Viking girls use killer instinct to seal win
By Anthony Cook Sports Editor COFFEYVILLE — Megan Greenwood wasn’t happy with every aspect of her team’s play Friday evening, but there were plenty of things that pleased her. The Parsons High School coach saw her team overcome a 10-8 hole after the first quarter to win in a 60-27 contest against Field Kindley High School of Coffeyville Tuesday evening. The win moves the Vikings to 3-3 overall. The three victories are one more than the tea...
Green gets double-double in Grizzlies’ win
COLUMBUS — Labette County High School senior Brannon Green set an unofficial school rebounding record here Tuesday night during the Grizzlies’ 80-71 win over Columbus. The Labette County girls soundly defeated Columbus 53-27. Green had a double-double in the win with 24 points and 25 rebounds. Boys’ coach Brad Smith said he would have to look at the game film to verify Green’s new school single-game rebounding record. Mike Raschen set the m...
Falcons go 4-0 against Sedan
The Meadow View Falcons played host to Sedan Monday. Meadow View went 4-0 on the night. In the B boys game, the Falcons soared to a 44-9 win. Hunter Freeburg led the team with 12 points, and Kyle O’Connor scored 10. In the B girls game, Meadow View won 20-15. Ashtyn Bath led the team with eight points. In the A boys game, the Falcons were again victorious by a wide margin. They defeated Sedan 50-17. Meadow View used a strong third quarter ...
Oswego rolls to easy win
OSWEGO — Oswego High School’s boys’ basketball team outpaced Uniontown here Tuesday night, rolling to an easy 56-38 win. The Oswego girls lost by a point, 55-54. The boys jumped out to an early lead, 24-7, in the first quarter and by halftime had scored more points than Uniontown would the entire game. Matthew Dickinson scored 14 for Oswego, all but two of them in the first half. He led Oswego’s offense with help from Damon Trotnic’s nine p...
St. Paul teams win in Moran
MORAN — Early on, it seemed as if the St. Paul Indians would have no trouble getting past Marmaton Valley in a high school basketball game Tuesday night. The Indians struggled in the second quarter and fell behind but left town with a 56-54 victory. “We put a nice run together to start the game. We forced some early turnovers and forced them to take a couple of bad shots to jump ahead 11-2 after the first quarter,” St. Paul coach Brian Carls...
Grizzlies come alive in win over Indy
By Anthony Cook Sports Editor ALTAMONT — Labette County High School boys’ basketball coach Brad Smith wasn’t surprised by his team’s dominate performance. All season he’s been well aware of what his team was capable of — but hasn’t seen it reach that full potential in more than glimpses. He, and everyone else in attendance, got quite a viewing Friday evening. The Grizzlies played host to Independence and ran away from the Bulldogs in a 61-...
LCHS girls alone at top of SEK
By Anthony Cook Sports Editor Between the two teams, there had been quite a bit of success this season. Entering Friday night’s showdown, both Labette County High School and Independence began the game undefeated. An intense battle was expected, and that it was, but it was LCHS who moved into sole possession of first place in the SEK League when the Grizzlies defeated Indy 40-23. The game was much closer for most of the contest. Independe...
Men split, welcome new players
Less than a month removed from their last meeting, the Labette Community College and Dodge City Community College men’s basketball teams are very familiar with one another, and the second time they met one another had a much closer result.
LCC lost Friday to DCCC 82-78 in the first round of the Jayhawk Shoot-out in Coffeyville, but the Cardinals were trounced by 21 points the last time the two teams played in mid-December.
The Cardinals got mu...
LCC women win pair
The Labette Community College women’s basketball team improved to 12-2 on the season with two victories in the Jayhawk Shoot-out in Coffeyville this weekend. Friday, the team opened with an 88-51 victory over Dodge City Community College. The victory was the team’s second of the year over DCCC. In total, five Cardinals scored in double-figures on the night. Philicia Kelly led the team with 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds. On Sunday morn...
Vikings to wrestle in home dual
The Parsons Vikings wrestling team will host Columbus and Iola this evening beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Parsons High School gymnasium. The team will wrestle Iola in a dual to begin the night. The Vikings home dual on Jan. 19 has been moved to Fort Scott High School on the same day. The dual will begin as originally scheduled at 5:30 p.m.
Grizzlies place four
The Labette County High School wrestling team traveled to the Augusta Invitational and brought back two first-place finishers and two second-place finishers from the trip. Anthony Whittley and John Hambleton were the two first-place finishers at the Augusta Invitational. Grizzly coach Matt Shields said, “Anthony was awesome this weekend. Not only did he come into the tournament as a No. 3 seed, but he defeated an undefeated wrestler in the f...
LCHS boys defeat Indy
By Anthony Cook Sports Editor ALTAMONT -- Labette County High School boys basketball coach Brad Smith wasn’t surprised by his team’s dominate performance. All season he’s been well aware of what his team was capable of, but hasn’t seen them reach that full potential in more than glimpses. He, and everyone else in attendance, got quite a viewing Friday evening. The Grizzlies played host to Independence and ran away from the Bulldogs in a 61...
Labette County girls defeat Indy
By Anthony Cook Sports Editor ALTAMONT -- Between the two teams, there had been quite a bit of success this season. Entering Friday night’s showdown both Labette County High School and Independence began the game undefeated. An intense battle was expected and that it was, but it was LCHS that moved into sole possession of first place in the SEK League when the Lady Grizzlies defeated Indy 40-23. The game was much closer for most of the co...
St. Pat's MS splits pair
The St. Patrick Catholic School girls’ basketball team traveled to Chetopa on Thursday. The team fell to the Hornets 26-21. Shannon Dunlay scored 12 points for the Saints, and Sam Workman added five. The Saints were ahead 11-7 at the half, but with a tied game late in the game, Chetopa hit key free throws to pull away. “We played hard and competed well for the first game back after break,” said Saints coach Tom Schibi. The loss moves the A...
Cardinal wrestling wins dual
By Anthony Cook Sports Editor A quick start was enough for the Labette Community College wrestling team Thursday evening when it played host to Northwest College of Wyoming. The Cardinals began the night with an 18-0 lead over the Trappers, thanks to two pinfall victories and two victories by decision. However, Northwest College rallied and won five out of seven matches to keep the final count close. LCC was victorious 28-15 overall. “We...
Thursday’s edition of the Sun inadvertently referred to Jr. Grizzly wrestler Donavohn Brady as Donavon Grady.
Parsons wrestling club results
Over 450 wrestlers traveled to Parsons for a wrestling tournament Saturday hosted by the Parsons Wrestling Club. Teams of wrestlers came from Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas. Plaques were given to the top four placers in each age and weight division. Wrestlers 14 and under competed. The main format of bracketing used was the four-man round robin. Parents of wrestlers helped with the event. The total number of entries from last year was up. L...
Weather delays Vikings’ first big test at Fort Scott
By Anthony Cook Sports Editor It was thought to be the best matchup of the evening in the SEK League. But the weather had other plans. The Parsons Vikings’ trip to Fort Scott this evening has been cancelled. Parsons Activities Director Frank Diskin said the tenative make-up date for the game will be Jan. 18. Diskin said he hopes the date will be finalized this afternoon. The Parsons and Fort Scott boys’ teams, along with Coffeyville, a...
Jr. Grizzlies compete
The Altamont Jr. Grizzly Wrestling Club participated in the Parsons wrestling tournament on Saturday. All 12 wrestlers who participated placed. The Jr. Grizzlies were led by the efforts of Donavon Grady and Noah Grady. Donavon Grady, went 3-1 and took second-place while Noah Grady went 2-1 and took second-place. Braden Barragar went 2-2 and took third place. Other wrestlers participating were Joshua Whittley, fourth place; Sterling Ro...
Galesburg MS dropped
The Galesburg Junior High girls’ basketball team hosted a game with Eureka Monday. “We really didn’t play too bad just coming off of break,” said coach Sindy Daniels. “You just never know what to expect the first game back. We really need to go back to the basics, working on our fundamentals. The game was a tie at both the end of the first quarter, at 8-8, and at half, at 15-15. At the end of the third quarter, Eureka took and kept the lea...