Grizzly JV gets pair of victories
CHERRYVALE — The Labette County Grizzly junior varsity baseball team took two games from Cherryvale on Thursday.
The Grizzlies beat the Chargers 11-0 in game one behind 10 hits and finished off Cherryvale in game two 7-1.
Jake Mattox drove in three Grizzlies in the opener with three singles. He also scored twice. Braden Anderson connected for two doubles and scored once. Will Owens was 2-for-4 at the plate with two singles and an RBI. Austin Y...
Zaleski takes second in ABA tournament
FORT GIBSON LAKE, Okla. — Local tournament angler Jim Zaleski took second place recently in an American Bass Anglers tournament on Fort Gibson Lake in northeast Oklahoma.
Eighteen anglers participated in the event in pursuit of prize money and points that could earn them a berth to the ABA National Championship on Grand Lake in October.
The water on Fort Gibson was still about two feet higher than normal but had been dropping for several days ...
Vikings take second at home golf meet Thursday
The Vikings took advantage of familiar surroundings Thursday afternoon.
The Parsons High School golf team took second as a team at their invitational golf meet at the Katy Golf Course in Parsons.
The Vikings shot a 357 to place second, 14 strokes behind first place Fort Scott High School.
Parsons edged out Pittsburg (366), Labette County (379) and Iola (383), who rounded out the top five.
The Vikings also grabbed a first in the invitational po...
Galesburg track travels to Fredonia
The Galesburg Middle School track team traveled to Fredonia on Tuesday for an invitational track meet.
Eight teams were in attendance.
"We seem to be improving each and every meet," said coach Sindy Daniels. "I am very impressed with our athletes at how much they put into each meet."
Results for each division are below.
The seventh-grade girls took seventh with 12 points, the seventh-grade boys took sixth with 47 points, the eighth-grade girls...
Renfro named NWCA Coach of the Year
Labette Community College wrestling coach Joe Renfro has been named the National Wrestling Coaches’ Association Coach of the Year.
Renfro, who helped lead the Labette wrestling team to its second NJCAA national title in 2012 was also named the NJCAA Coach of the Year following the tourney.
St. Paul baseball remains unbeaten
The St. Paul High School baseball team improved to 5-0 Tuesday with a two-game sweep of Chetopa.
The Indians clobbered the Hornets 14-0 and 19-1.
St. Paul scored two runs in the first inning of game one before being blanked in the second inning.
However, SPHS got back on track with a pair of runs in the third and eight more in the fourth to move ahead 12-0.
During the fourth; Paul Schibi tripled, Riley O'Brien singled and Kane Norris singled t...
Conner signs with University of South Alabama
MOBILE — Dre Conner has signed a National Letter of Intent and will play for the University of South Alabama men’s basketball program, the school announced Wednesday.
Conner is a 6-0 guard that currently attends Labette Community College and will have two years of eligibility remaining.
“Dre solidifies the point guard spot for us,” said USA head coach Ronnie Arrow. “We wanted to get an experienced point guard in here. We feel like he can not o...
Parsons seventh-graders win Iola track meet
The Parsons Middle School seventh-grade boys team won an 18-team invite at the Iola Middle School Invitational track meet Tuesday afternoon to highlight the results from local competitors.
Parsons Middle School also took second overall in the boys' eighth-grade division behind Girard.
Complette results for all local competitors are listed below.
Iola Middle School Invitational
Tuesday, April 10
Team standings — 1...
Labette County JV stays hot in sweep over Columbus
The Labette County High School junior varsity baseball team improved to 7-1 on the season Tuesday with a pair of victories over Columbus in Altamont.
LCHS defeated the Titans 9-6 in game one and 10-0 in the back end of the doubleheader.
"We lost focus and had a couple of defensive lapses in game one, but fortunately we were able to string together some key hits and drive in the runs we needed," said LCHS head coach Jesse Ybarra.
The Grizzlies ...
EHS track competes in Riverton
The Erie High School track team traveled to the Riverton Relays Tuesday afternoon.
Christian Murphy and Chris Bohrer each came home with first-place finishes at the event.
Murphy was first in the high hurdles while Bohrer had the best throw in the javelin event.
Murphy also got a second in the 300-meter hurdles and was on the two fourth-place finishing relay teams for the Red Devils.
The boys took fourth in the 400 relay, with Murphy being joi...
Vikings place sixth as team, Darkis gets top-four finish Tuesday in Pittsburg
The Vikings took sixth as a team and Gilvon Darkis finished in fourth overall, just a stroke out of first place, in the Pitt Invitational golf tourney at Crestwood Country Club on Tuesday.
Parsons High School shot a 348 as a team, the same as fifth-place Columbus, but lost the tie-breaker and took sixth.
Labette County High School was ninth overall with a 353 as a team.
In total, 11 teams and 64 golfers competed in the event.
Darkis fired a 38...
Labette splits with Neosho Tuesday
CHANUTE — The Labette Community College softball team saw its 10-game winning streak disappear in Tuesday's opener with Neosho but recovered and started a new one in the second game of a doubleheader.
LCC (33-11 overall, 21-3 KJCCC) fell 3-2 in the first game with Neosho (13-26 overall, 10-14 KJCCC) before winning game two 11-2.
The first nine Cardinals batters were retired in order by Kyllie Sills of Neosho, who forced grounders, pop-outs and...
Labette County tennis takes second at home invite
The Labette County High School tennis team hosted their home invitational tournament at the Forest Park tennis courts in Parsons Tuesday evening.
Independence, Fort Scott and Columbus joined the Grizzlies at the event.
The Grizzlies took second overall with the Bulldogs pulling out a first-place effort as a team.
“Our team played very well today,” said LCHS head coach Marty Warren. “The team standings were very close with Indy scoring seven po...
Lady Vikings earn split with Fort Scott Tuesday
By Anthony Cook
It's been a different hero every night for the Lady Vikings of late.
Tuesday it was Logan Shelton.
The junior stepped to the plate with two on and the two out with the score tied at 6-6 in the bottom of the seventh inning and ended up driving home the winning run to give Parsons a two-game split with the Fort Scott Tigers.
Parsons fell 9-7 in game one but won game two 7-6 thanks to the late-game dramatics....
LCHS JV golf finishes in fourth
The Labette County High School junior varsity golf team came away with a fourth-place finish in a tourney in Chanute on Monday.
The team shot a 213 overall in the nine-hole tourney.
Independence scored a 200 as a team to earn first while host Chanute shot a 207. Fort Scott rounded out the top three with a 209.
Chase Berry of Independence won the event with a 46.
Labette County had three golfers tie for the top spot on the team. Dustin Sheets, ...
Lion's club to host 11th annual 3 on 3 tourney in Altamont
The Altamont Lions Club will hold their 11th annual 3 on 3 basketball tourney at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 5 at Harrison Gymnasium at Labette County High School in Altamont.
Their will be an open men's division this year.
High school students are welcome, as KSHSAA rules will be observed.
The first-place team will receive a championship t-shirt. A sports drink and hot dog will be included with the entry fee.
The cost to enter the tourney is $20...
Erie takes second in Iola Monday
The Erie High School golf team placed second at the Marmaton Valley Golf Invite at Cedar Brook Golf Course in Iola on Monday.
Due to a weather delay and eventual darkness, the event was shortened from 18 to nine holes of scoring.
Jayhawk-Linn won the tourney with a 178 as a team while Erie came in second with a team score of 182.
Pleasanton (203) was third, Oswego (215) was fourth, Uniontown (223) was fifth and Marmaton Valley (228) was sixth....
PHS JV softball drops two to Chanute Monday
The Parsons High School junior varsity softball team lost a pair of games in Chanute Monday evening.
The Vikings lost their opener 9-2 and trailed 6-0 in the second game before the game was rained out in the fourth inning.
The team started slow in the first game before the bats came to life in the fifth to score runs.
Bree Rogers, Libby Hizey and Audrey Perez have led the Vikes at the plate this season in JV action.
The Lady Vikings were comin...
Two PWC wrestlers selected to represent Kansas
Kolton Misner and Chadwick Pinkley of the Parsons Wrestling Club have been chosen to wrestle for the Kansas dual team that will compete at the 2012 Heartland USA Elementary national Duals in Fremont, Neb. on April 14-15.
Four Kansas teams were selected with 12 alternates competing. Each team will wrestler other teams from across the nation.
Wrestlers from first- through sixth-grade will be competing.
Misener was selected to wrestle at the 50-p...