High School Sports
A look around Class 4A-Division I Sub-States
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
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
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
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
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
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...
Eagle teams on road in first round
Seedings and first-round pairings were released for the Oswego Class 2A Sub-State Basketball Tournaments Wednesday afternoon and both Uniontown teams will play first-round games on the road to start next week's play. Tuesday night in the final games of the regular season, the Eagles were swept on the road by Southern Coffey County at LeRoy. The girls fell 34-33 and the boys lost 49-44. No other details of either game were provided...
Tiger boys hold on in OT; Friday showdown looms
COFFEYVILLE -- Kaleb DeLaTorre put Fort Scott High's boys ahead in overtime with a 3-point shot, then made a pair of free throws with less than 15 seconds to go to make the lead two possessions wide, allowing the Tigers to prevail, 68-67, over Coffeyville in overtime in a Southeast Kansas League battle here Tuesday night...
FSHS girls can't climb out of hole
COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott's girls found themselves in a 23-point hole in the second quarter here Tuesday night, then fought back to get within eight early in the fourth. But Coffeyville pulled ahead again and went on to a 78-62 win in Southeast Kansas League play...
Eagle wrestlers compete in first Regional
FREDONIA -- Uniontown High School's wrestling team competed in the first-year program's first Regional Tournament here over the weekend. The Eagles sent four competitors to the Fredonia Class 3-2-1A Regional, placing 21st. John Emmerson wrestled at 145 pounds. ...
Freshmen trio headed to State
LOUISBURG --Three Fort Scott High School freshmen will take part in this weekend's Class 4A State Tournament after placing in the top four at the Louisburg Class 4A Regional Tournament here over the weekend. Derek Bollinger finished in second place in the 132-pound bracket while Alex Gorman was fourth at 120 and Zarek Fewell was fourth at 138...
Tiger boys roll, keep pace with Independence
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High's boys kept pace with Independence in the Southeast Kansas League boys' basketball race with a 73-43 victory over rival Pittsburg here Friday night. Independence, the league leader (10-0 SEK, 18-0 overall), survived overtime at home against Parsons, 62-56. ...
Northeast squads sweep Uniontown in league finale: Eagles' 1-2 punch not enough in girls' contest
UNIONTOWN -- With six players scoring and three in double figures, Northeast was able to survive a potent 1-2 punch from Uniontown sophomores Shalina Harper and Holly Shinn and hand the host Eagles a 53-41 setback Friday night on senior night. The Eagles (3-6 Three Rivers League, 5-14 overall) scrapped until the end but only one other player, Bre Hampton, was able to score for the home team...
Northeast squads sweep Uniontown in league finale: Boys fall as Vikings clinch TRL championship
UNIONTOWN -- Uniontown's boys stayed close to visiting Northeast for a quarter and a half but the Vikings pulled steadily away Friday night, spoiling the Eagles' senior night with a 66-33 victory. The hosts were outscored 12-2 in the last three minutes of the first half, then saw Northeast roll to a 28-7 difference in the third quarter to put the game out of reach and clinch the Three Rivers League championship...
Free throws aid Tiger boys
Free throws kept Fort Scott High's boys in the game during the first quarter and helped them in taking control during the second as the Tigers went on to defeated Labette County, 59-46, in Southeast Kansas League action at the FSHS gymnasium Tuesday night...
LCHS puts away stubborn Tigers
Fort Scott High's girls kept trying to catch up but Labette County kept pulling away, finally putting the stubborn Tigers away with a late-third quarter run in Southeast Kasnas League play at the FSHS gymnasium Tuesday night, 54-36. The Tigers (2-7 SEK, 4-13 overall) used a 10-2 run at the beginning of the third quarter to get within 28-24 with just under five minutes remaining. The defense forced LCHS (8-2, 13-4) to miss 6 of its first 7 field-goal attempts in the period...
Eagles sweep winless Jets
UNIONTOWN -- Uniontown's basketball teams swept Altoona-Midway in a Three Rivers League doubleheader here Tuesday night. The girls opened things off with a 55-18 shellacking of the Jets. Shalina Harper scored 34 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and 7 steals for the Eagles (3-5 TRL, 5-13 overall). She set a new school record with eight 3-point baskets...
JV wrestlers conclude season at Burlington
BURLINGTON -- The junior-varsity portion of Fort Scott High School's wrestling season concluded here Saturday with a tournament. Seven Tigers appeared in the tourney. Mannie Gonzales won the 113-pound weight class (listed on the forms from Burlington as "Bracket #1). He pinned all four of his opponent who where, in order, Tegan Dillon of Topeka-Seaman, Tammer Murphy of Topeka-Seaman, Dody Huggins of Prairie View, and Huntyr Schwegman of Chanute...
Dressed for success
Throwbacks part of tribute to past champs in boys' victory
Tiger girls roll by Chargers, 65-34
The Tigers rolled easily past visiting Olathe Heritage Christian at the FSHS gymnasium Friday night, 65-34, behind 27 points and a career-high seven 3-point goals by junior Ashley Cook. However, the Chargers (2-13) dressed just seven players and used only six of them...
Eagle boys get by Blu-Jays, 58-55
UNIONTOWN -- Uniontown's boys celebrated Homecoming with a 58-55 victory over Pleasanton here Friday night in Three Rivers League play. Tyler Allen led the Eagles (4-3 TRL, 8-9 overall) with 18 points. David Bradbury added 14 and Garrett Elder chipped in with 13...
Tiger wrestlers finish third at SEK duals
COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott High School's wrestling team finished in third place in the Southeast Kansas League Dual Wrestling Tournament here Thursday, beating Independence in the third-place match. The dual tournament took the place of the season-long round-robin schedule beginning last season. ...
Tiger girls give league leader a challenge
Fort Scott High's girls gave it a good effort. It's expected by teams in the Southeast Kansas League that on any given night, any team can step up. And the Tigers, who came into the night in a three-way tie for fifth place in the seven-team SEK, gave league-leading Chanute a challenge early on before eventually falling, 56-43...
Schedule changes for FSHS hoops Friday night
Fort Scott High School has announced the following changes to the schedule for Friday night's home games against Olathe Heritage Christian. There will be only three games played as both freshmen games and the girls' junior varsity contest will not be held. The JV boys team will play at the high school at 4:30 p.m., followed by the varsity girls at approixmately 6 p.m. and the varsity boys at 7:30...