Neosho County women split at Shoot-Out
Tribune staff COFFEYVILLE—A big second half gave the Neosho County Community College women’s basketball team an 81-67 win over Pratt on Sunday at the Jayhawk Shoot-Out in Coffeyville. The Panthers held a three-point lead at the half, but then outscored Pratt 47-36 in the second half en route to the win. With the win, Neosho County ended the event on a high note. Tonika Bruce’s Panthers are now 6-7 on the season. The duo of Bjonee Reaves ...
NCCC wrestling splits at home event
Tribune staff CHANUTE— The 16th ranked Neosho County Community College wrestling team hosted two regional foes on Saturday in Chanute. In the first dual of the day the Panthers would host fifth-ranked Northwest Wyoming. Northwest defeated NCCC 29-18. The dual started at 125 with Northwest’s Jesse Hillhouse against NCCC’s Derek Steeley. Hillhouse is ranked fifth and Steeley is ranked eighth. Steeley showed early dominance and built a stea...
Games called off, CHS game rescheduled
There were no area high school basketball games played on Friday night due to the weather.
The Coffeyville at Chanute date will now be made up on Saturday, Feb. 6 at CHS.
No time has been finalized, CHS Athletic Director Eric Methvin said.
AN EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Walking onto the field at the Rose Bowl was an awe-inspiring moment for Joe Blubaugh. “It was pretty special,” Blubaugh said. “I’ve worked in all of the Big 12 stadiums, so I’m used to being in front of a large crowd. But I’ve watched the Rose Bowl since I was a little kid and it was really something special to be there.” A 1993 graduate of Erie High School, Blubaugh was a field judge at the 2010 Rose Bowl...
NCCC wrestling home on Saturday
Tribune staff CHANUTE—The Neosho County Community College wrestling team will start the second half of the season here Saturday against three formidable foes. The Panthers will host a dual tourney with Northwest College (Wy.), Pratt and St. Louis-Meramec. Meramec is ranked second in the nation, Northwest is ranked fourth and Pratt is ranked 15th. Neosho County is ranked at 16th nationally and will look to make some improvements with the add...
Late dry spell dooms Blue Comets
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor When you don’t score for almost 10 minutes, it’s usually a bad sign. That was the downfall for the Chanute High School girls basketball team on Tuesday at Fort Scott. Chanute struggled offensively in the second half and fell 55-35 to the Tigers. “I don’t think they’re 20 points better than us,” Chanute Coach Megan Reid said. “But we have to play better. We didn’t rebound very well and we didn’t hit our fr...
TO GRANDMA, HE'S JUST JOSH
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor To Shirley Haddan, Josh Freeman is no celebrity. In her eyes, he’s just Josh—her grandson. A resident of rural Stark, Haddan is the grandmother of Freeman, a quarterback for the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A former standout at Kansas State University, Freeman just finished an impressive rookie season leading the Bucs. And while grandmothers are known to brag about their grandchildren, Haddan tries not to...
Cubs earn big road win at Caney
Tribune staff CANEY—Humboldt handed Caney its first loss of the season, topping the hosts 52-50 in the boys game on Tuesday night. “It’s a big win for us,” Humboldt Coach David Taylor said. “They were 5-0 and it was big to win at their place.” A big second quarter propelled the Cubs to victory, as a 16-6 run put the Cubs in control. At the same time, the Cubs withstood a late Caney rally. “We went up 12 in the second half, but they came ba...
Wrestling notes: Chanute will host regional
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Chanute High School will host a Class 4A Wrestling Regional Tournament on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 19-20. Teams competing will be Chanute, Labette County, Augusta, Coffeyville, Columbus, El Dorado, Fort Scott, Anderson County, Independence, Iola, Prairie View, Mulvane, Parsons, Rose Hill and Towanda-Circle. The top four in each weight class will advance to the Class 4A State Tournament on Feb. 26-27 at t...
Tigers too much for Comets
Tribune Sports Editor
FORT SCOTT—This wasn’t exactly the start to 2010 the Chanute Blue Comets had in mind.
Fort Scott’s Jolee Sharp poured in 27 points and the Tigers ran past the Chanute girls 55-35 on Tuesday night in the first action of 2010 for both teams.
Chanute hung tough with the Tigers in the first quarter. But the Tigers switched from a man-to-man defense to a 1-2-2 zone. The Comets struggled to score the rest of the nig...
COMETS LOSE A HEARTBREAKER
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor FORT SCOTT—As the final buzzer sounded, the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat were on full display. Unfortunately for the Chanute High School boys basketball team, there was only agony. Two late shot attempts were off the mark and the Blue Comets suffered a heartbreaking 57-56 loss to the Fort Scott Tigers on Tuesday night. Down one with 6.6 seconds to play, the Comets had one last chance. Dustin...
Chanute boys searching for consistency
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Consistency. It’s the word that Max Ruark finds himself saying over and over. Thus far, the Chanute High School boys basketball team is still searching for that consistency. “I think we’ve done some good things and we’ve had some moments where we’ve played well,” Ruark said. “But I was disappointed in our last game. We need a consistent effort every night. And we’ve been working to correct that over brea...
Team chemistry key for Chanute girls
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor A team that’s on the same page and united in the pursuit of a common goal is something that every coach hopes to see. Chanute High School girls basketball coach Megan Reid feels her team fits that description. As the 2010 portion of the schedule begins tonight, Reid feels her team has become a cohesive unit. “The girls have had great attitudes and work ethics,” Reid said. “But the thing I’m really pleased...
Neosho County men ready for big second half
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor So far, Jeremy Coombs has been satisfied with what he’s seen. He’s also optimistic about what’s ahead. After winning six of their last seven games of 2009, the Neosho County Community College men’s basketball team is now 8-3 on the season and 2-0 in the Jayhawk East under Coach Coombs. “I’m very excited with what we’ve accomplished so far and I’m very excited about what we can still accomplish this seaso...
2009 produced many memorable moments
Tribune Sports Editor
It’s not a stretch to say the past year has given local sports fans a lot to cheer about.
Basically, if you pick a high school sport, Chanute High School had success in it in 2009. The school produced a couple of state champions, numerous conference championships, several regional titles and of course—a lot of memorable moments.
As 2010 arrives, let’s look back at ‘09 one last time. So without further ado, her...
Bollig selected to Shrine Bowl
Tribune Sports Editor
Matt Bollig sat in the stands at Wichita State’s Cessna Stadium last July and watched the state’s best high school football players compete in the Shrine Bowl. And as he sat there, Bollig hoped he’d get a chance to play in an all-star game of his own.
He’s getting his wish.
A senior at Chanute High School, Bollig was selected to participate in the 2010 Kansas Shrine Bowl All-Star Football Game. Bollig was nam...
Leach’s attorney says coach did nothing wrong
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The lawyer for Mike Leach says the suspended Texas Tech coach did nothing wrong in how he treated a player with a “mild” concussion. Ted Liggett said Tuesday that keeping receiver Adam James inside during practice due to the injury was better for the player than letting him remain outside. University officials suspended Leach on Monday while the school investigates complaints from James and his family about how the pl...
Cutler leads Bears over Vikes, 36-30 in OT
CHICAGO (AP) — Brett Favre issued a warning, Jared Allen wanted to curse and Adrian Peterson simply felt ill. The Minnesota Vikings lost again Monday night, beaten by the Chicago Bears 36-30 when Jay Cutler tossed a 39-yard strike to Devin Aromashodu in overtime. It was the Vikings’ third loss in four games and gave the New Orleans Saints homefield advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. “Each man on this team needs to go home and look hims...
Tales from the U.S. PGA Tour in 2009
Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer For a select few, the airline of choice is TWA — Tiger Woods Airlines. The world’s No. 1 player has been flying private for most of his professional career, and most recently flew home from Australia with his mother, three close friends and his office manager. On rare occasions, Woods has flown commercial to Dubai on Emirates Airlines. But when was the last time he flew in coach class? “On a really long flig...
Freshman girls defeat Iola
The Chanute High freshmen girls had little trouble disposing of Iola Friday night with a 60-16 victory.
Leading scorers were Shelby Trout, 12 points, Darian Rubow, 9, Ashton Cooper, 8, Brenna Olson, 7, Ashli Miner, 6.
The CHS teams are idle until after the new year.