From the Sidelines
Outdoor tips appreciated; stories to be forthcoming
Pheasant and quail hunting opened Saturday.
I hope everyone had a successful and safe weekend.
My personal hunt has been going well. Quite a few people have responded with ideas for outdoors stories.
I'm in the process of contacting some of our local hunters and will be including their stories in future editions of The Mirror.
Please continue to send me your ideas, stories and suggestions.
Oliver Harris, a 1998 Tonganoxie High School graduate, competed at the National Junior College Athletic Association national cross country championships last weekend.
Harris is a sophomore at Johnson County Community College.
He was a member of the team that won the regional at Colby last week.
He was the sixth runner on Johnson County's team that placed second in the nation at the national championships in Lansing, Mich.
Johnson County lost to a team from Lansing.
The Tonganoxie football team rounded out the season with a banquet at the high school last Thursday.
The seniors sat at the head table. Each of the seniors received a football personalized with his name and number.
The coaches presented each of the classes and encouraged the younger players to continue working in the weight room.
The seniors gave gifts to the coaches and presented jerseys to two of their teammates who were injured and unable to play this season.
Steve Hughes, varsity football coach received an ice pack for the injuries he sustained on a sideline play at Perry.
The banquet concluded with a film of the season's highlights.