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Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

High School Sports

14 Tigers earn All-SEK football honors (11/19/14)
Fourteen members of Fort Scott High School's football team earned All-Southeast Kansas League honors in an announcement released early Tuesday morning. Four Tigers were named to the First Team. Senior Alex Fink was chosen at wide receiver and defensive back. Senior Chase Brown was selected as a linebacker. Senior Mason Knopp was named as the punter and junior Brody Southwell was named the kicker...
Nine named to TRL 8-man football team (11/19/14)
Three Rivers League eight-man football runner-up Uniontown saw nine players chosen to fill 15 spots on the All-TRL team, which was released recently. Uniontown's First Team picks included Jacob Duffey, the unanimous choice as the kicker and also picked as a defensive back. He was also named Honorable Mention at quarterback and punter...
Three chosen for All-TRL volleyball squad (11/19/14)
Three members of the Uniontown High School volleyball team were selected to spots on the 2014 All-Three Rivers League volleyball team. No Eagles were chosen for the First Team. Sophomore Holly Shinn was a Second Team choice for UHS. Senior Michaela Nietfeld and junior Lindsay Nietfeld were honorable mention picks...
Bulldog boys, Comet girls tabbed in Southeast Kansas League (11/18/14)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High School's boys were picked to finish third by league coaches in polls released here Monday morning while Tiger girls were tabbed for sixth place. KSHQ Radio tabulated the polls for the annual media conference, held in Pittsburg's WATCO building. Coaches could not vote for their own teams...
Tight races predicted in Three Rivers as multiple teams receive first-place votes (11/18/14)
PITTSBURG --Three girls' teams and four boys' squads received first-place votes as the results of Three Rivers League coaches polls were released by KSHQ Radio in a media conference at the WATCO Building here Monday. Only four teams received top-three votes on the girls' side, but those four are separated by only nine points in the voting. ...
Bishop Miege dominates in Sectional (11/15/14)
Fort Scott High had the first play from scrimmage in Friday night's Class 4A-Division I Sectional Playoff Game at Frary Field against No. 1-ranked Bishop Miege. And it was a 34-yard run by running back Brendyn Quinney. Although the Tigers' drive stalled and Bishop Miege was able to make three big plays on its first drive, the Tigers were able to keep the Stags off the scoreboard when Quinney intercepted a pass in the end zone for a touchback...
All-SEK honor to 3 Tigers (11/15/14)
Southeast Kansas League runner-up Fort Scott saw three players picked to the All-SEK volleyball team recently, all of them chosen to the First Team. The Tigers finished second in the SEK at 5-1 with an overall record of 20-17. Chanute won the SEK for the third consecutive season...
FSHS lands 4 on All-SEK soccer team (11/15/14)
Four members of Fort Scott High School's soccer team were chosen to the All-Southeast Kansas League team recently. Two were placed on the First Team. The Tigers First Team picks are seniors Jonah Jones and Hector Torres-Leiva. They are joined by four members of league champion Pittsburg -- seniors Sullivan Lauderdale, Ricky Sanchez and Emmanuel Gonzalez, and junior Frander Marroquin. ...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Tigers vs. No. 1 Bishop Miege -- Tigers' task: beat the best in order to be the best (11/14/14)
A game such as this is what the playoffs are all about. In order to be the best, one has to beat the best. And every poll in Kansas has Bishop Miege as its No. 1 team in Class 4A-Division I. And some of them have the Stags (10-0) as one of the best teams in the state no matter what the class...
Tigers tough it out over Baldwin, 24-12 (11/08/14)
Mason Knopp threw for the most yards of any Tiger quarterback in four years and the defense made the plays when it needed to as Fort Scott High broke a five-game playoff losing streak with a 24-12 victory over Baldwin in a Class 4A-Division I Regional Playoff Game at Frary Field Friday night...
Udall bounces Uniontown from playoffs (11/07/14)
UDALL -- Austin Weber intercepted four passes and Dalton Loos rushed for 151 yards and 5 touchdowns here Tuesday night as Udall unceremoniously bounced Uniontown out of the Eight-Man Division I playoffs, 62-12. Udall (10-0) led 22-0 after one quarter...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Tigers vs. Baldwin -- Tigers look to break playoff jinx (11/07/14)
Fort Scott High is the only Southeast Kansas League team with a winning record in Kansas playoff games since the first ones were held in 1969 (Pittsburg is at .500, 25-25). The Tigers are 32-20 all-time in playoff games. But Fort Scott has lost its last five playoff games, having not yet won in the playoffs since head coach Bob Campbell returned to the sideline for the 2010 season (0-4). ...
'The U' takes on 'The U' in battle of Eagles (11/04/14)
Uniontown's football team will make its first playoff appearance since the 2009 season tonight when it travels to Udall for a Eight-Man Division I Bi-District Playoff Game. This game will be "The U" versus "The U" and Eagles versus Eagles. It's an odd coincidence that two of the three high schools in Kansas which begin with the letter U meet and both teams have the same mascot. Udall's colors, though, are red and white rather than Uniontown's black and orange...
Fort Scott's Westhoff fifth at 4A State (11/04/14)
WAMEGO -- Fort Scott High junior Cassidy Westhoff improved two places from last season as she finished fifth in Class 4A at the Kansas State Cross Country Championship Meet here Saturday. Westhoff turned in a time of 15 minutes, 31.90 seconds on the four-kilometer course. ...
Tigers make most of second chance (11/01/14)
PAOLA -- Fort Scott High junior Brody Southwell made the most of his second chance here Friday night and booted a 23-yard field goal with 8:59 remaining in the contest which helped give the Tigers a 23-22 victory over Paola. It was the regular-season finale for both teams...
Eagles earn 1st playoff berth since 2009 (11/01/14)
WAVERLY -- There are only three high schools in the state of Kansas whose names begin with the letter U. Two of them will face off Tuesday night in Eight-Man Division I Bi-District play after Uniontown pulled off its biggest victory in several seasons over Waverly Thursday night...
Soccer season ends via shutout (10/31/14)
OTTAWA -- Ottawa defeated Fort Scott High, 4-0, here Tuesday as the Tigers' season came to a close in the semifinal round of the Class 4-3-2-1A East I Regional Tournament. Fort Scott's season ended with a record of 4-12 after suffering its 10th shutout loss of the season...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Tigers at Paola -- Both teams assured of playoff berths (10/31/14)
The game between Fort Scott High and Paola in the final game of the 2014 regular season Friday night will be for playoff seeding. Both teams are assured of berths in the first-ever Class 4A-Division I playoffs, which begin a week from tonight. Both teams are 2-0 in the district while visiting Fort Scott is 7-1 overall and homestanding Paola is 6-2...
Tigers advance in soccer tourney (10/28/14)
Fort Scott High School's soccer team got past Riverton at Ellis Park Monday evening to advance in the Class 4-3-2-1A East Regional I Soccer Tournament by a score of 3-1 in a "play-in" match. The eighth-seeded Tigers (4-12) got goals from Jonah Jones and Alex Combs but the first Fort Scott goal was inadvertently scored by a Riverton player, who accidentally headed the ball into his own goal rather than away from it during the 23rd minute of play...
Westhoff qualifies for State Meet (10/28/14)
GARNETT -- Fort Scott High School junior Cassidy Westhoff has qualified for State Cross Country for the second straight year by finishing third in the Anderson County Class 4A Regional Meet here Saturday. Westhoff took third in 15 minutes, 41.64 seconds and advanced as one of the top five runners from a school which did not place in the top three in team standings. ...
Paola ends Tigers' season (10/28/14)
PAOLA -- Fort Scott High School's volleyball team went into the Paola Class 4A-Division II Sub-State here Saturday as the No. 2 seed. But home-court advantage worked out for the Panthers, who advanced 25-22, 25-16, in the first round of play to bring an end to the Tigers' season at 20-17...
Sedan ends Eagles' season (10/28/14)
YATES CENTER -- Uniontown's volleyball season came to an end against Sedan in the Class 2A Sub State Tournament here Saturday. The Eagles fell 25-17, 27-25 to the Blue Devils and saw their season end with a record of 15-19. Lindsay Nietfeld went 20 for 26 in attack with 7 kills. Holly Shinn wound up 20/24 on attacks, with 4 kills. Jana Wilkinson contributed 11 assists...
Wheeler competes in 2A Regional meet (10/28/14)
MOUND CITY -- Uniontown's Jonathan Wheeler took part in the Pleasanton Class 2A Cross-Country Regional Meet here Saturday and finished in 36th place. His time of 22:03.54 was not fast enough to help him move on to the Class 2A State Meet, which will be held Saturday in Wamego...