Chanute has new digs
Tribune Staff Athletic facilities unrivaled in the area Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Eric Methvin summed it up perfectly. “We have awesome new facilities and I don’t think anyone in the SEK can top us.” With a brand new Chanute High School comes brand new athletic facilities, as well. A larger high school gymnasium, larger locker rooms, a wrestling room, a cardio room and a weight room all await the Blue Comets when school starts...
WATCHING THE GAMES
Tribune Staff Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The opening ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics are now behind us. As the games get under way, swimming, gymnastics, track and field and basketball appear to be the focus of this year’s NBC coverage. Want to know what events not to miss? Here’s a quick viewer’s guide: Wednesday, Aug. 13 Gymnastics fans can watch Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin compete for the United States. Johns...
Comets were perfect in 1935
Tribune Staff A look back at football history Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor It was one sweet repeat. After winning the Southeast Kansas League title in 1934, the Chanute High School football team won it again in 1935. And once again, the Blue Comets went undefeated at 9-0. Four main standouts were back from the previous year’s undefeated team. They were Ralph Miller, Earl Baird, Z. A. Eaton, and Archie Trembly. The foursome led th...
Football information announced
Tribune Staff Equipment checkout scheduled for football Chanute High School football coach Don Simmons has announced the dates and times that Blue Comet football players will check out equipment and work out. On Tuesday, Aug. 12 seniors and juniors will check out equipment at 4 p.m. at the stadium. On Tuesday at 5 p.m. there will be a team meeting for all players in grades 9-12. The team will have conditioning at 5:30 and then sophomo...
New Erie coach can’t wait for season
Tribune Staff Devils picked eighth in CNC poll Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor PITTSBURG—Don Barcus is ready to go. The new Erie High School football coach said he can’t wait to get the season under way. Barcus was just one of many coaches who were in attendance at the 2008 CNC Preseason Coaches Meeting at WATCO in Pittsburg. “I’m really looking forward to it,” Barcus said. “I’ve been really impressed with the kids. They’re hard-wor...
Blue Comets picked third in preseason poll
Tribune Sports Editor
PITTSBURG—Don Simmons had a message for his rival coaches: “Live every day like it’s your last.”
Simmons, the head coach of the Chanute High School football team, had family matters on his mind while speaking Thursday at the Fourth Annual SEK Preseason Coaches Meeting at WATCO in Pittsburg.
The Blue Comets were picked third in the 2008 Preseason Coaches poll. Pittsburg was picked first and Fort ...
Night of Stars held at Humboldt Speedway
Tribune Staff Scott L. Stewart For the Tribune HUMBOLDT— In the heat of a Kansas Monday night in early August, the humid air over the massive high banks of Humboldt Speedway was ripped apart by the full throttle cry of 25 of the finest Modifieds in the United States. Once again, the USMTS has returned to The Hummer. As drivers from all points of the compass, including NASCAR stars Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace, along with the cream o...
Speedway’s big week gets started on Friday
Scott L. Stewart
For the Tribune
HUMBOLDT— The next eight days at Humboldt Speedway are huge, the biggest one week line up of events in the 40 year history of the track.
Things got off to a powerful start last Friday with some fabulous racing action.
Gregg Hutton claimed his second B-Mod feature of the year, topping a 22-car field with an absolutely flawless driving performance, even when faced with several difficult restarts. ...
Let’s look back at the history of Chanute football
Tribune Staff Commentary Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The month of August has arrived and you know what that means—it’s hot as heck outside. While that’s true, August’s arrival also means that the high school football season is just around the corner. Practices begin on August 18 for all area teams and the season begins on Friday, September 5. Chanute High School opens the season on the road at Parsons that night. If we look a...
Comets went undefeated in 1934
Tribune Staff Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor There’s a first time for everything and for the Chanute Blue Comets football team, the first Southeast Kansas League title came in 1934. Displaying a stubborn defense and a diverse offense, the Blue Comets went 9-0 on the season under Coach J. Dale Skelton. Senior Albert Miller and sophomore Ralph Miller were key performers. Albert was the quarterback and Ralph was the halfback who would a...
Sharks second at SEK Meet
Tribune Staff Tribune staff The Chanute Sharks youth swim team took second place at the SEK Meet recently. Fort Scott took first place for the eighth-straight season. Chanute was a close second. Chanute had three swimmers win the high point award in their respective age divisions. Brock Gilmore had 134 points in the 13-14 boys division, Drake Gilmore scored 114 points in the 9-10 boys bracket and Kaitlyn Newton had 80 points in the 7-8...
Chanute women’s team wins WGA league
Tribune Staff Tribune staff A group of women’s golfers from Chanute are tops in Southeast Kansas. A team made up of women from the Quarry Stone and Safari Women’s Golf Associations took first place in the final standings of the SEK Women’s Golf Association league. After four meets, Chanute SEK claimed first place. They were followed by Pittsburg Countryside in second, Parsons Katy in third, Oswego Golf Course was fourth, and Parsons ...
Sharks second in SEK
The Chanute Sharks youth swim team took second place at the SEK Meet.
Fort Scott took first place for the eighth-straight season.
Chanute had three swimmers win the high point award in their respective age divisions. Brock Gilmore had 134 points in the 13-14 boys division, Drake Gilmore scored 114 points in the 9-10 boys bracket and Kaitlyn Newton had 80 points in the 7-8 girls division. Complete results w...
Night of Stars coming to Humboldt Speedway
Tribune Staff Tribune staff Humboldt Speedway will host regular races this Friday night and will then host “NASCAR Night of Stars” on Monday night. The night will feature Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace. Tickets for Monday’s event will be available on Friday night with paid admission from 6 to 8 p.m. As far as Monday, the gates will open at 4 p.m. and the races start at 7:30 p.m. For adults, the price of admission is $15. The price for ...
Blue Comets his the field
Summer camp arrives for CHS
Tribune Sports Editor
In a way, the season has arrived for the Chanute High School football team.
Yes, practices don’t begin until August 18, but this week, the Blue Comets are hitting the field with the upcoming season in mind.
Head Coach Don Simmons and his staff are holding a summer camp all week at Chanute Community Sports Complex.
“It gets the kids back thinking about playing football...
Bash takes the cash at Humboldt Speedway
Tribune Staff Scott L Stewart For the Tribune HUMBOLDT— History was made on Friday, July 24 at Humboldt Speedway, with two first time feature winners, the triumphant return of a salty veteran to victory lane, and the continuing saga of a racing legend. Leon Bash has run strong all season, yet had not reached the pinnacle of B-Mod racing before this night. Now Leon can savor the taste of victory, his first, as he relegated the recently...
Season ends for Chanute Post 170
Tribune Staff Tribune staff ARKANSAS CITY—Chanute Post 170¬†lost twice¬†in AAA Legion¬†zone play at Ark City to end their season.¬†¬† Chanute dropped games to Winfield 15-8 and¬†Coffeyville 30-17. ¬†Against Winfield on Wednesday, Chanute tied the game at three in the third inning¬†on RBI singles by A.J. Pitts and Tyler Waggoner.¬† John-Michael Wallace singled to score Christian Cruz in the fourth.¬† Craig Gilmore plated two with a single...
Gant wins at Quarry Stone
Tribune Staff Tribune staff CHANUTE— Jeremy Gant can definitely hang with the big boys. Gant, a senior to be at Chanute High School, won the championship flight at the Quarry Stone Men’s Club Championship Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 19. Seventeen men participated in the tournament. Gant shot a 68 to win the championship flight. Kim Kuhn was second with a 72. Dick Kelly won the “A” Flight with an 82. Joe Ray was second with an 83....
Sowder heading back to PSU
Tribune Staff Tribune staff As a player, Lindsay Sowder left Neosho County Community College for Pittsburg State University. And now as a coach, Sowder has repeated that process. Head Coach Ibraheem Suberu has named Sowder an assistant coach with the Gorillas volleyball program. Sowder has spent the last four years as head coach at Neosho County Community College. Sowder, a Toronto native, played for two seasons at NCCC before transf...
Isaac second at Tri-State golf tourney
Chanute’s Nancy Isaac took second place at the Tri-State golf tourney which was held July 21 and 22 at The Coves Golf Club on Grand Lake.
Pam Goodeyon, formerly of Chanute, was the overall medalist with a two-day total of 152.
Isaac was just one shot off with a 153 (79-74).
Other participants from Chanute were Anne Ranz, Cathy Cleaver and Joan Newman.
This was the 71st year of the Tri-State tourney with 98 ...