Sports

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.
On par for the current course: Tonganoxie High boys golf earns 3rd straight state berth
May 16, 2019
Tonganoxie High golf has a state berth yet again. The THS boys team finished as Class 4A regional runner-up for the third straight year, which means a state berth each time. The top three teams from each of the four regionals advance to state. The Chieftains finished the regional on Monday with a score of 349 at the Paola Country Club. Hayden was the regional champ with a low score of 332. Louisburg placed third (352), Ottawa fourth (363), Bishop Miege fifth (371) and Piper sixth (383).
BACK-TO-BACK: Tonganoxie High baseball headed to state again
May 15, 2019
Tonganoxie High baseball knocked off an undefeated team on its way to a regional championship Tuesday in Iola. THS defeated Baldwin/Bishop Seabury, 11-10, in the Class 4A regional semifinal before dropping Iola, 8-5, in the regional championship.
Tonganoxie High grad Miller earns postseason honors with breakthough year at Labette
May 10, 2019
A Tonganoxie High alum has made a big splash in her rookie season of college. Audrey Miller, a 2018 THS graduate, recently was named first team all-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference as a catcher for Labette Community College.
Tonganoxie High soccer awaits regional pairings as postseason starts Monday
May 10, 2019
THS finished the regular season 2-14-1 after falling Monday to Louisburg, 6-0, at home and thenWednesday to Kansas City Christian, 3-0, in Olathe. Tonganoxie looks to be the No. 11 seed in the Class 4-3-2-1A Northeast Section Regional. Pairings will be determined Saturday at a seeding meeting. The postseason will get started Monday.
Tonganoxie High baseball enters Iola Regional as No. 8 seed
May 10, 2019
Tonganoxie High baseball had a final game on the schedule with Senior Night on Tuesday against archrival Basehor-Linwood. But the game got postponed until Wednesday due to weather and then canceled again that day due to weather conditions.
Tonganoxie High softball keeps rolling despite weather woes
May 8, 2019
The Tonganoxie High softball team suffered its first defeat in awhile Monday — well, sort of. Mother Nature won out Monday in Meriden in the second game of a non-conference doubleheader. Tonganoxie was up, 3-0, against Jeff West in the fourth inning. If the Chieftains could have gotten one more inning in, it would have been considered an official game, but the weather had other ideas. The thunderstorms might have won out Monday, but it’s possible the game will be finished up later this week, according to THS coach Stephanie Wittman.
Tonganoxie High softball, winners of 7 of last 8, pushing for another postseason run
April 27, 2019
Tonganoxie High softball heads into the home stretch of the schedule with a another potential state berth in site. After losing five seniors from the Chieftains’ best team in school history last spring, THS has gotten hot down the stretch. Tonganoxie opened the season 2-4, but has gone 7-1 since that stretch entering play Tuesday. THS currently is the No. 6 seed in the Class 4A East Regional.
Tonganoxie High baseball falls in first round of Butch Foster Memorial Tournament
April 26, 2019
Tonganoxie High couldn’t get its offense going in the quarterfinals of this year’s Butch Foster Memorial Baseball Tournament. Paola shut out THS, 8-0, Thursday in the first round at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan. Paola got out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first and extended the lead to 3-0 in the bottom of the second. Another pair of runs in the fourth and three in the sixth gave the Panthers the victory.
Sample breaks own record again at Kansas Relays; Tonganoxie performs well at home invite
April 25, 2019
Cole Sample broke his own school record again Saturday at the Kansas Relays. Competing in the shot put on Saturday, The THS junior threw 58 feet, 11.5 inches on his second attempt to finish fourth overall. It was his second event at the Kansas Relays and he finished in the top 12 in both. Sample’s throw put him in second place at the time and he didn’t improve in the finals. Sample scratched on his fifth throw – his furthest of all six.
Tonganoxie High softball heads into week at 7-5
April 24, 2019
Tonganoxie heads into play this week with a 7-5 record. The Chieftains swept Bonner Springs, 10-0 and 9-3, on April 16 in Tonganoxie and then followed up with a split against Spring Hill on Thursday in games that also were played at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds. Tonganoxie won the first game, 3-0, against the Broncos, but fell in the second, 5-3. THS actually had a 3-1 lead in the second game, but SHHS scored four unanswered runs in the later innings and earned the split.
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.