Comet girls shut down Cosper late in game to secure victory
Hosting Coffeyville on Thursday night meant that the Chanute girls basketball team had to face one of the top players in the state, Devin Cosper.
The highly touted Coffeyville junior scored 21 points in the first three quarters of the match-up.
“For three quarters, she got way more than we wanted her to get,” Chanute Coach Dustin Fox said.
Headed into the fourth quarter, the Comets switched to a box and one defens...
Chanute JV girls top Iola
Chanute’s JV girls basketball team beat their Iola rivals 36-19 on Tuesday night.
According to Coach Shannon Bogle, the first half was a little rough, but the Comets continued to play hard and aggressive. Chanute outscored Iola 9-0 in the game’s last quarter.
Freshman Jordan Schoenberger, at 6’1, had four points, while Kelsey Jackett was two for two from the line, and Sumer Jacobs was three for four from the line all in the fourth quarter.
Erie boys lose to Cherryvale in overtime
The Erie boys basketball team fell to Cherryvale 76-71 in overtime on Tuesday night. The Red Devils outscored Cherryvale in the first half, but a big 25-point Cherryvale effort in the second forced Erie to play catch-up. Still, Erie forced the game into overtime, before losing by five points
The Red Devils were kept in the game by the offensive efforts of Garek Peters. who scored 23 points, and Christian Murphy who had 17. Kody Treadway, Bret...
Humboldt boys rout Marmaton Valley
The undefeated Humboldt boys basketball team beat Marmaton Valley on Tuesday night in a 63-31 rout. Humboldt outscored its opponents 28-11 in the first half and didn’t slow down the scoring after that.
Senior Noah Thornbrugh led the Cubs with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Tanner Mcnutt had 17 points in this victory
This win brings the Cubs’ record to 7-0 heading into the Christmas break.
Humboldt 13 15 13 22-63
Marmaton 4 7 12 8-31
CCA girls fall to Fort Scott Christian
The Chanute Christian Academy girls basketball team hosted the Mustangs from Fort Scott Christian Learning Center on Tuesday and lost the match-up 40-13. According to CCA Coach Mark Childers, the game was actually close through three quarters. However, turnovers which resulted in layups for the Fort Scott extended their lead and put the game out of reach.
“We talked about better effort, playing more aggressively, and limiting our turnovers ...
Humboldt girls victorious over Marmaton Valley
The Humboldt girls basketball team scored a victory over Marmaton Valley on Tuesday night. The Lady Cubs won the match-up 50-43, bringing their record this season to 2-4.
Humboldt gained the victory despite being outscored in both the game’s first and last quarters.
Both Brea Kline and Whitney Strack scored 12 points in the match-up to lead Humboldt’s offensive efforts. Kayle Richel had seven points and eight rebounds in the contest.
St. Paul girls win, boys fall at SE
On the road Tuesday night, St. Paul closed out the 2012 portion of the schedule by splitting a pair of varsity games with Southeast-Cherokee.
The girls defeated Southeast 48-35 and the boys fell 41-31.
The Lady Indians built a 20-17 halftime edge and leading 33-27 after three quarters, won the fourth 15-8 to put the game away.
Jordyn Tuck led the way with a game-high 21 points. Ashton Wood was also in double figures with 11.
The boys fell beh...
Comet boys escape for overtime win in Iola
IOLA — A new chapter was written in the long-standing rivalry between Chanute and Iola on Tuesday night. The Comet boys basketball squad established a lead early in the Tuesday night road match-up with the Mustangs, and managed to protect this lead until the final second of regulation. That is when a lay-up by Iola tied the game and sent it into overtime.
In this tension-filled overtime period, Chanute was able t...
Chanute girls beat Iola rivals in 28-point rout
IOLA — Before the Chanute girls basketball team’s game rivalry against Iola on Tuesday, Coach Dustin Fox knew that the Fillies would come out fired up. He emphasized to the athletes that populate the Comets’ roster that he didn’t want Iola’s players to think that they had a chance in this game.
“It was really important for us to match their intensity,” Fox said.
Based on Fox’s advice, the Comets (5-1) grabbed thei...
Comet girls ‘create havoc’ in victory over Parsons
PARSONS — Even though Chanute girls basketball coach Dustin Fox was happy to come away with a win in Parsons on Friday night, he didn’t think that his team played very well in their match-up with the Vikings.
“We’ve got to keep getting better,” Fox said. “We didn’t come out with much energy at the beginning of the game.”
However, he thought the Comets turned on the energy when they needed to, which is how the squa...
Chanute boys overcome rough fourth quarter for victory over Vikings
PARSONS — The Chanute boys basketball team survived both some rough and tumble play and a late Parsons run to earn a 58-48 road victory against the Vikings on Friday night.
This is the Comets’ second victory of the season, and Coach Max Ruark praised the way his team responded to the late-game Parsons run.
“I thought we answered it,” Ruark said. “I thought that was a really dangerous situation for us, and we came o...
Lady Cubs demonstrating improvement
The Humboldt girls basketball team has made great improvement over last year so far in the season, according to Coach Sherri Nelson. The Lady Cubs have only won one game, but they are playing competitively with teams that beat them by 25 points last year.
“We just have to figure out how to win those,” Nelson said, “and not just be competitive.”
All but one of the games that Humboldt has played so far have been win...
CCA boys win home opener
The Chanute Christian Academy boys basketball team opened home play against Independence Bible on Tuesday night. The boys came out playing hard and executing their offense and were able to take a lead of 22-8 in the 1st period. According to Coach Dave Yarnell, Independence was doing a good job going to the boards and getting in the passing lanes, but just did not have the offense to keep up.
The points scored in the first by CCA would turn ou...
Altoona-Midway teams fall to Flinthills
Both Altoona-Midway basketball squads came up short in home match-ups against Flinthills on Tuesday night.
The Jets went into the fourth quarter with a seven-point lead, but were outscored 24-12 in this span. This propelled Flinthills to beat the Altoona-Midway boys 66-61.
Lane Huffman propelled Altoona-Midway’s offense in the game with 24 points, including six three-pointers. Dillon Walker racked up 16 points in the game, while Cody Boles ha...
Chanute girls start SEK play with big win
Chanute’s Girls Basketball Coach Dustin Fox is excited about this year and thinks that his Comets’ team really has a good chance to win a league title. His team took an important first step towards proving that on Tuesday night when it started league play with a 49-25 victory over Independence in the Comets’ home opener.
“We need an effort like this every night,” Fox said, “so I guess the only statement this makes...
Humboldt boys beat Erie for tourney victory
The Humboldt boys basketball wrapped up its home tournament with a 51-17 win over the Erie boys team on Friday night. The Cubs dominated the match-up from the beginning, developing a 32-9 lead at the half.
Senior Noah Thornbrugh led the team in scoring in this match-up with 11 points, while Blake Crawford, Tanner McNutt, and Trey Johnson all scored eight points for the Cubs.
The Cubs will next be in action hosting Yates Center tonight.
Three Comets named to Burlington’s All-Tournament team
Two seniors that were a key part of Chanute’s girls basketball team and one senior from the boys team were honored for their performances during the season-opening tournament last week in Burlington. Brenna Olson and Shelby Trout were both named to the All-Tournament girls team at the event, while Brock Gilmore was part of the boys All-Tournament team.
Olson, a point guard, was the fourth highest scorer among all girls in the tournament, scor...
Comets nab 4th, Son and Adam Cole champs, at Eudora wrestling tourney
EUDORA — Eight Chanute wrestlers grappled their way on to the championship bracket at the Eudora tournament this weekend and sophomores Alex Son and Adam Cole both secured first place wins at the annual event. Son quickly won by fall over a wrestler from Lawrence to snatch a win in 170, while Cole earned his victory over a foe Effingham in 126.
Freshman Nick Ornelas picked up second place at the event in 113. C...
Chanute girls fall to Burlington for tourney title
BURLINGTON — Chanute’s girls basketball team earned the chance to grab a championship at the season-opening Burlington tournament with two big wins earlier this week. However, the event’s championship contest against the tournament’s host team didn’t turn out quite the way that the Comets wanted it to. Chanute fell 62-36 Friday night at Burlington High School.
“That’s an excellent basketball team,” Chanute Coach D...
Howell, three other Comets honored by All-State roster
Chanute senior Cody Howell was selected to the first team on defense in the 2012 4A All-State football rosters that were released this week by the Topeka Capital-Journal newspaper. Howell, a 6-2, 215-pound linebacker helped lead the Comets to be one of the most effective defensive teams in the 4A class. This defensive attack guided the Comets through a post-season run that made this squad one of the most successful in school history.