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.
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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.
Two days after snapping a four-game losing streak with a win over Rhema Bible College, the Labette Cardinals are now on a two-game winning streak and back at .500 following Thursday night’s home-opening 122-70 win over Sterling JV.
The 2019 All-Three Rivers League fall sports honors have been released, with league champions St. Paul and Oswego in football and Chetopa in volleyball leading the way in total honors.
ST. PAUL — The Hanover Wildcats’ bid for a fourth consecutive state championship is intact after a 62-30 win against the St. Paul Indians on Friday night in the KSHSAA 8-Man II quarterfinals.
ST. PAUL — For the third straight year, the St. Paul Indians will face the defending state champions in the quarterfinals of the 8-Man II playoffs as the Hanover Wildcats come into town on Friday evening.
A 17-point night off the bench from Denijsha Wilson coupled with a near double-double from starter Jayla Smith helped propel the No. 14 Labette Cardinals back to .500 with a 74-63 win over Allen on Tuesday night.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Following its season-opening dual victory over Oklahoma Wesleyan, the Labette Cardinals wrestling program traveled south on Saturday for the OCU Open.
FRONTENAC — The annual reminder that basketball season is rapidly approaching tipped off on Monday as coaches from the SEK, Three Rivers and CNC leagues gathered for the Southeast Kansas High School Basketball Coaches Luncheon to release their annual preseason polls.
GREYSON, Texas — A trip south left the No. 14 Labette Cardinals with two losses on the drive back north as they fell to a pair of Division I foes over the weekend at the Greyson Classic in Texas.
HUTCHINSON — The Labette Cardinals, who won two straight games to start the season, are now riding a two-game losing streak following a pair of losses to Division I opponents Barton and No. 7 Hutchinson over the weekend.
The Labette Cardinals wrestling program opened the 2019-20 season on Thursday night with a dominating home dual victory over Oklahoma Wesleyan by a mark of 37-5.
ST. PAUL — The St. Paul Indians, still perfect on the season at 9-0, are seeking a berth into the 8-Man II quarterfinals for the fourth year in a row on Saturday. Standing in their way are the Waverly Bulldogs, who will travel to St. Paul for a Friday night playoff matchup.
IOLA — Twenty-three points from transfer sophomore guard Tyler Garrett, coupled with the second double-double from Toraze Dobbs in as many games this season, helped Labette elevate past Allen 77-73 in the Red Devil Classic finale on Saturday evening.
Avenging a season-opening loss from a season ago, the No. 11 Labette Cardinals pounced on the Neosho County Panthers early in an 86-60 win on Saturday afternoon at home.
DODGE CITY — An injury to star outside hitter Brali Conard left Chetopa shorthanded in the KSHSAA 1A State Tournament as the second-seeded Green Hornets went 0-3 in pool play, ending their season.
IOLA – A double-double from Toraze Dobbs and a stat-filling performance from point guard Makiyah Jones fueled the Labette Cardinal’s season-opening 100-61 blowout of MCC-Penn Valley on Friday at the Red Devil Classic in Iola.
For the first four years of Jerrod Stanford’s tenure as head coach of Labette men’s basketball, the Cardinals were constantly hitting the reset button to start the year. The most returning sophomores Stanford ever had on one team was two.
CHETOPA — Now that history has been made, the Chetopa Green Hornets volleyball team now faces the task of living up to its seeding at the KSHSAA 1A State Volleyball Tournament in Dodge City on Friday.
ROSALIA — History was made by the Chetopa Green Hornets on Saturday afternoon. But the gravity of what had happened didn’t hit they players until hours later.
Below are the projected Week 9 matchups for the Parsons Sun area schools. Labette County, Cherryvale and St. Paul will advance to the postseason while Parsons, Erie, Oswego and Chetopa will play consolation games as they did not qualify for the playoffs.
ALTAMONT — Chanute’s sideline left Altamont as jubilant champions of the SEK League, while the Labette County sideline felt like it let a title slip away on Friday night’s regular season finale.
OSWEGO — A Bloody Bucket rivalry renewed on the volleyball court decided Tuesday night’s regional champion as the Chetopa Green Hornets defeated the Oswego Indians 2-1 (25-21, 24-26, 25-18) to secure the top overall seed at Saturday’s sub-state tournament in Rosalia.
GARNETT — Labette County volleyball picked up some late-season momentum on Saturday as the Grizzlies finished in second place at the Anderson County Tournament.
WINFIELD — Both top-seeded singles competitor Gracen Friess as well as doubles pair Jaidyn Shultz and Lauren Farris suffered gut-wrenching tiebreaker losses in their first matches at the 4A state tennis tournament in Winfield over the weekend.
For three quarters, the Parsons Vikings went toe-to-toe with the Caney Valley Bullpups. Parsons held a lead through most of the game and looked poised to clinch a playoff berth.
ST. PAUL — Two sweeps to end the regular season by the Chetopa Green Hornets secured the team’s second Three Rivers League title in three years on Tuesday.
CHANUTE — Prior to Saturday afternoon, five girls in Parsons girls tennis history had combined for 12 regional singles titles. The most recent was Sara Ong in 2010.
ALTAMONT — Coming off an emotional high after beating Fort Scott in overtime, the hangover for the Labette County Grizzlies hit on homecoming Friday night as the Grizzlies fell to previously winless Wellington 21-0 in Week 6.
While the Parsons Vikings’ 2019 campaign hasn’t quite lived up to the turnaround season a year ago, the Vikings oddly enough find themselves in the exact same place they were a year ago — 1-1 in district play with three games left in the regular season and in control of their own destiny.