High School Sports
Soccer season ends via shutout
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
Tigers roll as Quinney jets for 4 touchdowns
Fort Scott High clinched a Class 4A-Division I playoff berth Friday night when the Tigers routed Labette County, 49-12, and Paola got by at Chanute in overtime, 21-20. Paola, which also clinched, will host Fort Scott next Friday night in a game that will simply determine which one gets to play a first-round home game and which one will have to go on the road to begin its State championship quest...
Eagles pluck Blu-Jays to set up winner-take-all finale
UNIONTOWN --Uniontown scored on its first four possessions and didn't have much trouble with visiting Pleasanton here Friday night, rolling 56-8 in a score-shortened game that ended at halftime on Senior Night. Eight-man football games are called when the margin reaches 45 points at halftime or any point after...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Tigers vs. Labette County -- Never underestimate the Grizzlies
OK, so Labette County is just 2-5 on the season. And, OK, the Grizzlies are just 2-5 and on a three-game losing streak. And, yes, the teams they've beaten -- Iola and Parsons --are a combined 1-13. But somehow, no matter the records, Jesse Ybarra always has his team ready to play Fort Scott High tough. And tonight's Class 4A-Division I District 4 battle at Frary Field -- which also doubles as a Southeast Kansas League game -- isn't expected to be a night off...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Uniontown vs. Pleasanton -- Senior Night is tonight in Uniontown
Uniontown and Waverly should be able to stay on course for a potential winner-take-all Eight-Man I District 1 contest next week if they both win tonight. It's Uniontown's senior night and Pleasanton, led by former Fort Scott Tiger Trent Stepps, will be the opponent. Meanwhile, Waverly will be playing at Marmaton Valley...
Tigers seeded 2nd
Fort Scott High's volleyball team has drawn the No. 2 seed in a Class 4A-Division I Sub-State Tournament that will be held in Paola Saturday. The Tigers (20-16) will face the host school, Paola (17-20), in the first round. This will be the second match of the day as top-seeded Louisburg (26-11), ranked No. 4 in 4A-I by the Kansas Volleyball Association, opens against Spring Hill (14-24) at 2 p.m...
Uniontown sweeps in advance of Sub-State
UNIONTOWN -- Uniontown's volleyball team tuned up for Sub-State play with a sweep of Pleasanton and Moran at home Tuesday. These were non-league matches among the Three Rivers League rivals. The Eagles (15-19) went three sets with Pleasanton, winning 17-25, 25-8, 25-7. Holly Shinn had 9 aces during a 13-point run in the second set. Shinn was also 27 of 31 on attacks, with 14 kills. Lindsay Nietfeld finished 24 of 25 on attacks with 7 kills. Jana Wilkinson handed out 12 assists...
JV football wins season finale
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott High School's junior varsity football season concluded here Monday night with a 38-0 shutout of Chanute. Vince Tome scored the first two touchdowns for the Tigers. The first came on a 60-yard run play. The next came on a 97-yard pass from quarterback Grant Goldston. Two-point conversions failed after each, leaving the score at 12-0...
UHS golfers compete at State
Uniontown's Kyley Brown tied for 47th overall with a score of 120 at the state golf tournament at Emporia Municipal Golf Course. Teammate Kaylyn Crystal finished in a tie at 63 with a 128. Laryn Thompson was tied at 79 with a 142. The top two teams in the State were both from the same regional as the Eagles...
Harrison goes 0-2 at State tennis
WINFIELD -- Fort Scott High junior Jennifer Harrison didn't have as long of a stay at the Class 4A State Tennis Tournament as she would have liked here this past weekend, going 0-2. But she finished the season with a record of 22-14 and will be back next season in a quest to qualify all four years of her high-school career...
Tigers 4th at Anderson County
GARNETT -- Fort Scott High School volleyball finished in fourth place at the Anderson County Invitational here Saturday afternoon as the Tigers closed out regular-season play. Fort Scott (20-16) defeated Iola, 25-14, 25-19, in the first round of pool play. Ashley Cook had 7 kills, 6 assists and 7 digs for the Tigers. Elisha Hasenplaugh added 5 kills. Abi Keating handed out 10 assists and served 4 aces. Katie Gorman came up with 18 digs...
UHS volleyball winless at Central Heights
RICHMOND -- Uniontown's volleyball team ran into a buzz saw of a tournament at Central Heights here Saturday, dropping outings to the hosts, Erie, Kansas City Chritsitan and Osawatomie. Uniontown fell to 13-19 with one regular-season triangular remaining tonight at home...
ONLINE FIRST: MdCV rallies to down Eagles
Editor's Note: This information did not arrive to the Tribune office until Saturday afternoon. This summary will also be presented in Tuesday's print edition. The Tribune apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this stiuation. ---- UNIONTOWN -- Uniontown's football team lost the battle Friday night but the Eagles could still come out with a playoff berth if they can take care of business in their final two games of the regular season...
Going a little bit old school
Tigers down Comets with smash-mouth offense, big-play defense
Westhoff claims SEK title
CHERRYVALE -- Fort Scott High School junior Cassidy Westhoff claimed the Southeast Kansas League girls' cross-country title here Thursday, keeping that crown on the head of a Tiger for the fourth consecutive season. Westhoff joins Kati Jo Todd (1996), Heather Williams (2004-05) and Rienbolt (2011-13) as Fort Scott female champions. Her sister, Mallory, finished in seventh place...
No. 1 Miege sweeps; Blue Comets take SEK title
cott High's volleyball team suffered a sweep here Thursday night at the hands of defending Class 4A State champ Bishop Miege in a non-league match and Chanute in a match that determined the SEK champion. Miege (26-7), State champion in either 4A or 5A five of the last six years, is ranked No. ...
Harrison to make third State appearance
Fort Scott High School junior Jennifer Harrison got into playing tennis because her older sister, Corina, needed someone to practice with. "When I was in fifth grade, Corina, who was on the team when I was a freshman, said, 'I need someone to hit with me,' because she decided she wanted to play as a freshman (2009)," Jennifer said. "And I said, 'OK, I'll hit with you.' And then we just all started hitting as a family and I've liked it ever since."...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Tigers vs. Chanute -- Comets visit to open district play
Class 4A-Division I District 4 play opens tonight when Chanute comes to Frary Field to meet Fort Scott High and Labette County hosts Paola. For those new to high-school football, the last three weeks of the regular season are district games, which are essentially a four-team round-robin playoff for two spots in the Class 4A-Division I playoffs...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Uniontown vs. Marais des Cygnes -- Tonight's clash key in playoff hunt
Just three weeks into district play and tonight's game between Marais des Cygnes Valley and Uniontown will be one which goes a long way toward determining which teams advance to the Eight-Man Division I playoffs out of District 1 and where they will be playing their Bi-District playoff game...