Clements: '88 was a special year for CHS track
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor If you want to make Thad Clements smile, just mention 1988. So why does that number bring a big smile to the face of the former Chanute High School track coach? Well, that was the year the Chanute girls track team won the Class 5A team title at the state track meet. “It was a once in a lifetime year,” Clements said. “I’ve had a lot of state champs over the years, but for the whole team to win it was thril...
CHS track: Clements Invite is Friday
Tribune staff The Chanute High School track team will host the Thad Clements Invitational on Friday at the Chanute Community Sports Complex. The meet is the only home event of the season for the Blue Comets. All of the teams in the SEK league will be in attendance with the exception of Columbus. Fredonia will also compete at the meet. The field events begin at 3 p.m. A schedule of events in below. Thad Clements Invite Schedule of events ...
CHS softball: Lack of offense hurts Comets
Tribune staff PARSONS— The pitching was there and so was the defense. The offense was lacking, however. And for the Chanute High School girls softball team, that lack of offense resulted in two losses. Parsons swept a doubleheader from the Blue Comets on Tuesday. The Vikings won game one 4-1 and game two 2-0. “We got good pitching and defense, but our hitting was not very good,” Chanute Coach Don Simmons said. “We struck out 20 times. We...
NCCC baseball learns first round opponent
The Neosho County Community College baseball team will take on Colby in a first round game of the Region VI Sub-Regional Tournament on Saturday at Liberal. The Panthers are the fourth seed out of the East, while Colby is the fifth seed out of the West. NCCC is now 31-24 and Colby is 27-25. The other first round game features Seward County vs. Labette. Seward County is the number-one seed from the West. Labette is the eighth seed from the Ea...
CHS baseball: Comets hope to keep momentum going
Tribune staff The Chanute High School baseball team travels to Coffeyville today for a doubleheader that will start at 4:30 p.m. Chanute is now 6-10 overall and 4-8 in the SEK. Coffeyville is 5-11 and 2-10 in the league. The Golden Tornado are in last place in the league, while Chanute is in eighth. The Blue Comets are coming off two wins over Parsons on Tuesday. Chanute won game one 10-0 and then took game two 14-5. “I thought we played ...
CHS tennis team heads to regional on Friday
Tribune Sports Editor
State berths will be on the line at the Parsons Class 4A Tennis Regional. The event begins on Friday morning.
The Chanute High School boys tennis team will be one of 10 teams competing.
“This is what they’ve been working all year for,” Chanute Coach Wayne Woodyard said. “Getting to state is the goal for all of them.”
A coach’s meeting will be held at 9 a.m. with the tennis beginning at around 10 a.m. The even...
Sharp, Aylward leading CHS track team
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor BURLINGTON—All season long, Brooke Sharp and Ali Aylward have been a formidable one-two punch for the Chanute High School girls track team. This was the case once again at the Burlington Invitational on Tuesday. The Blue Comets’ duo led the way as the Chanute girls took first place at the invite. Chanute Coach Derek Liggett said the senior duo are scoring points in bunches each week. And Tuesday was no di...
CHS baseball sweeps Parsons
Anthony Cook Parsons Sun PARSONS—Chanute pitcher Grant McMillan likely appreciated the run support from his teammates, but it wasn’t as if it was needed. McMillan threw six innings of five-hit baseball Tuesday evening in Parsons and helped Chanute pick up a 10-0 win in the first game of a doubleheader sweep of the Vikings. Chanute won game two 14-5. In the opener, Chanute wasted no time establishing a lead. In the first inning the Comets s...
CHS TRACK SLIDESHOW: BURLINGTON INVITE
The Chanute High School track team competed at the Burlington Invite on Tuesday. Included in the slideshow are Ali Aylward and Kameron Braman in the discus; Brooke Sharp in the high jump; Kaitlyn Dispensa in the mile; Tim Wrestler in the pole vault; Eric Bowman handing off to Blake Kisner; Kisner in the 400 and Sharp in the 800. Photo reprints can be purchased by calling 431-4100 (M-F, 8-5). Photos by Jason Peake/Tribune
NCCC throwers push each other to go farther and farther
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—When your toughest competition comes from your teammates, you know you’re on a strong team. That’s what it’s been like for a group of Neosho County Panthers this spring. Neosho County Community College has not one, two or three, but six solid throwers who are standing out for the track team this season. NCCC Coach Darin Schmitz said the six throwers are a unique group. He said they push each othe...
SLIDESHOW: ROYSTER TRACK
The Royster Middle School track team competed at Parsons on Monday in the last meet of the season.
Results will be printed in the Tribune's Wednesday edition.
To purchase a photo reprint, call 431-4100.
Pitching, defense lead CHS softball to two wins
Tribune staff The Chanute High School softball team improved to 9-5 on the season and 5-5 in the SEK after two wins over Columbus on Thursday. The Blue Comets won game one 2-0 and then took the second game 2-1. “We got great pitching, good defense and just enough timely hitting to win both games,” Chanute Coach Don Simmons said.” “If we continue to get good pitching and play good defense, we’ll have a chance to win a lot more games. I’m co...
CHS TRACK: Personal bests set at Coffeyville
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor COFFEYVILLE—Several personal bests were set as the Chanute High School track team competed at the Coffeyville Invitational on Friday. The boys team took first place at the six-team invite. The CHS girls were second to Labette County by two points. Chanute Coach Derek Liggett said he was pleased with his team’s results. “We’re getting to the point in the season where we’re hoping to see good times,” Ligget...
Hale wins SEK title, Comets finish third
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Mitchell Hale is the Southeast Kansas League’s individual golf champion for 2010. A Chanute High School junior, Hale had the best score after four league-designated tournaments. Hale finished with a cumulative score of 319, five strokes better than runner-up Jon Nichols of Pittsburg, who finished with a 324. “Mitchell’s been great this year,” Chanute Coach Bill Woodard said. “He was solid at all of the to...
CHS TRACK SLIDESHOW: COFFEYVILLE INVITE
The Chanute High School track team competed at the Coffeyville Invite on Friday. Included in the slideshow are Darian Rubow, Jordan Wiltse, Brooke Sharp and Tray Hodges competing in the high jump; Jared McComb in the 4x200 relay; Brooke Sharp in the 800; Justin Lawrence in the 800; Asia Hale handing off to Abby Neeley and Kaitlyn Dispensa in the 4x800 relay. To purchase photo reprints of any of these photos, call the Tribune at 431-4100.
CHS golf ends up third in SEK race
COLUMBUS—Hopes of a third-straight Southeast Kansas League title were shattered on Thursday for the Chanute High School golf team.
In the final SEK-designated meet of the season, the Blue Comets finished fourth at the Columbus Invitational. With the finish, Chanute finished third in the SEK standings.
Going into the meet, the Comets were just one stroke behind league-leader Pittsburg. But on an extremely windy Thursday, the Comet...
CHS softball sweeps Columbus
CHANUTE—The Chanute High School softball team earned two wins against Columbus on Thursday at Santa Fe Park.
The Blue Comets won game one 2-0 and then took the second game 2-1.
The Comets won game one 2-0 in a pitcher’s duel that saw both teams struggle to produce any offense.
Chanute broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the sixth. With one out, Taylor Gard lifted a fly ball to right. The Columbus outfielder fell down and Gard ended up on se...
Chanute baseball drops two vs. Columbus
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—The Chanute Blue Comets had their chances. But the hosts were unable to take advantage of those opportunities on a windy Thursday at Paul Lindblad Field at Katy Park. The result was two losses. Columbus swept a doubleheader from Chanute, winning game one 11-5 and game two 12-4. In both games, Chanute stranded base runner after base runner. “We left a ton of people on base,” Chanute Coach Matt ...
Chanute fares well at SEK Tennis Meet
Tribune Sports Editor
PARSONS—The Chanute High School boys tennis team had two second place finishers at the SEK Tennis Meet on Thursday in Parsons.
Jimmie Quinn was second at number-two singles and the number-one doubles team of Mason Johnson and Jacob Guiot also took second. Both fell in their respective title matches.
“I’m satisfied with how we played,” Coach Wayne Woodyard said. “I felt we were real competitive until the end. ...