2010 RALPH MILLER CLASSIC ARRIVES THURSDAY
Tribune Sports Editor
CHANUTE — It’s that time of year once again.
The 38th annual Ralph Miller Classic tips off on Thursday at Chanute High School.
The high school boys basketball tourney will feature four games each on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The 2010 tournament will begin on Thursday at 3 p.m. when Emporia takes on Bishop Carroll. Emporia is the five seed, while Bishop Carroll is seeded fourth.
Thursday’s second game feat...
Chanute wins Prairie View Dual Tournament
Tribune staff PRAIRIE VIEW—The Chanute High School wrestling team took first place at the Prairie View Dual Tournament on Saturday. Chanute went 5-0 in duals on the day. Chanute beat Osawatomie 45-22 and then topped Ottawa 42-39. Chanute defeated Andover 60-15 and then handled Shawnee Mission South 48-18. In the championship dual, Chanute defeated Wichita South 36-30. “It was the first time we put our varsity lineup together so that was n...
Chanute wins Prairie View tourney
Tribune staff The Chanute High School wrestling team took first place at the Prairie View Dual Tournament on Saturday. The Blue Comets defeated Wichita South 36-30 in the championship dual. Look for more in the Tribune on Wednesday.
Second half surge leads to victory for CHS girls
Tribune staff TONGANOXIE—It may have taken awhile, but the Chanute High School girls basketball team finally got going in the second half and knocked off DeSoto 47-37 in the first round of the Tonganoxie Invitational on Monday afternoon. Chanute will next play on Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. against either Jefferson West or Lansing. After a slow first half, the Blue Comets were down one to the Wildcats. The Comets pulled ahead with an 8-0 ru...
Neosho County men knock off Labette
Tribune staff PARSONS—The Neosho County Panthers scored the first 11 points of the second half and ran past the Labette Cardinals 95-82 on Saturday night in men’s basketball action. The game was tied at 34 at the half. The Panthers simply turned it up a notch after intermission. “Their style of play is all over the place, so we knew it might be an ugly game,” Neosho County Coach Jeremy Coombs said. “We started to sit down and guard in the s...
Chanute girls upset Labette County
Tribune staff ALTAMONT—The Chanute High School girls basketball team overcame an 11-point deficit and pulled off a huge upset in beating the Labette County Grizzlies 63-55 on Friday night. Labette County entered the game undefeated and hadn’t lost to Chanute in many years. The Comets used a big second half to pull out the win. Chanute outscored LCHS by 19 points after the half. Ali Aylward scored 24 points to lead the Comets. Kameron Brama...
Humboldt boys top Cherryvale
CHERRYVALE—Humboldt continues to find ways to win. The Cubs defeated Cherryvale 63-51 on Friday night in a boys basketball game. Humboldt made 10 of 12 free throws in the fourth quarter to seal the win. “We’re finding a way to win,” Cubs Coach David Taylor said. “We shot the ball real well and we shot our free throws well.” Tevin Strack poured in 28 points to lead the Cubs, who improved to 5-2 with the win. “Tevin played real well,” Taylo...
Huge third quarter lifts Chanute to victory
Tribune staff ALTAMONT—A huge third quarter run led the Chanute High School boys basketball team to an exciting 81-76 win over Labette County on Friday night. The Comets outscored the Grizzlies 31-16 in the key third quarter and then held on late for the win. Dustin Eccles scored 21, Griffin Williams had 18 and Cory Henshall added 17 for Chanute in the win. Chanute is now 3-5 overall and 2-5 in the league. Labette falls to 3-5 and 3-4. ...
Altoona-Midway girls beat Crest
COLONY — The Altoona-Midway girls picked up their third win of the season in fine fashion Friday, downing Colony-Crest 48-18. The Lancer boys returned the favor with a 61-26 decision over Altoona-Midway. Kaylee Leck poured in 18 points for the Jets, matching Crest’s total. Freshman Nicole LaCrone scored nine for Altoona-Midway, which stretched an 8-3 first quarter lead to 22-8 at the half. In addition, the Jets outscored the Crest team just a...
Chanute wrestling team earns two league wins
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The Chanute Blue Comets went two-for-two on Thursday. In the first league action of the season, the Blue Comets wrestling team defeated Labette County 55-16. Chanute then handled Iola 47-16 in the final dual of the night. Chanute Coach Andy Albright said he was pleased overall, especially since his team hadn’t wrestled since Dec. 19. “It’s been a long time since we’ve competed, so it was nice to wrestle s...
Neosho County wrestling falls to Labette
Tribune staff PARSONS—The Labette Community College wrestling team defeated Neosho County 29-6 on Thursday night. The Cardinals are ranked fourth in the nation. The dual began at 157 pounds, where Neosho’s Shawn Thomas suffered his first defeat of the year. Labette’s Chase Nelson pinned Thomas in the third period. Next, Mike Vieira would lose a narrow 6-4 decision to Jordan Brown at 165. The early woes would continue for Neosho as Aaron...
Royster's seventh grade boys beat Iola
Tribune staff IOLA—The Royster Middle School seventh grade boys basketball team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 31-27 win over Iola on Thursday night. The Rockets led the entire game, but were never really in control, only ahead by as many as six points throughout the game. “Although Iola closed the gap numerous times, we were able to hold on with our free throw shooting,” Royster Coach Jeremy Wire said. Loren Dillman led Royster with...
Youth wrestlers see success at Woods Classic
Tribune staff CHANUTE—The Chanute Wrestling Club hosted the 15th Annual Woods Classic Wrestling Tournament last Saturday at Chanute High School. There were 561 youth wrestlers entered in the tourney, with 38 teams represented. The Chanute Wrestling Club had several wrestlers medal at the event. In the six and under division, Stark Wright was third and Caden Schwegman took fourth place in the 43 pound division. Koby White was fourth at 49 p...
Big second half leads NCCC to win over KCK
Tribune staff KANSAS CITY—The Neosho County Panthers improved to 3-0 in the Jayhawk East with a 64-59 win over Kansas City, Kansas on Wednesday night. The Panthers had to rally to get the win. KCK led 38-27 at the half, but the Panthers outscored the hosts 37-21 in the second half. “We came out a bit flat and they shot the ball well,” NCCC Coach Jeremy Coombs said. “We knew they wouldn’t be able to shoot that well the entire game, so we ma...
Blue Comets pound Grizzlies
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—The Chanute High School wrestling team began league competition on a high note. The Blue Comets defeated Labette County 55-16 on Thursday night at the CHS Gymnasium. It was the SEK opener for the Comets. Chanute also took on Iola, but those results were not available due to our early deadline. Against the Grizzlies, the Blue Comets had their way in nearly every bout. Comets sophomore Sam Son def...
CHS girls will open Tonganoxie tourney vs. DeSoto
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The Chanute High School girls basketball team will kick-off the 51st Annual Tonganoxie Invitational on Monday with a 3 p.m. first round game with DeSoto. Chanute is now 4-3 an DeSoto is now 3-4. “DeSoto is a good shooting team,” Chanute Coach Megan Reid said. “They have a really good guard and a good post inside.” If the Comets win their opener, they would play on Friday at 3 p.m. against the winner of La...
Blue Comets hit the road on Friday night
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The Chanute High School basketball teams will be tested on Friday night with road games at Labette County. The varsity girls game starts at 6 p.m. Labette County’s girls are undefeated at 7-0 overall and 6-0 in the Southeast Kansas League. “It’s definitely a big game,” Chanute Coach Megan Reid said. “They’re playing really well right now and they’re always tough at home. Labette’s an aggressive team. But...
JV boys win big, JV girls fall short
CHANUTE—Pittsburg defeated Chanute in the JV girls game 45-42 in overtime on Tuesday. The Comets had a couple of chances late in the game, but the shots did not fall. Morgan Olson and Katelyn Manahan scored eight points apiece for Chanute, while Bailey Erikson added seven and Chelsea Keal chipped in six. Chanute’s JV boys blew out Pittsburg 56-39. Caleb Wood scored 14 and Quinton Schooley added 11 for the Comets, who led 18-5 after one qu...
Erie splits with Neodesha
The Erie High School boys basketball team topped Neodesha 56-40 on Tuesday.
The Red Devils got 17 points from Kaleb Tredway, 14 from Keith Marquardt and 13 from Tyler Kiister.
Erie was up 29-18 at the half.
The Devils are now 6-2 for Coach Mike Casteel.
Neodesha won the girls game 59-41.
“We are getting better and these next three days of practice will be very important,” Coach Briana Volmer said.
Kailey Cleaver scored 11 and Tif...
St. Paul sweeps Marmaton Valley
MORAN — The St. Paul High School basketball teams swept both varsity games from Marmaton Valley on Tuesday night. The St. Paul girls cruised past Marmaton Valley 58-23. The Indians led 41-7 at the half. Morgan Westhoff led St. Paul with 25 points. Jessica Tuck and Allison O’Brien added 12 points apiece. The St. Paul boys earned a 56-54 win. “We put a nice run together to start the game,” St. Paul Coach Brian Carlson said. “We forced some...