PHS JV team splits with Indy
The Parsons High School junior varsity volleyball team was in action on Thursday at Independence.
The JV went 1-1.
In the opener, Parsons defeated host Independence 25-23, 25-22.
Haley Flores had four assists and three aces in the match. Ry’Eshna Webber had eight kills and Shannon Dunlay had seven assists.
In the closing match, the junior varsity took on rival Labette County High School and lost 25-23, 25-13.
Dunlay had three aces in that mat...
Olpe defeats Cherryvale 27-7
CHERRYVALE — Cherryvale scored early against Olpe here Friday night but then couldn’t get across the goal line again, falling in the season-opener 27-7 to the state-ranked team.
“We got off to a little slow start,” Cherryvale head coach Harry Hester said.
Olpe had the benefit of a short field all night, which didn’t help the younger Cherryvale team on defense.
“They’re pretty good. They got after us early.”
He said a clipping penalty went aga...
Oswego gets past Quapaw
QUAPAW, Okla. — The Oswego Indians recovered from five unanswered touchdowns on Friday night to get past Quapaw, 36-34.
Oswego scored first with 3:10 left in the first quarter on the first of four Nick Billingsly touchdown runs. Quapaw answered that TD with one of its own with just more than a minute left in the quarter.
Quapaw then scored three times in the second quarter and again in the third before Oswego found the end zone again. The Indi...
St. Paul defeats West Elk
HOWARD — St. Paul High School had first-game jitters against West Elk here Friday night, but the Indians settled in for the second half and held on for a 22-8 win.
“We came out sluggish in the first half, particularly the first quarter,” St. Paul head coach Doug Tuck said.
The Indians gave West Elk too many chances on offense early in the game, but the Indian defense tightened up when it needed to, keeping West Elk out of the end zone.
CNC Lanes in Erie will have its 10th annual Senior Tournament Sept. 10-11 and Sept. 17-18.
The tourney is sanctioned by the USBC.
The entry fee is $13 per person per event. A prize ratio of at least one out of 10 will be awarded.
Teams will begin play at noon while singles will start at 3 p.m.
All entrants must have USBC cards. No entry will be refunded. Competitors need not be a member of a senior league.
For more information contact CNC Lane...
Grizzlies take top two spots in home CC meet
By Anthony Cook
ALTAMONT — The Grizzlies were a bit on the greedy side Thursday morning at Lucas Field in Altamont.
The Labette County High School varsity boys cross country team decided to take not just the top overall spot, but the top two spots in the LCHS invitational cross country run.
Labette also took five of the top 15 spots overall for a total of just 28 points in the event. The low score was nearly half of second-place ...
The Sun incorrectly listed the date of the Labette Community College volleyball’s home opener in Thursday’s edition of the paper.
The game will be played on Wednesday and will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the LCC gymnasium.
LCHS cross country preview
2011 LCHS CC profile
Head coach — Marty Warren
Years in coaching — Four in cross country
Assistant coaches — None
Players on roster — 32
Lettermen returning — Three girls/Seven boys
1st —at LCHS
8th — at Fort Scott
15th — at Parsons Invitational (Big Hill Lake)
22nd — at West Franklin Invitational
29th — at Pittsburg
6th — at Independence Invitational
13th — at SEK League run in Iola
22nd — at Regional cross c...
PHS volleyball competes in Winfield
The Parsons High School volleyball team traveled to Winfield over the weekend for the annual Early Bird Volleyball Tournament.
After finishing 1-5 in the tourney a season ago, Parsons picked up an extra win this time around to finish 2-4.
First-year head coach Hillary Applegate said her team showed plenty of positives against competition from south central Kansas and Wichita area but sees room to improve.
“I saw a lot of good things as well as...
Schibi wins tournament at Big Hill
Thirteen anglers took to the waters of Big Hill Lake this weekend as District 58 of the American Bass Anglers, Southeast Kansas District held its two-day regional championship tournament for the 2011 season.
Anglers in the tournament were battling for top honors of the year and a berth in the National Championship, which will be held in October on Lake Murray in South Carolina.
Day one started out with overcast skies and cooler than expected ...
Parsons players match up on gridiron
By Anthony Cook
A scaled back Parsons High School offense didn’t have any problem putting the ball in the end zone Friday evening at Marvel Park Stadium.
The Parsons football team took the field for the first time under head coach David Pitts in the team’s annual Blue and Gold scrimmage.
The Parsons varsity offense took the field and in around 20 plays scored four times. Each came on lengthy catches with senior James Jackson sco...
Man gets hole-in-one
By Anthony Cook
The first thing Warren Townsend did when he hit his hole-in-one Wednesday was give his wife a smooch С he had to thank her for being there.
“I made sure to give her a kiss. Without her being at the course with me I wouldn’t have had a witness,” he laughed.
Townsend was playing the Par 3 No. 6 hole at the Katy Golf Course when he scored his ace.
A veteran golfer who began playing the game in 1966, Townsend often pl...
LCHS gets second at Chanute
CHANUTE — The Labette County High School tennis team started the season on a solid note Thursday with a second-place finish in an invitational tournament in Chanute.
The Grizzlies were joined by Columbus, Iola, Neodesha and host Chanute in a five-team tournament.
As a team, the Lady Grizzlies gathered 12 points, good enough for second overall.
Chanute took the top spot with 13 victories while Neodesha was third overall with nine points.
Lady Vikings win home meet
The Parsons Vikings girls’ tennis team scored an early victory over nemesis Independence Thursday with a win in a home tournament.
The Vikings won No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles and took third and second in the No. 2 events Thursday to gather 13 points. The win gave Parsons the same number of wins as Independence, but the Vikings won the meet by virtue of defeating Independence in three of four head-to-head matches.
“This was a great win to s...
Golden Shoe award
Labette Community College sophomore Lacie Cook was recognized Tuesday by the National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association for her efforts in her freshman campaign at LCC with the 2011 Golden Shoe Award.
The NFCA Golden Shoe Award is presented annually to the top base stealer from an NFCA member institution in all divisions of NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, Cal JC, NWAACC and high school, according to a press release from the NFCA.
In the 2011 season, Cook hel...
Senior golf tour stops in Parsons
Just under a month removed from its last trip to Parsons, the SEK Senior Tour returned Thursday morning and afternoon with 18 holes of golf at the Parsons Golf Club.
The tour had previously stopped in Parsons on July 21 at the Katy Golf Club.
Forty-five golfers competed in Thursday’s tournament.
The round of 18 holes was split by a lunch in the middle of the day. After beginning around 9:30 a.m., the round was in the books at 3:30 p.m.
PHS tennis prepares for 2011 season
By Anthony Cook
The Vikings will once again look to reclaim the Southeast Kansas League title in 2011, but this season they’ll also be doing some defending while hunting down the crown.
Four Vikings with varsity experience will try to knock off defending champion Independence, who edged out Parsons in last year’s league championships by two points.
The win put Independence’s name on the SEK title for the seventh year in a row. Th...
Youth Classic set for mid-October
ST. PAUL — Osage Hills Country Club will host the third annual Youth Outdoor Classic at the Neosho Wildlife Area on Oct. 15.
The format for this year’s classic will be slightly changed, with this year including other outdoor hunting activities such as turkey hunting, trapping and archery.
The event is free and open to anyone, with ages 8 to 15 preferred. The event will provide expert instruction on several hunting techniques.
The event will be...
Kids fishing derby lures crowd to park
Catch of the Week
By Jim Zaleski
More than 60 local children spent Saturday morning doing something other than watching TV or playing on computers and electronic games. Instead they experienced the great outdoors at the third annual Parsons Kids Fishing Derby.
Labette Creek and the Tolen Creek Walking Trail provided the backdrop and after a short ceremony that renamed the event in honor of longtime volunteer and former Kansas Department of Wi...
LCHS coaches receive honors
Two Labette County High School coaches recently made professional contributions to the KSHSAA.
LCHS volleyball coach Kristi Snider was selected to speak during the volleyball portion of the KSHSAA Coaches’ Clinic on Aug. 3 in Topeka.
Her talk was titled “What I know now, that I wish I knew then.”
Meanwhile, LCHS boys basketball coach Brad Smith was elected as first vice president of the Kansas Coaches’ Association during its meeting on Aug. 4 ...