Sports

Tonganoxie softball moves to 3-1 after split with Perry-Lecompton
March 31, 2016
Perry-Lecompton handed the Tonganoxie High softball team its first loss of the season, but the Chieftains bounced back for victory in the second game in a non-conference doubleheader Tuesday in Perry.
Tonganoxie High teams open spring season
March 30, 2016
THS golf opens the season with a meet Thursday at Sunflower Hills Golf Course in Bonner Springs. The THS track team, meanwhile, heads Friday to Junction City for an invitational there. Other teams competing with Junction City and Tonganoxie are Great Bend, Hays, Salina Central, Salina South, Shawnee Heights and Turner.
McLouth basketball player named to all-Northeast Kansas League team; THS representatives on all-Journal-World list
March 30, 2016
McLouth High has representation on the all-Northeast Kansas League girls basketball team. McLouth freshman Madison Pope was named honorable mention for the girls team.
Tonganoxie softball rolls past Bishop Ward
March 30, 2016
Some lightning and torrential rain couldn’t dampen the Tonganoxie High softball team’s 2016 debut last week. THS swept Bishop Ward, 18-1 and 19-0, but had to wait out some rough weather during the second game. Already with a commanding lead, teams and fans took shelter. After the delay THS added enough runs to institute the mercy rule and the Chieftains improved to 2-0 on the season.
Tonganoxie High athlete signs to compete in track at Tabor for former THS coach
Tabor’s Kroeker taught in Tonganoxie in the early 1980s
March 28, 2016
A Tonganoxie High track team member will compete in college for a coach with THS ties. David Scharff, a THS senior, signed Friday to compete in track and field at Tabor College in Hillsboro. On hand for the signing was Dave Kroeker, men’s track and field coach at TC. Kroeker taught business classes and helped coach football and boys basketball at THS from 1983-86.
Tonganoxie High, McLouth open spring sports seasons
March 24, 2016
The spring season is starting in Tonganoxie and McLouth. Tonganoxie High baseball and girls soccer got their seasons started Tuesday with action in Kansas City, Kan. THS girls soccer defeated Bishop Ward, 6-0, at the BWHS football stadium, while the junior varsity baseball team opened at the nearby Bishop Ward baseball field.
Linenberger: Wrestling, powerlifting offer winter options
March 24, 2016
Basketball is on the minds of many these days. After all, this is Kansas, a place rich in hoops tradition.
Tonganoxie HIgh teammates sign to play volleyball on collegiate level
March 15, 2016
Tonganoxie High teammates Kassi Gratton and Lauren Jackson have accepted opportunities to continue their volleyball careers at the collegiate level, but they have selected considerably different options. Gratton is heading to Great Bend, about 220 miles from Tonganoxie, to play at Barton County Community College. A more than 3-hour drive is a bit of a jaunt, but Jackson will be playing some 600 miles away in Richmond, Ind.
Tonganoxie girls’ furious rally falls short against Atchison
March 9, 2016
Midway through the second quarter, things looked bleak for the Tonganoxie High girls basketball team. Behind an offensive rebounding onslaught, Atchison opened up a 39-15 lead midway through the second quarter. “The way our team has been all year is if we play a half court game, we have a tough time because we don’t rebound well,” head coach Matt Frost said.
Middle quarters sink Tonganoxie boys against Atchison
March 9, 2016
The Tonganoxie High boys basketball team was in great shape after a quarter of basketball Friday in a Class 4A Division I basketball game against Atchison. It was the next two quarters that doomed the squad and kept it from making an upset bid in the postseason. THS, the No. 4 seed in the bracket, trailed top-seeded Atchison, 11-8, after the first quarter.
Record-breaking end to regular season for Tonganoxie High girls
THS wins twice, breaks 3-point record twice
March 3, 2016
With time winding down in the third quarter, junior Taylor Lee had to rush a three-point attempt to get it off before the buzzer. The shot was nothing but net, and Lee, who looked over to her bench in shock, was perhaps the only person in the gym surprised the shot went in. Lee went 6-of-7 from beyond the arc, and in the process, broke senior Kaitlin Hall’s school record for three-pointers made in a game (five), which she set Thursday night against Kansas City Wyandotte.
Multiple medalists from Tonganoxie
March 3, 2016
It was another season of state medals for the Tonganoxie High wrestling team. THS landed three medals at Saturday’s Class 4A state tournament, equaling its school-record best set in 2013 and tied in 2014.
Tonganoxie High seniors shine in boys basketball regular-season finale
February 28, 2016
On senior night, it’s common for seniors to be too jacked up, or be nervous enough to where it affects their play to start the game. For seniors Tyler Novotney and Dylan Staaz, that certainly wasn’t the case. The senior duo combined for the first eight Tonganoxie points, and Novotney hit five three-pointers and scored 16 points in the first half alone in the Tonganoxie Chieftains wire-to-wire 56-34 win against the Bishop Ward Cyclones. The win improved the Chieftains to 4-16 on the season.
Recent record falls as Tonganoxie High girls breeze past Bishop Ward
February 28, 2016
With time winding down in the third quarter, junior Taylor Lee had to rush a three-point attempt to get it off before the buzzer. The shot was nothing but net, and Lee, who looked over to her bench in shock, was perhaps the only person in the gym surprised the shot went in.