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Friday, Mar. 24, 2017

High School Sports

Tiger tennis opens season at Independence (03/18/17)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High School's boys' tennis team started its season here Tuesday with matches at the Independence Invitational against tough competition. "We have work to do, but with work, we can improve on these areas that are hurting us," FSHS head coach Lynn Barr said...
Three receive All-SEK basketball honors (03/15/17)
Three Fort Scott High School basketball players -- two girls and one boy -- received All-Southeast Kansas League honors. The teams were released Monday, four days after the last SEK teams were eliminated from State Tournament play. Junior Madison Cook was one of four players unanimously selected to the girls' First Team. ...
Six with varsity experience return for Tiger boys' tennis (03/15/17)
Six players with varsity experience return to Fort Scott High's boys' tennis squad this season. There are also four first-year players. "It's kind of an interesting combination, " Fort Scott head coach Lynn Barr said Monday afternoon. "We have some kids who have been here and know what's going on. And then we have some kids who are just starting out without much experience. There's really no middle."...
Fewell, Gonzalez earn wrestling honors (03/11/17)
One had to have a truly special season to be named to the All-Southeast Kansas League wrestling team for the 2016-17 school year as just seven of the 28 members did not win a medal at a State Tournament. Fort Scott's Class 4A State qualifiers were both selected to the Honorable Mention team. ...
Five Eagles earn All-Three Rivers hoops recognition (03/11/17)
Five players from Uniontown were named to the All-Three Rivers League basketball teams, which were released on Thursday. Uniontown junior Ben George was one of five players selected unanimously to the boys' First Team along with Oswego senior Elijah Elliott, Jayhawk-Linn junior Branden Gray, St. Paul junior Brenden Doherty, and Yates Center sophomore Aaron King. Crest sophomore Hayden Hermreck is also on the First Team...
FSHS falls to Louisburg in Sub-State final (03/08/17)
SPRING HILL -- Once Louisburg's offense got on track here Saturday night, it became difficult for Fort Scott High's boys to keep up in the Spring Hill Class 4A-Division I Sub-State championship game here Saturday night. The Wildcats (10-12) made 17 of 23 field-goal attempts (74 percent) over the course of the final three quarters, with the offense especially potent during a third quarter in which they outscored the Tigers 19-6. ...
Boys fight back to beat top seed; face Louisburg tonight (03/04/17)
SPRING HILL -- Seconds into the fourth quarter here Thursday night, Fort Scott High's boys trailed top-seeded Class 4A-Division I Sub-State Tournament host Spring Hill by 8 points. About 6 1/2 minutes later, the Tigers held an 8-point lead during a furious fourth quarter in which the teams combined for 54 points -- Fort Scott scored 32 after posting just 24 in the first three -- and held on to upset the Broncos, 56-52, breaking a five-game losing streak in the process...
Top-seeded Paola downs Tiger girls (03/04/17)
SPRING HILL -- Just when it looked as though Fort Scott High's girls had gotten themselves back into the game, top-seeded Paola went on a 12-0 run to take control in the third quarter and went on to a 46-25 win in a Spring Hill Class 4A-Division I Sub-State Tournament semifinal here Friday night...
ONLINE FIRST: Tiger boys rally to knock off top seed (03/03/17)
SPRING HILL -- Fort Scott High's boys rallied from 8 points down shortly into the fourth quarter and upset top-seeded Spring Hill, 56-52, in the first round of Class 4A-Division I Sub-State play here Thursday night. The Tigers (6-15), the bottom seed in this tournament coming in, scored only 24 points in the first three quarters but outscored Spring Hill (11-10) 32-22 in the final stanza...
Oswego ousts Eagle girls in OT (03/01/17)
OSWEGO --Fourth-seeded Oswego needed overtime to outst Uniontown's girls, 46-43, in the first round of Class 2A Sub-State Tournament play here Tuesday night. "Losing in overtime is a tough way to end the season," Eagle head coach Dustin Miller said. "The girls fought to the bitter end and that speaks to the character of these young ladies. It has been my privilege to be their coach this year."...
Rally eliminates Eagle boys (03/01/17)
UNIONTOWN -- Fifth-seeded Oswego rallied from a 14-point deficit late in the first half and was able to hold on to the lead despite horrible fourth-quarter free-throw shooting to eliminate fourth-seeded Class 2A Sub-State Tournament host Uniontown, 65-63, here Monday night...
Fewell fourth at 152 (02/28/17)
SALINA -- Fort Scott High School junior Zarek Fewell finished in fourth place at the Kansas State Class 4A Wrestling Tournament here over the weekend, going 3-2. Fewell (24-8) competed in the 152-pound weight class and had a first-round match against Holcomb's Tanner Johnson, who was ranked No. 5 in Class 4A by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association coming in. Fewell took a 3-2 decision to move into the quarterfinal round. There, third-ranked Jarrett Jurgens of Scott City won a 5-2 decision...
Eck makes first State appearance (02/28/17)
HAYS -- Uniontown freshman Colt Eck was 0-2 in his first State experience here Friday at the Kansas State Class 3-2-1A State Wrestling Tournament at Fort Hays State University. Eck (28-7) was pinned by Scott Resler of Wathena-Riverside in the first round at 145 pounds. He was eliminated by a 12-4 decision by Cole Sramek of Atwood...
Elder signs with Independence (02/28/17)
ONLINE FIRST: Both Tiger teams seeded fourth at Spring Hill (02/27/17)
Both of Fort Scott High School's basketball teams face an uphill battle at the Spring Hill Class 4A-Division I Sub-State Tournament this coming weekend. Both teams are the No. 4 seed, meaning each one has to face the top seed in the first round. Boys' tournament play begins Thursday night with the Tigers (5-15) facing the host school, Spring Hill (11-9) at 6 p.m. ...
Tigers split at Parsons in SEK finale (02/25/17)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High School's basketball teams split their final doubleheader of the regular season here Friday night. Tiger girls defeated Parsons 42-36 in Southeast Kansas League play while the boys lost 77-67. Fort Scott's girls (6-6 SEK, 8-12 overall) saw Madison Cook go 8-for-8 at the free-throw line in the fourth quarter to help secure the win. ...
Eagle teams to face Oswego (02/25/17)
Uniontown's boys will have a first-round home game in their own Class 2A Sub-State Basketball Tournament next week while Eagle girls will have to start out on the road. The boys' 14-6 record gives them the No. 4 seed in a Sub-State in which five teams are at .500 or better. They will face No. 5 Three Rivers League rival Oswego (10-10) at 7 p.m. Monday night at the West Bourbon Elementary gymnasium...