Sports

Tonganoxie Invitational finishing Saturday with updated schedule
January 25, 2020
This week’s weather has caused some changes for the 61st annual Tonganoxie Invitational.
Searcy suffers first loss of season, but still takes 2nd for Tonganoxie wrestling; Heskett, Mitchell take 1st for girls
January 23, 2020
The Bobcat Classic always is one of the biggest tournaments of the year. Tonganoxie High finished in the middle of the pack at this year’s boys wrestling meet. THS placed 14th out of 23 teams with 82.5 points. St. Thomas Aquinas won the meet with 162 points. The Saints needed a tiebreaker to defeat Underwood (Iowa), which also had 162.
McLouth Invitational continues Thursday
January 22, 2020
The 33rd annual McLouth Invitational Tournament started Monday. In girls play, No. 1 Cair Paravel defeated No. 8 Kansas City Christian, 42-30, and No. 2 Maur Hill squeaked by No. 7 Wathena-Riverside, 41-39. In Boys games, No. 1 Maur Hill outlasted No. 8 Silver Lake, 57-47, while No. 2 McLouth defeated No. 7 Wathena-Riverside, 48-31.
Tonganoxie Invitational tournament champions to be crowned Saturday
January 21, 2020
The 61st annual Tonganoxie Invitational will continue Thursday and finsh up Friday. Teams with Tonganoxie on the boys side are Bonner Springs, De Soto, Eudora, Maranatha Christian Academy, Metro Academy, Olathe West and Wamego. Bishop Ward, Bonner Springs, De Soto, Eudora, Metro Academy, Sumner Academy and Wamego are on the bracket with THS on the girls side.
Chieftain girls fall short in Spring Hill game at Tonganoxie
January 20, 2020
Oh so close. The Tonganoxie High girls basketball team trailed Spring Hill, 32-28, late in a Frontier League game Thursday that had been back-and-forth all night. But then came an and-1 from Morgan Brusven that made it 32-31 after the junior’s old-fashioned three-point play.
McLouth Invitational Tournament starts Monday for boys and girls teams
January 16, 2020
McLouth also will be the site of a week of basketball with the McLouth Invitational Tournament. Brackets have been finalized for the MIT. For the boys bracket, No. 1 Maur Hill takes on No. 8 Silver Lake, No. 4 Jeff West faces No. 5 Hiawatha and No. 3 Cair Paravel faces No. 6 Veritas Christian. No. 2 McLouth takes on No. 7 Wathena-Riverside in the first round.
McLouth High boys basketball off to strong start
January 16, 2020
McLouth High boys basketball is off to a strong start. The Bulldogs were 4-1 overall and 4-1 in Northeast Kansas League play heading into Tuesday’s game against Maur Hill.
Tonganoxie High basketball games moving up to today due to anticipated inclement weather
January 16, 2020
Tonganoxie High boys and basketball games scheduled for Friday against Spring Hill at home now will be played today. Times for all games will be the same, but games were moved up a day due to the threat of inclement weather expected to hit the area starting Friday evening.
Tonganoxie Invitational Tournament starts Monday
03:46 p.m., January 14, 2020 Updated 09:58 a.m.
Basketball enthusiasts can get their fix this week in Tonganoxie. This year’s Tonganoxie Invitational Basketball Tournament starts Monday. Teams joining Tonganoxie on the boys side are Bonner Springs, De Soto, Eudora, Maranatha Christian Academy, Metro Academy, Olathe West and Wamego.
Tonganoxie High girls basketball continues season in new year
January 14, 2020
The Tonganoxie High girls basketball team got behind early in a Frontier League contest earlier this month and couldn’t recover. THS fell Jan. 7 to Baldwin, 50-33, at home.
Tonganoxie High boys basketball opens new year with rout of Baldwin Bulldogs
January 14, 2020
The Tonganoxie High boys basketball team opened the 2020 portion of its schedule with a dominating victory. THS defeated Baldwin, 62-27, Jan. 7 in Tonganoxie. Tonganoxie led, 10-6, after the first quarter, but a big second quarter set the tone. The Chieftains outscored the Bulldogs, 22-9, in that period. THS outscored Baldwin in every quarter on its way to the Frontier League victory.
Tonganoxie High boys wrestling preparing for Saturday home invitational
December 18, 2019
The Tonganoxie High boys wrestling team will compete in front of the home crowd this weekend. THS is host to the annual Randy Starcher Memorial Invitational at the THS gym. Other teams coming to town for the 9 a.m. tournament are Coffeyville, Eudora, Frontenac, Independence, Lansing, Louisburg and Shawnee Heights. Before Saturday’s big tournament, the Chieftains travel south to take on an old Kaw Valley League foe in the Santa Fe Trail Chargers near Carbondale. That dual starts at 5 p.m. Thursday at SFT. Tonganoxie will return from winter break with a Jan. 11 tournament at Bonner Springs and then the Bobcat Invitational on Jan. 17 in Basehor. THS competed this past Friday at Colby. More from that tournament, along with the SFT dual and Saturday’s Tonganoxie tournament can be found in next week’s edition of The Mirror. THS girls wrestling also competes Thursday at Santa Fe Trail. While the THS boys are at home, the girls team won’t be competing too far away. The girls have an 8 a.m. meet Saturday at Leavenworth. The girls return in 2020 for a Jan. 4 meet at Atchison County High in Effingham.
Tonganoxie’s Gray signs to play softball for Highland Scotties
December 18, 2019
Lauren Gray initially envisioned playing softball at a four-year university, but she is making one more stop before making that decision. Gray celebrated signing with Highland Community College during a reception Friday at the Chieftain Room on the Tonganoxie High School campus.
Tonganoxie boys basketball squeaks past Perry-Lecompton for 2nd victory
December 18, 2019
Tonganoxie High had some free-throw struggles down the stretch last week against Perry-Lecompton, but the Chieftains hung on for the 39-37 victory against the Kaws. The victory moved THS to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in Frontier League play. THS had pushed its lead to 10 with about 4 minutes left in the game, but Tonganoxie missed the front-end of 1-and-1’s on team fouls 7, 8 and 9 in the fourth quarter. That helped allow PLHS to assemble a rally, but Tonganoxie eventually was able to hold on for the home victory.
Tonganoxie High boys wrestling takes 4th at Leavenworth Challenger invitational in debut
December 11, 2019
Tonganoxie High boys wrestling placed fourth at the 31st annual Leavenworth Challenger tournament Saturday Brett Delich’s first competition leading the Chieftains. THS scored 92 points at the meet. Liberty (Mo.) won the meet with 329 points. Washburn Rural placed second (223), Bonner springs third (105) and Free State fifth (72.5).

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