Vikings defeat Titans
COLUMBUS — It took a bit of effort, but the Vikings bounced back Friday.
Parsons High School entered Friday's Southeast Kansas League game with the Titans of Columbus High School coming off only their second loss of the season in a 49-44 defeat by the Fort Scott Tigers Tuesday.
The Norsemen earned a 64-42 victory over the Titans, but it was far from a cake walk.
"It's one of those games where you never felt in control. I was getting us in the ...
Lady Vikings roll to victory
By Anthony Cook
COLUMBUS — If you're going to beat the Vikings, you'll need to score a lot of points.
The Lady Vikings won their fifth game in a row and improved to 12-4 overall and 4-0 in Southeast Kansas League play Friday with a 67-47 victory over Columbus (4-13 overall, 0-5 SEK).
Parsons nearly matched its highest total of the season, a 68-point effort against Coffeyville in late December, in the win.
Over the last eig...
Chargers defeat Fredonia
FREDONIA — Free throws were the key for the Cherryvale High School Chargers in their 70-61 win against Fredonia on Friday night.
Cherryvale was leading by two points after the first quarter and scored 26 points in the second for a 38-28 halftime lead. It was 46-35 Cherryvale after three quarters.
Fredonia made one more field goal than Cherryvale, but the Chargers shot 21 of 26 from the free throw line. They were particularly accurate in clutch...
Northeast tops Erie boys
ERIE — Northeast of Arma kept the Erie Red Devils from getting enough good looks at the basket on Friday night, resulting in a 50-41 home loss for Erie.
Erie coach Caleb Reimer said the Vikings did a good job of altering the Devils' shots and making them uncomfortable down low. His team also didn't do as well getting to the free throw line.
Keaton Page led Erie in scoring with 15 points, and Keith Martquardt totaled 13 on the night.
LCHS teams split
COFFEYVILLE — The Labette County High School Grizzlies kept close to Coffeyville here Friday for the first half, but turnovers changed the tone of the game in the second half. Coffeyville won 84-57.
With the loss, LCHS drops to 1-3 in the SEK League and 6-10 overall.
The Grizzlies fell behind early 17-12, but made up some ground in the second quarter, creaping within six points of Coffeyville at halftime. LCHS senior Jonny Krewson had scored 1...
Oswego takes two from Crest
COLONY — The Oswego Indians fell behind early but managed to handle Colony-Crest on Friday night, 47-42.
Colony had a 9-5 advantage heading into the second quarter, but the Indians led 21-17 by halftime. From there, Oswego controlled the game.
Brant Yeoman led the Indians in scoring with 14 points. Tag Oldham and Devonta Hairston both had nine points.
THE LADY INDIANS had a much easier time in their matchup with Colony.
Oswego jumped out to a...
St. Paul rolls to double win
ST. PAUL — The St. Paul Indians scored almost as many points in the first quarter as Altoona-Midway scored for the whole game on Friday night.
The Indians outscored Altoona 27-7 in the first quarter and led 55-12 at halftime. They coasted to a 79-28 win.
Jake O'Brien scored a game-high 15 points before halftime. Nearly every Indian who played scored, with 11 players pitching in on the onslaught. Nick Corn had 12 points, all in the first three ...
Saints take second to St. Paul in league finale
The St. Patrick Catholic School girl's basketball team finished the season 1-1 in their league championship this week with a 37-8 loss to St. Paul in the league championship on Thursday.
"We played well defensively and competed the entire game. St. Paul has an outstanding team. I am proud of what this team accomplished finishing second in the league," said head coach Tom Schibi.
Meaghan Hizey scored six and Bridget Dunlay added two in the cham...
Parsons twins reach 100-win mark
Parsons High School seniors Thatcher and Dalton Murdock made PHS history in Pittsburg, and the PHS wrestling team won a rivalry dual in a big night on the mats in Pittsburg Thursday evening in the final pair of Southeast Kansas League duals of the season for PHS and Labette County High School.
The Murdock twins entered Thursday's dual with 99 wins each in their high-school careers. The two earned their 100th victories on the same night to beco...
Parsons MS takes 3 of 4 from Pittsburg
The Parsons Middle School basketball teams played host to Pittsburg Thursday night and finished with a 3-1 record.
The seventh-grade B team overcame an 18-2 deficit to win 33-31.
Osric Edwards led the team with 11 points, Hunter Barcus added nine, Kyle Hutley had six and Brett Houk scored four.
The seventh-grade B's record now stands at 10-2.
The eighth-grade B won 33-28 to improve to 8-2.
DeDe Lee led all scorers with 12, Cayler Willi...
Galesburg boys end season with 2-1 showing against Neodesha
The Galesburg boys completed their season Thursday with a game against Neodesha
The Timberwolves began play with a 25-6 loss in the C game. JJ Burch was the high scorer with eight points and Gage Ruark added six.
In the B game, Galesburg pulled off a 32-28 victory with Zach Thompson leading the team with 10 points.
Galesburg also won the A game 46-31 behind Payton Semrad's 21 points. Wyatt Semrad added eight.
"I am very proud of all the kids t...
Cardinals ready to defend KJCCC crown in 2012
By Anthony Cook
The view from the top is nice. The Lady Cardinals plan to stay there.
The Labette Community College softball team is coming off what could be described as a magical season.
One season after losing a heart-breaking region final to Johnson County, LCC bounced back with a 21-5 finish in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference — good for the team’s first league title.
LCC also earned a Region VI Champi...
Galesburg takes on Fredonia, Humboldt this week
The Galesburg girl’s basketball team took on Humboldt on Monday in a road game.
After going scoreless in the fourth quarter, the Timberwolves nearly lost the game but held on for a 33-32 victory.
“A win is a win,” said coach Sindy Daniels. “It doesn’t matter if you win by 30 or win by one.”
The game was tied at 15 at the break before Galesburg exploded for 18 in the third to lead 33-19 after three.
The Cubs cut the lead to one but couldn’t g...
Parsons MS sweeps Iola Monday
The Parsons Middle School basketball teams played host to Iola Monday night and finished with a four-game sweep.
The seventh-grade B team overcame a 10-6 halftime deficit to win 26-17. Kyle Hutley led all scorers with 12, Osric Edwards added five and Christian Baldwin three. The eighth-grade B won easily 44-25. Sean Anderson led all scorers with nine points, hitting three 3-pointers, DeDe Lee added six and Keenan Dodd five.
Coffeyville sweeps Labette Wednesday
The Labette Community College basketball teams lost a pair of games with Coffeyville Community College Wednesday evening in a league road game.
The Labette women fell to 8-15 overall and 3-8 in Kansas Jayhawk Community College Eastern Division play with a 73-62 loss to the Red Ravens.
The Cardinals led 37-32 at the hal,f but Coffeyville got 26 points from Tiane Turner and 12 each from Karin Robinson and QuiEssence Price to grab the league win....
Fort Scott hands Parsons its second loss
Fort Scott didn't mind taking a page out of Parsons' book Tuesday night.
Winning the close ones has been a calling card for the Vikes this season, but in crunch time the Tigers were the better team Tuesday in a 49-44 Fort Scott victory.
The loss is just the second of the season for Parsons, which is now 13-2. It's also the first Southeast Kansas League loss of the year for PHS — putting them 2-1 in league play.
"We've won a lot of games like t...
Lady Vikings defeat Fort Scott
By Anthony Cook
The Lady Vikings struggled with the knock-out punch earlier this season.
They seem to have their haymakers in check these days.
Parsons High School improved to 11-4 overall and 3-0 in Southeast Kansas League play Tuesday evening with a 58-49 victory over Fort Scott.
The Lady Tigers made a mad dash to cut into the Vikes' lead late in the game, but it did nothing more than make for a deceptive scoreboard in a...
Grizzlies split with Indy; boys lose in overtime
ALTAMONT — The Labette County Grizzlies lost their third overtime game of the season on Tuesday evening.
The Independence Bulldogs won the Southeast Kansas League matchup 61-55.
"We did everything but win the game," LCHS coach Brad Smith said.
Smith said his team did a good job of taking Indy, which at 4-0 is the league leader, to the brink. Labette played the team tough, as the Grizzlies have played all year in losing more close games than an...
Jayhawk-Linn defeats St. Paul girls
ST. PAUL — The St. Paul Lady Indians struggled on offense on Tuesday night in their matchup with Jayhawk-Linn.
The St. Paul girls mustered just two points in the first quarter, and the game didn't get much better after that for St. Paul as the team suffered a 39-19 loss.
Kacy Phllips led St. Paul in scoring with seven points. She made both of her free throws and two field goals, including a 3-pointer.
St. Paul went to the line just nine times,...