From the Sidelines
High school athletes choosing colleges
Several Tonganoxie High School athletes are planning to play for Kansas community colleges next season.
John Barnes, this season's Chieftain quarterback, has signed with Highland Community College. He plans to play quarterback at Highland.
Aaron Minor, a tailback and defensive back for the Chieftains in the fall, plans to join Barnes at Highland.
High-flying Sara Poje, whose outside hitting was one of the solid points for the Tonganoxie volleyball team, has signed to play at Neosho County Community College.
Jeff Theno and Sherry Holland are looking for girls for a 12- and 13-year-old team.
Competitive experience is preferred, but it is not necessary.
For a try-out, call Sherry at 724-1044 or Jeff at 724-2476.
None of the five Tonganoxie kids wrestlers who competed Saturday at the Topeka tournament placed. More than 980 children participated in the tournament.
Tonganoxie wrestlers, however, fared better Sunday at the Lawrence tournament.
Name Weight Class
Zac Ditty 100 pounds under 12
Matt Weyer 170 pounds under 14
Ryan Stockman 67 pounds under 10
Travis Adcox 82 pounds under 10
Andy Knootz 80 pounds under 12
Aaron Adcox 140 pounds under 12
Jake Pickert 96 pounds under 10
Matt Ellison 135 pounds under 14
Jace Walters 73 pounds under 10
Joe Stockman 96 pounds under 12
Jerry Hartshorn 135 pounds under 14
After play on Feb. 8, the Tonganoxie Recreation Commission standings for co-ed volleyball were as follows:
Team League Overall
1. Calovich 5-0 6-0
2. Crain 4-1 5-1
3. Over the Net 4-1 4-2
4. Seymour 2-3 3-3
5. Staples 2-3 2-4
6. Floor Burns 1-4 2-4
7. Hillbilly V-ball 1-4 1-5
8. Hubbel Hill Gang 1-4 1-5
Crain 3, Seymour 0
Hillbilly V-ball 2, Hubbel Hill Gang 1
Over the Net 2, Floor Burns 1
Calovich 2, Staples 1
The seventh-grade boys basketball team lost to McLouth and Monticello last week.
Travis Schultz hit a three point shot in the last minute of the McLouth game, tying the score, 25-25.
In overtime, McLouth outscored Tonganoxie 5-1.
"We couldn't get any shots to fall," said Coach Jim Cackler. "It was very disappointing."
Schultz and Sam Mitchell scored nine points each. Brad Willis had five, Kirk Rodell scored two and Chris Colon had one point.
Monticello proved to be a strong team. The Warriors trailed in this road game 20-9 at halftime.
They were never able to close the gap in the second half, and Monticello won 34-19.
Ross Starcher, Zac Ditty, Colon and Mitchell each scored four points. Willis had three.
The Warriors play six games in nine days as they finish their season.