Sports

Second-half performance propels Tonganoxie High football past Eudora in road victory
September 14, 2018
Eudora struck first, but Tonganoxie answered again and again. And again and again and again. In a battle of winless teams Friday, EHS struck first and led, 6-0, after a quarter. But Tonganoxie responded with what would be five unanswered touchdowns on the Chieftains’ way to a 34-6 road victory.
Tonganoxie football looks for first victory with road contest at Eudora
September 14, 2018
After scoring one touchdown in each of the first two games of the season, the Tonganoxie High football team will look to put more points on the scoreboard against Eudora, a team that also is ready to get its offense rolling. Both teams are 0-2 overall and 0-2 in Frontier League play.
Tonganoxie sports roundup: XC wins McLouth Invite; volleyball on 2-match win streak; golf places 4th; soccer with 2 tough losses
September 14, 2018
The Tonganoxie High boys cross country team won the McLouth Invitational, while the girls team took second Thursday at the Stan Braksick Sports Complex in McLouth. The boys won the meet with seven medalists in the top 25 and the overall champion, Calvin Morgan.
Sticker awareness for Tonganoxie High football
September 12, 2018
Tonganoxie High football helmets have a special sticker this year, but it’s not to signify a big play or other activity. The sticker, which has the letters “AT” inside the outline of Kansas, brings awareness to the Kansas Athletic Trainers’ Society initiative “Safety in Football Campaign.”
Louisburg hands Tonganoxie football its second defeat
September 8, 2018
Tonganoxie High trailed just 12-7 at halftime Friday, but the Chieftains couldn’t get any closer in the second half. Louisburg won, 27-7, spoiling Tonganoxie’s home opener and inaugural Frontier League game at Beatty Field.
Tonganoxie High volleyball falls to Paola
September 6, 2018
After winning a thrilling first set against Paola, the Tongaoxie High volleyball team wasn’t able to gain momentum and fell, 3-1, Tuesday at Paola. THS won, 29-27, in the first set, but Paola came back and won the next three sets, 25-17, 25-22, 25-18, for the match victory.
Tonganoxie High soccer blanks Atchison, 9-0, to take on Paola today at home
September 6, 2018
Tonganoxie High got its first victory of the season with a 9-0 victory against Atchison on Tuesday in the home opener. THS (1-0-1) built a 6-0 lead in the first half and then added three more goals in the second half for the victory. The Chieftains will play again at 6 p.m. today at home against Paola.
Tonganoxie High girls cross country gets win against Lansing
02:17 a.m., September 5, 2018 Updated 01:24 p.m.
Tonganoxie High split its first competition Saturday at University of St. Mary’s new cross country course in Lansing. THS won the girls dual against Lansing. The Chieftains scored 23 points to Lansing’s 32. Kristie Chambers won the dual with an individual time of 22 minutes, 50 seconds. Madelyn Batchel was Lansing’s top runner with a second-place finish and a 23:20 time. Katherine Wombwell placed third (23:54) and sister Heather Wombwell was right behind in fourth (24:03). Eva Romero finished fifth with a 24:05 time. Mathia Slinkard placed 10th (25:36), Brooklyn Lang 11th (25:43) and Lauren Lawson 12th (26:02) Macy Geiger placed 13th (26:29) and Natalee Shepard 14th (27:03).
Tonganoxie volleyball splits first matches of season
September 1, 2018
Tonganoxie High volleyball is 1-1 on the season after splitting a triangular Thursday at home. THS lost to Spring Hill, 25-10, 25-19, but defeated Sumner, 25-12, 25-5. The Chieftains continue the season Tuesday with a road match at Paola.2
Tonganoxie high girls golf takes 3rd at Lake Perry Country Club
September 1, 2018
Tonganoxie High girls golf opened the season Thursday with a third-place finish at Lake Perry Country Club. Megan Brusven led the team with a 49. She placed ninth overall, while Peyton Lynn and Meghan Heskett both scored 51, tying for 15th.
Basehor-Linwood football spoils season opener with commanding 42-6 victory against Tonganoxie
September 1, 2018
Tonganoxie High fans roared when Elijah Tyner took the opening kickoff out to the Tonganoxie 29-yard-line. A few plays later, a turnover left Basehor-Linwood with a short field and then seven plays later, Basehor-Linwood had a 7-0 lead just more than 3 minutes into the game. The THS defense would push Basehor-Linwood to third-down situations, but the Bobcats converted often. Coupled with a sputtering Chieftain offense, Tonganoxie couldn’t keep up, and BLHS went onto win, 42-6, in the season opener.
Tonganoxie High cross country opens Saturday against Lansing
August 29, 2018
The Tonganoxie High girls cross country team lost a strong senior class, but nine freshman have joined the squad. On the boys side, Chandler Hamman was the lone varsity runner lost to graduation from last year’s regional champion team. The squad will begin the season at 9 a.m. Saturday in Lansing.
Tonganoxie girls golf get season under way Thursday
August 29, 2018
The Tonganoxie High girls golf team now will have some experience when hitting the links this year. This year’s roster has seniors Savannah Adams, Adriana Dale, Laura Heskett and Brenn Shryock. Junior is Peyton Lynn and sophomores are Meghan Heskett, Cora Lanza, Kylie Rickard, Meghan Agnew, Morgan Brusven and Theona Vaughn.
Spring Hill, Sumner Academy come to town Thursday for first Tonganoxie High volleyball matches of season
August 29, 2018
Chrissie Jeannin will start her second season as coach of the Tonganoxie High volleyball team with a home match Thursday against Spring Hill and Sumner Academy. THS will look to improve on last years’ 14-19 record. Gone from last year’s squad are outside hitter Lauren Willson, who now is playing volleyball at Hutchinson Community College, outside hitter Cami Timm, who now is on the track team at Neosho County Community College and libero Makenzie Sample, who is playing softball at Fort Scott Community College. Seniors this year are middle hitter Corinn Searcy, setter Grace Wogomon and middle hitter Tahylor Knipp.
Tonganoxie High football to open season on road against longtime foe Basehor-Linwood
August 29, 2018
Tonganoxie football is coming off a monumental year. A 9-0 regular season — Tonganoxie’s first in decades — highlighted a Kaw Valley League championship and a playoff berth for the Chieftains. THS went 9-1 last season with a senior-heavy roster.

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