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Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016
Fort Scott Tigers

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
Harrison sweeps Tigers in Four-State openers (12/04/15)
WILLARD, Mo. -- Big nights from their most experienced players weren't enough as a Fort Scott High's basketball teams each lose their season openers at the Willard Four-State Classic here Thursday afternoon. The girls opened the tournament and got 21 points from senior Ashley Cook, who made 5 3-point baskets. But that effort wasn't enough to prevent a 63-43 loss to Harrison, Ark...
Four Tigers make All-Time SEK wrestling team (11/27/15)
Former Fort Scott High wrestler and current Chanute head wrestling coach Andy Albright got together with several other coaches in the area and has compiled an All-Time All-Southeast Kansas League wrestling team. Four former Fort Scott wrestlers received spots on the team...
Hudiburg signs with Pitt State (11/27/15)
Fort Scott High School senior Josh Hudiburg (seated, center) signed a letter of intent join the track and field team at Pittsburg State University beginning next season. With Josh as he signed were (clockwise from top left) Fort Scott head cross boys' track coach Jeff Armstrong, assistant track coach Bo Graham, and his parents, Michelle and Kenny Westhoff...
Westhoff signs with Pitt State (11/25/15)
Tiger boys picked 2nd in pre-season poll (11/17/15)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High's boys were picked to finish second in the Southeast Kansas League this coming season in a poll conducted by KSHQ Radio (100.7 FM) and revealed at a basketball media conference here Monday. While the Tigers were chosen to repeat their second-place finish of a season ago, when they went 10-2 in the SEK and 16-7 overall, a new champion was tabbed to succeed Independence (12-0, 20-1). ...
Labette choice to win SEK girls' title (11/17/15)
PITTSBURG -- The results of voting for the pre-season Southeast Kansas League girls' basketball poll revealed here Monday appear to indicate that there are three tiers of expectation this season. Defending co-champions Labette County and Chanute are in the first tier, separated in voting by just one point and the only teams to receive six top-three votes (coaches could not vote for their own teams). ...
Ten Tigers receive All-SEK recognition (11/14/15)
It's normally Southeast Kansas League policy to hold the release of its All-League teams until the last team has concluded its run through the playoffs. Although Pittsburg played Friday night, the All-SEK Football Team was prematurely released to other media on Thursday and has already been publicized. So since there's no longer a reason to wait, here is the 2015 version of the squad...
Cardinals control Regional contest (11/07/15)
EUDORA -- Fort Scott High scored first in this Class 4A-Division I Regional Playoff Game here Friday night. But Eudora struck back quickly and took control the rest of the way to bring an end to the Tigers' season, 33-7. Fort Scott (7-3) went into the final game of the regular season last week with the second-best scoring offense in the Southeast Kansas League, averaging 34 points per game. But the Tigers managed only a touchdown in each of their final two outings...
Four Tigers earn All-SEK volleyball honors (11/07/15)
Four members of Fort Scott High School's volleyball team earned All-Southeast Kansas League honors in voting released earlier this week. Ashley Cook was named to the First Team for the Tigers, who tied for third place in the SEK with Independence. Katie Gorman was named to the Second Team and Jenna Kakas and Karlee Stanley earned Honorable Mention status...
Tigers to visit Eudora for Regional game (11/06/15)
Fort Scott High School's football team is set to visit a potentially dangerous Eudora team tonight as the Class 4A-Division I Playoffs kickoff tonight at 7 p.m. in Eudora. The Cardinals have won six straight games since losing the first three of the season to Bonner Springs, Louisburg and Paola. Bonner missed the playoffs despite going 7-2 because it was in a tough district. Louisburg and Paola both made the Class 4A-Division I Playoffs. Those three losses came by two scores or less...
Two named to Second Team All-SEK soccer (11/06/15)
Two members of Fort Scott High School's soccer team earned spots on the All-Southeast Kansas League Second Team when results were released Wednesday following Pittsburg's eliminaton from the Class 5A Playoffs. The league champion Dragons (16-3), who lost 1-0 to Blue Valley Southwest Tuesday in a Class 5A Quarterfinal, had six players named to the First Team while runner-up Coffeyville (9-8) had three and third-place Independence (9-8) had two...
Westhoff second at State (11/03/15)
WAMEGO -- Fort Scott High School senior Cassidy Westhoff finished as the runner-up in the Kansas Class 4A State Cross-Country Championship race here Saturday while the girls' team took seventh place and the lone boys' runner, Devin Brooks, finished 34th in his first State meet...
Paola reigns in the rain, 28-7 (10/31/15)
Paola controlled the line of scrimmage most of the night and its ground game proved superior in the rainy conditions at Frary Field Friday night as the Panthers rolled by Fort Scott High, 28-7, in what was a de facto Class 4A-Division I District 4 championship game...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Playoff position on the line (10/30/15)
Both teams have already clinched playoff berths, so what's really at stake when Paola visits Fort Scott High in the Class 4A-Division I District 4 finale tonight at Frary Field? Well, there's positioning in the playoff bracket. The winner, as district champion, gets home-field advantage in the Regional (first) round of the playoffs on November 6. The loser has to go on the road to face Eudora, the champion of District 3...
Eight runners advance to State cross country (10/27/15)
GARNETT -- Eight members of the Fort Scott High School cross country teams have advanced to the Class 4A State Championship Meet as a result of finishes from Saturday's Anderson County Class 4A Regional Meet here. All seven members of the girls' team have advanced as the Tigers finished second in team standings with 63 points. Chanute won the Regional crown with 61 points...
Tigers fall in tough Sub-State final (10/27/15)
OTTAWA -- Fort Scott High School's volleyball season came to an end here Saturday in three hard-fought sets against Southeast Kansas League rival Chanute in the championship match of the Ottawa Class 4A-Division I Sub-State Tournament. The Blue Comets (26-14) took the final, 16-25, 26-24, 30-28 and advances to State for the third consecutive season. Chanute will be the only representative from the Southeast Kansas League at the State Tournament in Salina this coming weekend...
Louisburg wins soccer playoff (10/27/15)
LOUISBURG -- Seventh-seeded Louisburg shut out Fort Scott High's soccer team, 10-0, here Monday in a "play-in" game of the Class 4-3-2-1A East Regional Tournament. Louisburg (5-10-2) advanced to a semifinal match this afternoon against second-seeded Independence (9-7). In today's other semifinal, sixth-seeded Paola (5-11) will play at Coffeyville (8-7). The winners face off Thursday...
Tigers withstand Labette County rally (10/24/15)
ALTAMONT -- Fort Scott High's football team was able to hold off a rally by Labette County here Friday night and remain unbeaten in Class 4A-Division I District 4 play. The Grizzlies scored 12 points in less than three minutes in the fourth quarter of this game that also counted in Southeast Kansas League standings, getting within 28-25 with 5:40 to go...
Tigers second seed at Ottawa (10/22/15)
Fort Scott High School's volleyball team will be the No. 2 seed in Saturday's Class 4A-Division I Sub-State Tournament at Ottawa, according to a bracket released by the Kansas State High School Activities Association Wednesday morning. The Tigers (16-18) will face third-seeded Labette County (12-19) in the second first-round match. The tournament begins at 2 p.m. with the fourth-seeded host Cyclones (8-27) taking on top-seeded Southeast Kansas League co-champion Chanute (24-14)...
Soccer team drops home finale (10/22/15)
Fort Scott High School's soccer team was shut out in its home and regular-season finale by Paola, 7-0, at Ellis Park Thursday evening. Niklas Kramer scored three goals for the Panthers (5-11) while Christopher Trejo scored the first two and Caleb Rhine and Madison Timpe added a goal each...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Grizzlies capable of scoring (10/22/15)
Fort Scott High quarterback Kaleb DeLaTorre could go over the 1,000-yard mark in passing tonight in a Southeast Kansas League/Class 4A-Division I District 4 game at Labette County in Altamont tonight. The Tiger senior has thrown for 930 yards and 6 touchdowns this season. He needs just 70 to become the first to break the 1,000-yard barrier since Trevor Swim finished the season with 1,024 yards in 10 games in 2010...
Defebaugh medals in 4A (10/21/15)
HAYS -- Fort Scott High School senior Camiren Defebaugh finished her high-school career with a medal at the Kansas Class 4A State Golf Tournament here Monday. Defebaugh shot 98 to tie for 14th place with three others. The top 20 finishers, including ties, earned medals...
Harrison concludes season at State tournament (10/20/15)
WINFIELD -- Fort Scott High School senior Jennifer Harrison saw her high-school tennis career end here Friday at the Class 4A State Tournament here. Harrison finished the season 15-7 in singles play with a 1-2 mark here and was 12-2 in doubles for an overall record of 27-9. She won at least 20 matches in singles and doubles each of her four years and finished 74-41 in singles matches and 17-5 in doubles for a total of 91-46...
Tigers roll by Chanute in District 4 opener (10/17/15)
CHANUTE -- Carter Young rushed for 150 yards and four touchdowns here Friday night as Fort Scott High's football team easily won its Class 4A-Division I District 4 opener over Chanute, 58-13, at the Chanute Community Sports Complex. The other District 4 game was also a laugher as Paola crushed Labette County at home, 55-14...
Westhoff, Brooks claim SEK titles (10/17/15)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott senior Cassidy Westhoff and junior Devin Brooks became the first runners from the same school to sweep the varsity championships in 11 years at the Southeast Kansas League Cross-Country Meet here Thursday. Westhoff successfully defended her girls' championship, which led Fort Scott to its first girls' team title, winning a tie-breaker over four-time defending champion Chanute...
Tigers play SEK spoiler (10/17/15)
FAIRWAY -- Fort Scott High School's volleyball team did not win the Southeast Kansas League championship here Thursday night. But their victory over Chanute allowed the Tigers to tie for third place and forced the Blue Comets to settle for a tie for the title with Pittsburg...
Local golfers receive league, area honors (10/17/15)
State Tournaments will be held Monday with one Fort Scott golfer, Camiren Defebaugh, and four Uniontown golfers playing in their respective tournaments. Class 4A State will be held in Hays while Class 3-2-1A action will take place in Cheney. Although the Southeast Kansas League team and individual champions were determined last week after the conclusion of Fort Scott's home tournament, the official standings were released earlier this week...
Defebaugh caps senior season with State trip (10/16/15)
Fort Scott High School senior Camiren Defebaugh will be going to make her first appearance at a State Tournament Monday when she travels to Hays for the Class 4A State Golf Tournament at Smoky Hill Country Club. Defebaugh says she worked harder on her game over the summer and during this season. ...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: District play begins tonight (10/16/15)
Class 4A District 4 play begins tonight when Fort Scott High visits Chanute in a game that also counts in Southeast Kansas League play at the Chanute Community Sports Complex. For those unfamiliar with the system, teams in a class are assigned to district, usually of four teams. The last three games of the regular season amount to a three-team, round-robin playoff qualifying tournament. The two best teams at the conclusion of district play qualify for the playoffs...
Harrison to make fourth trip to State Tennis (10/14/15)
Fort Scott High School senior Jennifer Harrison has achieved something that is rare for athletes at any school, much less here. She has qualified for a State Tournament in the same sport all four years of high school. Her final trip will take place Friday and Saturday at the Class 4A State Tennis Tournament in Winfield...
JV Tigers win 54-0 at Indy (10/14/15)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High School's junior varsity football team whitewashed Independence, 54-0, here Monday night. Zarek Fewell got the scoring started when he returned the opening kickoff 78 yards for a touchdown. Derek Bollinger ran in the 2-point conversion...
Harrison earns fourth State Tennis berth (10/13/15)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High School senior Jennifer Harrison will be going to the Class 4A State Tennis Tournament for the fourth time following a fifth-place finish at the Independence Class 5A Regional over the weekend. "This is a goal she has had since her freshman year, to be our first four-time State qualifier," Fort Scott head coach Lynn Barr said. "We have had many great young ladies in this program and several three-time qualifiers, but she is now our only four-time qualifier."...
Defebaugh finishes 6th; qualifies for State Golf tourney (10/13/15)
GIRARD -- Camiren Defebaugh turned in her best 18-hole score of the season here Monday, shooting a 94 to finish sixth at the Girard Class 4A Regional Tournament and qualify for next week's Class 4A State Tournament at Hays. Defebaugh shot 47 on the front nine and 46 on the back to finish with a 93, one stroke better than her score on this course earlier this season...
Tigers prevail on Homecoming, 31-14 (10/10/15)
The defense took care of things early. The offense made things work in the second half. And Fort Scott High finished with a 31-14 victory over Independence in Southeast Kansas League play on Homecoming at Frary Field Friday night. Independence's offense held the ball for 5 1/2 minutes on its opening possession but wasn't able to advance to midfield. A bad snap to the punter resulted in a big tackle for a loss that gave Fort Scott's offense the ball at the Independence 29-yard line...
Tiger cross country wins a lot at Indy (10/10/15)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High's cross country team won three individual titles and a team title here Thursday. Tiger varsity girls won the team title with 40 points, well ahead of the 59 by second-place Independence. Fort Scott was led by Cassidy Westhoff's winning time of 18:31.66. McKenzie Willis of Pittsburg was a distant second at 20:15.38...
Fort Scott volleyball splits at Osawatomie (10/10/15)
OSAWATOMIE -- Fort Scott High's volleyball team was in the unusual position of playing a league match on the court of a school that is not a member of the Southeast Kansas League here Thursday night. The Tigers played here as it was the first time that it was Osawatomie's turn to host since replacing former league member Columbus in this triangular a few seasons ago...
Defebuagh finishes ninth in SEK (10/09/15)
Fort Scott High School senior Camiren Defebaugh finished ninth in the Tigers' home tournament at Woodland Hills Golf Course Thursday, which was good enough to put her in ninth place in the final Southeast Kansas Leagye girls' golf standings. Coffeyville's Anna Pool won both the tournament, with a score of 38 over nine hiles, and the league championship. She is the first SEK golfer, male or female, to win four league golf titles...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Tigers finally back home again (10/09/15)
Fort Scott High have won back-to-back road games. But Homecoming awaits the Tigers when Independence comes to town tonight for what looks to be a key game in the Southeast Kansas League. Fort Scott is 2-1 in the SEK and 4-1 overall. Independence is 3-1 in the league and also 4-1 overall. Both teams' only loss is a shutout by Pittsburg, which is undefeated and clinched the league title last week when it beat Parsons...
Seventh grade sweeps finale (10/07/15)
Fort Scott Middle School's volleyball teams concluded their seasons with home matches against Nevada Tuesday afternoon. The seventh grade finished their season with a pair of wins. First, the B Team took a 25-22, 25-13 straight-sets win. Then the A Team prevailed, 25-18, 25-13...
Defebaugh just misses medal (10/07/15)
COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott's Camiren Defebaugh missed out on a medal by two places here Tuesday as she finished in a tie for 12th at the Coffeyville Invitational. Defebaugh shot 52 on the front nine and 47 on the back for a total of 99. She tied with Pittsburg's Gracie Lopez (49-50) and Girard's Gabbi Sands (48-51)...
Tigers tie for 5th at SEK tennis (10/06/15)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High School's tennis team finished fifth at the Southeast Kansas League Tennis Tournament here Saturday. Independence won for the fourth consecutive season and the 11th time in the last 12 years. The Bulldogs, who have won 32 of the 43 SEK girls' tennis titles offered since the first season of the sport in 1973, scored 21 points, beating Parsons out by 2. Fort Scott and Coffeyville scored 7 points each...
Westhoff, Brooks win varsity races (10/06/15)
PITTSBURG --Fort Scott's Cassidy Westhoff and Devin Brooks each won the varsity races at the Pittsburg Invitational here Thursday. Westhoff took the girls' race by a substantial margin, going 5,000 meters in 17:37. McKenzie Wilks of Pittsburg was second in 18:52...
Tigers take control early, down Buffs 35-6 (10/03/15)
LaCYGNE -- Fort Scott High improved to 4-1 on the season with a 35-6 victory over Prairie View here Friday night. The Tigers outgained the Buffalos (3-2) 249 yards to 26 in the first half as Prairie View managed just one first down. Wyatt Tourtillott scored first for the Tigers on a 5-yard run with 7:35 on the clock in the opening quarter, capping Fort Scott's first possession. It lasted nine plays over 73 yards...
Tiger volleyball splits at Independence (10/03/15)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High School volleyball split a Southeast Kansas League triangular here Thursday night. The Tigers defeated Labette County, 25-16, 14-25, 25-22. They fell to Independence, 25-20, 25-15. Indy also defeated Labette County, 25-12, 25-15...
Pittsburg to withdraw from SEK football (10/03/15)
Pittsburg High School's football game at Parsons Friday night, which the fourth-ranked Purple Dragons won easily, 41-7, to clinch its seventh Southeast Kansas League championship in the past nine seasons, was the last for the school in league football for the immediate future. Pittsburg will withdraw from SEK competition beginning next season...
Tiger golfers play in Pittsburg and Uniontown tourneys (10/02/15)
Fort Scott High golfers competed in a varsity meet at Pittsburg Tuesday while JV golfers competed in Uniontown's home tournament at Fort Scott on Monday. In the varsity tournament, Camiren Defebaugh shot 51 on the front nine and 49 on the back to finish with a score of 100. That score tied for 15th place...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Be wary of the Buffalos (10/02/15)
In past seasons, Prairie View football didn't enjoy a strong reputation. But things are different so far this season up in LaCygne. Prairie View is 3-1 this season after suffering its first loss of the season last week to Frontier League opponent Ottawa, 20-13. The Cyclones are also 3-1 with their only loss coming in the season opener to league rival Louisburg, which is also 3-1. The Wildcats are coming off a loss last week to league rival Paola by an 11-10 score...
Junior varsity tennis concludes season (09/30/15)
CHANUTE --Fort Scott High School's junior varsity tennis team completed its season here Monday and finished fifth out of nine teams. Three entries finished fourth in their brackets. Britni Addington played No. 1 singles. She defeated Natalie Woolfolk of Labette County, 6-1, in the first round. Kaylee Bryant of Independence took a 6-4 verdict in the semifinal and Shelby Bubb of Parsons defeated Addington by the same score in the third-place match...
Westhoff second at Rim Rock Farm (09/29/15)
RURAL JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Fort Scott High senior Cassidy Westhoff finished second in the Girls' Blue Division race at an event hosted by the University of Kansas at Rim Rock Farm here Saturday. The Blue Division is for top programs in Kansas classes 4A on down or the equivalent classes in other states. There were 256 competitors in the girls' race and 271 in the boys' race, which included Fort Scott junior Devin Brooks...
Tigers back on track, 49-0 (09/26/15)
COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott High scored on each of its six first-half possessions and also had a defensive touchdown here Friday night as the Tigers got back on track with a 49-0 Southeast Kansas League rout of winless Coffeyville at Veterans Memorial Stadium...
Tiger varsity girls win team title at Iola (09/26/15)
IOLA -- Fort Scott High School's varsity girls won the team title at the Doc Stiles Invitation here Tuesday, beating out Anderson County by one team point. Fort Scott's girls also placed third in the girls' junior varsity race. And Gavin Smith was the winner of the boys' JV race for the Tigers...
Tiger tennis 2nd in final regular-season tourney (09/26/15)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High School's tennis team took second place behind host Pittsburg in the final tournament of the regular season here Thursday. The Tigers had one division champion, two seconds and a third in finishing with 12 points. "We played pretty well today in our final regular-season match," Fort Scott head coach Lynn Barr said. ...
Uniontown returns to 11-man football (09/26/15)
Uniontown will be back in the ranks of 11-man football the next two seasons following the Kansas State High School Activities Association's release of enrollment figures Friday morning. There were two sets of numbers released. The first set determines the classifications for this school year in every sport except football and uses enrollments in grades 9-12. The other is for football for the 2016 and 2017 seasons and does not use the 12th grade in its figures...
Tigers sweep league opener, home finale (09/25/15)
Thursday evening, Fort Scott High's volleyball team played its first Southeast Kansas League games of the season. These were also the last home matches of the season. So that meant it was also Senior Parent Night. And since there are no home matches in October, it was also Dig Pink Night, when the Tigers wore pink uniforms for breast cancer awareness...
Tigers win home tennis tournament (09/25/15)
Fort Scott High School's tennis team won its home tournament Tuesday with undefeated entries in three of the four divisions. The Tigers scored 10 team points. Labette County and Independence each had 7 but LCHS won the tiebreaker for second. Columbus did not score and finished fourth...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Trip to winless FKHS next up (09/25/15)
Fort Scott High travels to Coffeyville Friday night to take on a Field Kindley High School team desperately seeking a victory. The Golden Tornado are 0-3 in the league and overall, a very unusual position for them. Coffeyville hasn't been 0-3 since 1997 -- a season in which it did not win a game...
Tiger tennis action (09/23/15)
Pittsburg rolls, 10-0 (09/23/15)
With 13 freshmen and sophomores on a 21-player roster, it was known before the season began that Fort Scott High School's soccer team wasn't going to have things come easily. For the second consecutive day, a Tiger game was "run ruled" -- stopped when the margin reached 10 goals -- as Pittsburg took a 10-0 win in Southeast Kansas League play at Ellis Park...
Volleyball squad fourth at Pittsburg (09/23/15)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High School volleyball went 2-3 in a tough tournament here Saturday, finishing fourth. The tournament included larger schools such as Leavenworth. Despite coming into the tournament with just one loss on the season, the host Purple Dragons went 0-5, one of those losses to the Tigers...
Pittsburg wins JV contest (09/23/15)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High's junior varsity football team lost to Pittsburg here Monday night, 32-16. All of the Tigers' points came in the second half after trailing 24-0. Zarek Fewell and Derek Bollinger each scored touchdowns for the Tigers (2-1). Both also scored 2-point conversions...
Tiger golfers take part in Chanute Tournament (09/23/15)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott High's pair of golfers finished well out of contention here Monday at the Chanute Invitational but progress right now is being measured in ways that the scoreboard does not fully indicate. "Three tournaments left in the regular season before Regionals and we've still got some work to do," Fort Scott head coach Karen Curran said. "Definitely looking forward to four good days of practice to work on some specific yardage shots and, as always, chipping and putting."...
JV doubles teams finish second (09/23/15)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High's junior varsity tennis team saw all of its entries go 2-1 on the day at the Parsons Invitational here Monday. Both singles players finished in fifth place for the Tigers while both doubles teams took second. The No. 1 doubles team of Addison Cunningham and Madi Larson won its first-round match in a tiebreaker over Devon Coulter/Kamryn Kelley of Pittsburg, 6-5 (7-5). ...
Purple storm drowns out Tiger effort (09/19/15)
The only thing that seemed to be able to stop Pittsburg Friday night was the weather. With about 10 1/2 minutes left to go in the third quarter, the power went out at Frary Field while the Purple Dragons were running a play. The blackout and lightning in the area contributed to a delay of roughly 45 minutes. The rest of the night belonged to the Purple Dragons as they rolled by Fort Scott High, 37-0, in Southeast Kansas League play...
Three Tiger winners at Big Hill race (09/19/15)
CHERRYVALE -- Fort Scott High School's cross country teams had three race winners and a team champion in Parsons' meet at Big Hill Lake here Thursday. Tiger girls won the varsity team title with 51 points, finishing eight points ahead of Independence. Chanute was third with 78 points...
Tigers take 2 of 3 at Prairie View (09/19/15)
LaCYGNE -- Fort Scott High School's volleyball team took two out of three matches in a quadrangular here Thursday night. But it was the match the Tigers (7-6) lost that had head coach Carol Bingesser raving about her team. The Tigers lost to Louisburg, ranked No. 4 in Class 4A-Division I by the Kansas Volleyball Association, 26-24, 25-15. But the way her team played in that match made Bingesser happy...
Netters 2nd in varsity and JV (09/19/15)
It was a busy day for Tiger tennis Thursday as Fort Scott High sent teams to Chanute for varsity play and Parsons to make up an junior varsity tournament that had been rained out earlier in the season. But it was also a good day for both units as the varsity finished second behind Pittsburg at Chanute and the JV took second behind Parsons in a tournament hosted by Labette County High School...
Defebaugh 5th at Galena tourney (09/19/15)
JVs play in 'rookie' meet
7B's lone winner at Independence (09/19/15)
INDEPENDENCE -- Despite losses in three of four matches here Thursday evening, Fort Scott Middle School girls' volleyball coach Kelly Toll remained upbeat, citing continued progress. The seventh-grade B Team earned the lone victory of the day for Fort Scott, with the Tigers winning 25-22, 25-16. The B Team is 4-1 on the season...
Hutchison unbeaten at Independence (09/18/15)
INDEPENDENCE -- Char Hutchison went undefeated in the second Independence tournament here Tuesday. Independence and Parsons were both scheduled to play in an all-day tournament in Baldwin on Wednesday, so they witheld their normal set of players. Also, due to a misunderstanding, Independence entered an extra No. ...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: This could be for SEK crown (09/17/15)
Not to overhype things, but the way things are going early in the season, it's entirely possible that the Southeast Kansas League football championship will be decided on the new artificial turf at Frary Field Friday night. The host Tigers (1-0 SEK, 2-0 overall) and the visiting Purple Dragons (2-0, 2-0) are the only unbeaten teams either in league play or overall. ...
Tigers adjust lineup, sweep 'Hawks (09/16/15)
Fort Scott High School's volleyball match Tuesday evening was the first time the Tigers had a chance to see how some adjustments to their rotation worked out. A 25- 22, 25-19, 25-16 sweep of Three Rivers League at the FSHS gymnasium showed that they appear to be working quite well, although Tiger head coach Carol Bingesser said that there are still some things that need sorted out...
Area golfers just miss medals (09/16/15)
PARSONS -- Both Fort Scott and Uniontown sent teams to the Parsons Invitational here Monday. The Tigers only had two golfers participate while Uniontown sent five and finished in sixth place out of nine schools. Camiren Defebaugh of Fort Scott had the highest finish of area golfers, shooting 52 over nine holes. She tied for 10th place but was denied a medal when Pittsburg's Logan Lord won the scorecard playoff...
JV tennis hosts tournament (09/16/15)
Fort Scott High's junior varsity tennis team hosted its second tournament of the season Monday. No team scores were kept. Extra players from participating schools were used to fill out the pools as much as possible after Coffeyville was unable to attend...
Tiger frosh football beats Spring Hill (09/16/15)
SPRING HILL -- Fort Scott High's freshmen football team defeated Spring Hill here Monday by a score of 34-16. The Tigers improved to 2-0 on the season. Trenton Wilson scored two touchdowns for Fort Scott, one in each half of play. Alec Michaud also scored in the first half. Quarterback Tyler Gorman threw two second-half touchdowns, one to Matt Campbell and the other to Mason Ferguson. Gorman and Campbell also connected on a 2-point conversion. David Brown Jr. kicked two extra points...
Tigers' No. 1 doubles team 3-1 at Independence (09/15/15)
INDEPENDENCE -- Char Hutchinson and Jennifer Harrison continued to play well as the No. 1 singles team as Fort Scott High took part in a tournament here Thursday. Hutchison and Reeves improved to 7-1 together by going 3-1 in the tournament. They were first paired at the Labette County Tournament the week before...
Indy shuts out Tigers (09/15/15)
Zach Schroeder's hat trick led visiting Independence to a 10-0 victory over Fort Scott in Southeast Kansas League soccer at Ellis Park Monday afternoon. The match did not go far past halftime due to the 10-goal rule. The Tigers fell to 0-3 in the SEK and 0-6 overall. They host Riverton today at 4:30...
Big win topped by huge kick (09/12/15)
Frary Field erupted late in the third quarter of Friday night's Fort Scott High School football game against Spring Hill. But the residents of the houses surrounding the stadium shouldn't blame the crowd for exploding as it did. The game was well in hand as the Tigers went on to win by 36 points with a running clock the entire fourth quarter. ...
Visitors take pair from Tigers (09/12/15)
Visitors Wellsville and Paola swept Fort Scott High in a volleyball triangular at the FSHS gymnasium Thursday evening. Paola took 25-19 and 28-26 wins. Karlee Stanley was credited with 34 assists, 7 digs and 4 kills for the Tigers (4-5). Ashley Cook had 18 assists, 4 kills and 8 digs...
Tiger soccer falls to Pittsburg; make-up scheduled Oct. 5 (09/12/15)
Fort Scott High School's soccer team was shut out by Pittsburg, 10-0, on the road Thursday in a Southeast Kansas League match. With the loss, the Tigers fell to 0-2 in the SEK and 0-5 overall. A home match against Olathe Heritage Christian that was called off due to rain on Tuesday has been rescheduled. It will be held Saturday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. at Ellis Park...
JV football routs Parsons (09/12/15)
Fort Scott High's junior varsity football team rolled over Parsons, 54-6, at Frary Field Tuesday night. Zarek Fewell scored touchdowns each of the four times he touched the ball, according to JV coach Josh Regan. Brady Tourtillott caught a 60-yard touchdown pass from Jessie Jones. Padraig Holland, Chris Stell and Derek Bollinger all scored rushing touchdowns...
Westhoff, Brooks dominate home meet (09/11/15)
Fort Scott High runners won three of the four races at their home meet Thursday afternoon with the varsity champs dominating the field. Senior Cassidy Westhoff won the girls' varsity race for the first time, coasting to a win by a margin of just over two minutes. Devin Brooks wasn't quite as dominant but he didn't have to look over his shoulder, either, in taking a 43-second win...
Defebaugh medals for Tigers at Girard (09/11/15)
GIRARD -- Fort Scott's Camiren Defebaugh finished in seventh place here Thursday in the 18-hole Girard Invitational. She was the only Tiger to participate. Defebaugh shot 49 on the front nine and finished with a 45 on the back to finish with a total of 94. Coffeyville's Anna Pool, the defending Southeast Kansas League champion, won the individual crown with a 38-38--76. Erica Gartner of Labette County was second at 40-45--85...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Broncos' coach familiar with Tigers (09/11/15)
ach is no stranger to Fort Scott head coach Bob Campbell. That's because Spring Hill's new head coach is Jason Feeback, who was the head coach the last two seasons at Chanute, going 12-8 in his time with the Blue Comets. Feeback will bring his new team to Frary Field for a 7 p.m. contest Friday night...
Tiger freshmen roll by Parsons (09/11/15)
Fort Scott High's freshmen rolled by Parsons at Frary Field Tuesday night, 20-6. Alec Michaud scored first for the Tigers on a 33-yard run in the first quarter. Tyler Gorman threw a 10-yard scoring pass to Mason Ferguson in the third to make it 14-6...
Tigers grind out win over Nevada (09/09/15)
Fort Scott High also defeats Anderson County in triangular
FSHS soccer, golf postponed (09/09/15)
Fort Scott High School's home soccer match versus Olathe Heritage Christian as well as its only scheduled home varsity girls' golf tournament were both postponed as a result of Tuesday's rain. Uniontown's girls' golf team was scheduled to play in Fort Scott's tournament...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Labbe to McPherson (08/15/15)
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...
Bradbury to Benedictine (08/04/15)
East shuts out West in Shrine Bowl (07/29/15)
HAYS -- Tony Barksdale, Jr. of Tecumseh-Shawnee Heights scored two first-half touchdowns to earn East team Most Valuable Player honors as he led his team to a 21-0 victory in the Kansas Shrine Bowl at Lewis Field here Saturday night. Fort Scott High School graduate Alex Fink was on the East roster and FSHS head coach Bob Campbell was on the East coaching staff. No statistics were reported for Fink, who will play baseball at Independence Community College, in the game...
Gorman named All-State First Team (06/17/15)
Fort Scott High School junior Katie Gorman was named to a First Team position as an infielder by the Kansas Softball Coaches Association recently. The coaches did not honor players by each infield position, lumping them all together. Gorman played both shortstop and second base for the Tigers this season. The coaches also handed out honors as though Class 4A is just one division for softball even though it is actually one of the sports in which the class is divided into two divisions...
Four Tigers named All-State (06/10/15)
Knopp named Pitcher of Year in Class 4A-Div. I
Six Tigers named to All-SEK baseball team (06/02/15)
As is league policy for every sport, the All-Southeast Kansas League baseball team was released Monday, the day after Fort Scott High's baseball team was the last league team to be eliminated from post-season play. The Tigers (17-5), who were the only league school to qualify for a State tournament, saw four members picked to the First Team as did fellow tri-champions Labette County and Pittsburg. Each tri-champ also had two players picked for the Second Team...
Fort Scott places six on softball list (06/02/15)
Editor's Note: This version has been corrected to include a name that was inadvertently omitted when originally published. The Tribune regrets the error.
Westhoff 2nd in 1,600; Woods 5th in discus (06/01/15)
WICHITA -- It was a lot chillier than expected here Saturday when the Kansas State Track and Field Championships resumed for its second day of action. Temperatures in the mid-50s greeted athletes and spectators alike. Fort Scott junior Cassidy Westhoff's rivalry with Girard's Callie Logue continued in the Class 4A 1,600-meter finals with the Trojan sophomore once again winning, this time in 5:06.38. ...
Rose Hill dashes Tiger title hopes in 10 innings (06/01/15)
SALINA -- Rose Hill denied Fort Scott High's baseball team a State Tournament trophy for the consecutive season, defeating the Tigers, 5-4, in 10 innings in the rain-delayed first round of the Class 4A-Division I State Tournament at Dean Evans Stadium here Sunday...
ONLINE FIRST: State baseball postponed, but softball still on (updated) (05/28/15)
SALINA -- Early Thursday morning, the Kansas State High School Activities Association announced that the Class 4A-Division I State Baseball Tournament at Dean Evans Stadium here has been postponed until Sunday with semifinals, the third-place contest and the championship game moved to Monday...
What role might weather play? (05/27/15)
This year, perhaps more than any other in recent memory, weather could play a significant role in how this week's State championship events sponsored by the Kansas State High School Activities Association will play out. The weather had a significant impact on Regional and State Tournament play during the boys' tennis and track post-seasons. ...
State Golf postponed (05/27/15)
McPHERSON -- The Class 4A State Golf Tournament was postponed after central Kansas was drenched by nearly constant rain all weekend, including Monday when the decision was made. Fort Scott senior Conner Antonetti is one of the participants in the tournament, which has been rescheduled for today at Turkey Creek Golf Course here...
State Track Capsules (05/27/15)
Note: Times of track events listed are approximate. The KSHSAA schedule lists the starting time of the first race. Friday morning, Class 2A races will be second in order, between the 1A and 3A races. Friday afternoon, Class 4A races will be first followed by 5A and 6A. Saturday, 2A races will be second in order and 4A will be fourth. In field events, only the class listed competes at the time shown...
Hudiburg wins javelin; 6 events qualify (05/23/15)
LaCYGNE -- Fort Scott High junior Josh Hudiburg won javelin here Thursday and is one of six Tiger qualifiers for next week's State Track and Field Championships at Wichita State University. The Class 4A Regional Meet, hosted by Prairie View, was moved to Thursday in order to get it in before forecasted thunderstorms on Friday...
4A-I State Softball Capsule (05/23/15)
When: Thursday and Friday. Where: Bill Burke Complex, Salina. First-round schedule: Baldwin (8: 9-12) vs. Spring Hill (1: 20-1), 5 p.m.. Field A. Mulvane (7: 12-8) vs. Kansas City-Piper (2: 19-3), 5 p.m., Field B. Andale/Garden Plain (5: 14-6) vs. Fort Scott (4: 16-6), 7 p.m., Field A. Topeka Hayden (6: 15-7) vs. Augusta (3: 18-4), 7 p.m., Field B...
4A-I State Baseball Capsule (05/22/15)
When: Thursday and Friday. Where: Dean Evans Stadium, Salina. First-round schedule: Bishop Miege (8: 10-12) vs. Topeka Hayden (1: 21-1), 11 a.m. Kansas City-Piper (5: 14-6) vs. Augusta (4: 16-6), 1:30. Rose Hill (7: 15-7) vs. Fort Scott (2: 17-4), 4 p.m. McPherson (6: 15-7) vs. Ottawa (3: 16-5)...
Antonetti seeks State medal in McPherson (05/22/15)
Fort Scott High School senior Conner Antonetti has been a golfer long before going out for the Tiger team as a freshman. "When I was 2, I think, was when I first got a club in my hand, and since then, I've taken off with it," he said during a Thursday-afternoon interview at Woodland Hills Golf Course...
Back-to-back Regional champs (05/22/15)
Fort Scott High School softball players and coaches post with the Regional championship plaque after defeating Chanute in the Chanute Class 4A-Division I Softball Tournament championship game at Chanute Tuesday night. Members of the team are (from left): FRONT -- Abby Denton, Katie Gorman, Emily Bowman, Abi Keating, Kyenne Wade and Meghan Guss; BACK -- Assistant coach Sean Krokroskia, assistant coach Whitney Durbin, Jenny Denton, Lindsey McNeil, Bailie Brown, Emily Hale, Skyelar Brown, Karlee Stanley, Taylor Krokroskia, Aubrey Ard, Lane Bohlken, Hannah Geneva and interim head coach Karen Curran. ...
Eagles reach semifinals before bowing out (05/22/15)
UNIONTOWN -- Uniontown's baseball team prevailed over Yates Center in a first-round Yates Center Class 2-1A Regional Tournament game here Monday, holding off a Wildcat rally to win 5-4. The Eagles went on to face top-seeded Rosalia-Flinthills in one of Tuesday's semifinals. The Mustangs won that game, 20-10, before losing to Colgan in the championship game, 14-4...
Somebody up there is smiling (05/20/15)
Statue of Regan returns on day of Tigers' title triumph over Labette County
Tigers punch return ticket (05/20/15)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott High School's softball team defeated host Chanute, 3-0, here Tuesday to claim the championship of the Chanute Class 4A-Division I Regional Tournament and qualify for the State Tournament for the second consecutive season. Fort Scott (16-6) is one of six teams that have qualified. Two other Regionals were suspended due to rain in central Kansas on Tuesday and won't resume until Thursday...
Regional track moved to Thursday (05/20/15)
The Kansas State High School Activities Association has approved the move of the Prairie View Class 4A Regional Track Meet at LaCygne from Friday to Thursday in order to get in without prolonged interruption from storms that are forecast to pass through the area...
Antonetti's 78 takes Regional title by 1 stroke (05/20/15)
OSAWATOMIE -- Fort Scott High senior Conner Antonetti won the Osawatomie Class 4A Regional Tournament here Monday, shooting 39 on the front nine and the back to claim the championship with a total of 78. This also gives him his second consecutive State Tournament berth...
Red Tuesday to determine champ (05/19/15)
Fort Scott, Labette County face off tonight for 4A-I State tourney berth
Softball rolls by Coffeyville; title game tonight (05/19/15)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott High School's softball team rolled over fifth-seeded Coffeyville here Monday, 15-0, to coast into today's Chanute Class 4A-Division I Regional Softball Tournament championship game against host Chanute. Coffeyville pounced on fourth-seeded Labette County, 15-4, in the first game of the day. Then Chanute (11-8) knocked second-seeded Independence out of the tourney, 8-5...
Distance runners win 3 of 4 Tiger titles (05/16/15)
PITTSBURG -- Distance runners were responsible for three of the four individual titles Fort Scott High athetes won at the Southeast Kansas League Relays here Thursday. Junior Cassidy Westhoff won her specialties, the 1,600 and 3,200 meters, while classmate Josh Hudiburg won javelin and sophomore Devin Brooks won the boys' 3,200 meters...
Tigers sweep Chanute, forge tri-championship (05/15/15)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott High School's sweep of Chanute here Wednesday gave the Tigers a piece of a three-way tie for the Southeast Kansas League baseball championship, which it its third consecutive league title. The Tigers finished 9-3 in the SEK along with Labette County and Pittsburg, the latter two splitting a doubleheader with each other Tuesday in Altamont. Had either LCHS or Pittsburg swept their twinbill, Fort Scott wouldn't have been able to finish better than second...
Softball splits at Chanute (05/15/15)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott's offense began to click too late in the second game of a Southeast Kansas League doubleheader here Wednesday as Chanute and the Tigers came away with just a split. "We survived the first game and then got in our groove too late in the second game," Fort Scott interim head coach Karen Curran said. "Too many errors that lead to too many unearned runs."...
Baseball, softball pairings released (05/15/15)
The Kansas State High School Activities Association released pairings for upcoming Regional baseball and softball tournaments in Classes 4A on down Wednesday. Fort Scott baseball will host a Class 4A-Division I Regional while the Tiger softball team will play in a Regional at Chanute. Uniontown's baseball team has been assigned to a Class 2-1A Regional hosted by Yates Center and the softball team was placed in a 2-1A Regional with Rosalia-Flinthills as the host...
Tiger golfers conclude regular season play (05/15/15)
Fort Scott High School golfers competed in their final two regular-season meets earlier this week. The entire team went to Chanute on Monday while senior Conner Antonetti went to Anderson County on his own on Tuesday as he had participated in only seven tournaments so far this season. Kansas State High School Activities Association rules allow individuals to compete in eight tournaments prior to Regionals, which will be held on Monday...
Tigers roll Mac County; Pitt, LCHS split (05/13/15)
Purple Dragons' game-two rally keeps Fort Scott's chances of title share alive
Westhoff continues improvement (05/12/15)
SHAWNEE MISSION -- Fort Scott High School's Cassidy Westhoff was sent here Friday to compete in one of the toughest distance-racing fields in the state of Kansas and she came home with new school records. Westhoff set the new school records the previous week at Girard. She bettered her record 1,600-meter record by almost two seconds and chopped more than 16 seconds off the 3,200-meter mark...
Brooks takes 3,200 at Chanute (05/12/15)
CHANUTE --Devin Brooks won the 3,200-meter race at the Thad Clements Invitational here Friday, one of two medals he won on the the day while Fort Scott High's boys won a total of nine medals. Brooks won the 3,200 in 10:39.19 with Sullivan Lauderdale of Colgan second in 11:05.88. Brooks was also fourth in the 1,600 in 4:54.90...
Tennis season concludes at 4A Regional (05/12/15)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High School's tennis season came to an end here Friday at the Class 4A Regional Tournament. Junior Alex Combs (7-11) was the only Tiger to win a first-round match. He defeated Gage Riker of Columbus, 6-2, 6-2, in the first-round. Lane Schicke of Independence took a 6-1, 6-1 victory in the next round and Mac Jameson of Columbus eliminated Combs with a 6-1, 7-6 (8-6) loss...
Girard shuts out Tigers (05/12/15)
GIRARD -- Girard shut out the Fort Scott High School softball team here Monday, 2-0, in a game that was suspended April 2, when it was the second game of a doubleheader before rain halted play. Girard pitcher A. Schroeder allowed just one hit and one walk while striking out 7 in the first 5 innings for Girard (18-0). K. Kerby finished up with 2 innings of no-hit relief with 5 strikeouts...
Tiger baseball wins 16-3 over Girard (05/12/15)
Fort Scott High School's baseball team took a 16-3 win over Girard in a make-up game that was moved to Dave Regan Stadium Monday. This was originally scheduled to be a doubleheader at Girard. The Tigers will face McDonald County, Mo., in a varsity/junior varsity doubleheader at 4:30 p.m. today at Dave Regan Stadium. The varsity game will be held first...
Mixed results for Tigers at Coffeyville (05/08/15)
COFFEYVILLE -- The last of the four Southeast Kansas League designated tournaments finished with something of a variety of outcomes here Tuesday. The top two golfers in the SEK remained so afterward despite each one shooting unusually-high scores for them. But Labette County's Austin Krewson and Fort Scott's Conner Antonetti had such an advantage on the rest of the field going in that their difficulties didn't cost them any position on the table...
Fort Scott wins UHS JV gathering (05/08/15)
Fort Scott High School's junior varsity golf team finished 20 strokes ahead of tournament host Uniontown in what was basically a dual in team competition at the Eagles' home junior varsity tournament at Woodland Hills Golf Course Tuesday. The Tigers shot 234 as a team over nine holes while Uniontown shot 254. They were the only schools with full teams...
No. 2 Tigers shut out Missouri neighbors (05/06/15)
Senior Day resulted in some lineup changes for Fort Scott High in the varsity game against Nevada Tuesday afernoon. But the Tigers, ranked second in Class 4A-Division I in the latest Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches poll, kept up their winning ways, beating the visitors 10-0 in six innings at Dave Regan Stadium...
Milburn signs with rodeo team (05/06/15)
Martin to cheer for 'Hounds (05/06/15)
Top distance runners compete at Girard (05/05/15)
Hudiburg, Woods win boys' throws
Now... and Then (05/02/15)
Members of the 1990 Fort Scott High School softball team gathered at Don Hewett Field Thursday for a reunion as the program is celebrating its 25th anniversary season. In 1989, when word was going around that there would be a baseball program starting in 1990, Teresa Davis and Tina Peterson went to ask then-USD 234 Superintendent Fred Campbell if there could also be a softball program. ...
Cruse finishes 3rd at SEK tourney (05/02/15)
PARSONS -- Junior Raifen Cruse finished in third place in No. 2 singles at the Southeast Kansas League Tennis Tournament here Thursday, going 3-1 on the day. The Tigers finished fifth as a team with 9 points. Independence won its third consecutive title and 44th overall with 28 points as Bulldog entries won all four brackets. ...
Four strokes separate league's top two golfers (05/02/15)
PARSONS -- Four strokes separate the Southeast Kansas League's two best golfers, Labette County's Austin Knewson and Fort Scott's Conner Antonetti, after three league tournaments. The third of the league's four tourneys was held here Thursday when Parsons hosted its own invitational. Krewson leads the SEK with a three-tournament total of 230 with Antonetti in second at 234...
Tigers drop to third despite sweeping Nado (05/02/15)
At this point of the high-school baseball season, no team has played the same number of games. So even though Fort Scott swept Coffeyville 11-5 and 12-0 in a Southeast Kansas League doubleheader at Dave Regan Stadium Thursday, the Tigers still dropped to third place in the league on the basis of some simple math...
Paola holds on in opener, rolls Tigers in nightcap (05/01/15)
It was a tough night for Fort Scott High School softball as a first-game rally fell short and visiting Paola dominated the second game of a doubleheader at Don Hewett Field Thursday in their last home games of the season. The Tigers (13-4) fell in game one, 9-8, despite a 5-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Panthers (13-3) scored 7 runs in the first inning of the second game and went on to win 13-3 in five innings...
Spirit Squad signing (05/01/15)
JV girls win home meet (05/01/15)
Fort Scott High School's junior varsity track team won 17 medals and the team title at its home meet at Frary Field Tuesday evening. The Tigers scored 119 points to finish 7 ahead of runner-up Chanute. Nevada was third with 73 points followed by Paola with 68...
Tigers dominate league foes in doubleheaders (04/29/15)
Fort Scott High School's softball team has extended its winning streak against Southeast Kansas League competition to 35 games following sweeps of Labette County on the road Friday and Coffeyville at home Monday. The Tigers are 10-0 in the SEK and 13-2 overall. ...
Tigers split most recent doubleheaders (04/29/15)
Editor's Note: Due to connection issues with the internet at the Tribune Monday night, this story could not be placed on the website at that time. The Tribune regrets the delay ---- By Scott Nuzum Tribune Sports Editor Fort Scott High School's baseball team has split its last two doubleheaders, with Labette County at Altamont on Friday and with Paola at Dave Regan Stadium on Monday...
Antonetti signs with Coffeyville (04/29/15)
Tiger tennis fifth at Chanute (04/29/15)
Editor's Note: Due to connection issues with the internet at the Tribune Monday night, this story could not be placed on the website at that time. The Tribune regrets the delay ---- CHANUTE -- Fort Scott High School's tennis team finished fifth in an eight-team field in the Chanute Invitational here Friday. Paola won the tournament with 27 points followed by Iola with 24 and El Dorado with 18. Fort Scott scored 11 points...
Tiger runners take 1,600 and 3,200 (04/25/15)
Fort Scott High's Cassidy Westhoff and Devin Brooks gave the Tigers sweeps of the girls' and boys' 1,600- and 3,200-meter races at the Fort Scott Relays at Frary Field Friday. Although the Tigers did not score many team points, they got the most out of their athletes. Of the combined 12 medals Fort Scott athletes won, seven of them were for either first or second place in an event...
Antonetti second in tourney and league (04/25/15)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High's Conner Antonetti finished second at the Labette County Invitational here Thursday and remains in second place in the Southeast Kansas League golf standings. Antonetti shot 38 on the front nine and 41 on the back to finish with a score of 79, then won a scorecard playoff with Labette County's Austin Krewson (39-40), who remains the league leader. Parsons' Drew Fuentez won the individual tourney title with his 37-39--76 and moved up to seventh on the league ladder...
Tigers post pair of shutouts (04/24/15)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High School's baseball team routed Independence in both games of a Southeast Kansas League doubleheader here Tuesday, winning the opener 12-0 and the nightcap 13-0. The Tigers (4-2 SEK, 6-2 overall), ranked No. 7 in Class 4A-Division I in the latest Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches poll, bashed out 32 hits in the twin bill, 8 of them for extra bases...
Three event winners at Columbus (04/24/15)
COLUMBUS -- Fort Scott High School's varsity track teams won eight medals here Tuesday at the Columbus Invitational. Three Tigers won events, including two boys. Nick Woods won discus with a mark of 152' 10", more than 14 feet better than the runner-up mark of 138' 5 1/2" from Pittsburg's Dylan Untereker...
Tiger softball sweeps Bulldogs (04/24/15)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High School's softball team swept Independence here Tuesday by scores of 6-3 and 13-5 to extend its Southeast Kansas League winning streak to 31 games. The Tigers (6-0 SEK, 9-2 overall) haven't lost in league play since May 3, 2012, when they lost to Columbus in the first game of a doubleheader. Columbus has since become a member of the Crawford-Neosho-Cherokee League...
Three fifths for Tigers in home tourney (04/22/15)
Fort Scott High School hosted a junior varsity tennis tournament Monday with no team scores kept. Micah Self was 2-2 in No. 1 singles. He lost to Christian Baldwin of Parsons, 6-1, and Chase Tucker of Independence, 6-4. He defeated Delvert Vanderpool of Pittsburg, 6-0, and Jack Waring of Pittsburg, 6-2...
Antonetti wins home invite (04/21/15)
Senior Conner Antonetti shot a 79 on a cool, blustery day at Woodland Hills Golf Course Monday to win the championship of the Fort Scott Invitational by one stroke. Antonetti won by one stroke over Chanute's Tanner Funk, who finished with an 80. Funk's score helped the Blue Comets win the team title with a score of 331, well ahead of second-place Independence's 345. The Tigers, with a freshmen-dominated lineup, finished third with a 373...
FSCC All-Star games produce high scores (04/21/15)
Fort Scott High School players contributed to their teams Sunday afternoon as Fort Scott Community College held its fifth annual Pechone Stepps All-Star Basketball Games at Arnold Arena. Elisha Hasenplaugh scored 17 points for her Maroon team but the White squad prevailed, 98-67. FSHS seniors Aj Smith, Wyatt Reehl and Jake Bradbury combined for 16 points in helping their White squad hold on for a 100-98 win over the Maroon...
Short-handed squad has rough day at Parsons (04/21/15)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High School's tennis team traveled here Friday with a short- handed lineup. Head coach Lynn Barr discovered that the No. 2 singles player he intended to bring couldn't not make the trip and was unable to find a replacement on short notice. Other players were not available due to another academic activity...
JV Tigers get by Paola, 1-0 (04/18/15)
Jarrett Lyon threw a no-hitter and Jeron Poyner scored the game's only run in the first inning as Fort Scott High's junior varsity baseball team won a first-round game in the LaRoche Tournament Friday, 1-0, over Paola at Dave Regan Stadium. Poyner got on base on an error by Paola's shortstop, ending up at second on the play. He scored when Lyon helped his own cause by hitting a 2-out double...
Antonetti 4th in first league meet (04/17/15)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High School senior Conner Antonetti finished in fourth place in the first of four Southeast Kansas League designated golf tournaments. Antonetti shot 38 on the front nine and 39 on the back to finish with a total of 77. Austin Krewson of Labette County was the winner with a 38-37--75, winning a tiebreaker from Iola's Kaden Macha (39-36). ...
Young Tiger tennis struggles at LCHS (04/17/15)
PARSONS -- A young Fort Scott High School tennis team experienced some more growing pains here Tuesday at what ended up being a triangular hosted by Labette County. "All of our players today we either first or second year players and that lack of experience shows, but the only way to get experience is by playing," Fort Scott head coach Lynn Barr said. "I thought Vandaro (Chit) had a very good tournament and played some good tennis in both of his matches."...
Tiger beat goes on after coaching change (04/15/15)
Following a rare mid-season coaching change (see box at right), Fort Scott High School's softball team simply came out to Don Hewett Field Tuesday night and continued doing what it's been doing for the past week --rolling up big wins. The Tigers, under interim head coach Karen Curran, who replaced Alvin Metcalf Monday, rolled to 14-0 and 17-2 run-rule victories over Parsons in a Southeast Kansas League doubleheader just hours after it was announced that Metcalf would no longer coach the team...
Decision to 'go in different directon' cited as Metcalf leaves program (04/15/15)
The announcement that Alvin Metcalf has left his position as head coach of Fort Scott High School's softball program seven games into his seventh season arrived via email Tuesday morning. It was not made clear in the letter if Metcalf left voluntarily...
Remember the time...? (04/15/15)
Three medal for JVgolf squad (04/15/15)
COFFEYVILLE --Fort Scott High's junior varsity golf team finished fourth here Monday with three Tigers earning medals. The Tigers finished with a four-man, nine-hole team score of 233. Independence won the team title with a 208. Caleb Rhoades finished in eighth place individually for Fort Scott, shooting a 54. Jesse Jones placed ninth with a 56. Derek Bollinger tied for 10th place with a 57...
JV tennis results from Parsons (04/15/15)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High School sent three entries to a junior varsity tennis tournament here Monday. Micah Self played No. 1 singles for the Tigers. He finished in second place with a 2-1 record. He defeated Jack Waring of Pittsburg in the first round, 6-1, and Cameron Goodrich of Independence, 6-3, in the semifinals. Chanute's Payton Cranor won the championship match, 6-2...
Tiger girls second at Chanute meet (04/15/15)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott High School's girls track team won 11 medals while the boys won eight in a junior varsity meet here Monday. Fort Scott's girls finished second in the team standings. Host Chanute scored 162 points while the Tigers scored 70. Pittsburg finished third with 59 points...
Seconds for throwers at Pitt State (04/14/15)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High's boys picked up a pair of seconds in throwing events while girls' distance-running events featured some of the best times in Kansas this season at the Pittsburg State University Gorilla Relays here Friday. Nick Woods finished in second place in discus with a distance of 146 feet, 11 inches on his fifth throw in the event. Dylan Untereker of Pittsburg went 148' 7" on his first throw and made it hold up...
Tiger tennis posts 3-6 record at Nevada (04/14/15)
NEVADA -- Fort Scott High School's tennis team won three matches in an old-school nine-match dual against Nevada here Friday. Raifen Cruse was the Tigers' only winner in singles and was a par of one of two winning teams in doubles play. "We played better at times," Fort Scott head coach Lynn Barr said. ...
Inexperienced golf team opens season (04/11/15)
Senior Conner Antonetti is the only returning member of Fort Scott High's golf team with varsity experience. That showed Thursday when he finished fifth in the Tigers' first varsity meet of the season at Independence. The rest of the Tiger roster consists of a junior and eight freshmen, five of who competed at Independence...
Tiger softball rolls over rival Dragons (04/11/15)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High's softball squad shut out Pittsburg in both games of a doubleheader here Thursday, running its Southeast Kansas League winning streak to 27 games. The Tigers won the opener 8-0 and the nightcap 18-0. Kyenne Wade (5-2) allowed just 2 hits and 3 walks in the opener while striking out 13 batters. She also drove in 2 runs...
Pittsburg sweeps Tiger baseball (04/11/15)
PITTSBURG -- Pittsburg made it known that Fort Scott High's baseball team is not the only contender for the Southeast Kansas League title by sweeping a doubleheader from the Tigers at Jaycee Ball Park here Thursday. The Purple Dragons, who now lead the SEK by a half game over Labette County at 3-0, 5-1 overall, took the first game 7-6 in eight innings and the nightcap 6-3...
Tiger tennis struggles at Pittsburg (04/11/15)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High School's young tennis team struggled in a pool-play tournament at Pittsburg here Thursday. The four entries won only three matches among them, each in fifth-place matches. The first two matches for each Tiger entrant were in pool play. Three of the four fifth-place matches were against Columbus entrants...
Medalists few at Paola meet (04/11/15)
PAOLA -- Partly because some athletes were held out to compete in Friday's Gorilla Relays and partly because of the dominance of strong teams, Fort Scott's track teams won only four medals here Thursday. They were all in boys' events. Paola's girls scored 275 team points, nearly 200 more than the runner up. Lamar, Mo., won the boys' side with 147 points. Fort Scott finished eighth with 15...
Memories of mentor motivated LaRoche (04/10/15)
Adam LaRoche wanted to build a baseball field in Fort Scott. He wanted it to be one of the best around and included many things from ballparks he's seen in his baseball life. There was one thing that snuck by him when the complex was dedicated Tuesday afternoon before Fort Scott High School's baseball team took on Louisburg in the first games played at the field named for his uncle, Dave Regan. ...
Complex 'a feather in the cap,' says Jenkins (04/10/15)
Representative Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.) was on hand for the opening of the LaRoche Baseball Complex Tuesday afternoon and told reporters on hand that the facility looks nothing like she envisioned it would when she was in Fort Scott just prior to construction...
Cruse wins No. 1 singles at Spring Hill (04/10/15)
SPRING HILL -- Raifen Cruse took the No. 1 singles division at the Spring Hill Invitational here Tuesday, earning the Fort Scott High School player his first varsity championship. Cruse (8-6) was 3-0 in the four-team tournament. He beat Mason Jelliff of Baldwin easily, 8-1. He downed Spring Hill's Jacob Crabtree in a tie-breaker, 8-7 (1). And he edged out Lansing's Sam Crawford, 8-6...
JV track teams each second at Pittsburg (04/10/15)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High School's junior varsity track teams each finished second at the Pittsburg Invitational here Tuesday. Tiger boys scored 126 points in finishing runner-up to Labette County's 163. Fort Scott's girls scored 117 points to Pittsburg's 125...
Grand Opening (04/08/15)
Tigers win a pair of run-rule routs amidst pomp and circumstance
Wade tosses perfect game in opener (04/08/15)
Kyenne Wade allowed Louisburg just one hit all day, tossing a perfect game in the first half of a twinbill against Louisburg at Don Hewett Field Tuesday evening. Fort Scott won the opener 10-0 and the nightcap 15-0. Wade struck out the first six batters she faced and 13 in the five-inning first game. ...
Lack of experience hampers Tiger effort (04/04/15)
INDEPENDENCE -- Overall, Fort Scott High's tennis team is a young squad. And the overall lack of experience came into play Thursday at the second Independence Invitational. "Again, our lack of experience showed, but I'm proud of the way the guys played hard and never gave up," Fort Scott head coach Lynn Barr said. "The competition was tough, but everyone kept playing hard till the end."...
Four firsts for Fort Scott at opening meet (04/04/15)
ALTAMONT --Track and field season opened here Thursday for both varsity and junior varsity teams at Fort Scott High School at the Labette County Invitational. Four varsity athletes won events. Cassidy Westhoff won the girls' 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:33 and also placed second in the 3,200. Tiger girls won only two other medals -- third-place in the 800 by Grace Willis and a fifth in the 100 by Keaira Meadows...
Bullpen session at the new ball field (04/03/15)
Cruse sweeps in home tourney (04/03/15)
Raifen Cruse finished unbeaten in No. 2 singles Tuesday as Fort Scott High School hosted a four-team round-robin varsity tournament. Nevada was the team champion with 9 points followed by Coffeyville with 6. Fort Scott and Pittsburg tied for third place with 5 points each but the Tigers won a tie-breaker with more total games won, 29-19...
Ottawa wins tournament; Tigers third (04/01/15)
Fort Scott High School's softball team opened its season Tuesday night with a third-place finish in its annual home tournament. Tourney newcomer Ottawa won the championship, starting things off with a 22-4 rout of the Tigers in game one. They beat Spring Hill 6-1 in the championship game while Fort Scott went on to defeat Baxter Springs in the third-place game, 10-4...
Best team in the best park? Maybe so for Tigers (03/28/15)
Going into this season, Fort Scott High's baseball team is in the conversation when talking about Class 4A-Division I championship contenders. And their new ballpark, Dave Regan Field, is being talked about as perhaps the best high-school facility in the state, even as the rush is on to get the stadium complete in time for the scheduled April 7 home opener...
Stadium may be best HS facility in nation (03/28/15)
Dave Regan Field, named after Fort Scott head coach Josh Regan's father, who was the program's first head coach from 1990-2002, will be able to seat 500 people and will be just one of 15 baseball fields in the entire state that has artificial turf (seven of which belong to colleges as well as one used by the Wichita Wingnuts of the American Association). ...
Varsity, JV tennis open seasons (03/28/15)
Fort Scott High School's varsity and junior varsity tennis teams opened their seasons this week. The varsity went to Independence on Tuesday while the JV played at Pittsburg on Thursday. Tuesday: Varsity at Independence. The Tigers had experience players in singles but had freshmen playing in three of the four doubles slots. Fort Scott finished fourth out of five schools...
Experienced core returns for Tiger softball (03/27/15)
There are 39 girls out for softball this season at Fort Scott High School. But head coach Alvin Metcalf has known for quite some time now that two of them are likely to miss the entire season. However, there are four All-Southeast Kansas League picks coming back from last year's team, which won the Southeast Kansas League championship and finished third at the Class 4A-Division I State Tournament with a 17-8 record...
'Freshmen Trio' named All-SEK (03/21/15)
Fort Scott High's State Tournament-qualifying "Freshmen Trio" earned All-Southeast Kansas League wrestling honors recently. Derek Bollinger, who had a record of 35-15 prior to State, when the vote of league coaches was held, was named to the First Team as the 132-pound wrestler. Alex Gorman (16-14) and Zarek Fewell (28-18) were each named as Second Team members...
Junior pair brings back most experience to Tiger tennis (03/20/15)
Boys' tennis will be the first spring sport to get its season underway at Fort Scott High School when the Tiger varsity squad travels to Independence on Tuesday. The Tigers have 12 players out this season for head coach Lynn Barr. Eight of them are sophomores and freshmen and both seniors are just second-year players. It's juniors Alex Combs and Rafen Cruise who have the most experience in the program, each being third-year players...
Cook unanimous All-SEK (03/20/15)
Fort Scott High School junior Ashley Cook was the only Tiger chosen for the All-Southeast Kansas League girls' basketball team this season. Cook, a junior, was one of two unanimous choices for the First Team in a vote of league coaches. The other was Labette County freshman Tristan Gegg...
FSHS baseball holding drawing for White Sox-Royals tickets (03/20/15)
Fort Scott High School baseball will be giving away tickets for two trips to see FSHS graduate Adam LaRoche play when the Chicago White Sox visit the Kansas City Royals this season. Tickets will be given away for games on April 8 and 9 and on August 8 and 9. Lodging is included on the night of the first game of each trip. The seats for each pair of games are on the lower level at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo...
Three Tigers honored in SEK (03/18/15)
Three members of Fort Scott High School's boys' basketball team were honored with All-Southeast Kansas League status in a vote conducted recently by league coaches. The teams are picked prior to the post-season but are held until all SEK teams have completed post-season play...
'Hound softball rallies to salvage split; Maple Woods calls today (03/14/15)
A four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning allowed Fort Scott Community College's softball team to win the second game of a doubleheader at the Betty Ruth Willard Complex Friday and salvage a split with visiting North Iowa Area. The Trojans, playing the third doubleheader out of four they've scheduled on a Kansas road trip, won the opener 7-3. The 'Hounds (8-9) took the second game, 8-7...
Ottawa escapes valiant Tiger effort (03/13/15)
SALINA -- Fort Scott High School basketball doesn't come to State tournaments looking to make a good showing, no matter how it's seeded. The goal each season is to win the whole thing. Wednesday afternoon, the sixth-seeded Tigers were within one point with two minutes to go before Ottawa's Tyler Smith scored consecutive layups in a 16-second span, helping lead the Cyclones to a 53-44 victory in the first round of the Class 4A-Division I State Basketball Tournament at the Bicentennial Center here.. ...