CHS golf takes second at Indy
Tribune staff INDY—Mitchell Hale took first overall and teammate Cameron Wiltse was right behind at second for the Chanute High School golf team at the Independence Invitational on a breezy Thursday afternoon. The Blue Comets finished second as a team, as Coffeyville topped CHS by 10 strokes. Hale shot a 79 (37-42) en route to the individual title. Wiltse shot an 80 (38-42) and was one stroke behind his teammate. “They both played well and...
CHS GOLF: State experience returns
Tribune Sports Editor
Bill Woodard’s not focusing on who’s gone—he’s focusing on who’s back.
Despite losing a talented senior class to graduation, the Blue Comets have three experienced golfers back as the 2010 season arrives. Leading the way for Chanute this spring will be juniors Mitchell Hale and Skyler Miner and sophomore Cameron Wiltse.
“We have a small group of returning letter winners but they have a wealth of experience,” ...
CHS TENNIS: EXPECTATIONS HIGH FOR COMETS
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor They’ve gained valuable experience for years. And now, they hope that experience pays off. The Chanute High School tennis team returns an experienced group in 2010, as nearly every varsity performer from last year is back. Seniors Jimmie Quinn, Matt Stutt, Jacob Guiot and Mason Johnson all return as experienced players and will lead the way for the Blue Comets. Sophomore Ian Cheshier also returns after ea...
CHS softball sweeps Eureka
CHANUTE—The Chanute High School softball team began the 2010 season by sweeping Eureka on Tuesday night.
Chanute won game one 15-0 and then took game two 11-1.
“It was a great way to start the season,” Chanute Coach Don Simmons said.
In game one, Chanute scored six runs in the first inning and then put up nine more in the third. The run-rule ended the game early.
Taylor Gard got the win on the mound for the Blue Comets. Gard allo...
Panthers win fifth-straight game
Tribune staff CHANUTE—The Neosho County Community College baseball team improved to 17-9 overall and 7-3 in the Jayhawk East by sweeping a doubleheader from Coffeyville on Tuesday at Hudson Field. The Panthers took game one 8-7 and then won 19-3 in five innings in game two. In the opener, the Panthers were down 6-1, but rallied. Coach Steve Murry said his team just kept chipping away. A five-run fifth inning got the Panthers back in the g...
CHS TRACK: GREAT EXPECTATIONS
Tribune Sports Editor
Chanute High School has a new head track and field coach—but he’s no stranger to the program.
Derek Liggett takes over the head coaching duties for the Blue Comets this year. An instructor at CHS, Liggett has been a volunteer assistant with the track team for years and is also Chanute’s head cross country coach.
With that, the new man in charge is already well-known to his athletes.
“It’s been an easy transiti...
Aylward selected to KVA all-star match
Tribune staff Chanute High School senior Ali Aylward has been selected to the 2010 Kansas Volleyball Association All-Star Team. Each summer the KVA sponsors an All-Star match. The top seniors in the state are selected to play in a showcase match. The selection process is based on both outstanding accomplishments in volleyball and in academics. This year’s KVA All-Star match will be held on June 5 at Washburn University in Topeka. The ev...
Baseball team begins season with a sweep
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—The Chanute High School baseball team began the 2010 season on a good note by sweeping a doubleheader from Eureka at Paul Lindblad Field at Katy Park on a windy Tuesday. Chanute took game one 17-5 and game two 14-6. “We can take a lot of good things from tonight,” Chanute Coach Matt Koester said. “We didn’t play great, but we played good enough. There were some bright spots and we saw some areas whe...
CHS BASEBALL: Comets reloaded for 2010
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor With only two starters back, one might assume that the expectations would be low for the Chanute High School baseball team this season. But that’s not the case at all. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Chanute Head Coach Matt Koester is definitely optimistic as the season begins. Why? Because the Blue Comets have a large and promising group of newcomers who will join the team’s returning letterwinners to ...
CHS SOFTBALL: All-conference performers return
Tribune Sports Editor
Senior Bethany Franke and junior Taylor Gard are expected to lead the way for the Chanute High School girls softball team this spring.
Franke and Gard are both returning all-conference performers.
Franke plays second base and Gard is the team’s starting pitcher. Gard was a first team all-league pitcher last year. Franke was second team all-SEK.
Also expected to be big contributors are returning starters Taylo...
CHS seniors steal the show at Army All-Star Game
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor PITTSBURG—Three Chanute Blue Comets definitely made a great impression at the Fourth Annual U.S. Army/Army Strong High School All-Star Basketball Game on Sunday at the St. Mary’s Colgan Fieldhouse in Pittsburg. For starters, two Blue Comets took home Most Valuable Player honors at the event, as Ali Aylward was the MVP of the girls game and Cory Henshall was named MVP of the boys contest. Aylward scored 17 ...
Chanute has three champs at Kids State
Tribune staff TOPEKA—Chanute had 22 athletes compete at the Kansas Kids State Wrestling Championships in Topeka this past weekend. The Chanute Wrestling Club had six members compete and the SEK Jr. Comets had 16 athletes compete. Chanute had three state champs at the event—Trent Clements, Scout Lee and Sam Son. The event was held at the Topeka Expocentre. Wrestlers had to advance to state from a district competition. In the eight and un...
Panthers split with Allen County
Tribune staff The Neosho County Community College baseball team split a doubleheader with Allen County on Friday. Allen won game one 5-3 in eight innings and then NCCC took game two 5-4. With the split, the Panthers are now 13-9 on the season and 3-3 in the conference. After dates with Cowley, Johnson County and Allen, the Panthers completed a week taking on the Jayhawk East’s top three teams in-a-row. “Hopefully we know we can play with a...
Tennis team competes at Neodesha
Tribune staff NEODESHA—The Chanute High School boys tennis team competed at the Neodesha Invite on Saturday. Chanute’s number-two doubles team of Jacob Guiot and Mason Johnson took first place. The Comets beat Neodesha’s Kyle Thompson and Adam Schultz 8-1 and then defeated Iola’s team of Jordan Strickler and Zeph Larney 8-1. In the title match, Guiot and Johnson defeated Maranatha’s team of Steven Swank and Robb Thomas 8-1. At number-one ...
ONE RARE PAIR
Tribune Sports Editor
Brooke Sharp and Ali Aylward share the same dilemma.
But their problem is one most other high school athletes would love to have.
So what’s their big issue?
Both Sharp and Aylward have no more space on their letter-jackets.
Yes, it’s true. With one season left, the two Chanute High School seniors have had so much success during their prep careers that they have no where else to put any future patches they ...
Youth wrestlers advance to state tourney
Chanute will once again send a large contingent to the youth wrestling state tournament. The youth wrestlers advanced with their performances at the district tourney in Topeka last weekend.
The 2010 Kansas Kids State Wrestling Tournament is March 27-28 at the Topeka Expocentre.
SEK Jr. Comets
In all, 16 members of the SEK Jr. Comets qualified for state.
In the eight and under division, Darryl Rylant was first at 61, Trent Clemen...
Blue Comets second at Indy tennis invite
INDY—The Chanute High School boys tennis team began the 2010 season at the Independence Invitational on Tuesday. Chanute took second place at the invite. The host Bulldogs took first place.
For the Comets, the number-one doubles team of Matt Stutt and Ian Cheshier went 3-1. The Comets beat Fort Scott’s Dustin Willard and Kyle Altic 8-2, but then lost to Independence’s team of Wes Goodrich and Anthony Davis 8-6. Stutt and Cheshier...
Lundy receives conference award
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Neosho County Community College President Dr. Vicky Smith presented sophomore Antione Lundy with the Jayhawk East Player of the Year Award on Tuesday. “It’s a great honor for Neosho County Community College to have the Jayhawk East Player of the Year,” Smith said. “Lundy had a great year, he had nearly 30 double-doubles and led the nation in rebounding,” NCCC Coach Coombs said. “But he knows he couldn’t...
Comets, area players selected to all-star game
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Three Chanute High School seniors and a handful of area players have been selected to play in the Fourth Annual U.S. Army/Army Strong All-Star Basketball Game. The game will be held on Sunday, March 28 at the St. Mary’s-Colgan Fieldhouse in Pittsburg. The game is sponsored by KSEK and KLKC radio stations and the U.S. Army. The girls game will begin at 1 p.m. with the boys game to follow. On the girls sid...
Henshall, Aylward named all-state by Eagle, Capital Journal
The honors continue to pile up for Cory Henshall and Ali Aylward.
After receiving first team all-league honors recently, the Chanute High School seniors were both named to the honorable mention all-state basketball teams for Class 4A by the Wichita Eagle and the Topeka Capital Journal newspapers.
Henshall was one of six players from the Southeast Kansas League to be recognized on the Eagle’s team.
Other SEK players named honorab...