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Local Sports Archives for 2022-03

Nado Splits with Cherryvale in Home Opener


Field Kindley splits their doubleheader with Cherryvale falling in the first game 7-6 and winning game two 17-1.


The Nado comeback fell just short in the first game after getting down by four runs in the sixth inning. FKHS was able to cut the lead to one on a passed ball and a single by Garrett Vannoster. Despite the loss, the team did outhit Cherryvale 14 to 13. Greg Frazier, Masons Lochner, Joseph Neuenschwander, Vannoster and Joseph Hernandez all collected multiple hits for the Nado. Frazier got the start going five innings, allowing six runs on ten hits, striking out five and walking one. Defensively the team didn't commit any errors in the field.

Mason Lochner led the way in game two with four hits. Lochner had singles in the first, second, fourth and fifth. Joseph Hernandez earned the win in his first start of the season going five innings, allowing two hits and just the one run while striking out four and walking one. Coffeyville collected 15 hits, with Lochner, Hernandez, Frazier, and Mack Ghering all with a multiple hit game.
Coach Will Owens says they started off in game one much like they did against Parsons and started to let things get away from them. He says about the 4th inning he saw some guys take a step forward and help turn the tide to where they want to be. Coach Owens says they asked the team to take the next step and be dudes on the field, which showed up in game two. Next game is Friday at home taking on Fort Scott.

First Female Chargers Wrestler to Compete in College


Cherryvale High School sees their first high school girl's wrestler go on to compete at the next level.


Senior Jerin Cobb signed her letter of intent to compete for Ottawa University. Cobb was also named to the All-Area Second Team Honorable Mention.   

Nado Shutout in Season Opener


Field Kindley Golden Tornado baseball starts the season off with a 13-0 loss against Parsons.  
The Vikings got the game started early with a three run first inning. The Nado struggled on both sides of the ball only collecting three hits on the day by Mason Lochner, Greg Frazier and Joseph Neuenschwander. It was a rough day on the mound for the Nado starter Ty Wintjen, who allowed nine runs on four hits over one and two-thirds innings. Greg Frazier and Jeremiah Elrod entered the game from the bullpen, throwing one and one-third innings and both allowing one run.
Head Coach Will Owens says they came out flat and let too many things snowball for them which created some big innings for Parsons. The Nado are back in action today taking on Cherryvale.

Coffeyville Swept by Cowley


The Coffeyville Red Ravens took two more losses to Cowley County Saturday, dropping both contests by final scores 2-1 and 11-5.


The first contest seemed to be a direct continuation of the Red Ravens' two losses to Cowley on Thursday. Coffeyville's Christopher Spry and Cowley's Aaron Weber started out strong, although the Tigers did score the game's first run in the 2nd inning after a costly two-out error by Coffeyville. That was it scoring-wise until the bottom of the 5th, with the Red Ravens tying things up on an RBI bunt single by Austin Gonzales. Unfortunately, the Tigers would get through Spry one last time in the top of the 7th, and with Coffeyville unable to answer in the bottom half of the inning, the Ravens suffered its second straight 1-run loss at 2-1.


Game 2 seemed like it'd be another pitcher's battle, with Cowley leading 3-1 after 4 innings. That status quo was maintained until the game's final inning, when Cowley exploded for 8 runs off of Raven relievers Camden Gipson and Korben Ford. Now leading 11-1, it seemed like Cowley would cruise to a double-digit victory. That just wasn't to be. Coffeyville responded with 4 runs immediately themselves in the bottom of the 9th, including a 2-RBI triple by Quentin Platt that added 3 after Platt himself was able to score on an overthrow.  That would add at least a little bit of intrigue to the game; however, the momentum would stall out there, as Cowley took the series sweep 11-5.


Coffeyville is now 13-11 this season, 5-7 in Jayhawk Conference play. They'll travel to Kansas City next Thursday for a matchup with the KCK Community College Blue Devils.

Nado Takes First in Parsons


Field Kindley tennis wins the Columbus tournament in Parsons.
Sol Hanna got first place by winning three matches and Creighton Wiles got fourth in singles. The Nado doubles team of Antonio Huerta and Caleb Turner got third and the other doubles team of Pierce Webber and Ismael Ellyson got fourth.
The three matches were played against Parsons, Columbus and Labette County. Nado Tennis Coach Curtis Chapman says they played really well despite the weather being cold and windy. He says it was an outstanding day for their first meet.

Coffeyville Drops First Two to Cowley


The Coffeyville Red Ravens couldn't seem to get things going offensively Thursday, dropping two games to the Cowley Tigers 5-1 and 1-0.


Both games had their similarities, but the first game was dominated by Cowley starting pitcher Grant Adler. The Tigers' leading strikeout artist ran through the Coffeyville roster, although the Ravens did score the game's first run on an RBI single by Drew Cates. Adler struck out 11 and gave up just 1 walk in 6 innings, frustrating the Ravens' typically productive lineup. Meanwhile, Coffeyville starter Chat Hayes went deep into the ball game as well, but had trouble with giving up the walk and allowing the Tigers to string together hits. After pushing ahead in the bottom of the 2nd, Cowley added 1 more in the 3rd, and 2 more in the 5th to take a 5-1 victory.


Game 2 was a classic pitcher's duel. Coffeyville's Kinson Michel and Cowley's Logan Kimbro made easy work of the opposing lineup. Although Kimbro would be taken out of the ballgame in the 6th inning, the Ravens' sophomore went all the way to the 9th inning, throwing 130 pitches in a 7-strikeout, 0-run performance. Meanwhile, Coffeyville switched things up with its lineup in an attempt to kickstart the offense, but the result was largely the same, with Cowley relivers Carson Pierce and Miguel Fulgencio continuing Kimbro's earlier work. Both teams were held scoreless until the bottom of the 9th, but things went south for Coffeyville at the last possible moment. Ravens reliever Tayler Mahoney allowed a leadoff double, eventually loaded the bases, and gave up a single to Cowley's Bryce Madron to allow a Tigers walk-off win.


Coffeyville is now 13-9 on the season, 5-5 in KJCCC play. They'll return home Saturday for the back end of their four-game series with Cowley.

Viets, Herring Named to All-SEK Teams


The All-League teams for the Southeast Kansas League for both boys and girls basketball have been announced.


The Field Kindley boys had two players make it to two of the three teams announced. Senior Ethan Viets was named to the All-Second team and Senior Caden Herring was an honorable mention. Independence Junior Easton Ewing, Labette County Senior Eli Hestand, Pittsburg Sophomore Mason English, Chanute Senior Kam Koester and Parsons Junior Jessie Jones were announced as the All-First team. Joining Viets on the All-Second team is Labette County Senior Alex Meister, Parsons Senior Paxton Swanson, Fort Scott Senior Collin Thomas and Pittsburg Junior Jackson Turnball. Pittsburg Junior Hayden Murphy was also an Honorable Mention.


The All-First team for the girls includes Fort Scott Sophomore Keegan Yarick and Senior Harmony Shaw, Labette County Seniors Madison Brannin and Anna Dean and Parsons Freshman Eliana Valentin Florence. On the All-Second team are Parsons Sophomores Sydney Schibi and Iniya Hinman, Fort Scott Junior McKenzie Murphy and Senior Abby Altic, Chanute Sophomore Peyton Shields and Pittsburg Sophomore Jacqueline Hall.


Boys Coach of the Year was Pittsburg Head Coach Jordan Woods and girl Coach of the Year was Fort Scott Head Coach Pechone Stepps.

UPDATE: Nado Tennis to Compete in Parsons Postponed to Thursday


Field Kindley tennis is headed to Parsons Thursday to compete in the Columbus Tournament. The Nado have two singles and two doubles competing in the tournament.
Junior Sol Hanna, who is in his second year, is the Nado number one singles and Sophomore Creighton Wiles is number two. Juniors Caleb Turner and Antonio Huerta are the Nado number one doubles and both are playing in their second year. Nado number 2 doubles are Sophomore Pierce Webber, who is in his second year and Junior Ismael Ellyson in is his first year.


Ravens Complete Weekend Sweep of Highland


Coffeyville plated 34 runs en route to another two victories over Highland Sunday, winning the first game 25-1 and then winning the nightcap 9-3.


The first game was never in any doubt. From the get-go, it was clear that Coffeyville was to be the better team both at the plate and out in the field. The Ravens batted around in every one of their four tries. They'd score 5 runs in the 1st, 9 in the 2nd, 7 in the 3rd, and finally 4 more in the 4th. Production came from all parts of the lineup, including several pinch hitters. Jackson Meyer and Carlos Negron made the most of their opportunities, with both sending monster grand slams over the left-field fence. The game was scheduled for 7 innings but was called after 5 at a final score of 25-1.


The second game, at first, seemed to be a replay of the first. Coffeyville jumped out quickly, scoring 9 runs in the first three innings. However, the offense completely stalled out from there. The Ravens recorded just 1 hit after the third inning, but with a solid outing from starting pitcher Marcos Lopez, they wouldn't necessarily need anymore. The Scotties would produce 2 runs in the 6th, and plated 1 more in the 8th, but Taylor Mahoney would close things out one more time over the weekend, giving the Ravens the complete four-game sweep over Highland.


The Ravens are now 13-7 on the year and are winners of five straight. Tough games lie ahead the rest of this week, starting with the Butler Grizzlies on Tuesday. That 9-inning contest can be heard on Sunshine 98.9, KQQF, starting at 12:45 PM.

Ravens Take First Two Over Highland


The Red Ravens baseball team took the first two games of its weekend series with Highland on Saturday, taking the first game 9-7 and the second 13-3.


Despite giving up the first run of the first game, it looked like the Ravens would roll to an easy win. Coffeyville scored 2 runs in the second and third inning, and then added another 5 in the fourth. All in all, Coffeyville scored 9 consecutive runs to take a 9-1 lead. Meanwhile, starting pitcher Chat Hayes was efficient despite the early setback, keeping the Scotties down for just 1 more run over the next four innings. Things did get interesting in the final stages, however, with Hayes coming out of the ballgame and reliever Brett Kennett struggling to continue what he had started. Kennett gave up 5 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, including a 2-run homerun to designated hitter Ian Barjam that cut the lead to just 2. Ultimately, it didn't matter, as Tayler Mahoney was brought in to slam the door on the comeback effort. He'd get the 1-2-3 inning in the top of the seventh, ending the first game in Coffeyville's favor, 9-7.


The second game was much less competitve. Highland came out quickly once again, taking a 2-1 lead on a 2-RBI double for Jake Bucovetsky, but the Ravens immediately answered with a 3-run, 2-out rally of their own in the bottom half of the third. That'd be enough to win the game, but Coffeyville continued to pour on the offense, including RBI triples for both Kolby Adams and Drake Unrein. Heading into the bottom of the 7th, Coffeyville led 8-3, but a further 5 runs, including a solo homerun for Quinton Carlberg, sealed the deal via run-rule, 13-3.


Coffeyville is now 11-7 on the season and are back to 3-3 in Jayhawk Conference play. They'll return to Walter Johnson Park tomorrow for another two games with Highland. First pitch will come at 1 PM, with pregame starting at 12:45 on Sonshine 98.9, KQQF.



Nado Baseball to Host Intrasquad Scrimmage


The start of high school baseball season is just around the corner and Field Kindley plans to host an intrasquad scrimmage this Friday night. Head Coach Will Owens encourages the public to come out and support the team.


The Nado start the regular season at home next Thursday against Labette County. Coach Owens says this team is going to surprise some people this year.  The intrasquad scrimmage will be at 7:00pm this Friday at LeClere Park. Coach Owens says they've divided up the teams evenly and will go at least seven innings.


CCC Splits at Home Against JCCC


Coffeyville split its Monday doubleheader with Johnson County Monday, dropping the first game 7-6 but taking the second 5-4.


Game 1

The Red Ravens of Coffeyville fell victim to a late inning comeback in Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader, dropping an 8-inning contest 7-6 to Johnson County.


Coffeyville got itself on the run column early, as Quinton Carlberg snuck a line drive into left center that brought Orlando Gonzalez around from second in the bottom of the first. It was a one-two punch that proved to be all either offense could muster for the game's first three innings.


In fact, most of the the game's runs were gathered in the final few innings. Still leading 2-0 into the fifth inning, Coffeyville gave up 3 runs the fifth and 3 more in the sixth, but scored 4 themselves in the bottom of the fifth to keep things tied at 6. It'd stay that way through regularly scheduled innings, meaning extras were needed.


As it turned out, Johnson County only needed a half-inning to come out on top. They'd score the decisive run in the top of the eighth. With Coffeyville unable to respond, the Ravens unfortunately dropped their fifth straight at 7-6.


Game 2

Coffeyville battles back after trailing early to win on a walk-off 5-4. The Red Ravens found themselves down early in game two of the doubleheader as starting pitcher Marcos Lopez would face all nine Johnson County batters and give up three runs. CCC would answer in the bottom of the first with a run of their own, with Orlando Gonzalez scorning on a Jackson Mannix single. Both pitchers would settle in as we would go scoreless until the 5th inning.


JCCC added some insurance in the top of the fifth as Quinton Hall would score from second on a passed ball. CCC would cut the lead to one in the bottom of the fifth as Kolby Adams would score on an Austin Gonzales double and then Gonzales scoring himself on a ground out by Orlando Gonzalez. The Red Ravens were down to one out in the bottom of the 7th. Korbin Ford was hit by a pitch, Austin Gonzales drew a walk and then Orlando Gonzalez would walk it off.


Gonzalez finished with 3 RBIs including the two to win the game. Reliever Camden Gipson gets the win with 4 strikeouts in 3 innings pitched. CCC breaks a five-game losing skid. The Red Ravens are back in action on Thursday against Highland on the road and back on the air on Saturday at home against Highland.  

Ravens Baseball Postponed Today


Today's baseball doubleheader between Coffeyville and Johnson County has been canceled. Due to weather in the Kansas City and expected weather in the southeast Kansas area, the decision has been made to postpone the game to a later date.


The next broadcast of Coffeyville baseball will be March 19, when Highland Community College visits Walter Johnson Park.

Raven Men Earn Two Selections to All-Conference Teams


Two Red Raven men's basketball stars have been announced as All-Conference selections in the Jayhawk Conference.


Sophomore guard Love Bettis was announced as a first-team selection. In 31 games, Bettis averaged 18.1 points per game and shot just under 40 percent from the three-point line. He also averaged 3.3 assists per game and 3.2 rebounds per game.


Meanwhile, sophomore forward Blaise Keita was picked to the second-team. In an injury shortened 2021-22 season, Keita averaged 12.8 points per game over 18 games. He was a monster on the boards this season, picking up 9.8 rebounds per game. That includes a season high of 21 against Northwest Kansas Tech.


The Raven men finished their season at 18-13, losing in the second round of the Region VI tournament to Garden City.

Simpson Earns First-Team All-Conference Selection


Coffeyville's Faith Simpson has added another accomplishment to her already impressive resume.


The sophmore forward was announced as an All-Conference selection for the Jayhawk Conference, being named to the first team. Simpson averaged 15.9 points and 9 rebounds per game this season. She's also scored over 1100 points and over 600 rebounds after an impressive 3-year career with the Red Ravens.


Other selections to the first-team include Mya Williams (Hutchinson), Maisa Marcal (Independence), Baylee Fincher (Cowley), and Sierra Lynch (Seward). The Red Ravens finished their season late last month, going 19-11 and exiting in the first round of the Region VI tournament.

Ravens Baseball Drops Both to Hutchinson


Coffeyville baseball dropped two games to Hutchinson at home Friday afternoon, just one day removed after taking two games off of the Blue Dragons on the road.


The Red Ravens came into Friday's doubleheader averaging 10 runs a game, but the team wasn't able to generate that level of offense Friday. However, for a time it certainly seemed like they would, as the Ravens immediately score 4 runs in the first two innings of the first game. Starting pitcher Christopher Spry held onto that lead, but showed cracks in the top of the fourth, giving up a solo homerun to Hutchinson third baseman Hunter Gotreaux. Those cracks broke apart completely in the very next inning. Hutchinson got 4 more across, including another 3-run homerun for cleanup hitter Sterling Sutcliffe, giving the Blue Dragons 5-4 lead. That first lead didn't last long, as Coffeyville's own cleanup hitter Brady Claypool hit a solo shot of his own in the bottom half, but Hutchinson again scored 4 runs in the fifth to again take a lead. This time, it was decisive, with Coffeyville only able to add a couple of runs themselves to arrange a 9-6 final score. Tayler Mahoney was the losing pitcher of the first matchup, allowing 4 runs and 3 earned runs in 2 innings.


In the second game, the Blue Dragons were the ones scoring the early runs. Coffeyville starter Jayden Quarles allowed Hutchinson scored 3 runs in the top of the first, and 2 more runs in the fourth to take a 5-0 lead. Coffeyville was able to respond in the bottom half of the inning with a 2-run homerun by third baseman Quinton Carlberg, but a controversial non-call on what would have been a foul ball tipped the scales back in the Hutchinson's favor. The Dragons plated 4 more runs in the top of the seventh off the back of that call, taking a 6-run lead that ultimately decided the game. Coffeyville got one more across in the seventh themselves, but fell 9-4. Quarles took the loss for Game 2, giving up 4 earned runs in 3.1 innings work.


Coffeyville is now 8-4 on the season. They'll return to Walter Johnson Park next Thursday, hosting the Johnson County Cavaliers. The doubleheader will start at 1PM and can be heard on 98.9, KQQF.

Nado Season Comes to a Close


The Field Kindley basketball season comes to an end last night as the Nado boys fall 58-39 to Wamego in the first round of Sub-state.


First-half shooting woes and turnovers plagued the Nado trailing by double digits at halftime 23-12. The Nado could feel the pressure of the early deficit and started to force shots and despite 27 points in the second half Wamego was able to steadily increase their lead pulling away for the victory.


In their finals game in a Nado uniform, Ethan Viets fouled out with 10 points, Caden Herring lead all scorers with 14 points and Zac Slavin added 7 points off the bench. Coach Griffin Walker finishes his first season as head coach with a 7-14 record. Coffeyville will return a lot of young talent next year as three of the five starters are underclassmen.

Ravens See Season Ended by Garden City


Coffeyville's basketball season officially came to a close Tuesday night, as the men's team fell 84-67 to Garden City in the second round of the Region VI tournament.


After falling behind to begin the game, Coffeyville seemed to have things figured out. The Broncbusters attempted pressure was easily broken, and as the Ravens shot 50% from the field in the first half, they found themselves able to build a fairly nice lead. However, that offensive success came with a price back on defense, with several key players such as Love Bettis and Deng Mayar racking up fouls. Despite this, strong play from bench players such as Noah Butler and Jules Bikoy helped Coffeyville take a 40-34 lead into the locker rooms.


As was often the case in the last few games of the season, Coffeyville took a bit of a step back in the second half. With Garden City still adding tons of pressure, the Ravens began to fold more and more often, leading to more and more fouls and points at the line. The Broncbusters shot 35 free throws Tuesday, making 23. With the free points coming through, Garden City didn't necessarily have to make shots from the field to generate points. That added more problems onto the difficulties Coffeyville was facing, with the offense beginning to miss shots that had previously fallen. The 6-point halftime lead quickly dissipated, and after a little bit of time spent trading the lead back and forth, Garden City began to pull away.


Ultimately, Coffeyville was unable to stop the bleeding, with the lead growing to as much as 19 before settling at 17 for the final score. The Ravens were outscored 50-27 in the decisive half. Bettis battled through foul trouble to reach double-digits in his final game as a Red Raven, scoring 16. AJ McBride added 10. The Ravens finish their campaign at 18-13. Garden City advances to the Region VI semifinals, where they will face #1-seed Dodge City.

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