LCHS JV baseball grabs two wins
The Labette County High School junior varsity baseball began the 2012 season with a pair of victories over Iola Monday in Altamont. LCHS defeated the Mustangs 6-2 and 5-3.
In game one, Jake Mattox and Zack Stewart combined for five innings of five-hit ball on the way to the opening-day win.
“Jake and Zack threw really well for the first time out. They both had three strikeouts. It was a great way to start the season,” said LCHS head coach Jess...
Parsons Babe Ruth early sign-ups end Saturday
March 3 is the deadline to sign up without paying any late fees. After that date, registration forms will still be accepted but the fees will be higher.
Registration forms for all ages can be picked up at Bleacher Gear.
Parsons Babe Ruth is also on Facebook, and you can download a registration form from their home page. All the latest information regarding the league is available at the Facebook page.
The age determination date is May 1, so...
LCHS JV tennis travels to Independence
The Labette County High School junior varsity tennis team traveled to Independence for a junior varsity event Monday afternoon.
Due to injuries and sickness, the team only had two doubles teams at the meet.
In No. 1 doubles, Conner Traxson and Aaron McCoach defeated Parsons 8-6, lost to Indy Black 8-1 and lost to Indy Orange 8-4 to place fourth.
In No. 2 doubles, Michael Banowetz and Madison Ramirez lost to Parsons 8-4, to Indy Black 8-4 and t...
PWC returns from state with six placers
The Parsons Wrestling Club took 10 wrestlers to the Kansas Kids’ Folkstyle State Championships in Topeka over the weekend.
There, 1,439 entries represented 163 teams across the state.
Each wrestler was placed into a 16-man bracket consisting of the four top wrestlers from each district.
The tourney took place Saturday and Sunday with the championship rounds on Sunday afternoon.
For the second year in a row, the PWC improved its team finish. Pa...
Labette sweeps takes 3 of 4 from Dodge, Pratt
By Anthony Cook
The Lady Cardinals lost their first conference game of the season Saturday.
They were quick to respond.
After dropping the opening game of a packed weekend, the Labette Community College softball team won the next three to improve to 21-9 overall and 11-1 in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Eastern Division.
Labette fell to Dodge (14-14 overall, 7-5 KJCCC) 3-0 in Saturday’s opener in Parsons but won the...
Parsons Dolphins ready to begin summer season
By Anthony Cook
Swim season is year round.
For about 25 hardcore Parsons Dolphins swimming team members there's nearly always an event to train for, with February's trip to the Division II SCY South Championships in Wichita the culmination of the winter season.
But soon, the spring and summer season will begin for the Dolphins — who have 50 to 60 swimmers during the summer season.
The Parsons Dolphins began in 1976 as a gr...
BEARS complete girls' tourney
EDNA — Thirteen area teams entered the girls’ fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade BEARS (Better Edna Area Relations and Support) Basketball Tournament March 12-17 at the Edna Community Building.
Sixth-grade teams were entered from Bartlett, Coffeyville, Edna and Mound Valley.
Edna placed first overall, defeating second-place Bartlett 29-28 in the finals. Mound Valley was third overall.
Teams from Bartlett, Edna and Meadow View competed in the fi...
Ten locals named to all-state teams
Ten local athletes were named to the Wichita Eagle all-state team released this weekend.
Parsons High School had five total members on the team with three girls making the squad and two boys receiving nominations.
For the Southeast Kansas League champion Viking girls, seniors Sierra Kemp, Taylor Kemp and Kiralyn Mosier each found a spot on the Class 4A all-state honorable mention team.
The SEK co-champion boys received nominations for seniors ...
Labette softball takes 3 of 4 with Hesston, Hutchinson
The Labette Community College softball team split with a region opponent and swept a league opponent over the weekend.
The No. 7-ranked Lady Cardinals hit the road for four games beginning with Friday’s doubleheader with Hesston (7-15 overall, 4-6 region).
Things started out poorly for the Cardinals, who struggled at the plate and in the field in a 6-1 loss to Hesston in the opener.
Hesston pitcher Erin Albrecht held the Kansas Jayhawk Communi...
LCC baseball earns split with Coffeyville CC during weekend meeting
COFFEYVILLE — The Labette Community College baseball team earned a four-game split with Coffeyville Community College over the weekend in a pivotal Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Eastern Division series.
The two squads faced off in back-to-back doubleheaders here Saturday and Sunday with each team splitting on both days.
The Cardinals opened the series Saturday afternoon with an 8-3 victory behind 14 hits.
Labette jumped out to a ...
Sedan knocks off LCHS baseball in tourney finals Friday
SEDAN — The Labette County High School baseball team began its season Friday evening in Sedan with a doubleheader in a tourney hosted by the Blue Devils.
The Grizzlies opened the tourney with a 1-0 victory over Caney.
LCHS pitcher Tyler Burris went seven strong innings, striking out eight Caney batters and surrendering just two hits to lead the Grizzlies to the opening-day victory.
“Obviously, Burris pitched extremely well. It was a tremendous...
Rae grabs three top-five finishes at NJCAA championships
By Anthony Cook
Maggie Rae was back at the podium over the weekend in her second trip to the NJCAA Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving Championship.
After finishing with two firsts and a second as a freshman at Lincoln College, the Parsons native returned to the NJCAA championships in Fort Pierce, Fla., over the weekend and placed in the top five in three separate events. Rae is the daughter of Jerry and Robin Rae of Parso...
Three Rivers League releases postseason hoops team
Fifteen local athletes were named to the 2011-12 Three Rivers League team, which was released Thursday morning.
The list was highlighted by six girls on the all-TRL first team, including four Oswego High School players.
League champion OHS placed senior Kinzie Nesbitt, junior Sydney Pemberton, junior Bricynn Johnson and junior Jaymie Nesbitt on the first team while St. Paul landed juniors Nikki Sears and Kacie Phillips on the squad.
Two Cardinals named to all-KJCCC hoops teams
The Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Eastern Division has released its all-Conference teams for the 2011-2012 season.
Labette Community College received a nomination on the men's and women's team with each team placing a team member on the first team.
The Labette men placed sophomore guard Dre Conner to the list.
Conner averaged 17.6 points per game and shot 35 percent overall and 37 percent from the 3-point line this season for the...
:LCC softball sweeps KCKCC Tuesday
The Lady Cardinals are still unbeaten in conference play.
Labette Community College softball improved to 6-0 within the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Eastern Division with a pair of victories over Kansas City Kansas Community College (4-4 overall, 2-2 KJCCC) Tuesday in Parsons.
The wins improve Labette to 15-7 overall and 6-0 within the league in their quest to defend their KJCCC crown.
"Offense started off slow, but we had a gre...
Labette takes two from Evangel
The Cardinals needed just 10 innings to smack 26 hits Tuesday in a two-game drilling over the Evangel College junior varsity team in Parsons.
Labette Community College baseball improved to 10-6 overall and won its third game in the last four tries after splitting with Cowley Monday afternoon in Parsons.
LCC pitchers Jon Riley and Dalton Tisdale got the wins Tuesday. The two pitched five innings apiece and went the distance in their respective ...
LCC drops 3 of 4 to Cowley in Saturday, Monday doubleheaders
The Labette Community College baseball team earned a victory over Cowley County Community College in the last of four games with the Tigers Monday.
After losing a pair of games by 11-4 and 7-3 scores Saturday, the two Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Eastern Division foes reconvened action Monday after a Sunday rainout.
Cowley took the first game 9-6 before Labette grabbed a 5-2 win in the second game.
Cowley feasted on big innings ...
Parsons finishes 12-0 in first tennis tourney of 2012
Tennis season is under way.
The Parsons and Labette County high school tennis teams started the 2012 boys’ season Tuesday at Forest Park in Parsons with a four-team meet hosted by the Columbus Titans.
Parsons was the overall winner with a perfect 12-0 mark at the event. Labette County took fourth in the event by winning two matches.
For Parsons, defending regional champion and Southeast Kansas League runner-up Payton Hays finished 3-0 and won ...