Returning starters leading golf team
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor With two tournaments in the books, Mitchell Hale, Cameron Wiltse and Skyler Miner are leading the way for the Chanute High School golf team. “They’re going to do that,” Chanute Coach Bill Woodard said of his three returning starters. “They’re going to be our most consistent kids for the most part.” The Blue Comets took third place at the Iola Invite on Tuesday at Cedarbrook Golf Course. Coffeyville won t...
Rosters announced for Turner High School All-Star Game
Tribune staff CHANUTE—Neosho County Community College has announced the rosters for the Third Annual Harold Turner High School All-Star Basketball Game. The event takes place this Sunday at the Panthers Gymnasium. The girls game starts at 2 p.m. with the boys game to follow at about 4 p.m. The game is sponsored by Bank of Commerce. The game will feature some of the top area players and will also feature some of the college’s incoming recrui...
Turner has a passion for Chanute basketball
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—If there’s a basketball game going on in Chanute, you can almost bet that Harold Turner will be there. Simply put, the longtime Chanute resident has a passion for the game of basketball. Turner is a fixture at Chanute High School and Neosho County Community College games. Neosho County Men’s Basketball Coach Jeremy Coombs noticed this a few years ago. And that’s why Coombs named his high school ...
Royster track hosts Pittsburg
Tribune staff The Royster Middle School track teams hosted a dual with Pittsburg on Tuesday at the Chanute Community Sports Complex. The eighth grade boys won and the seventh grade boys took second. Chanute’s seventh grade girls beat Pittsburg 135-70 and the eighth grade girls won 169-71. The Rockets are at Iola on Tuesday, April 13. 7th grade boys results Discus—Loren Dillman, first, Colton Erikson, third. Shot—Dillman, second; Gage Kin...
Throwers lead the way for NCCC track
NCCC track notes Tribune staff The first meet of the 2010 season went well for the Neosho County Community College track team. In fact, throwers Zak Thompson and Kellsey Trimble both set new meet records at the Hutch Night Relays. “For the first meet of the year I was extremely happy,” Coach Darin Schmitz said. “Having two meet champions at a meet with over 10 teams truly shows that we are ready to compete again at the national level.” T...
CHS softball team off to solid start
CHANUTE—Don Simmons called it the best start in six years.
The Chanute High School softball team improved to 4-2 with a big win over Iola on a windy Monday afternoon.
With some timely hitting and a solid outing on the mound, Chanute took game one 7-3. Iola earned a split by taking game two 5-4.
“Overall, we played pretty well against one of the best teams in the SEK,” Coach Simmons said.
“We’re real excited about the progress th...
Meet two is here for Chanute track team
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The Chanute High School track team heads to the Parsons Invitational on Thursday for the second meet of the season. The team opened the season last Thursday at the LCHS Invite. Chanute Coach Derek Liggett said seniors Ali Aylward and Tray Hodges led the way for his team at Labette. “I was really impressed with Ali and Tray,” Liggett said. “I thought they stood out the most.” Aylward took first place in th...
CHS golf takes third at Iola
Tribune staff IOLA—Led by Mitchell Hale’s third place finish, the Chanute High School golf team took third place at the Iola Invitational Tournament on another windy day of golf at Cedarbrook Golf Course on Tuesday. Coffeyville won the tourney with a score of 334 and Pittsburg was second with a 335. Chanute was next with a score of 340. A junior, Hale shot a 79 and finished third overall for the Blue Comets. Also for Chanute, Cameron Wiltse...
Chanute earns a split with Iola
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CHANUTE— Brock Gilmore admitted he was a bit nervous.
Just a freshman, Gilmore found himself at the plate in a tie game with the winning run on third. He may have been nervous, but he came through in the clutch.
Facing Iola’s Connor Frazell, Gilmore lofted a drive to deep right for the game-winning hit and the Chanute High School baseball team defeated Iola 10-9 in eight innings in game two of a doubleheader o...
Panthers split with Labette
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—The Neosho County Community College baseball team split a doubleheader with Labette Community College on Saturday afternoon during Breast Cancer Awareness Day at Hudson Field. The Panthers wore pink shirts on the day. In game one, the Panthers got a walk-off RBI single by Ryan Bontrager to pull out a 5-4 win. The Cardinals took game two In game one, NCCC led 4-1, but Labette used a three-run seve...
Honors keep coming for NCCC's Lundy
Tribune staff The postseason honors keep rolling in for Antione Lundy. The Neosho County Community College sophomore basketball player was just named a NJCAA All-American for 2010. Lundy, a 6-8 forward from Michigan, was a Third Team All-American. The Panthers standout was also named the Jayhawk East Player of the Year this year. Lundy was a first team all-conference selection, as well. Lundy averaged 18 points and 13 rebounds a game f...
Panthers split with Highland
Tribune staff The Neosho County Community College baseball team split with Highland on Thursday, winning 12-3 and losing 11-10. With the split, the Panthers are now 18-10 overall and 8-4 in the conference. In game one, the Panthers used an eight-run fifth inning to pull away for good. In the frame, the Panthers had five hits. For the game, Cameron Bentley and Caleb Compton both had three RBIs for NCCC. Dillon Yeaman, Nick Doughty and Auste...
Chanute tennis takes first at Coffeyville
COFFEYVILLE—The Chanute High School boys tennis team took first place at the Coffeyville Invitational on Thursday.
Both of Chanute’s doubles teams took first place in their brackets.
The number-one doubles team of Mason Johnson and Jacob Guiot went 4-0.
The Comets beat Columbus 8-0 and then topped Pittsburg’s team of Clay Southern and Josh Reed 8-2. Johnson and Guiot defeated Iola’s Chase Vaughn and Alec Peterson 8-2 and then the...
CHS softball splits with Pittsburg
CHANUTE—The Chanute High School girls softball team let a sweep slip away.
With that, the Blue Comets settled for a split with Pittsburg on Thursday.
Pittsburg won game one 9-4, but Chanute took game two 11-6.
In game one, Chanute had four errors which led to four unearned runs.
The Comets also left 13 runners on base, with 11 in scoring position.
“Taylor Gard pitched well, but we couldn’t get the timely hits,” Chanute Coach Don ...
CHS TRACK: LCHS Invite recap
Chanute track results at LCHS Invite: Varsity girls Girls team scores: 1. Girard 125, 2. LCHS 88, 3. Iola 80, 4. Chanute 60, 5. Coffeyville 50, 6. Indy 40, 7. Fredonia 39; 8. Parsons 35, 9. Fort Scott 30. High jump—Brooke Sharp, third, 5-2. 4x800 relay—(Sharp, Harsch, Dispensa, Hale), third, 11:38. Discus—Ali Aylward, first, 115’4; Courtney Becher, 78-7, Erin Christiansen, 73-0. 100—Mariah Brooks, 13.77; Jessie Pringle, 14.43; Christy P...
Track season off and running
Tribune staff ALTAMONT—The Chanute High School track team began the 2010 season on Thursday at the Labette County Invitational. Chanute’s boys took second at the invite. Tray Hodges led the way for Chanute. A senior, Hodges won the pole vault by clearing 13 feet. Hodges was second in the high jump (5-10). Tim Wrestler was second in the pole vault (12-0). Matt Bollig won the javelin (161’1) and Cody Catterson was sixth (146’4). Trevor Summ...
Pittsburg sweeps Chanute
Tribune Sports Editor
CHANUTE — The “little things” caught up with the Chanute Blue Comets.
Pittsburg took advantage of Chanute’s mistakes and also had some timely hitting in a sweep over the Blue Comets on Thursday at Paul Lindblad Field at Katy Park.
The Purple Dragons won game one 10-6 and then took game two 7-3.
“It’s the little things that we really need to improve at,” Chanute Coach Matt Koester said. “In the first game, we l...
CHS golf takes second at Indy
Tribune staff INDY—Mitchell Hale took first overall and teammate Cameron Wiltse was right behind at second for the Chanute High School golf team at the Independence Invitational on a breezy Thursday afternoon. The Blue Comets finished second as a team, as Coffeyville topped CHS by 10 strokes. Hale shot a 79 (37-42) en route to the individual title. Wiltse shot an 80 (38-42) and was one stroke behind his teammate. “They both played well and...
CHS GOLF: State experience returns
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Bill Woodard’s not focusing on who’s gone—he’s focusing on who’s back.
Despite losing a talented senior class to graduation, the Blue Comets have three experienced golfers back as the 2010 season arrives. Leading the way for Chanute this spring will be juniors Mitchell Hale and Skyler Miner and sophomore Cameron Wiltse.
“We have a small group of returning letter winners but they have a wealth of experience,” ...
CHS TENNIS: EXPECTATIONS HIGH FOR COMETS
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor They’ve gained valuable experience for years. And now, they hope that experience pays off. The Chanute High School tennis team returns an experienced group in 2010, as nearly every varsity performer from last year is back. Seniors Jimmie Quinn, Matt Stutt, Jacob Guiot and Mason Johnson all return as experienced players and will lead the way for the Blue Comets. Sophomore Ian Cheshier also returns after ea...