Dolphins compete in Carthage
The Parsons Dolphins Swim Team traveled to Carthage for the Carthage Aquatic Invitational Swim Meet over the weekend. Carthage hosted 11 other teams in the meet. The Dolphins placed seventh as a team with 343 points. The Siloam Springs Flyers came in first overall by gathering 1,019 points, less than 15 points more than the second-place finish from the Joplin Stingray Swim Team. Monett rounded out the top three with 955.5 points. Teams fro...
Babe Ruth update
The Parsons Babe Ruth Ducommon Yankees defeated the Kiwanis A’s 22-4 Thursday evening in Babe Ruth Rookie League action. The Yankees scored two runs in the first and another five in the second to lead 7-1 after two. The Yankees went on to score the five-run maximum three more times in the game. The A’s had their best inning of the game in the bottom of the sixth when three players crossed home plate. The Yankees were led by Kooper Peak, wh...
Graves, father win fishing tourneyr
By Anthony Cook Sports Editor An area father-son combo turned in a haul of nearly 20 pounds of fish this weekend on Stockton Lake in Missouri and came home with first-place honors and over $2,500 in prize money for their efforts. Curt Graves of Parsons and his father Loren Graves of Independence took the top billing in the Heartland Trails Fishing Tournament on Stockton Lake on Saturday, June 4. Temperatures in the low 90s greeted fisherma...
Babe Ruth roundup
The Ducommun Yankees and Ray Products Cardinals combined for 25 runs in a 7-8 year old Babe Ruth League game Tuesday evening at Winway Park. The Yankees edged the Cardinals 13-12 thanks to a big first three innings. After one, the Yankees led 4-3 before putting another four on the board in the second to lead 8-6 after two. The Cardinals tied the game through two and a half, but the Yankees scored five more in their half of the third to go u...
Dolphins dominate at home meet
The Parsons Dolphins Swim Team hosted, and won, the Taran Sack Invitational Swim Meet over the weekend at the Parsons Recreation Commission swimming pool. The Dolphins nearly doubled the rest of the field, consisting of 10 teams representing Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas. The Dolphins finished with 1266.5 points. The Nevada Neptunes were a distance second with 685.5 points and Webb City rounded out the top three with 516 points. Complete re...
Pirates go 2-1 over week
The Eyecare Associate Pirates played three games last week and came away with a 2-1 finish in a busy week of games last week in 11-12 year old Babe Ruth Baseball. The Pirates defeated the LaForge and Budd Royals 7-2 at Winway on Tuesday in the season opener at Sonny Johnson Field in Winway Park. All three games were played there. The Royals jumped out to a 1-0 lead after Osric Edwards stole home after a triple. The Pirates scored four in th...
Babe Ruth league's 35th year in Parsons starts
By Anthony Cook
Seven men have been president of the United States, 15 different teams have won Super Bowls and hosts and hosts of local youth have participated in Babe Ruth baseball in its time in Parsons.
The league is entering its 35th year here.
Known as the Coral Anniversary, the three and a half decades of Babe Ruth have been made possible by the contributions of countless mothers, fathers, coaches and those looking to hel...
Shaq's retirement sparks memories
Most are lucky enough to have that childhood memory of emulating their sports heroes time and time and again when nobody else was around to see.
A lot of the people I know were Michael Jordan when they scored the game-winning shot to win the NBA title. They'd shed defenders with crossovers and be too busy celebrating the shot to know whether it went in or not.
Others sealed the Super Bowl while playing the part of Brett Favre. With seconds rem...
State track and field concludes
By Anthony Cook Sports Editor WICHITA — A significantly lighter schedule for local athletes was on tap here Saturday in day two of the 2011 KSHSAA track and field championships. For Parsons High School, the day finished by 9 a.m. after senior Erika Getz competed in the shot put and sophomore Abe Russell competed in the long jump at Cessna Stadium on the Wichita State University campus. Getz finished the day at eighth overall in the Class 4...
Parsons Babe Ruth resumes play
After a stretch of rain-delayed preseason tournament games, the Parsons Babe Ruth league continued action on Thursday. Three divisions were in action. Results can be found below. 7-8 league The Ray Products Cardinals took on the Tucker Markham Mets in Winway Park. The Mets came away with an 8-6 victory in the game. Zach Cruse led the Cardinals with two doubles while Gene Hidgden and Konner Vanderford each doubled. Jordan Lee had two doubl...
No local cracks top 5 at state track
By Anthony Cook Sports Editor WICHITA — Considerably cooler temperatures greeted area tracksters at the 101st running of the KSHSAA track and field championships here at Cessna Stadium Friday. After temperatures reached 90 and above a year ago, the morning brought with it 65-degree temps and gusts of wind. The morning session of Friday’s meet began at 7:45 a.m. and lasted until 1:30 p.m. This session featured Class 1-3A events. Local compe...
Three Rivers names all-league teams
The Three Rivers League has announced all-league honors for the softball season. Chetopa, St. Paul and Oswego each finished with two members on the first team. The Hornets were represented by sophomore Chelsea LaPee and senior Lindsey Pease on the first team. For St. Paul, seniors Ashley Stein and Jessica O’Daniel made the first team, and for Oswego seniors Sarah Carter and Kali Kitterman were honored with bids on the first team. The three...
Nash makes all-state team
Labette County High School baseball senior catcher Trevor Nash has been selected to the Class 4A all-state first team. Nash, a right-hander, hit .547 with four homers, five doubles and 13 RBIs in 2011 for the Grizzlies. He scored 17 runs and walked 10 times against only eight strikeouts in 53 plate appearances this year. “Trevor has had an excellent career here. He is very coachable and loves the game. Even though we lobbied hard last weeken...
Two locals golf at national tourney
By Anthony Cook Sports Editor Both just wanted to go out in style, which is exactly what they did. Two Independence Community College golfers gave this year’s NJCAA Division II National Tournament in Scottsboro, Ala., a local flavor. ICC sophomre golfers Garyl Darkis, formely of Parsons, and Kelsey Walters, formerly of Dennis, traveled with the Pirates to the Goose Pond Colony course in Scottsboro last week. The two helped Independence qu...
SPHS swimmers get top-10 finishes at state
Two area swimmers brought back top-10 finishers from the state swimming meet this weekend. St. Paul High School sophomore Sara Greenough and Southeast High School freshman Brytany Stewart, who both swim for the St. Paul High School swim team which co-ops with Southeast, traveled to Topeaka for the Class 5-1A State Swimming and Diving Championships, which took place at Hummer Sports Park on Saturday. Greenough grabbed a sixth-place finish in ...
SEK League releases postseason awards for 2011
Thirteen local athletes were named to this year’s all-Southeast Kansas League baseball and softball teams Tuesday. On the softball side, 10 total athletes received nods on the end of the season lists. The Labette County High School softball team, who finished the year at 20-2 overall and won the SEK League title for the second year in a row, put six members of their team onto the postseason team. Of those six, Labette County placed four on ...
Vikings return from state golf
HUTCHINSON — The same school will have its named on the individual golf trophy and team golf trophy this season. Topeka-Hayden made it a clean sweep in Class 4A golf here Monday by shooting a 321 as a team to take first in Class 4A and with the help of a 36-32 — 68 by Justice Valdivia took the individual title away from Myles Miller of Wellington, who had won the tourney two years in a row. Hayden defeated Tonganoxie by 11 strokes and had an...
Parsons tennis coach honored
Parsons High School tennis coach Jane Posch recently received the Southeast Kansas League boys’ tennis Coach of the Year honors for her efforts this season. Posch helped lead the Vikings to a second-place finish in the Southeast Kansas League tourney and a third-place finish at regional in Independence in 2011. The Vikings also qualified four, with a doubles team and two singles players, for the state tournament. They finished eighth as a t...
Local schools send 29 to state track
Over 3,400 Kansas high schoolers will take part in the 2011 KSHSAA Track and Field Championships this weekend — 29 of those will be representing this area. Regional track meets took place Friday evening and the top four students in each event qualified for state track this weekend. Parsons and Labette County High School traveled all the way to Ottawa for their qualifier and returned with a combined 18 qualifiers who will compete in 11 differ...
PHS golf at state
Three Parsons High School golfers competed in the state golf tournament Monday in Hutchinson. PHS senior Brock Borovetz shot an 88, freshman Gilvon Darkis shot a 94 and senior Dalton Hoose shot a 112. Places for the three Vikings were unavailable at press time. A full report on the Vikes’ trip to state will be included in Wednesday’s edition of the Sun.