Sports

Tonganoxie High players make all-KVL basketball lists
March 21, 2018
Tonganoxie had two players make the all-Kaw Valley League basketball teams this year. Morgan Brusven was honorable mention for the girls team and Mac Thompson honorable mention for the boys team. The girls finished the season 5-16, while the boys went 4-17. It was the final basketball season for the Kaw Valley League. Tonganoxie, Piper and Bonner Springs all will compete in the Frontier League, while several other KVL teams will join a new conference with Leavenworth and other area schools.
All-Kaw Valley League wrestling list includes handful of Tonganoxie team members
March 21, 2018
Tonganoxie High had several wrestlers make the final all-Kaw Valley League team. First-team selections were Aiden McClellan (126), Korbin Riedel (138) and Caden Searcy (160). Second-team selections were Gad Huseman (152) and Connor Searcy (195). Honorable mention were Hunter Harris (113), Patterson Starcher (145), Justin Hand (170), Devin Duncan (182) and Brent Caray (220).
Huseman represents Tonganoxie High at all-star wrestling event
March 21, 2018
Tonganoxie High’s Gad Huseman had one more opportunity to compete as a high school wrestler last week at Kansas City Kansas Community College. The senior participated March 6 in the Blue Chip Metro Classic at KCKCC.
Tonganoxie High girls soccer falls to Louisburg in season opener; other teams to start season next week
March 21, 2018
Tonganoxie and McLouth teams got the spring season started with the first practices of the year Feb. 26. Slowly but surely, those teams are playing their season openers. The Tonganoxie High girls soccer team opened the season Thursday with a road contest at future Pioneer League foe Louisburg.
Five for signing on Tonganoxie High softball team
March 14, 2018
Stephanie Wittman’s Tonganoxie High softball team has made some exciting runs in recent years. Take this year’s senior class for instance. The group has been a part of three straight Class 4A Division I regional runner-up teams. Every year of the group’s high school career, the girls have been part of a team that has just missed out on a string of state appearances.
Final meet before state for Tonganoxie High powerlifters
March 8, 2018
The Tonganoxie High powerlifting team got a final competition in before state this past weekend. The Chieftains traveled Feb. 24 to Horton for an 11-team powerlifting meet. Tonganoxie placed fifth on the girls side, while McLouth also participated, taking 11th. Basehor-Linwood won the meet with 92 points, while Horton scored 46 for second. Washburn Rural took third with 36 and Bonner Springs fourth with 27.
Piper ends THS basketball seasons
March 7, 2018
The Tonganoxie High boys basketball team had a shot at the upset Friday in a Class 4A Division I substate game against Piper. THS got out to a slow start, falling behind, 13-5, in the first quarter. But the Chieftains chipped away at the lead, closing the gap the next two quarters. The game headed into the final quarter with the Pirates clinging to a 35-32 lead.
Tonganoxie High basketball teams to face Piper in semifinals of 4A D-I substate
February 28, 2018
Tonganoxie High basketball swept Atchison in regular-season finales on Friday The THS girls (6-14) defeated AHS, 41-28, while the boys (5-15) dropped Atchison, 65-45. Atchison also will be in the same Class 4A Division I substate as Tonganoxie later this week at Basehor-Linwood.
Tonganoxie High wrestlers break school records, take 4th at state
February 28, 2018
The Tonganoxie High wrestling set a school record for medalists last year with three. On Saturday, the THS wrestling program found itself reaching another high in school history books at the Class 4A State Wrestling Championships at Tony’s Pizza Events Center in Salina. The Chieftains medaled five wrestlers out of seven who qualified for state this year.
McLouth High boys basketball advances to 3A substate semifinals
February 28, 2018
The McLouth High boys basketball team will have a chance to knock off the No. 1 seed in its Class 3A substate. No. 4 MHS (11-10) routed No. 5 Mission Valley, 58-35, Monday in a 3A quarterfinal game at McLouth.
Tonganoxie’s Riedel, Hand to wrestle for state titles in respective divisions at state; THS in 4th heading into Day 2
February 23, 2018
Tonganoxie High has two wrestlers who will battle for state titles tomorrow in Salina. Senior Justin Hand (37-8) and junior Korbin Riedel (43-3) will compete for Class 4A individual titles in the 170- and 138-pound weight divisions, respectively. Hand will take on Basehor-Linwood senior Jon Trowbridge (34-1) for the 170 title. Riedel faces Arkansas City’s Marcus Robinson in the 138 championship. The senior is 41-4 on the season. Freshman Hunter Harris is the lone Chieftain unable to advance to Day 2.
Tonganoxie High basketball games moved up due to impending weather
February 21, 2018
Tonganoxie High basketball games against Bonner Springs today will be moved up an hour due to another anticipated ice storm. The games, which are being played at Bonner Springs High School, will be moved up an hour. Junior varsity girls now play at 3 p.m. and junior varsity boys 3:15 p.m. Freshmen boys are to start at 4:30 p.m. and varsity girls at 4:45 p.m. Freshmen girls play at 6 p.m. and varsity boys at 6:15 p.m.
Tonganoxie wrestlers 4A regional runners-up; state brackets announced
February 18, 2018
Tonganoxie is headed to state Friday in Salina with seven wrestlers. The Chieftains qualified seven out of 10 wrestlers to participate for state with their performance Saturday at which THS finished as regional runner-up in Holton. Bonner Springs won the Class 4A regional with 207 points. Tonganoxie scored 153.5 for second, just ahead of Holton, which took third with 152.
Tonganoxie wrestling in 2nd place at Holton Regional heading into second day
February 16, 2018
Tonganoxie is in a tie for second place heading into the second day of competition at the Class 4A Holton Regional. Bonner Springs, ranked No. 3 in 4A, leads the field with 134 after the first day. Holton and Tonganoxie both have 104 points.