Not many wins are celebrated with a punitive nighttime practice after the final buzzer.
Forrty-eight hours removed from the Thanksgiving feast, the Labette Cardinals fell to undefeated Division I foe Seminole State 78-72 on Saturday afternoon.
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For the second season in a row, the Labette Cardinals softball program will have a new assistant coach under Ryan Phillips.
ALTAMONT — Chris Wacker and Heather Wilson, the Labette County Grizzlies cross country and volleyball head coaches respectively, both earned SEK League Coach of the Year for their fall campaigns.
Coming off a 1-1 start to the season with a loss to nationally-ranked Division I Hutchinson and a win over Barton over the weekend, the No. 3 Labette Cardinals debuted a newly-renovated gym on Monday with a 70-67 win over the No. 15 Iowa Western Reivers.
IOLA — Battling the NJCAA Division I runner-up in the Cowley Tigers, the Labette Cardinals lost 80-73 on Saturday at Allen Community College in Iola.
GIRARD — Upstart programs in the midst of turnaround seasons clashed in the second round of the KSHSAA Class 3A playoffs, with the undefeated Girard Trojans ousting the Parsons Vikings 32-13 on Friday night.
Sending 10 wrestlers to the national tournament and bringing home two All-Americans last season, the Labette Cardinals wrestling program enters 2021-22 ranked No. 13 in the NJCAA preseason poll.
WAMEGO — Labette County's Alex Meister secured a top 20 podium finish at the boys 4A State Cross Country meet Saturday, capping his prep career on a high-note.
VICTORIA — When Erie Red Devils junior Breanna Ross decided to run cross country for the first time this fall, she and Erie head coach Kyle Carpenter set out with an ambitious goal in mind: a state medal.
VICTORIA — At the KSHSAA 1A Cross County State Championships in Victoria, the Oswego girls team finished in ninth place out of 12 teams with 123 points on Saturday, the best finish in school history.
HUTCHINSON — A season that saw the Labette County Grizzlies become one of the most feared in the state came to an end on Friday as they went 0-3 in pool play of the KSHSAA 4A State Volleyball Tournament.
Emerging from the hangover of a massive third-set comeback in the sub-state championship to punch its ticket to the state tournament, the Labette County Grizzlies need to muster one final exertion.
Doubt crept into the minds of the Labette County Grizzlies as they trailed the Wamego Red Raiders 20-13 in the third set of the KSHSAA 4A Sub-State Tournament championship.
Reflecting the state of both programs this fall, the Parsons Vikings shut out the Cherryvale Chargers 36-0 in the regular season finale at Marvel Park on Friday night.
Riding a three-game winning streak, the Parsons Vikings don’t want to coast into the sunset in Friday night’s regular season finale against the Cherryvale Chargers.
Sophomore Night for the Labette Cardinals brought an end to a five-match losing streak as they easily dispatched of the Hesston Larks 3-0 (25-14, 25-12, 25-22).
SALINA — Josie Hayward of Labette County posted a personal-best 94 on Day 1 of the KSHSAA 4A State Championship in Salina en route to making the cut and finishing 37th individually.
Leaving no doubt, the Labette County Grizzlies locked up its second straight outright SEK League title on Tuesday by sweeping Fort Scott 2-0 (25-16, 25-19) and Parsons 2-0 (25-17, 25-15) on Tuesday night in Parsons.
A 13-point comeback in Friday night’s 21-20 win for the Parsons Vikings over the Columbus Titans is yet another statement made at Marvel Park on Friday night.
CHANUTE — Labette County’s Alex Meister and Parsons’ Kinsey Baldwin earned SEK League cross country titles for the second time in their careers on Thursday at the league meet in Chanute.
Two teams coming off different ends of a spectrum collide with a top-two seed in the district standings — and the opportunity to host a home playoff game — at stake.
ALTAMONT — Week 7 brings the same challenge that the previous six weeks have brought the Labette County Grizzlies — hunting their first win of the fall.
CHANUTE — Kamron Blair of Parsons had one of her best rounds all year at Monday’s KSHSAA 4A Regional Golf Tournament, qualifying for state with a sixth-place finish.
INDEPENDENCE — In a swan’s song to the KSHSAA 4A Regional Tournament on Saturday, the Parsons Vikings took fourth place in the SEK League Tournament on Monday at Independence.
From a one-loss St. Paul team dropping three of its four matches to a dominant Labette County squad taking first place, there was no shortage of surprises and strong performances at the 43rd annual Chanute volleyball tournament on Saturday.
ALTAMONT — Labette County had 95 yards of cushion with under two minutes left before the Grizzlies would have secured its first win of the season.
ST. PAUL — The St. Paul Indians notched a convincing victory on homecoming night Friday, upending the visiting Altoona-Midway Jets 52-0.
BAXTER SPRINGS — Putting last week’s heartbreaking loss to Galena in the rearview mirror, the Parsons Vikings tamed the Baxter Springs Lions to the tune of 42-7.
ALTAMONT — Taking pole position in the SEK League race, the Labette County Grizzlies defended home court on a night where three of the best teams in the league converged.
Labette volleyball’s ceiling is still a mystery — both a sign of progress and frustration for the Cardinals’ coaching staff — after its last three matches.