Erie will play for tourney title tonight
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor YATES CENTER—Erie took advantage of its height inside and handled host Yates Center 57-38 at the Wildcat Winter Classic on Thursday night. With the win, the Red Devils will play for the tourney title tonight against Sedan at 8 p.m. Sedan defeated Cherryvale 59-55 in overtime in other semifinal. The Red Devils pulled away from the Wildcats from the start and put the game out of reach early in the second hal...
Royster girls beat Coffeyville, fall to Columbus
Tribune staff The Royster Middle School eighth grade girls basketball team defeated Coffeyville 36-16 in the A game on Thursday. The Rockets improved to 9-5 on the season with the win. Royster led 16-2 and cruised from there. Sierra Masoner scored 23 points for the Rockets. “The girls came out ready to play,” Coach Steve Slane said. The win comes after the Rockets lost to Columbus 25-13 on Monday. “We had just come off the tough weeken...
Panthers end '09 on a high note
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—The Neosho County Community College men’s basketball team ended 2009 on a high note as it blew out the Kansas Wesleyan JV team 102-61 on Wednesday night. “We used this game an opportunity to work on some things,” Neosho County Coach Jeremy Coombs said. “We wanted to work on a few things that we need to get better at. We worked on our press a little bit and it was good for the guys to get out there ...
Blue Comets will be tested at Girard on Friday
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Two teams who were picked to win their respective conferences will meet on Friday night. The Chanute High School girls basketball team will travel to Girard to take on the Trojans at 6 p.m. Chanute, now 1-1, was the preseason pick to win the Southeast Kansas League. Girard, now 2-0, was picked to win the CNC. The Trojans will present an early-season test for the Blue Comets. “Girard’s a good basketball t...
Area hoops roundup: Cubs fall at Marmaton Valley
Tribune staff MORAN—The Humboldt High School basketball teams began play at the Marmaton Valley Tournament on Tuesday. On the boys side, Oswego defeated Humboldt 61-50. Derrik McCall scored 15 and Tevin Strack added 10 in a losing effort for the Cubs. The Cubs were down just one after three quarters of play, but Oswego went on a 19-9 run in the fourth quarter. Humboldt plays Marmaton Valley tonight at 8:30 p.m. Humboldt’s girls had a rou...
Panthers end '09 with a blowout win
Tribune staff The Neosho County Community College men's basketball team blew out the Kansas Wesleyan JV team on Wednesday night 102-61. Jahmal Burroughs scored 23 points for NCCC, while Justin Fairman scored 16, Antione Lundy added 14 and Tyrie Wooten scored 12. Antonio Bostic and Jordan Hickert added 10 points apiece for the Panthers. NCCC 102, K. Wesleyan JV 61 Neosho County: Justin Fairman 6-15 1-2 16, Kyle Bilby 2-4 0-2 4, Lance Larson...
Chanute's JV, freshmen teams win
Tribune staff Chanute’s JV boys basketball team defeated Columbus 45-27 on Tuesday night. Chanute led 16-4. Logan Fox scored 11 points to lead the way for the Blue Comets. In all, nine different players scored for Chanute. Chanute 45, Columbus 27 CO 4 10 2 11 — 27 CH 16 14 7 8 — 45 Chanute: Logan Fox 11, Adam Schultz 2, Mitch Hale 5, Cameron Wiltse 0, Brandon Bell 3, Caleb Wood 6, Jefferson Holmes 2, Ryan Haynes 2, Anthony K...
CHS girls shut down Titans
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—Holding a team to 10 points in one half of basketball is usually a good sign. For the Chanute High School girls basketball team, it was the difference. The Blue Comets blew out the Columbus Titans 53-28 on Tuesday night in the 2009-10 home opener. After a close first half, it was all Chanute. The Blue Comets outscored the Titans 30-10 after intermission en route to the lopsided win. “We had better...
Blue Comets hold on late, knock off Titans
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—The Chanute Blue Comets made all of the plays down the stretch and pulled out a 47-36 win over the Columbus Titans on Tuesday night at the CHS Gymnasium. “We got a big offensive rebound and got some fouls and knocked down enough free throws,” Chanute Coach Max Ruark said. “And that was the difference. We made enough plays to win.” There was no letdown this time. Chanute let a win slip away last Fr...
Bollig, Walls named first team all-state
Tribune Sports Editor
Chanute High School seniors Matt Bollig and T.J. Walls have been awarded the highest honor a high school football player can receive.
Both were named First Team All-State by the Kansas Football Coaches Association. Bollig was named first team all-state at quarterback, while Walls was named first team all-state at wide receiver.
“I’m real proud of them both,” Chanute Coach Don Simmons said.
Simmons explained ...
St. Paul splits at Welch tourney
Tribune staff The St. Paul girls defeated Welch 59-30. The Indians led 14-5 after the first quarter and cruised to victory. Morgan Westhoff scored 20 points and Jessica Tuck added 15 for the Indians, now 2-0. St. Paul’s boys fell to Welch 61-35. The hosts led 19-4 after one quarter of play. St. Paul girls 59, Welch 30 SP 14 12 17 16 — 59 WE 5 12 9 4 — 30 St. Paul: Jessica Tuck 2 11-14 15, Bethany Paulie 0 2-4 2, Erin Tuck 2 0-...
Jets drop two, Devils split at Wildcat Winter Classic
Tribune staff YATES CENTER—The Yates Center Wildcat Winter Classic tipped off on Monday. Erie and Altoona-Midway both competed. Girls roundup Erie’s girls dropped a close one to West Elk, falling 39-34. “We played extremely hard,” Erie Coach Briana Volmer said. “Our defense looked much better, we started closing gaps and closing back to our person. We made a run at the end, but just fell short. I’m very proud of our intensity level. We ne...
CCA girls second at Manhattan tourney
Tribune staff MANHATTAN—The Chanute Christian Academy girls basketball team finished in second place in the Shea Tournament over the weekend, in Manhattan. CCA opened up with the Reno Sabres on Thursday and won 35-31. “Going almost two weeks without playing a game really showed,” Coach Mark Childers said. CCA was down by two at the half, 18-16. “We came out after halftime and played better defense and starting making shots,” Childers sa...
Blue Comets host Titans in home-opener
The Chanute High School basketball teams will host Columbus tonight in the home-opener of the 2009-10 season. The girls play at 6 p.m. with the boys to follow.
Chanute’s girls are coming off a 54-46 loss to the Independence Bulldogs.
Columbus lost its season-opener as well, falling to Girard 68-43. Girard led 25-4 in the first quarter.
As far as the boys, Independence defeated Chanute 58-51 in overtime.
The Comets shot just 5-of-...
Blue Comets gain valuable experience
Tribune staff VALLEY CENTER—The Chanute High School wrestling team took seventh place at the Valley Center Dual Tournament on Saturday. The tournament features some of the top teams in Kansas. Derby won the tourney and Valley Center was second. Emporia was third, with Clay Center fourth. For Chanute, junior Tim Wrestler went undefeated on the day at 119 pounds, going 5-0. Sophomore Sam Son, junior Troy Clark and junior Felix Santillano all...
NCCC women win fourth-straight
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—The Neosho County Community College women’s basketball team overcame a nine-point deficit and raced past Highland 84-80 on Saturday afternoon at the Panthers Gymnasium. With the win, Neosho County improved to 2-0 in the Jayhawk East and 4-6 overall. It was the fourth-straight win for the Panthers, as well. Kristin Aldridge scored 27 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Panthers. Bjonee Reaves...
Panthers shut down Scotties
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—Defense was once again the difference for the Neosho County Community College men’s basketball team. Neosho County handled Highland 92-75 on Saturday afternoon at the Panthers Gym. With a trapping, full-court press, the Panthers held the Scotties to just 28 points in the first half in building a comfortable lead they would never relinquish. “I think our guys are buying into playing defense,” Neos...
Royster girls second at Burlington tourney
BURLINGTON—The Royster Middle School eighth grade girls basketball team took second place at the Burlington Tournament on Saturday.
In the championship game, Burlington edged Royster 30-29 in double overtime.
Burlington came into the game undefeated and the Rockets gave them a battle.
Royster Coach Steve Slane said the title game was one he’ll always remember.
“The championship game was one of the most enjoyable games I’ve been i...
Area hoops roundup
Tribune staff NEODESHA — A young Humboldt club got its feet wet on the road Friday with a 47-29 victory over Neodesha. Three freshman were in the seven-man rotation and 6-4 frosh Noah Thornbrugh was the top rebounder with 13 and second-leading scorer with 14. Tevin Strack, 6-1 senior, led the Cubs with 19 points. The defense was stingy as Humboldt led 23-10 at the half. Neody outscored the Cubs 12-7 in the third quarter before Humboldt clos...
Blue Comets let one slip away
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor INDY—It’s safe to say the Chanute Blue Comets may be shooting a lot of free throws over the next few days. The Blue Comets missed eight free throws late in the game and the Independence Bulldogs took full advantage. With those extra opportunities, Independence pulled off a 58-51 come from behind win over Chanute in overtime on Friday night at Independence Middle School’s Losey Gym in the 2009-10 season ope...