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...
Humboldt defeats Chargers
HUMBOLDT — The Cherryvale Chargers fell behind early on Tuesday night and never recovered, losing 66-41 to Humboldt.
Humboldt took a 16-10 lead into the second quarter, when the team held the Chargers to six points for a 30-26 halftime lead. Cherryvale scored 16 points in the third quarter, but Humboldt racked up 23.
Trenton Loganbill led the Charger attack with 15 points. Cody O'Brien added nine.
Cherryvale will play at Caney at home on Frida...
Erie Red Devils lose to Frontenac
ERIE — The Erie Red Devils struggled to find good shots on Tuesday night and fell to Frontenac 64-30.
"The Red Devils struggled to find the hoop tonight. Frontenac did a good job of containing defensively and making us shoot contested shots," Erie coach Caleb Reimer said.
"On the other side of the floor, we did not stop penetration very well tonight, and when a team can platoon five for five it's hard to keep up all night."
Keaton Page and Joe...
Oswego girls clinch title
OSWEGO — The Oswego High School girls' basketball team clinched the Three Rivers League title with a 42-26 win against St. Paul on Tuesday.
Oswego moved to 8-0 in the Tri-Valley and is guaranteed the top spot after having beaten second-place Uniontown for a possible tie-breaker.
The Lady Indians jumped out to a 17-2 lead to open the game in what Oswego coach Neal Cruse said was about as good of a start as the team has had this season.
Parsons MS takes 3 of 4 from Indy
The Parsons Middle School basketball teams hosted Independence for their final home game of the year Monday and came away with three wins in four games.
After being tied 4-4 after one, the seventh-grade B team scored 25 unanswered for a 29-6 victory.
Osric Edwards, Hunter Barcus and Kyle Hutley led the scoring with nine, eight and six points respectively.
Billy Sutton, Brett Houk and Michael Billington each added two points.
The seventh-grade ...
Parsons Wrestling Club earns three trophies over weekend
The Parsons Wrestling Club had 20 participants in the Bulldog Classic in Independence on Saturday. The team had 18 of 20 place in the tourney, with six of those earning first-place medals.
All three wrestlers in the 10 and under division received first-place medals with Bradyn Holsinger leading the way. Holsinger received the outstanding wrestler trophy in the division for pinning each of his four opponents in the first period.
PWC also earned...
PHS swimmer gets two bids for state tourney
Parsons High School senior Alex Oas will return to the state swimming tourney once again after qualifying for two events at Wednesday's Inter-League Championships.
Oas will swim the 200 medley and the 100 breaststroke with qualifying times of 2:19.48 and 1:09.56 in those events.
He is seeded in the top 20 in both events entering the state tourney, including his 15th seed in the 100 breaststroke.
The championships wrapped up the regular season ...
10 LCC wrestlers headed for nationals
The Labette Community College wrestling team will send all 10 weights to the NJCAA National Tournament for the second year in a row after the No.2-ranked Cardinals breezed to another NJCAA West/Central District title on Saturday.
Neosho County Community College hosted this year’s national qualifier. In total, eight teams competed at the event.
The event was filled with tough competition. LCC was joined by No. 4-ranked Northwest Wyoming College...
Lady Cards open season with 5-0 run through tourney
The No. 7-ranked Labette Community College softball team got off to a strong start with a 5-0 finish in the 2012 Cowtown Classic Invitational Softball Tournament in Fort Worth, Texas over the weekend.
The Cardinals began play on Friday with a 5-4 win over Hill College, a 7-2 win over Ranger College and an 11-8 win over Coastal Bend College.
On Saturday, Labette defeated North Central Texas College 6-3 and Paris College 12-11.
The 2011 Lady Car...