KVL honors Tonganoxie athletes
When the Kaw Valley League recently handed out postseason honors for spring sports, a number of Tonganoxie High athletes were named to its postseason all-league teams.
After a 14-9 season that ended with a regional final appearance, the Tonganoxie baseball team had six players receive KVL postseason honors.
Pitcher Logan Forbis, who had a 2.33 ERA in a team-leading 48 innings pitched, made the first team, as did catcher Tyler Lupton, who is just a sophomore.
A trio of Chieftains made the KVL second team. Blaize Oelschlaeger, who played a few positions for THS this season, made the team as a utility player. Infielder Jace Waters and outfielder Rob Schlicht were also named to the second team.
Second baseman Keith Wentz-Hall received honorable mention.
The Chieftains softball team was a one-run, extra-inning loss away from making state and four THS players were honored for their efforts this season.
Sisters Lauren and Lindsey Himpel both received first-team KVL honors for the Chieftains, junior Lauren as an outfielder and senior Lindsey as a utility player.
The Chieftains also had two second-teamers: catcher Melissa Pratt and first baseman Ashlee Lohman.
In its second year of existence the THS girls soccer team went 6-11 and five of its players received KVL honors.
Forward Alexa Moreno, defender Kristen Titterington and goalkeeper Sarah Flaherty - all seniors - were named to the KVL second team in their final campaign.
A pair of junior midfielders, Jordan Gagne and Addy Phelps, received honorable mention for Tonganoxie.