Chanute baseball takes a step back vs. Paola
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE — When the Chanute High School baseball team swept Parsons last Thursday, it appeared as if the Blue Comets had taken a big step forward. It would be hard to say the same thing after Tuesday’s doubleheader. Visiting Paola swept Chanute at Katy Park, winning both games by the identical score of 11-1. “We definitely didn’t get better tonight,” Chanute Coach Matt Koester said. “From a coaching standp...
Lathan leads NCCC track at Emporia State
Tribune staff EMPORIA — Neosho County Community College’s Harold Lathan broke the meet record in the 110 hurdles at the Emporia State University Relays on Saturday. A sophomore from New Jersey, Lathan finished first overall in the event with a time of 13.85 (the old record was 13.90). Lathan beat athletes from Kansas State and Wichita State in the event. Lathan led the way for the Panthers at the event, which featured 37 teams, including a...
Eccles earns MVP at Turner All-Star Game
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE — Dustin Eccles not only had to play against one of his classmates, but also had to go up against his own brother. It didn’t seem to bother him. A Chanute High School senior, Eccles was named the Most Valuable Player of the Fourth Annual Harold Turner High School All-Star Game on Sunday at Neosho County Community College. Eccles scored 20 points and led the Black Team to a 96-88 win over the White...
Panthers take four from LCC
Tribune staff PARSONS — The Neosho County Community College baseball team swept all four games from Labette over the weekend, improving to 19-5 in the Jayhawk East. On Saturday, Neosho County hammered Labette 17-6 in game one and then took game two 6-2. Adam Giacalone had a monster game for the Panthers in game one. The freshman first baseman drove in eight runs on three hits, including two home runs. Eric Dawson, Austen Colt, Garrett Scha...
Deets wins at Humboldt Speedway
Scott Lee Stewart For the Tribune HUMBOLDT — Mother Nature lit up the Friday night sky at Humboldt Speedway as if to help Stetson Deets celebrate his first Hummer feature win. Deets won the Whitworth Construction Pure Stock feature in convincing fashion, holding off runner-up Toby Eble and Jeremy Willard, both of whom were in striking distance the entire show. Fourth went to Michael Aiello, while William Joyce was fifth. Tim Van Gotten re...
SLIDESHOW: HAROLD TURNER ALL-STAR GAME
The Fourth Annual Harold Turner High School All-Star Game was held on Sunday at Neosho County Community College. The game featured some of the best high school seniors from the region. Attached are several images from the game. Look for a full story in Tuesday's Tribune. Jason Peake, Tribune Sports Editor
SON'S RISE CONTINUES
Tribune Sports Editor
Already shinging bright, Sam Son’s wrestling career continues to rise.
The Chanute High School junior earned national recognition last weekend with his sixth-place finish at the Seventh Annual Junior National Wrestling Championships in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
In three years of high school wrestling in Kansas, the Blue Comets standout has been a state runner-up twice and recently earned a third place medal.
Comets take first, second at Parsons invite
Tribune staff PARSONS — The Chanute High School boys track team took first place at the Parsons Invitational on Thursday. Chanute’s girls finished second in the team standings. Boys results Chanute’s throwers stood out at the meet. Cody Catterson won the javelin with a toss of 162-7. Chris Dale won the discus (115-06) and Cody Howell was second (114-08). Josh Smeed was 10th (101-06). Dale took second in the shot put (42-6), Howell was fo...
Cheshier leads tennis team at Parsons
Tribune staff PARSONS—Ian Cheshier led the way for the Chanute High School tennis team at the Parsons Invite on Thursday. Cheshier took third place at number-one singles, earning three wins. He defeated Carl Junction’s Troy Lawson 8-2, defeated Thomas Jefferson’s Preston Carpenter 8-0 and beat Coffeyville’s Brad Eastman 8-6. Indy’s Skyler Stacy beat Cheshier 8-2 and Payton Hays of Parsons topped Cheshier 8-4. At number-two singles, Chanute...
Humboldt, Erie compete at track meets
Tribune staff EUREKA—The Humboldt High School track team competed at the Eureka Invitational on Thursday. In varsity girls competition, Humboldt’s 4x800 relay team of Michaela Bartlett, Whitney Strack, Kolbyn Allen and Raquel Hill finished fifth with a time of 12:59. “Our girls 4x800 team is making progress and working to drop at least a minute off their time,” Coach Eric Carlson said. “They did run better than last week, so I was pleased t...
CHS BASEBALL: Bell's big night leads Comets to first wins
Tribune Sports Editor
CHANUTE — For the entire 2010 baseball season, Brandon Bell hit two home runs.
He matched that feat on Thursday night alone.
A Chanute High School junior, Bell led the way as the Blue Comets swept Parsons in the home-opener at Paul Lindblad Field at Katy Park.
Chanute won both games by an identical score of 7-2.
Bell hit two home runs on the night and finished the doubleheader with six RBIs. Bell’s night al...
CHS GOLF: GAINING EXPERIENCE
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor IOLA — Chanute Coach Bill Woodard used Tuesday’s Iola Invitational Golf Tournament as a way to get some of his inexperienced golfers some quality time on the course. Chanute finished seventh in the team standings, but as Woodard pointed out, Tuesday was all about gaining experience. “I typically schedule at least two additional varsity tournaments where I take some of the better JV kids to give them some v...
Royster track begins season
Tribune staff The Royster Middle School track team opened the season on Tuesday with a dual against Pittsburg. The eighth grade boys won 122-121. Pittsburg won the seventh grade boys dual 131-107. “It was a great start to the season, the guys are really working hard,” Coach Dallas Masoner said. 8th grade boys results 3200—Wyatt Powell, second; Brian Yost, third. Discus—Gage Kingery, first, 92’9; Jake Galemore, second; Colton Erikson, thi...
Panthers earn conference honors
Tribune staff Neosho County Community College baseball players Adam Giacalone and Matt Strahm were named KJCCC Players of the Week. Giacalone had six RBIs in a game against KCK. He hit .550 for the week. It was his third game of the year with at least five RBIs. The freshman from Shawnee also had an on-base percentage of .650. Strahm is a 6-3 freshman pitcher from West Fargo, North Dakota. He had 12 strikeouts against Independence in seve...
Blue Comets stand out at first track meet
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Reaching a personal best in the first meet of the season is usually a good sign. A few Chanute High School track and field athletes pulled off that feat last Friday at the Labette County Invitational, possibly a foreshadowing of good things to come. Chanute’s Darian Rubow cleared 5-foot-2 in the girls high jump, tying her personal best from last season. The sophomore is the defending SEK League champion an...
Humboldt softball falls to Burlington Burlington swept a softball doubleheader from Humboldt on Monday. Burlington won game one 7-0 and game two 3-1. In the first game, Kylee Carson had two hits and Kaley Riebel added one. Melissa Davidson took the loss in both games. In the second game, Hannah McCall had two hits, Taylor Fitzmaurice and Carson had one hit apiece. “Our batting was not very good,” Coach Brad Piley said. “We still have a lot o...
Chanute baseball drops two at Iola
IOLA — The Chanute High School baseball team fell to 0-4 on the season after two losses to host Iola on a cold and windy Monday. The Mustangs won game one 12-2 in five innings and then took game two 14-5. In the opener, Iola took a 1-0 lead on a homer by Levi Ashmore. The Mustangs then scored three more runs in the second and led 4-0. The Blue Comets got two runs back in the third, but Iola answered back with five runs. The Mustangs end...
A DOMINATING SWEEP
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor IOLA — It’s still early, but the Chanute Blue Comets are all alone on top of the Southeast Kansas League standings. Chanute’s varsity softball team improved to 4-0 on the year with a dominating sweep over Iola on a wind-chilled Monday at Riverside Park. The Blue Comets won game one 14-6 and then took game two 19-2. “The 4-0 start is the best we’ve had in the last seven years,” Chanute Coach Don Simmons sa...
CHS track results from LCHS Invite
LCHS Track Invitational Varsity girls team scores — 1. Iola 100, 2. Girard 87, 3. Fredonia 86, 4. Chanute 83, 5. LCHS 78, 6. Fort Scott 37, 7. Parsons 32, 8. Coffeyville 28, 9. Independence 17, 10. Columbus 0. Varsity boys team scores — 1. Fort Scott 84.5; 2. Chanute 73.5; 3. Parsons 72, 4. Girard 65, 5. Fredonia 57, 6. Coffeyville 55, 7. LCHS 49, 8. Fredonia 8, 9. Columbus 6, 10. Indy 0. Varsity boys results 3200 —Trevor Summers, first, ...
CHS softball sweeps Pittsburg, baseball slips
Tribune staff PITTSBURG — The Chanute High School softball team began the season by sweeping Pittsburg on Friday. The Blue Comets won game one 15-3 and then took game two 9-3. “It was a great way to start the season,” Chanute Coach Don Simmons said. “We had great hitting, good pitching and our defense played well. That gives you a chance to win games. That was the first time we’ve swept Pittsburg in over seven years.” In game one, Chanute ...