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Wrestling

Kid Wrestlers at State (04/05/14)
12 Kid wrestlers quailfy for State Tournament (03/28/14)
The following members of the Fort Scott Kid Wrestlers club placed in their age/weight classes at the District 1 Championships last weekend: Denton White, second, 8-and-under, 40 pounds. Malachi Larsen, fourth, 8-and-under, 43 lbs. Jasper Allison, fourth, 8-and-under, 55 lbs...
Seven earn All-SEK winter sport honors (03/25/14)
Seven Fort Scott High School athletes recently received All-Southeast Kansas League honors from league basketball and wrestling coaches. Wrestling had Fort Scott's greatest representation with three named to the First Team and one receiving Honorable Mention status. ...
Four qualify for Elementary Duals (03/07/14)
TOPEKA -- One Fort Scott club wrestler won a state championship and four kids in all have qualified for an upcoming regional competition. They competed in the Elementary Duals Qualifier at Salina last weekend. Denton White, pictured, won the state championship in his division, six-and-under 39 pounds. He is the son of Shane and Theresa White of Mound City...
Durossette, Konitzer to meet for 145-lb. State championship (03/01/14)
SALINA -- The top two-ranked wrestlers in Kansas Class 4A at 145 pounds will meet for the third time this season, this time with the State title on the line. Fort Scott senior Jacob Durossette, ranked No. 2 by the KWCA, will face No. 1-ranked Prairie View senior Kaleb Knonitzer in this evening's championship match at the Kansas Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament here...
State wrestling begins today (02/28/14)
Three members of Fort Scott High School's wrestling team begin their quests for a State championship at the Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament, which will be held at Salina's Bicentennial Center today and Saturday. The qualifiers are, in order of weight class, senior Jerad Heckman at 126 pounds, classmate Jacob Durossette at 145, and senior John Hughes at 160. All three are past qualifiers...
Three Tigers qualify for State wrestling tourney (02/25/14)
BURLINGTON -- Three Fort Scott High wrestlers, all seniors, qualified for the Class 4A State Tournament Saturday as a result of top-four finishes at the Burlington Class 4A Regional Tournament. The Regional was held over two days. Details of Friday's matches were published in Saturday's edition and are still available online. A list of each wrestler's matches can be seen in the list at the end of this summary...
FSWC home tournament results (02/25/14)
Results from the Fort Scott Wrestling Club's home open/novice tournament held Saturday: Six-and-Under 37: Creedyn Clayton, 1st; Ridley Yates-Halsey, 2nd. 40A: Denton White, 2nd. 40B: Blakely Cox, 2nd. 43A: Malachi Larsen, 3rd. 43B: Trent Eck, 1st; Matthew Eaton, 3rd...
Two will wrestle for Regional titles (02/22/14)
BURLINGTON --Jacob Durossette and John Hughes will wrestle for Regional championship today at the Burlington Class 4A Regional Wrestling Tournament. Durossette and Hughes are guaranteed berths in the Class 4A State Tournament, which go to the top four finishers in each weight bracket...
Grapplers 4th at SEK tourney (02/15/14)
CHANUTE --Fort Scott High School's wrestling team took fourth place at the Southeast Kansas League Dual Wrestling Tournament here Thursday with Chanute winning its second consecutive league title but its first under this new format. The tournament was used to determine the league champion this season rather than having home-and-home duals scattered throughout the season. ...
Fort Scott Wrestling Club results (02/12/14)
Recent results from the Fort Scott Wrestling Club: MAIZE BATTLE OF THE BELT Saturday, Feb. 25 6-and-under, 58 lbs.: Lennox Vann, fourth. 10-and-under, 76 lbs.: Coby Burchett, fourth. 14-and-under, 120 lbs: Derek Bollinger, fourth. MIKE HOLSINGER MEMORIAL...
Three earn medals at Rose Hill; Durossette wins 145-lb. title (02/11/14)
ROSE HILL -- Fort Scott High School sent four wrestlers to the Rose Hill Invitational here Friday and Saturday and three of them returned home with medals. Jacob Durossette (24-2), still ranked No. 1 in Class 4A at 145 pounds by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association, beat two other ranked grapplers on his way to the championship. ...
Tigers reschedule for Feb. 17; JV wrestling off (02/01/14)
Not wanting to take a chance with icy conditions forecast for Friday and Saturday, several school districts in Southeast Kansas called things off before the precipitation even began to fall. Fort Scott High School's basketball games at Iola were postponed Friday afternoon. Later in the day, FSHS Athletic Director Larry Fink sent notice that those games will be made up Feb. 17, which is a Monday...
Dual comes down to last match (02/01/14)
FRONTENAC -- A wrestling dual came down to the final match here Thursday night as Fort Scott High prevailed over Frontenac 36-33. Charles Pytlowany's hand was raised without having to wrestle the 285-pound match, giving the Tigers (6-4) the win in the match. However, it may have been Chance Crawford's ability to fight off a pin in the previous match at 220 that helped Fort Scott win, even though he lost to Kyle Loy by a 3-1 score...
Osawatomie, Ottawa take down Tigers (01/30/14)
OTTAWA --Fort Scott High School's wrestling team lost both duals in a non-league triangular here Tuesday night. The Tigers lost to Osawatomie, 39-33, and host Ottawa, 45-32. Four Tigers won both their matches in the dual. Jacob Durossette, ranked No. 1 in his weight class in Class 4A by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association, pinned both Osawatomie's John Deideker and Ottawa's Sam Carver at 145 pounds to improve to 20-2 on the season...
Durossete takes 145 at Paola Invitational (01/28/14)
PAOLA -- Jacob Durossette won the 145-pound bracket and five other Tigers medaled as Fort Scott High's wrestling team too part in the Paola Invitational here Saturday. Durossette (17-2), ranked No. 1 in Class 4A by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association, received a first-round bye. ...
Seniors unbeaten in final home bouts (01/22/14)
Fort Scott High School's senior wrestlers were prefect in their final home duals of the season at the FSHS gymnasium Tuesday night as the five were winners in all 10 of their matches against Columbus and Iola. The wins came in different ways, of course. ...
Durossette 3rd at Basehor-Linwood (01/21/14)
BASEHOR --Fort Scott High's Jake Durossette, the No. 2-ranked wrestler in Class 4A at 145 pounds in the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association poll, finished third in the always-tough Basehor-Linwood Bobcat Classic here over the weekend. Two other Tigers medaled. Jerad Heckman, ranked No. 4 at 126 pounds, finished fifth in his weight class. And Brendon Blackburn, No. 5-ranked at 285 pounds, finished fifth in his final tournament before upcoming shoulder surgery...
Three finish second at Bonner Springs (01/14/14)
BONNER SPRINGS -- Three members of Fort Scott High School's wrestling team finished in second place in their weight classes here Saturday at Bonner Springs' Dick Burns Mat Classic. Jerad Heckman took second in the 126-pound weight class while Jake Durossette was second at 145 and John Hughes was the runner-up at 170. Also, Cole Stewart and Chance Crawford finished fifth in their weight classes while Chris Stell took sixth at 132...
Additions made to FSHS schedules (01/14/14)
Fort Scott High School Athletic Director Larry Fink has announced two additions to FSHS winter sports schedules. The wrestling team will go to Ottawa on January 28 for an event that begins at 5 p.m. This will at least partly make up for a dual tournament at Ottawa that was canceled due to bad weather on December 21...
Saturday Tiger wrestling canceled (12/20/13)
Due to the forecast for snow and ice Saturday, a varsity wrestling tournament at Ottawa and a junior varsity wrestling meet at Cherrvyale have both been canceled. Fort Scott High School was scheduled to send teams to both events. At this time (12:40 p.m. Friday), Fort Scott High School basketball games at Coffeyville and Uniontown home basketball games against Pleasanton tonight were still on...
Four earn medals at Eudora (12/17/13)
EUDORA --Four of the five wrestlers sent here last weekend earned medals at the Eudora Tournament of Champions. Jerad Heckman finished the highest, taking second place at 126 pounds. Brendan Blackburn was third at 285, John Hughes placed fourth at 170 and Cole Stewart finished sixth at 113. Jessie Hodge did not place at 160...
Tigers tested against strong competition (12/10/13)
Fourth place, obviously, wasn't where Fort Scott High School wrestling coach David Brown hoped to see his team at the end of the Fort Scott Dual Tournament at the FSHS gymnasium Saturday afternoon. The Tigers had a chance to win the team title going into the final match. But so many teams were doing so well that in the end, when Fort Scott lost to Blue Valley Southwest in the final round, they fell to fourth in the six-team field on tie-breakers...
KSHSAA releases post season assignments (12/03/13)
The Kansas State High School Activities Association released post-season assignments for basketball and wrestling Monday morning. The impact of the split of Class 4A into two divisions for basketball was evident right away. This summer, the majority of Class 4A schools, mostly the smaller ones, voted to split the classification into two divisions for some sports, basketball among them. ...
It's a pretty 'Swede' deal (05/18/13)
26 participtate in USAWKS South Subdistrict tourney (03/21/13)
Results from the USAWKS District 1 South Subdistrict Tournament for the Fort Scott Kids Wrestling Club: Eight-and-under 40 lbs.: Malachi Larsen, 0-2. 52 lbs.: Benjamin Davenport, 1-2. 58 lbs.: Shawn Barrager, 2-3, 6th; Kain Leisure: 0-2. 61 lbs.: Jacob Stinnett, 5-0, 1st; Alex Heaton, 1-2...
Metcalf a winner in Mo-Kan Challenge (03/12/13)
PARSONS -- For the first time in the event's brief history, Missouri won the Mo-Kan Wrestling Challenge, held March 4 at Labette Community College. Missouri's all-stars defeated the Kansas team, 53-13. It was the first loss for the Kansas team in the four-year history of the event, which features top seniors from southeast Kansas against those from southwest Missouri...
8 receive SEK wrestling honors (03/06/13)
Eight members of Fort Scott High School's wrestling team recently received All-Southeast Kansas League honors based on a vote of league coaches. Four Tigers were named to the First Team. They were Tyler Sharp at 120 pounds, Victor Hughes at 138, Jacob Durossette at 145 and John Metcalf at 195...
Four Tigers medal; Hughes takes 3rd (02/26/13)
SALINA -- Fort Scott High School senior Victor Hughes finished third in the 138-pound bracket to lead four Tigers who earned medals at the Kansas Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament here Saturday. Senior Jake Durossette (145 pounds) and junior Jerad Heckman (126) finished fourth in their weight classes while senior John Metcalf (195) took fifth in his bracket...
Hughes, Durossette reach championship semifinals (02/23/13)
SALINA -- Victor Hughes and Jacob Durossette are still in the hunt for individual championships at the Kansas Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament. Three of Fort Scott High School's other six wrestlers are still alive in the consolation bracket. Action resumes this morning at 10 a.m. at the Bicentennial Center. This is one hour later than originally scheduled...
Wrestling delayed another 4 hours; hoops to try tonight (02/22/13)
Fort Scott High School will try to squeeze in its final basketball doubleheader of the regular season tonight at the FSHS gymnasium while the Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament will begin about six hours later this afternoon than originally scheduled due to the difficulty in travel caused by the so-called "Winter Storm Q."...
Start of State Wrestling delayed (02/21/13)
SALINA -- The Kansas State High School Activities Association announced Wednesday morning that the start of competition at all three venues for State wrestling competition on Friday will be delayed by a minimum of two hours. This affects Fort Scott High School wrestlers who will be taking part in the Class 4A State Tournament at Salina and Jayhawk-Linn wrestlers competing in the Class 3-2-1A tournament at Hays as well as the Class 6A and Class 5A tournaments at Park City...
Hughes, Durossette win Regional titles (02/19/13)
Six Tigers qualify for State; Fort Scott 2nd in team standings
Five Tigers already assured State berths (02/16/13)
PITTSBURG -- Four members of Fort Scott High School's wrestling team are already assured of appearing in the Class 4A State Tournament based on their position in the brackets of the Pittsburg Class 4A Regional after Friday's action. The tournament resumes today at 11 a.m...
20 ranked wrestlers in Pittsburg Regional (02/15/13)
Twenty wrestlers who are ranked in Class 4A in their respective weight classes will be taking part in the Pittsburg Class 4A Regional Tournament Friday and Saturday. Fort Scott High School will have five ranked wrestlers, more than any of the 15 schools in the field...
Fort Scott wrestlers split in final regular-season duals (02/09/13)
CHANUTE -- Fort Scott High's wrestling team wrapped up its regular season schedule with a split in a triangular here Thursday night. The Tigers defeated Columbus in a non-league match, 45-24, but lost to Chanute in a Southeast Kansas League dual, 38-24...
Durossette, Metcalf champions at Rose Hill (02/05/13)
ROSE HILL -- Jake Durossette and John Metcalf each won their brackets at the Rose Hill Invitational wrestling tournament here over the weekend. Just five Tigers made the trip but four of them won medals and three appeared in championship matches. And even with just those five wrestlers, Fort Scott, ranked No. ...
Tiger grapplers take pair of duals (01/25/13)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High School's wrestlers took both duals at a Southeast Kansas League triangular here Thursday night. The Tigers, ranked No. 4 in Class 4A in the latest Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association poll, defeated Labette County, 66-15, and Independence, 52-27...
Wrestlers fourth at Paola (01/22/13)
PAOLA -- Fort Scott High School's wrestling finished in fourth place at the Paola Invitational here Saturday. Class 6A Derby was the team champion with 216.5 points followed by 5A Great Bend with 197.5 and 6A Olathe North with 120. Fort Scott scored 111 points and the next-best Class 4A school was Atchison, which finished sixth...
Tiger wrestlers split league duals at Parsons (01/17/13)
PARSONS -- The rule book gave Coffeyville a 37-36 win over Fort Scott High's wrestling team here Tuesday night, forcing the Tigers to settle for a split in a Southeast Kansas League triangular. Brendan Blackburn's pin over Austin Ryder at 285 pounds tied the dual before the tie-breakers were checked off. Because Coffeyville won 7 of the 13 matches held, the Golden Tornado received an extra team point for a 37-36 win...
Four medal at Basehor (01/15/13)
BASEHOR -- Five states and 36 schools were represented at the Basehor-Linwood Bobcat Classic over the weekend. Fort Scott High school's team had four medalists and finished in 13th place. Fort Scott was one of 13 schools ranked by a state coaches' association at the tournament. ...
Tigers enter wrestling coaches poll at No. 6 (01/10/13)
Fort Scott High School's wrestling team has had individuals ranked in their weight classes in Class 4A this season. But this week's poll marks the first time the Tigers have cracked the rankings as a team. In the poll released Tuesday, Fort Scott makes its debut at No. 6 in the Class 4A poll, one spot behind league rival Chanute...
Four win titles; Tigers top team at Bonner Springs (01/08/13)
BONNER SPRINGS -- Fort Scott High's wrestling claimed the team title and four individuals won their weight classes at the Bonner Springs Dick Burns Mat Classic here Saturday. Of the 11 wrestlers head coach David Brown brought here, nine earned medals. This helped the Tigers score 204 1/2 points to win the title by 28 1/2 points over the host school, which is ranked second in Class 4A by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association...
Tigers dominate Iola; Pittsburg wins tight dual (01/04/13)
In what was already their final home appearance of the season, Fort Scott High School's wrestlers split a triangular with Iola and Pittsburg at the FSHS gymnasium Thursday night. The Tigers defeated former Southeast Kansas League foe Iola, 70-4, winning 13 of of the 14 matches with six coming via forfeit. But they fell to SEK rival Pittsburg, 38-37, in the final match of the evening...
Tigers fourth at Ottawa; two finish unbeaten (12/18/12)
OTTAWA --Fort Scott High School's wrestling team finished fourth in a 10-team dual tournament here Saturday, its final competition before the holidays. The Tigers (7-3 in duals) defeated Burlington, 48-27, in their first dual and Topeka West, 60-18, in the second. Prairie View won the third dual, 50-24. Fort Scott defeated host Ottawa in the final round of pool bouts, 53-24. Baldwin won the third-place dual, 44-33...
Former Fort Scott coach wins 300th dual (12/18/12)
MULVANE -- Mulvane High School head wrestling coach Rick Langerot recently became just the second Kansas wrestling coach to win 300 dual meets. Langerot began his coaching career at Fort Scott High in 1977. Current Tiger head coach David Brown and assistant coach Alvin Metcalf were among the first Langerot coached. Fourteen other former wrestlers are coaches at either the high-school or middle-school level and many others coach kids wrestling programs...
Sharp, Metcalf earn 100th wins at Eudora (12/11/12)
EUDORA -- Seniors Tyler Sharp and John Metcalf earned the 100th victories of their high-school wrestling careers here over the weekend at the Eudora Tournament of Champions. Sharp's 100th win came during pool wrestling at 120 pounds on Friday when he pinned Sky Summers of Lansing in his third match of the day...
Tigers take second in home tourney (12/04/12)
Fort Scott High School's wrestling team finished second in its annual home dual tournament Saturday at the FSHS gymnasium. The Tigers won four of five duals despite filling only nine of the 14 weight classes. "That itself is something I'll have to sit down and study," Fort Scott head coach David Brown said of the Tigers' feat. ...
Tiger squads make first appearances (11/27/12)
Fort Scott High School's Red & White Scrimmages went off without a hitch Monday night at the FSHS gymnasium as both basketball teams made their first public appearances of the season. The scrimmages themselves were informal. Though there were officials working, they were played with running clocks over periods of 10 to 15 minutes, depending on which unit was out on the floor...
Red & White Scrimmages set for Monday (11/22/12)
Fort Scott High School's Red & White basketball scrimmages are set for Monday night at the FSHS gymnasium. The girls' basketball team scrimmages at 6:30 p.m.with the boys to follow. The Tiger wrestling team will also be introduced. Admission is a free-will donation. There will be door prizes and other activities...
Four medal at Kansas kids' meet (03/31/12)
Six Tigers named to All-SEK wrestling squad (03/08/12)
Six members of the Fort Scott High School wrestling team were named to the All-Southeast Kansas League team this week. Two members earned First Team status. Sophomore Jacob Durossette was named as the 132-pound wrestler while senior Dane Cummings was chosen for the 195-pound spot...
Hughes, Durossette finish fifth at State wrestling (02/28/12)
SALINA -- Fort Scott High School junior Victor Hughes and sophomore Jake Durossette earned fifth-place medals Saturday at the Kansas Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament here. Hughes, ranked No. 2 in Class 4A at 138 pounds by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association,lost his first match Saturday afternoon, a 3-1 decision to Columbus' Taylor Watkins. ...
Let's go outside (02/23/12)
Three claim Regional titles (02/21/12)
Seven Tigers advance to this weekend's State Tournament
Five Fort Scott wrestlers assured of State Tournament berths (02/18/12)
FORT SCOTT -- Five members of the Fort Scott High School wrestling already know they're going to next weekend's Class 4A State Tournament at Salina, Kan. Six others will be looking to join them when the Fort Scott Class 4A Regional Tournament resumes late this morning at the FSHS gymnasium...
Regional Wrestling (02/16/12)
When: Friday at 2 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. Where: Fort Scott High School gymnasium. What: Fort Scott is the host school for the Class 4A Regional Wrestling Tournament. Fifteen schools will bring wrestlers to compete for berths in the Class 4A State Tournament, which will held at Salina's Bicentennial Center Feb. 24-25...
Fort Scott ready for role as Regional host (02/16/12)
Fort Scott High School will be the host school for the Class 4A Regional Wrestling Tournament this weekend in the FSHS gymnasium. Action is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Friday with the first of four rounds. The tournament will resume Saturday morning at 11 a.m. with finals scheduled for 6:30 p.m...
Six earn medals at Rose Hill (02/07/12)
ROSE HILL -- Six of the 10 Fort Scott High School wrestlers head coach David Brown brought here earned medals at the Rose Hill Tournament over the weekend. "I thought we wrestled very well," Brown said. "This was good test for us heading into the final weeks. Western schools and bigger schools were on the menu and we got a pretty good sample and fared well."...
Two Tigers take titles in home JV tourney (01/31/12)
Two Fort Scott JV wrestlers won titles in the Tigers' home junior varsity tournament Saturday. Trevor Pulliam won the 145-pound B division while B.J. Wilson won the 220-pound A class. Also, Hayse Howser placed second at 182A and Cole Stewart was second at 106, Cody Bunn third at 160A, Adam Deloney fourth at 126 and Caleb Gazaway fifth at 138A...
Durossette, Hughes champs at Paola (01/24/12)
PAOLA -- Jacob Durossette and Victor Hughes won their respective weight brackets at the Paola Invitational here Saturday. In all, Fort Scott High's grapplers won four medals and finished tied for fifth place in the 15-team field. Durossette won the 132-pound class while Hughes was champ at 138. Jared Heckman finished second at 126 and John Hughes placed third at 152...
Tiger wrestlers sweep Coffeyville, Parsons (01/18/12)
Fort Scott High School's wrestlers didn't have much trouble overall in their home Southeast Kansas League dual Tuesday night. The Tigers defeated Coffeyville 41-12 and Parsons 66-6. Parsons beat Coffeyville, 45-24, in the opening dual. "Most matches went exactly as I thought they would," head coach David Brown said. "We wrestled hard. And that's tough after coming back from the tournament at Basehor this weekend."...
7 earn medals at Basehor-Linwood (01/17/12)
BASEHOR -- Seven of the eight wrestlers Fort Scott High School head coach David Brown took with him to the Basehor-Linwood Bobcat Classic last weekend returned with medals. This year's tournament had 35 teams from five states. Blue Springs, Mo., was the winner with 219.5 points followed by Collinsville, Okla., with 191 and Andale -- the defending Kansas Class 4A State champion -- third with 159.5. Fort Scott finished tied for 14th with Lenexa St. James Academy, each scoring 76.5 points...
Three win brackets at Bonner Springs invite (01/10/12)
BONNER SPRINGS -- Jacob Durossette, Victor Hughes and Dane Cummings won the championships of their respective brackets at the Bonner Springs Dick Burns Mat Classic here Saturday. As a team, the Tigers finished in third place. Blue Valley Southwest won the team title with 199 points. ...
Tiger wrestlers finish fifth at Ottawa dual tourney (12/20/11)
Revised to correct an error concerning the day's record for three of the wrestlers.
Five earn medals at Eudora (12/13/11)
EUDORA -- Five Fort Scott High School wrestlers earned medals as the Tigers finished in fifth place at the Eudora Tournament of Champions here over the weekend. Victor Hughes won seven matches on his way to finishing on top of the 138-pound bracket. Tyler Sharp (120) and John Metcalf (170) finished fifth in their weight classes while Christian Tavenaro (182) was seventh and Jerad Heckman (126) finished eighth...
Tiger wrestlers second in opening tourney (12/06/11)
Fort Scott High School's wrestling team opened the season Saturday by finishing in second place in their home dual tournament. Blue Valley Southwest was the champion, beating the Tigers in the final, 41-22. The Tigers won three of their five duals, losing to Blue Valley Southwest in a pool match. Four wrestlers went undefeated with Tyler Sharp, Victor Hughes and John Metcalf wrestling five times each and Dane Cummings wrestling three times and receiving two forfeits. J.T. Heckman was 4-1...
Tiger hoop squads give fans a sneak peek (11/29/11)
Fort Scott High School's basketball teams gave spectators a look at their teams during the Red & White Scrimmage at the Fort Scott High School Gymnasium here Monday night. The girls' basketball team scrimmaged first. During the break before the boys' basketball scrimmage, the entire rosters of both teams, including freshmen, were introduced, head wrestling coach David Brown introduced his team, and the FSHS dance team and cheerleaders performed routines...
Kid Wrestling parents' meeting set for Tuesday (11/09/11)
The Fort Scott Kids Wrestling Club will have its parents meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 in the commons at Fort Scott Middle School. Parents that have boys or girls 4 years old through 8th grade are encouraged to attend as this meeting will cover important information for the upcoming season. The club asks that only parents attend...
Three Tigers make All-SEK wrestling team (03/09/11)
Three members of Fort Scott High School's wrestling team have been honored with spots on the All-Southeast Kansas League team. Sophomore Tyler Sharp was named to the First Team as the 112-pound wrestler. Sharp advanced to the Class 4A State Tournament this season...
MO-KAN All-Star Wrestling set for Monday at Parsons (03/05/11)
PARSONS Kan. -- The Second Annual U.S. Army MO-KAN Classic All-Star Senior Wrestling Dual is set to be held at 6:30 Monday night at the Labette Community College gymnasium here. The Missouri-Kansas border competition will match up 34 wrestlers...
Bryant finishes 6th at State wrestling (03/01/11)
SALINA -- Fort Scott senior Drew Bryant finished sixth at the Kansas Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament in the 215-pound weight class here Saturday. Bryant (29-15) made it to the semifinals on Friday before he was pinned by Matt Holt of Abilene, who entered the tournament with the No. 1 ranking from the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association in this weight class...
Bryant reaches semifinals; Sharp still alive (02/26/11)
SALINA, Kan. -- Two Fort Scott High School wrestlers remain alive at the Kansas Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament going into today's action. Senior Drew Bryant (29-13) advanced to the semifinals at 285 pounds but was pinned there by Abilene's Matt Holt. Bryant drops into the consolation semifinals, where he has the luxury of watching his potential opponent wrestle twice before Bryant faces him...
Five Tigers advance to State tourney (02/22/11)
CHANUTE -- Five members of Fort Scott High School's wrestling team will be participating in the Class 4A State Tournament this weekend in Salina. The top four finishers in each weight bracket at the Chanute Class 4A Regional over the weekend qualified for State. Victor Hughes, John Metcalf, Tyler Sharp, Jacob Durossette and Drew Bryant will represent Fort Scott...
Stiles still alive in Class 2 tourney (02/19/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Three of Nevada's wrestlers went into the second day of the three-day Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 2 Wrestling Championship tournament at Mizzou Arena still contending. Friday's contests had mixed results, with just one wrestler, Slade Stiles, still in the competition...
Columbus downs Tigers (02/15/11)
PITTSBURG -- Columbus defeated Fort Scott, 45-24, in a make-up Southeast Kansas League wrestling dual here Saturday. This was the only dual of the day for the Tigers (5-3 SEK, 13-5 overall) but the first of five for the Titans (6-1, 7-4)...
Blue Flu: Virus, Comets both take toll on Tiger wrestlers (02/11/11)
Fort Scott High's wrestlers had it bad enough going into a Southeast Kansas League wrestling dual with Chanute at the FSHS gymnasium Thursday night. The Tigers were already devastated by the flu. Five wrestlers were either out with the flu or just back from missing matches because of it...
ONLINE FIRST: Thursday's high school wrestling schedule changed (02/10/11)
Note correction concerning Senior Night activities in the third paragraph. Also, the time of the Columbus-Fort Scott make-up dual has been set.
Tigers postponed; make-ups piling up in area leagues (02/09/11)
Fort Scott High School's basketball games versus Parsons, scheduled for to be held at the FSHS gymnasium Tuesday night, have been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 21. Fort Scott's doubleheader was one of eight in the Southeast Kansas, Three Rivers and Pioneer leagues that were postponed Tuesday. The only other area school to be affected was Pleasanton, which scheduled a TRL doubleheader versus Crest for February 17. Uniontown and Jayhawk-Linn were not scheduled to play Tuesday...
3 earn medals at Rose Hill (02/08/11)
ROSE HILL -- Three Fort Scott High School wrestlers earned medals at the two-day Rose Hill Invitational here over the weekend. Jacob Durossette finished second in the 125-pound weight class. Tyler Sharp was fourth at 112 and John Metcalf placed sixth at 160...
Tigers dominate Independence, LCHS (01/28/11)
Fort Scott High's wrestling was dominant in sweeping Independence and Labette County in a Southeast Kansas League triangular at the FSHS gymnasium Thursday night. Fort Scott went out to a 38-6 lead in the opening dual and rolled to a 59-18 decision over Independence. The Tigers (5-1 SEK, 13-3 overall) jumped out to a 51-0 lead over LCHS and went on to prevail 66-5...
Three earn medals at Paola (01/25/11)
PAOLA -- For the second straight weekend, Fort Scott High School saw three wrestlers earn medals, this time at the Paola Invitational here Saturday. The Tigers finished seventh in the 14-team field. Derby was the team champion with 190 1/2 points followed by Pittsburg with 141 1/2 and Great Bend with 136...
Tiger wrestlers beat Coffeyville, Parsons (01/19/11)
COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott High's wrestling teams defeated Coffeyville and Parsons in a Southeast Kansas League triangular here Tuesday night. The Tigers defeated Parsons, 48-22, and Coffeyville, 34-26. Head coach David Brown said that he used several junior varsity wrestlers in the varsity duals...
Three medal at Basehor-Linwood (01/18/11)
BASEHOR -- Three members of Fort Scott High School's wrestling team earned medals at the always-tough Basehor-Linwood Bobcat Classic here over the weekend. The Tigers finished 17th out of 34 schools. However, each of the top seven finishers and 12 of the teams present are ranked by their respective state's associations...
Tiger wrestlers fourth at Bonner Springs (01/11/11)
BONNER SPRINGS -- Fort Scott High School's wrestlers finished fourth in team standings at the Bonner Springs Dick Burns Mat Classic here Saturday. The Tigers scored 129 points. Bellevue East of Council Bluffs, Iowa, won the team title with 230 points followed by Bonner Springs with 174 ad Eudora with 140. Fort Scott finished one point ahead of Blue Valley Southwest...
Fort Scott wrestlers beat Iola, lose to No. 3-ranked Pittsburg (01/10/11)
PITTSBURG, Kan. -- Fort Scott High School's wrestling team opened Southeast Kansas League action here Thursday night by defeating Iola, 42-12, in the first bout of a league triangular. At the end of the night, Pittsburg, the No. 3-ranked team in Class 5A, defeated the Tigers, 49-24...
Brown, Kramer honored by KWCA (12/14/10)
Fort Scott High School head coach David Brown and Jayhawk-Linn head coach Brett Kramer recently received honors from the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Associaiton. Brown received two awards. The first was a 25-year service award. The other was for coaching 100 dual victories...
Five medal at Eudora Tournament of Champions (12/14/10)
EUDORA -- Five Fort Scott High School wrestlers earned medals at the Eudora Tournament of Champions here over the weekend. The 23-team tournament had four round-robin preliminary pools with the two best in each advancing to an eight-man bracket. Tyler Sharp, Victor Hughes and Drew Bryant finished fifth in their weight classes while John Metcalf finished eighth...
Tiger wrestlers perfect in home tournament (12/07/10)
To win a dual meet, a wrestling team needs its best effort from all 14 of its athletes. To win a tournament, it might only need to enter eight or nine athletes. To win a dual tournament, a team sometimes needs something from more than 14 wrestlers. Fort Scott High School won its home tournament for the first time since 2005 Saturday afternoon, using 16 men. ...
Tigers give fans season preview (11/29/10)
For the first time in somewhere around 15 years, Fort Scott High School's basketball teams held a public scrimmage Monday night at the FSHS gymnasium. "It was my sophomore year that was the last time we may have done this, if I remember right," Fort Scott girls' head coach Jeff Armstrong said...
FSHS Red & White Night is Monday (11/24/10)
For the first time in over 15 years, there will be a pre-season event for Fort Scott High School's winter sports teams. "Red & White Night" will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday night at the FSHS gymnasium. Participants from all winter sports -- boys' and girls' basketball, wrestling, cheerleading, and dance -- will be introduced. The basketball teams will scrimmage and the cheer and dance teams will perform...
Kids' Wrestling Club parent meeting Nov. 15 (11/04/10)
The Fort Scott Kids Wrestling Club will hold its first meeting of the season at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in the commons area at Fort Scott Middle School. Any parent who has a child ages 4-14 that is interested in wrestling is welcome to attend the meeting. This is not a practice...
Davis signs with Labette (05/25/10)
Fort Scott Wrestling club sends six of seven on to State (03/26/10)
Herald-Tribune TOPEKA, Kan. -- Seven members of the Fort Scott Kid Wrestling Club competed in the District One Championships, held in Topeka, Kan, March 20. Six of the seven will be moving on to the final stage of post-season action, the Kansas State Championships, which will be held in Topeka today and Sunday. Fort Scott's wrestlers are Coby Burchett, Trey Holston, J.T. Heckman, Jake Durossette, Victor Hughes, and John Metcalf...
State bound (03/26/10)
Kid wrestlers results from Sub-district 1 (03/18/10)
The Fort Scott Wrestling Club participated in post-season action this past weekend in Pittsburg in the Sub-district 1 South Tournament. Leading the way for the 13 youth wrestlers were Trey Holston and Jake Durossette, both winning their respective weight classes...
Tiger wrestlers compete in all-star events (03/11/10)
Two Fort Scott High School wrestlers competed in senior all-star invitationals earlier this week. Monday night, seniors Denzell Davis and Justin Sharp competed at the First Annual SEK vs. SEMO Wrestling Classic at Labette Community College in Parsons. Wednesday, Davis took part in the 18th Annual Metro Classic at Kansas City Kansas Community College...
4 Tigers earn All-SEK honors (03/11/10)
Four members of Fort Scott High School's wrestling team received All-Southeast Kansas League honors earlier this week. Denzell Davis was named to the First Team as the 119-pound wrestler. Others on the First Team included Jeremiah Jones of Pittsburg at 103 pounds, Jared Fiscus of Chanute at 112, Troy Clark of Chanute at 125, Kyle Johnson of Columbus at 130, Zach Conway of Columbus at 135, B.T. ...
Wrestling all-star events on tap for Monday, Wednesday (03/06/10)
FORT SCOTT -- Two Fort Scott High School wrestlers will take part in a high-school all-star event at Labette Community College in Parsons Monday night. Wednesday night, one of the Tigers will compete in another event at Kansas City Kansas Community College...
Davis finishes second in 4A (03/02/10)
SALINA -- Fort Scott High School senior Denzell Davis finished in second place at 119 pounds at the Kansas Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament here Saturday while classmate Justin Sharp claimed a fifth-place medal at 125 pounds. By virtue of winning all his matches Friday, Davis (33-9) earned his berth into finals Saturday where he was pitted against senior Zac Sparr of Rose Hill (33-2) who had finished either second or third in his previous three trips to the State Tournament. ...
3 Tigers advance to State (02/23/10)
CHANUTE -- Three members of Fort Scott High School's wrestling team will take part in the Class 4A State Tournament this weekend in Salina. Seniors Denzell Davis and Justin Sharp and freshman Tyler Sharp are the Tigers' qualifiers. They advanced from the Chanute Class 4A Regional Tournament, which was held here Friday and Saturday...
Pair of Jayhawks going to 3-2-1A State (02/23/10)
ROSSVILLE -- Jayhawk-Linn senior Eli Walrod won the 285-pound bracket while classmate Quincy Hodges took fourth place at 160, ensuring both athletes berths into the State Class 3-2-1A State Tournament, which will be held this coming weekend on the campus of Fort Hays State University...
Tiger wrestlers split Pittsburg triangular (02/11/10)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High School's wrestling team defeated Iola but lost to Pittsburg at a Southeast Kansas League make-up triangular here Tuesday night. The Tigers defeated Iola 48-15 and lost to Pittsburg 54-9. In the other dual, Pittsburg beat Iola 66-10...
Tigers struggle at loaded Rose Hill tourney (02/08/10)
ROSE HILL -- If one is a believer of the idea, "In order to be the best, you have to beat the best," then one understands why Fort Scott High School's wrestling team comes to the Rose Hill Tournament every year. There were six teams ranked in their respective classes by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association here. And Tiger grapplers faced a total of nine ranked opponents in the tournament...
Fort Scott Homecoming postponed; game, ceremonies to made up on different dates (01/30/10)
Naturally, every single game that was to be held on the Kansas side of the state line involving area teams was postponed Friday afternoon. The storm passing through even put off two events that were to be held Saturday. Homecoming at Fort Scott High School, with Pittsburg as the opponent for the basketball doubleheader, has been rescheduled for Thursday, Jan. ...
Short roster factors in Fort Scott wrestling split (01/30/10)
ALTAMONT, Kan. -- Fort Scott High School's wrestling team might have been in position to sweep a Southeast Kansas League wrestling triangular here Thursday night. The Tigers defeated Labette County and won 5 out of the 8 matches that were held against Independence...
Tiger wrestlers fifth at Paola (01/26/10)
PAOLA -- Fort Scott High School head wrestling coach David Brown only took eight wrestlers to the Paola Tournament here Saturday. But the Tigers finished fifth in the 13-team field as seven of them earned medals. Fort Scott was in second place, just one point out of first, going into the championship and consolation finals. Shawnee Mission East won the team title with 135 1/2 points, followed by Pittsburg with 113, Eudora 115 1/2, Great Bend 107 1/2 and Fort Scott 105...
Tigers roll over Vikings, Tornado (01/20/10)
Fort Scott High School's wrestling team didn't get a lot of action in their final home triangular of the season at the FSHS gymnasium Tuesday night. But they made the most of what they had. Fort Scott only had 10 wrestlers. But Coffeyville brought only nine and Parsons had just three. So while only two Tigers got to compete in both duals, FSHS won 10 of the 11 matches that actually took place...
Tigers compete at always-tough Bobcat Classic (01/19/10)
BASEHOR -- Fort Scott High School's wrestling sent nine wrestlers to the 32-team Basehor-Linwood Bobcat Classic here Friday and Saturday. The Tigers finished tied for 25th place in a field that included state powers in each of the four wrestling classes in Kansas as well as a couple of out-of-state schools...
Six Tigers earn medals at Bonner Springs (01/11/10)
BONNER SPRINGS -- Six of the nine wrestlers Fort Scott High School head coach David Brown brought to the Dick Burns Mat Classic, hosted by Bonner Springs High School here Saturday. Denzell Davis won the 119-pound bracket while Dane Cummings finished second at 171. Tyler Sharp, Justin Sharp and Drew Bryant each had third-place finishes and Victor Hughes was fourth...
Six place at Eudora T.O.C. (12/14/09)
EUDORA -- Fort Scott High School's wrestling team brought nine wrestlers to the Eudora Tournament of Champions over the weekend and six of them came back with medals. Results of round-robin pools determined which eight wrestlers in each class moved on to the brackets on Saturday. Pool results were not provided by Eudora officials...
Tigers open season with third-place finish (12/07/09)
Webb City and Louisburg went down to the wire in the final match of the day with the championship of the season-opening Fort Scott Dual Tournament on the line at the FSHS gymnasium Saturday while the Tigers turned in impressive performances in finishing third...
Nevada Junior Eagles sponsor local softball team (06/13/09)
What I live for (03/21/09)
My day has gone a little something like this: I woke up at 7 a.m., after sleeping like a restless child the night before a Disneyland vacation. I put my compression stocking on my right leg to protect it from blood clots at high altitudes. I packed my morning luggage. ...
Nevada Tiger Pit youth wrestlers compete in district tournament (03/14/09)
Culbertson picked as Honrable Mention wrestler (03/10/09)
Fort Scott senior Lee Culbertson was the Tigers' only pick on the All-Southeast Kansas League wrestling team. Culbertson, a senior, was a Class 4A State Tournament qualifier who wrestled the majority of the season at 152 pounds. The full list was not available for publication...
Tough time for Tigers (03/03/09)
State Wrestling Tough time for Tigers SALINA -- Only one member of Fort Scott High's contingent at the Kansas Class 4A State Wrest-ling Tournament made it through to the second day of competition here Saturday. But that does not mean that no one had a valuable experience, according to FSHS head coach David Brown...
Johnson earns sixth-place medal in Class 3-2-1A (03/03/09)
NOTE -- This version has been corrected to reflect that it was Alan Johnson who was Jayhawk-Linn's medalist. The Tribune regrets the error in the previously printed version.
Tigers sending three to State (02/23/09)
CANEY -- Fort Scott High School will send three wrestlers to the Class 4A State Tournament at Salina this coming weekend. Juniors Denzell Davis, Justin Sharp and senior Lee Culbertson qualified after each finished in fourth place at the Caney Valley Class 4A Regional here last weekend...
Jackson, Johnson will represent J-Linn at State (02/23/09)
BURLINGTON -- Alan Johnson and Caleb Jackson will represent Jayhawk-Linn High School at the Class 3-2-1A State Wrestling Tournament this weekend. Johnson and Jackson qualified as a result of their respective fourth-place finishes at the Burlington Class 3A Regional Tournament here over the weekend...
Tiger wrestlers tested at Rose Hill (02/09/09)
ROSE HILL -- Fort Scott High School's wrestling team saw many of the teams and individuals it will face at the end of the month at the Caney Valley Class 4A Regional Tournament here over the weekend in the Rose Hill Tournament, a tournament that usually features state powers in classes 6A, 5A and 4A...
Tigers meet the criteria: Dual with LCHS decided on sixth tie-breaking step (01/29/09)
Fort Scott High's wrestling team split a Southeast Kansas League triangular here Thursday night. But it had to wait a while to find out if it did. The final match of the night between the Tigers and Labette County ended with the score tied at 24-24. But wrestling duals aren't allowed to end in ties anymore...
Four earn medals (01/26/09)
PAOLA -- Four Fort Scott High wrestlers earned medals in a fairly deep tournament at Paola here Saturday. "Excellent opportunity this weekend for us to begin the build up for regionals and state," Fort Scott head coach David Brown said. "Every wrestler found new opportunities to learn and over the next few weeks we hope to take advantage of those nuggets of knowledge."...
Pair of Jayhawks earn medals at Piper (01/26/09)
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Alan Johnson won the 215-pound weight class while Caleb Jackson took second place at 285 pounds for Jayhawk-Linn's wrestling team at a tournament hosted by Piper High School here Saturday. Johnson (19-3) pinned Jerome Newman of Class 5A Kansas City-Wyandotte in the finals. Newman was 16-3 going into the finals...
Wrestlers sweep in Coffeyville (01/21/09)
COFFEYVILLE -- Fort Scott High School's wrestling team swept a Southeast Kansas League triangular here Tuesday night, then were still able to get home in time to enjoy the second half of the boys' basketball game at the FSHS gymnasium. The Tigers (2-1 SEK, 7-6 in all duals) beat Parsons, 70-48, then took care of host Coffeyville, 66-49...
Davis sixth at Basehor (01/19/09)
BASEHOR -- Fort Scott High brought four wrestlers to the Basehor-Linwood Bobcat Classic here over the weekend. Of those, Denzell Davis earned a sixth-place medal in the 119-pound weight class. In order to win that medal, Davis had to win a tough quarterfinal match against Cody Phillips of Atchison County. The final score was 10-8...
Tigers earn three medals (01/12/09)
BONNER SPRINGS -- Three Fort Scott High wrestlers earned medals here Saturday at the 13-team Dick Burns Invitational hosted by Bonner Springs High School. Denzell Davis and Justin Sharp both finished second in their weight classes while Lee Culbertson took third...
Jackson takes first at Burlington tourney (01/12/09)
BURLINGTON -- Jayhawk-Linn's Caleb Jackson took first place in the 285-pound weight class at the Burlington Invitational here Saturday. Jackson pinned his first three opponents: David Green of Central Heights, Matt Riebel of Iola and Greg York of Coffeyville. In the finals, he beat Marcus Ferguson of Anderson County, 5-1...
Upper weights lead Dragons over Tigers (01/08/09)
A sweep of the final five weight classes allowed rival Pittsburg to take a 54-24 win in a Southeast Kansas League wrestling dual at the FSHS gymnasium Thursday night. "A lot of the kids are developing and it's just going to take its time," Fort Scott head coach David Brown said. "Overall, I was pretty pleased with how hard we went after things. I see glimmers of improvement in every one of them."...
Three win medals at Eudora Tournament (12/15/08)
EUDORA -- Three Fort Scott High School wrestlers earned medals in a 24-school field at the Eudora Tournament of Champions here Friday and Saturday. With so many schools entered, the wrestlers were placed into round-robin pools on Friday. The top wrestlers in those pools moved into eight-man brackets Saturday...
SM West, Louisburg add drama to Tiger tourney (12/08/08)
The expansion of the Fort Scott High School Dual Wrestling Tournament to eight teams this year provided more drama for the championship match than anyone could have imagined. Shawnee Mission West survived a serious gaffe in the last match of the championship dual to win the team title Saturday afternoon at the FSHS gymnasium...
Jennifer Hope - Jason Bean (09/20/08)
Dan and Margaret Hope announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Hope, to Jason Bean, son of Mark and Cindy Bean. Jennifer is a graduate of Nevada High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Southwestern College in 2004. Jennifer runs a therapeutic massage practice and is an avid cross-country cyclist...
Winter weather woes, story of pulling the Ford pickup (09/03/08)
It was 1960. Now, just a little back ground before my story begins...We were living in Wis. Rapids, out by the Two Mile School. Bob was a payroll auditor and Safety Engineer for the Western Casualty and Surety Co. He traveled and was out on the road from early Monday morning 'til Thursday evening. It was the 'dead of winter' and at least two feet of snow on the ground. The temps had been down to 30 below many a night...and now my tale of woe begins...
Counseling sessions offer help to small businesses (08/16/08)
Fort Scott, Kan. -- Both current and prospective small business owners will have the chance to learn how to grow and develop their business through upcoming professional counseling sessions. Counselors representing the Kansas Small Business Development Center at Pittsburg State University will be available on two upcoming dates -- Aug. ...
Thanks for a great Vernon County Youth Fair (08/02/08)
Dear Editor: Thank you Vernon County for another great youth fair. With programs like 4-H, FFA, and Scouts, young people have an opportunity to learn responsibility for projects, respect for others, and become leaders of tomorrow. Vernon County is lucky to have adults that care about young people and give their time to volunteer to be project leaders and workers at the fair...
No good deed goes unpunished (07/26/08)
There is an old saying that no good deed goes unpunished. Sometimes, even though you are trying to help someone, you have a tendency to foul it up. The neighbors behind me went on a trip to California. Around the time they were scheduled to come home, I thought it would be a nice thing to surprise them by mowing their lawn. ...
KING (07/15/08)
Jason DeWayne King, age 62, a resident of Redfield, Kan., died Friday, July 11, 2008, at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott. He was born James Edward Duggins, Jr., on August 17, 1945, at Fort Scott, Kansas, the son of James E. Duggins, Sr. and Velma Virginia Fillmore Duggins...
Tango in Topeka (03/27/08)
Four members of the Fort Scott Kids Wrestling Club will be going to the state tournament this Saturday and Sunday at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka. Club coach Russ Hughes and team memebers (clockwise from upper left) Victor Hughes, Brendon Blackburn, Johnathan Lopp and Trey Holston will represent the club. ...
DONALD EUGENE VANN (03/24/08)
Donald Eugene Vann, age 68, a resident of Fort Scott, died Thursday, March 20, 2008, at the Olathe Medical Center following a brief illness. He was born Sept. 8, 1939, in Harding, Kan., the son of Herbert Clarity and Linda M. Vann. Donald married JoAnn Nelson in 1958. ...
Seven Tigers earn All-SEK honors (03/11/08)
With winter sports seasons finally completed, the Southeast Kansas League released its All-League basketball and wrestling squads over the weekend. Fort Scott High ended up with three athletes on the wrestling and girls' basketball teams and two on the boys' basketball team...
State wrestling strip short for Tigers (02/25/08)
SALINA -- Fort Scott High School's trip to the Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament here over the weekend turned out to be one of the shorter-lived ones in recent years. It was a small contingent, just four competitors. But only one of them was able to advance to the second day of competition Saturday and none won a match on the mat...
Jayhawk-Linn's Johnson goes 1-2 at 3-2-1A State tourney (02/25/08)
HAYS -- Jayhawk-Linn's Alan Johnson had a 1-2 record in the 215-pound bracket at the Class 3-2-1A State Wrestling Tournament here over the weekend. Jackson, the only Jayhawk qualifier, won his first match by pinning Matt Bosworth of Central-Burden Johnson's next match was against Oakley's Aaron Racette, who took that by a 13-2 score...
Iona "Nonny" Stahl (02/23/08)
Iona "Nonny" Stahl, age 95, of Lamar, passed away at 1:50 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at Barton County Memorial Hospital. Nonny was born Nov. 1, 1912, in Barton County Mo., one of the eleven children of Simon and Daisy (Hall) Washburn. After graduating from Lamar High School in 1930, she earned a teacher's certificate from Ozark Wesleyan College, in Carthage, and taught in various rural schools in Barton County. ...
Only one Tiger still alive at State wrestling (02/23/08)
SALINA, Kan. -- As a whole, the 2008 Kansas Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament will not be a great experience for Fort Scott High School's entrants. Only one of the four Tiger wrestlers was still active after the first day of action at the Bicentennial Center here Friday...
First-round State pairings revealed (02/20/08)
First-round pairings have been announced for each of the five wrestlers from Tribune Area schools who have qualified for the respective State tournaments this weekend. Four members of Fort Scott High School's team -- Justin Sharp, Denzell Davis, Michael Durossette and Blake Nelson -- will be competing in the Class 4A State Tournament at Salina while Jayhawk-Linn's Alan Johnson will be at the Class 3-2-1A State Tournament at Hays...
Four Tigers qualify for State tourney (02/18/08)
COLUMBUS -- Four members of Fort Scott High School's wrestling team will be going to Salina this coming weekend after finishing in the top four positions in their respective weight classes at the Columbus Class 4A Regional Tournament here over the weekend...
Johnson to represent Jayhawk-Linn at Hays (02/18/08)
EUREKA -- Alan Johnson will represent Jayhawk-Linn at the Class 3-2-1A State Tournament at Hays this weekend after finishing in third place in the 215-pound weight class at the Eureka Class 3-2-1A Regional Tournament here Saturday. Johnson (21-4) pinned Nathan Foster of Wichita Independent just 43 seconds into the third-place match. ...
Jayhawk-Linn posts Thursday sweep (02/09/08)
MOUND CITY, Kan. -- Jayhawk-Linn finished its second regular season of high school wrestling by sweeping Lenexa St. James Academy and Erie here Thursday. The Jayhawks (5-7) defeated St. James 29-22 and Erie 39-12. In the St. James dual, Tyson Baker (18-14) scored a technical fall at 145 pounds. ...
Tigers swept in home finale; Albright's Comets win SEK (02/08/08)
Chanute head wrestling coach Andy Albright has a lot of good memories about his wrestling experiences from when he competed for Fort Scott High School. Thursday night, he added another one at the expense of his alma mater, as his Blue Comets won the Southeast Kansas League championship by sweeping Columbus and the host Tigers in a league triangular...
Tigers swept in league triangular (01/25/08)
INDEPENDENCE -- Fort Scott High's wrestlers had chances late in both duals here Thursday night to get wins or ties but instead suffered a sweep at the hands of Labette County and Independence in a Southeast Kansas League triangular at Losey Gymnasium...
Disappointing weekend for Tiger wrestlers (01/22/08)
PAOLA -- As fas as head coach David Brown was concerned, there wasn't much to write home about. Fort Scott High's wrest-ling team, coming off a sweep of a Southeast Kansas League triangular at the FSHS gymnasium Thursday night, was unable to follow that up Saturday in the Paola Tournament, finishing 12th out of 13 teams...
Tigers sweep home triangular after building big leads (01/18/08)
Fort Scott High's wrestlers swept Coffeyville and Parsons in a Southeast Kansas League triangular at the FSHS gymnasium Thursday night, building big leads in each dual. The Tigers (2-1 in the SEK, 5-3 overall) beat Coffeyville 45-15 and Parsons 43-24. In the middle bout, Coffeyville gained its first win of the season by beating Parsons, 30-18...
Tiger grapplers continue winning season with home victory (01/16/08)
The week that was in Jayhawk wrestling (01/15/08)
It was an eventful week in Jayhawk-Linn wrestling last week as the Jayhawks took part in two triangulars and a tournament, all in a five-day period. The week began with a triangular at Erie. Jayhawk-Linn won both duals, beating Erie, 42-18, and the Labette County junior varsity, 31-21...
Cox, Nelson earn medals at Basehor (01/14/08)
BASEHOR -- Fort Scott Highwrestlers Blake Cox and Blake Nelson earned medals here this weekend at an always-tough Basehor-Linwood Bobcat Classic. Cox finished sixth in the 140-pound bracket after going 3-3 on the day while Nelson was seventh at 171 after going 4-2...
Jayhawk wrestlers pick up pair of medals (01/08/08)
BURLINGTON -- Jayhawk-Linn's wrestling team finished 12th out of 18 teams at the Burlington Invitational here Saturday. The Jayhawks scored 57 team points. Prairie View was the team champion with 218 points followed by Burlington with 168 and Holton with 135...
Tigers take third at Bonner Springs (01/07/08)
BONNER SPRINGS -- With six medalist leading the way, Fort Scott High's wrestling team took third place at the Dick Burns Mat Classic here Saturday. The Tigers scored 99 team points to finish behind champion Bellview East, an Iowa state power, and Spring Hill. Bellview East scored 204 1/2 points while Spring Hill had 144. Fourth-place Kansas City Sumner Academy had 90 points...
Dragons seize momentum in dual win (12/19/07)
PITTSBURG -- Fort Scott High School's wrestling team was unable to maintain some early momentum and lost a Southeast Kansas League dual to rival Pittsburg here Tuesday night, 55-21. Fort Scott held a 21-9 lead after six matches although it had won two of them by forfeit. But Pittsburg won each of the last eight matches, seven of them by pin...
Four earn medals for Tigers at Eudora (12/11/07)
EUDORA -- Fort Scott High's wrestling team sent eight athletes to the Eudora Tournament of Champions here Saturday and came away with four medals. Fort Scott's highest finishers were Blake Cox and Blake Nelson, each finishing fourth in their brackets. Josh Nunez placed sixth in his bracket while Justin Sharp had a seventh-place finish...
Pair of Jayhawks earn medals at ACHS (12/11/07)
GARNETT -- Two Jayhawks earned medals as Jayhawk-Linn's wretling team took part in the Anderson County Tournament here Saturday. Caleb Jackson, 7-2 this season, earned second place at 285 pounds as he went 2-1 in the day. He was pinned by Ottawa's Sam Blecha in the finals...
More from the wrestling tournament (12/04/07)
Includes quotes from head coach David Brown that were unable to be included in the print edition.
Webb City wins title; Tigers place third (12/03/07)
Newcomer Webb City (Mo.), competing for the first time in the Fort Scott Dual Wrestling Tournament, won the team title Saturday as the Cardinals went unbeaten. Fort Scott finished in third place, behind the Cards and second-place Shawnee Mission West, which gave Webb City its closest dual of the day...
State gets tough to collect unpaid child support (09/24/07)
By Rayma Silvers The Fort Scott Tribune _ The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services Child Support Enforcement Program benefits local taxpayers in addition to custodial parents. According to local Child Support Enforcement attorney Pat Bishop, if a custodial parent is having to raise children without the aid of the child support that the other parent is required to pay, the local taxpayers are often the ones who must contribute financially to the upbringing of the children...