Pitt State plays on Hudson Field
PITTSBURG — The Pitt State baseball team traveled to Chanute to open MIAA play against Nebraska-Omaha in a four-game weekend series. The games, originally scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at Al Ortolani Field, are being played Friday and today at the renovated Hudson Field on the campus of Neosho County Community College. The Gorillas and Mavericks were to meet in a pair of noon doubleheaders. The Gorillas took a 1-0 record into the serie...
NCCC baseball loses two to Seminole
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — The record was evened at 2-2 as the Neosho County Panthers dropped a pair of road games to Seminole on Thursday, 6-5, 6-2.
“These were tough losses,” said Coach Steve Murry. “We felt we were in a position to win both games and made a huge mistake at the wrong time. They are nationally ranked and we showed well, but we still have some guys afraid to fail.
In the opener, NCCC scored four runs in the top of the fourth to fo...
Chanute's Son to wrestle in state finals
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor SALINA -- For the second-straight year, Sam Son will wrestle for a state title. Son, a Chanute High School sophomore, went 3-0 at 152 pounds on Friday at the Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament at the Salina Bicentennial Center. Son will take on Valley Center’s Cade Blair tonight for the state championship. “I feel great,” Son said. “I knew if I just took one match at a time and set my mind to it, I coul...
Blue Comets blow out Bulldogs
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—The Chanute Blue Comets finished the regular season on a high note. They also avenged an early-season loss. Chanute blew out Independence 62-41 on Thursday night. It was the last regular season game of the year. When these teams met in the season-opener, Indy won 58-51 in overtime. But Chanute was without the services of Cory Henshall and Griffin Williams for that game. This time, both Hensha...
CHS girls slip vs. Indy
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—Megan Reid summed it up in three words: Too many mistakes. Independence took advantage of numerous Chanute turnovers and knocked off the host Blue Comets 44-38 on Thursday night in the regular season finale. “We played hard and we battled, but we had way too many turnovers,” Coach Reid said. “We fought hard, but we made mistakes at crucial times. And they made us pay. They hit some big baskets, too...
Comets will host Titans, Grizzlies next week in first round of sub-state
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor It’s now official. The Chanute High School girls basketball team will host the Columbus Titans on Monday at 7 p.m. in a first round contest of the Labette County Class 4A Sub-State. The Blue Comets are the fourth seed, while the Titans are the fifth seed. If the Comets win on Monday, they’ll play on Thursday at Labette County High School against the winner of Girard-Coffeyville. Girard is the top seed...
NCCC men have huge home game on Saturday
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Jeremy Coombs calls it a must-win. The Neosho County Community College men’s basketball team will host Cowley College on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the last regular season game of the year. The scenario is simple: If the Panthers beat Cowley, they’ll lock up a first-round playoff game at home. If they lose to Cowley, the Panthers would need Allen County to beat Independence. If Cowley beats Neosho and Indy ...
CHANUTE'S FAB FIVE
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor One goal down, another to go. The first goal of advancing to state has been reached. Now, five members of the Chanute High School wrestling team have another goal in mind—a state medal. Tim Wrestler, Troy Clark, Cody Markham, Sam Son and Jared McComb will all represent Chanute High School at the 2010 Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament this weekend at the Salina Bicentennial Center. The wrestling begins ...
Solid effort not enough for CHS girls
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—Despite a solid effort from the host Blue Comets, Labette County’s hot-shooting made all the difference in a 62-53 win over Chanute in Tuesday’s girls game. It seemed as if the Grizzlies couldn’t miss for a stretch and in the end, Labette’s depth may have wore down the host Blue Comets, too. “We played hard and the girls gave a great effort,” Chanute Coach Megan Reid said. “We played as hard as we ...
COMETS HANDLE GRIZZLIES
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—The Chanute Blue Comets secured a home game in the first round of the postseason with a 63-51 win over Labette County on Tuesday night. With the win, the Chanute boys will be the fourth seed in the Labette County Sub-State and will host the fifth-seeded Grizzlies on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at the CHS Gym. “That’s what was up for grabs,” Chanute Coach Max Ruark said. “We get to play them at home now...
Women's bowling tourney held
Tribune staff CHANUTE—The Chanute USBC Women’s Bowling Association’s 5th Annual Championship Tournament was held recently. There were 20 teams, 39 doubles, 78 singles and 69 in all-events. In the team event, Drinkers took first place with a score of 2432. The team consisted of Kim Colston, Linda Kraft, Charlene Schoenhofer, and Karmen Roush. In the All-Events Handicap, Angela LeRoy was first with a score of 1931. Karen Drisdell was second...
Free throw champs advance to state
Tribune staff CHANUTE—The Knights of Columbus Southeast Kansas Regional Free Throw Contest was held on Sunday at St. Pat’s Gym in Chanute. First place winners advanced to the state competition, which will be held on Sunday, March 7 at Sacred Heart High School in Salina. First place winners received a t-shirt and a trophy. Second and third place finishers received a silver or bronze medal. In the boys competition, Jayce Dighans of Wellsvill...
BLUE COMETS ADVANCE TO STATE
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—They may not be seniors, but Troy Clark, Tim Wrestler, Sam Son and Jared McComb all looked like experienced veterans on Saturday night. All four Chanute Blue Comets earned return trips to the state wrestling tournament. In addition to the returning state qualifiers, Chanute senior Cody Markham also punched his first ticket to state. In all, Chanute High School will have five representatives at t...
Markham gets over the hump
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—Cody Markham was left heart-broken a year ago. Not this time. A Chanute High School senior, Markham took fourth place at 140 pounds and qualified for state in his last chance on Saturday at the Chanute Class 4A Regional Wrestling Tournament. The key win came when Markham defeated Zach DuPont of Anderson County 6-4. That win put him in the third place match and assured him a state berth, as the t...
Indy takes two from Neosho County
Tribune staff INDY—Independence outscored Neosho County by 10 in the second half and defeated the Panthers 94-85 in the men’s game on Saturday night. Neosho County led 41-40 at the half, but the host Pirates outscored the Panthers 54-44 after intermission. With the loss, the Panthers fall to 19-10 overall and 11-6 in the Jayhawk East. Indy improved to 18-10 and 11-5 in the conference. Justin Fairman scored 21 points for the Panthers. Ann...
NCCC baseball opens with two wins
NEOSHO, Mo. —The Neosho County Community College baseball team opened the 2010 season with two wins at Crowder College on Saturday. In game one, Neosho County won 5-2. In game two, the Panthers won 11-7. “We played well in spots and not real good in others,” Panthers Coach Steve Murry said. “We had some young guys that were like a deer in the headlights so it was nice to play and get that experience for them.” Added Murry: “These were big w...
CHS hoops: Regular season ends this week
Tribune Sports Editor
CHANUTE— The final week of the regular season is here for the Chanute High School basketball teams. The Blue Comets host Labette County tonight. The varsity girls play at 6 p.m. with the boys to follow.
The Labette County girls will clinch a share of the league title with a win over the Comets tonight. Labette is now ranked eighth in Class 4A. Of course, the Comets beat the Grizzlies when the two teams met ear...
Five Comets advance to state wrestling tournament
CHANUTE—Five Chanute Blue Comets will compete at the state wrestling tournament after finishing in the top four in their respective brackets at the Chanute Class 4A Wrestling Regional on Saturday. Tim Wrestler, Troy Clark, Cody Markham, Sam Son and Jared McComb all advanced to state with their performances on Saturday. Clark, Son and McComb all took first place in their brackets, while Wrestler was third and Markham was fourth. Chanute to...
Area hoops: Erie falls to Riverton
Tribune staff ERIE — Both teams made the same amount of two-point (15) and three-point (2) goals, but Riverton made up the difference at the free throw line in a 54-44 CNC League win Friday night. The Rams made 18 of 33 at the stripe while Erie got only 15 chances, sinking eight. Riverton stretched a 27-23 halftime lead with a 16-10 edge in the third quarter to take a 43-33 advantage down the stretch. Kaleb Tredway led Erie with 17 points ...
Chanute falls to Pittsburg in OT
Tribune Sports Editor
PITTSBURG— The Chanute Blue Comets got the shot they wanted.
In fact, they got three.
But unfortunately for the Blue Comets, three late three-pointers were off the mark and the Pittsburg Purple Dragons held on for a thrilling 49-46 overtime win over Chanute on Friday night.
Down 49-46, Chanute’s Dustin Eccles and Skyler Miner both missed late three’s that would have tied the game.
“We gave ourselves an opportu...