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Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016
Football

Pick promoted to FSCC head football job (11/19/16)
Fort Scott Community College has made a change in its football program, promoting quarterbacks coach Kale Pick to the position of head coach shortly after Curtis Horton was relieved of his duties earlier in the week after six seasons. "We are excited to start a new era of Greyhound football with Coach Pick. ...
Thirteen 'Hounds named to All-KJCCC squad (11/19/16)
Fort Scott Community College saw 13 players honored as the Jayhawk Conference released its All-Conference football team Tuesday afternoon. Only two players were named to the First Team, both on offense. Freshman quarterback Nathan Rourke and sophomore center Alec Deherrera received those honors for Fort Scott, which finished with a 4-7 record this past season and in last place in the conference (1-6)...
No. 1 Busters get by 'Hound gridders (11/16/16)
GARDEN CITY -- Fort Scott Community College's football team was hoping to play spoiler but No. 1-ranked Garden City scored 19 points in the second quarter without a response and went on to a 27-6 victory in Jayhawk Conference play at Broncbuster Stadium here Saturday...
Cizauskas again earns national POTW (11/12/16)
Going into last Saturday's game against Hutchinson Community, Fort Scott Comunity College linebacker Dominic Cizauskas needed 30 tackles over the last two games of the season to break the FSCC single-season tackle record. Averaging just over 17 tackles a game over his last three games, it appeared this record was well within reach...
Nine receive All-SEK football honors (11/12/16)
Nine members of Fort Scott High School's football team received All-Southeast Kansas League honors as the results were released earlier this week following the conclusion of every team's season. The Tigers, who finished in a tie for second place with Labette County, were 3-6 overall this season. ...
Four Eagles named All-TRL (11/12/16)
Four Uniontown players were chosen to spots on the All-Three Rivers League 11-Man football team, which was released earlier this week. Cale Coyan was named as a First Team player on both offense and defense. He was chosen as an offensive guard and a linebacker...
Cizauskas' monster night not enough for 'Hounds (11/09/16)
Fort Scott Community College linebacker Dominic Cizauskas had one of the greatest defensive nights in program history at Frary Field Saturday night -- a history that includes current NFL players Jason Pierre-Paul and Lavonte Davis -- but the effort was not enough to prevent Hutchinson's offense from rolling up 566 yards of total offense as the Blue Dragons won 42-24...
ONLINE FIRST: Hutchinson 42, Fort Scott 24 (11/06/16)
Hutchinson came into Saturday night's game against Fort Scott Community College at Frary Field on a three-game losing streak and with the conference's second-worst offense. But the Blue Dragons left with a 42-24 Jayhawk Conference win after racking up 566 yards in total offense...
Scotties hold on to beat Greyhounds, 20-17 (11/02/16)
Fort Scott Community College's season-long pattern of wins and losses continued Saturday night with a loss 20-17 loss to Highland in Jayhawk Conference play at Frary Field. The Greyhounds have (1-4 conference, 4-5 overall) have alternated wins and losses all season long. ...
ONLINE FIRST: Highland 20, Fort Scott 17 (10/30/16)
Highland preserved a victory when sophomore defensive back Antonio Cole came up with his second interception of the game off a deflection with less than two minutes remaining and the Scotties were able to run out the clock to close out a 20-17 Jayhawk Conference win over Fort Scott Community College at Frary Field Saturday night...
Tigers shut out in season finale (10/29/16)
OTTAWA -- It was already known going into Friday night's football game that Ottawa was the Class 4A-Division I District 3 champion and that Fort Scott High was going to miss the playoffs for the first time since 2009. So Ottawa's 47-0 victory didn't change the status of either team...
Cizauskas earns national POTW honor (10/29/16)
Fort Scott Community College sophomore linebacker Dominic Cizauskas was named the NJCAA Defensive Player of the Week for his 19-tackle, two-touchdown game at Ellsworth (Iowa) on Oct. 22. Cizauskas, a redshirt from Mukwanago, Wis., recovered two fumbles and took both in for scores, including one with less than two minutes remaining in the game that sealed the victory for the Greyhounds after they had just claimed a one-point lead. ...
Colgan drubs Eagles, 48-6 in season finale (10/29/16)
UNIONTOWN -- Uniontown's season closed with a 48-6 loss to Pittsburg Colgan in Class 2-1A District 4 play here Friday night. Both teams came into the nights already aware of their fates. Uniontown (2-7) had already been eliminated from the playoffs while Colgan (6-3) was already assured of the district championship and a Bi-District home game next Friday...
'Hounds rally to beat Ellsworth (10/26/16)
ELLSWORTH, Iowa -- Fort Scott Community College's football team rallied from 6 points down with just over 12 minutes to go, scoring twice in the final 1:49, to take a 34-29 victory over Ellsworth here Saturday. The win continues the Greyhounds' pattern of not winning or losing consecutive games this season...
Panthers hold on for 34-26 win (10/22/16)
Tigers eliminated from post-season after falling to Paola in district play
Wildcats eliminate Eagles (10/22/16)
YATES CENTER -- Uniontown's football team was eliminated from the playoffs when host Yates Center claimed a 33-14 win over the Eagles here Friday night in Class 2-1A District 4 play. With the loss, Uniontown is 0-2 in the district, 2-5 overall. Colgan, a 57-6 winner over Oswego, clinched the district title at 2-0, 5-3 as the Panthers have beaten both the Indians (1-1, 2-6) and Yates Center (1-1, 2-6). ...
Greyhounds can't catch Dodge City (10/19/16)
Fort Scott Community College trailed 21-0 after nine minutes of play at Frary Field Saturday night. Although the Greyhounds were able to get within a touchdown three times, they were never able to catch No. 20-ranked Dodge City and fell 45-35 in Jayhawk Conference play...
Little gridders win semifinal (10/19/16)
Fort Scott's fifth- and sixth-grade football team won a semifinal contest in the Allen County League playoffs at Frary Field Tuesday night, beating Garnett 32-19. The Tigers remain undefeated and will play in the championship next Tuesday. Where that game will be played may come down to a coin toss...
FSMS football teams split home finale (10/19/16)
Fort Scott Middle School football finished its home schedule Thursday night with a split of its games against Chanute-Royster. The FSMS seventh-grade team was shut out by the Rockets, 28-0. Dylan Crawford blocked a punt in the first quarter for the Tigers (2-3)...
ONLINE FIRST: Dodge City 45, FSCC 35 (10/16/16)
No. 20-ranked Dodge City held off Fort Scott Community College, 45-35, in Jayhawk Conference football at Frary Field Saturday night. The Conquistadors (3-1 Jayhawk, 6-2 overall) led 21-0 after nine minutes of play and never trailed. The Greyhounds (1-3, 3-4) got within a touchdown three times, the last in the third quarter on Harry Trotter's 18-yard scoring run with 8:13 left in the third quarter...
Louisburg takes district opener (10/15/16)
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg scored on all four of its first-half possessions here Friday night and put the dagger into the heart of Fort Scott High with a quick response to the Tigers' first score, taking the Class 4A-Division I District 3 opener by a score of 35-6...
Oswego pulls away for District 4 win (10/15/16)
UNIONTOWN -- Oswego pulled away in the second half here Friday night for a 32-6 victory over Uniontown in a game that counted in both Three Rivers League and Class 2-1A District 3 play. The game was tied at 6-6 after one period with Andrew Reed scoring the Eagles' touchdown. But Oswego took a 12-6 lead into the half and added another 14 points to the total in the third quarter. This was the highest scoring total this season for Oswego...
Greyhounds coast to win over Tritons (10/12/16)
FORT DODGE, Iowa --Fort Scott Community College's football team continued its season pattern with a 51-7 win over Iowa Central here Sunday. The Greyhounds are now 3-3 but have not won or lost consecutive games this season. Iowa Central fell to 0-6 for the season and is on a 10-game losing streak...
Un-Civil Defense (10/08/16)
Three interceptions, four sacks set tone in Tigers' Homecoming victory
Coffeyville gets by 'Hounds late, 27-20 (10/05/16)
COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott Community College dominated in total yardage but a touchdown pass from Coleman Lee to Terry Wright with 1:39 left in the contest gave Coffeyville a 27-20 Jayhawk Conference victory at Veterans' Memorial Stadium here Saturday night...
Pittsburg takes two from FSMS (10/05/16)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott Middle School's football teams were swept by Pittsburg here Thursday evening. The seventh-grade team lost 35-0 and the eighth grade fell 24-12. The seventh-graders (2-2) got 50 yards rushing on 7 carries from Kolby Shoemaker and 49 yards on 12 rushes from Scott Tome...
Olpe dominates battle of Eagles (10/05/16)
OLPE -- The homestanding Olpe Eagles held Uniontown in check in a non-league football game here Friday night, defeating the visitors in a battle of Eagles, 48-6. Olpe and Uniontown both stand at 2-3 on the season. Olpe, one of the smallest 11-man playing football schools in Kansas, broke a two-game losing streak. Uniontown lost its second consecutive outing...
Tigers fall in shootout, 43-42 (10/01/16)
Teams generate 965 yards total offense; swinging gate play delivers LCHS victory
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: LC offense presents challenge (09/30/16)
The player who is quite possibly the best offensive playmaker in the Southeast Kansas League will make an appearance at Frary Field tonight when Labette County (1-0 SEK, 3-1 overall) takes on Fort Scott High (2-1, 2-2). Isaiah McPherson (5' 11", 190, Sr.) put up good numbers last season when he rushed for 1,126 yards and 11 touchdowns. ...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: 'Hounds go in with No. 1 offense (09/30/16)
Having had 11 days off between games, it may be strange to realize some things about the Fort Scott Community College football team simply because ... well, as they say sometimes, "Out of sight, out of mind." The Greyhounds last played on Sept. 19 when they routed the Central Methodist University junior varsity, 70-0...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Battle of Eagles this week (09/30/16)
Uniontown will face Olpe for the first time since 2009 when the teams meet in Olpe tonight. Uniontown is 2-2 on the season and comes off a loss last week to Kansas City Christ Prep at home. The Eagles have posted shutouts in both of their victories but have been shut out in both of their losses...
FSMS gridders win both at Indy (09/27/16)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott Middle School's football teams both beat Independence here on Thursday. The seventh-grade team (2-1) defeated the Bulldogs, 18-6. Scott Tome had 161 yards rushing for the Tigers and scored two touchdowns on runs of 24 and 75 yards. Justin Miller returned an interception 55 yards for the other score...
Pittsburg rolls past Tigers, 28-0 (09/24/16)
PITTSBURG -- Host Pittsburg was able to finish off long drives while Fort Scott High was unable to do so itself. This led the Purple Dragons to a 28-0 victory over the Tigers in a non-league game here Friday night. The Dragons' fourth straight win over Fort Scott was not league sanctioned as Pittsburg -- the Southeast Kansas League's only Class 5A school -- is playing an independent schedule for the foreseeable future due to the new playoff structure in that class. ...
Reed's big night not enough as Christ Prep takes 28-0 shutout win (09/24/16)
UNIONTOWN -- Freshman quarterback Andrew Reed generated 271 yards of total offense for Uniontown here Friday night. But it was not enough as visiting Kansas City Christ Prep took a 28-0 win over the Eagles. Reed completed 17 of 29 passes for 200 yards and rushed for another 71 on 23 carries. Nick Ragan had 93 yards on 12 rushes. Hayden Miller caught 9 passes for 116 yards...
Photo error leads to Tiger history lesson (09/23/16)
It began with a conversation among friends. Bill Hall, Pete Allen and Jerry Wheeler were sharing memories a couple of years ago when they began to reminisce about their days playing football at Fort Scott High School. The three played during the late 1950s and were teammates on the 1957 Tiger football squad. Then the memories came around to the fourth game of that season, an October 12 contest against Coffeyville played on the then-grass surface of Frary Field...
Dragons' independence shouldn't change the rivalry (09/23/16)
The game should feel the same. When Fort Scott steps onto the FieldTurf at Pittsburg's Hutchinson Field tonight, the Tigers shouldn't fell any different about this game than they have than any other game they've played against the Purple Dragons. And Pittsburg should feel the same way as well,...
Greyhounds dominate CMU 70-0 (09/20/16)
Fort Scott Community College scored eight touchdowns in the first half alone at Frary Field Monday night as the Greyhounds crushed the Central Methodist University junior varsity 70-0. Fort Scott's defense held the Eagles to exactly zero yards of total offense. CMU (0-2) gained just 23 yards on 15 pass plays and lost 23 yards on 29 rushing attempts. Two of CMU's three first downs on the game came by penalty on the same drive in the fourth quarter...
Rushing game powers Tigers (09/17/16)
Fewell leads Fort Scott in win over Chanute with 2nd-highest rushing total in 20 years
Eagles roll to Homecoming victory (09/17/16)
UNIONTOWN -- Uniontown posted its second shutout of the season here Friday night as the Eagles celebrated Homecoming with a 25-0 victory over Northeast in Three Rivers League play. The Eagles (1-1 TRL, 2-1 overall) opened the season with a 54-0 shutout of Southeast in a non-league game but fell to defending league champion Jayhawk-Linn last week on the road, 40-0...
FSMS 7th grade beats Roosevelt; 8th graders stormed out (09/17/16)
Fort Scott Middle School's seventh-grade football team defeated visiting Coffeyville-Roosevelt, 36-16, at Frary Field Thursday evening behind the effort of Scott Tome. Tome rushed for 236 yards for the Tigers (1-1), had a 75-yard punt return and scored a 2-point conversion. His first play of the game from scrimmage was an 80-yard touchdown run...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Teams look to jump start offenses (09/16/16)
Chanute will come into tonight's Southeast Kansas League battle against Fort Scott perhaps still unsure of what it is. Being blown out 44-0 by Pittsburg might inspire an identity crisis. The Blue Comets aren't as bad as that score indicates. But are they better than a season-opening 15-12 win over Iola might suggest?...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Monday Night Football at Frary Field (09/16/16)
Fort Scott Community College will host its own version of "Monday Night Football" at the beginning of next week. The Greyhounds (1-2) will be facing the Central Methodist University junior varsity at Frary Field with kickoff at 7 p.m. This will be the first time Fort Scott has played a four-year college's JV team since 1999, when the Greyhounds whipped Culver-Stockton's JV 54-7 at Frary Field...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Eagles hope to be up for Homecoming (09/16/16)
Uniontown had a big win in Week One but a big loss in Week Two. Which way might things go for the Eagles tonight when they host Northeast in a Three Rivers League contest? Uniontown crushed Southeast at home, 54-0, to open the season but suffered a 40-0 defeat at the hands of defending Three Rivers League 11-man champion Jayhawk-Linn...
Sputtering offense dooms 'Hound effort (09/13/16)
Fort Scott Community College ran 103 plays in its game against Iowa Western at Frary Field Saturday night. The Greyhounds had more first downs. They ran more passing plays and more running plays. Quarterback Nathan Rourke tried keeping his team in it, showing Harry Houdini-esque abilities to elude the rush. Two of his receivers put themselves on FSCC's record list for single-game receptions. The defense held on two Reiver red zone opportunities in the first half...
Tigers fall at Indy, 14-11 (09/10/16)
INDEPENDENCE -- Two long scoring runs were all the offense Independence needed here Friday night as the Bulldogs defeated Fort Scott High in Southeast Kansas League play, 14-11. The Bulldogs scored on a 56-yard first-quarter run by Josh Pralle, which was his first carry of the game, and a 36-yard third-quarter run by Will Schabel...
Jayhawks shut out Eagles (09/10/16)
MOUND CITY -- Defending division champion Jayhawk-Linn began its defense of that title with a 40-0 shutout of Uniontown in Three Rivers League-Upper Division play here Friday night. The Jayhawks (1-0 TRL, 2-0 overall) scored 24 points in the second quarter to take control, going into the locker room with a 32-0 lead...
Iola claims both middle-school games over FSMS (09/10/16)
Fort Scott Middle School's football teams each fell in their season-opening games to Iola at Frary Field Thursday evening. The Ponies claimed a 20-12 win in the seventh-grade game and 49-0 shutout in the eighth-grade contest. No details were available...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Reivers come in 0-2, out of poll (09/09/16)
Iowa Western will come into Saturday night's game against Fort Scott Community College at Frary Field in an unusual position for its program -- 0-2. This is unusual because in the eight-year history of Iowa Western football, the Reivers have lost just 14 games. That includes the two they've lost this season. This will be the first week they've not been ranked in the NJCAA poll since the final one of the 2009 season, which was the program's inaugural season...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Winner gets advantage in SEK (09/09/16)
The top two picks in the Southeast Kansas League race as voted by the coaches in August will battle Friday night at Shulthis Stadium in Independence. But while it's premature that this battle between Fort Scott High (1-0 SEK, 1-0 overall) and Independence (0-0, 1-0) will determine the league champion -- it's only Week Two, after all and Labette County lurks on the schedule for both teams -- it will give the winner an edge...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Early key Three Rivers battle (09/09/16)
UUniontown opened the season in very impressive fashion at home Friday night, routing Southeast 54-0 in the school's first game under new head coach Chad Hays. Sophomore Hayden Miller ran for 151 yards for the Eagles and scored 2 touchdowns. Freshman quarterback Andrew Reed was impressive in his high-school debut with 125 yards and 3 touchdowns on the ground before he was forced to leave the game with cramps...
Southwell's kicking key in FSCC win (09/07/16)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott Community College's only points of the second half were scored by a Fort Scott High School graduate here Saturday night, giving the Greyhounds a 22-20 victory over Independence in Jayhawk Conference play. Brody Southwell's 23-yard field goal with 11:07 remaining in the fourth quarter was the only score by either team in the second half. It was the third field goal of the game for the FSHS graduate...
The steak continues (09/03/16)
Tigers beat Parsons for 25th consecutive time, win opener 40-6
New era opens with big win (09/03/16)
UNIONTOWN -- Uniontown returned to the 11-man ranks with a resounding 54-0 victory over visiting Southeast here Friday night, giving new head coach Chad Hays, a former Eagle quarterback, his first high-school head coaching victory. "It feels pretty good," Hays said of win No. 1. "For personal reasons, it means something but being in the winning locker room with those guys is something special."...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Vikings look to right the ship (09/02/16)
Travis Hurley has taken over at Parsons this season following the two-year tenure of Marc Svaty, who went to Fredonia to take over the head coaching job there and be closer to family. Hurley is the latest in a line of Viking head coaches looking to bring winning ways back to Parsons. Since the 2005 season, Tony Canacari's last in a six-year tenure, the Vikings have had four head coaches and compiled a record of 18-74. That includes five winless seasons (2008-09, 2012-14)...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Not much to know about Pirates (09/02/16)
Fort Scott Community College will play its first road game of the young season Saturday night when the Greyhounds travel to Independence for a 7 p.m. Jayhawk Conference game at Sulthis Stadium. Fort Scott (1-0 Jayhawk, 1-0 overall) played its season opener last week, giving No. 5 Butler all it could handle before falling 35-41 at Frary Field. The Greyhounds led 21-7 after one quarter...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Eagles make return to 11-man (09/02/16)
Uniontown High School football kicks off its season tonight when Southeast comes to town for a 7 p.m. kickoff. This will be Uniontown's first season of 11-man football since 2011 and the first year of the coaching tenure of former Eagle quarterback Chad Hays. Meanwhile, Southeast comes in looking for its first victory since Oct. 10, 2014, when the Lancers defeated Northeast. Since then, Southeast has lost 12 consecutive games...
Greyhounds give No. 5 Butler fits before falling (08/30/16)
Part of the story was of two quarterbacks -- one looking to show he was legit and another looking to show he should be the starter for a national power. That was among the many things on display at Frary Field Saturday night as Fort Scott Community College gave No. 5-ranked Butler all it could handle before falling, 41-35, in their regular-season opener in Jayhawk Conference play...
Tigers look to get most out of their 40 men (08/27/16)
Fort Scott High School's football team held its annual Red & White Scrimmage at Frary Field Friday night. The score wasn't kept but when evaluating this year's group, it looks as though the squad will get quite a bit of depth from its 40-man roster...
Canadian QB to lead Greyhound offense (08/26/16)
Sports Editor's Note: As of press time, Fort Scott Community College had not officially released its final roster. A quarterback with Canadian roots will lead Fort Scott Community College's offense when the Greyhounds take the field for their season opener at 7 p.m. Saturday night against No. 5-ranked Butler at Frary Field...
Change of venue for Red & White volleyball scrimmage (08/24/16)
Due to construction work in and around the FSHS gymnasium, Friday afternoon's Red & White Scrimmage for the Fort Scott High School volleyball team has been moved to Buck Run Community Center. The start time remains 4 p.m. The football scrimmage will follow at 6 p.m. at Frary Field. There is also a soccer scrimmage at Ellis Park Thursday at 6 p.m...
Scrimmage demonstrates potential depth (08/23/16)
This year, "Lawnchair scrimmage" was a misnomer as Fort Scott High School's team worked out at Frary Field Saturday morning as some areas of the practice field are still sectioned off due to construction at the high school. So the fans got to be a little more comfortable sitting in the stands at the stadium and the team got to be a little more comfortable working out on a cool, overcast day...
Tigers working out on stadium turf (08/17/16)
Fort Scott High School's football team has been working out at Frary Field early on in this preseason as some of the work on the USD 234 bond project has made parts of the practice field unusable temporarily. Roughly 60 players -- a total that includes 20 freshmen -- have reported as fall practices begin in Kansas. Tuesday was the second day allowed under Kansas State High School Activities Association rules...
5 ranked teams on 'Hound schedule (08/16/16)
Of course, there were going to be nationall-ranked teams on Fort Scott Community College's football schedule this season. That's the nature of playing in the Jayhawk Conference. Which ones are ranked became known Monday afternoon when the pre-season poll was released. There are five and if they all remained through the course of the season, their appearances were almost be a bi-weekly occurence...
Tigers picked to win new-look SEK (08/10/16)
PITTSBURG -- With three-time defending champion Pittsburg now playing as a Class 5A independent, Southeast Kansas League football coaches picked Fort Scott High to win the 2016 championship at a media conference held here Tuesday. Fort Scott (5-1 in the SEK last season, 7-3 overall), the runner-up the past two seasons, was perhaps the logical choice based on the fact that the Tigers are the only team besides Pittsburg that has won a league title (2012) in the past six seasons. ...
Eagles tabbed 2nd in return to 11-man (08/10/16)
PITTSBURG -- Uniontown can't defend the Three Rivers League football championship it won last season. But that probably won't bother any of the Eagles. Uniontown won the eight-man championship last season going 6-0 in the league and 9-1 overall. But the program has made the jump back up to 11-man and will be competing against Jayhawk-Linn, Oswego, Northeast and TRL newcomer Yates Center, which moves back to the league after 20 years in the Tri-Valley League...
KJCCC votes down football roster increase (08/05/16)
Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference schools, in a meeting held in Pratt Thursday, voted down a proposal that would have increased the roster size for football teams to 85 players, adding 10 more spots for out-of-state players. Although there would have been an 85-man active roster, only 63 would be allowed to travel to road games...
KJCCC coaches pick Greyhounds last (08/02/16)
Proposal to increase football out-of-state roster limits becomes hot-button issue
FSCC athletes, teams earn national academic honors (07/09/16)
Fort Scott Community College athletes and their teams received academic honors recently from the National Junior College Athletic Association. According to a press release on its web site, the NJCAA honored a record 4,578 student-athletes for their success in the classroom...
Reed chosen to play in 8-man all-star game (06/07/16)
John Reed, son of Blake and Natasha Reed of Savonburg and a 2016 graduate of Uniontown High School, has been selected to particpate in the 31st Annual Kansas 8 Man All Star Football Games at Beloit on Saturday. Reed will play for the East squad in the Division I game, which kicks off at 10 a.m. at Beloit's Trojan Field. The Division II game will follow...
One more going Greyhound (03/30/16)
Wilson signs with FSCC (03/29/16)
Southwell signs (03/25/16)
Joles becomes a Greyhound (03/05/16)
Area Shrine Bowl participants (02/12/16)
Tiger, 'Hound players pick new schools (02/05/16)
Wednesday was the first day that high school football players were allowed to sign with the colleges of their choice and the first day junior college players could sign with their new four-year schools. Two Fort Scott High players signed to play at Butler Community College in El Dorado. Running back/defensive back Marcus Stepps and lineman Austin Cook both signed to play for the Grizzlies, a Jayhawk Conference and national power...
Southwell selected to All-Star Game (01/15/16)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Fort Scott High School senior Brody Southwell was slected to participate in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl, which will be held at EverBank Field, home of the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars Saturday. Southwell, one of two Kansans participating, is on the roster as a kicker. ...
Pair of locals selected to Shrine Bowl (01/05/16)
Fort Scott High School senior Austin Cook and Uniontown senior Zach Schwalm will represent their communities in the Kansas Shrine Bowl, which will be held July 30 at Emporia State University. The Kansas Shrine Bowl is an all-star game for senior football players, who are nominated by their coaches and selected by a media vote. The game serves as one of several fundraisers for Shriners Hospitals for Children...
Big-city media recognizes eight area players (12/18/15)
Eight area football players were recognized by either the Wichita Eagle or Topeka Capital-Journal recently by being placed on those newspapers' All-State football teams. The Wichita Eagle named three Fort Scott High School players to it's All-Class 4A-Division I team. Offensive lineman Austin Cook and kicker Brody Southwell were placed on the First Team. Linebacker Carter Young was placed on the Honorable Mention list...
David NFC Defensive POTW (11/28/15)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week by the National Football League. David, who played at Fort Scott Community College during the 2008-09 seasons, had two interceptions, one for a touchdown, off Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez in Sunday's 45-17 victory...
Ten Tigers receive All-SEK recognition (11/14/15)
It's normally Southeast Kansas League policy to hold the release of its All-League teams until the last team has concluded its run through the playoffs. Although Pittsburg played Friday night, the All-SEK Football Team was prematurely released to other media on Thursday and has already been publicized. So since there's no longer a reason to wait, here is the 2015 version of the squad...
13 Greyhounds tabbed (11/14/15)
The Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference recently released its 2015 All-Conference Football team. Fort Scott had 13 players honored although only one of them was named to the First Team. Fort Scott's lone First Team player is sophomore defensive lineman Koran Crump. He averaged 5.4 tackles per game this season and was the conference leader in sacks with 11...
Eight Eagles earn 14 spots on 8-man team (11/14/15)
Three Rivers League Eight-Man football champion Uniontown claimed 14 positions on the All-TRL squad released earlier this week. Eight players were named to those 14 positions. Zach Schwalm and John Reed were unanimously selected on both offense and defense. Schwalm was chosen at center and on the defensive line while Reed was picked as a running back and linebacker...
Cardinals control Regional contest (11/07/15)
EUDORA -- Fort Scott High scored first in this Class 4A-Division I Regional Playoff Game here Friday night. But Eudora struck back quickly and took control the rest of the way to bring an end to the Tigers' season, 33-7. Fort Scott (7-3) went into the final game of the regular season last week with the second-best scoring offense in the Southeast Kansas League, averaging 34 points per game. But the Tigers managed only a touchdown in each of their final two outings...
Tigers to visit Eudora for Regional game (11/06/15)
Fort Scott High School's football team is set to visit a potentially dangerous Eudora team tonight as the Class 4A-Division I Playoffs kickoff tonight at 7 p.m. in Eudora. The Cardinals have won six straight games since losing the first three of the season to Bonner Springs, Louisburg and Paola. Bonner missed the playoffs despite going 7-2 because it was in a tough district. Louisburg and Paola both made the Class 4A-Division I Playoffs. Those three losses came by two scores or less...
Beasts from Burden end Eagles' season (11/04/15)
UNIONTOWN -- Injuries and the 259 yards of total offense produced by Central-Burden quarterback Lucas McMichael combined to make things tough for Uniontown's football team in the second quarter, when the visiting Raiders took control of Tuesday night's Eight-Man Division I Bi-District Playoff Game here and went on to win, 70-50, bringing the Eagles' season to a close...
No. 10 Western rolls 'Hounds in finale (11/03/15)
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- Iowa Western, tied for 10th in the NJCAA Football Poll, rolled by Fort Scott Community College, 43-14, here Saturday in the season finale for the Greyhounds. Fort Scott finished the season with a 2-8 record. Iowa Western improved to 8-2 after winning for the eighth consecutive week. The Reviers' losses were to nationally-ranked Coffeyville and Butler in the first two weeks of the season...
Raiders call on Uniontown for Bi-District match (11/03/15)
Uniontown is ready for a rare opportunity to host a playoff game tonight when Central-Burden comes to town for an Eight-Man Division I Bi-District Playoff Game. Action begins at 6 p.m. -- one hour earlier than usual -- at the UHS stadium. The Eagles (9-0) will be hosting a playoff game for the first time since November of 2006, when Uniontown defeated Howard-West Elk, 48-30, in the Bi-District round of the Class 2-1A playoffs. ...
Paola reigns in the rain, 28-7 (10/31/15)
Paola controlled the line of scrimmage most of the night and its ground game proved superior in the rainy conditions at Frary Field Friday night as the Panthers rolled by Fort Scott High, 28-7, in what was a de facto Class 4A-Division I District 4 championship game...
Eagles kick off at 6 Tuesday (10/31/15)
The Eight-Man Division I Bi-District Playoff Game between Uniontown and Central-Burden will kick off at 6 p.m. Tuesday night, according to the bracket updated in the Kansas State High School Activities Assocation's web site this morning. The change in game time is meant to accomodate the Raiders, who will be traveling about two hours...
Reed's 7 touchdowns lead Eagles (10/30/15)
UNIONTOWN -- John Reed's seven touchdowns helped lead Uniontown to a 60-12 pasting of visiting Waverly in the Eight-Man Division I District 1 finale for both teams here Thursday night. The Eagles finished as district champions at 5-0 and go into the playoffs with a 9-0 record. Waverly's season ended at 2-3, 4-5...
Loyd catches David for all-time tackles lead (10/30/15)
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FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Playoff position on the line (10/30/15)
Both teams have already clinched playoff berths, so what's really at stake when Paola visits Fort Scott High in the Class 4A-Division I District 4 finale tonight at Frary Field? Well, there's positioning in the playoff bracket. The winner, as district champion, gets home-field advantage in the Regional (first) round of the playoffs on November 6. The loser has to go on the road to face Eudora, the champion of District 3...
Waverly at Uniontown: District 1 settled; District 2 up for grabs (10/28/15)
Uniontown is going to be the champion of Eight-Man Division I District 1 and that can not be taken away from the Eagles regardless of the outcome of Thursday night's District and regular-season finale against Waverly at the UHS stadium. Uniontown (4-0 District, 8-0 overall) holds the tiebreaker over the only team that could tie the Eagles, Marais des Cygnes Valley (3-1, 5-3). ...
Pirates steal Homecoming from 'Hounds (10/27/15)
Bryce Gemmel's third touchdown pass of the day, to receiver Dwyane Smith with six seconds remaining, gave visiting Independence a 49-42 Jayhawk Conference victory over Fort Scott Community College on Homecoming Saturday afternoon at Frary Field. The loss dropped Fort Scott to 1-6 in the conference and 2-7 overall. ...
Tigers withstand Labette County rally (10/24/15)
ALTAMONT -- Fort Scott High's football team was able to hold off a rally by Labette County here Friday night and remain unbeaten in Class 4A-Division I District 4 play. The Grizzlies scored 12 points in less than three minutes in the fourth quarter of this game that also counted in Southeast Kansas League standings, getting within 28-25 with 5:40 to go...
Eagles finish league slate 6-0 (10/24/15)
PLEASANTON -- Uniontown concluded Three Rivers League play with a 6-0 record after the Eagles routed Pleasanton, 52-6, in an Eight-Man I District 1 contest here Friday night. The Eagles (4-0 District, 6-0 TRL, 8-0 overall) clinched the league title when they beat St. Paul two weeks ago and took control in the district when they downed Marias des Cygnes Valley last week. This win clinched the district championship and a first-round home playoff game...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Homecoming could be a happy one (10/22/15)
Fort Scott Community College's football team might be able to enjoy a happy Homecoming when Independence comes to Frary Field for a 1 p.m. Jayhawk Conference contest Saturday afternoon. The Greyhounds (1-6 conference, 2-6 overall) broke a six-game losing streak last Saturday with a 36-20 victory over a one-win Garden City squad that has baffled former FSCC head coach Jeff Sims so far this season. ...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Grizzlies capable of scoring (10/22/15)
Fort Scott High quarterback Kaleb DeLaTorre could go over the 1,000-yard mark in passing tonight in a Southeast Kansas League/Class 4A-Division I District 4 game at Labette County in Altamont tonight. The Tiger senior has thrown for 930 yards and 6 touchdowns this season. He needs just 70 to become the first to break the 1,000-yard barrier since Trevor Swim finished the season with 1,024 yards in 10 games in 2010...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Uniontown concludes TRL play tonight (10/22/15)
Tonight, Uniontown travels to Pleasanton to take on the Blu-Jays in the final game the school will play in the Three Rivers League's Eight-Man division. The Eagles will return to the 11-man game next season Uniontown has already clinched its first league title since 2011 even if Pleasanton somehow pulls off the upset. This is because the TRL uses tiebreakers and Uniontown has beaten the two teams -- St. Paul and Marmaton Valley -- that could finish tied with it...
A rude 'welcome back' (10/20/15)
'Hounds break losing streak in Sims' return to Fort Scott
Uniontown takes control in District 1 (10/20/15)
MELVERN -- Uniontown's football team is in the driver's seat in Eight-Man Division I District 1 following an 80-40 victory over Marais des Cygnes Valley here Friday night. The Eagles are now 3-0 in district play and 7-0 overall with two games remaining. ...
Tigers roll by Chanute in District 4 opener (10/17/15)
CHANUTE -- Carter Young rushed for 150 yards and four touchdowns here Friday night as Fort Scott High's football team easily won its Class 4A-Division I District 4 opener over Chanute, 58-13, at the Chanute Community Sports Complex. The other District 4 game was also a laugher as Paola crushed Labette County at home, 55-14...
UJH football finishes unbeaten (10/17/15)
Uniontown Junior High football team put the cherry on top of a perfect season with a 46-16 rout of Jayhawk-Linn here Thursday night. The convincing victory capped the Eagles second consecutive unblemished season. The Eagles finished 7-0 this year and 6-0 in 2014...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: The return of Jeff Sims (10/16/15)
A few people have anticipated the return of former Fort Scott Community College head football coach Jeff Sims to Frary Field Saturday. But no one could have anticipated at the beginning of the season that both the Greyhounds and Sims' Garden City team would both be 1-6 and on six-game losing streaks...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: District play begins tonight (10/16/15)
Class 4A District 4 play begins tonight when Fort Scott High visits Chanute in a game that also counts in Southeast Kansas League play at the Chanute Community Sports Complex. For those unfamiliar with the system, teams in a class are assigned to district, usually of four teams. The last three games of the regular season amount to a three-team, round-robin playoff qualifying tournament. The two best teams at the conclusion of district play qualify for the playoffs...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: District lead up for grabs (10/16/15)
Uniontown clinched its first Three Rivers League football championship since 2011. This week, the Eagles go on the road to take on Marais des Cygnes Valley in a battle of the top two teams in Eight-Man Division I District 1, looking to get closer to a district championship for the first time since 2006, when the program was in Class 2-1A...
JV Tigers win 54-0 at Indy (10/14/15)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High School's junior varsity football team whitewashed Independence, 54-0, here Monday night. Zarek Fewell got the scoring started when he returned the opening kickoff 78 yards for a touchdown. Derek Bollinger ran in the 2-point conversion...
Greyhound gridders drop 6th straight (10/13/15)
IOWA FALLS, Iowa -- Ellsworth led 16-0 after one quarter here Saturday and held on to defeat Fort Scott Community College, 32-14, in a non-conference game. The Greyhounds lost for the sixth consecutive time and stand at 1-6 on the season. Jujuan Young-Battle threw touchdown passes of 35 yards to Marcel Williams and 4 yards to Jaleel Scott in the first quarter. Since the Panthers (2-5) don't have a kicker, they went for 2 after both scores and were successful...
Eagles roll by Wildcats, clinch TRL 8-Man crown (10/13/15)
UNIONTOWN -- According to Uniontown head coach Chad Stroud, no one put up "monster" numbers in the Eagles' Homecoming victory over Marmaton Valley here Friday night. Well, there was one monster number: 56. The Eagles led 34-8 after one quarter and went on to win 56-8 in a game stopped at halftime...
Tigers prevail on Homecoming, 31-14 (10/10/15)
The defense took care of things early. The offense made things work in the second half. And Fort Scott High finished with a 31-14 victory over Independence in Southeast Kansas League play on Homecoming at Frary Field Friday night. Independence's offense held the ball for 5 1/2 minutes on its opening possession but wasn't able to advance to midfield. A bad snap to the punter resulted in a big tackle for a loss that gave Fort Scott's offense the ball at the Independence 29-yard line...
Homecoming win for Uniontown (10/10/15)
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Another long trip ahead (10/09/15)
Last week, Fort Scott Community College's football team drove about five hours to play at then-No. 17 Dodge City. This week, the Greyhounds will travel about 35 more minutes to Iowa Falls to take on Ellsworth in one of the games that's part of the Jayhawk Conference's agreement to play the three Iowa football-playing schools...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Tigers finally back home again (10/09/15)
Fort Scott High have won back-to-back road games. But Homecoming awaits the Tigers when Independence comes to town tonight for what looks to be a key game in the Southeast Kansas League. Fort Scott is 2-1 in the SEK and 4-1 overall. Independence is 3-1 in the league and also 4-1 overall. Both teams' only loss is a shutout by Pittsburg, which is undefeated and clinched the league title last week when it beat Parsons...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Rivals to battle for TRL title (10/09/15)
The Three Rivers League Eight-Man football championship could be on the line tonight when Marmaton Valley travels to Uniontown. Both teams are undefeated in league play. Uniontown is 4-0 in the TRL (5-0 overall) with only Pleasanton left to play while Marmaton Valley is 3-0 in the league (3-2 overall) with Pleasanton (1-2, 1-4) coming up next week and a meeting with St. Paul (3-1, 3-2) in the regular-season finale...
No. 17 Conqs escape 'Hound upset bid (10/06/15)
DODGE CITY -- Fort Scott Community College tied the score twice but could never find a way to get in front of No. 17 Dodge City here Saturday night as the Conquistadors survived an upset bit, 17-14, at Memorial Stadium in Jayhawk Conference play. The 'Hounds fell for the fifth straight time since winning their season opener at Iowa Central. However, their last two losses have come by a total of 9 points...
Tigers take control early, down Buffs 35-6 (10/03/15)
LaCYGNE -- Fort Scott High improved to 4-1 on the season with a 35-6 victory over Prairie View here Friday night. The Tigers outgained the Buffalos (3-2) 249 yards to 26 in the first half as Prairie View managed just one first down. Wyatt Tourtillott scored first for the Tigers on a 5-yard run with 7:35 on the clock in the opening quarter, capping Fort Scott's first possession. It lasted nine plays over 73 yards...
Eagles open district play with big win (10/03/15)
ST. PAUL -- Uniontown saw Tommy Joles rush for 138 yards and six touchdowns here Friday night as the Eagles took the lead in both district and league play with a 66-20 victory over St. Paul. The Eagles are 1-0 in Eight-Man Division I District 2, 4-0 in the Three Rivers League and 5-0 overall following the victory, which also saw John Reed rush for 93 yards and a touchdown and make a team-leading 9 tackles...
UJH routs Crest (10/03/15)
Pittsburg to withdraw from SEK football (10/03/15)
Pittsburg High School's football game at Parsons Friday night, which the fourth-ranked Purple Dragons won easily, 41-7, to clinch its seventh Southeast Kansas League championship in the past nine seasons, was the last for the school in league football for the immediate future. Pittsburg will withdraw from SEK competition beginning next season...
8th graders fall in 50-44 shootout (10/02/15)
Fort Scott Middle School's eighth-graders went toe-to-toe with a bigger, quicker Parsons team at Frary Field Thursday night before the visiting Vikings won on the last play of the game, 50-44. Parsons also won the seventh-grade game, 20-0, as Yusef Kindrick scored two touchdowns on long runs. Luke Bradbury rushed for 85 yards for the Tigers. Quarterback Will Wunderly completed 5 of 10 passes for 34 yards...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Conqs looking to move up (10/02/15)
Right now there are just two teams with winning record remaining on Fort Scott Community College's schedule. But they meet one of them on Saturday on the road -- No. 17 Dodge City, which is 3-0 in the Jayhawk Conference and 3-1 overall. Dodge City's lone loss is to Iowa Western (3-2) -- the other team on Fort Scott's schedule with a winning record. ...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Be wary of the Buffalos (10/02/15)
In past seasons, Prairie View football didn't enjoy a strong reputation. But things are different so far this season up in LaCygne. Prairie View is 3-1 this season after suffering its first loss of the season last week to Frontier League opponent Ottawa, 20-13. The Cyclones are also 3-1 with their only loss coming in the season opener to league rival Louisburg, which is also 3-1. The Wildcats are coming off a loss last week to league rival Paola by an 11-10 score...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: District play begins with battle between league co-leaders (10/02/15)
In a six-team district, such as the group known as Eight-Man Division I District 2, district play begins early. In fact, it begins tonight when Uniontown travels to St. Paul to take on the Indians in a game that has great implications. The Eagles (3-0 TRL, 4-0 overall) and Indians (3-0, 3-1) are two of the three co-leaders in the Three Rivers League's eight-man division along with fellow district opponent Marmaton Valley (also 3-0, 3-1). ...
Comeback falls short for Greyhounds (09/29/15)
Fort Scott Community College's football game Saturday night may have come down to one play. With about 1:40 remaining in the game, trailing by 6 points, the Greyhounds had forced Highland to punt. Or so it appeared. But coming out of their third and final time out, Fort Scott was called for having 12 players on the field...
Uniontown drubs Chetopa, 50-0 (09/29/15)
CHETOPA -- Uniontown's football team went into the Hornets' nest Friday night and came away with a big win over the two-time defending champion of the Three Rivers League. The Eagles routed Chetopa, 50-0, in a game that ended shortly after halftime. Uniontown scored 22 points in each of the first two quarters...
Tigers back on track, 49-0 (09/26/15)
COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott High scored on each of its six first-half possessions and also had a defensive touchdown here Friday night as the Tigers got back on track with a 49-0 Southeast Kansas League rout of winless Coffeyville at Veterans Memorial Stadium...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: History of series favors offense (09/25/15)
The good news is that Fort Scott Community College's run through three nationally-ranked teams in three weeks is over. After playing teams with a combined record of 11-1, the schedule eases up considerably. Going into this week, the only one of the Greyhounds' remaining opponents with a winning record is Dodge City...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Trip to winless FKHS next up (09/25/15)
Fort Scott High travels to Coffeyville Friday night to take on a Field Kindley High School team desperately seeking a victory. The Golden Tornado are 0-3 in the league and overall, a very unusual position for them. Coffeyville hasn't been 0-3 since 1997 -- a season in which it did not win a game...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Eagles look to take game to defending TRL champs (09/25/15)
This is the game that Uniontown's seniors have been waiting for. They've never beaten two-time defending Three Rivers League champion Chetopa. The last couple of seasons, the Hornets (1-2 TRL and overall) have been the high-scoring bully in the league. But while Chetopa was capable of putting as many as 80 points on the board on a given night, the Green Hornets had a complimentary defense...
Pittsburg wins JV contest (09/23/15)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High's junior varsity football team lost to Pittsburg here Monday night, 32-16. All of the Tigers' points came in the second half after trailing 24-0. Zarek Fewell and Derek Bollinger each scored touchdowns for the Tigers (2-1). Both also scored 2-point conversions...
Eagles take Crest by storm on sunny Saturday (09/22/15)
Uniontown made the decision to postpone Friday night's Three Rivers League eight-man football contest against Crest so that players and fans alike could avoid having to deal with the thunderstorms that eventually passed through the area. Crest couldn't avoid the Uniontown's thundering Eagles Saturday afternoon when the teams played the game under sunny skies. ...
Horton optimistic despite 70-20 loss to No. 5 Butler (09/22/15)
No. 5 Butler arrived at Frary Field Saturday apparently determined to show that the Grizzlies are back as national champion contenders. Butler never relented during a 70-20 blowout of Fort Scott Community College in a Jayhawk Conference game at Frary Field...
Purple storm drowns out Tiger effort (09/19/15)
The only thing that seemed to be able to stop Pittsburg Friday night was the weather. With about 10 1/2 minutes left to go in the third quarter, the power went out at Frary Field while the Purple Dragons were running a play. The blackout and lightning in the area contributed to a delay of roughly 45 minutes. The rest of the night belonged to the Purple Dragons as they rolled by Fort Scott High, 37-0, in Southeast Kansas League play...
Uniontown-Crest rescheduled for Saturday (09/19/15)
Uniontown High School officials decided not to tempt fate Friday afternoon and made an early decision to postpone its Three Rivers League football contest with Crest to today at 2 p.m. UHS officials were not the only ones who decided not to tempt the weather gods. Labette County and Iola also made a pre-emptive decision to postpone rather than take the risk of being stopped by storms...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: The new Butler, same as the old (09/18/15)
When Troy Morell decided to resign from his position as one of the greatest coaches in college football history, it was presumed that Butler's dynasty -- 14 Jayhawk Conference championships and five national titles in 16 years -- was at an end. However, the then-No. ...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: This could be for SEK crown (09/17/15)
Not to overhype things, but the way things are going early in the season, it's entirely possible that the Southeast Kansas League football championship will be decided on the new artificial turf at Frary Field Friday night. The host Tigers (1-0 SEK, 2-0 overall) and the visiting Purple Dragons (2-0, 2-0) are the only unbeaten teams either in league play or overall. ...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Crest at Uniontown (09/17/15)
Uniontown's football team was shown some respect this week when the Hutchinson News put the 2-0 Eagles at No. 3 in its Eight-Man Division I poll. The other polls in Kansas (The Wichita Eagle, the Topeka Capital-Journal, K-Preps.com) have Uniontown in their others receiving votes/under consideration categories...
Tiger frosh football beats Spring Hill (09/16/15)
SPRING HILL -- Fort Scott High's freshmen football team defeated Spring Hill here Monday by a score of 34-16. The Tigers improved to 2-0 on the season. Trenton Wilson scored two touchdowns for Fort Scott, one in each half of play. Alec Michaud also scored in the first half. Quarterback Tyler Gorman threw two second-half touchdowns, one to Matt Campbell and the other to Mason Ferguson. Gorman and Campbell also connected on a 2-point conversion. David Brown Jr. kicked two extra points...
No. 4 Coffeyville overcomes 'Hounds (09/15/15)
COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott Community College lead No. 4-ranked Coffeyville, 17-14, at halftime here Saturday night. But the Red Ravens outscored the Greyhounds 34-8 in the second half and went on to a 48-25 victory in Jayhawk Conference play. A 10-yard pass from Danarious Graham to Ron'Quavion Tarver with 1:15 left in the second quarter put Fort Scott (0-2 Jayhawk, 1-2 overall) ahead going into the locker room. ...
Eagles roll by Madison, appear in Hutchinson poll (09/15/15)
MADISON -- Uniontown rolled by Madison/Hamilton here Friday night by a score of 44-14 and in the process gained some respect from at least one of the state's larger papers. In Sunday's edition, the Hutchinson News put Uniontown at No. 3 in its Eight-Man Division I poll. Claflin-Central Plains is No. 1 followed by Spearville, which defeated Madison in its season opener, 46-0...
Big win topped by huge kick (09/12/15)
Frary Field erupted late in the third quarter of Friday night's Fort Scott High School football game against Spring Hill. But the residents of the houses surrounding the stadium shouldn't blame the crowd for exploding as it did. The game was well in hand as the Tigers went on to win by 36 points with a running clock the entire fourth quarter. ...
JV football routs Parsons (09/12/15)
Fort Scott High's junior varsity football team rolled over Parsons, 54-6, at Frary Field Tuesday night. Zarek Fewell scored touchdowns each of the four times he touched the ball, according to JV coach Josh Regan. Brady Tourtillott caught a 60-yard touchdown pass from Jessie Jones. Padraig Holland, Chris Stell and Derek Bollinger all scored rushing touchdowns...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Ravens want to avoid thriller (09/11/15)
Fort Scott Community College's gamut through three nationally-ranked teams in three weeks continues Saturday at No. 4 Coffeyville, the second of the three, at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Coffeyville is 2-0 overall but has not yet played a conference game. On opening weekend, the Red Ravens knocked off then-No. 3 Iowa Western, 48-42 in overtime, at VMS. Last week, they held off Ellsworth, 49-48, on the road in Iowa...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Broncos' coach familiar with Tigers (09/11/15)
ach is no stranger to Fort Scott head coach Bob Campbell. That's because Spring Hill's new head coach is Jason Feeback, who was the head coach the last two seasons at Chanute, going 12-8 in his time with the Blue Comets. Feeback will bring his new team to Frary Field for a 7 p.m. contest Friday night...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Uniontown at Madison/Hamilton (09/11/15)
Although the team is a co-op between Madison and Hamilton high schools, the majority of the players in the program and the location of their home games has most people calling the team, "Madison." But no matter what it's called, the program here has been a regional power for may seasons...
Tiger freshmen roll by Parsons (09/11/15)
Fort Scott High's freshmen rolled by Parsons at Frary Field Tuesday night, 20-6. Alec Michaud scored first for the Tigers on a 33-yard run in the first quarter. Tyler Gorman threw a 10-yard scoring pass to Mason Ferguson in the third to make it 14-6...
Blue Dragons pull away in second half (09/09/15)
The first quarter of Saturday night's Jayhawk Conference football game between No. 4 Hutchinson and Fort Scott Community College at Frary Field was competitive for one quarter. At halftime, the Greyhounds had a chance to get back into things despite a two-touchdown deficit and about midway through the third quarter they looked as though they had a shot to mount a comeback and make things very interesting...
Tigers open season with victory over Parsons (09/05/15)
PARSONS -- Fort Scott High School's football team won its season opener for the fifth consecutive year Friday night. But homestanding Parsons, which came into the game on a 28-game losing streak, didn't make it easy on the Tigers, who finally prevailed in a Southeast Kansas League battle, 24-7...
Uniontown rolls past Altoona-Midway in opener, 58-0 (09/05/15)
UNIONTOWN -- Eight-man football's 45-point rule was just about the only thing that could stop Uniontown here Friday night. The Eagles played only a half, scoring all but 2 of their points in the first quarter of a 58-0 victory over Three Rivers League foe Altoona-Midway in the season opener for both teams...
FSMS volleyball wins every match at Prairie View (09/04/15)
LaCYGNE -- Fort Scott Middle School volleyball won all four matches versus Prairie View held here Tuesday in season-opening matches. The seventh-grade B team opened things up with a 25-23, 25-16, 22-25, 23-25, 16-14 win over the Buffalos. The seventh-grade A team won in four sets, 25-20, 25-22, 17-25, 25-17. No statistics were reported...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: FSCC looks to test Dragons (09/04/15)
itewashing of the Sterling College junior varsity in its season opener on Aug. 27, Hutchinson climbed two spots from its pre-season poll ranking of No. 6 into a tie for No. 4 with Copiah-Lincoln, Miss. Saturday at Frary Field, Fort Scott Community College (1-0) hopes to christen the new artificial turf with the biggest upset of the young season. The Greyhounds opened the season last Saturday with a 21-10 victory over Iowa Western in Fort Dodge, Iowa...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Both teams field new offenses (09/04/15)
Last season, Fort Scott High School and Parsons were teams with new offensive formations. And they were the same offense: the Flexbone. Tonight at Marvel Park in Parsons, both of these teams will again use offenses different from last season. But this time, they're extremely different...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Altoona-Midway at Uniontown (09/04/15)
While we would like to give you a comprehensive preview of Friday night's season-opening game between Altoona-Midway and Uniontown, there are two problems: 1) Everything you want and need to know about Uniontown appears in the article that ran in the 2015 Fort Scott Tribune Football Preview that appeared in this fine publication in Wednesday's edition, so there isn't anything to add about the Eagles (if you did not get a Tribune on Wednesday, copies are available at the office at 12 E. ...
UJH football looks to continue success (09/02/15)
UNIONTOWN -- How do you top an unbeaten season in junior high football? That's the task for Uniontown's team after compiling a 6-0 mark last year. And as with all seventh- and eighth-grade teams, there is the inevitable change from year to year, with one group returning and another moving on to the high school ranks...
'Hounds open season with victory in Iowa (09/01/15)
FORT DODGE, Iowa --For a guy who wasn't even on the roster submitted to the Tribune Thursday evening, Mike Glass did a heck of a job here Saturday as Fort Scott Community College's football team opened its season with a 21-10 victory over Iowa Central...
Competitive scrimmage helps Tigers (08/29/15)
There was a little more pomp and circumstance than usual prior to Friday night's Red and White Football Scrimmage at Frary Field, with the dedication of the high-school projects -- the new artificial surface at the stadium among them. But once things got going, head coach Bob Campbell and his staff were pleased to see their players put on a very competitive scrimmage...
'Hound gridders open season in Iowa (08/28/15)
Fort Scott Community College football's expectations this season aren't that high if one wants to believe the prediction for a seventh- place finish in the Jayhawk Conference coaches' pre-season poll. But with the nation's leading rusher returning in sophomore Devin Taylor (6' 1", 195, Soph., Nicholasville, Ky.), who gained 1,524 yards on the ground and scored 12 touchdowns last season, and defense full of NCAA Division I prospects, surpassing last season's 4-7 record and fifth-place finish is a reasonable goal.. ...
2's give the 1's good workout at scrimmage (08/25/15)
Possibly the best thing about Fort Scott High School's scrimmage at the practice field Saturday morning wasn't the way the No. 1 offense and defense played but how the No. 2's on both sides were able to give the No. 1's a challenge. "We tell our young guys, 'If you can compete against our No. ...
Patching it together (08/21/15)
63 report to first day of football practice (08/18/15)
Sixty-three players, including about 23 freshmen, reported for the first day of practice Monday morning at Fort Scott High School. "And that's about what we had the past couple of years," FSHS head coach Bob Campbell said after Monday afternoon's session. The Tigers will work out twice a day until school begins on August 27. The annual Red & White Scrimmage will be held on the new artificial surface at Frary Field the next day and the Tigers will open the season at Parsons on September 4...
Tigers picked second, Dragons first in poll (08/12/15)
PITTSBURG -- Two-time defending champion Pittsburg was picked to repeat as Southeast Kansas League football champion in a poll of league coaches released at a pre-season media conference here Tuesday. Fort Scott was tabbed to repeat last year's second-place finish...
Eagles the choice to win TRL eight-man crown (08/12/15)
PITTSBURG -- Uniontown was picked as the coaches' choice to win the Three Rivers League Eight-Man football championship at a pre-season media conference here Tuesday. The Eagles finished in second place behind Chetopa last season and finished with a 6-4 overall record, qualifying for the playoff for the first time since 2009...
Hutch first, 'Hounds 7th in coaches' poll (07/29/15)
WICHITA -- Coming off its first Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference football championship since 1995, Hutchinson is the coaches' pick to repeat at a pre-season media conference held here Friday. It's the first time since 2002 that Butler is not the favorite to win the conference title...
East shuts out West in Shrine Bowl (07/29/15)
HAYS -- Tony Barksdale, Jr. of Tecumseh-Shawnee Heights scored two first-half touchdowns to earn East team Most Valuable Player honors as he led his team to a 21-0 victory in the Kansas Shrine Bowl at Lewis Field here Saturday night. Fort Scott High School graduate Alex Fink was on the East roster and FSHS head coach Bob Campbell was on the East coaching staff. No statistics were reported for Fink, who will play baseball at Independence Community College, in the game...
'Hounds appear in pre-season 'Dirty 30' (07/14/15)
The persons in charge of the JCGridiron.com junior college football poll have deemed Fort Scott Community College worthy of inclusion in their 2015 pre-season "Dirty 30" poll, released July 5. The JCGridiron poll differs from the one issued by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) in that it includes schools in California, none of which are NJCAA members. ...
Former FSCC gridder signs with Chiefs (07/14/15)
Former Fort Scott Community College All-American defensive back Kevin Short signed a rookie free-agent contract with the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday after each of the National Football League's 30 teams took a pass on him in the 2015 Supplemental Draft...
Former 'Hound eligible for supplemental draft (07/03/15)
Former Fort Scott Community College defensive back Kevin Short, who is the school's single-season and career interceptions record holder, is one of seven players that the National Football League has declared eligible for its supplemental draft, which will take place one week from today...
Duffey to play in 8-man all-star game (06/05/15)
Uniontown High School senior Jacob Duffey has been selected to play on the East Division I squad at the 30th Annual Kansas Eight-Man All-Star Football games, which will be held Saturday in Beloit. The Division I game kicks off at 1:30 p.m. with the Division II game to follow...
NFL linebacker hasn't forgotten Fort Scott (05/01/15)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David hasn't forgotten the place where he says he "became a man" in a recent article he penned for the website, theplayerstribune.com. David played linebacker for Fort Scott Community College in 2008-09, helping lead the Greyhounds to the Citizens Bank Bowl, which was that year's NJCAA National Championship Game. The 'Hounds fell to Blinn, which was led by current Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, in the final moments of that game...
Signing on the dotted line (02/20/15)
Farewell to some, welcome to others (02/06/15)
Greyhound football sees movement on national signing day
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. ...
FSCC's Luper signs with Murray State (12/19/14)
Fort Scott Community College offensive lineman Ben Luper is one of the first three signees for head coach Mitch Stewart at Murray State University, Murray, Ky., according to an announcment distributed Wednesday. Luper, a 6' 5", 280-pound offensive lineman from Springfield, Mo., played on an offensive line that produced the 17th-most rushing yards in the NJCAA last season. ...
Hammond inks with Missouri Southern (12/19/14)
The Crest USD 479 school district announced on its Twitter account Wednesday that Fort Scott Community College running back Kyle Hammond, a Crest graduate, has signed to continue his college football career at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin...
Four 1st-Team picks for FSCC football team (11/28/14)
Four members of Fort Scott Community College's football team received First Team honors and another eight players were honored when coaches selected the All-Jayhawk Conference football team recently. Freshman running back Devin Taylor, sophomore center Byron Rich, sophomore safety James Gray and sophomore punter Matt Vincent were named to the First Team...
Former 'Hound coach Sims hired by Garden City (11/26/14)
Used with permission of the Garden City Telegram ---- GARDEN CITY -- Garden City Community College announced the hiring of former Fort Scott Community College head coach Jeff Sims on Thursday. During a noon press conference inside the Hall of Fame room at the Perryman Athletic Complex, Sims was introduced as the 21st head coach in program history, replacing Matt Miller, whose two-year stint at the helm ended on Nov. 9 when he was fired after a 4-6 season...
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...
Nine named to TRL 8-man football team (11/19/14)
Three Rivers League eight-man football runner-up Uniontown saw nine players chosen to fill 15 spots on the All-TRL team, which was released recently. Uniontown's First Team picks included Jacob Duffey, the unanimous choice as the kicker and also picked as a defensive back. He was also named Honorable Mention at quarterback and punter...
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...
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...
NEO dominates 'Hounds in season finale (11/12/14)
Fort Scott Community College's football season went out with a whimper Saturday afternoon as Northeastern Oklahoma A&M resumed its series with the Greyhounds right where it left off, taking a 49-7 victory in the season finale for both schools. NEO (5-6) claimed its 12th consecutive victory in the series, which had been idle since 2005. Fort Scott (4-7) has only two victories in the series in 23 meetings, which came in 1973 and 1975...
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...
Udall bounces Uniontown from playoffs (11/07/14)
UDALL -- Austin Weber intercepted four passes and Dalton Loos rushed for 151 yards and 5 touchdowns here Tuesday night as Udall unceremoniously bounced Uniontown out of the Eight-Man Division I playoffs, 62-12. Udall (10-0) led 22-0 after one quarter...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: 'Hounds vs. NEO A&M -- Two teams looking to go out on high notes (11/07/14)
They're only 75 miles apart, but Fort Scott Community College and Northeastern Oklahoma A&M don't meet often on the gridiron. In fact, this late addition to both team's schedules, to be played at 1 p.m. Saturday at Frary Field, will be just the 22nd between the schools...
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). ...
No. 1 Iowa Western prevails in battle of defenses (11/04/14)
Two big plays were the main difference as No. 1 Iowa Western defeated Fort Scott Community College, 23-5, in a non-conference football game at Frary Field Saturday afternoon. The Reivers (10-0) were challenged by the Fort Scott defense but two plays allowed them to get some breathing room. ...
'The U' takes on 'The U' in battle of Eagles (11/04/14)
Uniontown's football team will make its first playoff appearance since the 2009 season tonight when it travels to Udall for a Eight-Man Division I Bi-District Playoff Game. This game will be "The U" versus "The U" and Eagles versus Eagles. It's an odd coincidence that two of the three high schools in Kansas which begin with the letter U meet and both teams have the same mascot. Udall's colors, though, are red and white rather than Uniontown's black and orange...
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...
Eagles earn 1st playoff berth since 2009 (11/01/14)
WAVERLY -- There are only three high schools in the state of Kansas whose names begin with the letter U. Two of them will face off Tuesday night in Eight-Man Division I Bi-District play after Uniontown pulled off its biggest victory in several seasons over Waverly Thursday night...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: 'Hounds vs. No. 1 Iowa Western (10/31/14)
Seven years ago, Iowa Western didn't have a football program. By 2012, the Reivers were undefeated NJCAA National Champions, defeating Butler in the Graphic Edge Bowl in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Iowa Western (9-0) has never had a losing season, going 5-4 in 2009 and recording at least nine victories in every season since. ...
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...
Taylor goes for 211 in Greyhound win (10/28/14)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott Community College running back Devin Taylor ran for 211 yards and two touchdowns on 40 carries here Saturday night as the Greyhounds beat Independence, 24-3, in Jayhawk Conference action. Taylor's fifth 200-yard game of the season lifted his season total to 1,528 yards, which continues to lead the nation. ...
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...
Eagles pluck Blu-Jays to set up winner-take-all finale (10/25/14)
UNIONTOWN --Uniontown scored on its first four possessions and didn't have much trouble with visiting Pleasanton here Friday night, rolling 56-8 in a score-shortened game that ended at halftime on Senior Night. Eight-man football games are called when the margin reaches 45 points at halftime or any point after...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: 'Hounds at Independence -- Can Taylor get to 2,000 yards? (10/24/14)
nning back Devin Taylor leads the nation in rushingwith 1,317 yards. He's had four 200-yard rushing games this season, the most of any Greyhound rusher in a career sinc the 1995 season (see chart at right). With three games left in the regular season (see note below about the third one), it's not entirely out of the realm of possibility that Taylor could get very close based on his per-game average of 188 yards an outing...
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...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Uniontown vs. Pleasanton -- Senior Night is tonight in Uniontown (10/24/14)
Uniontown and Waverly should be able to stay on course for a potential winner-take-all Eight-Man I District 1 contest next week if they both win tonight. It's Uniontown's senior night and Pleasanton, led by former Fort Scott Tiger Trent Stepps, will be the opponent. Meanwhile, Waverly will be playing at Marmaton Valley...
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...
Seventh graders roll in finale; Iola 8's post shutout (10/24/14)
Fort Scott Middle School's football teams experienced extreme opposites in their final games of the season at Frary Field Thursday evening. The seventh-grade team has most things go their way as the Tigers rolled over Iola, 28-6. But almost nothing went the way of the eighth-grade squad in a 36-0 loss...
'Hounds rally, 32-28; late defensive stand boosts FSCC (10/21/14)
GARDEN CITY -- Fort Scott Community College defensive coordinator Jeff Kelly was passed up for the then-vacant head coaching position at Garden City after last season. So in May, Kelly settled in at FSCC. The Greyhounds have not exactly been a defensive juggernaut this season. ...
ONLINE FIRST: MdCV rallies to down Eagles (10/19/14)
Editor's Note: This information did not arrive to the Tribune office until Saturday afternoon. This summary will also be presented in Tuesday's print edition. The Tribune apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this stiuation. ---- UNIONTOWN -- Uniontown's football team lost the battle Friday night but the Eagles could still come out with a playoff berth if they can take care of business in their final two games of the regular season...
Going a little bit old school (10/18/14)
Tigers down Comets with smash-mouth offense, big-play defense
Uniontown Junior High finishes unbeaten (10/18/14)
UNIONTOWN -- Uniontown Junior High's football team took the early lead and then made it stand up for a 26-22 victory over Jayhawk Junior High Thursday night, completing an unbeaten regular season. Over the course of the season, the Eagles had flattened Altoona-Midway 38-8, Oswego 50-16, Northeast 30-8, Marmaton Valley 48-18 and Crest 40-0. The also beat Pleasanton, 16-0, in a game suspended by lightning and called with four minutes left in the first quarter...
FSMS 7th grade wins; 8th graders fall by one (10/17/14)
Fort Scott Middle School's seventh-grade football team won a high-scoring affair at Frary Field while the eighth graders fell by one point in a defensive battle. The seventh grade beat Altamont, 38-28, as quarterback Brody Bowles accounted for 164 yards in total offense and three scores. The eighth-grade lost, 7-6, to Altamont as the Grizzlies intercepted two passes in the fourth quarter...
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...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: 'Hounds at Garden City -- Shot at winning season at stake (10/17/14)
ollege takes its longest road trip of the season this weekend in quest of a victory that will keep another losing year at bay --at least for one more week. The Greyhounds will be in Garden City to take on the Broncbusters in Jayhawk Confefence play in the first meeting between the schools at GCCC's new stadium...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Uniontown vs. Marais des Cygnes -- Tonight's clash key in playoff hunt (10/17/14)
Just three weeks into district play and tonight's game between Marais des Cygnes Valley and Uniontown will be one which goes a long way toward determining which teams advance to the Eight-Man Division I playoffs out of District 1 and where they will be playing their Bi-District playoff game...
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...
Quick start, field position costly to 'Hounds (10/14/14)
Two quick, long scores by Ellsworth early in the game gave the visiting Panthers a lead which proved insurmountable at Frary Field Saturday. The 14-0 lead less than six minutes into the game held up as the Iowa squad handed Fort Scott Community College a 30-13 setback in a non-conference game...
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...
Eagles improve to 2-0 in district play (10/11/14)
MORAN -- Uniontown's football team improved to 2-0 in Eight-Man Division I District 1 play here Friday night with a 54-6 victory over rival Marmaton Valley in a Three Rivers League game. The Eagles (2-0 district, 4-1 TRL, 4-2 overall) are one of only two teams still unbeaten in the district after Marais des Cygnes Valley beat Waverly, 34-26. Uniontown will host MdCV next Friday night with the winner gaining a huge advantage when it comes to possible playoff games...
FSMS football to play four games in 11-day stretch (10/11/14)
Fort Scott Middle School's football teams last two scheduled outings have not been played but will be made up, which creates a scenario where the Tigers will play four games at each grade level in 11 days beginning Monday. Monday, FSMS will make up games at Parsons, which was originally scheduled for Oct. 2. Thursday, the Tigers will play already-scheduled games versus Altamont Grade School at Frary Field...
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...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: 'Hounds vs. Ellsworth -- Fort Scott's only familiar Iowa foe (10/10/14)
Fort Scott Community College football records, as the Tribune has them, are not very extensive. So there's not a lot in the records about the Greyhounds against Iowa schools. However, the Google News Archive project did include the Tribune as one of its papers when it was active and there is some information to be gleaned...
'Hounds handle Conqs on Homecoming (10/07/14)
Fort Scott Community College's football team may have turned its season around Saturday afternoon. Meanwhile, Dodge City may have taken the final blow in what could turn out to be a lost season. The Greyhounds, who had lost their last four games by a combined score of 226-51, had control of things from the very start and won for the first time in Jayhawk Conference play this season, 49-38, on Homecoming...
Eagles roll St. Paul in District opener (10/07/14)
UNIONTOWN -- Uniontown rolled St. Paul, 52-6, here Friday night in Three Rivers League and Eight-Man Division I District 1 play on Homecoming. The game didn't break open until the third quarter, when the Eagles (1-0 district, 3-1 TRL, 3-2 overall) scored 32 unanswered points to go up 46-6...
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...
Volleyball retains lead in SEK (10/04/14)
ALTAMONT -- Fort Scott High's volleyball team maintained a half-game lead in the Southeast Kansas League race with 2-1 victories over Independence and host Labette County here Thursday. The Tigers are 4-0 in the SEK and 16-11 overall, a win ahead of Chanute, the only other unbeaten team in league play. The Blue Comets posted sweeps of Pittsburg and Coffeyville in Coffeyville Thursday to improve to 3-0, 21-2...
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...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: 'Hounds vs. Dodge City -- 'Hounds hope for happy Homecoming (10/03/14)
By Scott Nuzum Tribune Sports Editor Fort Scott Community College will host its Homecoming game at 1 p.m. Saturday at Frary Field with Dodge City as the opponent in a Jayhawk Conference football game. Fort Scott (0-4 KJCCC, 1-4 overall), looks to end a four-game losing streak. The Greryhounds haven't won since beating Iowa Central in the season opener, 24-17. Since that game, Fort Scott has been outscored 226-51...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Eagles vs. St. Paul -- Eight-Man District play begins tonight (10/03/14)
By Scott Nuzum Tribune Sports Editor District play begins in Eight-Man football this week in Kansas and Uniontown opens Eight-Man I District 1 with a home match against St. Paul on Homecoming tonight at the UHS football field. This is also a Three Rivers League contest and Homecoming...
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...
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...
Scotties rout 'Hounds (09/30/14)
HIGHLAND -- Fort Scott Community College scored first and last here Saturday afternoon. But Highland scored every point in between and walked away with a 52-13 victory in Jayhawk Conference play. The Greyhounds (0-4 KJCCC, 1-4 overall) led 7-3 at the end of the first quarter. ...
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...
No. 1 Hornets shake off early Eagle score (09/27/14)
UNIONTOWN -- Chetopa showed why it's the No. 1 team in Eight-Man Division II in the Wichita Eagle rankings, staying unbeaten in a 56-8 mercy rule victory over host Uniontown Friday. The Eagles faced a Hornet team with a 2,000-yard career passer (senior Philip Moses), a running back who is closing in on 4,000 career yards (senior Derrick Cassell) and a top-notch transfer from Pittsburg (junior Sherrick Rogers)...
UJH gridders remain unbeaten (09/27/14)
UNIOTOWN -- Uniontown's Junior High's football team scored the game's first two touchdowns here Thursday evening. Then after visiting Marmaton Valley broke through for a score, the host Eagles continued to pull away. The result was a 48-18 victory, the Eagles' fourth in four games. Previously, Uniontown had dispatched Altoona-Midway 38-8, Oswego 50-18 and Northeast 30-8...
FSMS teams split at Indy (09/27/14)
Editor's Note: This summary was originally scheduled to be published in Friday's edition but was moved out when coverage of Friday night football warranted a longer summary. The Tribune will include this in Tuesday's print edition. INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott Middle School's eighth-grade football team dominated Independence here Thursday, winning 32-0. In the first game of the night, the FSMS seventh grade dropped a narrow 16-6 decision...
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...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: 'Hounds at Highland -- Long trip may provide relief (09/26/14)
The further away from the Butler game, the better. And Highland is about as far away as one can get in Kansas without playing in Missouri. Fort Scott Community College's football team was drubbed by then-No. 15 Butler last week in El Dorado, 63-7, for its third straight loss. Highland, meanwhile, bounced back from a home 41-0 loss to No. 2 Iowa Western two weeks ago with a road win last Saturday at Ellsworth, Iowa, 43-12...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: No. 1 Chetopa at Uniontown -- Hornet offense buzzing opponents (09/26/14)
Chetopa has outscored its opponents this season 196-6. It's no wonder, then, that the defending Three Rivers League champion (3-0 TRL, 3-0 overall) is ranked No. 1 by the Wichita Eagle in Eight-Man Division II. The offensive numbers are nothing new with the Green Hornets under head coach Sean Price. ...
Metcalf upbeat about FSMS teams (09/26/14)
Fort Scott Middle School head football coach Alvin Metcalf is encouraged by the progress of his Tiger football teams.Although the seventh-grade Tigers are 0-2, they played both Pittsburg and Coffeyville-Roosevelt close, losing by two points each time and allowing only two scores in each game...
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...
Butler rolls in 2nd half (09/23/14)
EL DORADO -- Butler scored 42 points in 11 1/2 minutes of play in the second half Saturday night and the No. 15-ranked Grizzlies bounced back from a tough loss to Hutchinson with a 63-7 rout of Fort Scott Community College at BG Products Veterans Stadium here...
Eagles slide by Lancers, 58-22 (09/23/14)
COLONY -- Uniontown High School's football team avoided a "trap" in beating Crest, 58-22, here Friday night in Three Rivers League play, setting up a showdown with the No. 1-ranked team in Eight-Man Division II this weekend at Uniontown. The Eagles (2-0 TRL, 2-1 overall) have scored a total of 122 in their two wins while allowing only these 22 -- 16 of which came in the fourth quarter after the game was already out of reach...
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...
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...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: 'Hounds at No. 15 Butler -- Both teams coming off losses (09/19/14)
It's a rare moment in the history of Fort Scott Community College's long football series with Butler. Both teams will go into Saturday night's game at El Dorado's BG Products Veterans Stadium coming off losses. In fact, they're both coming off two straight losses after each opened the season with a victory...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Uniontown at Crest -- Eagles look to bounce back vs. Lancers (09/19/14)
Though they were unable to hold on for the victory, Uniontown showed it could compete with some of the top teams in the state in a 48-22 loss to Madison last Friday night. The Eagles led 16-0 early in that contest but the visiting Bulldogs scored the next 40...
Red Ravens dominate second half (09/16/14)
nference football game at Frary Field Saturday afternoon was a very good contest. The second half was a blowout as Coffeyville scored 35 unanswered points and rolled to a 56-21 victory over Fort Scott Community College. The Red Ravens (1-0 conference, 2-1 overall) gained 356 yards in total offense in the second half alone, averaging 7.3 yards per play. ...
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...
Visitors overcome early deficit (09/13/14)
UNIONTOWN -- Uniontown jumped out to a 16-0 lead here Friday night. But No. 5-ranked Madison/Hamilton scored 40 consecutive points to overcome the early deficit and come away with a 48-22 victory. The Eagles (1-1) got on the board with a Jacob Duffey quarterback sneak followed by a 2-point conversion run by Cole Schafer. Schafer scored the second touchdown with James Pearson adding the conversion to make it 16-0...
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...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Uniontown vs. No. 5 Madison -- Eagles hope to to keep 'Dogs down (09/12/14)
Last Friday night, Madison was the No. 1 team in Eight-Man Division I in the Wichita Eagle football poll. But the Bulldogs made a long trip to western Kansas and were stunned by an unranked --but still very good -- Spearville squad, 32-28. This Friday night, the Bulldogs will appear in Uniontown with the No. 5 ranking. Strangely, the victory did not vault Spearville into the rankings...
No. 11 Blue Dragons roll by Greyhounds (09/09/14)
HUTCHINSON -- Two Blue Dragon running backs gained 100 or more yards here Saturday night as No. 11-ranked Hutchinson dispatched Fort Scott Community College, 45-10, in the Jayhawk Conference opener for both teams. Travis Custis, a transfer from Georgia Tech, rushed for 146 yards on 13 carries and scored two touchdowns. Alvin Kamara, a transfer from the University of Alabama, added 100 yards on 12 rushes and scored once...
ONLINE FIRST: Uniontown routs Altoona-Midway in opener (09/06/14)
Editor's Note: The information for this summary arrived at the Tribune office too late to make Saturday's print edition. It will be included in Tuesday's print edition for those readers who want to have a copy on newsprint. ---- BUFFALO -- Uniontown's football squad opened the season in smashing fashion here Friday night, routing Altoona-Midway, 64-0, in Three Rivers League play...
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...