Sports

Upset special opportunity missed for Tonganoxie High boys
January 18, 2017
Tonganoxie High has faced the gauntlet in the early going this season. First-year coach David Hillmon has had to prepare for five of the top six teams in Class 4A Division I so far this season in No. 2 Ottawa, No. 3 Piper, No. 4 Wamego, No. 5 Eudora and No. 6 Basehor-Linwood.javascript:DateTimeShortcuts.handleCalendarQuickLink(0,%200); The Chieftains still were searching for their first victory of the season Monday entering the Tonganoxie Invitational Tournament.
Tonganoxie wrestlers ready to return to mat; postseason sites announced
January 18, 2017
The Tonganoxie High wrestling team hopes Mother Nature is its friend this week. Potential for inclement weather this past weekend forced the cancellation of the Basehor-Linwood invitational, marking the second time this season weather has thrown a wrench in schedule plans. The first happened the weekend of what was supposed to be the Randy Starcher Memorial Wrestling Tournament in December at Tonganoxie High.
Tourney time in Tonganoxie and McLouth
January 17, 2017
The Tonganoxie Invitational got started Monday with the first night of boys competition. De Soto defeated Holton, 60-54, Eudora beat Jeff West, 54-44, and Wamego defeated Tonganoxie, 49-42. Tonganoxie and Holton will square off a
Tonganoxie volleyball lands on all-LJW team
December 30, 2016
Hickman led the Firebirds with 284 kills, breaking the school record for career kills, totaling 730. The 6-foot-4 senior middle hitter led the Sunflower League with 124 blocks and ranked sixth with a .378 hit percentage. The three-time all-Sunflower League selection has signed to play at Creighton.
Pirates rough up Chieftain boys in rout of Tonganoxie
December 22, 2016
Length, athleticism and confidence. Those were just a few of the issues the Tonganoxie high boys basketball team faced on Friday night. All three were apparent in the first quarter, where Tonganoxie didn’t score until junior Mac Thompson hit a layup as time expired in the quarter.
Piper spoils 2016 finale for Tonganoxie girls
December 22, 2016
Tonganoxie girls basketball coach Matt Frost knew that Piper would deploy a full court press against his team on Friday night.
Tonganoxie Chieftain athletes among best in area
December 22, 2016
In his final prep season, Cook won a Kaw Valley League title in a time of 16:48. The Chieftains’ senior followed it up by placing third at his regional and 10th at the Class 4A state meet. Cook was also a medalist at the Rim Rock Classic.
Tonganoxie High wrestling gets dual victories before home invite canceled
December 22, 2016
Tonganoxie High will have to wait to compete in front of its home crowd. Saturday’s Randy Starcher Memorial Invitational was canceled due to inclement weather. Because so many tournaments are scheduled for Saturdays during the season, it could be difficult rescheduling this home tournament.
Taylor made for Tonganoxie record
December 13, 2016
A breakout night from Tonganoxie High senior Taylor Lee helped the Chieftains secure their first victory of the season Friday at home. Lee poured in 40 points — a new school record — as Tonganoxie sailed past Ottawa, 62-38.
Ottawa overpowers Tonganoxie boys, 62-31
December 13, 2016
The Tonganoxie High boys basketball team looked to get on track Friday against Ottawa, but the Cyclones derailed any hope of that in a 62-31 road victory.
Knocking on the door for Tonganoxie wrestling
Team just misses runner-up as team at Eudora
December 13, 2016
The Tonganoxie High wrestling team continued its impressive start to the season with a strong showing at the Eudora Tournament of Champions on Friday and Saturday. With seven of its 11 wrestlers placing in the top four and medaling, THS placed third with 228 points on Saturday behind Lousiburg (243) and Emporia (257.5).
Tonganoxie High wrestlers nab 2nd at Wamego Invitational
December 7, 2016
Tonganoxie High wrestling opened the season as one of the top teams in the Chieftains’ opening invitational. THS placed second with 224.5 points at Saturday’s Wamego Invitational. Tonganoxie finished behind only perennial power Abilene at the meet. The Cowboys finished the day with 290.5 points.
Tough starts for Tonganoxie, McLouth basketball teams
December 7, 2016
David Hillmon’s team played with intensity Thursday in its season opener, but the Chieftains just couldn’t overcome Baldwin’s hot shooting in Hillmon’s debut as head coach.
Tonganoxie ‘late night’ basketball event helps get 2016-17 season started
November 29, 2016
Winter sports are about to get started with basketball and wrestling competition later this week. But last week, a new tradition started with an event like the late night celebrations for the first basketball practice of the year at the college level.
Start of a new Tonganoxie High boys basektball era
November 29, 2016
Winter sports are about to get started with basketball and wrestling competition later this week. But last week, a new tradition started with an event like the late night celebrations for the first basketball practice of the year at the college level. Jodie Smith’s applied business class organized the event, while various groups helped with duties throughout the night, including the Big Red student pep club and the event planning class. There also were many individuals who participated in the event to kick off winter sports programs at Tonganoxie High.

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