Busting moves, winning awards
July 22, 2015
The Tonganoxie High cheer and dance teams won several awards at a spirit camp last month in Salina. THS teams attended spirit camp June 16-19 at Kansas Wesleyan University. The Chieftain Stars dance team earned blue ribbons for its home routine and fight song performances, along with the overall camp leadership award. The team also earned 27 individual blue ribbons for individual dance routines and the Camp Drill Down Award.
Tonganoxie residents start sports equipment drive
July 22, 2015
­Local residents are starting a sports equipment exchange to help anyone in need of ball equipment. Slightly used soccer and football gear is being requested.
Tonganoxie swimmer places at Sunflower State Games
July 22, 2015
A Tongie Tidal Waves team member placed in a handful of events at the Sunflower State Games in Topeka. Lulu Myers-Arenth placed sixth in the 100 individual medley, seventh in breaststroke and eighth in freestyle. The Sunflower State Games started July 10 and run through Sunday.
Aspiring Spire from Tonganoxie
July 2, 2015
Sarah Ahart wanted to extend her playing career into college. The 2015 Tonganoxie High School graduate had been looking at Baker University and Kansas City Kansas Community College to continue her days of playing basketball. Then came the opportunity to play two sports.
New leader at the Tonganoxie High basketball helm
Longtime Free State assistant opens new era for THS girls
June 24, 2015
Matt Frost has eyed the Tonganoxie High girls basketball program for several years. A longtime assistant at Lawrence Free State, he has pursued coaching positions at a wide range of school, from Shawnee Mission East to McLouth, but has always had and interest in THS. In recent months, that interest was accelerated.
Tidal swim win in Leavenworth
June 22, 2015
The Tonganoxie Tidal Waves swim team notched a team victory last Friday at Wollman Aquatic Center in Leavenworth. Tonganoxie won the meet, 266-200. “The rain held off and we were able to have meet on time and completely,” said Janet Falk, Tidal Waves coach. The team again will be in action with a meet this Friday against Eudora at Tonganoxie Water Park. The meet starts at 7:30 a.m. and should run until 11:30 a.m. or noon.
Tonganoxie family tradition
Walker following in father’s footsteps
June 16, 2015
Tressa Walker examined her short list of colleges where she could continue her education and her athletics career. In the end, she went with a family favorite. Walker selected Ottawa University, her father’s alma mater. The Tonganoxie High School graduate will compete in track for the Braves.
Back on the court in Tonganoxie
June 10, 2015
Tonganoxie High boys basketball coach Shawn Phillips saw the makings of his 2015-16 boys squad last week for the first time. THS had its summer camp five days last week, with varsity and junior varsity players practicing in the mornings and freshmen in the afternoon.
Tonganoxie Tidal Waves swim team opens season with victory
June 10, 2015
The Tonganoxie Tidal Waves swim team opened its season Friday with a dual meet against Bonner Springs. Though early morning storms pushed the start of the meet back two hours, the weather eventually cooperated and the teams were able to compete at Tonganoxie Water Park.
Tonganoxie High has 6 all-league selections
June 10, 2015
Tonganoxie High had several student-athletes make all-league teams for spring sports. The Chieftains had six selections among three sports — softball, baseball and girls soccer. Here’s a closer look at each team’s selections.
MHS takes 3rd with exciting finish
June 4, 2015
The McLouth High softball team has another trophy to add to its collection, hardware the Bulldogs received after an exciting game Friday at the state tournament Saturday in Pratt.
Tonganoxie places in handful of events at state track
May 31, 2015
The Tonganoxie High boys team was able to place in three events in Class 4A in Saturday’s state track and field championships.
Tonganoxie High schedule of events for state track
May 29, 2015
The Tonganoxie High track team will have 13 members competing Friday and Saturday at Cessna Stadium on the Wichita State University campus.
McLouth advances to softball semis, faces unbeaten Chase County on Friday morning
May 28, 2015
McLouth is one step closer to a state championship, but its next opponent has bit of a winning streak going.
Tonganoxie thrower has record-breaking day
THS freshman soaring to state with top performance
May 27, 2015
Tonganoxie High had several athletes punch their tickets to state at a Class 4A regional Friday at Piper, but one particular performer might have had an effort for the ages.