Comets fall in last-minute at Girard
GIRARD — Chanute freshman Derek Sharp got the chance to feel like a hero for a few seconds in his Blue Comets boys basketball team’s Tuesday match-up in Girard, until the home team showed off some last -second heroics of its own.
The meeting between the two squads was tightly-knit early on, tied at 10 at the end of the first quarter and Girard had a mere three-point lead at halftime.
The Trojans offensively broke ...
Chanute girls go down in 53-45 defeat to Girard
GIRARD — A late-game scoring spurt by Chanute’s Darian Rubow was not enough to save the Chanute Blue Comets girls team from defeat 53-45 by the Girard Trojans on Tuesday night.
The meeting between the two teams was tight early on, tied at the end of the first and Girard only led by three at the half. The team’s quick shut-down defender Morgan Olson got in early foul trouble, something that Chanute Coach Dustin Fox...
Late-game NCCC comeback falls one-point short
When Neosho County Community College was putting together its Sonic Shootout tournament, men’s basketball coach Jeremy Coombs wanted to invite good teams that could offer a legitimate challenge to his Panthers squad. During much of the team’s first game of the tournament, it appeared that, in the case of the Seward County Saints, Coombs may have overshot that mark.
The Saints started the game against the tournamen...
West Plains opens Sonic Shootout with win
Missouri State University-West Plains overcame an eight-point deficit in the first half to win the opening game of this weekend’s Sonic Shootout 60-53 in the Neosho County Community College gymnasium. The Johnson County Cavaliers jumped out to an early lead in the match-up, at one point leading 8-0. However, thanks to a blistering defensive effort and the offensive production of freshman Gage Wooten, who eventually scored 22 points in the gam...
Coombs and Panthers prepared to host Sonic Shootout tourney
The one thing that NCCC men’s basketball coach Jeremy Coombs wanted when a mid-season Sonic Shootout classic tournament was proposed for the school was to make sure that the teams that were invited could genuinely play.
“I see a lot of these schools have these classics where they’re playing JV teams or are playing a team that’s not very good, but I wanted really good teams here,” Coombs said.
Among the really good...
Jr. Comets wrestlers fare well at several tourneys
Members of the SEK Jr. Comets Wrestling Club made appearances at several area tournaments on Saturday, Dec. 17. Here is how they did.
6&U Natasha Scott 3rd place at 43 lbs.
Wyatt Scott 3rd place at 40 lbs.
8&U Sam Ornelas 3rd place at 43-46 lbs.
10&U Gunner Elder 1st at 64 lbs,
Mathew Vail 3rd at 79 lbs.
12&U Gage Matlock 2nd at 72-80 lbs,
14&U Calub Welch 2nd at 150-165 lbs.
8&U Trent Clements 2nd place at 55 lbs.
Chanute Blues start 3rd season with tourney victories
The third season of the Chanute Blues youth basketball team has gotten off to a great start. Now playing in the 5th Grade division the Blues won their first two tournaments of the year. They started off the season by winning the MAYB Winter Kickoff at Newton Dec. 10-11. They began the tournament with a close game against Circle Swoosh but came out on top 41-38. They completed pool play by defeating the Southard Cyclones 46-12 and Mulvane 40-1...
Humboldt boys lose to Burlington
The Humboldt Cubs boys team fell to Burlington 59-53 in a road match-up on Friday night. Noah Thornbrugh led the Cubs in scoring with 19 points and also picked up seven rebounds. Tanner McNutt and Hunter Morrow both scored 11 points for Humboldt in the loss, with McNutt also getting seven rebounds. Nathan Whitcomb scored four points in the game, but also had both five rebounds and five assists. Humboldt will travel to take on Caney tonight, ...
Chanute JV girls beat Pittsburg
The Chanute Blue Comets JV girls basketball team scored a 38-32 victory over Pittsburg Friday night. The two teams were tied at the end of the first quarter, but a strong second quarter. in which the Purple Dragons didn’t score at all, put Chanute in the driver’s seat. Katie Martin and Macy and Mallory Flowers each scored seven points in the match-up, while Katy Batten and Madison Richard scored five. Sarah Methvin, Brook Turner, and Reagan ...
Youth wrestlers Dillow and McDonald win in Coffeyville
The Chanute Wrestling Club visited Coffeyville on Saturday, Dec. 17, and several of their young wrestlers secured top spots.
1st Place -
Brayden Dillow - 8 and Under 110 lbs.
Logan McDonald - 10 and Under 76 lbs.
2nd Place -
Trey Dillow - 6 and Under 61 lbs.
Tuker Davis - 6 and Under 100 lbs.
3rd Place -
Brady McDonald - 10 and Under 73 lbs.
Jake Fiscus - 12 and Under 92 lbs.
Chanute boys expect improvement after second big loss in a row
The Chanute Blue Comets’ 70-47 loss to the Pittsburg Purple Dragons on Friday night was the team’s second loss in a row to a SEK Conference rival by a wide margin. However, Coach Max Ruark was happier with his team’s performance against Pittsburg than he was with the way they played Tuesday night in Independence.
According to Ruark, Chanute didn’t compete in the Independence match-up.
However, Ruark said he could...
Poor shooting dooms Comet girls in 35-24 loss
“We couldn’t throw it into an ocean.”
This was Coach Dustin Fox’s main complaint about his Chanute girls basketball team’s 35-24 loss to the Pittsburg Purple Dragons, in which the Comets only made 8 out of 47 from the field (17 percent) and 0 for 13 from the three-point range.
Fox said his team got good looks, but their shots just weren’t falling in during this game.
“I don’t know if it’s being home for the first ...
Three seniors ‘step up’ to lead Comets
This season is off to a successful start for the Chanute Blue Comets girls basketball team, who is riding a three-game winning streak into tonight’s first home match-up against the Pittsburg Purple Dragons. Pitching in mightily to their team’s winning ways are three seniors who, with their on-court skills and leadership abilities, form the backbone of this year’s squad.
The team’s first-year Head Coach Dustin Fox ...
Chanute JV earns three wins at Fort Scott tourney
Chanute’s girls basketball JV team participated in the Fort Scott JV tournament, which was hosted in Iola this year. In their first game on Thursday, the Comets opened against Iola and battled to a hard fought 8-6 win. According to Coach Bill Woodard, the team missed a lot of shots, turned the ball over a lot and basically had a lot of first game jitters. Tristyn Stanislaus, Sarah Methvin and Macy Flowers all scored two points for the Comets ...
CCA splits games with Fort Scott CLC
Special to the Tribune
The Chanute Christian Academy Warriors boys basketball team improved to 3-0 on the season by defeating Fort Scott CLC Mustangs 47-34 at home on Tuesday night. After jumping out to a 5-0 lead in the first two minutes of the game, the closest the CLC would get was 7-4 with 4:14 remaining in the 1st quarter.
A 13-2 run by CCA, which spanned to the six-minute mark into the 3rd quarter expanded the lead to 31-14...
SEK Jr. Comets wrestle their way to club championship
The SEK Jr. Comet Wrestling Club took an overall 1st place for the club championship at the SEK open/novice tournament in Fredonia on Saturday. Here are the individual results:
6&U: Tristan Harding 4th at 37 lbs.
Nathan Wilson 1st at 40 lbs.
Wyatt Scott 3rd place at 40 lbs.
Natasha Scott 3rd place at 43 lbs.
Quinton Harding 1st place at 49lbs
Boys team falls to Indy in 61-24 rout
INDEPENDENCE — “The biggest thing is, we’ve got to come compete, and I didn’t think we really did that tonight.”
That is the way that Chanute Boys Basketball Coach Max Ruark summed up his team’s match-up with the Independence Bulldogs, who celebrated the opening of their school’s new gymnasium with a 61-24 rout of the Blue Comets. Ruark said he knew that the opening festivities would bring some energy to their opp...
Chanute girls shut down Independence in second half
INDEPENDENCE — With his varsity squad trailing by four points at halftime of its game against the Independence Bulldogs, first year head coach of the Chanute Blue Comets Dustin Fox told his players in the locker room that the way they played in the game’s first half wasn’t acceptable.
According to Fox, the Comets had a lot of opportunities in that half, and were impatient.
“We got sped up a little bit, and we mis...
Erie girls win Humboldt tournament
HUMBOLDT — The Erie Red Devils girls basketball team clinched first place at the Humboldt tournament for the second year in a row. They vaulted themselves into first with a 54-20 victory over the host school, Humboldt.
“We had a great week of basketball,” Coach Briana Volmer said.
Junior Katie Brunghardt and senior Emmalee Mitchell both scored 17 points for Erie. Brunghardt also had four assists. Chelsea Oliphant had seven points and seven ...
Turnovers doom NCCC women in 61-48 loss
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Twenty turnovers and an 18-point deficit were too much to overcome for the NCCC Lady Panthers on Saturday night as they were defeated by Murray State 61-48.
“Same story, different day,” said a frustrated Kelley Newton following the game. “We have to find a way to stop turning the ball over. They (Murray State) had 24 points off turnovers today. There is the game.”
With Murray State up 50-33 with 7:27 left i...