Sports

Tonganoxie High volleyball wins home opener
September 18, 2019
The Tonganoxie High volleyball team won its home opener Tuesday in exciting fashion. Tonganoxie defeated Paola, 3-1, in the conference clash. THS and Paola played some thrilling sets, as three of the sets were decided by two points each. Tonganoxie won the first match, 28-26, and then Paola responded with a 25-23 victory.
League statement: Tonganoxie High football routs defending conference champion
September 18, 2019
Tonganoxie High football teams thrive on new turf, it appears. After winning the first football game on its own turf last week against archival Basehor-Linwood, the Chieftains followed up by spoiling Louisburg’s first game on the new carpet Friday. Tonganoxie jumped out to a 14-6 lead and never looked back on its way to a 42-6 Frontier League victory at newly refurbished Wildcat Stadium, which also boasts upgrades to its press box and home seating. Tonganoxie, by the way, also defeated Spring Hill, 23-14, in 2017 in the Broncos’ first game on their new field.
Tonganoxie High cross country team prepare for home meet next week
September 18, 2019
The Tonganoxie High girls and boys cross country teams finished seventh and eighth, respectively, Saturday at the Wamego Invitational. Kristi Chambers led the THS girls team, finishing 22nd overall with a time of 22 minutes 40 seconds. Buhler won the girls meet with 25 points, while Baldwin was second with 81. Eudora placed third (111), Louisburg fourth (189), Towanda-Circle fifth (191), Augusta sixth (200) and Tonganoxie seventh (203). Pratt, Mulvane, Rose Hill, Andale, Wamego, Paola, Clay Center, Hayden and Abilene rounded out the rest of the field.
Tonganoxie High girls golf takes 2nd at Wamego meet
September 13, 2019
Tonganoxie High girls golf had another solid tournament, this time in a tourney Thursday at the Wamego Country Club.
Maur Hill over McLouth in football opener; MHS volleyball heads to Atchison; Bulldog XC to host meet
September 13, 2019
Maur Hill-Mount Academy took to the air Friday in a shutout victory against McLouth. McLouth opened the season at home, but the Junior Ravens spoiled the first game of the season at Stan Braksick Sports Complex. MHMA went ahead, 14-0, in the first quarter and never looked back. The Junior Ravens went on register a 42-0 shutout victory.
Tonganoxie High volleyball wins home opener against Paola
September 13, 2019
The Tonganoxie High volleyball team won its home opener Tuesday in exciting fashion.
Week 2 Cram Session: Tonganoxie (1-0) at Louisburg (0-1)
September 12, 2019
Tonganoxie High continues the season with its first road game Friday at Louisburg. It also marks the start of the Chieftains’ Frontier League portion of the schedule. THS opened the season against former Kaw Valley League rival Basehor-Linwood, which now is in the United Kansas Conference. THS will play fellow Frontier League teams the rest of the way.
ON SOLID GROUND: Tonganoxie High football breaks in new turf with big victory against Basehor-Linwood
September 11, 2019
Archrivals. Class 4A clash of top 10. New turf. No problem. Tonganoxie High faced its biggest rival Friday. The script was hard to beat and the game itself couldn’t have played out much better. THS and Basehor-Linwood battled back and forth in the first half before Tonganoxie strung together 35 unanswered points on its way to a 49-28 victory on the first football game to be played on the new Beatty Field turf. After forcing Basehor-Linwood to punt on its first possession, Tonganoxie drove just inside BLHS territory when junior Blake Poje threw an interception.
ON SOLID GROUND: Tonganoxie High football breaks in new turf with big victory against Basehor-Linwood
September 11, 2019
Archrivals. Class 4A clash of top 10. New turf. No problem. Tonganoxie High faced its biggest rival Friday. The script was hard to beat and the game itself couldn’t have played out much better. THS and Basehor-Linwood battled back and forth in the first half before Tonganoxie strung together 35 unanswered points on its way to a 49-28 victory on the first football game to be played on the new Beatty Field turf. After forcing Basehor-Linwood to punt on its first possession, Tonganoxie drove just inside BLHS territory when junior Blake Poje threw an interception.
Tonganoxie High volleyball splits season-opening matches
September 6, 2019
Tonganoxie High volleyball opened the season with a loss against Spring Hill, but bounced back with a win against Sumner Academy in a triangular Thursday in Kansas City, Kan. Spring Hill defeated THS, 25-8, 25-20, in the first match, but the Chieftains responded with a 25-15, 25-16 victory in the second match. Tonganoxie is back in action this coming Tuesday when Paola visits THS.
Tonganoxie High soccer ties Maranatha
September 6, 2019
Tonganoxie High soccer played to a 1-1 tie with Maranatha Christian Academy on Tuesday in Shawnee. The season continues Sept. 12 with a 6 p.m. match at Paola. Tonganoxie’s next home match is 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at home against St. Mary’s Academy at Beatty Field.
Week 1 Cram Session: Basehor-Linwood at Tonganoxie
September 6, 2019
Tonganoxie High marks a new era Friday when the THS football team takes its home field. It will be the first game on the new artificial field turf for the Chieftains, who started playing football at Beatty Field 65 years ago.
McLouth, Tonganoxie fall sports teams all getting into start of schedules
September 4, 2019
Fall sports are getting into full swing this week. Tonganoxie High boys soccer opened the season this past Friday and THS football had its “preseason” contests with its first jamboree, but the rest of the sports will be getting the season started for real this week. John Tollefson’s THS cross country team opens the season at 9 a.m. Saturday against Lansing at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds. The Chieftains’ first meet is Sept. 14 at Wamego. The Tonganoxie Invite is Sept. 24.
Tough start: Tonganoxie High soccer drops close match against state contender
September 4, 2019
The Tonganoxie High boys soccer team didn’t get to christen the new Beatty Field turf as it had hoped Friday, but the Chieftains still played a strong match against a quality opponent. THS fell behind, 2-0, in the first half to Kansas City Christian, last year’s Class 4-3-2-1A third-place team. The Panthers scored with 25:28 left in the first half and then about 3 minutes later with 22:19 left on the clock. Tonganoxie, though would respond later in the half.
Veteran squad: Tonganoxie High football returns numerous starters
September 4, 2019
Tonganoxie High entered 2018 in some unchartered territory. The squad was coming off an undefeated regular season, the program’s first in 55 years. Trying to emulate that would be no easy task. THS opened the season 0-2 against two salty opponents in Basehor-Linwood and Louisburg.

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