Cherryvale girls fall short in title game
PITTSBURG — Cherryvale’s bid for state fell one win short. Caney Valley defeated Cherryvale 44-33 in the girls championship game of the Colgan Class 3A Sub-State on Saturday night.
Caney got off to a 12-4 start and then led 24-13 at the half. The second half was even, but Caney held on.
“It was a tough, hard-fought game,” Cherryvale Coach David Smedley said. “Both sides were digging and scrapping for everything they could get. We knew that th...
Oswego wins sub-state title
ARMA — The Oswego Indians are state bound.
Oswego’s boys basketball team defeated West Elk 48-35 in the championship game of the Northeast-Arma Class 2A Sub-State on Saturday night.
With the win, the Indians are moving on to the Class 2A State Tournament, which begins Wednesday in Manhattan.
It will be Oswego’s first appearance at state since 1993.
“There were about 30 seconds left, and for the first time all night I took a deep breath and tr...
Season ends for LCC basketball
Jonathan Raney called it a disappointing end.
Raney’s Labette Community College men’s basketball team saw the season end on Saturday with a 54-50 loss to Cloud County in the first round of the Region VI Tournament.
As the higher seed, the Cardinals got to host in the first round. It didn’t matter. Cloud County escaped town with a close win, and advanced in the postseason.
“It was a very disappointing ending to the season,” Raney said.
LCC was ...
Web update: Labette County girls advance to state
The Labette County High School girls basketball team defeated Chanute 46-37 on Saturday night in the championship game of the Independence 4A sub-state.
With the win, the Grizzlies advance to next week's state tournament in Salina.
In the boys title game, Independence defeated Coffeyville.
Look for more on the LCHS girls in Tuesday's Sun.
Grizzlies advance to title game
By Jason Peake
INDEPENDENCE — To Kristi Snider, it’s been way too long since her Labette County girls basketball team has played in a sub-state title game.
The wait is now over.
The Lady Grizzlies are one win away from a state berth.
Labette County knocked off Towanda-Circle 53-38 on Friday night in a semifinal contest of the Independence Class 4A Sub-State.
With the win, Snider’s Grizzlies are back in a sub-state title ...
Chetopa moves on in 1A tourney
IOLA — The Chetopa Hornets pulled ahead for good in the fourth quarter of a back-and-fourth 1A sub-state high school basketball game Friday night against South Coffey County at Allen County Community College.
The two teams finished the first quarter tied at 11, and Chetopa pulled ahead 19-18 by halftime. The Hornets outscored their opponent by one point again in the third before a 15-10 fourth quarter gave them a 43-36 win and the right to tak...
Oswego’s run ends
ARMA — The Oswego Lady Indians fell one win short of a 2A sub-state championship appearance in Arma as they lost to Pleasanton Friday night.
Oswego pulled ahead by the end of a low-scoring first quarter 6-5, but Pleasanton scored 19 points in the second and took a 24-12 lead into the break. Oswego scored just two points in the third. The Indians scored 22 points in the final period, but Pleasanton scored 26 that quarter for a 61-36 win.
Cherryvale gets by Erie
PITTSBURG — The Cherryvale Lady Chargers will play in the 3A sub-state championship game tonight at Pittsburg Colgan after beating Erie 61-58 Friday night.
Erie led 12-11 after the first quarter and padded its lead by scoring 23 points in the second. The score was 35-24 at halftime. The Chargers cut the lead by 10 going into the final quarter after Erie had established a 15-point lead in the third. Cherryvale outscored Erie 23-10 in the final ...
Area basketball scores from Friday night
From Friday night:
Udall 81, St. Paul 75
Chetopa 43, Southern Coffey 36
Oswego 65, Sedan 56
Pleasanton 61, Oswego 36
Cherryvale 61, Erie 58
Labette County 53, Circle 38
Caldwell 41, St. Paul 40
LCHS girls advance to sub-state title game
The Labette County High School girls basketball team beat Circle 53-38 on Friday in a sub-state semifinal at Independence.
The Grizzlies take on Chanute on Saturday night at 6 with a trip to state on the line.
Full story coming soon...
LCC basketball teams begin region tourney Saturday
The postseason has arrived for the Labette Community College basketball teams.
The 2013 Region VI Tournament begins on Saturday.
Labette's men will host Cloud County tonight at 7 p.m. The Cardinals are 16-14 and Cloud is 14-16. The higher seed hosts in the first round. The Cards finished fourth in the East, while Cloud was sixth in the West.
Labette's women (12-18) will play at Butler (24-6) at 5:30 p.m.
Region VI Tournament
Bulldogs top Grizzlies in sub-state semifinals
By Jason Peake
INDEPENDENCE — An inability to get defensive stops at key moments was too much to overcome for the Labette County Grizzlies.
Independence shot extremely well from the field and knocked off Labette County 63-46 on Thursday night in a semifinal contest of the Independence Class 4A Sub-State tournament.
With the victory, Independence advanced to Saturday night’s sub-state title game against Coffeyville.
St. Paul boys advance, Chetopa girls fall
UDALL — The St. Paul High School boys defeated Flinthills 57-28 here Thursday night in the sub-state tournament.
St. Paul struggled in the opening quarter, but three field goals by Paul Schibi and a timely three and another field goal from Anthony Diskin gave St. Paul a 15-14 edge.
St. Paul’s defense held Flinthills scoreless in the second quarter and the Indian offense generated nine points on a balanced scoring attack.
With a 10-point lead g...
Cherryvale boys fall to Caney Valley
PITTSBURG — The Cherryvale Charger boys lost to Caney Valley 59-44 Thursday night in sub-state action, ending the season for the Chargers.
The Chargers (9-11) had an early advantage over Caney with an 11-7 lead after the first quarter. Caney recovered quickly in the second quarter to gain the upper hand and never relinquished it the rest of the game.
In the fourth quarter, Caney overpowered Cherryvale 24-17 to advance in the sub-state tourname...
Season ends for Erie boys
PITTSBURG — The Erie Red Devils were behind for three quarters Thursday night against the Riverton Rams, and their fourth-quarter comeback attempt fell short.
The 54-43 loss in the Colgan Class 3A sub-state tournament ends Erie’s season.
Riverton roared to a 20-8 lead after one quarter.
The Rams built on that lead and started the third quarter with a 32-16 lead.
Erie came back in the fourth quarter, outscoring Riverton, but it wasn’t enough....
PHS boys seasons stats: Beachner led Vikings
The Parsons High School boys basketball team went 3-18 in 2012-13. The season ended with Monday’s loss to Independence.
The Vikings had wins over Baxter Springs, Frontenac and Chanute, which was the team’s lone SEK League victory.
Senior guard Craig Beachner led the team in scoring with 229 points scored in the 21 games, good for a 10.9 points per game average. Beachner hit 33 three-pointers, a team-high. He also had a team-high 26 assists.
Oswego girls top Uniontown
ARMA — Oswego High School’s girls basketball team practiced a stingy defense that held Uniontown nearly scoreless in the first quarter. The Lady Indians proved too much in the sub-state tournament game and advanced with a 59-44 win.
Kaelyn Yeoman paced Oswego’s offense in the first quarter with six points, while Jaymie Nesbitt hit a three-pointer. Uniontown scored only two points in the opening quarter.
Both teams traded baskets in the second ...
Mo-Kan all-star wrestling event is Monday at LCC
The Fourth Annual Mo-Kan Wrestling Classic will be held on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Labette Community College gymnasium.
The event features top senior wrestlers from Kansas going up against top seniors from Missouri. The Kansas team, featuring lots of local talent, will look to win the event for a fourth-straight year. Admission is $5 at the door.
The coaches of the Kansas team will be David Brown of Fort Scott, Scott Rieck of Pittsburg and Mik...
Cowley sweeps LCC
Cowley swept a basketball doubleheader from Labette Community College on Wednesday.
In the women's game, Cowley beat LCC 75-51.
Cowley won the men's game 70-65.
The teams will begin the region tournament this weekend, and the men will likely host a game on Saturday.
No stats were available to the Sun.