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Locked in and focused: Tonganoxie High soccer prepares for playoffs
October 5, 2017
Tonganoxie registered its third shutout of the season and moved one step closer to a Kaw Valley League title Monday. THS blanked Lansing, 5-0, at Lansing. The victory moved Tonganoxie to 12-0-1 on the season and 5-0 in conference play. Tonganoxie’s final conference game is Thursday in Kansas City, Kan., against Bishop Ward. A victory against the Cyclones would make Tonganoxie the league champions. Heading into this week, a handful of KVL teams had one conference loss. But THS has the tiebreaker over them.
Letter to the editor: Response to Tyson
September 28, 2017
(Dear Tyson,) On behalf of the citizens from Tonganoxie and surrounding areas who have flocked together by the thousands to oppose your proposed $320 million poultry processing plant, I’d personally like to apologize if we have ruffled any feathers. It’s just that we don’t appreciate back-door politics and non-disclosure agreements. They’ll drop our property values, irreversibly pollute our waterways and air, impact the future of our children and substantially increase our taxes, to your benefit.
Tyson could be looking to build in Cornhusker State; Concordia reportedly showing interest
September 28, 2017
Kansas had the fourth lowest income growth of any state in the country during the second quarter of 2017, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal income grew by only 0.4 percent during the quarter, which ranked Kansas 47th among the states. The national average was 0.7 percent.
Graeber replacement would have to run in 2018
September 28, 2017
Clyde Graeber’s replacement on the Leavenworth County Commission will have to run for election in 2018 if the appointee wants to stay on the board beyond the resident’s appointment. Leavenworth County Clerk Janet Klasinski explained the timeline this week. Graeber, who announced Monday that he would be stepping down next week because of health concerns, was elected to another term this past November. His last meeting is Thursday.
Tonganoxie community shows support for family of fallen soldier
September 28, 2017
Tonganoxie came out earlier this month to pay tribute to a fallen soldier. Private services took place Sept. 16 at Quisenberry Funeral Home for Chief Petty Officer Charles Nathan Findley, who died Aug. 21 while serving his country aboard the USS John S. McCain. Tonganoxie resident Kay Soetaert was Findley’s grandmother.
Tonganoxie volleyball bounces back after tough tourney
September 27, 2017
The Tonganoxie High volleyball team keeps plugging away. The Chieftains had a rough showing at the Tonganoxie Invitational on Saturday, as the squad went 1-3 on the day at its home meet. The tourney performance dropped the Chieftains to 7-10 on the season, but THS turned right around Monday with a couple of victories on the road.
Hot (pink) shot for Tonganoxie High golfer
September 27, 2017
Brenn Shryock checked off a golf rarity Monday in Ozawkie, something no one in the Tonganoxie High boys program has done in some 15 years of existence. And Shryock has only been golfing for a couple months. The THS junior made a hole-in-one at Village Greens Golf Course during a tournament Jeff West was hosting. It was No. 16. Par 3 at 78 yards.
THS runners sweep at home invite
September 27, 2017
Tonganoxie swept the varsity races at its home invitational last week. The boys had the winning low score of 35, while the girls scored a 26 on Sept. 19 at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds. In the boys meet, Manhattan took second (60), Topeka West third (92), Wyandotte fourth (108), Atchison fifth (109) and Bishop Seabury sixth (109).
Tonganoxie soccer wins overtime thriller, stays unbeaten
September 27, 2017
Whether by rout or rally, the Tonganoxie High boys soccer team has found various ways to win. On Friday, the Chieftains had arguably their most exciting match of the season. Playing against Maranatha in Shawnee, Tonganoxie played catch up much of the night. Although THS led, 1-0, in the first half, the Chieftains trailed, 3-1, at one point in the second half. But once again, Tonganoxie battled back.
Tonganoxie football stays undefeated with victory against Bonner Springs
September 27, 2017
Last year, Tonganoxie was rolling heading into its game against Bonner Springs. Then BSHS tripped up the visiting Chieftains, 21-12, handing them their first loss of the season. Key injuries started to mount and THS went 2-4 after the 3-0 start. This year is different. Tonganoxie held on for a 28-18 victory Friday, improving to 4-0 on the season and 2-0 in the Kaw Valley League. Tonganoxie got on the board first and led, 14-6, after the first quarter. The teams traded touchdowns in the second quarter and didn’t score in the third quarter. Tonganoxie outscored Bonner, 8-6, in the fourth quarter and held on for the victory. Bonner Springs fell to 2-2 with the loss.
Autographed memories at former Tonganoxie Elementary School
September 27, 2017
Brian Welsh remembers his name and those of classmates being etched in history at the former Tonganoxie Elementary School. Crews renovated the former stage in the north gymnasium and turned it into a music room for grades 4-6 before the start of the 1994-95 school year. Welsh, who graduated in 2001, was a sixth-grader in 1994-95. His music teacher at the time had sixth-graders — and only that year’s sixth-graders — sign a wall in the room, as Welsh recalled.
Kobach calls NFL players ‘unpatriotic,’ ‘ignorant’
September 27, 2017
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, no stranger to the culture wars in America, dived headlong into another one Monday, calling NFL players who protest during the national anthem “unpatriotic” and “ignorant.” In an opinion piece written for the conservative website Breitbart, the Republican firebrand who is now running for governor said the practice of some players kneeling instead of standing with their hand over their hearts during the anthem “has gone from being a stunt to a plague that is infecting the whole league.”
Reception for Tonganoxie fire chief planned for Saturday
September 25, 2017
Reception is Saturday for Tonganoxie fire chief A group of Tonganoxie residents is putting on a reception for outgoing Tonganoxie Fire Chief Jack Holcom. The event will be 5-7 p.m. Saturday at the Myers Hotel Bar at Third and Main streets in Tonganoxie. Holcom will be stepping down Holcom came to Tonganoxie in early 2015. He served in the Olathe Fire Department for 26 years before coming to Tonganoxie.
Accident on U.S. 24-40 sends 3 people to local hospitals
September 25, 2017
A two-vehicle accident sent three people to area hospitals Sunday evening. The accident occurred just before 6 p.m. Sunday on U.S. Highway 24-40 at 182nd Road about 4 miles east of Tonganoxie. Carla Denise Alonge-Tibbets, 59, Edwardsville, was driving a 2003 Buick Century west on U.S. 24-40 when Kaitlyn Renee Brandt, 24, Tonganoxie, was heading north on 182nd Street toward the highway in a 2015 Jeep Cherokee.
Tonganoxie High volleyball, cross country in action today
September 23, 2017
Tonganoxie High volleyball and cross country have a big Saturday ahead. THS volleyball is at home for its own Tonganoxie Invitational, while the cross county team heads to Rim Rock for a meet at the University of Kansas’ home course. Chrissie Jeannin’s THS volleyball team enters the day with a 6-7 record.
Tonganoxie girls golf has off week before resuming schedule
September 21, 2017
The Tonganoxie High girls golf team didn’t have any meets this last week. The team is back to the course with a 3 p.m. meet today at Paola Country Club.
KU’s Rim Rock Farm meet this weekend for Tonganoxie High cross country
September 21, 2017
Tonganoxie cross country competed last week at the McLouth Invitational, but results aren’t yet available. The team was home yesterday for the Tonganoxie Invitational at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds. The meet took place after The Mirror’s deadline. Competing Tuesday with THS were Atchison, Bishop Seabury, Bishop Ward, Harmon, Jeff West, Manhattan, Maranatha Academy, Midland Adventist Academy, Piper, Pleasant Ridge, Topeka West, Wamego, Washington and Wyandotte.
Tonganoxie High football rolls on road, stays perfect at 3-0
September 21, 2017
The Tonganoxie High football team scored 55 points in the first half Friday against Bishop Ward in Kansas City, Kan. THS used reserves much of the second half and nearly had a shutout, but the Cyclones scored late for their first touchdown of the season. Tonganoxie prevailed, 61-6, improving to 3-0 overall and 1-0 in Kaw Valley League play. The Chieftains amassed 467 yards of total offense, 383 of which came on the ground.
Tonganoxie High volleyball preparing for home invite Saturday
September 21, 2017
Tonganoxie High volleyball is competing often in front of its home crowd this week. The Chieftains hosted Emporia and Mill Valley on Tuesday at the THS gymnasium. The matches took place after The Mirror’s deadline. On Saturday, THS will have the Tonganoxie Invitational. Teams coming to town for the annual tournament are Bishop Ward, Bonner Springs, Eudora, Gardner-Edgerton, Great Bend, Ottawa, Piper, Shawnee Mission Northwest and Topeka High. Matches will start at 8 a.m.
Proof positive for Tonganoxie High soccer as team ties nationally ranked St. Thomas Aquinas
September 21, 2017
Tonganoxie High has won big and, as of late, rallied for victory on its way to an unbeaten season so far. All of that was tested Saturday when St. Thomas Aquinas came to town. The Overland Park private school, after all, is ranked in the Top 50 teams in the nation and Top 5 in the Midwest. The Saints also have a rich history. Tonganoxie has been no slouch over the years, but STA won eight straight Class 5A state titles from 2003-10. The program won another two titles with back-to-back championships in 2013 and 2014. THS, meanwhile, has one state championship match to its history’s credit. All of that didn’t matter on Saturday.