Sports

Tongie Tidal Waves dive in to new season
June 14, 2017
The Tongie Tidal Waves season officially has started. The team had its first meet Friday against Piper. Tonganoxie has 134 swimmers this year, while Piper had more than 110. Piper won the meet, 300-23iewrei The swim season continues this Friday with another home meet. It starts at 7:30 a.m. and will be against Lake Quivira and Lake Forest. The meet is expected to finish up around noon.
Lawrence Memorial 5K Summer Spray series again includes Tonganoxie date
June 7, 2017
The Lawrence Memorial Hospital Summer Spray 5K Run/Walk Series is returning this summer. Eudora will be the first venue June 10. The Baldwin City run will be June 24 and then the Tonganoxie event July 15.
Keegan: Outgoing chancellor jumped gun on incoming chancellor
June 1, 2017
So let me get this straight: Dr. Doug Girod was chosen to lead the University of Kansas into the next decade, but the retiring boss gets to decide who will lead the new chancellor’s athletic department. Wow!
Tonganoxie teams land players on all-league squads
June 1, 2017
Tonganoxie High landed five players on the all-Kaw Valley League softball team this year. Junior Delainey Fenoglio earned first-team honors as designated hitter, as did fellow junior Torissa Hootman as an outfielder. Both had top votes at their positions.
Good as gold for Tonganoxie High track standout as Chieftains earn multiple medals; MHS also competes at state
June 1, 2017
Tonganoxie High has a state champion in track and field. THS junior LeeRoi Johnson won gold in discus Friday, finishing with a throw of 180 feet, 3 inches and capping off one of the top discus seasons in the country this past weekend at the state track and field championships at Cessna Stadium in Wichita.
State champions crowned across state
June 1, 2017
Memorial Day Weekend traditionally marks the end of the spring sports season in Kansas. State champions were crowned in numerous classes in a handful of sports. Here’s a look at which teams held championship trophies into the air at the end of the season.
Postseason begins today for some Tonganoxie High teams
May 15, 2017
The postseason starts today for some Tonganoxie High teams. Tonganoxie golf opened its Class 4A regional at 8:30 a.m. in Atchison against Atchison, Baldwin, Basehor-Linwood, Bishop Miege, Bonner Springs, Jeff West, Ottawa, Piper and Spring Hill at Village Greens Golf Course in Ozawkie.
Tonganoxie High grad Ben Johnson wins Missouri Valley Conference decathlon title for Wichita State
May 13, 2017
Ben Johnson is the new Missouri Valley Conference decathlon champion. The Wichita State sophomore scored 7,053 points in the decathlon, winning the event at the MVC Outdoor Track and Field Championships Saturday at WSU’s Cessna Stadium.
Masterful day for Tonganoxie High golf as Chieftains win 1st KVL title since 2012
May 11, 2017
Tonganoxie High has a league title in 2017. The THS golf team won Monday’s Kaw Valley League Tournament at Falcon Lakes in Basehor. The Chieftains won the event with a low score of 329, 34 strokes ahead of runner-up Basehor-Linwood (363).
Tonganoxie’s Johnson breaks record again, now in Top 25 in nation
May 11, 2017
LeeRoi Johnson continues to amend the record books this season. The THS junior broke his own school record in the discus by some 15 feet Wednesday, May 3, at Piper. He broke his own record with a throw of 191 feet, 4 inches, which currently puts him in the top 25 in the country among high school throwers. His throw was 40 feet ahead of Ottawa senior Brock Reed’s throw of 151-4 for second place. Tonganoxie junior Kyle Snyder took third with a 145-6 throw.
Tonganoxie High sweeps Paola in softball
May 10, 2017
Doubleheaders against future Frontier League foes Spring Hill and Paola provided an interesting outcome among the three teams. Paola swept Tonganoxie on Thursday, 12-2 and 14-7 in Tonganoxie. The next day, the Chieftains had to face Spring Hill, a team that had swept PHS earlier in the week.
Tonganoxie High softball improves to 10-2 after doubleheader splits
May 3, 2017
Stephanie Wittman’s Tonganoxie High softball team no longer is undefeated, but a doubleheader split is the next best thing. The Chieftains are 10-2 after splits the last two weeks. Turner blanked THS, 5-0, in the first game April 20, but Tonganoxie won the second game in walk-off fashion, 3-2.
Tonganoxie tough at Butch Foster Memorial Baseball Classic, reaches title game for first time in school history
May 3, 2017
Tonganoxie High has participated in the Butch Foster Memorial Classic for several years. It’s been a chance for THS to play in an actual stadium, as the tournament always takes place down the road at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan. The Chieftains historically have done OK at the event, a victory here or there, but never a big tournament run. This year, THS was a No. 8 seed at 1-8 entering the tournament, so on paper THS wasn’t a favorite. That mattered little once the Chieftains took the field this year.
Tonganoxie High golfers take 2nd at Atchison Invitational
May 1, 2017
Tonganoxie High was four strokes away from a tournament title last week. THS golfers finished with a 316 Thursday at the Atchison Invitational, just behind champion Kansas City Christian, which won the tourney with a 312.