Pirates come back to win tourney
The Pirates played the role of comeback kids all tourney long. The result won them a postseason title.
Playing their fifth game of the week, the Eyecare Associates Pirates won the Parsons Babe Ruth 11-12 tournament Friday night with an 8-7 victory over the Commercial Bank Rangers.
The Pirates forced the final game after their 5-4 win over the Rangers on Thursday night — their second elimination game of the evening.
Tucker Fosha led off Friday’...
The Parsons High School football team will have its summer football camp beginning on Monday and running through July 15 from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Parsons High School practice field behind the school.
The camp will focus on fundamentals and will include offensive and defensive schemes for the 2011 season. This will be the first camp under new PHS head coach David Pitts.
This year’s camp will have free admission and will be open to all PHS stude...
The 2011 Labette County High School football camp will run from Monday through July 14 for grade and middle school students and will run from July 11 to July 15 for high school students.
The camp will focus on fundamentals of the game of football. Basics of the Labette County team offense and defense also will be stressed.
An enrollment fee of $50 per student will be charged, with additional family members being charged $25 each.
Campers will ...
Flagpole Fest 5K results
The Mound Valley Flagpole Festival 5K took place in Mound Valley on June 25. Talon Thompson, who won the 15-19 year male division, finished the the race with the top overall time (18:31). Michaela Ozier, who won the 15-19 year old female division, was the top female runner overall (22:47).
Complete results to all divisions are listed below.
Flagpole Festival 5K
0-14 year old С 1. Jared Hawks, 22:22. 2. Colton Chapman, 26:36. 3. ...
Parsons 13-15s split with Columbus
The Parsons Bleacher Gear 13-15 year old Babe Ruth team split with Columbus Wednesday evening in Columbus.
The Parsons squad came back from a 3-2 deficit through three innings by scoring the games last four runs in the opener to win 6-3.
Austin Yanez and Tyler Drisdell combined for the win at the mound. Yanez sturck out seven in four innings.
Drisdell and Keenan Dodd both doubled while Yanez singled and doubled, Jake Mattox singled three times...
Athletics advance in tourney
The PPOA Athletics advanced in the 11-12 year old Babe Ruth League postseason tourney on Tuesday with a 9-8 come-from-behind victory over the Laforge and Budd Royals.
The Royals controlled the game from the opening frame when they scored two runs to just one for the A’s.
In the second inning, the Royals extended the lead to 5-1, but the Royals fought back to pull within two at the end of two.
The Royals looked to be pulling away in the third w...
Vikings name new coaches
By Anthony Cook
Two new faces will join the head coaching ranks at Parsons High School in the 2011-2012 school year.
In volleyball, Hillary Applegate, formerly an assistant at Emporia High School, will take over for Megan Mantooth and in baseball Gerald Beardmore, formerly the head coach at Erie High School, will take over for Mike Krull. The contracts for both have been approved by the USD 503 Board of Education.
Applegate, a gr...
Babe Ruth update
The D&Z Yankees knocked off the Tank Connection White Sox Tuesday evening 9-6 thanks to a strong showing in the first three innings.
The Yankees led 3-0 after one and 5-1 after two before adding another three-run inning in the third.
The White Sox made a surge in the fourth when they scored four runs to make it 8-4 at the time, but after the Yankees scored in the bottom of the fourth, a fifth inning was not played due to time restraints.
Oswego, Labette teams place at state
Thirteen seven- and eight-year-old Oswego boys recently participated in the Kansas Cal Ripkin 8 & Under Rookie Tournament in Haysville.
There were five other teams in the tournament, including Labette County.
On Friday, June 24 the boys enjoyed a Player/Coach picnic at Riggs Park before a Skills Competition followed at Plagens-Carpenter Ballpark in Haysville. The Oswego boys took top honors among the six participating teams.
Once play bega...
Babe Ruth update
The Kansas Mobile Homes Royals opened Rookie League action in Winway Park Monday with a 15-5 win over the Kiwanis A’s.
The Royals jumped out to a 6-1 lead through two and the A’s were unable to bridge the gap despite a pair innings where two runs crossed home.
After being held scoreless in the third, the Royals brought in five runs in the fourth and finished with twin innings of two runs in the fifth and sixth. All told, the Royals scored in f...
Dolphins compete in Missouri
The Parsons Dolphins followed last week’s first-place finish in Pittsburg with a fourth overall this weekend in Monett.
The Dolphins competed in the Monett Waterthrashers Invitational Swim Meet on Saturday and Sunday and finished with a fourth overall at the event.
Entire team standings were unavailable.
The Dolphins were led by Cooper Woodworth, who earned the high-point award for his efforts in the eight and under boys’ division.
Babe Ruth update
The Parsons Bleacher Gear 13-15 year old Babe Ruth team split a pair of games with Coffeyville Friday evening at Winway Park by finishing the double-dip with a 9-7 win and 18-14 loss.
The home team rode a six-run second inning to the win in game one.
After trailing 2-1 through one and a half, Parsons scored six in the second, but Coffeyville quickly cut into the 7-2 lead by notching the game at 7-7 through three after scoring five runs.
A golf outing
When I take vacation, I don’t like to do anything.
I like to find fancy phrases like “recharge the batteries” and “clear my head”, but in reality I like to just be lazy.
I decided not to be lazy on my last vacation day however. Instead, I decided to play uncle.
The past few months I’ve heard my niece, who recently turned 10, talk about how she loves golf.
I’d say she’s only been playing for a year, and even that is limited to a handful of trip...
Five get tennis crowns
Parsons High School tennis teamed up with the Parsons Recreation Commission Friday morning at the Forest Park tennis courts in a Fun and Fitness Tennis Tournament.
The tournament was divided into five divisions. The boys had a 10-12 year old division, a 13-15 year old division and a 16-18 year old division while the girls played a 13-15 year old division and 16-18 year old division.
Landon Ewing of Indy won the 10-12 year old division with an ...
Babe Ruth update
The final regular season matchup of the 11-12 year old Babe Ruth League turned into a defensive battle Thursday with second place in the league on the line.
After being held scoreless throughout the first five innings, the Eyecare Pirates scored two in the top of the sixth before holding off the PPOA A’s in the bottom of the inning to seal the win.
In the second inning, The Athletics scored their first and only run of the game after Austin Bur...
Cherokee defeats Parsons in bottom of ninth
Parsons dug itself out of a six-run hole here Wednesday evening but didn’t have enough to complete the comeback.
The Parsons Babe Ruth 16-18 year old squad lost a nine-inning game with Cherokee 10-9 after Cherokee led 6-0 through three innings.
Parsons scored a run or more in the following four innings to trail just 9-5 through seven before the Parsons squad tied things up in the eighth with four runs on five hits.
Neither team scored in their...
Babe Ruth action
The Tucker Markham Law Mets scored in every inning in a 21-5 victory over the Kansas Mobile Homes royals Tuesday evening at Winway Park.
The Mets opened with three runs in each of the first two innings before scoring five each in the following two.
After scoring three of their own in the first, the Royals were blanked until the sixth when they added their final two runs against the Mets.
Jackson Fugate had three singles in the win for the Mets...
Babe Ruth roundup
By Anthony Cook
Nearly two dozen area youth played on their own Field of Dreams Monday evening in Parsons due to a scheduling conflict.
Parsons Bleacher Gear and Parsons Apollo, both of the Parsons Babe Ruth 13-15 Division, faced one another on Monday evening in Marvel Park at the Labette Community College baseball diamond.
The two teams were scheduled to face each other Monday and took advantage of an offer to move the game to ...
Babe Ruth update
The ParCom Royals scored 14 runs on the way to a victory over Pete’s Braves Tuesday evening here at Winway Park in 9-10 Babe Ruth League action. The Royals scored four in the first inning after Joel Schibi, Luke Wolgamont and Trevor Strathe had RBI singles. The Braves went scoreless in the bottom of the inning before the Royals added two runs to go up 6-0 through an inning and a half. In the second, the Braves answered with their first two ...
Disc golf event
The Parsons Disc Golf Club will be hosting a Bag Tag Challenge at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 25 at the Parsons Arboretum Course. All proceeds from the event will go towards the tornado relief effort in Joplin. This event is behing held to determine the Bag Tag Rankings for the Parsons Disc Golf Club. No divisions are going to be set for this event. The top finisher will be given the No. 1 PDGC Bag Tag, plus other prizes. Prizes will als...