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Thursday, June 30, 2016
Locals honored, inquisitive at KDWPT meeting (06/24/16)
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism held a public meeting at the Danny and Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center Thursday with Fort Scott and Bourbon County front and center in the early part of the afternoon session. Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Division Executive Director Lindsay Madison and Tourism Division chair Bill Michaud thanked the commission for assistance KDWPT has provided in area projects such as the Riverfront Park project...
Riders just like family at local time station (06/21/16)
Martin Hudececk-Ashwill was a follower of the annual Race Across America coast-to-coast bicycle endurance race when he lived in Fort Scott during the 1980s. But when he moved to California later in the decade, he lost track of the event. When he moved back to Fort Scott from Olathe a little less than two years ago, purchasing the house at 21 N. Caldwell, he remembered the race and looked up information on it...
Soloists passing through; first team expected Wednesday (06/21/16)
Solo competitors in the annual Race Across America began passing through Fort Scott, the site of Time Station 30 at 21 N. Caldwell, Sunday evening. The soloists began racing last Tuesday from Oceanside, Calif. Teams of two, four and eight people began racing Saturday. Because they can relay, they need less time to cover the 3,069 miles between Oceanside and the finish line in Annapolis, Md...
Results from Mercy Golf Classic (06/14/16)
The first Mercy Golf Classic was held Saturday at Woodland Hills Golf Course in Fort Scott. The event was "an opportunity to celebrate the legacy of health care initiated by the Sisters of Mercy in 1886," according to Shannon O'Neil, Woodlands Golf Club manger...
Indians win pair of showcase games (06/10/16)
The Kansas Indians 18-and-under team, a local summer baseball team which includes players from Fort Scott, won two games Thursday in the second Fort Scott Community College Showcase at Dave Regan Stadium. The Indians defeated Mac-N-Seitz Jackson, 4-3, in the morning and Sluggers Red, 13-3 in four innings, in the early afternoon...
FSHS basketball camp next week (06/10/16)
Fort Scott High School's boys' basketball program will host a camp next week, June 13-16, at Buck Run Community Center, 735 Scott Ave. There will be two grade levels for campers. Camp for those entering grades 2-5 in the upcoming school year will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. each day. Camp for sixth-through-eighth graders will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m...
Showcases give exposure, bring in dollars (06/08/16)
For the second consecutive weekend, Fort Scott Community College's baseball team is hosting a showcase event at Dave Regan Stadium and Lions Field here and JayCee Ball Park in Pittsburg beginning Thursday morning. There will be 27 teams from six states, including the Kansas Indians, the summer team that represents Fort Scott. Teams participating will come from Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Nebraska and Texas...
FSCC baseball continues academic success (06/08/16)
Fort Scott Community College's baseball season concluded its season on May 8. However, there was still business for the Greyhounds to attend to in the classroom. The team concluded the season with a 3.59 GPA. Six players earned a 4.0, 13 earned between a 3.5 and a 3.99, and five players earned between a 3.0 and a 3.49...
Greyhound volleyball to host camps (06/08/16)
The Fort Scott Community College Volleyball Program will host several camps this summer to help students who wish to develop or enhance fundamental volleyball skills. Kids' All Skills Training Camp Open to students grades 3--6, this will be held from 9:30 a.m.-noon June 22. Emphasis will be placed on form and movement training for passing, hitting, setting, and other skill areas. The campers will work in small groups with a great camper-to-coach ratio. The fee is $15 and includes a T-shirt...
Weshoff competes in elite event in St. Louis (06/07/16)
ST. LOUIS -- Fort Scott High School graduate Cassidy Westhoff competed in the Festival of Miles, hosted by Saint Louis University here Thursday. According to information supplied by Fort Scott head girls' track coach Tracey Bogina, Westhoff turned in a time of 5:02.52 as she finished seventh in the Spewak One-Mile Run. ...
Reed chosen to play in 8-man all-star game (06/07/16)
John Reed, son of Blake and Natasha Reed of Savonburg and a 2016 graduate of Uniontown High School, has been selected to particpate in the 31st Annual Kansas 8 Man All Star Football Games at Beloit on Saturday. Reed will play for the East squad in the Division I game, which kicks off at 10 a.m. at Beloit's Trojan Field. The Division II game will follow...
6 baseball players honored (06/04/16)
Six members of the league champion Fort Scott High School baseball team were picked by Southeast Kansas League coaches for spots on the All-SEK Baseball Team, released earlier this week. League policy prohibited the release of the teams until the last SEK school completed postseason play. Chanute was the league's lone representative to a State Tournament, qualifying in Class 4A-Division I where the Blue Comets lost in the first round to Paola...
Softball coaches name 6 to team (06/04/16)
League champion Fort Scott High saw six members of its softball team named to the All-Southeast Kansas League Team, which was released earlier this week. League policy states that the All-League teams can't be released until the last SEK school completes postseason play. ...
2 receive All-State accolades (06/04/16)
Fort Scott High School senior Kaleb DeLaTorre and junior Grant Goldston received All-Class 4A-Division I honors recently from the Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches (KABC). DeLaTorre was chosen for a First Team spot as a second baseman even though he played shortstop this season. Goldston was chosen as a First Team catcher...
RAAM to make its annual visit (06/04/16)
Later this month, over 250 cyclists will race through Fort Scott as part of the "world's toughest bicycle race", an extraordinary athletic challenge testing racers to the utmost limits of their physical endurance, mental resilience and commitment to a cause. This is the 35th Anniversary of the Race Across America...
Kansas Indians season begins in college showcase (06/03/16)
The Kansas Indians, a team made up mostly of players who were on the Fort Scott High School varsity this past season, opened the summer schedule with two games for the 18-and-under team in a showcase hosted by Fort Scott Community College Thursday evening...
Westhoff, Tome earn medals in Saturday events (06/01/16)
WICHITA -- Seniors Cassidy Westhoff and Vince Tome won Class 4A medals for Fort Scott High on the second and final day of the Kansas State Track and Field Championships here Saturday. Those medals along with medals earned Friday by Josh Hudiburg for winning boys' javelin, Wyatt Tourtillott for finishing seventh in that event and Westhoff for a runner-up finish in the 3,200 meters brought the Tigers' total to five medals from six individuals...
Harper wins pair of medals (06/01/16)
WICHITA -- Uniontown junior Shalina Harper won her first two State medals in her third appearance at the Kansas State Track and Field Championships here Saturday afternoon. Harper, who qualified in javelin as a freshman and in the 800 and 1,600 meters last year, finished eighth in both of her running events...