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Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016
Fort Scott Tigers

Tigers make things tighter on day two (12/03/16)
WILLARD, Mo. -- The first night of the 29th annual Willard Tri-State Classic didn't go very well for either of Fort Scott High School's basketball teams. But Friday night, both teams were able to stage rallies that got them in good position in the fourth quarter before the opponent pulled away...
Uniontown to host Sub-State; Tigers to Spring Hill (12/03/16)
The Kansas State High School Activities Association released Sub-State assignments for basketball and Regional assignments for wrestling on its web site Wednesday morning. Fort Scott High School's basketball teams will be playing in a Class 4A-Division I Sub-State Tournament at Spring Hill this season. Louisburg and Paola will be the other schools participating in the four-team Sub-State. The tournament will be held March 2-4...
Good cheer all year 'round (12/03/16)
Fort Scott High holds Red & White Scrimmages (11/30/16)
Fort Scott High School held its Red & White Scrimmages at the FSHS gymnasium Tuesday night with about 32 minutes of game action from the Tiger girls' team and 24 minutes from the boys. It was the first and only chance for Tiger fans to see the teams on their home court in the next two weeks. The varsity teams open their season at the Willard (Mo.) Tri-State Classic this weekend and don't play at home until December 13...
Tigers: boys 3rd, girls 5th (11/16/16)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High School's boys were picked to finish in a tie for third while the girls were tabbed for fifth place by Southeast Kansas League coaches in polls released Monday at a media conference hosted by KSHQ Radio. Pittsburg was the team of choice in both polls, picking up five of the seven first-place votes from boys' coaches and four of seven from the girls' coaches. ...
Pair of Tigers make future plans (11/16/16)
Nine receive All-SEK football honors (11/12/16)
Nine members of Fort Scott High School's football team received All-Southeast Kansas League honors as the results were released earlier this week following the conclusion of every team's season. The Tigers, who finished in a tie for second place with Labette County, were 3-6 overall this season. ...
Stanley, Dwyer nab volleyball honors (11/12/16)
Two Fort Scott High School players received sports on the All-Southeast Kansas League volleyball team, released earlier this week. Karlee Stanley, who signed a letter of intent Thursday to play a Fort Scott Community College next season, was voted to the First Team. Kharsyn Dwyer received a spot on the Second Team...
Three picked by SEK soccer coaches (11/12/16)
Three Fort Scott High School players were placed on the Second Team as coaches voted on the All-Southeast Kansas League soccer team earlier this week. Fort Scott, 3-14 this season, saw Micah Self, Tanner Fox and goalkeeper Brett Pickert named to the Second Team...
FSHS signings (11/12/16)
Fort Scott High School senior Emily Hale (seated, center) signed her letter of intent Wednesday morning to play softball at Cleveland State University beginning in the 2017-18 season. Cleveland State is an NCAA Division I school and a mamber of the Horizon League. With Emily as she signed were (clockwise from upper left) FSHS assistant coach Allison Gorman, head coach Sean Krokroskia and assistant Brian Pommier, and her parents, Des and Amanda...
Coaching tree has strong roots in SEK (11/05/16)
Four of Brown's former wrestlers now in charge of area programs
Stell signs with Ottawa (11/05/16)
Bogina named SEK cross-country coach of year (11/05/16)
Fort Scott High School head cross-country coach Tracey Bogina was named Southeast Kansas League Coach of the Year for her work with both the boys' and girls' teams this season. This year's Tiger teams swept the league titles at the SEK championship meet in Chanute on Oct. 13. It was the second consecutive title for the girls' team. Devin Brooks won the individual boys' championship for the second consecutive year and was named as Fort Scott's finalist for the Wendy's High School Heisman Award...
Parents' meeting Monday at Fort Scott High School (11/05/16)
There will be a Winter Sports Parents meeting Monday at 5:30 p.m. at Fort Scott High School. At least one parent of high-school athletes in girls' basketball, boys' basketball and wrestling are strongly encouraged to attend. The first games of the season for both basketball teams will be Thursday, Dec. 1 on the first day of the Willard (Mo.) Classic...
Brooks 17th at State (11/02/16)
WAMEGO -- Fort Scott and Uniontown high schools each had runners at the Kansas State Cross-Country Championship Meet here Saturday. Fort Scott had both boys' and girls' complete teams while Uniontown had one boys' participant. In Class 4A boys, Fort Scott finished eighth as a team with 208 points. Maize South won the team title followed by Lindsborg-Smoky Valley and Andover Central...
Tigers shut out in season finale (10/29/16)
OTTAWA -- It was already known going into Friday night's football game that Ottawa was the Class 4A-Division I District 3 champion and that Fort Scott High was going to miss the playoffs for the first time since 2009. So Ottawa's 47-0 victory didn't change the status of either team...
Brooks wins Regional; both teams to State (10/26/16)
BURLINGTON -- Fort Scott High School senior Devin Brooks won the Class 4A boys' Regional championship here Saturday as both the Tigers' boys' and girls' teams qualified all members to the State Meet at Wamego this coming Saturday. Uniontown's boys will also be sending a runner to Wamego as senior Jonathan Harp earned a berth into the Class 2A State Meet after finishing fifth in the 2A Regional here...
Riverton ousts Tigers, 1-0 (10/26/16)
Tenth-seeded Riverton upset Fort Scott High School's soccer team, 1-0, at Ellis Park Monday afternoon, ending the Tigers' season at 3-14 in the first round of the Class 4-3-2-1A East Regional No. 2 Tournament. The lone goal was scored by Riverton's Travis Comer in the 54th minute when he knocked one in from the right side of the net...
Tigers eliminated in 1st round of Sub-State (10/26/16)
LOUISBURG -- Fort Scott High School's volleyball season came to a close here Saturday in the first round of the Louisburg Class 4A-Division I Sub-State Tournament. Top-seeded Paola defeated the Tigers (12-23) in straight sets, 25-14, 25-13. Second-seeded Louisburg won the other semifinal, sweeping Ottawa, 25-16, 25-18. Paola (25-12) then beat Louisburg (23-17) for the right to go to this weekend's State tournament at Salina, 25-22, 29-27...
Tiger golf prepares for Monday Regional (10/25/16)
COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott High School's golf team played its final regular-season meet here Tuesday as it prepares for Monday's Class 4A Regional at Anderson County. The Tigers finished third out of three eligible teams with their score of 512. Caney Valley, defending Class 3-2-1A champions, was first at 365 followed by Southeast Kansas League champion Pittsburg at 397...
ONLINE FIRST: Riverton 1, Fort Scott soccer 0 (10/24/16)
Travis Comer's goal in the 54th minute of play held up as the game winner for 10th-seeded Riverton as the Rams took a first-round Class 4-3-2-1A East Regional No. 2 Soccer Tournament match from Fort Scott High at Ellis Park Monday afternoon. The Tigers' season concluded at 3-14. Riverton, which had lost twice to Fort Scott this season, both times by 3-0 scores, improved its record to 2-14-1 and will play in a semifinal match at No. 2 Coffeyville Tuesday...
Panthers hold on for 34-26 win (10/22/16)
Tigers eliminated from post-season after falling to Paola in district play
Soccer team secures 1st-round home match (10/22/16)
Fort Scott High School's soccer team secured itself a first-round home Regional playoff match with its 3-0 win over Riverton at Ellis Park Tuesday afternoon. Coincidentally, The Rams will be the Tigers' opponent in the first round of the Class 4-3-2-1A Regional Tournament at 4:30 p.m. Monday at Ellis Park...
Madison's day one of best ever for a Tiger (10/22/16)
Lauren Madison's performance at the Class 4A State Golf Tournament in Hesston on Monday was one of the better rounds of golf a Fort Scott High School girl has had to end a season. When she shot 42-44--86, she didn't just set personal highs. Her 11th-place All-State (medalist) finish was one of the top three or four at State by a Tiger...
Brooks nomiated for High School Heisman (10/22/16)
Fort Scott High School senior track and cross-country athlete Derek Brooks has been chosen as the Wendy's High School Heisman winner for FSHS. The Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship was created by Wendy's founder Dave Thomas in 1994. The restaurant chain has awarded nearly $2 million to support education while honoring more than 600,000 of the esteemed high school scholar-athletes who share the values of giving back to their communities, treating people with respect, continuing education and excelling on the athletic field.. ...
ONLINE FIRST: Area Sub-State Volleyball Schedules (10/19/16)
The Kansas State High School Activities Association seeded Sub-State volleyball tournaments this morning. Fort Scott and Uniontown learned their assignments for Saturday's play at that time. Fort Scott High School (12-22) will face top-seeded Paola (23-12) at 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon in the first round of the Louisburg Class 4A-Division I Sub-State Tournament...
Madison shoots personal best at State (10/19/16)
HESSTON -- Fort Scott freshman Lauren Madison had the best day of her young high-school golfing life as she finished in a tie for 11th place at the Kansas Class 4A State Golf Tournament at Hesston Golf Club here Monday. Despite windy conditions, Madison shot a personal-best score of 42-44--86. That total was four strokes better than her previous best of 90 at the Chanute Regional last week...
Tigers wrap up regular season play (10/19/16)
Fort Scott High School's volleyball team finished regular-season play Monday with a Southeast Kansas League triangular at Labette County. Saturday, the Tigers played in a tournament at Anderson County but were unable to advance out of pool play. At Anderson County, Fort Scott lost to Independence, 25-7, 25-16, and Burlington, 22-25, 25-22, 25-22, but beat Iola, 25-14, 25-7. ...
Louisburg takes district opener (10/15/16)
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg scored on all four of its first-half possessions here Friday night and put the dagger into the heart of Fort Scott High with a quick response to the Tigers' first score, taking the Class 4A-Division I District 3 opener by a score of 35-6...
Brooks, Tiger girls defend SEK titles (10/15/16)
Fort Scott's boys win 1st SEK title since 1996
Tigers take two at Parsons (10/15/16)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High's volleyball team swept Parsons and Coffeyville in Southeast Kansas League play here Tuesday, winning back-to-back matches for the first time since the mid-September. The Tigers defeated the host school 25-12, 25-15. Kharsyn Dwyer had 7 kills and 3 blocks in the match. Maddie Farmer led the offense with 12 kills and Karlee Stanley had 20 assists and 9 digs...
Tiger soccer takes 2-1 victory (10/15/16)
Fort Scott High's soccer team broke a five-match losing streak Tuesday with a 2-1 win over Columbus at Ellis Park. The Tigers (2-12) got goals from David Brown early in the second half and John Montojo later to go up 2-0. Columbus scored later in the half, then missed a potential match-tying penalty kick with about 15 minutes left to play...
Madison qualifies for State golf (10/12/16)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott High's Lauren Madison became just the second Tiger freshman girl to qualify for a State Tournament as a result of her sixth-place finish in the Chanute Class 4A Regional Golf Tournament here Monday. Madison tied for fourth place after shooting 42 on the front nine and 48 on the back for a total of 90. ...
Tennis season closes (10/12/16)
CHANUTE -- Tennis season came to a close for Fort Scott High School here Saturday at the Chanute Class 4A Regional Tennis Tournament. The Tigers were in a 10-team field that included Independence, Parsons and Winfield. All four of their entries were eliminated after one match...
Tigers drop pair in league play (10/10/16)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High School's volleyball team lost a pair of matches in Southeast Kansas League play here Tuesday evening. The Tigers (3-5 SEK, 8-19 overall) were swept by league leader Pittsburg, 25-28, 25-14, and lost to Chanute in three sets, 26-24, 23-25, 25-6. Chanute led the final set at one point, 15-1...
Tiger soccer shut out at Bonner Springs (10/10/16)
BONNER SPRINGS --Fort Scott High School's soccer team was shut out for the seventh time this season as the Tigers suffered a 4-0 loss to Bonner Springs here Thursday. The Tigers fell to 1-12 on the season and have been outscored 80-10. Bonner Springs improved to 2-11...
Change of plans leads to team sweep (10/10/16)
LOUISBURG -- Fort Scott High School's cross-country team was not able to go to Independence for its scheduled meet Thursday. But they were able to enter the Louisburg meet and ended up sweeping the team titles in the varsity races. The girls finished with 19 points, four above a perfect score in cross-country. Spring Hill was a distant second with 58 points. Louisburg was third with 72 points and Paola was the last team eligible for scoring with 79...
Un-Civil Defense (10/08/16)
Three interceptions, four sacks set tone in Tigers' Homecoming victory
Coffeyville gets by 'Hounds late, 27-20 (10/05/16)
COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott Community College dominated in total yardage but a touchdown pass from Coleman Lee to Terry Wright with 1:39 left in the contest gave Coffeyville a 27-20 Jayhawk Conference victory at Veterans' Memorial Stadium here Saturday night...
No. 2 singles, doubles take fourth at SEK (10/05/16)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High School's tennis team finished in a tie for sixth in the Southeast Kansas League Tournament here Saturday. Pittsburg won the school's first-ever girls' tennis team title with 22 points, outscoring four-time defending champion Independence by 2 points...
Tigers fall in shootout, 43-42 (10/01/16)
Teams generate 965 yards total offense; swinging gate play delivers LCHS victory
Brooks, Tiger girls win titles in Pittsburg (10/01/16)
PITTSBURG -- Devin Brooks and Fort Scott High's varsity girls were winners here Friday in Pittsburg's cross-country meet. Brooks won the boys' individual title, crossing the finish line in 16:15 with Pittsburg's Connar Southard second in 16:36. The Tigers finished second in team standings with 66 points to Pittsburg's 55...
FSHS goes 1-2 in Girard (10/01/16)
GIRARD -- Fort Scott High School's volleyball team went 1-2 in a non-league triangular here Thursday night, beating Columbus but falling to Girard and Pittsburg. Scores from the Columbus match were 25-16, 25-14. The Tigers lost to Pittsburg, 25-22, 25-7, and Girard, 25-12, 25-16...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: LC offense presents challenge (09/30/16)
The player who is quite possibly the best offensive playmaker in the Southeast Kansas League will make an appearance at Frary Field tonight when Labette County (1-0 SEK, 3-1 overall) takes on Fort Scott High (2-1, 2-2). Isaiah McPherson (5' 11", 190, Sr.) put up good numbers last season when he rushed for 1,126 yards and 11 touchdowns. ...
Bulldogs, Grizzlies take league sweeps (09/28/16)
Fort Scott High School's volleyball team suffered sweeps at the hands of Independence and Labette County Tuesday night in Southeast Kansas League matches held at the FSHS gymnasium. Independence swept the Tigers, 28-18, 25-11. LCHS swept 25-15, 26-24. In between, Indy (5-1 SEK, 20-4 overall) defeated Labette County in three sets, 22-25, 25-22, 25-15...
Golfers field full team for first time (09/28/16)
PITTSBURG -- For the first time this season, Fort Scott High School's girls' golf team was able to field enough players to qualify for team scoring. They finished in sixth place with a four-woman score of 507. "Now to work on lowering that score next Tuesday when we go to Coffeyville," Fort Scott head coach Karen Curran said...
No. 2 doubles team first at Chanute (09/28/16)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott High's No. 2 doubles team placed first in the final junior varsity tennis of the season at Chanute here Monday. Aubry Terry and Patience Richwine won all three of their matches. They defeated Carmen Kent/Rylee Johnson of Pittsburg, 6-4, in the first round. They beat Selena Stich/Hannah Hugo of Chanute, 6-3, in the second round. In the finals, they won easily over Pittsburg's Megan Noe/Maddie Maple, 6-1, in the final...
Tiger soccer falls, 5-1 (09/28/16)
John Montojo scored the lone goal for Fort Scott High's soccer team as it fell to Coffeyville in a Southeast Kansas League match at Ellis Park by a score of 5-1. Coffeyville improved to 2-2-0 in the league and 5-2-0 overall. Fort Scott, which lost for the fourth consecutive time, dropped to 0-6, 1-11...
Brooks 10th at Rim Rock Farm (09/27/16)
JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Fort Scott High School's Devin Brooks finished in 10th place in the Varsity Blue Division here Saturday as he and Gavin Smith participated in an annual meet hosted by the University of Kansas. Brooks turned in a time of 17:27.00 on the same course KU races on and which the Kansas State Championships are held for Classes 6A, 5A and 3A. Smith finished with a time of 19:01.10, which put him in 72nd place. There were 304 competitors in this division alone...
Tigers winless at loaded Louisburg tourney (09/27/16)
LOUISBURG -- Fort Scott High's volleyball team was unable to win a match here Saturday in a Louisburg Tournament fill of larger and state-ranked schools. The Tigers (7-13) fell to Olathe South, 25-8, 25-10, Shawnee Mission East, ranked No. 4 in Class 6A, 25-16, 25-11), Basehor-Linwood, 25-17, 27-25, Louisburg, ranked No. 8 in Class 4A-Division I, 25-21, 25-22, and Leavenworth, 25-8, 25-20...
No changes in SEK; two TRL schools move up (09/27/16)
The Kansas State High School Activities Association released enrollment figures for the 2016-17 school year Monday. These numbers determine the classifications in which each member will compete in all sports other than football for the school year. Football classes, which are effective for two seasons, were determined last year and will be in effect this season and next season...
Pittsburg rolls past Tigers, 28-0 (09/24/16)
PITTSBURG -- Host Pittsburg was able to finish off long drives while Fort Scott High was unable to do so itself. This led the Purple Dragons to a 28-0 victory over the Tigers in a non-league game here Friday night. The Dragons' fourth straight win over Fort Scott was not league sanctioned as Pittsburg -- the Southeast Kansas League's only Class 5A school -- is playing an independent schedule for the foreseeable future due to the new playoff structure in that class. ...
Tigers tested in final regular-season tournament (09/24/16)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High School's girls' tennis team got a "a good test for us looking ahead to the upcoming league and regional tournaments," according to head coach Lynn Barr here Thursday. The Tigers finished in sixth place among the eight teams but there was one Class 6A school and a couple of other unfamiliar opponents in the field...
Tigers post sweep (09/23/16)
Tiger girls claim Iola title (09/23/16)
IOLA -- Fort Scott High's girls, boosted by three individual top-10 finishes, won the team title at the Doc Stiles Invitational here Tuesday. The Tigers finished with 31 points with Nevada second with 44, Iola third with 59 and Anderson County rounding out the list of eligible teams with 95...
Tiger soccer falls to Bulldogs (09/23/16)
Fort Scott High School's soccer team suffered a 6-0 loss to Independence in a Southeast Kansas League match Thursday at Ellis Park. It was the Tigers' third loss of the week. They were shut out by Spring Hill, 10-0, at Lions Field on Monday and lost at Pittsburg in a Tuesday Southeast Kansas League match, 5-1...
Fort Scott wins home tournament (09/23/16)
Fort Scott High School's tennis team won three pools Tuesday as the Tigers won their home varsity tournament. Fort Scott entries placed first in No. 1 singles, No. 1 doubles and No. 2 doubles and second in No. 2 singles. Another doubles team filling in for a missing Independence entry finished second...
Photo error leads to Tiger history lesson (09/23/16)
It began with a conversation among friends. Bill Hall, Pete Allen and Jerry Wheeler were sharing memories a couple of years ago when they began to reminisce about their days playing football at Fort Scott High School. The three played during the late 1950s and were teammates on the 1957 Tiger football squad. Then the memories came around to the fourth game of that season, an October 12 contest against Coffeyville played on the then-grass surface of Frary Field...
Dragons' independence shouldn't change the rivalry (09/23/16)
The game should feel the same. When Fort Scott steps onto the FieldTurf at Pittsburg's Hutchinson Field tonight, the Tigers shouldn't fell any different about this game than they have than any other game they've played against the Purple Dragons. And Pittsburg should feel the same way as well,...
Tiger tennis in busy stretch (09/21/16)
Fort Scott High School's tennis teams have been playing a lot of tennis over the past six days. They hosted their own varsity tournament on Tuesday. More coverage of that will be included in Friday's edition. The varsity also played Thursday and Monday while the junior varsity team played at Parsons on Monday...
FSHS golfers compete in Chanute tourney (09/21/16)
CHANUTE -- Lauren Madison just missed out on a fourth straight meet with a medal here Monday, settling for a tie for 11th at the Chanute Invitational. Madison shot 46 on the front nine but fell back to a 59 on the back for a total of 105, finishing in a tie with three other golfers...
Tigers stumble in Pittsburg tourney (09/21/16)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High School volleyball won just one of five matches at the Pittsburg Invitational here Saturday. The Tigers (5-8) played league matches Tuesday at Independence. Those matches will be summarized in Friday's edition. At Pittsburg, Fort Scott fell in the first round of pool play to Paola, 25-14, 25-20. ...
Rushing game powers Tigers (09/17/16)
Fewell leads Fort Scott in win over Chanute with 2nd-highest rushing total in 20 years
Fort Scott girls win team title at Wellsville (09/17/16)
WELLSVILLE -- Fort Scott High's varsity and junior varsity girls each won team titles here Thursday at the Wellsville Cross-Country Invitational, scoring 45 team points to beat Eudora for by 8 points. The Tigers were led by Paxsten Eads, who finished fifth with a time of 22:12.48 over five kilometers. Although two Eudora girls finished ahead of her, the Tigers as a team had better finishes...
Tigers go 2-1 at road quad (09/17/16)
OSAWATOMIE -- Fort Scott High School's varsity volleyball team won two of three matches at a non-league quadrangular here Thursday. The Tigers opened with a 25-10, 25-13 win over Osawatomie, then defeated Prairie View, 25-12, 25-23. In the final match of the day, Louisburg, ranked No. 9 in Class 4A-Division I in the latest Kansas Volleyball Association poll, took a 25-18, 25-15 sweep...
Madison 4th in Galena tourney (09/17/16)
JOPLIN -- Fort Scott High's Lauren Madison medaled in her third consecutive outing here Thursday as she finished in fourth play at the Galena Invitational, held at Schifferdecker Golf Course here. Madison took fourth with her score of 51, her highest finish of the season. Maggie Moody of Frontenac was the individual medalist with a score of 40...
Tigers 3rd at second Independence tourney (09/16/16)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High School's tennis team finished in third place here Tuesday at the second of two invitationals here this season. Independence won the tournament with 15 points, followed by Labette County with 12 and Fort Scott with 8. "The girls played hard today and we are beginning to show signs of improvement in places," Fort Scott head coach Lynn Barr said. ...
Tiger soccer gets first win of season (09/16/16)
Fort Scott High School's soccer team got its first win of the season Tuesday evening, winning at Riverton, 3-0. The Tigers broke a 10-match losing streak going back to last season. Mannie Gonzalez's first goal of the season put the Tigers on the board minutes into the second half. John Montojo and Hudson each added their second goal of the season later on...
FSHS splits league opener at Chanute (09/16/16)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott High School's volleyball team split in its first Southeast Kansas League event of the season here Tuesday. The Tigers (1-1 SEK, 2-3 overall) defeated the host school in three sets, 15-25, 25-18, 25-21, and lost to Pittsburg, 25-11, 25-10...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Teams look to jump start offenses (09/16/16)
Chanute will come into tonight's Southeast Kansas League battle against Fort Scott perhaps still unsure of what it is. Being blown out 44-0 by Pittsburg might inspire an identity crisis. The Blue Comets aren't as bad as that score indicates. But are they better than a season-opening 15-12 win over Iola might suggest?...
Sixteen out for Tiger tennis squad (09/15/16)
There are 16 girls out for Fort Scott High School girls' tennis this season, including eight returinng letter-winners. The main thing for Lynn Barr's team will be experience as the Tigers graduated three seniors, including three-time State Tournament qualifier Jennifer Harrison...
Eagles earn fourth; Crystal finishes seventh (09/14/16)
PARSONS -- Uniontown's golf team fielded a complete team for the first time this season and played well enough to earn a fourth-place finish at the Parsons Invitational here Monday. It takes at least four girls to be eligible for team scoring and Uniontown brought five. The combined for a score of 230 -- the four best scores count for the team total -- and a fourth-place mark 6 strokes ahead of Caney Valley...
Four Fort Scott entries finish second at home (09/14/16)
Fort Scott High School's junior varsity tennis team hosted its second tournament of the season Monday, entering two teams. Every entry for Fort Scott Red placed second in their pools as the team tied for first place with Pittsburg with 12 points. Chanute was third with 11 points. Fort Scott White had two entries, both in doubles and placed fourth...
Tigers fall at Indy, 14-11 (09/10/16)
INDEPENDENCE -- Two long scoring runs were all the offense Independence needed here Friday night as the Bulldogs defeated Fort Scott High in Southeast Kansas League play, 14-11. The Bulldogs scored on a 56-yard first-quarter run by Josh Pralle, which was his first carry of the game, and a 36-yard third-quarter run by Will Schabel...
Tigers knock off No. 7- ranked Lions (09/10/16)
Fort Scott High School's volleyball team stunned state-ranked Baxter Springs in their home opener at the FSHS gymnasium Thursday evening. The Tigers (1-2) swept 25-22, 25-19, 25-22. Baxter (3-1) came in ranked No. 7 in Class 4A-Division II in the latest Kansas Volleyball Association poll...
Storms disrupt Indy tourney (09/10/16)
INDEPENDENCE -- Storms in the area caused the Independence Tournament to be suspended here Thursday, but Fort Scott High's team had seen some good results while head coach Lynn Barr took a look at his lineup. "With this not being a medal tournament, we shuffled our lineup around a little bit," Barr said. ...
Pittsburg beats Tigers by shutout (09/10/16)
Fort Scott High School suffered a shutout at the hands of rival Pittsburg, 9-0, at Ellis Park Thursday in a Southeast Kansas League match. It was the eighth consecutive loss for the Tigers (0-2 SEK, 0-5 overall) going back to last season. Pittsburg won its first SEK match of the season and is 3-2 overall...
Tiger JV third at Labette County (09/10/16)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High's junior varsity tennis team finished third in team standings here Tuesday in the Labette County Invitational. Abbie Houston led the Tigers with a second-place finish in No. 1 singles. She defeated Bree March of LCHS in the first round, 6-1, and Grace Miles of Neodesha, 6-3, in the second round. Ally Hicks of Parsons won the final match, 6-0...
Madison takes 10th at Girard (09/10/16)
GIRARD -- Lauren Madison earned her second varsity medal in three days here Thursday at the Girard Invitational. The first 18-hole tournament of the season was interrupted by rain a few times. But in the end, Madison completed play with a 54 on the front nine and a 49 on the back for a total of 103. She won a scorecard playoff with Pittsburg's Logan Lord (46-57) for 10th place...
Brooks takes boys' title (09/09/16)
Fort Scott girls win team honors in home invitational
Greyhounds rise in poll, beat Labette in conference play (09/09/16)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott Community College's volleyball team swept Labette in Jayhawk Conference-Division II play here Wednesday night, 28-26, 25-15, 28-26. The Greyhounds improved to 2-0 in conference play and 8-2 overall. Labette dropped its conference opener and stands at 6-7 overall...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Winner gets advantage in SEK (09/09/16)
The top two picks in the Southeast Kansas League race as voted by the coaches in August will battle Friday night at Shulthis Stadium in Independence. But while it's premature that this battle between Fort Scott High (1-0 SEK, 1-0 overall) and Independence (0-0, 1-0) will determine the league champion -- it's only Week Two, after all and Labette County lurks on the schedule for both teams -- it will give the winner an edge...
Freshman medals for Tigers (09/07/16)
Crystal a medalist for Uniontown in Fort Scott Tournament
Brooks wins LCHS Invitational (09/07/16)
ALTAMONT -- Fort Scott High's Devin Brooks won the varsity boys' race at the season-opening Labette County Invitational Cross-Country meet here Thursday, Sept. 1. Brooks finished the course in 17 minutes, 31 seconds, a half-minute ahead of the runner-up. Gavin Smith was 7th in 18:37...
Tigers fall in OT (09/07/16)
OLATHE -- Fort Scott High School soccer fell 5-4 in "golden-goal" overtime here Tuesday night. David Brown scored twice for the Tigers (0-5) while Hudson Horn and John Montojo scored one goal each. "Golden goal" is the soccer equivalent of sudden-death overtime, the game ending upon the first score of overtime...
The steak continues (09/03/16)
Tigers beat Parsons for 25th consecutive time, win opener 40-6
New No. 2 doubles team takes 2nd (09/03/16)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High School's doubles teams paced the Tiger girls' tennis team here Thursday in Labette County's home tournament. The No. 2 doubles team of Rebekah Sweyko and Mikayla Norris, playing together for the first time, finished second while the No. 1 team of Emily Adams and Addison Cunningham moved over from the No. 2 slot to take third...
Tiger soccer falls, 7-0 (09/03/16)
COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott High School's soccer team fell in their Southeast Kansas League opener here Thursday by a score of 7-0 to Coffeyville. The Golden Tornado (1-0 SEK, 2-0 overall) came into this game off a 4-2 win over defending Class 4A State champion Rose Hill on the road in their season opener...
JV tennis splits duals in Pittsburg (09/02/16)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High's junior varsity team played a pair of best-of-nine duals here Tuesday, with six singles matches and three doubles matches in each one. Pittsburg was the host and has a co-op with St. Mary's-Colgan, so it split its JV players into teams based on which school they attend. PHS won the first dual 7-2 while Fort Scott defeated Colgan 9-0 in the other...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Vikings look to right the ship (09/02/16)
Travis Hurley has taken over at Parsons this season following the two-year tenure of Marc Svaty, who went to Fredonia to take over the head coaching job there and be closer to family. Hurley is the latest in a line of Viking head coaches looking to bring winning ways back to Parsons. Since the 2005 season, Tony Canacari's last in a six-year tenure, the Vikings have had four head coaches and compiled a record of 18-74. That includes five winless seasons (2008-09, 2012-14)...
Louisburg rolls in soccer opener (08/31/16)
It was a rough start to the season for Fort Scott High School's soccer team as the Tigers took a 10-0 loss to Louisburg in both teams' season opener at Ellis Park Tuesday afternoon. Three players scored 2 goals each for the Wildcats, who were up 7-0 at halftime...
Eagles fourth at Labette County tournament (08/31/16)
OSWEGO -- Uniontown's golf team finished fourth among the seven complete teams here Tuesday as the Eagles and Fort Scott High School's girls opened the varsity portion of their schedules at the Labette County Invitational. The Tigers were one of five teams that did not have enough golfers to field a complete team...
Tigers look to get most out of their 40 men (08/27/16)
Fort Scott High School's football team held its annual Red & White Scrimmage at Frary Field Friday night. The score wasn't kept but when evaluating this year's group, it looks as though the squad will get quite a bit of depth from its 40-man roster...
Varsity tennis starts off season vs. tough teams (08/27/16)
PARSONS --Fort Scott High School's varsity tennis team saw live competition for the first time this season in a tournament here Thursday that was halted prematurely by thunderstorms. "We needed to see some live competition to measure where we are," Fort Scott head coach Lynn Barr said. ...
New coach leads soccer program (08/26/16)
Fort Scott High School's soccer program will be led by a new coach this season as Brian Pommier takes the reigns after David Gray returned to the role for last season. The team scrimmaged at Ellis Park Thursday evening. First the Tigers had a 20-minute intrasquad scrimmage. Then they played against an alumni team for 40 minutes...
Tiger golfer wins Uniontown tourney by 10 strokes (08/26/16)
Fort Scott's Lauren Madison shot 50 at Woodland Hills Golf Course Thursday to win Uniontown's junior varsity golf tournament by 10 strokes. Columbus was the team champion, shooting 260. Courtney Williams shot 73 for the Tigers while Marissa Allen came in at 74 and Kaitlyn Hanks carded 84. Fort Scott finished fifth as a team with a four-woman score of 281...
JV tennis opens season (08/24/16)
Fort Scott High School's girls' junior varsity tennis team opened its season Tuesday by hosting a tournament. No team scores were kept. The best finisher for the Tigers was in No. 2 singles where Alexis Bailey finished 2-1 and placed second. There was also a three-way tie for first in No. 1 doubles at 2-1 with Fort Scott's team placed third after tie-breakers...
Change of venue for Red & White volleyball scrimmage (08/24/16)
Due to construction work in and around the FSHS gymnasium, Friday afternoon's Red & White Scrimmage for the Fort Scott High School volleyball team has been moved to Buck Run Community Center. The start time remains 4 p.m. The football scrimmage will follow at 6 p.m. at Frary Field. There is also a soccer scrimmage at Ellis Park Thursday at 6 p.m...
Additional date for ImPact testing (08/24/16)
Fort Scott High School is offering an additional date for ImPact testing on August 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 920 at Fort Scott Middle School. ImPact testing is an online neurological exam that creates baseline data to be accessed in case your son or daughter suffers a head injury. This data can be used by medical personnel to help to create a safe return to play protocol...
Scrimmage demonstrates potential depth (08/23/16)
This year, "Lawnchair scrimmage" was a misnomer as Fort Scott High School's team worked out at Frary Field Saturday morning as some areas of the practice field are still sectioned off due to construction at the high school. So the fans got to be a little more comfortable sitting in the stands at the stadium and the team got to be a little more comfortable working out on a cool, overcast day...
Tigers working out on stadium turf (08/17/16)
Fort Scott High School's football team has been working out at Frary Field early on in this preseason as some of the work on the USD 234 bond project has made parts of the practice field unusable temporarily. Roughly 60 players -- a total that includes 20 freshmen -- have reported as fall practices begin in Kansas. Tuesday was the second day allowed under Kansas State High School Activities Association rules...
Tigers picked to win new-look SEK (08/10/16)
PITTSBURG -- With three-time defending champion Pittsburg now playing as a Class 5A independent, Southeast Kansas League football coaches picked Fort Scott High to win the 2016 championship at a media conference held here Tuesday. Fort Scott (5-1 in the SEK last season, 7-3 overall), the runner-up the past two seasons, was perhaps the logical choice based on the fact that the Tigers are the only team besides Pittsburg that has won a league title (2012) in the past six seasons. ...
Weshoff competes in elite event in St. Louis (06/07/16)
ST. LOUIS -- Fort Scott High School graduate Cassidy Westhoff competed in the Festival of Miles, hosted by Saint Louis University here Thursday. According to information supplied by Fort Scott head girls' track coach Tracey Bogina, Westhoff turned in a time of 5:02.52 as she finished seventh in the Spewak One-Mile Run. ...
6 baseball players honored (06/04/16)
Six members of the league champion Fort Scott High School baseball team were picked by Southeast Kansas League coaches for spots on the All-SEK Baseball Team, released earlier this week. League policy prohibited the release of the teams until the last SEK school completed postseason play. Chanute was the league's lone representative to a State Tournament, qualifying in Class 4A-Division I where the Blue Comets lost in the first round to Paola...
Softball coaches name 6 to team (06/04/16)
League champion Fort Scott High saw six members of its softball team named to the All-Southeast Kansas League Team, which was released earlier this week. League policy states that the All-League teams can't be released until the last SEK school completes postseason play. ...
2 receive All-State accolades (06/04/16)
Fort Scott High School senior Kaleb DeLaTorre and junior Grant Goldston received All-Class 4A-Division I honors recently from the Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches (KABC). DeLaTorre was chosen for a First Team spot as a second baseman even though he played shortstop this season. Goldston was chosen as a First Team catcher...
Westhoff, Tome earn medals in Saturday events (06/01/16)
WICHITA -- Seniors Cassidy Westhoff and Vince Tome won Class 4A medals for Fort Scott High on the second and final day of the Kansas State Track and Field Championships here Saturday. Those medals along with medals earned Friday by Josh Hudiburg for winning boys' javelin, Wyatt Tourtillott for finishing seventh in that event and Westhoff for a runner-up finish in the 3,200 meters brought the Tigers' total to five medals from six individuals...
Hudiburg wins javelin title on last throw (05/27/16)
WICHITA -- Fort Scott High School senior Josh Hudiburg won the Class 4A State javelin title on the very last throw of the competiton here Friday, the highlight of the Tigers' performances at the Kansas State Track and Field Championships at Wichita State University...
Pittsburg wins SEK all-sports trophy (05/27/16)
Pittsburg High School is the winner of the 2015-16 Martin Rohde Award, given each season to the Southeast Kansas League school that performs the best across the board in each sport the league sponsors. The award has been handed out since the 1976-77 school year...
Dave Regan tourney set for Ellis Park July 9 (05/27/16)
The 13th Annual Dave Regan Memorial Softball Tournament will take place July 9 at Ellis Park. This is a co-ed softball tournament with a three-to-four game guarantee based on the number of teams entered. The field is limited to the first 16 teams to sign up...
Hudiburg, Tome win Regional titles (05/21/16)
Westhoff to return to State in distance events
Paola shuts out Tigers in Regional final (05/20/16)
Goldston tosses no-hitter in first round win
Spring Hill defeats Tigers in 11 innings (05/20/16)
PAOLA -- Third-seeded Spring Hill upset second-seeded Fort Scott High on its way to a Regional title here Wednesday as the Broncos defeated the Tigers, 2-1, in 11 innings in the first round before going on to knock off top-seeded Paola, 4-1, in the finals...
Westhoff shatters SEK 3,200-meter record (05/14/16)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High athletes won five events at the Southeast Kansas League Relays here Thursday. But senior Cassidy Westhoff rewrote the record book as she broke a 30-year-old record in winning the girls 3,200 meters. Westhoff dominated the race, winning by nearly two minutes. ...
Tiger softball splits with Chanute (05/14/16)
Fort Scott High School softball concluded regular-season play with a split against Chanute in a Southeast Kansas League doubleheader at Don Hewett Field Thursday evening. The visiting Blue Comets won game one 10-6 but the Tigers bounced back in the nightcap to win 8-2...
Tiger baseball clinches SEK by winning opener (05/13/16)
Fort Scott High's baseball team joined the softball team as winners of four consecutive Southeast Kansas League championships when it took game one from Chanute, 5-4 in eight innings, at Dave Regan Stadium Thursday evening. "I'm proud of these guys because we've talked several times about the adversity we've faced," Fort Scott head coach Josh Regan said. "The injuries we've had. Guys have had to play different positions. They've had to step up and fill a void and help us win games."...
Regional baseball, softball (05/13/16)
The Kansas State High School Activities Association released the brackets for next week's Regional baseball and softball tournaments Wednesday. The brackets for each of the teams the Tribune covers are listed below. Records for each team are as of Wednesday, when the brackets were seeded...
Tigers fall in 16-inning marathon, 7-6 (05/11/16)
ANDERSON, Mo. -- It was most likely the longest game in school history and Fort Scott High's baseball team came out on the short end of a 7-6 marathon against McDonald County here Monday afternoon. Kaleb DeLaTorre sent the game into extra innings with a two-run home run in the top of the seventh inning. Marcus Jamison started the inning with a single to right field to get on base in front of DeLaTorre's blast...
Four golfers earn HM status (05/11/16)
CHANUTE -- Four members of Fort Scott High School's golf team earned Honorable Mention All-Southeast Kansas League status after playing in the fourth and final league-designated tournament here Monday. Tanner Fox finished 15th in the final SEK standings with Hudson Horn 16th, Camden Stiles tied for 18th and Bret Pickert in 20th. The top 10 players earn All-SEK First Team status while the second 10, plus any ties, earn Honorable Mention status...
Westhoff breaks school records at SM North (05/10/16)
SHAWNEE MISSION -- Fort Scott High School senior Cassidy Westhoff broke school records in both the 1,600- and 3,200-meter races at the Shawnee Mission North Relays here Friday. Westhoff turned in a time of 5:05.54 in the 1,600 but finished fourth as the event turned out to be one of the fastest races in Kansas history as both the winner and the runner-up, Girard's Callie Logue and Shawnee Mission Northwest's Molly Born, broke the meet record. ...
Tigers earn 18 medals at Chanute (05/10/16)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott High School athletes earned a total of 18 medals at the Thad Clements Invitational here Friday. Tiger boys earned nine medals, which included a pair of seconds. Nick Woods was second in discus with a throw of 146 feet, 8 inches. Josh Hudiburg was sixth with a mark of 122' 6". Dylan Untereker of Pittsburg won the event at 153' 2"...
Tiger tennis season closes at Regionals (05/10/16)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High School's tennis season came to a close here Friday as each entry was one-and-done at the Independence Class 4A Regional Tournament. "We knew it would be a tough tournament and it was," Fort Scott head coach Lynn Barr said. "We had several of our players who had been sick most of the week, battling the nagging cough, etc., which made things even a little tougher...
Four-titude: Tigers win pair of 1-run games, become 1st to win 4 straight SEK titles outright (05/07/16)
Fort Scott High School made Southeast Kansas League history Friday night at Don Hewett Field when a sweep of Independence made the Tigers the first team to win four consecutive outright league softball championships. Only one other school has accomplished a softball four-peat. Former member Columbus won four in a row from 2002-05 but had to share the last of those crowns with Fort Scott...
Tigers post best finish of season (05/06/16)
COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott High School's golf team finished fourth here Tuesday in the third of four Southeast Kansas League designated tournaments. The Tigers shot a season-best 366 and placed the highest they have all season in a full tournament (they were second out of three teams at Nevada on March 31)...
Three winners for JV track (05/06/16)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High School entered a team at the Independence junior varsity track meet here Tuesday, needing another meet after the Tigers' home JV event was rained out on April 26. Fort Scott's boys finished third in team standings with 63.5 points. Arkansas City was the winner with 225 points followed by Chanute with 76...
Seven-run fifth gets Tigers past Nevada (05/04/16)
NEVADA --Fort Scott High's baseball team took advantage of four Nevada errors in the fifth inning here tuesday as the Tigers went on to beat the host team, 11-4, in a non-league game at Lyons Stadium. "I thought we made some mistakes early on and Nevada really capitalized on them," Fort Scott head coach Josh Regan said afterward. "So I was down on our guys after the first couple innings, and thought we squandered some opportunities."...
Hudiburg champ at shortened Girard meet (05/03/16)
GIRARD -- Josh Hudiburg won boys' javelin at a storm-shortened Girard Optimist Club Invitational here Friday. Hudiburg was one of three Fort Scott High medalists in the event, winning with a best throw of 183 feet, 7 inches. Fort Scott's Wyatt Tourtillott was the runner-up at 159' 5" and Morgan Stoughton took sixth at 132' 4"...
Reynolds, Pickert medal at Jayhawk-Linn (05/03/16)
MOUND CITY -- Both Fort Scott and Uniontown sent golfers here Thursday to Jayhawk-Linn's tournament at Sugar Valley. The Tigers had their best finish of the season as a team with a fifth-place score of 374. Uniontown sent just three golfers and did not score as a team...
Tiger baseball scores 44 runs in twinbill (04/30/16)
COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott High School's baseball team handed Coffeyville a pair of rlosses that produced some of the highest scoring in the program's history here Thursday night. The Tigers won game one of a Southeast Kansas League doubleheader from the Golden Tornado 24-0. ...
Gorman, Self third in No. 1 doubles (04/30/16)
INDEPENDENCE -- Alex Gorman and Micah Self finished in third place in No. 1 doubles here Thursday at the Southeast Kansas League Tennis Tournament. Gorman and Self have a 16-12 record this season but that comes after overcoming an 0-5 start. The duo started off the day by beating Pittsburg's Dante Menghini/Ben Kargis in the first round, 8-4. They fell to eventual champs Will Schabel/Sam Hilger of Independence, 6-0, 6-2 in the semifinal round...
Paola sweeps Tigers with 19-run day (04/30/16)
PAOLA -- Paola broke Fort Scott High's 11-game winning streak here Thursday night with a sweep of the Tigers by scores of 9-1 and 10-1 in non-league play. The Panthers improved to 13-1 on the season while the Tigers fell to 13-3. Katie Gorman had 2 hits for the Tigers in game one, including an RBI single in the top of the seventh inning that played Bailie Brown with Fort Scott's only run...
FSHS grad moving on to Division I (04/30/16)
COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott sophomore Jonathan Allen, who has played for the Coffeyville Community College golf program the last two seasons, has signed a scholarship agreement to continue playing golf at Alcorn State University for the 2016-17 school year...
A Pioneering decision (04/29/16)
Reynolds wins medal in home tourney (04/29/16)
Nick Reynolds medaled for the second consecutive tournament, finishing ninth in the twice-postponed Fort Scott Golf Invitational at Woodland Hills Golf Course Wednesday. Reynolds won his first medal of the season at Parsons on April 21 and did so again Wednesday, finishing in ninth place. He shot 42 on the front nine and 38 on the back to finish with an 18-hole score of 90...
Tennis finishes fifth at Chanute (04/27/16)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott High School's tennis team finished fifth out of seven schools here Friday at the Chanute Invitational. This was a bracket-style tournament, rather than a round-robin. El Dorado was the winner with 22 points, edging out host Chanute by one point and third-place Paola by two. Iola was fourth with 19 points with Fort Scott fifth with 13...
Tiger softball extends winning streak to 11 (04/27/16)
COFFEYVILLE --Fort Scott High School's softball team extended its winning streak to 11 games Monday, taking a pair of wins over Coffeyville in Southeast Kansas League play. The Tigers (8-0 SEK, 13-1 overall) won the opener, 15-7, and dominated the nightcap, 12-0 in five innings...
Game 2 rally allows Paola to sweep Tigers (04/27/16)
PAOLA -- A Paola rally in the bottom of the seventh inning of the second game allowed the Panthers to complete a sweep of Fort Scott High School baseball in a non-league doubleheader here Monday. The Panthers won the opener, 9-3, and took the nightcap, 4-3, by scoring in the bottom of the seventh after the Tigers (9-5) had tied the score in the top of the frame...
JV tennis concludes season (04/27/16)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott High's junior varsity tennis team concluded its season here Monday. Levi Reichard played No. 1 singles for the Tigers, going 0-4. His losses came versus Kaden Hammer of Parsons, 6-0, Cy Smith of Independence, 6-4, and Kolby Ussery of Chanute and Jamean Delp of Pittsburg, both by 6-1 scores...
Tigers sweep LCHS to extend win streak (04/26/16)
BURLINGTON -- Fort Scott High School's softball team extended its winning streak to nine games with a sweep of Labette County in Southeast Kansas League play at Don Hewett Field Friday. The Tigers (6-0 SEK, 11-1 overall) won the opener, 9-2, and hung on to win the nightcap, 11-7. Fort Scott remained a two games ahead of Independence (4-0, 11-0) in the win column. The Bulldogs swept Chanute on Friday, 7-6 and 4-1...
Reynolds wins first medal of season (04/26/16)
PARSONS -- Nick Reynolds won the Tigers' first medal of the season as Fort Scott High School's boys golf team finished sixth at the Parsons Invitational here Thursday. Reynolds shot 41 on the front nine and 46 on the back to finish with an 87, good for first place. He bested his previous season low by 14 strokes...
JV golfers play at home (04/26/16)
Fort Scott High School was the host of a nine-hole junior varsity tournament on Monday at Woodland Hills Golf Course. The Tigers had two teams entered while Pittsburg and Chanute each had one. No team scores were kept. The best score was recorded by Chanute's Matt Devoe, who shot 46. Pittsburg's Matt Thompson was second with a 48...
Tiger baseball sweeps Labette County (04/23/16)
Fort Scott High's baseball team won its sixth and seventh consecutive games Friday, sweeping Labette County in a Southeast Kansas League doubleheader at Dave Regan Stadium. The Tigers took game one 11-1 in six innings and handed LCHS its seventh straight loss in the nightcap, 5-0...
Five to join FSCC Spirit Squad (04/22/16)
Three Tigers win events at Columbus (04/22/16)
COLUMBUS -- Josh Hudiburg, Cassidy Westhoff and Mallory Westhoff were individual event winners for Fort Scott High's track team here Tuesday. Hudiburg was again the winner in boys' javelin as he had a best effort of 153 feet, 9 inches in humid air. That was still 126 feet farther than the effort of runner-up Ryan Hemby of Fronenac. Wyatt Tourtillott of Fort Scott was third at 120' 10"...
Tiger baseball fundraising tournament June 4 (04/22/16)
The Fort Scott High School baseball program will host the Fifth Annual Tiger Baseball Golf Tournament June 4 at Woodland Hills Golf Course. The tournament, which will begin at 8 a.m., is a three-man scramble which will be flighted. The number of flights depends on the number of teams entered. The fee is $180, which includes a cart rental if necessary. Carts will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis...
'Two for Mary': Tigers rally for coach, move to top of SEK with sweep (04/20/16)
Mary Regan loved watching Fort Scott High School baseball, the program started in 1990 by her son, Dave, for whom the stadium the Tigers play in is named. She watched nine grandsons play in pinstripes. She got to see her grandson, Josh, become head coach in 2012...
Westhoff, Hudiburg winners at Gorilla Relays (04/19/16)
PITTSBURG -- Seniors Cassidy Westhoff and Josh Hudiburg won events at the Jock's Nitch Gorilla Relays held at Pittsburg State University's Carnie Smith Stadium here Friday. Westhoff claimed first place in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 11:27.46. Sophomore Kelie Henderson of Bolivar, Mo., finished second in 11:49.39...
Gorman, Self take second in doubles at Parsons (04/19/16)
PARSONS -- Alex Gorman and Micah Self continued their improvement Friday as they finished second in No. 1 doubles at the Parsons Invitational. After starting the season 0-5, the duo has won 12 of their last 16 matches. They defeated James Richey/Noah Kangas of Pittsburg, 8-2, in the first round then beat Ashford Jordan/Brock O'Malley of Pittsburg by the same score in the second round. ...
JV golfers second at Jayhawk-Linn (04/16/16)
MOUND CITY -- Fort Scott High School's junior varsity golf team finished second at the Jayhawk-Linn Invitational here Thursday. The Tigers shot 223 as a team in the nine-hole affair. Jayhawk-Linn came out on top with a 192. Caleb Rhoades and Cade Gosewisch were medalists for Fort Scott. Rhoades placed fourth with a score of 48 while Gosewisch was fifth with a 53...
Duo combines for no-hitter (04/15/16)
Tigers sweep Parsons in SEK doubleheader
League-leading Tigers take down Parsons (04/15/16)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High's softball team swept Parsons here Tuesday by scores of 9-0 and 12-1 in Southeast Kansas League play. The first-place Tigers (4-0 SEK, 9-1 overall) scored eight of their first-game runs over the course of the fifth and sixth innings. Taylor Krokroskia and Lane Bohlken had 3 hits each while Katie Gorman and Kyley Brown each had 2. Abby Denton drove in 3 runs and Emily Hale had 2 runs batted in...
Wright, Adams second at LCHS (04/15/16)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High's Elijah Wright and Joe Adams moved up to No. 1 doubles here Tuesday and finished in second place at the Labette County Invitational. While that was a bright spot for the duo, who had been 13-4 in No. 2 doubles, it was not a good day overall as the Tigers finished third as a team...
Score rises at Pittsburg (04/15/16)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High's golfers struggled here Tuesday and saw their team score rise by 20 strokes at the Pittsburg Invitational at Crestwood Country Club. The Tigers finished sixth out of seven teams with a score of 407, up from the 387 they shot at Independence on April 7...
Junior varsity track results (04/13/16)
Fort Scott High School's junior varsity track teams competed at Chanute Monday. Tiger girls finished in third place while the boys placed seventh. Event winners for Fort Scott's girls were Paxsten Eads in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 13:08.75, Gracie Krokroskia in the 400 in 1:08.22, and the 4x800-meter relay team in 11:57...
Tie-breakers give high-scoring tourney to Louisburg (04/12/16)
Fort Scott High's three-team baseball tournament at Dave Regan Stadium Saturday had to be decided by tie-breakers after each team went 1-1. Louisburg routed Fort Scott in the first game of the day, 13-2, but fell to Ottawa in the second game, 10-4. The Cyclones could have won the tournament if they had beaten Fort Scott in the final game of the day or, worst-case scenario, lost by any score while allowing just 7 runs...
Fort Scott golfers finish eighth at first league tournament (04/12/16)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High's golf team finished eighth in the first Southeast Kansas League desginated tournament of the season here Thursday. Chanute was the team champion with a four-man, 18-hole score of 342 followed by non-league school Frontenac at 365 and Independence in third at 367...
Tigers take second game to salvage split with Pitt (04/09/16)
Fort Scott High School's baseball team had to settle for a split with Southeast Kansas League rival Pittsburg at Dave Regan Stadium Tuesday night. The Purple Dragons used a 6-run sixth inning to take the opener 9-4. The Tigers prevailed in game two 3-1...
Doubles team picks up 1st and 2nd (04/09/16)
Fort Scott High School's No. 2 doubles tennis team of Elijah Wright and Joe Adams has been performing well this season. This week, the duo picked up 5 wins in 6 matches in winning the division Tuesday at Chanute and finishing second Thursday at Pittsburg...
Three winners at Paola Invitational (04/09/16)
PAOLA -- The medals were not as plentiful for Fort Scott High's athletes here Thursday as they were in the season opener at Labette County. But the Tigers had three individuals win four events that were for the most part by wide margins. Paola's teams, plenty tough again this season, won both the boys' and girls' team titles. The girls scored 215 points and were the only team to score more than 100. Lamar, Mo. was a distant second, 136 points behind...
Tigers survive second game to sweep Pitt (04/08/16)
Fort Scott High School's softball team needed some extra time but got a sweep of rival Pittsburg in a Southeast Kansas League doubleheader at Don Hewett Field Thursday. The Tigers (2-0 SEK, 7-1 overall) won the first game 12-6 but needed nine innings to take the second game, 16-15. Pittsburg (0-4, 1-9) came into the doubleheader on a seven-game losing streak but gave their rival everything they could...
JV golfers finish 2nd at Iola (04/08/16)
IOLA -- Fort Scott High School's junior varsity golf team finished in second place here at the Iola Invitational. Some schedules may have had this event listed as a varsity event. The varsity competed today at Independence. The Tigers shot 226 as a team in the nine-hole affair. Iola was the winner with a score of 217...
Tigers sweep Louisburg on road (04/06/16)
LOUISBURG -- Fort Scott High's softball team swept Louisburg here Tuesday night, winning game one 1-0 and the second game 7-4. Lane Bohlken allowed 7 hits and a walk while striking out 4 in game one. The Tiger defense did not committ an error. The only run scored in the top of the second inning. Emily Hale led off the inning by drawing a walk. She stole second. Hannah Geneva followed with a hit to right field. Hale came home on the attempt to get Geneva out...
Track season opens at Labette County (04/05/16)
ALTAMONT -- Track and field season opened here Friday with both Fort Scott High's varsity and junior varsity teams competing. Fort Scott's varsity boys finished tied for fourth place while the girls tied for fifth. The JV boys' team placed second and the girls' took third...
Tigers salvage split with Girard (04/02/16)
Emily Hale became just the second Fort Scott High School player to hit a home run over the fence at Don Hewett Field Thursday night, belting a solo shot over the 14-feet tall fence in right field during the Tigers' 8-3 victory in the second game of a non-league doubleheader versus Girard. The visiting Trojans won the opener, 13-8...
No. 1 doubles takes second at Independence (04/02/16)
INDEPENDENCE -- After getting off to a slow start this season, Fort Scott High's No. 1 doubles team of Alex Gorman and Micah Self have been able to bounce back. They took second place here Thursday in an always-tough tournament, going 3-1 on the day...
Tigers rally for split with Girard (04/01/16)
elped Fort Scott High's baseball team rally for a split with Girard in a non-league, season-opening doubleheader at Dave Regan Stadium Thursday night. The Tigers stranded 10 runners in a 3-2 loss in the opener. They came back to win game two, 8-5, after trailing 4-0 going into the fifth inning...
Hale goes yard in softball split (04/01/16)
Fort Scott High junior Emily Hale became just the second Tiger softball player to hit a home run over the fence at Don Hewett Field when she did so in the second game of Thursday night's doubleheader versus Girard. Hale became the first left-handed batter to clear the fence and joins Kyenne Wade as the only Tigers to hit homers over the fence in a game. Wade did it in a 2014 Fort Scott Tournament game against Baxter Springs...
Two Tiger champs in home tourney (04/01/16)
Fort Scott High's tennis team had two bracket champions in its home tournament Tuesday, leading the Tigers to the team title. Alex Combs won the No. 1 singles bracket while Elijah Wright and Joe Adams paired up to win No. 2 doubles. Both entrants were 2-0 on the day. Those wins scored 6 of the Tigers' 9 team points, which allowed them to beat out Nevada for team honors by 2 points...
Tigers allow one run in winning tourney (03/30/16)
Fort Scott High's softball team needed just 4 runs to win its home tournament for the first time since the 2013 season Tuesday night at Don Hewett Field. Fort Scott avenged its last two tourney losses in taking the title. The Tigers defeated Ottawa 2-0 in the semifinal round, avenging a 22-4 first-round loss last season. FSHS then beat Spring Hill 2-1 in eight innings in the title game. The Broncos defeated Fort Scott in the 2014 championship game...
One more going Greyhound (03/30/16)
Wilson signs with FSCC (03/29/16)
Kakas staying at home (03/26/16)
Tigers favored to win 4th straight SEK title (03/25/16)
Fort Scott is favored to win its fourth consecutive Southeast Kansas League softball championship according to a pre-season vote tabulated by the Fort Scott Tribune and prepared Wednesday afternoon. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own teams. Parsons did not return a ballot despite repeated attempts to get one from there...
Southwell signs (03/25/16)
Tennis season gets underway (03/25/16)
INDEPENDENCE -- Tennis season for Fort Scott High School began here Tuesday with a tough first tournament. The Tigers finished fifth out of the five teams here although the No. 2 doubles team of Elijah Wright and Joe Adams recorded a second-place finish...
Pittsburg tops Tribune's SEK baseball poll (03/23/16)
Pittsburg, one of the league's defending tri-champions, is the favorite to claim the Southeast Kansas League baseball title by one point in a poll conducted by the Fort Scott Tribune and prepared Tuesday afternoon. The Tribune compiled the poll via email following an off-season conversation with Fort Scott head coach Josh Regan, who commented that league coaches had enjoyed the opportunity to share the results when a Pittsburg radio station conducted the poll...
Tennis opens spring sports seasons (03/22/16)
Fort Scott High School boys' tennis continues its role as the first spring sports team to begin its season this afternoon with a varsity tournament at Independence. The Tigers have 11 players out for head coach Lynn Barr but only Alex Combs is a senior. There are four juniors, five sophomores and one freshman...
LaRoche left because Sox wanted to limit son's presence (03/18/16)
FSHS graduate has not made statement; has support from many in sports
LaRoche will think over decision to step away (03/16/16)
Fort Scott native says he will take a couple of days to consider at request of teammates
Three receive All-SEK basketball honors (03/15/16)
Three members of Fort Scott High School's basketball teams received All-Southeast Kansas League honors in voting conducted recently. By league protocol, the teams were not released until the league's final post-season competitor -- Labette County's girls, who finished fourth in Class 4A-Division I -- completed its season...
FSHS grad wins national wrestling title (03/08/16)
TOPEKA -- Victor Hughes, a 2013 graduate of Fort Scott High School, won the national championship in his weight class at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Wrestling Tournament here Saturday night. Hughes, a two-time State medalist for the Tigers, went 5-0 in the tournament to win the national title at 149 pounds...
Hot start doesn't hold up (03/05/16)
LOUISBURG -- Fort Scott High's boys jumped out to an 11-0 over Spring Hill in just under three minutes in a semifinal of the Louisburg Class 4A-Division I Sub-State here Friday night. But after the five-minute mark, the third-seeded Broncos slowed the pace of the game considerably. And over the course of the remaining 29 minutes, Spring Hill fought back, taking the lead for the first time at the start of the fourth quarter and going on to a 51-46 victory...
Seven Tigers honored as All-SEK wrestlers (03/05/16)
Seven members of Fort Scott High School's wrestling team recently received All-Southeast Kansas League honors in a vote of league coaches. Three Tigers, all of whom qualified for the Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament, were named to the first team. They were sophomore Derek Bollinger, who finished second at State, at 138 pounds; sophomore Zarek Fewell, who took sixth at State, at 145; and freshman Tyler Gorman at 106...
Broncos advance in overtime (03/04/16)
LOUISBURG -- Second-seeded Spring Hill scored the last 8 points of the game as the Broncos defeated Fort Scott High's girls in overtime, 60-50, here Thursday night in the first round of the Louisburg Class 4A-Division I Sub-State Tournament. The Tigers (7-14) rallied from a 7-point deficit with five minutes remaining in regulation time, going on a 11-1 run to take a 44-42 lead on Madison Cook's basket with 1:42 to go...
Bollinger 2nd, Fewell 6th at State wrestling (03/01/16)
SALINA -- Sophomore Derek Bollinger finished in second place while classmate Zarek Fewell finished sixth at the Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament here over the weekend. Friday's results were covered in Saturday's edition so this summary will contain only Saturday's matches...
Both Tiger teams draw Spring Hill in Sub-State (03/01/16)
Both of Fort Scott High School's basketball teams will take part in the Louisburg Class 4A-Division I Sub-State Tournament this weekend with both teams taking on Spring Hill in the first round. The same match-ups will take place in both brackets Thursday and Friday with the only difference being which of Fort Scott and Spring Hill will be the home team in their match ups...
Freshmen boys win season finale (03/01/16)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High's freshmen boys won their final game of the season here Friday night, 60-34, over Independence. Matt Campbell scored 20 points to lead the Tigers (13-2) while Alec Michaud had 14 and Nick Lawrence finished with 12.
Indy sweeps Tigers; Sub-State next (02/27/16)
INDEPENDENCE -- Independence swept Fort Scott High's basketball teams here Friday night in the league and regular-season finales for all teams involved. Independence's girls took a Southeast Kansas League battle from the Tigers, 44-40. Bulldog boys pulled away at the free-throw line in the last 1:40 of play and prevailed 50-44...
Bollinger to wrestle for State title at 138 (02/27/16)
SALINA -- Fort Scott sophomore Derek Bollinger will wrestle for a State championship later today at the Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament here in a rematch of last weekend's final in the Columbus Class 4A Regional. Bollinger is one of five Tigers still alive for a medal out of the six the team brought here. ...
10 FSHS volleyball players earn All-Academic honors (02/26/16)
Ten members of Fort Scott High School's volleyball team recently received honors from the Kansas Volleyball Association. In addition, the Tigers also received a Team Academic Award. The individual Tigers who received honors were seniors Abby Denton, Ashley Cook, Katie Gorman, Madeline McCoy and Makenna Berger, juniors Karlee Stanley, Haley Denton and Emily Hale, and sophomores Madison Cook and Kharsyn Dwyer...
Fourth-quarter charity aids Tigers in win (02/24/16)
Fort Scott High's boys didn't perhaps have one of their best games against Southeast Kansas League rival Coffeyville at the FSHS gymnasium Tuesday night. And yet, in the fourth quarter, the Tigers pretty much had the Golden Tornado right where they wanted them -- in a low-scoring game in which Coffeyville needed to foul to get back into the game...
Golden Tornado drops Tigers in home finale (02/24/16)
Fort Scott High's girls led by a point with four minutes left in the third quarter of a Southeast Kansas League game with Coffeyville at the FSHS gymnasium Tuesday night. But the visiting Golden Tornado went on a 12-0 run shortly after and that was enough to give them control on their way to a 63-55 win to put a damper on Fort Scott's Senior Night...
Tigers sending six to state wrestling tourney (02/23/16)
COLUMBUS -- Six members of Fort Scott High School's wrestling team have qualified for State as a result of their finishes in the Columbus Class 4A Regional Tournament here over the weekend. Zarek Fewell won the Regional championship at 145 pounds and Derek Bollinger finished as the runner-up at 138, assuring each of the sophomores a return trip to State, which will be held in Salina Friday and Saturday. ...
Frosh girls beat Pittsburg (02/23/16)
Fort Scott High's freshmen girls led from pretty much start to finish against visiting Pittsburg Friday night, leading at each quarter break en route to a 39-22 victory. Fort Scott led 13-7 at the first break, fell into a tie at halftime, but went back ahead at the end of three and never looked back in the final frame...
It was a record-breakin', Dragon beatin' night (02/20/16)
DeLaTorre breaks 3-point record in boys' win
It was a record-breakin', Dragon beatin' night (02/20/16)
Cook claims scoring record as Tigers knock Pittsburg out of tie for first place in SEK
Regional wrestling begins today (02/19/16)
The group that became known last year as the "Freshmen Trio," Derek Bollinger, Zarek Fewell and Alex Gorman, will begin their quests to return to the Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament this afternoon as the Columbus Class 4A Regional Tournament gets underway...
Eagle girls assured of 1st-round home game (02/19/16)
Sub-State basketball tournaments begin February 29 for Class 2A schools and March 3 for Class 4A-Division I teams. The Sub-States will be seeded next week. The champions of each tournament will move on to the State tournament in their respective classes...
Frosh girls fall to LCHS (02/19/16)
ALTAMONT -- Fort Scott High School's freshmen girls fell to Labette County here Tuesday night, 39-28. Labette led throughout, holding a 13-7 margin at the first break and 19-11 at the half. "Offensively, we did a lot of good things," freshmen coach oach Kori Dodson. "However, defensively we really struggled against their size."...
Labette County rallies to down Tiger boys (02/17/16)
ALTAMONT -- Tanner Russell's 3-pointer with about 30 seconds remaining led Labette County's boys to a 55-53 over Fort Scott High here Tuesday night in Southeast Kansas League play. The Tigers (4-5 SEK, 9-8 overall) came back looking for a shot but Labette County got the rebound. Fort Scott had to foul, sending Skylar Gatewood to the free-throw line with four seconds to go. He missed the front end of his one-and-one and the Tigers got the rebound but were unable to make a long shot for the win...
No. 6 Grizzly girls roll by Fort Scott (02/17/16)
ALTAMONT -- Labette County, ranked No. 6 in Class 4A by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association, dispatched Fort Scott's girls in Southeast Kansas League play here Tuesday night by a score of 57-32. The Tigers (3-6 SEK, 6-11 overall) found a spark at the beginning of the second half, scoring 13 consecutive points to trim a 21-point deficit down to 35-23 with just under five minutes to go. Senior Ashley Cook scored 5 points in that run and Emily Hale added 4...
Cooks lead Tiger teams to sweep in Olathe (02/13/16)
OLATHE -- Given time, it could be found whether or not a pair of siblings had better games on the same night against the same school as Fort Scott High's Madison and Austin Cook did Friday night against Olathe Heritage Christian. But it's doubtful. Sophomore post Madison Cook scored 20 points to pace the Tiger attack as Fort Scott's girls defeated Heritage Christian, 70-52. ...
Pittsburg takes crown from Chanute (02/12/16)
Tigers repeat last year's 3rd-place finish
Area Shrine Bowl participants (02/12/16)
Frosh girls fall to Chanute (02/12/16)
CHANUTE --Fort Scott High's freshmen girls came close but couldn't quite keep the lead once the Tigers had it and wound up falling to Chanute 30-26 Tuesday. "We showed improvement," said Coach Kori Dodson. "That team has got some good players that are tough to guard. They can shoot the 3 and take you to the basket."...
Chanute boys break Tigers' win streak (02/10/16)
CHANUTE --A 12-0 run to start the fourth quarter sparked Chanute's boys as they came from behind to defeat Fort Scott High, 48-41, in Southeast Kansas League play here Tuesday night, breaking the Tigers six-game winning streak. The second-place Blue Comets (5-2, 10-5), winners of their last four, got back-to-back 3-pointers from Aaron Haviland and Kenton Richards to start the final stanza...
Cook becomes girls' all-time points leader (02/10/16)
CHANUTE --Senior Ashley Cook became Fort Scott High School's all-time leading scorer in girls' basketball here Tuesday night, passing former leader Jolee Sharp during the second quarter. Cook's team-leading 18 points were not enough, however, to prevent a loss to seventh-ranked Chanute by a score of 51-39...
SEK wrestling champs to be decided here Thursday (02/10/16)
For the first time since the format began for the 2013-14 season, the Southeast Kansas League Dual Wrestling Tournament will be held in Fort Scott. The tournament will take place at the FSHS gymnasium Thursday beginning at 3 p.m. The seven schools will be seeded and then placed in a bracket. This will be a wrestling-style bracket with "wrestlebacks" determining places three through seven, not a common seven-team bracket with a bye included that one sees in basketball...
Three Tigers earn medals at Rose Hill (02/09/16)
ROSE HILL -- The Rose Hill Invitational is one of the tougher wrestling tournaments in Kansas every year and this one proved no exception. Nine from Fort Scott High took part but only three brought home medals from the 24-school meeting. The Tigers finished 17th out of those 24 as a team with 57 points. ...
Tiger boys give DeLaTorre 300th coaching win (02/06/16)
Fort Scott High School's boys won their sixth straight game Friday night, 58-42, which gave FSHS head coach Jeff DeLaTorre his 300th coaching victory, 248 of those coming here. The Tigers moved into a three-way tie for third in the Southeast Kansas League with Independence and Coffeyville. ...
Tiger girls survive overtime battle, 58-48 (02/06/16)
Emily Hale's buzzer-beating layup allowed Fort Scott High's girls to survive Parsons' fourth-quarter rally and the Tigers went on to dominate the overtime period as they came away with a 58-48 victory in Southeast Kansas League play at the FSHS gymnasium Friday night...
Tiger, 'Hound players pick new schools (02/05/16)
Wednesday was the first day that high school football players were allowed to sign with the colleges of their choice and the first day junior college players could sign with their new four-year schools. Two Fort Scott High players signed to play at Butler Community College in El Dorado. Running back/defensive back Marcus Stepps and lineman Austin Cook both signed to play for the Grizzlies, a Jayhawk Conference and national power...
Tiger boys hold on for 5th straight win (02/03/16)
The chase for the Southeast Kansas League boys' basketball championship tightened up considerably Tuesday night as the right combinations of wins now have six of the league's seven teams either tied for the lead or within a game of it. Fort Scott is one of those teams in the second group, bringing Independence down with them as Josh Hudiburg's free throws with 4.2 seconds remaining gave the Tigers a 54-52 victory in league play after Indy nearly completed a comeback from a 14-point deficit with just over 10 minutes of game time remaining.. ...
Independence girls thwart Tiger rally (02/03/16)
Fort Scott High's girls made this Southeast Kansas League battle versus Independence interesting by the end of the third quarter Tuesday night. But the Bulldogs posted 15 of the first 17 points of the final stanza to take the steam out of the Tigers' rally and went on to win, 60-49...
Frosh girls beat Golden Tornado (02/02/16)
COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott High School's freshman girls avenged an earlier loss to Coffeyville, prevailing on the road 32-21 Friday night in what Tiger Coach Kori Dodson called "a very rough game." Fort Scott started strongly, racing out to an 11-2 lead at the end of the first quarter. While the pace slowed in the second period, Fort Scott led 15-7 at halftime. The margin was double digits after three at 24-14...
Tiger boys win fourth straight (01/30/16)
COFFEYVILLE --Although other teams were playing, the contest between Fort Scott High's boys and Coffeyville here Friday night was the only game between Southeast Kansas League teams that counted in the standings. But once that game was over, the standings became very, very interesting...
Tiger girls jump out to big lead, win by 30 (01/30/16)
COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott High's girls scored the first 13 points of Friday night's Southeast Kansas League match-up versus Coffeyville and never let up, going on to a 60-30 victory. it was the largest margin of victory for a Tiger team since a 65-27 rout of Riverton on Pittsburg State's court (38 points) on Jan. 28, 2014...
Wrestlers beat Raiders by one point (01/30/16)
FRONTENAC -- Fort Scott High School's wrestlers defeated Frontenac in a dual here Thursday night, 37-36, holding on after the host Raiders won the final four matches of the night. The teams to agree to draw what weight class would start the dual instead of beginning at 106 pounds. So the dual began at 195, then went back up to 106 after the heavyweight bout and ended at 182...
Freshmen girls are 8-3 (01/29/16)
The Fort Scott High School ninth grade girls' basketball team is off to an 8-3 start, having dispatched Girard, Pittsburg, Anderson County, Frontenac twice, Iola twice and Nevada. The team's three losses, all close, came to Chanute, Labette County, and the Chanute junior varsity...
Fort Scott JV wins (01/29/16)
EL DORADO SPRINGS, Mo. -- Fort Scott High School's junior varsity boys' basketball team won a semifinal game in the El Dorado Springs Tournament here Wednesday night , beating Clinton, Mo., 59-19. Brady Tourillott led the Tigers with 22 points. Jesse Lawrence added 13...
JV boys win big in tourney (01/27/16)
EL DORADO SPRINGS, Mo. -- Fort Scott High School's junior varsity boys' basketball team won big over Lamar, Mo., 62-17, in the first round of a tournament here Monday night. Jesse Lawrence scored 11 points while Brady Tourtllott added 10. Fort Scott plays Clinton, Mo., tonight in the semifinals. The final round is set for Thursday...
From lowest to highest: 8th-seeded Tiger boys take KANGI title over Nevada (01/26/16)
FRONTENAC -- Fort Scott High's boys completed their run through the Kansas Army National Guard Invitational by beating second-seeded Nevada, 60-51, in Saturday's championship game here. The Tigers were seeded eighth, coming into Thursday's game against top-seeded Riverton with just two wins on the season. But five of their six losses had been by four points or less. Basically, five possessions -- maybe six -- were the difference between being 2-6 and maybe having a 6-2 record...
Fort Scott girls play Classen tough before falling (01/26/16)
FRONTENAC -- Fort Scott High girls' gave top-seeded Oklahoma City-Classen fits here Saturday before falling to the Comets, 45-41, in the fifth-place game of the Kansas Army National Guard Invitational. Classen fell into consolation when it was upset Thursday by eighth-seeded Blue Springs, Mo., which had just one win coming into the tournament but went on to finish third...
Gorman, Fewell win titles at Paola (01/26/16)
PAOLA -- Tyler Gorman and Zarek Fewell won their weight classes at the Paola Invitational here Saturday, which proved in some weight classes to be as loaded as any tournament around. Gorman, a freshman, wrestled at 106 pounds and won his first individual title. He finished second at Bonner Springs the weekend following the holiday break...
Tiger boys to play for title after double OT win (01/23/16)
Fort Scott girls pull away from Raiders, will play for fifth
Wrestlers sweep quad (01/23/16)
COLUMBUS -- Fort Scott High School's wrestlers won all three duals in a non-league quadrangular here Thursday. This was an event originally scheduled for Tuesday but postponed due to the weather. The Tigers (8-5 in duals) dominated Iola, 60-10, got by Southeast Kansas League rival Independence, 46-30, and spoiled Columbus' wrestling Homecoming with a 48-24 win...
Tiger boys bounce top seed Riverton in OT (01/22/16)
FSHS girls fall even as Cook passes 1,000-point mark
Bollinger fourth at Basehor-Linwood Classic (01/19/16)
BASEHOR -- Fort Scott's Derek Bollinger placed fourth at 138 pounds at the Basehor-Linwood Bobcat Classic over the weekend. Bollinger, who came into the tournament ranled No. 2 in Class 4A by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association was 4-2 over the weekend and improved to 25-2 on the season...
Tiger teams draw low seeds at Frontenac (01/19/16)
Fort Scott High's basketball teams have drawn low seeds for this weekend's Frontenac Kansas Army National Guard Invitational. Tiger girls (2-6) are the No. 7 seed and will face Kansas City (Mo.) Hogan Prep (6-4) at 4 p.m. Thursday in the old gymnasium. Tiger boys (2-6), the No. 8 seed, will follow with an 5:30 game against top-seeded Riverton (7-0) in the same gym...
No. 3 Girard survives Tiger effort in the end (01/16/16)
Undefeated Girard, ranked No. 3 in Class 4A-Division II by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association, came to the FSHS gymnasium Friday night and Fort Scott High's boys battled them toe-to-toe. However, Drew Davied's 3-point shot with 47 seconds to go gave Girard (8-0) the lead for good as he scored the Trojans' final 5 points in a 47-44 decision...
No. 4 Trojans keep Tiger girls at bay (01/16/16)
Girard's girls, ranked No. 4 in Class 4A-Division II by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association, did just enough to keep Fort Scott High at bay Friday night, taking a 43-36 win at the FSHS gymnasium. The Trojans did not exactly scorch the nets offensively, shooting just 33 percent from the floor on 15 of 46. But their defensive game plan worked to full effect as a box-and-one defense geared to keep Ashley Cook off the board did just that for most of the game...
Baseball signings (01/16/16)
A pair of Fort Scott HIgh School senior athletes signed letters of intent in the FSHS Media Center Friday morning, joining area junior-college programs. Friday was the first day of the signing period for college baseball programs.
Southwell selected to All-Star Game (01/15/16)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Fort Scott High School senior Brody Southwell was slected to participate in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl, which will be held at EverBank Field, home of the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars Saturday. Southwell, one of two Kansans participating, is on the roster as a kicker. ...
Pittsburg sweeps Tigers in SEK twinbill (01/13/16)
PITTSBURG -- Pittsburg swept Fort Scott High here Tuesday night in a Southeast Kansas League basketball doubleheader. The Purple Dragon girls' squad took a 52-38 win while the boys held off a Tiger rally to prevail 61-58. Fort Scott's boys (1-3 SEK, 2-5 overall) trailed by as many as 13 points in the third quarter but managed to get within three with 15 seconds left when Austin Cook came out of a scramble for a loose ball and scored...
Six earn medals at Bonner Springs (01/12/16)
BONNER SPRINGS -- Six members of Fort Scott High School's wrestling team earned medals here Saturday at the Dick Burns Mat Classic. Three Tigers matched the highest finish of second place in their weight classes. Tyler Gorman finished second at 106 pounds, which was the only weight class contested as a round-robin. Derek Bollinger and Zarek Fewell placed second in brackets at 138 and 145 pounds, respectively...
LCHS tandem too good for Tiger girls (01/09/16)
Tristan Gegg and Erica Gartner combined for 41 of Labette County's points Friday night as the state-ranked Grizzlies rolled by Fort Scott High's girls, 67-36, in Southeast Kansas League play at the FSHS gymnasium. The Grizzlies (4-0 SEK, 7-0 overall) came into the game ranked No. 5 in Class 4A-Division I by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association. The Tigers (1-2, 2-4) suffered their second straight loss...
Pair of locals selected to Shrine Bowl (01/05/16)
Fort Scott High School senior Austin Cook and Uniontown senior Zach Schwalm will represent their communities in the Kansas Shrine Bowl, which will be held July 30 at Emporia State University. The Kansas Shrine Bowl is an all-star game for senior football players, who are nominated by their coaches and selected by a media vote. The game serves as one of several fundraisers for Shriners Hospitals for Children...
Tigers 6th at Ottawa; Bollinger remains unbeaten (12/22/15)
OTTAWA -- Fort Scott High School's wrestling team finished in sixth place at the Ottawa Dual Tournament here Saturday. The Tigers won two of four duals in pool rounds before losing to Holton, 39-33, in the fifth-place match. Fort Scott defeated Topeka-Highland Park, 39-26, in the first round of pool action, lost to Valley Center, 65-6, defeated Topeka West, 51-24, and fell to Prairie View, 48-27...
Offensive struggles doom Tiger boys (12/19/15)
Fort Scott High's boys held Chanute to nearly 25 points under its season scoring average Friday night. But because the Tigers' offensive struggles continued, that effort wasn't enough to prevent a 37-36 Blue Comet victory in overtime at the FSHS gymnasium in a Southeast Kansas League contest...
Comets too much for Tiger girls (12/19/15)
Defending Southeast Kansas League co-champion Chanute simply had more weapons than Fort Scott High's girls Friday night, shooting 51 percent from the field over the first three quarters of a 59-35 victory at the FSHS gymnasium. The Blue Comets held a 28-7 lead after 12 minutes of play as the Tigers (1-1 SEK, 2-3 overall) posted consecutive scores only once all night...
Big-city media recognizes eight area players (12/18/15)
Eight area football players were recognized by either the Wichita Eagle or Topeka Capital-Journal recently by being placed on those newspapers' All-State football teams. The Wichita Eagle named three Fort Scott High School players to it's All-Class 4A-Division I team. Offensive lineman Austin Cook and kicker Brody Southwell were placed on the First Team. Linebacker Carter Young was placed on the Honorable Mention list...
Tiger girls, Parsons boys win 2-point SEK contests (12/16/15)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High's girls held off a Parsons rally to take a 40-38 victory as Southeast Kansas League play opened at the Harold C. Johnson gymnasium here Tuesday night. Unfortunately for Tiger fans, the boys were unable to hold off a Viking rally in the nightcap as Dannerick Yates' desperation layup went in with 1.6 seconds to go to give Parsons a 51-49 victory...
Big 3rd quarter spurs 'Hound women (12/15/15)
NEVADA -- Fort Scott Community College's women thumped Cottey, 90-55, here Saturday afternoon, avenging an 80-78 loss to the Comets at the Gladbach Classic in Arnold Arena on Nov. 20. In that game, Fort Scott rallied to take the lead with 1:35 remaining but never scored again...
Bollinger champ at Eudora, still unbeaten (12/15/15)
EUDORA -- Sophomore Derek Bollinger won his weight class here Saturday and remains undefeated on the season while five other members of the Fort Scott High wrestling team earned medals at the two-day Eudora Invitational. Bollinger improved his season record to 13-0 in winning the 145-pound weight class. ...
Tiger boys' JV wins first-round game (12/12/15)
Fort Scott High School's boys' junior varsity team won a first-round game in their own tournament Thursday night, defeating Chanute 51-25. Jesse Jones led the Tigers with 15 points, Brady Tourtillott added 13 and Gunnar Brown scored 10. The tourney continues today...
Cook's record revised; 41 points now the standard (12/11/15)
Ashley Cook's school record, and some of her other scoring totals, have been revised as a result of numbers sent to the Tribune Wednesday by Fort Scott High School head coach Pechone Stepps. Cook was reported as scoring a school-record 39 points in Friday's victory over Willard, Mo. However, Fort Scott's official book showed she finished the game with 41 points, making her the first female to score 40 points in school history...
Sports Notebook, Dec. 9, 2015 (12/09/15)
FSCC to host winter girls' basketball camp The Fort Scott Community College women's basketball team will host a camp for grades 5-12 on January 3 and 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. each day. Each camper will receive instruction from coaches and players, a free Greyhound camp T-shirt, and free admission to FSCC home games in January and February. Parents are encouraged to stay at each session and watch the camp...
Blue Valley Southwest wins 4th title in 5 years (12/08/15)
Fort Scott High's wrestlers finished in third place as Blue Valley Southwest claimed the Fort Scott Dual Tournament championship for the fourth time in five years at the FSHS gymnasium Saturday. Southwest, which finished second in 2013 after Paola won a tiebreaker when both teams finished 4-1, was 5-0 on the day. Louisburg was second at 4-1 with the Tigers coming in with a 3-2 record. Paola finished fourth, Shawnee Mission West fifth and Anderson County sixth...
Tiger boys fall to Broken Arrow (12/08/15)
WILLARD, Mo. -- Fort Scott High's boys finished the Willlard Four-State Classic at 1-2 after a 56-33 loss to Broken Arrow, the largest school in Oklahoma. Broken Arrow (2-1) led 19-5 after one and 35-10 at the half. Kaleb DeLaTorre, Fort Scott's only selection to the All-Tournament team, led the Tigers with 10 points...
Cook scores school-record 39 points (12/05/15)
Tigers sweep host at Willard Classic; boys rally in second half