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All Tonganoxie High wrestling state qualifiers ranked in final coaches polls
February 25, 2021
All of Tonganoxie High’s state qualifiers are ranked in the latest Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association. KWCA rankings list the top six wrestlers in each weight class, so the odds are good that wrestlers make the list considering this year’s state tournament has the top eight wrestlers per class as opposed to the top 16 in the traditional format.
Tonganoxie boys basketball wins 1st league title since 1986
February 24, 2021
The ride isn’t over, but Tonganoxie High boys basketball players made a pit stop Monday to savor a notable scene. THS is closing in on one of its best seasons in program history, made evident by Monday’s 51-35 victory against Bonner Springs.
Tonganoxie High sending 7 boys, 1 girl to state wrestling championships
February 24, 2021
Tonganoxie High will be sending seven wrestlers to the Class 4A state championships next Saturday in Salina on the boys side. Junior Grayson Sonntag (126), senior Gabe Bailey (152) and senior Branden Martin (195) all won gold Saturday at a Class 4A substate in Chanute.
Monumental championship: Tonganoxie High boys basketball wins first league title since 1986 Monday
February 24, 2021
Usually when something hasn’t happened in several years, sports journalists will reminder readers and viewers something like “This year’s seniors were 5 months old the last time this happened.” We can take that a step further in Tonganoxie.
Coach’s 4-year-old son gives lively roll call of player introductions before Tonganoxie High boys basketball game
February 24, 2021
It’s a bit perplexing how Phil Jones’ team isn’t undefeated this year, considering, according to his son’s starting lineup announcements Saturday, the Chieftains, have, well, a bit of a height advantage.
Senior Salute: Tonganoxie High boys basketball opens game with 7 starters in ode to seniors, goes on to rout Bishop Ward
February 23, 2021
Tonganoxie High boys basketball coach Phil Jones did something unique before the home finale Tuesday against Bishop Ward.
Bishop Ward spoils Senior Night for Tonganoxie High girls basketball
February 23, 2021
Tonganoxie High girls basketball got one more shot at a home victory Tuesday, but Bishop Ward spoiled Senior Night for THS. The Cyclones prevailed, 48-37, dropping the Chieftains to 5-14 on the season.
Phoggy details: Lansing-Tonganoxie basketball meeting a few years ago appears to have included a notable referee from Lawrence
February 22, 2021
Tonganoxie will take on a longtime rival later this week for the first time in three years, but it’s a rivalry that dates back at least a century — and might have involved a pretty notable referee one year.
Tonganoxie High opening round matches for state wrestling
February 22, 2021
Tonganoxie High wrestling teams will compete Friday and Saturday at state tournaments in Salina. Holly Colvert will represent THS on Friday in the Division II girls championships at Tony’s Pizza Events Center. On Saturday, seven Chieftain wrestlers will try to capture the program’s first state title after taking first at Class 4A districts and regionals and then a runner-up finish this past Saturday at substate.
Tonganoxie High boys wrestling qualifies 7 for state, finishes as substate runner-up as team
06:28 p.m., February 20, 2021 Updated 10:59 p.m.
Tonganoxie High will be sending seven wrestlers to the Class 4A state championships next Saturday in Salina on the boys side. Sophomore Brock Coleman (106), freshman Braeden Moore (113), junior Grayson Sonntag (126), freshman Gabe Bailey (152) and Brenden Martin (195) all will compete in the substate finals tonight in Chanute and are guaranteed state berths next weekend in Salina.Tonganoxie High will be sending seven wrestlers to the Class 4A state championships next Saturday in Salina on the boys side. Junior Grayson Sonntag (126), senior Gabe Bailey (152) and senior Brenden Martin (195) all won gold Saturday at a Class 4A substate in Chanute.
Colvert headed back to state for Tonganoxie High girls wrestling team
February 19, 2021
Holly Colvert is headed back to state. The Tonganoxie High sophomore finished as substate runner-up Friday at Anderson County. Colvert, who placed at state last year as a freshman in the first year of girls wrestling as a varsity high school sport, finished second Friday in Garnett in a Division II substate match at 191 pounds.
Tonganoxie High wrestling teams at Garnett, Chanute for substate tournaments
February 19, 2021
Tonganoxie High girls and boys wrestling teams are competing in Class 4A substate tournaments this weekend. The Top 4 placers in each weight class will advance to state championships Feb. 26 for the girls in Division II and Feb. 27 for the boys in 4A. Both tournaments will take place at Tony’s Pizza Events Center in Salina.
Tonganoxie High girls team falls in overtime to Jeff West
February 17, 2021
An exciting shot at the end of regulation this past week pushed the Tonganoxie High girls basketball team into overtime against Jeff West, the comeback Chieftains just couldn’t extend the magic into the extra period at Meriden.
Tonganoxie High boys team ready to get back on court after hiatus
February 17, 2021
A combination of quarantines and inclement weather have put the brakes on the Tonganoxie High boys basketball season. Tonganoxie defeated Shawnee Heights, 61-53, on Feb. 2 in Topeka. The victory pushed THS to 9-3 overall and extended Tonganoxie’s winning streak to five games. THS still has that winning streak, but the boys team hasn’t played a game since that non conference rematch with the T-Birds.
Late-night heroics: Tonganoxie High boys wrestling wins regional meet after midnight Saturday at Jeff West
February 17, 2021
Wrestling postseason tournaments are one-day events this year with the COVID-19 pandemic for Kansas high schools, but Friday’s Class 4A boys regional at Jeff West technically was a two-day affair. The tourney started Friday afternoon in Meriden, but wrestling continued into the early morning.

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