Chanute Sharks nip Independence
Tribune staff CHANUTE — The Chanute Sharks swim team hosted Independence on Wednesday night at Quarry Stone Country Club. The Sharks squeaked out a victory by the slimmest of margins, 352-351. Chanute won seven of the twelve relay events and 40 of the 66 individual events. The quality of Chanute results were just enough to overcome the quantity of the Independence results. Independence, the larger team, has a high school swim team an...
Post 170 splits with Osawatomie
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE— One big inning was all it took. The Chanute Post 170 American Legion baseball team used a big third inning to pull out an 8-2 win over the Osawatomie Raiders on Wednesday night at Lindblad Field at Katy Park. The victory gave the hosts a split, as Osawatomie won the first game of the doubleheader 9-0. Post 170 improves to 6-2 on the season with the split. In the nightcap, Chanute broke a scorele...
Wrestling notebook: True Blue camp under way, new weight classes approved
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE — Tyler Caldwell was in town on Monday as a featured speaker and clinician at the True Blue Wrestling Camp at Chanute High School. And he came to town with some impressive credentials. Caldwell, who won four-straight state titles at Goddard High School, reached the national title match at 165 pounds this past season for Oklahoma at the 2011 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. Caldwell is tra...
Post 170 wins two in Iola
Tribune Sports Editor
IOLA — The Chanute Post 170 American Legion baseball team went two-for-two on Saturday at the Iola Post 15 Tournament at Allen County Community College.
Chanute defeated Paola 14-11 and then topped Linn County 8-2.
Sunday’s games were rained out.
With the wins, Chanute Post 170 improves to 5-1 on the season.
The tourney opener for Chanute featured several lead changes and lots of offense.
Chanute Post 170 splits with Fort Scott
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE — With a solid pitching performance and just enough offense, the Chanute Post 170 American Legion baseball team defeated Fort Scott Post 25 5-2 in the nightcap on Thursday night at Paul Lindblad Field at Katy Park. With the win, the hosts earned a split, as Fort Scott won the first game 10-2. “We made more contact in game two and they gave us a few runs, but we’ll take them,” Post 170 Coach Mike Ma...
NCCC: Giacalone, Compton earn all-american honors
Tribune staff Neosho County Community College has not one, but two all-american baseball players. Adam Giacalone and Caleb Compton were both listed on the NJCAA’s All-American Baseball Team. Giacalone was listed on the first team as an infielder as a freshman. A sophomore, Compton was a second team pick as an outfielder. A freshman from Shawnee, Giacalone had one of the best seasons in school history. Giacalone hit .396 with 102 RBIs and 1...
Post 170 looks solid in season-opener
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor GARNETT — It may have been the season-opener, but the Chanute Post 170 American Legion baseball team appeared to be in mid-season form. There were no first-game jitters as Post 170 was solid overall in sweeping a doubleheader from host Garnett on Tuesday night. Chanute won the opener 9-7 and then took game two 6-2. “For the first night, I have no complaints with how we played,” Post 170 Coach Mike Martin ...
Bolin tops modified field at Humboldt Speedway
Scott Lee Stewart For the Tribune HUMBOLDT — With only two weeks to go until mid-season championships, the racing action at Humboldt Speedway is hotter than ever. Brian Bolin topped the field in the Allen County Chiropractic USRA Modified feature Friday night. But it was no cruise for Bolin. Jess Folk, Jr., plagued by mysterious mechanical troubles all season, found the set-up he needed and mounted a serious challenge to Bolin’s suprema...
A busy weekend at Humboldt Speedway
HUMBOLDT — It was a busy weekend at the Humboldt Speedway.
The Dwayne Whitworth Memorial Special was held on Sunday. Races were also held on Friday.
Sunday’s Factory Stock winner was Jeremy Wilson, and Dalton Kirk was the EZ Lock & Key B-Mod winner.
Justin Folk won the Allen County Chiropractic USRA Modified A feature.
Friday’s winners included Jeremy Willard, Derrek Wilson, Jeremy Chambers and Johnny Bone, Jr. Results are below.
SLIDESHOW: CHS TRACK AT STATE
The Chanute High School track team had 18 athletes compete at the state track meet in Wichita over the weekend. Here are a few photos from state. To purchase a higher resolution copy of any of these photos, call 431-4100.
CHS TRACK: Season ends at state
WICHITA — The Chanute High School track team finished the 2011 season on Saturday at the Class 4A State Track Meet at Cessna Stadium on the campus of Wichita State University.
No member of the team was able to reach the medal stand.
The CHS girls 4x400 relay team of Ashlyn Cole, Morgan Olson, Tara Haight and Mariah Brooks just missed a medal. The Blue Comets finished eighth with a time of 4:18.
Eight teams advance to the finals f...
Humboldt's McNutt medals at state track meet
Tribune staff WICHITA — Humboldt’s Tanner McNutt finished second overall in the Class 2A boys 400-meter dash at the State Track Meet in Wichita on Saturday. McNutt advanced to the finals of the 400 on Friday by finishing third overall (51.46). In Saturday’s finals, McNutt crossed the line second with a time of 51.17. Zach Werth of Ellis was first (50.91). McNutt also competed in two other events. The Humboldt sophomore finished 11th in the ...
Humboldt softball falls to eventual state champ
Tribune staff EMPORIA —If there’s any consolation for the Humboldt High School softball team, it’s this — they lost to the state champs. Udall defeated Humboldt 7-5 in the first round of the Class 2-1A state softball tournament on Friday in Emporia. Udall led 4-0, but the Cubs tied it up with a four-run fourth inning. Udall responded with three runs in the bottom half. Humboldt added one run in the fifth, but could not score again. Melissa...
State softball, baseball results
KSHSAA STATE SOFTBALL TOURNAMENTS CLASS 6A at Arrocha Ballpark, Lawrence Friday, May 27 Quarterfinals Olathe East 11, Lawrence 0 Topeka Washburn Rural 1, Olathe South 0 Goddard 11, Derby 3 Olathe Northwest 7, Maize 6 Saturday, May 28 Semifinals Topeka Washburn Rural 3, Olathe East 1 Olathe Northwest 8, Goddard 2 Third place Goddard 6, Olathe East 2 Championship Olathe Northwest 9, Topeka Washburn Rural 1 CLASS 5A at Two River...
STATE TRACK DAY ONE: Comets compete with state's best
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor WICHITA — Darian Rubow’s third-place finish in the girls high jump was definitely the highlight for the Chanute High School track team on Friday at the Class 4A State Track Meet at Wichita State University’s Cessna Stadium. A sophomore, Rubow cleared five feet and tied for third. Jenny Whitledge of Tonganoxie won the state title by clearing 5-4. Defending state champ Colleen O’Brien of Louisburg settled ...
CHS BOYS TRACK: FIRST TRIP TO STATE
Tribune Sports Editor
When 18 members of the Chanute High School track team head to this weekend’s state meet in Wichita, Chanute Coach Derek Liggett wants each and every one of them to be physically prepared.
But he also wants them to be mentally prepared.
Liggett said the Blue Comets have backed off the physical training this week and have focused on the mental side of things.
“I think it’s important for each kid to go in with re...
CHS GIRLS TRACK: Comets set for state track meet
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor A friendly rivalry has paid off for two Chanute High School freshmen. In fact, the two throwers have pushed each other to state. Chanute freshmen Sierra Masoner and Haley Taylor will be competing at this weekend’s Class 4A State Track Meet in Wichita. The two workout partners say having the other around in practice has been a key to their progression this year in the throwing events. Both qualified for ...
Blue Comets named all-league in baseball, softball
Tribune staff The Chanute High School baseball team had three athletes listed on the 2011 All-SEK League Baseball Team. Chanute junior outfielder Brandon Bell was a First Team All-SEK League selection. The Comets had two players listed on the second team. Senior pitcher/infielder Dustin Eccles and junior infielder Grant McMillan were both recognized as second team all-conference. CHS softball The Chanute High School softball team had thr...
CHS TRACK: OVER THE BAR, OVER THE HUMP
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor OTTAWA — In previous trips to the regional track meet, Tim Wrestler went home disappointed, frustrated and angry. Wrestler was experiencing a completely different emotion this year. A Chanute High School senior, Wrestler took fourth place in the pole vault at the Ottawa Class 4A Regional Track Meet on Friday. Making the most of his final opportunity, Wrestler got over the hump and advanced to the state tr...