CHANUTE'S TRIPLE THREAT
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Sam Son, Tim Wrestler and Troy Clark will lead the way for the Chanute High School wrestling team in 2010-11. All three are two-time state qualifiers. Chanute Coach Andy Albright said he expects all three Blue Comets to have stellar seasons. “Those three boys did all the right things over the summer,” Albright said. “They’ll lead the way.” A junior, Son is a two-time state runner-up. Albright said Son sh...
Royster roundup: seventh grade girls stay undefeated, wrestling team in action
Tribune staff The Royster Middle School basketball teams competed at Parsons on Monday night. In the seventh grade A game, Royster won 23-19. Coach Teresa Taylor said the Rockets played from behind for most of the game, but fought back to earn the win. “We never gained the lead until the beginning of the fourth quarter,” Taylor said. “It was a very physical ball game. I was proud of the girls for not giving up and fighting back to take th...
NCCC women drop two at State Fair Classic
Tribune staff SEDALIA, Mo. — The Neosho County Community College women’s basketball team lost to State Fair CC 87-24 on Saturday night at the SFCC Classic. The Roadrunners led 52-13 at the half after NCCC had 16 turnovers in the first half. The Panthers stayed close early on a three by Jamaica Campbell and a hoop by Ashleigh Downs. Valencia McKinney scored for NCCC and the Panthers were down 26-11. State Fair then pulled away for good wi...
Jets will be young in 2010-11
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor A work in progress is how Altoona-Midway High School girls basketball coach Jim Papen describes this team. The Jets enter the 2010-11 season with just two returning starters — Nicole LaCrone and Kelsey Spears. LaCrone is a 5-3 sophomore guard and Spears is a 5-7 senior forward. Spears scored nine points a game last year and LaCrone averaged six. The Jets do have one other player back with varsity experienc...
Chanute flavor at Coffeyville tourney
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor As the inaugural Juco Elite 8 Tournament finished up on Saturday night in Coffeyville, there were former Chanute Blue Comets all over Nellis Hall. For starters, Cory Henshall was suiting up for the Red Ravens in the tourney’s title game against the top-ranked juco team in the nation, Midland (Tex.). Henshall, a 2010 graduate of CHS, came off the bench for Coach Jay Herkelman’s Coffeyville team. Henshall sc...
Panthers hold their own vs. talented teams
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor COFFEYVILLE — Jeremy Coombs learned quite a bit about his Neosho County Community College men’s basketball team this past weekend. The Panthers competed at the three-day Coffeyville Resources Juco Elite 8 Tournament. Neosho County wrapped up the tournament on Saturday night with a 98-85 loss to Frank Phillips College in the third-place game. The Panthers went 1-2 at the tourney, but held their own agains...
Panthers earn overtime win
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor COFFEYVILLE — Trey Anderson’s late-game heroics propelled the Neosho County Community College men’s basketball team to a 96-88 win over Iowa Western in overtime on Thursday afternoon at the Coffeyville Resources Juco Elite 8 Tournament. If not for Anderson’s last-second three-pointer that sent the game into OT, the Panthers would have let one slip away. The Panthers held a 13-point lead in the second half ...
Panthers head to Coffeyville Thursday
Tribune staff Coffeyville Community College will host the First Annual Coffeyville Resources Juco Elite 8 Tournament this week, an eight-team tournament featuring schools from five states. The action begins Thursday. Teams participating include NJCAA pre-season number-one Midland College (Texas), Butler Community College, Coffeyville, Seminole State (Oklahoma), and Iowa Western, who reached the Region 11 semi-finals last season. Also competi...
For White, love of sports began in Chanute
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Growing up in Chanute in the 1940s and ‘50s, Bill White was never bored. Tagging along with his older brothers Don and Bob, Bill always had some sort of athletic event to occupy his time. “We played sports all the time,” White recalled. “From horseshoes to basketball, there were always games going on.” From his days as a youngster in Chanute to the present, athletics have been always been a big part of W...
Petersen named KCAC Player of the Year
Chanute grad Addie Jo Petersen of Friends University is the conference’s Volleyball Player of the Year and Setter of the Year. The Friends University volleyball team won the regular season and conference tournament in the KCAC. Friends Coach Martin Ayin was named the conference’s Coach of the Year. Friends will host an opening round match of the 2010 NAIA National Championship tourney. The Falcons will play Oklahoma City University on Sa...
Blue Comets picked fifth, sixth in preseason polls
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor PITTSBURG — The Chanute High School girls basketball team was picked fifth and the Blue Comet boys were picked sixth in the 2010 SEK preseason coaches polls. The polls were released on Monday at the annual SEK Coaches and Media Luncheon at WATCO in Pittsburg. Girls poll On the girls side, Labette County was picked first and received eight of the nine number-one votes (coaches are not allowed to vote for ...
St. Paul girls picked first in TRL poll
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor PITTSBURG — The St. Paul High School girls basketball team was picked first in the 2010 Preseason Three Rivers League coaches poll. The polls for the TRL and the CNC were released on Monday. After a trip to state last year, the St. Paul girls again look to be the favorite in the Three Rivers League. Coach Doug Tuck lost three senior starters from last year’s team, but he returns arguably the best female ...
Chanute's playoff games set records
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The Chanute High School football team has earned a place in the record books. Chanute’s two postseason football games were the highest-scoring playoff games in SEK League history, according to league record keeper Scott Nuzum of Fort Scott. The Chanute-Columbus game had 93 combined points, as the Comets beat the Titans 58-35. The Chanute-Louisburg game had 91 points, as the Wildcats beat the Comets 56-35. ...
Royster girls beat Pittsburg, RMS wrestling begins season
Tribune staff The Royster Middle School girls basketball teams earned wins over Pittsburg on Thursday. In the eighth grade A game, Royster won 27-16. The Rockets were up 16-4 by halftime. Macy Flowers scored 11 for Royster and Reagan Holmes added eight points. The team is now 4-0. In the B game, Royster beat Pittsburg 23-5. “The B team continued to play well and the A team played well at times, but allowed themselves to get shook up agai...
Take a look back at Chanute's 2010 football season
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor As we close the door on the 2010 football season, let’s take a quick look back at each of Chanute’s games. Mac County at Chanute The Comets began the season with a 38-6 win over visiting McDonald County (Mo.). Chanute scored on the first play from scrimmage when Alec Haight threw deep to Griffin Williams for a 44-yard touchdown. The CHS defense held the Mustangs to 218 yards of total offense. Eric Bowma...
Blue Comets named all-league in volleyball
Tribune Sports Editor
The Chanute High School volleyball team placed four athletes on the 2010 All-SEK League Volleyball Team.
Chanute sophomore Mallory Flowers was a unanimous first team all-league selection.
The 5-11 Flowers had 274 kills and 38 solo blocks this season for Coach Gail Petersen’s Blue Comets.
Blue Comets junior Morgan Hudson was a second team all-league selection. Hudson had 191 kills and 34 solo blocks this season...
Area football players named all-league
Erie High School had five players named to the 2010 All-CNC Football Team.
Rowdy Kyser was a first team all-league selection as a kicker. Kyser was also listed as an honorable mention pick on offense.
Junior Keith Marquardt was a second team selection at running back.
Taylor Cole, a 5-11, 215-pound junior, was named second team all-CNC on the offensive line.
Danny Yarnell and Adam Vogts were both listed on the honorable mention t...
Panthers hold on for close win
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE — If you ask Jeremy Coombs, his team may have overlooked the Oklahoma Wesleyan JV team a bit. And it nearly cost his Panthers a win. But in the end, the Neosho County Community College men’s basketball team held on late for a 96-90 win over the Oklahoma Wesleyan JV team on Wednesday night. Despite the win, Coach Coombs was not happy with his team’s showing. “I don’t know if I’ve ever been more em...
NCCC athletes earn all-conference honors
Tribune staff Several athletes from Neosho County Community College were named all-conference. For the women’s soccer team, sophomore Justine Young was an honorable mention selection as a forward and freshman Sydney Penrod was an honorable mention pick as a defender. The Panthers also had a few players named all-region. Young, Ashley Lewandowski and Stephanie Doherty were honorable mention selections in Region VI. For the NCCC men, Cody...
Tri-Valley releases all-league volleyball team
Tribune staff Humboldt’s Melissa Davidson was named to the 2010 Tri-Valley League Volleyball team. A senior, Davidson was Humboldt’s only all-league player. Tri-Valley League Volleyball 2010 All-League Team Abby Trimble, Burlington Taylor Shell, Burlington Kortney Blaufuss, Burlington Amy Hougardy, Cherryvale Haley Pitko, Eureka Taylyn Schwartz, Eureka Ashlen Schwartz, Eureka Kaitlyn Rogers, Fredonia Hannah Blackwell, Fredonia M...