Chanute will compete at Labette County Sub-State
Tribune staff The Chanute High School basketball teams will compete at the Labette County Class 4A Sub-State this year. Teams competing at LCHS are the host Grizzlies, Chanute, Coffeyville, Columbus, Girard, Independence, Iola and Parsons. Sub-State tournaments begin on March 1, 2010. Area teams Erie is at the Eureka Sub-State in Class 3A, while Humboldt will compete at the Class 2A Sub-State at Oswego. St. Paul and Altoona-Midway are at...
Panthers fall to Cloud County at T-Bird Classic
Tribune staff CONCORDIA—Cloud County defeated the Neosho County Community College men’s basketball team 76-63 on Friday night at the Thunderbird Thanksgiving Classic. The Panthers fell to 5-3 on the season with the loss. Neosho County struggled from the field, making just 30 percent of its field goals (17 of 56). Cloud made 44 percent of its shots from the field, won the turnover battle and also got a bigger contribution from its bench. The...
High school football: State champs crowned
State champs were crowned in football on Saturday across the state. Below is a glance at each game. Class 6A—Olathe North 37, Wichita Heights 3 TOPEKA (AP) — James Franklin ran for three touchdowns as Olathe North beat Wichita Heights 37-3 to win the Kansas Class 6A title. It was Olathe North’s eighth championship and fourth this decade, but its first since 2003. Class 5A—Hutchinson 52, Gardner-Edgerton 14 EMPORIA (AP) — Running back Dev...
CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: EXPECTATIONS ARE HIGH
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The Chanute Blue Comets hope experience will equal excellence. Nine returning letterwinners and four returning starters will make up the 2009-10 Chanute High School girls basketball team. However, the Blue Comets will start the season with three returning starters, as junior guard Amy Weilert is out of action recovering from a knee injury. Leading the way will be three experienced seniors in Kameron Brama...
Royster girls fall to Indy
Independence defeated Royster Middle School 34-19 in the eighth grade girls A game on Tuesday.
“We knew Independence was good, as they are quick and see the court real well,” Coach Steve Slane said. “We struggled with their pressure early and had to use most of our timeouts in the first half to make adjustments.”
Indy led 12-5 after one period of play. Royster was down 15-11 at the half, but Indy went on a 7-0 run in the third qu...
CHS BOYS BASKETBALL: A Versatile group returns
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor There’s a renewed sense of optimism surrounding the Chanute Blue Comets. Why? Because five players who started at least one game last year are back for the Chanute High School boys basketball team. Cory Henshall, Matt Bollig, Griffin Williams, Alec Haight, and Dustin Eccles all return and are expected to lead the way for the Blue Comets in 2009-10. Entering his sixth year as head coach, Max Ruark feels the...
SEK has 27 returning state qualifiers
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Three teams from the Southeast Kansas League are ranked in their respective classes as the 2009-10 wrestling season begins. The Chanute Blue Comets are ranked seventh in Class 4A and the Columbus Titans are ranked eighth. In Class 5A, the Pittsburg Purple Dragons are ranked 10th. And that’s not all. Several league teams may not be ranked, but they have several returning state qualifiers. In all, there are ...
CHS wrestling: Son has goals set high
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Sam Son definitely didn’t wrestle like a rookie. As a freshman at Chanute High School last winter, Son was the state runner-up at 145 pounds and went 41-6 on the season. During his rookie season, Son established himself as one of the top wrestlers in the Southeast Kansas League. He was first team all-league and a regional champion. Son was also the first freshman in CHS history to place at the Class 4A sta...
CHS wrestling: A glance at the lineup
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The Chanute High School wrestling team enters the season with an experienced group back. At the same time, there are a few question marks at certain weights. Here’s a quick glance at how the lineup may look. At 103 pounds, the Comets may go with freshman Jake Johnson. Freshman Jared Fiscus may wrestle at 112. Fiscus has had a lot of success as a youth wrestler. Junior Tim Wrestler is back after a state app...
CHS wrestling: State experience returns
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Seven returning starters and four returning state qualifiers will lead the way for the Chanute High School wrestling team in 2009-10. That’s not all. A promising group of freshmen will join the returning letterwinners. With that, the Blue Comets have a reason to be optimistic as the season arrives. “We have some solid kids coming back and I’m really excited about the freshman class, too,” Chanute Coach ...
Panthers win third-straight
Tribune staff The Neosho County Community College men’s basketball team defeated Brown Mackie 84-79 on Monday night. Justin Fairman and Tyrie Wooten scored 14 points apiece for the Panthers. The team beat Butler on Saturday night and is now 5-2 on the season after three-straight wins. The Panthers are at Cloud County on Friday night at 8 p.m. and then at Fort Scott next Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Neosho County 85, Butler CC 79 Butler ...
Humboldt hopes to make progress
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor As the 2009-10 high school basketball season arrives, the Humboldt Cubs hope to take a step in the right direction. Coach David Taylor has an experienced group of seniors and some promising underclassmen on the roster this season. “I think we’ll have a better season this year,” Taylor said. The Cubs went 2-19 a year ago and Coach Taylor feels things are looking up. “I think we have higher expectations th...
Humboldt girls team has many new faces
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor A host of new faces will make up a large part of the Humboldt High School girls basketball team this year. The Cubs lost a large group of seniors to graduation. In all, four senior starters are gone, including Kelci Owens, who became the school’s all-time leading scorer last year. “I’d say we lost 96 percent of our scoring from last year,” Humboldt Coach Jeff Wilkerson said. “I was real proud of that gr...
Erie players named all-CNC in football
The CNC conference has released its all-league football team for 2009. Erie High School had four individuals honored at five different positions in the league. Two of those members were honored on the all-CNC second team offense. Senior Michael Yarnell was named to the all-CNC second team as an offensive lineman, and senior Tyler Kiister was named an all-CNC second team receiver. On the other side of the ball, senior Matt Haviland was named...
Indians hope to move forward in '09-10
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Taking a step in the right direction is a main goal of the St. Paul High School boys basketball team this year. The Indians had a year to forget a season ago, going 4-17. But while the team experienced some growing pains last year, nearly the entire team is back with varsity experience this year. “We’ve got almost everybody back, plus one we didn’t have last year,” St. Paul Coach Brian Carlson said. Carl...
St. Paul girls have goals set high
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The St. Paul High School girls basketball team has its goals set extremely high as the 2009-10 season arrives. And it’s not hard to see why. For starters, seven returning letterwinners are back from a team that went 19-5 a year ago and just missed qualifying for state. Included in the mix are four seniors who have been varsity performers since they entered high school. On top of that, this group has been ...
Royster wrestling team begins season
The season has begun for the Royster Middle School wrestling team.
The Rockets competed at the Cherryvale Tournament and the Independence Tournament this past week.
Both tourneys were round-robin, quad format with four wrestlers in each bracket.
No team scores were kept, but several Rockets stood out.
At Cherryvale, Adam Cole, Dillon Wolverton and Karter Krokstrom all took first place in their respective weight classes.
Royster girls hammer Iola
Tribune staff CHANUTE—The Royster Middle School girls basketball teams hosted Iola on Thursday. In the eighth grade A game, Royster won 41-6. The B team won 30-5. In the A game, the Rockets led 24-2 at the half. “We’ve been working on getting back to basics and while we still made some mistakes, we played much better fundamentally than we have been,” Coach Steve Slane said. “It was one of the best all around games we’ve played in a while. ...
Jets hope to go a step further in 2009-10
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The Altoona-Midway Jets hope to take some steps in the right direction as the 2009-10 season gets underway. The Jets went just 3-16 last year, but things are looking up if you ask Coach Eric Busteed. Coach Busteed enters his second season with an optimistic outlook. “These guys are excited for the season,” Busteed said. “I’m excited, too. Last year was my first year as a coach. Now I know the kids well an...
Seniors will lead Altoona-Midway girls team
Tribune Sports Editor
An experienced senior class will lead the way for the Altoona-Midway High School girls basketball team in 2009-10.
The Jets have three seniors who have all paid their dues over the last two seasons.
Leading the way is all-conference guard Kaylee Leck. Also back are returning starters Lyndy Gatlin and Regan Powers.
Coach Jim Papen expects the three to lead the way.
“We have three seniors and some good underclas...