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Saturday, Sep. 5, 2015

High School Sports

Tigers open season with victory over Parsons (09/05/15)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High School's football team won its season opener for the fifth consecutive year Friday night. But homestanding Parsons, which came into the game on a 28-game losing streak, didn't make it easy on the Tigers, who finally prevailed in a Southeast Kansas League battle, 24-7...
Uniontown rolls past Altoona-Midway in opener, 58-0 (09/05/15)
UNIONTOWN -- Eight-man football's 45-point rule was just about the only thing that could stop Uniontown here Friday night. The Eagles played only a half, scoring all but 2 of their points in the first quarter of a 58-0 victory over Three Rivers League foe Altoona-Midway in the season opener for both teams...
Tiger girls win team title at Haley's Run (09/05/15)
ALTAMONT -- Fort Scott High School's varsity girls won the team title at the season-opening Haley's Run, hosted here Thursday by Labette County High School. On the boys' side, Devin Brooks won the individual title by a nine-second margin. In a race featuring three of the top female runners in the state, the Tigers finished with 28 points, earning team points for second, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and 12th positions. ...
Doubles perform well at Labette County (09/05/15)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High School's doubles teams combined for a 7-1 record here Thursday at the Labette County Invitational. The Tigers finished tied for third place with the host school but won the tie-breaker on the basis of more games won, 71-68. Pittsburg was the team champion with 14 points followed by Chanute with 8...
Brown medals for Eagles; Tigers send just one to LC (09/04/15)
OSWEGO -- Fort Scott and Uniontown both opened the varsity portion of their schedules here Tuesday but neither chose to send full teams. Kyley Brown meadled for Uniontown, which sent just two golfers. She shot a 51 in the nine-hole tournament, which tied with Caney Valley's Kelsey Wyant and Pittsburg's Jamie VanWyck. After a scorecard playoff, Wyant was placed seventh, Brown eighth and VanWyck ninth...
Coffeyvile shuts out Tigers (09/04/15)
Fort Scott High School's soccer team fell in its home opener at Ellis Park Thursday afternoon by a score of 6-0. The Tigers fell to 0-2 coming off a 10-0 loss at Louisburg in Tuesday's season opener. Coffeyville (1-0 Southeast Kansas League, 1-1 overall) dominated play, barely allowing the Tigers to get into the attacking half of the field in the first half. The Golden Tornado put up 25 shots on goal, forcing Fort Scott goalkeeper Briant Martin to make 19 saves...
FSMS volleyball wins every match at Prairie View (09/04/15)
LaCYGNE -- Fort Scott Middle School volleyball won all four matches versus Prairie View held here Tuesday in season-opening matches. The seventh-grade B team opened things up with a 25-23, 25-16, 22-25, 23-25, 16-14 win over the Buffalos. The seventh-grade A team won in four sets, 25-20, 25-22, 17-25, 25-17. No statistics were reported...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Both teams field new offenses (09/04/15)
Last season, Fort Scott High School and Parsons were teams with new offensive formations. And they were the same offense: the Flexbone. Tonight at Marvel Park in Parsons, both of these teams will again use offenses different from last season. But this time, they're extremely different...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Altoona-Midway at Uniontown (09/04/15)
While we would like to give you a comprehensive preview of Friday night's season-opening game between Altoona-Midway and Uniontown, there are two problems: 1) Everything you want and need to know about Uniontown appears in the article that ran in the 2015 Fort Scott Tribune Football Preview that appeared in this fine publication in Wednesday's edition, so there isn't anything to add about the Eagles (if you did not get a Tribune on Wednesday, copies are available at the office at 12 E. ...
Tigers beat Chanute but settle for split (09/02/15)
Fort Scott High School's volleyball team started its season off by beating one of their rivals for the first time in five years. But the Tigers settled for a split in a home triangular at the FSHS gymnasium after losing in straight sets to one of the top teams in the state...
Eagles fourth in TRL tourney (09/02/15)
PLEASANTON -- Uniontown won three of five matches in the Three Rivers League Pre-Season Volleyball Tournament here Saturday. The Eagles produced a 3-1 record in pool play to advance to the third-place match before losing in three sets to St. Paul to finish fourth...
Tigers 3rd at Parsons in tennis opener (09/01/15)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High School's tennis team tied for third place here Thursday in their season-opening tournament. The Tigers scored 7 points to tie with Pittsburg. Independence was the winner with 12 points followed by Parsons with 10. "It was about what I expected for the season opening match," Fort Scott head coach Lynn Barr said. ...
Competitive scrimmage helps Tigers (08/29/15)
There was a little more pomp and circumstance than usual prior to Friday night's Red and White Football Scrimmage at Frary Field, with the dedication of the high-school projects -- the new artificial surface at the stadium among them. But once things got going, head coach Bob Campbell and his staff were pleased to see their players put on a very competitive scrimmage...
Volleyball prepares for Tuesday opener (08/29/15)
Fort Scott High School head volleyball coach Carol Bingesser mixed things up at the team's Red and White Scrimmage in the FSHS gymnasium Tuesday afternoon. She decided to split up her varsity and junior varsity teams and put some of each group on each side of the net. Bingesser coached the Red team while assistant Jenna Campbell coached the White squad...
Eagle golf hosts 'rookie' tourney (08/29/15)
The golf season got underway for Uniontown's program Thursday when it hosted a junior-varsity level "rookie" tournament at Woodland Hills Golf Course in Fort Scott. The start of the tournament was delayed an hour due to a concern of possible rain but went off without a hitch...
Tiger soccer short on experience (08/28/15)
A familiar face will be back on the sideline for Fort Scott High School's soccer team this season. But he'll need a while to get to know his team -- and the players might need some time to get to know each other. Following Thursday night's Red and White Scrimmage at Ellis Park, David Gray, who was head coach of the Tigers from 2006-09 and assisted his son, Kevin, from 2010 to 2012, takes over the team on short notice after Andrew Cline did not come back...
JV tennis opens Tigers' sports year (08/26/15)
The junior varsity tennis team became the first Fort Scott High School athletic team to take the field this academic year when it hosted a quadrangular Monday. No team scores were kept. Abury Terry played No. 1 singles for the Tigers. She lost to Sagan Shire of Independence, 6-1, in her first match. She defeated Judy Branstetter of Iola in her second match, 6-3. Nicole Konopelko of Pittsburg won the final match, 6-0...
2's give the 1's good workout at scrimmage (08/25/15)
Possibly the best thing about Fort Scott High School's scrimmage at the practice field Saturday morning wasn't the way the No. 1 offense and defense played but how the No. 2's on both sides were able to give the No. 1's a challenge. "We tell our young guys, 'If you can compete against our No. ...
Tiger tennis opens with JV tourney Monday (08/21/15)
Fort Scott High School's girls' tennis season begins Monday when the junior varsity plays host to a round-robin tournament. The varsity schedule begins Thursday with a tournament at Parsons. Four of the six players head coach Lynn Barr took to Regionals last season are back. Three are seniors, including three-time State Tournament qualifier Jennifer Harrison, Emmah Reeves and Char Hutchison. The fourth is junior Alex King...
Patching it together (08/21/15)
63 report to first day of football practice (08/18/15)
Sixty-three players, including about 23 freshmen, reported for the first day of practice Monday morning at Fort Scott High School. "And that's about what we had the past couple of years," FSHS head coach Bob Campbell said after Monday afternoon's session. The Tigers will work out twice a day until school begins on August 27. The annual Red & White Scrimmage will be held on the new artificial surface at Frary Field the next day and the Tigers will open the season at Parsons on September 4...
Tiger cross-country enjoys large turnout (08/18/15)
In addition to football, all other fall sports at Fort Scott High School held their first practices Monday. These sports are volleyball, soccer, cross-country, girls' golf and girls' tennis. The Tribune was able to get reports from three of those sports Monday. Tracey Bogina has reported 23 out for her cross-country squad, the highest in many years...
Tigers picked second, Dragons first in poll (08/12/15)
PITTSBURG -- Two-time defending champion Pittsburg was picked to repeat as Southeast Kansas League football champion in a poll of league coaches released at a pre-season media conference here Tuesday. Fort Scott was tabbed to repeat last year's second-place finish...
Eagles the choice to win TRL eight-man crown (08/12/15)
PITTSBURG -- Uniontown was picked as the coaches' choice to win the Three Rivers League Eight-Man football championship at a pre-season media conference here Tuesday. The Eagles finished in second place behind Chetopa last season and finished with a 6-4 overall record, qualifying for the playoff for the first time since 2009...