Indians settle for fourth at state
By Anthony Cook The Parsons Sun HAYS — The 2009 Class 1A state champions weren’t able to defend their title this season but did secure a third-place finish Friday afternoon. St. John’s Hudson defeated St. Paul High School 43-35 Friday in Hays to take third in Class 1A. “Once you get into the final four, those two games are going to be tough. You’ve got to play it out. I was proud of our girls for coming back from a tough loss last night. ...
Gross Memorial Coliseum: A memorable place to play
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor HAYS -- Bright, shiny and spacious, the impressive Gross Memorial Coliseum hosts the Class 1A state basketball tournament each year. Of course, the arena is the home of Fort Hays State University’s Fighting Tigers. This week the St. Paul High School girls basketball team has had the opportunity to take the court at the Coliseum. St. Paul Coach Doug Tuck said his team has definitely enjoyed playing in th...
Argonia upends St. Paul; Indians to play for third
Anthony Cook Parsons Sun Sports Editor HAYS — Neither team wanted it to, but something had to give. Between St. Paul and Argonia 51 victories and zero losses entered Thursday evening’s playoff game in Hays. Argonia became the first team to earn a victory over St. Paul this season when they won it 47-30. The Argonia Indians’ 3-2 defense posed problems for St. Paul the entire final three quarters of the game, and ultimately was too much t...
A basketball family
Coaching daughters provides memories of a lifetime Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor HAYS -- Coaching a daughter can be a rewarding and memorable experience. Lifelong memories are made and the father-daughter bond can become stronger. But coaching a daughter can also be a challenging experience, too. St. Paul Coach Doug Tuck knows this. In fact, Tuck coaches not only one daughter, but two. Jessica and Erin Tuck are both key performer...
Wildcats rout Oklahoma State 83-64
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jamar Samuels scored 21 of his career-high 27 points in the first half, helping No. 9 Kansas State turn a rematch into a rout with an 83-64 win over Oklahoma State Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament.
Kansas State (25-6) had been waiting to play Oklahoma State again since a home loss in January.
The Wildcats opened the game with a big run and closed the first half with an even bigger one, leav...
Neosho bounces back for split against Hutch
Neosho County survived a barrage of hitting and a driving rainstorm to gain a split with Hutchinson Community College on Wednesday, losing 10-4 and winning the nightcap 6-5 in eight innings. Neosho is now 6-4 overall. “That is a very good Hutch team that is well coached and will fight you all day, so I will take a split with them early in the season,” said NCCC Coach Steve Murry. After the top of the third frame Hutch led the first game 8-...
KU wins 2,000th in tourney
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas reached a major milestone, one just two other programs can claim. A nice accomplishment, worthy of the trophy case. There just isn’t time for the Jayhawks to enjoy it. Not after struggling against Texas Tech, not with more important goals still out there. Leaning on stars Cole Aldrich and Sherron Collins, No. 1 Kansas became the third team to reach 2,000 wins by pulling out an 80-68 victory over scrappy Texas...
Boys Class 1A South Gray 49, Quinter 46 Baileyville B&B vs Hanover (late) Class 2A Nemaha Valley 52, Spearville 48 St. Mary’s Colgan 63, Olpe 40 Berean 73, Lyndon 62 Hill City vs Sacred Heart (late) Class 4A Coffeyville 52, Nickerson 38 Ottawa 46, Holton 41 Pratt 64, Circle 56 Class 6A BV North 62, SM South 59 BV Northwest 69, Dodge City 49 Girls Class 3A Jefferson County North, 57, Frontenac 39 Marion 49, Beloit 44 H...
BOYS Class 6A (At Emporia’s White Auditorium) Today’s games: BV Northwest (15-7) vs. Dodge City (19-3), 3 p.m.; BV North (15-7) vs. SM South (17-5), 4:45; Manhattan (12-10) vs. Wichita Heights (20-2), 6:30; Leavenworth (16-6) vs. Maize (17-5), 8:15. Friday’s games: BV North-SM South winner vs. BV Northwest-Dodge City winner, 4:45 p.m.; Leavenworth-Maize winner vs. Manhattan-Heights winner, 8:15. Saturday’s games: Third-place game, noon; ch...
St. Paul girls advance at 1A State
Anthony Cook Parsons Sun Sports Editor HAYS — Foul troubles, tight defense and a badly-cut eye were the storylines of St. Paul’s clash with Tribune-Greeley County Wednesday night. There was no shortage of drama, and that’s only the first round. But the Indians survived the first round matchup with a pesky No. 6 seed by grabbing a 50-35 victory and moved on to a matchup with No. 2 seed Argonia (26-0) at 6:30 p.m. this evening. “We had so...
Seniors led injury-plagued Blue Comets in 09-10
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor When Megan Reid became the girls basketball coach at Chanute High School nearly four years ago, Ali Aylward, Kameron Braman and Brooke Sharp were just entering CHS, too. Their journey together has now ended. The Blue Comets fell to Girard in the sub-state semifinals last Thursday, ending the 2009-10 season. Chanute’s girls went 12-10 this year for Coach Reid. And the team’s seniors definitely led the ...
St. Paul advances at 1A State
Anthony Cook Parsons Sun Sports Editor HAYS — Foul troubles, tight defense and a badly-cut eye were the storylines of St. Paul’s clash with Tribune-Greeley County Wednesday night. There was no shortage of drama, and that’s only the first round. But the Indians survived the first round matchup with a pesky No. 6 seed by grabbing a 50-35 victory and moved on to a matchup with No. 2 seed Argonia (26-0) at 6:30 p.m. this evening. “We had some...
St. Paul girls ready for state
Anthony Cook Parsons Sun Sports Editor The St. Paul High School girls basketball team gets a gift for making the state tournament this season—the competition gets even more competitive, and the teams get even more athletic. Despite winning all 24 games they’ve played this season the Indians enter play this evening as a No. 3 seed in the three-day long tournament. With a win they will be guaranteed three games and a shot at a title. A loss...
ST.PAUL GIRLS: Team unity has been key
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor When you watch the St. Paul High School girls basketball team play, you can tell they’re all on the same page. The players know their roles well and they all get along with each other. That cohesiveness has been a key as the Indians prepare to make a run at the Class 1A State Tournament this week in Hays. The Indians, undefeated at 24-0, begin play at Fort Hays State tonight. Indians Coach Doug Tuck sai...
Chanute's Aylward, Braman named All-SEK
Tribune Sports Editor
Chanute High School had two representatives on the 2009-10 All-SEK Girls Basketball Team.
Chanute senior Ali Aylward was a first team All-SEK selection. Chanute Coach Megan Reid said Aylward was one vote shy of being a unanimous selection.
Fellow senior Kameron Braman was named third team all-league.
Chanute went 12-10 this year for Coach Reid. The entire girls all-league team is listed below. The boys All-SEK...
Six Comets on All-SEK wrestling team
Tribune Sports Editor
Chanute High School had six wrestlers named to the 2009-10 All-SEK Wrestling Team.
Freshman Jared Fiscus was first team all-league at 112 pounds and junior Tim Wrestler was honorable mention all-league at 119.
Junior Troy Clark was first team all-league at 125 and sophomore Sam Son was first team all-SEK at 152. Sophomore Jared McComb was first team all-SEK at 171 and senior Damen Hartwig was a first team all...
CLASS 1A STATE GIRLS BASKETBALL GLANCE
Below is a look at each team competing at the Class 1A girls state tourney. In order of seed: 1. Montezuma-South Gray (25-0) Head coach—Andy Gillen Mascot—Rebels League—SPIAA League (First-place) 2009 finish—State runner-up (2008 first-place finish) Players/senior—10/4 General—The Rebels have gone a combined 79-2 in the past three seasons. 2. Argonia High School (25-0) Head coach—Dixie Brewster Years at school—4 Mascot—Lady Raiders ...
Humboldt's Strack named all-Tri-Valley
Humboldt senior Tevin Strack was named to the 2009-10 Tri-Valley League’s boys basketball team. Strack played guard for the Cubs. Tri-Valley League—All-League Team Burlington: Mackenzie Redding, Zak Martin, Blake Thomsen. Caney: Gable LaForge, Chad Dick. Cherryvale: Micah Booe, Dillon Blake, Roman Lopez. Fredonia: Devin Baker. Humboldt: Tevin Strack. Neodesha: Brett Schurle. Yates Center: Dalton Smith. Boys Honorable Mention Team Can...
ST. PAUL IS STATE-BOUND
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor EMPORIA—For St. Paul seniors Jessica Tuck, Kennedee Borum and Allison O’Brien, it was do or die time. The three had reached the sub-state title game the two previous years, but fell short in both games. Not this time. The Indians got over the hump in their last chance and qualified for the Class 1A state tournament with a 39-31 come-from-behind win over Hutchinson Central Christian on Saturday night at Whi...
St. Paul boys fall in sub-state title game
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor EMPORIA—Pretty Prairie took advantage of its size inside and knocked off St. Paul 66-40 on Saturday night in the boys championship game of the Emporia Class 1A Sub-State. The season ended for the Indians with the loss. Pretty Prairie outrebounded St. Paul 56-37 in the game, as 6-8 senior Joe Lampe pulled down 22 boards by himself. The game was a physical one, as 51 fouls were called, with 31 called on St....