Two local bowlers inducted into HOF
The Parsons Women’s Bowling Association inducted Gloria Kerr and Jeanine Dodds into the local Hall of Fame at its recent spring meeting. The ladies are the first to be inducted since a change from the Women’s International Bowling Congress to the United States Bowling Congress. Kerr started her bowling career at the age of 15 and has been bowling for over 50 years. She has bowled on numerous leagues over the years and has participated in loca...
Parsons, Labette tennis compete in Towanda
TOWANDA — Two local schools got a taste of south-central Kansas tennis Monday afternoon when Parsons and Labette County High School traveled to Towanda for the Circle Varsity Tennis Invitational hosted by Circle High School. Parsons avenged a second-place finish a season ago by toppling the seven other teams in the tournament. The Vikings finished with 68 points overall and three first-place finishes. The 68 points were enough to unseat defe...
Columbus Titans host local schools at Tuesday’s invitational
COLUMBUS — Nine teams competed in the 2011 Columbus Invitational Tuesday afternoon with the Southeast Kansas and Cherokee-Neosho-Crawford Leagues being represented. The girls’ division was dominated by SEK member Pittsburg. The Lady Dragons scored 203 to more than double up all eight remaining teams in the field. Labette County High School was the next in line, however. The Lady Grizzlies were able to gather 99 points as a team and were 34 p...
Parsons Middle School tennis team competes
The Parsons Middle School boys tennis team traveled to Wichita Collegiate on Tuesday. Wellington also competed with the Vikings. Results are below. The Vikings will next be in action on today when they travel to the Winfield Invitational. Vs. Wichita Collegiate Singles Anthony Morton (P) lost to Sam Beren (WC) 6-0. Chance Collins (P) defeated Riley Parks (WC) 6-5. Dequwan Wells (P) lost to Mubasshir Karim (WC) 6-0. Zach Herbel (P) lost t...
Grizzlies stay unbeaten
FRONTENAC — The Labette County High School softball team continued its undefeated start to the season Tuesday but had to compete in one of its only seven-inning games of the year to do so. The Lady Grizzlies (9-0 overall, 8-0 SEK) took on CNC League opponent Frontenac here Tuesday in the Grizzlies’ first non-conference game of the season. Labette threatened to take the game out of contention early but had to settle for a 3-1 win over the Rai...
Parsons MS track travels to Rocket Invitational
CHANUTE — Parsons Middle School traveled to Chanute Tuesday for the Rocket Invitational hosted by Royster Middle School. The Vikings finished first, fifth, sixth and sixth in the four middle school classes. The first-place finish came from the seventh-grade boys team, which scored 124.5 points to grab the win. Pittsburg was second with 115 points, and Chanute was a distant third with 41. “The seventh-grade boys did a great job against a t...
Fredonia hosts golf invite Tuesday
Fredonia — Three local schools were greeted by cool, breezy conditions here Tuesday in the Fredonia Invitational golf tourney. Erie fared the best of the local teams competing in the annual event. The Red Devils placed fifth as a team with a 374. Oswego came in eighth with its 404, and Chetopa did not have enough players to qualify for the team scores. Eureka won the tournament by firing at 327 as a team. It beat out second-place Burlington ...
Iola takes two from Parsons
IOLA — Parsons baseball is still looking for the first victory of the season after a pair of losses here Monday evening.
The Vikings (0-8 overall, 0-6 SEK) traveled to take on one of the top teams in the league to begin a week of two doubleheaders. The Vikings fell 7-4 and 11-1.
Entering the contest with Parsons, Iola had surprised some with a quick start out of the gate. The Fillies were tabbed to finish seventh in the Southeast Kansas League...
The Galesburg Middle School track team traveled to Fredonia on Tuesday, April 12, for an invitational track meet. Medals were awarded to the top three places.
The Timberwolves’ seventh-grade girls placed eighth overall, the seventh-grade boys tied for fourth and the eighth-grade boys and girls both finished eighth overall.
Chrisana Maurer highlighted the seventh-grade girls’ day with a first-place finish in the 1600-meter run (6:35) while the...
Lady Cards defeat No. 9-ranked Cowley
By Anthony Cook
The Lady Cards may have found the right time to start peaking.
The Labette Community College softball team won its eighth and ninth in a row Thursday behind a pair of pitching gems in 2-0 and 4-2 victories.
The wins came not only at the right time, but against the right opponent. No. 8 ranked Cowley Community College stepped on to Ray Bennett Field here Thursday afternoon. The games held significance on the leagu...
Chetopa wins Northeast tourney
The Chetopa Lady Hornet softball team traveled to the Northeast Tournament in Arma on Friday, April 8, and defeated St. Paul and Northeast to take home first in the tournament. The Hornets defeated St. Paul 6-2 before defeating Northeast 4-3 in the finale in eight innings. “In the first game we weren’t really hitting the ball well early. Our defense kept us in the game, led by sophomore pitcher Chelsea LaPee who had 16 strikeouts in the game...
PHS finishes 2nd at home swim meet
The Parsons High School swimming team hosted a three-team meet Wednesday afternoon at the Parsons State Hospital and Training Center. The Vikings welcomed the Labette County High School and St. Paul High School swimming teams, who joined the Vikings in a meet that the Indians won as a team. St. Paul finished the day with 44 points overall while Parsons came in second with 41 and LCHS took third with 23 total. St. Paul and Parsons split the ...
Fort Scott takes 2 from Lady Vikes
FORT SCOTT — The Parsons High School softball team dropped to 3-3 overall and in league play this season with a pair of losses to Fort Scott here Tuesday. The Vikings opened with a pair of runs in the top of the first inning in game one after juniors Daza Werner and Sierra Kemp walked and singled and were batted around, but the Lady Vikings had trouble in the field and lost the opener 10-6. Parsons eventually led 3-0 after two and a half inn...
PHS' JV tennis players get varsity experience
COFFEYVILLE — The Parsons High School tennis team took a group of varsity and junior varsity players here Tuesday afternoon to compete in the Coffeyville Golden Tornado Varsity Invitational. At the meet, Parsons No. 2 singles and doubles players competed at the No. 1 spot while three junior varsity players filled in at the No. 2 spot. “I sent our No. 2s along with JV players to this meet. This gave some varsity experience to our top JV playe...
LCC win streak at six
The Labette Community College softball team ran its current win-streak to six games on Tuesday afternoon as the team heads into its biggest doubleheader of the season this afternoon. Labette (NJCAA No. 7, 34-11 overall, 17-5 KJCCC) took a pair of games from visiting Neosho County Community College at Ray Bennett Field in Parsons Tuesday. The Lady Cardinals opened with a 7-2 victory behind a homer each from sophomore Chelsey Rottinghaus and f...
Reynolds helps Lady Grizzlies to victory
ALTAMONT — Junior pitcher Allie Reynolds tossed her fifth and sixth shutouts of the year, and the Labette County High School softball team improved to 8-0 overall here Monday evening with a pair of run-rule victories over visiting Anderson County. Labette won the first game between the two schools 10-0 in five innings and needed only three innings in a 15-0 game-two victory. In the opener, Reynolds fanned 12 of the 16 batters she faced and a...
LCHS splits with Anderson Co.
ALTAMONT — The Labette County High School baseball team moved to 2-4 Monday evening with a split against Anderson County at Vic George Field here. The Grizzlies opened with a 9-5 come-from-behind victory to start the doubleheader, which was originally scheduled for March 31 but was pushed back due to rain. Anderson County opened the game with four runs on four hits in the first inning, but Labette got four runs of their own in the bottom of ...
Columbus sweeps Parsons
By Anthony Cook Sports Editor The Parsons High School baseball team is still looking for win No. 1, but the Vikings showed they can compete in Tuesday’s opener. The Vikings played host to Columbus (4-1 overall, 4-0 SEK) Tuesday and fell 8-6 and 13-2 in a doubleheader with the Titans. Things started off nearly the same as the night before for Parsons, who suffered a pair of double-digit losses to Nevada, Mo., on Monday evening. This time, ...
Neosho County sweeps LCC
The Neosho County Community College baseball team (29-9 overall, 19-5 KJCCC) swept Labette Community College over the weekend to drop the Cardinals to 14-16 overall and 11-13 in Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference play. Labette had little luck in the dual doubleheader against the Panthers, who are a game out of first place in the KJCCC Eastern Division race. Neosho defeated Labette 17-6 to open play on Saturday and needed just five i...
Lady Vikings split with Columbus
By Anthony Cook Sports Editor It took a week longer than expected, but the Parsons High School softball team has started the 2011 season. After rain delayed a scheduled home doubleheader with Columbus a week ago, the Lady Vikings made up the game on Friday following a road doubleheader with Chanute on Thursday. After sweeping the Comets, Parsons split a pair of games with Columbus Friday to move to 3-1 on the season. “I will take 3-1. I ...