Blue Comets split with Golden Tornado
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE — The night ended much better than it started for the Chanute High School baseball team. After a disappointing 20-13 loss in game one, the Blue Comets bounced back and earned a split with a 5-2 win in the nightcap against Coffeyville on Thursday at Katy Park. “We let the first one slip away,” Chanute Coach Matt Koester said. “But we bounced back and that’s important. We lost the momentum in the fir...
ONE WIN AWAY FROM STATE
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor INDY — Ian Cheshier is still alive at the Independence Class 4A Regional Tennis Tournament. A Chanute High School junior, Cheshier needs one win today to advance to the state tournament. The regional began on Thursday at Indy’s Riverside Park tennis complex. In the first round of the singles bracket, Cheshier defeated Andy Emerson of Labette County 6-1, 6-0. Cheshier then fell to Corentin Prevot of Parson...
Summers, Rubow lead CHS track team at Burlington
Tribune staff BURLINGTON — The Chanute High School track team competed at the Burlington Invite on Tuesday. The CHS boys and girls both finished second in the team standings. Chanute Coach Derek Liggett said several of the Comets had personal bests. Boys results Chanute’s Trevor Summers won the 3200 with a time of 10:14. He crossed the line 13 seconds before the second-place finisher. Chris Dale took second in the shot put (46-3) and eig...
CHS softball: Comets fall at Labette County
Tribune staff ALTAMONT — The Labette County High School softball team stayed perfect in the SEK League with two wins over Chanute on Tuesday. The Grizzlies defeated the Blue Comets 2-1 in the first game and then won the second game 11-0. “Hopefully we can build off the good things we accomplished in game one and finish the last four games of the regular season well and head into sub-state on a high note,” Chanute Coach Don Simmons said. Ch...
CHS TENNIS: Regional meet is here
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The second season is here for the Chanute High School boys tennis team. The Blue Comets will compete at the Independence Class 4A Regional today. The tourney begins at 10 a.m. at Independence’s Riverside Park tennis complex. Those who are still alive will come back on Friday. The action begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, as well. The top six in singles and the top six doubles teams at the regional advance to t...
Hale back in action for CHS golf team
Tribune staff COFFEYVILLE — Mitchell Hale’s first outing of the season propelled the Chanute High School golf team to a third place finish at the Field Kindley Invitational on Tuesday. A senior, Hale finished second overall with a 77. It was Hale’s first tournament of the season after recovering from a hand injury he suffered at the end of the basketball season. “It was really nice to have Mitchell back,” Chanute Coach Bill Woodard said. “I...
Panthers fall to Crowder in regular season finale
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE — The Neosho County Community College baseball team ended the regular season with a 2-1 loss to Crowder College on Tuesday at Hudson Field. “They threw their number-one guy and he was really good,” NCCC Coach Steve Murry said. “Give them credit, but I don’t think our guys were into the game. And it showed.” Nick Doughty’s home run accounted for the only run of the game for the Panthers. The offen...
Royster track team earns wins at Parsons
Tribune staff The Royster Middle School track teams competed at Parsons on Monday. The eighth grade boys took first place in the team standings. The seventh grade boys were sixth. The seventh grade girls took first and the eighth grade girls were second. “We saw some small schools we haven’t ran against yet this year,” Coach Teresa Taylor said. “It was a great eye-opener for some of our athletes. We have one track meet left (make-up meet a...
CRABTREE CHOOSES CAMERON
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Devon Crabtree’s basketball journey has taken him from Chanute to Salina and back to Chanute. Now, Crabtree has found his final destination. A Chanute High School graduate now at Neosho County Community College, Crabtree recently signed with Cameron University, where he’ll continue his academic and athletic career as a member of the men’s basketball team. “When I went on my campus visit I really enjoyed ...
Neosho County splits at Cowley
Tribune staff ARKANSAS CITY — The Neosho County Community College baseball team split a four-game series at Cowley. With the split, the host Tigers clinched the Jayhawk East title and the Panthers finished second. Neosho County will be the second-seed in the regional, while Cowley will be the first seed. Saturday’s results Cowley pulled out an 8-7 win in 12 innings in the first game on Saturday. The Panthers led 2-1 after Nick Doughty’s...
SLIDESHOW: ROYSTER TRACK
Royster Middle School competed at the Parsons Invite on Monday. Attached are several images from the meet. Photos by Jason Peake. To purchase any of these photos, call 431-4100.
Humboldt Speedway: Wilson unstoppable
Scott Lee Stewart For the Tribune HUMBOLDT — After missing a good portion of the last season protecting his country overseas, Jeremy Wilson is now the dominant force in Factory Stock at Humboldt Speedway. Yes, Jeremy outpaced the field once again this week, despite serious competition from brother Derrek Wilson, who finished second, and Scott Stuart, who captured third. Tim Phillips finished fourth, with Brandon Tindle fifth. In E-Z Lock ...
Panthers split at Cowley, Tigers win league title
Tribune staff ARKANSAS CITY — The Neosho County Community College baseball team needed to take three out of four from Cowley to win the Jayhawk East title. It didn’t happen. The series went 2-2. Cowley won game one on Monday 4-1 and clinched the Jayhawk East title with the win. In Monday’s second game the Panthers clawed to a 5-4 victory.. The series began on Saturday. The Panthers lost the first game 8-7 in 12 innings. The loss snapped ...
Blue Comets hope to finish season strong
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor If you ask Matt Koester, the Chanute High School baseball team has yet to show its true self. Koester’s Blue Comets are now 5-9 on the season, but haven’t been at full strength. “We need to get healthy,” Coach Koester said. “We’re 14 games in and we haven’t played a game with our whole team yet. Until we get healthy, we have to play guys out of position. And that has caused some problems defensively at tim...
Throwers lead CHS track at Coffeyville
Tribune staff The Chanute High School track and field teams finished second in the team standings at the Coffeyville Invitational on Friday. Neosho (Mo.) took first place in both the boys and girls team standings. The team’s throwers stood out. Chanute’s Chris Dale took first place in the shot put with a toss of 45-6 1/4. Teammate Cody Howell was fourth (40-3.5). Howell took first place in the discus (130-9), Josh Smeed was second (126-3) an...
Panthers split with Cowley on Saturday, Sunday's games rained out
Tribune staff ARKANSAS CITY — The Neosho County Community College baseball team split a doubleheader with host Cowley on Saturday. The Panthers lost the first game 8-7 in 12 innings. The loss snapped a 21-game winning streak for NCCC. However, the Panthers kept the conference title hopes alive by beating Cowley 10-5 in game two on Saturday. The team’s were scheduled to finish the series on Sunday, but the games were rained out. The Panthe...
Blue Comets split with Bulldogs
Tribune Sports Editor
CHANUTE — A 10-run sixth inning propelled the Chanute High School girls softball team to a 17-8 win over Independence in the second game of a doubleheader on Friday at Santa Fe Park.
The victory gave the Comets a split, as the Bulldogs won the first game 8-2.
Chanute rallied late in the second game. The Comets led 6-0 early, but Indy fought back and pulled ahead 8-7.
But the Comets rallied for 10 runs in the s...
Blue Comets rally late, earn sweep
Tribune taff CHANUTE — Late-game heroics led the Chanute High School baseball team to a two-game sweep over Independence on Friday night at Katy Park. Chanute won game one 3-2 on Anthony Keenan’s game-winning double. The Comets won the second game 7-6 in the bottom of the seventh when the Bulldogs could not field Trevor Cole’s grounder. “We were tied in the seventh in both games and we did what we had to do to score a run,” Chanute Coach ...
Chanute's Clark will wrestle for Neosho County
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Family and wrestling are two of the most important things in Troy Clark’s life. Those two factors led Clark to his college decision. A Chanute High School senior, Clark has signed with Neosho County Community College, where he’ll wrestle for the Panthers. “My family’s really close,” Clark said. “I didn’t want to go too far away. And I’m getting my books and tuition paid for here.” Clark added he’s not do...
NCCC baseball: Showdown with Cowley is this weekend
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The Jayhawk East title will be up for grabs this weekend in Arkansas City. Neosho County travels to Cowley for a key four-game showdown on Saturday and Sunday. The scenario is simple: If the Panthers take three of four from the Tigers, they’ll be the conference champs. Cowley currently sits in first place in the East standings at 28-4. Neosho County is right behind the Tigers at 27-5. “I don’t want to pu...