Archive for Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Tonganoxie High teams open spring season

March 30, 2016

THS golf opens the season with a meet Thursday at Sunflower Hills Golf Course in Bonner Springs.

The THS track team, meanwhile, heads Friday to Junction City for an invitational there. Other teams competing with Junction City and Tonganoxie are Great Bend, Hays, Salina Central, Salina South, Shawnee Heights and Turner.

The Tonganoxie High girls soccer and baseball teams each split their first competitions of the year.

THS defeated Bishop Ward, 6-0, in the soccer season opener and then fell to Louisburg, 2-0.

THS baseball played Bishop Ward in its season-opening doubleheader. The Cyclones, a traditional state power, won the first game, 8-5. THS came back and won the second game, 3-1. The second game was tied, 1-1, when THS put together some late-inning heroics and held on for the victory. There also was a rain and lightning delay during the doubleheader.

Chieftain baseball coach Mitch Loomis said anytime your squad can get a victory against Bishop Ward, it’s a good day. Loomis was overall pleased with how the team played in its first doubleheader of the season.

THS baseball was back in action Tuesday with a doubleheader in Ozawkie against Jeff West. The games took place after The Mirror’s print deadline, but more about the games can be found online at tonganoxiemirror.com. The baseball team hits the road again April 7 with a doubleheader at Lansing.

Tonganoxie’s next baseball home doubleheader is April 12 against Bonner Springs.

For the THS girls soccer team, the first home match of the season was Tuesday against Maranatha Christian Academy at Chieftain Park.

The team continues a busy week with today’s 6 p.m. game on the road at Spring Hill. And Friday, the team has another 6 p.m. contest with a road match at Lansing.

THS is back home at Chieftain Park at 6 p.m. April 4 against Mill Valley.

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