Lady Vikings, Indians compete at state meet
TOPEKA — The Kansas Class 5-4-3-2-1A State Swimming and Diving Championships were held Friday and Saturday in Topeka.
Three athletes from Parsons High School and two from St. Paul High School competed alongside the state’s best.
Sydney Markley of Parsons advanced to the finals of the 100 yard freestyle with a 13th place finish in the preliminaries on Friday. Markley finished with a time of 59.77. The top 16 moved on to the finals.
St. Paul athletes qualify for state meet
BURLINGTON — St. Paul High School athletes competed at the Southern Coffey County Class 1A Track Regional at Burlington High School on Friday.
St. Paul distance runner Jenny O’Bryan advanced to state by winning gold in two events. The freshman took first place in the girls mile with a time of 5:42 and also won the 3200, finishing in 12:33.
St. Paul’s Josie Albertini finished fourth in the javelin (101’0) to advance to state.
St. Paul’s Brayden...
REGIONAL TRACK: VIKINGS, GRIZZLIES PUNCH TICKETS TO STATE
By Jason Peake
IOLA — As Abe Russell crossed the finish line, he pumped his fist into the air and let out a celebratory scream.
Moments after qualifying for state, Jon Kelly was just looking for a place to throw up.
And as for Kaylee Krull, she was satisfied, but not exactly thrilled with her performance.
Those were just three of the story-lines at Friday’s Iola Class 4A Track and Field Regional.
The top four in each eve...
LCHS basketball camps are May 28-31
The 2013 Labette County Basketball Camp will be held from Tuesday, May 28 to Friday, May 31 at LCHS. The camp is under the direction of LCHS Boys Coach Brad Smith, LCHS Girls Coach Kristi Snider and assistant coaches Clint Witty, Brian Tucker and Heather Wilson. Current and former LCHS players will assist with the camp.
The basketball camp is for any boy or girl who will be in grades 1-12 the following school year.
The camp for grades 1-3 wil...
State golf tournaments are Monday
By Jason Peake
Is the Parsons-area a hotbed for golf or what?
The area will be well-represented at state golf tourneys all over the state. For starters, Labette County will taking a full team to the Class 4A State Golf Tournament in Cheney. The Grizzlies took first place at the Parsons 4A Regional.
Individually, Joey Sanders of Parsons advanced as a regional champion.
The 4A State Tournament is Monday at Cherry Oaks.
Oswego girls earn eighth seed for state tournament
The Oswego High School softball team will have to face the number-one seed right away at the Class 2-1A State Softball Tournament.
The Indians are seeded eighth with a record of 8-10.
Oswego will take on number-one seed Cottonwood Falls-Chase County on Thursday at 5 p.m. in a first round contest at Emporia’s Trusler Sports Complex. Chase County is now 23-0.
The field includes two other teams that are undefeated — second-seed Udall (21-0) and ...
St. Paul earns top seed for 2-1A state tourney
The St. Paul Indians are the top seed in the Class 2-1A State Baseball Tournament. The Indians are now 14-2 on the season.
The Indians will begin the state tourney on Thursday at 11 a.m. against eighth-seeded Medicine Lodge (9-10). Medicine Lodge is the defending state champ in 2-1A, and they also knocked off St. Paul in last year’s semifinals.
Other first round games at Emporia’s Soden’s Grove include fourth-seed Valley Falls (16-5) vs. fifth...
Swimmers set for state meet
By Jason Peake
Swimmers from Parsons and St. Paul High Schools will begin competition at the 2013 KSHSAA Class 5-4-3-2-1A State Girls Swimming and Diving Championships today at Topeka’s Hummer Sports Complex.
The 5-1A swimming events begin today.
Parsons High School has just three swimmers on the squad this season, but all three have advanced to state by swimming qualifying times during the regular season
Grizzlies ready for state golf tourney
By Jason Peake
All season long, the main goal for the Labette County High School boys golf team was a simple one — a trip to state.
The Grizzlies have accomplished that goal after winning the Parsons Class 4A Golf Regional on Monday at Katy Golf Course.
Labette County will now be taking a full team to state.
The Class 4A State Golf Tournament is Monday at Cherry Oaks Golf Course in Cheney.
“Our goal all year was to go to...
Regional baseball, softball glance
AREA BASEBALL REGIONALS
Labette County 4A Regional
(8) Girard 7, (9) Parsons 3
(4) Pittsburg 7, (5) Baxter Springs 3
(1) Frontenac 7, (8) Girard 0
(7) Columbus 3, (2) Labette County 2
(3) Coffeyville 2, (6) Independence 1 (12 innings)
Frontenac 5, Pittsburg 1
Coffeyville 2, Columbus 0
Coffeyville 4, Frontenac 3
Anderson County 4A Regional
(1) Iola 14, (9) Anderson Co. 4
Chanute wins SEK League's all-sports award
Chanute is the winner of the 2012-13 Martin Rohde Southeast Kansas League All-Sports Award.
This is the second time that Chanute has won the award. The first time came in 2006-07. Chanute won the award while winning four sports, the fewest by an award winner since 2010.
Pittsburg and Fort Scott were a close second and third. Labette County finished fourth in the final standings. The Grizzlies won league titles this year in boys cross countr...
Regional softball: St. Paul advances to semifinals
UNIONTOWN — The St. Paul High School softball team hammered Altoona-Midway 19-2 on Tuesday in a first-round contest of the Uniontown Class 2-1A Softball Regional. With the win, the Indians advanced to the regional semifinals. Third-seeded St. Paul will take on second-seeded Uniontown at 4:45 p.m. today. The other semifinal features No. 1 seed Yates Center taking on fourth-seeded Northeast at 3 p.m. Semifinal winners will meet at 6:30.
Season ends for Oswego baseball
Second-seeded Oswego lost to sixth-seeded West Elk 8-6 on Tuesday in a semifinal game of the Sedan Class 2-1A Baseball Regional.
Sedan Class 2-1A Regional
(5) Cedar Vale 6, (4) Chetopa 3
(3) West Elk 10, (6) Elk Valley 9
(1) Sedan 2, Cedar Vale 1
West Elk 8, (2) Oswego 6
Sedan 2, West Elk 0
LCC's Lutz signs with D-II school in Florida
Labette Community College sophomore basketball player Ashley Lutz will continue her athletic and academic career at Barry University, a NCAA Division II school in Miami Shores, Fla.
A 5-8 guard, Lutz is a Topeka product who played her high school ball at Highland Park. Lutz averaged 12 points and three rebounds a game for Anna Nimz and the Lady Cardinals (12-19) this past season. Lutz had a team-high 85 assists (three a game) and was second on...
Regional track meet is Friday in Iola
By Jason Peake
The Parsons Vikings and Labette County Grizzlies will be among the teams competing at the Iola Class 4A Regional Track Meet on Friday.
The top four in each event will advance to the 2013 State Track Meet. The field events will begin at 3:30 at Iola’s Riverside Park stadium. The prelims of the running events are scheduled to start at 5 p.m. Teams competing at Iola are Labette County, Parsons, Baxter Springs...
St. Paul rolls to regional title
By Jason Peake
YATES CENTER — Two dominating wins secured a regional title for the St. Paul Indians.
Earning run-rule victories in both the semifinals and the title game, the Indians won the Yates Center Class 2-1A Baseball Regional at Kluender Field on Wednesday.
The regional championship is the second straight for St. Paul, and the Indians advanced to the Class 2-1A State Baseball Tournament with Wednesday’s victories....
Oswego, Chetopa golf teams going to state
The Oswego High School boys golf team took second place at the Uniontown Class 2A Regional on Monday.
In 2A and in 1A, the top three teams advance to state.
Kansas City Christian took first place in the team standings with a score of 355, Oswego was second with a 429 and Pleasanton finished third with a 434.
Individually, Oswego’s Zac Dickerson finished fourth overall with a 91. Travis Schenker also earned a top 10 finish with a 98, taking eig...
Regional golf: Saving his best for last
By Jason Peake
Joey Sanders definitely saved his best for last. The Parsons High School senior entered the Parsons Class 4A Regional Golf Tournament at Katy Golf Course on Monday morning faced with a simple scenario.
If he had a good day on the course, a trip to state would be a possibility.
If he had an average or bad day, his prep golf career would be over.
In the end, Sanders didn’t just have a good day — he had a st...
Regional softball: Oswego tops Chetopa for regional title
OSWEGO — The Oswego High School softball team is going to state.
The host Lady Indians defeated Chetopa 1-0 in the title game of the Oswego Class 2-1A Regional on Monday.
For Oswego, Aimee Wimp had three singles, while Tiffany Wimp had two singles and drove in the only run of the game. Sydney Pemberton had a double, and Tyler Garris added a single for the Indians (7-10).
Aimee Wimp pitched, while Kinzi Taylor was the catcher.
Oswego advanced ...