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McLouth man killed in head-on collision
May 16, 2018
A two-vehicle head on collision claimed the life of a McLouth man Tuesday on Kansas Highway 16. Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the accident, which happened about 3:35 p.m. Tuesday on K-16 at Parallel Road.
Upset special: Tonganoxie High baseball knocks off Atchison, Piper, earns 1st state berth since 2014.
May 16, 2018
Cinderella is wearing some shiny Tonganoxie High baseball cleats. THS, which entered Tuesday’s Class 4A Division I regional with a 4-14 record and the No. 4 seed, knocked off No. 1 Atchison and then No. 2 Piper for its first state berth since 2014.
Helping hands from Tonganoxie in Guatemala
May 16, 2018
Thanks to a group of local volunteers, Guatemalan villagers have healthier smiles and improved roofs over their heads. Tonganoxie resident Kay Soetaert led a group of 13 volunteers in February to San Juan la Laguna on the shore of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala for medical and dental outreach, as well as home construction. Soetaert said she has gone to the Central American country some 15 times for mission work, many times with St. Mark’s United Methodist Church from Overland Park.
Tonganoxie girls 4th at league track meet
May 16, 2018
Corinn Searcy got a gold medal for the girls team at league, as did the 4x400 team. Searcy placed first in the 400 with a 1:00.13 time, just ahead of teammate Sierra Staatz (1:00.55).
Tonganoxie High boys track 2nd at final Kaw Valley League meet
May 16, 2018
The Tonganoxie High boys track team made a push for a Kaw Valley League title on Wednesday, May 9. THS finished the meet in second place with 133.5 points. Piper won the meet with 160. The Chieftains were able to finish ahead of Lansing, which took third (119.5) in the final KVL meet in history. Basehor-Linwood placed fourth (85), Bonner Springs fifth (59), Turner sixth (44) and Ward seventh (4). THS placed fourth on the girls side with 87 points.
Tonganoxie High golfers state bound after taking 2nd at Atchison Regional
May 16, 2018
The Tonganoxie High golf team has a shot at winning a state title next week. The Chieftains placed second in a tightly contested Class 4A Regional on Monday in Atchison. Holton won the meet with a 345, while Tonganoxie and Basehor-Linwood each scored a 346. Thanks to a tiebreaker, THS placed second and BLHS third at the regional. Jeff West wasn’t far behind in fourth with 352.
Winner in Wamego: Tonganoxie softball wins regional, headed to state for first time in 12 years
May 16, 2018
If victory truly has a sweet taste, the Tonganoxie High softball team grabbed a spoon, took a big bite and savored the most decadent dessert Tuesday in Wamego. No. 1 THS (18-4) won, 7-4, against Eudora (17-5), marking the first time since 2006 the Chieftains qualified for state. It’s been 12 years, but that sweet state taste coulda, shoulda, woulda emerged in recent years. Tonganoxie reached the regional championship each of the previous three seasons — only to lose each of them by a run. In 2015, THS, the higher seed that had swept Baldwin eight days earlier fell, 5-4, to the Bulldogs on their field under drury, overcast skies.