Sports

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).
Tonganoxie High alumni square off in collegiate soccer match
November 27, 2019
A postseason college soccer match featured two Tonganoxie High alumni playing against each other earlier this month. Matthew Perich, a freshman defender for Kansas Christian College, went up against Isaiah Frese, a freshman forward at Manhattan Christian College.
Winter sports getting started; girls wrestling being added to Tonganoxie High offerings
November 20, 2019
And just like that, it’s now winter sports season. Kansas high school winter sports teams began the season with their first preseason practices Monday. Tonganoxie High has two new coaches at their respective helms. Mitch Loomis takes over as THS girls basketball coach after previously serving as an assistant. He takes over for Drew Williams.
Linenberger: Tonganoxie football has opportunity of lifetime
November 15, 2019
It’s time to talk about the large male deer in the room. Yes, instead of discussing the elephant in your living room, I’m referring to the Stags, the Bishop Miege mascot that will be figuratively standing in the middle of Tonganoxie’s living room. And by living room, I mean Beatty Field. Tonganoxie High will play its biggest game in the school’s long football history against one of the most decorated programs in the state.
Tonganoxie High Football History 101
November 14, 2019
Tonganoxie High hopes to keep moving forward in a season of firsts for the Chieftains. With the Chieftains’ regional championship this past Friday against Spring Hill, this year’s installment of THS football accomplished two things for the first time in program history — Tonganoxie won a second playoff game in a season and notched 10 wins in a single season.
Tonganoxie’s monumental milestone
November 13, 2019
The Tonganoxie-Spring Hill game had the makings of a wild night in the first quarter Friday in a Class 4A regional game. The teams combined for 35 points, with THS holding a 21-14 lead heading into the second quarter. Defenses settled in during the second quarter and THS had a 24-14 lead heading into the half. THS took advantage of some opportunities in the second half and eventually secured a 45-24 victory. The Chieftains also made history in the process. THS improved to 10-0 on the season, marking the first time the Chieftains registered double-digit victories in a fall.
Tonganoxie High blanks Baldwin, to face Spring Hill in regional round
November 2, 2019
Tonganoxie High will face Spring Hill in a Class 4A football regional matchup next week at Beatty Field. THS moved to 9-0 with a 49-0 victory against Baldwin (0-9) on Friday. The Chieftains will have a rematch with the Broncos, who defeated the Pittsburg Purple Dragons, 17-13, Friday in Pittsburg. Pittsburg, the No. 8 seed in the 4A playoffs, finished its season at 4-5. No. 9 Spring Hill improved to 5-4. Tonganoxie defeated Spring Hill, 41-0, in Week 6. In its last four games, THS has only given up one touchdown, and that was last week against Ottawa. THS has outscored opponents, 207-7, during that time.
Winter Soccerland? Fans might want to bundle up for Tonganoxie High’s regional soccer match
October 28, 2019
Tonganoxie High students go all out for pep club theme nights, but if tonight’s Class 4-3-2-1A regional soccer match were to be a White Out, Mother Nature might have that covered. Forecasts are calling for rain Monday afternoon, with a strong chance for snow starting at 7 p.m. — the same time the THS boys soccer team is set to start its regional match against Bishop Miege at Beatty Field.
Eudora volleyball hands Tonganoxie loss in regular-season finale
October 22, 2019
Tonganoxie High volleyball will enter substate with a 13-21 record. Eudora defeated Tonganoxie, 25-23, 25-21, 25-16, on Tuesday at EHS. The Cardinals also swept THS in the De Soto Spikefest tournament earlier this month. Tonganoxie now waits for Class 4A substate brackets to be finalized. THS currently looks to be the No. 12 seed in the East Bracket and would play No. 5 Labette County (20-14) in the substate semifinals if the current seedings hold up. The tournament possibly would be Saturday in Topeka, as Hayden is the No. 4 seed at 23-14. Hayden would play No. 13 Fort Scott (12-22) if those seeds also remain the same.
Seaman Vikings spoil Senior Night for Tonganoxie High boys soccer
October 22, 2019
Tonganoxie High celebrated its seniors on Tuesday in the upperclassmen’s final regular-season game at home, but Seaman prevented the Chieftains from celebrating Senior Night with a victory. The Vikings scored once in the first half and again in the second for a 2-0 victory against the Chieftains at Beatty Field.
Tonganoxie High girls golf takes 6th at state
10:53 p.m., October 22, 2019 Updated 09:08 p.m.
Tonganoxie High finished right in the middle of this year’s Class 4A State Girls Golf Championships. THS shot a 412 on Day 2 as a team Tuesday after shooting a 409 on Monday at the 18-hole course in Hesston. The performance gave the Chieftains a sixth-place finish. Tonganoxie advanced to the finals Tuesday with a fifth-place finish at the end of the day Monday. in the first year of a 36-hole, two-day tournament at the state level, The top six teams and a handful of individual golfers advance to the second day in the new format. Hayden, which was sixth Monday, swapped spots with Tonganoxie on Tuesday. The Wildcats shot a 411 the first day and 391 the second for an 802 total. THS shot a 409 the first day and finished with a score of 821.
Tonganoxie High volleyball sitting at No. 11 early in week
October 22, 2019
Tonganoxie High volleyball wraps up the regular season Tuesday and soon will find out to which Class 4A substate the Chieftains will be traveling Saturday. THS was 13-20 heading into Tuesday’s match against Eudora (23-13), which took place after The Mirror’s print deadline. Tonganoxie lost a match Monday in Atchison. AHS won the match 3-1 (25-19, 17-25, 25-15, 25-22).
Tonganoxie High boys soccer blanks Paola, improves to 8-4-2
October 21, 2019
Tonganoxie High soccer picked up a road victory with two more matches left in the regular season this week. THS defeated Paola, 2-0, which moved the team to 8-4-2 on the season. Paola fell to 8-5-1.
Tonganoxie High girls golf advances to Day 2 of state tournament
October 21, 2019
The Tonganoxie High girls golf team has advanced to Day 2 of the Class 4A State Championships at the Hesston Golf Course. THS stands in fifth place after Day 1 in the program’s first state appearance. It’s also the first year that the tournament is a two-day event. Previously, the meet has been a one-day, 18-hole competition, but it was increased to a two-day, 36-hole event.
Final week of regular season could have substantial impact on Tonganoxie High boys soccer seeding position
October 20, 2019
The final three matches of the season this week will be critical in determining what seed the Tonganoxie High boys soccer team will have next week in its East Regional Bracket. THS plays Monday at Paola (12-1-1), Tuesday at home against Seaman (9-5-0) for Senior Night and Thursday at Eudora (9-5-1). Paola currently holds the No. 1 spot in Class 4-3-2-1A, with Eudora at No. 4. Seaman is No. 6 in 5A.

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