Blue Comets sign with Fort Scott CC
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor They may not have planned it, but three Chanute Blue Comets are staying together. Chanute seniors Matt Bollig, Damen Hartwig and T.J. Walls all signed letters of intent on Wednesday to play football for Fort Scott Community College. Bollig said he had several schools recruiting him, but in the end, he decided on the Greyhounds. “A lot of the positions that I want to play are going to be open there,” Bolli...
Humboldt boys let one slip away
Tribune Sports Editor
HUMBOLDT—Neodesha made all the plays down the stretch and pulled off a 43-39 come-from-behind win over Humboldt in the boys game on Tuesday night.
The Cubs held a 10-point lead at one point, but the Bluestreaks rallied late to earn the close win.
Neodesha outscored Humboldt 34-22 after intermission.
A low-scoring first quarter ended with the host Cubs up 10-7.
The Cubs pushed the lead to 17-9 at the half.
Blue Comet girls shut down Titans
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Whether they were trapping in a zone or playing man-to-man, the Chanute High School girls basketball team had the Columbus Titans frustrated and out of sync from start to finish. Chanute used a stellar defense to knock off Columbus 42-23 on Monday night. “We tried to mix it up defensively,” Chanute Coach Megan Reid said. “I thought our intensity was good. And when you hold a team to seven points in a half,...
Total team effort leads to a win
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Getting contributions from many, the Chanute High School boys basketball team handled Columbus 76-57 on Monday night. Chanute Coach Max Ruark went to his bench early in the game, bringing in subs Skyler Miner, Mitchell Hale, Matt Bollig, Caleb Wood and Logan Fox. The five sparked the Comets with their hustle and intensity on both ends. “Our bench did a great job tonight,” Chanute Coach Max Ruark said. “T...
Seventh grade Rockets continue winning ways
Tribune staff CHANUTE—The Royster Middle School boys basketball teams hosted Parsons on Monday night. In the seventh grade A game, Royster won 37-29. The Rockets started out solid with a 13-2 first quarter lead, and then led at the half 24-6. However, four straight three-point baskets to start the third quarter brought Parsons right back into the game. But the Rockets were too strong down the stretch and held on to win by eight. The lead...
Blue Comets sweep Titans
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor COLUMBUS—A long layoff didn’t appear to bother the Chanute High School girls basketball team. In fact, it didn’t seem to bother the CHS boys, either. Looking solid overall in both games, Chanute swept a doubleheader from Columbus on Monday night. The Comets won the girls game 42-23. Chanute handled the Titans 76-57 in the boys game. Both teams hadn’t played in nine days since finishing up their respective...
Cowley sweeps Neosho County
Tribune staff Cowley College won both games of a doubleheader on Saturday night against Neosho County Community College. The Cowley women beat Neosho County 89-43. Cowley’s men topped the Panthers 77-58 in a showdown of two of the conference’s top teams. Look for more on the Panthers in the Tribune tomorrow.
Blue Comets earn key SEK wins
Tribune staff COFFEYVILLE—The league title hopes are still alive for the Chanute High School wrestling team. The Blue Comets earned a huge league win over Pittsburg 33-28 on Thursday at Coffeyville-Field Kindley High School. Chanute also defeated Coffeyville 63-8. The win over Pittsburg was big, Chanute Coach Andy Albright said. “It was a heck of a dual,” Albright said. “It was definitely a big win for us. It was one of the top duals we’v...
MEETING UP IN THE KCAC: Area players face off, Sharp finishing hoops career
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor OTTAWA—When Ottawa University hosted McPherson College in women’s basketball on Thursday night, the Chanute area was well-represented. Three area products were in uniform as Chanute’s Carley Sharp and Altoona-Midway grad Brooke Sloan suited up for the McPherson Bulldogs, while Humboldt native Mallory Mueller took the floor for the Ottawa Braves. All three saw action in Ottawa’s 86-76 win over the Bulldogs....
WEB UPDATE: CHS events postponed
The weather has caused the area’s sporting events to be called off. For starters, the CHS basketball games scheduled for Friday night at Columbus were postponed. CHS Athletic Director Eric Methvin said the games will be made up on Monday night in Columbus. Next, the CHS wrestling invite, schedule for Saturday, has been postponed. No make-up date was announced.
Panthers split at Johnson County
Tribune staff OVERLAND PARK—The Neosho County Community College men’s basketball team improved to 7-1 in the Jayhawk East with a 90-78 win over Johnson County on Wednesday night. The Panthers led 46-39 at the half and then outscored the host Cavaliers 44-39 in the second half to get the win. “I thought we played pretty well and it was a great win on the road,” NCCC Coach Jeremy Coombs said. “Offensively we were working on all cylinders and...
Talented teams will compete at SEK Invite
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor When Chanute High School hosts the Southeast Kansas Invitational Wrestling Tournament on Saturday some talented wrestlers will be in attendance. The event begins at 9 a.m. and will run all day. The finals should start around 5 p.m. Teams competing are Augusta, Bishop Carroll, Chanute, Derby, Douglass, Coffeyville, Goddard, Independence, Mill Valley, Parsons, Pittsburg and Olathe East. Derby and Goddard l...
Blue Comets set to resume league play
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The mid-season tournaments are over and it’s time for the Chanute High School basketball teams to get back into league play. The Blue Comets were off on Tuesday night, but will hit the road on Friday to resume Southeast Kansas League action. Chanute is at Columbus on Friday night. The girls play at 6 p.m. with the boys to follow at around 8 p.m. CHS boys update Chanute’s boys went 0-3 at the Ralph Mill...
Royster boys win three out of four
CHANUTE—The Royster Middle School boys basketball teams were in action on Monday night, as the Rockets hosted the Columbus Titans.
In seventh grade action, the A team hit some late free throws to seal a 33-26 win over Columbus. For Royster, Derek Sharp scored 11 points and Loren Dillman added nine. Colton Erikson scored seven, Ethin Van Anne added four and Gus Walker chipped in two points. The A team is now 5-4 on the season.
A huge week ahead for CHS wrestling
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor When the Chanute High School wrestling team travels to Coffeyville on Thursday night, league title hopes will be on the line. Chanute takes on Pittsburg at 5:30 p.m. at Field Kindley High School in the first dual of the night. “It’s huge for the conference race,” Chanute Coach Andy Albright said. Pittsburg recently beat Columbus 45-33 in a match-up of two of the top three teams in the league. Now, a win ...
RMC notes: Williams comes home, Henshall dunks
Tribune Sports Editor
CHANUTE—Jeff Williams walked into the Chanute High School gymnasium and was immediately mobbed by former students, former co-workers and old friends.
The head coach of the Joplin Eagles, Williams grew up in Chanute and spent 27 years as a coach and educator at CHS. He left last May to go to Joplin so he could get back into coaching basketball.
The last few days were a homecoming for Williams and his family.
Spartans take third, Jaguars claim fifth
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—Emporia ran past Shawnee Heights 48-40 in the third place game of the 2010 Ralph Miller Classic on Saturday night. The Spartans held a slight lead entering the fourth quarter, but then outscored the Thunderbirds 14-13 in the final frame to get the win. The Spartans made eight free throws in the fourth to seal the win. Brandon Gentz and Jackson Perez each scored 14 points for Emporia. A low-scor...
Henshall's triple-double not enough
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE — A monster game from Cory Henshall was not enough, as a late drought led to a loss for the Chanute Blue Comets. Bishop Carroll defeated Chanute 41-30 in the seventh place game of the Ralph Miller Classic on Saturday afternoon. A 6-7 senior, Henshall had a triple-double for the Comets with 14 points, 14 rebounds and 10 blocked shots. That effort was not enough, however, as the hosts struggled in ...
LIONS ROAR: BACK TO BACK CHAMPS
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—Midnight never came for this Cinderella. Eighth-seeded Goddard out-played second-seeded Joplin from start to finish and the Lions defeated the Eagles 64-50 in the championship game of the 2010 Ralph Miller Classic on Saturday night at Chanute High School. The impressive win gives the Lions a second-straight Classic title. But this one was more of a surprise. “I don’t know what it is, but I wish we...
Aylward's shot gives CHS girls third place
TONGANOXIE—Ali Aylward’s hoop at the buzzer gave the Chanute High School girls basketball team a 50-49 win over the hosts in the third place game at the Tonganoxie Tournament on Saturday afternoon.
Down for most of the game, Tonganoxie scored to take the lead with six seconds left in the game.
The Blue Comets threw the inbounds pass to half-court to Jordan Wiltse.
“Jordy found Ali, she went baseline and shot a 10-to-12 footer an...