LCHS falls in league wrestling duals
INDEPENDENCE — The Labette County High School wrestling team dropped two SEK League duals on Thursday night.
State-ranked Fort Scott defeated LCHS 66-15 and Independence topped the Grizzlies 46-36. Against the Tigers, Labette County had several close losses.
“We had so many opportunities to win matches against Fort Scott that we just could not take advantage of,” LCHS Coach Matt Shields said. “When up against tough kids, if you get the chance...
PHS wrestling team drops non-league duals
BURLINGTON — The Parsons High School wrestling team traveled to Burlington on Thursday to take on the host Wildcats and the Cherryvale Chargers in a non-league double dual.
Burlington defeated Parsons 66-12 and Cherryvale topped the Vikings 48-27.
“We had a pretty rough first dual against Burlington,” PHS Coach Chris Ball said. “We just didn’t seem to finish any moves. We were in several matches throughout the night that we were winning, and...
Jason Beach Night at LCHS is Tuesday
USD 506 will be having a special night for Jason Beach. Half of all gate receipts at the Labette County vs. Chanute basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 29 will be donated to Beach and his family for their travel, lodging and other expenses while they stay with Jason in the Springfield Medical Center. Beach is a LCHS student who was tragically injured in a car accident earlier this month. There will be other opportunities to donate more if anyone ...
Busy weekend ahead for wrestling fans
By Jason Peake
The Parsons High School wrestling team will see plenty of solid competition on Saturday at the SEK Invitational Wrestling Tournament at Chanute High School.
The all-day event begins at 9 a.m. There are 15 teams competing at the event, with some of the best programs in Kansas represented, from Class 6A down to 3A. Individually, many state or even nationally-ranked wrestlers will be in attendance.
Cardinals fall to ranked Red Ravens
By Jason Peake
COFFEYVILLE — Nationally-ranked Coffeyville withstood every Labette run and pulled away late in a 73-62 win over the Cardinals on Wednesday night at Nellis Hall in a showdown of league leaders.
The seventh-ranked Red Ravens not only withstood every big shot LCC’s men hit — they responded back each time with one of their own.
After the game, LCC Coach Jonathan Raney said he was proud of his team’s effort.
Red Ravens hammer Lady Cards
By Jason Peake
The Coffeyville Community College women’s basketball team never trailed in a 70-34 rout of Labette Community College on Wednesday night.
The Red Ravens scored the first nine points of the game, and then later used a 20-2 run to take a 25-point lead before halftime against the short-handed Lady Cardinals, who had just seven players available for the game.
By halftime, the Red Ravens led 43-17. There was no ...
LCC hoops drops both games to Red Ravens
The Labette Community College basketball teams dropped both games at Coffeyville on Wednesday night.
In the women's game, Coffeyville beat LCC 70-34.
In the men's contest, Coffeyville won 73-62.
Full stories will be printed in Friday's Sun.
PHS wrestling team gains experience at home tourney
The Parsons High School wrestling team picked a lot of mat time last Friday during the Parsons Wrestling Tournament.
Nine teams competed in a dual tournament.
“Everything ran very smooth,” PHS Coach Chris Ball said. “Every team got four to five duals, so it gave the kids a lot of much needed mat time. Last year there were only three teams, so this year having nine teams made it feel like an actual tournament. It’s nice to host a home tournamen...
Grizzlies back in KBCA rankings
Labette County’s boys basketball team is ranked eighth in 4A in the latest Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll.
CLASS 4A BOYS
2. Highland Park
4. KC Piper
7. Rock Creek
8. Labette County
9. El Dorado
CLASS 3A BOYS
1. Scott City
2. Nemaha Valley
5. Atchison County
6. St. Mary’s Colgan
8. Silver Lake
CLASS 2A BOYS
Fredonia nips Erie boys, 46-44
Fredonia defeated Erie 46-44 on Tuesday night in Tri-Valley League boys basketball action. Kody Tredway scored 10 points to lead the way for the Red Devils.
Fredonia 46, Erie boys 44
ERIE: Michael Semrad 4, Gavon Page 7, Joe Lehenbauer 4, Brett Thompson 6, Kody Tredway 10, Garek Peters 2, Brant Beachner 8.
FREDONIA: Voth 16, Siegel 9, Boss 2, Morris 10, Moya 9.
Free-throw contest winners announced
St. Paul girls cruise past Chetopa
St. Paul’s girls shook off a sluggish start and used a 17-2 run in the third quarter to finally put away a scrappy Chetopa team, as the Indians defeated the Hornets 66-35 on Tuesday night.
Chetopa stayed close early before the Indians got going in a big way right after intermission.
“Chetopa usually plays us tough here and they came out very aggressive,” St. Paul Coach Doug Tuck said. “I was impressed with Chetopa’s effort and with how they a...
Cherryvale teams blow out Neodesha
Cherryvale girls blow out Neodesha
NEODESHA — The Cherryvale Lady Chargers earned a road win Tuesday night, blowing out Neodesha 49-24 in a Tri-Valley League basketball game.
The home team finished the first quarter on top by three, but it was all downhill from there for the Lady Blue Streaks. By halftime, Cherryvale was ahead 20-10, thanks to a 15-2 second quarter. The Chargers kept up the pace in the second half while holding Neodesha to 14 ...
Erie girls win in four overtimes
Erie girls earn win after four overtimes
FREDONIA — Erie High School’s girls defeated Fredonia here 75-70 Tuesday night after four overtimes.
Bret McGuire led the Lady Red Devils in scoring with 21 points in the Tri-Valley League game. Three other Erie players were in double figures: Kailey Cleaver with 15, Christian Cornett with 14 and Chrisana Maurer with 13.
“It was a hard-fought night for the Red Devils,” Erie girls Coach Brianna Volmer s...
Oswego sweeps Marmaton Valley
OSWEGO — Oswego’s varsity basketball teams took two games from visiting Marmaton Valley here Tuesday.
The Oswego boys won 56-35 and the Oswego girls won 50-33. Explosive second and third quarters by the Oswego Indians lifted the home team in the boys game. Oswego and Marmaton Valley were even in the early going and were tied at 11 after one quarter.
The Indians scored 22 points in the second quarter and another 16 in the third and entered the...
Sanders lifts Hornets past Indians
By Jason Peake
CHETOPA — Austen Sanders swished a three-pointer through the net.
Austin O’Brien’s desperation heave just missed.
That’s how the closing seconds played out as Chetopa edged rival St. Paul 40-37 on Tuesday night in boys basketball action.
With the game tied, Chetopa’s Sanders drilled a three-pointer from the left wing with five seconds to play to give the Green Hornets the lead. After rushing the other way,...
Area athletes named to all-tourney teams
Several local prep basketball players were named to all-tournament teams for their performances in last week’s mid-season tournaments.
Shay Kelly and Kenya Kelly of Parsons were both selected to the girls all-tournament team at the Harold Thomas Interstate Classic at Coffeyville.
Parsons did not have an athlete selected to the boys all-tourney team.
The Labette County Grizzlies had two girls and three boys named to the all-tourney teams at th...
Hamilton comes up big for LCC
By Jason Peake
In the world of college basketball, the biggest guy on the floor isn’t supposed to be a good free throw shooter.
Apparently no one told Keshaun Hamilton.
The Labette Community College big man hit six late free throws to secure a 70-64 win for the Cardinals over Allen County on Monday night.
Simply put, the 6-10, 280-pound Oklahoma recruit came up big in the clutch.
“I didn’t feel any pressure, not at all,”...
Lady Cards fall at home to Red Devils
By Jason Peake
Allen County used a big second half to knock off the Labette Community College women’s basketball team 61-50 on Monday night.
LCC’s women held a 22-21 lead the half, but the Red Devils outscored the Cardinals 40-28 in the second half to get the win.
With the loss, the LCC women are now 9-9 overall and 2-4 in the Jayhawk East.
Allen County improved to 10-8 on the season, and 3-3 in the conference.
Vikings finish Interstate Classic with close losses
By Jason Peake
COFFEYVILLE — Three games, three close losses.
That’s how the Coffeyville Interstate Classic went for the Parsons Vikings.
The Parsons boys finished the tournament on Saturday by dropping another close one.
The Wichita Defenders pulled away late and knocked off the Vikings 54-46 in the tourney’s seventh place game at Coffeyville Community College’s Nellis Hall.
The Vikings were only down two in the fourth ...