Sports

Jayhawks oust McLouth; Garden Plain wins state
October 31, 2018
McLouth High won its first Class 2A substate quarterfinal match set against Jayhawk Linn on Oct. 20, but couldn’t hold off JLHS’s comeback. McLouth won the first set, 25-19, but Jayhawk Linn forced a third set after winning the second, 25-22. The Jayhawks then were able to take the decisive third set, 25-20.
Ground vs. air: Tonganoxie football survives high-scoring affair
October 31, 2018
Friday’s playoff game against Chanute seemed to go from a potential lock to shock for the Tonganoxie High football team in an absurd final two minutes of play before halftime. Tonganoxie went ahead, 19-7, on a 17-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Hayden Robbins to wide receiver Elijah Tyner with 2 minutes left before halftime and Tonganoxie getting the ball to start the third quarter.
McLouth freshman places 6th in 2A state meet
October 31, 2018
A McLouth High runner placed in the Top 10 at Saturday’s Class 2A state cross country meet in Wamego. Freshman Reagan Clark placed sixth in the girls race. She finished in 20 minutes, 46.1 seconds. Teammate Baylee Wolfe wasn’t far behind. The sophomore placed 12th with a time of 21:17.6.
Tonganoxie High football outlasts Chanute in wild playoff contest
October 27, 2018
Friday’s playoff game against Chanute seemed to go from a potential lock to shock for the Tonganoxie High football team in an absurd final two minutes of play before halftime. Tonganoxie went ahead, 19-7, on a 17-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Hayden Robbins to wide receiver Elijah Tyner with 2 minutes left before halftime and Tonganoxie getting the ball to start the third quarter.
McLouth runner takes 6th in 2A state cross country race
October 27, 2018
A McLouth High runner placed in the Top 10 at Saturday’s Class 2A state cross country meet in Wamego.
Third and strong: Tonganoxie High boys cap cross country season with bronze finish as team
October 27, 2018
Tonganoxie High cross country has a state trophy in 2018. The boys team placed third at Saturday’s Class 4A state cross country meet in Wamego. Tonganoxie scored 85 points, just behind second-place Towanda-Circle, which scored 81. Buhler won the meet with a low score of 47.
Ottawa knocks out Tonganoxie volleyball at Independence substate
October 27, 2018
Tonganoxie High volleyball bounced back from a set 1 loss Saturday against Ottawa, but the Chieftains couldn’t push through and get the third set. THS, the No. 8 seed among a group of four substates, lost the first set to No. 9 Ottawa, 25-14. The team responded with a 25-18 victory in the second set, but Ottawa won the rubber set, 25-19. The loss ended Tonganoxie’s season at 15-21.
Tonganoxie High football to meet Chanute for first time in playoff clash
October 26, 2018
Tonganoxie will try to win its seventh straight game tonight, but more importantly, advance to the next round of the playoffs. THS (6-2) is host to Chanute (4-4) at 7 p.m. Friday at Beatty Field in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs. This marks the first victory between the two schools. The winner of this game will take on the winner of Paola-Baldwin next Friday.
McLouth gets road playoff victory against Jayhawk Linn; undefeated Silver Lake up next
October 26, 2018
McLouth High has advanced in the Class 2A football playoffs. The Bulldogs went on the road and defeated Jayhawk Linn, 48-26, Thursday in Mound City. MHS now will face perennial power Silver Lake, which defeated Riverton (2-7), 66-0, Thursday at Silver Lake. The Eagles will bring a 9-0 record into next Friday’s meeting with the Bulldogs at Silver Lake.
Tonganoxie High boys cross country back-to-back regional champs; girls take 4th
October 24, 2018
Tonganoxie High School boys cross country lost a dual against Lansing in the season opener. The team has won every meet since then this year. That included Saturday’s Class 4A regional on the University of Saint Mary campus in Leavenworth. The Lansing boys placed second in their loaded 5A race at USM, while the Tonganoxie High girls placed 4th at the regional. The girls just missed qualifying as a team, but Kristie Chambers will run as an individual qualifier after taking ninth place. Calvin Morgan led the THS boys with a fourth-place finish. With Saturday’s victory on a perfect day of weather, THS has now won back-to-back boys regional titles. The boys team placed three of its seven runners in the Top 10.
Eudora wins rematch against Tonganoxie, knocks Chieftains out of playoffs
October 22, 2018
Tonganoxie High soccer went into halftime of its Class 4-3-2-1A regional opener Monday in Eudora in a scoreless tie. But in a rematch of its season finale last week on Senior Night in Tonganoxie, Eudora had the upper hand in the second half. The Cardinals won, 2-0, Monday, knocking the Chieftains out of the playoffs in the first round.
McLouth volleyball falls in 2A substate quarterfinals to Jayhawk Linn
October 21, 2018
McLouth High won its first Class 2A substate quarterfinal match set against Jayhawk Linn on Saturday, but couldn’t hold off JLHS’s comeback. McLouth won the first set, 25-19, but Jayhawk Linn forced a third set after winning the second, 25-22. The Jayhawks then were able to take the decisive third set, 25-20.
McLouth to take on Jayhawk-Linn in first round of 2A playoffs
October 20, 2018
McLouth will head to Mound City for a Class 2A opening round playoff game Friday. MHS (4-4) visits Jayhawk-Linn (6-2) in the first round. McLouth lost, 38-18, to Osage City on Friday at OCHS. The Indians finished the regular season 7-1 and was the Flint Hills League champion.
Tonganoxie’s Savannah Adams competes at 4A state golf tournament
October 20, 2018
Tonganoxie senior Svannah Adams finished 79th at the Class 4A girls state golf championship Oct. 16 in Hutchinson. Adams, who represented Tonganoxie’s first state qualifier in program history, shot a 123. She scored a 63 on the front nine and a 63 on the back nine. The meet, which had 90 participants, originally was to be played Oct. 15, but inclement weather pushed the meet back. Hayden won the meet with a low score of 331. Andale finished second with a 344 and Chanute third with a 381. Augusta placed fourth (386), Anderson County fifth (387), Winfield sixth (388), Holton seventh (390), Girard eighth (397), Wamego ninth (401), Buhler 10th (404), Concordia 11th (408) and Towanda-Circle 12th (439).
Tonganoxie High football downs Ottawa, will play Chanute in playoffs
October 20, 2018
It might not have been Tonganoxie’s prettiest victory, but they all count just the same. Tonganoxie High needed late scores to pull away from winless Ottawa, 31-13, Friday in the regular-season finale at Ottawa. Tonganoxie led, 13-0, when Ottawa scored with 1.8 seconds left in the first half on a quarterback scramble. Trailing, 13-6, in the third quarter, OHS scored on a 25-yard touchdown pass, as Ottawa’s Brandon Carlson was wide-open in the left corner of the end zone. With the extra point, but the upstart Cyclones tied the game. Tonganoxie, though, scored three unanswered touchdowns on its way to the victory. It was Tonganoxie’s sixth-straight victory after starting the season 0-2.

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