Archive for Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tonganoxie High athletics sweeps competitions for the week

September 13, 2016

It was a good week for Tonganoxie High athletics.

All of its varsity squads swept competitions last week.

The THS soccer team got back on track with a 9-0 victory Sept. 6 and then 3-2 on Thursday against Bishop Ward. Those victories improved the squad to 3-1 on the season.

THS volleyball also is 3-1 on the year after the Chieftains breezed by Atchison on Sept. 6 and then Baldwin on Thursday.

For the Tonganoxie High cross country team, it was a super sweep on Thursday.

Both varsity squads and both junior varsity teams won their respective races at the Holton Invitational.

Drew Cook and Carter Kietzmann finished first and second, respectively at Holton in the varsity boys race. Cook turned in a time of 17 minutes, 47 seconds, while Kietzmann finished in 18:34. Calvin Morgan placed fifth (18:56), while McLouth’s Braeden Pfau took seventh (19:32). Jakob Foley also was in the top 10 for THS (19:40).

Mia Bond and Sierra Staatz placed eighth and ninth, respectively in leading the Chieftain girls. Bond finished in 23:06 and Staatz 23:10. McLouth’s Ceara Funk placed 13th (23:56), with Hope Creten placing 14th (23:59) and Alyssa Scott 15th (24:00).

The McLouth boys placed sixth, while the MHS girls did not field a full team.

THS is in action again Thursday at the McLouth Invitational.

MHS falls on road

The McLouth High football team was looking to break the win column in it first road test of the season, but the Bulldogs fell in Atchison to Maur Hill-Mount Academy, 31-13.

The Bulldogs, now 0-2, will face Immaculata on Friday in Leavenworth.

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