Neosho County set for regional tournament
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor When the Neosho County Community College baseball team clinched the super-regional title on Monday, there wasn’t much celebrating. Why? Because there’s still work to do. “This team is never really satisfied,” NCCC Coach Steve Murry said. “And that has gone a long way towards success.” The Panthers will begin play at the Region VI Baseball Tournament in Wichita on Saturday. The Panthers open the tourney a...
Blue Comets play well in defeat
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE — Despite dropping both games of a doubleheader to Fort Scott on Thursday at Neosho County Community College’s Hudson Field, Chanute Coach Matt Koester was relatively pleased with how his team ended the regular season. A few plays here and there were the difference, as Fort Scott won game one 11-10. The Tigers won the second game 9-7. Koester said he saw several positives overall. “I thought we pl...
WEB UPDATE: Rain changes location of CHS softball, baseball
Due to heavy rains in Chanute last night, the varsity and JV girls softball games have been moved to Fort Scott. The games will start today at 4:30 p.m. The CHS baseball game with Fort Scott has been moved from Katy Park to NCCC's Hudson Field. Game one starts at 4:30 p.m. The JV baseball at Santa Fe Park has been rescheduled for Friday at 4:30 p.m. Also of note, the SEK Track Meet is still on at Iola.
Regional baseball, softball pairings released
CHANUTE 4A BASEBALL REGIONAL May 16 games 2 p.m. at NCCC —(1) Baxter Springs (13-2) vs. (8) Parsons (2-14) 6 p.m. at Katy Park —(4) Chanute (7-11) vs. (5) Coffeyville (5-11) 4 p.m. at Katy Park —(2) Columbus (14-5) vs. (7) Labette County (5-13) 4 p.m. at NCCC — (3) Girard (8-10) vs. (6) Independence (5-13) May 18 games at Katy Park 2 p.m. — BAX-PAR winner vs. CHA-COFF winner. 4:30 p.m. — COL-LC winner vs. GIR-IND winner. Title game —...
CHS TRACK: HEATING UP
Tribune Sports Editor
As the weather has gotten warmer, the Chanute High School track and field team has gotten better and better.
The Blue Comets will head to the SEK League Meet on Thursday in Iola.
The field events begin at 3:30 p.m. at Riverside Park.
Chanute Coach Derek Liggett said his team is peaking at the right time of the year. He added as the temperatures have risen, his team has fared better.
“We had a lot of forgettab...
Panthers play in Wichita on Saturday
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The postseason continues this weekend for the Neosho County Community College baseball team. The 2011 NJCAA Region VI Championships begin on Saturday at Lawrence Dumont Stadium in Wichita. The format will be the same as the super regional, with the four super regional champs competing in a double elimination tourney. Games continue on Sunday and the title game is Monday. Neosho County will take on Sewa...
Humboldt Speedway results
Bolin wins USRA event at Humboldt Speedway
Humboldt Speedway results from Friday, May 6:
Whitworth Construction Pure Stock
HEAT 1—Tyler Kidwell, Dennis Aiello, Brandon Rowland, Matt Habiger, Eddie Coulter, Sandy Okrohlik
HEAT 2—Derek Michael, Levi Phillips, Travis Barker, David Matlock
HEAT 3—Jeremy Willard, Norman Mackley, Mike Aiello, Laura Ramey, Matthew Kay, Toby Eble
A FEATURE—Michael Aiello, Norman Mackley, Derek Michael, Jeremy Willar...
Miner leads Blue Comets at golf invite
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE — Skyler Miner felt right at home. A Chanute High School senior, Miner finished second overall on his home course at the 2011 Chanute Invitational Golf Tournament on a hot and windy Monday at Quarry Stone Golf Course. Miner led Chanute to a third place team finish at the invite. Miner led the Blue Comets with a score of 80. “Skyler played really well today,” Chanute Coach Bill Woodard said. “He’...
PANTHERS ADVANCE TO WICHITA
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE — The Neosho County Panthers are heading to Wichita. Austen Colt and Adam Giacalone hit back-to-back home runs that propelled the Panthers to a 10-0 win over Johnson County on Monday in the title game of the Region VI Super Regional held at Hudson Field. With the win, the Panthers advance to the region championships in Wichita next weekend. To get there, the Panthers had to beat Johnson County for...
WEB UPDATE: Panthers win first two at regional, title game is Monday at 12:30 p.m.
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE — School records were falling again and again on Sunday as the Neosho County Community College baseball team hammered Johnson County 17-4 in the semifinals of the Region VI Super Regional at Hudson Field. First things first. Sunday's win sends the Panthers to the regional title game. That game starts at 12:30 p.m. on Monday (May 9) in Chanute. As far as Sunday's outcome, the Panthers set a new scho...
CHS TRACK SLIDESHOW: CLEMENTS INVITE
The Chanute High School track team hosted the Thad Clements Invite on Friday. Attached are several images from the meet. To purchase a higher resolution version of any of these photos, call the Tribune at 431-4100. Photos by Jason Peake/Tribune
Cheshier falls short of state tourney, tennis season ends
Tribune staff INDEPENDENCE — Ian Cheshier’s quest for state came up just short. The Chanute High School junior needed one win on Friday to secure a trip to the Class 4A State Tennis Tournament. But it didn’t happen. Fort Scott’s Ben Bristley defeated Cheshier 6-4, 3-6, 10-7 on Friday at the Independence Class 4A Regional. The winner of that match was guaranteed a spot at state. “Ian played with a lot of pain in his elbow,” Chanute Coach Wa...
NCCC's Anderson signs with South Alabama
CHANUTE — Trey Anderson has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at the University of South Alabama. Anderson, a 6-4, 180 guard at Neosho County Community College, will have two seasons of eligibility remaining. He was also a member of the Saint Mary’s (Calif.) program from 2008-10. “What Trey brings to the table is a wealth of experience from his Saint Mary’s days where he played behind Patty (Mills), and going to Neosho, w...
CHS softball: Comets sweep Golden Tornado
Tribune staff CHANUTE — The Chanute High School softball team is back over .500 in the SEK League after sweeping a doubleheader from Coffeyville on Thursday. Chanute won game one 10-3 and then took game two 13-2. With the wins, the Blue Comets improved to 8-6 in the league and 8-10 overall. “We played very well in these games,” Chanute Coach Don Simmons said. “We got good pitching, good defense, and we hit the ball well. In four of the las...
CHS BOYS WIN TRACK INVITE
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE — If Friday’s results from the Thad Clements Invitational are any indication, next week’s SEK League Meet could go pretty well for the Chanute High School track team. In a meet featuring the league’s best, the Blue Comets took first place in the team standings on the boys side and the CHS girls were second at Friday’s annual event. “It’s definitely a good sign,” Chanute Coach Derek Liggett said. “O...
Neosho County hosts regional this weekend
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor All season long, the Neosho County Community College baseball team has been virtually unbeatable at home. That’s a good sign as the postseason begins. The Panthers host a super-regional tournament of the 2011 Region VI Division I Baseball Tournament this weekend at Hudson Field. As the second seed in the Jayhawk East, Neosho County gets to host one of four regionals. Games begin Saturday and will continue...
Blue Comets split with Golden Tornado
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE — The night ended much better than it started for the Chanute High School baseball team. After a disappointing 20-13 loss in game one, the Blue Comets bounced back and earned a split with a 5-2 win in the nightcap against Coffeyville on Thursday at Katy Park. “We let the first one slip away,” Chanute Coach Matt Koester said. “But we bounced back and that’s important. We lost the momentum in the fir...
ONE WIN AWAY FROM STATE
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor INDY — Ian Cheshier is still alive at the Independence Class 4A Regional Tennis Tournament. A Chanute High School junior, Cheshier needs one win today to advance to the state tournament. The regional began on Thursday at Indy’s Riverside Park tennis complex. In the first round of the singles bracket, Cheshier defeated Andy Emerson of Labette County 6-1, 6-0. Cheshier then fell to Corentin Prevot of Parson...
Summers, Rubow lead CHS track team at Burlington
Tribune staff BURLINGTON — The Chanute High School track team competed at the Burlington Invite on Tuesday. The CHS boys and girls both finished second in the team standings. Chanute Coach Derek Liggett said several of the Comets had personal bests. Boys results Chanute’s Trevor Summers won the 3200 with a time of 10:14. He crossed the line 13 seconds before the second-place finisher. Chris Dale took second in the shot put (46-3) and eig...
CHS softball: Comets fall at Labette County
Tribune staff ALTAMONT — The Labette County High School softball team stayed perfect in the SEK League with two wins over Chanute on Tuesday. The Grizzlies defeated the Blue Comets 2-1 in the first game and then won the second game 11-0. “Hopefully we can build off the good things we accomplished in game one and finish the last four games of the regular season well and head into sub-state on a high note,” Chanute Coach Don Simmons said. Ch...