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Tonganoxie Invitational team capsules

January 18, 2010

Sixteen high school basketball teams will be competing for two tournament crowns this week at the 51st annual Tonganoxie Invitational.

Here is a brief look at all the squads.

Boys bracket

Atchison Redmen

Colors: Red and yellow

League: Kansas City Atchison League

Current record: 1-4

Last year’s finish: 3-17, lost to Tonganoxie in sub-state first round

Last year’s finish at Tonganoxie Invitational: Seventh

Coach: Kurtis Downing

De Soto Wildcats

Colors: Green and white

League: Frontier

Current record: 6-3

Last year's finish: 15-7

Top players: Aaron Nutterfield, Brandan Philbrook, Mason Wedel

Last year’s finish at Tonganoxie Invitational: First

Coach: Jim Bonar

Don Bosco Wolves

Colors: Maroon and black

League: Independent

Last year’s finish at Tonganoxie Invitational: Eighth

Coach: Brad Washington

Eudora Cardinals

Colors: Cardinal and navy

League: Frontier

Current record: 5-3

Last year's finish: 11-10

Top players: Justin Ballock, Drew Noble, Coulter Vestal

Last year’s finish at Tonganoxie Invitational: Fourth

Coach: Kyle Deterding

Jeff West Tigers

Colors: Orange and black

League: Big Seven

Current record: 3-6

Last year’s finish: 7-14, lost in sub-state first round to Holton

Top players: Alex Baker, Dillon Roy

Last year’s finish at Tonganoxie Invitational: Sixth

Coach: Matt Tinsley

Lansing Lions

Colors: Scarlet and white

League: Kaw Valley

Current record: 4-4

Last year’s finish: 19-4, lost to Salina-Central at Class 5A state tournament

Top players: Brian Beall, Sloan Blain, Izaiah Grice, Calvin Schneider

Last year’s finish at Tonganoxie Invitational: Third

Coach: Rod Briggs

Silver Lake Eagles

Colors: Maroon and gold

League: Mid-East

Current record: 3-4

Last year’s finish: 8-14

Top players: Casey Smith, Keenan Kruger

Last year’s finish at Tonganoxie Invitational: Fifth

Coach: Linndy Frieden

Tonganoxie Chieftains

Colors: Red and white

League: Kaw Valley

Current record: 3-4

Last year’s finish: 14-9, lost to Basehor-Linwood in sub-state final

Top players: Jeremy Carlisle, Dane Erickson, Justin Jacobs, Dylan Scates, Keaton Schaffer, Austin Vickers

Last year’s finish at Tonganoxie Invitational: Second

Coach: Shawn Phillips

Girls bracket

Atchison Lady Red

Colors: Red and yellow

League: Kansas City Atchison League

Current record: 1-6

Last year’s finish: 5-16, lost to Basehor-Linwood in sub-state first round

Top players: Courtney Calhoon, Alanna Downing, Ashley Gray, Kaitlyn Underwood, Paige Wood

Last year’s finish at Tonganoxie Invitational: Sixth

Coach: Roni Ettleman

Chanute Blue Comets

Colors: Blue and gold

League: Southeast Kansas

Current record: 4-3

Last year’s finish: 12-10, lost in sub-state semi to Girard

Top players: Ali Aylward, Dani Bagshaw, Kameron Braman, Brooke Sharp, Jordan Wiltse

Last year’s finish at Tonganoxie Invitational: N/A

Coach: Megan Reid

De Soto Wildcats

Colors: Green and white

League: Frontier

Current record: 4-4

Last year's finish: 3-18

Top players: Katie Gorman, Shelbi Petty

Last year’s finish at Tonganoxie Invitational: Seventh

Coach: Dwight Spencer

Eudora Cardinals

Colors: Cardinal and navy

League: Frontier

Current record: 3-5

Last year’s finish: 16-8, lost to Concordia at Class 4A state tournament

Top players: Evan Folks, Sydney Schmille

Last year’s finish at Tonganoxie Invitational: Second

Coach: Todd Cossman

Jeff West Tigers

Colors: Orange and black

League: Big Seven

Current record: 3-5

Last year’s finish: 14-8

Top players: Erika Essman, Taylor Jaimes, Tara Massey, Brianna Ploude

Last year’s finish at Tonganoxie Invitational: Fifth

Coach: Steve Stallbaumer

Lansing Lions

Colors: Scarlet and white

League: Kaw Valley

Current record: 6-2

Last year’s finish: 19-4, lost to Emporia at Class 5A state tournament

Top players: Amy Briggs, Katie Delich, Allison Ewing, Kiersten Kirkendoll

Last year’s finish at Tonganoxie Invitational: First

Coach: Keith Andrews

Silver Lake Eagles

Colors: Maroon and gold

League: Mid-East

Current record: 6-3

Last year’s finish: 9-12, lost to McLouth in first round of sub-state

Top players: Bailey Krogman, Amanda Lewis, Randi Richards

Last year’s finish at Tonganoxie Invitational: Fourth

Coach: Tyler Stewart

Tonganoxie Chieftains

Colors: Red and white

League: Kaw Valley

Current record: 3-4

Last year’s finish: 15-7, lost to Basehor-Linwood in sub-state semifinal

Top players: Lauren Hall, Andie Jeannin, Hannah Kemp, Danielle Miller, Jenny Whitledge

Last year’s finish at Tonganoxie Invitational: Third

Coach: Randy Kraft

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