NCCC baseball on a hot streak
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor While the weather outside continues to be a bit chilly, the Neosho County Community College baseball team is anything but cold. In fact, the Panthers are currently on a hot streak that few teams in the nation can match. After an 8-7 start to the season, the Panthers have won 12 of 13 games and are now 20-8. Neosho County Coach Steve Murry is definitely pleased with how things are going for his team. Mu...
Panthers sweep Pirates again
CHANUTE — The Neosho County Community College baseball team swept Independence on Tuesday, winning game one 6-1 and game two 11-3. The Panthers are now 20-8 on the season and 12-4 in the conference. Matt Strahm earned the win on the mound in game one. He went all seven innings and allowed just one earned run. Strahm struck out 12 and walked just two. Offensively, Caleb Compton, Adam Giacalone, and Garrett Schaede had two RBIs apiece. Eric Da...
Panthers sweep Indy on Monday
Tribune staff The Neosho County Community College baseball team has won 10 of 11 games after sweeping Independence on Monday afternoon. The Panthers won game one 8-3 and then took game two 14-4 on Military Appreciation Day. The Panthers wore camo tops. With the wins, Steve Murry’s Panthers are now 10-4 in the Jayhawk East, good for third place. In the opener against the Pirates, the Panthers scored three runs in the first inning. Eric Daws...
Havron takes over NCCC track program
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Tom Havron is now in charge of the Neosho County Community College track program. Havron takes over the program after Darin Schmitz accepted the head coaching position at Benedictine College. Havron said he’s always wanted to be in charge of a college track program. “That’s why I’m here,” Havron said. “I knew Coach Schmitz was good enough to move on at some point. And he was. I’m pretty much overseeing ev...
Overcoming obstacles at a young age
Tribune Sports Editor
When Braxton Harding was able to step on the mat at the Kansas Kids Six and Under State Youth Wrestling Championships last weekend in Ottawa, contrasting emotions overtook his mother Cheryl.
For those who know what the Harding family has been through recently, it wasn’t hard to see why Cheryl might be a bit emotional.
A first grader at Chanute Elementary, Braxton Harding has been diagnosed with perthes disease...
Blue Comets selected to U.S. Army all-star game
PITTSBURG — Chanute High School will have four participants in the Fifth Annual U.S. Army KSEK/KLKC All-Star Basketball Game on Sunday, April 3 at St. Mary's Colgan High School in Pittsburg.
On the boys side, Dustin Eccles and Caleb Wood will represent CHS.
Mackenzey Sutcliffe and Jordan Wiltse of Chanute will play in the girls game.
There are 40 athletes involved in the game that showcases the top seniors from the southeast Kan...
Eccles, area players named to all-state teams
Tribune staff Chanute High School senior Dustin Eccles was an honorable mention selection on both the Wichita Eagle and Topeka Capital-Journal’s Class 4A all-state boys basketball team. Other SEK League players on the Eagle’s honorable mention list are Peyton Botts of Indy, Cameron Craig of Coffeyville, James Jackson of Parsons, Tevin Johnson of Parsons, Steve Jones of Parsons, Griffin Knopp of Fort Scott, James Newton of Coffeyville, Mitche...
Panthers split with Greyhounds
Tribune staff CHANUTE — An early lead in game two slipped away and the Neosho County Community College baseball team settled for a split with the Fort Scott Greyhounds on Monday afternoon at Hudson Field. Steve Murry’s Panthers won game one 8-0, but Fort Scott rallied late in game two for a 16-9 win. The Panthers are now 14-8 on the season and 8-4 in the Jayhawk East after the split. In the opener, Matt Strahm went the distance, allowing n...
Giacalone strikes out 17 in NCCC win
Tribune staff CHANUTE — Adam Giacalone struck out a school-record 17 in Neosho County’s 6-2 win over Fort Scott on Sunday. The Panthers won game one 11-5 to earn a sweep. The Panthers and Greyhounds played again on Monday, but those results were not yet available. On Sunday, the Panthers rallied late in game one. Fort Scott led 5-4 when Neosho County put up seven runs in the sixth inning. Dalton Cox got the win on the mound. Garrett Schaed...
Indians, Jets named to All-TRL team
Tribune staff St. Paul High School had four athletes named to the 2010-11 Three Rivers League girls basketball team. Indians senior Morgan Westhoff was a unanimous selection on the first team. St. Paul senior Ashley Stein was also a first team all-league selection. St. Paul’s Kacie Phillips and Erin Tuck were both honorable mention selections. Altoona-Midway’s Nichole LaCrone was a first team pick and Kelsey Spears was listed on the honor...
Blue Comets second at season-opener
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor INDEPENDENCE — The Chanute High School boys tennis team began the 2011 season on Tuesday at the Independence Invitational. The Blue Comets took second place at the invite, one spot behind Fort Scott. “Not a bad start to the season,” CHS Assistant Coach Mike De La Torre said. “I saw a lot of things we need to work on, in particular volleys and return of serve.” At number-one singles, Chanute junior Ian Che...
Cheshier will lead CHS boys tennis team
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Ian Cheshier is the lone returning starter for the Chanute High School boys tennis team as the 2011 season begins. A junior, Cheshier is a two-time varsity letterwinner, playing doubles the last two years. This year Cheshier is playing number-one singles. “I expect Ian to have a real good year,” Chanute Coach Wayne Woodyard said. “He has a lot of experience, he’s been on the varsity since he was a freshman...
Tennis video preview now posted
The Tribune has now posted a season preview video on the boys tennis team. Just click on multimedia and watch as CHS boys tennis coach Wayne Woodyard talks about his team with Tribune Sports Editor Jason Peake. Also included are a couple of video clips from the Comets at the Independence Invite.
Blue Comets named to all-SEK basketball team
Tribune staff Chanute's Dustin Eccles was the only unanimous selection on the 2010-11 All-SEK League Boys Basketball Team. A versatile 6-3 senior guard/forward, Eccles was one of six first team all-SEK selections. Also on the first team were James Jackson and Steve Jones of Parsons. Both are juniors. Other first team all-SEK picks were Peyton Botts of Indy, Jordan Elliott of Pittsburg and Mitchell Smith of Labette County. All are seniors...
Panthers split with Coffeyville
Tribune staff COFFEYVILLE — The Neosho County Community College baseball team split four games with Coffeyville over the weekend. On Saturday, Coffeyville won game one 3-2 in nine innings, but the Panthers took game two 8-3. “It’s pretty bad when we can’t finish ballgames,” Coach Steve Murry said. “We take a 2-1 lead and think the game is over and we come out and give up two free passes before we get an out. Our six total losses are now by...
Hughes wins at Humboldt Speedway's season-opener
Scott Lee Stewart Special to the Tribune HUMBOLDT— Normally when a driver starts in the 16th spot in a field of 27 of the fastest Modifieds in the United States, spectators would agree that a top 10 finish would be quite an achievement. Jason Hughes, however, is anything but a spectator. Winner of no less than seven USMTS features previously at Humboldt Speedway, Hughes and 68 other Modified pilots returned to kick off the 2011 season on ...
Red Devils named to all-CNC team
Tribune staff Erie High School had two athletes named to the CNC All-League Basketball Teams. Keith Marquardt was an honorable mention pick on the boys side, while Tiffany Dean was named to the honorable mention team on the girls side. Both all-league teams are below. CNC ALL-LEAGUE TEAM BOYS BASKETBALL FIRST TEAM Weston Taconis, Baxter Reid Murphy, Girard Logan North, Riverton Andy Farmer, Colgan Dilan Lansford, Galena SECOND TEAM...
NCCC's Anderson named to all-region team
Neosho County Community College sophomore Trey Anderson has been named a first team selection on the Region VI Men's Basketball Team. The entire team is below. Region VI Team Men First Team Tyrus McGee, Cowley Jeremy Jones, Seward Joe Mitchell, Hutchinson Dennis Tinnon, KCK Kevin Broussard, Coffeyville Titus Rubles, Independence Anthony Downing, Indy Bruce Massey, Dodge City Trey Anderson, Neosho Co. Jason Smith, Allen County ...
Fredonia girls, Parsons boys lose in first round
Tribune staff HUTCHINSON—Top-ranked Jefferson North handled Fredonia 59-37 in a first round contest of the Class 3A girls state tournament on Wednesday. The Chargers used an 18-2 run to go ahead 25-9 late in the first half. The Yellowjackets hit three of its first six shots, but then went cold. Fredonia missed 18 of 19 shots from the floor at one point. Undefeated Jefferson North held Fredonia to 24 percent shooting in the first half. The Y...
NCCC sends athletes to indoor national track meet
Neosho County Community College sent several athletes to the NJCAA National Indoor Track Meet on March 4-5 at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Men’s results Harold Lathan took fifth place in the 55-hurdles for the Panthers, finishing in 7.51. Chris Seiler was fifth in the weight throw (52-11.5) and Junior Harper was eighth (51-09.75). Dustin Green finished 16th (45-11). Neosho County’s Harper finished eighth in the shot put with a throw...