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Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

High School Sports

Tigers 5th, Eagles 7th at Parsons (09/17/14)
PARSONS -- Coffeyville's Anna Pool and Labette County's team continued to make their charge toward Southeast Kansas League titles at the second league designated tournament here Monday. Fort Scott finished fifth as a team and fourth among the SEK schools. Uniontown, most often the smallest school at a tournament, took seventh place...
JV tennis plays in home tournament (09/17/14)
Fort Scott High's junior varsity tennis team hosted its second tournament of the season Monday and got to use all nine of its players when Iola was unable to show. The coaches put together a "combo" team to take Iola's place, which had two entries from Fort Scott and two from Chanute...
Gire scores lone goal in loss at Indy (09/17/14)
INDEPENDENCE -- Brady Gire scored the first goal of the season for Fort Scott High School's soccer team but it came in the 74th minute of a 9-1 loss to Independence in Southeast Kansas League play here Monday. The Tigers (0-2 SEK, 0-4 overall), who have been outscored 29-1 this season, played at Riverton Tuesday...
Eagle JV 2nd at Marmaton Valley (09/16/14)
MORAN -- The Uniontown High School junior varsity volleyball reached the championship game of the Marmaton Valley Tournament, winning four straight to reach the finals before the Eagles were edged by Central Heights. The Eagles opened with a narrow defeat of Humboldt in the first match, winning the first set 15-8, dropping the middle 15-12, then prevailing in the third, 15-13. Keely Goodridge led UHS with 9 points...
Tigers win via pair of 4th quarter TDs (09/13/14)
SPRING HILL -- Two touchdowns in a span of 1:13 late in the fourth quarter propelled Fort Scott High to a 27-13 victory over Spring Hill in a non-league battle here Friday night. Spring Hill (1-1), which generated all but 22 of its 168 yards of total offense in the second half, tied the score at 13-13 on a 37-yard pass from Ryker Johnson to Ivan Hughes with 7:12 remaining in the contest...
Visitors overcome early deficit (09/13/14)
UNIONTOWN -- Uniontown jumped out to a 16-0 lead here Friday night. But No. 5-ranked Madison/Hamilton scored 40 consecutive points to overcome the early deficit and come away with a 48-22 victory. The Eagles (1-1) got on the board with a Jacob Duffey quarterback sneak followed by a 2-point conversion run by Cole Schafer. Schafer scored the second touchdown with James Pearson adding the conversion to make it 16-0...
Tiger volleyball competitive during week (09/13/14)
Even though they were just 1-3 during the week, Fort Scott High's volleyball team was competitive every time out. Tuesday, the Tigers were swept at Nevada while they managed a split at Paola Thursday. In the most recent matches, Fort Scott swept Paola, 25-20, 25-23, and lost to Wellsville, 25-15, 23-25, 25-21...
Tennis deals with injury at Indy (09/13/14)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High School's tennis team had to work around an injury here Thursday at the Independence Invitational. Mikayla Norris, who was to play No. 2 doubles with Breanna Leslie, suffered an ankle injury before the tournament got underway. It was too late to substitute her out for a match against Iola, so the Tigers had to forfeit that match. Then head coach Lynn Barr moved Alex King from No. 2 singles to partner with Leslie for the rest of the day...
Brown takes second at West Franklin (09/13/14)
POMONA -- Uniontown's Kyley Brown shot a personal-best score of 51 over nine holes and won a scorecard playoff to finish in second place at the West Franklin Invitational here Thursday. "She just started golfing this year and has really come around and I have some high expectations for her," Eagle head coach Jason Tourtillott said...
Uniontown sweeps league matches (09/13/14)
UNIONTOWN -- Uniontown's volleyball team swept both Oswego and Altoona-Midway at home Tuesday night in both varsity and junior varsity play. These were the first Three Rivers League matches of the season for the varsity. The Eagles (2-0 TRL, 5-4 overall) controlled the tempo in the first set with Oswego, winning 25-16. The second set was much tighter but the hosts managed to squeak out the victory, 26-24...
Westhoff, Brooks take seconds in home meet (09/12/14)
Cross-country runners don't mind a cool, cloudy day and that probably contributed to some blazing fast times at the Fort Scott Invitational Thursday on the Mercy Professional Building Grounds. Case in point, the top two times in the girls' varsity race were much faster than the winning time last year. And the winning time in the boys' junior varsity race was nearly a full minute and a half better than that of the runner-up...
Tigers drop pair via shutout (09/12/14)
Fort Scott High School's soccer team has been shut out in all three games it's played this season. In the season opener versus Louisburg on Sept. 2 at Ellis Park, the Tigers fell 7-0. This week, Fort Scott has been shut out twice. Tuesday, Olathe Heritage Christian took a 3-0 decision in Olathe. ...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Tigers at Spring Hill -- Campbell to coach 200th game (09/12/14)
As of last Friday night, after Fort Scott High's football team defeated Parsons, 30-0, in its season opener at Frary Field, the program had played 1,031 games. As of last Friday night, Bob Campbell had coached 199 of those games and seen his teams win 153 of them. Of the 589 victories in school history, a Bob Campbell-coached team has been victorious in more than a quarter of them...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Uniontown vs. No. 5 Madison -- Eagles hope to to keep 'Dogs down (09/12/14)
Last Friday night, Madison was the No. 1 team in Eight-Man Division I in the Wichita Eagle football poll. But the Bulldogs made a long trip to western Kansas and were stunned by an unranked --but still very good -- Spearville squad, 32-28. This Friday night, the Bulldogs will appear in Uniontown with the No. 5 ranking. Strangely, the victory did not vault Spearville into the rankings...
Tiger golfers finish fifth (09/12/14)
GIRARD -- Fort Scott High School's golf team finished fifth in an 18-hole tournament here Thursday. The Tigers shot 466 as a team. Caney Valley was the team champion with a score of 385 followed by Labette County at 386 and Pittsburg with a 438. The Tigers' best result was put up by Katie Brown, who finished 13th as she did Tuesday at Fort Scott. ...
No. 1 doubles claims LC JV title (09/12/14)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott's No. 1 doubles team of Briana Williams and Emily Adams won all three matches here Tuesday and claimed first place at the six-team Labette County junior varsity tennis tournament. Williams and Adams first defeated Pittsburg's Alexa Yantis/Delaney Borton, 6-4. Then they shut out Iola's Judy Branstetter/Tori Danford, 6-0. Finally, they beat Labette County's Candance Carr and Kiersten Sailsbury, 6-3...
Tigers sweep home quad (09/09/14)
Fort Scott High School's volleyball team bounced back from an 0-2 start for the season last week at Chanute to sweep their first home event of the season Saturday, taking down Columbus and Girard in 2 sets and rival Pittsburg in 3 in non-league action...
Tigers control first half of season opener (09/06/14)
Fort Scott High's football team made it look easy in the first half of its season-opening game against Parsons Friday night at Frary Field. In the second half, however, they showed that there's still a bit of work to do, particularly on offense. Still, the Tigers defeated Parsons for the 23rd consecutive time by a score of 30-0 in Southeast Kansas League play. It was Parsons' 20th consecutive loss overall, last winning in the eighth game of the 2011 season...
ONLINE FIRST: Uniontown routs Altoona-Midway in opener (09/06/14)
Editor's Note: The information for this summary arrived at the Tribune office too late to make Saturday's print edition. It will be included in Tuesday's print edition for those readers who want to have a copy on newsprint. ---- BUFFALO -- Uniontown's football squad opened the season in smashing fashion here Friday night, routing Altoona-Midway, 64-0, in Three Rivers League play...
Westhoff 3rd in opening meet (09/06/14)
ALTAMONT -- Cross country season began here Thursday with the Labette County Invitational. Fort Scott's teams came away with good results from the opening competition. The best result was Cassidy Westhoff's third-place time of 15:54 over 2.5 miles in the girls' varsity race. ...
Tiger tennis plays at Labette (09/06/14)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High School's tennis team took part in a round-robin tournament hosted by Labette County here Thursday. Head coach Lynn Barr said he saw signs of improvement from the season-opening tournament at Independence but that there was still work needed on being consistent in their play...
UHS golf seeks leadership (09/06/14)
It's the age-old adage in school sports. You build through experience and typically, lead with your veterans. Then, after graduation takes a key class out of the program, you start again. That's the case for Uniontown's golf team. Head coach Jason Tourtillott, no stranger to the process entering his seventh year, had a state qualifying team but graduated four seniors that were key to the season...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Tigers vs. Parsons -- Each team sporting similar looks (09/05/14)
Fort Scott High School will kick off its 114th season of football tonight when Parsons comes to Frary Field for a Southeast Kansas League contest. Fortunately, the schools wear different colors. Otherwise, based on the formations each team will play, it could be hard to tell them apart...
Tigers swept by Colgan, Chanute (09/05/14)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott High School's volleyball team was swept in two sets by both Chanute and Colgan in non-league competition here Tuesday. The Tigers (0-2) lost to Colgan, 26-24, 25-21. Elisha Hasenplaugh had 7 kills for the Tigers. Katie Gorman came up with 22 digs and Ashley Cook handed out 41 assists...
Eagle coach sees progress despite losses (09/05/14)
Uniontown's volleyball team played a dual at Erie Tuesday night, facing off with the host school and also taking on Girard. While the Eagles dropped both matches, head coach Jackie Hall was encouraged by her team's progress this early into the young season...