Cards looking to move up the KJCCC totem this year
By Anthony Cook
The Labette Community College baseball team was a good series out of fourth in the league last year.
They’re hoping to bridge the gap in 2012.
LCC baseball finished the 2012 season with an 18-27 record overall and a 15-21 mark in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference.
The KJCCC was tightly packed a season ago. After first-place Cowley and Neosho, the remaining eight teams fought for position.
Labette sweeps Illinois Central to open year 2-0
The Labette Community College baseball team opened the season with a pair of wins over Illinois Central College on Sunday at the LCC baseball diamond.
Labette grabbed a 10-0 win in the first game and capped the day off with a 4-1 victory.
The Redbirds finished the opener with nine hits and got a stellar performance out of pitcher Kacy Cook, who needed just 51 pitches in six innings of play.
Cook struck out two batters and faced just one above ...
5K run/2K walk coming to Parsons in March
The St. Patrick’s 5K run/2K walk will take place at 9 a.m. on March 17 at 1807 Stevens Avenue in Parsons.
The event is sponsored by the St. Patrick Catholic School council communication committee.
Age groups will be divided into 20 and under, 21-29, 30-39, 40-49 and 50 and over. There will be a male and female division during the event.
Check in times will last from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and will take place at Parish Hall.
For any questions call...
Labette County senior Gatewood is state bound
FORT SCOTT — Labette County High School senior Spencer Gatewood qualified for the Class 4A tournament with a third-place finish in the 285-pound division at the regional wrestling tourney here over the weekend.
Gatewood defeated Trey Colburn of Iola, Blake Howey of Anderson County and Colburn again each by pinfall to qualify for state. His only loss came to regional champ Brock Bennett of Pittsburg in two overtimes.
“I truly believe that Benne...
Lahey qualifies for Class 3-1A state wrestling
Erie High School’s Rian Lahey took fourth overall Saturday in the Class 3A regional tourney hosted by Eureka.
Lahey defeated Trevor Breshears of Burlington via 26-11 tech fall in the consolation semi-finals of the 138-pound bracket to qualify.
Lahey is now 26-11 on the season and will wrestle James Landoll of Marysville in the opening round of the state tourney.
“I am very proud of Rian. One of his goals this season was to qualify for the stat...
Labette County grasps at SEK title
By Anthony Cook
ALTAMONT — There's always something on the line when Parsons and Labette County meet up.
But this time a Southeast Kansas League title was at stake.
The Lady Grizzlies didn't seal their third-straight league crown, but they overcame their biggest obstacle left.
LCHS earned a 57-48 victory over Parsons Friday to improve to 15-3 overall and 6-0 in Southeast Kansas League play. They also became the first team ...
Oswego girls defeat Galena
GALENA — Bricynn Johnson scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in a non-league win for the Oswego Lady Indians against Galena on Friday night.
Oswego held Galena to six first-quarter points for a nine-point edge heading into the second period. Both teams scored nine points in the second, allowing Oswego to go into the half with a 24-15 lead. The Indians outscored Galena 15-7 in the third quarter before coasting to a 48-36 win.
Parsons boys roll over Labette Co.
By Anthony Cook
ALTAMONT — The game was on pace for another thriller, but the Norsemen opened this one up.
The Parsons High School boys basketball team improved to 16-2 overall and 5-1 within the Southeast Kansas League with a 56-38 victory over Labette County High School Friday evening. The loss drops Labette to 7-11 overall and 2-4 within the SEK.
Parsons jumped out to a 10-2 lead, but the Grizzlies cut it to seven after...
Erie boys win
ERIE — The Erie Red Devils edged out Baxter Springs in a high school basketball CNC League game Friday night.
"The Red Devils played very hard tonight. Baxter led by nine going into the fourth quarter, and my boys played hard and chipped away at the lead. Our free throw shooting made a big difference and helped us to finish out the game," Erie coach Caleb Reimer said.
Erie won the game 65-62 to move to 6-13 on the season.
Erie had three player...
Cherryvale drops 2 to Caney
CHERRYVALE — The Cherryvale Chargers let a six-point halftime lead slip away in a 59-53 Tri-Valley League high school basketball loss to Caney Valley on Friday night.
Cherryvale jumped out on the Bullpups with a 14-10 lead after the opening quarter. The Chargers spread their lead to 30-24 at the half, but the Bullpups came out of the break on fire, pouring in 23 points in the third to Cherryvale's 14. The Chargers made 9 of 10 free throws in t...
Labette men pull pass Highland
By Anthony Cook
Labette Community College coach Jonathan Raney knows his team has been here before.
The question is which team will they be now?
The LCC Cardinals defeated Highland Community College (13-12 overall, 6-7 KJCCC) 70-62 Wednesday to improve to 16-9 overall and 6-7 in Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Eastern Division play.
The loss also snapped a three-game losing streak for LCC — the same losing str...
Lady Cardinals drop game with Highland
By Anthony Cook
The Lady Cardinals could never get over the hump.
Labette Community College lost its second game in a row Wednesday evening in an 87-73 contest with Highland Community College (23-2 overall, 11-2 KJCCC). The loss drops LCC to 8-17 overall and 3-10 within the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Eastern Division.
Labette trailed by six to eight points for much of the game. On the few occasions the Ca...
Cherryvale girls earn 51-19 victory
The Cherryvale High School girl's basketball team earned a 51-19 win over Humboldt Tuesday evening in Cherryvale.
The Lady Chargers went on a 17-2 run in the first quarter of play and never looked back. Cherryvale scored 48 points in the first three periods.
"The girls did a nice job. They came out early and took care of business. We were able to establish an early big lead and then worked on a few things to finish the game out," said CHS head...
OHS comes from behind for win over St. Paul
OSWEGO — The Oswego High School boys improved to 8-10 overall and 4-4 in Three Rivers league with a 47-43 come-from-behind win over St. Paul High School Tuesday evening.
St. Paul moves to 8-9 overall and 4-3 in the TRL following the loss.
Oswego trailed 36-27 after three quarters of play but scored 20 in the final quarter to score the rivalry win.
"You tell the kids to keep playing hard and good things will happen," said OHS coach Jeff Schrepp...
Lady Vikes defeat ranked team
Parsons held up its end of the bargain.
The Parsons High School girl's basketball team entered Tuesday at 4-0 in SEK play and a win away from a matchup between league unbeatens Friday.
It looked in doubt for a half, but that matchup will happen.
The PHS girls won their sixth in a row Tuesday via a 40-36 victory over the Pittsburg High School Purple Dragons (13-4 overall, 3-2 SEK).
The Dragons entered the game ranked No. 7 in Class 4A and had ...
LCHS sweeps Chanute
CHANUTE — Labette County High School's boys basketball team defeated Chanute 67-43 here Tuesday night.
The Grizzlies led early and never gave up the lead throughout the game. After a quarter, Labette County was up 17-6 and continued to outscore Chanute in the remaining three quarters.
"We really kept our intensity all night," LCHS boys coach Brad Smith said.
Defense was key in the win that pushed the Grizzlies' record to 7-10 overall and 2-3 i...