Archive for Wednesday, August 27, 2003

THS soccer kicks off season on Friday

August 27, 2003

Friday will be tune-up night for most area sports teams as they scrimmage.

For Tonganoxie High soccer, however, Friday means the beginning of the real deal.

Chieftain soccer will have two games on their record a week from now -- Friday's road game against Mill Valley in Shawnee and the home opener Tuesday against Bonner Springs.

First-year THS coach Luke Denney wouldn't mind just a few more practices before that first match.

"I think it's a little bit of a disadvantage, especially with being a new coach," he said.

The Omaha, Neb., native wasn't able to incorporate a summer training program, but he said his team has made strides, even in the short time he and players have had together.

"I'm most pleased with the attentiveness of the kids," Denney said. "They're very focused on what they're doing."

THS had its red-white scrimmage on Tuesday at Chieftain Park.

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