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Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017

High School Sports

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...
Pair of Fort Scott rallies come up short (02/22/17)
INDEPENDENCE -- Rallies fell short for both of Fort Scott High's basketball teams here Tuesday night as Independence came out on top of both games of a Southeast Kansas League doubleheader. A 43-40 win for Independence's girls kept their hope of a tie for the SEK championship alive. ...
Two Tigers going to State (02/22/17)
FRONTENAC -- Fort Scott High School junior Zarek Fewell has qualified for his third trip to the Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament while classmate Mannie Gonzalez will be going for the first time. Each finished in second place at the Frontenac Class 4A-Division I Regional Tournament here over the weekend. Fewell, sixth last season at 145 pounds, finished in second place at 152 pounds. Gonzalez was second at 126...
Uniontown's Eck qualifies for State (02/22/17)
MOUND CITY -- Uniontown's Colt Eck will be taking part in the in the 145-pound class at the Kansas Class 3-2-1A State Wrestling Tournament at Hays this weekend as a result of his third-place performance at the Jayhawk-Linn Reigonal here over the past weekend...
Eagle boys hold off Titans (02/22/17)
LeROY -- Uniontown's basketball teams concluded regular-season play here Tuesday night with a non-league doubleheader at Southern Coffey County. Eagle boys (14-6) held off a Titan rally to win, 44-34. Uniontown led 24-12 at the half but SCC got within 29-27 after three quarters...
Tiger girls win home finale, 48-28 (02/18/17)
Madison Cook's 17-point, 11-rebound effort helped Fort Scott High's girls bounce back from a halftime deficit to take a 48-28 win over Coffeyville in the Tigers' home finale at thee FSHS gymnasium Friday night. The Golden Tornado (0-10 SEK, 1-17 overall) led 11-7 after one period thanks to some early hot 3-point shooting, their first 3 baskets coming from behind the arc...
Early 3's aid Nado over Tiger boys (02/18/17)
Coffeyville came out and hit five 3-pointers in the first quarter on its way to building a 13-point lead in the first quarter of Southeast Kansas League play at the FSHS gymnasium Friday night and made it hold up in a 62-49 win over Fort Scott High's boys...
Eagles sweep Northeast in home finale (02/18/17)
UNIONTOWN -- Uniontown's basketball teams swept Northeast here Friday night in the last home doubleheader of the season. Eagle girls (7-3 TRL, 11-8 overall) won the for the ninth time in 10 games, downing the Vikings by a 52-45 score to close out Three Rivers League play...
Tiger offenses struggle as Pittsburg sweeps (02/15/17)
PITTSBURG -- It was a frustrating night for both basketball teams at Fort Scott High School as both offenses struggled to score in a Southeast Kansas League doubleheader here Tuesday night. Tiger girls scored just 7 points in the first half of a 43-23 loss to the league-leading Purple Dragons. Pittsburg's boys clinched a share of the league title with a 61-28 win during which they did not allow a point in the third quarter...
Harper breaks Uniontown scoring record in win (02/15/17)
UNIONTOWN -- Senior Shalina Harper became Uniontown High School's all-time scoring leader for the girls' basketball program with her 29-point outing against Altoona-Midway in Three Rivers League play here Tuesday night. Eagle girls took a 65-15 win over the Jets while the boys completed the sweep with a 63-15 win...
Slow start dooms Tigers (02/11/17)
Fort Scott High's boys were unable to overcome a strong start by visiting Labette County Friday night and eventually fell, 56-49, in Southeast Kansas League play at the FSHS gymnasium on Homecoming. Labette County (4-5 SEK, 7-9 overall) outscored Fort Scott 17-3 in the first six minutes of play with Javon Reliford scoring 10 of his game-high 21 points during the run. Reliford also had 4 steals in the quarter...
Gegg's 28 leads LC (02/11/17)
Tristan Gegg's 28-point night led Labette County's girls, ranked No. 8 in Class 4A-Division I by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association, to a 67-49 win over Fort Scott High in Southeast Kansas League play at the FSHS gymnasium Friday night. Gegg scored 7 of Labette County's first 9 points as the Grizzlies (7-2 SEK, 13-3 overall) stormed out to a 21-9 leadter one quarter of play...
Uniontown teams sweep Pleasanton (02/11/17)
UNIONTOWN --Uniontown's basketball teams swept Pleasanton in a Three Rivers League doubleheader on Homecoming here Friday night. Eagle girls (5-3 TRL, 9-8 overall) won 46-29 behind a 27-point, 6-rebound night from Shalina Harper. Holly Shinn added 11 points and handed out 4 assists...
Pittsburg wins SEK duals (02/11/17)
Stell, Lorenz, Caldwell each 3-0 in tourney but Tigers finish 6th
Harper's 25 leads Eagle girls (02/08/17)
Uniontown boys' rally falls short as Yates Center breaks tie for 2nd
Fewell fourth at Rose Hill (02/08/17)
ROSE HILL -- Zarek Fewell was the only medalist for Fort Scott High School at the always-loaded Rose Hill Invitational over the weekend, finishing fourth at 152 pounds. Fort Scott only brought four athletes to the event. Fewell, who is ranked No. 6 in Class 4A at 152 pounds by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association, began the tournament with a 13-5 major decision over Garrett Thompson of Jayhawk-Linn. Fewell then went on to defeated Salina Central's Donivyn Will in overtime by a 5-3 score...
Tigers sweep Comets; boys win in final minute (02/04/17)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott High's basketball teams swept Chanute here Friday night in Southeast Kansas League play. The night began with the girls' 37-30 win over Chanute. Then the boys, without one starter and a key sub due to injuries and down two more starters due to fouls in the fourth quarter, rallied for a 47-46 win over the Blue Comets...
Eagles sweep rival Wildcats in TRL play (02/04/17)
MORAN -- Shalina Harper's buzzer-beating 3-pointer gave Uniontown's girls a 31-30 victory over Marmaton Valley in the first game of a Three Rivers League doubleheader here Friday night. Eagle boys followed up with a 56-30 win over the Wildcats to stay in a tie for second place in the league...
Tiger girls roll, 40-22 (02/01/17)
Fort Scott High's girls never trailed Tuesday night as they defeated Parsons, 40-22, in a Southeast Kansas League battle at the FSHS gymnasium. The Tigers (3-3 SEK, 5-9 overall) scored in groups of 3 in the early going to build a 9-4 lead after four minutes of play. Madison Cook hit two 3-point field goals and Skylear Brown converted a 3-point play in the opening run...
First-half shooting woes hurt Tiger boys (02/01/17)
Fort Scott High's boys have found themselves blazing hot from the floor during stretches of their last three games. But in two of those three, they've also had a quarter or so where they were very cold and that hit the Tigers again Tuesday night at the FSHS gymnasium...
Eagle girls win in OT (02/01/17)
CHETOPA -- Unionrown's girls defeated Chetopa, 58-53, in overtime here Tuesday night, moving into a 3-way tie with the Green Hornets and Northeast for fifth place in the Three Rivers League. The Eagles (2-3 TRL, 6-8 overall) were led by Shalina Harper's 33 points. Holly Shinn had a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds...
Frontenac wins first 'Cannonball Clash' (01/28/17)
There is no doubt concerning the level of dedication Alvin Metcalf, Jr. has for the sport of wrestling. The former Tiger, now Fort Scott High's head coach, also looks to promote the sport whenever he can. The effort he made on Thursday night by staging an event at Memorial Hall appeared to be a rousing success. ...
Boys beat Girard in overtime; Tiger girls fall (01/28/17)
GIRARD -- Ryan Thomas converted an "old-fashioned" 3-point play here Friday night with 31 seconds remaining in overtime that held up as the winning score for Fort Scott High's boys in a 65-62 win over Girard. Tiger girls were within 5 points after three quarters but Girard outscored Fort Scott 21-5 in the final stanza and went on to a 54-32 win...
Eagle boys roll by Lancers; Crest girls win by 3 (01/28/17)
COLONY -- Uniontown's boys moved into a tie for third place in the Three Rivers League following a 53-18 blowout of Crest here Friday night. Uniontown's girls, meanwhile, dropped into a tie for eighth following a 49-46 loss to the Lancers. The Eagles (3-1 TRL, 8-5 overall) led Crest 11-5 after one and never allowed the Lancers (3-1, 4-7) to score more than 6 points in a quarter. They led 34-7 at the half...