Chargers lose to Burlington
CHERRYVALE — The Cherryvale High School Chargers didn’t have an answer for Burlington’s Britton Curtis, who scored four touchdowns, including one 99-yard jaunt in the third quarter. Burlington won 47-12.
The loss puts Cherryvale’s record at 2-2 on the year.
Curtis Hewlett and Blake McGough scored Cherryvale’s only TDs on the night, both on lengthy plays.
Hewlett caught a pass from Devon Hestand and ran for a 58-yard touchdown. McGough ran 91 ...
CHANUTE — The Labette County High School volleyball team opened Southeast Kansas League play Thursday in Chanute with a triangular against Columbus and Chanute.
The Lady Grizzlies started the day with a 25-13, 25-21 win over Columbus (2-15) to get their first win in league play before dropping the second game to Chanute (17-1) in 25-13, 25-21 fashion.
“We are starting to see some positive improvements in the girls. We played with more enthusia...
Oswego gets big win over Northeast
ARMA — The Oswego Indians evened their record in dominating fashion against Northeast of Arma on Friday night.
The Indians used a ground-and-pound game plan to control the game from beginning to end. The Indians scored twice in the first quarter, once on a 7-yard run by Bryce Thomson and the other on a 16-yard pass from Ethan Spore to Brant Yeoman. Oswego was sucessful on its two-point tries and led 16-0 going into the second quarter.
Indy beats LCHS
INDEPENDENCE — Independence High School defeated Labette County here Friday night 35-8.
The loss pushes the Grizzlies to 0-4 on the season.
Hunter Seibert rushed for 94 yards on 24 carries on the night. Cole Traxson had 14 carries for 64 yards and a touchdown for Labette County.
“I felt like we came and competed well. We turned the ball over tonight and had some penalties that really hurt us — things we hadn’t done the last two ball games,” La...
Rained out contests from last week’s Parsons Police Youth Football League opening slate of games will be played over the next several days.
On Sunday, the Raiders vs. Cowboys and Chiefs vs. Erie games of the PPYFL lower division will begin at 1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. respectively at Marvel Park Stadium in Parsons. In senior division action, the Vikings and Erie will play one another at 3:30 p.m.
Parsons takes on unbeaten Fort Scott tonight
By Anthony Cook
Eventually, all trends change.
As far as Parsons High School football is concerned, today would be a fine time for one particular trend to switch directions.
The Vikings (3-0 overall, 3-0 SEK) will host the Fort Scott Tigers (3-0 overall, 3-0 SEK) in a matchup that has been all Tigers of late.
Fort Scott enters the game on a 19-game winning streak against Parsons. The last time Parsons won? Sept. 16, 1994, when Pa...
Teams near halfway point in week four
By Anthony Cook
During the middle of the week a local football coach told me that when football season actually gets here, it doesn’t take very long to get over.
He wasn’t kidding. By the time I write this weekly column again, the regular season will be half in the can.
So with a third going on half of the season already finished, what have we learned?
For one, there are some surprising teams. There’s some undefeated ...
St. Paul’s defense becoming calling card
By Anthony Cook
Football is very simple when a few basic rules are followed.
For example: there’s the turnover corollary. The team that turns over the football the least amount generally wins the amount. The bigger the difference in total turnovers, the better chance the team with fewer wins.
It’s a simple game really.
Then there’s the theory that defense wins not only games, but league titles and championships. The better you ar...
LCHS must recover from crushing loss
By Anthony Cook
In week one the Grizzlies were embarrassed, in week two they put a scare into a Southeast Kansas League favorite and in week three a heartbreaking 92-yard reception took a victory away.
So will this be the week they get the first win?
“We need a win to get to where we need to go. We’ve had some good conversations this week. The sun came up Saturday, and it’s going to continue to. We get another chance Friday night...
Vikes run in Iola Tuesday
IOLA — The Parsons High School cross country team competed here at the Iola Invitational cross country meet Tuesday afternoon.
The Vikings got a first-place finish out of sophomore Kaylee Krull, who ran a race of 17:58 to win the varsity 4K.
“Kaylee did a good job of taking advantage of a couple of runners making a mistake and getting off course at the one-mile mark. She still had a very strong race on a 4K plus 100-meter course,” PHS cross co...
Fuentez retains championship
Defending city champion Tony Fuentez once again captured the Jack Harris Memorial Cup this weekend with a 143 total in two rounds of golf at the Katy Golf Course.
The 36-hole tournament was played Saturday and Sunday. After golfers finished nine holes on Saturday due to stormy weather, the final 27 holes were played on Sunday.
Fuentez shot a 68 in his first round and a 75 in the second to score the 143.
Dave Pawlus came in second overall with ...
The 7 & 3 Co-Ed Benefit Softball Tournament will take place in Parsons on Saturday.
The entry fee for the tourney is $100. There will be a seven home run limit each game with an out after the seventh.
Any 44 core softball bats are allowed. Women can hit big or little ball. Utrip rules will be used.
The tournament is a benefit for Erica Roe, who recently had multiple surgeries due to complications with Crohn’s disease. Roe is a 2001 Independenc...
Lady Vikes finish 2nd at home meet
By Anthony Cook
The Parsons High School girls’ golf team enjoyed the fruits of excellent playing conditions and some home-field advantage Monday afternoon with a second-place finish at its home meet.
The Lady Vikings shot a 211, just seven strokes back of the winning number from Girard at the invite, which was hosted by the Katy Golf Course.
Parsons finished with two medalists and had one golfer just outside of the top 10.
Labette Co. JV upends rival; frosh lose in OT
The Parsons and Labette County High School junior varsity football teams went to battle Monday at Marvel Park Stadium. After suffering a 21-20 loss at the varsity level Friday, the Grizzlies got a bit of revenge in the JV game with a 27-6 win. The win moved the LCHS JV to 2-1.
JaQuez Wright led the way for LC with his 170 yards on the ground. He also scored three times in the game.
QB Austin Ryan had a 4-yard TD run while Torbin Sieman made 3 ...
Lady Saints win two
The St. Patrick Catholic School Lady Saints won two matches in Oswego Monday evening.
The Saints defeated Uniontown 19-25, 25-20, 15-13 in the first match and knocked off host Oswego 25-18, 11-25, 15-11 in the second match.
Allison McIntosh opened play with 10 straight serving points against Uniontown. However, the Eagles rallied for the victory before the Saints won the final two matches.
McIntosh finished with 14 serving points while Morgan ...
Middle school team plays Iola
Parsons Middle School and Iola met up Monday in Parsons for MS volleyball.
In the seventh-grade B game, Parsons won the first set 25-21, but Iola stormed back with a 29-27 win in set two and a 15-8 win in the decisive third set.
Amber Jarman had three aces, Brianna Pena had two, Jamie Bayless had four and Lexi Duncan had three.
In the seventh-grade A game, Parsons won the first set 25-16 and survived a close second set for a 27-25 win.
Lady Grizzlies split four in Pittsburg; SEK up next
The Labette County High School volleyball team competed in a tournament in Pittsburg hosted by the Purple Dragons on Saturday.
Labette began the day with two wins but finished with two losses to go 2-2 overall.
The Lady Grizzlies opened with a three-set victory over Nevada, Mo. They started with a 25-13 win before Nevada won the second set 25-18 to knot things at 1-1. In the final set, Labette won 25-23 to take the match.
The Grizzlies then de...
LCC volleyball team competes in Iowa
The Labette Community College volleyball team moved to 4-9 on the season Saturday by going 1-3 in three matches in Marshalltown, Iowa.
Labette earned a 22-25, 25-21, 26-24, 25-20 win over Southwestern to start the tourney.
Next up was a match with MCC, which Labette lost 27-25, 25-20, 21-25.
The Cardinals took on NIACC next and went to five sets before ultimately falling 25-20, 14-25, 25-15, 20-25, 13-15.
In the final match of the weekend, th...
Eight-man unbeatens set to face off Friday night
By Anthony Cook
The Blue Devils thrashed the Green Hornets a year ago.
It still seems fresh to Chetopa High School.
“We got embarrassed last year. I remind them daily,” said Chetopa head coach Sean Price, whose team’s other three losses in 2010 combined weren’t as bad as the 52-6 week four home loss to Sedan.
“I don’t want to lose a game when we play. I want to improve, but I want to win. I’m selfish like that,” Price added. “Th...
Vikes take second at tourney
The Erie Red Devils played host to six others this weekend for the Red Devil Volleyball Classic.
Locally, Erie and Parsons High School were joined by Chanute and Coffeyville of the Southeast Kansas League, Neodesha of the Tri-Valley League, Frontenac of the CNC League and Wichita West.
Parsons High School took second overall with three wins against just one loss in the tourney.
The Vikings opened with a match against host Erie. The Red Devils ...