Archive for Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Sports in brief: Dec. 17

December 16, 2008

Grizzle honored by national publication

Tonganoxie High graduate Roxi Grizzle was named the top prep javelin thrower in the nation by Track & Field News.

Grizzle, now a freshman at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, was named a first-team all-American in the Nov./Dec. issue, the 2008 prep annual edition, of the magazine.

In her senior year as a Chieftain thrower, Grizzle won the javelin at every meet, including the Class 4A State Championship, where she set a 4A state record in the event.

TMS girls runner-up at tournament

Tonganoxie Middle School’s eighth-grade girls basketball team wrapped up its season with a second-place finish at the Monticello Trails Tournament this past week.

The Warriors defeated Basehor-Linwood, 23-6, in a semifinal.

Jo Kissinger had 10 points and three steals for TMS in the victory. Jennifer Whitledge scored six points and grabbed four rebounds. Coach John Korb said the team played great defense throughout the contest.

In the championship game, TMS fell to host Monticello Trails, 23-8.

Whitledge, Olivia Hollingsworth, Hannah Kemp and Madee Walker each scored two points. Whitledge led the team with nine rebounds. Kemp and Whitledge each had four steals and Walker had three.

Korb said the Warriors played good defense, but were “stone cold” shooting the basketball and were unable to capitalize on forced turnovers.

The loss was just the second setback of the season for Tonganoxie as the Warriors went 12-2 in 2008.

Korb said he was thankful to all the parents and grandparents for their support during the season.

Knights of Columbus free-throw contest

All boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2009 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. The local competition will be held at 1 p.m. Jan. 4 at the Tonganoxie High School Gymnasium.

The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district, regional and state competitions. International champions are announced by the K of C International headquarters based on scores from the state-level competitions.

All boys and girls 10 to 14 years old are eligible to participate and will compete in their respective age divisions. Last year more than 200,000 participated in more than 3,000 local competitions.

All contestants on the local level are recognized for their participation in the event. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent.

For entry forms or additional information, contact Mark Zerrer at (913) 845-2900.

KU baseball offers winter clinics

The Kansas University baseball program is offering a number of opportunities for young players to improve their skills in the coming weeks and months.

Holiday Skills Camp

Dec. 27-29

9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ages 7-18

Anschutz Indoor Pavilion (KU Campus)

Cost: $195 (lunch included)

Pitching/ Catching/ Infield Academies

Session 1: Jan. 8, 14, 22, 29

Session 2: Fab. 5, 12, 19, 26

7- 9 p.m. each night

Anschutz Indoor Pavilion (KU Campus)

Cost: $99

Hitting Academy

Session 1: Jan. 12, 20, 27 (Session 1 costs $75)

Session 2: Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24

Session 3: March 2, 9, 23, 30

7- 9 p.m. each night

Hoglund Indoor Facility (Baseball Field)

Cost: $99 (if interested in combining with a defensive academy session, the cost is $175)

Sunday Night Baseball School

Session 1: Jan. 11, 18, 25 (Session 1 cost $90)

Session 2: Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22

Session 3: March 1, 8, 15, 22

7- 9 p.m. each session

Anschutz Indoor Pavilion (KU Campus)

Cost for session 2 and 3 is $120

For more information, call (785) 864-7907

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