Chanute wrestling well represented on all-SEK list
Five Chanute wrestlers were named as first-team selections as all-SEK wrestlers this year, on a list that was released on Tuesday. Adam Cole, Chase Cole, Alex Son, Josh Smeed and Will Divine all were selected by coaches in the league to be honored as all SEK. Three more Comet wrestlers - Nick Ornelas, Jared Fiscus and Cody Howell - warranted Honorable Mentions on the all-SEK list. Here is the complete All-SEK list this season. Names are follo...
CCA boys win State championship
SALINA — The Chanute Christian Academy Warriors boys basketball team notched a State championship win last weekend in the Kansas Christian Athletic Association (KCAA) 1A State Tournament in Salina.
In Friday’s semi-final game, Chanute took on a much-improved Hearland Christian from Colby who would end up placing third in the tournament.
CCA started fast with some hot shooting from guards Alex Clover and Christopher McMahan along with some v...
Second consecutive overtime victory sends undefeated Cubs to State
With its second heroic last-second overtime win in a row on Saturday night, the Humboldt boys basketball team both preserved its perfect record this season and earned a spot in the 3A State tournament. The Cubs accomplished both goals with a last-second 59-58 win over Eureka in the final game of the Humboldt-hosted sub-state.
Eureka led for most of the game, but the Cubs forged a second-half comeback that forced the game into an extra session...
Season ends for Chanute girls with loss to Labette
INDEPENDENCE — The Chanute girls basketball team only trailed its SEK rivals from Labette County by one point at halftime of its Saturday night sub-state championship game. However, the contest got away from the Comets in the second half, and the squad ended this season with a 46-37 loss.
“I think it was a good competitive game in both halves,” Chanute Coach Dustin Fox said. “We missed some shots that we’d normall...
NCCC athletes All-American in seven events at Nationals
The indoor track and field season came to a close over the weekend at the NJCAA Indoor Track and Field National Championship in Lubbock, Texas. The NCCC Panthers broke six school records and earned All-American honors in seven different events.
Sharae Bates led the women’s team as she broke a pair of school records and earning All-America honors in both. In the 55 meter hurdles Bates broke the school record with an 8.17 in the prelims which ...
Racing at Humboldt starts this weekend
The Humboldt Speedway will be starting its racing season this weekend with the 8th annual Spring Fling at the Bullring.
A canceled event at the Valley Speedway has added an extra night to this USMTS Special, with racing action on both Friday and Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. The speedway will be running complete shows of USRA Modifieds, B-Mods and Pure Stock on both nights.
Loss to Butler ends NCCC men’s season
EL DORADO — The NCCC men’s basketball team ended its season on Saturday with a 90-67 loss to Butler County, in a first round Region VI playoff game. This was the third time this season that the Panthers would lose to the Grizzlies in Saturday night’s first round Region VI playoff game.
The Panthers played this game without their second leading scorer, Jamie Batish, who was recovering from a concussion suffered earlier this season. The absenc...
Cubs win 2OT thriller in semis
In its undefeated season, the Humboldt Cubs team hasn’t had a lot of pressure free throw shooting and that showed Friday night. But despite missing six charities in a row in the first overtime, Cub fans breathed a big sigh of relief at the end of the 74-70 double overtime win over Tri-Valley League foe Burlington.
Humboldt, 22-0, led the entire game, including a double-digit lead in the third quarter, until the Wildcats knotted the score 55-5...
Defensive intensity saves Comets in narrow sub-state victory over Indy
INDEPENDENCE — Dustin Fox joked that he’s glad that he’s only 30 years old, and not a little older, or else his heart might not be able to take games like his Chanute girls basketball team played on Friday night. The Comets narrowly escaped with a 43-39 victory over sub-state hosts Independence in the second round of sub-state, in a rough and tumble, roller coaster of a game.
“The girls competed,” Fox said. “That’...
Erie squads end season with sub-state losses
Erie came back in the fourth quarter, outscoring Riverton, but it wasn’t enough.
Christian Murphy and Kody Tredway each scored 11 points for Erie.
Joe Lehenbauer and Garek Peters added seven each for the Red Devils.
Erie girls 12 23 13 10 -58
Cherryvale 11 13 14 23 -61
Erie:Cleaver 3, 7-10, 13 Francis 1, 0-0, 2 Brungardt 0, 4-4,, 4 Maurer 5, 7-8, 17 Cornett 2, 0-0, 4 Oliphant 2, 0-1, 4 McGuire 6, 1-2, 14 Three-Pointers: McGuire
Struggles led NCCC sophomore wrestler Barnes to championship glory
Last, weekend, NCCC sophomore wrestler Le’Roy Barnes won a National Championship at 133 at the NJCAA in Des Moines. His victory came in a comeback win by fall over Mizam Tamaradze of Springfield Technical Community College
“The kid that I wrestled, he wasn’t a bad kid,” Barnes said. “He was pretty good. He had good hips.”
Barnes was taken down early on in the scramble, which caused him to fall behind 2-0. He ende...
St. Paul powers past Flinthills
UDALL — The St. Paul Indians boys basketball team dispatched Flinthills 57-28 Thursday in Class 1A basketball sub-state action.
Both the boys and girls teams will play this afternoon in Udall.
St. Paul held just a 15-14 lead after one quarter, but held Flinthills scoreless to take a 24-14 halftime advantage. The Indians then blitzed their foe 25-4 in the third period to take a commanding 49-18 advantage.
Three players scored 10 points, A. O’B...
Humboldt boys’ winning streak extends into first game of sub-state
HUMBOLDT — According to Head Coach Dave Taylor, he and the players on the Humboldt boys basketball team don’t spend much time discussing the Cubs’ perfect record so far this year.
“Everybody else talks about it,” Taylor said.
Taylor said he doesn’t really know how his highly-ranked team managed to go winless this regular season.
“Really, for the most part, the kids are taking it one game at a time,” Taylor said.
NCCC baseball alum Isenhower succeeding at new sport
Osawatomie native Jeremy Isenhower played for the NCCC Panther baseball team in 1999-2000, earning Golden Glove honors for his defense at shortstop. His experience here in Chanute ultimately led him towards a life in a slightly-different sport; slow-pitch softball.
He currently plays for the top professional softball team in the country, and has his name on a line of two softball bats from the Miken Company that h...
Injured Rubow makes last baskets of Comet girls’ victory over Parsons
Despite tearing her ACL with 30 seconds left in the last home game of the season, Chanute senior Darian Rubow had one last chance to score baskets in front of the Chanute home crowd in the Comets’ 68-44 sub-state victory over Parsons on Wednesday night.
Rubow, a high jumper in track, is officially out of sports for the rest of the year, but she didn’t want her last moment on the court to involve her getting carrie...
Surprising season for Chanute boys ends in El Dorado
EL DORADO — A surprisingly successful season for the Chanute boys basketball team came to a bitter end on Wednesday afternoon, with a 50-39 sub-state loss to the El Dorado Wildcats.
Coach Max Ruark chalked up this loss to not hitting any shots down the stretch, in a crucial part of the second half.
“We just couldn’t score,” Ruark said. “We didn’t shoot the ball well all game, but we were shooting well enough to at ...
Four Chanute wrestlers place at State tournament
SALINA — The Chanute wrestling team has accomplished many of its goals this year, winning both the SEK and the Regional tournaments. The Comets also made excellent progress on the weather-delayed first day of the State tournament in Salina, as only one of its eight state-qualifying wrestlers was eliminated from the talent-packed tournament bracket.
However, the second day of the tournament did not go as well as so...
NCCC wrestler Barnes wins National Championship
DES MOINES, Iowa — Following up a freshman year that ended with a 3rd place finish at the 2012 NJCAA National Wrestling Tournament, NCCC sophomore Le’Roy Barnes improved this season by winning the 2013 National Championship on Saturday.
“Le’Roy had a good tournament,” Coach Wayne Petterson said.
Weight control has been a big issue for Barnes this year, and he has been battling keeping energy and strength as he keeps at weight. Petterson prai...
St. Paul squads get Saturday night wins
Both the St. Paul boys and girls basketball teams scored victories in their final regular season games at Colony-Crest on Saturday night.
The girls team routed Crest 60-16, benefiting from a 17-point performance from Jordyn Tuck.
The boys team then won 52-42, with Paul Schibi leading the Indians with 14, both Jake O’Brien and Anthony Diskin scoring 12 points, and Austin O’Brien adding 11.
The St. Paul squads will be part of the Udall sub-stat...
Winter weather causing adjustments in sports schedules
Winter weather in the area has caused some juggling of sports schedules.
At press-time, the sub-state basketball games featuring the Chanute Blue Comets boys and girls basketball teams are tentatively scheduled to be played later today, with the boys game starting at 4:30 p.m. in El Dorado, and the girls team hosting Parsons starting at 7 p.m. It is not yet known how this schedule will be affected by the snow that fell in this area yesterday....