T-BIRDS GET PAST COMETS
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE— Everything went Shawnee Heights’ way down the stretch and the Thunderbirds knocked off the host Chanute Blue Comets 56-49 in the nightcap on Thursday during day one of the 38th annual Ralph Miller Classic at Chanute High School. “They made the plays early in the game,” Chanute Coach Max Ruark said. “They were getting second and third opportunities. I thought our defensive effort tonight was pretty ...
AREA ROUNDUP: Tuck gets 400th career win
Tribune staff CHEROKEE— The St. Paul High School girls basketball team defeated Marmaton Valley 54-21 on Tuesday at the Southeast Lancer Classic. In the process, Indians Coach Doug Tuck picked up his 400th career win. “That’s a lot of wins,” Tuck said. “But it just means that I’ve been doing this a long time. I actually remember some of the losses more than some of the wins. But reaching 400 wins is a reminder to me that we’ve built a stron...
Chanute girls take on Lansing on Friday at Tonganoxie
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The Chanute High School girls basketball team will take on Lansing on Friday at 3 p.m. at the 51st annual Tonganoxie Invitational. Chanute beat DeSoto 47-37 on Monday and Lansing defeated Jefferson West 63-41 on Tuesday. Chanute Coach Megan Reid said Lansing is a solid team. “Their guards are quick and can shoot it,” Reid said. “They have a great point guard. She’s a good three-point shooter and a phenome...
2010 RMC: Comets enter tourney with momentum
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—Heading into the 2010 Ralph Miller Classic, the Chanute Blue Comets have some momentum on their side. The Blue Comets are coming off a thrilling 81-76 win at Labette County last Friday night. “That win definitely helps us confidence-wise,” Chanute Coach Max Ruark said. “We were tested at the end of the game and we came through. And we needed that win. It was good for our guys to get it done. That s...
2010 RMC: Williams looking forward to Chanute homecoming
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor JOPLIN—Jeff Williams is anticipating some mixed emotions when he walks into the Chanute High School Gymnasium this week. The first-year head coach of the Joplin Eagles and former Chanute coach and educator, Williams is definitely excited to get back to his hometown for the Ralph Miller Classic. “When I walk in there, it will be a different feeling for sure,” Williams said. “I have so many good memories of ...
2010 RALPH MILLER CLASSIC ARRIVES THURSDAY
Tribune Sports Editor
CHANUTE — It’s that time of year once again.
The 38th annual Ralph Miller Classic tips off on Thursday at Chanute High School.
The high school boys basketball tourney will feature four games each on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The 2010 tournament will begin on Thursday at 3 p.m. when Emporia takes on Bishop Carroll. Emporia is the five seed, while Bishop Carroll is seeded fourth.
Thursday’s second game feat...
Chanute wins Prairie View Dual Tournament
Tribune staff PRAIRIE VIEW—The Chanute High School wrestling team took first place at the Prairie View Dual Tournament on Saturday. Chanute went 5-0 in duals on the day. Chanute beat Osawatomie 45-22 and then topped Ottawa 42-39. Chanute defeated Andover 60-15 and then handled Shawnee Mission South 48-18. In the championship dual, Chanute defeated Wichita South 36-30. “It was the first time we put our varsity lineup together so that was n...
Chanute wins Prairie View tourney
Tribune staff The Chanute High School wrestling team took first place at the Prairie View Dual Tournament on Saturday. The Blue Comets defeated Wichita South 36-30 in the championship dual. Look for more in the Tribune on Wednesday.
Second half surge leads to victory for CHS girls
Tribune staff TONGANOXIE—It may have taken awhile, but the Chanute High School girls basketball team finally got going in the second half and knocked off DeSoto 47-37 in the first round of the Tonganoxie Invitational on Monday afternoon. Chanute will next play on Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. against either Jefferson West or Lansing. After a slow first half, the Blue Comets were down one to the Wildcats. The Comets pulled ahead with an 8-0 ru...
Neosho County men knock off Labette
Tribune staff PARSONS—The Neosho County Panthers scored the first 11 points of the second half and ran past the Labette Cardinals 95-82 on Saturday night in men’s basketball action. The game was tied at 34 at the half. The Panthers simply turned it up a notch after intermission. “Their style of play is all over the place, so we knew it might be an ugly game,” Neosho County Coach Jeremy Coombs said. “We started to sit down and guard in the s...
Chanute girls upset Labette County
Tribune staff ALTAMONT—The Chanute High School girls basketball team overcame an 11-point deficit and pulled off a huge upset in beating the Labette County Grizzlies 63-55 on Friday night. Labette County entered the game undefeated and hadn’t lost to Chanute in many years. The Comets used a big second half to pull out the win. Chanute outscored LCHS by 19 points after the half. Ali Aylward scored 24 points to lead the Comets. Kameron Brama...
Humboldt boys top Cherryvale
CHERRYVALE—Humboldt continues to find ways to win. The Cubs defeated Cherryvale 63-51 on Friday night in a boys basketball game. Humboldt made 10 of 12 free throws in the fourth quarter to seal the win. “We’re finding a way to win,” Cubs Coach David Taylor said. “We shot the ball real well and we shot our free throws well.” Tevin Strack poured in 28 points to lead the Cubs, who improved to 5-2 with the win. “Tevin played real well,” Taylo...
Huge third quarter lifts Chanute to victory
Tribune staff ALTAMONT—A huge third quarter run led the Chanute High School boys basketball team to an exciting 81-76 win over Labette County on Friday night. The Comets outscored the Grizzlies 31-16 in the key third quarter and then held on late for the win. Dustin Eccles scored 21, Griffin Williams had 18 and Cory Henshall added 17 for Chanute in the win. Chanute is now 3-5 overall and 2-5 in the league. Labette falls to 3-5 and 3-4. ...
Altoona-Midway girls beat Crest
COLONY — The Altoona-Midway girls picked up their third win of the season in fine fashion Friday, downing Colony-Crest 48-18. The Lancer boys returned the favor with a 61-26 decision over Altoona-Midway. Kaylee Leck poured in 18 points for the Jets, matching Crest’s total. Freshman Nicole LaCrone scored nine for Altoona-Midway, which stretched an 8-3 first quarter lead to 22-8 at the half. In addition, the Jets outscored the Crest team just a...
Chanute wrestling team earns two league wins
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The Chanute Blue Comets went two-for-two on Thursday. In the first league action of the season, the Blue Comets wrestling team defeated Labette County 55-16. Chanute then handled Iola 47-16 in the final dual of the night. Chanute Coach Andy Albright said he was pleased overall, especially since his team hadn’t wrestled since Dec. 19. “It’s been a long time since we’ve competed, so it was nice to wrestle s...
Neosho County wrestling falls to Labette
Tribune staff PARSONS—The Labette Community College wrestling team defeated Neosho County 29-6 on Thursday night. The Cardinals are ranked fourth in the nation. The dual began at 157 pounds, where Neosho’s Shawn Thomas suffered his first defeat of the year. Labette’s Chase Nelson pinned Thomas in the third period. Next, Mike Vieira would lose a narrow 6-4 decision to Jordan Brown at 165. The early woes would continue for Neosho as Aaron...
Royster's seventh grade boys beat Iola
Tribune staff IOLA—The Royster Middle School seventh grade boys basketball team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 31-27 win over Iola on Thursday night. The Rockets led the entire game, but were never really in control, only ahead by as many as six points throughout the game. “Although Iola closed the gap numerous times, we were able to hold on with our free throw shooting,” Royster Coach Jeremy Wire said. Loren Dillman led Royster with...
Youth wrestlers see success at Woods Classic
Tribune staff CHANUTE—The Chanute Wrestling Club hosted the 15th Annual Woods Classic Wrestling Tournament last Saturday at Chanute High School. There were 561 youth wrestlers entered in the tourney, with 38 teams represented. The Chanute Wrestling Club had several wrestlers medal at the event. In the six and under division, Stark Wright was third and Caden Schwegman took fourth place in the 43 pound division. Koby White was fourth at 49 p...
Big second half leads NCCC to win over KCK
Tribune staff KANSAS CITY—The Neosho County Panthers improved to 3-0 in the Jayhawk East with a 64-59 win over Kansas City, Kansas on Wednesday night. The Panthers had to rally to get the win. KCK led 38-27 at the half, but the Panthers outscored the hosts 37-21 in the second half. “We came out a bit flat and they shot the ball well,” NCCC Coach Jeremy Coombs said. “We knew they wouldn’t be able to shoot that well the entire game, so we ma...
Blue Comets pound Grizzlies
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—The Chanute High School wrestling team began league competition on a high note. The Blue Comets defeated Labette County 55-16 on Thursday night at the CHS Gymnasium. It was the SEK opener for the Comets. Chanute also took on Iola, but those results were not available due to our early deadline. Against the Grizzlies, the Blue Comets had their way in nearly every bout. Comets sophomore Sam Son def...