Labette baseball beats Butler
EL DORADO — A six run fourth inning lifted the Labette Community College baseball team past Butler 8-1 on Tuesday at McDonald Stadium.
The teams played one nine-inning game.
With the win, the Cardinals improved to 14-20 overall. Butler fell to 19-15.
Aaron Boucher went 3-for-5 at the plate with an RBI and two runs scored for the Cards. Tyler Hatcher and Pat Dudiewicz added two hits apiece, and Dudkiewicz drove in two runs. Justin Burgess and Z...
LCHS baseball splits with Coffeyville
COFFEYVILLE — After letting game one get away, the Labette County High School baseball team settled for a split at Coffeyville on Tuesday in SEK League play.
Coffeyville won game one 2-1, and the Grizzlies took game two 4-1 to earn the split.
In game one, Labette County led 1-0 when the Golden Tornado scored twice in the fourth. The Grizzlies were held to one hit in the game.
Labette County Coach Jesse Ybarra said Klay Weaver pitched well in ...
Lady Grizzlies earn league softball wins, fall to Indy
COFFEYVILLE — The Labette County High School softball team earned a sweep over Coffeyville in dominating fashion on Tuesday, winning game one 21-1, and game two 16-1.
With the sweep, the Lady Grizzlies earned their first league wins of the season.
“We definitely needed these,” Labette County Coach Lori Green said. “It felt good to get a sweep. We pounded the ball in both games.”
Aubri Kimbrough picked up the wins in both games for the Grizzlie...
St. Paul baseball splits with Northeast
ARMA —The St. Paul High School baseball team split a doubleheader with Northeast-Arma on Tuesday.
St. Paul won game one 9-5, and then lost game two, as Northeast earned a 10-6 victory.
Jake O’Brien had three hits in game one, while Anthony Diskin and Tyler Stine had two hits apiece.
Drake Carter and Paul Schibi both hit doubles.
Riley O’Brien pitched the whole game.
The Indians had to come from behind to get the win.
In the second game, St...
LCC's softball streak reaches 17
KANSAS CITY — With contributions from everyone up and down the lineup, the Labette Community College softball team swept a doubleheader from Kansas City, Kansas on Tuesday.
LCC won game one 8-1 before taking game two 8-2.
Coach Ryan Phillips’ Labette squad is now 29-13 overall and 22-4 in the Jayhawk East. The Lady Cards have won 17-straight games.
“It was a good finish to the conference season,” Phillips said. “We have gone on a good run to f...
Columbus Track Invitational
COLUMBUS — Athletes from Parsons and Labette County were among the competitors who braved the cold, windy conditions to compete at the Columbus Invitational Track Meet on Tuesday.
Lady Vikings fall to Raiders
By Jason Peake
FRONTENAC — Another doubleheader, another solid opponent.
That’s how the season has gone thus far for the Parsons High School softball team.
The Lady Vikings once again faced a stellar opponent on Monday, this time taking on Frontenac for a wind-chilled doubleheader.
The Lady Raiders improved to 9-1 on the season by sweeping both games from the Vikings at the Raider Sports Complex.
Frontenac won game one 8...
Undefeated Frontenac sweeps Parsons
FRONTENAC — Undefeated Frontenac swept a baseball doubleheader from the Parsons Vikings on Monday, winning game one 8-1, and game two 10-2.
The Vikings struggled with errors in the field in the opener, and the Raiders used a five-run second inning to take the lead for good.
The Vikings had just two hits in the opener against Frontenac pitchers Blake Vail and Bryce Burdette.
In game two, Parsons scored twice on five hits. The defending state ch...
Erie golf takes second at Oswego
The Erie High School varsity golf team competed at Oswego on Monday.
Erie edged out Jayhawk-Linn by one stroke to take second place.
Hunter Mildfelt took fifth place and Zach McCoy finished 10th.
Mildfelt shot an 83, and McCoy had an 89. Garek Peters also shot an 89, while Tyler Thiesing had a 97, Gavon Page shot a 101, and Michael Semrad finished with a 116.
“It was a total team effort today,” Erie Coach Ronnie Williams said. “Each of our ...
Cleaver signs with Allen County
Erie High School senior Kailey Cleaver signs a letter of intent on Monday to play basketball at Allen County Community College. Seated with Kailey are her parents Russ and Jill Cleaver. Standing in back is Erie Coach Brianna Volmer. An all-conference performer, Cleaver averaged 10 points and five rebounds per game and had a team-high 54 steals for the Red Devils. She’ll be a Red Devil for two more years in Iola.
One last game for area seniors
CHANUTE — Nine high school seniors from the Parsons area competed at the Fifth Annual Harold Turner High School All-Star Basketball Game at Neosho County Community College on Sunday.
Erie’s Katie Brungardt and Kailey Cleaver, along with Labette County’s Sadie Atkins competed in the girls contest.
Atkins was the girls three-point contest champion. She then faced off with the boys champ, Avery Coronado of Frontenac. Coronado won the shoot-off b...
LCC softball continues winning ways
A western Kansas road trip went extremely well for the Labette Community College softball team.
The Lady Cardinals won all four games of the stretch. LCC defeated Dodge City 8-0 and 6-5 on Friday. Labette then swept both games from Pratt on Saturday, winning 12-0 and 8-5.
With the wins, Labette is now 27-13 overall and 20-4 in the Jayhawk East, on top of the standings.
Vs. Dodge City
The Cardinals won both games at Dodge City on Friday— 8-0 an...
LCC baseball wins one of four at Fort Scott
FORT SCOTT — The Labette Community College baseball team managed to win one game out of four over the weekend against Fort Scott.
Fort Scott’s Greyhounds won both games on Friday, winning 5-2 and 3-1.
In game one, Justin Burgess had two RBIs on two doubles for the Cards. Drew Arnold took the loss.
In the second game, Mike Smith had the RBI for LCC.
LCC won game one on Saturday, winning 3-2.
The Cards were down 2-0 when they scored three runs ...
Grizzlies drop two to Blue Comets
ALTAMONT — Bethany Holsinger’s home run was the lone highlight for the Labette County High School softball team on Friday.
Visiting Chanute swept a doubleheader from the Grizzlies in SEK League play.
Chanute took game one 5-1. The Blue Comets won game two 16-2.
The Lady Grizzlies fell to 1-7 on the season, and 0-2 in the SEK League with the losses. Chanute improved to 7-3 overall, and 5-1 in the league.
In game one, neither team scored in the...
Vikings run well at Pitt State
PITTSBURG — Abe Russell and Kaylee Krull of Parsons competed at the 24th Annual Jock’s Nitch PSU Gorillas Relays on Friday night at Carnie Smith Stadium.
The meet featured hundreds of prep athletes from southeast Kansas, southwest Missouri, and others from the Kansas City area, the Wichita area and others from Oklahoma.
Russell took sixth place in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:02. Jordan Masterson of Lincoln Christian was first (1:58). An...
Vikings gain experience
By Jason Peake
The Parsons High School boys tennis team picked up some experience with a home invite on Friday.
The Vikings hosted an invite with league rivals Pittsburg, Independence, Fort Scott, and Coffeyville at Forest Park.
At number-one singles, Payton Hays of Parsons took first place.
Hays beat Coffeyville’s Mitchell Reitz 8-1. Hays then defeated Hank Cloninger of Pittsburg 8-1.
Hays knocked off Fort Scott’s Gage...
Hurley thrilled to coach at Oswego
By Jason Peake
The opportunity to coach at Oswego was just too good to pass up for Travis Hurley.
Hurley was named Oswego High School’s new head football coach this week.
Hurley will replace Travis Burk, who resigned after just one season in charge of the Indians. Hurley said there were several reasons he applied, and later accepted the position.
“It’s a really good district, and everybody says good things about it,” Hu...
New LCC wrestling coach motivated to succeed
By Jason Peake
As Ryan Phillips sits in his new office at Labette Community College, he’s surrounded by trophies and plaques his predecessors secured.
What more motivation would one need?
“It’s definitely motivation for me to keep the tradition going,” Phillips said. “I’m up for that challenge.”
Phillips is the new man in charge of the Labette wrestling program. The newest addition to the LCC coaching staff arrived in to...
Prep baseball: Grizzlies sweep Blue Comets
By Jason Peake
ALTAMONT — The Labette County High School baseball team began conference play on a high note by sweeping a doubleheader from Chanute on Friday at Vic George Field.
The Grizzlies took game one 8-5, and then took the nightcap 4-1.
The games were the first SEK League contests of the season for the Grizzlies, who improved to 7-3 overall.
“Chanute’s a good ballclub, and they got off to a good start in league p...
LCHS tennis team takes first at Chanute
CHANUTE — The Labette County High School boys tennis team took first place at the Chanute Invitational on Friday.
The Grizzlies had eight wins, while host Chanute and Columbus tied for second with seven wins. Iola rounded out the field.
At number-one singles, Labette County’s Josh Mathes took second place, earning wins over Iola and Chanute.
At number-two singles, Caleb Mathes finished third, beating Iola.
The number-one doubles team of Aaron ...