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Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
Fort Scott Tigers

Buzzer-beater gives Tigers victory over Vikes (12/17/14)
Senior forward Mason Knopp couldn't play for Fort Scott's boys Tuesday night as he has been hampered by a lingering injury from football season. Normally, Parsons might have considered that a good sign. But Knopp's fill-in, Benjamin Labbe, scored the game-winning layup at the buzzer to give the Vikings their first loss of the season, 46-44, in Southeast Kansas League action...
Parsons holds off Tiger rally (12/17/14)
Turnovers helped Parsons' girls get out to a big lead on Fort Scott Friday night. And they almost allowed the Tigers to rally from that deficit. The Vikings took advantage of seven first-quarter turnovers by the Tigers, which led to 12 points, as they built a 12-point lead. But after holding Fort Scott at bay for three quarters, a splurge of Viking turnovers --six in the final stanza -- almost allowed the Tigers to come all the way back...
Three Tigers earn medals at Eudora tourney (12/16/14)
EUDORA -- Fort Scott High's Derek Bollinger, Trey Holston and Chris Stell earned medals at the 25-school Eudora Tournament of Champions here over the weekend. Each of Fort Scott's five entrants wrestled in pools on Friday and those who advanced wrestled for placement in brackets on Saturday...
Tiger boys win home JV tourney (12/16/14)
Fort Scott High School's junior varsity boys' basketball team claimed the championship of their own tournament by winning two games on Saturday. The Tigers defeated Iola, 56-46, and Frontenac, 61-39. Devonte Robinson led the Tigers (3-0) with 22 points against Iola while Marcus Stepps added 12. Austin Cook led the way against Frontenac with 14 points. Robinson scored 12 and Ryan Thomas chipped in with 11...
Tigers sweep in first round of home JV tourney (12/12/14)
Fort Scott High School's junior varsity basketball teams swept Chanute in first-round games of their home tournament at the FSHS gymnasium Thursday night. Tiger girls (1-0) opened things up by scoring the games' first 13 points on their way to a 47-17 win. Fort Scott's boys followed up with a 58-38 victory over the Blue Comets...
Davis to be honored during Tuesday FSHS games (12/10/14)
Long-time coach and teacher Tom Davis will be honored at the halftime of the boys' varsity basketball game at Fort Scott High School Tuesday night. Davis will be retiring after 44 years in various roles in education, 28 of those in Fort Scott. Davis began his teaching/coaching career in 1970 at what was then known as Fort Scott Junior High. ...
Southwest wins tourney; young Tigers fourth (12/09/14)
Fort Scott High School wrestling head coach David Brown put out a young team for the Fort Scott Dual Tournament at the FSHS gymnasium Saturday afternoon. In each of the five duals, the Tigers fielded six freshmen, two sophomores and two seniors who weren't on the team last season, one of them having never wrestled before this dual...
Broken Arrow sweeps Fort Scott (12/09/14)
WILLARD, Mo. -- Broken Arrow, Okla., won both games against Fort Scott High here Saturday to clinch the boys' and girls' championships of the Willard Four-State Classic. Although Tiger boys lost 45-40, they finished in third place. Fort Scott's girls fell to Broken Arrow, 73-32...
Tiger boys rally and hold on, 46-45 (12/06/14)
WILLARD, Mo. -- Thursday night, Fort Scott High's boys staged a rally against Harrison, Ark. on the first night of the Willard Four-State Classic which fell just short, losing by 2 points. Friday night, the Tigers rallied from a 7-point deficit during the third quarter to take the lead at the start of the fourth, lost it for a bit, then regained it and held on for a 46-45 victory over tournament host Willard, evening their season record at 1-1...
Tiger boys fall by 2; Harrison sweeps (12/05/14)
WILLARD, Mo. -- Fort Scott High School's boys saw a furious rally fall just short here Thursday night in a 69-67 loss to Harrison, Ark. on the first day of the 27th Annual Willard Four-State Classic. Fort Scott's girls kept things close most of the first half but were outscored 21-6 in the third quarter of a 65-28 loss to Harrison...
Tiger basketball teams hold scrimmages (12/02/14)
The winter sports season is almost underway. And Fort Scott High School held Red & White Scrimmages for both of its basketball programs as part of a night of activities at the FSHS gymnasium Monday night. The girls' basketball teams scrimmaged first. Then after introductions which included the FSHS wrestling team, the boys' basketball teams scrimmaged...
14 Tigers earn All-SEK football honors (11/19/14)
Fourteen members of Fort Scott High School's football team earned All-Southeast Kansas League honors in an announcement released early Tuesday morning. Four Tigers were named to the First Team. Senior Alex Fink was chosen at wide receiver and defensive back. Senior Chase Brown was selected as a linebacker. Senior Mason Knopp was named as the punter and junior Brody Southwell was named the kicker...
Bulldog boys, Comet girls tabbed in Southeast Kansas League (11/18/14)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High School's boys were picked to finish third by league coaches in polls released here Monday morning while Tiger girls were tabbed for sixth place. KSHQ Radio tabulated the polls for the annual media conference, held in Pittsburg's WATCO building. Coaches could not vote for their own teams...
Bishop Miege dominates in Sectional (11/15/14)
Fort Scott High had the first play from scrimmage in Friday night's Class 4A-Division I Sectional Playoff Game at Frary Field against No. 1-ranked Bishop Miege. And it was a 34-yard run by running back Brendyn Quinney. Although the Tigers' drive stalled and Bishop Miege was able to make three big plays on its first drive, the Tigers were able to keep the Stags off the scoreboard when Quinney intercepted a pass in the end zone for a touchback...
All-SEK honor to 3 Tigers (11/15/14)
Southeast Kansas League runner-up Fort Scott saw three players picked to the All-SEK volleyball team recently, all of them chosen to the First Team. The Tigers finished second in the SEK at 5-1 with an overall record of 20-17. Chanute won the SEK for the third consecutive season...
FSHS lands 4 on All-SEK soccer team (11/15/14)
Four members of Fort Scott High School's soccer team were chosen to the All-Southeast Kansas League team recently. Two were placed on the First Team. The Tigers First Team picks are seniors Jonah Jones and Hector Torres-Leiva. They are joined by four members of league champion Pittsburg -- seniors Sullivan Lauderdale, Ricky Sanchez and Emmanuel Gonzalez, and junior Frander Marroquin. ...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Tigers vs. No. 1 Bishop Miege -- Tigers' task: beat the best in order to be the best (11/14/14)
A game such as this is what the playoffs are all about. In order to be the best, one has to beat the best. And every poll in Kansas has Bishop Miege as its No. 1 team in Class 4A-Division I. And some of them have the Stags (10-0) as one of the best teams in the state no matter what the class...
Tigers tough it out over Baldwin, 24-12 (11/08/14)
Mason Knopp threw for the most yards of any Tiger quarterback in four years and the defense made the plays when it needed to as Fort Scott High broke a five-game playoff losing streak with a 24-12 victory over Baldwin in a Class 4A-Division I Regional Playoff Game at Frary Field Friday night...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Tigers vs. Baldwin -- Tigers look to break playoff jinx (11/07/14)
Fort Scott High is the only Southeast Kansas League team with a winning record in Kansas playoff games since the first ones were held in 1969 (Pittsburg is at .500, 25-25). The Tigers are 32-20 all-time in playoff games. But Fort Scott has lost its last five playoff games, having not yet won in the playoffs since head coach Bob Campbell returned to the sideline for the 2010 season (0-4). ...
Fort Scott's Westhoff fifth at 4A State (11/04/14)
WAMEGO -- Fort Scott High junior Cassidy Westhoff improved two places from last season as she finished fifth in Class 4A at the Kansas State Cross Country Championship Meet here Saturday. Westhoff turned in a time of 15 minutes, 31.90 seconds on the four-kilometer course. ...
Tigers make most of second chance (11/01/14)
PAOLA -- Fort Scott High junior Brody Southwell made the most of his second chance here Friday night and booted a 23-yard field goal with 8:59 remaining in the contest which helped give the Tigers a 23-22 victory over Paola. It was the regular-season finale for both teams...
Soccer season ends via shutout (10/31/14)
OTTAWA -- Ottawa defeated Fort Scott High, 4-0, here Tuesday as the Tigers' season came to a close in the semifinal round of the Class 4-3-2-1A East I Regional Tournament. Fort Scott's season ended with a record of 4-12 after suffering its 10th shutout loss of the season...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Tigers at Paola -- Both teams assured of playoff berths (10/31/14)
The game between Fort Scott High and Paola in the final game of the 2014 regular season Friday night will be for playoff seeding. Both teams are assured of berths in the first-ever Class 4A-Division I playoffs, which begin a week from tonight. Both teams are 2-0 in the district while visiting Fort Scott is 7-1 overall and homestanding Paola is 6-2...
Tigers advance in soccer tourney (10/28/14)
Fort Scott High School's soccer team got past Riverton at Ellis Park Monday evening to advance in the Class 4-3-2-1A East Regional I Soccer Tournament by a score of 3-1 in a "play-in" match. The eighth-seeded Tigers (4-12) got goals from Jonah Jones and Alex Combs but the first Fort Scott goal was inadvertently scored by a Riverton player, who accidentally headed the ball into his own goal rather than away from it during the 23rd minute of play...
Westhoff qualifies for State Meet (10/28/14)
GARNETT -- Fort Scott High School junior Cassidy Westhoff has qualified for State Cross Country for the second straight year by finishing third in the Anderson County Class 4A Regional Meet here Saturday. Westhoff took third in 15 minutes, 41.64 seconds and advanced as one of the top five runners from a school which did not place in the top three in team standings. ...
Paola ends Tigers' season (10/28/14)
PAOLA -- Fort Scott High School's volleyball team went into the Paola Class 4A-Division II Sub-State here Saturday as the No. 2 seed. But home-court advantage worked out for the Panthers, who advanced 25-22, 25-16, in the first round of play to bring an end to the Tigers' season at 20-17...
Tigers roll as Quinney jets for 4 touchdowns (10/25/14)
Fort Scott High clinched a Class 4A-Division I playoff berth Friday night when the Tigers routed Labette County, 49-12, and Paola got by at Chanute in overtime, 21-20. Paola, which also clinched, will host Fort Scott next Friday night in a game that will simply determine which one gets to play a first-round home game and which one will have to go on the road to begin its State championship quest...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Tigers vs. Labette County -- Never underestimate the Grizzlies (10/24/14)
OK, so Labette County is just 2-5 on the season. And, OK, the Grizzlies are just 2-5 and on a three-game losing streak. And, yes, the teams they've beaten -- Iola and Parsons --are a combined 1-13. But somehow, no matter the records, Jesse Ybarra always has his team ready to play Fort Scott High tough. And tonight's Class 4A-Division I District 4 battle at Frary Field -- which also doubles as a Southeast Kansas League game -- isn't expected to be a night off...
Tigers seeded 2nd (10/24/14)
Fort Scott High's volleyball team has drawn the No. 2 seed in a Class 4A-Division I Sub-State Tournament that will be held in Paola Saturday. The Tigers (20-16) will face the host school, Paola (17-20), in the first round. This will be the second match of the day as top-seeded Louisburg (26-11), ranked No. 4 in 4A-I by the Kansas Volleyball Association, opens against Spring Hill (14-24) at 2 p.m...
JV football wins season finale (10/24/14)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott High School's junior varsity football season concluded here Monday night with a 38-0 shutout of Chanute. Vince Tome scored the first two touchdowns for the Tigers. The first came on a 60-yard run play. The next came on a 97-yard pass from quarterback Grant Goldston. Two-point conversions failed after each, leaving the score at 12-0...
Harrison goes 0-2 at State tennis (10/21/14)
WINFIELD -- Fort Scott High junior Jennifer Harrison didn't have as long of a stay at the Class 4A State Tennis Tournament as she would have liked here this past weekend, going 0-2. But she finished the season with a record of 22-14 and will be back next season in a quest to qualify all four years of her high-school career...
Tigers 4th at Anderson County (10/21/14)
GARNETT -- Fort Scott High School volleyball finished in fourth place at the Anderson County Invitational here Saturday afternoon as the Tigers closed out regular-season play. Fort Scott (20-16) defeated Iola, 25-14, 25-19, in the first round of pool play. Ashley Cook had 7 kills, 6 assists and 7 digs for the Tigers. Elisha Hasenplaugh added 5 kills. Abi Keating handed out 10 assists and served 4 aces. Katie Gorman came up with 18 digs...
Going a little bit old school (10/18/14)
Tigers down Comets with smash-mouth offense, big-play defense
Westhoff claims SEK title (10/18/14)
CHERRYVALE -- Fort Scott High School junior Cassidy Westhoff claimed the Southeast Kansas League girls' cross-country title here Thursday, keeping that crown on the head of a Tiger for the fourth consecutive season. Westhoff joins Kati Jo Todd (1996), Heather Williams (2004-05) and Rienbolt (2011-13) as Fort Scott female champions. Her sister, Mallory, finished in seventh place...
No. 1 Miege sweeps; Blue Comets take SEK title (10/18/14)
cott High's volleyball team suffered a sweep here Thursday night at the hands of defending Class 4A State champ Bishop Miege in a non-league match and Chanute in a match that determined the SEK champion. Miege (26-7), State champion in either 4A or 5A five of the last six years, is ranked No. ...
Harrison to make third State appearance (10/17/14)
Fort Scott High School junior Jennifer Harrison got into playing tennis because her older sister, Corina, needed someone to practice with. "When I was in fifth grade, Corina, who was on the team when I was a freshman, said, 'I need someone to hit with me,' because she decided she wanted to play as a freshman (2009)," Jennifer said. "And I said, 'OK, I'll hit with you.' And then we just all started hitting as a family and I've liked it ever since."...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Tigers vs. Chanute -- Comets visit to open district play (10/17/14)
Class 4A-Division I District 4 play opens tonight when Chanute comes to Frary Field to meet Fort Scott High and Labette County hosts Paola. For those new to high-school football, the last three weeks of the regular season are district games, which are essentially a four-team round-robin playoff for two spots in the Class 4A-Division I playoffs...
Jones' hat trick carries Tigers (10/15/14)
Jonah Jones scored his second career hat trick Tuesday afternoon to lead Fort Scott High's soccer team to a 3-0 win over Columbus in a non-league match at Ellis Park. Jones, a senior, scored twice in the second half, when the Tigers (2-10) took control of the pace of play. His first hat track came on Sept. 9 of last year in a road game at Columbus...
Frosh roll to win over Indy (10/15/14)
Scoring in every quarter, Fort Scott High's ninth grade football team won Tuesday night's game with Independence in just about every way imaginable: on the ground, through the air, and via the defensive takeaway. The result was a 41-6 throttling, with standouts aplenty on both sides of the ball for the Tigers...
Tigers' season comes to close (10/15/14)
COFFEYVILLE -- The season came to a close for Fort Scott High School's golf team here Tuesday as the Tigers were unable to advance either individually or as a team from the Coffeyville Class 4A Regional Tournament. The tournament was moved back one day due to rain on Monday, but conditions still weren't ideal for most of the teams...
Harrison qualifies for third State trip (10/14/14)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott junior Jennifer Harrison will be going to the Class 4A State Tournament for the third time in as many seasons after finishing sixth at the Chanute Class 4A Regional Tournament here over the weekend. Harrison (22-12) went 2-2 in the tournament, falling in the fifth-place match to Parsons' Sami Ford. The top six finishers in singles and doubles --one bracket for each -- advanced to State, which will be held in Winfield Friday and Saturday...
Tigers win fourth straight, 22-7 (10/11/14)
INDEPENDENCE -- Independence had some of the better offensive numbers in Friday night's Southeast Kansas League battle but Fort Scott High had the numbers that mattered most. Fort Scott's score was better, the most important number of the game. The Tigers took a 22-7 victory over the Bulldogs and improved to 5-1 on the season going into Class 4A District play, which begins next week...
Tiger golfers finish third in league standings (10/11/14)
COFFEYVILLE -- High-school golf's regular season concluded here Tuesday with the sixth and final Southeast Kansas League designated tournament here. Anna Pool and Labette County had already clinched the individual and team titles coming into the tournament but there was still a chance for other individuals to move into All-SEK positions...
Regional tennis schedule pushed back a day (10/11/14)
CHANUTE -- The first day of play at the Chanute Class 4A Regional Tennis Tournament was called off Friday due to rain and wet court conditions. Fort Scott High and the other teams will try to get things going this morning at 10 a.m., hoping that a 30-percent chance of rain is highly overestimated...
Tigers, Comets sweep to set up title bout (10/10/14)
Fort Scott High School's volleyball team stayed unbeaten in the Southeast Kansas League following a sweep on "Dig Pink" and Senior Night at the FSHS gymnasium Thursday night. Meanwhile, in Parsons, Chanute also stated unbeaten in the SEK with a triangular sweep over the host Vikings and Independence...
JV football routs Prairie View, 56-0 (10/10/14)
LaCYGNE -- Fort Scott High School's junior varsity football team routed Prairie View, 56-0, here Monday night. The Tigers improved to 4-1 on the season. They scored eight touchdowns which were scored, in order, by; Vince Tome on a 60-yard run with Taylor Engstrom running in the 2-point conversion...
Freshmen gridders fall to Paola, 21-6 (10/10/14)
PAOLA -- Fort Scott High School's freshmen football team fell to 3-2 on the season here Monday night, falling to Paola 21-6 in the Tigers' first road game of the season. The lone Tiger touchdown was scored on the game's opening drive, capped by a 3-yard run by Jessie Lawrence. Paola went ahead by the end of the period, 7-6, and added touchdowns later by returning the second-half opening kickoff to the end zone and another third-quarter score set up by a blocked punt...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Tigers at Independence -- Bulldogs riding the roller coaster (10/10/14)
When Independence has won a game this season, the Bulldogs have won big. In their three victories this season, Indy has outscored their opponents 109-31. The bad news for the Bulldogs is that when they lose, they lose big. Granted, one of their losses is to Pittsburg, which clinched the Southeast Kansas League championship last week, but the other was to a Chanute team that's been struggling. And Independence has been outscored in their losses, 98-26...
Independence wins 3rd straight SEK tennis title (10/07/14)
CHANUTE -- Independence won its third straight championship and its 10th in 11 seasons after finishing well ahead of the pack at the Southeast Kansas League Tennis Tournament here Saturday. Independence, which has won or shared 31 championships since the first SEK girls' tournament in 1973, scored 26 team points while Chanute was second with 17 and Parsons third with 14. Fort Scott finished in seventh place with 6 team points...
Tigers roll on Homecoming night, 42-8 (10/04/14)
Fort Scott High School's football team rolled on Homecoming night at Frary Field Friday night, beating a Pioneer League team for the 10th consecutive time as they downed Prairie View, 42-8. This was the first time in this series that both teams entered a meeting with winning records. But while Prairie View suffered its first loss last week, playing Ottawa tough at home, the Tigers had to rally from 10 points down to beat Coffeyville at home...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Tigers vs. Prairie View -- Both teams 3-1 coming into game (10/03/14)
This may be the first time in the history of the Fort Scott High football series with Prairie View that both teams come into a meeting with winning records. Both are 3-1 going into tonight's non-league battle which is also Fort Scott's Homecoming game...
Pittsburg meet postponed by rain (10/03/14)
The afternoon thunderstorms with lightning weren't what cancelled the Pittsburg cross-country meet, in which Fort Scott High and Uniontown's teams were to participate Thursday. It was the morning heavy rain that turned the course into a partially-flooded mess which forced the issue...
Frosh volleyball sweeps quad at Parsons (10/03/14)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott's freshmen volleyball team swept Chanute, Parsons and Coffeyville in a quadrangular here Tuesday. The victories upped the Tigers' record to 16-11. Fort Scott bested Chanute 25-22, 26-24, then dropped Parsons 25-13, 25-22, and finished up with a
victory over Coffeyville 25-19, 25-12...
Freshmen football drops Prairie View game, adds Paola Monday (10/03/14)
Due to a lack of players, Prairie View was forced to cancel a freshmen football game against Fort Scott High School which was to be played October 9 at Prairie View. This is the third time this season FSHS has lost a freshmen game. But it has been able to find a replacement opponent each time. This time, the replacement will be Paola in a game to be held there Monday at 4:30...
Coffeyville shuts out Tiger soccer (10/03/14)
Visiting Coffeyville shut out Fort Scott High School, 2-0, Tuesday in a Southeast Kansas League match at Ellis Park. With the victory, the Golden Tornado (1-2 SEK, 1-4 overall) broke a tie for last place in the SEK with the Tigers (0-5, 0-9). Fort Scott has lost 10 straight matches going back to last season. The Tigers have been outscored 54-2 this season and have been shut out seven times, including each of their last four matches...
No changes for SEK schools (10/01/14)
No schools in the Southeast Kansas League and only one in the Three Rivers League changed classes when the Kansas State High School Activities Association released classifications for the 2014-15 school year. These classifcations are effective immediately in every sport but football, which is classified in two-year cucles which were determined last year...
Pool, LCHS lock up golf titles (10/01/14)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High's golf team finished in sixth place here Tuesday at the Pittsburg Invitational, the fifth of six Southeast Kansas League designated tournaments this season. The Tigers finished with a four-woman, 18-hole score of 460. League leader Labette County was team champion at 362 while non-league member Caney Valley was second at 379...
Two medalists for Eagles in home tourney (10/01/14)
Uniontown's golf team had two medalists Monday at its home 18-hole tournament at Woodland Hills Golf Course in Fort Scott. Kaylyn Crystal shot 105 for fifth place and Kyley Brown shot 113 for ninth. "I think overall we played OK but not up to our potential," Uniontown head coach Jason Tourtillott said. "We're hitting some good this but not following them up with the next or getting up and down very well...
Tiger JV wins (10/01/14)
COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott High's junior varsity football team defeated Coffeyville here Monday night, 22-6, boosting the Tigers' record to 3-1 on the season. Kaleb DeLaTorre scored the first touchdown on a quarterback keeper from 2 yards out. Just before halftime, DeLaTorre found Marcus Stepps in the back of the end zone for a 20-yard scoring play. Wyatt Tourtillott ran in for the 2-point conversion...
Tiger JV tennis ties for 5th in large tournament (10/01/14)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott High School's junior varsity tennis team tied for fifth place in its final tournament of the season here Monday. There were eight teams, including two from Labette County and an "SEK Combo" team, which allowed extra players from any school to get some matches in...
Westhoff fourth at Rim Rock Farm (09/30/14)
Runners from schools in Southeast Kansas take 3 of top 4 spots and 6 of top 20
Tigers sixth at Louisburg (09/30/14)
LOUISBURG -- Fort Scott High's volleyball team faced two state-ranked teams here Saturday as part of its journey through the field at the Louisburg Invitational. The Tigers' first two matches in pool play were against those ranked teams. First, they faced Basehor-Linwood, which the Kansas Volleyball Association has at No. ...
Nevada deals frosh 1st loss (09/30/14)
Fort Scott High's freshmen football team fell to Nevada, 26-18, Monday evening at Frary Field. This game was added to replace a game versus Coffeyville, which doesn't have enough freshmen to field a team this season. Fort Scott running back Zarek Fewell set up the Tigers' first score when he broke several tackles before finally being brought down at the 1-yard line...
Roaring Back: Tigers rally from 10-point deficit with 5:30 remaining to beat Nado (09/27/14)
The 99 was the big play in a game that saw 88 points go up on the scoreboard. Alex Fink caught a 22-yard touchdown pass from Mason Knopp on the "99" route with 22 seconds on the clock at Frary Field Friday night to give Fort Scott High a 46-42 victory over Coffeyville in one of the highest-scoring games in school history...
Tigers sweep, take lead in SEK (09/27/14)
COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott High School's volleyball team took the lead in the Southeast Kansas League as league play got underway here Thursday night. The Tigers (2-0 SEK, 12-8 overall) swept Coffeyville, 25-14, 25-17, and Parsons, 25-10, 25-11. As this triangular was the only one held Thursday night in which all three teams were from league schools, the Tigers lead by one match over Chanute and Independence...
Harrison takes first at Pittsburg (09/27/14)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High tennis player Jennifer Harrison is on a big-time roll. She won the No. 1 singles pool for the third time in her last four outings as she went 4-0 in the Pittsburg Invitational here Thursday, dropping just 2 games the entire day...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Tigers vs. Coffeyville -- Tigers look to contain Tornado (09/26/14)
Fort Scott High faces off against Coffeyville at 7 p.m. tonight at Frary Field in a battle of Southeast Kansas League rivals. Both teams come into the contest off losses. The Tigers were shut out 41-0 at Pittsburg. Coffeyville fell 24-12 at Chanute...
Indy shuts out Tigers (09/26/14)
Fort Scott High School's soccer team played better Thursday night at Ellis Park but the effort was still not enough to give the Tigers their first victory of the season as Independence took a 4-0 victory in Southeast Kansas League play. The Tigers (0-4 SEK, 0-8 overall) lost 9-1 to the Bulldogs (3-0, 8-1) at Independence a week and a half ago. They had some good moments on defense and goalkeeper Bret Pickert made 10 saves...
Tigers finish second in home tournament (09/26/14)
Fort Scott High School's girls varsity tennis team hosted its annual home tournament Tuesday afternoon, coming away a first-place medal and two seconds in the four-school round-robin. And the Tigers got to play in front of a good-sized crowd, at least at the high-school courts where the No. 1 pools of singles and doubles were held...
Tiger JV girls win team title (09/26/14)
IOLA -- Fort Scott High's junior varsity girls team won the team title for the second time this season at the Doc Stiles Invitational here Tuesday. The Tigers scored 46 points in taking the title as they had two top-10 individuals. Columbus was second with 59 points followed by Frontenac with 65, Girard 74 and Chanute 85...
Tigers 8th at Chanute (09/24/14)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott High School's golf team finished in eight place at the Chanute Invitational here Monday. Uniontown entered two players but was ineligible for team standings. This was the fourth of what has turned out to be a six-tournament schedule for the Southeast Kansas League. Originally, only Fort Scott, Parsons and Coffeyville were indicated as league tournaments on the schedule...
JV tennis results from Parsons (09/24/14)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High School's junior varsity tennis team took part in a tournament here Monday. The highest finish was posted by the No. 2 doubles team of Kristal Castillo and Savanah Dixon, which finished third. They lost to Nakia Palmer/Selena Stich of Chanute, 6-0, in the first round. But they claimed a 6-3 win over Jaiden Rausch/Nyeesha Natt of Parsons and a 6-1 decision over Megan March/Addison Saye of Labette County...
Sports Notebook (09/24/14)
FSMS volleyball sweeps COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott Middle School's volleyball teams played here Monday against the Roughriders of Coffeyville- Roosevelt. All four teams won their matches. In the seventh-grade B-team match, Fort Scott prevailed 25-15, 25-20. The 7B's are now 4-1 on the season...
Tigers 3-2 at Pittsburg tourney (09/23/14)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High School's volleyball team went 3-2 at the 10-team Pittsburg Invitational here Saturday. The record was not good enough to advance to championship bracket play, however, and the Tigers (10-8) finished in seventh place. The Tigers' first opponent was Southeast Kansas League rival Labette County, which they swept 25-13, 25-17. ...
Dragons shut out Tigers, 41-0 (09/20/14)
PITTSBURG -- Pittsburg posted its first shutout of Fort Scott High since 1985 Friday night as the Purple Dragons took control of the Southeast Kansas League with a 41-0 victory at Hutchinson Field. It's the first time the Tigers have been shut out in a regular-season game since the 2008 season, when Independence claimed a 20-0 victory. Pittsburg posted a 36-0 win over Fort Scott in 1985...
Westhoffs winners at Wellsville (09/20/14)
WELLSVILLE -- Fort Scott High junior Cassidy Westhoff won the varsity race at the Wellsville Invitational here Thursday, bettering the runner-up mark by roughly a minute and a half. Not bad considering that at the beginning of the day, she was preparing to race at Cherryvale...
Tennis team enjoys success during week (09/20/14)
Fort Scott High School's tennis team juggled its lineup a little bit at the a round-robin tournament at Independence Tuesday and saw Jennifer Harrison come away from the day with a perfect 4-0 record in No. 1 singles. "Jennifer had a solid day, probably playing some of her best and most consistent tennis of the season," Fort Scott head coach Lynn Barr said. "She stroked the ball well today, and for the most part played with the patience she needs to be successful."...
Tigers 2nd in Galena invite (09/20/14)
Fort Scott High School's golf team finished second at the Galena Invitational, which was held at Joplin's Schifferdecker Golf Course Thursday, shooting a season-best four-woman, nine-hole score of 224. The Tigers also had three medalists. "That is 24 strokes better than at the opening tournament at home," Fort Scott head coach Karen Curran said. ...
Tiger volleyball takes two in home quad (09/19/14)
Fort Scott High's volleyball team won two of three matches in a home non-league quadrangular at the FSHS gymnasium Thursday evening, beating Prairie View and Osawatomie in the two matches. Louisburg, ranked No. 4 in Class 4A-Division I by the Kansas Volleyball Association, won all three matches it played, including a sweep of the Tigers...
Tiger soccer falls, 4-1 (09/19/14)
RIVERTON -- Junior Alex Combs scored Fort Scott High's only goal in a 4-1 loss to Riverton here Tuesday. The Tigers fell to 0-5 on the season. Combs' goal was just the second the team has scored this season. Fort Scott will host Spring Hill Monday...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Tigers at Pittsburg -- An early clash of SEK contenders (09/19/14)
Tonight, the Southeast Kansas League's best-scoring defense will face off against the SEK's best defense at preventing scoring. Pittsburg (2-0 SEK and overall) has scored 103 points this season, including a somewhat surprising 55 points in the season opener against Coffeyville on Sept. 5 and 41 at Independence last week. Fort Scott (1-0, 2-0) has allowed just 13 points this season, one more than the Purple Dragons, who shut out the Bulldogs last Friday...
Tigers 5th, Eagles 7th at Parsons (09/17/14)
PARSONS -- Coffeyville's Anna Pool and Labette County's team continued to make their charge toward Southeast Kansas League titles at the second league designated tournament here Monday. Fort Scott finished fifth as a team and fourth among the SEK schools. Uniontown, most often the smallest school at a tournament, took seventh place...
JV tennis plays in home tournament (09/17/14)
Fort Scott High's junior varsity tennis team hosted its second tournament of the season Monday and got to use all nine of its players when Iola was unable to show. The coaches put together a "combo" team to take Iola's place, which had two entries from Fort Scott and two from Chanute...
Gire scores lone goal in loss at Indy (09/17/14)
INDEPENDENCE -- Brady Gire scored the first goal of the season for Fort Scott High School's soccer team but it came in the 74th minute of a 9-1 loss to Independence in Southeast Kansas League play here Monday. The Tigers (0-2 SEK, 0-4 overall), who have been outscored 29-1 this season, played at Riverton Tuesday...
Tigers win via pair of 4th quarter TDs (09/13/14)
SPRING HILL -- Two touchdowns in a span of 1:13 late in the fourth quarter propelled Fort Scott High to a 27-13 victory over Spring Hill in a non-league battle here Friday night. Spring Hill (1-1), which generated all but 22 of its 168 yards of total offense in the second half, tied the score at 13-13 on a 37-yard pass from Ryker Johnson to Ivan Hughes with 7:12 remaining in the contest...
Tiger volleyball competitive during week (09/13/14)
Even though they were just 1-3 during the week, Fort Scott High's volleyball team was competitive every time out. Tuesday, the Tigers were swept at Nevada while they managed a split at Paola Thursday. In the most recent matches, Fort Scott swept Paola, 25-20, 25-23, and lost to Wellsville, 25-15, 23-25, 25-21...
Tennis deals with injury at Indy (09/13/14)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High School's tennis team had to work around an injury here Thursday at the Independence Invitational. Mikayla Norris, who was to play No. 2 doubles with Breanna Leslie, suffered an ankle injury before the tournament got underway. It was too late to substitute her out for a match against Iola, so the Tigers had to forfeit that match. Then head coach Lynn Barr moved Alex King from No. 2 singles to partner with Leslie for the rest of the day...
Westhoff, Brooks take seconds in home meet (09/12/14)
Cross-country runners don't mind a cool, cloudy day and that probably contributed to some blazing fast times at the Fort Scott Invitational Thursday on the Mercy Professional Building Grounds. Case in point, the top two times in the girls' varsity race were much faster than the winning time last year. And the winning time in the boys' junior varsity race was nearly a full minute and a half better than that of the runner-up...
Tigers drop pair via shutout (09/12/14)
Fort Scott High School's soccer team has been shut out in all three games it's played this season. In the season opener versus Louisburg on Sept. 2 at Ellis Park, the Tigers fell 7-0. This week, Fort Scott has been shut out twice. Tuesday, Olathe Heritage Christian took a 3-0 decision in Olathe. ...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Tigers at Spring Hill -- Campbell to coach 200th game (09/12/14)
As of last Friday night, after Fort Scott High's football team defeated Parsons, 30-0, in its season opener at Frary Field, the program had played 1,031 games. As of last Friday night, Bob Campbell had coached 199 of those games and seen his teams win 153 of them. Of the 589 victories in school history, a Bob Campbell-coached team has been victorious in more than a quarter of them...
Tiger golfers finish fifth (09/12/14)
GIRARD -- Fort Scott High School's golf team finished fifth in an 18-hole tournament here Thursday. The Tigers shot 466 as a team. Caney Valley was the team champion with a score of 385 followed by Labette County at 386 and Pittsburg with a 438. The Tigers' best result was put up by Katie Brown, who finished 13th as she did Tuesday at Fort Scott. ...
No. 1 doubles claims LC JV title (09/12/14)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott's No. 1 doubles team of Briana Williams and Emily Adams won all three matches here Tuesday and claimed first place at the six-team Labette County junior varsity tennis tournament. Williams and Adams first defeated Pittsburg's Alexa Yantis/Delaney Borton, 6-4. Then they shut out Iola's Judy Branstetter/Tori Danford, 6-0. Finally, they beat Labette County's Candance Carr and Kiersten Sailsbury, 6-3...
Tigers sweep home quad (09/09/14)
Fort Scott High School's volleyball team bounced back from an 0-2 start for the season last week at Chanute to sweep their first home event of the season Saturday, taking down Columbus and Girard in 2 sets and rival Pittsburg in 3 in non-league action...
Tigers control first half of season opener (09/06/14)
Fort Scott High's football team made it look easy in the first half of its season-opening game against Parsons Friday night at Frary Field. In the second half, however, they showed that there's still a bit of work to do, particularly on offense. Still, the Tigers defeated Parsons for the 23rd consecutive time by a score of 30-0 in Southeast Kansas League play. It was Parsons' 20th consecutive loss overall, last winning in the eighth game of the 2011 season...
Tiger tennis plays at Labette (09/06/14)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High School's tennis team took part in a round-robin tournament hosted by Labette County here Thursday. Head coach Lynn Barr said he saw signs of improvement from the season-opening tournament at Independence but that there was still work needed on being consistent in their play...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Tigers vs. Parsons -- Each team sporting similar looks (09/05/14)
Fort Scott High School will kick off its 114th season of football tonight when Parsons comes to Frary Field for a Southeast Kansas League contest. Fortunately, the schools wear different colors. Otherwise, based on the formations each team will play, it could be hard to tell them apart...
Tigers swept by Colgan, Chanute (09/05/14)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott High School's volleyball team was swept in two sets by both Chanute and Colgan in non-league competition here Tuesday. The Tigers (0-2) lost to Colgan, 26-24, 25-21. Elisha Hasenplaugh had 7 kills for the Tigers. Katie Gorman came up with 22 digs and Ashley Cook handed out 41 assists...
FSHS golf opener postponed (09/05/14)
Labette County's season-opening golf tournament, scheduled to be held Tuesday at Oswego, was postponed due to rain. Fort Scott High School was one of the teams set to take part. The tournament has been rescheduled for Sept. 16. The Tigers will now open their season Tuesday when they host their own invitational at Woodland Hills Golf Course...
JV tennis plays double duel (09/05/14)
PITTSBURG --Fort Scott High School's junior varsity tennis team played a pair of best-of-nine duals here Tuesday against two Pittsburg teams. Results: No. 1 singles: Ashlee Montojo lost to Trina Pail, Pittsburg White, 6-0; def. Breiyana Binegar, Pittsburg Purple, 6-2...
Louisburg rolls, 7-0 (09/03/14)
Fort Scott High School's varsity soccer team managed just two shots on goal in a 7-0 loss to Louisburg in the season opener at Ellis Park Tuesday afternoon. The junior varsity team also lost to Louisburg, 7-0. The Tigers, missing a few players due to injury, were over-matched as the Wildcats were able to control the ball and keep it in the Tigers' defensive half about 90 percent of the time...
Flexbone looks in good form at scrimmage (08/30/14)
Fort Scott High School's new flexbone offense looked to be in good form at Friday night's Red & White Scrimmage at Frary Field. And while it may be a bit odd to see after almost two decade of the split-back veer, Tiger head coach Bob Campbell said it's been something the coaching staff has been thinking about doing for some time now...
Coach happy with volleyball progress (08/30/14)
Fort Scott High School head volleyball coach Carol Bingesser was happy with what she saw in about an hour's worth of play at the Red & White Scrimmage in the FSHS gymnasium Friday afternoon. "This is the first year that I feel like we're at the point I want to be to start (the season)," Bingesser said. ...
Tigers have tough time in deep tourney (08/30/14)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High School's varsity tennis team opened the season here Thursday at the Parsons Invitational. With some of the top teams in the Southeast Kansas League entered in the five-team round-robin tournament, the Tigers experienced a tough outing that was good for evaluation...
2-time State qualifier leads Tiger tennis (08/27/14)
Although there are 14 girls out for tennis at Fort Scott High School this season, leadership will have to come from young players as none of them are seniors. Junior Jennifer Harrison is a two-time State qualifier in singles with a high-school varsity record of 37-20, going 20-13 last season. Also, classmates Char Hutchison and Emmah Reeves were 13-15 together as a doubles team last season. But the remainder of the Tiger roster has about 20 sets of varsity experience combined...
All thirds for JV netters in season opener (08/27/14)
Fort Scott High's junior varsity tennis team started its season on Monday with a home tournament. Each of the Tigers' entries finished third in their pools, all with 1-2 records on the day in round-robin play. Briana Williams played No. 1 singles. She lost to Independence's Emily Wilson in her first match, 6-0. She defeated Iola's Erin Klubek, 6-3, and lost to Pittsburg's Chania Stewart, 6-2...
72 report for 1st day of football practice (08/20/14)
Seventy-two athletes, freshmen included, reported Monday for the first day of football practice at Fort Scott High School. Monday was the first day of practice for all fall sports allowed under Kansas State High School Activities Associaton rules. Since school doesn't begin for another week, Tigers head coach Bob Campbell said that there will be more two-a-day practice sessions than there have been in the past few seasons...
Tigers, Nado tie for 3rd in SEK poll (08/15/14)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High School's football team was picked to with defending Class 4A State runner-up Coffeyville to finish in a tie for third place in the Southeast Kansas League football race in a coaches poll released here Wednesday at a conference hosted by KSHQ Radio (100.7 FM)...
Rain? Whatever. (07/18/14)
Three Tigers named KSCA All-4A (06/17/14)
Three members of Fort Scott High School's softball team were named recently to the Kansas Softball Coaches Association All-Class 4A Team. Sophomore outfielder Katie Gorman was named a First Team outfielder. Also named to the squad as sophomores were Frontenac utility player Kennedi Fields, Clearwater infielder Hayley Reibenspies and Basehor-Linwood sophomore Gaby Brown...
Six picked for All-SEK baseball (06/04/14)
Six members of Fort Scott High School's league champion baseball team were selected to the All-Southeast Kansas League baseball team recently. League coaches choose the teams prior to the beginning of Regional tournament play but the release of the team is withheld until after the last league team -- Fort Scott, in this year's case -- concludes post-season play, per league policy...
Tiger softball gets six on All-SEK team (06/04/14)
Southeast Kansas League coaches put six members of league champion Fort Scott High School's team on the All-Southeast Kansas League softball team recently. The teams were chosen prior to the start of Regionals but, under league policy, were held until after the last league team has finished post-season play...
Rienbolt second in 4A 1,600 meters (06/03/14)
WICHITA -- Fort Scott High School senior Katren Rienbolt finished second in the Class 4A girls' 1,600-meter run at the Kansas State Track and Field Championships here Saturday while teammate Cassidy Westhoff finished fourth. Rienbolt was attempting to defend State titles in both this and Friday's 3,200-meter run but came up short. Rienbolt, who qualified for State in at least one event all four years, finished fourth in the longer race while Westhoff, a sophomore, placed third...
Eight qualify for Tigers in 11 events (05/28/14)
LOUISBURG --Fort Scott High School's track and field teams will have eight participants in 11 events in the State Track and Field Championships at Wichita this weekend. Those eight along with three other Tigers earned medals at the Louisburg Class 4A Regional Meet here Friday...
Tiger baseball draws No. 1 seed at State (05/24/14)
Fort Scott High School's baseball team was awarded the No. 1 seed Friday morning and will face eight-seeded Andover Central in the first round of the Kansas Class 4A-Division I State Baseball Tournanent at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Tigers and the Andale/Garden Plain co-op program have the same record, 19-3, but Fort Scott was awarded the higher seed. Andover Central, meanwhile, was one of four teams with a 15-7 record and the Jaguars got the short end of the stick, so to speak...
Pittsburg wins Martin Rohde All-Sports Award by half-point over Fort Scott (05/24/14)
The Martin Rohde All-Sports Memorial Trophy, given annual to the Southeast Kansas League member school which performs the best in all the sports the league offers, was decided by the slimmest margin in the history of the award...
Class 4A State Golf (05/24/14)
When: Monday. Where: Firekeeper Golf Course, Mayetta. Fort Scott qualifiers: Junior Conner Antonetti, on the basis of an eighth-place finish at the Independence Class 4A Regional Monday. Senior Jonathan Allen on the basis of finishing in a tie for 10th place in that same tournament. This will be Allen's second appearance, qualifying last year and finishing with a score of 86 at Cheney...
Want To Send Them Off? (05/24/14)
The Fort Scott High School baseball and softball team buses will both depart for Salina at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning from the FSHS parking lots. The baseball team will be participating in the Class 4A-Division I Baseball Tournament (details in the story at the top of the page) and the softball team will be playing in the Class 4A-Division I Softball Tournament (details provided in Friday's edition and still available online at www.fstribune.com/sports)...
Reppin' the Tiger Nation (05/24/14)
Tigers score 26 runs on way to State (05/23/14)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High School's offense scored 26 runs here Thursday in winning the Independence Class 4A-Division I Regional Baseball Tournament and earning the program's first State Tournament berth since the 2010 season. The Tigers (19-3) run-ruled Chanute, 14-4, in the first semifinal. ...
Softball seeded fourth, to face K.C.-Piper (05/23/14)
Going into Wednesday night, it looked as though Fort Scott High School's softball team was going to be the sixth seed --maybe the No. 5 seed with some luck -- at the Class 4A-Division I State Softball Tournament, which will be held May 29 and 30 at the Bill Burke Complex in Salina...
Tigers rout 'Dogs, earn first State berth since '06 (05/21/14)
After one inning, it appeared that there was going to be a pitcher's duel in the championship game of the Fort Scott Class 4A-Division I Regional Softball Tournament at Don Hewett Field Tuesday evening. Yeah. Right. Second-seeded Fort Scott (15-7) cranked out 11 hits in the next three innings as the Tigers went on to a 16-0 beatdown of No.1 seed Independence (17-5) in four innings, earning the program's fourth trip to a State Tournament and its first since 2006...
Chanute wins 'play-in' game, will face Tigers Thursday in baseball semifinal (05/21/14)
CHANUTE -- Chanute won an Independence Class 4A-Division I Regional Baseball Tournament "play-in" game here Tuesday, 8-3, over fifth-seeded Independence and will face top seed Fort Scott High (17-3) in the first semifinal at 2 p.m. Thursday. The Blue Comets (10-11) split a Southeast Kansas League doubleheader with the Tigers last Thursday, winning the second game...
Two Tigers advance to State Golf tourney (05/21/14)
INDEPENDENCE -- Senior Jonathan Allen will return to the Kansas Class 4A State Golf Tournament while junior Conner Antonetti will be going there for the first time after both earned at-large qualifying spots from the Independence Class 4A Regional Tournament held here Monday...
Tigers advance; Independence avoids upset (05/20/14)
Fort Scott High School moved on in its own Class 4A-Division I Regional Softball Tournament at Don Hewett Field Monday while top-seeded Independence needed a rally in the bottom of the seventh inning to avoid being upset by fourth-seeded Labette County in the final game of the evening...
Allen wins second straight SEK golf title (05/20/14)
CHANUTE -- The Chanute Tournament, the fourth and last of the Southeast Kansas League designated golf tournaments for the year which was interrupted by rain Monday, was completed Thursday. Guest school Iola won the team and individual crowns in the tournament but Fort Scott's Jonathan Allen finished well enough to become just the 17th player in league history to win two individual league championships and the 14th to do so in consecutive years...
Addington wins two at State (05/20/14)
WINFIELD -- Fort Scott High School senior Gage Addington was 2-2 at the Class 4A State Tennis Tournament this weekend, finishing his senior season with a record of 19-10. Addington opened tournament play with a 6-1, 6-2 win over sophomore Renton Williams of Andover Central on Friday. Fort Scott head coach said that Addington was able to get into rhythm and force Williams to make several errors...
Tigers forced to settle for split with Comets (05/16/14)
Fort Scott High's baseball team had it easy in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader with Chanute at Lions Field. The Tigers had it rough in the second game of the final twinbill of the regular season. Fort Scott won the opener going away, 16-0 in three innings, but committed 7 errors which led to 7 unearned runs in a 12-3 loss in the nightcap...
Rienbolt, Woods, Hudiburg win SEK titles (05/16/14)
PITTSBURG -- Three members of Fort Scott High School's track and field team won titles at the Southeast Kansas League Relays here Thursday. Senior Katren Rienbolt successfully defended both her distance titles with sophomore Cassidy Westhoff second in each event. ...
Regional baseball, softball seedings released (05/16/14)
Regional baseball and softball tournament seeds and schedules were released by tournament directors Wednesday afternoon with one Tribune Area team drawing the top seed in its tournament. Fort Scott High's baseball team, ranked No. 1 in Class 4A-Division I by the Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches, is the top seed at the Independence Class 4A-Division I Regional Tournament, which begins Tuesday with a "play-in" game between fifth-seeded Independence and fourth-seeded Chanute...
Addington prepared for return to State (05/14/14)
Fort Scott High School senior Gage Addington will be going to the Kansas Class 4A State Tennis Tournament this weekend for the second consecutive season. He qualified with then-senior Davis Drake last year in doubles. This year, he will return as a singles player...
Senior Addington earns State tennis berth (05/13/14)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott High School senior Gage Addington earned his second trip to the State Tournament in as many seasons when he finished fifth in the Chanute Class 4A Regional Tournament here Saturday. Addington (17-8) went to State last season with Davis Drake in doubles...
Tiger athletes win four events at Chanute (05/13/14)
CHANUTE -- Three Fort Scott High School athletes won first-place medals in four events at the Thad Clements Invitational here Friday. Katren Rienbolt won the girls' 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs for the Tigers. She finished with a time of 5 minutes, 15.83 seconds in the 1,600, almost 7 seconds ahead of teammate Cassidy Westhoff, who turned in a tome of 5:22.82. Rienbolt finished the 3,200 in 11:24.37 with Westhoff third in 11:40.50...
No. 1 Tigers avenge season-opening loss (05/09/14)
NEVADA -- Fort Scott High School's baseball team, ranked No. 1 in Class 4A-Division I by the Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches, avenged one of their two season losses here Tuesday by beating Nevada, 7-2. Nevada won the season opener between the two schools 11-1 at Lions Field on March 31, but Nevada head coach Danny Penn knew his team wasn't going to have such an easy day of it a second time...
Tigers struggle in Coffeyville tourney (05/09/14)
COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott High School's golf team struggled to a fifth-place finish at the Coffeyville Invitational here Tuesday as the Tigers shot 369 to finish almost 35 stokes behind winner Independence. "It was an difficult day for the boys," Fort Scott head coach Ken Klassen said. "The windy conditions were challenging, but we collectively had problems we hadn't seen yet this year."...
Rienbolt breaks two school records (05/06/14)
GIRARD -- Fort Scott High senior Katren Rienbolt broke two long-standing school records at the Girard Optimist Club Meet here Friday. Also, Girard meet officials made a correction to the results of boys' javelin after the Tribune's deadline Friday night, affecting the placing of one of Fort Scott's throwers...
Track teams in top 10 in deep meet (05/03/14)
GIRARD --Both of Fort Scott High's teams finished in the top 10 out of 22 schools at the Girard Optimist Club Invitational here Friday. Fort Scott's girls finished eighth with Pittsburg the team champion while Tiger boys placed ninth as the top four teams, including champion Carthage, were from Missouri...
Tigers clinch SEK; Pickert tosses no-hitter in nightcap (05/03/14)
COFFEYVILLE -- In the first game of its doubleheader here Thursday night, Fort Scott High School clinched its second straight Southeast Kansas League baseball championship. In the second game, Ryan Pickert threw a no-hitter as the Tigers won their 19th consecutive SEK contest...
Paola pitcher dominant in sweep of Tigers (05/03/14)
PAOLA -- Paola pitcher Kaelah McMullin allowed just 4 hits all day -- all in the second game -- as the undefeated Panthers swept Fort Scott High 15-0 and 13-0 in a softball doubleheader here Thursday. McMullin pitched a perfect game in the opener as not a single Tiger batter reached base. She struck out the first 9 batters she faced and finished with 10 strikeouts...
Tigers tie for fourth at league tennis (05/03/14)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High School's tennis team tied for fourth place at the Southeast Kansas League Tournament here Thursday. Independence won the team title for the 24th time in the last 26 seasons with 24 points. Pittsburg was second with 21, Parsons third with 15 and Fort Scott and Labette County next tied with 8 points each. Chanute and Coffeyville tied for last place with 6 points each...
Tigers third at Parsons tourney (05/03/14)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High School's golf team finished third at the Parsons Invitational here Thursday with Conner Antonetti finishing in second place for the Tigers. This was not one of the Southeast Kansas League's four designated tournaments. The fourth and final one will be held at Chanute on May 12, one week before the Class 4A Regional Tournament at Independence...
Tigers clinch share of softball title (04/30/14)
COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott High's softball team has clinched no worse than a share of the Southeast Kansas League championship following a sweep of Coffeyville here Monday evening. The defending league champs are 10-0 in the SEK, 11-5 overall. Second-place Independence is 4-2, 10-3. ...
Ranked teams split: No. 2 Paola wins opener; No. 3 Tigers take nightcap (04/29/14)
Some say that if a team's going to split a doubleheader, it's somewhat better to win the second game so that the day ends on a high note. But teams with the standards of Paola and Fort Scott High, ranked second and third respectively in Class 4A-Division I by the Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches, want to win every game. So while each team might be okay with coming away with one win each after Monday night's doubleheader at Frary Field, neither would be exactly happy about it, either...
Walk-off hit saves Friday sweep (04/29/14)
Fort Scott High School's baseball team kept it's winning streak going in dramatic fashion in a Southeast Kansas League doubleheader at Lions Field Friday night. The Tigers won the opener over Labette County fairly easily, 7-2. But it took a "walk-off" single by Kaleb DeLaTorre in the bottom of the seventh inning to win the second game, 8-7...
Tiger tennis plays at Chanute, prepares for league (04/29/14)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott High's tennis team played its last tournament before the league tourney here Friday, finishing in sixth place. This was a bracketed tournament instead of the usual round-robin. Gage Addington (11-6) was 2-1 in No. 1 singles and finished in second place. In the first round, he defeated Tyler Heinrich of Iola, 8-0. In the semifinals, he beat Lake Lund of Chanute, 8-4. Caleb Mathes of Labette County won the final, 8-6...
Sinn, Rienbolt winners in home meet (04/26/14)
Paola swept the team titles at the Fort Scott Relays Friday at Frary Field but the Tigers had many strong individual performances. Garin Sinn won boys' shot put and Katren Rienbolt won both the 1,600 and 3,200 meters in their final home meet as seniors...
Tigers boost league lead with sweep of LC (04/26/14)
Fort Scott High School's softball team inched closer to a Southeast Kansas League softball championship Friday night with a 6-0, 13-3 sweep of Labette County at Don Hewett Field. With the sweep, Fort Scott is 8-0 in the SEK and 9-5 overall with four league games remaining. Two of those will be played Monday at Coffeyville, which was 0-6, 1-7 going into a Friday doubleheader with Parsons...
That's the spirit (04/25/14)
Tigers dominate Indy; LCHS calls today (04/25/14)
Fort Scott High School's baseball team, ranked No. 3 this week in Class 4A-Division I by the Kansas Baseball Coaches Association, swept Independence in Southeast Kansas League play at Lions Field Tuesday night, remaining on top of the league standings following the team's ninth and 10th straight victories...
Rienbolt, Woods win events; FS Relays today (04/25/14)
COLUMBUS -- Katren Rienbolt and Nick Woods were event winners here Tuesday at Fort Scott High's track team competed at the Columbus Invitational. Rienbolt won the girls' 1,600-meter run in a time of 5 minutes, 21 seconds with teammate Cassidy Westhoff just four seconds behind in second place. Woods won boys' discus by nearly 10 feet with a throw of 141 feet, 3 inches...
JV golf results (04/25/14)
PARSONS -- Three Fort Scott High School golfers took part in a junior varsity meet held by Labette County here Thursday. Marcus Brennan shot 58 over nine holes to lead the Tiger contingent. Tyler Endicott was next with a 58 and Seth Marshall scored a 76...
Tigers sweep to keep league lead (04/23/14)
Fort Scott High School's softball team swept Independence at Don Hewett Field 13-3 and 5-3 Tuesday to stay in front in the Southeast Kansas League softball race. Coming into the day, Fort Scott, Indy and Labette County were all unbeaten in the SEK although the Tigers had two games in hand. And while the Tigers (6-0 SEK, 7-5 overall) were sweeping Indy, Chanute was sweeping Labette County, 13-3 and 12-2, to move from fourth place into second...
Tennis team tries new things (04/23/14)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott head tennis coach Lynn Barr shuffled his lineup at the Parsons Invitational here Monday afternoon but rain came along late in the day and put a temporary halt on the experiment as both doubles pools were unable to complete play...
Tiger JV competes at Paola (04/23/14)
PAOLA -- Fort Scott High's junior varsity track team competed at Paola on Monday. The officials at Paola don't keep track of team scored and only provided results for the top three finishers in each event, so the results of only three Tigers are available...
Allen claims SEK lead after 1st tourney title (04/22/14)
Jonathan Allen's first high-school golf tournament title came on his home course and also gave the Fort Scott High senior the lead in the Southeast Kansas League individual standings after he finished with a personal-best 71 in the Fort Scott Invitational Monday afternoon at Woodland Hills Golf Course...
Pytlowany pens with Greyhounds (04/19/14)
JV track collects 22 medals (04/19/14)
CHANUTE -- In an unusual situation, the Fort Scott High School junior varsity track team competed here Tuesday while the varsity was competing in Coffeyville at the same time. This happened because Chanute's JV meet was moved from Monday because of the cold weather and wet surfaces...
Tiger "C" team sweeps Erie (04/19/14)
ERIE -- Fort Scott High School softball's "C" team swept Erie here Tuesday by scores of 8-4 in the first game and 10-8 in the second. The Tigers needed just 4 hits in the opener, one each by Ashley Cook, Lindsey McNeil, Shayla Button and Kassidi Soltren. The Tigers scored 4 runs in the second inning, 2 in the third and 2 more in the fifth...
Tigers sweep Parsons, retain SEK lead (04/18/14)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High School's baseball team dominated Parsons in a Southeast Kanasas League doubleheader here Tuesday, winning the opener 18-0 and the nightcap 11-0. Since losing the season opener to Nevada, the Tigers have won eight straight games and stand atop the SEK with a 4-0 league record. Also, Fort Scott was voted the No. 4 spot in this week's Kansas Baseball Coaches Association poll in Class 4A-Division I...
Tigers keep pace in golf race (04/18/14)
PITTSBURG -- Crestwood Country Club was the site of the second of four Southeast Kansas League designated tournaments here Tuesday afternoon. Fort Scott finished third in the tournament but remained in second place in league standings as the tourney champ was not a league member...
Tiger tennis plays at LCHS (04/18/14)
PARSONS -- Labette County hosted its home tennis tournament here Tuesday with Fort Scott High's team finishing with four wins on the day. "Overall, the effort was good but we are still hurting ourselves with unforced errors," Fort Scott head coach Lynn Barr said. ...
Tigers pick up 23 medals, 5 wins (04/18/14)
COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott High School's varsity track teams collected 23 medals at the Montgomery County Invitational here Tuesday. Events were scored to eight places. Nick Woods was the lone event winner for the boys, winning discus with an effort of 133 feet, 8 inches. Chris Allen was third in javelin at 157' 9"...
Tiger softball takes lead in SEK (04/16/14)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High's softball team took over the lead in the Southeast Kansas by one game over Independence and Labette County here Tuesday night after sweeping Parsons 14-1 and 14-2. Kyenne Wade, still nursing an injury suffered a week and a half ago, pitched two complete games including a no-hitter in game two, her second in six days...
Four earn medals at Pitt State (04/15/14)
PITTSBURG -- Four members of Fort Scott High School's track and field squad earned a total of five medals at the 25th Annual Pitt State Gorilla Relays at Carnie Smith Stadium here Friday. Juniors Garin Sinn and Chris Woods both earned medals in boys' javelin. ...
Tigers fall to Nevada by one match (04/15/14)
NEVADA -- Fort Scott High School's varsity tennis team went 4-5 in a best-of-nine dual here Friday. The Tigers won three singles matches and in doubles play. In best-of-nine duals, six players each play one singles and one doubles match. Four of the singles matches were decided by 3 sets or less and one of the doubles matches was decided by a 2-set margin...
Girard takes two from Tiger JV (04/15/14)
Girard took both ends of a doubleheader from the Fort Scott High JV softball team at Fisher Park Friday evening, taking the first game 14-10 and the second 14-4. The only half inning without a score in the opener was the bottom of the fifth. The Trojans led 6-4 after two and 11-6 after three...
Tigers open SEK play with sweep (04/12/14)
Fort Scott High's baseball team extended its winning streak to six games by sweeping Pittsburg in their Southeast Kansas League-opening doubleheader at Lions Field Thursday evening. The Tigers got by the Purple Dragons in the opener, 5-3, and then claimed the second game 11-1...
Tiger golfers 3rd at Indy (04/12/14)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High School's golf team started finished third at the Independence Invitational Thursday with two golfers in the top 10. This was the first of four Southeast Kansas League designated tournaments, but Tigers were also competing against three non-league schools in the 10-team field. So where league teams and individuals places doesn't necessarily match where they are in the SEK at the moment...
Tiger tennis struggles in Pittsburg tourney (04/12/14)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High's tennis team took part in a six-team tournament here Thursday evening but came away with only one win for each of its four entries. The Tigers finished fifth as Labette County won a tie-breaker. Pittsburg won the team title with Bishop Miege second. The format of the tournament did not have all the entrants play each other, so some of Fort Scott's entrants did not play Pittsburg...
Westhoff wins two events at Paola (04/12/14)
PAOLA -- Fort Scott High School did not bring a full contingent here Thursday for the Paola Invitational as some individuals were held out so they could compete in the Pittsburg State Relays on Friday. Cassidy Westhoff claimed two distance wins for Tiger girls as she took the 1,600 in a time of 5 minutes, 35.12 seconds, which was about 7 seconds better than the runner-up, and the 3,200 in 11:52.41, which won by around eight seconds...
Tiger softball rights itself in sweep of Dragons (04/11/14)
Fort Scott High School's softball team broke a five-game losing streak Thursday evening when the Tigers swept rival Pittsburg in a Southeast Kansas League doubleheader. The Tigers won the first game 15-0 in four innings and the second 10-0 in five. During the losing streak, the Tigers allowed an average of 10 runs a game, including double-digit totals in their last three. ...
Addington sweeps at Spring Hill (04/11/14)
SPRING HILL -- Gage Addington went undefeated here Tuesday as he took first place in No. 1 singles at the Spring Hill Invitational. The Tigers finished third out of the four teams. Alex Combs and D.J. Blethen finished second in No. 1 doubles. "Overall I was pleased with effort by our players today," Fort Scott head coach Lynn Barr said. ...
Tigers take Iola tourney (04/11/14)
lf team opened the season by claiming the team title at the Iola Invitational and five of the top 10 individual positions. Fort Scott's four-man score of 343 was 14 better than that of runner-up Labette County. Conner Antonetti won the individual title by shooting 37 on the front nine and 42 on the back for a total of 79. He was the only golfer who shot under 40 on either nine...
Tiger JV collects 37 medals (04/11/14)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High School's junior varsity track teams collected a total of 37 medals at the Pittsburg meet here Tuesday. Girls' event winners were: Chelsie Monroe in the 800-meter run in 2:50.30. Kan Hyer and Kelsey Carpenter tied for first in high jump, clearing 4' 2"...
Tigers score 32 runs in sweep of Louisburg (04/09/14)
Fort Scott High School's baseball team needed a few innings to get going Tuesday evening. But once they did, they couldn't be stopped. The Tigers swept Louisburg 11-1 in six innings and 21-6 in five. Since losing the season opener to Nevada 11-0, Fort Scott (4-1) has scored at least 10 runs in each game and outscored their opponents 57-9...
Regional assignments set in most sports; FSHS to host softball (04/09/14)
The Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) has released post-season assignments in every spring sport but track and field. One of the things revealed is that Fort Scott High School will host a Class 4A-Division I Softball Regional Tournament which will have five teams...
Rienbolt takes distance events; JV boys claim team title (04/08/14)
ALTAMONT -- While the Fort Scott High School varsity track teams did not enter a lot of athletes in the season-opening Labette County here Friday, the junior varsity boys team won their division of the meet and collected 16 medals and the girls picked up 13 medals in finishing third...
Five of top six return for Tiger golfers (04/05/14)
Fort Scott High golf coach Ken Klassen is another one of those who are dealing with lower participation numbers. There are just nine players out for the team. Eight are seniors but four of them are playing on the golf team for the first time. Klassen does have five of his top players back from last season's team. ...
Coach sees encouraging signs despite struggles (04/05/14)
INDEPENDENCE -- Although an inexperienced Fort Scott High School tennis team had its share of struggles Thursday at Independence, head coach Lynn Barr saw his players working to use what they have been working on in practice in a five-team round-robin tournament...
Girard sweeps Tigers to remain undefeated (04/05/14)
Fort Scott High's softball team fell to 1-3 Thursday night after being swept by Girard, 5-4 and 17-6, at Don Hewett Field. The Trojans (4-0) scored one run in each inning from the fourth to the seventh to win the opener. They broke a 5-5 tie in the second game with an 8-run fourth inning...
Tigers score 25 runs in doubleheader (04/04/14)
Fort Scott High's baseball team bounced back from a dismal season-opening 11-0 loss to Nevada on Monday and throttled Girard in both ends of a doubleheader at Ty Cullor Field Thursday evening, 10-0 and 15-2. "I thought we tried to do too much the other night and we didn't tonight," Fort Scott head coach Josh Regan said. ...
Tiger tennis wins home tourney (04/04/14)
Fort Scott High School's tennis team won their home invitational Tuesday as Tiger players won 9 of 12 matches in a four-team round-robin. The Tigers scored nine team points followed by Nevada with six, Coffeyville five and Pittsburg four. "It was definitely not the toughest competition we will see this year, but this tournament came at a really good time for a team with very little experience," Fort Scott head coach Lynn Barr said. ...
Tiger track will compete with lower numbers (04/04/14)
Numbers are down for both Fort Scott High School track and field teams this season. Boys head coach Jeff Armstrong said Wednesday that there are only 18 out for his team this season, down from 28 last year. Girls' head coach Tracey Bogina says that she has 23 girls participating, down from 31 last year...
Tigers win opener but Spring Hill takes tourney (04/02/14)
Fort Scott High School's softball team went 1-1 in its annual season-opening home tournament Tuesday afternoon and settled for second place on its home field. The Tigers beat Baxter Springs 14-4 in the first round. They met Spring Hill, which beat Pittsburg 12-5 in the other semifinal, in the championship game. The Broncos won that game 7-2...
Tiger JV sweeps in opener (04/02/14)
Fort Scott High School's junior varsity softball team got a head start on the season when it swept Spring Hill, 22-5 and 13-7, at Fisher Park South Monday afternoon. The Tigers had 20 hits in the opener, which was stopped after 3 innings. Hannah Coombs was 3 for 4, including a triple and a grand slam home run. She drove in 6 runs in the game...
Tigers drop opener to Nevada (04/01/14)
For the first two innings of the season opener Monday afternoon, things were going OK for Fort Scott High's baseball team. On a windy day at Lions Field, the game with Nevada was scoreless after two innings. Then the clouds started to move in. And as the sky became gloomier, so did the Tigers' day as Nevada went on to score all their runs in the next three innings of what finished as a run-rule 11-0 rout...
JV tennis sees first action of season (03/29/14)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High School's junior varsity tennis team saw its first action of the season here Thursday in a round-robin tournament. There were No. 1 and No. 2 singles pools but only one doubles pool as only two schools had a No. 2 doubles team ready to play...
Goals set high for Tiger baseball (03/29/14)
The bar has been set high for this year's Fort Scott High School baseball team. Third-year head coach Josh Regan has 30 players out for his squad this season, one which is still relatively young as there are just two seniors on the team. "It's a lot but it's a solid 30," Regan said Wednesday afternoon. "Top to bottom, we're very, very good."...
Lattimer takes position at NSU (03/29/14)
TALEQUAH, Okla. -- Josh Lattimer, former linebacker at Pittsburg State, has been hired as defensive coordinator at Northeastern State University. Lattimer coached the last two seasons at Ellsworth (Iowa) Community College, serving as defensive coordinator in 2012 and head coach last season. The Panthers went 2-8 in 2013, suffering one loss in overtime, one with five seconds remaining and another by one score. Lattimer's first victory came in five overtimes over Arkansas Baptist...
Best spring break ever: Tigers go to Florida (03/28/14)
Fort Scott High School baseball coach Josh Regan is hopeful the team's recent spring break trip to Florida proves to be a valuable learning experience for his players, with their first game right around the corner. While in Florida, 27 players from the team as well as three coaches and family members were able to attend two Washington Nationals spring training games at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Fla., with the games taking place March 19 and 20. ...
Experienced Tigers eye State tourney appearance (03/28/14)
To be the best, you have to beat the best. So when one sees Fort Scott High School's softball schedule this season, the Tigers' objective becomes clear. In the league alone, the defending Southeast Kansas League champions will have to contend with an Independence team that has high aspirations, an improved Chanute team, a Parsons squad with higher expectations and a Pittsburg program with a new head coach...
FSHS tennis opens season; home tourney Tuesday (03/28/14)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High School's varsity tennis team opened its season here Tuesday at the Independence Invitational, finishing with only one win on the day. However, head coach Lynn Barr had to hold out some of his expected varsity players in order to prevent them from playing too many dates prior to Regionals...
Seven earn All-SEK winter sport honors (03/25/14)
Seven Fort Scott High School athletes recently received All-Southeast Kansas League honors from league basketball and wrestling coaches. Wrestling had Fort Scott's greatest representation with three named to the First Team and one receiving Honorable Mention status. ...
Spring Hill holds off late Tiger comeback (03/08/14)
SPRING HILL -- Early in the fourth quarter of a Spring Hill Class 4A-Division I Sub-State semifinal game here Friday night, Fort Scott's boys found themselves down by 18 points. With less than 90 seconds remaining, they were down 15. But three straight 3-point goals gave the Tigers one last bit of hope before host Spring Hill held them off at the free-throw line to preserve a 68-63 victory...
Paola girls hold off Tigers in Sub-State (03/07/14)
SPRING HILL -- Second-seeded Paola held off Fort Scott High's girls, 47-40, in the semifinals of the Spring Hill Class 4A-Division I Sub-State Tournament here Thursday night, bringing an end to the Tigers' season. Fort Scott (16-5) was playing without senior point guard Maddi Allen, who injured her knee in the first half of last Thursday's game at Pittsburg...
Durossette, Konitzer to meet for 145-lb. State championship (03/01/14)
SALINA -- The top two-ranked wrestlers in Kansas Class 4A at 145 pounds will meet for the third time this season, this time with the State title on the line. Fort Scott senior Jacob Durossette, ranked No. 2 by the KWCA, will face No. 1-ranked Prairie View senior Kaleb Knonitzer in this evening's championship match at the Kansas Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament here...
Frosh girls finish season with win (03/01/14)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High School's freshmen girls' basketball team concluded its season with a 12-2 record following a 38-15 victory over Pittsburg here Thursday night. Karlee Stanley scored 15 points and grabbed 7 rebounds for the Tigers in the win. Emily Hale had 14 points and 14 rebounds...
State wrestling begins today (02/28/14)
Three members of Fort Scott High School's wrestling team begin their quests for a State championship at the Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament, which will be held at Salina's Bicentennial Center today and Saturday. The qualifiers are, in order of weight class, senior Jerad Heckman at 126 pounds, classmate Jacob Durossette at 145, and senior John Hughes at 160. All three are past qualifiers...
Tiger girls clinch share of SEK title; Dragon boys win (02/28/14)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High's girls overcame some more adversity here Thursday night and defeated Pittsburg, 42-30, to win no worse than a share of the Southeast Kansas League title, their second in a row. A few moments later, Coffeyville finished off a 78-61 victory over last-place Parsons to claim its share to the title. Both the Tigers and Golden Tornado finsihed the regular season with 10-2 league records and 16-4 overall marks...
Sub-State seeds released; UHS girls at home Monday (02/27/14)
Sub-State tournaments for classes 4A through 1A were seeded Wednesday. Fort Scott High's basketball teams are both third-seeded in the Spring Hill Class 4A-Division I Sub-State while Uniontown's girls will have a home game Monday night in the opening round of the Yates Center Class 2A Sub-State. Uniontown's boys will be on the road Tuesday night...
Tiger boys stun Chanute, 51-46 (02/26/14)
Fiction about success in situations such as what Fort Scott High's boys faced Tuesday night would be rejected as implausible. But with four starters and seven players in all suspended, likely for the remainder of the season, due to "unfortunate circumstances," the Tigers who remained banded together, found their confidence and held on to stun Chanute, 51-46, in Southeast Kansas League play at the FSHS gymnasium...
Tiger girls keep pace in SEK race (02/26/14)
Though Fort Scott High's girls did not lose as many players to suspension as the boys' team did, head coach Jeff Armstrong still had to make adjustments Tuesday night without one starter and one of his top reserves. Due to the suspensions, senior Brianne Lawrence is the only true post player left. And she's still not quite 100-percent back from her hamstring injury...
Three Tigers qualify for State wrestling tourney (02/25/14)
BURLINGTON -- Three Fort Scott High wrestlers, all seniors, qualified for the Class 4A State Tournament Saturday as a result of top-four finishes at the Burlington Class 4A Regional Tournament. The Regional was held over two days. Details of Friday's matches were published in Saturday's edition and are still available online. A list of each wrestler's matches can be seen in the list at the end of this summary...
FSHS junior varsity boys win in overtime. (02/25/14)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High's junior varsity boys' basketball team prevailed in overtime here Friday night, 32-30. Regulation ended tied at 30-30. Aj Smith scored the only basket, which proved to be the game winner, with 4 seconds left in overtime and was Fort Scott's leading scorer with 9 points...
Tiger girls prevail in OT; Indy boys roll (02/22/14)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High's girls kept their hopes of repeating as Southeast Kansas League champions alive with a 49-44 overtime victory over Independence here Friday night. Independence's boys went out in front quickly and never let up as they rolled past the Tigers, 57-23, to take a half-game lead over Coffeyville in the SEK while avenging an overtime loss to the Tigers in Fort Scott on January 10...
Two will wrestle for Regional titles (02/22/14)
BURLINGTON --Jacob Durossette and John Hughes will wrestle for Regional championship today at the Burlington Class 4A Regional Wrestling Tournament. Durossette and Hughes are guaranteed berths in the Class 4A State Tournament, which go to the top four finishers in each weight bracket...
Junior varsity boys win two games (02/20/14)
Fort Scott High's junior varsity boys' basketball team picked up two wins earlier this week.
Freshmen boys 1-1 this week (02/20/14)
Fort Scott High School's freshmen boys' basketball team has split in two games played so far this week. Monday night, the Tigers picked up a 66-47 win at Iola. Kaleb Ashe led with 25 points and Grant Goldston added 14. Tuesday night at Parsons, the Tigers fell to the home squad 63-35. Brady Tourtillott scored 14 points for Fort Scott...
Tiger girls climb into 1st-place tie (02/19/14)
Fort Scott boys now within one game of .500
Tigers sweep Iola, visit Parsons tonight (02/18/14)
IOLA -- Fort Scott High School's boys and girls basketball make-up games here Monday night seemed to have a lot in common. Both were relatively low-scoring affairs, especially in the third quarter, and both had a low number of fouls. The other thing they had in common was Fort Scott victories. The girls, ranked No. 3 by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association, took a 49-37 win over Iola. Tiger boys defeated Iola for the 46th consecutive time by a score of 48-31...
No. 3-ranked girls hold off No. 8 Nado (02/15/14)
The game lived up to its status as a contest between two ranked teams looking to keep league championship hopes alive. And though visiting Coffeyville took its first lead of the game in the fourth quarter and held it for a short time, Fort Scott High's girls were able to fight back and hold off the Golden Tornado for a 61-57 victory on Homecoming...
Coffeyville boys escape upset in final moments (02/15/14)
Coffeyville led for all of 54 seconds in Friday night's Southeast Kansas League game against Fort Scott High's boys at the FSHS gymnasium. But James Newton made sure the Golden Tornado led at the final buzzer, blocking a shot, plucking the loose ball out of the air and going in for a dunk with 2.8 seconds remaining in the contest...
Grapplers 4th at SEK tourney (02/15/14)
CHANUTE --Fort Scott High School's wrestling team took fourth place at the Southeast Kansas League Dual Wrestling Tournament here Thursday with Chanute winning its second consecutive league title but its first under this new format. The tournament was used to determine the league champion this season rather than having home-and-home duals scattered throughout the season. ...
Tiger boys crush Purple Dragons (02/14/14)
It may have been the rivalry. It just have been the right time. But whatever the reason, Fort Scott High's boys might have played their best game of the season, rolling by Pittsburg 71-33 in a Southeast Kansas League make-up game at the FSHS gymnasium Thursday night...
Fort Scott girls handle rival Pittsburg, 52-34 (02/14/14)
Fort Scott High's girls handed rival Pittsburg a 52-34 loss in a Southeast Kansas League make-up game at the FSHS gymnasium Thursday night setting up a showdown with league-leading Coffeyville tonight. The Golden Tornado likely didn't enter any of the Tigers' minds until well after the game. After all, this was the rivalry game and the second-place Tigers (5-2 SEK, 10-4 overall) were focused...
Blackburn recognized by area Shriners (02/14/14)
Fort Scott High School senior Brendan Blackburn was recognized by area Shriners Thursday for his selection into the 41st Annual Kansas Shrine Bowl, which will be held at Pittsburg State University July 26. The Shrine Bowl is one of several fundraisers the national Shriners use to raise funds for the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children across the United States...
Latt Picks Pitt (02/13/14)
Fan Appreciation night to be held Thursday (02/12/14)
Fan Appreciation Night, originally scheduled to be held at Fort Scott High School's home basketball games on February 4, will be held Thursday when the Tigers play make-up Southeast Kansas League games against Pittsburg. The Tigers will show appreciation to fans who have attended games both at home and on the road the past few seasons. A presentation will be made during halftime of the boys' varsity game...
Three earn medals at Rose Hill; Durossette wins 145-lb. title (02/11/14)
ROSE HILL -- Fort Scott High School sent four wrestlers to the Rose Hill Invitational here Friday and Saturday and three of them returned home with medals. Jacob Durossette (24-2), still ranked No. 1 in Class 4A at 145 pounds by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association, beat two other ranked grapplers on his way to the championship. ...
Fort Scott High School basketball info (02/11/14)
Fort Scott High School's basketball teams will play make-up games against Pittsburg Thursday night. These were games originally scheduled for February 4. Also at Thursday's games, the FSHS baseball team's pizza feed, originally scheduled for an earlier date, will be held from 4 to 7:30 p.m. in the high school commons. The proceeds go toward the team's spring training trip to Florida. Two slices of pizza, a drink and dessert will be offered...
Grizzlies sweep Tigers (02/08/14)
ALTAMONT -- Labette County swept Fort Scott High's basketball teams in a Southeast Kansas League doubleheader here Friday night with the Grizzly girls stunning the No. 3-ranked Tigers, 75-55, and the No. 7-ranked LCHS boys taking a 55-53 win. Fort Scott girls (4-2 SEK, 9-4 overall) defeated Labette County by a 63-39 score at the FSHS gymnasium in December. ...
Fan Appreciation, Pizza fundraiser at tonight's FSHS basketball games (02/04/14)
Weather permitting, there will be two activities taking place at tonight's Fort Scott High School basketball games versus Pittsburg at the FSHS gymnasium. Tonight will be Fan Appreciation Night as the Tigers show appreciation to fans who have attended games both at home and on the road the past few seasons. A presentation will be made during halftime of the boys' varsity game...
JV basketball takes first at El Dorado Springs tournament (02/04/14)
Fort Scott High's junior varsity basketball team took first place in the El Dorado Springs tournament Wednesday night with a 45-32 win over Skyline. Benjamin Labbe scored 15 points. Wyatt Reehl, A.J. Smith and Josh Hudiburg made the All-Tournament Team...
Tigers reschedule for Feb. 17; JV wrestling off (02/01/14)
Not wanting to take a chance with icy conditions forecast for Friday and Saturday, several school districts in Southeast Kansas called things off before the precipitation even began to fall. Fort Scott High School's basketball games at Iola were postponed Friday afternoon. Later in the day, FSHS Athletic Director Larry Fink sent notice that those games will be made up Feb. 17, which is a Monday...
Dual comes down to last match (02/01/14)
FRONTENAC -- A wrestling dual came down to the final match here Thursday night as Fort Scott High prevailed over Frontenac 36-33. Charles Pytlowany's hand was raised without having to wrestle the 285-pound match, giving the Tigers (6-4) the win in the match. However, it may have been Chance Crawford's ability to fight off a pin in the previous match at 220 that helped Fort Scott win, even though he lost to Kyle Loy by a 3-1 score...
Osawatomie, Ottawa take down Tigers (01/30/14)
OTTAWA --Fort Scott High School's wrestling team lost both duals in a non-league triangular here Tuesday night. The Tigers lost to Osawatomie, 39-33, and host Ottawa, 45-32. Four Tigers won both their matches in the dual. Jacob Durossette, ranked No. 1 in his weight class in Class 4A by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association, pinned both Osawatomie's John Deideker and Ottawa's Sam Carver at 145 pounds to improve to 20-2 on the season...
Tiger girls roll by Riverton at Pitt State (01/29/14)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High School's girls jumped out to an 11-0 lead and never looked back here Tuesday night as the Tigers (9-3) rolled by Riverton, 65-27, at Pittsburg State University's John Lance Arena. Katren Rienbolt, who signed with Pitt State's women's basketball, cross-country and track programs, led all players with 23 points and has scored 53 in her last two outings. Ashley Cook added 18 points and has scored 43 in her last two games...
Rams hold off Tiger boys, 38-33 (01/29/14)
PITTSBURG -- Riverton defeated Fort Scott High's boys for the second time in six days, shrugging off the Tigers' 11-0 first-half ending run to take a 38-33 win Tuesday night at John Lance Arena on the campus of Pittsburg State University. Riverton (8-1) also defeated Fort Scott, 56-52, Thursday night in the first round of the Frontenac tournament. That night, they held off Fort Scott after the Tigers rallied to cut a 25-point lead down to two...
Rienbolt scores 30 in Tiger girls' win (01/28/14)
FRONTENAC -- Katren Rienbolt scored a "quiet" 30 points and Ashley Cook added 25 as Fort Scott High's girls led from start to finish and downed Kansas City (Mo.) Hogan Prep in Saturday's fifth-place game in the Kansas Army National Guard Tournament...
Durossete takes 145 at Paola Invitational (01/28/14)
PAOLA -- Jacob Durossette won the 145-pound bracket and five other Tigers medaled as Fort Scott High's wrestling team too part in the Paola Invitational here Saturday. Durossette (17-2), ranked No. 1 in Class 4A by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association, received a first-round bye. ...
Tiger boys take fifth place from Nevada (01/28/14)
FRONTENAC -- Fort Scott High's boys led from start to finish as the Tigers took fifth place in the Kansas Army National Guard Tournament here Saturday night. A 66-50 win over Nevada gave Fort Scott (5-6) its fifth win in its last six games following an 0-4 start...
Frosh girls win tourney title (01/28/14)
Tiger boys finish second to Iola
Tiger JV boys win first-round game (01/28/14)
EL DORADO SPRINGS, Mo. -- Fort Scott High's junior varsity boys basketball team defeated Butler, Mo., 58-23, in the first round of the El Dorado Springs Tournament here Monday night. Wyatt Reehl led the Tigers with 14 points followed by A.J. Smith with 11 and Austin Cook 10...
Tiger boys prevail in double overtime (01/25/14)
Fort Scott girls roll to 30-point win over Prairie View
Tiger rallies come up short at Frontenac (01/24/14)
FRONTENAC -- Both of Fort Scott High School's basketball teams saw fourth-quarter rallies come up just short in the first round of the Raider Kansas Army National Guard Tournament here Thursday afternoon. Tiger girls trailed by 20 entering the fourth quarter. They eventually got to within 7 points but that was with just under a minute to go and third-seeded Blue Valley Southwest held on for a 66-58 win over sixth-seeded Fort Scott...
Seniors unbeaten in final home bouts (01/22/14)
Fort Scott High School's senior wrestlers were prefect in their final home duals of the season at the FSHS gymnasium Tuesday night as the five were winners in all 10 of their matches against Columbus and Iola. The wins came in different ways, of course. ...
Durossette 3rd at Basehor-Linwood (01/21/14)
BASEHOR --Fort Scott High's Jake Durossette, the No. 2-ranked wrestler in Class 4A at 145 pounds in the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association poll, finished third in the always-tough Basehor-Linwood Bobcat Classic here over the weekend. Two other Tigers medaled. Jerad Heckman, ranked No. 4 at 126 pounds, finished fifth in his weight class. And Brendon Blackburn, No. 5-ranked at 285 pounds, finished fifth in his final tournament before upcoming shoulder surgery...
Tiger teams beat Chanute in 1st round (01/21/14)
Both of Fort Scott High's freshmen teams defeated Chanute in the first round of the home round-robin tournament at the FSHS gymnasium Monday night. Tiger girls won 31-16 after leading 16-2 at the half. Fort Scott's boys took a 57-40 win after outscoring the Blue Comets 21-9 in the second quarter...
Tiger girls sixth seed in Frontenac tourney (01/18/14)
Fort Scott boys draw top-seeded Riverton Thursday
Tiger freshmen girls win four of first five (01/18/14)
Fort Scott High School's freshman girls' basketball team has started the season off well, winning four of its first five games. The Tigers defeated Labtte County at home on December 13 by a score of 46-38. Karlee Stanley led Fort Scott with 14 points that night followed by Emily Hale with 11 and Kelsey Carpenter with 10...
Tiger boys crush Girard, 55-18 (01/17/14)
It took a about a quarter and a half for Fort Scott High's offense to get going Thursday night. But the defense more than compensated and then kept hammering visiting Girard once things got clicking. Once things were said and done, the Tigers had held an opponent to less than 50 points for just the second time since 1954. Final score: Fort Scott 55, Girard 18...
Fort Scott girls roll to 33-point win over Girard (01/17/14)
It took five seconds for Fort Scott's offense to get rolling Thursday night as Maddie Allen scored a layup off the opening tip. In their last two games, the Tigers had fallen far behind early. This time out, they jumped out to a 12-3 lead and never let up on either offense or defense as they went on to roll by Girard, 55-22...
Chanute sweeps Tigers in SEK play (01/15/14)
CHANUTE -- Host Chanute held off fourth-quarter rallies in both varsity games here Tuesday night and swept Fort Scott High's basketball teams in a Southeast Kansas League doubleheader. Fort Scott's girls, who came into the game on a 15-game league winning streak, trailed by as many as 9 points in the third quarter and 7 in the fourth before falling 49-47. ...
Three finish second at Bonner Springs (01/14/14)
BONNER SPRINGS -- Three members of Fort Scott High School's wrestling team finished in second place in their weight classes here Saturday at Bonner Springs' Dick Burns Mat Classic. Jerad Heckman took second in the 126-pound weight class while Jake Durossette was second at 145 and John Hughes was the runner-up at 170. Also, Cole Stewart and Chance Crawford finished fifth in their weight classes while Chris Stell took sixth at 132...
Additions made to FSHS schedules (01/14/14)
Fort Scott High School Athletic Director Larry Fink has announced two additions to FSHS winter sports schedules. The wrestling team will go to Ottawa on January 28 for an event that begins at 5 p.m. This will at least partly make up for a dual tournament at Ottawa that was canceled due to bad weather on December 21...
Tigers rally to take sole possession of 1st in SEK (01/11/14)
At halftime Friday night, it looked as though visiting Independence was in position to roll away with a victory between state-tanked girls' basketball teams. But Fort Scott High's girls came out of the locker room with new intensity and the Tigers, ranked No. 2 in Class 4A-Division I by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association, rallied for a 51-42 victory over No. 4 Independence at the FSHS gymnasium...
Tiger boys take overtime victory over 'Dogs (01/11/14)
Fort Scott High School's boys may just be starting to come around. The Tigers lost their first four games of the season. But a 48-43 win over Independence in overtime at the FSHS gymnasium Friday night gave Fort Scott its second consecutive victory following an 0-4 start to the season...
Blackburn selected to particpate in Kansas Shrine Bowl (01/10/14)
Fort Scott senior Brendan Blackburn has been selected to play in the 2014 Kansas Shrine Bowl, which will be held at Pittsburg State University's Carnie Smith Stadium on July 26. Blackburn, a offensive and defensive lineman for the Tigers, was chosen in a poll of state media. He is the first Fort Scott player to be picked for the game since Tony Karleskint was named to the East roster for the 2008 game, which was held in Emporia...
Being a mascot brings Flater good luck (01/09/14)
Fort Scott resident Michael Flater's career as a mascot continues to roar. In early 2012, Flater took over as "Tigger" the Tiger, Fort Scott High School's costumed mascot. Flater was sitting in the student section when one of his friends decided Flater should suit up as Tigger for the game...
FSHS fills schedule void with Riverton (01/09/14)
Pittsburg State's John Lance Arena to be site of Jan. 28 doubleheader
Breakout night (01/08/14)
Fort Scott boys get first win in 71-33 rout of Parsons.