Panthers finish Classic on a high note
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor COFFEYVILLE—Antione Lundy got an earful from his coach. And then he got going. Lundy scored 27 points and led the way as the Neosho County Community College men’s basketball team came from behind and knocked off Paris (Texas) College 74-72 on Saturday night at the Coffeyville Bricktown Classic at Nellis Hall. “That’s a great win for us,” Neosho County Coach Jeremy Coombs said. “They won the national tourna...
Panthers finish Coffeyville Classic on a high note
The Neosho County Community College men's basketball team defeated Paris (TX) College 74-72 on Saturday night at the Coffeyville Bricktown Classic. The Panthers were down by 13 in the second half before rallying to victory. Antione Lundy scored 27 points for NCCC, with 25 points in the second half. On Friday, Seminole State defeated the Panthers 69-59. Look for more on these games in Tuesday's Tribune. Friday's result Seminole State 69, ...
Royster girls suffer first loss of season
Tribune staff The Royster Middle School eighth grade girls A basketball team lost for the first time this season, falling to Pittsburg 26-25 on Thursday. “We knew it would be a tough game and the score difference was never more than two or four,” Coach Steve Slane said. “The girls played hard and had a couple of chances at the end, but it didn’t work out. I was really proud of how hard the girls fought. We’ll see them again and have some mor...
Panthers fall short vs. rival Labette
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—Wearing bright red instead of the familiar blue and gold, Cameron Jesseph took his place on the wrestling mat. But for the first time in his life, Jesseph competed in Chanute as an opponent of the hometown team. A freshman at Labette Community College, Jesseph returned to Chanute with the Cardinals to take on the rival Neosho County Panthers in a Jayhawk Conference dual on Thursday night at the Pant...
Indians, Jets named to Three Rivers League teams
St. Paul and Altoona-Midway had several players named to the 2009 All-Three Rivers League 8-Man Football Team.
St. Paul had eight different players recognized, while the Jets had three selected.
D.J. Vitt of St. Paul was a unanimous first team pick at running back, while Luke Schibi was a unanimous first team selection at linebacker.
St. Paul quarterback Riley O’Brien and receiver Tyler Coomes were both first team selections at t...
For Bostic, an offer comes before a game
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor As a high school junior, Antonio Bostic was cut from his varsity basketball team. Now, just a few years later, Bostic is on his way to becoming a Division I basketball player. A freshman at Neosho County Community College, Bostic signed with Stephen F. Austin University on Wednesday. And that’s not all. Bostic was offered a scholarship before he even played one minute of one game at the college level. Bo...
Despite late rally, NCCC men fall to Butler
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—A late rally was not enough for the Neosho County Community College men’s basketball team on Tuesday night. After building a big lead, Butler held on late for a 94-81 win over Neosho County at the Panthers Gym. The Grizzlies used a big run early in the second half to go up 21 at 61-40. The Panthers didn’t quit. Led by guards Tyrie Wooten, Kris Wilson and Antonio Bostic, Neosho County rallied late ...
Late comeback falls short for NCCC women
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—The point production was there. The defensive stops were not. The Neosho County Community College women’s basketball team battled back from 25 down, but ran out of steam at the end in a 101-89 loss to Butler on Tuesday night. “It’s hard for anybody to come back from down 20,” Panthers Coach Tonika Bruce said. “We missed assignments and basically, we didn’t defend anybody. We came back with some ene...
SEK football notes: Coaches resign, new TD record set
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Two head football coaches from the Southeast Kansas League have resigned. Labette County Coach Craig Hartman has stepped down and Fort Scott Coach Don Epps has also resigned. Hartman was the longest tenured coach in the league. This was his 16th year as head coach of the Grizzlies. LCHS went 5-5 this year. Epps was the head coach for four years. Fort Scott went 1-8 this year. Epps will remain a teacher an...
Chanute lands 12 on all-league football team
Tribune Sports Editor
The Southeast Kansas League champion Chanute Blue Comets landed 12 players on the 2009 All-SEK League Football Team.
Six different players were named First Team All-SEK. Senior Matt Bollig was listed at quarterback, senior T.J. Walls was listed at receiver, senior James Smith was named at defensive end, junior Alec Haight was listed as a receiver, sophomore Quenton Schooley was listed as an offensive lineman a...
Royster 8th wins at Parsons
The coach wasn’t impressed, but the score was as the Royster 8th grade girls won the A game against Parsons on Monday on the road, 24-4. “We weren’t very focused and that caused us to be a half step slow on defense and a half step too fast on offense,” said Coach Steve Slane. “We were just a little out of sync all day, which shooting 11 for 64 shows. Hopefully we’ll learn from this for the future as we have some tough games coming up.” Sie...
Panthers earn comeback win over Cloud
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—Jeremy Coombs wondered how his team would respond to some adversity. He found out on Saturday night. Down 12 in the second half, the Neosho County Community College men’s basketball team battled all the way back and pulled off a 75-71 come from behind win over Cloud County. “I’m speechless,” Coombs said. “This is a huge win for us. I’m very, very proud of our guys. I wanted us to be resilient ton...
Neosho County wrestling has depth in '09-10
Tribune staff The season is now underway for the Neosho County Community College wrestling team. Panthers Coach Wayne Petterson said his team has a lot of depth this year. “I anticipate balance in our lineup with only real questions marks at one or two weights,” Coach Petterson said. “With injuries and the like we feel pretty comfortable with our depth and the abilities of our backups. Our strength will come from our lower and middle weigh...
NCCC roundup: volleyball ends season, women fall in Texas
With the season on the line, the Neosho County Community College volleyball team lost a close one to Kansas City, Kansas on Saturday in a first round playoff game of the Region VI D-II tourney at Cowley College.
KCK defeated NCCC 28-26, 23-25, 29-27, 10-25, 15-11.
The Panthers end the season with record of 20-19 for Coach Asya Herron.
Neosho County went 7-4 in the Jayhawk East this year.
Cowley defeated Coffeyville in the first ...
Panthers pull off comeback win over Cloud
CHANUTE—The Neosho County Community College men's basketball team knocked off Cloud County 75-71 on Saturday night. The Panthers were down 12 in the second half, but battled back and earned the win. Look for a complete story in Tuesday's Tribune. NCCC 75, Cloud County 71 Neosho County: Justin Fairman 4-12 1-1 10, D'Andre Tomlin 3-7 2-3 8, Jahmal Burroughs 1-5 3-6 5, Antonio Bostic 2-11 3-5 8, Kris Wilson 0-2 1-3 1, Jordan Hickert 0-0 0-0 0...
Royster girls split with Coffeyville
Tribune staff The Royster Middle School girls basketball teams hosted Coffeyville on Thursday. In the eighth grade A game, Royster won 50-14. “Our defensive intensity was great and we really ran the floor well,” Coach Steve Slane said. “The balanced scoring made us really hard to defend. Hopefully we can build on this, because Coffeyville is a good team and we’ve talked to the girls about believing in themselves.” Payton Tallent led a bal...
CHS FOOTBALL: A SEASON TO REMEMBER
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Don Simmons called it one of the most rewarding seasons he’s ever had as a coach. It’s not hard to see why. The Chanute High School football went 8-2, won the Southeast Kansas League title outright and also won the District 6 title in the 2009 season. “It was a very memorable season,” Simmons said. “In 32 years as a coach and in 26 as a head coach, this was probably one of the most rewarding years I’ve ha...
What a Fall for Chanute High School
Tribune Sports Editor
To say that it’s been a good Fall for Chanute High School would be a huge understatement.
In fact, I might even want to replace the word “good” with “unbelievable.”
Each and every CHS Fall sports team has had a successful and memorable season.
Let’s take a quick look at each team and what they’ve accomplished this season.
For starters, the CHS football team secured the district title and the league title in th...
Panthers cruise in opener
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—Whether you call it a coming-out party or a sneak peek, the Neosho County Community College men’s basketball team gave all those in attendance a glimpse of what kind of season it may be. With an intense, in your face pressure defense, the Panthers overwhelmed the Ottawa University JV team from the start and ran past the Braves 96-55 in the season-opener on Thursday night at the Panthers Gym. If yo...
Artificial turf coming to NCCC's Hudson Field
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—When the season begins next spring, it’s not a stretch to say the Neosho County Panthers will have one of the finest fields in community college baseball. On Nov. 20, Neosho County Community College will break ground on installing artificial turf to the infield at Hudson Field. The FieldTurf will be installed in plenty of time for the 2010 season. In addition to the new turf, a new drainage system...