Comets seventh at Rose Hill
Tribune staff ROSE HILL—With two runner-ups and six total medalists, the Chanute High School wrestling team took seventh place at the Rose Hill Tournament on Saturday. Sam Son and Jared McComb both finished second in their respective brackets, while Tim Wrestler took third. Chanute had three other wrestlers finish in the top six: Troy Clark was fourth, while Skylar McGinnis and Damen Hartwig both took sixth place. Derby won the invite titl...
Chanute shocks Coffeyville
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—The Chanute Blue Comets just proved it—when they’re at their best, they can beat anyone on the schedule. Griffin Williams hit a jumper with four seconds left and Chanute shocked state-ranked Coffeyville 50-48 on Saturday night at the CHS Gymnasium. League-leading Coffeyville entered the game with just one loss overall and none in the SEK, but the Comets were the ones who got it done in crunch time....
Chanute boys upset Coffeyville
CHANUTE—The Chanute High School boys basketball team upset state-ranked Coffeyville 50-48 on Saturday night at the CHS gymnasium.
Griffin Williams hit a jumper with four seconds left to give the Comets the win.
Chanute's girls beat Coffeyville 59-19.
Look for more on these games in Tuesday's Tribune.
Area hoops roundup
BURLINGTON — It was a cold night on the road for Humboldt Friday night as the Cubs just mustered 27 points in a 56-27 setback to Burlington. “We played real well in the first quarter and part of the second, then we had a two-minute span when the wheels fell off and Burlington smelled blood. They present some matchup problems,” Taylor added. The Humboldt girls fell to Burlington 76-13. Humboldt was troubled by turnovers with 44, while Burlin...
Chanute's late rally not enough
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—Chanute’s strong second half rally fell short and Parsons held on for a 71-64 win over the Blue Comets on Friday night. Parsons built a 15-point lead by forcing turnovers, getting out in transition and by knocking down three-pointers. The Comets stormed back into the game with a renewed intensity in the third and fourth quarters. The Comets put up 30 points in the fourth quarter, but in the end, th...
A disappointing loss
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—If you ask Megan Reid, Parsons simply wanted it more. The Vikings fought back from a seven-point deficit and earned a 34-33 win over Chanute on Friday night. The Vikings outscored the Blue Comets 11-3 in the fourth quarter. “They took it from us,” Coach Reid said. “They wanted it more. I’m very disappointed. We got out-hustled and out-rebounded all night long. They were the more aggressive team al...
CHS wrestling stays undefeated in SEK
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor INDY—The Chanute High School wrestling team remained perfect in the league by winning two SEK duals on Thursday night at Independence’s Losey Gymnasium. Chanute defeated the host Bulldogs 45-27 in the first dual of the night. Chanute then hammered Parsons 70-6. “Overall, the boys did a good job,” Chanute Coach Andy Albright said. “Indy and Parsons both had some scrappy kids. We got after it overall. I’m p...
Panthers split at Highland, home on Saturday
Tribune staff The Neosho County Community College basketball teams competed at Highland on Wednesday night. In the women’s game, the Panthers won 87-80. In the men’s game, Highland defeated Neosho County 68-65. The Panthers will host Kansas City, Kansas on Saturday. The women’s game will begin at noon with the men to follow at about 2 p.m. The NCCC women are now 9-14 overall and 4-7 in the Jayhawk East. The Neosho County men are now 16-7 a...
Manbeck signs with Ottawa
Tribune staff HUMBOLDT—Humboldt High School senior Jacob Manbeck has signed a letter of intent to play football for Ottawa University. Manbeck, an offensive and defensive lineman, was a four-year letterwinner in football and baseball for the Cubs. On the football field Manbeck was a three-time All-Tri-Valley League performer. On the diamond, Manbeck helped lead the Cubs to the Kansas 2A State Baseball Tournament last spring. Humboldt f...
Steeley, Kober lead NCCC wrestling
Tribune staff WICHITA- Derek Steeley’s second place showing and Jake Kober’s bronze medal finish highlighted the Neosho County Community College wrestling team’s effort at the First Annual Kansas Cup at Kansas Newman’s Fugate Gymnasium. The event pitted all of the colleges with wrestling in the state against each other. “Our overall effort was fair during the day and good at the end,” Coach Wayne Petterson said. “Some of our guys needed to ...
WEB ONLY: Chanute wrestling earns two SEK wins
Tribune staff INDY—The Chanute High School wrestling team remained perfect in the league by winning two SEK duals on Thursday night at Independence. Chanute defeated the host Bulldogs 45-27. Chanute then hammered Parsons 70-6. Look for more on these duals in Saturday's Tribune.
Blue Comets sign with Fort Scott CC
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor They may not have planned it, but three Chanute Blue Comets are staying together. Chanute seniors Matt Bollig, Damen Hartwig and T.J. Walls all signed letters of intent on Wednesday to play football for Fort Scott Community College. Bollig said he had several schools recruiting him, but in the end, he decided on the Greyhounds. “A lot of the positions that I want to play are going to be open there,” Bolli...
Humboldt boys let one slip away
Tribune Sports Editor
HUMBOLDT—Neodesha made all the plays down the stretch and pulled off a 43-39 come-from-behind win over Humboldt in the boys game on Tuesday night.
The Cubs held a 10-point lead at one point, but the Bluestreaks rallied late to earn the close win.
Neodesha outscored Humboldt 34-22 after intermission.
A low-scoring first quarter ended with the host Cubs up 10-7.
The Cubs pushed the lead to 17-9 at the half.
Blue Comet girls shut down Titans
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Whether they were trapping in a zone or playing man-to-man, the Chanute High School girls basketball team had the Columbus Titans frustrated and out of sync from start to finish. Chanute used a stellar defense to knock off Columbus 42-23 on Monday night. “We tried to mix it up defensively,” Chanute Coach Megan Reid said. “I thought our intensity was good. And when you hold a team to seven points in a half,...
Total team effort leads to a win
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Getting contributions from many, the Chanute High School boys basketball team handled Columbus 76-57 on Monday night. Chanute Coach Max Ruark went to his bench early in the game, bringing in subs Skyler Miner, Mitchell Hale, Matt Bollig, Caleb Wood and Logan Fox. The five sparked the Comets with their hustle and intensity on both ends. “Our bench did a great job tonight,” Chanute Coach Max Ruark said. “T...
Seventh grade Rockets continue winning ways
Tribune staff CHANUTE—The Royster Middle School boys basketball teams hosted Parsons on Monday night. In the seventh grade A game, Royster won 37-29. The Rockets started out solid with a 13-2 first quarter lead, and then led at the half 24-6. However, four straight three-point baskets to start the third quarter brought Parsons right back into the game. But the Rockets were too strong down the stretch and held on to win by eight. The lead...
Blue Comets sweep Titans
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor COLUMBUS—A long layoff didn’t appear to bother the Chanute High School girls basketball team. In fact, it didn’t seem to bother the CHS boys, either. Looking solid overall in both games, Chanute swept a doubleheader from Columbus on Monday night. The Comets won the girls game 42-23. Chanute handled the Titans 76-57 in the boys game. Both teams hadn’t played in nine days since finishing up their respective...
Cowley sweeps Neosho County
Tribune staff Cowley College won both games of a doubleheader on Saturday night against Neosho County Community College. The Cowley women beat Neosho County 89-43. Cowley’s men topped the Panthers 77-58 in a showdown of two of the conference’s top teams. Look for more on the Panthers in the Tribune tomorrow.
Blue Comets earn key SEK wins
Tribune staff COFFEYVILLE—The league title hopes are still alive for the Chanute High School wrestling team. The Blue Comets earned a huge league win over Pittsburg 33-28 on Thursday at Coffeyville-Field Kindley High School. Chanute also defeated Coffeyville 63-8. The win over Pittsburg was big, Chanute Coach Andy Albright said. “It was a heck of a dual,” Albright said. “It was definitely a big win for us. It was one of the top duals we’v...
MEETING UP IN THE KCAC: Area players face off, Sharp finishing hoops career
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor OTTAWA—When Ottawa University hosted McPherson College in women’s basketball on Thursday night, the Chanute area was well-represented. Three area products were in uniform as Chanute’s Carley Sharp and Altoona-Midway grad Brooke Sloan suited up for the McPherson Bulldogs, while Humboldt native Mallory Mueller took the floor for the Ottawa Braves. All three saw action in Ottawa’s 86-76 win over the Bulldogs....