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Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

High School Sports

Tiger boys go into break with win (12/20/14)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott High School's boys will go into the break as one of the co-leaders in the Southeast Kansas League after beating Chanute, 48-39, here Friday night. The Tigers, 3-2 overall, are tied on top of the SEK with Independence (5-0) with 2-0 league records. The Bulldogs needed overtime to win at Pittsburg Friday night, 52-43...
Scoring spurts send Chanute girls over Tigers, 66-35 (12/20/14)
CHANUTE -- A pair of long scoring runs spelled trouble for Fort Scott High's girls here Friday night as host Chanute pulled away for a 66-35 win in Southeast Kansas League play. The Blue Comets (1-0 SEK, 4-1 overall), who have no seniors on the roster, scored the last 14 points of the first quarter to take an 18-4 lead...
Jay girls prevail over UHS (12/20/14)
PLEASANTON -- Pleasanton's girls prevailed here Friday night, 40-30, over Uniontown as Sydney Dent scored 13 points and Abby Howell added 11 in a non-league contest between the Three Rivers League rivals. "Down 23-5 at the half, the girls dug deep and brought it back within 8," Uniontown head coach Dustin Miller said. "I am extremely pleased with the way we played the last two quarters. We have to learn to play like that for four in a row."...
SEK Coaches of the Year (12/19/14)
Webb inks with Butler (12/19/14)
Baker headed to Iowa (12/19/14)
Bringing it up court (12/19/14)
Buzzer-beater gives Tigers victory over Vikes (12/17/14)
Senior forward Mason Knopp couldn't play for Fort Scott's boys Tuesday night as he has been hampered by a lingering injury from football season. Normally, Parsons might have considered that a good sign. But Knopp's fill-in, Benjamin Labbe, scored the game-winning layup at the buzzer to give the Vikings their first loss of the season, 46-44, in Southeast Kansas League action...
Eagle boys open league play with win (12/17/14)
ST. PAUL -- Uniontown's boys snapped a three-game losing streak as the Eagles beat St. Paul, 55-55, in their first Three Rivers League contest of the season here Tuesday night. St. Paul's girls, ranked No. 4 in Class 1A-Division I by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association, took a 53-19 victory over Uniontown's girls to remain undefeated...
Parsons holds off Tiger rally (12/17/14)
Turnovers helped Parsons' girls get out to a big lead on Fort Scott Friday night. And they almost allowed the Tigers to rally from that deficit. The Vikings took advantage of seven first-quarter turnovers by the Tigers, which led to 12 points, as they built a 12-point lead. But after holding Fort Scott at bay for three quarters, a splurge of Viking turnovers --six in the final stanza -- almost allowed the Tigers to come all the way back...
Three Tigers earn medals at Eudora tourney (12/16/14)
EUDORA -- Fort Scott High's Derek Bollinger, Trey Holston and Chris Stell earned medals at the 25-school Eudora Tournament of Champions here over the weekend. Each of Fort Scott's five entrants wrestled in pools on Friday and those who advanced wrestled for placement in brackets on Saturday...
McKee third at Anderson County (12/16/14)
GARNETT -- Austin McKee earned Uniontown wrestling's highest finish so far as he took third place in the 285-pound weight class at the Anderson County Invitational here Saturday. McKee pinned all three of his opponents in pool matches, Jake Hastings of Carbondale-Santa Fe Trail, Steven Cronick of Parsons, and Chris Doan of Jayhawk-Linn...
Uniontown boys drop two (12/16/14)
HUMBOLDT -- Uniontown's boys' basketball team lost their final two games in the Humboldt Round-Robin Tournament and finished in fourth place. Thursday, the Eagles (1-3) fell to Erie, 59-27. David Bradbury led Uniontown with 9 points and 7 rebounds. Garrett Elder scored 7 points, had 5 rebounds and blocked 4 shots...
Tiger boys win home JV tourney (12/16/14)
Fort Scott High School's junior varsity boys' basketball team claimed the championship of their own tournament by winning two games on Saturday. The Tigers defeated Iola, 56-46, and Frontenac, 61-39. Devonte Robinson led the Tigers (3-0) with 22 points against Iola while Marcus Stepps added 12. Austin Cook led the way against Frontenac with 14 points. Robinson scored 12 and Ryan Thomas chipped in with 11...
UHS girls beat TRL rival Crest (12/13/14)
HUMBOLDT -- Uniontown's girls got their first win of the season here Friday night, beating Three Rivers League rival Crest on the final night of the Humboldt Round-Robin Tournament, 50-39. Jana Wilkinson scored 16 points to lead the Eagles (1-3). Holly Shinn added 14 points and Shalina Harper finished with 13...
Tigers sweep in first round of home JV tourney (12/12/14)
Fort Scott High School's junior varsity basketball teams swept Chanute in first-round games of their home tournament at the FSHS gymnasium Thursday night. Tiger girls (1-0) opened things up by scoring the games' first 13 points on their way to a 47-17 win. Fort Scott's boys followed up with a 58-38 victory over the Blue Comets...
Eagle girls fall in first 2 games (12/12/14)
HUMBOLDT -- Uniontown High's girls have dropped their first two games in the Humboldt Robin Tournament. Humboldt took a 56-37 victory in varsity play in the opening round on Tuesday night. Shalina Harper led the Eagles with 15 points and Keely Goodridge added 11...
Uniontown girls fall to Marmaton Valley, 30-27 (12/10/14)
UNIONTOWN -- Uniontown High School's girls' basketball team played their rivals close Friday night, even outscoring them in the fourth quarter. But the rally fell just short as visiting Marmaton Valley took a 30-27 victory in a non-league game. "I was pleased with our effort that we put forth Friday night," Eagle head coach Dustin Miller said. ...
Southwest wins tourney; young Tigers fourth (12/09/14)
Fort Scott High School wrestling head coach David Brown put out a young team for the Fort Scott Dual Tournament at the FSHS gymnasium Saturday afternoon. In each of the five duals, the Tigers fielded six freshmen, two sophomores and two seniors who weren't on the team last season, one of them having never wrestled before this dual...
Broken Arrow sweeps Fort Scott (12/09/14)
WILLARD, Mo. -- Broken Arrow, Okla., won both games against Fort Scott High here Saturday to clinch the boys' and girls' championships of the Willard Four-State Classic. Although Tiger boys lost 45-40, they finished in third place. Fort Scott's girls fell to Broken Arrow, 73-32...
Uniontown particpates in first wrestling tournament (12/09/14)
CANEY -- Uniontown High School participated in its first-ever wrestling tournament, sending five wrestlers to Caney Valley's Kan-Okla Tournament. The highest-placing Eagle wasn't even counted in team points for Uniontown as John Emerson was one of many extra wrestlers from several schools who officially competed "unattached." Emerson finished sixth in the 152-pound weight class with a 3-2 record on the day. ...
Tiger boys rally and hold on, 46-45 (12/06/14)
WILLARD, Mo. -- Thursday night, Fort Scott High's boys staged a rally against Harrison, Ark. on the first night of the Willard Four-State Classic which fell just short, losing by 2 points. Friday night, the Tigers rallied from a 7-point deficit during the third quarter to take the lead at the start of the fourth, lost it for a bit, then regained it and held on for a 46-45 victory over tournament host Willard, evening their season record at 1-1...
Uniontown boys beat rivals in opener (12/06/14)
UNIONTOWN --A 24-7 first-quarter explosion led Uniontown's boys to a 66-34 rout of rival Marmaton Valley in the season opener for both teams here Friday night. "Our defensive pressure forced them into turnovers and quick shots, allowing us to run the floor and get open looks offensively," Eagle head coach Jeremy Neville said. "We answered the bell tonight and were ready to play."...
Tiger boys fall by 2; Harrison sweeps (12/05/14)
WILLARD, Mo. -- Fort Scott High School's boys saw a furious rally fall just short here Thursday night in a 69-67 loss to Harrison, Ark. on the first day of the 27th Annual Willard Four-State Classic. Fort Scott's girls kept things close most of the first half but were outscored 21-6 in the third quarter of a 65-28 loss to Harrison...
FSMS eighth graders sweep Nevada (12/03/14)
Fort Scott Middle School's eighth-grade basketball teams swept visiting Nevada in girls' basketball action at the FSMS gymnasium. The visitors swept the seventh-grade games between the schools. The eighth-grade "A" team won 25-12, holding Nevada to 3 points in every quarter. The Tigers led 7-0 before Nevada got on the board...