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Looking back at statistics leaders for 2018 Tonganoxie High baseball
June 13, 2018
The Tonganoxie High baseball team is coming off an exciting end to the season with a fourth-place finish at the Class 4A Division I state baseball tournament. Here’s a closer look at this seaon’s statistics, with rundown of team leaders in various categories. Statistics are listed with players’ last names. Here’s a full list of the state roster: Seniors Tanner Thoemke, Dylan Kleidosty, Chandler Hamman, Grayson Gilbert, Ty Gambril, Timothy Peel and Terry Thompson; juniors Matthew Perich, Ethan Basler, Bronson Cunningham, Ralphie Miller, Jess Collier, Austin Fisher, and Brett Ingerson; sophomores Jayden Wilson, Cooper Cunningham and Caden Woods; and freshman James Eaton.
Tongie Tidal Waves win first meet; home opener is Friday at Tonganoxie Water Park
June 13, 2018
The Tongie Tidal Waves opened the 2018 swim season with a victory. Tonganoxie defeated Lansing, 723-504, last week on the road. Supporters will have options the next few weeks to see the team. The Tidal Waves are home the next three Friday mornings for meets at Tonganoxie Water Park. Each meet is set to start at 7:30 a.m. and usually concludes around noon.
Delay didn’t deter Tonganoxie High baseball against top-seeded Paola
June 7, 2018
Rain and lightning delays kept pushing back Tonganoxie’s state quarterfinal game against No. 1 Paola on May 24 at Soder’s Grove Field in Emporia. After a few hours of delays, Tonganoxie finally took the field. The delay didn’t seem to bother the upstart Chieftains.
Furious rally highlight of state run for Tonganoxie High softball
June 7, 2018
As the temperature kept rising on a humid morning in Emporia, the Tonganoxie High softball team seemed to be cucumber cool. Tonganoxie opened its Class 4A Division I state tournament with a quarterfinal game against Andale. THS struck first on a Brenn Shryock slap hit that scored Audrey Miller, who originally got on base with a double that nearly cleared the fence. THS was cruising with a 1-0 lead when Andale answered with four runs in the fourth and another in the fifth.
Upset special: Tonganoxie High baseball knocks off Atchison, Piper, earns 1st state berth since 2014.
May 16, 2018
Cinderella is wearing some shiny Tonganoxie High baseball cleats. THS, which entered Tuesday’s Class 4A Division I regional with a 4-14 record and the No. 4 seed, knocked off No. 1 Atchison and then No. 2 Piper for its first state berth since 2014.
Tonganoxie girls 4th at league track meet
May 16, 2018
Corinn Searcy got a gold medal for the girls team at league, as did the 4x400 team. Searcy placed first in the 400 with a 1:00.13 time, just ahead of teammate Sierra Staatz (1:00.55).
Tonganoxie High boys track 2nd at final Kaw Valley League meet
May 16, 2018
The Tonganoxie High boys track team made a push for a Kaw Valley League title on Wednesday, May 9. THS finished the meet in second place with 133.5 points. Piper won the meet with 160. The Chieftains were able to finish ahead of Lansing, which took third (119.5) in the final KVL meet in history. Basehor-Linwood placed fourth (85), Bonner Springs fifth (59), Turner sixth (44) and Ward seventh (4). THS placed fourth on the girls side with 87 points.
Tonganoxie High golfers state bound after taking 2nd at Atchison Regional
May 16, 2018
The Tonganoxie High golf team has a shot at winning a state title next week. The Chieftains placed second in a tightly contested Class 4A Regional on Monday in Atchison. Holton won the meet with a 345, while Tonganoxie and Basehor-Linwood each scored a 346. Thanks to a tiebreaker, THS placed second and BLHS third at the regional. Jeff West wasn’t far behind in fourth with 352.
Winner in Wamego: Tonganoxie softball wins regional, headed to state for first time in 12 years
May 16, 2018
If victory truly has a sweet taste, the Tonganoxie High softball team grabbed a spoon, took a big bite and savored the most decadent dessert Tuesday in Wamego. No. 1 THS (18-4) won, 7-4, against Eudora (17-5), marking the first time since 2006 the Chieftains qualified for state. It’s been 12 years, but that sweet state taste coulda, shoulda, woulda emerged in recent years. Tonganoxie reached the regional championship each of the previous three seasons — only to lose each of them by a run. In 2015, THS, the higher seed that had swept Baldwin eight days earlier fell, 5-4, to the Bulldogs on their field under drury, overcast skies.
Tonganoxie High sprinters 8th at Kansas Relays
April 25, 2018
The Tonganoxie High girls sprints crew had its work cut out with only five runners filling out the Chieftains’ 4x100, 4x400 and sprint medley relay teams at the Kansas Relays, but Corinn Searcy, Natalee Shepard, Sierra Staatz, Mia Bond and Trinity Touchton were up for the challenge. Staatz, Shepard, Bond and Searcy qualified for finals in the 4x400 relay by winning their heat in prelims.
Tonganoxie High softball dominance continues as team moves to 10-0; THS baseball to host regional
April 24, 2018
The statistics likely could pass for some ridiculous numbers achieved while playing a season of a sports video game, but they’re real. Heading into this week’s portion of the schedule, the Chieftains are 10-0, having outscored opponents 144-7.
Tonganoxie High golfers take title at Hayden Invite; soccer gets in victory column
April 21, 2018
Another team plaque came home with the Tonganoxie High golf team.
Tonganoxie freshman Brusven named to all-LJW basketball team
April 21, 2018
Abby Ogle, Baldwin — Setting the tone with intense defense and strong scoring, Ogle was a unanimous first-team all-Frontier League selection. The 5-foot-7 senior guard averaged 17.4 points, 6.4 steals and 4.4 assists per game, scoring more than 1,000 points in her varsity career. She averaged 21 points in the Class 4A-II state tournament, the program’s third appearance in the last four years.
Tonganoxie High off to hot start with 6-0 record
April 18, 2018
When your team has tallied four shutouts and outscored opponents 86-5, it’s a pretty good start to the season. Tonganoxie High softball entered Tuesday’s doubleheader at Lansing with a spotless 6-0 record. After sweeping Bishop Ward in the season opener, THS rolled Bonner Springs and Pleasant Ridge last week.
Chieftain baseball drops openers at Fort Scott tournament; THS teams busy at home Tuesday; McLouth baseball, softball continue young seasons
April 12, 2018
Tonganoxie High’s baseball season opened up at the LaRoche Baseball Tournament last week in Fort Scott. The tournament took place at Adam LaRoche Baseball Complex at Dave Regan Stadium. Tonganoxie dropped to 0-2 on the season after falling to Fort Scott and Ottawa.

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