faces will make up a large part of the Humboldt High School girls basketball team this year. The Cubs lost a large group of seniors to graduation. In all, four senior starters are gone, including Kelci Owens, who became the school’s all-time leading scorer last year. “I’d say we lost 96 percent of our scoring from last year,” Humboldt Coach Jeff Wilkerson said. “I was real proud of that gr...
Erie players named all-CNC in football
The CNC conference has released its all-league football team for 2009. Erie High School had four individuals honored at five different positions in the league. Two of those members were honored on the all-CNC second team offense. Senior Michael Yarnell was named to the all-CNC second team as an offensive lineman, and senior Tyler Kiister was named an all-CNC second team receiver. On the other side of the ball, senior Matt Haviland was named...
Indians hope to move forward in '09-10
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Taking a step in the right direction is a main goal of the St. Paul High School boys basketball team this year. The Indians had a year to forget a season ago, going 4-17. But while the team experienced some growing pains last year, nearly the entire team is back with varsity experience this year. “We’ve got almost everybody back, plus one we didn’t have last year,” St. Paul Coach Brian Carlson said. Carl...
St. Paul girls have goals set high
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The St. Paul High School girls basketball team has its goals set extremely high as the 2009-10 season arrives. And it’s not hard to see why. For starters, seven returning letterwinners are back from a team that went 19-5 a year ago and just missed qualifying for state. Included in the mix are four seniors who have been varsity performers since they entered high school. On top of that, this group has been ...
Royster wrestling team begins season
The season has begun for the Royster Middle School wrestling team.
The Rockets competed at the Cherryvale Tournament and the Independence Tournament this past week.
Both tourneys were round-robin, quad format with four wrestlers in each bracket.
No team scores were kept, but several Rockets stood out.
At Cherryvale, Adam Cole, Dillon Wolverton and Karter Krokstrom all took first place in their respective weight classes.
Royster girls hammer Iola
Tribune staff CHANUTE—The Royster Middle School girls basketball teams hosted Iola on Thursday. In the eighth grade A game, Royster won 41-6. The B team won 30-5. In the A game, the Rockets led 24-2 at the half. “We’ve been working on getting back to basics and while we still made some mistakes, we played much better fundamentally than we have been,” Coach Steve Slane said. “It was one of the best all around games we’ve played in a while. ...
Jets hope to go a step further in 2009-10
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The Altoona-Midway Jets hope to take some steps in the right direction as the 2009-10 season gets underway. The Jets went just 3-16 last year, but things are looking up if you ask Coach Eric Busteed. Coach Busteed enters his second season with an optimistic outlook. “These guys are excited for the season,” Busteed said. “I’m excited, too. Last year was my first year as a coach. Now I know the kids well an...
Seniors will lead Altoona-Midway girls team
Tribune Sports Editor
An experienced senior class will lead the way for the Altoona-Midway High School girls basketball team in 2009-10.
The Jets have three seniors who have all paid their dues over the last two seasons.
Leading the way is all-conference guard Kaylee Leck. Also back are returning starters Lyndy Gatlin and Regan Powers.
Coach Jim Papen expects the three to lead the way.
“We have three seniors and some good underclas...
CCA teams top Derby Invasion
Tribune staff The Chanute Christian Academy girls basketball team opened up its season with a 45-13 win against Derby Invasion on Tuesday. “We came out and pressured the ball and caused some turnovers which resulted in some easy baskets,” Coach Mark Childers said. “We scored 12 points in the first quarter and never looked back. Overall, the team played pretty well, defensively and offensively.” Alicia Wood and Lauren Simmons led CCA in...
Cubs named to all-league teams
Tribune staff The Tri-Valley League has announced its all-conference teams for volleyball and football. Humboldt had one selection on the All-TVL volleyball team. Melissa Davidson, a junior, was named all-league. 2009 All Tri-Valley Volleyball All-League Team Burlington—Emily Lingenfelter (12), Katlyn O’Conner (12) Caney—Jessica Wyrick (11) Cherryvale—Karly Snider (11) Eureka—Kathleen McKenzie (12), Taylyn Schwartz (11), Haley Pitko (1...
Inaugural Citizens Bank Bowl to decide NJCAA National Champ
PITTSBURG—The undefeated and number-one-nationally ranked Fort Scott Community College Greyhounds and the second-ranked Blinn College Buccaneers will face off for the NJCAA Football Championship in the first annual Citizens Bank Bowl on December 6 at 1 p.m. at Carnie Smith Stadium on the campus of Pittsburg State University. Fort Scott is 11-0 and Blinn is 10-1. “We are incredibly excited about the match-up for our first bowl game,” said Dea...
Chanute wrestling team ranked seventh in Class 4A preseason poll
Tribune staff The Chanute High School wrestling team is ranked seventh in the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association Class 4A preseason poll. The Blue Comets have four wrestlers ranked in the top six at their respective weight classes. Sam Son is ranked first at 152 pounds, Tim Wrestler is ranked second at 119, Troy Clark is ranked fifth at 125 and Jared McComb is ranked sixth at 171. Look more on the CHS wrestling team in the next week in t...
Royster girls beat Columbus in OT
The Royster Middle School eighth grade girls basketball team knocked off Columbus 51-43 in overtime on Monday.
Royster outscored the visitors 11-3 in the overtime period.
“Columbus is a team the girls struggled with last year, so we knew it would be a tough game,” Coach Steve Slane said. “We played well early, but tentative late and only made 2 of 11 free throws in the fourth quarter. They made a three at the buzzer to tie it, b...
Former Blue Comets help Friends win conference title
Tribune staff WICHITA—The Friends University Falcons are the 2009 KCAC Volleyball Tournament champions. Friends University faced off against Bethel College in the championship match on Saturday, November 14. Bethel College started the match strong winning the first set 12-25. Friends would rebound winning the second set 25-17. The third set would be taken by Bethel 25-21. The Falcons began and ended the fourth set strong, winning 25-16,...
Chanute Christian Academy teams set for season
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The Chanute Christian Academy basketball teams are now set for the 2009-10 season. The CCA varsity boys have a large group of returning letterwinners back. Three starters return in Brian Goff, Sam Stafford and Thomas Benton. Goff and Stafford are seniors, while Benton is a junior. A.J. Welch is another senior. Avery Rourk and Thomas Varner are juniors, while Kevin Goff is the lone sophomore. Ben Welch an...
Chanute girls picked first in preseason hoops poll
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor PITTSBURG—It appears the Chanute Blue Comets have earned the respect of the league coaches. The Chanute High School girls basketball team was picked first in the 2009 Southeast Kansas League preseason coaches poll. The polls were released on Monday at the annual SEK Basketball Coaches Luncheon and Press Conference at WATCO in Pittsburg. “We have as much returning at the varsity level as anybody in the lea...
Panthers finish Classic on a high note
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor COFFEYVILLE—Antione Lundy got an earful from his coach. And then he got going. Lundy scored 27 points and led the way as the Neosho County Community College men’s basketball team came from behind and knocked off Paris (Texas) College 74-72 on Saturday night at the Coffeyville Bricktown Classic at Nellis Hall. “That’s a great win for us,” Neosho County Coach Jeremy Coombs said. “They won the national tourna...
Panthers finish Coffeyville Classic on a high note
The Neosho County Community College men's basketball team defeated Paris (TX) College 74-72 on Saturday night at the Coffeyville Bricktown Classic. The Panthers were down by 13 in the second half before rallying to victory. Antione Lundy scored 27 points for NCCC, with 25 points in the second half. On Friday, Seminole State defeated the Panthers 69-59. Look for more on these games in Tuesday's Tribune. Friday's result Seminole State 69, ...
Royster girls suffer first loss of season
Tribune staff The Royster Middle School eighth grade girls A basketball team lost for the first time this season, falling to Pittsburg 26-25 on Thursday. “We knew it would be a tough game and the score difference was never more than two or four,” Coach Steve Slane said. “The girls played hard and had a couple of chances at the end, but it didn’t work out. I was really proud of how hard the girls fought. We’ll see them again and have some mor...