Blue Comets earn a split with Labette
Tribune Sports Editor
CHANUTE—A familiar pattern has formed for the Chanute Blue Comets—one bad game, one good game.
That was the case once again on Friday at Paul Lindblad Field at Katy Park.
Chanute’s varsity baseball team split a doubleheader with the Labette County Grizzlies on the night. Labette shut down the Blue Comets’ offense in winning game one 7-0. But Chanute got the bats going in game two and held off a late rally to w...
Royster track results from Indy
Tribune staff The Royster Middle School track team competed at Independence on Thursday. Both the seventh and eighth grade girls took first place at the event and Coach Teresa Taylor said the Rockets dominated in total team points. “The girls keep improving their times,” Coach Taylor said. “Several girls had personal bests at this track meet and several of my records were broken—Katy Batten in the hurdles, the 8th grade 400 meter relay team...
Tennis invite postponed
The Chanute High School boys tennis team hosted the Chanute Invite on Friday. The meet was started, but an hour or so later, the meet was postponed due to the rain. According to the CHS coaching staff, the courts got too wet, so the coaches got together and decided to postpone the event out of safety concerns. The invite will be restarted on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. The matches that were played will still count and the other matches will pick u...
CHS softball falls to LCHS
The Chanute High School softball team hosted Labette County on Friday at Santa Fe Park.
The Grizzlies swept both games from the Blue Comets.
Labette County won game one 9-5 and then took game two 13-4.
Look for more on these games, including stats, on Tuesday in the Tribune.
Panthers split with Allen County
Tribune staff IOLA—After a bad loss, Neosho County Community College baseball coach Steve Murry challenged his Panthers to bounce back. The Panthers did just that. After falling 11-1 in five innings, the Panthers returned the favor with an 11-1 win over Allen County on Thursday in Iola. “After game one we had a small come-together meeting where I challenged them,” Murry said. “They responded.” Added Murry: “There’s not much to say except ...
CHS notes: Tennis Invite is today
Tribune Sports Editor
The Chanute Invitational Tennis Tournament is today at 3 p.m. The event will be held at the new tennis complex on the CHS campus. This is the first year the boys team will host the invite at the complex. The girls team hosted an event during the Fall season.
Chanute Coach Wayne Woodyard said the team is looking forward to hosting the event and showing off the new complex. Teams competing are Chanute, Labette ...
CHS tennis first at Coffeyville
The Chanute High School boys tennis team took first place at the Coffeyville Golden Tornado Invite on Tuesday.
The Comets and Coffeyville each had 12 wins, but Chanute took first on a tie-breaker rule. Parsons was third with nine wins, Iola was fourth with five and Pittsburg was sixth with three.
“I was happy with the results and we played well even though we did not have Jacob Guiot at the meet,” Coach Wayne Woodyard said.
Blue Comets fare well at Baker Relays
Tribune staff BALDWIN CITY—Seniors Tray Hodges and Brooke Sharp both won individual titles for the Chanute High School track team at the 69th Annual Baker University High School Relays on Tuesday. For the CHS boys, Hodges took first place in the pole vault by clearing 13-6. Chanute’s Tim Wrestler finished third by clearing 11 feet. Several other Blue Comets had nice showings at the meet, too. Matt Bollig took second place in the javelin wit...
Royster track competes at Iola
Tribune staff The Royster Middle School track team competed at the Iola Invitational on Tuesday. The seventh grade boys took second place out of 16 teams. The eighth grade boys were ninth. The Royster girls both took first place out of 17 teams. The Rockets are at Independence today. The Rockets host a meet at the Chanute sports complex on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Iola Invite, 7th grade boys 200—Gage Kingery, third, 28.08. 400—Colton Erikson,...
Hale, Wiltse lead Comets at Pittsburg Invite
Tribune staff PITTSBURG—Mitchell Hale and Cameron Wiltse led the way for the Chanute High School golf team at the Pittsburg Invitational at Crestwood Country Club on Tuesday. Hale shot a 79 and took fourth place overall. Wiltse ended up one shot back of his teammate with an 80 for the Blue Comets. His score was good for sixth place. “Those two played pretty solid for the most part,” Chanute Coach Bill Woodard said of Hale and Wiltse. Also...
TURNER ALL-STAR GAME: Comets get one last game together
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Ali Aylward, Brooke Sharp and Kameron Braman were able to play one last basketball game together at the Third Annual Harold Turner High School All-Star Game at Neosho County Community College on Sunday. Playing for the White Team, all three Chanute Blue Comets contributed nicely to a 63-60 win over the Black Team. Aylward scored 23 points and was named the Most Valuable Player of the girls game. Sharp sco...
CHS softball earns a sweep in Wichita, baseball falls
WICHITA—Led by Taylor Gard’s pitching, the Chanute High School softball team swept a doubleheader from Wichita Independent on Friday. Chanute took game one 2-1 in eight innings and then won the second game 4-3.
Gard got the win on the mound in both games, going all 15 innings.
“Gard was outstanding,” Chanute Coach Don Simmons said. “In both games they had the tying run on base in the bottom of the last inning, but we got out of ...
Tracksters perform well at Gorilla Relays
Tribune staff PITTSBURG—Paced by solid individual performances from Brooke Sharp and Ali Aylward, the Chanute High School girls track team finished sixth in the team standings at the 21st Annual Jock’s Nitch/Pittsburg State Gorilla Relays last Friday at Carnie Smith Stadium. A senior, Sharp won the high jump by clearing 5-1. Mariah Johnson of Joplin also cleared 5-1, but Sharp took first by clearing the height on less attempts. Sharp also fi...
NCCC baseball, softball swept by Cowley
Tribune staff ARK CITY— A talented Cowley squad defeated the Neosho County Community College baseball team on Saturday. Cowley won game one 18-8 and game two 17-8. “We are really bad on the mound right now,” NCCC Coach Steve Murry said. “We’re working behind hitters and not controlling any part of the game. And we’re struggling on defense and the pitching. And until we bring at least one of those two up, even with our hitting, we will conti...
TRACK FACILITIES LACKING AT AREA SCHOOLS
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Imagine a basketball team without a gym, a baseball team without a baseball diamond or a tennis team without tennis courts. It’s hard to comprehend, isn’t it? But for most of the Chanute-area high schools, a track and field team without an actual track is a reality. Humboldt, St. Paul and Erie High Schools have no real home track facilities. A lack of facilities presents a real hurdle for area coaches...
Neosho County splits with Fort Scott
Tribune staff FORT SCOTT—The Neosho County Community College baseball team split a doubleheader with Fort Scott on Thursday. The Greyhounds won game one 12-5, but the Panthers took game two 9-8. “We are really struggling pitching right now and injured to boot on the hill also,” Coach Steve Murry said. “We have lost a lot of confidence in the past week and we’re working to regain that. We have struggled defensively all year and that continu...
CHS tennis off to stellar start
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor PARSONS—Entering the season, Coach Wayne Woodyard had lofty goals for his Chanute High School boys tennis team. And so far, the Blue Comets are living up to those preseason expectations. At the first three meets, the Comets finished first once and second twice. “They’ve started real well,” Woodyard said. “They’ve done pretty much how I expected. We’ve won one meet and we’ve been second at two others. I ...
Regional sites announced for spring sports
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Postseason destinations have been announced for all spring sports with the exception of track and field. That regional site is still up in the air. Below is a look at where the Blue Comets will be heading for their respective regionals. TENNIS The Chanute High School boys tennis team will compete at the Parsons Class 4A Regional on Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8. The top six in singles and the top s...
CHS track team competes at Parsons
Tribune staff PARSONS—The Chanute High School track team competed at Parsons on Thursday. No team scores were kept. The Comets had two first place finishes at the meet. The boys 4x100 team of Blake Kisner, Jared McComb, Alec Haight, and Eric Bowman took first place with a time of 45.5. Also, McComb took first in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.28. Several of the Comets are competing at Pittsburg State today. Those athletes did not c...
Panthers earn split with KCK
Tribune staff CHANUTE—The offense was definitely not lacking on Tuesday at Hudson Field. Both Neosho County and Kansas City, Kansas kept the scoreboard operator busy all day. KCK won game one 16-6, but the Panthers earned a split with a 22-21 win in game two. “Wow, what a second game,” Coach Steve Murry said. “We were fortunate to win that game. We really hit well all day.” Added Murry: “Our pitchers have really struggled due to their br...