Tri-Valley League releases postseason teams
Below is the list of all-league Tri-Valley basketball players released Monday.
All-Tri-Valley League basketball teams
Burlington — Madison Stewart, junior; Jacqulyn O'Connor, junior; Sarah Pearson, junior; Breanna Bluma, sophomore
Caney — Kayla Clapp, senior; Bethan Barlow, junior
Cherryvale — Jasi Adkison, sophomore
Eureka — Ashlen Schwartz, junior; Haley Pitko, senior
Fredonia — Shelby Baker, junior; Shannon Tindle, junior
Labette women fall to Hutch in region tourney
The Labette Community College women's basketball team completed the season Saturday evening in Wichita with a 69-45 loss to Hutchinson (31-0) in the second round of the NJCAA Region VI tourney.
The Lady Cardinals returned to the quarterfinals of region play for the first time since 2010 thanks to a victory over Barton Wednesday evening.
Labette's reward was a matchup with one of the toughest teams in the country, who took a 27-18 lead into the...
LCC finishes 2-1 at Mid-West Classic
The Labette Community College softball team traveled to Broken Arrow, Okla. over the weekend and went 2-1 in the MId-West JUCO Classic on Saturday before rain cancelled play Sunday.
The Lady Cardinals opened the day with a 4-3 victory over Garden City in the a.m.
Garden got nine hits off of LCC pitching in the opener but went five innings, and five hits, before they brought a run across home plate.
Labette's Jessica Vazquez tossed the first si...
PWC qualifies 13 for districts
The Parsons Wrestling Club had 24 wrestlers make the trip to Pittsburg Saturday to compete in the District 1 South Sub-District tournament at Pittsburg State University.
Each wrestler had to place in the top four spots of their bracket to qualify for the District 1 Championship tournament. PWC will have 13 of the 24 move on to the District tournament next week. The team had three wrestlers place first, seven take second and three finish in fou...
Parsons native finds success as wrestling coach
By Anthony Cook
The program has his name all over it, and the recent success of Mill Valley wrestling does too.
It’s been 12 years since Travis Keal began his time at Mill Valley High School, and each year the team gets better.
Keal, a Parsons native and a former Labette Community College wrestler, began coaching 15 years ago in Desoto before taking on the head coaching duties at Mill Valley during the opening year of the ...
Cards finish season in loss
The Labette Community College men’s basketball team fell 78-75 to Cloud County Wednesday evening in Concordia to complete the 2011-12 season.
Cloud entered the game as the No. 3 seed out of the West bracket in Region VI and hosted LCC, which was the No. 6 seed in the East.
Labette had a shot at a triple to tie the game at 78 late, but the attempt rimmed off and Cloud moved to 24-7 and advanced to a matchup with Independence (18-13) Sunday in t...
LCC women down Barton, will face Hutch Saturday
By Anthony Cook
The stats tell one story. The final score tells another.
Consider this — Labette shot just 27 percent Wednesday. The Lady Cardinals were outrebounded 54-31. They also trailed by as many as 14 in the second half and never led in regulation.
But Labette’s on its way to Wichita thanks to a 69-63 home victory over Barton Wednesday night in the first round of the NJCAA Region VI tourney.
“They had a spark in the...
Johnson evens season series with Labette
After opening with two wins Sunday, the LCC baseball team settled for a four-game split with Johnson County after taking two losses Monday afternoon in Overland Park.
Labette defeated Johnson 12-5 and 5-2 Sunday but fell 15-4 and 9-8 (10 innings) on Monday.
Johnson scored eight runs in the first three innings to lead 8-2 in Monday’s opener before breaking the game wide open with a six-run sixth highlighted by a walk-off homer from Scott Living...
LCC powers past Coffeyville
The Labette Community College softball team still has a chance to go .500 on its current 10-game home stand.
The Lady Cardinals defeated Coffeyville 11-2 and 7-2 Tuesday to move to 3-5 during a stretch of 10 games in eight days.
The Cardinals entered the doubleheader at 9-6 overall and on a three-game skid after losing the second game with Marshalltown 10-7 on Friday and dropping a doubleheader with No. 4-ranked Iowa Central Sunday.
But the L...
Grizzlies picked to win SEK softball
PITTSBURG, Kan. -- The Southeast Kansas League coaches picked the Iola Mustangs baseball squad and the Labette County Grizzlies softball team as the favorites to top the standings in 2012.
That is according to The Ticket -- 99.1 ESPN Radio coaches polls announced during the second annual Southeast Kansas High School Baseball/Softball Media Luncheon at the Watco Companies Conference Room Monday.
Iola, playing their last season in the SEK League...
Two local wrestlers named to all-SEK team
Parsons High School senior Thatcher Murdock and Labette County High School senior Spencer Gatewood were named to this year’s all-Southeast Kansas League wrestling team, which was released Tuesday.
Murdock was a state-qualifier in Class 4A and finished with a 33-7 record overall in the 132-pound division. Jacob Durossette of Fort Scott earned the first-team bid at 132 pounds.
Gatewood, a 285-pound wrestler, earned the honorable mention spot in ...
LCC women to host region game; Cards sweep Greyhounds
Labette Community College will host a regional opener.
The LCC women's basketball team won its second in a row and third game in the last four tries with an 89-66 victory over Fort Scott Community College Saturday evening in Parsons.
The win avenges a 73-70 loss to the Greyhounds earlier in the season.
More importantly, the victory improves the Cardinals to 11-19 overall and 6-8 in region play, giving them a fourth seed in the Eastern Division...
Labette softball drops 3 of 4 over weekend
By Anthony Cook
The Labette Community College lost three of four games over the weekend to fall to 3-5 during a 10-game home stand.
Labette welcomed Marshalltown College out of Marshalltown, Iowa, on Friday and finished with a two-game split.
Labette took the first game 6-1, but Marshalltown rallied for a 10-7 win in the second game.
“We have yet to put an entire game together where our offense is doing their job, pitching...
BEARS hosting boys' tourney this week
Sixteen area boys basketball teams are entered in the annual Better Edna Area Relations and Support (BEARS) Basketball Tournament to be held 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. each weekday evening and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday in the Edna Community Building beginning March 5 through March 10.
Admission is free for uniformed team players and coaches with a $1.00 charge for adults and $.50 for youth age five through eighth-grade.
Opening rounds will feature ...
Parsons Wrestling Club splits for two events Saturday
The Parsons Wrestling Club sent 17 wrestlers to Park City to compete in the annual Wichita Classic held at Hartman Arena this weekend.
There were 805 wrestlers from 74 different teams competing on Saturday. PWC had two individual champions in the tourney and had seven total placers for the day.
Parsons also had three wrestlers competing in the Allen County Kids Open held at Iola High School on Saturday.
The weekend brought the regular kid's ...
Cold shooting too much for Vikings to overcome
By Anthony Cook
COFFEYVILLE — In the end, it was poor shooting that did the Vikings in.
After shooting over 50 percent for the game in Friday’s win over Labette County, the Parsons High School basketball team made just 12 of 63 attempts Saturday night in a 63-45 loss to substate-host Coffeyville.
The loss moves the Vikings to 20-3 on the year and completes their season.
“They did a good job of doing what we beat them with ...
Girard edges Parsons in substate finals
By Anthony Cook
COFFEYVILLE — The Lady Vikings came up just short.
Parsons High School fell to Girard 70-66 Saturday in the finals of the Coffeyville-hosted substate. The Lady Vikings trailed by double digits at the break but raced back into the game in the third quarter with a 22-point showing to set up an exciting fourth.
In the final period, Girard made 13 free throws and pulled away from Parsons in the final seconds to...
Oswego girls fall in substate final
UNIONTOWN — The Oswego High School girls’ basketball team fell to Madison-Hamilton 36-29 Saturday evening in the finals of the Class 2A substate hosted here.
Madison opened a 10-point lead in the second quarter and held a lead for most of the game on the way to the victory, which moves the Lyon County League team into the state tournament for the first time since the 1980s. In total, four LCL teams are in the Class 2A and 1A state playoffs thi...
St. Paul loses to private school team
ST. PAUL — The St. Paul Lady Indians trailed by just five points against Bishop Seabury Academy of Lawrence on Friday night, but the Lady Seahawks used a big fourth quarter to end St. Paul’s run in the substate tournament.
St. Paul fell behind early, giving Bishop Seabury a 14-8 edge after a quarter. St. Paul outscored Bishop Seabury by a point in the second and went into halftime down 27-22. In the third, both teams scored nine points, and th...
Vikings race past Grizzlies, into substate final
By Anthony Cook
COFFEYVILLE — The Grizzlies showed that it’s difficult to beat a team three times in a season.
The Vikings proved it’s possible.
The Parsons High School basketball team defeated Labette County High School 76-63 Friday evening to move into the finals of the Coffeyville-hosted Class 4A substate.
It was the third meeting of the year between the two schools. The Norsemen took each previous encounter, but needed...