SEK Senior Tour at Katy
The SEK Senior Tour took its annual stop at the Katy Golf Club Thursday afternoon for the 2011 Katy Golf Course Senior Tournament.
Sixty-seven golfers, up from 66 a year ago, competed in this year's tournament. Golfers completed a round of nine holes in the morning before taking lunch and finishing another nine in the afternoon for a total of 18 holes.
Dave Pawlus of Parsons was the top winner in the tourney with his handicap score of 63.
Lengthy ESPN history book worth reading
By Anthony Cook
I have a love/hate relationship with ESPN.
That was going to be the lead to this column when I started reading the book I’ll be reviewing today. It’s still the case after reading it.
Tom Shales and James Andrew Miller are the authors of “Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN,” the 700-and-some-page history of America’s, and the world’s, sports giant.
I’d go as far as to say I thoroughly ...
PBR 12s come in 2nd
Just one win separated the Parsons Babe Ruth 12-year-old all-star team from a state championship and regional tournament berth. Still, a runner-up finish isn’t too shabby.
The Parsons 12s once again finished runner-up to the Independence 12s in this year’s state tournament a week after taking second to them in the district tourney. Independence played host in both tournaments.
“I think it says a lot about the talent in the area with two SEK te...
Local man wins gold at annual state games
By Anthony Cook
It’s nice to be the best in Kansas.
A local man found that out this weekend after completing the Sunflower State Games in Topeka.
Andres Chavez-Martinez of Parsons competed in the annual games, which pit athletes of all ages and from all around the state in everything from baseball to dodgeball.
Chavez-Martinez competed in swimming this year in five total events. Of those five he gathered three bronze medals, a si...
Erie 12s take 2nd in Girard tourney
An Erie 12-year-old baseball team finished as the runner-up at this year’s Girard Legion baseball tournament held July 15-17. The tourney was sponsored by Girard Youth Activities.
Erie began pool play on Friday with a 3-2 loss to Pittsburg and a 15-1 loss to Baxter Springs.
On Saturday, Erie, who was the No. 6 seed, went up against No. 4 seed Humboldt and came away with a 10-2 victory to advance to a Sunday game with No. 1 seeded Burlington on...
Parsons 14s take second in Coffeyville, advance
COFFEYVILLE — The Parsons Babe Ruth 14-year-old all-star team is on the way to state thanks to a runner-up finish in a district tourney in Coffeyville over the weekend.
The Parsons all-stars began the weekend with a 16-3 victory over Tri-Valley Friday.
Despite the lop-sided win, Parsons had to play from behind early. Tri-Valley scored three in the top of the first.
Four Parsons batters crossed home in the bottom of the first, though, and after...
Parsons 10s finish fourth at state tourney
OSWEGO — The Parsons Babe Ruth 10-year-old all-star team’s season ended in the fourth game of its state run Sunday with a 12-11 loss to Cimarron River.
The state tournament was hosted by Oswego.
Parsons started the game with two runs in the top of the first with RBIs from Joel Schibi and Luke Wolgamott.
Cimarron answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning to tie things up.
After a scoreless second inning by both teams, Parsons scored an...
Dolphins swim team takes sixth in Lamar Invitational
The Parsons Dolphins traveled to Lamar, Mo., over the weekend for the Lamar Invitational Swim Meet.
Parsons placed sixth as a team. Entire team standings were not available.
Individual results can be found below.
Lamar Invitational Swim Meet
15-18-year-old 200-yard freestyle A Division — 8. Erin Tuck, 2:30.71. C Division — 10. Kiersten Whipps, 2:56.66.
8-and-under 100 medley relay — 3. Parsons Dolphins (Sidni Meister...
Local earns honor
Jade Lambkins, a 2009 Labette County High School graduate, was recently honored by the Great Lakes Valley Conference as part of its Academic All-Conference team.
Lambkins, a student and basketball player at Rockhurst University, received the honor for being one of 275 student-athletes in the GLVC to achieve a 3.3 GPA or better in the 2010-11 school year.
Lambkins is the daughter of Melissa Perez and Gregory Lambkins.
12-year-old all-stars return to Indy
The Parsons Babe Ruth all-star team advanced to the 12-year-old state tourney, which began Friday with a game against Belle Plaine, thanks to a runner-up finish at the Babe Ruth district tourney hosted by Independence.
Parsons opened districts with a 5-4 victory over Independence before knocking off Labette 10-3.
The two wins put Parsons a win away from the district title, but Independence exploded for eight runs in one inning in an 11-1 victo...
Kids’ fishing derby to honor KDWP employee
Participants at the third annual Parsons Kids’ Fishing Derby on Aug. 6 at Tolen Creek Park will honor a former Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks employee and volunteer for his years of service and dedication to making the outdoors more accessible to children.
Darrell Stice died in October and was a longtime volunteer for KDWP, diligently volunteering for the Parsons Kids’ Fishing Derby.
Upon his passing, his family requested any donatio...
Round of 56 wins A Flight at 2011 Shaun Hill Golf Classic
The Parsons Golf Club hosted the 2011 Shaun Hill Golf Classic Saturday. This year, teams were split into a morning and afternoon session.
A total of 36 teams competed in the annual golf tournament.
Bob Wood, Jeff Jack and Craig Newland fired a 56 to win the A Flight. The trio edged out Tony Fuentez, John Fuentez and Josh Gatton, who shot a 57. Charles Elsworth, Cole Brightman and Greg Minkler hit a 58 to take third.
In the B Flight, nine team...
Parsons 10-year-olds advance to state tournament
The Parsons 10-year-old all-star baseball team punched its ticket to the state tournament Sunday with a 13-3 victory over Independence in Coffeyville in the final game of the 10-year-old District 5 tournament.
Parsons bounced out to a 4-0 lead through an inning of play after retiring all three Indy batters in the top of the first before Luke Wolgamott, Joel Schibi and Connor Eichinger had RBI singles in the bottom of the first.
Indy cut the le...
At 6 p.m. on Aug 10, free physicals will be available for all USD 506 athletes at Performance Enhancement Physical Therapy located at 2100 Commerce Road in Parsons. The physicals will be conducted by several area doctors.
No student athlete will be allowed to participate in athletics in the 2011-12 school year until all physical forms have been completed and signed.
For further information on these forms, contact LCHS athletic director Jared W...
Hill welcomes Meier to annual youth camp
By Anthony Cook
One NFL player giving instructions is quite a treat for first- through eighth-graders.
Two is like a dream.
The 2011 Shaun Hill — Parsons Police Youth Football League camp began Wednesday morning at the Parsons High School practice field. Over 160 campers from Southeast Kansas as well as neighboring states attended the first day of camp, which focused on offensive positions.
This year, Parsons native and Detroit L...
Dolphins swim in Nevada
The Parsons Dolphins swim team competed in the Nevada (Mo.) Neptunes Invitational Swim Meet over the weekend.
Results are listed below. No final team standings were provided.
Nevada Neptunes Invitational Swim Meet
8 and under 25-yard freestyle — 3. Kaleigh Burke, 18.72. 3. Carys Gossett, 20.97.
10 and under 50 freestyle — 38. Carys Gossett, 49.51.
8 and under 25 backstroke — 3. Kaleigh Burke, 24.05. 6. Carys Gossett, 26.52.
Parsons Babe Ruth All-Stars
Cal Ripken League
Grady Allen, Andrew Farris, Titus Feagan, Taylor Miorandi, Dalton Misener, William Phillips, Anthony Pousher, Justin Sexton, Trevor Strathe, Cameron Thompson, Grant Wilhite.
Noah Chalker, Connor Eichinger, Johntae Fields, Andrew Fuentez, Daquan Johnson, Seth Jones, Zachary McCarty, Keaton Nance, Jaden Ponce, Spencer Richins, Joel Schibi, Luke Wolgamott.
Pirates come back to win tourney
The Pirates played the role of comeback kids all tourney long. The result won them a postseason title.
Playing their fifth game of the week, the Eyecare Associates Pirates won the Parsons Babe Ruth 11-12 tournament Friday night with an 8-7 victory over the Commercial Bank Rangers.
The Pirates forced the final game after their 5-4 win over the Rangers on Thursday night — their second elimination game of the evening.
Tucker Fosha led off Friday’...
The Parsons High School football team will have its summer football camp beginning on Monday and running through July 15 from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Parsons High School practice field behind the school.
The camp will focus on fundamentals and will include offensive and defensive schemes for the 2011 season. This will be the first camp under new PHS head coach David Pitts.
This year’s camp will have free admission and will be open to all PHS stude...
The 2011 Labette County High School football camp will run from Monday through July 14 for grade and middle school students and will run from July 11 to July 15 for high school students.
The camp will focus on fundamentals of the game of football. Basics of the Labette County team offense and defense also will be stressed.
An enrollment fee of $50 per student will be charged, with additional family members being charged $25 each.
Campers will ...