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Sunday, Mar. 29, 2015

High School Sports

Best team in the best park? Maybe so for Tigers (03/28/15)
Going into this season, Fort Scott High's baseball team is in the conversation when talking about Class 4A-Division I championship contenders. And their new ballpark, Dave Regan Field, is being talked about as perhaps the best high-school facility in the state, even as the rush is on to get the stadium complete in time for the scheduled April 7 home opener...
Stadium may be best HS facility in nation (03/28/15)
Dave Regan Field, named after Fort Scott head coach Josh Regan's father, who was the program's first head coach from 1990-2002, will be able to seat 500 people and will be just one of 15 baseball fields in the entire state that has artificial turf (seven of which belong to colleges as well as one used by the Wichita Wingnuts of the American Association). ...
Uniontown baseball falls twice in tourney (03/28/15)
ARMA -- Uniontown's baseball team opened the season here Thursday at the Northeast Tournament but came away with a pair of losses. In the first round, the Eagles were run-ruled by host Northeast, 11-1, in five innings. The Vikings scored in every inning played...
Varsity, JV tennis open seasons (03/28/15)
Fort Scott High School's varsity and junior varsity tennis teams opened their seasons this week. The varsity went to Independence on Tuesday while the JV played at Pittsburg on Thursday. Tuesday: Varsity at Independence. The Tigers had experience players in singles but had freshmen playing in three of the four doubles slots. Fort Scott finished fourth out of five schools...
Eagle softball looks to fill 7 graduates' spots (03/28/15)
A freshman-dominated team will take the field for Uniontown High School softball this team. Six of the 15 team members are first-year players. The Eagles have three seniors, three juniors, and three sophomores. Head coach Paula Coyan returns for her third year as head coach and her eighth year in the sport. With William Hathaway as assistant coach, Coyan and the Eagles will look to match or better last year's overall record of 13-9...
Experienced core returns for Tiger softball (03/27/15)
There are 39 girls out for softball this season at Fort Scott High School. But head coach Alvin Metcalf has known for quite some time now that two of them are likely to miss the entire season. However, there are four All-Southeast Kansas League picks coming back from last year's team, which won the Southeast Kansas League championship and finished third at the Class 4A-Division I State Tournament with a 17-8 record...
Young Eagles' season already underway (03/27/15)
UNIONTOWN -- Rebuilding with a young team is the task facing head coach Jeff Reed and assistant Brian Baker as Uniontown's baseball team was due to take the field for the first time Thursday in a tournament hosted by Northeast High School at Arma. Uniontown opened against the host school with Liberal, Mo., and St. Paul following. The third-place and championship games rounded out the night's action...
'Freshmen Trio' named All-SEK (03/21/15)
Fort Scott High's State Tournament-qualifying "Freshmen Trio" earned All-Southeast Kansas League wrestling honors recently. Derek Bollinger, who had a record of 35-15 prior to State, when the vote of league coaches was held, was named to the First Team as the 132-pound wrestler. Alex Gorman (16-14) and Zarek Fewell (28-18) were each named as Second Team members...
Four Eagles honored in TRL (03/21/15)
Two girls and two boys from Uniontown High School recently received All-League honors in voting conducted by Three Rivers League basketball coaches. Sophomore Shalina Harper was selected to a spot on the girls' First Team while classmate Holly Shinn was tabbed as an Honorable Mention selection. Sophomores David Bradbury and Garrett Elder were each placed on the boys' Second Team...
Cook unanimous All-SEK (03/20/15)
Fort Scott High School junior Ashley Cook was the only Tiger chosen for the All-Southeast Kansas League girls' basketball team this season. Cook, a junior, was one of two unanimous choices for the First Team in a vote of league coaches. The other was Labette County freshman Tristan Gegg...
Three Tigers honored in SEK (03/18/15)
Three members of Fort Scott High School's boys' basketball team were honored with All-Southeast Kansas League status in a vote conducted recently by league coaches. The teams are picked prior to the post-season but are held until all SEK teams have completed post-season play...
Wilkinson to cheer for the Pirates (03/17/15)
Ottawa escapes valiant Tiger effort (03/13/15)
SALINA -- Fort Scott High School basketball doesn't come to State tournaments looking to make a good showing, no matter how it's seeded. The goal each season is to win the whole thing. Wednesday afternoon, the sixth-seeded Tigers were within one point with two minutes to go before Ottawa's Tyler Smith scored consecutive layups in a 16-second span, helping lead the Cyclones to a 53-44 victory in the first round of the Class 4A-Division I State Basketball Tournament at the Bicentennial Center here.. ...
Class 4A-Division I State Capsules (03/11/15)
Fort Scott Tigers Seed and record: 6th, 16-6 (10-2 Southeast Kansas League, 2nd). Record vs. 4A-Division I schools: 9-2. Record vs. Tournament teams: 2-0 (Chanute, 2-0). Paola Sub-State Seeded 1st. Def. No. 4 Louisburg, 65-49. Def. No. 2 Paola, 64-58...
Four SEK teams going to State tournaments (03/10/15)
Fort Scott High's boys are one of four Southeast Kansas League teams that have qualified for State tournament play, the first time the SEK has sent that many since both Fort Scott and Labette County qualified both their boys' and girls teams to the Class 4A tournament in 2004-05...
Wildcats bring Tiger girls' season to close (03/07/15)
PAOLA -- A 21-0 run in the first half gave second-seeded Louisburg control of a Paola Class 4A-Division I Sub-State semifinal here Friday night and the Wildcats went on to bring an end to Fort Scott High's girls' season, 71-42. The game was tied 5-5 after Elisha Hasenplaugh made Fort Scott's first field goal of the game with 5:49 on the clock in the first quarter. But Louisburg (11-10) scored the last 19 points of the period and the first two of the second...
Tiger boys roll to finals; Chanute stuns Indy (03/06/15)
PAOLA -- Fort Scott High's boys got rolling in the second half here Thursday night in their 65-49 first-round Paola Class 4A-Division I Sub-State Tournament game against Louisburg. The Tigers (15-6), the top seed here, had trouble getting their first basket in both the first and second quarters. But they scored 13 of the first 17 points of the third and never looked back...
A look around Class 4A-Division I Sub-States (03/04/15)
A look at the Class 4A-Division I Sub-State Tournaments around the state: Fort Scott's boys or girls have not played any of the other teams from the Paola Sub-State this season. Paola, Louisburg and Spring Hill are all members of the Frontier League...
Tiger teams paired with Louisburg in 1st round (03/02/15)
The Paola Class 4A-Division I Sub-State Tournament, which begins Thursday night, was seeded Saturday. The boys' side of the bracket was seeded as expected while Fort Scott High's girls may have benefited from a coin toss. The boys' semifinals will be held Thursday night with Fort Scott (14-6) opening things up as the top seed against No. 4 Louisburg (6-14). The second semifinal between No. 3 Spring Hill (8-12) and host Paola (13-7) will follow at 7:30...
Bollinger sixth at State (03/02/15)
SALINA -- Fort Scott High School freshman Derek Bollinger finished sixth in the 132-pound weight class in the Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament here Saturday, earning his first high-school level State medal. Bollinger (35-15) was one of three Tigers to qualify for State, all of whom were freshmen. Alex Gorman, at 120 pounds, and Zarek Fewell, at 138, were eliminated in two matches on Friday. Their matches were presented in Saturday's edition...
Bulldogs down Tigers, take league title (02/28/15)
Fort Scott High's boys jumped out to an early lead Friday night but visiting Independence bounced back, took control in the second quarter and held off a Tiger rally to take a 55-43 victory and successfully defend its Southeast Kansas League championship...
Independence girls hold off Tiger rally (02/28/15)
Fort Scott High's girls played Independence tough at the FSHS gymnasium Friday night, rallying from 7 points down in the third quarter and giving themselves a chance to win the game in the final seconds of play. The Bulldogs prevailed, however, and finished the season as the third-place team in the Southeast Kansas League behind co-champs Chanute and Labette County, each of which won on Friday night...
Bollinger reaches semifinals, has chance to medal (02/28/15)
SALINA -- Fort Scott High's "freshmen trio" began their journeys through the field of the Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament at the Bicentennial Center here Friday. Derek Bollinger won his first two matches. He pinned Atchison junior Spencer Vice 37 seconds into his first-round match at 132 pounds. He went on to tak an 8-4 decision over Payton Smith, a junior from Winfield, in the quarterfinals...