Sports in brief - Sept. 17
THS grads awarded; MHS cross country meet set for Thursday
Flaherty receives NJCAA honor
Just a few weeks into her freshman season as starting goalkeeper for the Butler Community College Grizzlies, former Tonganoxie High keeper Sarah Flaherty is already receiving accolades.
Flaherty was one of two players named NJCAA Division I Women's Soccer Players of the Week for all games played Aug. 30 through Sept. 6.
The Tonganoxie High graduate allowed a single goal in 360 minutes that week as Butler went 4-0, defeating Iowa Central, Western Nebraska, Hesston and Allen County.
In the defeat of then-No. 13 Iowa Central, Flaherty had three saves on three shots as the Grizzlies won, 5-0.
The other award winner for the week was Carissa Lafevers of Chandler-Gilbert Community College in Chandler, Ariz.
Jeannin's defense awarded by KCAC
Ottawa University senior volleyball player Laura Jeannin has been selected as the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Specialist Player of the Week, the KCAC office announced on Monday afternoon.
Jeannin, a libero from Tonganoxie, participated in 15 sets and five games this past week. She had 70 digs - a 4.67 dig per set average.
Jeannin, a Tonganoxie High graduate, also had a 100-percent service reception percentage and recorded three aces.
MHS cross country team home Thursday
The McLouth High cross country team's meet at Wamego on Saturday was canceled due to rain.
Event organizers didn't want to ruin the golf course and feared roads may be flooded on the routes for all traveling schools. The event won't be rescheduled.
The Bulldogs will play host to a meet on Thursday. Junior varsity girls begin at 4 p.m., JV boys start at 4:30 p.m., and varsity girls and boys races follow at 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
TMS football teams split with Mill Creek
The Tonganoxie Middle School teams split games with Mill Creek this past week.
The seventh grade team won, 14-8. The team's two touchdowns both came from Joseph Wolfe and TMS got a two-point conversion by Cole Holloway.
The TMS eighth grade team lost its contest with MCMS, 14-8. The Warriors' touchdown came from Cody Saladin. They made a two-point conversion on a pass from Brett Shelton to Zach Carey.
TMS volleyball squads in action
Tonganoxie Middle School sent two eighth-grade B teams to an eight-school tournament on Saturday. The TMS Red team finished second in its bracket and the White team took seventh place.
The Red team defeated Basehor-Linwood and Osawatomie and lost to Eudora and Paola.
The White team bounced back to beat Osawatomie in the seventh-place game after falling to Baldwin, Paola and Piper.
Elsewhere, the seventh grade B team split two matches with Perry.