AN INSPIRED SECOND HALF
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor GARNETT— With the pressure on, Dustin Eccles stood at the foul line, as calm as possible. And once Eccles had the ball in his hands, he calmly swished a clutch free throw. The late heroics lifted the Chanute High School boys basketball team to a thrilling 53-52 come-from-behind victory over Louisburg on Monday night in a first round contest of the Anderson County Invitational. A CHS senior forward, Eccle...
Royster girls win Burlington tourney
Tribune staff The Royster Middle School seventh grade girls A basketball team won the Burlington Tournament on Saturday. The Rockets beat Prairie View 27-15 in the first round. The Rockets led 8-7 at the half, but turned it on after intermission. “The third quarter seems to be our quarter,” Coach Teresa Taylor said. “We came out after halftime and scored 10 points in that quarter and held them to one point.” Anna Bagshaw scored 12 to lead...
SLIDESHOW: NCCC AT LABETTE
The Neosho County Community College basketball teams played at Labette on Saturday night. Here are a few images from the night. NCCC won the men's game 97-66. Labette won the women's game 74-31. Photos by Jason Peake/Tribune
Comets hold scrimmage games
The Chanute High School basketball teams held scrimmage games on Thursday night.
The Comets begin the season on Monday at the Anderson County Tournament.
Griffin Williams drives to the hoop against Andrew Parish.
St. Paul boys edge Frontenac, girls fall in opener
Tribune staff The St. Paul High School boys basketball team pulled out a close 52-49 win on Friday at Frontenac in the 2010-11 season-opener. Down 23-17 at the half, the Indians outscored the Raiders 18-10 in the third quarter and then held on late for the win. Tyler Coomes scored 23 points for the Indians and DJ Vitt added 10. Coomes scored 21 in the second half. St. Paul’s girls lost the season-opener to Frontenac, 43-37 on Friday night....
Erie suffers growing pains vs. Baxter Springs
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor ERIE — Erie High School hosted basketball games in its brand new gymnasium for the first time on Friday night. The Baxter Springs Lions spoiled the party. Erie’s inexperience showed in both games, as the Lions won both contests by an identical score of 57-22. “We didn’t handle their physicality and we didn’t handle their pressure,” Erie Coach Mike Casteel said. “We didn’t handle them on the boards, either...
Humboldt drops two to Neodesha
Tribune staff HUMBOLDT — The host Cubs shook off a poor start to make a game of it, but fell to Neodesha 45-39 on Friday night. “With only one returning starter and one part-time starter, we were a little shell-shocked at the start,” said Cub Coach David Taylor. Humboldt trailed 10-0 early, then rallied to a 10-5 score at the quarter. The Cubs trimmed a nine-point halftime deficit to 31-28 at the end of three periods. The teams were neck...
Royster girls split A games
Tribune staff The Royster Middle School girls basketball teams played Independence on Thursday. In the eighth grade A game, Indy defeated Royster 23-11. “The main disappointment in the A game was we were never in the game mentally, as the scoring shows,” Coach Steve Slane said. “They are a good, well-coached team, but we had a chance to compete much better than we did.” Just two players scored for Royster, as Macy Flowers scored nine and S...
CHS basketball teams begin season on Monday in Garnett
The Chanute High School boys and girls basketball teams will begin the 2010-11 season at the Anderson County Invitational next week in Garnett. On Monday, both CHS teams will take on Louisburg. The girls play at 5 p.m. with the boys game at 6:45 p.m. Chanute will take on the host Anderson County Bulldogs on Thursday night, with the girls again playing at 5 with the boys to follow. The Comets will be back at the tourney on Friday. The time t...
Panthers rally to beat Red Devils
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE — Kelley Newton called it the perfect way to the start the conference season. Newton’s Neosho County Community College women’s basketball team fought back late, forced overtime and then got it done in the extra session to earn a 56-52 win over rival Allen County on Wednesday night. “This is a great win for this team and a great way to start conference play,” Newton said. “We pulled it out.” Neosho...
Late run propels Panthers to victory
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE — In a game of runs, Neosho County’s final push was the difference. Trey Anderson scored 35 points and the Neosho County Community College men’s basketball team knocked off rival Allen County 94-85 on Wednesday night in front of a large crowd at the Panthers Gymnasium. The game was a back and forth one from the start. The visiting Red Devils led 80-79 with just over two minutes to play. But the h...
Chanute wrestling heads to Valley Center duals
The Chanute High School wrestling team will compete at the Valley Center December Duals on Saturday. Teams competing are Emporia, Andover Central, Great Bend, Valley Center, Douglass, Clay Center, Derby, Wichita Heights, Chanute and Ottawa. The event will feature several ranked teams and individual wrestlers. Wichita Heights is ranked second in 6A and Derby is fourth in 6A. Clay Center is first in 4A and Chanute is eighth in 4A. Andover Ce...
Wiltse signs to play basketball at Friends
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor To Jordan Wiltse, Friends University just felt right. A Chanute High School senior, Wiltse signed with Friends on Tuesday to continue her academic and athletic careers. Wiltse will play basketball at the NAIA school located in Wichita. Surrounded by her family, coaches, teammates and classmates, Wiltse said Friends was an easy choice for her. “I thought it was the perfect fit for me,” Wiltse said. “I love...
Humboldt building for the future
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor For both basketball teams at Humboldt High School, the 2010-11 season is one to build for the future. Both squads are dominated by inexperienced underclassmen. But those players will get their chance to play this season. Girls outlook Jeff Wilkerson has a positive outlook as the season arrives. Yes, the Humboldt girls went 0-20 last year, but all five starters return after gaining experience a year ago. ...
A learning experience for Comets
Tribune Sports Editor
FREDONIA — Season-openers are rarely perfect.
If anything, they’re a good way to gauge where a team’s at.
The Chanute High School wrestling team began the 2010-11 season with a 44-17 win over host Fredonia on Tuesday night.
Chanute Coach Andy Albright said he saw some positives, but also saw some things his team needs to correct. Basically, it was the typical season-opener.
“It wasn’t a perfect night, but we w...
Panthers return home, host Allen Wednesday night
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor After six games on the road, the Neosho County Community College men’s basketball team is finally back home. The Panthers host rival Allen County tonight. The men play at 8 p.m., with the women playing at 6 p.m. The Panthers are now 5-5 on the season. The team played three times last week. First, West Plains (Mo.) defeated Neosho County 86-73. West Plains is ranked seventh in the nation. “We played toe...
Cubs named all-league in football
Humboldt had two players listed on the 2010 All Tri-Valley League Football Team. Derrik McCall was an honorable mention selection at defensive back. McCall is a senior. Also for Humboldt, sophomore Hayden Boring was listed as an honorable mention punter. The compete all-league team is below. Tri Valley All League Football Offensive Team Micha Booe Cherryvale Center Tanner Taylor Burlington OL Dakota Denny Caney Valley OL Casey Melan...
Indians have large group back
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The St. Paul Indians hope to pick up right where they left off. As the 2010-11 boys basketball season begins, the Indians have a large group of letterwinners back from a team that reached a sub-state title game. “We’ve got 10 guys back that saw some varsity playing time last year, so we’re excited,” Coach Brian Carlson said. “I think we’ll surprise some people. The boys have been working really hard. Every...
St. Paul hopes to replicate last year's success
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Senior standout Morgan Westhoff will lead the way for the St. Paul High School girls basketball team in 2010-11. But if the Indians are going to replicate last year’s success, Westhoff will need some help. Indians Coach Doug Tuck is well aware of that notion. St. Paul had a season to remember a year ago. After an undefeated regular season, the Indians advanced to state, where they finished fourth in Clas...
Panthers split at Pratt tourney
Tribune staff PRATT—The Neosho County Community College men’s basketball team split a pair of games at the Pratt Thanksgiving Tournament this past weekend. Neosho County lost to Cloud County 89-60, but bounced back and defeated Pratt 78-77. The Panthers are now 5-5 on the season. The team is home on Wednesday night against Allen County. The women (1-8) play at 6 and the men play at 8 p.m.