Sports

Turf project on schedule at Tonganoxie High’s Beatty Field; personnel recommendations approved
June 12, 2019
Though rain halted progress on the turf project in recent weeks, better construction weather has helped the field turf project at Beatty Field. Superintendent Loren Feldkamp said the project should be back on schedule for completion at the end of July or early August. He said a layer of rock likely will be the next step for the project, likely later this week.
Hometown All-American: THS alum Ben Johnson earns national recognition at NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
June 12, 2019
Tonganoxie High alum Ben Johnson has finished a decorated track career Wichita State as the fourth NCAA All-American decathlete in school history. Johnson finished 14th in the decathlon to earn second team All-American honors Friday at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas. Johnson finished the decathlon in 14th place with 7,329 points, earning second team All-American honors at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the University of Texas campus. Johnson opened the day with the 110-meter hurdles and ended with the 1,500 meters about 10 hours later.
Tonganoxie High golfers take 9th at state meet in Dodge City
June 5, 2019
Tonganoxie High finally got to compete in the state golf tournament. THS senior Jacob Hall tied for 11th Wednesday, May 30, as the team placed ninth at state. “I think we did OK,” said THS coach Doug Sandburg. “We were missing two of our guys.” “Spencer Gratton did a great job subbing in for one of them.”
A turn for the west: Tonganoxie High golf now will be competing Wednesday at state tourney in Dodge City
May 27, 2019
The Tonganoxie High boys golf team will finish what it started last week in competing at the state golf meet — but it will be on a course at the opposite end of the state. THS started to compete in the Class 4A state tournament May 20 in Winfield, but inclement weather postponed the meet. Officials originally postponed the event until this Tuesday in Winfield, but the event now will take place Wednesday in Dodge City.
Sample leads Tonganoxie High with state title in shot put, bronze in discus
May 27, 2019
Sample also won bronze in the discus. He came into state with the seventh-best regional mark and then left with a Top 3 finish. He took third third with a 163-0 throw. Winfield senior Matt Everett won the event with a 183-9 throw, while Sample’s fellow Frontier League representative Lemoses White from Piper placed second. The senior won silver with a 163-0 throw.
State baseball tournament moving to Maize High near Wichita; Tonganoxie team departs Monday
12:08 p.m., May 26, 2019 Updated 06:39 p.m.
Tonganoxie High baseball players and their Class 4A state baseball counterparts are hoping the latest rescheduling does the trick. The updated state schedule has games resuming at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Dean Evans Stadium in Salina. Officials hoped to get all quarterfinal games in Thursday in Salina with a rolling schedule that started every game 25 minutes after the previous one concluded.
McLouth High softball knocked out of postseason at home regional
May 24, 2019
McLouth High softball ended its season in a Class 2-1A regional on its own field. MHS softball, the No. 3 seed in its own 2-1A regional, played No. 6 Valley Falls (5-11) May 14.
State baseball moved to Sunday; track to get late start Friday morning
May 24, 2019
Rain is throwing a wrench in the Tonganoxie High’s state baseball schedule for a second year in a row, but this time it’s forcing the tournament to be played into Memorial Day Weekend. Officials hoped to get all quarterfinal games in Thursday in Salina with a rolling schedule that started every game 25 minutes after the previous one concluded.
McLouth High boys qualify all relay teams for state track
May 24, 2019
McLouth’s 4x400 boys relay team will lead a group of qualifiers to the state meet Friday. The 4x400 team won a Class 2A regional this past Friday at Jefferson County North with a time of 3 minutes, 35.66 seconds. It ranks No. 5 among 2A 4x400 teams based on regional times. Team members are seniors Jonah Willits, Garrison Pope, Jeremy Carlton and Asher Robbins, as well as sophomore alternate Hunter Plake and senior alternate Caleb Richardson.
Weather pushes state golf back a week for Tonganoxie High
May 23, 2019
Crowning state golf champions was delayed a day throughout the state. All seven state golf championships were postponed Monday. Tonganoxie golfers did get started Monday in the Class 4A state tournament in Winfield, but it got delayed. The tournament was set to resume at noon Tuesday, but it was postponed again due to inclement weather.
State track schedule for Tonganoxie High qualifiers
May 23, 2019
Here is the schedule of events for Tonganoxie High state track qualifiers. THS will compete Friday and Saturday at Cessna Stadium in Wichita.
Tonganoxie High track qualifies 9 individuals, 2 relays for state track meet
May 22, 2019
Calvin Morgan competed in the toughest Class 4A regional for the 3,200 meters. The Tonganoxie High senior’s time would have given him a regional champion at any of the other three 4A regionals, but Morgan finished fourth at the Abilene regional with a time of 10 minutes, 27.44 seconds.
Eudora ruins Tonganoxie softball bid for return state trip
May 22, 2019
The Tonganoxie High Softball team got past one opponent, but couldn’t knock down a second foe in a Class 4A regional May 14 in Eudora. THS defeated Baldwin, 8-4, in the regional semifinals, but fell to Eudora, 15-0, in three innings in the regional championship.
Cinderella tour, episode II for Tonganoxie baseball
12:27 p.m., May 22, 2019 Updated 09:29 a.m.
The underdog role made for a great script again last week for the Tonganoxie High Baseball team. THS was the lowest seed at last year’s regional, but managed to win both games before knocking off the No. 1 seed at state on its way to a fourth-place finish at state in 2018. This season, Tonganoxie might have one-upped its own scenario at regionals. THS knocked off undefeated and defending state champion Iola on its way to a regional championship May 14 in Iola.
Beatty Field renovations begin on Tonganoxie High School campus
May 18, 2019
The grass surface is all but gone at Beatty Field. Crews started prep work for the field, which will have artificial turf installed in during the next 2-3 months. Tonganoxie USD 464 board members unanimously approved installing field turf at the stadium. The cost of the project, per the contract with ATG Sports out of Andover, is $655,500. A few items included in the agreement are an eight-year base warranty of all base work, rock and drainage under the turf which guarantees against soft spots, low spots and drainage problems, along with a grooming device and a no-change-orders guarantee. That means the bid includes all items necessary for the project. Any additional would come if the district added additional scope to the project.

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