Sports in brief
Post 41 set for league tournament
The Tonganoxie Post 41 American Legion baseball team finished its regular season at 5-19 and is heading into postseason play.
Post 41 will participate in a double-elimination league tournament, which started Tuesday night at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds. The game continued past The Mirror's press time.
If Tonganoxie won Tuesday night, it would play again at 8 p.m. today at the fairgrounds. If Tonganoxie lost, it would play at 6 p.m. at the fairgrounds.
Check www.tonganoxiemirror.com for updates.
Post 41 lost two games to the Easton Outlaws, 15-4 and 10-2, on July 17 at the fairgrounds.
Tonganoxie finished the regular season Friday with two losses against the Leavenworth Wranglers, 14-1 and 17-10, at Padilla Field in Leavenworth.
Post 41 coach Pat Bailey has borrowed some players from the Tonganoxie Chieftains USSSA summer league team because of injuries. Rob Schlicht, Jace Waters, Logan Forbis and Erick Lowe have all played for Post 41 recently.
Injuries have ended the season for Post 41's Kevin Stewart, Ryan Smith, Shaun Roberts and Mike Rome. Derek Erwin is questionable for this week's league tourney.
Post 41 linescores and highlights:
Post 41 vs. Easton, game 1
Easton 344 4 -- 15
Post 41 021 1 -- 4
James Bailey: 2-3, RBI
Dylan Young: 1-2, 2 RBI
Pat Gallagher: 1-2, RBI
Tyler Erwin: 1-2
Easton 303 22 -- 10
Post 41 000 02 -- 2
Grant Ebbert: 1-3, RBI
Rob Schlicht: 1-3, RBI
Dylan Young: 1-2
Post 41 vs. Leavenworth Wranglers, game 1:
Post 41 000 1 -- 1
LV Wranglers 239 x -- 14
Post 41 204 22 -- 10
LV Wranglers 262 43 -- 17
Ebbert: 4-5, 3 RBI
Gallagher: 3-5, RBI
Derek Erwin 1-1, 3BB
Kyle Newton 2-4
Tyler Erwin 1-3, 2B
Weller named track coach of year
The Kansas Cross Country and Track & Field Coaches Association named Tonganoxie coach Chris Weller its Class 4A girls track and field coach of the year.
Weller led the Chieftains to a fourth-place finish at the state track meet last season in Wichita. The finish was the best ever for Tonganoxie.
Weller had four noteworthy finishers at the state meet last season, including the top two finishers in the javelin throw. Roxi Grizzle finished first and Ali Pistora, who will throw the javelin for Kansas State next season, placed second.
Roni Grizzle placed second in the shot put, while Christy Weller placed third in the 800-meter run.
The Chieftains improved on their 11th place finish at state two years ago without the services of high jumper and hurdles athlete Tracie Hileman, who could not compete at regionals in hopes of qualifying for state because she was suffering from a tonsil infection.
Softball tournament slated for September
The fifth-annual Andy Robbins Coed Softball Tournament will take place Sept. 8 at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds.
Robbins died in September 2002 from complications from Ewing's sarcoma, a type of bone cancer. He was 24.
Robbins was a 1996 graduate of Tonganoxie High School. He was the manager of Jeffries Farm and Home Center in Bonner Springs.
Entry fee is $110 per team. The winners of the tournament will receive T-shirts and their entry fees back.
Proceeds will go toward the Andy Robbins Memorial Scholarship at Tonganoxie High School.
Call Josh or Lorlei Witt at (913) 845-0089 to register.
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