WEB UPDATE: CHS events postponed due to weather
The rain wiped out several Chanute High School athletic events scheduled for Friday.
The CHS tennis invite was cancelled and will not be made up, CHS Athletic Director Eric Methvin said.
The varsity baseball and softball games scheduled at Labette County were postponed. No make-up date has been announced.
The JV baseball and softball games at Girard were postponed and no make-up date was announced.
The track meet at Pittsburg State was still on.
Gard signs with Northwest Missouri
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Decades from now, if not sooner, Taylor Gard may be considered a pioneer of Chanute girls golf. A senior at Chanute High School, Gard signed a letter of intent on Wednesday with Northwest Missouri State University, where she’ll play golf for the Bearcats. The most accomplished girls golfer in CHS history, Gard said her campus visit sold her on the school. “I really liked the campus and the coach,” Gard sa...
Neosho County baseball just keeps on winning
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor There’s no better way to say it, the Neosho County Community College baseball team just keeps on winning. The Panthers have now won 11-straight games and have won 23 of the last 25 overall. Steve Murry’s Panthers now sit at 31-9 on the season. That impressive record could be even better. Six losses have came by one run this year. The Panthers are now 19-5 in the conference, good for second-place behind ...
CHS teams learn regional destinations
CHS teams learn regional destinations Chanute High School will host a Class 4A regional baseball tournament beginning the week of May 16. The team that wins the regional advances to state. Teams competing at Chanute are Labette County, Baxter Springs, Chanute, Coffeyville, Columbus, Girard, Independence and Parsons. Two sites will be used, as games will be played at Paul Lindblad Field at Katy Park and at NCCC’s Hudson Field. The 4A stat...
Blue Comets earn titles at Baker Relays
Tribune staff BALDWIN CITY — Chanute High School had three individual champions at the 2011 Baker University High School Relays on Tuesday. Cody Catterson, Tim Wrestler and Darian Rubow all won their respective events for the Blue Comets. Both CHS teams finished fourth in the team standings at the event. Boys results A senior, Chanute’s Catterson took first place in the javelin with a toss of 160-03. The throw was more than 20 feet bette...
Panthers win 11th-straight
CHANUTE — The winning streak continues. The Neosho County Community College baseball team has now won 11-straight after sweeping Maple Woods on Tuesday at Hudson Field. The Panthers won game one 13-3 and then took game two 7-2. Steve Murry’s Panthers have now won 23 out of 25 games. The team is now 31-9 on the season. In the first game, the Panthers failed to score in the first three innings, but then erupted for 13 runs in three innings....
Local sports briefs
Chanute tennis invite is Friday The Chanute High School tennis team will host an invite at the sports complex on Friday beginning at 3 p.m. Midwest Hawghunters hold tourney Midwest Hawghunters held their first regular season team bass tournament on Sunday, April 3 on Grand Lake in Oklahoma out of the Grove city boat ramp. First place heavy stringer went to Mike Bogle and Tom Reaves from Chanute with a four-bass limit weighing 14.28 pounds,...
SEK League baseball, softball standings
SEK BASEBALL League Overall Columbus 4-0 4-1 Pittsburg 5-1 7-1 Iola 5-1 5-1 Independence 2-2 3-4 Coffeyville 3-5 3-5 Chanute 2-4 2-6 Labette County 1-3 2-4 Fort Scott 0-2 0-3 Parsons 0-4 0-6 Monday, April 11 Labette County 9, Anderson County 5, game one Anderson County 8, Labette County 6, game two, 8 innings Nevada 18, Parsons 2, game one Nevada 23, Parsons 8, game t...
CHS golf finishes seventh at Pittsburg Invite
Tribune staff PITTSBURG — The Chanute High School golf team finished seventh at the Pittsburg Invitational on Tuesday at Crestwood Country Club. CHS senior Skyler Miner shot an 88 to lead the way for the Comets. His score was good for 19th place overall. Jerry Whitworth shot a 91 and Brady Roush finished with a 93. The two finished 25th and 28th overall. Next, Austin Rickabaugh and Evan Bolt both finished with scores of 95, good for 35th p...
CHS tennis competes at Coffeyville
Tribune staff COFFEYVILLE — The Chanute High School varsity boys tennis team competed at the Coffeyville Invitational on Tuesday. At number-one singles, Ian Cheshier earned two wins. Cheshier defeated Pittsburg’s Michael Griffin 8-6 and topped Coffeyville’s Brad Eastman 8-0. Correntin Prevot of Parsons defeated Cheshier 8-5. In the number-two singles bracket, Chanute’s Jian Abbuehl earned two wins. Abbuehl knocked off Kevan Debold of Pars...
Royster track: Dispensa, Littleton set school records at Iola Invite
IOLA — The Royster Middle School track and field team competed at Iola on Tuesday. The seventh grade girls and eighth grade girls both took first place out of 19 teams. “It was a great track meet and several girls had personal bests,” Coach Teresa Taylor said. “I was really proud of the girls for their effort. It’s a large meet and can be overwhelming, but the girls stepped up to the pressure.” Royster eighth grader Madison Dispensa won bo...
Powerful Paola takes two from Blue Comets
Tribune staff CHANUTE — Chanute Coach Don Simmons called the Paola Panthers one of the best high school softball teams he’s ever seen. Paola swept Chanute on Tuesday at Santa Fe Park, winning 15-0 and 17-5. “They just flat-out kicked our tails,” CHS Coach Simmons said. “They had two very good pitchers, a very good defense, and outstanding hitting all through their lineup. This was one of the best teams I’ve seen. They went to state last yea...
Eccles stays home, signs with NCCC
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Dustin Eccles is staying home. A Chanute High School senior, Eccles signed with Neosho County Community College on Tuesday, where he’ll play basketball for the hometown Panthers. Eccles said two main factors led him to choose NCCC. “I really liked the coaches and I wanted to stay home,” Eccles said. A 6-foot-3 guard/forward, Eccles ended his prep career with some impressive accomplishments. Eccles wa...
Chanute baseball takes a step back vs. Paola
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE — When the Chanute High School baseball team swept Parsons last Thursday, it appeared as if the Blue Comets had taken a big step forward. It would be hard to say the same thing after Tuesday’s doubleheader. Visiting Paola swept Chanute at Katy Park, winning both games by the identical score of 11-1. “We definitely didn’t get better tonight,” Chanute Coach Matt Koester said. “From a coaching standp...
Lathan leads NCCC track at Emporia State
Tribune staff EMPORIA — Neosho County Community College’s Harold Lathan broke the meet record in the 110 hurdles at the Emporia State University Relays on Saturday. A sophomore from New Jersey, Lathan finished first overall in the event with a time of 13.85 (the old record was 13.90). Lathan beat athletes from Kansas State and Wichita State in the event. Lathan led the way for the Panthers at the event, which featured 37 teams, including a...
Eccles earns MVP at Turner All-Star Game
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE — Dustin Eccles not only had to play against one of his classmates, but also had to go up against his own brother. It didn’t seem to bother him. A Chanute High School senior, Eccles was named the Most Valuable Player of the Fourth Annual Harold Turner High School All-Star Game on Sunday at Neosho County Community College. Eccles scored 20 points and led the Black Team to a 96-88 win over the White...
Panthers take four from LCC
Tribune staff PARSONS — The Neosho County Community College baseball team swept all four games from Labette over the weekend, improving to 19-5 in the Jayhawk East. On Saturday, Neosho County hammered Labette 17-6 in game one and then took game two 6-2. Adam Giacalone had a monster game for the Panthers in game one. The freshman first baseman drove in eight runs on three hits, including two home runs. Eric Dawson, Austen Colt, Garrett Scha...
Deets wins at Humboldt Speedway
Scott Lee Stewart For the Tribune HUMBOLDT — Mother Nature lit up the Friday night sky at Humboldt Speedway as if to help Stetson Deets celebrate his first Hummer feature win. Deets won the Whitworth Construction Pure Stock feature in convincing fashion, holding off runner-up Toby Eble and Jeremy Willard, both of whom were in striking distance the entire show. Fourth went to Michael Aiello, while William Joyce was fifth. Tim Van Gotten re...
SLIDESHOW: HAROLD TURNER ALL-STAR GAME
The Fourth Annual Harold Turner High School All-Star Game was held on Sunday at Neosho County Community College. The game featured some of the best high school seniors from the region. Attached are several images from the game. Look for a full story in Tuesday's Tribune. Jason Peake, Tribune Sports Editor