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Friday, May 6, 2016
Fort Scott Tigers

Tigers post best finish of season (05/06/16)
COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott High School's golf team finished fourth here Tuesday in the third of four Southeast Kansas League designated tournaments. The Tigers shot a season-best 366 and placed the highest they have all season in a full tournament (they were second out of three teams at Nevada on March 31)...
Three winners for JV track (05/06/16)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High School entered a team at the Independence junior varsity track meet here Tuesday, needing another meet after the Tigers' home JV event was rained out on April 26. Fort Scott's boys finished third in team standings with 63.5 points. Arkansas City was the winner with 225 points followed by Chanute with 76...
Seven-run fifth gets Tigers past Nevada (05/04/16)
NEVADA --Fort Scott High's baseball team took advantage of four Nevada errors in the fifth inning here tuesday as the Tigers went on to beat the host team, 11-4, in a non-league game at Lyons Stadium. "I thought we made some mistakes early on and Nevada really capitalized on them," Fort Scott head coach Josh Regan said afterward. "So I was down on our guys after the first couple innings, and thought we squandered some opportunities."...
Hudiburg champ at shortened Girard meet (05/03/16)
GIRARD -- Josh Hudiburg won boys' javelin at a storm-shortened Girard Optimist Club Invitational here Friday. Hudiburg was one of three Fort Scott High medalists in the event, winning with a best throw of 183 feet, 7 inches. Fort Scott's Wyatt Tourtillott was the runner-up at 159' 5" and Morgan Stoughton took sixth at 132' 4"...
Reynolds, Pickert medal at Jayhawk-Linn (05/03/16)
MOUND CITY -- Both Fort Scott and Uniontown sent golfers here Thursday to Jayhawk-Linn's tournament at Sugar Valley. The Tigers had their best finish of the season as a team with a fifth-place score of 374. Uniontown sent just three golfers and did not score as a team...
Tiger baseball scores 44 runs in twinbill (04/30/16)
COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott High School's baseball team handed Coffeyville a pair of rlosses that produced some of the highest scoring in the program's history here Thursday night. The Tigers won game one of a Southeast Kansas League doubleheader from the Golden Tornado 24-0. ...
Gorman, Self third in No. 1 doubles (04/30/16)
INDEPENDENCE -- Alex Gorman and Micah Self finished in third place in No. 1 doubles here Thursday at the Southeast Kansas League Tennis Tournament. Gorman and Self have a 16-12 record this season but that comes after overcoming an 0-5 start. The duo started off the day by beating Pittsburg's Dante Menghini/Ben Kargis in the first round, 8-4. They fell to eventual champs Will Schabel/Sam Hilger of Independence, 6-0, 6-2 in the semifinal round...
Paola sweeps Tigers with 19-run day (04/30/16)
PAOLA -- Paola broke Fort Scott High's 11-game winning streak here Thursday night with a sweep of the Tigers by scores of 9-1 and 10-1 in non-league play. The Panthers improved to 13-1 on the season while the Tigers fell to 13-3. Katie Gorman had 2 hits for the Tigers in game one, including an RBI single in the top of the seventh inning that played Bailie Brown with Fort Scott's only run...
FSHS grad moving on to Division I (04/30/16)
COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott sophomore Jonathan Allen, who has played for the Coffeyville Community College golf program the last two seasons, has signed a scholarship agreement to continue playing golf at Alcorn State University for the 2016-17 school year...
A Pioneering decision (04/29/16)
Reynolds wins medal in home tourney (04/29/16)
Nick Reynolds medaled for the second consecutive tournament, finishing ninth in the twice-postponed Fort Scott Golf Invitational at Woodland Hills Golf Course Wednesday. Reynolds won his first medal of the season at Parsons on April 21 and did so again Wednesday, finishing in ninth place. He shot 42 on the front nine and 38 on the back to finish with an 18-hole score of 90...
Tennis finishes fifth at Chanute (04/27/16)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott High School's tennis team finished fifth out of seven schools here Friday at the Chanute Invitational. This was a bracket-style tournament, rather than a round-robin. El Dorado was the winner with 22 points, edging out host Chanute by one point and third-place Paola by two. Iola was fourth with 19 points with Fort Scott fifth with 13...
Tiger softball extends winning streak to 11 (04/27/16)
COFFEYVILLE --Fort Scott High School's softball team extended its winning streak to 11 games Monday, taking a pair of wins over Coffeyville in Southeast Kansas League play. The Tigers (8-0 SEK, 13-1 overall) won the opener, 15-7, and dominated the nightcap, 12-0 in five innings...
Game 2 rally allows Paola to sweep Tigers (04/27/16)
PAOLA -- A Paola rally in the bottom of the seventh inning of the second game allowed the Panthers to complete a sweep of Fort Scott High School baseball in a non-league doubleheader here Monday. The Panthers won the opener, 9-3, and took the nightcap, 4-3, by scoring in the bottom of the seventh after the Tigers (9-5) had tied the score in the top of the frame...
JV tennis concludes season (04/27/16)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott High's junior varsity tennis team concluded its season here Monday. Levi Reichard played No. 1 singles for the Tigers, going 0-4. His losses came versus Kaden Hammer of Parsons, 6-0, Cy Smith of Independence, 6-4, and Kolby Ussery of Chanute and Jamean Delp of Pittsburg, both by 6-1 scores...
Tigers sweep LCHS to extend win streak (04/26/16)
BURLINGTON -- Fort Scott High School's softball team extended its winning streak to nine games with a sweep of Labette County in Southeast Kansas League play at Don Hewett Field Friday. The Tigers (6-0 SEK, 11-1 overall) won the opener, 9-2, and hung on to win the nightcap, 11-7. Fort Scott remained a two games ahead of Independence (4-0, 11-0) in the win column. The Bulldogs swept Chanute on Friday, 7-6 and 4-1...
Reynolds wins first medal of season (04/26/16)
PARSONS -- Nick Reynolds won the Tigers' first medal of the season as Fort Scott High School's boys golf team finished sixth at the Parsons Invitational here Thursday. Reynolds shot 41 on the front nine and 46 on the back to finish with an 87, good for first place. He bested his previous season low by 14 strokes...
JV golfers play at home (04/26/16)
Fort Scott High School was the host of a nine-hole junior varsity tournament on Monday at Woodland Hills Golf Course. The Tigers had two teams entered while Pittsburg and Chanute each had one. No team scores were kept. The best score was recorded by Chanute's Matt Devoe, who shot 46. Pittsburg's Matt Thompson was second with a 48...
Tiger baseball sweeps Labette County (04/23/16)
Fort Scott High's baseball team won its sixth and seventh consecutive games Friday, sweeping Labette County in a Southeast Kansas League doubleheader at Dave Regan Stadium. The Tigers took game one 11-1 in six innings and handed LCHS its seventh straight loss in the nightcap, 5-0...
Five to join FSCC Spirit Squad (04/22/16)
Three Tigers win events at Columbus (04/22/16)
COLUMBUS -- Josh Hudiburg, Cassidy Westhoff and Mallory Westhoff were individual event winners for Fort Scott High's track team here Tuesday. Hudiburg was again the winner in boys' javelin as he had a best effort of 153 feet, 9 inches in humid air. That was still 126 feet farther than the effort of runner-up Ryan Hemby of Fronenac. Wyatt Tourtillott of Fort Scott was third at 120' 10"...
Tiger baseball fundraising tournament June 4 (04/22/16)
The Fort Scott High School baseball program will host the Fifth Annual Tiger Baseball Golf Tournament June 4 at Woodland Hills Golf Course. The tournament, which will begin at 8 a.m., is a three-man scramble which will be flighted. The number of flights depends on the number of teams entered. The fee is $180, which includes a cart rental if necessary. Carts will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis...
'Two for Mary': Tigers rally for coach, move to top of SEK with sweep (04/20/16)
Mary Regan loved watching Fort Scott High School baseball, the program started in 1990 by her son, Dave, for whom the stadium the Tigers play in is named. She watched nine grandsons play in pinstripes. She got to see her grandson, Josh, become head coach in 2012...
Westhoff, Hudiburg winners at Gorilla Relays (04/19/16)
PITTSBURG -- Seniors Cassidy Westhoff and Josh Hudiburg won events at the Jock's Nitch Gorilla Relays held at Pittsburg State University's Carnie Smith Stadium here Friday. Westhoff claimed first place in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 11:27.46. Sophomore Kelie Henderson of Bolivar, Mo., finished second in 11:49.39...
Gorman, Self take second in doubles at Parsons (04/19/16)
PARSONS -- Alex Gorman and Micah Self continued their improvement Friday as they finished second in No. 1 doubles at the Parsons Invitational. After starting the season 0-5, the duo has won 12 of their last 16 matches. They defeated James Richey/Noah Kangas of Pittsburg, 8-2, in the first round then beat Ashford Jordan/Brock O'Malley of Pittsburg by the same score in the second round. ...
JV golfers second at Jayhawk-Linn (04/16/16)
MOUND CITY -- Fort Scott High School's junior varsity golf team finished second at the Jayhawk-Linn Invitational here Thursday. The Tigers shot 223 as a team in the nine-hole affair. Jayhawk-Linn came out on top with a 192. Caleb Rhoades and Cade Gosewisch were medalists for Fort Scott. Rhoades placed fourth with a score of 48 while Gosewisch was fifth with a 53...
Duo combines for no-hitter (04/15/16)
Tigers sweep Parsons in SEK doubleheader
League-leading Tigers take down Parsons (04/15/16)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High's softball team swept Parsons here Tuesday by scores of 9-0 and 12-1 in Southeast Kansas League play. The first-place Tigers (4-0 SEK, 9-1 overall) scored eight of their first-game runs over the course of the fifth and sixth innings. Taylor Krokroskia and Lane Bohlken had 3 hits each while Katie Gorman and Kyley Brown each had 2. Abby Denton drove in 3 runs and Emily Hale had 2 runs batted in...
Wright, Adams second at LCHS (04/15/16)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High's Elijah Wright and Joe Adams moved up to No. 1 doubles here Tuesday and finished in second place at the Labette County Invitational. While that was a bright spot for the duo, who had been 13-4 in No. 2 doubles, it was not a good day overall as the Tigers finished third as a team...
Score rises at Pittsburg (04/15/16)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High's golfers struggled here Tuesday and saw their team score rise by 20 strokes at the Pittsburg Invitational at Crestwood Country Club. The Tigers finished sixth out of seven teams with a score of 407, up from the 387 they shot at Independence on April 7...
Junior varsity track results (04/13/16)
Fort Scott High School's junior varsity track teams competed at Chanute Monday. Tiger girls finished in third place while the boys placed seventh. Event winners for Fort Scott's girls were Paxsten Eads in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 13:08.75, Gracie Krokroskia in the 400 in 1:08.22, and the 4x800-meter relay team in 11:57...
Tie-breakers give high-scoring tourney to Louisburg (04/12/16)
Fort Scott High's three-team baseball tournament at Dave Regan Stadium Saturday had to be decided by tie-breakers after each team went 1-1. Louisburg routed Fort Scott in the first game of the day, 13-2, but fell to Ottawa in the second game, 10-4. The Cyclones could have won the tournament if they had beaten Fort Scott in the final game of the day or, worst-case scenario, lost by any score while allowing just 7 runs...
Fort Scott golfers finish eighth at first league tournament (04/12/16)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High's golf team finished eighth in the first Southeast Kansas League desginated tournament of the season here Thursday. Chanute was the team champion with a four-man, 18-hole score of 342 followed by non-league school Frontenac at 365 and Independence in third at 367...
Tigers take second game to salvage split with Pitt (04/09/16)
Fort Scott High School's baseball team had to settle for a split with Southeast Kansas League rival Pittsburg at Dave Regan Stadium Tuesday night. The Purple Dragons used a 6-run sixth inning to take the opener 9-4. The Tigers prevailed in game two 3-1...
Doubles team picks up 1st and 2nd (04/09/16)
Fort Scott High School's No. 2 doubles tennis team of Elijah Wright and Joe Adams has been performing well this season. This week, the duo picked up 5 wins in 6 matches in winning the division Tuesday at Chanute and finishing second Thursday at Pittsburg...
Three winners at Paola Invitational (04/09/16)
PAOLA -- The medals were not as plentiful for Fort Scott High's athletes here Thursday as they were in the season opener at Labette County. But the Tigers had three individuals win four events that were for the most part by wide margins. Paola's teams, plenty tough again this season, won both the boys' and girls' team titles. The girls scored 215 points and were the only team to score more than 100. Lamar, Mo. was a distant second, 136 points behind...
Tigers survive second game to sweep Pitt (04/08/16)
Fort Scott High School's softball team needed some extra time but got a sweep of rival Pittsburg in a Southeast Kansas League doubleheader at Don Hewett Field Thursday. The Tigers (2-0 SEK, 7-1 overall) won the first game 12-6 but needed nine innings to take the second game, 16-15. Pittsburg (0-4, 1-9) came into the doubleheader on a seven-game losing streak but gave their rival everything they could...
JV golfers finish 2nd at Iola (04/08/16)
IOLA -- Fort Scott High School's junior varsity golf team finished in second place here at the Iola Invitational. Some schedules may have had this event listed as a varsity event. The varsity competed today at Independence. The Tigers shot 226 as a team in the nine-hole affair. Iola was the winner with a score of 217...
Tigers sweep Louisburg on road (04/06/16)
LOUISBURG -- Fort Scott High's softball team swept Louisburg here Tuesday night, winning game one 1-0 and the second game 7-4. Lane Bohlken allowed 7 hits and a walk while striking out 4 in game one. The Tiger defense did not committ an error. The only run scored in the top of the second inning. Emily Hale led off the inning by drawing a walk. She stole second. Hannah Geneva followed with a hit to right field. Hale came home on the attempt to get Geneva out...
Track season opens at Labette County (04/05/16)
ALTAMONT -- Track and field season opened here Friday with both Fort Scott High's varsity and junior varsity teams competing. Fort Scott's varsity boys finished tied for fourth place while the girls tied for fifth. The JV boys' team placed second and the girls' took third...
Tigers salvage split with Girard (04/02/16)
Emily Hale became just the second Fort Scott High School player to hit a home run over the fence at Don Hewett Field Thursday night, belting a solo shot over the 14-feet tall fence in right field during the Tigers' 8-3 victory in the second game of a non-league doubleheader versus Girard. The visiting Trojans won the opener, 13-8...
No. 1 doubles takes second at Independence (04/02/16)
INDEPENDENCE -- After getting off to a slow start this season, Fort Scott High's No. 1 doubles team of Alex Gorman and Micah Self have been able to bounce back. They took second place here Thursday in an always-tough tournament, going 3-1 on the day...
Tigers rally for split with Girard (04/01/16)
elped Fort Scott High's baseball team rally for a split with Girard in a non-league, season-opening doubleheader at Dave Regan Stadium Thursday night. The Tigers stranded 10 runners in a 3-2 loss in the opener. They came back to win game two, 8-5, after trailing 4-0 going into the fifth inning...
Hale goes yard in softball split (04/01/16)
Fort Scott High junior Emily Hale became just the second Tiger softball player to hit a home run over the fence at Don Hewett Field when she did so in the second game of Thursday night's doubleheader versus Girard. Hale became the first left-handed batter to clear the fence and joins Kyenne Wade as the only Tigers to hit homers over the fence in a game. Wade did it in a 2014 Fort Scott Tournament game against Baxter Springs...
Two Tiger champs in home tourney (04/01/16)
Fort Scott High's tennis team had two bracket champions in its home tournament Tuesday, leading the Tigers to the team title. Alex Combs won the No. 1 singles bracket while Elijah Wright and Joe Adams paired up to win No. 2 doubles. Both entrants were 2-0 on the day. Those wins scored 6 of the Tigers' 9 team points, which allowed them to beat out Nevada for team honors by 2 points...
Tigers allow one run in winning tourney (03/30/16)
Fort Scott High's softball team needed just 4 runs to win its home tournament for the first time since the 2013 season Tuesday night at Don Hewett Field. Fort Scott avenged its last two tourney losses in taking the title. The Tigers defeated Ottawa 2-0 in the semifinal round, avenging a 22-4 first-round loss last season. FSHS then beat Spring Hill 2-1 in eight innings in the title game. The Broncos defeated Fort Scott in the 2014 championship game...
One more going Greyhound (03/30/16)
Wilson signs with FSCC (03/29/16)
Kakas staying at home (03/26/16)
Tigers favored to win 4th straight SEK title (03/25/16)
Fort Scott is favored to win its fourth consecutive Southeast Kansas League softball championship according to a pre-season vote tabulated by the Fort Scott Tribune and prepared Wednesday afternoon. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own teams. Parsons did not return a ballot despite repeated attempts to get one from there...
Southwell signs (03/25/16)
Tennis season gets underway (03/25/16)
INDEPENDENCE -- Tennis season for Fort Scott High School began here Tuesday with a tough first tournament. The Tigers finished fifth out of the five teams here although the No. 2 doubles team of Elijah Wright and Joe Adams recorded a second-place finish...
Pittsburg tops Tribune's SEK baseball poll (03/23/16)
Pittsburg, one of the league's defending tri-champions, is the favorite to claim the Southeast Kansas League baseball title by one point in a poll conducted by the Fort Scott Tribune and prepared Tuesday afternoon. The Tribune compiled the poll via email following an off-season conversation with Fort Scott head coach Josh Regan, who commented that league coaches had enjoyed the opportunity to share the results when a Pittsburg radio station conducted the poll...
Tennis opens spring sports seasons (03/22/16)
Fort Scott High School boys' tennis continues its role as the first spring sports team to begin its season this afternoon with a varsity tournament at Independence. The Tigers have 11 players out for head coach Lynn Barr but only Alex Combs is a senior. There are four juniors, five sophomores and one freshman...
LaRoche left because Sox wanted to limit son's presence (03/18/16)
FSHS graduate has not made statement; has support from many in sports
LaRoche will think over decision to step away (03/16/16)
Fort Scott native says he will take a couple of days to consider at request of teammates
Three receive All-SEK basketball honors (03/15/16)
Three members of Fort Scott High School's basketball teams received All-Southeast Kansas League honors in voting conducted recently. By league protocol, the teams were not released until the league's final post-season competitor -- Labette County's girls, who finished fourth in Class 4A-Division I -- completed its season...
FSHS grad wins national wrestling title (03/08/16)
TOPEKA -- Victor Hughes, a 2013 graduate of Fort Scott High School, won the national championship in his weight class at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Wrestling Tournament here Saturday night. Hughes, a two-time State medalist for the Tigers, went 5-0 in the tournament to win the national title at 149 pounds...
Hot start doesn't hold up (03/05/16)
LOUISBURG -- Fort Scott High's boys jumped out to an 11-0 over Spring Hill in just under three minutes in a semifinal of the Louisburg Class 4A-Division I Sub-State here Friday night. But after the five-minute mark, the third-seeded Broncos slowed the pace of the game considerably. And over the course of the remaining 29 minutes, Spring Hill fought back, taking the lead for the first time at the start of the fourth quarter and going on to a 51-46 victory...
Seven Tigers honored as All-SEK wrestlers (03/05/16)
Seven members of Fort Scott High School's wrestling team recently received All-Southeast Kansas League honors in a vote of league coaches. Three Tigers, all of whom qualified for the Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament, were named to the first team. They were sophomore Derek Bollinger, who finished second at State, at 138 pounds; sophomore Zarek Fewell, who took sixth at State, at 145; and freshman Tyler Gorman at 106...
Broncos advance in overtime (03/04/16)
LOUISBURG -- Second-seeded Spring Hill scored the last 8 points of the game as the Broncos defeated Fort Scott High's girls in overtime, 60-50, here Thursday night in the first round of the Louisburg Class 4A-Division I Sub-State Tournament. The Tigers (7-14) rallied from a 7-point deficit with five minutes remaining in regulation time, going on a 11-1 run to take a 44-42 lead on Madison Cook's basket with 1:42 to go...
Bollinger 2nd, Fewell 6th at State wrestling (03/01/16)
SALINA -- Sophomore Derek Bollinger finished in second place while classmate Zarek Fewell finished sixth at the Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament here over the weekend. Friday's results were covered in Saturday's edition so this summary will contain only Saturday's matches...
Both Tiger teams draw Spring Hill in Sub-State (03/01/16)
Both of Fort Scott High School's basketball teams will take part in the Louisburg Class 4A-Division I Sub-State Tournament this weekend with both teams taking on Spring Hill in the first round. The same match-ups will take place in both brackets Thursday and Friday with the only difference being which of Fort Scott and Spring Hill will be the home team in their match ups...
Freshmen boys win season finale (03/01/16)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High's freshmen boys won their final game of the season here Friday night, 60-34, over Independence. Matt Campbell scored 20 points to lead the Tigers (13-2) while Alec Michaud had 14 and Nick Lawrence finished with 12.
Indy sweeps Tigers; Sub-State next (02/27/16)
INDEPENDENCE -- Independence swept Fort Scott High's basketball teams here Friday night in the league and regular-season finales for all teams involved. Independence's girls took a Southeast Kansas League battle from the Tigers, 44-40. Bulldog boys pulled away at the free-throw line in the last 1:40 of play and prevailed 50-44...
Bollinger to wrestle for State title at 138 (02/27/16)
SALINA -- Fort Scott sophomore Derek Bollinger will wrestle for a State championship later today at the Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament here in a rematch of last weekend's final in the Columbus Class 4A Regional. Bollinger is one of five Tigers still alive for a medal out of the six the team brought here. ...
10 FSHS volleyball players earn All-Academic honors (02/26/16)
Ten members of Fort Scott High School's volleyball team recently received honors from the Kansas Volleyball Association. In addition, the Tigers also received a Team Academic Award. The individual Tigers who received honors were seniors Abby Denton, Ashley Cook, Katie Gorman, Madeline McCoy and Makenna Berger, juniors Karlee Stanley, Haley Denton and Emily Hale, and sophomores Madison Cook and Kharsyn Dwyer...
Fourth-quarter charity aids Tigers in win (02/24/16)
Fort Scott High's boys didn't perhaps have one of their best games against Southeast Kansas League rival Coffeyville at the FSHS gymnasium Tuesday night. And yet, in the fourth quarter, the Tigers pretty much had the Golden Tornado right where they wanted them -- in a low-scoring game in which Coffeyville needed to foul to get back into the game...
Golden Tornado drops Tigers in home finale (02/24/16)
Fort Scott High's girls led by a point with four minutes left in the third quarter of a Southeast Kansas League game with Coffeyville at the FSHS gymnasium Tuesday night. But the visiting Golden Tornado went on a 12-0 run shortly after and that was enough to give them control on their way to a 63-55 win to put a damper on Fort Scott's Senior Night...
Tigers sending six to state wrestling tourney (02/23/16)
COLUMBUS -- Six members of Fort Scott High School's wrestling team have qualified for State as a result of their finishes in the Columbus Class 4A Regional Tournament here over the weekend. Zarek Fewell won the Regional championship at 145 pounds and Derek Bollinger finished as the runner-up at 138, assuring each of the sophomores a return trip to State, which will be held in Salina Friday and Saturday. ...
Frosh girls beat Pittsburg (02/23/16)
Fort Scott High's freshmen girls led from pretty much start to finish against visiting Pittsburg Friday night, leading at each quarter break en route to a 39-22 victory. Fort Scott led 13-7 at the first break, fell into a tie at halftime, but went back ahead at the end of three and never looked back in the final frame...
It was a record-breakin', Dragon beatin' night (02/20/16)
DeLaTorre breaks 3-point record in boys' win
It was a record-breakin', Dragon beatin' night (02/20/16)
Cook claims scoring record as Tigers knock Pittsburg out of tie for first place in SEK
Regional wrestling begins today (02/19/16)
The group that became known last year as the "Freshmen Trio," Derek Bollinger, Zarek Fewell and Alex Gorman, will begin their quests to return to the Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament this afternoon as the Columbus Class 4A Regional Tournament gets underway...
Eagle girls assured of 1st-round home game (02/19/16)
Sub-State basketball tournaments begin February 29 for Class 2A schools and March 3 for Class 4A-Division I teams. The Sub-States will be seeded next week. The champions of each tournament will move on to the State tournament in their respective classes...
Frosh girls fall to LCHS (02/19/16)
ALTAMONT -- Fort Scott High School's freshmen girls fell to Labette County here Tuesday night, 39-28. Labette led throughout, holding a 13-7 margin at the first break and 19-11 at the half. "Offensively, we did a lot of good things," freshmen coach oach Kori Dodson. "However, defensively we really struggled against their size."...
Labette County rallies to down Tiger boys (02/17/16)
ALTAMONT -- Tanner Russell's 3-pointer with about 30 seconds remaining led Labette County's boys to a 55-53 over Fort Scott High here Tuesday night in Southeast Kansas League play. The Tigers (4-5 SEK, 9-8 overall) came back looking for a shot but Labette County got the rebound. Fort Scott had to foul, sending Skylar Gatewood to the free-throw line with four seconds to go. He missed the front end of his one-and-one and the Tigers got the rebound but were unable to make a long shot for the win...
No. 6 Grizzly girls roll by Fort Scott (02/17/16)
ALTAMONT -- Labette County, ranked No. 6 in Class 4A by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association, dispatched Fort Scott's girls in Southeast Kansas League play here Tuesday night by a score of 57-32. The Tigers (3-6 SEK, 6-11 overall) found a spark at the beginning of the second half, scoring 13 consecutive points to trim a 21-point deficit down to 35-23 with just under five minutes to go. Senior Ashley Cook scored 5 points in that run and Emily Hale added 4...
Cooks lead Tiger teams to sweep in Olathe (02/13/16)
OLATHE -- Given time, it could be found whether or not a pair of siblings had better games on the same night against the same school as Fort Scott High's Madison and Austin Cook did Friday night against Olathe Heritage Christian. But it's doubtful. Sophomore post Madison Cook scored 20 points to pace the Tiger attack as Fort Scott's girls defeated Heritage Christian, 70-52. ...
Pittsburg takes crown from Chanute (02/12/16)
Tigers repeat last year's 3rd-place finish
Area Shrine Bowl participants (02/12/16)
Frosh girls fall to Chanute (02/12/16)
CHANUTE --Fort Scott High's freshmen girls came close but couldn't quite keep the lead once the Tigers had it and wound up falling to Chanute 30-26 Tuesday. "We showed improvement," said Coach Kori Dodson. "That team has got some good players that are tough to guard. They can shoot the 3 and take you to the basket."...
Chanute boys break Tigers' win streak (02/10/16)
CHANUTE --A 12-0 run to start the fourth quarter sparked Chanute's boys as they came from behind to defeat Fort Scott High, 48-41, in Southeast Kansas League play here Tuesday night, breaking the Tigers six-game winning streak. The second-place Blue Comets (5-2, 10-5), winners of their last four, got back-to-back 3-pointers from Aaron Haviland and Kenton Richards to start the final stanza...
Cook becomes girls' all-time points leader (02/10/16)
CHANUTE --Senior Ashley Cook became Fort Scott High School's all-time leading scorer in girls' basketball here Tuesday night, passing former leader Jolee Sharp during the second quarter. Cook's team-leading 18 points were not enough, however, to prevent a loss to seventh-ranked Chanute by a score of 51-39...
SEK wrestling champs to be decided here Thursday (02/10/16)
For the first time since the format began for the 2013-14 season, the Southeast Kansas League Dual Wrestling Tournament will be held in Fort Scott. The tournament will take place at the FSHS gymnasium Thursday beginning at 3 p.m. The seven schools will be seeded and then placed in a bracket. This will be a wrestling-style bracket with "wrestlebacks" determining places three through seven, not a common seven-team bracket with a bye included that one sees in basketball...
Three Tigers earn medals at Rose Hill (02/09/16)
ROSE HILL -- The Rose Hill Invitational is one of the tougher wrestling tournaments in Kansas every year and this one proved no exception. Nine from Fort Scott High took part but only three brought home medals from the 24-school meeting. The Tigers finished 17th out of those 24 as a team with 57 points. ...
Tiger boys give DeLaTorre 300th coaching win (02/06/16)
Fort Scott High School's boys won their sixth straight game Friday night, 58-42, which gave FSHS head coach Jeff DeLaTorre his 300th coaching victory, 248 of those coming here. The Tigers moved into a three-way tie for third in the Southeast Kansas League with Independence and Coffeyville. ...
Tiger girls survive overtime battle, 58-48 (02/06/16)
Emily Hale's buzzer-beating layup allowed Fort Scott High's girls to survive Parsons' fourth-quarter rally and the Tigers went on to dominate the overtime period as they came away with a 58-48 victory in Southeast Kansas League play at the FSHS gymnasium Friday night...
Tiger, 'Hound players pick new schools (02/05/16)
Wednesday was the first day that high school football players were allowed to sign with the colleges of their choice and the first day junior college players could sign with their new four-year schools. Two Fort Scott High players signed to play at Butler Community College in El Dorado. Running back/defensive back Marcus Stepps and lineman Austin Cook both signed to play for the Grizzlies, a Jayhawk Conference and national power...
Tiger boys hold on for 5th straight win (02/03/16)
The chase for the Southeast Kansas League boys' basketball championship tightened up considerably Tuesday night as the right combinations of wins now have six of the league's seven teams either tied for the lead or within a game of it. Fort Scott is one of those teams in the second group, bringing Independence down with them as Josh Hudiburg's free throws with 4.2 seconds remaining gave the Tigers a 54-52 victory in league play after Indy nearly completed a comeback from a 14-point deficit with just over 10 minutes of game time remaining.. ...
Independence girls thwart Tiger rally (02/03/16)
Fort Scott High's girls made this Southeast Kansas League battle versus Independence interesting by the end of the third quarter Tuesday night. But the Bulldogs posted 15 of the first 17 points of the final stanza to take the steam out of the Tigers' rally and went on to win, 60-49...
Frosh girls beat Golden Tornado (02/02/16)
COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott High School's freshman girls avenged an earlier loss to Coffeyville, prevailing on the road 32-21 Friday night in what Tiger Coach Kori Dodson called "a very rough game." Fort Scott started strongly, racing out to an 11-2 lead at the end of the first quarter. While the pace slowed in the second period, Fort Scott led 15-7 at halftime. The margin was double digits after three at 24-14...
Tiger boys win fourth straight (01/30/16)
COFFEYVILLE --Although other teams were playing, the contest between Fort Scott High's boys and Coffeyville here Friday night was the only game between Southeast Kansas League teams that counted in the standings. But once that game was over, the standings became very, very interesting...
Tiger girls jump out to big lead, win by 30 (01/30/16)
COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott High's girls scored the first 13 points of Friday night's Southeast Kansas League match-up versus Coffeyville and never let up, going on to a 60-30 victory. it was the largest margin of victory for a Tiger team since a 65-27 rout of Riverton on Pittsburg State's court (38 points) on Jan. 28, 2014...
Wrestlers beat Raiders by one point (01/30/16)
FRONTENAC -- Fort Scott High School's wrestlers defeated Frontenac in a dual here Thursday night, 37-36, holding on after the host Raiders won the final four matches of the night. The teams to agree to draw what weight class would start the dual instead of beginning at 106 pounds. So the dual began at 195, then went back up to 106 after the heavyweight bout and ended at 182...
Freshmen girls are 8-3 (01/29/16)
The Fort Scott High School ninth grade girls' basketball team is off to an 8-3 start, having dispatched Girard, Pittsburg, Anderson County, Frontenac twice, Iola twice and Nevada. The team's three losses, all close, came to Chanute, Labette County, and the Chanute junior varsity...
Fort Scott JV wins (01/29/16)
EL DORADO SPRINGS, Mo. -- Fort Scott High School's junior varsity boys' basketball team won a semifinal game in the El Dorado Springs Tournament here Wednesday night , beating Clinton, Mo., 59-19. Brady Tourillott led the Tigers with 22 points. Jesse Lawrence added 13...
JV boys win big in tourney (01/27/16)
EL DORADO SPRINGS, Mo. -- Fort Scott High School's junior varsity boys' basketball team won big over Lamar, Mo., 62-17, in the first round of a tournament here Monday night. Jesse Lawrence scored 11 points while Brady Tourtllott added 10. Fort Scott plays Clinton, Mo., tonight in the semifinals. The final round is set for Thursday...
From lowest to highest: 8th-seeded Tiger boys take KANGI title over Nevada (01/26/16)
FRONTENAC -- Fort Scott High's boys completed their run through the Kansas Army National Guard Invitational by beating second-seeded Nevada, 60-51, in Saturday's championship game here. The Tigers were seeded eighth, coming into Thursday's game against top-seeded Riverton with just two wins on the season. But five of their six losses had been by four points or less. Basically, five possessions -- maybe six -- were the difference between being 2-6 and maybe having a 6-2 record...
Fort Scott girls play Classen tough before falling (01/26/16)
FRONTENAC -- Fort Scott High girls' gave top-seeded Oklahoma City-Classen fits here Saturday before falling to the Comets, 45-41, in the fifth-place game of the Kansas Army National Guard Invitational. Classen fell into consolation when it was upset Thursday by eighth-seeded Blue Springs, Mo., which had just one win coming into the tournament but went on to finish third...
Gorman, Fewell win titles at Paola (01/26/16)
PAOLA -- Tyler Gorman and Zarek Fewell won their weight classes at the Paola Invitational here Saturday, which proved in some weight classes to be as loaded as any tournament around. Gorman, a freshman, wrestled at 106 pounds and won his first individual title. He finished second at Bonner Springs the weekend following the holiday break...
Tiger boys to play for title after double OT win (01/23/16)
Fort Scott girls pull away from Raiders, will play for fifth
Wrestlers sweep quad (01/23/16)
COLUMBUS -- Fort Scott High School's wrestlers won all three duals in a non-league quadrangular here Thursday. This was an event originally scheduled for Tuesday but postponed due to the weather. The Tigers (8-5 in duals) dominated Iola, 60-10, got by Southeast Kansas League rival Independence, 46-30, and spoiled Columbus' wrestling Homecoming with a 48-24 win...
Tiger boys bounce top seed Riverton in OT (01/22/16)
FSHS girls fall even as Cook passes 1,000-point mark
Bollinger fourth at Basehor-Linwood Classic (01/19/16)
BASEHOR -- Fort Scott's Derek Bollinger placed fourth at 138 pounds at the Basehor-Linwood Bobcat Classic over the weekend. Bollinger, who came into the tournament ranled No. 2 in Class 4A by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association was 4-2 over the weekend and improved to 25-2 on the season...
Tiger teams draw low seeds at Frontenac (01/19/16)
Fort Scott High's basketball teams have drawn low seeds for this weekend's Frontenac Kansas Army National Guard Invitational. Tiger girls (2-6) are the No. 7 seed and will face Kansas City (Mo.) Hogan Prep (6-4) at 4 p.m. Thursday in the old gymnasium. Tiger boys (2-6), the No. 8 seed, will follow with an 5:30 game against top-seeded Riverton (7-0) in the same gym...
No. 3 Girard survives Tiger effort in the end (01/16/16)
Undefeated Girard, ranked No. 3 in Class 4A-Division II by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association, came to the FSHS gymnasium Friday night and Fort Scott High's boys battled them toe-to-toe. However, Drew Davied's 3-point shot with 47 seconds to go gave Girard (8-0) the lead for good as he scored the Trojans' final 5 points in a 47-44 decision...
No. 4 Trojans keep Tiger girls at bay (01/16/16)
Girard's girls, ranked No. 4 in Class 4A-Division II by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association, did just enough to keep Fort Scott High at bay Friday night, taking a 43-36 win at the FSHS gymnasium. The Trojans did not exactly scorch the nets offensively, shooting just 33 percent from the floor on 15 of 46. But their defensive game plan worked to full effect as a box-and-one defense geared to keep Ashley Cook off the board did just that for most of the game...
Baseball signings (01/16/16)
A pair of Fort Scott HIgh School senior athletes signed letters of intent in the FSHS Media Center Friday morning, joining area junior-college programs. Friday was the first day of the signing period for college baseball programs.
Southwell selected to All-Star Game (01/15/16)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Fort Scott High School senior Brody Southwell was slected to participate in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl, which will be held at EverBank Field, home of the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars Saturday. Southwell, one of two Kansans participating, is on the roster as a kicker. ...
Pittsburg sweeps Tigers in SEK twinbill (01/13/16)
PITTSBURG -- Pittsburg swept Fort Scott High here Tuesday night in a Southeast Kansas League basketball doubleheader. The Purple Dragon girls' squad took a 52-38 win while the boys held off a Tiger rally to prevail 61-58. Fort Scott's boys (1-3 SEK, 2-5 overall) trailed by as many as 13 points in the third quarter but managed to get within three with 15 seconds left when Austin Cook came out of a scramble for a loose ball and scored...
Six earn medals at Bonner Springs (01/12/16)
BONNER SPRINGS -- Six members of Fort Scott High School's wrestling team earned medals here Saturday at the Dick Burns Mat Classic. Three Tigers matched the highest finish of second place in their weight classes. Tyler Gorman finished second at 106 pounds, which was the only weight class contested as a round-robin. Derek Bollinger and Zarek Fewell placed second in brackets at 138 and 145 pounds, respectively...
LCHS tandem too good for Tiger girls (01/09/16)
Tristan Gegg and Erica Gartner combined for 41 of Labette County's points Friday night as the state-ranked Grizzlies rolled by Fort Scott High's girls, 67-36, in Southeast Kansas League play at the FSHS gymnasium. The Grizzlies (4-0 SEK, 7-0 overall) came into the game ranked No. 5 in Class 4A-Division I by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association. The Tigers (1-2, 2-4) suffered their second straight loss...
Pair of locals selected to Shrine Bowl (01/05/16)
Fort Scott High School senior Austin Cook and Uniontown senior Zach Schwalm will represent their communities in the Kansas Shrine Bowl, which will be held July 30 at Emporia State University. The Kansas Shrine Bowl is an all-star game for senior football players, who are nominated by their coaches and selected by a media vote. The game serves as one of several fundraisers for Shriners Hospitals for Children...
Tigers 6th at Ottawa; Bollinger remains unbeaten (12/22/15)
OTTAWA -- Fort Scott High School's wrestling team finished in sixth place at the Ottawa Dual Tournament here Saturday. The Tigers won two of four duals in pool rounds before losing to Holton, 39-33, in the fifth-place match. Fort Scott defeated Topeka-Highland Park, 39-26, in the first round of pool action, lost to Valley Center, 65-6, defeated Topeka West, 51-24, and fell to Prairie View, 48-27...
Offensive struggles doom Tiger boys (12/19/15)
Fort Scott High's boys held Chanute to nearly 25 points under its season scoring average Friday night. But because the Tigers' offensive struggles continued, that effort wasn't enough to prevent a 37-36 Blue Comet victory in overtime at the FSHS gymnasium in a Southeast Kansas League contest...
Comets too much for Tiger girls (12/19/15)
Defending Southeast Kansas League co-champion Chanute simply had more weapons than Fort Scott High's girls Friday night, shooting 51 percent from the field over the first three quarters of a 59-35 victory at the FSHS gymnasium. The Blue Comets held a 28-7 lead after 12 minutes of play as the Tigers (1-1 SEK, 2-3 overall) posted consecutive scores only once all night...
Big-city media recognizes eight area players (12/18/15)
Eight area football players were recognized by either the Wichita Eagle or Topeka Capital-Journal recently by being placed on those newspapers' All-State football teams. The Wichita Eagle named three Fort Scott High School players to it's All-Class 4A-Division I team. Offensive lineman Austin Cook and kicker Brody Southwell were placed on the First Team. Linebacker Carter Young was placed on the Honorable Mention list...
Tiger girls, Parsons boys win 2-point SEK contests (12/16/15)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High's girls held off a Parsons rally to take a 40-38 victory as Southeast Kansas League play opened at the Harold C. Johnson gymnasium here Tuesday night. Unfortunately for Tiger fans, the boys were unable to hold off a Viking rally in the nightcap as Dannerick Yates' desperation layup went in with 1.6 seconds to go to give Parsons a 51-49 victory...
Big 3rd quarter spurs 'Hound women (12/15/15)
NEVADA -- Fort Scott Community College's women thumped Cottey, 90-55, here Saturday afternoon, avenging an 80-78 loss to the Comets at the Gladbach Classic in Arnold Arena on Nov. 20. In that game, Fort Scott rallied to take the lead with 1:35 remaining but never scored again...
Bollinger champ at Eudora, still unbeaten (12/15/15)
EUDORA -- Sophomore Derek Bollinger won his weight class here Saturday and remains undefeated on the season while five other members of the Fort Scott High wrestling team earned medals at the two-day Eudora Invitational. Bollinger improved his season record to 13-0 in winning the 145-pound weight class. ...
Tiger boys' JV wins first-round game (12/12/15)
Fort Scott High School's boys' junior varsity team won a first-round game in their own tournament Thursday night, defeating Chanute 51-25. Jesse Jones led the Tigers with 15 points, Brady Tourtillott added 13 and Gunnar Brown scored 10. The tourney continues today...
Cook's record revised; 41 points now the standard (12/11/15)
Ashley Cook's school record, and some of her other scoring totals, have been revised as a result of numbers sent to the Tribune Wednesday by Fort Scott High School head coach Pechone Stepps. Cook was reported as scoring a school-record 39 points in Friday's victory over Willard, Mo. However, Fort Scott's official book showed she finished the game with 41 points, making her the first female to score 40 points in school history...
Sports Notebook, Dec. 9, 2015 (12/09/15)
FSCC to host winter girls' basketball camp The Fort Scott Community College women's basketball team will host a camp for grades 5-12 on January 3 and 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. each day. Each camper will receive instruction from coaches and players, a free Greyhound camp T-shirt, and free admission to FSCC home games in January and February. Parents are encouraged to stay at each session and watch the camp...
Blue Valley Southwest wins 4th title in 5 years (12/08/15)
Fort Scott High's wrestlers finished in third place as Blue Valley Southwest claimed the Fort Scott Dual Tournament championship for the fourth time in five years at the FSHS gymnasium Saturday. Southwest, which finished second in 2013 after Paola won a tiebreaker when both teams finished 4-1, was 5-0 on the day. Louisburg was second at 4-1 with the Tigers coming in with a 3-2 record. Paola finished fourth, Shawnee Mission West fifth and Anderson County sixth...
Tiger boys fall to Broken Arrow (12/08/15)
WILLARD, Mo. -- Fort Scott High's boys finished the Willlard Four-State Classic at 1-2 after a 56-33 loss to Broken Arrow, the largest school in Oklahoma. Broken Arrow (2-1) led 19-5 after one and 35-10 at the half. Kaleb DeLaTorre, Fort Scott's only selection to the All-Tournament team, led the Tigers with 10 points...
Cook scores school-record 39 points (12/05/15)
Tigers sweep host at Willard Classic; boys rally in second half
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. ...