Gatewood places fifth at state tourney
Labette County High School senior Spencer Gatewood completed the Class 4A wrestling tourney in Salina with a fifth-place finish Saturday.
Friday, Gatewood defeated Anthony White of Cheney by pinfall to start the tourney.
"I could tell from the time Spencer stepped on the Suburban Thursday night that he was very focused and that his head was where it needed to be to compete at this level," said LCHS head coach Matt Shields. "You never know how ...
Labette wins national title
The Labette Community College wrestling team scored 161.5 points to dominate the field at the NJCAA National Wrestling Tourney in Rochester, Minn. over the weekend.
LCC was one of only three teams to break the 100-point mark at the national field and had 16.5 more points than No. 1-ranked Iowa Central College.
Defending champion Clackamas came in fourth with 97 points and Lincoln College was third with 111.
Labette head coach Joe Renfro was al...
LCC leads national tourney after day one
The Labette Community College wrestling team is in position to capture its first national championship since 2005.
It all comes down to day two.
The Cardinals enter the final day of wrestling at the NJCAA National Wrestling Championships in Rochester, Minn. with a 1.5-point lead over No. 1-ranked Iowa Central Community College.
LCC currently has 87.5 points while Iowa Central has 86.
Defending national champion Clackamas trails in a distant fo...
Viking, Grizzly advance to second day of state tourney
By Anthony Cook
Parsons High School senior Thatcher Murdock and Labette County High School senior Spencer Gatewood advanced past the first day of state wrestling at the Salina Bicentennial Center in Salina Friday and will wrestle in the consolation rounds today.
The two advanced to the state tourney through the Fort Scott regional last weekend.
Sixteen competitors in 14 different weight brackets represent their schools in ...
Johnson, Jackson key Vikes
By Anthony Cook
COFFEYVILLE — It was a historic night for the Vikings.
James Jackson entered the 1,000-points club, Tevin Johnson had a career-high 32 points and the Vikes put their names on their 30th Southeast Kansas League title.
Parsons High School improved to 18-2 overall and 7-1 within the SEK in the final game of the regular season Thursday here. The Vikings defeated the Golden Tornado 80-64 in a follow-up to a 77-6...
Lady Vikings rout Coffeyville
By Anthony Cook
COFFEYVILLE — It was a historic night for the Lady Vikings.
Parsons' name will be etched on the Southeast Kansas League title for just the fourth time overall. It will also be the first time they won't be joined by another team.
PHS earned the title thanks to a 54-32 victory over Coffeyville (4-16 overall, 1-7 SEK) here Thursday.
The Lady Vikings got some help from Fort Scott, who defeated Labette County in...
Grizzlies upset Tigers
FORT SCOTT — The Labette County High School boys defeated Fort Scott on their home floor here Thursday night, knocking the Tigers out of race for the SEK League crown. The Grizzlies won 60-55.
Three Grizzlies were in double figures and held most of Fort Scott's offense to a single player, who scored nearly half of the Tigers' points.
"Overall, we really played a good game. We really played well tonight," LCHS boys coach Brad Smith said.
St. Paul, Crest teams split
ST. PAUL — The St. Paul Indians started off their final regular season game of the year off right, but a Crest of Colony 20-point second quarter led to a home loss for St. Paul on Friday night.
St. Paul led 13-11 after the opening quarter, but the Lancers outscored the Indians 20-16 in the second. Crest also outscored St. Paul in each of the final two quarters for a 62-55 win.
Jake O'Brien scored a team-high 18 points, despite not scoring in t...
LCC wrestling makes way to national tourney
By Anthony Cook
Ethan Orr is already the No. 1-ranked 165-pound wrestler in the NJCAA. He's already put in the work to get to the top.
But that didn't stop Orr from huddling around a television in Labette Community College wrestling coach Joe Renfro's office Monday morning. The two, along with LCC assistant Dennis Siegmann, were busy looking over Orr's performances over the season, nitpicking and looking to improve weaknes...
LCC women fend off Allen
By Anthony Cook
Labette snapped a four-game streak Wednesday and did it with offense.
The Lady Cardinals defeated Allen County (11-16 overall, 6-9 KJCCC) to improve to 9-18 overall and 4-11 in KJCCC play. The 71-65 win was the first for LCC since Feb. 4 when they defeated Neosho County 76-63.
It was also just the fourth time the Cardinals have scored 70 or more in 15 league games in 2012. The 76-point against the Panthers ...
Labette men hassle Devils
By Anthony Cook
LCC head coach Jonathan Raney says there's been a lid on the bucket for his team of late.
The lid popped off Wednesday.
The Labette Community College basketball team earned a 91-71 victory over Allen Countty Community College (12-15 overall, 6-9 KJCCC) to move to 17-10 overall this season and 7-8 within the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Eastern Division.
It was the first time the Cardinals hit...
Oswego sweeps Pleasanton
The Oswego High School basketball teams put the finishing touches on the regular season with a pair of road victories over Pleasanton Tuesday.
The OHS girls improved to 18-2 overall and wrapped up a 9-0 Three Rivers League campaign. The title is the OHS girl’s first since joining the TRL.
The win was never in doubt thanks to a 12-2 showing in the first quarter by Oswego. Sydney Pemberton and Kinzie Nesbitt each scored two buckets in the quarte...
Labette baseball improves to 4-0 with Tuesday sweep
LCC baseball is now 4-0 in 2012 thanks to a pair of victories over the Baker University JV Tuesday afternoon.
Labette handed Baker 9-1 and 12-3 losses in the doubleheader and pounded 22 hits in the two wins.
LCC opened play with three two-run homers in the first two innings of play on the way to an 8-0 lead two frames in.
Pat Dudkiewics, Tyler Hatcher and Levi Keeton each smacked homers in their first plate appearance and Hatcher finished the ...
Labette softball splits with No. 10-ranked NEO
The Labette Community College softball team got a big-time win Tuesday in a doubleheader with a ranked opponent.
Labette put its 5-0 record in the line in a twin billing with Northeastern Oklahoma A&M of Miami, Okla. in Miami Tuesday.
The Lady Cardinals fell 7-3 in the opener before getting a five-hitter out of freshman pitcher Mallory Davis in the second game to win 5-1 and to salvage a split.
“This is a big win for us as a team. Mallory thre...
Parsons MS completes basketball season
The Parsons Middle School Vikings traveled to Columbus for their last game of the basketball season last Thursday and came home with four victories.
The eighth-grade B team started the evening with a 49-17 win. Sydney Shaw led all scorers with 12 points, Sean Anderson added 11, Cayler Willis had nine, Trey Correll scored six, and Keenan Dodd finished with five.
The seventh-grade B team followed with a 47-16 win. Osric Edwards led the team wi...
Parsons boys, girls; LCHS girls set to host substate openers
The Parsons High School basketball teams will host Baxter High School Monday evening in the first round of substate basketball.
The opening round of substate is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday next week — with girls playing on Monday and boys on Tuesday.
However, since Parsons will host Baxter in both games, the Vikings are allowed to schedule the games on the same day.
The No. 4-seed Parsons girls (14-5) will host No. 5-seed Baxter (14-6) be...
Erie girls blow past Riverton
ERIE — Late turnovers doomed the Erie Red Devils on Tuesday night in a 60-56 loss to Riverton.
Erie had four players score in double digits, including Keaton Page with 12, Keith Martquardt with 11 and Brad Dozier and Justin Hartzell with 10 each.
"The Red Devils played Riverton tough down to the last minute of the game. We had some turnovers that really hurt us late in the game. It's not the way we would like to head into our sub state, but t...
Chargers, Neodesha split
NEODESHA — The Cherryvale Chargers fell behind early and never caught up, falling to Neodesha 68-54 Tuesday night.
The Blue Streaks scored 20 points in the opening quarter and held the Chargers to 12. By halftime, it was 39-25 Neodesha.
Trenton Loganbill and Cody O'Brien led Cherryvale in scoring with 13 points apiece. John Anderson had eight points, and Tristin Thornton added seven.
AFTER TRAILING AT HALFTIME, the Lady Chargers fought back t...
Lady Grizzlies lost first league game
ALTAMONT — Labette County High School defeated Iola 64-44 here on Tuesday night.
"We really played well together," LCHS boys coach Brad Smith said. "We knew we were in for a battle."
Labette County led most of the game and carried a 34-19 lead into the locker room at halftime.
Lee Reliford scored 14 points to lead the Grizzly offense. Jonny Krewson added 13, Zack Stewart 12 and Tucker Thompson 10.
Smith credits the Grizzly defense for shutting...
St. Paul takes 2 from Chetopa
CHETOPA — The St. Paul Indians got a 10-point win against rival Chetopa on Tuesday night in a Three Rivers League high school basketball game.
St. Paul led by just three points by the end of the first quarter, but the Indians scored 20 points in the second to take a 31-15 lead into halftime. St. Paul won 53-43.
Willie Westhoff scored a team-high 17 points for St. Paul, all in the first three quarters. He had two of the team's four 3-pointers, ...