Sports

Tonganoxie High girls basketball coach looking for ways to combat slow-start tendencies
December 6, 2021
The storyline for Tonganoxie High girls basketball last season sometimes included a familiar plot. Get behind early, but rally later in the game before falling short.
Tonganoxie girls wrestling competes at Spring Hill Invitational
December 5, 2021
Tonganoxie High girls wrestling placed 10th at Saturday’s Spring Hill Invitational. THS had several wrestlers place at the tournament. Madison Daniels won first place against a limited field in the 101-pound division. She pinned Spring Hill’s Averi Cochran in 33 seconds and then pinned her again in 50 seconds in Round 2.
Tonganoxie High boys wrestling takes 6th at multi-state Gardner-Edgerton Invitational
December 5, 2021
Tonganoxie High boys wrestling placed sixth in its first tournament of the season Saturday at the Gardner-Edgerton Invitational. THS finished in the top half of the loaded tournament that also attracts teams from four other states. There were 15 teams at the meet from Texas, Oklahoma, Iowa and Kentucky, as well as several from Kansas.
Tonganoxie High boys roll past Louisburg; slow start spoils 21-22 opener for THS girls
December 4, 2021
Preseason polls aren’t always the best indicators of the elite basketball teams in the state, but the Tonganoxie High boys basketball definitely looked like it could be a top team after Friday night’s performance in the team’s season opener.
Tonganoxie 5th-grader to play in AP All-American Bowl game Sunday near St. Louis
December 2, 2021
A Tonganoxie youth football player will be competing this weekend in an all-star football game near St. Louis.
Frontier League title defense: Tonganoxie High boys basketball players move into new roles for ‘21-22
December 1, 2021
Tonganoxie High boys basketball reached some notable heights this past winter. THS went 15-5 on the season, winning a Frontier League title along the way. It was the program’s first conference crown in 35 years — the squad’s last was in 1986 when the Chieftains were members of the Pioneer League.
Tonganoxie High girls basketball team looks to make more strides with experienced seniors leading show
December 1, 2021
Tonganoxie High girls basketball might want to take a “small but mighty” mentality into the 2021-22 season. Tonganoxie is “small” as in numbers at practice and on the court come game nights. THS has 19 players out this season, and 12 are underclassmen.
St. James wins 2nd straight 4A title; 5 teams defend crowns overall
02:58 p.m., December 1, 2021 Updated 02:59 p.m.
St. James Academy has its second straight state title. The Thunder won the Class 4A football title Saturday with a 28-21 victory against Andover Central at Hummer Sports Complex in Topeka. SJA finished the season 9-4, while Andover Central finished at 11-2. It was one of eight state championships decided Saturday across the state.
Wrestlers ready for big year in Tonganoxie
December 1, 2021
Tonganoxie High boys wrestling reached new heights this past winter. THS had its highest team finish in program history and got its first plaque with a third-place finish at state.
Late Night 2021 is Tuesday for Tonganoxie High basketball and wrestling teams
November 22, 2021
Tonganoxie High’s Late Night 2021 is Tuesday. The event kicks off the winter sports season for THS teams.
Tonganoxie HIgh girls golf reached new heights in 2021 with York’s individual title, team’s fourth-place finish
November 10, 2021
It has been a successful fall for Tonganoxie High sports, with one sport really setting the tone for much of the season. Tonganoxie High girls golf was in just its fifth year as a varsity sport this fall, but it continued to reach new heights.
ENDING ON RIGHT FOOT: Tonganoxie High soccer takes 3rd at state with OT victory
November 10, 2021
Tonganoxie High boys soccer couldn’t have found a better way to end its state consolation match Saturday in Topeka. Playing top-seeded Augusta, the Chieftains were in double overtime against the Orioles when senior Lukas Parizek was fouled in the box. THS was awarded a penalty kick, Parizek connected and the THS players erupted in glee.
Class 4-3-2-1A state soccer teams at a glance
November 5, 2021
Here’s a closer look at this year’s Class 4-3-2-1A boys soccer state teams:
Downtown sendoff for statebound Tonganoxie High soccer is 4 p.m. Friday
November 5, 2021
Tonganoxie High boys soccer has advanced to the Class 4-3-2-1A state semifinals for the first time since 2012 and the community will get a chance to celebrate them before they head out for Topeka. The community can send them off in style Friday afternoon, as the team will head west through downtown along Fourth Street at 4 p.m. Friday.
On to the other T-Town: Tonganoxie High boys soccer punches state ticket with 2-0 shutout of Eudora
November 3, 2021
Tonganoxie High knocked off Eudora two weeks ago. 1-0, in the regular-season finale, essentially taking the Cardinals out of contention for the top seed in the East Region.

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