Grizzlies grind out win
ALTAMONT — Labette County High School’s boys basketball team eeked out a 56-51 win here Friday night.
The 3-1 Grizzlies will host Independence on Tuesday, the last game before the Christmas break for LCHS.
LCHS senior Dontae Johnson scored 20 points to pace the Grizzlies. Lee Reliford and Zack Stewart each had 13 points.
The Grizzlies and Girard were even after the first quarter, but LCHS pulled away in the second quarter and took a 26-19 lead...
Oswego sweeps Erie
OSWEGO — Oswego High School’s girls basketball team defeated Erie here Friday 47-40.
Oswego stats weren’t available.
Bret McGuire scored 18 points for Erie and Kailey Cleaver added 10 the the Lady Red Devils. McGuire also grabbed four rebounds. Cleaver had two rebounds and six steals on the night.
“We had some non-boxouts that hurt us in the end of the game. I thought we played hard we just did not finish,” Erie girls Coach Brianna Volmer sa...
Caney Valley takes two from Cherryvale
CANEY — Cherryvale’s Lady Chargers fell short here Friday night in their offensive effort and lost 58-42 to Caney Valley.
Cherryvale had a slow start in the first half, scoring only 12 points to Caney Valley’s 25. Caney had a big third quarter and Cherryvale couldn’t muster enough offense to close the gap down the stretch.
“I did not have the girls ready to play. It is my job to have them prepared and ready to execute and just did not have the...
St. Paul boys, girls defeat Altoona-Midway
ST. PAUL — Both of the St. Paul High School varsity basketball teams held their opponents to 27 points Friday night to collect two blowout wins.
The St. Paul boys held the Altoona-Midway Jets to just three first-quarter points. Meanwhile, the Indians scored just two points shy of the Jets’ total for the game in the opening quarter. By halftime, the Indians were up 43-10. They cruised to a 70-27 win.
St. Paul’s Austin O’Brien scored 15 points, ...
LCC men end first half with a loss
By Jason Peake
This wasn’t the way Jonathan Raney wanted his Labette Community College men’s basketball team to head into break.
Visiting Northeastern Oklahoma A&M used a big second half run to knock off the Cardinals 90-72 on Thursday night in the final game of the 2012 portion of the schedule.
After the game, a disappointed Raney said his team’s defense was not good.
“We could not get a stop,” Raney said. “I thought th...
Hays among Emporia State tennis recruits
EMPORIA — Payton Hays of Parsons is among the five players recently signed by Emporia State University to play tennis.
Head coach John Cayton has announced the signing of five players. Austin David and Hays will join the men for the 2013-14 season, while Samantha Aleman, Amy Fugit and Tawni Griffey will join the women's team.
Hays is the defending Southeast Kansas League champion at number-one singles for Parsons. He was the regional champion ...
Parsons basketball notebook: Vikings 'hunting' for a win
By Jason Peake
For the last several years, the Parsons Vikings were the team in the SEK League that had a target on its back.
And after winning the last two league championships, the Parsons boys are now in the opposite position. They are no longer the favorites each night.
The Vikings are now the underdogs against many of the teams on their schedule.
Parsons enters Friday’s match-up with Chanute at the bottom of the l...
LCHS wrestlers compete at Burlington
BURLINGTON — The Labette County High School wrestling team competed in a triple dual at Burlington on Tuesday.
Labette County defeated Eureka 42-30. Burlington defeated LCHS 36-30 and Fredonia topped Labette County 48-26.
At 113 pounds, Skyler Mullies suffered losses to Burlington and Fredonia.
“He wrestled a tough match against Burlington that went into overtime,” LCHS Coach Matt Shields said. “I was very pleased with his progress and effort...
Vikes swept at Pittsburg
Troy Williamson shoots in the lane against Pittsburg's Steffon Rich.
Craig Beachner looks for an opening in the lane.
Pittsburg's Mercedes Vogel knocks the ball away from Logan Shelton of Parsons.
Pitt duo too much for Vikes
By Jason Peake
PITTSBURG — Pittsburg’s size advantage inside led the Purple Dragons to a 54-35 win over the Parsons Vikings on Tuesday night.
The Vikings simply had no answer for the Pittsburg duo of Steffon Rich and FeDor Lomax. The pair of post players combined for 32 points in the lopsided win, with most coming in the first half.
By pounding the ball inside and taking advantage of the Vikings’ turnovers, Pittsburg led...
Feisty Lady Vikings fall to Pittsburg
By Jason Peake
PITTSBURG — Pittsburg turned up the defensive pressure in a key second quarter stretch that propelled the host Purple Dragons past the Parsons High School girls basketball team 64-43 on Tuesday night in SEK League play.
The Vikings stayed close early, but the Purple Dragons pulled away by turning steals into hoops the other way in a big second quarter run.
“We couldn’t handle their press,” Parsons Coach Br...
Quick pace hurts Grizzlies early vs. Coffeyville
ALTAMONT — The Golden Tornado set a pounding pace in the early going here Tuesday night and held off a late Labette County High School run to defeat the Grizzlies 72-69.
“They were on fire in the first half,” LC boys Coach Brad Smith said of Coffeyville. “We hung in there.”
Coffeyville’s James Newton scored 10 points in the first quarter and Darren Lewis pumped in 11, most of them from beyond the arc. The Grizzlies fought back in the second q...
St. Paul teams sweep Uniontown
ST. PAUL — The St. Paul High School boys basketball team rolled to a 71-51 win over the visiting Uniontown team here Tuesday night.
The Indians had good offensive support in the second and fourth quarters to get the win and had five players in double figures on the night.
St. Paul had a 15-13 lead after a quarter. An offensive spurt in the second quarter gave the host Indians a 32-19 lead going into halftime. Third quarter play was almost dead...
Chetopa boys defeat Oswego
OSWEGO — A fourth-quarter surge allowed the Chetopa High School boys basketball team to defeat Oswego here Tuesday night 56-47.
“It was probably our best start of the season,” Chetopa boys Coach Dennis Orns said.
The Green Hornet offense outscored Oswego 19-12 in the first quarter before Oswego fired up its offense and built a three-point lead going into halftime, 29-26.
Orns said Oswego’s defense put pressure on the Green Hornets, causing tur...
LCHS JV competes at Coffeyville
The Labette County JV wrestling team competed in Coffeyville over the weekend and brought back some hardware.
"This is a young, hard-working bunch with lots of enthusiasm and a desire to create a bright future for LCHS wrestling," Coach Aaron Arb said.
Skyler Mullies went 1-3 at 113-pounds. Martin Woldum took first at 152.
"We have a really great problem at 152," Arb said. "Martin Woldum, Brandon Reasoner, Lane Whitt and Lane Britton are all r...
Cherryvale wrestlers fare well at CJ Classic
CARL JUNCTION — Wrestlers from Cherryvale and Labette County ran into some tough competition at the Carl Junction (Mo.) Classic on Saturday.
Cherryvale finished sixth in the team standings and had six medalists.
Cherryvale’s Kaden Housel defeated his teammate Curtis Hodges in the 182-pound title match. Housel won the title match by fall.
Cherryvale’s Andrew Wright won the third place match at 106 pounds with a 5-1 win over Monett’s Austin Ross...
LCC men fall at Dodge City, home on Thursday
DODGE CITY — Dodge City held on late for a 72-65 win in overtime over the Labette Community College men’s basketball team on Saturday. The host Conquistadors outscored the Cardinals 10-3 in the extra session. Labette had rallied from six down with under two minutes to play to force overtime. LCC was down 12 in the first half, but the Cards scored six-straight before intermission for a 37-32 deficit at the half.
No stats from the game were avai...