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June 14, 2006

Big-T Legion squad opens summer on road

The Big-T Tonganoxie American Legion squad opened the season June 2 in the Ottawa Wood Bat Tourney.

The squad, coached by Tonganoxie High coach Phil Loomis, went 1-3 in the tourney and split last week with Piper.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the team will play in the Osawatomie Tournament. The squad will have its first home competition Tuesday when Paola comes to town.

Tonganoxie wrestling camp a month away

The third annual Chieftain Wrestling Camp of Champs will be July 14 and 15 in the Tonganoxie High multipurporse building south of Beatty Field.

Camp will run each day from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for youth ages 5-12 and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for ages 13-18.

Tonganoxie High coaches Jeremy Goebel and Scott Underwood, along with Dana College and former THS wrestler Hunter Samuels, will instruct campers at the clinic.

Campers are asked to wear workout shorts and shirts.

The camp costs $20.

For more information, contact THS coach Jeremy Goebel at (913) 845-2924.

Checks may be made to THS wrestling and sent with permission slip to: Tonganoxie Elementary School, 304 Shawnee, Tonganoxie 66086.

THS soccer teams to hold summer workouts

Tonganoxie High boys and girls soccer players are encouraged to attend practices throughout the summer.

THS coach Kenneth Lott will hold practices, usually on Tuesdays and Thursdays, on the practice field to the west of the junior high.

Practices will run from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. for the boys team and 9:39 a.m. to 11 a.m. for the girls squad.

Lott is entering his second season as the boys coach this fall. He also will coach the girls squad, which will begin its inaugural season next spring.

For more information, contact Lott at (913) 651-7592.

McLouth football battles in 7-on-7 events at KU

The McLouth High football team competed June 3 on the Kansas University campus in a 7-on-7 tournament.

MHS went 3-3 on the day, defeating three Missouri schools: University Academy, 19-13; Carl Junction, 12-6; and Carrolton, 24-12. The Bulldogs lost to Oklahoma Christian out of Oklahoma City, 21-13; Shawnee Heights of Topeka, 34-27; and Wichita Southeast, 34-7.

McLouth was the smallest school at the tournament.

The Bulldogs also are competing in a 7-on-7 league at Basehor-Linwood. June 5, the team defeated Lansing, 35-7, and Bonner Springs, 12-6.

On Monday, the squad topped Basehor-Linwood, 42-7, and Pleasant Ridge, 34-13.

McLouth now is 4-0 in the Basehor-Linwood league.

Prince, Wildcat assistants to appear Monday in Lawrence for golf event

The Lawrence Area Catbackers announce a special appearance by Kansas State football coach Ron Prince and his entire football staff at the 2006 Jake Ochs Golf Classic golf tournament.

The tourney will be played Monday on the private side of Alvamar Country Club in Lawrence.

This is the only Catbacker golf tournament in which the entire football staff will participate. Tournament registration begins at 11a.m., with the shotgun start at noon.

Prince and members of his staff will be speaking immediately after the tournament, between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Dick Luman at (785) 843-5200 or Cynthia Ochs at (785) 843-5143.

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