RUNNING IN THE RAIN
Tribune Staff Weather doesn’t stop Blue Comets: Girls take first Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Cross country runners are a lot like mailmen. No matter what type of weather it is—extreme heat, extreme cold, strong winds or like Thursday—a steady rain—cross country runners get out there and perform. Pounded by a constant downpour, the Chanute Blue Comets didn’t let the weather deter them from competing at the Fort Scott Cross Countr...
Freshmen beat Parsons
Tribune Staff Tribune staff The Chanute High School freshmen football team defeated Parsons 26-18 on Monday night at the sports complex. Jared McComb scored on a five-yard run in the first quarter for Chanute. The PAT failed. In the second quarter, McComb scored on a 17-yard run. The two-point conversion was good as McComb ran in. Parsons scored on a 30-yard pass play, but the PAT failed. Next, McComb scored on a seven-yard run in the ...
Panthers tie Devils, women win
Tribune Staff Tribune staff IOLA—The Neosho County Community College men’s soccer team tied Allen County 2-2 yesterday in the team’s first Region 6/KJCCC conference game. “It was a typical rivalry game, back and forth and very physical,” Panthers Coach Steven Harrison said. Neosho County goals were scored by Alex Cimmara and Lance Stimpson. “Our goalkeeper played outstanding with 4-5 unbelievable saves,” Harrison said of Jordan Christma...
Area volleyball teams open seasons
Tribune Staff Tribune staff The season began for area volleyball teams on Tuesday night. Humboldt, Altoona-Midway and Erie were all in action. The Humboldt High School volleyball team dropped its first two matches of the season on Tuesday in Oswego. Oswego defeated Humboldt 22-25, 27-25, 25-20. In the match, Lenzie Boring had 10 kills, while Randi Barnett and Megan Dillow had six kills apiece. Kelci Owens had 25 assists and eight serv...
Blue Comets set to host Grizzlies
Tribune Staff Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor All week long, Chanute High School football coach Don Simmons has been focused on one team: his own. The Blue Comets will host Labette County on Friday night at 7 p.m. at Chanute Community Sports Complex. And while Simmons has a game plan ready for the Grizzlies, he said he’s most concerned with one thing: seeing an overall improvement in his Comets. “Our whole focus this week is improvi...
JV tennis, freshmen volleyball results
The Chanute High School JV girls tennis team competed at Coffeyville on Tuesday.
Czarina Ramos went 0-3 at number-one singles. Ramos fell to Morgan Baxter of Indy 6-0, lost to Jordan Hayes of Coffeyville 6-4 and then lost to Jackie Schoonover of Neodesha 6-0.
Next, the Comets were open at number-two singles.
At number-one doubles, the team of Jeana Lawrence and Ashley Parrett went 1-2.
The Comets pair lost to Indy’...
LEADER OF THE DEFENSE
Tribune Staff Chanute’s Jones shows leadership for Blue Comets Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor He stands a few yards behind the line of scrimmage, slightly bent—ready to pounce. Loren Jones is waiting. The Chanute High School senior is waiting for an opposing running back to come his way. He’s waiting to put a ferocious hit on someone. He’s waiting to make a play for his team. The six-foot, 175-pound senior linebacker is the qua...
JV football team routs Parsons 42-8
Tribune Staff Tribune staff CHANUTE—The Chanute High School Junior Varsity football team defeated Parsons 42-8 on Monday night at Chanute Community Sports Complex. In the first quarter, Cody Catterson scored on a six-yard run. The two-point conversion was good as Catterson ran in. Catterson scored in the second quarter on a two-yard run. The two-point try failed. Catterson later scored again on an eight-yard run. The two point conversi...
Murry reflects on second pro season
Tribune Staff Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor A second season of professional baseball is now complete for Chanute High School graduate Zack Murry. Murry just finished his second summer with the Casper Ghosts in Casper, Wyoming. The Ghosts are an advanced rookie league affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. The team went 36-37 this year. For the second-straight season, Murry had a productive season, especially with the bat. Murry hit ....
Comets show explosive potential
Tribune Staff Football notebook Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor When clicking on all cylinders, the offense of the Chanute High School football team can be explosive. This was evident on Friday night in Parsons. After a few early possessions stalled, the Comets offense got going in the third quarter. And when it got going, it was tough to stop. Chanute scored 37 unanswered points in a 57-21 win over the Vikings. “We thought we had...
Jets, Cubs fall on the road, Erie wins big
MIAMI, (Mo.)—Altoona-Midway struggled offensively in a 52-6 loss at Miami last Friday. The Jets had just 38 yards of total offense and lost eight fumbles.
“We could not control the line of scrimmage,” Jets coach Jim Leonard said. “They were in our backfield all night.”
Leonard said he was proud of how hard his team kept playing.
“The kids showed a lot of heart and never gave up,” he said. “They played hard from st...
Humboldt falls to Burlington
BURLINGTON—Host Burlington topped Humboldt 24-14 on Friday night. Look for more on this game on Tuesday.
First downs 18 16
Rushing 32-253 29-144
Passing 8-14-1 11-24-0
Pass yards 55 142
Total off 308 286
Punts 2-24 3-24
Fumbles-lost 2-2 1-0
Pen. 9-65 6-51
HU 7 7 0 0—14
BU 0 14 7 3—24
Comets ‘roll the sixes’ on Vikings
Tribune Sports Editor
PARSONS—The Chanute High School football team has a new motto for the 2008 season—“Roll the sixes.”
That motto was definitely fitting on Friday night.
It just took awhile.
Chanute put up 37 unanswered points in the second half and lit up the scoreboard in a 57-21 win over the Parsons Vikings at Marvel Park Stadium.
“It was a good win,” Chanute coach Don Simmons said. “We feel pretty good right n...
OFF AND RUNNING
Tribune Staff Cross country season begins Tribune staff Led by a third-place finish by sophomore Kaitlyn Dispensa, the Chanute High School girls cross country team took second place at the Labette County Invitational on Thursday. The Blue Comets actually tied for first place, but lost a tie-breaker and had to settle for runner-up. The tie-breaker looks at the time of the team’s sixth runner. Chanute only had five varsity girls competing....
Comets earn volleyball wins on the road
Tribune Sports Editor
FREDONIA—The Chanute Blue Comets started fast and finished strong.
The Comets quickly knocked off host Fredonia 25-8 and 25-15 on Thursday night.
Chanute ended the night with a 25-12, 25-18 victory over Burlington.
Chanute coach Gail Petersen said she was pleased with what she saw overall.
“I’m really proud of them,” Petersen said. “The girls took some big steps tonight. The thing we gained toni...
Humboldt cross country has high expectations
Tribune Staff Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The Humboldt High School cross country team has its goals set high in 2008. It’s not hard to see why. Cubs Coach Eric Carlson has two state qualifiers back in Andy Hill and Raquel Hill. “Andy and Raquel should lead the way for our team,” Carlson said. “Both qualified for state last year in cross country and in track.¬† They have logged some mileage over the summer and now have some experi...
Comets open season at Parsons
Tribune Staff Football preview Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor One year ago, the Chanute High School football team took the field with a large cast of new starters. This year, they’re back as experienced players. And when the Chanute Blue Comets hit the road to take on the Parsons Vikings in week one of the prep football season, don’t expect the nerves to be as bad this time around. “There won’t be as many jitters as last year,” Cha...
Comets split season-opener
Tribune Staff Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—There may have been some opening-night jitters for the Chanute High School volleyball team. The Blue Comets opened the 2008 season with a loss to Colgan and a hard-fought win over Fort Scott on Tuesday at the CHS gymnasium. Colgan defeated Chanute 11-25, 25-15, 25-22. Chanute bounced back and knocked off Fort Scott 25-22, 20-25, 25-21 in the finale. “It was our first night out an...
Tribune Staff Martin does a little bit of everything for Comets Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Kevin Martin rarely takes a play off. Literally, Martin rarely leaves the field for the Chanute High School football team. Martin, a 5-11, 175-pound senior, does a little bit of everything for the Blue Comets. “He’s a jack of all trades for us,” Chanute Coach Don Simmons said. “He’s a talented athlete and he’ll do what we ask of him.” J...
Champs crowned at Humboldt Speedway
Scott L. Stewart
For the Tribune
HUMBOLDT—Congratulations to Humboldt Speedway’s 2008 points champions! And, a “Well Done” to all who participated in the 21 races held this season.
The 2008 points champs are: Scott Cronk in Factory Stock; Todd Kidwell in B Mods; Jay Lamons, Jr. in Street Stock and Jess Folk, Jr. in Modifieds.
This season’s last night was every bit as exciting as the rest of the season.
Scott Cronk started off ...