CHETOPA — Two worlds collided on Monday night. The Parsons Vikings, a 4A school still searching for its first win of the season, traveled south to face the Chetopa Green Hornets, a 1A program riding a seven-game winning streak.
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Still in search of their first win, the Parsons Vikings came painstakingly close on Friday night as they lost in three overtimes to the Fort Scott Tigers, 63-56.
In Labette’s swan song of the non-conference slate, the Cardinals routed Kansas Christian JV 105-53 on Thursday night in the team’s first home game since winter break.
Twenty-three points from DaQuan Johnson and a suffocating defensive effort in the paint kept the Parsons Vikings’ record unblemished on Tuesday night as they defeated the Chanute Blue Comets 79-53.
The No. 16 Labette Cardinals won their 11th straight game Tuesday night, routing St. Mary’s JV 75-35 with just two games left before the start of KJCCC play on Wednesday.
The Parsons Vikings are still searching for their first victory of the 2019-20 campaign after falling to SEK League leader Chanute 71-31 on Tuesday night.
ALTAMONT — Prolific scoring nights from Javon Grant and Gavyn Elkamill pushed the Pittsburg Purple Dragons past the Labette County Grizzlies on Friday night by a score of 61-29 in SEK League action.
INDEPENDENCE — A defensive slugfest greeted the undefeated Parsons Vikings back from winter break. While the Vikings’ offense was held well under its season average, the final result maintained the status quo as Parsons defeated the Independence Bulldogs 41-32.
ERIE — A free throw with less than a second on the clock from Cherryvale’s Landon Bennett gave the Chargers a thrilling 51-50 win over the Erie Red Devils on Tuesday night.
Three Indians, two from St. Paul and one from Oswego, were selected to participate in the 2020 8-Man All-Star Game in Beloit this summer.
Parsons wide receiver Dariq Williams, St. Paul running back Adam Albertini and Erie lineman Caype Johnston have a gridiron date this summer as they were among the East selections to the 2020 Shrine Bowl in Topeka.
ST. PAUL — A stagnant offensive night for the St. Paul Indians led to a blowout loss to the Olpe Eagles on Friday night. St. Paul fell to Olpe 68-42 in both teams’ first game back from winter break.
Anthony Albertini, a graduate of St. Paul High School who was a Shrine Bowl selection after guiding the Indians to a state championship appearance in 2017, has established a firm footing on the Pittsburg State Gorillas’ football roster as a walk on.
WEBB CITY — At an IHOP in Joplin well into the hours of the night on Saturday, a family celebrating two birthdays found themselves serenaded in song by a celebratory Parsons Vikings squad that had just beat Webb City 71-66 in the 4 States Challenge at Webb City, securing a perfect 7-0 start …
ERIE — With Oswego missing two of its primary scorers due to injury in Jace Wilson and Lance Teal, the Erie Red Devils smothered the Indians en route to a 72-16 victory on Friday night.
COFFEYVILLE — Playing the role of dragon slayers two nights ago, the Parsons Vikings followed up Wednesday’s win over Pittsburg with a 68-45 drubbing of the Coffeyville Golden Tornado on Friday night.
ERIE — The Erie Red Devils girls overcame a 12-point deficit in the first half on Friday night to defeat the Oswego Indians 37-30 in both teams' final game before winter break.
Basketball’s state capital resided in Parsons on Wednesday night as the undefeated Vikings opened up SEK League play against the reigning league champion Pittsburg Purple Dragons.
CHERRYVALE — In a rematch of last year’s sub-state championship that sent a resurgent Cherryvale Chargers team home for the summer, the same heartbreak made its way into Montgomery County on Tuesday as the Columbus Titans beat Cherryvale 41-39 in overtime.
CHERRYVALE — The collective proved stronger than the individual on Tuesday night as the Cherryvale Chargers overcame another prolific scoring night from Patrick Cassidy of the Columbus Titans to win 73-62.
ST. PAUL — Thirty-nine points from Columbus Titans guard Patrick Cassidy pushed his team to a St. Paul Early Season Tournament championship on Friday as they beat the host Indians 67-51.
ST. PAUL — Stagnant offense and foul trouble doomed the St. Paul Indians on Friday as they fell to the Columbus Titans 40-28, giving the Indians their first loss on the season and the Titans the championship of the St. Paul Early Season Tournament.
ST. PAUL — While the St. Paul Indians were certainly the favorite to upend the Chetopa Green Hornets on Tuesday night, few expected it to be by a 44-point margin.
ST. PAUL — Behind a career-high 29 points from Kaleb Lemmons, the St. Paul Indians ran away from the Chetopa Green Hornets in the opening game of the St. Paul Early Season Tournament, 67-35.
The Kansas Football Coaches Association released its 2019 All-State teams on Monday night and two local players — Parsons’ Dariq Williams and Cherryvale’s Zaine Lantz — earned recognition as wide receivers.
TOWANDA — It took her three tries dating back to last season, but Labette County Grizzlies girls head coach Kristi Snider notched her 400th career win on Tuesday as the Grizzlies blew out Mulvane 47-15 in the first game of the T-Bird Classic in Towanda.
YATES CENTER — Despite being on the hook for 21 fouls, the Cherryvale Chargers’ depth overwhelmed the Oswego Indians en route to a 59-30 first round win to open the Wildcat Winter Classic on Monday night.
YATES CENTER — With both the Cherryvale Chargers and Oswego Indians seeking their first win of the year, Cherryvale fended off a feisty Oswego squad to win the first round of the Wildcat Winter Classic in Yates Center on Monday night, 76-51.
TOWANDA — Coming off a win over the defending 3A state champions, the Parsons Vikings followed up with a 79-62 victory over Collegiate, the top-ranked 3A school in the KBCA polls, in the first game of the T-Bird Classic at Towanda on Monday.
CANEY — The first major wrestling tournament of the 2019-20 high school campaign took place at Caney Valley on Saturday at the Kan-Okla Invitational.
ALTAMONT — Kristi Snider will have to wait at least one more game for her 400th career victory as the Labette County Grizzlies lost their season opener to Clearwater on Friday night, 49-37.
ALTAMONT — In Bradley Argabright’s coaching debut for the Labette County Grizzlies, the Clearwater Indians earned a road win over Labette County by a score of 54-35.
JOPLIN — The Labette Cardinals returned to action from Thanksgiving break with an 87-62 win on the road against Missouri Southern JV on Wednesday night.
PITTSBURG — As education budgets tighten across the country, there’s an increased scrutiny as to justifying the existence of junior college athletic programs, with an added emphasis on football.
Labette Cardinals catcher Audrey Miller, who earned NJCAA Division II Second Team All-America honors as a power-hitting freshman, committed to continuing her career at Pittsburg State during Thanksgiving week.
In the largest margin of defeat during Mitch Rolls’ tenure as the Labette head coach, the 15th-ranked Cardinals blew out Missouri Southern JV by 93 points on Monday night with the final score reading 111-18.
Any fears that the No. 15 Labette Cardinals would overlook Washburn JV, which came into Monday night’s game with two wins over Labette’s KJCCC sister school Fort Scott, were quickly quelled as the Cardinals ran away with an 81-44 victory.
Playing its second JV opponent in as many nights, the Labette Cardinals routed Oklahoma Wesleyan JV 104-65 to wrap up a men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader on Friday night.