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A week and a half ago, Kori Babcock was shooting around in an open gym at Chanute High School preparing for the start of the 2020-21 basketball season – and discussing her future. That was when she decided to verbally commit to Neosho County Community College basketball.

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The Chanute High School girls basketball program opened up practice this week in one of the more uncertain times in the history of the United States. Unfortunately, the team has already been impacted due to myriad of circumstances. 

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It’s almost been a full year since Chanute High School wrestling won the Class 4A State title. And with practice about to ramp up next week, the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association has given the Blue Comets the respect they deserve.

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One lasting triumphant memory of the Chanute Blue Comets’ football season was bouncing back in the second half versus Labette County, scoring 14 unanswered points to end the 2020 regular-season campaign. 

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Similar to this weird COVID-19 year, peculiar football plays early on made spectators actually think for a split second that maybe it was possible to have a repeat historic year like the Chanute Blue Comets had in 2019.

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IOLA – Chanute High School was able to volley all the way to the sub-state championship game on Saturday at Iola High School. But Ottawa seemed to have three times the players with Sabry Trout’s talent that Chanute had and knocked off the Lady Blue Comets.

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EMPORIA – Knowing that the Emporia Municipal Golf Course’s greens were particularly fast on chips and that one has to be short the moment the golf ball hits the ground, in a calm, cool and collected manner, senior Chanute High School golfer Jerlyn Kustanborter aimed at the front of the green…