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Air Force vet set to take on Chetopa football, boys basketball coaching battle

CHETOPA — A 26-year Air Force veteran now faces the battle of rehabbing the Chetopa Green Hornets’ boys athletic program.

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Labette Cardinals men's basketball star Frank Royles was invited to the Mullen Sports Top 100 Junior College Basketball Camp in Wichita, Kansas in late July 2017.

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Friday 06/14/2019
COLUMN | An evolving, changing coaching landscape locally gives way to new era
Updated: June 14, 2019 - 6:39 pm

If you’ve been on vacation the last two weeks, you’ve arrived back to a landscape that’s radically changed in area sports. 

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Thursday 06/13/2019
Parsons hosts 9 other schools in summer basketball jamboree
Updated: June 13, 2019 - 7:09 pm

With summer basketball in full swing in June, schools from the region descended onto Parsons High School for the annual summer jamboree on Thursday. 

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Wednesday 06/12/2019
Keal transitions away from Labette baseball, Coplon takes over as Cardinals head coach
Updated: June 13, 2019 - 7:09 pm

The longest tenured head coach at Labette is transitioning into a new-yet-familiar role, while the longest tenured assistant in the department is now tasked with filling the shoes.

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Tuesday 06/11/2019
Oswego grad, national champion Kaelyn Yeoman begins role as Labette assistant coach
Updated: June 12, 2019 - 10:05 am

Can a local tinge reinvigorate the Labette Cardinals volleyball program?

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Monday 06/10/2019
Caleb Hentzen reps Labette County at 2019 Kansas Shrine Bowl
Updated: June 10, 2019 - 7:11 pm

DODGE CITY — For the second year in a row, the Labette County Grizzlies were represented at the annual Kansas Shrine Bowl as Caleb Hentzen repped the East on Saturday.

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Audrey Miller earns NJCAA Second Team All-America honors for Labette
Posted: June 10, 2019

Labette Cardinals freshman catcher Audrey Miller’s freshman campaign was christened on Monday with All-America honors. 

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Friday 06/07/2019
Mariah Monroy is emerging
Updated: June 07, 2019 - 7:54 pm

CHERRYVALE — There’s a throne that sits empty in the region. 

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Thursday 06/06/2019
Labette County coaching icon Brad Smith retires
Updated: June 06, 2019 - 6:51 pm

ALTAMONT — Brad Smith, the legendary, longtime head coach of the Labette County Grizzlies boys basketball team, informed USD 506 this week that he will retire from coaching and teaching effective immediately. 

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Tuesday 06/04/2019
St. Paul's Collin Carlson set to compete in 8-Man All-Star Game
Updated: June 04, 2019 - 8:26 pm

ST. PAUL — Collin Carlson will represent the St. Paul Indians at the annual 8-Man Division II All-Star Game in Beloit on Saturday.

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Monday 06/03/2019
Wolgamott earns All-State, All-SEK baseball honors
Updated: June 03, 2019 - 7:02 pm

With the spring sports season in the rear view, the Parsons Vikings and Labette County Grizzlies saw baseball and softball players earn All-SEK League honors for the 2019 season.

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Friday 05/31/2019
Parsons' Posch, Labette County's Leake win SEK Coach of the Year honors
Updated: May 31, 2019 - 3:54 pm

Parsons tennis head coach Jane Posch and Labette County boys golf head coach Jack Leake were among the spring sports SEK Coach of the Year honorees the league announced.

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Thursday 05/30/2019
Leake takes fourth, Labette County seventh as team at KSHSAA 4A State Golf
Posted: May 30, 2019

DODGE CITY — Thanks to a second-place showing at its regional tournament, the Labette County Grizzlies boys golf team competed at the delayed, relocated KSHSAA 4A State Golf Tournament at the Mariah Hills Golf Course in Dodge City on Wednesday.

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Sunday 05/26/2019
Davonte' Yates, Mariah Monroy claim state titles at KSHSAA state track
Updated: May 26, 2019 - 3:44 pm

WICHITA — Davonte’ Yates finally got some gold hardware for his trophy collection. They came on the final days of a four-year exodus through Parsons athletics that culminated at the 2019 KSHSAA State Track and Field Championships.

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Friday 05/24/2019
First day of KSHSAA state track marred, delayed by storms; Erie's Aikins eyes state title in hurdles
Updated: May 24, 2019 - 6:44 pm

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Thursday 05/23/2019
How weather could affect the KSHSAA State Track and Field Championships
Updated: May 23, 2019 - 5:57 pm

If you’re heading to Cessna Stadium in Wichita this weekend for the KSHSAA State Track and Field Championships, make sure you bring a poncho.

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Wednesday 05/22/2019
Labette softball garners five district honors
Updated: May 22, 2019 - 8:32 pm

In another batch of postseason honors for the Labette Cardinals softball team, five players earned NJCAA Region VI District E recognition.

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Tuesday 05/21/2019
Labette's White, Lord, Silvain earn All-KJCCC baseball honors
Updated: May 21, 2019 - 9:18 pm

Three Labette Cardinals earned postseason baseball honors for their efforts during the 2019 spring campaign. 

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Monday 05/20/2019
Parsons boys take second at regional track, 33 local athletes quality for state
Updated: May 20, 2019 - 8:10 pm

Thirty-three athletes from six area schools qualified for the 2019 KSHSAA State Track and Field Championships in Wichita, which starts on Friday, at last Friday’s regional meets.

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Friday 05/17/2019
Jessica Martino selected to represent Labette at NJCAA All-Star Game
Updated: May 17, 2019 - 8:47 pm

For the third year in a row, the Labette Cardinals women’s basketball program will send a player to the annual NJCAA All-Star Game as Jessica Martino was selected to participate this summer.

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Thursday 05/16/2019
Oswego, Chetopa softball fall in regional semifinals
Updated: May 16, 2019 - 8:35 pm

OSWEGO — After defeating Northeast in the first round of the KSHSAA 2-1A Regional at Oswego, the host Oswego Indians softball team saw its season end at the hands of the St. Mary’s Colgan Panthers in Thursday’s semifinals by a score of 14-2.

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Wednesday 05/15/2019
What KSHSAA's decision to allow football jamborees means for area schools
Updated: May 15, 2019 - 5:22 pm

In late April, KSHSAA passed a proposal that will allow football teams to participate in preseason jamborees in the fall. 

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Tuesday 05/14/2019
Cherryvale plays host to Tri-Valley League track meet
Updated: May 14, 2019 - 6:54 pm

CHERRYVALE — The 2019 Tai-Valley League track-and-field meet was held at Cherryvale on Friday. The Cherryvale boys finished in second place with 110 points, while the Chargers’ girls were sixth with 48.

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Labette County qualifies entire boys golf team to state; Parsons, Erie also get qualifiers
Updated: May 14, 2019 - 6:51 pm

Regional boys golf tournaments teed off around the state on Monday, with Labette County and Parsons competing in Chanute while Erie traveled to Fredonia.

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Monday 05/13/2019
Vikings fall 10-6 to Louisburg in regional play-in game
Updated: May 13, 2019 - 8:06 pm

Needing a win to advance into the four-team regional tournament, the Parsons Vikings instead were bested by the Louisburg Wildcats 10-6 at Winway Park and saw their season end on Monday evening.

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Parsons takes fifth at state tennis, Martinez and Stringer take third in doubles
Updated: May 13, 2019 - 7:49 pm

PRATT — Capping off one of its best seasons in recent history, the Parsons Vikings tennis team captured fifth place at the KSHSAA 4A State Tennis Tournament in Pratt over the weekend.

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Labette falls one win short of Wichita, drops final two games to Hutchinson
Updated: May 13, 2019 - 2:57 pm

HUTCHINSON — Despite winning Game 1 and getting two tries at advancing to the next round of the NJCAA Region VI Tournament in Wichita, the Labette Cardinals’ season ended at the hands of the top-seeded Hutchinson Blue Dragons over the weekend.

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Sunday 05/12/2019
Cardinals' offense, season grounded by Neosho County in Region VI Tournament
Updated: May 12, 2019 - 5:11 pm

TOPEKA — Labette’s trip to the NJCAA Region VI District E Tournament was ended by a familiar postseason foe on Sunday afternoon as the Neosho County Panthers ended the Cardinals’ season with a 7-0 win.

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Saturday 05/11/2019
Labette facing elimination, Neosho County after Day 1 of Region VI Tournament
Updated: May 11, 2019 - 8:16 pm

TOPEKA — Labette survived an early deficit and beat Cowley 8-4 in the first game of the NJCAA Region VI District E Tournament on Saturday, but a 4-0 loss in the semifinals to No. 5 Highland has the Cardinals facing elimination on Sunday morning.

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Friday 05/10/2019
Yates breaks Parsons long jump record at SEK Championships
Updated: May 10, 2019 - 7:26 pm

Parsons played host to the 2019 SEK League Championships on Thursday.

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Thursday 05/09/2019
Labette returns to Topeka aiming for fourth-ever berth to the national tournament
Updated: May 09, 2019 - 7:18 pm

Labette’s reward for two walk-off wins against Fort Scott in the first round of the Region VI District E Tournament last Saturday comes to fruition this weekend as the Cardinals travel to Topeka for the four-team, double elimination bracket portion of the tournament.

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Labette County survives Pittsburg with split
Updated: May 09, 2019 - 8:28 pm

ALTAMONT — The Labette County Grizzlies softball team has now won three of its last four games after earning a series split with the Pittsburg Purple Dragons on Tuesday. The Grizzlies were run-ruled in Game 1 11-0 but rebounded in the nightcap, winning 9-2.

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Wednesday 05/08/2019
Miller headlines Labette softball's All-KJCCC class
Updated: May 08, 2019 - 8:43 pm

Labette softball saw four of its players earn All-Kansas Jayhawk Conference honors on Wednesday, headlined by First Team selection Audrey Miller.

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Cherryvale's Cade Addis honored at National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete banquet
Updated: May 08, 2019 - 6:57 pm

MANHATTAN — Cade Addis, a senior quarterback and middle linebacker for the Cherryvale Chargers last fall, was one of 11 players from the entire state honored at the 26th Annual Sunflower Chapter National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Banquet on Monday.

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Tuesday 05/07/2019
Labette baseball snags final Region VI tourney bid, drops 3-of-4 to Fort Scott
Updated: May 07, 2019 - 8:37 pm

PITTSBURG — The Labette Cardinals lost three-of-four games in its Kansas Jayhawk Conference and regular season series finale to the Fort Scott Tigers over the weekend but nevertheless nabbed the last Region VI Tournament seed thanks to Allen taking three-of-four from Highland.

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Grizzlies softball run-rules rival Parsons twice
Updated: May 07, 2019 - 8:41 pm

ALTAMONT — The Labette County Grizzlies found their way back on the right side of the scoreboard as they run-ruled the archrival Parsons Vikings twice 15-0, 17-1 on Monday. 

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Monday 05/06/2019
Parsons qualifies four, Labette County one to state tennis at Chanute regional
Updated: May 06, 2019 - 8:38 pm

CHANUTE — The Parsons Vikings boys tennis team qualified four players — two singles players and one doubles group — the KSHSAA 4A State Tennis Championships on Saturday at the regional tournament in Chanute.

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Saturday 05/04/2019
Nigh Nigh Fort Scott! Labette softball walks off twice over Greyhounds to win opening postseason series
Updated: May 04, 2019 - 11:38 pm

Down to the last pitch of the game, facing the demons of last year’s early postseason exit and on her Sophomore Day, Labette Cardinals shortstop Payton Nigh delivered a lifelong memory that helped propel the Cardinals to Topeka.

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Thursday 05/02/2019
Labette seeks redemption as postseason starts with series against Fort Scott
Updated: May 02, 2019 - 8:30 pm

Ghosts will resurrect on Saturday as the Labette Cardinals are set to face the Fort Scott Greyhounds in the first round of the Region VI Tournament, a best two-of-three series with a trip to the next round in Topeka on the line.

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Monday 04/29/2019
KSHSAA votes to sanction girls wrestling
Updated: April 29, 2019 - 8:05 pm

Girls wrestling will now be its own sanctioned sport starting in the 2019-20 season as the Kansas State High School Activities Association passed a proposal by an overwhelming 63-2 vote on Friday to add its first new sport since 2005.

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Friday 04/26/2019
Travis Martinez, former Vikings pitcher, honored by Parsons baseball team
Updated: April 27, 2019 - 12:02 am

A ceremony years in the making finally came to fruition on Friday evening at Marvel Park as the Parsons Vikings baseball team paid respects to former Viking pitcher Travis Martinez.

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Vikings win first boys SEK League title since 2012
Updated: April 26, 2019 - 3:27 pm

INDEPENDENCE — For the first time since 2012, the Parsons Vikings boys tennis team captured the SEK League championship on Thursday, scoring 21 points at the league meet to tie with Independence for a share of the crown.

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Thursday 04/25/2019
Labette loses chance at postseason bye with split at Allen
Updated: April 25, 2019 - 8:21 pm

IOLA — The devils that haunt the Labette Cardinals in the latter innings once again crept up as the Allen Red Devils split the Cardinals in a Kansas Jayhawk Conference doubleheader on Thursday. Allen won Game 1 8-6 while Labette won Game 2 13-5 to salvage the split.

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Tuesday 04/23/2019
Audrey Miller, once an overlooked recruit, has powered Labette's revitalization
Updated: April 23, 2019 - 8:17 pm

Audrey Miller’s home run trots — 11 of them so far this spring — aren’t victory laps. They’re retribution for every school that passed over her coming out of high school.

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Monday 04/22/2019
Race for final postseason berth tightens as Highland takes series from Labette
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 8:09 pm

The race for the final Region VI Tournament slot out of the Kansas Jayhawk Conference East division tightened up as the Highland Scotties took three games out of four in a series with the Labette Cardinals. 

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Friday 04/19/2019
Proehl powers Parsons past Coffeyville with five hits, grand slam
Updated: April 19, 2019 - 9:52 pm

The Parsons Vikings notched their first SEK League wins of the season on Thursday, sweeping Coffeyville 13-3, 14-4 in a pair of games ended via run rule. 

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Parsons track tears it up again at Fort Scott
Updated: April 19, 2019 - 6:49 pm

FORT SCOTT — The Parsons boys track-and-field team, back at full strength, took second place at the Fort Scott Invitational with 107.5 points. 

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Thursday 04/18/2019
Holland blasts walk-off, Labette notches marquee sweep over Kansas City Kansas
Posted: April 18, 2019

Labette notched another sweep in Kansas Jayhawk Conference play on Thursday, narrowly defeating the Kansas City Kansas Blue Devils twice 2-1, 3-2.

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Tuesday 04/16/2019
Pellock delivers career day, Labette splits No. 11 Butler
Posted: April 16, 2019

A date with Division I, No. 11 Butler on Tuesday evolved into a day of celebration for one of the town’s own daughters. 

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Monday 04/15/2019
Neosho County takes three games from Labette in KJCCC play
Updated: April 15, 2019 - 8:51 pm

Kansas Jayhawk Conference play resumed for the Labette Cardinals on Thursday and Friday as they lost a series with the Neosho County Panthers, losing three games and winning one.

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Labette Community Guide 2018

Guide to Parsons and the surrounding towns in Labette County.

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