Late surge lifts Comets past Mustangs
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor IOLA — The Chanute Blue Comets overcame a sluggish start and finally got going late in a 59-46 win over Iola on Monday night. The Mustangs entered the contest with just one win on the season, but the hosts gave the Comets a battle. With the win, Chanute improves to 12-7 overall and 5-2 in the SEK. After a first half filled with lots of turnovers and lots of fouls, the Mustangs led 27-24 at the half. But...
CHS vs. Iola: Boys win, girls fall
The Chanute High School varsity basketball teams split at Iola on Monday night. Iola won the girls game 50-30, but Chanute won the boys game 59-46. Iola girls 50, Chanute 30 CH 9 5 9 7 — 30 IO 6 17 13 14 — 50 Chanute: Bailey Erikson 1 2-4 4, Morgan Olson 3 0-1 6, Mackenzey Sutcliffe 2 3-8 8, Darian Rubow 3 0-0 6, Jordan Wiltse 2 0-0 4, Chelsea Keal 1 0-0 2, Shelby Trout 0 0-0 0, Brenna Olson 0 0-0 0. Totals 11 (1) 5-15 30. ...
BLUE COMETS PUNCH TICKETS TO STATE
Tribune Sports Editor
CHANUTE — Sam Son’s weekend couldn’t have gone much better.
For starters, the Chanute High School junior cruised to a regional championship in his bracket at the Chanute Class 4A Regional Wrestling Tournament on Saturday night, earning a third-straight state berth.
That’s not all Son accomplished, though. The Blue Comets standout kept his unbeaten streak intact and was also named the Regional Wrestler of the Y...
NCCC women's basketball program put on probation
Tribune staff Neosho County Community College President Brian Inbody reported today that sanctions have been handed down to the women’s basketball team from the National Junior College Athletic Association. Inbody said the violation was self-reported to the NJCAA, but did not disclose the violation, only that it was in connection to a current player. Three days after reporting to the NJCAA, NCCC learned that the college will not be able to ...
Chanute girls fall short vs. Bulldogs on Friday
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor INDY — The Chanute Blue Comets stayed close all game long, but could never quite get over the hump in a 61-44 loss to Independence on Friday night. Chanute Coach Megan Reid knows exactly what was holding her team back. “Turnovers and offensive rebounding,” Reid said. “Those were the two big things.” Chanute’s girls stayed within striking distance throughout the contest, but gave up several offensive rebou...
Panthers take step back vs. Coffeyville
Tribune staff COFFEYVILLE — With last week’s dominating win over Independence, the Neosho County Community College men’s basketball team took a big step forward. But on Saturday night in Coffeyville, the Panthers took a step back the other way. Coffeyville defeated Neosho County 100-83 in a Jayhawk East showdown. The Red Ravens jumped out to a 46-32 lead at intermission. The Ravens then used a 10-0 run to start the second half to pull away ...
Chanute holds on late at Independence
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor INDEPENDENCE — Skyler Miner drew a huge charge, Griffin Williams hit two clutch free throws and the Chanute High School boys basketball team held on late for a 41-38 win over host Independence on Friday night. The game’s outcome was still in doubt until the final seconds. Chanute held a 39-38 lead with a minute to go. Independence’s Peyton Botts missed a shot from point blank range inside and the Bulldogs...
Panthers split with Iowa Western
Tribune staff CHANUTE — The Neosho County Community College baseball team showed it can compete with one of the nation's top programs by splitting a doubleheader with defending national champion Iowa Western last Friday at Hudson Field. Neosho County won game one 4-2, but lost game two 11-10. After the split, the Panthers are now 3-1. In game one, Adam Giacalone had three hits and two RBIs, while Tyler Palmer had two RBIs. The Panthers ...
Royster boys take second at Pittsburg tourney
Rockets take second at Pittsburg Tournament Tribune staff PITTSBURG — The Royster Middle School eighth grade boys basketball team took second place at the Pittsburg Tournament on Saturday. It was the last action of the season. In the first game of the tourney, Royster defeated Pittsburg 45-41. Pittsburg had just beat Royster on Thursday, so the Rockets got some payback. "Pittsburg is a very physical team and we've had trouble matching u...
WEB UPDATE: Chanute qualifies six for state wrestling
The Chanute High School wrestling team had six athletes qualify for the state wrestling tournament at Saturday's Class 4A regional. Troy Clark and Sam Son both won regional titles, Clark at 135 and Son at 152 pounds. Tim Wrestler and Jared McComb both took second, falling in title matches at 125 and 189, respectively. Jared Fiscus took third place at 130 and Tyler Kidwell finished fourth at 160. Fiscus and Kidwell are first time state quali...
CHS girls fall to Indy 61-44
Independence defeated Chanute 61-44 in varsity girls action on Friday night. Chanute was within striking distance all game long, but could never get over the hump. Jordan Wiltse converted an old-fashioned three-point play and Chanute cut Indy's lead to 48-43 with 3:21 to play. The Comets would get no closer, however. The host Bulldogs scored 13 of the last 14 points to finish the game. Indy hit 11 late free throws to seal the win. Wiltse ...
Chanute boys hold off Indy
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor INDEPENDENCE — Skyler Miner drew a huge charge, Griffin Williams hit two clutch free throws and the Chanute High School boys basketball team held on late for a 41-38 win over host Independence on Friday night. The Blue Comets improved to 11-7 on the season and 4-2 in the SEK League. The game's outcome was still in doubt until the final seconds. Chanute held a 39-38 lead with a minute to go. Independence'...
Chanute's Phillips heading to California to race for Sutton
CHANUTE, KANSAS (February 17, 2011) – 2009 B-Modified champion Paden Phillips has been signed to race in NASCAR Modifieds for Sacramento-based Ron Sutton’s Winner’s Circle in 2011. Phillips will drive in selected races on the one-third mile paved All American Speedway in Roseville, CA. Ron Sutton’s Winner’s Circle is a NASCAR-focused driver development program that includes 27 talented young drivers from all over the world. Phillips earn...
Panthers cruise past Brown Mackie in season-opener
CHANUTE — The Neosho County Community College baseball team cruised past Brown Mackie on Thursday afternoon in the season-opener at Hudson Field.
Neosho County won game one 10-0 and then took game two 12-0.
The Panthers ended game one in six innings.
Caleb Compton and Adam Giacalone had two RBIs apiece. Giacalone hit a home run.
Nick Doughty, Tyler Palmer, and Alec Naifeh all had one RBI apiece.
Matt Strahm got the win on the mou...
Seventh grade Rockets end season with buzzer-beater
CHANUTE—The Royster Middle School seventh grade boys basketball team ended its season in dramatic fashion on Thursday night. Aaron Haviland drilled a 25-footer with no time left to give the Rockets a 20-19 win over Pittsburg. Royster was down by two with only five seconds left when the Rockets inbounded the ball to Haviland. What appeared to be a busted play turned into the game-winner, as the shot rattled in. Royster Coach Jeremy Wire said...
Panthers blow away Pirates
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE — All season long, Jeremy Coombs has been waiting for this type of performance. It finally came on Wednesday night. The Neosho County Community College men’s basketball team put everything together and showed what they’re capable of in a dominating 112-89 win over a solid Independence team on Homecoming. “We’ve always been able to score, but tonight, the bottom line is that we played defense,” Co...
Indy women too much for Panthers
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE — Despite a solid effort, the Neosho County Community College women’s basketball team fell to Independence 58-41 on Wednesday night. The Pirates are ranked fifth nationally and simply had too much firepower for the Panthers. “Independence is a really good team, so there are a lot of positives for us,” Neosho County Coach Kelley Newton said. “We didn’t lay an egg like last time. We stayed competitiv...
CHS wrestling: Comets have goals set high for regional
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor When the Chanute High School wrestling team hosts a Class 4A Regional tournament on Friday, the hosts would love nothing more than to hoist a championship plaque in front of their home fans. The Blue Comets are preparing this week with that thought in mind. “We’re pretty focused right now,” CHS Coach Andy Albright said. “We feel like we can do pretty well in front of our home crowd. And we can have a lot o...
Neosho County baseball returns solid core
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Ready or not, it’s here. The season opener for the Neosho County Community College baseball team is today. The Panthers begin the season by hosting Brown Mackie at Hudson Field with a 1 p.m. start time. In his 25th year as Head Coach, Steve Murry admitted his team may not be quite ready for the season. They have a good excuse, though. They’ve been clearing snow off the field. “The kids have worked very ha...