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December 31, 2009


Thursday, December 31
No local sports stories today

Wednesday, December 30
Masterson, Blubaugh officiating bowl games -
Officials also are rewarded for good seasons.

Tuesday, December 29
No local sports stories today

Monday, December 28
No local sports stories today

Thursday, December 24
Mueller is a Wildcat walk-on -
Iola High standout Drew Mueller made up his mind his senior year that he would try to “walk on” at Kansas State University.

Wednesday, December 23
Iola High basketball, wrestling postseason assignments are south -
Basketball and wrestling postseason assignments have been set for Kansas high school teams in 2010.

Tuesday, December 22
No local sports stories today

Monday, December 21
Mustang JV wrestlers compete -
CHERRYVALE — Iola High’s Mustangs competed in Cherryvale High’s Junior Varsity Invitational Saturday.

Friday, December 18
Naughty, nice or just payback -
Has Gene Roush been naughty, nice or was it just payback?

Mustangs hit home mat for first time - Winning 15 of 19 varsity matches, Iola High’s Mustangs set a solid foundation of wrestling at home.

Thursday, December 17
New recreational fields moving forward -
“It looks great to me,” said Luke Bycroft, Iola Recreation Director, describing progress on the city’s new recreational fields north of Riverside Park.

Wednesday, December 16
Mustangs break into win column -
Iola High’s Mustangs came out of a timeout with 45 seconds left in Tuesday’s basketball game.

Fillies fend off Lady Titans for win - Iola High’s Fillies won ugly Tuesday night.

Jayhawks slip around Wildcats - MOUND CITY — Marmaton Valley boys’ head coach Denny Lasley was almost certain his team was headed for its third consecutive overtime game Tuesday evening.

Jayhawks no match for the Wildcat girls - MOUND CITY — Host Jayhawk-Linn High wasted little time in establishing firm control in their tilt against visiting Marmaton Valley High’s girls Tuesday.

Indians shoot past Eagle girls - UNIONTOWN — Visiting St. Paul High’s girls shot a blistering 80 percent in the first half and 56 percent from the game to pull away from Uniontown High, 72-52.

Eagle boys win TRL game - UNIONTOWN — Uniontown High’s Eagles and St. Paul High’s Indians meet only once this season.

No. 3 Lady Titans defeat Lady Wolves - LEBO — Southern Coffey County maintained its spotless record Tuesday,

Yates Center boys beat Neodesha in TVL play - NEODESHA — Austin Knoblock and Blake Francis aren’t leading scorers for Yates Center High’s Wildcats. They are role players.

Tuesday, December 15
Close ones get away from IMS Pony girls -
PARSONS — Iola Middle School’s girls lost heartbreakers in their final games of the 2009 season.

Mustangs, Fillies falter in own JV tournament - Fort Scott High’s boys and the Chanute High girls went 3-0 in their respective divisions to win the Iola High Junior Varsity Invitational.

Lancers, Lady Lancers have mixed results - MELVERN — Finishing the frantic start to the 2009-2010 basketball season, Crest High’s teams had split decisions Monday night against Marias Des Cygnes Valley High’s squads.

Monday, December 14
Mustang wrestlers bring home medals -
GARNETT — Six for six.

Wildcat girls beat Eagles for Classic championship - YATES CENTER — Yates Center High’s Wildcat girls never backed down Saturday evening in the 2009 YCHS Wildcat Winter Classic championship game.

Wildcat boys take third, Lancers finish fifth, Eagles are seventh - YATES CENTER — Crest High’s Lancers took care of business Saturday afternoon.

Pony eighth-grade girls take third - PARSONS — Iola Middle School’s eighth-grade A-team broke through the ice Saturday.

IHS junior varsity wrestlers compete - COFFEYVILLE — Eight Iola High wrestlers competed in the Coffeyville-Field Kindley High Junior Varsity Tournament Saturday.

Saturday, December 12
Lady Bulldogs outlast the Fillies -
Iola High’s Fillies had visiting Independence High’s Lady Bulldogs on the ropes here Friday night.

Shooting woes hamper Mustangs against ’Dogs -Defensively, Iola High’s Mustangs were spot on Friday night.

Lady Titans handle Madison’s Lady Bulldogs - MADISON — By the end of next week, Southern Coffey County High’s girls will have played three of the area’s most highly regarded high schools.

Cubs win, finish second in tourney - MORAN — Humboldt High shook off the doldrums from a lethargic first half Friday, then turned to senior Tevin Strack for their offense as they rolled to a 60-38 win over Northeast High.

Wildcat girls, Lady Cubs lose in final round of tournament - MORAN — Slow starts did in both Humboldt High’s and Marmaton Valley High’s girls Friday evening.

Lancers defeat Eagles in consolation play - YATES CENTER — Travis Hermreck found himself in an unusual position Friday evening.

Indians rally past Wildcats in OT - MORAN — For the second time in as many nights, Marmaton Valley High’s boys found themselves on the short end of a heart-breaking loss.

Friday, December 11
Sports, activities all have their place -
An article on the Iola High newspaper Web site caught my attention this week.

IHS teams lose in Iola JV Invitational - Iola High is hosting the IHS Junior Varsity Invitational, which is a round robin event.

MVHS girls break long losing streak - MORAN — Coming off a 0-21 season, Marmaton Valley High’s Wildcat girls were hungry for a win.

Cubs outlast Wildcats in double OT contest - MORAN — Hitting uncontested 15-foot shots made the difference Thursday night in a close basketball game.

IMS girls notch one win in four - PITTSBURG — Iola Middle School’s seventh-grade B-team claimed a 22-3 win over host Pittsburg Community Middle School Thursday.

YCHS boys drop semifinal decision - YATES CENTER — Yates Center High’s boys found it difficult to keep up with the length and athletic ability of Erie High Thursday.

YCHS girls advance to title game - YATES CENTER — Defensive intensity has paved the way for a berth in the Wildcat Winter Classic for Yates Center High’s girls.

Eagle girls to play for Classic title - YATES CENTER — Being in front on the final lead change of a close game is where a team wants to be.

Area volleyball players receive state honors - Five area high school volleyball players drew recognition from the Kansas Volleyball Association for the 2009 volleyball season.

Eagles’ Smith signs to play PSU volleyball - UNIONTOWN — Abbie Smith is a three-sport athlete at Uniontown High School.

Crest High’s Strickler signs to play volleyball at Bethel - COLONY — Volleyball is her sport.

Thursday, December 10
Iola’s Frazell is 4A all-state kicker -
“I played soccer and liked kicking the ball long then I kicked a football and really liked it,” said Connor Frazell, Iola High senior.

Allen County men end semester beating Penn Valley - When a team’s big inside scorer steps out and starts the game by hitting two three-pointers, it’s a pretty good sign.

Wednesday, December 9
Mustangs lose opener to Grizzlies -
ALTAMONT — Tough lessons came to Iola High’s Mustangs on the road in their 2009-2010 season opener Tuesday.

Fillies fall to Grizzlies - ALTAMONT — Shooting the basketball from two-point, three-point or even one-point range was a problem for Iola High’s Fillies Tuesday in their 2009-2010 season opener.

Cubs lose, Wildcats win in tournament - MORAN — After digging out of an early hole, Humboldt High’s boys committed a few costly penalties at inopportune times down the stretch Tuesday.

Lady Cubs, Wildcat girls drop first-round games - MORAN — Humboldt High’s Lady Cubs and Marmaton Valley High’s Wildcat girls had trouble scoring points here Tuesday.

Chargers send Lancers to the consolation side of tournament play - YATES CENTER — Crest High’s boys found themselves behind the 8-ball early on Tuesday evening.

Eagle girls win in OT; Crest girls lose in tourney openers - YATES CENTER — On a frigid night, Uniontown High’s Eagles and the Sedan High Blue Devils heated up Yates Center High’s east gymnasium Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 8
Red Devils handle Arkansas Tech JV -
The scouting report was spot on. Arkansas Tech’s junior varsity players shoot three-pointers from almost anywhere out of the half-court set.

Yates Center girls, boys win Wildcat Winter Classic openers - YATES CENTER — Yates Center High’s girls notched their first win of the season. The Yates Center boys improved to 2-0.

Pony wrestlers finish season - CHANUTE — Third time’s a charm.

Monday, December 7
Sullivan claims gold at Caney Valley -
CANEY — Varsity wrestling medals were won by Iola High wrestlers for the first time Saturday.

Pony girls play at Burlington - BURLINGTON — Iola Middle School’s eighth-grade and seventh-grade girl basketball teams finished fourth at Saturday’s tournament in Burlington.

ACCC teams lose close ones - ARKANSAS CITY — Allen County Community College’s women and men weren’t able to complete come-from-behind wins on the road Saturday night.

Saturday, December 5
Rivalry game doesn’t disappoint -
MORAN — No pressure, no pressure at all.

Yates Center girls falter at Eureka - EUREKA — Eureka High’s Lady Tornadoes had too much firepower for Yates Center High’s Wildcats to handle Friday night.

Lancers beat Jayhawks - COLONY — While Crest High’s boys are still scuffling to find an offensive rhythm on the young basketball season, the Lancer defense had already made a difference.

Eagle girls cruise past Wildcats - MORAN — Uniontown High head coach Ken Holt said he woke up early Friday morning. Couldn’t sleep, he said, the basketball season opener was on his mind.

Cubs net TVL victory - NEODESHA — Humboldt High’s boys may have found the right mix of ingredients — a dash of senior leadership, a heaping helping of interior size and a boatload of intensity — to return to the upper echelon of the Tri-Valley League.

Balance scoring gives Cats a win - EUREKA — Yates Center High’s boys put forth a pristine demonstration of unselfish play to open the 2009-10 season Friday.

Lady Lancers fall to Jayhawks - COLONY — Visiting Jayhawk-Linn High scored the game’s first 22 points, then raced to a 37-6 halftime advantage Friday to send the Crest High girls to their second straight defeat.

Friday, December 4
Greyhounds brighten Kansas football -
“Reeling Chiefs” was the slug line on a story coming from The Associated Press.

Mustang wrestlers open season - EUREKA — Working on a learning curve, Iola High’s Mustang wrestlers got their first lesson in varsity double duals Thursday night.

Lady Titans deck the Lady Lancers - LE ROY — Fourth-ranked Southern Coffey County High’s Lady Titans overpowered Crest High’s Lady Lancers 60-16 in the season opener Thursday night.

Lancers outlast Titans in opener - LE ROY — New season, new roles for different personnel and it showed for both eighth-ranked Crest High’s Lancers and Southern Coffey County High’s Titans Thursday night.

IMS girls lose games - Iola Middle School’s girls struggled to get shots to fall in three games against visiting Parsons Middle School Thursday.

MVJH Wildcat B-team takes first place - UNIONTOWN — Marmaton Valley Junior High’s B-team came from behind to claim a 22-21 win over tournament host Uniontown Junior High Thursday.

Thursday, December 3
Devils open conference with upset win -
OVERLAND PARK — Mike Hayes, Allen County Community College men’s head basketball coach, knows how difficult it is to go on the road and win in the Jayhawk Conference, let alone face a nationally ranked team that has not lost in this young season.

ACCC women lose to No. 5 Johnson County - OVERLAND PARK — Allen County Community College’s women had no luck going up against NJCAA Division II’s fifth-ranked basketball team Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 2
Pony wrestlers post good numbers -
PARSONS — Always being aware of improvement and progress on the mat from his wrestlers, Iola Middle School head coach Ron Schomaker had plenty to feel good about Tuesday night.

MVJH girls to play for B-team title and third in A-team division - UNIONTOWN — Marmaton Valley Junior High’s girls are wrapping up their 2009 basketball season in a tournament hosted by Uniontown this week.

Tuesday, December 1
Lady Grizzlies squeeze past Red Devils again -
EL DORADO — Almost to the identical score, Butler Community College’s Lady Grizzlies defeated Allen County Community College’s Red Devils or the second time this season.

Conference plays begins; Jayhawk Shoot-Out moves - Traditionally, this week is all about the Jayhawk Shoot-Out, a premier showcase for junior college basketball.

Pony girls falter at home against Independence - Iola Middle School’s seventh-grade girls came close to victories at home Monday.

MVJH girls beat Crest in tourney play - UNIONTOWN — Marmaton Valley Junior High’s A-team notched a 27-12 win over Crest Middle School’s girls Monday in tournament action.

Monday, November 30
No local sports stories today.

Friday, November 27
No local sports stories today.

Wednesday, November 25
Red Devils’ fast start doesn’t hold up -
HUTCHINSON — Allen County Community College’s Red Devils had what they wanted. A 9-0 lead on the 10th-ranked Hutchinson Community College Blue Dragons.

Tuesday, November 24
Ten Titan athletes earn LCL honors -
Southern Coffey County High’s Lady Titans finished in a three-way tie atop the 2009 Lyon County League volleyball standings.

Youth wrestling club sign-up is Monday - Allen County Kids Wrestling Club’s registration for the 2010 youth wrestling season is next Monday.

Area Special Olympics athletes bowl at state - OVERLAND PARK — Members of the ANW Coop Special Olympics group and the Allen County Special Olympics participated in the Kansas Special Olympics state bowling event Friday.

Pony girls fall to Columbus - Columbus Middle School’s Lady Titans overwhelmed Iola Middle School’s Pony girls in both A-team basketball games Monday.

Monday, November 23
Ponies wrestle at Coffeyville -
COFFEYVILLE — Iola Middle School’s wrestlers continued to improve as the season progresses with a solid showing at Coffeyville Saturday.

Pony girls claim first - Playing at home in the Pony Stampede, Iola Middle School’s seventh-grade girls captured one of the two tournament titles up for grabs Saturday.

ACCC women win at NOC-Enid Classic - ENID, Okla. — Allen County Community College’s women surpassed the total number of wins of last year’s Red Devil women’s team with two over the weekend.

Saturday, November 21
No local sports stories today.

Friday, November 20
Red Devils visit SAFE BASE -
Giggles and full out laughter filled the air outside and inside of Lincoln Elementary the past two Wednesday afternoons.

Red Devils end homestand with win over Ottawa JV - Allen County Community College’s Red Devils had only pocketed 23 three-point field goals in their previous five games.

Pony girls fall to the Rockets - CHANUTE — Iola Middle School’s girls were on the short end of four game scores Thursday against host Royster Middle School in Chanute.

Crest, Marmaton Valley girls forge split in games - COLONY — Crest Middle School girls had a strong first half then held on to win 13-11 over visiting Marmaton Valley Junior High Thursday.

Thursday, November 19
TRL honors go to area athletes -
Three Rivers League champion Uniontown High’s Eagle girls landed two players on the TRL all-league first-team.

IMS Pony Stampede tourney is Saturday - Eight seventh-grade girls’ basketball teams are set to compete in Saturday’s Iola Middle School’s Pony Stampede.

Youth volleyball club tryouts are Sunday - Out to grow the sport of volleyball here in Iola and the surrounding area, Iola High head volleyball coach Jodi Grover and others have formed the Allen County Aces Volleyball Club.

Wednesday, November 18
Humboldt, Yates Center athletes earn TVL honors -
Yates Center High’s Andrew Weber was named to the 2009 All-Tri-Valley League offensive and defensive football teams.

Crest Middle School girls win two games, lose two - COLONY — After recording their second win of the season last Thursday, Crest Middle School’s girls lost two games Monday at Pleasanton.

Tuesday, November 17
IHS athletes earn SEK honors -
Iola High senior Kyler Thompson became a three-time All-Southeast Kansas League linebacker when SEK coaches named the 2009 All-SEK football and volleyball teams last week.

IMS girls take two of three from ACJH - A three-pointer at the buzzer was just off the mark here Monday as Iola Middle School’s eighth-grade A-team lost 20-17 to visiting Anderson County Junior High’s Bulldogs.

Pony wrestlers pin down wins at Indy - INDEPENDENCE — Iola Middle School’s wrestling team competed in Monday’s Independence Middle School’s tournament.

Red Devils break out of losing skid - Playing their fourth game in seven days — and third in four days — Allen County Community College’s Red Devil men notched a win at home Monday.

ACCC women let one slip away - Inconsistency crept into the Allen County Community College Red Devils’ game here Monday.

Marmaton Valley Jr. High girls lose two - WESTPHALIA — Marmaton Valley Junior High’s girls dropped two games on the road Monday.

Monday, November 16
ACCC women go 1-1 in Classic action -
Allen County Community College’s Red Devil women weren’t able to stay with the Jets Friday night.

ACCC men fall twice in Citizens Bank Classic - Playing at home against two quality opponents, Allen County Community College’s men came up short on both nights of the 2009 Citizens Bank Classic.

Saturday, November 14
Headless deer found; information sought -
Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks needs help in an poaching investigation in Allen County.

Friday, November 13
IMS girls win one of four games -
INDEPENDENCE — Iola Middle School’s girls found the going rough Thursday against host Independence Middle School.

Marmaton Valley Jr. High, Pleasanton split games - MORAN — Visiting Pleasanton Junior High’s Blu-Jays led 8-4 after one quarter. Marmaton Valley Junior High’s Wildcat girls just couldn’t catch up Thursday night.

All-league teams to be in next week - The 2009 all-league football and volleyball teams for Southeast Kansas League, Three Rivers League and Tri-Valley League are out.

Thursday, November 12
Citizens Bank Classic brings in quality foes -
With a sponsor on board and new opponents coming to Iola, Allen County Community College basketball coaches Mike Hayes and Andy Hamilton are excited about this weekend’s Citizens Bank Classic.

Wednesday, November 11
Red Devils rally late but fall to Dragons -
Down by two points and 8.9 seconds left on the game clock, Allen County Community College’s Red Devils had a chance at home Tuesday night.

ACCC women claim win in home opener - Andy Hamilton’s expectations for his basketball team made the 15-point win Tuesday a little below his standards.

Pony wrestlers improve at IMS Classic - Having a good showing at home is always a good thing.

Marmaton Valley A-team wins - GARNETT — Marmaton Valley Junior High’s girls posted a 23-12 win over host St. Rose Monday.

Uniontown beats CMS girls - UNIONTOWN — Crest Middle School’s girls had a tough road trip Monday.

Tuesday, November 10
ACCC season comes to end -
OVERLAND PARK — Allen County Community College’s Red Devils made NJCAA Division 2’s fifth-ranked Johnson County Community College’s Cavaliers work hard to advance in last weekend’s Region VI, Division 2, District N playoffs.

IMS girls’ teams battle but lose to Coffeyville - COFFEYVILLE — After going scoreless in the first quarter, Iola Middle School’s eighth-grade A-team staged a comeback in the fourth quarter Monday.

Monday, November 9
ACCC women split games played in Louisiana -
Allen County Community College’s women were in Eunice, La., over the weekend, losing one game and winning another.

Saturday, November 7
Youth wrestling clinic is Nov. 14 -
Allen County Kids Wrestling Club’s annual wrestling clinic is next Saturday.

Two local men find deer poaching costly - A year ago reports of illegal deer hunting in Allen County were coming into Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Officer Jason Deal.

Friday, November 6
Reaching out grows programs -
Grow a program. Grow tradition. Grow pride. Grow respect. Grow sportsmanship. Grow confidence.

Pony wrestlers open season at tourney - BURLINGTON — Iola Middle School’s wrestling team opened the 2009 season Thursday at the Burlington Middle School tournament.

IMS girls have rough road trip to Columbus - COLUMBUS — It was not the Iola Middle School Ponies’ night on the basketball court.

Wildcats split with Eagles - MORAN — Marmaton Valley Junior High’s girls rallied but fell short against Uniontown Thursday.

Crest loses to Westphalia - COLONY — Crest Middle School’s girls dropped a pair of basketball games to visiting Westphalia Thursday.

Thursday, November 5
Sonic Blue wins tourney -
Sonic Blue won the Iola Recreation’s 3rd-5th grade Youth Flag Football League’s tournament last Saturday.

Benefit event for Fort Scott park is Saturday - FORT SCOTT — Ropin’ and Rockin’ for Pennies for the Park is Saturday.

Wednesday, November 5
Indians overpower Eagles in 2-1A playoffs -
OSWEGO — Oswego High’s Indians rolled 65 yards on the opening drive of Tuesday’s bi-district contest against Uniontown High’s Eagles.

Wildcats get away from Cubs - MOUNDRIDGE — Humboldt High’s Cubs were in Tuesday’s Kansas Class 2-1A bi-district playoff game against host Moundridge High’s Wildcats.

Ponies split with Pittsburg - For the second straight night, Iola Middle School’s girls played basketball games at home.

Red Devils win opener - Sophomore players playing well and freshmen stepping in and showing their abilities.

Ulrich soccer team goes undefeated - The Ulrich Furniture Soccer Club, a 12-and-under youth soccer team, went 6-0 in the Chanute Recreation Fall League.

Tuesday, November 3
IMS girls open basketball season -
Points were hard to come by for Iola Middle School’s girls during four games at home Monday to open the 2009 basketball season.

ACCC women open with a win - BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — Allen County Community College’s Red Devil women notched a victory on the road to open the 2009-2010 basketball season.

Eagles bow out of 2A state in pool play - HAYS — Uniontown High’s Eagles won the opening set of their stay in the 2009 Kansas Class 2A State Volleyball Tournament last Friday.

Lady Titans go 1-2 in first state tourney run - HAYS — Southern Coffey County High’s Lady Titans notched a win to open their first-ever Kansas Class 1A State Volleyball Tournament appearance Friday.

Marmaton Valley Jr. High girls take two from Crest - MORAN — Marmaton Valley Junior High’s girls hosted Crest Middle School Monday night and claimed victories.

Monday, November 2
Yocham captures ninth in 4A state race -
WAMEGO — Not bad for kid who just went out for cross country to stay in shape for track. Two state cross country meets in his first two high school years and two state meet medals.

Marmaton Valley’s Louk medals in 2A race; Humboldt’s Hill runs - WAMEGO — Marmaton Valley High’s Zachary Louk and Humboldt High’s Raquel Hill worked hard all cross country season. Their reward was being able to compete in Saturday’s 2009 Kansas Class 2A State Cross Country Meet in Wamego.

Sicka earns 1A state medal as Crest runners compete - WAMEGO — It was not the season Dylan Sicka thought he would have as a senior. Sicka finished second in the Kansas Class 2A state cross country meet as a junior.

ACCC men falter in Final Four - TOPEKA — Allen County Community College’s men did not have an answer for Cloud County Community College’s Thunderbirds Saturday in the Region VI soccer semifinals.

Saturday, October 31
Revamped ACCC women to take court -
More athletic and more physical than a year ago is what a 12-freshman player lineup brings for Allen County Community College’s women.

Versatility driving force for ACCC men - Starting a new season with the first six games at home is a good thing.

Friday, October 30
‘Mud’ Dawgs end Mustangs’ season -
One play was all it took to establish Anderson County High’s Bulldogs as Mud Dawgs here Thursday night.

Humboldt gets rolled by undefeated Olpe - OLPE — Things went from bad to worse in a hurry Thursday evening for Humboldt High.

Marmaton Valley loses season finale - MADISON — Host Madison High proved to be too tough a nut to crack for Marmaton Valley High Thursday.

Eagles lose; ready for 2-1A playoffs - PITTSBURG — Pittsburg St. Mary’s-Colgan High’s Panthers manhandled the visiting Uniontown High Eagles in Thursday’s regular season finale.

Crest, SCCH, Yates Center lose finales - Crest High’s Lancers were unable to get anything going against undefeated Lebo High’s Wolves Thursday night in the regular-season finale.

MVJH girls lose to Westphalia - MORAN — Marmaton Valley Junior High’s girls lost two close basketball games at home Thursday.

Thursday, October 29
Indoor soccer, girls’ volleyball are new rec programs in Iola -
Just over a week from today, Iola Recreation Department’s two newest youth programs get under way. There is still time to sign up for the month-long programs.

Red Devils post 21st win of season - Emotions were running high here Wednesday night. Nine sophomores were recognized before Allen County Community College’s home match.

Eagles carry tradition into state tournament - Year in and year out, Uniontown High’s volleyball teams are very competitive. The Eagles have a rich tradition in volleyball and it shows.

Lady Titans ready for first volleyball state - Southern Coffey County High’s Lady Titans have never been to a state volleyball tournament. They have been to a state basketball tournament, a year ago.

Wednesday, October 28
Mustangs, Bulldogs square off for playoff bid -
Two teams and only one playoff spot available.

Red Devils upset Cavaliers in playoffs - OVERLAND PARK — They did it again.

Tuesday, October 27
Red Devils beat Blue Devils -
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Allen County Community College’s Red Devils wiped away the disappointment of a four-match winning streak being broken over the weekend quickly.

Soccer is proposed for Iola High School - Maggie Wilson pleaded Monday night, in a measured and fact-filled way, for USD 257 board members to approve soccer as a new Iola High School sport.

Marmaton Valley Jr. High girls split games - PLEASANTON — Free throws made the difference in Marmaton Valley Junior High girls’ heartbreaker of a loss Monday night.

CMS A-team nets win - Garnett — Crest Middle School’s girls recorded their first win in A-team action Monday.

Iola Impact soccer team rolls in league - Iola Impact, a 14-and-under soccer team with primarily Iola youths, has gone 7-0 in the 14-and-under league at Paola this fall.

Monday, October 26
Iola’s Yocham runs to state meet berth -
EL DORADO — It was Mulvane High’s regional to win.

Fillies lose out in 4A substate - Effort was there. The win didn’t come for Iola High’s Fillies Saturday afternoon at home in a Kansas Class 4A Substate Volleyball Tournament.

Lancer team headed to 1A state along with Loving, Sicka - WICHITA — Crest High’s boys have never had a cross country runner at the state meet.

Eagles claim Class 2A substate championship - PITTSBURG — Revenge is sweet.

Lady Titans break through, win first 1A substate title - ROSALIA — Three times before the Southern Coffey County High Lady Titans had reached a substate volleyball tournament championship match only to come up short.

Hill, Louk qualify for 2A state - MOUND CITY — Humboldt High’s junior Raquel Hill made it three in a row Saturday.

Area Special Olympics athletes compete in bowling tourney. - PITTSBURG — The ANW Co-op Special Olympics students competed in the Kansas Special Olympics area bowling tournament last Thursday.

Saturday, October 24
Big plays lift Comets over Mustangs -
CHANUTE — Iola High’s Mustangs came back from a 14-0 halftime deficit to get within one point, 14-13, of Chanute High's Blue Comets Friday night.

Eagles secure playoff spot - UNIONTOWN — Uniontown High’s Eagles ensured themselves a place in the Kansas Class 2-1A football playoffs in November.

Defense powers Titans over Lancers - LE ROY — Southern Coffey County High’s defense was in control early and late Friday evening.

Jaguars handle the Wildcats - MORAN — Marmaton Valley High made just enough errors on offense to put the team behind the eight ball.

Cubs roll past the Patriots - HOWARD — Humboldt High is picking the right time to peak.

Humboldt cross country runners earn TVL honors - BURLINGTON — Better late than never. Humboldt High finally sent in results from last week’s Burlington Invitational/Tri-Valley League cross country meet.

Friday, October 23
Carpe diem. It is time. -
District football games. Regional cross country meets. Substate volleyball tournaments.

Carlin is FHSU Hall of Famer - Bittersweet for Roger Carlin are the memories of running on the 1968 NAIA National Championship cross country team from Fort Hayes State University.

Eagles take No. 1 seed into 2A substate - Uniontown High’s Eagles season-long work paid off with the No. 1 seed in Saturday’s Kansas Class 2A Substate Volleyball Tournament.

Lady Titans, Lady Lancers are in same 1A substate - Southern Coffey County High’s Lady Titans and Crest High’s Lady Lancers are in the same Kansas Class 1A Substate Volleyball Tournament Saturday.

Area harriers start run to state - It comes down to one race for area cross country runners.

Eighth-grade Ponies lose finale - COFFEYVILLE — Iola Middle School’s eighth-grade football team wrapped the 2009 season up Thursday on the road against Coffeyville.

MVJH girls win two - MORAN — Marmaton Valley Junior High’s girls claimed two wins in basketball action Thursday.

Uniontown beats Crest - COLONY — Crest Middle School girls’ basketball teams lost to Uniontown Thursday.

Thursday, October 22
Mustangs, Comets ready for district game -
Iola High’s Mustangs and Chanute High’s Blue Comets are both 1-0 in Kansas Class 4A, District 6 action.

Fillies prepare for substate action at home - Iola High’s Fillies face a challenge in Kansas Class 4A Substate Volleyball Tournament play in 2009.

Red Devils win fourth match in a row - PARSONS — Allen County Community College’s Red Devils righted themselves after losing the first set of Wednesday’s road match against Labette Community College.

Wednesday, October 21
Lady Titans, Lady Lancers advance to 1A substate -
Southern Coffey County High’s Lady Titans enjoyed home court advantage and got the job done Tuesday in their Kansas Class 1A Regional Volleyball Tournament in Le Roy.

Eagles, Wildcats compete at state girls’ golf tournament - GREAT BEND — Uniontown High’s Eagle girls finished 12th as a team at the 2009 Kansas Class 3-2-1A State Girls’ Golf Tournament Monday.

Lady Cubs, Eagles, Wildcats end season - Humboldt High’s Lady Cubs wrapped up regular season volleyball action Tuesday at home.

Tuesday, October 20
Mustang JV, frosh lose at Fort Scott -
FORT SCOTT — Iola High’s junior varsity football team ended its season Monday with a 46-6 loss at Fort Scott.

Red Devils roll on the road - Allen County Community College’s Red Devils picked up two non-conference volleyball wins since Saturday.

Yates Center loses final TVL matches - NEODESHA — Yates Center High’s volleyball team has no time to dwell on losing its last two Tri-Valley League matches Monday.

MVJH girls play basketball - MORAN — Marmaton Valley Junior High’s girls opened basketball season Monday.

CMS girls split basketball games - WESTPHALIA — Crest Middle School’s girls opened their basketball season Monday.

Monday, October 19
Fillies conclude regular season play -
GARNETT — Iola High’s Fillies opened and closed their action at Saturday’s Anderson County High Invitational with victories.

Eagles come up short in tournament - RICHMOND — Uniontown High’s Eagles had a tough go of it at Saturday’s Central Heights High Invitational volleyball tournament.

Lady Titans take third in LCL tourney - EMPORIA — Southern Coffey County High’s Lady Titans came out third in the tough Lyon County League Tournament Saturday.

Lady Cubs fall in tourney - NEODESHA — Humboldt High’s Lady Cubs took on strong competition at Saturday’s Neodesha High Invitational volleyball tournament.

Marmaton Valley Jr. High football team beats Crest - MORAN — Marmaton Valley Junior High’s Wildcats defeated Crest Middle School’s Lancers 16-0 Thursday.

Lancers, Lady Lancers win TRL cross country - BURLINGTON — Crest High’s Lancers defended their Three Rivers League cross country title last Thursday at the Burlington High Invitational.

Saturday, October 17
Mustangs are better mudders than Tigers -
In a game as sloppy as the playing field, Iola High Mustangs came away with an 18-12 victory over visiting Fort Scott High’s Tigers Friday night.

Cubs shut out Wildcats - HUMBOLDT — Humboldt High’s Cubs rolled to a Class 2-1A District 6 and Tri-Valley League victory at home Friday. The Cubs kept Yates Center High’s Wildcats winless.

Eagles notch 2-1A district win - PLEASANTON — Jordan Woods scored twice in the first quarter to boost Uniontown High’s Eagles to a 13-6 win at Pleasanton Friday night.

Wildcats overpower Titans - LE ROY — A renewal of two old league rivals was staged Friday night. Southern Coffey County High’s Titans hosted Marmaton Valley High’s Wildcats in a Eight-Man I District 2 contest.

Bulldogs hand loss to Lancers - MADISON — Something had to give Friday night in a battle of unbeatens. The Eight-Man I, District 2 title probably awaits the winner.

Friday, October 16
Ring them bells loud, clear -
Playing the devil’s advocate, I questioned an Iola High’s administrator about the policy of no artificial noisemakers at Iola High football games while other schools’ fans have been using them.

Yocham claims SEK cross country title - CHANUTE — For the second year in a row, the individual Southeast Kansas League boys’ varsity cross country champion is from Iola High School.

Pittsburg defeats Pony teams - PITTSBURG — Iola Middle School’s Pony football teams came up short Thursday against Pittsburg Community Middle School’s teams.

Lady Titans, Indians take top seeds in 1A volleyball regionals - Southern Coffey County High’s Lady Titans with a 28-3 mark earned top seed in the Kansas Class 1A regional volleyball tournament they are hosting Tuesday.

Fillies lose SEK matches at Chanute - CHANUTE — Iola High’s Fillies went into their final Southeast Kansas League matches Thursday against two of the top teams in the league.

TRL title goes to Louk; area runners compete at Burlington Invitational - BURLINGTON — The Burlington High Invitational cross country meet has a split personality.

Red Devils shoot a 666 in final fall tournament - KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Allen County Community College’s golf team concluded its fall tournament action Tuesday.

Marmaton Valley, Crest play volleyball matches - COLONY — Marmaton Valley High’s Wildcats split volleyball matches played at Crest High School Tuesday.

Thursday, October 15
Mustangs open 4A district play with Tigers -
On Friday night, Iola High’s Mustangs and Fort Scott High’s Tigers are 0-0. That’s right, the slate is clean.

Red Devils block Lady Pirates in three - Home has been good to Allen County Community College’s Red Devils of late.

Wednesday, October 14
Eagles, Wildcats advance to state golf tourney -
FREDONIA — For the second straight year, Uniontown High’s Eagle girls are state golf tournament bound as a team.

Freshman Fillies play Columbus - COFFEYVILLE — Iola High’s freshman volleyball team ended up playing only Columbus in what was scheduled as a quadrangular at Coffeyville’s Field Kindley High School Tuesday.

Area volleyball roundup - On the line was the Lyon County League championship as Southern Coffey County High’s Lady Titans stepped on the court at Lebo.

IMS seventh-grade wins, eighth-grade loses - Iola Middle School’s seventh-grade football team worked hard for its victory Tuesday in their final home game of the 2009 season.

Red Devils notch win in Colorado - Allen County Community College’s Red Devil volleyball players weathered a snow storm in Colorado over the weekend.

Tuesday, October 13
Mustang JV loses in 2 OTs -
Iola High’s Mustangs were turned away on a fourth-and goal at four by Labette High’s Grizzlies in Monday night’s junior varsity football game.

Grizzlies defeat Mustangs in freshman game - Iola High’s freshmen struck first Monday night. But it was their last touchdown of the night in a 26-6 loss to visiting Labette County High’s Grizzlies.

IHS tennis season ends at regional - INDEPENDENCE — Iola High junior Danette Newland had the only win in Friday’s Kansas Class 4A Regional Girls’ Tennis Tournament.

Lady Titans beat Eagles for title - UNIONTOWN — Two of the top high school volleyball teams in the area squared off for the 2009 Uniontown High Invitational championship Saturday.

Louk claims second at Jayhawk meet - MOUND CITY — Marmaton Valley High’s Zack Louk finished second in the boys’ varsity race at the rescheduled Jayhawk-Linn High Invitational cross country meet.

Pleasanton beats Crest - PLEASANTON — Pleasanton Middle School’s Blu-Jays defeated Crest Middle School’s Lancers 42-6 Monday.

Olpe blanks Uniontown - OLPE — Uniontown High’s Eagles had trouble Friday night against host Olpe High’s Eagles. Olpe won the game 48-0.

Saturday, October 10
Mustangs topple the Grizzlies -
ALTAMONT — “I was just in the right place at the right time.” “Charles made a nice lob to the end zone and I ran under it.” “It was all blocking, anybody could have run through those holes.”

Lancers overpower Wildcats - MORAN — In a battle of old rivals, visiting Crest High took advantage of several early opportunities Friday to seize control over host Marmaton Valley High.

Bluestreaks deck Cubs - HUMBOLDT — Humboldt High’s contest Friday was a true reflection of the team’s practices through the week, Cub head coach Mike Miller said.

Burlington rallies past Yates Center - BURLINGTON — A safety and touchdown by host Burlington High effectively dashed the hopes of Yates Center High’s quest for the team’s first victory of 2009.

Friday, October 9
Discipline helps to achieve -
Iola High’s Mustangs go up against an opponent tonight with three league wins under its belt.

Fillies net first SEK win - COFFEYVILLE — After a shaky start Thursday, Iola High’s Fillies turned things around on the volleyball court to record their first win in Southeast Kansas League play.

Iola junior varsity splits SEK matches - COFFEYVILLE — Iola High’s junior varsity claimed a 25-9, 25-13 win over Coffeyville Field Kindley High in Thursday’s Southeast Kansas League volleyball play.

YCHS girls lose matches - BUFFALO — Yates Center High’s Wildcats lost two non-league volleyball matches Thursday.

Thursday, October 8
Mustangs, Grizzlies wrangle in SEK play -
Iola High’s Mustangs have moved the football this season.

Rain causes postponements - Iola High’s cross country teams were to have competed at Independence this afternoon.

New prep football districts are announced - Shifts were noticeable in the newly released high school football district assignments.

Red Devils rock Greyhounds on the court - Allen County Community College’s Red Devils took care of business on the court.

Wednesday, October 7
Fillies to host 4A substate -
Postseason is fast approaching for area high school fall sports.

Area volleyball roundup - Marmaton Valley High’s Wildcats finally got to play volleyball in front of their home crowd in 2009.

Lancers, Wildcats, Cubs run at Eureka - EUREKA — Three of the 15 medals awarded in Tuesday’s varsity boys cross country race went to area runners.

Slow-pitch tourney is set for Farm-City Days - The Farm-City Days/ Russell Cleaver Memorial Tournament is Oct. 17 at Iola’s Riverside Park.

Fillies have rough tourney - OTTAWA — Volleyball was the name of the game for the day.

Marmaton Valley Jr. High defeats CMS football team - COLONY — Marmaton Valley Junior High’s Wildcats edged Crest Middle School’s Lancers 22-14 last Thursday.

Crest runners medal - COFFEYVILLE — RICHMOND — Crest High’s Italy Loving, Dustin Davis-Jones and Trevor Holman earned varsity race cross country medals last Thursday.

Tuesday, October 6
Golden Tornado beats Iola JV and freshmen -
Iola High’s junior varsity and freshman football teams showed they could move the football. Unfortunately, there was only one touchdown scored for Iola in Monday’s two home games.

Humboldt Speedway holds Biblesta Blowout - HUMBOLDT — Humboldt Speedway held the Biblesta Blowout over the weekend.

Red Devils beat Friends JV - Allen County Community College’s Red Devils handled the Friends University junior varsity volleyball team Monday night.

Monday, October 5
Fillies compete in SEK tourney -
PITTSBURG — Iola High’s Fillies wrapped up regular season tennis Saturday playing in the Southeast Kansas League tournament.

Red Devil volleyball team loses at Highland - HIGHLAND — The road has not been kind to Allen County Community College’s Red Devil volleyball team.

Correction - In Saturday’s Register, there was a typographical error in a quote by Iola High head coach Rick Horton.

Saturday, October 3
Golden Tornado blows past Mustangs -
COFFEYVILLE — Twenty-eight has been an unlucky number for Iola High’s Mustangs the past three weeks.

Bullpups down Cubs - CANEY — Things were looking up early for Humboldt High’s football team Friday.

Lancers land district victory - COLONY — On an evening packed with big plays on offense, a key defensive play by Crest High turned a back-and-forth affair into a runaway success.

Titans lose district contest to Bulldogs - LE ROY — Costly breakdowns in the second quarter did in Southern Coffey County High Friday.

Wildcats fall to Lebo in district opener - LEBO — Marmaton Valley High was lacking in two key areas Friday night: running the ball on offense and stopping the run on defense.

Indians overpower the Eagles - UNIONTOWN — Friday’s contest between Oswego High and host Uniontown High likely was decided in the offseason,

ACCC golf team ends fall conference action - MCPHERSON — Allen County Community College’s golfers wrapped up the fall slate of Jayhawk Conference golf tournaments earlier this week.

Friday, October 2
Teams need fire and desire -
A coach wrote about players needing fire and desire. Sounds good to me.

Fillies stumble in SEK on Senior Night - It was Senior Night. It was the only time Iola High’s Fillies would play in Southeast Kansas League action at home this season.

Mustang freshmen lose to the Bulldogs - Iola High’s freshmen finally got on the football field as a team Thursday night at home.

Mustangs claim second at CHHS meet - RICHMOND — Rain played a part in Thursday’s cross country competition for the area high school teams.

Fillies’ singles medal - COFFEYVILLE — Iola High senior Amanda Carr and junior Dannette Newland captured individual medals in the singles divisions of Coffeyville Field Kindley High’s tennis tournament Thursday.

Enrollment figures change classifications - Yates Center High’s Wildcats playing eight-man football?

Pony football teams lose - INDEPENDENCE — Iola Middle School’s eighth-grade and seventh-grade football teams lost on the road Thursday.

UHS girl golfers finish fifth - COLUMBUS — Uniontown High’s Eagle girls finished fifth at Thursday’s Columbus High Invitational golf tournament.

Marmaton Valley Jr. High girls defeat Crest in finale - COLONY — Marmaton Valley Junior High's Wildcat girls finished the volleyball season with victories over host Crest Middle School Thursday.

Thursday, October 1
Mustangs must find offensive footing -
Two things have to happen for Iola High’s Mustangs Friday night on the road for them to have an opportunity to post a Southeast Kansas League victory.

Local NFL Punt, Pass & Kick held - The 2009 NFL Punt, Pass & Kick youth competition has begun.

Wednesday, September 30
Freshman Fillies go 1-2 -
COLUMBUS — Iola High’s freshman volleyball team went 1-2 Tuesday on the road.

Area Volleyball Roundup - Humboldt High’s Lady Cubs nailed down a Tri-Valley League volleyball win at home Tuesday.

ACCC soccer teams win over weekend - Starting the 2009 season 0-4, Allen County Community College’s women have gone 4-1 in their last five soccer games.

IMS teams play finales - PARSONS — Iola Middle School’s volleyball teams finished their season Tuesday in makeup matches at Parsons Middle School.

Iola JV tennis completes season - NEODESHA — Iola High’s junior varsity tennis players wrapped up their season Tuesday playing at Neodesha High’s competition.

Youngsters turn out for annual trap shoot - Eighty-one boys and girls competed in the fourth annual free youth trap shoot last Saturday at Lone Tree Gun Club, south of LaHarpe.

Tuesday, September 29
Red Devil volleyball team takes home loss -
Allen County Community College’s volleyball team hasn’t developed that “killer” instinct on the court in 2009.

Bulldogs rip through Iola JV - INDEPENDENCE — Drew Shepherd was all over the field defensively for the Iola High Mustang junior varsity football team Monday.

Iola JV tennis players compete - PARSONS — Iola High’s junior varsity tennis team played at Parsons Monday.

Eagle girls’ hold golf tournament - FORT SCOTT — Fredonia High’s Yellowjacket girls won the Uniontown High Invitational golf tournament Monday.

IMS eighth-grade girls lose three in tourney - CHANUTE — Iola Middle School’s Ponies weren’t able to come away with a win Monday in the Royster Middle School volleyball tournament in Chanute.

Monday, September 28
Yocham, Sicka medal at KU’s Rim Rock -
LAWRENCE — Rim Rock Cross County Classic is a multi-state high school competition hosted by the University of Kansas at Rim Rock Farm each year.

Iola, Marmaton Valley play in IMS Net Games - Iola Middle School’s seventh-grade volleyball team held the IMS Net Games Saturday with 12 schools competing.

Iola JV has tough tournament - INDEPENDENCE — Tournament play didn’t go as planned Saturday for Iola High’s junior varsity volleyball team.

Eagles win Cherryvale Invitational - CHERRYVALE — Uniontown High’s Eagles lost only one set in six matches Saturday.

Lady Titans, Lady Cubs play in tourney - BURLINGTON — Saturday’s volleyball play went better for Southern Coffey County High’s Lady Titans than for Humboldt High’s Lady Cubs.

Saturday, September 26
Bulldogs spoil Mustang homecoming -
Iola High’s Mustangs had things under control. Independence High’s Bulldogs were going nowhere in the first half of Friday’s Southeast Kansas League contest.

Lancers blast the Jets - COLONY — Crest High’s Lancers went home early last night after they rolled up 55 first-half points to trigger the mercy rule.

Yellowjackets sting the Cubs - HUMBOLDT — Humboldt High was done in Friday due to a decided disadvantage at the line of scrimmage.

Indians edge out Wildcats - MORAN — A wild back-and-forth affair wound up hinging on the littlest of things, Marmaton Valley High head coach Dan Uhlrich said.

Eagles fall to Raiders - FRONTENAC — A game Uniontown High squad found itself on the wrong side of a pair of refs’ calls Friday evening.

Bearcats hand Titans LCL loss - LE ROY — Southern Coffey County High’s Titans just couldn’t keep up with the visiting Burlingame High Bearcats Friday night.

MVJH Wildcats win big - MORAN — Marmaton Valley Junior High’s Wildcats rolled to a 44-6 win at home over Oswego Thursday.

CMS plays Uniontown - UNIONTOWN — Crest Middle School’s football team lost 36-0 to host Uniontown Thursday.

Friday, September 25
Morrell to sit in Buck O’Neil seat -
Jack Morrell is as giddy as a school boy right now. He can’t wait until Saturday.

Fillies drop SEK opening matches - PITTSBURG — Iola High’s Fillies found the opening night of Southeast Kansas League volleyball play to be unkind.

Freshman Fillies lose two at home - Playing at home Thursday, Iola High’s freshmen couldn’t swing a win on the volleyball court.

Iola tennis team takes third - PITTSBURG — Amanda Carr and Dannette Newland set the pace for Iola High’s Fillies on the tennis courts at Pittsburg Thursday.

Pony volleyball teams split with Indy - Iola Middle School’s seventh-grade volleyball teams notched victories Thursday over visiting Independence Middle School.

Area volleyball roundup - Uniontown High’s Eagles rolled to two volleyball victories Thursday at St. Paul.

Eighth-grade Ponies blank Rockets - Iola Middle School’s eighth-grade Ponies set the tone early Thursday against Chanute’s Royster Middle School Rockets.

Ponies beat Rockets - In a game with a lot of defense played, Iola Middle School’s seventh-grade Ponies prevailed at home Thursday.

Uniontown, Yates Center girl golfers compete - FREDONIA — Uniontown High’s Bethany Ericson and Emily Simpson shot personal-best scores for the season Thursday at the Fredonia High Invitational golf tournament.

Wildcat girls claim wins - MORAN — Marmaton Valley Junior High’s volleyball teams won at home Thursday.

Red Devils lose to the Panthers - CHANUTE — Finishing sets which lead to finishing matches for victories has escaped Allen County Community College’s Red Devils volleyball of late.

Thursday, September 24
Undefeated Bulldogs come to play Mustangs -
Gunning to be the spoilers are Iola High’s Mustangs and Independence High’s Bulldogs.

Scott Toland leads The Wave, KU’s new sports magazine - The Wave hit the University of Kansas campus Sept. 4. And atop The Wave is Iolan Scott Toland.

ACCC volleyball, soccer teams lose on the road - Allen County Community College’s soccer teams travelled to Concordia Wednesday for a Jayhawk Conference doubleheader.

Free trap shoot for youth is Saturday - A fourth annual trap shoot for youths, 16-years-old and younger, is Saturday at the Lone Tree Gun Club, 10 miles south of LaHarpe.

IMS eighth-grade Ponies win - Iola Middle School’s eighth-grade volleyball A-team showed off its improvement to a home crowd Tuesday.

Fillies’ JV plays tennis - PARSONS — It was the first junior varsity action for Iola High’s Fillies because of rain-outs.

Wednesday, September 23
Iola’s Yocham wins Doc Stiles varsity race -
Biding his time near the front of the race, Iola High sophomore Roman Yocham stayed on his pace through Riverside Park Tuesday.

Hill, Loving medal in Doc Stiles meet - In a tough field of runners for the 2009 Iola High’s Doc Stiles Invitational, Humboldt High’s Raquel Hill captured the 11th-place medal in the 4K varsity girls race Tuesday.

Fillies defeat Yates Center - YATES CENTER — Iola High’s Fillies and Yates Center High’s Wildcats were tripped up by Fredonia High’s Yellowjackets Tuesday.

Area Volleyball Roundup - Marmaton Valley High’s Wildcats captured a Three Rivers League volleyball win Tuesday.

Mustang JV notches big win - “We wanted to run the football. And I’d say our kids established that tonight,” said Mike DeLange, Iola High assistant coach, after a 51-14 junior varsity win over Osawatomie Tuesday at home.

Tuesday, September 22
Devils weren’t up to Tigers’ game -
Home court and a vocal home crowd didn’t provide enough of an advantage for Allen County Community College’s Red Devils Monday night.

Eagle girl golfers win - GIRARD — Uniontown High’s Eagle girls won the Girard High “Rookies” golf tournament Friday.

Marmaton Valley, Crest play in junior high tournament - UNIONTOWN — Marmaton Valley Junior High and Crest Middle School’s volleyball teams competed in Saturday’s Uniontown Middle School tournament.

ACCC harriers run in Stampede - JOPLIN, Mo. — Allen County Community College cross country teams finally opened their 2009 season Saturday.

Red Devil women win two games - The weekend yielded back-to-back victories for Allen County Community College’s women on the soccer pitch.

Red Devil men win one, lose one - Notching their first Jayhawk Conference win at home was good for Allen County Community College’s men.

Monday, September 21
Freshman Fillies play at home in tournament -
Iola High’s freshmen hosted a freshman/C-team tournament Saturday.

Fillies’ JV is third - FORT SCOTT — Iola High’s junior varsity volleyball team went 2-2 at the Fort Scott High Junior Varsity Invitational Saturday.

Crest claims third at HHS tourney - HUMBOLDT — Crest High’s Lady Lancers came out of their pool play unscathed at Saturday’s Humboldt High’s B&W Volleyball Invitational.

Red Devils fall short against NEO - Northeastern Oklahoma A&M probably thought it was going to make quick work of host Allen County Community College Friday evening.

Eighth-grade Ponies lose - BURLINGTON — Iola Middle School’s eighth-grade volleyball team went 0-3 at Saturday’s Burlington Middle School tournament.

Seventh-grade Ponies take 3rd - BURLINGTON — Iola Middle School’s seventh-grade volleyball team finished 1-2 to place third at Saturday’s Burlington Middle School tournament.

Saturday, September 19
Trojans cash in on Mustang mistakes -
OSAWATOMIE — Turnovers and penalties were too much for Iola High’s Mustangs to overcome Friday night.

Cubs down Tornadoes - EUREKA — Youth most definitely was served Friday evening for Humboldt High’s Cubs.

Wildcats pound Jets - MORAN — Marmaton Valley High unleashed a week’s worth of frustration on an overmatched Altoona-Midway High squad Friday.

Caney Valley bowls over Yates Center - YATES CENTER — Visiting Caney Valley High blasted its way to a 32-0 lead after one quarter Friday, coasting from there a 47-0 win over host Yates Center High.

Eagles stuff Hawks - UNIONTOWN — A healthy dose of grit and adjustments spurred Uniontown High’s Eagles to victory Friday.

Lancers claim big win on the road - AMORET, Mo. — Crest High rode its punishing ground attack to its third straight win to open the 2009 season Friday.

Defense gives Titans upper hand and win - LE ROY — Following an explosive first quarter, it became apparent Friday that the first team to clam down defensively would have the upper hand.

Crest Middle School volleyball teams win, football team loses - THAYER — Crest Middle School’s volleyball teams defeated host Thayer Middle School Thursday. The CMS football team lost to Thayer.

Friday, September 18
Football, fall — it’s all good -
It’s all good.

Carr captures tennis medal - COFFEYVILLE — Amanda Carr, Iola High senior, placed third in the No. 1 singles division of the Coffeyville Field Kindley High Invitational tennis tournament Thursday.

Eagles rack up wins - RIVERTON — Uniontown High’s Eagles did not lose a set in three matches Thursday.

Area runners medal at Parsons meet - PARSONS — Iola High’s Mustangs finished fourth at the Parsons High Invitational cross country meet Thursday.

Wildcats claim victory - MORAN — A three-touchdown second quarter boosted Marmaton Valley Junior High’s Wildcats to a 34-22 win Thursday.

Marmaton Valley Jr. High volleyball teams net wins - MORAN — Marmaton Valley Junior High’s volleyball team played at home and won Thursday.

RiverTree, Yocham Oil win titles - Iola Men’s Softball League wrapped up the 2009 season with the 42nd annual tournaments.

Thursday, September 17
More experienced Trojan team awaits Mustangs -
Iola High’s Mustangs could not use last year’s game tape of their 45-8 pasting of Osawatomie High’s Trojans as a guide to Friday’s matchup. Why?

Red Devils push Lady Cavaliers but lose - OVERLAND PARK — No one, and I mean no one, likes to lose.

Red Devil golfers finish in sixth - ANDOVER — Play wasn’t as good as it was the first tournament but Terradyne Country Club golf course ups the difficulty a bit.

Eagle golfers finish fifth - EUREKA — Uniontown High Eagles and Yates Center High’s Wildcats competed in Wednesday’s Eureka High Invitational girls golf tournament.

Mathewson takes second at horseshoe state tourney - TOPEKA — Dave Mathewson of Iola finished second at the 2009 Kansas State Horseshoe Pitching Tournament, Sept. 4-6, in Topeka.

Wednesday, September 16
Cavalier squads beat Red Devils -
Allen County Community College’s Red Devil soccer teams played their home openers Tuesday.

ACCC volleyball team goes 3-1 in tourney play - HIGHLAND — Going 3-1 at last Saturday’s Highland Community College volleyball tournament, sounds good but Allen County Community College’s Red Devils weren’t pleased with their play.

Pony teams lose to Rockets - Iola Middle School’s Pony volleyball teams struggled at home against Chanute’s Royster Middle School Rockets Tuesday.

Humboldt Speedway crowns point champs - HUMBOLDT — Paden Phillips, Scott Stuart and Justin Folk captured the 2009 Humboldt Speedway point champions for the track’s three racing divisions.

Area volleyball roundup - EDNA — Crest High’s Lady Lancers and Yates Center High’s Wildcats traveled to Burlington High School to play Tuesday night.

Tuesday, September 15
Mustang JV thumps Vikings -
RICHMOND — Iola High’s junior varsity football team dominated Monday’s contest against host Central Heights High’s Vikings.

Fillies’ JV wins - BURLINGTON — It was a best 3-out-5 match. Just Iola High and Burlington High in a junior varsity contest.

Lady Titans beat Wildcats, Indians - LE ROY — Southern Coffey County High’s Lady Titans collected two non-league victories Monday.

Ponies escape with win - EDNA — Iola Middle School’s eighth-grade Ponies edged Meadow View Middle School 30-28 Monday.

IMS seventh-grade Ponies blank Labette County - EDNA — Iola Middle School’s seventh-grade football team defeated Labette County 12-0 Monday.

MVJH teams take splits - MORAN — Marmaton Valley Junior High’s volleyball teams came up with splits with two opponents Monday.

Monday, September 14
Fillies, Lady Cubs falter at IHS Invitational -
Iola High’s Fillies picked up the play pace.

Lady Titans beat Eagles in championship match of MVHS JV Invitational - MORAN — Southern Coffey County High’s Lady Titan junior varsity breezed through its pool play Saturday at Marmaton Valley High’s Junior Varsity Invitational volleyball tournament.

YCHS Wildcats lose - FREDONIA — Yates Center High’s Wildcats fell 46-0 to host Fredonia High’s Yellowjackets Friday night.

Crest Middle School teams lose to St. Paul - COLONY — Crest Middle School football and volleyball teams hosted St. Paul Middle School’s teams Thursday.

Saturday, September 12
Mustangs overpower Vikings -
It was good to be home.

Cubs struggle against Chargers - CHERRYVALE — Down 14-0 at halftime, Humboldt High’s Cubs were still in the Tri-Valley League showdown with host Cherryvale High’s Chargers Friday night.

Lancers thump the Hornets - COLONY — Friday night had plenty of elements to please Crest High head coach Brent Smith.

Eagles notch win over Patriots - HOWARD — It was hardly a thing of beauty.

Titans lose tough one to Bulldogs - WAVERLY — It came down to big plays on offense and defense for Southern Coffey County High Friday.

Wildcats lose - AMORET, Mo. — A back-and-forth battle on the scoreboard tilted in the home team’s favor down the stretch Friday as host Miami R-1, Mo., scored twice in the second half to erase a 20-16 deficit against visiting Marmaton Valley High.

MVJH volleyball team wins, football team loses - PLEASANTON — Marmaton Valley Junior High’s volleyball team collected wins on the road.

IMS volleyball teams play in home jamboree - Iola Middle School held a volleyball jamboree Thursday.

Wildcats, Cubs run at Girard - GIRARD — Yates Center High’s Dylan Sicka captured second place in the varsity boys race of the Girard High Invitational cross country meet Thursday.

Fillies JV wins one, loses two - LOUISBURG — Iola High’s junior varsity volleyball team bounced back after two losses early Thursday to record a win.

Eagles claim two TRL volleyball victories - BUFFALO — Uniontown High’s Eagles opened Three Rivers League volleyball play with victories Thursday.

HMS volleyball team loses - HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt Middle School volleyball team played Cherryvale Thursday.

Friday, September 11
Sports stem from simple things -
It starts with one good pass or one good serve. It starts with one tackle, one block, one run.

Mustangs win at Fort Scott - FORT SCOTT — Two area sophomores battled down the home stretch at Thursday’s Fort Scott High School Invitational cross country meet.

Fillies’ tennis team has rough road trip - INDEPENDENCE — On the road, Iola High’s Fillies had a bumpy go of it Thursday in the Independence High quadrangular tennis meet.

Fillies lose two - OTTAWA — Iola High’s Fillies took on Louisburg and host Ottawa in varsity volleyball action Thursday.

Whitworth leads Ponies past the Titans - John Whitworth rushed for 204 yards and had three touchdowns in Iola Middle School’s eighth-grade victory Thursday.

Seventh-grade Ponies win in OT - Iola Middle School’s seventh-grade Ponies and their counterparts from Columbus Middle School had to go in to overtime to decide the season opener Thursday.

Lady Titans sweep - ST. PAUL — Southern Coffey County High’s Lady Titans swept through their competition Tuesday at St. Paul High’s quadrangular.

Thursday, September 10
Mustangs out to prove something -
Challenges were made.

Fillies, Lady Cubs ready for Saturday’s IHS Invitational - For the first time in a long time, Iola High’s Fillies did not advance to last year’s IHS Invitational final round.

Red Devil soccer games postponed - Allen County Community College’s soccer teams were to have played their home openers this afternoon.

IMS seventh grade plays - COLUMBUS — Iola Middle School’s seventh-grade volleyball team had a split decision on the road Tuesday.

Red Devils take conference win - The roar could have raised Allen County Community College’s gym roof.

Wednesday, September 9
Red Devil golfers open fall on an upswing -
Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference golf is unique in itself among conference sports.

Iola JV football game rained out - Rain, mud that’s all well and good to play high school football in.

Freshman Fillies beat Chanute, Coffeyville - CHANUTE — Iola High’s freshmen had a rough start in Tuesday’s road trip to Chanute to play three matches.

Area prep volleyball roundup - Crest High’s Lady Lancers notched a win over host Madison High School Tuesday but lost two other matches.

Pony eighth-grade loses at Columbus - COLUMBUS — Iola Middle School’s eighth-grade volleyball team had trouble with serve receive against host Columbus Tuesday.

Eagle, Wildcat girls compete in golf tourney - FORT SCOTT — Rain did not prevent the Fort Scott High Invitational girls golf tournament from being played Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 8

Register/Jocelyn Sheets
Battling at the net are (dark uniforms) Allen County Community College’s Suzie Fields (12) and Amy Bolen (8) with players from Bethany College’s junior varsity during Saturday’s Allen County Invitational. The Register did not receive a report from the tournament. Allen County defeated Bethany JV and Friends JV and later lost to Coffeyville. No scores or statistics were available by press time.

Kansas hunter education courses on tap in the area - Fall is here in Kansas and that means hunting season is upon us.

Saturday, September 5
Titans overpower Mustangs -
COLUMBUS — Size won out Friday night.

Lancers defeat Indians - ST. PAUL — A wet and muddy field, courtesy of rains earlier in the day, made it feel more more like duck hunting weather than football, Crest High head coach Brent Smith joked.

Early score holds up for Cubs - HUMBOLDT — A few early missed opportunities had Mike Miller concerned at halftime.

Vikings knock off the Eagles - UNIONTOWN — Friday’s season-opening football game for Uniontown High was likely decided over the summer months, Eagle head coach Chad Rourk said.

Titans romp over Trojans - MELVERN — Southern Coffey County head coach John Chanley found himself with the best of both worlds Friday.

Wildcats no match for Hornets - CHETOPA — Marmaton Valley kicked off its 2009 campaign in fine fashion Friday, steamrolling its way to a 50-0 win over host Chetopa High.

Friday, September 4
Carr posts top finish in No. 1 singles -
Iola High’s Fillies played at home Thursday. It wasn’t the advantage they had wanted.

Fillies struggle in home matches - Playing from behind all night, Iola High’s Fillies struggled in their 2009 home opening varsity volleyball matches.

Iola, Humboldt harriers run well in opening races - GARNETT — There was a race for everyone at the Thursday’s Anderson County High Invitational cross country meet.

Marmaton Valley’s Louk wins; Crest Lancers capture third - MELVERN — Zach Louk opened his sophomore season of cross country with a first-place medal performance.

Lady Titans learn court lessons - OLPE — Despite having a veteran team, Southern Coffey County High’s Lady Titans learned a lesson Thursday at Olpe. Play faster.

IMS 8th volleyball team plays - COFFEYVILLE — Iola Middle School’s eighth-grade Pony girls broke even on the road in their 2009 season opening volleyball matches Thursday.

IMS 7th grade has jamboree - Iola Middle School’s seventh-grade volleyball team held a jamboree Thursday.

MVJH opens volleyball play - ST. PAUL — Marmaton Valley Junior High opened its volleyball season Thursday at St. Paul.

Thursday, September 3
Mustangs clash with Titans in SEK play -
Coaches know that for their teams to be better they have to play better teams.

Red Devils holding ACCC Invitational -Allen County Community College’s Red Devils welcome in five other teams Saturday to the 2009 ACCC Invitational volleyball tournament.

Wednesday, September 2
Fillies’ junior varsity goes 2-1 on the road -
COLUMBUS — Leaving the “jitters” behind and just playing the game allowed Iola High’s junior varsity volleyball team to win two out of three matches Tuesday.

Freshman Fillies struggle in home opener - It wasn’t the start they wanted to the 2009 season.

Area Prep Volleyball Roundup - Yates Center High’s Wildcats opened the 2009 volleyball season at home Tuesday hosting Marmaton Valley High’s Wildcats, the Crest High Lady Lancers and the Madison High Lady Bulldogs.

ACCC comes out even in tournament - EL DORADO — After losing their first two matches of last weekend’s Butler Community College Invitational, the Allen County Community College Red Devils evened things out with two wins.

ACCC soccer season opens - ARKANSAS CITY — Allen County Community College’s soccer teams opened 2009 play Monday against host Cowley County Community College.

Tuesday, September 1
Grover is new coach for Fillies’ volleyball -
When is being new not new but it is new?

IHS Booster Club calls for members - Working towards being a more visible entity, the Iola High Booster Club plans to be out in force throughout the 2009-2010 school year.

Jeremy Wilson captures factory stock victory - HUMBOLDT — Jeremy Wilson made the most of starting in the outside pole position Friday in Humboldt Speedway’s factory stock feature race.

Monday, August 31
Fillies place fourth in own JV tourney -
Opening the 2009 season on its home court, Iola High’s junior varsity discovered things about itself as it finished fourth in Saturday’s IHS Junior Varsity Invitational.

Fillies’ varsity claims second - MOUND CITY — Iola High’s Fillies avenged an opening loss in the semifinals of Saturday’s Jayhawk-Linn High Invitational volleyball tournament.

Eagles win TRL tournament - PLEASANTON — Uniontown High’s Eagles came up against the only team they had dropped a set to in the tournament — St. Paul High’s Indians — in Saturday’s 2009 Three Rivers League Tournament championship match.

Saturday, August 29
No local sports stories today.

Friday, August 28
Fall sports take center stage -
Scrimmages have been had. Practices are getting down to the nitty gritty. Athletes and coaches are ready for the first competition of the 2009 fall sports season.

Fillies open tennis season - CHANUTE — Things went much as expected in the 2009 tennis season opener for Iola High’s Fillies. Iola picked up a win in each division and was fourth at the Chanute High tennis meet Thursday.

ACCC harriers set for 2009 - Philosophy has changed a bit concerning cross country at Allen County Community College.

Thursday, August 27
No local sports stories today.

Wednesday, August 26
Red Devil men to kick off soccer season -
Three straight NJCAA Region VI soccer final four appearances have Allen County Community College’s Red Devil men on the path head coach Doug Desmarteau wants them on.

Red Devil women moving forward in 2009 - Doubling their wins from the year before showed progress for Allen County Community College’s women on the soccer field.

Tuesday, August 25
Eagles refreshing with chocolate milk -
UNIONTOWN — Cold chocolate milk does a body good. Just ask the Uniontown High volleyball players.

Whitworth captures first modified win at home track in Humboldt - HUMBOLDT — Most race car drivers tell people they live at the track.

Monday, August 24
Confidence grows for ACCC volleyball team -
Confidence builds confidence.

Iola High’s Blue and Gold scrimmages are Thursday - Iola High School will hold Blue and Gold scrimmages for volleyball and football Thursday evening.

IMS fall sports parents meeting is Wednesday - The Iola Middle School football and volleyball coaches will meet with parents at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Saturday, August 22

Shadow runners
Register/Jocelyn Sheets
Iola High’s cross country teams were out running Thursday in Riverside Park. The Mustangs and Fillies have had to stay on the pavement most of the week because of the wet weather. Mustang runners on pace (left photo) are Eli Johns, Roman Yocham, Aaron Cheung and Ryan Weir while (right photo) Kristen Linn and Leah Weir are in stride for the Fillies. The 2009 cross country season opener is Sept. 3 at Garnett.
At the net
Register/Jocelyn Sheets
Jasmine Bannister hits a tennis ball at the net during a drill of the Iola High School Fillies’ tennis team. Also at the net is Ty Ellis. There are six players out for tennis this fall. Iola opens the 2009 varsity tennis season Thursday at Chanute. The Fillies hold their only home tennis competition on Sept. 3.

Friday, August 21
No local sports stories today.

Wednesday, August 19

Register/Jocelyn Sheets
Working hard through the first two days of two-a-day practices are Iola High’s Mustangs. Mustang head coach Rick Horton and his staff put the players through a number of speed, agility and technique drills. On Thursday, the hitting starts as teams don pads and go full gear to prepare for season openers. The Mustangs are coming off the team’s first playoff season in 24 years and under different leadership on the field. They are readying to push back into the playoffs in 2009. Iola opens the season at Columbus in Southeast Kansas League play Sept. 4.

Tuesday, August 18

Register/Jocelyn Sheets
Iola High’s Fillies opened practices Monday for the 2009 volleyball season. Under the direction of new head coach Jodi Grover the Fillies are in two-a-days through this week.

USMT modifieds run at Humboldt Speedway -
HUMBOLDT — Six heat races and three B feature races pared a field of 53 down to 26 for the USMT Modified Touring Series A feature race Friday at Humboldt Speedway.

Monday, August 17
No local sports stories today.

Saturday, August 15
English grabs 10th at Jr. bull riding event -
Bull riding is his game and Zack English is his name.

Online registration for Iola Rec activities is up and running - As of Thursday, those interested in registration for classes and activities offers by the Iola Recreation Department may do so online.

Friday, August 14
Natural transition into profession -
I caught the sports bug early in my life. I could have played football or wrestled in high school if I really wanted to challenge the system. I love the game of football and Title IX came along when I was in high school. The only sport we had for girls was tracks. I participated as a thrower.

ACCC athletes receive academic honors - Giving credit where credit is due.

IHS fall sports open practices Monday - Monday marks a big day for Kansas high school fall sports teams. Practices officially begin.

Thursday, August 13
Lost 2009 ACCC track results show up -
Did you wonder what happened at the end of spring to the Allen County Community College track athletes? Unfortunately, when it came down to the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC) Championships and the NJCAA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships in May, results were not reported to the Register.

Wednesday, August 12
Tryouts for 8-and-under baseball team are Saturday -
Planning for next summer, tryouts for an 8-and-under traveling baseball team will be Saturday.

Tuesday, August 11
Speedway honors its heritage with reunion -
HUMBOLDT — Pride in one’s sport is important. On Friday night, Humboldt Speedway celebrated its history and the sport of dirt-track stock car racing with a “vintage” driver reunion.

Allen captures modified win at Humboldt track - HUMBOLDT — Veteran modified driver John Allen took the checkered flag in the modified feature race on Reunion Night at Humboldt Speedway Friday.

Monday, August 10
Fulton brothers place in national track meet -
Iola’s Aaron and Ethan Fulton competed in the 2009 AAU Junior Olympic Championships at Drake Univiersity in Des Moines, Iowa.

Vintage racer reunion - Humboldt Speedway honored race drivers from its past during a reunion of the vintage racers Friday at the Speedway.

Saturday, August 8
No local sports stories today.

Friday, August 7
Thomas in a great HOF class - Derrick Thomas was destined for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

IMS to hold conditioning for fall athletes next week - All athletes — boys and girls — planning to compete in fall sports at Iola Middle School are urged to participate in a conditioning program next week.

Thursday, August 6
Rodeo ropes in big numbers in 2009 - It was announced Wednesday night that the 2009 Allen County Fair Rodeo had the biggest attendance of the 24-year history of the two-night event.

Wednesday, August 5
Allen County Fair Rodeo starts - The 2009 Allen County Fair Rodeo opened its two-night run Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 4
Roping competition snares Hazelbaker - REDFIELD — For a young rodeo family, the United Rodeo Association (URA) has been a good fit.

Late model victory goes to Skaggs at Humboldt - HUMBOLDT — The late model class was back running the dirt track at Humboldt Speedway last Friday night.

CASA golf tournament winners announced - Eleven teams competed in the Fourth Annual CASA Charity Golf Tournament July 25 at Allen County Country Club.

Monday, August 3
Rodeo action starts Tuesday - Increasing the added money for the rough stock events had been the plan all along by the Allen County Fair Board.

Saturday, August 1
Rodeo rolls into fair week - It’s rodeo time in Allen County. The Allen County Fair Rodeo is set for a two-night run Tuesday and Wednesday at the fairgrounds in Iola’s Riverside Park.

Friday, July 31
Sky Skills - Dr. Cary Minor is on a flying mission.

Thursday, July 30
IHS cheerleaders claim top banana award - Spirit, splits and a lot more produced a second straight “banana” award for Iola High School cheerleaders.

Ericson, Johnston saw action in Shrine Bowl - Garret Ericson and Todd Johnston finished their high school football careers Saturday in the 2009 Kansas Shrine Bowl All-Star charity football game.

Wednesday, July 29
No local sports stories today

Tuesday, July 28
Bolin captures late model victory at Humboldt track - HUMBOLDT — Winning the race on the track is not all there is to stock car racing at Humboldt Speedway.

SEK Crossfire wins 14-U World Series - OLATHE — The SEK Crossfire, a traveling softball team featuring players from Iola, Moran, Yates Center and Chanute areas, took home the Heartland World Series ASA 14 and under championship over the weekend.

Monday, July 27
Lee, Johnson are SEK swim event champs - FORT SCOTT — Keli Lee and LeeRoi Johnson of the Iola Swim Team captured an event championship at the 2009 SEK Swim League Championships Saturday.

Iola Indians fall short in zone - Iola American Legion Post 15’s Indians drilled Chanute Post 170 in a losers bracket game that only lasted four innings Friday night.

Saturday, July 25
PeeWee’s Gary Wille Award given - Tyler Heinrich of Emprise Bank was the recipient of the 2009 Iola Recreation PeeWee League’s Gary Wille Award.

Friday, July 24
Indians stay alive with extra-inning win - It was win or be done for the 2009 summer season for all four teams playing here Thursday night in the 2009 Kansas American Legion AA Zone 4 Tournament.

Thursday, July 23
Burlington knocks Iola into losers bracket - Iola Post 15’s Indians will have to do it the hard way to qualify for the 2009 Kansas American Legion AA State Tournament.

Shrine Bowl to be broadcast live - WICHITA — Saturday’s 2009 Kansas Shrine Bowl All-Star Football Game at Wichita State University’s Cessna Stadium can be seen live on Kansas 22 on the Cox Communications Cable system.

Wednesday, July 22
Indians win zone opener - A day late but not a run short were the Iola American Legion Post 15’s Indians.

Tuesday, July 21
Seahorses tune up for SEK championships - Iola and Coffeyville were to have competed in the 2009 swimming season opener in June. Weather did not cooperate then.

American Legion zone tournament postponed - The 2009 Kansas American Legion AA Zone 4 Tournament opening games were postponed here Monday.

Monday, July 20
Iola hosts Zone 4 tournament - Play begins tonight in the Kansas American Legion AA Zone 4 Tournament at Allen County Community College’s Red Devil Field.

Saturday, July 18
No local sports stories today

Friday, July 17
Seahorses fare well in Independence - INDEPENDENCE — Iola Swim Team’s Seahorses pulled in several top finishes Wednesday at a meet in Independence.

Thursday, July 16
No local sports stories today

Wednesday, July 15
No local sports stories today

Tuesday, July 14
Scotts nab feature wins - HUMBOLDT — Scott Daniels celebrated his 42nd birthday one day early Friday by winning the weekly modified feature at Humboldt Speedway.

Monday, July 13
Area man to compete for horseshoe title - Neil Hartwig of Humboldt is one of 31 Kansas competitors taking part in the World Horseshoe Championships July 27-Aug. 8 in Sprinfield, Ill.

Saturday, July 11
Iolan earns Sports Circle honor - Bob Talkington’s name was set recently in the Sports Circle of Honor at Tyler (Texas) Junior College for being a star athlete there more than 60 years ago.

Indians earn split with Fort Scott - A six-run fifth inning propelled Iola American Legion Post 15’s Indians to an 8-5 victory Thursday over visiting Fort Scott.

Friday, July 10
No local sports for today.

Thursday, July 9
Seahorses swim against Humboldt - HUMBOLDT — Iola Swim Team’s Seahorses competed in foreign waters for the first time this summer Wednesday at Humboldt.

IHS coaches, athletes work under new summer rule - Change is good. Kansas high school basketball, football and volleyball coaches saw change come to their summer routine this year.

Wednesday, July 8
Eudora sweeps past Indians - Iola’s Indians scored runs in five of the seven innings of the second game here Tuesday. But so did visiting Eudora and the visitors scored more runs for a 14-6 win.

Tuesday, July 7
Justin Folk’s new ride makes the grade at Humboldt Speedway - HUMBOLDT — Justin Folk knows racing — inside out and top to bottom. The Folk family prides itself on well-built stock cars, which translates into wins on the track.

Monday, July 6
No local sports for today.

Friday, July 3
What’s with rec summer ball - One 14-and-under boys’ baseball team. No 16-and-under boys’ baseball team or league. Three Senior Ponytail girls’ softball teams — that’s 15 to 18-year-olds.

Kansas Boater Education course set for July 10-11 - PARSONS — A Kansas Boater Education course will be July 10-11 in Parsons. Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks game wardens are instructors.

Thursday, July 2
Seahorses swim at home against Erie - Not much to complain about for Iola Swim Team’s third straight home meet Wednesday night.

Sonic Blast captures second in USSSA World Series Tune-Up - INDEPENDENCE, MO. — Taking on only Missouri teams, Sonic Blast came away from last weekend’s Adair Park 18-and-Under Girls’ Fastpitch World Series Tune-Up in good shape.

Wednesday, July 1
Iola Indians split a pair at Baldwin - BALDWIN — Derrek McKarnin threw a three-hitter as Iola American Legion Post 15’s Indians dialed up a 12-1 win Tuesday at Baldwin.

Tuesday, June 30
Aiello wins B-Mod feature - HUMBOLDT — Rick Aiello finished third in his heat race Friday night. He turned the heat up in the B-Mod feature race and it paid off with a victory.

Wrestling camp is next week at IHS - A wrestling camp for all ages is being offered next week at Iola High School.

Monday, June 29
No Local Sports

Saturday, June 27
ACCC shortstop is All-American - In the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference East Division, there was no better shortstop in 2009.

Friday, June 26
Poachers put on notice - Hunters in Kansas take pride in giving the game a “sporting” chance whether it be deer, turkey, quail, pheasant.

Indians split doubleheader - OSAWATOMIE — Using an 11-hit attack and a complete-game pitching performance from Derrek McKarnin, the Iola American Legion Post 15 Indians captured a 9-4 win on the road Thursday.

Thursday, June 25
Rec Department has options for games, heat - Iola Recreation Coordinator Luke Bycroft and his staff are not oblivous to the excessive heat and the effects of that situation.

Seahorses swim at home - Iola Swim Team’s Seahorses are breaking in the new Iola city swimming pool well.

Iola’s Taylor, four Lady Cubs receive state softball honors - Iola High’s Kylie Taylor was named to the 2009 Kansas Class 4A All-State Softball Second Team this week.

Wednesday, June 24
Mud Dawgs beat Indians - GARNETT — Same song just a different verse for Iola American Legion Post 15’s Indians Tuesday night.

Tuesday, June 23
Speedway tags mid-season champs; loses a racing class - HUMBOLDT — Mid-season points championships were determined Friday at Humboldt Speedway.

Monday, June 22
RAAM dashing through area now - While most people in Iola and the surrounding area were in bed or getting ready for bed Sunday night, Jure Robic was a night rider.

Saturday, June 20
Hall of Fame spotlight falls on Carlson - By nature of her job as a head coach, Becky Carlson has seen the spotlight enough in her 25-year career.

Friday, June 19
Indians handle the Rockies - Wins have been hard to get so far in the American Legion summer baseball season for Iola Post 15’s Indians.

Hill signs to run for Neosho County - HUMBOLDT — Humboldt High’s Andy Hill signed a letter of intent to run cross country for Neosho County Community College in Chanute. Hill, a 2009 HHS graduate, made the commitment in May.

Thursday, June 18
Seahorses host pool’s inaugural meet - Borrowing from Dorothy Gale, Iola Seahorses boast “there’s no place like a home pool” on their 2009 Iola Swim Team T-shirts.

Indians lose two - OTTAWA — Iola American Legion Post 15’s Indians dropped a doubleheader at Ottawa Wednesday night.

Iola MAYB tourney sign-up - Iola is hosting a MAYB basketball tournament July 10-12. The tournament, which is open to teams of all age groups, is sponsored by the Iola High Booster Club.

Bristol signs to play OU baseball - OTTAWA — Iola High’s Mark Bristol signed a letter of intent to play baseball for Ottawa University.

Wednesday, June 17
No local sports stories today

Tuesday, June 16
Boots drives to big B-Mod payday - HUMBOLDT — Justin Boots drove from deep in the 24-car field of Friday night’s B-Mod $1,000-to-Win Special.

Monday, June 15
Sonic Blast captures tourney title - JOPLIN, Mo. — Sonic Blast, an 18-and-under girls fastpitch softball team out of Humboldt, went undefeated in this weekend’s Summer Jam tournament in Joplin.

Iola Sonic battles hard to take second place - Iola Sonic, a 13-and-under AA baseball traveling team, placed second at the Johnson County 3 & 2’s Inaugural Missouri-Kansas Border War Battle tournament, June 6-7 in Overland Park.

No Legion baseball info - Iola American Legion Leslie J. Campbell Post 15 held its baseball tournament this weekend. No information was made available to the Register on how the Iola Indians fared in the tournament.

Saturday, June 13

Register/Jocelyn Sheets
BAK 2009
Biking Across Kansas 2009 stopped in Humboldt Thursday night. There were 870 bicyclists from 28 different states participating in the cross-state ride from Syracuse to Louisburg — west to east.
At right, Eldon Doherty of Mulvane checks in with someone after reaching Humboldt Thursday afternoon. Riders on the 500-mile trip quickly found showers, resting places after riding 73 miles from Eureka to Humboldt that day.

Friday, June 12

BAK been here, RAAM is next - June is bicycling month in this area. Iola will see two distinct types of bicycling events fly through.

Sonic Open Horseshoe Tournament Saturday - The Sonic Open Horseshoe Tournament is Saturday at Iola’s Riverside Park. The tournament is hosted by the Riverside Horseshoe Club.

ACCC holding youth basketball camp - The annual Red Devil Basketball Camp held by Allen County Community College is June 29-July 2.

Iola Indians lose to Burlington - BURLINGTON — Iola American Legion’s Indians had trouble on the road Thursday.

Thursday, June 11
Five to play in Kansas 8-Man All-Star game - Five area high school football players and a coach have been in Beloit all week readying for the annual Kansas Eight-Man Division I All-Star Football Game.

Humboldt, Yates Center players earn TVL honors - Humboldt High and Yates Center High baseball and softball players landed 10 spots on the 2009 Tri-Valley League All-League baseball and softball teams.

Eagle, Wildcat baseball, softball players receive TRL honors - Fifteen area athletes received postseason honors by Three Rivers League coaches in softball and baseball for 2009.

BAK cyclists coming in today - Iolan Terri Anderson made a report from the road as one of about 800 bicyclists making the over 450-mile ride on the 2009 Biking Across Kansas (BAK).

Wednesday, June 10
Nine IHS players earn SEK honors - Best-ever seasons produced league honors for nine Iola High School athletes on the softball and baseball teams in 2009.

Tuesday, June 9
Local athletes compete in Special Olympics Summer Games - WICHITA — Thirteen area athletes participated in the 2009 Kansas Special Olympics Summer Games last weekend at Wichita State University’s Cessna Stadium.

Girls’ tennis camp to be June 22-26 - A tennis camp for girls going into the second through ninth grades will be held June 22-26.

Phillips pulls out B-Mod victory - HUMBOLDT — Paden Phillips was in the right position at the right time.

Monday, June 8
Biking Across Kansas to stop in Humboldt - More than 800 riders began the 2009 Biking Across Kansas (BAK) Saturday at Syracuse, only 17 miles from the Colorado border insouthwest Kansas.

Iola American Legion team opens season - OTTAWA — Iola American Legion Leslie J. Campbell Post 15’s baseball team went 2-3 over the weekend at the Ottawa Legion’s Wooden Bat Tournament.

Friday, June 5
No Local Sports

Thursday, June 4
Top pool team - Bad To The Bone, a local pool team, won a regional APA 9-ball championship over the weekend in Chanute earning a berth in the American Poolplayers Association (APA) National 9-Ball Championship, Aug. 21-25, in Las Vegas.

Boys’ tennis camp to be held here - A tennis camp for boys of all ages will be held June 29-July 3 at the Iola High School tennis courts, East Monroe Street.

Wednesday, June 3
ACCC golfers wrap up play at nationals - Sophomores Chris Grause and Andrew Rogers finished up their golfing careers at Allen County Community College playing in their second straight NJCAA Division II National Golf Tournament.

Riley grandchildren medal at state meet - Two grandchildren of Iola’s Rose Mary Riley competed in the 2009 Kansas High School All-Class Track and Field Championships over the weekend in Wichita.

Tuesday, June 2
Lancers, Lady Titans earn 1A state medals - WICHITA — A little bobble probably cost Crest High senior Brandon Newton a state track championship. But Newton isn’t complaining — second place in the 2009 Kansas Class 1A 110-meter high hurdles is fine.

Cubs find first state trip a good one - EMPORIA — Humboldt High’s baseball team continued to make history over the weekend.

Jesse Folk Jr. claims modified victory - HUMBOLDT — May ended with another Folk victory in the modified feature race at Humboldt Speedway.

Monday, June 1
Ethan Fulton is 4A 110-meter hurdle champ - WICHITA — Sailing smoothly over the hurdles one-by-one, Iola High junior Ethan Fulton soared to the 2009 Kansas Class 4A 110-meter high hurdles state championship Saturday morning.

Wildcats, Eagles earn medals - WICHITA — What a difference a year makes.

Cyclones blank Fillies in 4A state opener - SALINA — As the sun finally spilled behind the trees Friday night at Bill Burke Complex, Iola High’s Fillies saw their state tournament trip draw to a close.

Lady Cubs capture second at Class 2-1A state - EMPROIA — All phases of the game have to work together for a victory and a state championship.

Cubs battle to claim 3rd at 2-1A state - EMPORIA — Humboldt High’s Cubs played like they had been there before.

Saturday, May 30
No local sports stories today

Friday, May 29
Accident keeps Wilson from state - Iola High sophomore Maggie Wilson won’t be at this weekend’s Kansas High School All-Class State Track Meet.

Allen County officers in annual Torch Run - Allen County law enforcement officers and community volunteers will participate in the annual Kansas Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Thursday.

Prep golfers compete - SALINA — Uniontown High’s Justin Query and Marmaton Valley High’s Derek George each shot a 91 at Wednesday’s Kansas Class 2A State Golf Tournament.

Thursday, May 28
Fillies strike right attitude for 4A state - “We’re here. We might as well win.”

Correct runners on SCCH relays are named - Another case of using names printed on an “official” regional track meet result sheet has resulted in the incorrect information published by the Register.

Wednesday, May 27
Cubs catch state baseball fever - Humboldt High’s baseball seniors and head coaches can pinpoint where the drive to the state tournament began this season.

Lady Cubs: is third time the charm - Humboldt High’s Lady Cubs step into their third straight Kansas Class 2-1A State Softball Tournament with a lot of confidence.

Mustang basketball camp is set - Iola High boys’ basketball coach Steve Taylor announced 2009 Mustang Basketball Camp dates.

Check Fillies’ relay teams - Iola High girls’ relay teams at Friday’s Class 4A regional were different than reported in Tuesday’s Register.

Yates Center golf team is third at state - TIPTON — Yates Center High’s Wildcat boys captured third place as a team at Tuesday’s Kansas Sand Greens State Golf Tournament.

Lancer, Titan athletes on to state - MADISON — Crest High and Southern Coffey County High had track athletes qualify for 2009 Kansas Class 1A State Track competition by placing in the top four at last Friday’sregional track meet hosted by Madison High School.

Racing fills Memorial Day Weekend - HUMBOLDT — Humboldt Speedway roared with sound and racing Friday and Sunday over Memorial Day Weekend.

Tuesday, May 26
Wilson is 4A regional pole vault champ - CARBONDALE — Maggie Wilson is just hitting her stride on the pole vault runway.

Humboldt, Marmaton Valley, Yates Center, Uniontown sending athletes to state meet - PLEASANTON — Yates Center High’s Wildcat boys did something a bit unexpected. They won a 2009 Kansas Class 2A Regional Track championship.

Saturday, May 23
No local sports stories today

Friday, May 22
Times they are a-changin’ - Yes, times they are a-changin’ for two area high school leagues.

Fillies take No. 5 seed in 4A state - Iola High’s Fillies are enjoying their best season in its five-year history.

Sigg, Taylor sign to play for ACCC - Iola High seniors Jenna Sigg and Kylie Taylor will continue playing softball together at the collegiate level.

Lady Cubs secure top seed in 2-1A state tournament - Humboldt High’s Lady Cubs were seeded No. 1 in the 2009 Kansas Class 2-1A State Softball Tournament when brackets were released Thursday.

Cubs are No. 6 seed in 2-1A state tourney - Humboldt High’s Cubs received the No. 6 seed in the 2009 Kansas Class 2-1A State Baseball Tournament.

Thursday, May 21
Cubs break through to 2-1A state - YATES CENTER — It’s been 11 years in the making.

Mustangs finish SEK golf play - COFFEYVILLE — Iola High’s Mustangs had a disappointing end to the 2009 golf season.

Iola JV golfers win - PARSONS — Iola High’s junior varsity golfers played in Friday’s Parsons High Junior Varsity Invitational.

Wednesday, May 20
How about those Fillies! - GARNETT — Two Paola High batters. Two outs. Iola High’s Fillies hit a little speed bump — a walk — on their way to a first-ever regional softball championship.

Lady Cubs cruise to 2-1A regional title - HUMBOLDT — It’s a third straight Kansas Class 2-1A Regional Softball Tournament championship for Humboldt High’s Lady Cubs.

Tuesday, May 19
Fillies push Chanute out of 4A regional - GARNETT — This is what they wanted — another go at Fort Scott High’s Tigers.

Mustang offense shut down, out of regional - FORT SCOTT — To score runs a team needs to hit the baseball and get on base.

Marmaton Valley beats Yates Center - MORAN — Marmaton Valley High’s girls won the battle of the Wildcats Monday in 2009 Kansas Class 2-1A Regional Softball Tournament play.

Uniontown boys win regional game by forfeit - UNIONTOWN — Uniontown High’s Eagle boys won a 2009 Kansas Classs 2-1A Baseball Regional Tournament game without stepping on the ball diamond.

Allen edges Folk in modified race - HUMBOLDT — Modified racing on dirt might not get much better than what was seen Sunday night at Humboldt Speedway.

Three area prep golfers qualify for Class 2A state - PITTSBURG — Marmaton Valley High’s Wildcats came within three strokes of qualifying as a team in Kansas Class 2A competition.

Wildcats advance to Kansas Sand Greens state; Mustang golf ends season at 4A regional - While Yates Center High’s Wildcats were qualifying as a team for the sand greens state tournament, Iola High’s Mustangs fell short of state qualification in Class 4A.

Monday, May 18
Toland captures sixth at 4A state tennis - SALINA — Kent Toland was determined to improve on his two previous trips to the Kansas Class 4A State Boys’ Tennis Tournament.

Eagles beat Wildcats - YATES CENTER — Finishing regular season play Thursday, Uniontown High’s Eagle girls swept a non-league doubleheader on the road.

Fillies finish second in SEK - Iola High’s Fillies made quick work of a makeup doubleheader Friday afternoon.

Lady Lancers win TRL track title - Crest High’s Lady Lancers are Three Rivers League track champions.

Saturday, May 16
No local sports stories today.

Friday, May 15
Fulton, Bateman, 4x800 relay are SEK champs - COFFEYVILLE — “Run fast and relaxed,” Marvin Smith shouted.

Wilson, Honeycutt are SEK event champs - COFFEYVILLE — Four points separated first from second at the 2009 Southeast Kansas League championship track meet.

Wildcats, Cubs earn TVL track titles - YATES CENTER — Yates Center High’s Donald Bennett, Dylan Sicka and Brae Adams claimed Tri Valley League track event championships in front of a home crowd Thursday.

Fillies beat Pittsburg - Going into Thursday’s home doubleheader with Pittsburg High’s Purple Dragons, Iola High’s Fillies had an outside chance of at least a share of the Southeast Kansas League softball championship.

Mustang golf team competes - PARSONS — Trying to make up as much as possible, Southeast Kansas League golf teams competed in Thursday’s Parsons High Invitational golf tournament.

Wildcats win three - YATES CENTER — With a flurry of victories at the end of the regular season, Yates Center High’s Wildcat boys improved to 14-4.

Wildcat, Eagle athletes claim TRL track titles - Marmaton Valley High’s track teams had four event champions Thursday at the 2009 Three Rivers League track meet.

MVHS teams split with Chetopa - MORAN — Marmaton Valley High’s Wildcat baseball team tuned up for next week’s Class 2-1A regional with a doubleheader sweep of Chetopa Thursday at home.

Thursday, May 14
Toland has new state attitude - Playing determined and aggressively but not with self-imposed pressure is Kent Toland’s new attitude approaching this weekend’s Kansas Class 4A Boys Tennis State Tournament.

IHS golfers tend to SEK business - CHANUTE — Iola High’s Mustangs finished seventh as a team in Monday’s Chanute High golf tournament, a Southeast Kansas League designated event.

Fillies, Mustangs earn No. 3 seeds in regionals - Iola High’s Fillies and Mustangs go into Kansas Class 4A regional softball and baseball tournaments as the No. 3 seeds next week.

Area teams prepare for Class 2-1A regional baseball, softball action - Humboldt High’s Lady Cubs and Cubs earned the top seeds in the area Kansas Class 2-1A Regional softball and baseball tournaments.

Lance wins Missouri state title in trampoline, qualifies for nationals - MORAN — Lydia Lance claimed a Missouri state championship on trampoline at the Missouri State Gymnastics meet, April 25 in Joplin, Mo.

Three Rivers League has new member - Northeast High School of Arma is the newest member of the Three Rivers League.

Wednesday, May 13
Iola coaches to hold youth sports camps - Iola High’s volleyball and basketball coaches are out to reach the younger players in the area.

Lancer duo signs with Cloud - It really wasn’t planned this way. It was talked about by Crest High teammates Todd Johnston and Brandon Newton but not planned.

Iola JV athletes place at Crest meet - Working herself back into competition shape, Iola High’s Maggie Wilson won the girls’ pole vault event at last week’s Crest High Invitational track meet.

Yates Center boys win two - YATES CENTER — 10-9 was such a good score to win by that Yates Center High’s Wildcats scratched it out twice in one night.

MVHS overpowers Altoona-Midway - MORAN — Marmaton Valley High’s Wildcat baseball team was too much for visiting Altoona-Midway High’s Jets Monday.

Marmaton Valley takes second at TRL golf tourney - Marmaton Valley High’s Wildcats were one of only three full teams competing in the 2009 Three Rivers League golf tournament Monday.

Eagle girls split TRL finale with Hornets - CHETOPA — Uniontown High’s Eagles had the chance to go undefeated in Three Rivers League play in 2009.

Uniontown holds golf tourney at Sugar Valley Golf Course - MOUND CITY — Uniontown High moved its Uniontown Invitational golf tournament to Sugar Valley Golf Course in Mound City last Thursday.

Uniontown boys go 1-1 in TRL action - CHETOPA — Uniontown High’s Eagle boys won one and lost one Monday in Three Rivers League baseball action.

Tuesday, May 12
Mustang JV collects medals at own meet - Iola High’s Mustang junior varsity won four events at the annual Iola High Junior Varsity Invitational track meet Monday at Riverside Park.

Fillies’ JV, others compete well in IHS JV Invitational - Iola High’s Fillies captured three gold medals in a strongly contested Iola High Junior Varsity Invitational Monday at Riverside Park.

Toland takes second in SEK - INDEPENDENCE — Iola High’s Kent Toland appeared he might break through and avenge the losses he has had this season. But it didn’t happen.

Mustangs split with Tigers - FORT SCOTT — Iola High’s Mustangs could be done for the regular season after Monday’s Southeast Kansas league doubleheader at Fort Scott.

Fillies hand Tigers first SEK loss - FORT SCOTT — It would have been so easy just to fold.

Simmons, Lamons, Green, Jesse Folk Jr. take race victories - HUMBOLDT — When it is a tight race to the end, there’s usually some contact between cars.

Lady Cubs split TVL showdown - HUMBOLDT — Humboldt High’s Lady Cubs and Caney Valley High’s Lady Bullpups collided Monday and something had to give.

Cubs sweep Bullpups - HUMBOLDT — Humboldt High’s Cubs swept their final regular season doubleheader Monday at home.

Lady Jets beat Wildcats - MORAN — Altoona-Midway High’s Lady Jets rolled over host Marmaton Valley High’s Wildcats Monday.

Monday, May 11
Fillies, Mustangs run third at Chanute - CHANUTE — Iola High’s Fillies and Mustangs ended up looking up to the same two teams in their respective divisions at Chanute High’s Thad Clements Invitational track meet Friday.

Toland earns trip to state tennis meet - INDEPENDENCE — For the third straight year, Iola High junior Kent Toland has secured a spot in the Kansas Class 4A Boys Tennis State Tournament.

Mustangs split with Coffeyville - Left-handers were dominate on the mound in the Southeast Kansas League doubleheader here Saturday afternoon.

Fillies collect four victories - Playing away then at home didn’t seem to phase Iola High’s Fillies this weekend.

Saturday, May 9
Cubs roll past the Eagles - BRONSON — Just call them the bash brothers.

Sicka sets YCHS 1600-meter mark - BURLINGTON — Dylan Sicka set a Yates Center High record in the 1600-meter run at Tuesday’s Burlington High Invitational.

Friday, May 8
Eagles, Wildcats place in Crest meet - Uniontown High’s Eagle girls collected five gold medals and the Eagle boys earned three gold medals at Thursday’s Crest High Invitational track meet.

Cub, Wildcat athletes claim medals - CHERRYVALE — Humboldt High’s Lady Cubs and Cubs and the Yates Center High Wildcat girls and boys had strong showings at Thursday’s Cherryvale High Invitational track meet.

Iola’s Toland advances - FORT SCOTT — Iola High junior Kent Toland breezed through Kansas Class 4A Regional tennis play Thursday to win the regional singles championship and earn a spot in today’s substate tournament.

Lady Cubs rock Eagles - UNIONTOWN — The express train which is Humboldt High’s Lady Cubs knocked off another team Thursday.

Marmaton Valley girls win, boys lose against Oswego - Rain made the home baseball and softball fields too wet to play on so Marmaton Valley High’s Wildcat teams found a solution.

Yates Center boys win two - YATES CENTER — Facing a 5-1 deficit in the fifth inning, Yates Center High’s Wildcats picked up their game a bit Thursday.

Yates Center golfers place fourth - MOUND CITY — Yates Center High’s golf team placed fourth in Thursday’s Uniontown High Invitational.

Iola’s Hines medals in golf finale - PITTSBURG — Iola Middle School’s golf team competed at Thursday’s Pittsburg Community Middle School’s golf tournament.

Thursday, May 7
Mustangs third in Buck Quincy Invitational - On one of the best days to play this spring, Iola High’s Mustangs played their home golf course well enough to claim third place in the 2009 IHS Buck Quincy Invitational Wednesday.

Toland to go for SEK title - Southeast Kansas League tennis teams have tried three times to finish the league tennis tournament.

Volunteers needed for IHS JV track meet Monday - Iola High is hosting a junior varsity track meet Monday.

Crest athletes place - BURLINGTON — Taking on competition from larger schools, Crest High’s track athletes “held our own” according to CHS track coach Tisha Hug.

Prep regionals set for spring - Iola High’s Mustangs are playing Kansas Class 4A regional tennis today.

Wednesday, May 6
Ethan Fulton sets new mark at Burlington - BURLINGTON — “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

Fillies capture third at Burlington - BURLINGTON — Welcome back Maggie Wilson.

Uniontown girls defeat Oswego - UNIONTOWN — Uniontown High’s Eagle softball team finally closed the door on a Three Rivers League doubleheader.

Mustangs play golf through weather - FORT SCOTT — Iola High’s Mustangs and the rest of the Southeast Kansas League golfers played through cold, rainy, windy weather Tuesday at Fort Scott Country Club.

Yates Center boys get one game in - CHERRYVALE — One’s better than none at this point in the baseball season.

Wildcat girls lose heartbreaker - MORAN — Marmaton Valley High’s Wildcat softball team didn’t win Tuesday.

Area prep golf teams play in West Franklin tourney - POMONA — Uniontown, Marmaton Valley and Crest High golfers competed in the West Franklin High Invitational golf tournament Monday.

SEK tennis still unfinished - For the third time, the Southeast Kansas League tennis tournament was halted Tuesday because of rain.

Tuesday, May 5
Saints nudge Red Devils out of playoffs - Playoffs come down to pitching.

IMS track teams end season - BURLINGTON — In their final track meet of the 2009 season, Iola Middle School’s seventh-grade boys collected another meet division win.

Fillies notch SEK victories - Keeping pace in the Southeast Kansas League race, Iola High’s Fillies picked up two big league wins over visiting Columbus High’s Lady Titans Monday.

Mustangs squeeze in wins - Iola High’s Mustangs put the squeeze on Columbus High’s Titans Monday at Riverside Park.

Monday, May 4
ACCC softball bows out of playoffs - WICHITA — Allen County Community College’s Red Devils upended eighth-ranked Pratt Community College in the first round of the NJCAA Region VI, Division II District E tournament.

Free athletic physicals to be given Wednesday - Any Iola High or Iola Middle School student planning to participate in athletics in 2009-2010 may have a free athletic physical Wednesday.

Saturday, May 2
SEK tennis rained out - The Southeast Kansas League attempted to finish its league boys’ tennis tournament Friday but again rain won out.

IHS games postponed - Iola High’s softball and baseball games with Pittsburg High slated for today at Riverside Park have been postponed.

Red Devils open playoffs at home - Right now, players and coaches are wondering if they will be able to even get on Red Devil Field this weekend for the opening round of Region VI playoffs.

Friday, May 1
Another nice mess we’re in - “Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into.” As Ollie would admonish Stan in those Laurel and Hardy movies, spring sports teams can say it about the weather this spring.

Wet weather halts action - Iola High’s tennis team was playing in Thursday’s Southeast Kansas League tournament at Independence.

No races - Humboldt Speedway has canceled tonight’s races.

ACCC defends Region VI golf title - PITTSBURG — Under the same conditions they have played most of their spring season, Allen County Community College’s Red Devils defended their Region VI, Division II Golf Championship.

ACCC softball in regional - Allen County Community Colleges’s softball team is in Wichita this weekend for the Region VI, Division II Tournament.

IHS track teams finish second - OSAWATOMIE — No throwing events hampered Iola High’s Mustangs in scoring enough points to win the Osawatomie High track meet Thursday.

Three area track teams place well at Neodesha - NEODESHA — Uniontown High, Yates Center High and Humboldt High track teams found good weather awaiting them at Thursday’s Neodesha High Invitational.

Thursday, April 30
Iola JV track teams fare well - FORT SCOTT — Competing in the Fort Scott High JV track meet Tuesday, Iola High’s Fillies posted seven gold-medal performances.

Mustang golfers take 4th - COFFEYVILLE — Iola High’s junior varsity golfers competed at Coffeyville Tuesday.

ACCC baseball playoff series moved back - Allen County Community College’s Red Devil baseball team was to have opened a first-round playoff series at home Saturday.

Crest boys win meet, girls finish fourth - BURLINGTON — Crest High’s Lancers won eight events as they piled up 127 points to take first at Tuesday’s Burlington High track meet.

Wednesday, April 29
Red Devils win ‘bailout’ games - Allen County Community College head baseball coach Val McLean gave a ballpark guess of 20.000 gallons of water was removed from Red Devil Field Monday and Tuesday.

Buck signs to play for FSCC - COLONY — The signings have started for Crest High School’s basketball team.

Area athletes compete in Kansas Special Olympics track - PITTSBURG — Athletes from the ANW Cooperative Special Olympics group and the Allen County Special Olympics competed in the Kansas Special Olympics Southeast Region track and field meet Thursday.

Cubs, Lady Cubs notch win over Chargers - CHERRYVALE — Humboldt High’s baseball and softball team won on the road Tuesday.

Humboldt thinclads compete - BURLINGTON — Humboldt High’s boys finished second out of seven teams at a Burlington High School track meet Tuesday.

Wildcats place in JV track meet - FORT SCOTT — Marmaton Valley High’s track teams competed in a junior varsity track meet Tuesday hosted by Fort Scott High School.

Tuesday, April 28
Rain rearranges sports schedule - There will be no Uniontown High Invitational track meet in 2009.

Reddick, not Herrig, bats - That was William Reddick (11) batting in the photo used with the Allen County Community College baseball story in Monday’s Register.

Lady Cubs capture Friederich Memorial - YATES CENTER — Humboldt High’s Lady Cubs was the class of the field at the 2009 Lindsey Friederich Memorial Softball Tournament.

Distance races owned by area athletes at Fredonia Relays - FREDONIA — Dylan Sicka solidified his place as one of the top distance runners on the track in southeast Kansas Friday at the Fredonia Relays.

Mustangs take second, Fillies are third at Fredonia Relays - FREDONIA — Iola High’s Mustangs scored 95 points at the 2009 Fredonia Relays Friday.

Marmaton Valley teams play St. Paul and Frontenac teams - Marmaton Valley High’s Wildcat baseball and softball teams were busy late last week.

Eagle teams lose to Central Heights squads - RICHMOND — Uniontown High’s Eagle girls played a varsity and a junior varsity softball game Friday against host Central Heights High’s Lady Vikings.

Phillips claims B-Mod feature - HUMBOLDT — Vindication came for Paden Phillips.

Monday, April 27
Red Devils break into Region VI tourney - Freshman Jordan Talley found the perfect time to hit her second home run of the 2009 season.

ACCC baseball team sweeps KCK - Things didn’t look good for Allen County Community College’s baseball team Saturday.

Mustangs win Walter Johnson Tournament - HUMBOLDT — Iola High’s Mustangs had been second two straight years in the annual Walter Johnson Baseball Tournament hosted by Humboldt High School.

Stories in Tuesday - Humboldt, Iola and Yates Center high schools’ softball teams played in the Lindsey Friederich Memorial Softball Tournament at Yates Center Friday.

Saturday, April 25
Crest, MV track athletes compete - BURLINGTON — Crest High’s Brandon Newton won three gold medals during Thursday’s Southern Coffey County High Invitational Track Meet at Burlington.

Golfers fare well - MORAN — Marmaton Valley High’s golf team took third place Thursday in the school’s own invitational competition.

MVJH track teams travel to Uniontown - UNIONTOWN — Marmaton Valley Junior High’s eighth-grade boys nabbed first place Thursday at a track meet in Uniontown.

Friday, April 24
Pony track teams have good day - GIRARD — Iola Middle School’s seventh-grade boys broke a meet record and the eighth-grade boys were one second shy of setting a meet record.

Red Devils take two - PARSONS — Josh Ward hit his 10th and 11th home runs to help Allen County Community College win twice against Labette Community College on the Cardinals’ field Thursday.

Grause earns Jayhawk Conference golf honors - Chris Grause has played steady golf throughout the fall and spring portions of the 2008-2009 Kansas Jayhawk Conference golf season.

Thursday, April 23
Mustangs’ Toland cruises through No. 1 singles play - PITTSBURG — Kent Toland, Iola High junior, dominated No. 1 singles play in the Pittsburg High tennis meet.

Devils handle Greyhounds - With their Nos. 1 and 2 starting pitchers throwing well, Allen County Community College’s Red Devils rolled for two more home victories Wednesday.

Mustangs split with Grizzlies - ALTAMONT — Iola High’s Mustangs played their season-opening baseball games Wednesday.

Pony golf team places two in the medals - GARNETT — Iola Middle School’s Weston Hines and Hayden Wolf found themselves in contention for individual medals Wednesday at Anderson County Junior High’s golf tournament.

Wednesday, April 22
Red Devils lose finale, to host playoff - It wasn’t the ending to the regular season Allen County Community College’s Red Devils wanted — losing their final two games.

Mustangs claim SEK wins over the Vikings - Iola High’s Mustangs are all even for the season.

Marmaton Valley varsity, JV golf teams take seconds - LAWRENCE — Marmaton Valley High’s golf team took second at the Veritas Christian Invitational golf tournament Tuesday.

IMS 7th-grade boys win title - CHANUTE — Powered by six event championships, Iola Middle School’s seventh-grade boys took their divisional title at Chanute’s Royster Middle School Invitational track meet Tuesday.

Mustang JV wins YCHS Invite - YATES CENTER — Yates Center High’s Wildcat athletes performed well at home in their own Yates Center High Invitational track meet Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 21
Iola-Parsons softball games postponed - Iola High’s softball and baseball fields at Riverside Park were too wet to play on Monday.

Fillies’ JV defeats Pittsburg - PITTSBURG — Iola High’s junior varsity softball team pounded out a 24-6 win over host Pittsburg High Friday.

Hines medals at Jayhawk-Linn tourney - MOUND CITY — Weston Hines posted a 46 in a round of nine holes of golf Monday.

ACCC softball team goes 1-1 - Allen County Community College’s Red Devil softball teams muscled up for 34 hits in two games Monday afternoon.

Stevenson leads Cats to fourth place finish - OSWEGO — Marmaton Valley High’s Drew Stevenson carded an 89 over 18 holes to place 10th in Monday’s Oswego High Invitational golf tournament.

Justin Folk captures victory - HUMBOLDT — Driving his uncle’s modified stock car, Justin Folk made a statement Friday at Humboldt Speedway.

ACCC track records fall - Allen County Community College’s track teams have been running with the “big dogs” the past two weeks.

Mustang tennis team places 2nd - CHANUTE — Iola High’s Mustangs took second place at Friday’s Chanute High tennis quadrangular.

YCHS boys win 1, lose 1 - YATES CENTER — It was feast or famine for Yates Center High’s Wildcats Monday.

Eagle girls deck Cats - UNIONTOWN — Bouncing back from Friday’s double loss at Jayhawk-Linn, Uniontown High’s Eagle softball team claimed two Three Rivers League victories at home Monday.

Ericson brothers pitch one-hitters for Wildcats - BRONSON — Garret Ericson, a senior, and Ethan Ericson, a junior, had full command on the pitcher’s mound Monday.

Eagles, Wildcats place at Waverly meet - BURLINGTON — Marmaton Valley High’s Wildcat s and Uniontown High’s Eagles competed in the Waverly High Invitational track meet Monday.

Newton sets meet record - LYNDON — Crest High’s Brandon Newton set a new meet record in the 110-meter high hurdles Friday.

Wildcat, Eagle golf teams play in events - With the constant changing of spring sports because of weather conditions, the Register is catching up on some area high school golf results.

Monday, April 20
Mustangs, Fillies compete at home - What started out as a makeup meet for two teams ended up as a quadrangular track meet hosted by Iola High School Friday at Riverside Park.

Red Devil regular season almost up - A sweep of a home doubleheader Friday against Dodge City Community College was big for Allen County Community College’s softball team.

ACCC baseball team wins two - HIGHLAND — Josh Ward cranked out his seventh, eighth and ninth home runs in a two-game sweep Sunday by Allen County Community College Red Devils.

Saturday, April 18
Yates Center, Humboldt run at Eureka Invitational - EUREKA — Brae Adams shattered the Yates Center High girls’ discus record in a gold-medal performance at Thursday’s Eureka High Invitational track meet.

Fillies’ JV defeats Burlington twice - Iola High’s junior varsity softball team notched two big wins at home Thursday.

Cubs, Wildcats split TVL games - HUMBOLDT — Yates Center High’s Wildcats scored seven runs in the top of the third on their way to an 11-7 win over host Humboldt High’s Cubs Thursday.

ACCC golfers play at William Jewell - LIBERTY, Mo. — Allen County Community College’s golf team really hasn’t had a good day of weather on the course this spring. Monday was no different.

Friday, April 17
Devils knock down Pirates - Nothing could be better to spark a team than a walk-off grand slam.

Red Devils win two at home - There’s no place like home.

Lady Cubs power past the Wildcats - HUMBOLDT — Humboldt High’s Lady Cubs dispatched Tri-Valley League rivals, the Yates Center High Wildcats with solid pitching and hitting Thursday.

IMS golf team plays - CHANUTE — Iola Middle School’s Ponies finished fifth at Thursday’s Royster Middle School Invitational golf tournament at Chanute.

Fulton runs in KU Relays - LAWRENCE — Iola High’s Ethan Fulton posted a personal-best time in running in the high school division of the KU Relays this morning.

Mustang JV scoots past Cats - Iola High’s junior varsity baseball team played its second — and last — doubleheader of the 2009 season Thursday.

Thursday, April 16
Four Lady Cubs sign to play for ACCC - HUMBOLDT — Putting a premium on signing area athletes, Allen County Community College’s head softball coach landed a quartet of talent Tuesday.

Mustangs play in SEK golf tourney - PITTSBURG — In the first Southeast Kansas League designated golf tournament, Iola High’s Mustangs had a rough go of it at the Pittsburg High Invitational.

Wolf leads IMS golf team at Indy - INDEPENDENCE — Iola Middle School’s golf team played in the Independence Middle School Invitational Wednesday.

Cubs, Lady Cubs sweep past Tornadoes - HUMBOLDT — Humboldt High’s Cubs and Lady Cubs dominated in Tri-Valley League doubleheaders at home against Eureka High Tornado teams Tuesday.

ACCC softball squad wins one of four games - Allen County Community College’s softball team is scheduled to play its third doubleheader in as many days this afternoon at home.

Wildcat tracksters place - PLESANTON — Marmaton Valley High’s Wildcat track athletes took advantage of the nice spring weather Tuesday.

Red Devils, Tigers split Jayhawk East games - Allen County Community College’s Red Devils rallied for an 8-6 win at home Tuesday against Cowley County Community College’s Tigers.

Wednesday, April 15
Records fall at IMS Invitational - On a great spring day, more than 1,000 middle school athletes descended on Iola’s Riverside Park.

Mustangs fall to Bulldogs - INDEPENDENCE — Iola High’s Mustangs are having trouble finding their rhythm for the 2009 baseball season.

IHS JV track teams compete - CHANUTE — Iola High’s junior varsity track teams finished third in their respective divisions at Tuesday’s Chanute High JV Invitational.

Toland wins No. 1 singles division - COFFEYVILLE — Iola High’s Kent Toland swept through the No. 1 singles competition at the Coffeyville tournament Tuesday.

Stories moved to Thursday - Stories on Iola High golf, Marmaton Valley High track, Humboldt High softball and baseball and Allen County Community College baseball and softball will be in Thursday’s Register.

Tuesday, April 14
No local sports stories today

Monday, April 13
Area sporting events washed out - Mother Nature keeps playing havoc with the area sports schedule.

No races - HUMBOLDT — Rain on Thursday night made it impossible to prepare the dirt track at Humboldt Speedway for Friday night races.

Rain shortens IMS small track meet - Iola Middle School held it’s “small” track meet with just eight schools competing Thursday at Riverside Park.

Red Devil softball team goes 2-2 - ARKANSAS CITY — Conference-leading Cowley County Community College’s Tigers powered past Allen County Community College’s Red Devils on Friday afternoon.

Red Devils split with Johnson County - Allen County Community College’s Jake Hosey limited ninth-ranked Johnson County Community College’s Cavaliers to six hits Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, April 11
Fillies capture second at Paola track meet - PAOLA — Forced to halt competition six events shy of a complete track meet, Paola High officials called it a done deal.

Friday, April 10
Storms halt competition - Forecasts of rain and cold for Thursday’s late-afternoon thunderstorms shortened most of the sporting events involving area athletes.

IHS golf takes seventh - INDEPENDENCE — Iola High’s Mustangs finished seventh in a field of 11 at Thursday’s Independence High Invitational golf tournament.

Wildcat teams each get in one game - FRONTENAC — Marmaton Valley High’s baseball and softball teams played at Frontenac Thursday.

Eagle track athletes place at Frontenac - FRONTENAC — In a rain-shortened track meet, Uniontown High’s athletes had five first-place performances Thursday at the Frontenac High Invitational.

ACCC track athletes set records - HUTCHINSON — Three school records fell in Allen County Community College’s first meet of the 2009 outdoor track season.

Red Devil golfers play short game - HESSTON — Cold weather cut the Jayhawk Conference fifth designated golf tournament in half.

Uniontown softball improves to 3-0 - UNIONTOWN — Uniontown High’s Eagles got in only one game Thursday at home against Oswego High’s Indians.

Uniontown baseball team wins at home - BRONSON — Uniontown High’s Eagles claimed a 6-4 win in Three Rivers League baseball action at home Thursday before thunderstorms interrupted action.

Thursday, April 9
IHS to host track meet - Iola High’s varsity track teams will compete at home in 2009.

Bulldogs win IMS Invitational - On a perfect day at the golf course, Iola Middle School’s Ponies finished fifth at the IMS Invitational Wednesday.

Red Ravens hand Red Devils double loss - Allen County Community College’s baseball team had not lost at home in 2009.

Pony track teams open season - FREDONIA — Iola Middle School boys and girls competed at the Fredonia Middle School track meet Tuesday.

Lady Cubs run record to 6-0 - BURLINGTON — Humboldt High’s Lady Cubs continued their winning ways for the young 2009 softball season.

Yates Center teams play at Neodesha - NEODESHA — Yates Center High softball and baseball teams played Tri-Valley League doubleheaders at Neodesha Tuesday.

Wednesday, April 8
Mustang golf team medals at home meet - For the first time in their four years of high school golf, Iola High seniors Chase Ellis, Austin Ellis and Bryce Burris received team medals at a tournament.

Devils hot on softball diamond - CHANUTE — Allen County Community College’s Red Devils recorded their third sweep of Jayhawk Eastern Division opponents in three straight doubleheaders.

Eagles open track season at Oswego - OSWEGO — Kate Spainhoward broke her own meet record in winning the shot put event at Tuesday’s Oswego High Invitational.

Red Devils win - KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Playing in CommunityAmerica Ballpark, home of the Kansas City T-Bones minor league baseball team, Allen County Community College Red Devils pulled out two one-run decisions over host Kansas City, Kan., Community College Tuesday.

IMS track, other stories in Thursday - Because of time and space constraints, stories on the Iola Middle School track teams, Yates Center, Burlington and Uniontown baseball and softball games and others will be in Thursday’s Register.

Ellison captures shortened B-Mod race at Humboldt - HUMBOLDT — Car pile-ups led to a shortened B-Mod feature race Saturday at Humboldt Speedway.

Fillies’ JV wins two; Mustang JV splits - CHANUTE — Iola High’s junior varsity softball and baseball teams played against Chanute High’s junior varsities Tuesday.

MVJH boys claim top track team honors - PLEASANTON — Marmaton Valley Junior High’s track teams opened the 2009 season at a meet hosted by Pleasanton Junior High School.

Titan track teams compete at Lyndon - LYNDON — Southern Coffey County High’s track teams competed at the Lyndon High Spring Relays last Friday.

Tuesday, April 7
Mustangs’ McKarnin pitches no-hitter - Iola High’s Mustangs took a game to heat up in the frigid weather Monday afternoon and early evening at Riverside Park.

Fillies sweep under Lady Blue Comets - Despite the chilly playing conditions — wind chill factor made it feel below freezing — Iola High’s Fillies played hot on the softball diamond in their home opener Monday.

Mustangs play tennis at Coffeyville - COFFEYVILLE — With postponements come situations of other commitments.

IHS junior varsities do well at LCHS - ALTAMONT — Iola High’s junior varsity track teams competed at Labette County High Invitational Friday.

MV Wildcats claim victory - MORAN — Taking advantage of a 13-hit attack offensively, Marmaton Valley High’s Wildcats snagged their first win of the 2009 baseball season.

Marmaton Valley High opens baseball season - RICHMOND — Marmaton Valley High’s Wildcats weren’t able to hold back the tide against host Central Heights High’s Vikings Friday.

Lady Cubs cruise past Red Devils - HUMBOLDT — Humboldt High’s Lady Cubs powered their way to two victories at home Friday.

Cubs win two - HUMBOLDT — On Friday, Humboldt High’s baseball team finally got the 2009 season under way.

Monday, April 6
Red Devils beat elements and ’Hounds - Two Jayhawk Eastern Division games at home in frigid but dry weather were important to get in on Sunday.

Marmaton Valley, Humboldt athletes open track season - RICHMOND — Marmaton Valley High and Humboldt High track teams began the 2009 season in Friday’s Central Heights High Invitational.

Wildcat girls lose season-opening pair - SEDAN — Marmaton Valley High’s softball team opened its 2009 season a week later than scheduled.

ACCC splits with Fort Scott - FORT SCOTT — Allen County Community College’s Red Devils had 12 hits in each of its two games Saturday against host Fort Scott Community College’s Greyhounds.

Fillies outlast Grizzlies to earn split in opener - ALTAMONT — It was not ideal softball weather Friday afternoon and into the evening.

Mustangs win LCHS Invitational track meet - ALTAMONT — Darin Hutton led Iola High’s Mustangs to a season-opening victory in track and field.

Yates Center track teams medal at first meet - LYNDON — Yates Center High’s Wildcat track teams competed in Friday’s Lyndon High Spring Relays.

Saturday, April 4
Grause leads ACCC golf team in spring opener - Allen County Community College sophomore Chris Grause picked up where he left off in the fall.

Iola, Humboldt seniors to play in all-star game - PITTSBURG — Iola High seniors Trent Jacobs, Chad Rourk and Jenna Sigg and Humboldt High senior Kelci Owens are among 41 senior boys and girls in southeast Kansas invited to play in the 2009 U.S. Army SEK All-Star games Sunday.

Cats sweep Tornadoes - EUREKA — Eighteen was the number for Yates Center High’s Wildcats Thursday in their 2009 softball season opening doubleheader. In both games, the Wildcats scored 18 runs and won.

Wildcat baseball team wins - EUREKA — Hitting was key in the first game and pitching was the decisive factor in the second game Thursday for Yates Center High’s baseball Wildcats.

Friday, April 3
Spring sports waterlogged - As the adage goes, “be careful what you wish for.”

Wet conditions put local spring sports on pause - Play another day.

Speedway races moved - HUMBOLDT — Humboldt Speedway was to have gone to Friday night racing tonight.

Firestarters win national title - CHICAGO, Ill. — Allen County Community College’s Firestarters, the school’s spirit squad dance team, captured the Open Hip Hop Division national championship at last weekend’s Athletic Championship Series.

Thursday, April 2
Ponies edge Rockets in golf dual - Iola Middle School’s Aaron Barclay managed the wet Cedarbrook Golf Course better than any of his teammates or any golfers from Chanute’s Royster Middle School here Wednesday.

Mustangs play at home - It only took a week to complete but Iola High’s Mustangs finally have their home meet under their belts.

IHS athletes paying for after-prom decision - Five Iola High seniors this week found out the consequences of their actions after prom Sunday night.

Red Devils beat Cardinals -Allen County Community College’s top pitchers were in control on the mound here Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 1
Lady Cubs’ Boring throws no-hitter - HUMBOLDT — Lenzie Boring never allowed visiting Neodesha High’s Bluestreaks to get in ether game of Tuesday’s doubleheader.

Wet field conditions force game shifting - Softball and baseball season openers for Iola High were put on hold Tuesday.

Tuesday, Mar. 31
McIntosh brothers medal in Missouri AAU wrestling - Caleb, Ian and Boone McIntosh, grandsons of Gary and Barbara McIntosh of Iola, put the finishing touches on their club wrestling season in the past several weeks.

Monday, Mar. 30
Rich is kids state wrestling champion - TOPEKA — Waiting was worth it.

Sign-up for Iola’s youth tackle football teams is Wednesday - Allen County Youth Tackle Football League has gone through some changes.

Wet weather trims local sports slate - The winter-mix of weather has left baseball and softball fields too wet to play on in the area.

Saturday, Mar. 28
Carlson to be inducted into Hall of Fame - Throughout her 25 years of coaching, Becky Carlson found her “wow” moments in the many youngsters she has coached.

Friday, Mar. 27
Ten area athletes reap state honors for basketball play - Basketball players from Iola, Crest, Humboldt, Uniontown, Yates Center and Southern Coffey County high schools receive state postseason basketball honors recently.

Area players earn TRL basketball honors - Sixteen area high school basketball players were rewarded for their efforts during the 2008-2009 season by Three Rivers League coaches recently.

At the net - Iola High’s Chase Vaughn gets to a shot at the net with doubles partner Michael Middleton staying in the back of the court during a No. 1 doubles match here Thursday afternoon.

ACCC softball team sweeps Ottawa JV - OTTAWA — Allen County Community College’s softball team pounded out 15 hits to beat host Ottawa University’s junior varsity Thursday.

Red Devils defeat the Pirates - INDEPENDENCE — Knowing that every game is important playing in the Jayhawk Eastern Division, the Red Devils broke on top early and notched a 4-1 win Thursday.

Eagle softball team opens with a victory - UNIONTOWN — Uniontown High’s Eagle girls opened the 2009 softball season Thursday with an 11-1 victory over St. Paul High’s Indians.

Thursday, Mar. 26
Morrell receives umpire honor - Whether he is behind the plate or out in the field, Jack Morrell is right on the action during softball games.

State bound - Allen County Kids Wrestling Club is sending three wrestlers to this weekend’s Kansas USA Kids Wrestling State Tournament in Topeka.

Wednesday, Mar. 25
Devils breaking even in conference play - ARKANSAS CITY — Three straight Jayhawk Eastern Division doubleheaders have yielded split decisions for Allen County Community College’s baseball team.

Mustang tennis team opens season - INDEPENDENCE — Iola High’s Kent Toland went 3-1 for second place in the No. 1 singles division of Tuesday’s 2009 season opening tennis meet.

Tuesday, Mar. 24
ACCC athletic training program is hands on - Andrea Holly came to Allen County Community College a year ago for two purposes — to be the college’s athletic trainer and to train students interested in athletic training professions.

Mat Warriors wrestle at district - TOPEKA — Allen County Kids Wrestling Club’s Mat Warriors had five competing at the Kansas Kids District I wrestling tournament at Washburn University’s Lee Arena in Topeka.

Knight claims street stock win at Speedway - HUMBOLDT — Chance Knight made the most of pulling the inside pole position in the first street stock feature of the 2009 racing season.

Monday, Mar. 23
Red Devils win three in a row - HESSTON — After losing a game in extra innings on a four-game road trip this weekend, Allen County Community College’s Red Devil softball team bounced back to win three straight games.

Devils split with Cavaliers - OVERLAND PARK — Down 6-0 in the first two innings to the ninth-ranked team in the nation, Allen County Community College’s Red Devils had work to do.

Saturday, Mar. 21
Red Devils split with Ravens - COFFEYVILLE — Allen County Community College’s Red Devils pounded out 14 hits — six going for extra bases — in a 13-8 victory Thursday over host Coffeyville Community College.

Friday, Mar. 20
Sigg, Honeycutt earn SEK honors - Jenna Sigg was the engine that ran Iola High’s Fillies on the basketball court. Sigg, a 5-6 senior, was the one player other teams planned to limit when taking on Iola.

Seven area athletes earn TVL honors - Humboldt High’s seniors Kelci Owens and Lenzie Boring and Yates Center High’s seniors Michael Bettega and Brent Matile led their teams to Class 2A substate finals at the end of the 2008-2009 season.

Thursday, Mar. 19
Run production hampers ACCC - NEOSHO, Mo. — Scoring just one run in each game was a problem for Allen County Community College’s softball team Wednesday.

Wednesday, Mar. 18
Mat Warriors qualify for district - PITTSBURG — Five of seven Allen County Kids Wrestling Club’s Mat Warriors competing at Saturday’s Kansas Kids District 1, South Sub-District tournament will advance to this Saturday’s district tournament.

ACCC goes 1-2 in Classic games - Allen County Community College’s softball team finished up play in the Midwest Classic Sunday.

Speedway doubles up on USMTS races - HUMBOLDT — Racing fans got a double dose of the USMTS/Casey’s General Store Modified Series at Humboldt Speedway over the weekend.

Tuesday, Mar. 17
Honeycutt is NCAA champ - HOUSTON, Texas — A year ago as a freshman Josh Honeycutt wasn’t as focused as he should have been in his first NCAA Division II National Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Monday, Mar. 16
Red Devils win at home, lose on the road - Friday the 13th was lucky for Allen County Community College’s baseball team.

ACCC softball team has tough go in Midwest Classic contests - BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — Allen County Community College’s Red Devil softball team was battered around a bit in the first day of the Midwest Classic.

Saturday, Mar. 14

Friday, Mar. 13
Panthers stun top-seeded Lancers - HAYS — Emotions ran deep here Thursday.

Thursday, Mar. 12
Lady Hornets sting Lady Titans at state - HAYS — No, Southern Coffey County High’s Lady Titans do not like to lose.

Wednesday, Mar. 11
Lancers continue work for state run - Watching game film, practicing on fundamentals and the all important running, running and running were on the agenda for Crest High’s Lancers this week.

ACCC’s Parker is NJCAA indoor triple jump champ - Not underestimating his competition even though he had the top jump going into the NJCAA National Indoor Track and Field Championships, Cameron Parker did what he has done all season.

Tuesday, Mar. 10
Lady Titans up for state tourney challenge - LE ROY — No one on this team is satisfied with “just getting” to the Kansas Class 1A Girls’ State Basketball Tournament.

Red Devils lose two to Panthers - Weather has not been good to Allen County Community College’s Red Devil baseball team.

Monday, Mar. 9
Lancers repeat as 1A substate champs - EL DORADO — No one said it would be easy.

Lady Titans win 1A substate title - EMPORIA — What a difference a year makes.

Lady Cubs fall short at substate - ARMA — For the second straight game, Humboldt High’s girls found themselves struggling to score from the field.

Panthers block state path for Cats - ARMA — It seemed like the basket had a lid on it for Yates Center High’s boys.

Saturday, Mar. 7
Lancers return to substate final - EL DORADO — Feeling quite at home on the Butler Community College basketball court, Crest High’s Lancers were too much for the Norwich High Eagles to handle Friday night.

Lady Cubs head to substate title game - ARMA — Things weren’t looking good for Humboldt High’s girls.

Eagles fall short in 2A substate semifinal game - ARMA — Cold shooting and a slow start did in Uniontown High’s girls Friday.

Titans lose - Southern Coffey County High’s Dallas Craft (1) drives during a Class 1A regional game last weekend.

ACCC sweeps Cottey College - With one out and bases loaded, Allen County Community College pitcher Jenna Wendt hit a Cottey College batter.

Mat Warriors claim medals at Ottawa - OTTAWA — Allen County Kids Wrestling Club had seven wrestlers competed in last Saturday’s Ottawa Kids Club’s open tournament.

Friday, Mar. 6
Spring sports are in swing - On a great springlike day, complete with strong winds out of the south, Allen County Community College offered the ultimate sports afternoon.

Red Devils blast Grizzlies - It all started with a two-out walk. It ended with a four-run blast over the right field fence.

Lady Titans advance to substate title game - EMPORIA — Southern Coffey County High’s Lady Titans return to the Kansas Class 1A Substate Tournament championship game.

Red Devils lose out - GARDEN CITY — Allen County Community College’s Red Devils were stymied in the first half of their Region VI playoff game by Garden City Community College’s Broncbusters.

Yates Center boys to play for substate title - ARMA — Starting a game with “very good” offensive execution is always a strong indicator of how a basketball game will go.

ACCC softball wins two -Allen County Community College’s Jenna Wendt winds up to deliver a pitch in Thursday’s first game against visiting Cottey College.

Thursday, Mar. 5
Red Devils set for nationals - Cameron Parker takes the No. 1 ranking in men’s triple jump into this weekend’s 2009 NJCAA National Indoor Track and Field Championships.

ACCC men lose at Garden City in the playoffs - GARDEN CITY — Allen County Community College’s Red Devil men fell short of moving on in the 2009 Region VI playoffs.

Rogers wins Region VI title, signs with Bethany - Former Iola High standout Jackie Rogers is the 2009 NJCAA Region VI/Jayhawk Western Division champion in the women’s indoor weight throw.

Freshman Fillies win tourney; Mustang freshmen are second - FORT SCOTT — Iola High’s freshman girls lost their final game but won the Fort Scott High freshman tournament last Friday.

Crest, SCCH teams set for substates - op-ranked and undefeated Crest High’s Lancers are the top seed at the Kansas Class 1A Substate Tournament in El Dorado. The tournament is held at Butler Community College.

Wednesday, Mar. 4
Lady Cubs handle Wildcats in substate - HUMBOLDT — It took about a quarter of play to kick it into gear for Humboldt High’s Lady Cubs Monday.

Eagles move on, Wildcats bow out - Junior Abbie Smith’s 24-point performance propelled Uniontown High’s Eagles into the semifinals of the Kansas Class 2A Substate Basketball Tournament.

ACCC women lose playoff game - GREAT BEND — Allen County Community College’s Red Devil women were ousted from the Region VI playoffs Tuesday.

Red Devil softball team sweeps the Red Ravens - COFFEYVILLE — Allen County Community College’s softball team opened Jayhawk Eastern Division play Tuesday.

ACCC baseball team wins twice at home - Allen County Community College’s Red Devil baseball team captured victories over Brown Mackie College here Tuesday afternoon.

Class 1A Regional champs

Tuesday, Mar. 3
Cyclones too quick for Fillies in substate play - OTTAWA — Iola High’s Fillies weathered several “fly-bys” by Ottawa High’s Cyclones Monday night.

Mustangs bow out of 4A substate - OTTAWA — Iola High’s Mustangs were tossed and turned early and often in Monday’s Kansas Class 4A Substate Tournament opener.

Wildcats overpower Cubs in substate play - YATES CENTER — Yates Center High head coach Jeff Jones conceded Monday that employing a press isn’t always in his team’s best interest.

Eagle and Wildcat boys fall in 2A substate opening action - Marmaton Valley High’s Wildcats and Uniontown High’s Eagles weren’t able to pull off upsets on the road Monday in Kansas Class 2A Substate Basketball Tournament play.

Red Devils split games with N.C. Missouri - Allen County Community College’s Red Devils softball team played its home opener for the 2009 season.

Monday, Mar. 2
Top-ranked Lancers turn away Titans - Crest High’s Lancers, top-ranked and undefeated, found themselves in a pretty unfamiliar situation Saturday afternoon.

Lady Titans claim 1A regional title - Southern Coffey County High’s Lady Titans showed why they are now 21-2 for the season.

Tigers thwart upset bid by Red Devils - Allen County Community College’s Red Devils pushed 17th-ranked Cowley County Community College Tigers to the brink.

Tigers down Red Devil women - A long regular season came to an end here Saturday night for Allen County Community College’s women.

Saturday, Feb. 28
ACCC’s Parker, Young are Region VI champs - Cameron Parker flew into the top spot in men’s indoor triple jump last weekend.

Top-ranked Lancers cruise into title game - Crest High’s boys opened postseason play Friday in much the same manner as they handled the regular season — in dominating fashion.

Titans buzz Hornets, reach regional final - While Southern Coffey County High was looking for answers on offense, the team’s defense was there to pick up the slack.

Cub powerlifters win titles - POMONA — Humboldt High’s Nick Miller captured the overall title for the lightweight men’s division of the 2009 West Franklin High Powerlifiting Invitational.

Lady Vikings thump Eagles - UNIONTOWN — Uniontown High’s Eagle girls weren’t up to the challenge of ninth-ranked Central Heights High’s Lady Vikings Friday.

Eagle boys lose to Vikings - HOWARD — UNIONTOWN — Uniontown High’s Eagle boys found themselves down by 20 points in the second half of Friday night’s regular season and home finale.

Friday, Feb. 27
Basketball, indoor track hit spotlight - Basketball is winding down at the high school and junior college level.

Lady Titans beat Lady Lancers - Southern Coffey County High’s Lady Titans and St. Paul High’s Indians know they’ve both advanced to the substate level of Kansas Class 1A playoffs.

Fillies capture win over Purple Dragons - PITTSBURG — Iola High’s Fillies called in the reserves when two starters got into foul trouble early Thursday against Pittsburg High’s Purple Dragons.

Purple Dragons pressurize Mustangs - PITTSBURG — Two three-pointers by Seth Walden and a three-point play by Trent Jacobs, who also had two more baskets, helped Iola High’s Mustangs to grab the lead Thursday night.

Marmaton Valley boys lose to Oswego - OSWEGO — Marmaton Valley High’s boys won’t have much time to fret over their loss Thursday at Oswego High.

Yates Center boys upend West Elk - HOWARD — Thursday night’s season finale between Yates Center High’s Wildcats and host West Elk High’s Patriots became an instant classic.

Thursday, Feb. 26
Substate seedings, pairing set - Iola High’s Fillies and Mustangs learned they will be playing on the same night in Kansas Class 4A Substate Tournament action.

Humboldt Speedway ready to rumble for 2009 race season - HUMBOLDT — Racing season at Humboldt Speedway is just a couple of weeks away.

Red Devils dominate at home - On a picture-perfect day, Allen County Community College’s Red Devils were dominating in their home opening baseball doubleheader.

Freshman teams win in tourney - FORT SCOTT — Iola High’s freshman girls and boys claimed victories Wednesday in the second round of the Fort Scott High freshman basketball tournament.

Mat Warriors medal in own tournament - Allen County Kids Wrestling Club’s Mat Warriors held their Mat Warrior Classic Sunday.

Wednesday, Feb. 25
Fillies nab win over ’Nado - Iola High’s Fillies withstood the challenges by visiting Coffeyville Field Kindley High’s Golden Tornado girls Tuesday.

’Nado boys push past Mustangs - Coffeyville Field Kindley High’s Golden Tornado laid waste to Iola High’s Mustangs’ final home game of the season Tuesday.

Lady Cubs pull out win over Yellowjackets - FREDONIA — Lenzie Boring sank two free throws with 1.2 seconds on the game clock as Humboldt High’s Lady Cubs survived on the road Tuesday.

Wildcats defeat the Tigers - MORAN — Momentum changed hands like a pendulum Tuesday evening.

MVHS girls lose to Lyndon - MORAN — Marmaton Valley High’s girls ended the home portion of their schedule with an all-too-familiar trend.

Burlington handles Yates Center girls - YATES CENTER — Yates Center High’s girls were blitzed by the visiting Burlington High’s girls 55-22 Tuesday.

Burlington decks Yates Center in TVL boys’ title showdown - YATES CENTER — On the line was the Tri-Valley League championship as Yates Center High’s Wildcat boys and the Burlington High Wildcats met Tuesday.

Yellowjackets sting the Cubs - FREDONIA — A cold spell at an inopportune stretch of the third quarter spoiled what had been one of Humboldt High’s best games of the season.

Eagle teams claim non-league wins - POMONA — Uniontown High’s basketball teams went on the road and netted non-league wins Tuesday.

Red Devils open season winning three of four - Allen County Community College’s Red Devils baseball had a solid first weekend of play for the 2009 season.

ACCC softball team loses two - PARSONS — Allen County Community College’s softball team dropped a doubleheader at Labette Community College Tuesday.

Tuesday, Feb. 24
Lady Lancers advance to regional semifinals - COLONY — Sixteen minutes — that’s all the time Crest High’s Lady Lancers had left.

Iola freshman teams split in tourney play - FORT SCOTT — Iola High’s freshman basketball teams began play in the Fort Scott High freshman tournament Monday.

Defense is strong suit for Red Devils - Potential.

Monday, Feb. 23
Mustangs wrap up season at regionals - CANEY — Iola High’s Mustangs got their first taste of Kansas postseason high school wrestling.

Red Devil men halt 4-game losing skid - The Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde show that has been Allen County Community College men’s basketball of late was on display here Saturday.

Greyhounds post conference win over Red Devil women - “We played very uninspired basketball tonight and that’s disappointing,” said Andy Hamilton, Allen County Community College women’s head coach.

Saturday, Feb. 21
Tigers roar past Mustangs - Every contest has the “tipping point” where a team takes over. Some games several but here Friday night there was that one point that Fort Scott High’s Tigers took over.

Tigers fend off Fillies - When the 10th-ranked and league-leading team comes to town, you want to put forth your best effort.

IHS wrestlers in regional - CANEY — Iola High’s wrestlers worked through the first day of the Class 4A regional tournament Friday.

Lady Cubs fall in OT - EUREKA — Humboldt High’s girls were able to drain a key basket at the end of regulation to force overtime Friday.

Lady Titans claim win in regular season finale - LEBO — Southern Coffey County High’s girls used clutch free throw shooting and a key contribution from sophomore reserve Kristin Stephens.

Humboldt boys defeat Eureka - EUREKA — With seven available players for Friday’s Tri-Valley League game , Humboldt High’s Cubs found a way to win. The Cubs defeated host Eureka High’s Tornadoes 40-31.

Lancers too much for Eagles to handle - COLONY — The beginning of Friday’s contest wasn’t to Crest High head coach Travis Hermreck’s liking.

Bluestreaks upend Yates Center boys - NEODESHA — Host Neodesha High’s height and defensive intensity proved to be too much for visiting Yates Center High Friday.

Eagles edge Lady Lancers - COLONY — A Breanna Esslinger three-pointer as time expired capped a come-from-behind win Friday evening for Uniontown High’s girls.

Yates Center girls win in close one - NEODESHA — A switch to a match-up zone defense helped Yates Center High’s girls collect their second Tri-Valley League win of the season Friday.

Blu-Jay girls beat Wildcats - PLEASANTON — The little things — particularly free-throw shotting — did in Marmaton Valley High’s girls Friday.

Wildcat boys fall to Jays - PLEASANTON — The strategy was in place.

Friday, Feb. 20
Spring training is up and running - The baseball bug has bitten.

Allen County Kids Wrestling Club holding tournament - Allen County Kids Wrestling Club is holding its fifth annual tournament Sunday.

Balance is mainstay for Red Devils in ’09 - Balance in all three phases of the game of baseball is key to success.

Iola High’s Shapel signs to play Butler football - Following in his big brother’s footsteps is John Shapel, Iola High senior. Well, not exactly.

Thursday, Feb. 19
Mustangs head to first wrestling regional - Everything has been new to most members of the 2008-2009 Iola High School wrestling team.

Lancers, Lady Titans are top seeds -Crest High’s Lancers and Southern Coffey County High’s Lady Titans have top seeds in next week’s Kansas Class 1A Regional Basketball Tournament

Substate time for area teams approaching - Teams of area Class 4A and Class 2A schools have two or three more regular season games to play starting Friday.

Luttrell brothers sign to play for FSCC - Coming off the best football season in over 20 years, Iola High senior brothers Kiefer and Keagan Luttrell were looking for a college to play football.

Mat Warriors wrestle in two tournaments - Allen County Kids Wrestling Club’s Mat Warriors were busy again last weekend.

Wednesday, Feb. 18
Lancers, Indian girls net big wins - COLONY — Top-ranked Crest High’s Lancers steamrolled visiting St. Paul High’s Indians 64-11 Tuesday night.

Eagle teams sweep Jets - UNIONTOWN — Uniontown High’s Eagle girls and boys claimed Three Rivers League wins over visiting Altoona-Midway High’s Jets.

Hornets sting Wildcats - CHETOPA — Host Chetopa High took control early Tuesday evening against Marmaton Valley High’s girls.

Yates Center boys win - FREDONIA — Effectively attacking a tough zone defense launched Yates Center High’s Wildcat boys on a 22-9 run out of halftime.

Wildcat boys fall to Hornets - CHETOPA — A dismal start put Marmaton Valley High’s boys in a hole they couldn’t escape Tuesday.

Yellowjackets defeat Yates Center girls - FREDONIA — Yates Center High’s Wildcat girls scored 43 points, which was twice as many as they’ve been able to put up the past couple of games.

Chargers thwart Cubs bid for win - CHERRYVALE — A quick start for Humboldt High’s boys was not enough to for the team to come away with a victory Tuesday.

Lady Cubs upend Lady Chargers - CHERRYVALE — Freshman Hannah McCall sank one of two free throws with under 30 seconds to go.

Lady Titans deck Jays - PLEASANTON — When the offense stalls for awhile, defense can make a difference.

Tuesday, Feb. 17
Red Devil women step out of cellar - Teamwork brought a big home victory for Allen County Community College’s Red Devil women.

Red Devil men can’t finish off Scotties - Allen County Community College’s Red Devils had to scramble and scrape their way back into Monday night’s Jayhawk Eastern Division contest.

IHS wrestlers end regular season - BURLINGTON — Iola High sophomore Marcus Sullivan captured first place in the 160-pound weight class of Saturday’s Burlington High Junior Varsity Invitational.

Mustangs beat Titans on second-half surge - COLUMBUS — Shooting 49 percent from the field, hitting as many free throws as their opponent attempted, winning the battle on the boards — everything went the Iola High Mustangs’ way Monday night.

Fillies deck Lady Titans in SEK play - COLUMBUS — Iola High’s Fillies played “a typical Monday game at Columbus” in defeating Columbus High’s Lady Titans 49-39.

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