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 ...
Flagpole Fest 5K results
The Mound Valley Flagpole Festival 5K took place in Mound Valley on June 25. Talon Thompson, who won the 15-19 year male division, finished the the race with the top overall time (18:31). Michaela Ozier, who won the 15-19 year old female division, was the top female runner overall (22:47).
Complete results to all divisions are listed below.
Flagpole Festival 5K
0-14 year old С 1. Jared Hawks, 22:22. 2. Colton Chapman, 26:36. 3. ...
Parsons 13-15s split with Columbus
The Parsons Bleacher Gear 13-15 year old Babe Ruth team split with Columbus Wednesday evening in Columbus.
The Parsons squad came back from a 3-2 deficit through three innings by scoring the games last four runs in the opener to win 6-3.
Austin Yanez and Tyler Drisdell combined for the win at the mound. Yanez sturck out seven in four innings.
Drisdell and Keenan Dodd both doubled while Yanez singled and doubled, Jake Mattox singled three times...
Athletics advance in tourney
The PPOA Athletics advanced in the 11-12 year old Babe Ruth League postseason tourney on Tuesday with a 9-8 come-from-behind victory over the Laforge and Budd Royals.
The Royals controlled the game from the opening frame when they scored two runs to just one for the A’s.
In the second inning, the Royals extended the lead to 5-1, but the Royals fought back to pull within two at the end of two.
The Royals looked to be pulling away in the third w...
Vikings name new coaches
By Anthony Cook
Two new faces will join the head coaching ranks at Parsons High School in the 2011-2012 school year.
In volleyball, Hillary Applegate, formerly an assistant at Emporia High School, will take over for Megan Mantooth and in baseball Gerald Beardmore, formerly the head coach at Erie High School, will take over for Mike Krull. The contracts for both have been approved by the USD 503 Board of Education.
Applegate, a gr...
Babe Ruth update
The D&Z Yankees knocked off the Tank Connection White Sox Tuesday evening 9-6 thanks to a strong showing in the first three innings.
The Yankees led 3-0 after one and 5-1 after two before adding another three-run inning in the third.
The White Sox made a surge in the fourth when they scored four runs to make it 8-4 at the time, but after the Yankees scored in the bottom of the fourth, a fifth inning was not played due to time restraints.
Oswego, Labette teams place at state
Thirteen seven- and eight-year-old Oswego boys recently participated in the Kansas Cal Ripkin 8 & Under Rookie Tournament in Haysville.
There were five other teams in the tournament, including Labette County.
On Friday, June 24 the boys enjoyed a Player/Coach picnic at Riggs Park before a Skills Competition followed at Plagens-Carpenter Ballpark in Haysville. The Oswego boys took top honors among the six participating teams.
Once play bega...
Babe Ruth update
The Kansas Mobile Homes Royals opened Rookie League action in Winway Park Monday with a 15-5 win over the Kiwanis A’s.
The Royals jumped out to a 6-1 lead through two and the A’s were unable to bridge the gap despite a pair innings where two runs crossed home.
After being held scoreless in the third, the Royals brought in five runs in the fourth and finished with twin innings of two runs in the fifth and sixth. All told, the Royals scored in f...
Dolphins compete in Missouri
The Parsons Dolphins followed last week’s first-place finish in Pittsburg with a fourth overall this weekend in Monett.
The Dolphins competed in the Monett Waterthrashers Invitational Swim Meet on Saturday and Sunday and finished with a fourth overall at the event.
Entire team standings were unavailable.
The Dolphins were led by Cooper Woodworth, who earned the high-point award for his efforts in the eight and under boys’ division.