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Local Sports Archives for 2022-04

Coffeyville Drops Two to Neosho

 

The Coffeyville Red Ravens dropped its first two games against the Neosho County Panthers on Thursday, losing 9-4 in the first game and then 9-7 in the second.

 

The Ravens fell behind early in the first game and were never really able to recover. Starter Chat Hayes gave up 4 runs in just the first inning, and although Coffeyville was able to get 2 runs in the 3rd and 5th innings, Neosho was there to answer each time in the very next half inning. The Panthers scored the game's final three runs in the 6th and 7th innings to run away with the 9-4 victory.

 

Coffeyville put up more of a fight in the second contest of the afternoon, but still were forced to play catch up for a majority of the game. After falling behind 3-0, the Ravens scored 3 runs right back to start up a whole new ballgame by the top of the 5th. However, Neosho would blow the game open again with a 3-run homerun in the 6th, and added 3 more in the 7th on a bases-clearing double. Coffeyville got hits here and there, and even put themselves in a situation with the go-ahead run on base in the top of the 7th, but a double-play ended any hope of a comeback as they fell 9-7.

 

Coffeyville drops to 27-20 on the year. They'll get another chance at Neosho this Saturday, playing in Chanute.

Coffeyville Walks It Off Twice in Wins Over Barton

 

The Coffeyville Red Ravens would walk it off not just once, but twice to take two victories over the Barton Cougars, 5-4 and 10-9.

 

Things didn't look good for the Ravens at first. An RBI single and a solo homerun gave the Cougars a 2-0 lead after the top of the 3rd inning. Fortunately, Coffeyville was able to tie, and eventually surpass, Barton after scoring 2 of their own in the bottom half of that same inning, and then adding another in the 4th after an RBI double. The two teams traded a few more runs after that, but Coffeyville had a chance to end things in the 7th after forcing a ground-ball and potential double-play. However, an error sent the ball flying out of play, allowing the tying run to cross home plate and forcing a bottom of the 7th. The Ravens needed their first dose of heroics on the afternoon, and they got it from third baseman Quinton Carlberg. With the game-winning run standing just 90 feet away, he'd sent a line drive just over the head of the right fielder to bring the game to its end.

 

Reliever Alex Galvez earned the win for the Ravens, while Barton's Carson Cornelius took the loss after giving up the game-winning hit.

 

After the first 5 innings of the second game, you'd be forgiven if you thought Coffeyville would cruise to another victory. The Ravens broke through Barton starter David Stuart and reliever Bryan Bartels, sending 10 to the plate and scoring 5 runs in the bottom of the 5th to take a 9-4 lead. However, a win over a solid team like Barton never truly comes easy, with the Cougars immediately scoring 4 of those runs back in 6th and tying it back up at 9 in the 8th. For the second time, entering the bottom of the 9th, Coffeyville needed a hero to avoid extra innings. This time, they'd get it from pinch hitter Tyler Massey, entering the game to lead off. He'd need just 3 pitches to decide everything.

 

Korben Ford, usually a position player, earned his first win on the mound this season, striking out 4 in just under 2 innings of work. Barton's Hollis Huff went 3 innings before giving up the game-deciding homer, taking the loss.

 

Coffeyville is now 24-17 on the season, and get back to .500 in conference play at 13-13. The Cougars will look for revenge Saturday, as Coffeyville heads to Great Bend for the back half of the series. Those two games will not be broadcast, but we'll return to Walter Johnson Park next Thursday as the Ravens host Neosho.

Both Nado Track Teams Finish Second In Columbus

 

Field Kindley High School girl's and boy's track teams both finish second at the meet in Columbus. The Nado boys were one point away from first place. The Nado pulled off the sweep in the 400m and finished 1st and 2nd in the 100m.

 

Freshman Aaron Tunstall got his first varsity individual gold by winning the 100m. Nathan Barrett took first place in the two-mile. Nado track is back in action today competing in a 23-team meet in Fredonia.

Nado Varsity and JV Sweep the Bluestreaks

 

Field Kindley baseball secures the sweep of Neodesha with a varsity win of 21-13 and a JV win of 8-5.

 

Garrett Vannoster was dialed in at the plate tallying four hits in the win.  The Nado grabbed an early lead with a single by Mason Lochner and a single by Joseph Hernandez in the second inning.  Two more runs in the second inning helped the Nado pull away.  Hernandez was credited with the victory going three and two-thirds innings, allowing six runs on nine hits and striking out six. Jeremiah Elrod, Greg Frazier, Lochner, and Ty Wintjen all pitched in relief. 

 

Field Kindley tallied 16 hits in the game. Vannoster, Frazier, Hernandez, Lochner, and McGlothlin each had multiple hits.  The Nado had 14 stolen bases as a team led by Joseph Neuenschwander with four.

Coffeyville Takes Two More Wins From OKWU JV

 

The Coffeyville Red Ravens took a break from conference play Monday, defeating Oklahoma Wesleyan's JV team 6-0 and 3-2 in two 7-inning contests.

 

The Ravens used Monday as an opportunity to get plenty of players involved, and that was most apparent on the mound. Coffeyville used 6 pitchers in the first game and 5 more in the second, with only Aaron Geisler (Game 1), Korey Aytes and Carlos Lopez (Game 2) going more than 1 inning. The committee approach to pitching worked for the most part through the first contest, with the Eagles occasionally threatening but never following through base hits. Meanwhile, Coffeyville used a 5-run 4th inning to jump ahead, taking a 6-0 lead that proved to be enough to cruise to a rather comfortable win.

 

Coffeyville also used an entirely new lineup for the second game, giving a rest to lineup stalwarts such as Orlando Gonzalez and Austin Gonzales. The offensive production, as a result, took a slight hit, but the Ravens still found enough to get by. Hunter Peacock tied things at 1 with a sacrifice fly in the 2nd inning, and after the Eagles retook the lead in the top of the 4th, a clutch 2-RBI single from Kolby Adams in the 5th put the Ravens ahead for good. Alex Galvez, the 11th and final pitcher for Coffeyville on the day, got the final three outs in the top of the 7th to give the Ravens the season sweep.

 

Coffeyville has improved its season record to 22-17. They'll return to conference play this Thursday, hosting the Barton Cougars.

Coffeyville Splits Season Series with Allen County

The Coffeyville Red Ravens split its season series with Allen County after going 1-1 again on Saturday.

 

Coffeyville had its offense clicking early in the first contest. In the bottom of the 1st, Austin Gonzales crushed a ball to right field that brought leadoff hitter Orlando Gonzalez around for an early 1-0 lead. Austin Gonzales would pick up another RBI on a groundout in the 3rd inning, but unfortunately, Coffeyville’s offensive production would come to a halt past that point.  Meanwhile, Allen County finally started to get things going themselves. A fielder’s choice put 1 on the board in the 5th, and the Red Devils tied things up in what could have been the game-deciding top of the 7th with an RBI double for Nate Bach.

 

The game headed into extra innings, but only the 8th inning was needed. Allen County’s Christian Altamirano, the ninth hitter in the lineup, hit another RBI double to give the Red Devils the go-ahead, and eventually, game-winning run. The Ravens dropped the first contest, 3-2. Christopher Spry pitched another complete game for Coffeyville but took the loss. Allen County’s Brett Buchanan also went the full 8 innings, getting the win.

 

The second contest of the day saw Coffeyville struggle to get anything going against Red Devils ace Josh Fluet. After giving up a run in the top of the 1st, Coffeyville themselves were able to at least plate a run in the bottom half on what proved to be a rather controversial interference call. However, the Allen County starter largely befuddled the Red Ravens hitters, striking out 9 in just over 5 innings of work.

 

After walking 2 in the 6th, Fluet was pulled for a fresh arm, and Coffeyville took advantage. Jackson Mannix sent a fly ball out to deep right field that brought home the go-ahead runner from 3rd, and the Ravens would pull off a double steal that sent another across. Scoring 2 runs proved to be just enough for Coffeyville, as the Red Devils brought the game back to 1 after a sacrifice fly of their own brought a runner home. Coffeyville reliever Jayden Quarles would settle down enough, however, to finish things off and give the Red Ravens the 3-2 win.

 

The Red Ravens are now 20-17 on the season. They’ll take a step back from conference play today, taking on the Oklahoma Wesleyan Junior Varsity.

Nado Baseball Coaches to Host Coaching Clinic

 

The Field Kindley High School baseball coaches are holding a coaching clinic for youth baseball coaches and parents.

 

The clinic is free and will be on April 30th at 2:00pm at Doss Field at LeClere Park. Nado Coach Will Owens says they will cover a variety of topics including goals for youth baseball, offensive and defensive philosophy, structures for practicing as well as other developmental topics. There will also be a question and answer period. Coach Owens says any and all influencers of young baseball players are invited.

Strickland Sets 100 Meter Hurdle Record

 

A track and field record has been broken at Field Kindley High School.

 

Junior Makayla Strickland has set the new record for the 100-meter hurdle. Strickland set the record with a time of 16.09 beating the previous record of 16.34 in 1995. The record was set at the Montgomery County track meet in Independence.

 

Track Coach Jeremy Neuenschwander says Strickland overcame a pretty bad crash from the week before and came back more determined. He says she responds well to coaching and has put forth a tremendous amount of effort along with her great ability to get better.

Red Ravens Splits Two with Allen County

 

Coffeyville split the first two games of its series with Allen County on Thursday, dropping the first game 10-6 but taking the second 10-7.

 

Ravens starting pitcher Chat Hayes had a slow start to Game 1, giving up 5 runs on 4 hits. He'd calm down after the 1st, keeping the Red Devils largely under wraps, and even giving Coffeyville time to slowly crawl its way back into the game. Jackson Mannix tied things up for the Red Ravens in the 5th inning on a 2RBI single, and Tanner Graves would put the team on top with an RBI single the very next inning, but the 6-5 lead was to be short-lived. Allen County scored another 5 runs in the bottom half of that 6th inning, and with Coffeyville unable to respond in the 7th, the game ended with a 10-6 Red Devil victory.

 

The second game also saw the Ravens come out of the gate rather slowly, as Allen County jumped out to a 4-0 lead after 3 innings. Brady Claypool brought Coffeyville back within 3 with an RBI triple in the 4th, but it was the 8th inning that truly saw the Ravens finally start to soar. Starting out trailing 4-1, Coffeyville sent 13 batters to the plate, driving in 9 runs on 7 hits to take a 10-4 lead heading into the final inning. A last-ditch Red Devil comeback effort fell short, with the Red Ravens getting their revenge for the earlier loss at 10-7.

 

Coffeyville is now 19-16 for the season. The team returns to Walter Johnson Park on Saturday, playing host to the same Red Devils squad.

Former Red Raven Recognized by NJCAA

 

A former Coffeyville Community College Red Ravens track star is recognized by the NJCAA.

 

Olympian Andre De Grasse has been awarded the 2022 NJCAA Achievement Award. This award recognizes superior athletic success and is presented to a former NJCAA student-athlete that has displayed outstanding ability in national, professional, Olympic, or international competition while also displaying excellent ethical character.

 

De Grasse, who is a five-time NJCAA National Champion for the Red Ravens, made noise for Canada with a gold medal in the 200m and a bronze finish in the 100m at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic. De Grasse's gold medal was Canada's first gold in track since 1996.

Gonzales Game-Winner Leads Coffeyville Over Butler

 

Late-game heroics lifted the Coffeyville Red Ravens over Butler, 9-8, Tuesday afternoon.

 

Tuesday's game was a rare single, 9-inning contest. The Grizzlies scored the game's first 3 runs, coming after a 2-RBI homerun and an RBI groundout. The Ravens fought back, tying the game at 3-3, but were forced to make another comeback after Butler plated another 3 runs in the top of the 5th. Luckily, Coffeyville was covered. After scoring a run in the bottom half of the inning, bringing the game back to within 2 runs, shortstop Orlando Gonzalez took Butler reliever Denton Whiteside deep to left to tie the ballgame back up. Later in the inning, first baseman Jackson Mannix found himself an RBI single to give Coffeyville its first lead of the game at 7-6, a lead they'd hold till near the end of the ballgame.

 

The Red Ravens had a chance to close the game in the top of the ninth, leading the Grizzlies 8-7. Coffeyville came as close as to take Butler to its final strike, but clutch hitting from the bottom of the lineup tied the ballgame up at 8. Fortunately, the Ravens came on strong in the bottom half, getting pinch runner Kolby Adams on base and bringing him around to 3rd. Designated hitter Austin Gonzales then chose that opportunity to come through with his first hit of the game.

 

Coffeyville improves to 18-15 on the season, 10-11 in Jayhawk Conference play. They'll next take on Allen County, traveling to Iola on Thursday for a doubleheader.

Collier Sees Success at DI

 

A former Oklahoma Union multi-sport athlete continues to impress at the Division I level.

 

Nate Collier, who is on the track and field team at Abilene Christian University in Texas, had another stellar weekend at the North Texas Classic. The freshman took first place in discus with a throw of 54.99 meters. He also placed third in shotput with a toss of 16.3 meters.

 

Collier previously had scores that topped the numbers posted by the reigning Big 12 champion. Collier is redshirting his first year on campus but is still able to participate in meets. The freshman competes as an unattached athlete so his scores do not count towards the team total.

Ravens Take Two Over Labette, Including No-Hitter

 

The Coffeyville Red Ravens took the first two games of its four game series with Labette Thursday afternoon, winning the first game 4-1 and the second 7-6.

 

Starting pitching has been a strong point for the Ravens this season, and that was apparent in the first game of the series. Coffeyville lefty Chat Hayes took to the mound, and dominated the Cardinals lineup for much of the game, mostly through forcing easy ground balls and towering pop-ups. RBIs for Jack Bell and Quinton Carlberg gave Coffeyville the lead, but most of the attention was placed on Hayes as he continued to stifle the Cardinal batters. Labette did manage to put a run across in the top of the 5th, reaching base on an error, advancing on a walk, and then scoring on a passed ball. However, the Cardinals still did not manage a hit, keeping a potential no-hitter bid alive. Finally, in the top of the 7th, Hayes would record his fourth, and most important, strikeout.

 

Hayes faced just 24 batters en route to the win on the mound, while Labette starter Jaxon James took the loss.

 

The second game proved to be a game of momentum. Coffeyville took just two batters to take its first lead on an RBI single by second baseman Korben Ford. Labette added a run of its on in the top of the second, which was immediately answered by another Red Raven RBI. The fourth inning was Coffeyville's big break offensively, with the Ravens adding 4 runs in an inning highlighted by three separate triples for Jack Bell, Orlando Gonzalez, and Ford. That pushed the lead to 6-1 at the time, but a hard-charging Cardinals squad pushed the game back to 6-3 and eventually 7-4 entering the top of the ninth. Reliever Alex Galvez was brought in to close the door, but he initially struggled, loading the bases and putting the tying run aboard with just 1-out. However, Coffeyville would survive, with Galvez only letting 2 of those 3 baserunners come across and preserving an intense 7-6 win.

 

Starting pitcher Kinson Michel earned the win, with Galvez earning the save despite the setback. The Red Ravens are now 16-14 on the season, and head into a weekend doubleheader in Parsons against the same Cardinals team.

Ravens Split Home Doubleheader With KCK

 

Coffeyville split its home doubleheader with Kansas City Kansas on Saturday, taking the first contest 2-1 but dropping the second 16-4.

 

The first game featured yet another great pitching performance from Ravens starter Christopher Spry, just a week removed from a 7-inning, 2-run performance against Cowley. With his pitch count low, and facing only 26 batters, Spry was able to go the distance once again. He pitched the full 7 innings and allowed just 1 run to cross in the top of the 5th.

 

Meanwhile, the offense was able to get just enough going for themselves to pass the Blue Devils by. Trailing 1-0 in the bottom half of the 5th, right fielder Jack Bell ripped a line drive into right field that allowed AJ Craft to score from third base. The very next inning, Coffeyville pulled off a risky double steal, with Jackson Mannix drawing enough attention for pinch runner Kolby Adams to make a mad dash for home. He'd slide just underneath the tag, giving the Red Ravens a lead that would prove decisive after a scoreless top of the 7th. Spry was the winning pitcher, improving his record to 1-1 on the season. The loss was KCK's first of the Jayhawk Conference season.

 

The second game looked good for Coffeyville, at first. The Ravens shook KCK starter Eli Tormes, putting 3 runs across in the bottom of the 1st. The fun mostly stopped there, though. The Blue Devils slowly ramped up their own offensive efforts, scoring 1 in the 2nd, 2 more in the 3rd, and finally, 3 in the 5th to take a 6-3 lead. Coffeyville briefly brought it back to within 2 after another RBI single for Jack Bell, but KCK poured on 10 more runs in the game's final 2 innings to bring the game to a anticlimatic conclusion. Coffeyville starter Marcos Lopez took the loss for the Ravens, dropping his season record to 2-1.

 

The Red Ravens are now 14-14 this season. They'll return to Walter Johnson Park for a weekday showdown with Labette Community College. You can catch the broadcast at 1:00PM, on Sonshine 98.9, KQQF.

 

 

Nado Track Competes in First Meet of the Year

 

Field Kindley track pick up multiple top-three finishes in the cold at their first meet of the year.  Yesterday, the Nado varsity track team competed at the Labette County High School track meet and despite the cold weather saw lots of success in multiple events.

 

Junior Mikayla Strickland took first in the 100-meter hurdles. Senior Zac Slavin won first in the 400-meter with Sophomores Amir and Amani Luten finishing second and fourth, respectively. Senior Nathan Barrett, who was competing in his first event in three years finished second in the 1600. Junior Chaunte Porter finished second in shot and discus and Kainen White finished 6th. Freshman Aaron Tunstall finished fourth in the 100-meter. Julianna Morgan took fourth in the 3200.

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