Sports

Tonganoxie High boys cross country wins 3rd straight league title; girls take 3rd as team
October 18, 2019
Tonganoxie High boys cross country won its second Frontier League title in as many tries with Thursday’s team title at its home course. THS won the meet with low score of 51, eighth points ahead of runner-up Spring Hill. Chieftain freshman Eli Gilmore was the team’s leading runner, taking second with a time of 16 minutes, 36.91 seconds. He finished about 14 seconds behind individual champion Owen Roelichen. The Piper senior won the meet with a 16:36.91 time.
Tonganoxie High soccer upends Maur Hill for 3rd straight victory
October 17, 2019
The Tonganoxie High boys soccer team has put together another winning streak. Tonganoxie now won its third straight match Monday with a 3-1 victory at home against Maur Hill-Mount Academy. The teams were scoreless in the first half. Tonganoxie scored first in the second half on a Daniel Zest goal. Maur Hill answered with the equalizer, but Tonganxoie was able to pull ahead and defeat the visiting Junior Ravens, thanks to goals from Javier Trujillo and Aaron Bitler.
Tonganoxie High volleyball sweeps Bishop Seabury at home
October 16, 2019
Tonganoxie High volleyball took care of Bishop Seabury on Monday in a non-league match in Tonganoxie. The match, which Midco Sports Network broadcast, went to the Chieftains in a three-set sweep, 25-16, 25-16, 25-12. THS improved to 13-17 on the season with the victory. The victory followed a rough Saturday at the De Soto Spikefest.
Boys win Pleasant Ridge title; Chieftain teams to host Frontier League Meet Thursday
October 16, 2019
The Tonganoxie High boys cross country team won another team title Saturday. THS brought home the first-place plaque from the Pleasant Ridge Invitational, which took place on the University of Saint Mary campus. The Chieftains scored 35 points, which was an improvement from its 39 team score the week before. Tonganoxie had three runners place in the Top 10: Dylan Graham, who placed second with a time of 20 minutes, 48 seconds, Eli Gilmore (third, 17:30) and Jake Edholm (seventh, 17:54).
STATE BOUND: Tonganoxie High girls golf makes program history in just three years
October 16, 2019
This year has been a season of firsts for the Tonganoxie High girls golf team. The THS program chalked up a couple biggies Monday in Garnett. Tonganoxie placed second at its Class 4A regional, which means the team secured its first state bid in school history. It also won the individual title for the first time in program history.
Tonganoxie blanks Spring Hill for homecoming victory, now 6-0
October 16, 2019
It was a chilly Friday night, but Tonganoxie High football capped off a happy homecoming week with a 41-0 shutout victory against Spring Hill. The game remained scoreless much of the first quarter, but THS scored on back-to-back offensive possessions in the last three minutes of the opening quarter and suddenly had a 14-0 advantage. Quarterback Blake Poje connected with wide receiver Elijah Tyner on a short slant play that Tyner then took 76 yards for the score.
Tonganoxie High boys soccer currently No. 5 seed in East Region
October 14, 2019
Back-to-back victories this past week helped the Tonganoxie High boys soccer team move to 6-3-2 on the season. THS defeated Ottawa, 3-2, Thursday on the road. Tonganoxie had three different players score goals against the Cyclones, as Abel Mendoza, Grayson Sonntag and Aftin Boone all got the ball in the net for the Chieftains.
Tonganoxie High girls golf enters regional play today following another team title
October 14, 2019
Tonganoxie High golfers enter today’s Class 4A regional tournament with some momentum. The team is coming off another first-place finish Thursday when they won the Bobcat Invitational. THS shot a low score of 192 for the team title. Chilali Tanner shot a personal best 43 and won the individual title as well. Morgan Brusven placed fifth with a 47. Payton Lynn placed 14th and Hayden York 15th, as each shot a 51.
Late Spring Hill goal forces Tonganoxie tie in soccer match
October 9, 2019
Tonganoxie High soccer players put themselves in position to extend their winning streak this past week, but opponent rallies prevented the Chieftains from picking up two more victories. THS played Oct. 1 in a Frontier League clash on the road against Louisburg at Wildcat Stadium. Tonganoxie senior Javier Trujillo helped the Chieftains build a 2-0 lead in the first half with two goals. LHS, though, responded with a goal in the first half and another in the second half. The Wildcats scored again in overtime for a 3-2 victory.
Tonganoxie High volleyball focusing on consistency, energy
October 9, 2019
Energy is a buzz word for Tonganoxie High volleyball. Seniors on this year’s squad talk about it. Coach Chrissie Jeannin talks about it. It’s the team’s strength, they say. It’s also a weakness when the team isn’t consistent with said energy. Take Thursday’s home match against Louisburg (17-10). Tonganoxie came out swinging in the first set before falling 25-18. The Wildcats then dominated in the second set, 25-8. Jeannin was proud of how the team responded and the energy it brought in that final set, another 25-18 decision, as LHS swept the match. “How they played in that third set is how we should play every set,” Jeannin said. “When they play like that, they compete with teams.”
Tonganoxie High boys cross country wins Perry Invitational; girls take 2nd
October 9, 2019
The Tonganoxie High boys cross country team ran away with the Perry-Lecompton Invitational title on Thursday, while the THS girls just missed out on their own team championship. Senior Jake Edholm paced Tonganoxie on the boys side with a time of 18 minutes, 48.43 seconds. Freshman teammate Eli Gilmore placed fourth (18:57.81) and senior Dylan Graham fifth (19:06.67). Ben Farrar placed 11th (19:44.69), junior Jonah Stephen 16th (19:57.05) and junior Chas Gilmore 22nd (20:36.57). Freshman Brandon Wilson placed 40th for Tonganoxie (21:26.66).
Tonganoxie High girls wins 1st tourney team title in program history
October 9, 2019
Tonganoxie High girls golf just keeps hitting new milestones this season. The Chieftains won their first tournament in program history Wednesday, Oct. 2, with the lowest team score at Village Greens Golf Course near Meriden. Despite rainy weather and wet conditions, Tonganoxie won the tourney by nine shots with a low score of 385.
Tonganoxie High football remains undefeated despite ‘wakeup call’
October 9, 2019
Tonganoxie didn’t hit the 40-point mark for the first time this season, but the Chieftains still had an exciting — and interesting Frontier League game Friday at Piper. The Chieftains were clinging to a 7-6 lead into the fourth quarter when THS finally got another score. Piper answered before Tonganoxie tacked on another score and held on for the 21-12 victory. “Like I told the team, we didn’t play really well,” Troyer said. “We survived. They had every opportunity to beat us.
Week 5 Cram Session: Tonganoxie (4-0) at Piper (3-1)
October 4, 2019
Tonganoxie High just keeps moving forward. The Chieftains continue to work toward a high seed in the Class 4A East Bracket and the prospects of a Frontier League title.