Sports

Tonganoxie soccer ties Atchison
April 17, 2019
Tonganoxie High soccer moved to 1-7-1 after Monday’s tie against Atchison at the Chieftain Park Sporst Complex. THS had a 4-0 lead in the match, but Atchison eventually tied it and the teams finished in a tie after overtime play. THS is on the road Thursday at Piper and back home Tuesday against Heritage Christian.
Tonganoxie softball routs Louisburg
April 17, 2019
Tonganoxie High softball evened its record at 4-4 after Thursday’s 18-5 victory against Louisburg. THS also won the second game of a doubleheader April 9 against Paola, 7-4. THS was 4-4 overall and 2-4 in Frontier League play heading into Tuesday’s doubleheader at Bonner Springs. THS is back home Thursday agaisnt Spring Hill and then on the road Tuesday at Baldwin.
Tonganoxie High baseball wins at Louisburg
April 16, 2019
Tonganoxie High bounced back Thursday with an 8-3 Frontier League road victory at Louisburg. THS got off to a good start, scoring four runs in the top of the first. Lousiburg answered with a run of its own, but the Chieftains responded again with two runs in the third and never looked back. THS scored two more in the sixth and then gave up single runs in the sixth and seventh innings before holding on for the victory.
Paola baseball outlasts Tonganoxie, 2-1, in Frontier League clash
April 10, 2019
Tonganoxie High baseball ended up on the wrong side of a low-scoring Frontier League battle Tuesday. Paola eventually jumped in front in the bottom of the fourth. With runners on first and second and two out, the Panthers’ Fletcher Aude drove in a run on an 0-2 line-drive single to left field. THS tied the game in the top of the sixth, but Paola answered in the bottom-half of the inning and held on for the 2-1 victory.
Tonganoxie HIgh girls win Ottawa meet; Sample sets new shot put record for THS boys
April 5, 2019
The Tonganoxie High girls track team opened the season with a title and a member of the boys team got a new school record Monday at the Ottawa Invitational. The girls team won the meet with 129 points, with Ottawa taking second with 119. Maur Hill took third (36), Heritage Christian fourth (36), Hayden fifth (33), Kansas City Washington sixth (18) and Bishop Seabury seventh (6).
Late rally not enough for Tonganoxie High baseball; softball, soccer and golf also in action
April 2, 2019
Tonganoxie High baseball put together a bit of a late rally in its first Frontier League contest, but the Chieftains couldn’t close the entire gap and fell, 6-2, to Spring Hill on Wednesday, March 27, at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds. Spring Hill jumped out in front with two runs in the second and another in the third for a 3-0 lead. THS kept them scoreless in the fourth , but the Broncos replicated those previous scores in the fifth and sixth and took a 6-0 lead into the bottom of the sixth.
McLouth’s Purple Hays: MHS fans turn out as team falls just short in historic trip to 2A state tournament
March 13, 2019
Last week’s Class 2A state basketball quarterfinal pitted the newbies against the old guard. Sure, McLouth had a veteran team, including seasoned guards, heading into the Bulldogs’ first state appearance since 1960. But even Pittsburg Colgan had the advantage on paper in that statistic — McLouth five seniors and seven upperclassmen overall compared to Colgan’s seven seniors and 10 upperclassmen overall. And then there’s the contrast in history. McLouth’s exciting run this year included the school’s first state berth in almost 60 years.
Sample leads Tonganoxie High powerlifting with gold medal
March 13, 2019
Tonganoxie placed seventh in the Class 4A State Powerlifting Championships, thanks in large part to Cole Sample. The junior scored 10 of Tonganoxie’s 12 points in the meet March 2 at Basehor-Linwood. He placed second in the squat (485), first in the clean (320) and first in the bench press (320). His overall weight lifted was 1,145 in the heavyweight division. Nicholas Smith scored Tonganoxie’s other two points at 132.
Anderson County spoils Tonganoxie basketball’s state, upset bids
March 6, 2019
The stands were packed. The student sections were boisterous. And the Chieftains were poised to keep riding their late-season momentum. A hot-shooting Anderson County team from three-point land had different ideas.
McLouth basketball advances to state for 1st time since 1960
March 6, 2019
McLouth had to adapt to an early Saturday game for the Class 2A Substate Championship at Valley Heights due to pending inclement weather. There would be no more surprises that day. Top-seeded McLouth held an advantage in every quarter Saturday on its way to a monumental 58-33 victory against No. 6 Republic County.
Tonganoxie boys spring upset on Eudora, to play Anderson County in substate championship Friday
February 28, 2019
There wasn’t much offense on display in Wednesday’s Tonganoxie-Eudora substate semifinal. The teams scored 2 points each in the second quarter and Tonganoxie High led just 13-7 at halftime. The team led much of the game and then came “the bounce.”
PERFECTION: Riedel caps undefeated season with Tonganoxie’s first state champion in program history; Searcy becomes 2nd matches later
February 27, 2019
Korbin Riedel’s goal had been unchanged since his freshman year, but history had shown it to be a tall order in Tonganoxie. The senior’s end goal always was to be a state champion. The THS wrestling room has plenty of wall plaques indication accolades and state medalists, but there was a void: no state champions. The wall decor soon will be changing. On Saturday, Riedel became Tonganoxie High’s first gold medalist — and the program’s first undefeated champ to boot.
Tonganoxie girls advance, McLouth girls fall at substate
February 27, 2019
The Tonganoxie High girls basketball team will continue on in Class 4A substate action, while the McLouth High girls were eliminated in a 2A quarterfinal. Tonganoxie held on for a 38-32 victory against Coffeyville on Tuesday at Tonganoxie. THS improved to 5-16 on the season, while Coffeyville’s year ended at 1-17.
McLouth boys advance as Pope gets 1,000th point; MHS girls No. 5 seed
February 26, 2019
The McLouth High boys have advanced to the semifinals of the Class 2A Valley Heights Substate. The Bulldogs got one last opportunity to play in front of the home crowd Monday, as MHS, the top seed in the substate, defeated No. 8 Atchison County, 73-27. McLouth got out in front in the first quarter and never looked back. The Bullodgs outscored Atchison County, 21-5, in the first quarter and proceeded to outscore the visiting Tigers the next three quarters.
Riedel, Searcy to compete for state titles Saturday for Tonganoxie at 4A state wrestling
February 22, 2019
Tonganoxie High is guaranteed three medals at this year’s Class 4A State Wrestling Championships, with two grapplers still on pace for a shot at gold. Korbin Riedel (41-0) will wrestle in the title match for the second consecutive year at Tony’s Pizza Events Center in Salina. The senior advanced to the finals Friday with a pin of Frotenac senior Brendan Ishimura (28-3) at the 2:36 mark. Riedel will be fresh for Saturday’s title match, as his combined mat time (3 minutes, 41 seconds) is 19 seconds less than two periods of a match.

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