PHS wins 11 at tourney
By Anthony Cook Sports Editor Parsons and Independence avoided each other Tuesday, but all bets are off Thursday. The Parsons High School tennis team finished play here Tuesday with the most points of five Southeast Kansas League teams who visited for a final tune-up before Thursday’s SEK tourney in Chanute. However, before play was finished lightening and rain in the area halted play. The Vikings went 11-0 in finished matches and were the...
Events rained out
By Anthony Cook Sports Editor Rain, rain go away. The beginning of the popular children’s rhyme has also become a cry from coaches, players, parents and administrators as local schools deal with weather delays in spring sports. Storms and rain have forced Parsons and Labette County High School to postpone scheduled home dates in baseball, softball, tennis and golf while away track meets have twice been cancelled. The postponements turn in...
Statewide tennis meet
WICHITA — Sixteen of the top tennis teams in Kansas competed in the Wichita Collegiate Tournament of Champions Saturday. The annual tournament features some of the top teams in the state from all classifications. Parsons High School was in attendance Saturday and held its own, placing seventh as a team. Host Wichita Collegiate Blue, which was one of two teams the school had entered in the tournament, placed first overall with 101 points as a...
Cards drop two Thursday, prepare for regionals
By Anthony Cook Sports Editor EL DORADO — Half No. 2 of back-to-back long road trips put an end to the Labette Community College softball team’s 11-game winning streak Thursday here when Butler Community College defeated Labette twice in two, one-run games. The Lady Cardinals, coming off a sweep of Highland Community College to earn their first Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Eastern Division title the day before, lost to Butler...
Devils track competes
The Erie High School track team competed in the 14-team Fredonia Relays on Thursday. Chris Bohrer took second place in the javelin throw to lead the way for the Red Devil tracksters. Christian Murphy had a fifth-place finish in the 300-meter hurdles and took sixth in the discus. In relays, Murphy and Bohrer were joined by Josh Forbes and Lane Brewer in the 1600 relay. The team placed sixth overall. The Red Devils will again be in action on...
Finding new high school activities presents challenges
The A-Game By Anthony Cook Sports Editor OK, OK; it’s been a while. I haven’t done much in the way of column writing of late, and I’ll withhold excuses. What I will do is say that the rain has opened up my schedule quite a bit. Don’t plan ahead in the spring right? In any case I feel rusty, so I’m going to get back into the swing of things the best way I know. Topics of a more serious lean will have to wait. For now let’s talk about the ...
Lady Cardinals win league title
HIGHLAND — No one can say the Cardinals didn’t earn it. The Labette Community College softball team completed its Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Eastern Division schedule Wednesday afternoon with a pair of victories over Highland Community College. The 5-3 and 4-1 victories not only ended KJCCC play for the Lady Cardinals, they also clinched an outright KJCCC Eastern Division title. The Cardinals had to make up ground to win th...
LCHS JV plays at Chanute
On Monday the Labette County High School junior varsity softball team traveled to Chanute to take on the Lady Comets for a doubleheader. Errors plagued the Lady Grizzlies as they fell 11-3 in the first game of the night. Molly Stevenson led the team in hitting with two hits; while Brynn Green, Darcy Cole, Teak Wood, Chellsea Harness and Bethany Holsinger each added one hit. Green got the loss at the mound but tossed four strikeouts. T...
Two local bowlers inducted into HOF
The Parsons Women’s Bowling Association inducted Gloria Kerr and Jeanine Dodds into the local Hall of Fame at its recent spring meeting. The ladies are the first to be inducted since a change from the Women’s International Bowling Congress to the United States Bowling Congress. Kerr started her bowling career at the age of 15 and has been bowling for over 50 years. She has bowled on numerous leagues over the years and has participated in loca...
Parsons, Labette tennis compete in Towanda
TOWANDA — Two local schools got a taste of south-central Kansas tennis Monday afternoon when Parsons and Labette County High School traveled to Towanda for the Circle Varsity Tennis Invitational hosted by Circle High School. Parsons avenged a second-place finish a season ago by toppling the seven other teams in the tournament. The Vikings finished with 68 points overall and three first-place finishes. The 68 points were enough to unseat defe...
Columbus Titans host local schools at Tuesday’s invitational
COLUMBUS — Nine teams competed in the 2011 Columbus Invitational Tuesday afternoon with the Southeast Kansas and Cherokee-Neosho-Crawford Leagues being represented. The girls’ division was dominated by SEK member Pittsburg. The Lady Dragons scored 203 to more than double up all eight remaining teams in the field. Labette County High School was the next in line, however. The Lady Grizzlies were able to gather 99 points as a team and were 34 p...
Parsons Middle School tennis team competes
The Parsons Middle School boys tennis team traveled to Wichita Collegiate on Tuesday. Wellington also competed with the Vikings. Results are below. The Vikings will next be in action on today when they travel to the Winfield Invitational. Vs. Wichita Collegiate Singles Anthony Morton (P) lost to Sam Beren (WC) 6-0. Chance Collins (P) defeated Riley Parks (WC) 6-5. Dequwan Wells (P) lost to Mubasshir Karim (WC) 6-0. Zach Herbel (P) lost t...
Grizzlies stay unbeaten
FRONTENAC — The Labette County High School softball team continued its undefeated start to the season Tuesday but had to compete in one of its only seven-inning games of the year to do so. The Lady Grizzlies (9-0 overall, 8-0 SEK) took on CNC League opponent Frontenac here Tuesday in the Grizzlies’ first non-conference game of the season. Labette threatened to take the game out of contention early but had to settle for a 3-1 win over the Rai...
Parsons MS track travels to Rocket Invitational
CHANUTE — Parsons Middle School traveled to Chanute Tuesday for the Rocket Invitational hosted by Royster Middle School. The Vikings finished first, fifth, sixth and sixth in the four middle school classes. The first-place finish came from the seventh-grade boys team, which scored 124.5 points to grab the win. Pittsburg was second with 115 points, and Chanute was a distant third with 41. “The seventh-grade boys did a great job against a t...
Fredonia hosts golf invite Tuesday
Fredonia — Three local schools were greeted by cool, breezy conditions here Tuesday in the Fredonia Invitational golf tourney. Erie fared the best of the local teams competing in the annual event. The Red Devils placed fifth as a team with a 374. Oswego came in eighth with its 404, and Chetopa did not have enough players to qualify for the team scores. Eureka won the tournament by firing at 327 as a team. It beat out second-place Burlington ...
Iola takes two from Parsons
IOLA — Parsons baseball is still looking for the first victory of the season after a pair of losses here Monday evening.
The Vikings (0-8 overall, 0-6 SEK) traveled to take on one of the top teams in the league to begin a week of two doubleheaders. The Vikings fell 7-4 and 11-1.
Entering the contest with Parsons, Iola had surprised some with a quick start out of the gate. The Fillies were tabbed to finish seventh in the Southeast Kansas League...
The Galesburg Middle School track team traveled to Fredonia on Tuesday, April 12, for an invitational track meet. Medals were awarded to the top three places.
The Timberwolves’ seventh-grade girls placed eighth overall, the seventh-grade boys tied for fourth and the eighth-grade boys and girls both finished eighth overall.
Chrisana Maurer highlighted the seventh-grade girls’ day with a first-place finish in the 1600-meter run (6:35) while the...
Lady Cards defeat No. 9-ranked Cowley
By Anthony Cook
The Lady Cards may have found the right time to start peaking.
The Labette Community College softball team won its eighth and ninth in a row Thursday behind a pair of pitching gems in 2-0 and 4-2 victories.
The wins came not only at the right time, but against the right opponent. No. 8 ranked Cowley Community College stepped on to Ray Bennett Field here Thursday afternoon. The games held significance on the leagu...
Chetopa wins Northeast tourney
The Chetopa Lady Hornet softball team traveled to the Northeast Tournament in Arma on Friday, April 8, and defeated St. Paul and Northeast to take home first in the tournament. The Hornets defeated St. Paul 6-2 before defeating Northeast 4-3 in the finale in eight innings. “In the first game we weren’t really hitting the ball well early. Our defense kept us in the game, led by sophomore pitcher Chelsea LaPee who had 16 strikeouts in the game...
PHS finishes 2nd at home swim meet
The Parsons High School swimming team hosted a three-team meet Wednesday afternoon at the Parsons State Hospital and Training Center. The Vikings welcomed the Labette County High School and St. Paul High School swimming teams, who joined the Vikings in a meet that the Indians won as a team. St. Paul finished the day with 44 points overall while Parsons came in second with 41 and LCHS took third with 23 total. St. Paul and Parsons split the ...