Chanute tennis notches six wins at Coffeyville tourney
Both of the singles players and the number two doubles team on Chanute’s boys tennis team went 2-2 at a SEK meet in Coffeyville on Tuesday afternoon. The six victories put the Comets in fourth place at the event. Pittsburg won the meet with 15 victories and only one loss.
This Coffeyville meet gave the Comets tennis coach Wayne Woodyard the chance to try out a line-up he’s been envisioning since the beginning of the season, with Spain native...
Chanute softball swept by Paola
Chanute’s softball team had only lost one game headed into its Tuesday afternoon doubleheader against Paola. However, the Comets struggled mightily in these games against the Panthers, falling 15-3 in the first game and 17-0 in the second.
The Panthers dominated this match-up from its beginning, scoring four runs in the first inning of the first game off a bases-loaded triple and a passed ball. Three runs were added in the top of the second, ...
NCCC prepares to host Harold Turner All-Star game
When he first arrived at NCCC six years ago as the head men’s basketball coach, Jeremy Coombs wanted to bring an annual high school basketball all-star game event to this part of southeast Kansas. He wanted to give local high school kids one last opportunity to play with each other and against each other, and also give some of the college-bound local players a chance to play on a college-level court.
This year’s in...
Turner All-Star rosters
These are the players and coaches that will be a part of the Harold Turner All-Star game, this Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the NCCC gymnasium.
Girls Coaches: Dustin Fox and Shannon Bogle (Both of Chanute HS)
Girls players: Shelby Trout, Brenna Olson, and Madison Richard (Chanute), Mackenzie Dunbar (Riverton), Bri Granger (Neodesha), Bethany Barlow (Caney Valley), Ashleigh Grimes (Baxter Springs), Nicole LaCrone (Altoona), Kailey Cleaver (...
Local basketball seniors show off skills at Pittsburg All-Star Game
PITTSBURG – Three Chanute High School seniors, and other area hoopsters participated in the Via Cristi Basketball All-Star Game on Sunday in Pittsburg. These senior players were all selected for inclusion in the annual event for the excellence that they showed on the court this season. Media personalities from around southeastern Kansas were featured as coaches.
First there was a girls’ game, in which Chanute’s Shelby Trout was part of the KS...
Panthers win 3 out of 4 in last weekend home series of regular season
The NCCC baseball team marked its last regular season weekend series of home games this season with both events highlighting the team’s community involvement and by winning three out of four match-ups against the Highland Scotties. Saturday’s doubleheader was highlighted the “Game On For A Cure” event that featured various booths, a barbecue contest and other activities designed to raise money for the American Cancer Society and promote cancer...
Willard tops Humboldt Pure Stock scene
Scott Lee Stewart
Special to the Tribune
HUMBOLDT — It’s early in the 2013 season, yet Derrek Wilson has dominated the Pure Stock division at Humboldt Speedway. Many think he might be unstoppable. Yet, as they say, every superman has his Kryptonite. For Wilson, this week at least, that was Jeremy Willard.
In a really tight feature race on Friday night, Levi Phillips, Donnie Devers, Ben Haddox and Willard all challenged for the lead that Wils...
Chanute tennis serves up five wins in Parsons
The Chanute boys tennis team again finished towards the middle of the pack at a SEK tournament. On Thursday afternoon at Forest Park in Parsons, the Comet boys racked up a total of five wins to come in fourth place at the tournament. The event was won by Independence, with 13 total wins.
The number one singles spot at this event went to Ethan Bush, who fell to Ottawa’s Jon Koczmorski (1-8), Payton Hays from Parsons (0-8), Independence’s Josh ...
Chanute softball scores two comeback victories over Parsons
These Comets are capable of a comeback. This is what the Chanute softball team proved on Thursday afternoon, hosting the Parsons Vikings in two games that featured big swings in the Comets’ favor that resulted in victories. Chanute was behind 13-4 going into the bottom of the sixth inning of the first game, but scored seven runs in this inning to get within two runs. Chanute tied the score in the seventh. Then, the Blue Comets won it on an ex...
Comets baseball sweeps Parsons, continues SEK winning streak
The first goal for first-year coach Josh Messer’s Chanute baseball team is to win the SEK league this year. So far this season, the Comets have a perfect 4-0 record against league opponents. Last week, the Comets swept Pittsburg and on Thursday night, the team decisively bested Parsons in two games, 8-4 and 13-3.
The four-game winning streak came after a season-opening doubleheader, in which the Comets lost two g...
Offensive struggles cost Humboldt softball in opener
Starting pitcher Courtney Richey had 13 strikeouts with no walks for Humboldt’s softball team on Tuesday night, but struggles at the plate cost the Lady Cubs in their season-opening doubleheader in Burlington. Humboldt fell in the games 2-1 and 7-3.
Richey pitched all six innings of the first game, and the only runs that Burlington managed to produce both came off errors.
Humboldt’s lone RBI in the game came off the bat of Kasey Beeman in the...
Five SEK Jr. Comet wrestlers place at State
Five wrestlers from the SEK Jr. Comets earned plaques at the state tournament in Topeka last weekend.
Ty Leedy, 3rd Place, 8 and under, 55 — 8-year-old Leedy is a 5-year veteran of the sport of wrestling. He explained that he likes wrestling because “it’s a really good sport and you can catch on fast.”
His favorite wrestling move, and something that he feels is instrumental to his success, combines what he calls a “snake” with a “honeymoon....
Royster track results from Pittsburg meet
The Royster Middle School track team participated in a meet in Pittsburg this weekend. This was a triangular with Chanute, Pittsburg and Parsons. No team points were scored and places for top three awarded.
Teresa Taylor, the coach of the girls track teams at the school, praised the great job her athletes did, despite the cold temperature.
“We haven’t been able to practice field events much due to the cold, wet and snow this spring,” Tayl...
Senior Comet golfers ready to drive a successful season
The Chanute boys golf team started its season last week with a tournament in Independence. The Comet squad this year will be depending on the talents and leadership of three senior varsity players that will be forming the bulk of its line-up this year — Nick Carman, Wyatt Taylor and Brady Roush.
Nick Carman played a few tournaments for the varsity Chanute squad last year, but this will be his first full year start...
Panthers split doubleheader; ‘Ballgame’ festivities postponed to Sunday
An early-morning thunderstorm on Saturday called the postponement of the scheduled multi-generational Take Me Out To The Ballgame event at NCCC. This event, with many activities for people of all ages surrounding a Neosho County baseball game, will now occur on Sunday, April 7, when the Panthers will host Highland at 1 p.m.
The Panthers will make up the scheduled games against Johnson County today at 1 p.m. at Hudson Field at NCCC.
Comet girls win first meet of season in Labette
ALTAMONT — The boys and girls track teams from Chanute High School started their seasons last Thursday with a meet at Labette County High School. The girls team earned first place at this event, notching 121 points for first place among all participating girls teams. The Chanute girls benefitted from first place performances by triple jumper Mallory Flowers, hurdler Rena Stair, and thrower Haley Taylor, who won both the discus and javelin eve...
Former pitcher to take in Take Me Out to the Ballgame
At the “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” event at NCCC on Saturday, people of all ages will get together to enjoy a baseball game and partake in various activities to celebrate the spirit of America’s pastime. Among the participants in this annual tradition will be some residents of the Chanute Healthcare facility located next door to the college.
For one of these residents, this event feels particularly appropriate. ...
Seniors prepared to ‘make a racket’ in Comets tennis this season
The Chanute tennis squad will be served up some tough competition at a tournament later today in Coffeyville. The success of the squad this year is largely dependent upon what seniors Ryan Allen, Ryan Madden and Hunter King manage to accomplish. In the early part of the season, all three players will be contending for spots on doubles teams.
Ryan Allen aims for the team to get further than it did in his freshma...