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Monday, Apr. 20, 2015
Fort Scott Tigers

JV Tigers get by Paola, 1-0 (04/18/15)
Jarrett Lyon threw a no-hitter and Jeron Poyner scored the game's only run in the first inning as Fort Scott High's junior varsity baseball team won a first-round game in the LaRoche Tournament Friday, 1-0, over Paola at Dave Regan Stadium. Poyner got on base on an error by Paola's shortstop, ending up at second on the play. He scored when Lyon helped his own cause by hitting a 2-out double...
Antonetti 4th in first league meet (04/17/15)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High School senior Conner Antonetti finished in fourth place in the first of four Southeast Kansas League designated golf tournaments. Antonetti shot 38 on the front nine and 39 on the back to finish with a total of 77. Austin Krewson of Labette County was the winner with a 38-37--75, winning a tiebreaker from Iola's Kaden Macha (39-36). ...
Young Tiger tennis struggles at LCHS (04/17/15)
PARSONS -- A young Fort Scott High School tennis team experienced some more growing pains here Tuesday at what ended up being a triangular hosted by Labette County. "All of our players today we either first or second year players and that lack of experience shows, but the only way to get experience is by playing," Fort Scott head coach Lynn Barr said. "I thought Vandaro (Chit) had a very good tournament and played some good tennis in both of his matches."...
Tiger beat goes on after coaching change (04/15/15)
Following a rare mid-season coaching change (see box at right), Fort Scott High School's softball team simply came out to Don Hewett Field Tuesday night and continued doing what it's been doing for the past week --rolling up big wins. The Tigers, under interim head coach Karen Curran, who replaced Alvin Metcalf Monday, rolled to 14-0 and 17-2 run-rule victories over Parsons in a Southeast Kansas League doubleheader just hours after it was announced that Metcalf would no longer coach the team...
Decision to 'go in different directon' cited as Metcalf leaves program (04/15/15)
The announcement that Alvin Metcalf has left his position as head coach of Fort Scott High School's softball program seven games into his seventh season arrived via email Tuesday morning. It was not made clear in the letter if Metcalf left voluntarily...
Remember the time...? (04/15/15)
Three medal for JVgolf squad (04/15/15)
COFFEYVILLE --Fort Scott High's junior varsity golf team finished fourth here Monday with three Tigers earning medals. The Tigers finished with a four-man, nine-hole team score of 233. Independence won the team title with a 208. Caleb Rhoades finished in eighth place individually for Fort Scott, shooting a 54. Jesse Jones placed ninth with a 56. Derek Bollinger tied for 10th place with a 57...
JV tennis results from Parsons (04/15/15)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High School sent three entries to a junior varsity tennis tournament here Monday. Micah Self played No. 1 singles for the Tigers. He finished in second place with a 2-1 record. He defeated Jack Waring of Pittsburg in the first round, 6-1, and Cameron Goodrich of Independence, 6-3, in the semifinals. Chanute's Payton Cranor won the championship match, 6-2...
Tiger girls second at Chanute meet (04/15/15)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott High School's girls track team won 11 medals while the boys won eight in a junior varsity meet here Monday. Fort Scott's girls finished second in the team standings. Host Chanute scored 162 points while the Tigers scored 70. Pittsburg finished third with 59 points...
Seconds for throwers at Pitt State (04/14/15)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High's boys picked up a pair of seconds in throwing events while girls' distance-running events featured some of the best times in Kansas this season at the Pittsburg State University Gorilla Relays here Friday. Nick Woods finished in second place in discus with a distance of 146 feet, 11 inches on his fifth throw in the event. Dylan Untereker of Pittsburg went 148' 7" on his first throw and made it hold up...
Tiger tennis posts 3-6 record at Nevada (04/14/15)
NEVADA -- Fort Scott High School's tennis team won three matches in an old-school nine-match dual against Nevada here Friday. Raifen Cruse was the Tigers' only winner in singles and was a par of one of two winning teams in doubles play. "We played better at times," Fort Scott head coach Lynn Barr said. ...
Inexperienced golf team opens season (04/11/15)
Senior Conner Antonetti is the only returning member of Fort Scott High's golf team with varsity experience. That showed Thursday when he finished fifth in the Tigers' first varsity meet of the season at Independence. The rest of the Tiger roster consists of a junior and eight freshmen, five of who competed at Independence...
Tiger softball rolls over rival Dragons (04/11/15)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High's softball squad shut out Pittsburg in both games of a doubleheader here Thursday, running its Southeast Kansas League winning streak to 27 games. The Tigers won the opener 8-0 and the nightcap 18-0. Kyenne Wade (5-2) allowed just 2 hits and 3 walks in the opener while striking out 13 batters. She also drove in 2 runs...
Pittsburg sweeps Tiger baseball (04/11/15)
PITTSBURG -- Pittsburg made it known that Fort Scott High's baseball team is not the only contender for the Southeast Kansas League title by sweeping a doubleheader from the Tigers at Jaycee Ball Park here Thursday. The Purple Dragons, who now lead the SEK by a half game over Labette County at 3-0, 5-1 overall, took the first game 7-6 in eight innings and the nightcap 6-3...
Tiger tennis struggles at Pittsburg (04/11/15)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High School's young tennis team struggled in a pool-play tournament at Pittsburg here Thursday. The four entries won only three matches among them, each in fifth-place matches. The first two matches for each Tiger entrant were in pool play. Three of the four fifth-place matches were against Columbus entrants...
Medalists few at Paola meet (04/11/15)
PAOLA -- Partly because some athletes were held out to compete in Friday's Gorilla Relays and partly because of the dominance of strong teams, Fort Scott's track teams won only four medals here Thursday. They were all in boys' events. Paola's girls scored 275 team points, nearly 200 more than the runner up. Lamar, Mo., won the boys' side with 147 points. Fort Scott finished eighth with 15...
Memories of mentor motivated LaRoche (04/10/15)
Adam LaRoche wanted to build a baseball field in Fort Scott. He wanted it to be one of the best around and included many things from ballparks he's seen in his baseball life. There was one thing that snuck by him when the complex was dedicated Tuesday afternoon before Fort Scott High School's baseball team took on Louisburg in the first games played at the field named for his uncle, Dave Regan. ...
Complex 'a feather in the cap,' says Jenkins (04/10/15)
Representative Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.) was on hand for the opening of the LaRoche Baseball Complex Tuesday afternoon and told reporters on hand that the facility looks nothing like she envisioned it would when she was in Fort Scott just prior to construction...
Cruse wins No. 1 singles at Spring Hill (04/10/15)
SPRING HILL -- Raifen Cruse took the No. 1 singles division at the Spring Hill Invitational here Tuesday, earning the Fort Scott High School player his first varsity championship. Cruse (8-6) was 3-0 in the four-team tournament. He beat Mason Jelliff of Baldwin easily, 8-1. He downed Spring Hill's Jacob Crabtree in a tie-breaker, 8-7 (1). And he edged out Lansing's Sam Crawford, 8-6...
JV track teams each second at Pittsburg (04/10/15)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High School's junior varsity track teams each finished second at the Pittsburg Invitational here Tuesday. Tiger boys scored 126 points in finishing runner-up to Labette County's 163. Fort Scott's girls scored 117 points to Pittsburg's 125...
Grand Opening (04/08/15)
Tigers win a pair of run-rule routs amidst pomp and circumstance
Wade tosses perfect game in opener (04/08/15)
Kyenne Wade allowed Louisburg just one hit all day, tossing a perfect game in the first half of a twinbill against Louisburg at Don Hewett Field Tuesday evening. Fort Scott won the opener 10-0 and the nightcap 15-0. Wade struck out the first six batters she faced and 13 in the five-inning first game. ...
Lack of experience hampers Tiger effort (04/04/15)
INDEPENDENCE -- Overall, Fort Scott High's tennis team is a young squad. And the overall lack of experience came into play Thursday at the second Independence Invitational. "Again, our lack of experience showed, but I'm proud of the way the guys played hard and never gave up," Fort Scott head coach Lynn Barr said. "The competition was tough, but everyone kept playing hard till the end."...
Four firsts for Fort Scott at opening meet (04/04/15)
ALTAMONT --Track and field season opened here Thursday for both varsity and junior varsity teams at Fort Scott High School at the Labette County Invitational. Four varsity athletes won events. Cassidy Westhoff won the girls' 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:33 and also placed second in the 3,200. Tiger girls won only two other medals -- third-place in the 800 by Grace Willis and a fifth in the 100 by Keaira Meadows...
Bullpen session at the new ball field (04/03/15)
Cruse sweeps in home tourney (04/03/15)
Raifen Cruse finished unbeaten in No. 2 singles Tuesday as Fort Scott High School hosted a four-team round-robin varsity tournament. Nevada was the team champion with 9 points followed by Coffeyville with 6. Fort Scott and Pittsburg tied for third place with 5 points each but the Tigers won a tie-breaker with more total games won, 29-19...
Ottawa wins tournament; Tigers third (04/01/15)
Fort Scott High School's softball team opened its season Tuesday night with a third-place finish in its annual home tournament. Tourney newcomer Ottawa won the championship, starting things off with a 22-4 rout of the Tigers in game one. They beat Spring Hill 6-1 in the championship game while Fort Scott went on to defeat Baxter Springs in the third-place game, 10-4...
Best team in the best park? Maybe so for Tigers (03/28/15)
Going into this season, Fort Scott High's baseball team is in the conversation when talking about Class 4A-Division I championship contenders. And their new ballpark, Dave Regan Field, is being talked about as perhaps the best high-school facility in the state, even as the rush is on to get the stadium complete in time for the scheduled April 7 home opener...
Stadium may be best HS facility in nation (03/28/15)
Dave Regan Field, named after Fort Scott head coach Josh Regan's father, who was the program's first head coach from 1990-2002, will be able to seat 500 people and will be just one of 15 baseball fields in the entire state that has artificial turf (seven of which belong to colleges as well as one used by the Wichita Wingnuts of the American Association). ...
Varsity, JV tennis open seasons (03/28/15)
Fort Scott High School's varsity and junior varsity tennis teams opened their seasons this week. The varsity went to Independence on Tuesday while the JV played at Pittsburg on Thursday. Tuesday: Varsity at Independence. The Tigers had experience players in singles but had freshmen playing in three of the four doubles slots. Fort Scott finished fourth out of five schools...
Experienced core returns for Tiger softball (03/27/15)
There are 39 girls out for softball this season at Fort Scott High School. But head coach Alvin Metcalf has known for quite some time now that two of them are likely to miss the entire season. However, there are four All-Southeast Kansas League picks coming back from last year's team, which won the Southeast Kansas League championship and finished third at the Class 4A-Division I State Tournament with a 17-8 record...
'Freshmen Trio' named All-SEK (03/21/15)
Fort Scott High's State Tournament-qualifying "Freshmen Trio" earned All-Southeast Kansas League wrestling honors recently. Derek Bollinger, who had a record of 35-15 prior to State, when the vote of league coaches was held, was named to the First Team as the 132-pound wrestler. Alex Gorman (16-14) and Zarek Fewell (28-18) were each named as Second Team members...
Junior pair brings back most experience to Tiger tennis (03/20/15)
Boys' tennis will be the first spring sport to get its season underway at Fort Scott High School when the Tiger varsity squad travels to Independence on Tuesday. The Tigers have 12 players out this season for head coach Lynn Barr. Eight of them are sophomores and freshmen and both seniors are just second-year players. It's juniors Alex Combs and Rafen Cruise who have the most experience in the program, each being third-year players...
Cook unanimous All-SEK (03/20/15)
Fort Scott High School junior Ashley Cook was the only Tiger chosen for the All-Southeast Kansas League girls' basketball team this season. Cook, a junior, was one of two unanimous choices for the First Team in a vote of league coaches. The other was Labette County freshman Tristan Gegg...
FSHS baseball holding drawing for White Sox-Royals tickets (03/20/15)
Fort Scott High School baseball will be giving away tickets for two trips to see FSHS graduate Adam LaRoche play when the Chicago White Sox visit the Kansas City Royals this season. Tickets will be given away for games on April 8 and 9 and on August 8 and 9. Lodging is included on the night of the first game of each trip. The seats for each pair of games are on the lower level at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo...
Three Tigers honored in SEK (03/18/15)
Three members of Fort Scott High School's boys' basketball team were honored with All-Southeast Kansas League status in a vote conducted recently by league coaches. The teams are picked prior to the post-season but are held until all SEK teams have completed post-season play...
'Hound softball rallies to salvage split; Maple Woods calls today (03/14/15)
A four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning allowed Fort Scott Community College's softball team to win the second game of a doubleheader at the Betty Ruth Willard Complex Friday and salvage a split with visiting North Iowa Area. The Trojans, playing the third doubleheader out of four they've scheduled on a Kansas road trip, won the opener 7-3. The 'Hounds (8-9) took the second game, 8-7...
Ottawa escapes valiant Tiger effort (03/13/15)
SALINA -- Fort Scott High School basketball doesn't come to State tournaments looking to make a good showing, no matter how it's seeded. The goal each season is to win the whole thing. Wednesday afternoon, the sixth-seeded Tigers were within one point with two minutes to go before Ottawa's Tyler Smith scored consecutive layups in a 16-second span, helping lead the Cyclones to a 53-44 victory in the first round of the Class 4A-Division I State Basketball Tournament at the Bicentennial Center here.. ...
Class 4A-Division I State Capsules (03/11/15)
Fort Scott Tigers Seed and record: 6th, 16-6 (10-2 Southeast Kansas League, 2nd). Record vs. 4A-Division I schools: 9-2. Record vs. Tournament teams: 2-0 (Chanute, 2-0). Paola Sub-State Seeded 1st. Def. No. 4 Louisburg, 65-49. Def. No. 2 Paola, 64-58...
Tigers outlast Paola in Sub-State final (03/10/15)
PAOLA -- A part of the game plan for Fort Scott High's boys in the Paola Class 4A-Division I Sub-State championship game here Saturday night was simple: Take care of the host Panthers' big guys. And for most of the night, the top-seeded Tigers -- who have never lost to Paola in a post-season game (8-0) -- were able to do just that, mixing in a high-percentage 3-point shooting game and forcing the second-seeded Panthers (14-8) to try and win the game from the outside.. ...
Four SEK teams going to State tournaments (03/10/15)
Fort Scott High's boys are one of four Southeast Kansas League teams that have qualified for State tournament play, the first time the SEK has sent that many since both Fort Scott and Labette County qualified both their boys' and girls teams to the Class 4A tournament in 2004-05...
Wildcats bring Tiger girls' season to close (03/07/15)
PAOLA -- A 21-0 run in the first half gave second-seeded Louisburg control of a Paola Class 4A-Division I Sub-State semifinal here Friday night and the Wildcats went on to bring an end to Fort Scott High's girls' season, 71-42. The game was tied 5-5 after Elisha Hasenplaugh made Fort Scott's first field goal of the game with 5:49 on the clock in the first quarter. But Louisburg (11-10) scored the last 19 points of the period and the first two of the second...
Tiger boys roll to finals; Chanute stuns Indy (03/06/15)
PAOLA -- Fort Scott High's boys got rolling in the second half here Thursday night in their 65-49 first-round Paola Class 4A-Division I Sub-State Tournament game against Louisburg. The Tigers (15-6), the top seed here, had trouble getting their first basket in both the first and second quarters. But they scored 13 of the first 17 points of the third and never looked back...
A look around Class 4A-Division I Sub-States (03/04/15)
A look at the Class 4A-Division I Sub-State Tournaments around the state: Fort Scott's boys or girls have not played any of the other teams from the Paola Sub-State this season. Paola, Louisburg and Spring Hill are all members of the Frontier League...
Tiger teams paired with Louisburg in 1st round (03/02/15)
The Paola Class 4A-Division I Sub-State Tournament, which begins Thursday night, was seeded Saturday. The boys' side of the bracket was seeded as expected while Fort Scott High's girls may have benefited from a coin toss. The boys' semifinals will be held Thursday night with Fort Scott (14-6) opening things up as the top seed against No. 4 Louisburg (6-14). The second semifinal between No. 3 Spring Hill (8-12) and host Paola (13-7) will follow at 7:30...
Bollinger sixth at State (03/02/15)
SALINA -- Fort Scott High School freshman Derek Bollinger finished sixth in the 132-pound weight class in the Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament here Saturday, earning his first high-school level State medal. Bollinger (35-15) was one of three Tigers to qualify for State, all of whom were freshmen. Alex Gorman, at 120 pounds, and Zarek Fewell, at 138, were eliminated in two matches on Friday. Their matches were presented in Saturday's edition...
Bulldogs down Tigers, take league title (02/28/15)
Fort Scott High's boys jumped out to an early lead Friday night but visiting Independence bounced back, took control in the second quarter and held off a Tiger rally to take a 55-43 victory and successfully defend its Southeast Kansas League championship...
Independence girls hold off Tiger rally (02/28/15)
Fort Scott High's girls played Independence tough at the FSHS gymnasium Friday night, rallying from 7 points down in the third quarter and giving themselves a chance to win the game in the final seconds of play. The Bulldogs prevailed, however, and finished the season as the third-place team in the Southeast Kansas League behind co-champs Chanute and Labette County, each of which won on Friday night...
Bollinger reaches semifinals, has chance to medal (02/28/15)
SALINA -- Fort Scott High's "freshmen trio" began their journeys through the field of the Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament at the Bicentennial Center here Friday. Derek Bollinger won his first two matches. He pinned Atchison junior Spencer Vice 37 seconds into his first-round match at 132 pounds. He went on to tak an 8-4 decision over Payton Smith, a junior from Winfield, in the quarterfinals...
FSHS girls can't climb out of hole (02/25/15)
COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott's girls found themselves in a 23-point hole in the second quarter here Tuesday night, then fought back to get within eight early in the fourth. But Coffeyville pulled ahead again and went on to a 78-62 win in Southeast Kansas League play...
Freshmen trio headed to State (02/23/15)
LOUISBURG --Three Fort Scott High School freshmen will take part in this weekend's Class 4A State Tournament after placing in the top four at the Louisburg Class 4A Regional Tournament here over the weekend. Derek Bollinger finished in second place in the 132-pound bracket while Alex Gorman was fourth at 120 and Zarek Fewell was fourth at 138...
Tiger boys roll, keep pace with Independence (02/21/15)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High's boys kept pace with Independence in the Southeast Kansas League boys' basketball race with a 73-43 victory over rival Pittsburg here Friday night. Independence, the league leader (10-0 SEK, 18-0 overall), survived overtime at home against Parsons, 62-56. ...
Free throws aid Tiger boys (02/18/15)
Free throws kept Fort Scott High's boys in the game during the first quarter and helped them in taking control during the second as the Tigers went on to defeated Labette County, 59-46, in Southeast Kansas League action at the FSHS gymnasium Tuesday night...
LCHS puts away stubborn Tigers (02/18/15)
Fort Scott High's girls kept trying to catch up but Labette County kept pulling away, finally putting the stubborn Tigers away with a late-third quarter run in Southeast Kasnas League play at the FSHS gymnasium Tuesday night, 54-36. The Tigers (2-7 SEK, 4-13 overall) used a 10-2 run at the beginning of the third quarter to get within 28-24 with just under five minutes remaining. The defense forced LCHS (8-2, 13-4) to miss 6 of its first 7 field-goal attempts in the period...
JV wrestlers conclude season at Burlington (02/17/15)
BURLINGTON -- The junior-varsity portion of Fort Scott High School's wrestling season concluded here Saturday with a tournament. Seven Tigers appeared in the tourney. Mannie Gonzales won the 113-pound weight class (listed on the forms from Burlington as "Bracket #1). He pinned all four of his opponent who where, in order, Tegan Dillon of Topeka-Seaman, Tammer Murphy of Topeka-Seaman, Dody Huggins of Prairie View, and Huntyr Schwegman of Chanute...
Dressed for success (02/14/15)
Throwbacks part of tribute to past champs in boys' victory
Tiger girls roll by Chargers, 65-34 (02/14/15)
The Tigers rolled easily past visiting Olathe Heritage Christian at the FSHS gymnasium Friday night, 65-34, behind 27 points and a career-high seven 3-point goals by junior Ashley Cook. However, the Chargers (2-13) dressed just seven players and used only six of them...
Tiger wrestlers finish third at SEK duals (02/14/15)
COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott High School's wrestling team finished in third place in the Southeast Kansas League Dual Wrestling Tournament here Thursday, beating Independence in the third-place match. The dual tournament took the place of the season-long round-robin schedule beginning last season. ...
Another thrill ride ends in Tiger boys victory (02/11/15)
It must be that Fort Scott High's boys love to entertain the home fans. What else can explain the Tigers' propensity for taking home games down to the wire? It happened once again Friday night at the FSHS gymnasium as the Tigers rallied after scoring just 6 points in the first quarter to finally take the lead for good in the fourth quarter of a Southeast Kansas League battle with Chanute, winning 52-45...
Tiger girls give league leader a challenge (02/11/15)
Fort Scott High's girls gave it a good effort. It's expected by teams in the Southeast Kansas League that on any given night, any team can step up. And the Tigers, who came into the night in a three-way tie for fifth place in the seven-team SEK, gave league-leading Chanute a challenge early on before eventually falling, 56-43...
Schedule changes for FSHS hoops Friday night (02/11/15)
Fort Scott High School has announced the following changes to the schedule for Friday night's home games against Olathe Heritage Christian. There will be only three games played as both freshmen games and the girls' junior varsity contest will not be held. The JV boys team will play at the high school at 4:30 p.m., followed by the varsity girls at approixmately 6 p.m. and the varsity boys at 7:30...
Pair of Tigers finish fifth in tough Rose Hill tourney (02/10/15)
ROSE HILL -- Two Fort Scott High School wrestlers finished in fifth place in their brackets here Saturday at the 22-team Rose Hill Invitational. Freshmen Derek Bollinger and Zarek Fewell were the Tigers' medalists at 132 and 138 pounds, respectively, in a tournament which included six teams ranked by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association...
Tigers sweep Parsons in league doubleheader (02/07/15)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High School's boys posted 31 points in the second quarter of their Southeast Kansas League battle with Parsons here Friday night. Then the Tigers had to withstand a Viking rally in the third and rely on their defense in the fourth before prevailing, 63-40, and keeping pace with first-place Independence, which saw Tate Turner score 33 points in a 46-43 nail-biter over Labette County...
Farewell to some, welcome to others (02/06/15)
Greyhound football sees movement on national signing day
Independence boys win battle for SEK lead (02/04/15)
INDEPENDENCE -- Independence's boys outscored Fort Scott High 32-13 in the second half here Tuesday night and took first place for itself with a 52-41 victory in Southeast Kansas League play. The Bulldogs, ranked No. 2 in Class 4A-Division I by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association this week, broke a tie for first with the Tigers, who led 34-24 midway through the first quarter. Indy (6-0 SEK, 14-0 overall) won its 13th consecutive league game and its 26th straight regular-season contest...
Tiger JV, Eagle wrestlers win medals (02/03/15)
Fort Scott High's junior varsity wrestlers won six top-four medals while Uniontown's varsity claimed one as FSHS hosted a junior varsity tournament Saturday. The Tigers saw Charles Pytlowany win the 220-pound weight class. Uniontown's high finish was the second-place result from Tommy Joles at 152 pounds...
Independence decision (02/03/15)
Tiger boys survive battle with Coffeyville (01/31/15)
Fort Scott High's boys survived a battle with Coffeyville in Southeast Kansas League action on Homecoming Friday night at the FSHS gymnasium, finally claiming victory when Alex Fink rebounded a last-second 3-pointer by the Golden Tornado that missed the mark in the final seconds of play...
Nado girls pull away in second half (01/31/15)
Coffeyville's girls pulled away in the second half at the FSHS gymnasium Friday night as the Golden Tornado defeated Fort Scott High, 53-37, in Southeast Kansas League play. It was the first win at Fort Scott for the Nado since February 1998, breaking a 10-game losing streak at the FSHS gymnasium...
JV Tiger boys claim El Do tourney title (01/31/15)
EL DORADO SPRINGS, Mo. -- Fort Scott High School's junior varsity boys' basketball team won the championship game of a tournament here Thursday night when the Tigers remained undefeated with a win over Lamar, Mo., 63-49. Monday, the Tigers won their first-round game over Butler, Mo., 35-29. Austin Cook scored 12 points for Fort Scott in that contest...
Rulebook determines victor of wrestling dual (01/30/15)
Fans waited with anticipation as the outcome Fort Scott High's home wrestling dual against Frontenac at the FSHS gymnasium was determined Thursday night. But fans weren't looking at the mat. They were looking at the scorer's table. The dual finished in a 34-34 tie after Frontenac's Kyle Loy pinned Fort Scott's Zach Humble 36 seconds into the second period of the 285-pound match. That sent the match over to the scorer's table to go through the tie-breaking critereia...
Frosh boys split in tourney (01/28/15)
Fort Scott High School freshmen boys' basketball team lost to Iola in the finals of the Iola Tournament Monday night by a score of 43-34. Jessie Lawrence led the Tigers with 9 points while Jessie Jones and Gunnar Brown each scored 8. In a first-round game on January 20, the Tigers defeated Prairie View by 20 points, according to coach Dustin Wiley. In that game, Lawrence scored 16 points and Jones 15...
A different kind of cat (01/28/15)
Tigers second at Frontenac as Pacific rolls (01/27/15)
FRONTENAC -- Fort Scott High's boys held the lead briefly in the championship game of the Kansas Army National Guard Invitational here Saturday night. But Pacific's Cullen VanLeer sparked his team to an 11-0 run midway through the quarter and the Indians never looked back in a 55-31 victory...
Bollinger, Fewell second at Paola (01/27/15)
PAOLA -- Derek Bollinger and Zarek Fewell finished in second place in their respective weight classes for Fort Scott High at the Paola wrestling tournament here Saturday. In all, seven of 12 Tigers place in the top eight in their weight classes and Fort Scott finished 11th in team standings...
Tiger girls down Hogan Prep (01/27/15)
FRONTENAC -- Saturday afternoon was the first day of a new season, according to Fort Scott High head girls' basketball coach Pechone Stepps. And that new season started off with a 56-47 victory over Kansas City (Mo.)-Hogan Prep in the seventh-place game of the Frontenac Kansas Army National Guard Invitational...
Frontenac Kansas Army National Guard Tournament Scores and Schedule (01/24/15)
Tournament schedule Girls Thursday's games (5) Webb City 63, (4) Prairie View 28 (2) Springfield-Kickapoo 89, (7) Kansas City, Mo.-Hogan Prep 10 (3) Blue Valley Southwest 48, (6) Frontenac 40 (1) Oklahoma City-Classen 77, (8) Fort Scott 42 Friday's games...
Tiger boys to play for tourney title (01/24/15)
FRONTENAC -- Fifth-seeded Fort Scott's boys shot 58 percent from the field here Friday evening as they defeated eighth-seed Nevada, 71-57, in the semifinals of the Kansas Army National Guard Tournament. Fort Scott (7-3) will play No. 3 seed Pacific, Mo. in the championship game at 7 p.m. tonight. Nevada (4-9) will face Riverton for third place at 2:30 p.m. Both games will take place in the new gym at Frontenac High School...
Buffalos outlast Tiger girls (01/24/15)
FRONTENAC -- Despite holding Prairie View without a field goal in the fourth quarter, Fort Scott High's girls fell to the Buffalos, 38-34, in the consolation semifinals of the Frontenac Kansas Army National Guard Tournament here Friday afternoon. The Tigers (1-9) will play for seventh place today at 1 p.m. against Kansas City (Mo.) Hogan Prep, which lost to Frontenac in the other consolation semi by a 50-32 score...
Tiger boys rally; Classen too much for girls (01/23/15)
FRONTENAC -- Fort Scott High's boys rallied from yet another early deficit Thursday night as the Cardiac Tigers defeated fourth- seeded Winfield, 71-50, in the first round of the Frontenac Kansas Army National Guard Tournament here Thursday night. Fort Scott's girls fell to top-seeded Oklahoma City-Classen in the nightcap, 77-42, as sophomore Taylor Roberts scored 51 points...
Tiger wrestlers out-man Iola, fall to Columbus (01/23/15)
COLUMBUS -- Fort Scott High School's wrestling team split a triangular here Tuesday night, beating Iola 66-6 and losing to Columbus 51-22. There was only one match held in the Iola dual as the Mustangs brought just one varsity wrestler. Fort Scott picked up 11 forfeits. Iola's Andrew Garber pinned Fort Scott's Hector Torres at 182 pounds. Garber also won an exhibition/junior varsity match over Ben Daniels by pin...
Two medal at tough Bobcat Classic (01/20/15)
BASEHOR -- The Basehor-Linwood Bobcat Classic is always loaded, even for those schools which bring full teams. So Fort Scott High's two medals from it's contingent of just five wrestlers can be considered one of the season's bright spots. In a tournament loaded with nine teams ranked by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association, Missouri's defending State runner-up in Class 2 and two other top-10 teams from last season and one of Colorado's top big-school programs, four of the five Tigers won at least one match.. ...
Tiger boys seeded 5th, girls 8th (01/20/15)
Fort Scott High School's boys drew the No. 5 seed while the girls will be seeded eighth at the Frontenac Raider Kansas National Guard Invitational, which begins Thursday. Fort Scott's boys were seeded with a record of 5-3 and will take on Winfield (6-2) at 7 p.m. Thursday night in the old gym at Frontenac High School. The girls (1-7) will follow with an 8:30 contest against Oklahoma City-Classen School of Advanced Studies (12-2) in the same facility...
Girard boys pull away, remain unbeaten (01/17/15)
GIRARD -- Fort Scott High's boys scored the first 5 points of Friday night's game here. Girard scored the next 13 and never trailed again as the Trojans (8-0), ranked No. 2 in Class 4A-Division II by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association, went on to a 60-50 victory...
Fouls costly in Tiger girls' loss (01/17/15)
GIRARD -- In a tightly-called game, Fort Scott High's girls were called for over 30 fouls here Friday night, leading to 42 free-throw attempts for Girard. The Trojans, ranked No. 6 in Class 4A-Division II by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association, took advantage of the opportunites and converted 24 charity tosses in a 63-46 victory...
The Pirates' life for Brown (01/17/15)
McFall wins 500th game (01/17/15)
Former Fort Scott High School and Fort Scott Community College player John McFall recently won his 500th game as a high-school basketball coach. McFall, a 1964 graduate of Fort Scott High School who also played at FSCC from 1965-67, currently coaches the girls' team at Mill Valley High School in Shawnee. Win No. 500 came against Kansas City-Piper on January 13...
Tigers beat Pitt to give Stepps first varsity win (01/14/15)
Fort Scott High's girls completely turned the game around in the fourth quarter Tuesday night, rallying from a 13-point deficit to take their first victory of the season, 47-46, over Pittsburg at the FSHS gymnasium. The win was the first for Pechone Stepps as a varsity-level coach after coaching freshmen boys for the past several seasons...
Fort Scott boys hold on to win another close one (01/14/15)
Fort Scott High boys' head coach Jeff DeLaTorre wouldn't mind if his team could win game in a less suspenseful manner. But they do win those close ones, including Tuesday's 50-47 Southeast Kansas League nail-biter over Pittsburg at the FSHS gymnasium...
Fewell tops 138-pound bracket at Bonner Springs (01/13/15)
BONNER SPRINGS -- Zarek Fewell won the 138-pound bracket and two other Tigers won medals as Fort Scott High's wrestling team finished seventh out of 12 teams at the Dick Burns Mat Classic hosted by Bonner Springs High School here Saturday. Seventh out of 12 may not sound like a big deal but the Tigers scored 54 points with just five wrestlers...
Tiger boys move into share of SEK lead (01/10/15)
ALTAMONT -- Fort Scott High's boys pulled into a share of first place in the Southeast Kansas League with idle Independence following a 63-55 victory over Labette County here Friday night. The Tigers (3-0 SEK, 4-2 overall) hit 12 3-point shots on their way to the win. Jake Bradbury threw down 5 of them as he led Fort Scott with 19 points. Kaleb DeLaTorre connected on 4 triples as he and Alex Fink each finished with 14 points...
LC girls pull away in 2nd half (01/10/15)
ALTAMONT -- Ashley Cook scored 18 of Fort Scott High's first 19 points here Friday night. But her 25-point night -- which matched her season high -- was not enough as Labette County pulled away in the second half for a 65-54 victory in Southeast Kansas League play...
Fink, Campbell picked for Shrine Bowl (01/09/15)
Fort Scott High School senior Alex Fink has been selected to play in the 2015 Kansas Shrine Bowl and Tiger head coach Bob Campbell will again be a member of the East coaching staff, officials from the bowl announced today. Fink, who played wide receiver and defensive back for the Tigers, was selected to play in a vote by Kansas media members. ...
Tiger boys go into break with win (12/20/14)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott High School's boys will go into the break as one of the co-leaders in the Southeast Kansas League after beating Chanute, 48-39, here Friday night. The Tigers, 3-2 overall, are tied on top of the SEK with Independence (5-0) with 2-0 league records. The Bulldogs needed overtime to win at Pittsburg Friday night, 52-43...
Scoring spurts send Chanute girls over Tigers, 66-35 (12/20/14)
CHANUTE -- A pair of long scoring runs spelled trouble for Fort Scott High's girls here Friday night as host Chanute pulled away for a 66-35 win in Southeast Kansas League play. The Blue Comets (1-0 SEK, 4-1 overall), who have no seniors on the roster, scored the last 14 points of the first quarter to take an 18-4 lead...
SEK Coaches of the Year (12/19/14)
Webb inks with Butler (12/19/14)
Bringing it up court (12/19/14)
Buzzer-beater gives Tigers victory over Vikes (12/17/14)
Senior forward Mason Knopp couldn't play for Fort Scott's boys Tuesday night as he has been hampered by a lingering injury from football season. Normally, Parsons might have considered that a good sign. But Knopp's fill-in, Benjamin Labbe, scored the game-winning layup at the buzzer to give the Vikings their first loss of the season, 46-44, in Southeast Kansas League action...
Parsons holds off Tiger rally (12/17/14)
Turnovers helped Parsons' girls get out to a big lead on Fort Scott Friday night. And they almost allowed the Tigers to rally from that deficit. The Vikings took advantage of seven first-quarter turnovers by the Tigers, which led to 12 points, as they built a 12-point lead. But after holding Fort Scott at bay for three quarters, a splurge of Viking turnovers --six in the final stanza -- almost allowed the Tigers to come all the way back...
Three Tigers earn medals at Eudora tourney (12/16/14)
EUDORA -- Fort Scott High's Derek Bollinger, Trey Holston and Chris Stell earned medals at the 25-school Eudora Tournament of Champions here over the weekend. Each of Fort Scott's five entrants wrestled in pools on Friday and those who advanced wrestled for placement in brackets on Saturday...
Tiger boys win home JV tourney (12/16/14)
Fort Scott High School's junior varsity boys' basketball team claimed the championship of their own tournament by winning two games on Saturday. The Tigers defeated Iola, 56-46, and Frontenac, 61-39. Devonte Robinson led the Tigers (3-0) with 22 points against Iola while Marcus Stepps added 12. Austin Cook led the way against Frontenac with 14 points. Robinson scored 12 and Ryan Thomas chipped in with 11...
Tigers sweep in first round of home JV tourney (12/12/14)
Fort Scott High School's junior varsity basketball teams swept Chanute in first-round games of their home tournament at the FSHS gymnasium Thursday night. Tiger girls (1-0) opened things up by scoring the games' first 13 points on their way to a 47-17 win. Fort Scott's boys followed up with a 58-38 victory over the Blue Comets...
Davis to be honored during Tuesday FSHS games (12/10/14)
Long-time coach and teacher Tom Davis will be honored at the halftime of the boys' varsity basketball game at Fort Scott High School Tuesday night. Davis will be retiring after 44 years in various roles in education, 28 of those in Fort Scott. Davis began his teaching/coaching career in 1970 at what was then known as Fort Scott Junior High. ...
Southwest wins tourney; young Tigers fourth (12/09/14)
Fort Scott High School wrestling head coach David Brown put out a young team for the Fort Scott Dual Tournament at the FSHS gymnasium Saturday afternoon. In each of the five duals, the Tigers fielded six freshmen, two sophomores and two seniors who weren't on the team last season, one of them having never wrestled before this dual...
Broken Arrow sweeps Fort Scott (12/09/14)
WILLARD, Mo. -- Broken Arrow, Okla., won both games against Fort Scott High here Saturday to clinch the boys' and girls' championships of the Willard Four-State Classic. Although Tiger boys lost 45-40, they finished in third place. Fort Scott's girls fell to Broken Arrow, 73-32...
Tiger boys rally and hold on, 46-45 (12/06/14)
WILLARD, Mo. -- Thursday night, Fort Scott High's boys staged a rally against Harrison, Ark. on the first night of the Willard Four-State Classic which fell just short, losing by 2 points. Friday night, the Tigers rallied from a 7-point deficit during the third quarter to take the lead at the start of the fourth, lost it for a bit, then regained it and held on for a 46-45 victory over tournament host Willard, evening their season record at 1-1...
Tiger boys fall by 2; Harrison sweeps (12/05/14)
WILLARD, Mo. -- Fort Scott High School's boys saw a furious rally fall just short here Thursday night in a 69-67 loss to Harrison, Ark. on the first day of the 27th Annual Willard Four-State Classic. Fort Scott's girls kept things close most of the first half but were outscored 21-6 in the third quarter of a 65-28 loss to Harrison...
Tiger basketball teams hold scrimmages (12/02/14)
The winter sports season is almost underway. And Fort Scott High School held Red & White Scrimmages for both of its basketball programs as part of a night of activities at the FSHS gymnasium Monday night. The girls' basketball teams scrimmaged first. Then after introductions which included the FSHS wrestling team, the boys' basketball teams scrimmaged...
14 Tigers earn All-SEK football honors (11/19/14)
Fourteen members of Fort Scott High School's football team earned All-Southeast Kansas League honors in an announcement released early Tuesday morning. Four Tigers were named to the First Team. Senior Alex Fink was chosen at wide receiver and defensive back. Senior Chase Brown was selected as a linebacker. Senior Mason Knopp was named as the punter and junior Brody Southwell was named the kicker...
Bulldog boys, Comet girls tabbed in Southeast Kansas League (11/18/14)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High School's boys were picked to finish third by league coaches in polls released here Monday morning while Tiger girls were tabbed for sixth place. KSHQ Radio tabulated the polls for the annual media conference, held in Pittsburg's WATCO building. Coaches could not vote for their own teams...
Bishop Miege dominates in Sectional (11/15/14)
Fort Scott High had the first play from scrimmage in Friday night's Class 4A-Division I Sectional Playoff Game at Frary Field against No. 1-ranked Bishop Miege. And it was a 34-yard run by running back Brendyn Quinney. Although the Tigers' drive stalled and Bishop Miege was able to make three big plays on its first drive, the Tigers were able to keep the Stags off the scoreboard when Quinney intercepted a pass in the end zone for a touchback...
All-SEK honor to 3 Tigers (11/15/14)
Southeast Kansas League runner-up Fort Scott saw three players picked to the All-SEK volleyball team recently, all of them chosen to the First Team. The Tigers finished second in the SEK at 5-1 with an overall record of 20-17. Chanute won the SEK for the third consecutive season...
FSHS lands 4 on All-SEK soccer team (11/15/14)
Four members of Fort Scott High School's soccer team were chosen to the All-Southeast Kansas League team recently. Two were placed on the First Team. The Tigers First Team picks are seniors Jonah Jones and Hector Torres-Leiva. They are joined by four members of league champion Pittsburg -- seniors Sullivan Lauderdale, Ricky Sanchez and Emmanuel Gonzalez, and junior Frander Marroquin. ...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Tigers vs. No. 1 Bishop Miege -- Tigers' task: beat the best in order to be the best (11/14/14)
A game such as this is what the playoffs are all about. In order to be the best, one has to beat the best. And every poll in Kansas has Bishop Miege as its No. 1 team in Class 4A-Division I. And some of them have the Stags (10-0) as one of the best teams in the state no matter what the class...
Tigers tough it out over Baldwin, 24-12 (11/08/14)
Mason Knopp threw for the most yards of any Tiger quarterback in four years and the defense made the plays when it needed to as Fort Scott High broke a five-game playoff losing streak with a 24-12 victory over Baldwin in a Class 4A-Division I Regional Playoff Game at Frary Field Friday night...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Tigers vs. Baldwin -- Tigers look to break playoff jinx (11/07/14)
Fort Scott High is the only Southeast Kansas League team with a winning record in Kansas playoff games since the first ones were held in 1969 (Pittsburg is at .500, 25-25). The Tigers are 32-20 all-time in playoff games. But Fort Scott has lost its last five playoff games, having not yet won in the playoffs since head coach Bob Campbell returned to the sideline for the 2010 season (0-4). ...
Fort Scott's Westhoff fifth at 4A State (11/04/14)
WAMEGO -- Fort Scott High junior Cassidy Westhoff improved two places from last season as she finished fifth in Class 4A at the Kansas State Cross Country Championship Meet here Saturday. Westhoff turned in a time of 15 minutes, 31.90 seconds on the four-kilometer course. ...
Tigers make most of second chance (11/01/14)
PAOLA -- Fort Scott High junior Brody Southwell made the most of his second chance here Friday night and booted a 23-yard field goal with 8:59 remaining in the contest which helped give the Tigers a 23-22 victory over Paola. It was the regular-season finale for both teams...
Soccer season ends via shutout (10/31/14)
OTTAWA -- Ottawa defeated Fort Scott High, 4-0, here Tuesday as the Tigers' season came to a close in the semifinal round of the Class 4-3-2-1A East I Regional Tournament. Fort Scott's season ended with a record of 4-12 after suffering its 10th shutout loss of the season...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Tigers at Paola -- Both teams assured of playoff berths (10/31/14)
The game between Fort Scott High and Paola in the final game of the 2014 regular season Friday night will be for playoff seeding. Both teams are assured of berths in the first-ever Class 4A-Division I playoffs, which begin a week from tonight. Both teams are 2-0 in the district while visiting Fort Scott is 7-1 overall and homestanding Paola is 6-2...
Tigers advance in soccer tourney (10/28/14)
Fort Scott High School's soccer team got past Riverton at Ellis Park Monday evening to advance in the Class 4-3-2-1A East Regional I Soccer Tournament by a score of 3-1 in a "play-in" match. The eighth-seeded Tigers (4-12) got goals from Jonah Jones and Alex Combs but the first Fort Scott goal was inadvertently scored by a Riverton player, who accidentally headed the ball into his own goal rather than away from it during the 23rd minute of play...
Westhoff qualifies for State Meet (10/28/14)
GARNETT -- Fort Scott High School junior Cassidy Westhoff has qualified for State Cross Country for the second straight year by finishing third in the Anderson County Class 4A Regional Meet here Saturday. Westhoff took third in 15 minutes, 41.64 seconds and advanced as one of the top five runners from a school which did not place in the top three in team standings. ...
Paola ends Tigers' season (10/28/14)
PAOLA -- Fort Scott High School's volleyball team went into the Paola Class 4A-Division II Sub-State here Saturday as the No. 2 seed. But home-court advantage worked out for the Panthers, who advanced 25-22, 25-16, in the first round of play to bring an end to the Tigers' season at 20-17...
Tigers roll as Quinney jets for 4 touchdowns (10/25/14)
Fort Scott High clinched a Class 4A-Division I playoff berth Friday night when the Tigers routed Labette County, 49-12, and Paola got by at Chanute in overtime, 21-20. Paola, which also clinched, will host Fort Scott next Friday night in a game that will simply determine which one gets to play a first-round home game and which one will have to go on the road to begin its State championship quest...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Tigers vs. Labette County -- Never underestimate the Grizzlies (10/24/14)
OK, so Labette County is just 2-5 on the season. And, OK, the Grizzlies are just 2-5 and on a three-game losing streak. And, yes, the teams they've beaten -- Iola and Parsons --are a combined 1-13. But somehow, no matter the records, Jesse Ybarra always has his team ready to play Fort Scott High tough. And tonight's Class 4A-Division I District 4 battle at Frary Field -- which also doubles as a Southeast Kansas League game -- isn't expected to be a night off...
Tigers seeded 2nd (10/24/14)
Fort Scott High's volleyball team has drawn the No. 2 seed in a Class 4A-Division I Sub-State Tournament that will be held in Paola Saturday. The Tigers (20-16) will face the host school, Paola (17-20), in the first round. This will be the second match of the day as top-seeded Louisburg (26-11), ranked No. 4 in 4A-I by the Kansas Volleyball Association, opens against Spring Hill (14-24) at 2 p.m...
JV football wins season finale (10/24/14)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott High School's junior varsity football season concluded here Monday night with a 38-0 shutout of Chanute. Vince Tome scored the first two touchdowns for the Tigers. The first came on a 60-yard run play. The next came on a 97-yard pass from quarterback Grant Goldston. Two-point conversions failed after each, leaving the score at 12-0...
Harrison goes 0-2 at State tennis (10/21/14)
WINFIELD -- Fort Scott High junior Jennifer Harrison didn't have as long of a stay at the Class 4A State Tennis Tournament as she would have liked here this past weekend, going 0-2. But she finished the season with a record of 22-14 and will be back next season in a quest to qualify all four years of her high-school career...
Tigers 4th at Anderson County (10/21/14)
GARNETT -- Fort Scott High School volleyball finished in fourth place at the Anderson County Invitational here Saturday afternoon as the Tigers closed out regular-season play. Fort Scott (20-16) defeated Iola, 25-14, 25-19, in the first round of pool play. Ashley Cook had 7 kills, 6 assists and 7 digs for the Tigers. Elisha Hasenplaugh added 5 kills. Abi Keating handed out 10 assists and served 4 aces. Katie Gorman came up with 18 digs...
Going a little bit old school (10/18/14)
Tigers down Comets with smash-mouth offense, big-play defense
Westhoff claims SEK title (10/18/14)
CHERRYVALE -- Fort Scott High School junior Cassidy Westhoff claimed the Southeast Kansas League girls' cross-country title here Thursday, keeping that crown on the head of a Tiger for the fourth consecutive season. Westhoff joins Kati Jo Todd (1996), Heather Williams (2004-05) and Rienbolt (2011-13) as Fort Scott female champions. Her sister, Mallory, finished in seventh place...
No. 1 Miege sweeps; Blue Comets take SEK title (10/18/14)
cott High's volleyball team suffered a sweep here Thursday night at the hands of defending Class 4A State champ Bishop Miege in a non-league match and Chanute in a match that determined the SEK champion. Miege (26-7), State champion in either 4A or 5A five of the last six years, is ranked No. ...
Harrison to make third State appearance (10/17/14)
Fort Scott High School junior Jennifer Harrison got into playing tennis because her older sister, Corina, needed someone to practice with. "When I was in fifth grade, Corina, who was on the team when I was a freshman, said, 'I need someone to hit with me,' because she decided she wanted to play as a freshman (2009)," Jennifer said. "And I said, 'OK, I'll hit with you.' And then we just all started hitting as a family and I've liked it ever since."...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Tigers vs. Chanute -- Comets visit to open district play (10/17/14)
Class 4A-Division I District 4 play opens tonight when Chanute comes to Frary Field to meet Fort Scott High and Labette County hosts Paola. For those new to high-school football, the last three weeks of the regular season are district games, which are essentially a four-team round-robin playoff for two spots in the Class 4A-Division I playoffs...
Jones' hat trick carries Tigers (10/15/14)
Jonah Jones scored his second career hat trick Tuesday afternoon to lead Fort Scott High's soccer team to a 3-0 win over Columbus in a non-league match at Ellis Park. Jones, a senior, scored twice in the second half, when the Tigers (2-10) took control of the pace of play. His first hat track came on Sept. 9 of last year in a road game at Columbus...
Frosh roll to win over Indy (10/15/14)
Scoring in every quarter, Fort Scott High's ninth grade football team won Tuesday night's game with Independence in just about every way imaginable: on the ground, through the air, and via the defensive takeaway. The result was a 41-6 throttling, with standouts aplenty on both sides of the ball for the Tigers...
Tigers' season comes to close (10/15/14)
COFFEYVILLE -- The season came to a close for Fort Scott High School's golf team here Tuesday as the Tigers were unable to advance either individually or as a team from the Coffeyville Class 4A Regional Tournament. The tournament was moved back one day due to rain on Monday, but conditions still weren't ideal for most of the teams...
Harrison qualifies for third State trip (10/14/14)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott junior Jennifer Harrison will be going to the Class 4A State Tournament for the third time in as many seasons after finishing sixth at the Chanute Class 4A Regional Tournament here over the weekend. Harrison (22-12) went 2-2 in the tournament, falling in the fifth-place match to Parsons' Sami Ford. The top six finishers in singles and doubles --one bracket for each -- advanced to State, which will be held in Winfield Friday and Saturday...
Tigers win fourth straight, 22-7 (10/11/14)
INDEPENDENCE -- Independence had some of the better offensive numbers in Friday night's Southeast Kansas League battle but Fort Scott High had the numbers that mattered most. Fort Scott's score was better, the most important number of the game. The Tigers took a 22-7 victory over the Bulldogs and improved to 5-1 on the season going into Class 4A District play, which begins next week...
Tiger golfers finish third in league standings (10/11/14)
COFFEYVILLE -- High-school golf's regular season concluded here Tuesday with the sixth and final Southeast Kansas League designated tournament here. Anna Pool and Labette County had already clinched the individual and team titles coming into the tournament but there was still a chance for other individuals to move into All-SEK positions...
Regional tennis schedule pushed back a day (10/11/14)
CHANUTE -- The first day of play at the Chanute Class 4A Regional Tennis Tournament was called off Friday due to rain and wet court conditions. Fort Scott High and the other teams will try to get things going this morning at 10 a.m., hoping that a 30-percent chance of rain is highly overestimated...
Tigers, Comets sweep to set up title bout (10/10/14)
Fort Scott High School's volleyball team stayed unbeaten in the Southeast Kansas League following a sweep on "Dig Pink" and Senior Night at the FSHS gymnasium Thursday night. Meanwhile, in Parsons, Chanute also stated unbeaten in the SEK with a triangular sweep over the host Vikings and Independence...
JV football routs Prairie View, 56-0 (10/10/14)
LaCYGNE -- Fort Scott High School's junior varsity football team routed Prairie View, 56-0, here Monday night. The Tigers improved to 4-1 on the season. They scored eight touchdowns which were scored, in order, by; Vince Tome on a 60-yard run with Taylor Engstrom running in the 2-point conversion...
Freshmen gridders fall to Paola, 21-6 (10/10/14)
PAOLA -- Fort Scott High School's freshmen football team fell to 3-2 on the season here Monday night, falling to Paola 21-6 in the Tigers' first road game of the season. The lone Tiger touchdown was scored on the game's opening drive, capped by a 3-yard run by Jessie Lawrence. Paola went ahead by the end of the period, 7-6, and added touchdowns later by returning the second-half opening kickoff to the end zone and another third-quarter score set up by a blocked punt...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Tigers at Independence -- Bulldogs riding the roller coaster (10/10/14)
When Independence has won a game this season, the Bulldogs have won big. In their three victories this season, Indy has outscored their opponents 109-31. The bad news for the Bulldogs is that when they lose, they lose big. Granted, one of their losses is to Pittsburg, which clinched the Southeast Kansas League championship last week, but the other was to a Chanute team that's been struggling. And Independence has been outscored in their losses, 98-26...
Independence wins 3rd straight SEK tennis title (10/07/14)
CHANUTE -- Independence won its third straight championship and its 10th in 11 seasons after finishing well ahead of the pack at the Southeast Kansas League Tennis Tournament here Saturday. Independence, which has won or shared 31 championships since the first SEK girls' tournament in 1973, scored 26 team points while Chanute was second with 17 and Parsons third with 14. Fort Scott finished in seventh place with 6 team points...
Tigers roll on Homecoming night, 42-8 (10/04/14)
Fort Scott High School's football team rolled on Homecoming night at Frary Field Friday night, beating a Pioneer League team for the 10th consecutive time as they downed Prairie View, 42-8. This was the first time in this series that both teams entered a meeting with winning records. But while Prairie View suffered its first loss last week, playing Ottawa tough at home, the Tigers had to rally from 10 points down to beat Coffeyville at home...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Tigers vs. Prairie View -- Both teams 3-1 coming into game (10/03/14)
This may be the first time in the history of the Fort Scott High football series with Prairie View that both teams come into a meeting with winning records. Both are 3-1 going into tonight's non-league battle which is also Fort Scott's Homecoming game...
Pittsburg meet postponed by rain (10/03/14)
The afternoon thunderstorms with lightning weren't what cancelled the Pittsburg cross-country meet, in which Fort Scott High and Uniontown's teams were to participate Thursday. It was the morning heavy rain that turned the course into a partially-flooded mess which forced the issue...
Frosh volleyball sweeps quad at Parsons (10/03/14)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott's freshmen volleyball team swept Chanute, Parsons and Coffeyville in a quadrangular here Tuesday. The victories upped the Tigers' record to 16-11. Fort Scott bested Chanute 25-22, 26-24, then dropped Parsons 25-13, 25-22, and finished up with a
victory over Coffeyville 25-19, 25-12...
Freshmen football drops Prairie View game, adds Paola Monday (10/03/14)
Due to a lack of players, Prairie View was forced to cancel a freshmen football game against Fort Scott High School which was to be played October 9 at Prairie View. This is the third time this season FSHS has lost a freshmen game. But it has been able to find a replacement opponent each time. This time, the replacement will be Paola in a game to be held there Monday at 4:30...
Coffeyville shuts out Tiger soccer (10/03/14)
Visiting Coffeyville shut out Fort Scott High School, 2-0, Tuesday in a Southeast Kansas League match at Ellis Park. With the victory, the Golden Tornado (1-2 SEK, 1-4 overall) broke a tie for last place in the SEK with the Tigers (0-5, 0-9). Fort Scott has lost 10 straight matches going back to last season. The Tigers have been outscored 54-2 this season and have been shut out seven times, including each of their last four matches...
No changes for SEK schools (10/01/14)
No schools in the Southeast Kansas League and only one in the Three Rivers League changed classes when the Kansas State High School Activities Association released classifications for the 2014-15 school year. These classifcations are effective immediately in every sport but football, which is classified in two-year cucles which were determined last year...
Pool, LCHS lock up golf titles (10/01/14)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High's golf team finished in sixth place here Tuesday at the Pittsburg Invitational, the fifth of six Southeast Kansas League designated tournaments this season. The Tigers finished with a four-woman, 18-hole score of 460. League leader Labette County was team champion at 362 while non-league member Caney Valley was second at 379...
Two medalists for Eagles in home tourney (10/01/14)
Uniontown's golf team had two medalists Monday at its home 18-hole tournament at Woodland Hills Golf Course in Fort Scott. Kaylyn Crystal shot 105 for fifth place and Kyley Brown shot 113 for ninth. "I think overall we played OK but not up to our potential," Uniontown head coach Jason Tourtillott said. "We're hitting some good this but not following them up with the next or getting up and down very well...
Tiger JV wins (10/01/14)
COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott High's junior varsity football team defeated Coffeyville here Monday night, 22-6, boosting the Tigers' record to 3-1 on the season. Kaleb DeLaTorre scored the first touchdown on a quarterback keeper from 2 yards out. Just before halftime, DeLaTorre found Marcus Stepps in the back of the end zone for a 20-yard scoring play. Wyatt Tourtillott ran in for the 2-point conversion...
Tiger JV tennis ties for 5th in large tournament (10/01/14)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott High School's junior varsity tennis team tied for fifth place in its final tournament of the season here Monday. There were eight teams, including two from Labette County and an "SEK Combo" team, which allowed extra players from any school to get some matches in...
Westhoff fourth at Rim Rock Farm (09/30/14)
Runners from schools in Southeast Kansas take 3 of top 4 spots and 6 of top 20
Tigers sixth at Louisburg (09/30/14)
LOUISBURG -- Fort Scott High's volleyball team faced two state-ranked teams here Saturday as part of its journey through the field at the Louisburg Invitational. The Tigers' first two matches in pool play were against those ranked teams. First, they faced Basehor-Linwood, which the Kansas Volleyball Association has at No. ...
Nevada deals frosh 1st loss (09/30/14)
Fort Scott High's freshmen football team fell to Nevada, 26-18, Monday evening at Frary Field. This game was added to replace a game versus Coffeyville, which doesn't have enough freshmen to field a team this season. Fort Scott running back Zarek Fewell set up the Tigers' first score when he broke several tackles before finally being brought down at the 1-yard line...
Roaring Back: Tigers rally from 10-point deficit with 5:30 remaining to beat Nado (09/27/14)
The 99 was the big play in a game that saw 88 points go up on the scoreboard. Alex Fink caught a 22-yard touchdown pass from Mason Knopp on the "99" route with 22 seconds on the clock at Frary Field Friday night to give Fort Scott High a 46-42 victory over Coffeyville in one of the highest-scoring games in school history...
Tigers sweep, take lead in SEK (09/27/14)
COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott High School's volleyball team took the lead in the Southeast Kansas League as league play got underway here Thursday night. The Tigers (2-0 SEK, 12-8 overall) swept Coffeyville, 25-14, 25-17, and Parsons, 25-10, 25-11. As this triangular was the only one held Thursday night in which all three teams were from league schools, the Tigers lead by one match over Chanute and Independence...
Harrison takes first at Pittsburg (09/27/14)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High tennis player Jennifer Harrison is on a big-time roll. She won the No. 1 singles pool for the third time in her last four outings as she went 4-0 in the Pittsburg Invitational here Thursday, dropping just 2 games the entire day...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Tigers vs. Coffeyville -- Tigers look to contain Tornado (09/26/14)
Fort Scott High faces off against Coffeyville at 7 p.m. tonight at Frary Field in a battle of Southeast Kansas League rivals. Both teams come into the contest off losses. The Tigers were shut out 41-0 at Pittsburg. Coffeyville fell 24-12 at Chanute...
Indy shuts out Tigers (09/26/14)
Fort Scott High School's soccer team played better Thursday night at Ellis Park but the effort was still not enough to give the Tigers their first victory of the season as Independence took a 4-0 victory in Southeast Kansas League play. The Tigers (0-4 SEK, 0-8 overall) lost 9-1 to the Bulldogs (3-0, 8-1) at Independence a week and a half ago. They had some good moments on defense and goalkeeper Bret Pickert made 10 saves...
Tigers finish second in home tournament (09/26/14)
Fort Scott High School's girls varsity tennis team hosted its annual home tournament Tuesday afternoon, coming away a first-place medal and two seconds in the four-school round-robin. And the Tigers got to play in front of a good-sized crowd, at least at the high-school courts where the No. 1 pools of singles and doubles were held...
Tiger JV girls win team title (09/26/14)
IOLA -- Fort Scott High's junior varsity girls team won the team title for the second time this season at the Doc Stiles Invitational here Tuesday. The Tigers scored 46 points in taking the title as they had two top-10 individuals. Columbus was second with 59 points followed by Frontenac with 65, Girard 74 and Chanute 85...
Tigers 8th at Chanute (09/24/14)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott High School's golf team finished in eight place at the Chanute Invitational here Monday. Uniontown entered two players but was ineligible for team standings. This was the fourth of what has turned out to be a six-tournament schedule for the Southeast Kansas League. Originally, only Fort Scott, Parsons and Coffeyville were indicated as league tournaments on the schedule...
JV tennis results from Parsons (09/24/14)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High School's junior varsity tennis team took part in a tournament here Monday. The highest finish was posted by the No. 2 doubles team of Kristal Castillo and Savanah Dixon, which finished third. They lost to Nakia Palmer/Selena Stich of Chanute, 6-0, in the first round. But they claimed a 6-3 win over Jaiden Rausch/Nyeesha Natt of Parsons and a 6-1 decision over Megan March/Addison Saye of Labette County...
Sports Notebook (09/24/14)
FSMS volleyball sweeps COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott Middle School's volleyball teams played here Monday against the Roughriders of Coffeyville- Roosevelt. All four teams won their matches. In the seventh-grade B-team match, Fort Scott prevailed 25-15, 25-20. The 7B's are now 4-1 on the season...
Tigers 3-2 at Pittsburg tourney (09/23/14)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High School's volleyball team went 3-2 at the 10-team Pittsburg Invitational here Saturday. The record was not good enough to advance to championship bracket play, however, and the Tigers (10-8) finished in seventh place. The Tigers' first opponent was Southeast Kansas League rival Labette County, which they swept 25-13, 25-17. ...
Dragons shut out Tigers, 41-0 (09/20/14)
PITTSBURG -- Pittsburg posted its first shutout of Fort Scott High since 1985 Friday night as the Purple Dragons took control of the Southeast Kansas League with a 41-0 victory at Hutchinson Field. It's the first time the Tigers have been shut out in a regular-season game since the 2008 season, when Independence claimed a 20-0 victory. Pittsburg posted a 36-0 win over Fort Scott in 1985...
Westhoffs winners at Wellsville (09/20/14)
WELLSVILLE -- Fort Scott High junior Cassidy Westhoff won the varsity race at the Wellsville Invitational here Thursday, bettering the runner-up mark by roughly a minute and a half. Not bad considering that at the beginning of the day, she was preparing to race at Cherryvale...
Tennis team enjoys success during week (09/20/14)
Fort Scott High School's tennis team juggled its lineup a little bit at the a round-robin tournament at Independence Tuesday and saw Jennifer Harrison come away from the day with a perfect 4-0 record in No. 1 singles. "Jennifer had a solid day, probably playing some of her best and most consistent tennis of the season," Fort Scott head coach Lynn Barr said. "She stroked the ball well today, and for the most part played with the patience she needs to be successful."...
Tigers 2nd in Galena invite (09/20/14)
Fort Scott High School's golf team finished second at the Galena Invitational, which was held at Joplin's Schifferdecker Golf Course Thursday, shooting a season-best four-woman, nine-hole score of 224. The Tigers also had three medalists. "That is 24 strokes better than at the opening tournament at home," Fort Scott head coach Karen Curran said. ...
Tiger volleyball takes two in home quad (09/19/14)
Fort Scott High's volleyball team won two of three matches in a home non-league quadrangular at the FSHS gymnasium Thursday evening, beating Prairie View and Osawatomie in the two matches. Louisburg, ranked No. 4 in Class 4A-Division I by the Kansas Volleyball Association, won all three matches it played, including a sweep of the Tigers...
Tiger soccer falls, 4-1 (09/19/14)
RIVERTON -- Junior Alex Combs scored Fort Scott High's only goal in a 4-1 loss to Riverton here Tuesday. The Tigers fell to 0-5 on the season. Combs' goal was just the second the team has scored this season. Fort Scott will host Spring Hill Monday...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Tigers at Pittsburg -- An early clash of SEK contenders (09/19/14)
Tonight, the Southeast Kansas League's best-scoring defense will face off against the SEK's best defense at preventing scoring. Pittsburg (2-0 SEK and overall) has scored 103 points this season, including a somewhat surprising 55 points in the season opener against Coffeyville on Sept. 5 and 41 at Independence last week. Fort Scott (1-0, 2-0) has allowed just 13 points this season, one more than the Purple Dragons, who shut out the Bulldogs last Friday...
Tigers 5th, Eagles 7th at Parsons (09/17/14)
PARSONS -- Coffeyville's Anna Pool and Labette County's team continued to make their charge toward Southeast Kansas League titles at the second league designated tournament here Monday. Fort Scott finished fifth as a team and fourth among the SEK schools. Uniontown, most often the smallest school at a tournament, took seventh place...
JV tennis plays in home tournament (09/17/14)
Fort Scott High's junior varsity tennis team hosted its second tournament of the season Monday and got to use all nine of its players when Iola was unable to show. The coaches put together a "combo" team to take Iola's place, which had two entries from Fort Scott and two from Chanute...
Gire scores lone goal in loss at Indy (09/17/14)
INDEPENDENCE -- Brady Gire scored the first goal of the season for Fort Scott High School's soccer team but it came in the 74th minute of a 9-1 loss to Independence in Southeast Kansas League play here Monday. The Tigers (0-2 SEK, 0-4 overall), who have been outscored 29-1 this season, played at Riverton Tuesday...
Tigers win via pair of 4th quarter TDs (09/13/14)
SPRING HILL -- Two touchdowns in a span of 1:13 late in the fourth quarter propelled Fort Scott High to a 27-13 victory over Spring Hill in a non-league battle here Friday night. Spring Hill (1-1), which generated all but 22 of its 168 yards of total offense in the second half, tied the score at 13-13 on a 37-yard pass from Ryker Johnson to Ivan Hughes with 7:12 remaining in the contest...
Tiger volleyball competitive during week (09/13/14)
Even though they were just 1-3 during the week, Fort Scott High's volleyball team was competitive every time out. Tuesday, the Tigers were swept at Nevada while they managed a split at Paola Thursday. In the most recent matches, Fort Scott swept Paola, 25-20, 25-23, and lost to Wellsville, 25-15, 23-25, 25-21...
Tennis deals with injury at Indy (09/13/14)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High School's tennis team had to work around an injury here Thursday at the Independence Invitational. Mikayla Norris, who was to play No. 2 doubles with Breanna Leslie, suffered an ankle injury before the tournament got underway. It was too late to substitute her out for a match against Iola, so the Tigers had to forfeit that match. Then head coach Lynn Barr moved Alex King from No. 2 singles to partner with Leslie for the rest of the day...
Westhoff, Brooks take seconds in home meet (09/12/14)
Cross-country runners don't mind a cool, cloudy day and that probably contributed to some blazing fast times at the Fort Scott Invitational Thursday on the Mercy Professional Building Grounds. Case in point, the top two times in the girls' varsity race were much faster than the winning time last year. And the winning time in the boys' junior varsity race was nearly a full minute and a half better than that of the runner-up...
Tigers drop pair via shutout (09/12/14)
Fort Scott High School's soccer team has been shut out in all three games it's played this season. In the season opener versus Louisburg on Sept. 2 at Ellis Park, the Tigers fell 7-0. This week, Fort Scott has been shut out twice. Tuesday, Olathe Heritage Christian took a 3-0 decision in Olathe. ...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Tigers at Spring Hill -- Campbell to coach 200th game (09/12/14)
As of last Friday night, after Fort Scott High's football team defeated Parsons, 30-0, in its season opener at Frary Field, the program had played 1,031 games. As of last Friday night, Bob Campbell had coached 199 of those games and seen his teams win 153 of them. Of the 589 victories in school history, a Bob Campbell-coached team has been victorious in more than a quarter of them...
Tiger golfers finish fifth (09/12/14)
GIRARD -- Fort Scott High School's golf team finished fifth in an 18-hole tournament here Thursday. The Tigers shot 466 as a team. Caney Valley was the team champion with a score of 385 followed by Labette County at 386 and Pittsburg with a 438. The Tigers' best result was put up by Katie Brown, who finished 13th as she did Tuesday at Fort Scott. ...
No. 1 doubles claims LC JV title (09/12/14)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott's No. 1 doubles team of Briana Williams and Emily Adams won all three matches here Tuesday and claimed first place at the six-team Labette County junior varsity tennis tournament. Williams and Adams first defeated Pittsburg's Alexa Yantis/Delaney Borton, 6-4. Then they shut out Iola's Judy Branstetter/Tori Danford, 6-0. Finally, they beat Labette County's Candance Carr and Kiersten Sailsbury, 6-3...
Tigers sweep home quad (09/09/14)
Fort Scott High School's volleyball team bounced back from an 0-2 start for the season last week at Chanute to sweep their first home event of the season Saturday, taking down Columbus and Girard in 2 sets and rival Pittsburg in 3 in non-league action...
Tigers control first half of season opener (09/06/14)
Fort Scott High's football team made it look easy in the first half of its season-opening game against Parsons Friday night at Frary Field. In the second half, however, they showed that there's still a bit of work to do, particularly on offense. Still, the Tigers defeated Parsons for the 23rd consecutive time by a score of 30-0 in Southeast Kansas League play. It was Parsons' 20th consecutive loss overall, last winning in the eighth game of the 2011 season...
Tiger tennis plays at Labette (09/06/14)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High School's tennis team took part in a round-robin tournament hosted by Labette County here Thursday. Head coach Lynn Barr said he saw signs of improvement from the season-opening tournament at Independence but that there was still work needed on being consistent in their play...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Tigers vs. Parsons -- Each team sporting similar looks (09/05/14)
Fort Scott High School will kick off its 114th season of football tonight when Parsons comes to Frary Field for a Southeast Kansas League contest. Fortunately, the schools wear different colors. Otherwise, based on the formations each team will play, it could be hard to tell them apart...
Tigers swept by Colgan, Chanute (09/05/14)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott High School's volleyball team was swept in two sets by both Chanute and Colgan in non-league competition here Tuesday. The Tigers (0-2) lost to Colgan, 26-24, 25-21. Elisha Hasenplaugh had 7 kills for the Tigers. Katie Gorman came up with 22 digs and Ashley Cook handed out 41 assists...
FSHS golf opener postponed (09/05/14)
Labette County's season-opening golf tournament, scheduled to be held Tuesday at Oswego, was postponed due to rain. Fort Scott High School was one of the teams set to take part. The tournament has been rescheduled for Sept. 16. The Tigers will now open their season Tuesday when they host their own invitational at Woodland Hills Golf Course...
JV tennis plays double duel (09/05/14)
PITTSBURG --Fort Scott High School's junior varsity tennis team played a pair of best-of-nine duals here Tuesday against two Pittsburg teams. Results: No. 1 singles: Ashlee Montojo lost to Trina Pail, Pittsburg White, 6-0; def. Breiyana Binegar, Pittsburg Purple, 6-2...
Louisburg rolls, 7-0 (09/03/14)
Fort Scott High School's varsity soccer team managed just two shots on goal in a 7-0 loss to Louisburg in the season opener at Ellis Park Tuesday afternoon. The junior varsity team also lost to Louisburg, 7-0. The Tigers, missing a few players due to injury, were over-matched as the Wildcats were able to control the ball and keep it in the Tigers' defensive half about 90 percent of the time...
Flexbone looks in good form at scrimmage (08/30/14)
Fort Scott High School's new flexbone offense looked to be in good form at Friday night's Red & White Scrimmage at Frary Field. And while it may be a bit odd to see after almost two decade of the split-back veer, Tiger head coach Bob Campbell said it's been something the coaching staff has been thinking about doing for some time now...
Coach happy with volleyball progress (08/30/14)
Fort Scott High School head volleyball coach Carol Bingesser was happy with what she saw in about an hour's worth of play at the Red & White Scrimmage in the FSHS gymnasium Friday afternoon. "This is the first year that I feel like we're at the point I want to be to start (the season)," Bingesser said. ...
Tigers have tough time in deep tourney (08/30/14)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High School's varsity tennis team opened the season here Thursday at the Parsons Invitational. With some of the top teams in the Southeast Kansas League entered in the five-team round-robin tournament, the Tigers experienced a tough outing that was good for evaluation...
2-time State qualifier leads Tiger tennis (08/27/14)
Although there are 14 girls out for tennis at Fort Scott High School this season, leadership will have to come from young players as none of them are seniors. Junior Jennifer Harrison is a two-time State qualifier in singles with a high-school varsity record of 37-20, going 20-13 last season. Also, classmates Char Hutchison and Emmah Reeves were 13-15 together as a doubles team last season. But the remainder of the Tiger roster has about 20 sets of varsity experience combined...
All thirds for JV netters in season opener (08/27/14)
Fort Scott High's junior varsity tennis team started its season on Monday with a home tournament. Each of the Tigers' entries finished third in their pools, all with 1-2 records on the day in round-robin play. Briana Williams played No. 1 singles. She lost to Independence's Emily Wilson in her first match, 6-0. She defeated Iola's Erin Klubek, 6-3, and lost to Pittsburg's Chania Stewart, 6-2...
72 report for 1st day of football practice (08/20/14)
Seventy-two athletes, freshmen included, reported Monday for the first day of football practice at Fort Scott High School. Monday was the first day of practice for all fall sports allowed under Kansas State High School Activities Associaton rules. Since school doesn't begin for another week, Tigers head coach Bob Campbell said that there will be more two-a-day practice sessions than there have been in the past few seasons...
Tigers, Nado tie for 3rd in SEK poll (08/15/14)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High School's football team was picked to with defending Class 4A State runner-up Coffeyville to finish in a tie for third place in the Southeast Kansas League football race in a coaches poll released here Wednesday at a conference hosted by KSHQ Radio (100.7 FM)...
Rain? Whatever. (07/18/14)
Three Tigers named KSCA All-4A (06/17/14)
Three members of Fort Scott High School's softball team were named recently to the Kansas Softball Coaches Association All-Class 4A Team. Sophomore outfielder Katie Gorman was named a First Team outfielder. Also named to the squad as sophomores were Frontenac utility player Kennedi Fields, Clearwater infielder Hayley Reibenspies and Basehor-Linwood sophomore Gaby Brown...
Six picked for All-SEK baseball (06/04/14)
Six members of Fort Scott High School's league champion baseball team were selected to the All-Southeast Kansas League baseball team recently. League coaches choose the teams prior to the beginning of Regional tournament play but the release of the team is withheld until after the last league team -- Fort Scott, in this year's case -- concludes post-season play, per league policy...
Tiger softball gets six on All-SEK team (06/04/14)
Southeast Kansas League coaches put six members of league champion Fort Scott High School's team on the All-Southeast Kansas League softball team recently. The teams were chosen prior to the start of Regionals but, under league policy, were held until after the last league team has finished post-season play...
Rienbolt second in 4A 1,600 meters (06/03/14)
WICHITA -- Fort Scott High School senior Katren Rienbolt finished second in the Class 4A girls' 1,600-meter run at the Kansas State Track and Field Championships here Saturday while teammate Cassidy Westhoff finished fourth. Rienbolt was attempting to defend State titles in both this and Friday's 3,200-meter run but came up short. Rienbolt, who qualified for State in at least one event all four years, finished fourth in the longer race while Westhoff, a sophomore, placed third...
Eight qualify for Tigers in 11 events (05/28/14)
LOUISBURG --Fort Scott High School's track and field teams will have eight participants in 11 events in the State Track and Field Championships at Wichita this weekend. Those eight along with three other Tigers earned medals at the Louisburg Class 4A Regional Meet here Friday...
Tiger baseball draws No. 1 seed at State (05/24/14)
Fort Scott High School's baseball team was awarded the No. 1 seed Friday morning and will face eight-seeded Andover Central in the first round of the Kansas Class 4A-Division I State Baseball Tournanent at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Tigers and the Andale/Garden Plain co-op program have the same record, 19-3, but Fort Scott was awarded the higher seed. Andover Central, meanwhile, was one of four teams with a 15-7 record and the Jaguars got the short end of the stick, so to speak...
Pittsburg wins Martin Rohde All-Sports Award by half-point over Fort Scott (05/24/14)
The Martin Rohde All-Sports Memorial Trophy, given annual to the Southeast Kansas League member school which performs the best in all the sports the league offers, was decided by the slimmest margin in the history of the award...
Class 4A State Golf (05/24/14)
When: Monday. Where: Firekeeper Golf Course, Mayetta. Fort Scott qualifiers: Junior Conner Antonetti, on the basis of an eighth-place finish at the Independence Class 4A Regional Monday. Senior Jonathan Allen on the basis of finishing in a tie for 10th place in that same tournament. This will be Allen's second appearance, qualifying last year and finishing with a score of 86 at Cheney...
Want To Send Them Off? (05/24/14)
The Fort Scott High School baseball and softball team buses will both depart for Salina at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning from the FSHS parking lots. The baseball team will be participating in the Class 4A-Division I Baseball Tournament (details in the story at the top of the page) and the softball team will be playing in the Class 4A-Division I Softball Tournament (details provided in Friday's edition and still available online at www.fstribune.com/sports)...
Reppin' the Tiger Nation (05/24/14)
Tigers score 26 runs on way to State (05/23/14)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High School's offense scored 26 runs here Thursday in winning the Independence Class 4A-Division I Regional Baseball Tournament and earning the program's first State Tournament berth since the 2010 season. The Tigers (19-3) run-ruled Chanute, 14-4, in the first semifinal. ...
Softball seeded fourth, to face K.C.-Piper (05/23/14)
Going into Wednesday night, it looked as though Fort Scott High School's softball team was going to be the sixth seed --maybe the No. 5 seed with some luck -- at the Class 4A-Division I State Softball Tournament, which will be held May 29 and 30 at the Bill Burke Complex in Salina...
Tigers rout 'Dogs, earn first State berth since '06 (05/21/14)
After one inning, it appeared that there was going to be a pitcher's duel in the championship game of the Fort Scott Class 4A-Division I Regional Softball Tournament at Don Hewett Field Tuesday evening. Yeah. Right. Second-seeded Fort Scott (15-7) cranked out 11 hits in the next three innings as the Tigers went on to a 16-0 beatdown of No.1 seed Independence (17-5) in four innings, earning the program's fourth trip to a State Tournament and its first since 2006...
Chanute wins 'play-in' game, will face Tigers Thursday in baseball semifinal (05/21/14)
CHANUTE -- Chanute won an Independence Class 4A-Division I Regional Baseball Tournament "play-in" game here Tuesday, 8-3, over fifth-seeded Independence and will face top seed Fort Scott High (17-3) in the first semifinal at 2 p.m. Thursday. The Blue Comets (10-11) split a Southeast Kansas League doubleheader with the Tigers last Thursday, winning the second game...
Two Tigers advance to State Golf tourney (05/21/14)
INDEPENDENCE -- Senior Jonathan Allen will return to the Kansas Class 4A State Golf Tournament while junior Conner Antonetti will be going there for the first time after both earned at-large qualifying spots from the Independence Class 4A Regional Tournament held here Monday...
Tigers advance; Independence avoids upset (05/20/14)
Fort Scott High School moved on in its own Class 4A-Division I Regional Softball Tournament at Don Hewett Field Monday while top-seeded Independence needed a rally in the bottom of the seventh inning to avoid being upset by fourth-seeded Labette County in the final game of the evening...
Allen wins second straight SEK golf title (05/20/14)
CHANUTE -- The Chanute Tournament, the fourth and last of the Southeast Kansas League designated golf tournaments for the year which was interrupted by rain Monday, was completed Thursday. Guest school Iola won the team and individual crowns in the tournament but Fort Scott's Jonathan Allen finished well enough to become just the 17th player in league history to win two individual league championships and the 14th to do so in consecutive years...
Addington wins two at State (05/20/14)
WINFIELD -- Fort Scott High School senior Gage Addington was 2-2 at the Class 4A State Tennis Tournament this weekend, finishing his senior season with a record of 19-10. Addington opened tournament play with a 6-1, 6-2 win over sophomore Renton Williams of Andover Central on Friday. Fort Scott head coach said that Addington was able to get into rhythm and force Williams to make several errors...
Tigers forced to settle for split with Comets (05/16/14)
Fort Scott High's baseball team had it easy in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader with Chanute at Lions Field. The Tigers had it rough in the second game of the final twinbill of the regular season. Fort Scott won the opener going away, 16-0 in three innings, but committed 7 errors which led to 7 unearned runs in a 12-3 loss in the nightcap...
Rienbolt, Woods, Hudiburg win SEK titles (05/16/14)
PITTSBURG -- Three members of Fort Scott High School's track and field team won titles at the Southeast Kansas League Relays here Thursday. Senior Katren Rienbolt successfully defended both her distance titles with sophomore Cassidy Westhoff second in each event. ...
Regional baseball, softball seedings released (05/16/14)
Regional baseball and softball tournament seeds and schedules were released by tournament directors Wednesday afternoon with one Tribune Area team drawing the top seed in its tournament. Fort Scott High's baseball team, ranked No. 1 in Class 4A-Division I by the Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches, is the top seed at the Independence Class 4A-Division I Regional Tournament, which begins Tuesday with a "play-in" game between fifth-seeded Independence and fourth-seeded Chanute...
Addington prepared for return to State (05/14/14)
Fort Scott High School senior Gage Addington will be going to the Kansas Class 4A State Tennis Tournament this weekend for the second consecutive season. He qualified with then-senior Davis Drake last year in doubles. This year, he will return as a singles player...
Senior Addington earns State tennis berth (05/13/14)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott High School senior Gage Addington earned his second trip to the State Tournament in as many seasons when he finished fifth in the Chanute Class 4A Regional Tournament here Saturday. Addington (17-8) went to State last season with Davis Drake in doubles...
Tiger athletes win four events at Chanute (05/13/14)
CHANUTE -- Three Fort Scott High School athletes won first-place medals in four events at the Thad Clements Invitational here Friday. Katren Rienbolt won the girls' 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs for the Tigers. She finished with a time of 5 minutes, 15.83 seconds in the 1,600, almost 7 seconds ahead of teammate Cassidy Westhoff, who turned in a tome of 5:22.82. Rienbolt finished the 3,200 in 11:24.37 with Westhoff third in 11:40.50...
No. 1 Tigers avenge season-opening loss (05/09/14)
NEVADA -- Fort Scott High School's baseball team, ranked No. 1 in Class 4A-Division I by the Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches, avenged one of their two season losses here Tuesday by beating Nevada, 7-2. Nevada won the season opener between the two schools 11-1 at Lions Field on March 31, but Nevada head coach Danny Penn knew his team wasn't going to have such an easy day of it a second time...
Tigers struggle in Coffeyville tourney (05/09/14)
COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott High School's golf team struggled to a fifth-place finish at the Coffeyville Invitational here Tuesday as the Tigers shot 369 to finish almost 35 stokes behind winner Independence. "It was an difficult day for the boys," Fort Scott head coach Ken Klassen said. "The windy conditions were challenging, but we collectively had problems we hadn't seen yet this year."...
Rienbolt breaks two school records (05/06/14)
GIRARD -- Fort Scott High senior Katren Rienbolt broke two long-standing school records at the Girard Optimist Club Meet here Friday. Also, Girard meet officials made a correction to the results of boys' javelin after the Tribune's deadline Friday night, affecting the placing of one of Fort Scott's throwers...
Track teams in top 10 in deep meet (05/03/14)
GIRARD --Both of Fort Scott High's teams finished in the top 10 out of 22 schools at the Girard Optimist Club Invitational here Friday. Fort Scott's girls finished eighth with Pittsburg the team champion while Tiger boys placed ninth as the top four teams, including champion Carthage, were from Missouri...
Tigers clinch SEK; Pickert tosses no-hitter in nightcap (05/03/14)
COFFEYVILLE -- In the first game of its doubleheader here Thursday night, Fort Scott High School clinched its second straight Southeast Kansas League baseball championship. In the second game, Ryan Pickert threw a no-hitter as the Tigers won their 19th consecutive SEK contest...
Paola pitcher dominant in sweep of Tigers (05/03/14)
PAOLA -- Paola pitcher Kaelah McMullin allowed just 4 hits all day -- all in the second game -- as the undefeated Panthers swept Fort Scott High 15-0 and 13-0 in a softball doubleheader here Thursday. McMullin pitched a perfect game in the opener as not a single Tiger batter reached base. She struck out the first 9 batters she faced and finished with 10 strikeouts...
Tigers tie for fourth at league tennis (05/03/14)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High School's tennis team tied for fourth place at the Southeast Kansas League Tournament here Thursday. Independence won the team title for the 24th time in the last 26 seasons with 24 points. Pittsburg was second with 21, Parsons third with 15 and Fort Scott and Labette County next tied with 8 points each. Chanute and Coffeyville tied for last place with 6 points each...
Tigers third at Parsons tourney (05/03/14)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High School's golf team finished third at the Parsons Invitational here Thursday with Conner Antonetti finishing in second place for the Tigers. This was not one of the Southeast Kansas League's four designated tournaments. The fourth and final one will be held at Chanute on May 12, one week before the Class 4A Regional Tournament at Independence...
Tigers clinch share of softball title (04/30/14)
COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott High's softball team has clinched no worse than a share of the Southeast Kansas League championship following a sweep of Coffeyville here Monday evening. The defending league champs are 10-0 in the SEK, 11-5 overall. Second-place Independence is 4-2, 10-3. ...
Ranked teams split: No. 2 Paola wins opener; No. 3 Tigers take nightcap (04/29/14)
Some say that if a team's going to split a doubleheader, it's somewhat better to win the second game so that the day ends on a high note. But teams with the standards of Paola and Fort Scott High, ranked second and third respectively in Class 4A-Division I by the Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches, want to win every game. So while each team might be okay with coming away with one win each after Monday night's doubleheader at Frary Field, neither would be exactly happy about it, either...
Walk-off hit saves Friday sweep (04/29/14)
Fort Scott High School's baseball team kept it's winning streak going in dramatic fashion in a Southeast Kansas League doubleheader at Lions Field Friday night. The Tigers won the opener over Labette County fairly easily, 7-2. But it took a "walk-off" single by Kaleb DeLaTorre in the bottom of the seventh inning to win the second game, 8-7...
Tiger tennis plays at Chanute, prepares for league (04/29/14)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott High's tennis team played its last tournament before the league tourney here Friday, finishing in sixth place. This was a bracketed tournament instead of the usual round-robin. Gage Addington (11-6) was 2-1 in No. 1 singles and finished in second place. In the first round, he defeated Tyler Heinrich of Iola, 8-0. In the semifinals, he beat Lake Lund of Chanute, 8-4. Caleb Mathes of Labette County won the final, 8-6...
Sinn, Rienbolt winners in home meet (04/26/14)
Paola swept the team titles at the Fort Scott Relays Friday at Frary Field but the Tigers had many strong individual performances. Garin Sinn won boys' shot put and Katren Rienbolt won both the 1,600 and 3,200 meters in their final home meet as seniors...
Tigers boost league lead with sweep of LC (04/26/14)
Fort Scott High School's softball team inched closer to a Southeast Kansas League softball championship Friday night with a 6-0, 13-3 sweep of Labette County at Don Hewett Field. With the sweep, Fort Scott is 8-0 in the SEK and 9-5 overall with four league games remaining. Two of those will be played Monday at Coffeyville, which was 0-6, 1-7 going into a Friday doubleheader with Parsons...
That's the spirit (04/25/14)
Tigers dominate Indy; LCHS calls today (04/25/14)
Fort Scott High School's baseball team, ranked No. 3 this week in Class 4A-Division I by the Kansas Baseball Coaches Association, swept Independence in Southeast Kansas League play at Lions Field Tuesday night, remaining on top of the league standings following the team's ninth and 10th straight victories...
Rienbolt, Woods win events; FS Relays today (04/25/14)
COLUMBUS -- Katren Rienbolt and Nick Woods were event winners here Tuesday at Fort Scott High's track team competed at the Columbus Invitational. Rienbolt won the girls' 1,600-meter run in a time of 5 minutes, 21 seconds with teammate Cassidy Westhoff just four seconds behind in second place. Woods won boys' discus by nearly 10 feet with a throw of 141 feet, 3 inches...
JV golf results (04/25/14)
PARSONS -- Three Fort Scott High School golfers took part in a junior varsity meet held by Labette County here Thursday. Marcus Brennan shot 58 over nine holes to lead the Tiger contingent. Tyler Endicott was next with a 58 and Seth Marshall scored a 76...
Tigers sweep to keep league lead (04/23/14)
Fort Scott High School's softball team swept Independence at Don Hewett Field 13-3 and 5-3 Tuesday to stay in front in the Southeast Kansas League softball race. Coming into the day, Fort Scott, Indy and Labette County were all unbeaten in the SEK although the Tigers had two games in hand. And while the Tigers (6-0 SEK, 7-5 overall) were sweeping Indy, Chanute was sweeping Labette County, 13-3 and 12-2, to move from fourth place into second...
Tennis team tries new things (04/23/14)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott head tennis coach Lynn Barr shuffled his lineup at the Parsons Invitational here Monday afternoon but rain came along late in the day and put a temporary halt on the experiment as both doubles pools were unable to complete play...