Chanute boys tennis hoping to overcome challenges
Chanute boys tennis coach Wayne Woodyard faces a daunting challenge heading into this season. His team currently has only three players with significant varsity experience; its seniors Ian Cheshier, Jefferson Holmes and Tyler Dillow. Some of the previous JV players on the team got some varsity playing time last year, but none for more than two or three meets.
“We’re hoping to do well,” Woodyard said. “I’m not sure...
Chanute girls’ state bid ends with loss to defending champs
SALINA — The first Chanute girls basketball team to make it to the state tournament since 1991’s season came to an ugly end in Salina, as the eighth-seeded Comets lost their Wednesday evening match-up with the undefeated, number-one seeded, defending state champion Holton Wildcats by a wide margin.
“They’re good,” Chanute Coach Dustin Fox said. “One through ten, they can all play and it’s hard to go against a full ...
SEK Jr. Comets wrestling results
The SEK Jr. Comets had 17 out of their 23 wrestllers place at subdistricts this last weekend in Pittsburg. These kids will advance to districts this coming weekend in Olathe.
8U: 40 lbs Nathan Wilson 4th place
52 lbs Ty Leedy 1st place
55 lbs Trent Clements 1st place
58 lbs Colton Seely 2nd place
61 lbs Trenton Harding 3rd place
10U: 58 lbs Devon Walker 2nd place
64 lbs Gunner Elder 1st place
100 lbs Dagen Goodner 1st place
12U: 64 lbs Hunte...
Chanute sixth, fourth, in baseball, softball polls
PITTSBURG -- The Southeast Kansas League coaches picked the Iola Mustangs baseball squad and the Labette County Grizzlies softball team as the favorites to top the standings in 2012.
That is according to The Ticket -- 99.1 ESPN Radio coaches polls announced during the second annual Southeast Kansas High School Baseball/Softball Media Luncheon at the Watco Companies Conference Room Monday.
Iola, playing its last season in the SEK League before...
Blues finish season with two tough losses in Kansas City
The Chanute Blues finished up their third season over the weekend at the USSSA Division 1 Missouri/Kansas State Tournament in Kansas City. The Blues had been invited to the tournament due to their outstanding 84-2 record.
“We talked as a team and we wanted to find out how good we were against the best teams in Missouri and Kansas,” Coach Jason Feeback said. “We chose to play Division 1 knowing what we would be up against. The kids, coaches a...
CCA boys take second at state
On Friday, Feb. 24, Chanute Christian Academy traveled to Manhattan for the Class 1A KCAA State Tournament. The CCA boys opened play against 3rd seed Heartland Christian from Colby. CCA came out on fire playing good defense and shooting well from the floor as they took a first period lead of 22-10. Freshman guard Alex Clover was hot early putting up 14 points in the first half, knocking down four of his five three-pointers. Alex finished with...
Panthers blow lead but pull out win on sophomore night
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The NCCC Panthers men’s basketball team blew a 28-point lead but then held on for a 91-84 victory over the Independence Community College Pirates on Saturday night. Escaping with the win, the Panthers closed out the regular season with a 17-13 overall record. Despite the win, it was not enough for the Panthers to gain home court advantage in the upcoming first round of the KJCCC Region VI tournament on Wedn...
NCCC baseball struggles against Coffeyville
After starting the season with a 12-game winning streak that boosted its national ranking to number four in the NJCAA, the NCCC Panthers baseball team has struggled last week. Over the weekend, the team (12-4) lost three of four home games against Coffeyville.
“When things are going good, this team’s really good,” Coach Steve Murry said, “and we have the talent to be outstanding. Unfortunately, I think we figured out this week that when thing...
NCCC track stars shine at Nationals meet
The NCCC Track and Field team competed at the NJCAA National meet this weekend at Eastern Illinois University in Charlston, Ill., led by two All-America finishes by Nickola Shingles.
The competition started for the Panthers with Shingles competing in the heptathlon on Friday and Saturday. The heptathlon is a combination of seven events that includes the 60-meter dash, long jump, shot put, and high jump on the first day, followed by the 60-met...
Lady Panthers come up short in overtime loss
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NCCC sophomore Autumn Zenon made the most of her final home game on Saturday night against the Independence Community College Lady Pirates. With just seconds remaining in regulation, Zenon hit possibly the biggest three-point shot in her career. The three would tie the score up at 51 to send the game into overtime against the No. 19 team in the nation.
The team’s Head Coach Kelley Newton described Zenon as...
Chanute girls upset top-seeded Prairie View to gain sub-state finals
LOUISBURG — By scoring a Thursday night sub-state upset over top-seeded Prairie View (18-4), the Chanute girls basketball team (10-12) lives on to fight another day. The Comets beat Prairie View 52-41 in the rough and tumble match-up in front of a loud Chanute student cheering section at Louisburg High School.
With the victory, the team will return to Louisburg to take on Osawatomie (13-9) on Saturday night.
Second-half Coffeyville run dooms Lady Panthers
COFFEYVILLE — Against a short-handed Coffeyville squad that only had seven players, the NCCC Lady Panthers planned to hit the Red Ravens early in their Wednesday night match-up, and to a large degree, they did.
Thanks to early scores by Alexis Hafenstein, Shanice Palmer and Ashley Gorman, the Panthers had a 6-2 lead early in the game and only trailed by four at halftime.
However, the Red Ravens hit three-pointers ...
Panthers routed by highly ranked Coffeyville
COFFEYVILLE — NCCC Men’s Basketball Coach Jeremy Coombs compared his players’ performance in their Wednesday night match-up against the Coffeyville Red Ravens to oranges that all the juice had been squeezed out of.
“I just don’t think this team has the fight and the will,” Coombs said. “We’ve been trying to get it out of them, but they beat a Fort Scott team that’s not very good, they beat Highland that’s not a...
NCCC baseball’s winning streak ends at Crowder
After starting the season with a 12-game winning streak that earned them a number four ranking in the latest NJCAA poll, the NCCC Panthers baseball team suffered its first loss on Wednesday afternoon, falling 8-2 in a nine-inning game against Crowder in Neosho, Mo.
The road game was delayed for an hour, due to tardy umpires.
The Panthers fell behind early in the contest, as Crowder’s first baseman led off with a home run in the bottom of the ...
Altoona-Midway girls win first sub-state game
Even though they won no games during the regular season, the Altoona-Midway Lady Jets are proving that they can win when it counts the most.
The struggling squad beat the Elk Valley Lions in the first round of sub-state basketball on Tuesday night 35-25.
Nichole LaCrone led the team in scoring with 12 points and also grabbed six rebounds. Brittney Reilly scored 10 points, and had eight boards and four steals. DarShawna Lour ended up with both...
Three-point shooting and missed second half shots cost Comets in season-ending loss
FORT SCOTT — There were moments in the Blue Comets’ Tuesday night sub-state match-up with the top-seeded Fort Scott Tigers where victory seemed to be within Chanute’s grasp.
“It’s just tough, it was frustrating,” Chanute Coach Max Ruark said. “I was proud of the effort our guys gave, they played hard.”
He expressed pride that his team played like they had nothing to lose in the season-ending contest. Playing witho...
NCCC softball team working to turn struggling season around
The NCCC softball team has struggled so far this season, but the Panthers did pick up their first two victories of the season at a tournament at Murray State in Oklahoma over the weekend. The team beat Murray State 5-4 in nine innings, and beat Carl Albert State 15-4 in five innings, and these wins brought the team’s record to 2-7.
Coach Kim Alexander is happy with the way that the team’s hitting has been working ...
Time and opponent for Chanute girls’ next sub-state game announced
After beating Iola by a wide margin in its first sub-state game Monday night, the Chanute girls basketball team will be traveling to Louisburg Thursday to match-up with the top-seeded team in the bracket, Prairie View. The semifinal sub-state game will start at 6 p.m. at Louisburg High School.
Comets fans making the trip to see the game are asked to sit on the west side of the gym on the north end behind Chanute’s bench. Students may sit on ...
NCCC baseball sweeps No. 4 ranked Des Moines
The NCCC baseball team is now 12-0 after completing a four-game weekend sweep of Des Moines Area Community College, which was the number four ranked team in the country and 6-1 headed into this match-up.
The Panthers won Saturday’s games 3-2 and 6-2, and pulled off two Sunday victories, 4-3 and 9-3.
Neosho County gained an early lead in the first Saturday match-up as David Bote was walked in the first inning, stole second, and was driven home...
NCCC wrestler Vesta wins national championship
NCCC wrestler Jeff Vesta finished off his junior college career in a big way by winning the NJCAA National Championship at 125 lbs. this past weekend in Rochester, Minn. Another Panthers wrestler, freshman LeRoy Barnes, came up just short in his bid for a championship by finishing a strong third place at 133 lbs. Also scoring points for NCCC at the Nationals event were two-time national qualifier Edwin Gutierrez at 184 with a 1-2 record and f...