Humboldt's McNutt medals at state track meet
Tribune staff WICHITA — Humboldt’s Tanner McNutt finished second overall in the Class 2A boys 400-meter dash at the State Track Meet in Wichita on Saturday. McNutt advanced to the finals of the 400 on Friday by finishing third overall (51.46). In Saturday’s finals, McNutt crossed the line second with a time of 51.17. Zach Werth of Ellis was first (50.91). McNutt also competed in two other events. The Humboldt sophomore finished 11th in the ...
Humboldt softball falls to eventual state champ
Tribune staff EMPORIA —If there’s any consolation for the Humboldt High School softball team, it’s this — they lost to the state champs. Udall defeated Humboldt 7-5 in the first round of the Class 2-1A state softball tournament on Friday in Emporia. Udall led 4-0, but the Cubs tied it up with a four-run fourth inning. Udall responded with three runs in the bottom half. Humboldt added one run in the fifth, but could not score again. Melissa...
State softball, baseball results
KSHSAA STATE SOFTBALL TOURNAMENTS CLASS 6A at Arrocha Ballpark, Lawrence Friday, May 27 Quarterfinals Olathe East 11, Lawrence 0 Topeka Washburn Rural 1, Olathe South 0 Goddard 11, Derby 3 Olathe Northwest 7, Maize 6 Saturday, May 28 Semifinals Topeka Washburn Rural 3, Olathe East 1 Olathe Northwest 8, Goddard 2 Third place Goddard 6, Olathe East 2 Championship Olathe Northwest 9, Topeka Washburn Rural 1 CLASS 5A at Two River...
STATE TRACK DAY ONE: Comets compete with state's best
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor WICHITA — Darian Rubow’s third-place finish in the girls high jump was definitely the highlight for the Chanute High School track team on Friday at the Class 4A State Track Meet at Wichita State University’s Cessna Stadium. A sophomore, Rubow cleared five feet and tied for third. Jenny Whitledge of Tonganoxie won the state title by clearing 5-4. Defending state champ Colleen O’Brien of Louisburg settled ...
CHS BOYS TRACK: FIRST TRIP TO STATE
Tribune Sports Editor
When 18 members of the Chanute High School track team head to this weekend’s state meet in Wichita, Chanute Coach Derek Liggett wants each and every one of them to be physically prepared.
But he also wants them to be mentally prepared.
Liggett said the Blue Comets have backed off the physical training this week and have focused on the mental side of things.
“I think it’s important for each kid to go in with re...
CHS GIRLS TRACK: Comets set for state track meet
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor A friendly rivalry has paid off for two Chanute High School freshmen. In fact, the two throwers have pushed each other to state. Chanute freshmen Sierra Masoner and Haley Taylor will be competing at this weekend’s Class 4A State Track Meet in Wichita. The two workout partners say having the other around in practice has been a key to their progression this year in the throwing events. Both qualified for ...
Blue Comets named all-league in baseball, softball
Tribune staff The Chanute High School baseball team had three athletes listed on the 2011 All-SEK League Baseball Team. Chanute junior outfielder Brandon Bell was a First Team All-SEK League selection. The Comets had two players listed on the second team. Senior pitcher/infielder Dustin Eccles and junior infielder Grant McMillan were both recognized as second team all-conference. CHS softball The Chanute High School softball team had thr...
CHS TRACK: OVER THE BAR, OVER THE HUMP
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor OTTAWA — In previous trips to the regional track meet, Tim Wrestler went home disappointed, frustrated and angry. Wrestler was experiencing a completely different emotion this year. A Chanute High School senior, Wrestler took fourth place in the pole vault at the Ottawa Class 4A Regional Track Meet on Friday. Making the most of his final opportunity, Wrestler got over the hump and advanced to the state tr...
CHS TRACK: Large group qualifies for state
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor OTTAWA — When the Ottawa Class 4A Regional Track Meet came to an end on Friday night, the Chanute High School track team had much to celebrate. The Blue Comets qualified 18 different individuals for the state track meet. On the boys side, three Comets qualified individually. Senior Tim Wrestler took fourth place in the pole vault by clearing 12-6 (See more on Wrestler below). Also, Chanute sophomore Josh...
Chanute 12th at state golf tourney
Tribune staff HUTCHINSON — The Chanute High School golf team finished the 2011 season at the Class 4A State Golf Tournament on Monday at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson. The Blue Comets finished 12th in the team standings. “The course played tough like we knew it would,” Chanute Coach Bill Woodard said in a phone interview. “The conditions were pretty good, but it’s just a hard course. We didn’t hit it straight enough off the tee. ...
Humboldt Speedway results
Humboldt Speedway results Sunday’s winners Whitworth Construction Pure Stock A FEATURE—1. Tyler Kidwell, 2. Derek Michael, 3. Jeremy Willard, 4. David Matlock, 5. Brandon Rowland. Factory Stock A FEATURE— 1. Jeremy Wilson, 2. Scott Stuart, 3. Derrek Wilson, 4. Tim Phillips, 5. Keith Simmons. EZ Lock & Key B Mod A FEATURE—1. Tim VanGotten, 2. Jeremy Chambers, 3. Jimmie Davis, 4. Dalton Kirk, 5. Mike Higley. Allen Co. Chiropractic USRA...
Area track: McNutt leads Humboldt
Tribune staff YATES CENTER — Tanner McNutt will represent Humboldt High School at the Class 2A State Track Meet. A sophomore, McNutt took first place in three individual events at the Yates Center Regional on Friday. McNutt took first in the 400-meter dash with a time of 51.1. McNutt was also the regional champ in the long jump (20-08) and the triple jump (40-08.25). McNutt won’t be alone at state. Humboldt’s 4x400 relay team also qualif...
BLUE COMETS HEADED TO STATE
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Bill Woodard isn’t trying to frighten his Chanute High School golf team. But the head coach of the Blue Comets is being straight-forward and honest about what they’ll face on Monday at the Class 4A State Golf Tournament in Hutchinson. This year’s 4A tourney is being held at Prairie Dunes, a notoriously difficult course. “It’s a really tough golf course,” Woodard said. “It’s a challenging course. It’s a t...
WEB UPDATE: CHANUTE COMPETES AT OTTAWA REGIONAL, 18 TO STATE
The Chanute High School track team competed at the Ottawa Class 4A Regional Track Meet on Friday. The top four in each event advanced to the state track meet. In all, 18 athletes from Chanute will compete at state next weekend in Wichita. BOYS The Blue Comets qualified for state in the 4X800 relay with a top four finish. Running on the relay team were Brandon Hatch, Ricky Swanson, Seb Fairchild and Colton Fiene. Fiene finished strong as the...
Baxter Springs win Chanute Baseball Regional
Baxter Springs advanced to state by winning the Chanute Class 4A Regional on Thursday. The Lions beat the Independence Bulldogs 13-6 in the title game at NCCC’s Hudson Field on Thursday night. The Lions beat the Chanute Blue Comets 4-2 in the semifinals. The Comets ended the season with a record of 8-14. SEK Baseball Standings Final standings League All x-Pittsburg 13-3 16-6 x-Columbus 13-3 15-6 Iola 12-4 ...
Races moved to Sunday at Humboldt
Friday’s races at the Humboldt Speedway have been postponed and will be run on Sunday, May 22. Gates open at 4 p.m., with races starting at 6 p.m. Bicycle races have been moved to next Friday, May 27.
Pittsburg wins Rohde Trophy, Chanute second
Tribune staff Pittsburg High School is the winner of the 2010-11 Martin Rohde All-Sports Memorial Trophy. The award recognizes athletic achievements for an entire school year. Schools are awarded points based on how they finish in each sport throughout the school year. This is Pittsburg’s fourth-straight year as the winning school. Chanute High School was second for the second-straight year. Independence was third for the second-straight ...
COMETS LEFT STRANDED
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE — The Chanute Blue Comets had no problem getting runners on base against Baxter Springs. Getting those runners across home plate was another story. Chanute stranded 14 runners on base Thursday in the first semifinal of the Chanute Class 4A Baseball Regional. Those missed opportunities played a huge role as Baxter Springs defeated Chanute 4-2 at Hudson Field. With the loss, the season ended for th...
CHS TRACK: Regional meet is here
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor State berths will be up for grabs on Friday at the Ottawa Class 4A Regional Track Meet. The top four in each event advance to the state meet, while those who don’t will see the season come to an abrupt end. The field events begin at 3:30 p.m. at Ottawa High School. The prelims of the running events begin at 5 p.m. As the Chanute Blue Comets get set for the regional, Head Coach Derek Liggett said he’s been...
NCCC Basketball: One Hickert leaves, another on the way
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor As one Hickert departs Chanute, another will soon be coming to town. Neosho County Community College Men’s Basketball Coach Jeremy Coombs has signed Tyler Hickert to a letter of intent. A native of Bunbury, Australia, Tyler Hickert is Jordan Hickert’s younger brother. Of course, the elder Hickert recently finished his second year at NCCC. So as one Hickert leaves, another is on the way. “It’s exciting ...