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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.

ALTAMONT — An overtime shootout with an angel looking down on Altamont left the Labette County Grizzlies with a 26-20 win over the Fort Scott Tigers, keeping the Grizzlies in the driver’s seat for the SEK League crown.

ALTAMONT — Ask Labette County Grizzlies head coach Sean Price about last week’s 28-7 loss to Winfield, and he’ll tell you he wishes he had a mulligan. 

A fall of varying narratives took another wild turn on Friday night as the Parsons Vikings, coming off two straight lopsided losses, shutout the Baxter Springs Lions 40-0 on homecoming night to kick off district play.

ST. PAUL — A study of St. Paul’s schedule showed that Friday night’s home opener against West Elk was likely the toughest game through the regular season for the Indians. Both teams entered the game 2-0 and the showdown had the makings of the state’s best 8-Man contest. 

ALTAMONT — With a come-from-behind win over Independence in the rearview mirror, the Labette County Grizzlies are aiming to stay perfect in the SEK League and get above .500 on the season with a win in Week 3 against Coffeyville.

A humbling 44-15 loss to Anderson County has the Parsons Vikings hitting the reset button ahead of its Week 3 matchup on the road against the Osawatomie Trojans.

While the Labette Cardinals showed signs of life at times against the Fort Scott Greyhounds in Wednesday’s second KJCCC match of the season, the final result read the same as the first 11 matches for the Cardinals.

FORT SCOTT — The brutal start to the Labette Cardinals’ 2019 volleyball campaign compounded at the second Fort Scott Tournament of the season over the weekend as Labette lost four matches to drop to 0-11 on the season.

Russell McCarty of the Labette County Grizzlies lines up on defense during the team's jamboree.

ALTAMONT — Coming off a 40-0 season-opening loss to Pittsburg, the Labette County Grizzlies hope for a reset on the road in their SEK League opener against Independence in Week 2.

ALTAMONT — A week removed from a 1-2 debut quad at Parsons, the Labette County Grizzlies stitched together a 3-0 (25-18, 25-13, 25-17) sweep in a best-of-five set dual with Coffeyville on Thursday in the Grizzlies’ home opener.

INDEPENDENCE — The Parsons Vikings girls’ tennis team competed at a tournament in Independence on Saturday. Parsons finished sixth out of six teams in a loaded field, notching six points.

ALTAMONT — As the fourth year of Heather Wilson’s tenure as the Labette County Grizzlies head volleyball coach begins this fall, the longtime staple of Altamont is hoping a young roster can take the reins of one of the SEK League’s most consistent squads. 

The first-ever football jamborees kick off on Friday across the state for high schools in Kansas. After legislation was passed by KSHSAA that allowed teams to get together for preseason scrimmages, programs quickly organized three-to-four-team jamborees that will allow schools to go live aga…

FORT SCOTT — Labette Cardinals head coach Haley Miller expected her team to walk away from the Fort Scott Tournament with plenty of lessons learned, but also with at least one win to its credit. 

FORT SCOTT -- In its annual excursion an hour northeast to tip off the new campaign, the Labette Cardinals volleyball program traveled to the Fort Scott Tournament on Friday. The Cardinals dropped its first game to host Fort Scott 3-0 (25-15, 25-13, 25-18) before getting swept by Neosho Coun…

With the 2019-20 school year upon us, the Sun is speaking with every athletic director in its coverage area to get a scope of how each program is shaping up for the upcoming academic year.

A proposal that would separate public and private schools into their own KSHSAA sanctioned state championships has been submitted to the association by the Frontier League and will be on the agenda for the KSHSAA Board of Directors meeting on Sep. 18.