Humboldt Speedway announces rain-out contingency plan
The weather has not been in the favor of outdoor sporting venues so far this season. That is why Rhenda Whitworth at the Humboldt Speedway would like to let everyone know that if the scheduled racing action does get rained out tonight, the track is planning to host the race on Sunday, with gates opening at 2 and races starting at 4. The website www.humboldtspeedway.com will keep everyone posted, if scheduled racing action get rained out tonig...
Royster girls track results
The Royster girls track teams competed in a 13-team track meet at Iola on Monday. The school’s eighth grade girls squad picked up first place at the event.
“I was proud of all the girls and their effort,” Coach Teresa Taylor said. “They keep improving each meet. Several girls had personal bests at this meet.”
Royster’s next meet is Thursday at Coffeyville.
Team scores top three for each grade level:
7th Grade: Anderson County 1st: 120.5 point...
Comets golf 5th at Parsons tourney
Chanute golfer Dylan Funk shot a 91 at a Monday morning golf tournament in Parsons, a feat which helped boost the Comets to a fifth place finish at the event. The Chanute golf boys team had a combined score of 393 at the Katy golf course, which was won by Independence with a 332 score.
Funk had a 45 on the front nine and a 46 on the back nine for the team-leading 91 score. Senior Brady Roush shot a 97 on the course. Troy Reaves ended up with ...
Comet softball splits with Indy
Since she has been emphasizing the importance of hitting to players on her Chanute girls softball team, Maria Hernandez was disappointed that her Chanute girls softball team only won the first game of its doubleheader on Friday 2-0.
“I had a little faith this time in our batting,” Hernandez said. “We’ve been hitting quite a bit in practice. So, I knew we could come around before I had to start interfering. So, I we...
Chanute baseball back on track with sweep of Indy
The Comets baseball team evened its record for the season at 6-6 with a Friday afternoon sweep of Independence. Chanute picked up the 11-1 and 4-3 victories over Independence on Friday night, in games that had to be moved to Santa Fe Park because of wet conditions at the Comets’ usual Katy Park stadium.
“We played pretty well all around,” CHS Coach Josh Messer said, “but we had a couple of shaky innings.”
More Comets given chance to play varsity in home tennis tourney
Coach Wayne Woodyard decided to give more Chanute tennis players than usual varsity experience at the tournament that the Comets hosted at the sports complex last Friday afternoon. The local team was able to field two teams at the event, a blue team, consisting of regular varsity players, and a gold team.
The blue team picked up six total wins, good enough for fourth place at the tournament.
The number one singles spot for the blue team was h...
Increased pressing, scoring and local recruiting to improve Davis’s Lady Panthers
“I’m blessed to be here.”
That is how Davis described the “whirlwind” first week after he was hired as the coach of NCCC’s women’s basketball team. This is Davis’ first-ever head coaching job.
“It’s a blessing,” Davis said. “This is one of the best things that’s ever come around for me, and I’m nervous. I’m excited. And I’m ready to get started. I’m ready to get in the gym and do the things that I know that I can ...
8-year-old Ty Leedy two-time national wrestling champ
Chanute Elementary School second grader Ty Leedy is already a five-year veteran of the sport of wrestling, and has now secured a national championship in the sport for his second year in a row. Last weekend, Leedy won at 8 and under, 55 pounds, at the Brute National Wrestling Tournament in Independence, Mo. It was his second year in a row winning this event, which featured young wrestlers from around the country.
Erie golf swings for success in Oswego and Fredonia
The Erie High School varsity golf team traveled to compete in tournaments in both Oswego and Fredonia this week. According to Coach Ronnie Williams, the team had some trouble adapting to the difficult course conditions they faced at these events.
“We have been so close to shooting some really great team scores,” Williams said, “but have not been able to put it all together on the same day.”
Still, in Oswego on Monday, Erie edged out Jayhawk...
Humboldt softball wins big over Erie
ERIE — The Humboldt softball team extended its winning streak on Tuesday night with two run-rule road victories over the Erie Red Devils. The Lady Cubs won the first game 17-1 and the second game 17-0.
“We hit the ball extremely hard in the cold weather,” Coach Brad Piley said.
Humboldt had 17 hits in the first game alone.
Courtney Richey was on the mound for both of these three-inning contests, only allowing one run, three hits, and striking...
Panthers rebound for victory over #1 ranked Crowder
After what Coach Steve Murry called the “worst weekend in recent memory,” the NCCC baseball team got back on track Tuesday afternoon. The Panthers were swept in four games in their road series in Cowley County, but rebounded to score a 11-0 five-inning home victory over the number one ranked NJCAA team in the country, Crowder, Mo.
Jeremy Mansur was on the mound for the first four innings of this shutout Panther victory, notching three strikeo...
Chanute golf caps off a busy week of SEK tourneys
Last week was a busy one for the Chanute golf team, as the Comets participated in two SEK meets. Last Tuesday, Chanute golfers traveled to Pittsburg’s Crestwood Country Club, where the team received a combined score of 388. Tournament winners Labette County shot a 320 on the course.
Chanute was led at this event by Troy Reaves, who shot a 91 on the course. Senior Brady Roush was right behind Reaves, with a 92, while Dylan Funk ended up with a...
OCRS cancels Friday’s sprint car appearance at Humboldt
Due to the high percentage of unfavorable weather forecasted for the Humboldt area this week, officials of the Oil Capital Racing Series and the Humboldt Speedway have cancelled the sprint car portion of the program originally scheduled for this Friday night. Humboldt Speedway has not cancelled their regular division of cars scheduled to race at this time. A make-up date is being considered for later in the season for the OCRS sprint cars.
NCCC baseball swept by Cowley
ARKANSAS CITY — The NCCC baseball team had a rough weekend in Cowley County, as the Panthers were swept in two doubleheaders by the Tigers. Cowley beat Neosho County 1-0 and 11-1 on Saturday and won games 13-3 and 10-2 on the second. These losses bring Neosho County’s record to 21-19.
In the first game of the series, sophomore pitcher Chance Sinclair gave up a run in the bottom of the first inning with a bases loaded walk. After this early bu...
Softball Lady Comets sweeps Labette County
After being swept by Paola early last week, the Chanute softball team was able to get back on track last Friday.
Henandez chalked up the Paola losses to her players being frightened headed into the doubleheader.
“Those two games we didn’t hit,” second-year Lady Comets Coach Maria Hernandez said, “which is kind of shocking because I believe we hit much better against faster pitchers.”
She gave senior Ashton “Gracie...
Local senior hoops stars shine at Harold Turner All-Star game
A second-half dunking display be Humboldt senior Tanner McNutt provided the highlight of Sunday’s Harold Turner All-Star game at the NCCC gymnasium on Sunday. McNutt unleashed three thunderous two-handed slam dunks in a row late in the boys game at this year’s installment of the event.
The boys and girls Turner All-Star games gave area seniors who excelled in high school basketball this year with both one last oppo...
Comet baseball’s SEK streak stopped by Labette sweep
The Chanute baseball team has some things to figure out, before its showdown with Girard at Katy Park at 4:30 this afternoon
That is the conclusion reached by first-year coach Josh Messer delivered after the Comets were swept by Labette County in a road doubleheader last Friday. After leading 4-0, Chanute lost the first game 8-5, and then lost the second game 4-1.
These losses snapped the Comets’ four game winnin...
Group of local archers on target in Hays
Special to the Tribune
On April 6, a group of students from the Erie school district, Chanute Christian Academy, Home School and 4-H members, competed in an archery shoot held at Fort Hays State University. About 350 students from Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas were divided into three age brackets; 4th thru 6th, 7th and 8th and 9th thru 12th grades. Each one shot 30 scoring arrows at 10 and 15 meters, with a perfect score bein...
NCCC hires new women’s basketball coach
NCCC has named JJ Davis the head women’s basketball coach at Neosho County Community College, replacing Kelley Newton, who resigned from the position at the end of last season.
The announcement of Davis’ hiring was made by the school’s Athletic Director Amber Burdge on Thursday.
“We are extremely excited to welcome JJ, Lisa, and the entire Davis family into the Neosho County family,” Burdge said. “Coach Davis exemplifies the qualities we wer...
Chanute JV track results
The Chanute JV boys and girls track team hosted a meet on Monday.
The girls team got third place with 72 points. They were boosted by Rena Stair winning both the 100 and 300 meter hurdles events. Plus, Tori Greer’s seven foot performance secured first place in pole vaulting and Jaymi Lawrence picked up first place throwing the discus. Shayla Phillips beat an opponent from Paola by one inch to win the javelin event.
The boys team was in the mi...