LCC baseball wins one of four at Fort Scott
FORT SCOTT — The Labette Community College baseball team managed to win one game out of four over the weekend against Fort Scott.
Fort Scott’s Greyhounds won both games on Friday, winning 5-2 and 3-1.
In game one, Justin Burgess had two RBIs on two doubles for the Cards. Drew Arnold took the loss.
In the second game, Mike Smith had the RBI for LCC.
LCC won game one on Saturday, winning 3-2.
The Cards were down 2-0 when they scored three runs ...
Grizzlies drop two to Blue Comets
ALTAMONT — Bethany Holsinger’s home run was the lone highlight for the Labette County High School softball team on Friday.
Visiting Chanute swept a doubleheader from the Grizzlies in SEK League play.
Chanute took game one 5-1. The Blue Comets won game two 16-2.
The Lady Grizzlies fell to 1-7 on the season, and 0-2 in the SEK League with the losses. Chanute improved to 7-3 overall, and 5-1 in the league.
In game one, neither team scored in the...
Vikings run well at Pitt State
PITTSBURG — Abe Russell and Kaylee Krull of Parsons competed at the 24th Annual Jock’s Nitch PSU Gorillas Relays on Friday night at Carnie Smith Stadium.
The meet featured hundreds of prep athletes from southeast Kansas, southwest Missouri, and others from the Kansas City area, the Wichita area and others from Oklahoma.
Russell took sixth place in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:02. Jordan Masterson of Lincoln Christian was first (1:58). An...
Vikings gain experience
By Jason Peake
The Parsons High School boys tennis team picked up some experience with a home invite on Friday.
The Vikings hosted an invite with league rivals Pittsburg, Independence, Fort Scott, and Coffeyville at Forest Park.
At number-one singles, Payton Hays of Parsons took first place.
Hays beat Coffeyville’s Mitchell Reitz 8-1. Hays then defeated Hank Cloninger of Pittsburg 8-1.
Hays knocked off Fort Scott’s Gage...
Hurley thrilled to coach at Oswego
By Jason Peake
The opportunity to coach at Oswego was just too good to pass up for Travis Hurley.
Hurley was named Oswego High School’s new head football coach this week.
Hurley will replace Travis Burk, who resigned after just one season in charge of the Indians. Hurley said there were several reasons he applied, and later accepted the position.
“It’s a really good district, and everybody says good things about it,” Hu...
New LCC wrestling coach motivated to succeed
By Jason Peake
As Ryan Phillips sits in his new office at Labette Community College, he’s surrounded by trophies and plaques his predecessors secured.
What more motivation would one need?
“It’s definitely motivation for me to keep the tradition going,” Phillips said. “I’m up for that challenge.”
Phillips is the new man in charge of the Labette wrestling program. The newest addition to the LCC coaching staff arrived in to...
Prep baseball: Grizzlies sweep Blue Comets
By Jason Peake
ALTAMONT — The Labette County High School baseball team began conference play on a high note by sweeping a doubleheader from Chanute on Friday at Vic George Field.
The Grizzlies took game one 8-5, and then took the nightcap 4-1.
The games were the first SEK League contests of the season for the Grizzlies, who improved to 7-3 overall.
“Chanute’s a good ballclub, and they got off to a good start in league p...
LCHS tennis team takes first at Chanute
CHANUTE — The Labette County High School boys tennis team took first place at the Chanute Invitational on Friday.
The Grizzlies had eight wins, while host Chanute and Columbus tied for second with seven wins. Iola rounded out the field.
At number-one singles, Labette County’s Josh Mathes took second place, earning wins over Iola and Chanute.
At number-two singles, Caleb Mathes finished third, beating Iola.
The number-one doubles team of Aaron ...
Area athletes square off at Oswego track invite
OSWEGO —The 2013 Oswego Invitational Track Meet was held on Thursday.
In addition to the host Indians, St. Paul and Chetopa were among the other teams competing.
St. Paul’s girls took second in the team standings, with Jayhawk-Linn taking first.
Jenny O’Bryan won the 1600 (5:55), and the 3200 (12:16) for the Indians.
Josie Albertini took first place in the 110 hurdles with a time of 17.31. Albertini was fifth in the 300 hurdles (1:04). ...
Parsons Middle School track team fares well at Indy
The Parsons Middle School track team competed at Independence on Thursday.
The eighth grade boys took first place, the seventh grade boys were second, the seventh grade girls took fifth place, and the eighth grade girls were sixth. The coaching staff said they were proud of the Vikings for their efforts and achievements.
The Middle School track team will compete at Chanute on Tuesday, and at Girard next Thursday. The medalists from Parsons are...
Swimming: Grizzlies meet Vikings in the pool, LCHS program has good numbers
By Jason Peake
The growth of the Labette County High School girls swim team was on full display Wednesday at the Parsons State Hospital pool.
The Grizzlies competed against the Parsons Lady Vikings in a dual meet.
And Labette County’s girls swimming program appears to be on the rise, as the team has impressive numbers this season.
Labette County has 19 girls out for swimming, and 16 of them competed at Parsons on Wednesd...
Oswego hosts track invite
Oswego High School hosted a track and field invite on Thursday. Pictured above, Oswego’s Rowdy Vance hands off to Nathaniel Waggoner during the 4x800 relay. St. Paul and Chetopa also competed at the track meet. Results will be printed when available.
Lady Cardinals look to continue winning streak, LCC baseball head to Fort Scott
By Jason Peake
With a good portion of the season in the books, let’s take a quick look at the Labette Community College softball and baseball teams, and where they’re at this point.
Record: 23-13, 16-4 in East.
Looking ahead: The Lady Cardinals begin a trip to western Kansas today. LCC plays doubleheaders at Dodge City today (3 p.m.), before a Saturday date at Pratt (noon).
After the weekend, Coach Ryan Ph...
Oswego lifters take second at 2A state
This past weekend Oswego High School took 14 students to the 2A State Powerlifting Meet in Solomon under the direction of Coach Travis Burk. Oswego finished second in the team standings.
“Our kids competed great,” Burk said. “I was very proud of their effort. I also felt this was something great for these kids to build on for next year.”
In the 123-pound weight class, Jon Walker took first place overall. Walker was first in squat, third in ben...
LCC's Dickey signs with Friends
Labette Community College women’s basketball player Brooke Dickey has signed a letter of intent with Friends University for the 2013-2014 season.
Dickey was a two-year starter for Anna Nimz and the LCC women’s basketball program. Dickey was a team captain her sophomore year. Dickey is a 4.0 GPA student. In addition to playing basketball, Dickey is involved in Phi Theta Kappa, Cardinal Fedoras, is the President of Student Ambassadors and is th...
Area tracksters compete at Riverton Relays
RIVERTON — Athletes from St. Paul and Erie competed at the 2013 Riverton Relays track meet on Tuesday.
St. Paul results
St. Paul freshman Josie Albertini took first place in the 110 hurdles, finishing with a time of 17.55. Albertini took fourth place in the javelin with a toss of 99’8.
Jenny O’Bryan finished second in the 1600 (5:45). O’Bryan was also second in the 3200 (12:09).
Veronica Carlson finished third in the 200 (28.54), and sixth in...
St. Paul baseball remains undefeated
By Jason Peake
ST. PAUL — Five dates into the season, the St. Paul High School baseball team is still undefeated.
The Indians swept a doubleheader from rival Chetopa on Tuesday, winning game one 9-2 and then taking the second game 5-1. With the sweep, the Indians are now 5-0 on the season.
St. Paul Coach Pat Schibi said his team can still get better.
“We definitely still have room for improvement,” Schibi said. “We’ve go...
LCHS wins golf invite
PITTSBURG — Gilvon Darkis and Braden Page led the Labette County High School boys golf team to a first place finish at the Pittsburg Invitational on Tuesday at Crestwood Country Club.
Darkis took first place overall with a score of 78. Page tied for second with a 79. Austin Krewson finished fourth overall with an 80, while Aaron White carded an 83. Griffin Argo finished with an 89, and Drew Dwyer had a 102.
“The boys played well again,” LCHS C...
Local athletes selected to Harold Turner All-Star Game
Local athletes selected to NCCC’s Turner all-star game
The Harold Turner High School Basketball All-Star games will take place on Sunday at Neosho County Community College in Chanute.
Several local athletes will be participating in the game. Erie’s Kailey Cleaver and Katie Brungardt were selected to the girls game. Participating in the boys game will be Jake O’Brien, Anthony Diskin, and Brayden Beachner of St. Paul, along with Oswego’s Zac Dic...