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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Fort Scott Tigers

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.
Second-ranked Tigers bounce Vikings (01/08/14)
Fort Scott High's girls won their 13th straight Southeast Kansas League contest Tuesday night, beating Parsons by a 56-28 score at the FSHS gymnasium. Despite missing starting post Brianne Lawrence with a hamstring injury, the Tigers (3-0 SEK, 4-1 overall) scored the game's first 10 points and 17 of the first 19. Elisha Hasenplaugh started for Lawrence -- who hoped to recover in time for Friday's game against Independence -- and finished with 13 points and 8 rebounds...
No. 2 Tiger girls hold off Nado with free throws (12/21/13)
No. 3 Coffeyville holds off Fort Scott boys
Saturday Tiger wrestling canceled (12/20/13)
Due to the forecast for snow and ice Saturday, a varsity wrestling tournament at Ottawa and a junior varsity wrestling meet at Cherrvyale have both been canceled. Fort Scott High School was scheduled to send teams to both events. At this time (12:40 p.m. Friday), Fort Scott High School basketball games at Coffeyville and Uniontown home basketball games against Pleasanton tonight were still on...
Tiger JV girls win tornament (12/20/13)
Fort Scott High School's girls junior varsity basketball team won a tournament championship by going 3-0 last week. Thursday, the Tigers defeated Parsons, 46-44. Kennede Reynolds scored 12 points and Emily Hale and Shytana Reed each added 10. Saturday, Fort Scott won its first game over Iola, 40-31. Bailie Brown led with 15 points and Hale added 11...
Four earn medals at Eudora (12/17/13)
EUDORA --Four of the five wrestlers sent here last weekend earned medals at the Eudora Tournament of Champions. Jerad Heckman finished the highest, taking second place at 126 pounds. Brendan Blackburn was third at 285, John Hughes placed fourth at 170 and Cole Stewart finished sixth at 113. Jessie Hodge did not place at 160...
JV boys win tourney title (12/17/13)
IOLA -- Fort Scott High's junior varsity boys' basketball team won the tournament title at Iola Saturday with a pair of wins. The Tigers beat Iola in their first game, 71-30, with Josh Hudiburg scoring 25 points, Austin Cook 15 and Jordan Phillips 13...
Tiger girls roll by Labette County, 63-39 (12/14/13)
Fort Scott High School's girls got off to a strong start in Southeast Kansas League play Friday night as they rolled by Labette County, 63-39, at the FSHS gymnasium. The 63 points were the most scored by a Tiger team since a 70-25 victory over Coffeyville on Jan, 26, 2010...
LCHS contains Tiger boys, 56-36 (12/14/13)
Fort Scott High School's boys continue to struggle scoring, shooting just 28 percent from the field in a 56-36 loss to Labette County in Southeast Kansas League play at the FSHS gymnasium. Labette County (1-0 SEK, 2-0 overall) didn't seem to show any effect from playing for the second consecutive night. The Grizzlies defeated Frontenac, 73-39, in a make-up game at Altamont Thursday night...
Tigers tested against strong competition (12/10/13)
Fourth place, obviously, wasn't where Fort Scott High School wrestling coach David Brown hoped to see his team at the end of the Fort Scott Dual Tournament at the FSHS gymnasium Saturday afternoon. The Tigers had a chance to win the team title going into the final match. But so many teams were doing so well that in the end, when Fort Scott lost to Blue Valley Southwest in the final round, they fell to fourth in the six-team field on tie-breakers...
Tiger girls break tourney losing streak, finish 2nd (12/10/13)
WILLARD, Mo. -- Fort Scott High School's girls broke a nine-game tournament losing streak when they beat host Willard, 61-40, here Saturday on the final day of the Four-State Classic. Fort Scott's boys lost their fifth straight tournament game, 62-30, to the host team. The game was played out with a "turboclock" in the fourth quarter...
Har-Ber teams sweep Tigers (12/07/13)
WILLARD, Mo. -- Fort Scott High School's teams were playing their season openers. The opponent in both games here Friday night, Har-Ber of Springdale, Ark., was playing for at least the fifth time this season. The experience of having a few games in hand made more of a difference than the discrepancy in the size of the schools as Har-Ber swept the Tigers on the second day of the Willard Four-State Classic...
Tiger squads to face Har-Ber tonight (12/06/13)
WILLARD, Mo. --Fort Scott High School's basketball teams open their season a day later than expected when they face Har-Ber of Springdale, Ark., tonight at the Willard Four-State Classic. The schedule for the annual tournament was changed when Broken Arrow, Okla., decided on Wednesday to withdraw due to the winter storm that was due to hit the state...
Winter storm alters Willard schedule (12/05/13)
A severe winter storm passing through Oklahoma has forced Broken Arrow High School to withdraw from the Willard (Mo.) Four-State Classic. The decision by Broken Arrow not to play has turned the tournament into a three-team round-robin and the schedule has been adjusted accordingly. Even though Fort Scott High's teams will not have to play Thursday, the Tigers will still depart at 8 a.m. Thursday morning so they can get to Springfield before the storms hit that area...
11 players earn 13 All-SEK spots (12/05/13)
Eleven members of Fort Scott High School's football team received 13 places on the first or second teams or the Honorable Mention list on the All-Southeast Kansas League Football Team. The All-SEK team was not released, per league policy, until all league teams' seasons were complete. Thus, the list could not be released until Coffeyville played in the Class 4A State Championship Game Saturday, which it lost to Buhler 31-14...
Tigers prepare for Thursday start (12/03/13)
Fort Scott High School's basketball teams held Red & White Scrimmages at the FSHS gymnasium Monday night as they prepare for their season openers against Willard (Mo.) at the Willard Four-State Classic Thursday night. Fort Scott's girls led off the scrimmage. The varsity and JV teams went first, going for 15 minutes with a running clock. Then the freshmen played for 10 minutes, also with a running clock, before the varsity/JV played 15 more minutes...
KSHSAA releases post season assignments (12/03/13)
The Kansas State High School Activities Association released post-season assignments for basketball and wrestling Monday morning. The impact of the split of Class 4A into two divisions for basketball was evident right away. This summer, the majority of Class 4A schools, mostly the smaller ones, voted to split the classification into two divisions for some sports, basketball among them. ...
Sign one, play three (11/21/13)
Four earn soccer honors; two named All-SEK volleyball (11/20/13)
Four members of Fort Scott High School's soccer team received All-Southeast Kansas League honors recently as did two members of the Tiger volleyball team. It is league policy not to release All-League teams until each school's post-season run in that sports is complete. For that reason, the All-SEK football team will not be announced until Coffeyville is eliminated...
Tiger girls picked to repeat in SEK (11/19/13)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High School's girls were picked to defend their Southeast Kansas League title in a pre-season poll conducted and presented by KHSQ Radio here Monday afternoon. Tiger girls received five first-place votes and scored 35 total points followed by Chanute with one first-place vote and 30 points and Labette County with the other first-place vote and 21 points...
Paola knocks Tigers out of playoffs (11/06/13)
PAOLA -- Paola tailback Jeremy Criddle scored on two long touchdown runs in the first half here Tuesday night and Fort Scott High was not able to recover as the Panthers went on to a 24-7 victory in a Class 4A Bi-District Playoff Game at Panther Field...
Chanute takes district; Tigers going to Paola Tuesday (11/01/13)
CHANUTE -- Chanute controlled the ground game offensively and defensively in the second half here Thursday night, leading to a Blue Comet victory in the final game of the regular season, 28-7, over Fort Scott High School. The Blue Comets won the Class 4A District 6 championship and took third place in the Southeast Kansas League. The Tigers settled for fourth in the SEK and second in the district. Both teams were assured of playoff berths before the game was played...
Second-half goal powers Broncos over Tigers (10/29/13)
Carver Gerstberger's goal in the 57th minute of play was all Spring Hill needed to advance past Fort Scott, 1-0, in Class 4-3-2-1A Regional Soccer play at Ellis Park Monday evening. The Broncos (7-10), the sixth seed in the eastern brackets, will play again Thursday night, location and opponent to be determined. The season ends for the Tigers (8-8-1)...
Rienbolt, Westhoff will be only SEK State runners (10/29/13)
OTTAWA -- Fort Scott High School will have two girls in this Saturday's Class 4A State Cross Country Meet at Wamego as senior Katren Rienbolt, the defending State champion, and sophomore Cassidy Westhoff finished in the top 10 at the Ottawa Class 4A Regional Meet here Saturday. They'll be the Southeast Kansas League's representatives at Class 4A State...
Tiger season ends; Louisburg wins Sub-State (10/29/13)
Fort Scott High's volleyball season came to an end on its home court Saturday afternoon with a 2-set loss to Paola in the first round of the Fort Scott Class 4A-Division I Sub-State Tournament at the FSHS gymnasium. The Tigers, who finished with a 22-15 record -- 12 wins better than last season -- had taken the third-seeded Panthers (24-16) to three sets in two losses earlier this season. ...
11th straight district win clinches playoff berth (10/26/13)
Things weren't going well for Fort Scott High School's football team a couple of minutes into the second half of Friday night's game against Iola at Frary Field. The Tigers were leading 7-0 despite some mistakes and some "Twilight Zone"-like happenings in the first half. Then Iola's Jacob Rhoads turned a disastrous play -- dropping a pitch but picking it up and reversing direction -- and into a 49-yard game-tying score...
Tigers second seed in Sub-State (10/24/13)
Fort Scott High School will be the No. 2 seed in its own Class 4A-Division I Sub-State Volleyball Tournament, which will be held at the FSHS gymnasium Saturday afternoon. Louisburg (34-2), ranked No. 5 in Class 4A-Division I by the Kansas Volleyball Association, will be the No. 1 seed in the tournament. They will face fourth-seeded Ottawa (17-20), the only team in the Sub-State with a losing record, in the first match of the day at 2 p.m...
Tiger entries each 2-2 at State tourney (10/22/13)
TOPEKA -- Both of Fort Scott High School's entrants were 2-2 at the Class 4A State Tennis Tournament here over the weekend. The meet was delayed one day due to rain and cold temperatures and was held Saturday and Sunday. Seniors Courtney Crain and Kenna Savage, appearing as a team for the second consecutive season, finished the season with a 23-11 record. ...
Tigers win 10th straight district game (10/19/13)
GARNETT -- Fort Scott High won its 10th consecutive game in district play here Friday night as the Tigers rolled by winless Anderson County, 48-6, in Class 4A District 6 play. In the other game of the opening weekend of district play, Chanute had a similarly easy time beating Iola, 38-7, in what could be the last football game the long-time rivals ever play against each other...
Rienbolt 'three-peats' as SEK champ (10/19/13)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High School senior Katren Rienbolt accomplished the rare feat of winning the Southeast Kansas League cross country championship three years in a row as she finished on top of the field here Thursday afternoon. Although many individuals have won in consecutive years, Rienboldt became just the third person in the history of the league meet to win an individual crown more than twice. ...
Tiger soccer holds off Coffeyville, 4-3 (10/18/13)
Fort Scott High School's soccer team had to fight off a Coffeyville rally to prevail 4-3 in their Southeast Kansas League finale at Ellis Park Thursday afternoon. The Tigers (2-3-1 SEK, 6-7-1 overall) led 3-0 after 25 minutes. But the Golden Tornado (0-5-0, 5-8-0) scored two goals in a five-minute span late in the second half and had the potential tying score deflected by a Tiger defender with about four minutes to go...
Tigers swept by ranked teams; Chanute wins SEK (10/16/13)
This version corrects an error made in the print version which stated that Chanute will be in the Fort Scott Sub-State.
Tiger golf season ends at Regionals (10/16/13)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott High School's girls golf team will not have any qualifiers for this year's Class 4A State Tournament. The Tigers were unable to battle both the course and the weather here at the Chanute Class 4A Regional Tournament as the team missed out on one of the three qualifying places and the best individual finish missed qualifying by 6 strokes...
Tiger trio earn return trips to State tourney (10/15/13)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High School's tennis team will send three players to this weekend's Class 4A State Tournament at Topeka. And all of them will be returning State qualifiers. Seniors Coutrney Crain and Kenna Savage will be returning in doubles and sophomore Jennifer Harrison will be going back in singles. ...
Tiger soccer loses match and starting goalkeeper (10/15/13)
BONNER SPRINGS -- Fort Scott High's soccer team lost a non-league match to Bonner Springs here Thursday, 3-1. And during the match, the Tigers lost starting goalkeeper Clayton Hixon for the rest of the season with a broken leg. "In the last 10 minutes he came out to challenge a ball that beat the defense," Fort Scott head coach Andrew Cline said. ...
FSHS rolls by Grizzlies (10/12/13)
ALTAMONT -- Seven players scored Fort Scott High's eight touchdowns here Friday night as the Tigers won their second game in a row, 52-6, over Labette County in Southeast Kansas League play. The Tigers (3-2 SEK, 3-3 overall) didn't wait long to get on the scoreboard. Brendyn Quinney recovered a Labette County fumble at the 7-yard line on the second play of the game and two plays after that, Race Kastl scored on a 4-yard run to make it 7-0 barely a minute and a half into the contest...
Tigers sweep, set up Tuesday title tilt (10/12/13)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High School's volleyball team swept both its matches here Thursday night, setting up a Southeast Kansas League championship showdown at the FSHS gymnasium Tuesday night. The Tigers defeated Osawatomie, 25-9, 25-10, in a non-league match and beat Pittsburg, 25-19, 25-16 in a Southeast Kansas League dual that ended the Purple Dragons' hopes of finishing in a tie for the championship...
Federal shutdown forces move of SEK cross-country meet (10/12/13)
The federal government shutdown has forced the Southeast Kansas League to change the site of Thursday's league cross-country championship meet. The meet was originally scheduled to be held at Big Hill Lake near Cherryvale. But due to the fact that the Army Corps of Engineers operates the facility, it is closed until federal funding is restored...
All-SE-KAN golfers named (10/12/13)
The list of All-SE-KAN girls' golfers for 2013 has been released. The All-SE-KAN list was created several years ago when the number of girls' golf teams was increasing but none of the area leagues had yet adopted it as a championship sport. The top 10 golfers were named to the First Team while the next five made Honorable Mention. No golfers from Fort Scott or Uniontown made either list this season...
Paola, LCHS new district foes for 2014-15 (10/10/13)
Yates Center out, Waverly in of Uniontown's group
Rienbolt, Westhoff finish 1-2 at Indy (10/10/13)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High's Katren Rienbolt and Cassidy Westhoff finished first and second in the girls' varsity race at the Independence Cross Country Invitational, held here Tuesday. Rienbolt, the defending Class 4A State champion, finished the 4-kilometer course in 15 minutes, 39.38 seconds while Westhoff followed in 15:54.50. Sarah Jewett of Pittsburg was third in 16:19.34...
Many shoot season bests at Garnett (10/09/13)
GARNETT -- Both area coaches were happy with results from the final golf tournament of the regular season, hosted by Anderson County Monday afternoon. Uniontown head coach Jason Tourtillott saw his team finish in fifth place among a field of mostly Class 3A and 4A schools as each of the golfers he brought shot personal-best scores...
JV volleyball rolling along with 19-6 mark (10/09/13)
Fort Scott High School junior varsity volleyball coach Maggie Thompson is happy with her squad so far this season, as the Tigers have posted a 19-6 record so far this seaosn after posting two wins at a quadrangular in Independence Monday night. "They are a fun team to coach because they are all very smart," Thompson says. "It makes my job easy when I can look at a player and tell her what I want her to do and she is smart enough to put the ball on the court in a position to score."...
JV and freshmen football results (10/09/13)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High School's junior varsity football team took a 28-0 victory over Independence here Monday night. The Tiger freshmen team fell to Indy, 18-6. No other details were available. The JV plays Labette County Monday at 5 p.m. at Frary Field. The freshmen are scheduled to be idle until Oct. 21 when they face Paola at Frary Field...
Harrison second in singles (10/08/13)
INDEPENDENCE -- Jennifer Harrison finished second in the No. 1 singles bracket and Fort Scott High's girls finished in fourth place at the Southeast Kansas League Tennis Tournament here Saturday. Harrison's only loss came to the defending league champion and Class 4A State runner-up, Abbi Groff of Independence, in the finals. Each of the other Tiger entries finished in a position equal to or higher than their seed in their respective brackets...
Tigers second in Coffeyville Tournament (10/08/13)
COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott High School's soccer team finished in second place in the Coffeyville Tornado Tournament, winning its first-round match by shutout in overtime but losing the championship game while suffering a shutout. Fort Scott (5-6-1) took the opener over Pittsburg, 1-0 in "golden-goal" or sudden-death overtime. Tyler Endicott scored the game's only goal, assisted by Jonah Jones, and his fourth of the season...
Tigers break skid behind big first half (10/05/13)
A big first half helped Fort Scott High's football squad break a three-game losing streak Friday night as the Tigers jumped out to a 31-0 lead and went on to a 31-12 victory over Independence in Southeast Kansas League play at Frary Field. Both teams came into the game with 1-3 records, each having lost to teams that were undefeated going into Friday night. The Tigers (2-2, SEK, 2-3 overall) had the challenge of trying to deal with an Independence team that is both quick and athletic...
Tigers second at Indy; SEK tourney today (10/05/13)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High School's tennis team finished in second place here Thrusday at the make-up of the second Independence Tournament that was originally scheduled for Sept. 17. Parsons won the team title with 14 points. Fort Scott scored 10 points while host Independence had 8...
Home sweep keeps Tigers at top of SEK (10/04/13)
Fort Scott High's volleyball team swept a home triangular for the first time since September of 2011 Thursday night as they took down Independence and Labette County in a Southeast Kansas League triangular. The Tigers maintained a half-match lead over Chanute by sweeping Indy, 25-20, 25-12, and LCHS, 25-22, 25-18. ...
Two finish in top five for Tiger girls at Pittsburg (10/04/13)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott's Katren Rienbolt and Cassidy Westhoff led the way as the Tigers finished in fourth place at the Pittsburg Invitational here Thursday. Rienbolt, the defending Class 4A State champion, won the event with a time of 16:01 over four kilometers, beating out Northeast's Kaylee Bogina, daughter of FSHS head coach Tracey Bogina, by 11 seconds...
Here It Comes (10/04/13)
Tigers take dual from Nevada (10/03/13)
NEVADA -- Fort Scott High's tennis team took a best-of-nine dual from Nevada here Tuesday, winning eight matches. Doubles matches were played first with the Tigers taking all three matches. Kenna Savage and Courtney Crain (13-4) defeated Jessica DeCocq/Megan Payne, 8-3, and Char Hutchison and Emmah Reeves (8-11) beat Kiersten Lanham/Ellie Pruitt by the same score. ...
LCHS takes SEK team crown; Pool top individual (10/03/13)
PITTSBURG -- Coffeyville's Anna Pool became the first player to win the Southeast Kansas League girls' golf championship twice as she led the field with a 74 in the fifth and final league designated tournament here Tuesday. Pool shot 39 on the front nine and 35 on the back. ...
Tiger soccer gets first league victory (10/03/13)
COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott High's soccer team nabbed its first Southeast Kansas League victory of the season here Tuesday, beating Coffeyville 4-1. The Tigers (1-3-1 SEK, 4-5-1 overall) got a hat trick from Tyler Endicott, his first three goals of the season, all of which were assisted by Marcus Brennon. Coincidentally, Endicott assisted on a goal by Brennon, which was his second goal of the year...
Tiger volleyball fourth at Louisburg (10/02/13)
LOUISBURG -- Fort Scott High School's volleyball team finished in fourth place at the Louisburg Tournament here Saturday, going 2-2 on the day. In their first two matches, the Tigers (15-10) defeated two Class 6A schools: Olathe North in 3 sets, 18-25, 25-7, 25-14, and Shawnee Mission East, 25-12, 25-17. Louisburg, ranked No. 4 in Class 4A by the Kansas Volleyball Association, won the final match of pool play, 25-19, 25-11...
Tiger JV tennis plays at Chanute (10/02/13)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott High School's junior varsity tennis team finished in seventh place at the Chanute Tournament here Monday. Kristian Engle and Breana Leslie finished highest for the Tigers, sixth in No. 1 doubles. They lost to Jaymi Lawrence/Rachel Ungles of Chanute Blue, 6-0, in the first round. They defeated Jordan Schrebbel/Alea Blackburn of Labette County in the consolation semifinal, 6-1. They fell to Abbie Ford/Emily Gatewood of Parsons in the fifth-place match, 6-1...
Rienbolt fourth at Rim Rock (10/01/13)
LAWRENCE -- Fort Scott High's Katren Rienbolt finished fourth out of 238 competitors in the Blue division of the Rim Rock Cross Country Classic here Saturday. Rienbolt, the defending Kansas Class 4A State champion, finished the four-kilometer course in 15 minutes, 59.7 seconds. Girard freshman Callie Logue was the winner in 15:39.0. Northeast's Kaylee Bogina, daughter of FSHS head coach Tracey Bogina, finished sixth in 16:09.60...
Nado rallies for 27-21 win over Tigers (09/28/13)
COFFEYVILLE -- LaDarrius Johnson scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter here Friday to lead a Coffeyville rally that resulted in a 27-21 victory over Fort Scott High in Southeast Kansas League action. Fort Scott (1-2 SEK, 1-3 overall) lost despite the best passing night that junior quarterback Mason Knopp has had as a Tiger. He completed 13 of 23 passes for 185 yards and two third-quarter touchdowns to Alex Fink that helped put the redclads ahead 21-7 with 13 minutes to play...
Fort Scott roughly in middle of 4A D-I football (09/28/13)
The Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) released classifications for 2013-14 in all sports but football and for the 2014-15 football cycle Friday morning. Fort Scott High School will be a roughly mid-sized school in Class 4A Division I football. ...
Tigers try different lineup in Pittsburg (09/28/13)
PITTSBURG -- Because he needed to hold out both his No. 1 singles player and his No. 1 doubles team due to KSHSAA limits on days of competition, Fort Scott High head tennis coach Lynn Barr moved his No. 2's into the No. 1 slots and gave junior varsity players a chance in the No. 2 positions...
Independence shuts out Tiger soccer (09/28/13)
INDEPENDENCE -- Southeast Kansas League leader Independence shut out Fort Scott High, 3-0, Thursday night in varsity play here. The Tigers fell to 0-3-1 in SEK matches and 3-5-1 overall. Independence improved to 3-0-0 and 6-2-0. This was the beginning of a stretch of five consecutive road games for Fort Scott. The Tigers play at Coffeyville Tuesday...
FSHS volleyball sweeps league opener (09/28/13)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High School's volleyball team swept Parsons and Coffeyville in the first Southeast Kansas League triangular of the season here Thursday evening. The Tigers (2-0 SEK, 13-7 overall) swept Parsons, 25-19, 25-15, and Coffeyville, 25-6, 25-13. Parsons defeated Coffeyville, 25-21, 25-23). The host Vikings stand at 1-1, 6-11 while Coffeyville is 0-2, 2-8 and has lost 17 consecutive league duals...
Tigers' Westhoff fourth at Iola (09/27/13)
IOLA -- Fort Scott's Cassidy Westhoff finished fourth here Thursday at the Doc Stiles Invitational hosted by Iola High School. Westhoff tackled the four-kilometer varsity girls' course in 15 minutes, 59.22 seconds, coming in as the last runner to finish in under 16 minutes. Kaylee Bogina of Northeast, daughter of Fort Scott head coach Tracey Bogina, was the winner in 15:25.81. Fort Scott senior Katren Rienbolt, was held out of the race...
No. 1 singles, doubles take No. 1 spots in tourney (09/26/13)
Fort Scott High School's tennis team won the team title and two divisions of its home varsity invitational Tuesday. The Tigers won the team title with 10 points. Independence won a tie-breaker over Labette County for second place after both finished with 7 points. Columbus brought up the rear, failing to score a point...
Uniontown golfers post another 5th-place finish; Tigers 7th (09/26/13)
(Editor's Note: The Tribune did not have the number of SEK designated tournaments correct when it reported on the Chanute Invitational in Tuesday's edition. In addition to this one, the Labette County meet that was held in Oswego on Sept. 3 and the upcoming Pittsburg Invitational on Oct. ...
Tigers rally in last 10 minutes to salvage tie (09/25/13)
Two goals in the last 10 minutes of play enabled Fort Scott High's soccer team to come away with a 2-2 tie in a Southeast Kansas League match against Pittsburg at Ellis Park Tuesday evening. The Tigers are now 0-2-1 in SEK matches and 3-4-1 overall, going unbeaten (2-0-1) in their last three...
JV tennis plays in Parsons tourney (09/25/13)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High School's junior varsity tennis team took part in the Parsons JV Invitational here Monday. The Tigers finished fifth as a team with two fourths, a sixth and a seventh individually. Alex King in No. 1 singles was one of those fourths. She defeated Selena Perez of Labette County, 6-1, in her first-round match. In the second round, she lost to Morgan Stephens of Coffeyville, 6-2. In the third-place match, Casidee Cox of Independence took a 6-3 win...
Tiger volleyball stands at 11-7 (09/25/13)
Fort Scott High School's volleyball team won 2 of 3 matches at a quadrangular at Louisburg Thursday night and followed up with a second-place finish at the Pittsburg Invitational Saturday. The Tigers (11-7) lost to Louisburg, ranked No. 4 in Class 4A by the Kansas Volleyball Association, 25-18, 25-16, in Thursday's opener. They came back to beat Osawatomie, 25-11, 25-15, and Prairie View, 25-14, 25-27, 25-20...
Freshmen, JV football results (09/25/13)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High School's freshmen football team lost to Pittsburg here Monday night by a score of 35-0. The junior varsity squad defeated the Purple Dragons, 28-7. No further information was available from either game. The Tigers will play Coffeyville Monday night at Frary Field with the freshmen game to kick off at 5 p.m...
Double Up (09/25/13)
Eagles 6th, Tigers 8th at Chanute (09/24/13)
CHANUTE -- Uniontown's girls golf team, representing one of the two smallest schools in the field, took in sixth place in the Chanute Invitational here Monday while Fort Scott High School finished in eighth place. Uniontown shot a four-woman, nine-hole score of 222 while Fort Scott finished with a 234. Labette County won the team title with a 195 followed by Girard at 204, Eureka 208, Anderson County 213 and Chanute 221...
Barnes, Dragons win despite Tiger effort (09/21/13)
Pittsburg tailback Alex Barnes is already getting looks from Division I schools as a junior. Friday night, he showed why he is getting that kind of attention with a 232-yard, five-touchdown effort in leading the Purple Dragons to a 33-14 victory in a Southeast Kansas League showdown...
Chanute tourney suspended with one match left (09/21/13)
CHANUTE -- There was only one match remaining when the Chanute Tournament was suspended due to rain here Thursday evening. And that match just happened to involve the Fort Scott High School No. 1 doubles team, which was seeking to win the bracket. It was a six-school tournament with the teams split into two pools. Fort Scott was drawn into the Gold Pool with Coffeyville and Columbus...
Robertson fourth at Galena tourney (09/21/13)
JOPLIN -- Normally, a third-place finish is a good result. But at the Galena Invitational here Thursday, Fort Scott High girls' golf coach Karen Curran seemed to feel the Tigers could have done better. Fort Scott finished with a four-woman score of 247 over nine holes, missing second place by one stroke. Curran said her team felt good going into the tournament, then may not have come back well from an early 30-minute rain delay...
Freshmen take 2nd at Pittsburg, go 2-1 Thursday (09/21/13)
Fort Scott High's freshmen volleyball team finished in second place at the Pittsburg Tournament last week, going 4-0 in pool play before falling to Joplin in the finals. Thursday night, the Tigers (11-3) played a quadrangular at Prairie View. They beat the hosts 25-14, 25-3, and Osawatomie, 25-20, 25-10. Louisburg defeated Fort Scott, 25-10, 25-15...
Tiger JV 3rd at Girard (09/19/13)
GIRARD -- Fort Scott finished in third place at the Girard Junior Varsity Golf Tournament here Wednesday. Uniontown also send players but did not field a complete team. Girard was the team winner with a four-woman score of 272. Frontenac was second at 278 and Fort Scott came in third ar 288...
Tigers turn tables on Riverton to take 2nd win (09/18/13)
Monday, Fort Scott High School's soccer team scored first. But Independence dominated the rest of the game and won easily, 4-1. Tuesday at Ellis Park, the Tigers (2-4) saw visiting Riverton score first. But then Fort Scott went on to dominate the rest of the game and come away with a 3-1 victory...
JV tennis finishes third at home tourney (09/18/13)
Pittsburg won the team title at the Fort Scott High School Junior Varsity Tennis Tournament Monday while a Tiger singles player finished in second place in the No. 1 bracket. Pittsburg finished with 15 points while Chanute was second with 11 and Fort Scott came in third with 7 points, followed by the "SEK Combo" team with 4 and Iola coming in last with 3. ...
JV, Freshmen football (09/18/13)
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4 unanswered goals drop Tigers in SEK match (09/17/13)
Fort Scott High's soccer team scored first but Independence's 4 unanswered tallies gave the Bulldogs a 4-1 win in Southeast Kansas League play at Ellis Park Monday afternoon. On a cool, misty day, Jonah Jones scored for the Tigers, taking a pass from Alex Combs in the 14th minute of play. Jones has scored all four of the Tigers' goals this season...
Titan FG takes it as time expires (09/14/13)
Justin Foust's 27-yard field goal as time expired gave Columbus a 15-14 victory over Fort Scott High School in a hard-fought game between league favorites at Frary Field Friday night. The Tigers were looking to control the clock with a 14-12 lead with less than six minutes to go. But a fumbled pitch was recovered by Columbus at its own 47-yard line with 4:01 to go to give the Titans (2-0) what turned out to be the game's final possession...
Tiger tennis shows progress at Independence (09/14/13)
INDEPENDENCE -- The results may not indicate such, but Fort Scott High School head tennis coach Lynn Barr said his team showed progress at the Independence Invitational here Thursday. "We have a lot of players in new positions this season or playing at a higher level than they did last year and it's just going to take some time to consistently compete at the varsity level," Barr said...
Fort Scott soccer shut out at Pitt (09/14/13)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High School's soccer team dropped a 6-0 decision to Pittsburg in Southeast Kansas League play here Thursday. The Tigers were lacking several of their key players due to either injury or suspension. "Clayton Hixon, the varsity goalkeeper, suffered a concussion in the ninth minute and had to come off," Tiger head coach Andrew Cline said. ...
FSHS volleyball falls twice at Wellsville (09/14/13)
WELLSVILLE -- Fort Scott High School's volleyball team dropped both matches here Thursday. The Tigers (5-4) lost to host Wellsville, 25-20, 25-21, and to Paola, ranked No. 8 in Class 4A by the Kansas Volleyball Association, 21-25, 25-23, 25-20. No other details were available at press time...
Freshmen take three at home (09/14/13)
Fort Scott High School's freshmen volleyball team won two of three matches in a home triangular at the FSHS gymnasium Tuesday evening. The Tigers lost to Chanute, 25-14, 25-13, but came back to top Coffeyville, 25-6, 25-5, and Iola, 25-20, 25-14. Emily Hale was credited with 3 kills against Chanute, according to FSHS head freshman coach Jenna Campbell. ...
Rienbolt gets 'three-peat'; Stark second in first home meet (09/13/13)
The top female runners in the varsity race of the Fort Scott Cross Country Invitational at Cobalt Medplans Thursday won a combined four State championships last year. Fort Scott senior Katren Rienbolt accomplished the rare triple of winning Class 4A State Cross-Country in the fall and the State titles in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters in the spring. Northeast junior Kaylee Bogina, daughter of Fort Scott head coach Tracey Bogina, is the defending Class 2A State 3,200 meter champion...
Tigers sixth at Girard tournament (09/13/13)
GIRARD -- Things didn't go as well as Fort Scott head girls' golf coach Karen Curran would have liked as the Tigers finished sixth and had no medalists at the Girard Invitational here Thursday. Fort Scott shot 492 in its first 18-hole tournament of the year. Caney Valley shot 390 in winning while Girard was second at 399...
JV tennis competes at Parsons (09/12/13)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High School's junior varstity tennis team played at the Labette County tournament here Tuesday with one player finishing second in singles and a team placing third in doubles. There was pool play with two matches in each, then a third match to determine places based on the finish in the pools...
Tigers shut out in home opener (09/11/13)
As hard as this may be to believe, Fort Scott head soccer coach Andrew Cline felt his team's effort was better in Tuesday's 5-0 loss to Olathe Heritage Christian at Ellis Park than in Monday's 3-1 victory at Columbus. Senior Clark Campbell had a hand in all five Charger goals -- two scores and three assists -- as Heritage Christian controlled possession most of the day...
Uniontown 4th, Robertson 8th in Fort Scott tourney (09/11/13)
Fourteen schools competed in the Fort Scott Invitational girls' golf tournament at Woodland Hills Golf Course Tuesday with nine of them represented among the 10 medalists in the meet. Uniontown's girls, playing their first varsity meet of the season, finished in fourth place with a four-woman, nine-hole score of 220. Fort Scott finished fifth with a 224 in its second varsity outing of the year, a four-stroke improvement over their first tournament at Oswego on Sept. 3...
Tigers 2-1 at Columbus (09/10/13)
COLUMBUS -- Fort Scott High's volleyball team beat two of three opponents in a non-league quadrangular here Saturday. The Tigers defeated Columbus in their first match, 25-12, 25-18; lost to Pittsburg in the second dual, 25-14, 12-25, 25-13; and beat Girard in the finale, 25-17, 25-22...
Freshmen sweep season-opening quadrangular (09/10/13)
Fort Scott's freshman volleyball team swept Jayhawk Linn, Columbus and Parsons in their season-opening quadrangular Thursday. The frosh Tigers turned back Jayhawk Linn 25-20, 25-16; then dispatched Columbus 25-20, 25-21. In the finale, Fort Scott prevailed over Parsons, 25-23, 25-22...
Durossette scores 5 TDs; Tigers roll (09/07/13)
PARSONS -- Senior Jake Durossette scored five touchdowns here Friday night to lead Fort Scott High to its 22nd consecutive victory over Parsons, 57-13. Durossette scored Fort Scott's first three touchdowns on first-quarter runs of 1 and 25 yards and a second-quarter rush of 14 yards. It was 20-0 with 11:13 left in the second after Parsons blocked the extra point after the third score...
Volleyball sweeps at Iola (09/07/13)
IOLA -- Fort Scott High School's volleyball team improved to 3-1 on the season with sweeps of Iola and Prairie View here Thursday. The Tigers (3-1) defeated Prairie View, 25-18, 25-22, and Iola, 25-16, 25-18. Brianne Lawrence had 6 kills and Jillian Lattimer recorded 5. Ashley Cook handed out 17 assists and served 4 aces. Katie Gorman was credited with 6 digs...
Rienbolt second in season opener (09/07/13)
ALTAMONT -- Fort Scott senior Katren Rienbolt finished in second place in the girls' junior varsity race at the season-opening Labette County Invitational here Thursday. Rienbolt, the defending Class 4A State champion, finished the 3,200-meter course in 17 minutes, 43.39 seconds. Callie Logue of Girard was the winner in 17:43.39. Jenny O'Bryan of St. Paul finished third as the only other runner under 18 minutes in 17:55.80...
Tiger tennis shows progress (09/07/13)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High School's girls tennis team showed signs of progress here Thursday, according to head coach Lynn Barr, as they finished fourth in the Labette County Invitational. "Although we definitely aren't where we would like to be, there were signs of progress and improvement by several players," Barr said. ...
Tiger volleyball splits at Colgan (09/05/13)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High School's volleyball team opened its season with a split of a non-league triangular here Tuesday night. Chanute, a 2012 State Tournament qualifier and the defending Southeast Kansas League champion, swept the Tigers, 25-13, 25-12. Delane Gray and Brianne Lawrence had 3 kills each for Fort Scott while Ashley Cook handed out 9 assists. Maddi Allen came up with 7 digs and Katie Gorman had 5...
Fort Scott golfers fourth at SEK opener (09/05/13)
OSWEGO -- The first varsity tournament of the season for Fort Scott High's girls golfers was also the first of the three Southeast Kansas League designated tournaments. And host Labette County holds the league lead in both team and individual standings after this tournament...
JV tennis goes 1-1 in dual with Pittsburg squads (09/05/13)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High School's junior varsity tennis team went to Pittsburg Tuesday to play a pair of best-of-nine duals with two Purple Dragon JV teams. Pittsburg Purple defeated Fort Scott in the first dual, 9 matches to none. The Tigers won the second dual from Pittsburg White, 6-3...
Tiger soccer shut out in opener (09/05/13)
LOUISBURG -- Fort Scott High School's soccer team was shut out, 3-0, in its season opener here Tuesday at the hands of Louisburg. "We had lots of quality shots on goal and played well but fell short in the end," Tiger head coach Andrew Cline said of his head-coaching debut...
Campbell takes helm of FSHS freshmen (09/05/13)
This year's Fort Scott freshman volleyball team can boast experience as the team heads into a new season. It's not often that freshmen can be considered veterans at the high school level but that's the case this year. Freshman head coach Jenna Campbell, who will be leading the program for the first time and is in her second year in coaching, and assistant Heather Karleskint welcome some seasoned players...
Tigers, field both look in good shape (08/31/13)
The surface of Frary Field hasn't looked as good as it does right now in a long, long time. The right conditions this summer have made Fort Scott High School's home field look nice and green with a good, thick cover. And in field conditions -- so to speak -- Friday night, the Tigers looked just about as good as their field...
Tigers might need 'Plan B' at setter (08/31/13)
Fort Scott High School head volleyball coach Carol Bingesser went into Friday's Red & White Scrimmage looking at her options at setter just in case sophomore Ashley Cook can't recover from a staph infection in time for Tuesday's season-opening triangular at Colgan...
Doubles team second at Parsons tourney (08/31/13)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High School's tennis team finished fourth out of five teams in a tournament that included three of the Southeast Kansas League's top programs at the Parsons Invitational here on a hot, windless Thursday. Independence won the team title with 13 points followed by Parsons with 11, Pittsburg 9, Fort Scott 7 and Coffeyville with no points...
Girard wins Uniontown JV tourney (08/31/13)
Uniontown played host to a junior varsity golf tournament at Woodland Hills Golf Course Thursday afternoon. The Eagles entered three golfers while Fort Scott put one in the tournament. Girard was the team champion with a nine-hole, four-woman score of 291. Frontenac finished second with 295 and Pomona-West Franklin was third among the three schools eligible for the team title with a 313...
New coach brings new things to Tiger soccer (08/30/13)
Fort Scott High School's new head soccer coach, Andrew Cline, said he didn't see everything he had hoped for out the Tigers' Red & White Scrimmage at Ellis Park Thursday evening. But he is working in new systems for the defending Southeast Kansas League champions, who open the regular season Tuesday at Louisburg...
Tigers put pieces in right places (08/29/13)
Having a few of last year's returning players back in their natural positions on the court along with improved passing and setting should help Fort Scott High School's volleyball team improve on a 10-24 record from last season. Head coach Carol Bingesser said after practice Wednesday evening that having senior Ericah Shoemaker back on the left side and classmate Maddi Allen on the right side should help the Tigers...
Academic and Athletic Achievement (08/29/13)