Archive for Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Sports in brief

August 1, 2007

Tonganoxie driver notches two victories

Tonganoxie driver Dustin Boney won consecutive feature races in Missouri.

He won July 20 at the LA Raceway in LaMonte, Mo., then won again the next night at the Central Missouri Speedway in Warrensburg, Mo.

The LaMonte victory earned Boney $1,000.

Boney's brother Justin, of Leavenworth, won the modified feature July 21 at Thunder Hill Speedway in Mayetta.

Hughes late Shrine Bowl replacement

Graduated Tonganoxie senior Jeff Hughes participated in the Kansas Shrine Bowl as a replacement Saturday night in Hays.

Hughes' east team lost to the west team, 26-7.

The quarterback/safety was the fourth Tonganoxie football player to be selected to the Shrine Bowl.

Hughes competed in another all-star game -- the Kansas City All-Star Metro Challenge -- on June 14. Hughes' Kansas team defeated Missouri, 6-3, in Stilwell.

He will compete at Washburn University in the fall. The first day of practice for Hughes will be Thursday.

Scouts finish second in MAYB tournament

The Tonganoxie Scouts finished in second place last weekend at the MAYB/Lawrence Athletics Basketball Tournament in Gardner.

The Scouts finished with a 4-1 record in the tournament.

Tonganoxie lost to St. James (Mo.), 28-24, on Saturday. St. James ended up winning the tournament. The Scouts defeated the Santa Fe Trail Chargers, 13-12, for second place.

Scouts players are Kara Banks, Aly Bartholomew, Marissa Martin, Emily Soetaert, Emma Stilgenbauer and Katelyn Waldeier. They will be going into sixth grade this fall.

Braves to hold softball tryouts

The 16-U and 18-U Tonganoxie Braves will hold fast pitch softball tryouts at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds.

Individuals interested in participating should contact Craig Lohman (913-727-2223), Pat Albert (913-221-1713) or Curtis Smart (913-240-3256).

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