Four local riders capture Jr. Ranch Rodeo crown
SHAW — Four local boys are making noise on the rodeo circuit. The Beachner Cattle rodeo team consists of 16-year-ld Erie High school student Ty Wiler, St. Paul students Cody and Caden Kendall, and Sage Hall who goes to Marmaton Valley. Hall said that his favorite part of doing rodeos was winning, something this team experienced a lot this year.
The boys teamed up to garner first place buckles at the Jr. Ranch Rode...
NCCC’s Vesta second at Lindenwood Open
The Neosho wrestling team competed in the Lindenwood Open tournament in St. Charles, Mo., on Saturday. Again leading the way for the Panthers was Manhattan native Jeff Vesta at 125, who pinned three opponents and majored another on his way to the finals, which included a very solid win/pin over the University of Iowa back up in the semi-finals. In the championship finals, Vesta then squared off against two time finalist and 2010 NCAA National...
Panthers fall to Murray State
TISHOMINGO, Okla. — The NCCC Panthers women’s basketball team lost a road matchup with Murray State 84-50 on Saturday. Neosho County Coach Kelley Newton said the bright spot was how his team responded in the second half. The halftime score was 45-18 and the Panthers scored 32 points in the second.
According to Newton, the play of Ashley King has been a bright spot the last two games.
“As a team we still struggle with scoring the ball and we...
Erie athletes named All-CNC
The All-CNC lists were released for fall sports on Friday and it honored several athletes from Erie High School. In football, senior runningback Keith Marquardt and punter Brad Dozier were both selected first team offense. Senior defensive lineman Danny Yarnell and junior linebacker Christian Murphy were both honored as first team defense. Offensive lineman Taylor Cole made the cut at second team offense and defensive lineman Chris Bohrer an...
Three Chanute ‘Barefoot Babes’ run 196 miles in 33 hours
Three Chanute women pulled off an unlikely athletic feat earlier this month in Tennessee. Kristen Anderson, Anissa Schoenberger and Valorie Busse were part of a 5-person Ultra Marathon team that ran the Ragnar Relay Nov. 4-5.
The Ragnar is a series of long distance ultra marathons, one of which is a 200-mile relay race from Chattanooga to Nashville. Most of the teams that participate in the event have 12 people w...
NCCC men win by almost 80 points
Putting on an air show for its home crowd, the NCCC Panthers men’s basketball team demonstrated its offensive firepower by delivering an almost 80-point rout of Kansas Wesleyan on Wednesday night. Shooting 62.9 percent while their opponents only mustered 21.7 percent for the game, the Panthers won 132-44. However, the game’s lopsided score was not what was important to Neosho County Coach Jeremy Coombs.
NCCC women continue to struggle in 53-42 loss to Moberly
The NCCC Panthers women’s basketball team continued to struggle on Wednesday night, losing what Coach Kelley Newton characterized as a “winnable game” against Moberly 53-42.
The Panthers kept it close throughout most of the first half of the match-up, but were down seven points at halftime. Still, for a few moments in the second half, it seemed that the momentum would shift in Neosho County’s favor. They got to w...
St. Paul, Altoona-Midway highest ranking third
PITTSBURG — The girls basketball team from St. Paul got third place in the Three Rivers League pre-season coaches poll, while the boys team received fourth place. The poll results were revealed at a luncheon for coaches of teams in the league in Pittsburg. Oswego got first place in the girls poll, while Crest won top honors in the boys.
Head girls coach at St. Paul said that most years, he can tell if the poll results place his team too high ...
Chanute’s Flowers honored as all-state
Mallory Flowers, who was a standout performer on the Chanute Blue Comets this year, received honorable mention in the Kansas Volleyball Association’s 4A all-state selections, which were released on Monday. The 6=foot junior played outside hitter for the sub-state winning volleyball team.
Erie girls picked 6th, boys 7th in poll
PITTSBURG — The girls basketball team from Erie got sixth place in the Three Rivers CNC pre-season coaches poll, while the boys team received seventh place. The poll results were revealed at a luncheon for coaches of teams in the league in Pittsburg. St. Marys-Colgan got first place in the girls poll, while Girard won top honors in the boys.
The Red Devils girls team graduated one senior last year, and the rest of the team is coming back whic...
Chanute brothers dominate nationwide wrestling scene
Despite only being in middle school, Chanute residents Jaymez and Mason Turner are experienced and devoted wrestlers. They have been doing the sport for eight years, wrestling the national circuit, and participating in events in 20 states. Mason, who is 12, is currently ranked number one in his weight class in the country, and has been for the last four years. This will be Mason’s second year in a row making the w...
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...