High School Sports
Spring Hill holds off late Tiger comeback
SPRING HILL -- Early in the fourth quarter of a Spring Hill Class 4A-Division I Sub-State semifinal game here Friday night, Fort Scott's boys found themselves down by 18 points. With less than 90 seconds remaining, they were down 15. But three straight 3-point goals gave the Tigers one last bit of hope before host Spring Hill held them off at the free-throw line to preserve a 68-63 victory...
Top-seed Sedan prevails, 62-44
YATES CENTER -- Top-seeded Sedan brought an end to the season for Uniontown's girls here Thursday night, defeating the fourth-seeded Eagles, 62-44, in the semifinals of the Yates Center Class 2A Sub-State Tournament. Both teams played for the second consecutive day as Uniontown beat Oxford by one point at home Wednesday night while Sedan rolled by eighth-seeded Oswego by almost 40 points...
Paola girls hold off Tigers in Sub-State
SPRING HILL -- Second-seeded Paola held off Fort Scott High's girls, 47-40, in the semifinals of the Spring Hill Class 4A-Division I Sub-State Tournament here Thursday night, bringing an end to the Tigers' season. Fort Scott (16-5) was playing without senior point guard Maddi Allen, who injured her knee in the first half of last Thursday's game at Pittsburg...
Eagle boys eliminated by Oxford, 47-35
OXFORD -- Uniontown High's boys were eliminated from post-season play by fourth- seeded Oxford, 47-35, here Tuesday night in a first-round Yates Center Class 2A Sub-State Tournament game. The Eagles finished the season with a record of 8-13. Oxford (16-5) advances to play top-seeded Howard-West Elk tonight in a semifinal at Yates Center...
ONLINE FIRST: Uniontown girls get by Oxford in Sub-State
UNIONTOWN -- Uniontown's girls defeated Oxford in dramatic fashion Wednesday night at West Bourbon Elementary School, narrowly escaping with a 43-42 victory in a weather-delayed first-round game in the Yates Center Class 2A Sub-State Tournament. "It was a nail-biter," Eagles senior Emily Shinn said. "I'm so, so proud of my team and the way we pulled together."...
Fort Scott wrestler takes home state gold
SALINA -- Fort Scott High School's Jacob Durossette became the latest Tiger to win a wrestling State championship when he defeated Prairie View's Kaleb Konitzer, 3-2, in the 145-pound title bout at the Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament Saturday. John Hughes finished third at 160 pounds for Fort Scott while Jerad Heckman was unable to medal at 126 pounds. All three Tigers were seniors...
Durossette, Konitzer to meet for 145-lb. State championship
SALINA -- The top two-ranked wrestlers in Kansas Class 4A at 145 pounds will meet for the third time this season, this time with the State title on the line. Fort Scott senior Jacob Durossette, ranked No. 2 by the KWCA, will face No. 1-ranked Prairie View senior Kaleb Knonitzer in this evening's championship match at the Kansas Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament here...
Frosh girls finish season with win
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High School's freshmen girls' basketball team concluded its season with a 12-2 record following a 38-15 victory over Pittsburg here Thursday night. Karlee Stanley scored 15 points and grabbed 7 rebounds for the Tigers in the win. Emily Hale had 14 points and 14 rebounds...
State wrestling begins today
Three members of Fort Scott High School's wrestling team begin their quests for a State championship at the Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament, which will be held at Salina's Bicentennial Center today and Saturday. The qualifiers are, in order of weight class, senior Jerad Heckman at 126 pounds, classmate Jacob Durossette at 145, and senior John Hughes at 160. All three are past qualifiers...
Tiger girls clinch share of SEK title; Dragon boys win
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High's girls overcame some more adversity here Thursday night and defeated Pittsburg, 42-30, to win no worse than a share of the Southeast Kansas League title, their second in a row. A few moments later, Coffeyville finished off a 78-61 victory over last-place Parsons to claim its share to the title. Both the Tigers and Golden Tornado finsihed the regular season with 10-2 league records and 16-4 overall marks...
Sub-State seeds released; UHS girls at home Monday
Sub-State tournaments for classes 4A through 1A were seeded Wednesday. Fort Scott High's basketball teams are both third-seeded in the Spring Hill Class 4A-Division I Sub-State while Uniontown's girls will have a home game Monday night in the opening round of the Yates Center Class 2A Sub-State. Uniontown's boys will be on the road Tuesday night...
Tiger girls keep pace in SEK race
Though Fort Scott High's girls did not lose as many players to suspension as the boys' team did, head coach Jeff Armstrong still had to make adjustments Tuesday night without one starter and one of his top reserves. Due to the suspensions, senior Brianne Lawrence is the only true post player left. And she's still not quite 100-percent back from her hamstring injury...
Tiger boys stun Chanute, 51-46
Fiction about success in situations such as what Fort Scott High's boys faced Tuesday night would be rejected as implausible. But with four starters and seven players in all suspended, likely for the remainder of the season, due to "unfortunate circumstances," the Tigers who remained banded together, found their confidence and held on to stun Chanute, 51-46, in Southeast Kansas League play at the FSHS gymnasium...
Eagles split with Titans
UNIONTOWN -- Uniontown's girls defeated Southern Coffey County, 56-43, in their regular-season finale Tuesday night at the West Bourbon County Elementary School gymnasium. SCC thumped Uniontown's boys, 71-45, in the nightcap. Despite holding a commanding lead for most of the game, Eagle girls allowed SCC to claw back in the second half, primarily due to turnovers and sloppy play. ...
FSCC men win 1st division title since '67
OVERLAND PARK -- Fort Scott Community College's men's basketball program clinched its first division championship since 1967 when the Greyhounds beat Johnson County, 59-53, in a Jayhawk Conference-Eastern Division II game here Saturday afternoon. The win put Fort Scott at 4-1 in the division and 11-16 overall and salvaged a season sweep with the Cavaliers (4-2, 10-19). ...
Three Tigers qualify for State wrestling tourney
BURLINGTON -- Three Fort Scott High wrestlers, all seniors, qualified for the Class 4A State Tournament Saturday as a result of top-four finishes at the Burlington Class 4A Regional Tournament. The Regional was held over two days. Details of Friday's matches were published in Saturday's edition and are still available online. A list of each wrestler's matches can be seen in the list at the end of this summary...
FSHS junior varsity boys win in overtime.
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High's junior varsity boys' basketball team prevailed in overtime here Friday night, 32-30. Regulation ended tied at 30-30. Aj Smith scored the only basket, which proved to be the game winner, with 4 seconds left in overtime and was Fort Scott's leading scorer with 9 points...
Tiger girls prevail in OT; Indy boys roll
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High's girls kept their hopes of repeating as Southeast Kansas League champions alive with a 49-44 overtime victory over Independence here Friday night. Independence's boys went out in front quickly and never let up as they rolled past the Tigers, 57-23, to take a half-game lead over Coffeyville in the SEK while avenging an overtime loss to the Tigers in Fort Scott on January 10...
Two will wrestle for Regional titles
BURLINGTON --Jacob Durossette and John Hughes will wrestle for Regional championship today at the Burlington Class 4A Regional Wrestling Tournament. Durossette and Hughes are guaranteed berths in the Class 4A State Tournament, which go to the top four finishers in each weight bracket...
Northeast sweeps Eagles
ARMA --Northeast swept Uniontown here Friday night in a Three Rivers League doubleheader. Viking girls took a 60-54 victory while Northeast boys' claimed an 84-57 verdict. These were the final league games of the season for Uniontown, which will finish regular-season play with home games against Southern Coffey County Tuesday night...
Eagles take part in Girard strength meet
GIRARD -- Uniontown High School athletes took part in the 21st Annual Girard Strength and Speed Meet here February 15. There were 164 competitors from 14 schools in the meet. Cole Schafer competed in the 125-141 pound weight class. He finished first in squat with a lift of 340 pounds and second in bench press with a lift of 200...
Junior varsity boys win two games
Fort Scott High's junior varsity boys' basketball team picked up two wins earlier this week.
Uniontown boys bring Jets down by 46
BUFFALO -- Uniontown's boys drubbed winless Altoona-Midway, 68-22, here Tuesday night in Three Rivers League play. The Eagles led 12-7 after one period and increased the margin to 35 points at the half after a 30-point second quarter. "I was very pleased with how we bounced back from a tough game (Monday) night," Uniontown head coach Jeremy Neville said. ...
Freshmen boys 1-1 this week
Fort Scott High School's freshmen boys' basketball team has split in two games played so far this week. Monday night, the Tigers picked up a 66-47 win at Iola. Kaleb Ashe led with 25 points and Grant Goldston added 14. Tuesday night at Parsons, the Tigers fell to the home squad 63-35. Brady Tourtillott scored 14 points for Fort Scott...
Tiger girls climb into 1st-place tie
Fort Scott boys now within one game of .500