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Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
Football

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...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Tigers vs. Parsons -- Each team sporting similar looks (09/05/14)
Fort Scott High School will kick off its 114th season of football tonight when Parsons comes to Frary Field for a Southeast Kansas League contest. Fortunately, the schools wear different colors. Otherwise, based on the formations each team will play, it could be hard to tell them apart...
FOOTBALL FRIDAY: 'Hounds at No. 11 Hutchinson (09/05/14)
Fort Scott Community College's football team has had a pretty good week so far. The Greyhounds rallied from a two-touchdown deficit to take a 24-17 win over Iowa Central Saturday at Frary Field. Then on Wednesday, two Greyhound players were named Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Players of the Week and one was named NJCAA Player of the Week...
The Comeback Kid (09/03/14)
Taylor scores 3 second-half TDs as 'Hounds rally in opener
Flexbone looks in good form at scrimmage (08/30/14)
Fort Scott High School's new flexbone offense looked to be in good form at Friday night's Red & White Scrimmage at Frary Field. And while it may be a bit odd to see after almost two decade of the split-back veer, Tiger head coach Bob Campbell said it's been something the coaching staff has been thinking about doing for some time now...
Greyhound great Cliff Frazier passes away (08/23/14)
Former Fort Scott Community College football great Cliff Frazier, a member of the 1972 NJCAA national championship runner-up team, passed away at the age of 61 on Sunday, Aug. 17 while in palliative care due to lung cancer at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo...
72 report for 1st day of football practice (08/20/14)
Seventy-two athletes, freshmen included, reported Monday for the first day of football practice at Fort Scott High School. Monday was the first day of practice for all fall sports allowed under Kansas State High School Activities Associaton rules. Since school doesn't begin for another week, Tigers head coach Bob Campbell said that there will be more two-a-day practice sessions than there have been in the past few seasons...
Tigers, Nado tie for 3rd in SEK poll (08/15/14)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High School's football team was picked to with defending Class 4A State runner-up Coffeyville to finish in a tie for third place in the Southeast Kansas League football race in a coaches poll released here Wednesday at a conference hosted by KSHQ Radio (100.7 FM)...
Eagles tabbed for runner-up spot (08/15/14)
PITTSBURG --Three Rivers League eight-man football coaches feel Chetopa and Uniontown will repeat their 1-2 finish at the top of the standings from last season. The prediction was revealed here Wednesday in a pre-season media conference hosted by KSHQ Radio (100.7 FM)...
'72 NJCAA runners-up to be inducted into FSCC Hall of Fame (08/15/14)
Fort Scott Community College will honor the 1972 NJCAA National Runner-Up Football team as the newest members of the FSCC Athletic Hall of Fame with an induction ceremony and breakfast on Oct. 11. The 1972 team finished the regular season with a perfect 10-0 record, qualifying them to play for the National Championship. ...
FSCC athletic season passes available (08/05/14)
The 2014-15 school year at Fort Scott Community College will begin later this month and Greyhound Athletics will offer a family season pass and a regular season pass this year. The passes admit bearers to all Greyhound sports which have admission charges: football, volleyball and men's and women's basketball...
West tops East in Shrine Bowl (07/29/14)
PITTSBURG -- Pittsburg State University signee Greyson Tempel, a quarterback from Garden City, generated 247 yards of total offense Sunday night as the West defeated the East, 21-6, in the 44th edition of the Kansas Shrine Bowl at Carnie Smith Stadium Saturday night...
Greyhounds picked to finish 7th (07/26/14)
Fort Scott Community College's football team was voted to finish seventh place when the Jayhawk Conference coaches' poll was released at a media conference in Wichita Friday afternoon. The Greyhounds will begin their fourth year under head coach Curtis Horton at Frary Field on Aug. 30 with a 1 p.m. kickoff against Iowa Central, one of three games against team from Iowa this season...
Rain? Whatever. (07/18/14)
11 FSCC student-athletes earn NJCAA recognition (06/25/14)
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) announced its 2013-14 Academic Teams of the Year and Academic Student-Athlete Awards Tuesday morning. To be listed among the Academic Teams of the Year, a team must have a grade-point average of at least 3.00. Fort Scott Community College appears on four of the lists...
'Hounds finish 6th in East, to play Butler (04/29/14)
Fort Scott Community College split against Neosho County at Lions Field Saturday while Independence was swept by Coffeyville, allowing the Greyhounds to move past the Pirates and finish sixth in the final standings of the Jayhawk Conference-Eastern Division...
'Gridiron Alumni' looking for local players (04/19/14)
Gridiron Alumni is looking for former players from Fort Scott, Uniontown and other surrounding high schools who are interested in playing full-contact alumni football games this spring and summer. According to a press release, the first 40 players on each team will be allowed to play and the team that gets 30 registered first will have home-field advantage. Gridiron Alumni takes care of the arrangements for equipment and officials...
Lattimer takes position at NSU (03/29/14)
TALEQUAH, Okla. -- Josh Lattimer, former linebacker at Pittsburg State, has been hired as defensive coordinator at Northeastern State University. Lattimer coached the last two seasons at Ellsworth (Iowa) Community College, serving as defensive coordinator in 2012 and head coach last season. The Panthers went 2-8 in 2013, suffering one loss in overtime, one with five seconds remaining and another by one score. Lattimer's first victory came in five overtimes over Arkansas Baptist...
74 commit to FSCC football (03/01/14)
Fort Scott Community College's football team has landed 61 written commitments from high school seniors across the country, according to information gatherer from the National Junior College Athletic Association website. The Greyhounds have 13 other verbals, according to various other media outlets and recruiting services, so that number could go higher...
18 'Hound gridders move on to 4-year schools (02/21/14)
Fort Scott Community College saw 18 members of its football team sign scholarships to continue their playing career at four-year schools in the fall. Coach Curtis Horton's squad had players join programs in Florida, Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas, Missouri, Kansas, South Carolina, Alabama, and Oklahoma...
Blackburn recognized by area Shriners (02/14/14)
Fort Scott High School senior Brendan Blackburn was recognized by area Shriners Thursday for his selection into the 41st Annual Kansas Shrine Bowl, which will be held at Pittsburg State University July 26. The Shrine Bowl is one of several fundraisers the national Shriners use to raise funds for the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children across the United States...
Johnson County sweeps Greyhounds (02/04/14)
Johnson County's basketball teams braved icy roads to come down and sweep Fort Scott Community College in a doubleheader that counted both in Jayhawk Conference play and toward Region VI-Division II post-season tournament seeding. No. 1-ranked Johnson County's women took out some frustration on the Greyhounds after suffering their first loss of the season to No. 5 Highland on Wednesday night. The Cavaliers went out to a 23-1 lead in the first eight minutes on their way to a 94-43 rout...
Blackburn selected to particpate in Kansas Shrine Bowl (01/10/14)
Fort Scott senior Brendan Blackburn has been selected to play in the 2014 Kansas Shrine Bowl, which will be held at Pittsburg State University's Carnie Smith Stadium on July 26. Blackburn, a offensive and defensive lineman for the Tigers, was chosen in a poll of state media. He is the first Fort Scott player to be picked for the game since Tony Karleskint was named to the East roster for the 2008 game, which was held in Emporia...
11 players earn 13 All-SEK spots (12/05/13)
Eleven members of Fort Scott High School's football team received 13 places on the first or second teams or the Honorable Mention list on the All-Southeast Kansas League Football Team. The All-SEK team was not released, per league policy, until all league teams' seasons were complete. Thus, the list could not be released until Coffeyville played in the Class 4A State Championship Game Saturday, which it lost to Buhler 31-14...
11 Greyhound gridders named All-KJCC (11/16/13)
With an offense that led the NJCAA Region VI in total offense and rushing offense, it's no surprise that Fort Scott Community College's football team landed several members of that offensive unit on the All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference First Team...
Eagle athletes well represented on All-TRL teams (11/16/13)
Nine players were picked in 12 spots as Uniontown High School was well-represented on the All Three-Rivers Eight-Man Football Team. The Eagles, who finished in second place in the eight-man division to Chetopa, trailed only the Green Hornets in honors. Chetopa had 12 players slected for 20 spots...
Paola knocks Tigers out of playoffs (11/06/13)
PAOLA -- Paola tailback Jeremy Criddle scored on two long touchdown runs in the first half here Tuesday night and Fort Scott High was not able to recover as the Panthers went on to a 24-7 victory in a Class 4A Bi-District Playoff Game at Panther Field...
Wildcats hold off Uniontown (11/02/13)
UNIONTOWN -- A Uniontown rally fell just short here Thursday night as the Eagles fell to Yates Center, 38-36, in Eight-Man I District 2 play and missed out on a trip to the playoffs. The Wildcats (4-1 district, 6-3 overall) qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 1990...
Chanute takes district; Tigers going to Paola Tuesday (11/01/13)
CHANUTE -- Chanute controlled the ground game offensively and defensively in the second half here Thursday night, leading to a Blue Comet victory in the final game of the regular season, 28-7, over Fort Scott High School. The Blue Comets won the Class 4A District 6 championship and took third place in the Southeast Kansas League. The Tigers settled for fourth in the SEK and second in the district. Both teams were assured of playoff berths before the game was played...
Greyhounds end season with win over Buffaloes (10/29/13)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Fort Scott Community College's football team ended its season on a winning note Saturday afternoon, beating Arkansas Baptist College, 53-36, in a non-conference game. The Greyhounds finished the season with a 2-7 record with their other victory coming over Independence by a 63-7 score on October 5...
Eagles throttle Blu-Jays, control playoff fate (10/29/13)
PLEASANTON -- Uniontown High School's football team has its fate in its own hands. The Eagles defeated Pleasanton, coached by Fort Scott High School graduate Trent Stepps, 56-18, in Eight-Man Division I District 2 play here Friday night and will face Yates Center Thursday night in a winner-take-all battle for the second playoff berth out of this district...
11th straight district win clinches playoff berth (10/26/13)
Things weren't going well for Fort Scott High School's football team a couple of minutes into the second half of Friday night's game against Iola at Frary Field. The Tigers were leading 7-0 despite some mistakes and some "Twilight Zone"-like happenings in the first half. Then Iola's Jacob Rhoads turned a disastrous play -- dropping a pitch but picking it up and reversing direction -- and into a 49-yard game-tying score...
Alford latest in line of 1,000-yard rushers (10/25/13)
Over the last seven seasons at Fort Scott Community College, Greyhound head football coach Curtis Horton has proved that he can produce an offense that can run the ball and recruit running backs that excel in his "smash-mouth" style of football. This year has proved no different with Jo-Nathan Alford becoming the sixth 'Hound ball carrier to run for over 1,000 yards in Horton's seven seasons...
No. 19 Hutchinson rallies to beat 'Hounds (10/22/13)
HUTCHINSON -- Those who thought they were experiencing deja vu during the fourth quarter of Fort Scott Community College's football game at Hutchinson Saturday night can feel perfectly justified. For the second time this season, the Greyhounds found themselves going into the fourth quarter with a lead only to allow 35 unanswered points...
No. 4 Trojans handle Eagles in district (10/22/13)
MELVERN -- Marais des Cygnes Valley, ranked No. 4 in Eight-Man Division I by kpreps.com, handled Uniontown, 70-22, Friday night in District 2 play. The Eagles (3-1 district, 5-2 overall) scored first after returning the opening kickoff inside the Trojans' 10-yard line. Marais des Cygnes scored to tie the game at 8-8. Then another long kickoff set up a short drive again for Uniontown, which scored to make it 16-8...
Tigers win 10th straight district game (10/19/13)
GARNETT -- Fort Scott High won its 10th consecutive game in district play here Friday night as the Tigers rolled by winless Anderson County, 48-6, in Class 4A District 6 play. In the other game of the opening weekend of district play, Chanute had a similarly easy time beating Iola, 38-7, in what could be the last football game the long-time rivals ever play against each other...
Lamin looks to follow trail blazed by NFLers (10/19/13)
Around this time next year Abu Lamin will be competing at the highest level college football has to offer: the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Lamin, a redshirt freshman playing for Fort Scott Community College, committed to play for the South Carolina Gamecocks and legendary college football coach Steve Spurrier during the summer...
FSHS rolls by Grizzlies (10/12/13)
ALTAMONT -- Seven players scored Fort Scott High's eight touchdowns here Friday night as the Tigers won their second game in a row, 52-6, over Labette County in Southeast Kansas League play. The Tigers (3-2 SEK, 3-3 overall) didn't wait long to get on the scoreboard. Brendyn Quinney recovered a Labette County fumble at the 7-yard line on the second play of the game and two plays after that, Race Kastl scored on a 4-yard run to make it 7-0 barely a minute and a half into the contest...
Eagles win big in district play (10/12/13)
UNIONTOWN -- The Uniontown Eagles stormed out of the gate Friday night, never relenting, crushing rival Marmaton Valley, 58-12, in a game that counted in both Three Rivers League and Eight-Man district play. Uniontown racked up 237 yards on the ground, exploiting a soft Wildcats defensive line. ...
Why not try a different approach to classes? (10/11/13)
When it comes down to it, all we're really looking at is a bunch of numbers. When the Kansas State High School Activities Association decides each year what classes each one of its 300-plus schools will be assigned to, it just looks at numbers. How many students were in the school building that day? That's all. There's no consideration to whether the school is rural or urban, nor if the school has a greater percentage of boys than girls or vice versa...
Uniontown Junior High holds on (10/11/13)
UNIONTOWN -- The Uniontown Junior High football team cruised to an easy victory Thursday night, defeating the visiting Pleasanton Blu Jays, 42-32. "I thought the boys played hard, we really got after it early, got up early, and I was glad everybody got in the game," Uniontown head coach Chad Hays said . "We just couldn't be more proud of our boys tonight."...
8th grade wins finale (10/11/13)
ALTAMONT -- Fort Scott Middle School football played a pair of games at Labette County last Thursday. The seventh-grade team lost 6-2 while the eighth grade won 22-14 in their season finale. Fort Scott head coach Alvin Metcalf reported that Alec Michaud tackled a Labette County running back on the first place of a drive, which put the Tigers (2-2) ahead 2-0 in the first quarter. ...
Paola, LCHS new district foes for 2014-15 (10/10/13)
Yates Center out, Waverly in of Uniontown's group
Three 'Hounds earn KJCCC Player of Week honors (10/10/13)
Fort Scott Community College football players swept Kansas Jayhawk Community College Player of the Week honors following the Greyhounds' 63-7 victory over Independence at Frary Field Saturday that gave the team its first victory of the season. Alexandria, Va., sophomore quarterback Jason Stewart was named Offensive Player of the Week as he completed 16 of 20 passes for 314 yards and four touchdowns. ...
JV and freshmen football results (10/09/13)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High School's junior varsity football team took a 28-0 victory over Independence here Monday night. The Tiger freshmen team fell to Indy, 18-6. No other details were available. The JV plays Labette County Monday at 5 p.m. at Frary Field. The freshmen are scheduled to be idle until Oct. 21 when they face Paola at Frary Field...
'Hounds demolish Pirates for 1st win (10/08/13)
Alford, Dangerfield each score 3 TDs in 2013 home finale
Tigers break skid behind big first half (10/05/13)
A big first half helped Fort Scott High's football squad break a three-game losing streak Friday night as the Tigers jumped out to a 31-0 lead and went on to a 31-12 victory over Independence in Southeast Kansas League play at Frary Field. Both teams came into the game with 1-3 records, each having lost to teams that were undefeated going into Friday night. The Tigers (2-2, SEK, 2-3 overall) had the challenge of trying to deal with an Independence team that is both quick and athletic...
Eagles roll by St. Paul in district opener (10/05/13)
ST. PAUL -- Uniontown rolled by St. Paul here, 46-14, Friday night as they kicked off Eight-Man I District 2 play in a big way. The Eagles led 40-0 in the third quarter before St. Paul got on the board in this contest, which also counted in Three Rivers League play...
Broncbusters better on rainy Homecoming day (10/01/13)
Garden City came to Fort Scott late Friday afternoon without its head coach, Matt Miller, due to illness and with its starting quarterback out due to an injury. There was also the potential distraction of a game against Butler this coming Saturday that will to a long way toward determining the regular-season champion of the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference...
Chetopa takes shootout over Uniontown (10/01/13)
CHETOPA -- Every once in a while, you get a game like this in eight-man football. The Three Rivers League championship was determined here in a 126-point, 867-yard shootout here Friday night with Chetopa, the coaches' favorite to win the crown, defeating Uniontown by a final score of 72-54...
Nado rallies for 27-21 win over Tigers (09/28/13)
COFFEYVILLE -- LaDarrius Johnson scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter here Friday to lead a Coffeyville rally that resulted in a 27-21 victory over Fort Scott High in Southeast Kansas League action. Fort Scott (1-2 SEK, 1-3 overall) lost despite the best passing night that junior quarterback Mason Knopp has had as a Tiger. He completed 13 of 23 passes for 185 yards and two third-quarter touchdowns to Alex Fink that helped put the redclads ahead 21-7 with 13 minutes to play...
College Hall of Fame inductees honored October 5 (09/28/13)
This version of this story has been corrected from the one that was printed in the Saturday, Sept. 27 edition. Due to poor editing, the story was written with event taking place on the wrong date. The ceremonies will take place Oct. 5. The Tribune regrets the error and the confusion it may have caused.
7th graders rout Indy (09/27/13)
Quarterback Tyler Gorman ran for three touchdowns and threw for another in the Fort Scott Middle School seventh-grade football team's 28-8 victory over Independence Thursday evening at Frary Field. Meanwhile, Fort Scott's defense held the Bulldogs to 104 yards in offense, 65 of which came on Indy's late fourth-quarter touchdown drive after the outcome was no longer in doubt...
Eighth grade falls to Bulldogs, 22-6 (09/27/13)
Fort Scott Middle School's eighth-grade team hung around with Independence early at Frary Field Thursday night. But the Bulldogs scored in the last two minutes of the second quarter and early in the third and held on for a 22-6 victory over the Tigers (2-1)...
Freshmen, JV football results (09/25/13)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High School's freshmen football team lost to Pittsburg here Monday night by a score of 35-0. The junior varsity squad defeated the Purple Dragons, 28-7. No further information was available from either game. The Tigers will play Coffeyville Monday night at Frary Field with the freshmen game to kick off at 5 p.m...
'Hounds fall just short at No. 17 Dodge City (09/24/13)
DODGE CITY -- Fort Scott Community College's football team jumped out to a big lead here Saturday only to fall in the fourth quarter of Jayhawk Conference play at Memorial Stadium. The Greyhounds had No. 17 Dodge City on the ropes for quite some time, building a 22-6 lead and leading by five going into the fourth quarter. But again, as was the case the week before at Coffeyville, the home team came back in the fourth quarter...
Barnes, Dragons win despite Tiger effort (09/21/13)
Pittsburg tailback Alex Barnes is already getting looks from Division I schools as a junior. Friday night, he showed why he is getting that kind of attention with a 232-yard, five-touchdown effort in leading the Purple Dragons to a 33-14 victory in a Southeast Kansas League showdown...
Uniontown shuts out Crest to improve to 3-0 (09/21/13)
UNIONTOWN -- Uniontown had little trouble with visiting Crest Friday night, rolling to a 46-0 conquest in a Three Rivers League contest that ended in the third quarter. The Eagles scored on the first two possessions of the game, then returned a fumble for a touchdown, used the passing game to add another score,and to set up the final TD of the opening half...
Middle schoolers split with Parsons (09/20/13)
Fort Scott Middle School's football teams split with Parsons in a doubleheader at Frary Field Thursday night. The seventh grade lost 16-14 while the eighth grade took a 14-0 victory. The seventh-grade Tigers scored on the game's first possession after a short kickoff. Coy Pollmeier scored on a 3-yard run with 4:28 on the clock. A run for the 2-point conversion was unsuccessful...
JV, Freshmen football (09/18/13)
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'Hounds collapse in fourth quarter (09/17/13)
COFFEYVILLE -- It looked as though Fort Scott Community College's football team had an excellent chance to win its first game of the season here Saturday. As the third quarter was coming to a close, Fort Scott held a 33-27 lead. Backup running back Kyle Hammond was having an excellent game in place of suspended Jo-Nathan Alford. And the defense, though it had bent a few times, wasn't breaking...
Eagles shut out Sedan (09/17/13)
UNIONTOWN -- Uniontown's football team forced Friday night's home game to end early when the Eagles whitewashed Sedan, 48-0, in a non-league eight-man game. Eight-man football games are stopped once a team has built up a 45-point or greater lead by halftime or anytime thereafter...
Middle schoolers get pair of wins (09/17/13)
Fort Scott Middle School's football teams picked up victories in the first interscholastic football games since 1982 as the Tigers swept El Dorado Springs, Mo., at Frary Field Thursday evening. The seventh-grade Tigers won 40-0 in the first game. The eighth-grade squad took a 48-0 victory...
Titan FG takes it as time expires (09/14/13)
Justin Foust's 27-yard field goal as time expired gave Columbus a 15-14 victory over Fort Scott High School in a hard-fought game between league favorites at Frary Field Friday night. The Tigers were looking to control the clock with a 14-12 lead with less than six minutes to go. But a fumbled pitch was recovered by Columbus at its own 47-yard line with 4:01 to go to give the Titans (2-0) what turned out to be the game's final possession...
Former 'Hound denied by NCAA (09/14/13)
The NCAA has ruled that Kansas cornerback Kevin Short, a 2013 graduate of Fort Scott Community College, is academically ineligible and will have to redshirt this season, according to reports including one from the Associated Press. Short was an NJCAA All-American for the Greyhounds. He played here in 2011 and 2012. Kansas head coach Charlie Weis was reported as saying he was "extremely disappointed" with the decision...
Eagles 48, Devils 0 (09/14/13)
UJH football beats Oswego (09/14/13)
OSWEGO -- Uniontown Junior High's football team raced out an early lead and held on to down Oswego Thursday night on the road, 36-24. "We played really well the first half," coach Chad Hays said. "We returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and cruised to 30-8 halftime lead. We were able to held on in the second half."...
Here's the plan, guys (09/13/13)
Butler betters Greyhounds (09/10/13)
Fort Scott Community College's defense, which was ranked last in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference in three of the four major categories going into the weekend, has its best day of the season in terms of yards allowed Saturday. But while the defense showed some signs of improvement, the offense and special teams mostly let the Greyhounds down in a 52-14 loss to fourth-ranked Butler in KJCCC play at Frary Field...
Eagles roll by Seabury, 58-22 (09/10/13)
LAWRENCE -- Uniontown rolled by Lawrence Bishop Seabury here Friday evening, 58-22, as they won their season opener for the second consecutive season. The Eagles gained 327 of their 388 yards on the ground. Tailback Cole Schafer rushed for 122 of those yards and scored four touchdowns. Quarterback Jacob Duffey added 86 rushing yards and completed 4 of 9 passes for 61 yards...
Durossette scores 5 TDs; Tigers roll (09/07/13)
PARSONS -- Senior Jake Durossette scored five touchdowns here Friday night to lead Fort Scott High to its 22nd consecutive victory over Parsons, 57-13. Durossette scored Fort Scott's first three touchdowns on first-quarter runs of 1 and 25 yards and a second-quarter rush of 14 yards. It was 20-0 with 11:13 left in the second after Parsons blocked the extra point after the third score...
Tyler drops Greyhounds to 0-2 (09/04/13)
TYLER, Texas -- Were it not for miscues and penalties, Fort Scott Community College's football game here against Tyler Saturday night could have been at the least more competitive. But the Greyhounds committed penalties that gave the Apaches' offense reprieves and robbed their own offense of at least two touchdowns. And they scored on just two of five opportunities when they had the ball inside Tyler's 10-yard line, one of those scores coming after the hosts had the game well in hand...
Tigers, field both look in good shape (08/31/13)
The surface of Frary Field hasn't looked as good as it does right now in a long, long time. The right conditions this summer have made Fort Scott High School's home field look nice and green with a good, thick cover. And in field conditions -- so to speak -- Friday night, the Tigers looked just about as good as their field...
Scrimmage gives Eagles chance to adapt to losses (08/30/13)
UNIONTOWN -- Uniontown's football team ran four series of eight plays each, moving players around on offense and defense and trying different combinations in a warm-up "soap" scrimmage Thursday night at the UHS field. The squad was split into different units, with the first-string offense and defense and second teams of each getting in playing time...
Academic and Athletic Achievement (08/29/13)
Inconsistency dooms 'Hounds in opener (08/27/13)
Freshman quarterback Brandon Bergeron threw for 323 yards and four touchdowns Saturday afternoon to lead Highland to a 48-31 victory over Fort Scott Community College in the season -- and Jayhawk Conference -- opener for both teams at Frary Field. The Greyhounds appeared to be sluggish to start the game, especially on defense where Highland's offense was allowed to make first downs on three or four consecutive plays. The Scotties gained 187 yards of total offense in that quarter alone...
Tigers get in a good workout at scrimmage (08/27/13)
Maybe it was because they had only practiced five times so far this summer but Fort Scott High's football team seemed especially motivated during the lawn chair scrimmage Saturday morning at the FSHS practice field. Due to a few injuries and the warm, humid conditions, the varsity/JV portion of the scrimmage wrapped up in a bit less than an hour and a half. But the Tigers enjoyed a chance to work out at full speed under conditions much close to those of a game...
Early season opener Saturday at Frary Field (08/23/13)
It seems early, doesn't it? The Jayhawk Conference football season begins Saturday and Fort Scott Community College will be the first to host a game as Highland visits Frary Field for a 1 p.m. kickoff Saturday afternoon. The other three Jayhawk Conference games scheduled for Saturday kick off at 7 p.m...
Showing 'em how it's done (08/23/13)
68 out for middle school football (08/21/13)
Day two of practice for the Fort Scott Middle School interscholastic football program -- a cooler summer day than usual -- concentrated on defense. And there was a lot of teaching going on. Head coach Alvin Metcalf reported that 68 players are out for the first middle school interscholastic season since the middle 1980's, when the program was switched to intramurals. ...
About 70 in attendance on first day of practice (08/20/13)
About 70 players were in attendance as Fort Scott High School held its first football practice of the 2013 season Monday afternoon. Because school began Friday, this will be the first time that head coach Bob Campbell won't be able to hold two-a-day practices. That means practices will have to be a bit longer in order to make sure the Tigers get as much pre-season work in as possible...
Poster giveaway at FSCC game Saturday (08/20/13)
The Fort Scott Community College Greyhound football team will open up its 2013 season against Highland Community College at 1 p.m. Saturday at Frary Field. Team posters will be given to the first 100 fans 12 years and younger. This year's poster shows a host of players and displays the "Fort Tough" motto for the 2013 season...
FSHS fall sports photo schedule (08/20/13)
The following is a list of times and locations for Fort Scott High School fall sports photos. -- Girls' tennis, 3:15 Aug. 27 at the high school courts. -- Girls' golf, 3:45 p.m. Aug. 27 at Woodland Hills Golf Course. -- Soccer, 4:15 p.m. Aug. 27, at Ellis Park...
Fort Scott tops SEK poll; Columbus CNC favorite (08/13/13)
Tigers, Titans will square off in Sept. 13 game at Frary Field
Chetopa favored in Three Rivers (08/13/13)
PITTSBURG -- About the only thing expected to be the same as last season, based on the Three Rivers League coaches poll released here Monday, is that Altoona-Midway won't have a football team again this season. Otherwise, comparing the predicted order of finish against last year's final standings, there will be a shake up in the eight-man standings this season. ...
'Hounds picked 5th by KJCCC coaches (07/27/13)
WICHITA -- The top five finishers in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College football standings were picked to finish in the same places in the pre-season coaches' poll released here Friday at the KJCCC Football Media Conference. This means that Butler, Hutchinson, Coffeyville, Garden City and Fort Scott are picked to finish in that order from first through fifth places, the spots where each one finished last season...
FSMS, FSHS set some dates (07/24/13)
Fort Scott Middle School and Fort Scott High School have each made announcements in which they have set dates pertaining to fall athletics. FSHS athletic director Larry Fink sent notice Tuesday morning that due to changes in the USD 234 district calendar, the date for fall sports parent meetings has been changed to August 13. The meetings will begin at 6 p.m. at the high school. For more information, call FSHS at (620) 223-0600...
'Hounds noted in JCGridiron poll (07/10/13)
Fort Scott 'on the bubble'; Butler, Hutch included in top 15
'Hounds to open at home vs. Highland (06/14/13)
The Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference released its 2013 football schedule late last week. Fort Scott Community College will open the season at Frary Field on Aug. 24 with a 1 p.m. kickoff against Highland. Fort Scott (3-4 KJCCC, 4-5 overall in 2012) and Highland (1-6, 2-7) will meet in a season opener for the second consecutive year. The Greyhounds won at Highland, 20-13, in the 2012 opener...
Lattimer signs with Salina indoor team (04/19/13)
Jake Lattimer, a 2007 graduate of Fort Scott High School, has signed to play indoor football with the Salina Bombers of the Champions Professional Indoor Football League. The CPIFL is in its first season of play as are the Bombers, but the league does include teams that have played in other leagues in the past, such as the Wichita Wild and Kansas Koyotes (Topeka)...
KJCCC sets up alliance with Iowa schools (04/13/13)
ARKANSAS CITY -- The Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference announced Friday on its web site that a scheduling agreement has been established, in principle, with the football-playing schools of the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC)...
FSCC softball snaps long losing streak (03/15/13)
Also: Volleyball letters of intent, Phi Theta Kappa inductees, and an all-star basketball game.
Football Signings, Part IV (02/15/13)
Football Signings, Part III (02/14/13)
Signing Day, Part II (02/08/13)
Signing Day, Part I (02/07/13)
Short named Juco All-American (12/15/12)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Fort Scott Community College sophomore defensive back Kevin Short was named to the National Junior College Athletic Association All-America First Team Defense earlier this week. Short, from Florissant, Mo. holds the FSCC single-season and career records for interceptions. He picked off 5 passes in each of his two seasons as a Greyhound...
SEK champs have 10 honored by coaches (11/17/12)
The All-Southeast Kansas League football team features 10 members of the league champion Fort Scott squad, five of whom were named to the First Team. Seniors Johnathan Stark and Marques Floyd were picked as First Team defensive backs. Classmate John Metcalf was chosen as a defensive lineman and junior Jacob Durossette was picked as a linebacker. Junior Brendan Blackburn was picked as a defensive lineman and an offensive lineman, making him the only Tiger picked for the First Team offense...
11 earn All-KJCCC grid honors (11/13/12)
Eleven members of the Fort Scott Community College football team received spots on the All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference football team in voting held at El Dorado last week. Defensive players earned eight of those places. Four earned places on the First Team. Three were defensive players: sophomore cornerback Kevin Short, sophomore linebacker Stephan Martin and freshman defensive end William Bland. Also chosen was freshman offensive guard Kareem Are...
Four from Uniontown make 8-man football squads (11/09/12)
Four members of Uniontown's football squad have been named to the All-Three Rivers League 8-Man Football Team, one on both offense and defense. Senior Zak Hueston was named to the First Team as a defensive lineman and to the Honorable Mention list as a center. Senior Garrett Murrow, as a running back, classmate Brenton Esslinger, on the defensive line, and junior Chase Gleason, as a special teams player, were all named to the Honorable Mention list...
Louisburg lines dominate; Tigers' season ends (10/31/12)
It's hard to say if Louisburg's offensive and defensive lines have the best talent the Fort Scott High School football team has faced this season. But it's easy to see that the Wildcats' lines played the best anyone has against the Tigers (9-1) this season...
'Hounds pull out all stops in finale (10/30/12)
Fort Scott Community College pulled out all the stops and invented some of its own during its final game of the season at Frary Field Saturday afternoon. Out of the playoff picture and without enough victories to go to a bowl game, Greyhound head coach Curtis Horton and his staff decided to throw in some wrinkles. And they began with the second offensive play of the day as Fort Scott (4-5) routed Arkansas Baptist College, 51-32...
Tigers hold on for District title (10/26/12)
Had Chanute managed to complete its rally and win Thursday night's game at Frary Field, it would have been one of the strangest tales in the history of Fort Scott High School football. Despite dropped passes, overthrows, a series of strange official's calls and a series of plays in which they went backward 15 yards, the visiting Blue Comets managed to get a field goal by A.J. LaRocca to get within a touchdown, recover the ensuing onside kick and give itself a chance...
Uniontown victorious in finale (10/26/12)
YATES CENTER -- Uniontown won its final game of the season here Thursday night, beating Yates Center, 36-22, in an Eight-Man Division I District 2 contest. "Our kids overcame a lot of adversity the first half," Eagle head coach Chad Stroud said. "We dropped several passes, had too many penalties, and gave up a couple big plays on defense. John Reed busted a 43 yard touchdown run with five seconds left in the half. That was a huge momentum swing for us going into halftime."...
Greyhounds' playoff hopes dashed (10/23/12)
Fort Scott Community College's football team was able to keep things close for a half or so Saturday afternoon at Frary Field. But in the end, Hutchinson's size up front on the offensive and defensive lines wore the Greyhounds down and the 12th-ranked Blue Dragons came away with a 37-14 Jayhawk Conference victory at Frary Field...
Uniontown rumbles past Pleasanton, 56-6 (10/20/12)
UNIONTOWN, Kan. -- Uniontown led 32-0 after one quarter of play Friday night and went on to rout Pleasanton in not much more than a half of play in Eight-Man Division I District 2 play. While the Eagles won't make the playoffs this season, they do avoid going winless on the field in Three Rivers League play. Uniontown is 1-4 in the league, 1-3 in district and 3-5 overall if you count the cancelled season opener with Altoona-Midway as a forfeit to the Eagles. Pleasanton dropped to 0-5, 1-3, 3-5...
Fort Scott fights off pesky Iola squad (10/20/12)
IOLA, Kan. -- Iola did its best to keep fifth-ranked Fort Scott High School within striking distance at Riverside Park here Friday night, managing to go on several long offensive drives. But the Tigers kept the Mustangs out of the end zone on most of them and hung on for a 34-7 victory on the strength of a three-touchdown first quarter...
Undefeated Tigers finally earn state rankings (10/16/12)
Fort Scott High School's football team became just one of two unbeaten teams remaining in Class 4A when Lenexa St. James took a 41-12 loss to Spring Hill Thursday night. The Tigers beat Anderson County, 48-6 at Frary Field Friday night to remain undefeated. That was enough for Fort Scott to finally break out of the "others" category and into the top five in the Wichita Eagle and Topeka Capital-Journal polls...
Fort Scott rolls like thunder to 48-6 victory (10/13/12)
FORT SCOTT -- Fort Scott High School's Class 4A District 6 opener was stopped with 6:34 remaining in the contest Friday night when severe lightning arrived in the Fort Scott area. The same storm system that delayed the start of the Chanute-at-Iola game twice and then knocked out power to Iola's stadium and forced Fort Scott High's girls' tennis team to return home after the Class 4A State Tennis Tournament was suspended only arrived soon enough to stop the game. ...
Greyhound football blasts Indy (10/09/12)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott Community College's football team kept its slight chance of making the Region VI Playoffs alive by whipping Independence, 54-17, in Jayhawk Conference play here Saturday night. The Greyhounds are 3-3 in the conference and 3-4 overall. ...
Fort Scott wins Homecoming game, 41-6 (10/06/12)
FORT SCOTT -- Fort Scott High scored on each of its first six possessions Friday night and the Tigers went on to steamroll Labette County in Southeast Kansas League action, 41-6, on Homecoming at Frary Field. Victor Hughes rushed for 206 yards on 14 carries and scored twice, the most rushing yards by a Tiger since B.J. ...
Rivalry resumes with Uniontown defeat (10/06/12)
MORAN, Kan. -- Located just six miles apart and wearing the same school colors of black and orange, Uniontown and Marmaton Valley have a fairly-heated rivalry. But they hadn't met on the gridiron in a decade due to playing different brands of football...
'Hounds stumble at Garden (10/02/12)
GARDEN CITY -- Fort Scott Community College's football team was looking for a rare victory at Garden City Saturday night, hoping to gain an advantage on the Broncbusters in the chase for the fourth and final spot in the Region VI Playoffs. Instead, Garden City rolled to a 42-13 victory as what had been one of the Jayhawk Conference's worst defenses two weeks ago held the 'Hounds to just 203 total yards while the Buster offense passed for more yards than any team has over Fort Scott in over 10 seasons.. ...
Uniontown falls to St. Paul, 52-6 (09/29/12)
UNIONTOWN, Kan. -- Undefeated St. Paul was just simply the better team in Chad Stroud's assessment as his Uniontown squad lost to the Indians 52-6 in Three Rivers League eight-man football Friday night. "Our kids came out with a lot of emotion early, scoring on the second play of...
Fort Scott throttles Independence, 48-9 (09/29/12)
INDEPENDENCE, Kan. -- Fort Scott High School had one of its best rushing games in recent years Friday night as the Tigers throttled Independence, 48-9, in Southeast Kansas League play at Emmott Field. The Tigers improved to 4-0 in the SEK and 5-0 overall while Independence fell to 0-4, 0-5, although the Bulldogs managed to avoid being shut out for a third consecutive game...
FSCC continues to be breeding ground for D-linemen (09/28/12)
Playing defensive line usually means being able to push, pull, and wreak havoc with 300-plus-pound offensive-line players for a 60-minute football game. But for past and current Fort Scott Community College defensive linemen, it has meant speed, athleticism, quickness, and power to be successful at a position that is pounding in the trenches every play...
FSCC Hall of Fame Weekend will be Oct. 19-20 (09/28/12)
Fort Scott Community College is looking forward to the 2012 Hall of Fame weekend, Oct. 19-20. The 2012 inductees into the FSCC Athletic Hall of Fame are Bruce Chambers, Eddie Brown, and the 1971 Greyhound Football team. The Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will be held on Saturday, Oct. ...
Statistics don't tell full story of 'Hound victory (09/25/12)
Just to show how meaningless statistics can be, consider the following: So naturally, the Greyhounds won Saturday. Special teams and defense accounted for 20 unanswered Fort Scott points in a 34-14 victory over Dodge City. The Conquistadors (0-4 KJCCC, 0-5 overall) lost their seventh straight game going back to last season despite compiling nearly 500 yards in total offense. They outgained the Greyhounds (2-2, 2-3) 268-71 in the second half. But they couldn't overcome their own mistakes...
Fort Scott shuts out Coffeyville, takes sole lead in SEK (09/22/12)
FORT SCOTT -- The Southeast Kansas League's two highest-scoring teams met at Frary Field Friday night. But Fort Scott High School's defense was the star attraction as the Tigers held visiting Coffeyville to just 105 yards of total offense in a 12-0 victory...
Bizarre final play gives Chetopa win over Uniontown (09/22/12)
UNIONTOWN, Kan. -- A strange final play with perhaps a controversial ruling gave Chetopa a 58-54 victory over Uniontown here Friday night, putting a damper on the Eagles' Homecoming festivities. The Eagles (0-2 Three Rivers League, 1-2 overall) led 34-30 at the half and 48-38 after three quarters. But the Green Hornets (2-2, 2-2) outscored the Eagles 20-6 in the fourth quarter...
'Hound rally forces overtime but Ravens prevail (09/18/12)
Fort Scott Community College overcame Coffeyville's 21-point second-half rally with a two-touchdown rally of its own to force overtime in Jayhawk Conference play Saturday afternoon at muddy Frary Field. But The visiting Red Ravens scored on the third play of its possession in the second overtime to escape with a 34-28 victory...
Crest rolls by Eagles on Hammond effort (09/18/12)
COLONY -- Crest quarterback Kyle Hammond had his team ahead 30-0 on two touchdown runs and three TD passes before the Eagles got on the board in a Three Rivers League contest here Friday night. The Lancers (2-1 TRL and overall) went on to a 58-24 victory over the Eagles (0-1, 1-1)...
Fort Scott wins with control of running game (09/15/12)
PITTSBURG, Kan. -- Fort Scott High went 70 yards on a 20-play drive that consumed over 9 1/2 minutes of the first quarter here Friday night and didn't get a score out of it. But what they did get from it set things up for success later in the game as the Tigers went on to beat rival Pittsburg, 41-20, in a battle of Southeast Kansas League co-leaders at Hutchinson Field...
Grizzlies roll in second half (09/11/12)
EL DORADO --Second-ranked Butler scored 53 unanswered points -- 36 of them in the game's final 16 minutes -- and rolled to a 60-14 victory over Fort Scott Community College at BG Products Veteran's Sports Complex Saturday night. Fort Scott (1-1 Jayhawk Conference, 1-2 overall) led 14-7 before Butler (2-0, 3-0) started the scoring barrage with a 66-yard touchdown pass from Billy Cosh to Javess Blue with 3:55 left in the first quarter...
Tigers now 7-2 in OT games (09/11/12)
Due to the need to file the story for Saturday's edition from a place that had electricity, the Tribune wasn't able to access its records following Fort Scott High School's 35-32 double-overtime victory over Columbus. This meant that we couldn't present you with some facts about that game that we would have normally tucked into a notes section at the end of the summary...
Eagles win big at Sedan (09/11/12)
SEDAN -- Uniontown rolled to a 56-26 non-league victory here Friday night as the Eagles opened their season a week late after Altoona-Midway decided to cancel its varsity football season. Sedan led 26-20 at the half but Uniontown outscored the Devils 32-0 in the second half. It was the Eagles' first victory in eight-man football...
Fort Scott prevails in double overtime, 35-32 (09/08/12)
COLUMBUS, Kan. -- Straton Hunziker found himself wide open in the end zone to catch Johnathan Stark's 10-yard pass for the game-winning score on Fort Scott's possession of the second overtime period Friday night as Fort Scott High improved to 2-0 on the season with a 35-32 vicvory over Columbus...
Hagan on pace to join FSCC 1,000-yard club (09/07/12)
Fort Scott Community College running back Stanley Hagan enters his third collegiate game Saturday night against No. 2 Butler looking for his third consecutive triple-digit rushing game. Hagan, a 6' 1". 195-pound freshman from Nashville, Tenn., has used a combination of power, speed, and elusiveness to lead the NJCAA in rushing with 420 yards in the season's first two games. ...
Apaches mush past Greyhounds on muddy field (09/05/12)
Sixteenth-ranked Tyler took control in the third quarter at Frary Field Saturday afternoon and went on to defeat Fort Scott Community College, 35-7, on a muddy surface as the remnants of Hurricane Issac passed through the area. This was one of a full slate of games in the annual series between schools from the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference and the Southwest Junior College Football Conference...
Fort Scott football rolls over Parsons, 65-7 (09/01/12)
FORT SCOTT -- Fort Scott High School's offense produced 404 total yards in a 65-7 rout of Southeast Kansas League rival Parsons in both teams' season opener at Frary Field Friday night. Fort Scott senior Marques Floyd scored on a 71-yard run on the first play from scrimmage and finished with 138 yards on just five carries with two additional first-half scores...
FSCC makes deal to air 'Hounds on KOMB (08/31/12)
Fort Scott Community College and Fort Scott Broadcasting have reached an agreement where the college will purchase airtime on KOMB-FM (103.9) to retransmit KSEK-FM's coverage of Greyhound football. The coverage begins Saturday with coverage of the home game against Tyler, Texas. Pre-game show is at 12 noon with game coverage to follow at 1 p.m...
Defense leads 'Hounds to victory in opener (08/28/12)
HIGHLAND -- Fort Scott Community College won its season opener here Saturday night, defeating Highland 20-7 in a Jayhawk Conference battle that featured three defensive touchdowns but no offensive ones. This was Fort Scott's first victory in a season opener since beating Kilgore, Texas, 21-17 in 2009...
Fort Scott preps for Aug. 31 opener (08/25/12)
FORT SCOTT -- There's another week before high-school football season begins in Kansas. So Friday night, Bob Campbell's Fort Scott High squad put on the annual Red & White Scrimmage at Frary Field so that the coaching staff could evaluate the players under game-type conditions...
Greyhounds looking to sophomores for leadership (08/24/12)
When the 2011 season saw his football team go 4-4 after having bad outings in its first two games, most head coaches would look back and feel bad about how things went. But not Curtis Horton, the second-year head coach of Fort Scott Community College's football team. Horton sees last year as a positive experience and a chance for the 2012 team to grow with the experience that was not there a year ago...
Former Butler coordinator seeks to bring life to Highland program (08/24/12)
The Fort Scott Community College Greyhounds will open the 2012 football season Saturday night at 7 p.m. at Highland in a Kansas Jayhawk Conference Community College contest. Greyhound Head Coach Curtis Horton enters his second season at the helm for the Hounds, sixth season overall, and will look at experience as a key to this year's team success...
Cool weather greets athletes on first day of practice (08/14/12)
The weather was in mid-season form as Fort Scott High School's football team conducted an evening practice on the FSHS practice field Monday evening. October-like temperatures in the upper 70s greeted athletes on the first day of fall sports practices allowed under Kansas State High School Activities Association rules...
Tigers, Eagles picked second in league polls (08/10/12)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High and Uniontown were both picked to tie for second place in their respective leagues when pre-season polls were released at a media conference here Thursday afternoon. The annual polls, in which coaches could not vote for their own teams, have Pittsburg as the pick to repeat as the Southeast Kansas League champion, Marmaton Valley to take the Three Rivers League Eight-Man title once again, Oswego as TRL 11-Man champs, and Colgan to reclaim the Crawford-Neosho-Cherokee League crown.. ...
3 KJCCC teams ranked in pre-season poll (08/02/12)
Defending national champion East Mississippi will begin its title defense from the No. 1 position in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) pre-season football poll, released Wednesday morning. East Mississippi defeated Arizona Western in last December's El Toro Bowl, which was designated the NJCAA Championship Game in a 55-47 shootout. ...
Butler coaches' choice to repeat in KJCCC grid poll (07/28/12)
Fort Scott tabbed for 4th place
Greyhound football receives votes in pre-season 'Dirty 30' (07/25/12)
Fort Scott Community College's football team received votes in the JCGridiron.com pre-season "Dirty 30" poll, released earlier this month. FSCC finished 4-4 last season under first-year head coach Curtis Horton. Because the program was on probation, the Greyhounds' Jayhawk Conference games were not included in conference standings and they were ineligible for post-season play. Fort Scott was 4-3 against KJCCC competition...
Six 'Hounds earn NJCAA academic honor (06/26/12)
The National Junior College Athletic Association has released its list of athletes on its NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards list. This was previously called the Academic All-American list. Six members of Fort Scott Community College's athletic teams were honored. Dallas Buck of the football team and Kathleen Tyler and Brandi Wiley of the softball team received Superior Academic Achievement awards for having grade-point averages between 3.80 and 3.99 on a 4-point scale...
K-State alumni, student and Catbacker events planned in Pittsburg June 26 (06/12/12)
MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Kirk H. Schulz, president of Kansas State University; Bruce Weber, men's basketball head coach; Brad Sidener, senior vice president and CFO of the K-State Alumni Association; and student-athlete ambassadors will be the guest speakers at the alumni/student/Catbackers banquet in Pittsburg June 26. Earlier in the day, there will be a Power Catbackers of Southeast Kansas golf tournament...
Fort Scott player get chance to show skills in NFL setting (06/04/12)
FORT SCOTT --Brendan Blackburn, who will be starting his junior year at Fort Scott High School in August, and his father, Lee, will be going on a long road trip next week. Brendan was selected to participate in the Blue-Grey National Super Combine, which will be held at the New England Patriots' training complex in Foxboro, Mass., on June 9. They'll leave on Wednesday for a two-day drive and attend a banquet Friday...
Shrine Bowl tradition continues (05/23/12)
FSCC signing (02/28/12)
Going to be a Greyhound (02/17/12)
Home of the future Brave (02/14/12)
10 FSCC student-athletes earn All-Academic recognition (02/10/12)
Ten Fort Scott Community College student-athletes have earned a spot on the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference fall 2011 All-Academic Team. The Greyhounds are represented by six members of the volleyball team and four members of the football squad...
Former 'Hound teammates going to Super Bowl together (01/27/12)
Just three short years ago two Fort Scott Community College teammates were enjoying an incredible run playing Saturdays at Frary Field, helping to qualify the Greyhounds for the Heart of Texas Bowl, which FSCC won with a victory over Blinn. Now Pro-Bowler Jason Pierre-Paul and NFL rookie Jacquian Williams find themselves headed to Super Bowl XLVI, which will be held in Indianapolis February 5...
Zac Attack to headed to Alabama (12/13/11)
David named 1st Team All-American (12/08/11)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Former Fort Scott Community College linebacker LaVonte David was named to the American Football Coaches All-American First Team Monday. David, who played at FSCC in 2008 and 2009, is a senior linebacker at the University of Nebraska...
League champs (11/16/11)
11 Tigers receive SEK football honors (11/16/11)
Following Chanute's elimination from the Class 4A football playoffs Friday night, the All-Southeast Kansas League Football Team has been released. Eight players from Fort Scott High School received honors in voting by league coaches. Five Tigers were named to the First Team, all seniors. They are offensive lineman/linebacker Christian Tavenaro, running back/defensive back Jason Thorpe, running back/linebacker Dane Cummings, defensive end Cody McGehee and tight end/defensive back Luke Brown...
10 Greyhounds picked for All-KJCCC team (11/16/11)
Although the team itself was ineligible for post-season play, the Jayhawk Conference honored 10 members of Fort Scott Community College's football team with spots on the All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference team. None of Fort Scott's players were chosen to the First Team. ...
Butler-Trinity Valley is CBB matchup (11/16/11)
PITTSBURG -- The nation's No. 3-ranked Butler Grizzlies will face off against No. 10 Trinity Valley in the third annual Citizens Bank Bowl. The game is slated for a 1 p.m. kickoff on December 4, at Carnie Smith Stadium on the Pittsburg State University campus. The bowl game is sanctioned by the National Junior College Athletic Association...
Griffin leads Louisburg to playoff win over Tigers (11/02/11)
Garrett Griffin was simply unstoppable Tuesday night. Louisburg's do-everything running back ran roughshod over Fort Scott High in a Class 4A Bi-District Playoff Game at Frary Field, rushing for 295 yards and scoring all four of Louisburg's touchdowns as the visiting Wildcats held on for a 27-20 victory...
That's All, Folks (11/01/11)
Probation-saddled Greyhounds finish season with Homecoming victory
Tigers rush to claim district title (10/28/11)
Fort Scott High capped off one of its most dominating runs through district play with a 41-6 victory over Anderson County at Frary Field Thursday night. The victory gave the Tigers (8-1) the Class 4A District 6 title. They will host District 5 runner-up and defending Class 4A State champion Louisburg (4-5) Tuesday night at 7 p.m. for a Bi-District Playoff Game...
Eagles' season comes to close (10/28/11)
UNIONTOWN -- Uniontown's football season came to an end here Thursday night as Central Heights snuffed the Eagles' slim hopes of making the Class 3A playoffs, 27-20. Uniontown's season ended at 4-5. "I'm very proud of these young men," Uniontown head coach Chad Stroud said. "They played incredibly hard when we had nothing to play for tonight but pride against a solid Central Heights team."...
Fort Scott rolls past Prairie View, 53-0 (10/22/11)
LaCYGNE, Kan. -- Fort Scott had over 350 yards of total offense at halftime here Friday night and went on to roll to a 53-0 victory over Prairie View in Kansas Class 4A-District 6 play here Friday night. The Tigers (2-0 district, 7-1 overall) needed two plays or less to score on four of their seven first-half scoring drives. Their longest drive of the half was the first one, which needed nine plays...
'Hound defense scores three times in rout (10/17/11)
DODGE CITY -- How does a defense come away from a day in which it allowed 28 first downs and 591 yards of total off-ense? Buy scoring three times, one of which was the longest scoring play in school history. Fort Scott Community College returned three interceptions for scores in the second half here Saturday, giving the Greyhounds the lead for good in a 40-22 victory over Dodge City...
Fort Scott rushes for over 500 yards in rout (10/15/11)
FORT SCOTT -- Fort Scott and Iola engaged in a shootout at Frary Field Friday night. But the host Tigers simply had more ammunition. In what was both the Class 4A-District 6 opener and the final meeting between these schools in a Southeast Kansas League game, Fort Scott rushed for 506 yards in a 64-28 rout of Iola...
Unbeaten Wellsville downs Uniontown in district opener (10/15/11)
UNIONTOWN, Kan. -- In a battle of league champions, Pioneer League champ Wellsville defeated Three Rivers League-11 Man champ Uniontown, 44-14, here Friday night as Class 3A-District 4 play got underway. Though the Eagles (4-3) led 7-6 after one period, Wellsville (7-0) pulled away as its running game took control. Wellsville scored 30 of its points in the second half...
Eddie Brown enshrined in NJCAA Hall of Fame (10/11/11)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Former Fort Scott Community College receiver Eddie Brown has been inducted into the National Junior College Athletic Association Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2011. "Touchdown" Eddie Brown played for Jack Welch in 1987 and 1988. The Miami, Fla., native was an All-Jayhawk Conference and NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American in 1988. At FSCC, Brown caught 67 passes for 1,375 yards and 16 touchdowns in two seasons...
Interception preserves Eagles' win over Patriots (10/11/11)
OVERLAND PARK -- Zach Travis' interception of a Josiah Thill pass with 40 seconds remaining preserved Uniontown's 21-20 victory over Kansas City Christ Prep on the artificial surface at Shawnee Mission District Stadium here Saturday night. Travis' pick came just seconds after Christ Prep had been given a prime opportunity to steal the victory, taking possession at Uniontown's 34-yard line after an 8-yard punt by Jordan Woods...
Fort Scott unable to overcome big-play Dragons (10/08/11)
PITTSBURG, Kan. -- Turnovers. Big plays. They're both great when they work in favor of a football team. They're both detrimental to the cause when they work against a team. Fort Scott High was hurt by turnovers and Pittsburg's big plays Friday night. The homestanding Purple Dragons scored 13 points off two Tiger fumbles and had 66- and 54-yard touchdown passes as they clinched the Southeast Kansas League championship with a 27-14 victory at Hutchinson Field...
Caravan to Pittsburg Friday night (10/06/11)
Members of the Fort Scott High School student body are organizing a caravan to Pittsburg for tonight's football game against the Purple Dragons. Tiger fans are invited to follow the pep bus to to Pittsburg for the 7 p.m. contest between the Southeast Kansas League leaders...
Dragons outrace 'Hounds, 69-36 (10/04/11)
After a game during which Fort Scott Community College scored 36 points and rolled up 480 yards of total offense, the crowd could only walk out of Frary Field's stadium in silence. Hutchinson, the nation's 11th-ranked team, quieted the crowd by opening the fourth quarter with three unanswered scores, putting an end to what hope the Greyhounds might have had of a rally and went on to a 69-36 victory...
Fort Scott overcomes early deficit, rolls to victory over Columbus (10/01/11)
FORT SCOTT, Kan. -- Fort Scott High School head football coach Bob Campbell had been saying all week that Columbus had a good football team, even though it had just a 1-3 record going into Friday night. And for most of the first quarter, the Titans showed it. They went out to a 14-0 lead and looked to score a big upset in Southeast Kansas League play...
Uniontown improves to 3-2 with victory over Northeast (10/01/11)
UNIONTOWN, Kan. -- Uniontown quarterback Zach Travis was responsible for 188 yards of offense and three touchdowns Friday night as the Eagles improved to 3-2 on the season with a 42-14 victory over Northeast. Travis completed 4 of 5 passes for 101 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 87 yards and a score. Seth Sympson caught 3 of those passes for 84 yards and two touchdowns...
Barrows one of three to be inducted to FSCC Hall of Fame (09/30/11)
Fort Scott Community College will honor the newest members to the FSCC Athletic Hall of Fame with an induction ceremony and breakfast Saturday, Oct. 29. The inductees for the Hall of Fame class of 2011 are Kellye (West) Barrows, Jared Keylon, and Don Ross...
Uniontown sees positives in switch to 8-man (09/28/11)
The Kansas State High School Activities Association released its football classifications for the next two school years Tuesday morning. And as expected, Uniontown will switch to the eight-man version of the sport next season. "There's been other times through the years where we were close," Uniontown Athletic Director Jim Mason, a former Eagle head coach and currently an assistant for Chad Stroud, said. ...
Frontenac moves into 4A football (09/28/11)
Who would have ever thought it would be possible for Fort Scott and Frontenac to be assigned to the same district in football? It could happen depending on how the Kansas State High School Activities Association carves up the 64 Class 4A schools when it makes its football district assignments next week. Frontenac, which will be the second-smallest Class 4A football school, moved up from Class 3A after gaining 20 students since the last time football classes were determined two years ago...
Missed opportunities hurt 'Hounds (09/27/11)
COFFEYVILLE -- Both team's head coaches will probably tell anyone who watched the game between Fort Scott Community College and No. 16 Coffeyville here Saturday night that his team left points on the field. The Greyhounds (2-3) probably felt like they could have scored two more first-half touchdowns after failing to convert two fourth downs in Coffeyville territory. ...
Homecoming Rush (09/27/11)
Fort Scott rolls over Parsons, 61-12 (09/24/11)
Sports Editor's Note: After double-checking rushing yard totals Sunday night, the Web version of the story has been revised to reflect corrected totals.
Uniontown holds off McAuley, 41-34 (09/24/11)
UNIONTOWN, Kan. -- Uniontown held off Joplin McAuley here Friday night to win its Homecoming game, 41-34. The Eagles (2-2) saw quarterback Zach Travis run for a team-leading 97 yards and three touchdowns. He also completed 3 of 6 passes for 63 yards...
Kramer, FSCC Hall of Famer, passes at 92 (09/20/11)
Woodrow "Woody" Kramer, a Fort Scott Junior College graduate and former Fort Scott High School and Fort Scott Community College coach, died Thursday at Elm Grove Estates in Hutchinson. He was 92. Kramer attended Pittsburg State Teachers College following graduation from what is now FSCC. ...
'Hounds overcome Busters' strong start (09/20/11)
A young Garden City football squad dominated the first 16 1/2 minutes of play at Frary Field Saturday afternoon. But the Broncbusters eventually succumbed to the size of Fort Scott Community College and fell 14-12 on a wet, cloudy day. Due to Fort Scott's probation, the game does not count in Jayhawk Conference standings...
Eagles fall at Eureka; McAuley next (09/20/11)
EUREKA -- Uniontown scored first but couldn't get on the board again as the Eagles (1-2) fell to Eureka in a steady drizzle here Friday night, 26-8 "We were in control of the game early," Uniontown head coach Chad Stroud said. "We recovered an onside kick to start the game and scored on that drive to go ahead."...
Defense rises to occasion in Fort Scott victory (09/17/11)
FORT SCOTT -- Fort Scott's defense stopped visiting Independence five times in its Tiger territory here Friday night, including three times inside the Fort Scott 30-yard line as the Tigers claimed a 14-0 victory in Southeast Kansas League play. Indy advanced past midfield three times in the first half alone but came away with nothing to show for it...
'Hounds smash past Indy 35-14 (09/13/11)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott Community College's football team just wanted to come out and play some good old-fashioned smash-mouth football here Saturday night. The approach paid off as the Greyhounds got their first victory of the season, 35-14, over Independence at Emmott Field...
Fort Scott holds off Coffeyville, improves to 2-0 (09/10/11)
COFFEYVILLE, Kan. -- Fort Scott High's football squad rolled up nearly 300 yards of total offense in beating Coffeyville, 26-8, in Southeast Kansas League action at Veteran's Memorial Stadium Friday night. The Golden Tornado (0-2 SEK, 0-2 overall) was only able to score on special teams trick plays. Without that, they had only 181 total yards...
Uniontown gains first victory, 40-30 (09/10/11)
UNIONTOWN, Kan. -- Zach Travis rushed for 128 yards and three scores here Friday night as Uniontown avoided a second consecutive 0-2 start with a 40-30 victory over Three Rivers League rival Oswego. Both teams are 1-1. The score was tied 22-22 after three quarters but Uniontown outscored Oswego 18-8 in the fourth...
No. 3 Butler downs 'Hounds, 43-12 (09/07/11)
EL DORADO -- Fort Scott Community College's football team scored on the first and last possessions here Saturday night. In bet-ween those scores, No. 3-ranked Butler scored 43 points and gained 514 yards of total offense. Luke Lundy scored for the Greyhounds (0-2) on a 47-yard run less than five minutes into the game. A pass play of about 50 yards set up Martese Jackson's 9-yard run with one second left in the contest...
Fort Scott rolls in season opener 39-6 (09/03/11)
FORT SCOTT -- Fort Scott High School head coach Bob Campbell can't say too much about the Tigers' passing game. That's because FSHS didn't need to pass much Friday night at Frary Field as the running game was too effective not to use. The Tigers gained 291 yards rushing in a 39-6 Southeast Kansas League victory over Labette County in both teams' season opener...
NJCAA rules on FSCC probation (08/30/11)
The National Junior College Athletic Association placed Fort Scott Community College's football program on probation -- officially -- Monday morning. Word had leaked that probation had already taken affect two weeks ago but only one person -- NJCAA Assistant Executive Director Mark Krug -- actually said it was so at the time. ...
FSHS football scrimmage (08/27/11)
FORT SCOTT -- Fort Scott High School's Red & White Scrimmage did nothing to settle the question of who the Tigers' starting quarterback will be this season. That's going to be determined next week. What it allowed fans to see is that with either senior Luke Brown or junior Johnathan Stark under center, the Tigers will be a very good football team. And the one who does now win the quarterback job is too good not to have on the field as a receiver...
No. 4 Blinn dominates 'Hounds, 65-18 (08/26/11)
Blinn running back Marion Grice rushed for 236 yards and four touchdowns Thursday night the No. 4-ranked Buccaneers rode roughshod over Fort Scott Community College, 65-18, in both team's season opener at Frary Field. Blinn's 65 points were the most any team has scored in the six seasons that the Southwest Junior College Football Conference and the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference have played their opening-weekend series. ...
Horton, 'Hounds ready to get to work (08/25/11)
It was a sudden transition for new Fort Scott Community College head football coach Curtis Horton, who was given the reins of the Greyhound program the first week of July when Jeff Sims resigned for a recruiting position at Indiana University. But Horton got to work quickly, retaining key assistants, bringing in new ones and getting the players to believe that change -- but not too much -- will be a good thing...
Tigers scrimmage, coaches evaluate (08/23/11)
Fort Scott High School's informal scrimmage, held at the practice field Saturday morning, gave Tiger head coach Bob Campbell and his staff an idea of which players are taking what they're being taught and using it on the field. "We're going to watch film, which will give us a chance to evaluate technique, who's doing their job, who's blocking the right people, who's not," Campbell said after the scrimmage...
'Hounds just a week from opener (08/19/11)
First-year Fort Scott Community College head football coach Curtis Horton said Thursday evening that the coaching staff has made most of their decisions about the 55-man active roster that the team is allowed to have under Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference rules...
Fall sports practices underway (08/16/11)
Fall sports practices got underway Monday, the first day allowed under the rules of the Kansas State High School Activities Association. The first event of the new sports year will be held Monday afternoon as Fort Scott High School's tennis team hosts a junior varsity tournament which is set to begin at 3 p.m...
Tigers picked third in SEK; Crest tops TRL vote (08/12/11)
PITTSBURG -- Chanute and Pittsburg are co-favorites in Southeast Kansas League football, Crest is the top pick in Three Rivers League eight-man football, and Colgan was tabbed as the best in the CNC in voting released at a media conference here Thursday afternoon...
Navarro tops pre-season NJCAA poll (08/09/11)
Defending national champion Navarro (Texas) will enter the 2011 football season as the No. 1-ranked team in the National Junior College Athletic Association. The pre-season poll was released late last week. This is in stark contrast to the jcgridiron.com pre-season "Dirty 30", released a month ago, which has Navarro ranked No. 11. The NJCAA poll does not include the schools in California, which are not members of the organization, while the jcgridiron.com poll does...
Butler picked to win again; 'Hounds tabbed for fifth (08/03/11)
WICHITA -- Fort Scott Community College's football team -- which opens its season August 25 against Blinn (Texas) at Frary Field -- was picked to finish in fifth place in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College pre-season coaches poll here Friday. Defending champion Butler, which has won 11 of the last 13 regular-season titles, was the unanimous choice to win the KJCCC once again. Hutchinson was picked to finish second with Coffeyville third and Independence fourth...
FSHS photo days scheduled (07/28/11)
Fort Scott High School fall sports photos will be taken on August 23. All sports and related activities will have their pictures taken on the same day this year. Band will be the first for photos. Members need to be a Frary Field at 8:30 a.m. The drill team photos will be next at 8:50 at Frary Field...
Greyhounds appear in pre-season 'Dirty 30' (07/13/11)
Despite a 3-6 record in 2010 and the loss of head coach Jeff Sims to Indiana University, Fort Scott Community College's football team is ranked No. 23 in the JCGridiron.com "Dirty 30" rankings, which were released Tuesday. New head coach Curtis Horton, promoted from offensive co-ordinator, will take the field on August 25 with the No. 23-ranked team in the country. The Greyhounds' opponent that night, Blinn, will bring the No. 2 ranking to Frary Field...
13 FSCC athletes, 3 teams earn academic honors (07/02/11)
FORT SCOTT, Kan. -- Thirteen Fort Scott Community College athletes and three of the college's teams earned academic honors from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). There are three levels of individual achievement. The highest is the Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence, given to those who earn a perfect 4.00 on a 4.00-point scale. Although no Greyhounds received that honor, one came within 0.08 points...
New Missouri playoff system underscores conference need (04/09/11)
NEVADA -- Nevada High School's need to join a conference again became more urgent after the Missouri High School Activities Association board of directors voted last weekend to change the format of the football playoff system starting in 2012. The 2011 season district playoff format will remain unchanged...
12 Greyhounds named KJCCC All-Academic (02/26/11)
FORT SCOTT, Kan. -- The Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference recently released its Fall All-Academic selections for football and volleyball. Fifteen Fort Scott Community College athletes were named to the teams. Football saw 12 players honored: Quin Bruce, Dallas Buck, Garret Ericson, Shane Hammer, Jeff Johnson, Sam Patton, Sam Quilice, Kevin Richard, Dillon Roberts, Arthur Rucker, David Shank and Brenton Smith...