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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.
Tonganoxie HIgh volleyball looking at No. 11 seed right now for substate
October 20, 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 13-19 heading into Monday’s match at Atchison (26-12). Tonganoxie also played Tuesday against Eudora (23-13).
Tonganoxie High girls golf departs Sunday for practice round at state; KSHSAA announces 4A pairings
October 20, 2019
Sunday morning’s foggy weather in Tonganoxie probably wouldn’t be considered the best conditions for a round of golf. Luckily for the Tonganoxie High girls golf team, the Chieftains were leaving the spooky October scene and weren’t playing in those conditions. THS departed a bit after 8 a.m. Sunday for Hesston and the Class 4A State Golf Championships. Coach Doug Sandburg said the team was heading out for an 11:30 a.m. practice on the Hesston Golf Course.
McLouth High football eyes 1st victory
October 20, 2019
Friday will provide one of two more opportunities for the McLouth High football team to secure a victory in 2019. McLouth, which is 0-7 overall and 0-4 in both Northeast Kansas League play an district play, will play Friday at home against Osage City, which is 4-3 overall, 3-1 in district play and 3-2 in Flint Hills League play.
McLouth Bulldogs likely a No. 5 seed in 2A volleyball substate
October 20, 2019
McLouth High volleyball likely will be a No. 5 seed in the team’s Class 2A substate at Jefferson County North. KSHSAA brackets haven’t been released yet, but the association’s website updates substate standings throughout the year and MHS currently is the No. 5 seed with a 15-22 record. If the current standings hold, McLouth would play No. 4 Maranatha Christian Academy (18-14) Saturday at JCN. The winner of that match would face the winner of No. 1 Jackson Heights (31-3) and No. 8 Kansas City Christian (0-19).
McLouth High cross country captures boys and girls NEKL team titles
October 20, 2019
McLouth High cross country earned a major sweep Thursday. The Bulldogs won both the boys and girls Northeast Kansas League Meet titles at Jackson Heights. MHS also brought home an individual title at the NEKL championships. The boys ran away with their race, scoring 36 points. Pleasant Ridge was a distant second with 70 points and Jefferson County North third with 73. Jackson Heights placed fourth (102), Valley Falls fifth (118), Atchison County sixth (124) and Maur Hill Mount Academy seventh (149).
PLAYOFF PICTURE: Sizing up undefeated Tonganoxie’s potential postseason scenarios
October 19, 2019
If Tonganoxie High makes a big playoff run this season, THS fans won’t have far to go to watch their Chieftains. Though some seeds aren’t set in stone with one more Friday of regular season left, it appears that Tonganoxie will be one of the top two seeds, which means home-field advantage for much of the playoffs.

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