Sports

Riedel, Sonntag lead Chieftains at Frontier League meet
February 13, 2019
A Tonganoxie wrestler will take an undefeated record into the postseason next weekend. THS senior Korbin Riedel won a Frontier League title Saturday with an 8-3 decision against Bonner Springs senior Joe Tapia (32-7) in the 152-pound division at Paola. The victory moved Riedel to 34-0 on the season. His quest for a state title will continue with competition Friday and Saturday in a Class 4A regional, also at Paola.
Senior Night celebrated at Tonganoxie High for winter sports
February 12, 2019
Senior night festivities took place Tuesday after The Mirror’s deadline. The special night recognized seniors in wrestling, cheer, dance and basketball. The Tonganoxie High girls basketball team played Bishop Ward in the Chieftains’ final home game of the season. The team finishes out the regular season with road games Thursday at Paola and Tuesday at Atchison. THS is 3-14 on the season.
Riedel, Sonntag lead Chieftains at Frontier League wrestling meet
February 9, 2019
A Tonganoxie wrestler will take an undefeated record into the postseason next weekend. THS senior Korbin Riedel won a Frontier League title Saturday with an 8-3 decision against Bonner Springs senior Joe Tapia (32-7) in the 152-pound division at Paola. The victory moved Riedel to 34-0 on the season. His quest for a state title will continue with competition Friday and Saturday in a Class 4A regional, also at Paola.
Topeka Sizzlers to play Saturday at McLouth
February 1, 2019
A blast from the past is back in new form and will be playing a basketball game at McLouth High School. The Topeka Sizzlers, a semi-pro basketball team from the Capital City, will play the Kansas City Grillers at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Wrestlers take 2nd at De Soto Duals; Baldwin Invitational next on the schedule
January 23, 2019
Tonganoxie High wrestlers had a good showing in De Soto. THS placed second at this year’s De Soto Duals tournament on Saturday. Tonganoxie opened with a 51-16 victory against Shawnee Mission South and then defeated Wyandotte, 57-12. In Match 3, Tonganoxie outlasted De Soto, 54-30, before winning the fourth match, 48-33, against Blue Valley Southwest. Tonganoxie went undefeated in pool play, which set up a championship dual against Olathe North.
Tonganoxie teams stumble at home invitational; Bonner Springs boys, Wamego girls take home crowns
January 23, 2019
The Tonganoxie High boys basketball team was clicking in its semifinal game this past week at the Tonganoxie Invitational Tournament. The defense was solid and the offense was opportunistic. There was an Elijah Tyner and-1 play in which the junior got fouled and then his highlight-reel quality shot somehow made its way through the hoop.
Results, remaining schedule for 2019 Tonganoxie Invitational Tournament
January 16, 2019
Here are updated results and remaining schedule for the 2019 Tonganoxie Invitational Tournament
60th Tonganoxie Invitational schedule could change due to impending weather
January 14, 2019
The 60th annual Tonganoxie Invitational Tournament could have some schedule changes later in the week due to another round of anticipated inclement weather. Tonganoxie officials are trying to be proactive with the threat of potential winter weather Saturday. Championship and consolation semifinals are being moved up a day so that a decision can be made later this week whether to play final rounds on Friday or Saturday.
Tonganoxie High boys rally falls short against Ottawa
January 9, 2019
Drake Pray set the tone for Tonganoxie early in the Chieftains’ Frontier League game against Ottawa at THS. Pray picked off an Ottawa pass and took it the other way for a layup and the first points of the game. By the time the first quarter ended, Pray had seven of Tonganoxie’s points and the Chieftains were up, 15-13, entering the second quarter. After the hot start, though, Ottawa responded with a 22-6 advantage in the second quarter. Tonganoxie pecked away at the deficit, but Ottawa eventually escaped with a 55-49 victory in the first game of 2019 for both teams.
Special delivery: Busy week for Tonganoxie High girls basketball coach
January 9, 2019
The past few days likely will be sticking in Drew Williams’ mind for decades to come. The Tonganoxie High girls coach was preparing for Friday’s home game against Ottawa, which also was the first game of the new year. While game planning Thursday and Friday, Williams also was substitute teacher planning — wife, Lauren, could have her baby any day.
Tonganoxie wrestling takes 5th at home dual invitational
December 20, 2018
Tonganoxie High placed fifth at its home dual tournament Saturday at the THS gymnasium. The Chieftains defeated Louisburg, 42-23, in the fifth-place match. Shawnee Heights won the tournament with a 63-15 victory in the championship dual. Lansing outlasted Frontenac, 39-25, for third and Independence doubled up Atchison, 54-27, in the seventh-place dual.
McLouth High boys still unbeaten
December 18, 2018
McLouth High improved to 4-0 with Friday’s 64-23 rout of Atchison County. The Bulldogs got the 41-point victory three days after winning by 28 against Horton (69-41). MHS had one more game before winter break. THe Bulldogs played archrival Oskaloosa at OHS on Tuesday after The Mirror’s print deadline. The schedule will resume Jan. 4 when McLouth travels to the Easton area to take on Peasant Ridge.
McLouth High girls fall in close game
December 17, 2018
The McLouth girls basketball team lost a 45-40 contest to Atchison County. MHS took the early lead in the first quarter, 6-5. and conintued to be up, 16-12, at halftime. The Tigers, though outscored McLouth, 24-15, in the third quarter. and took a five-point lead. The Bulldogs couldn’t gain any ground in the fourth quarter and fell to 1-3 on the season. McLouth played Tuesday after The Mirror’s print deadline. Check updates from Tuesday’s games at Oskaloosa at tonganoxiemirror.com.
Eudora spoils home openers for Tonganoxie basketball teams
December 14, 2018
Eudora kept both Tonganoxie High basketball teams winless in Frontier League play Thursday. The Cardinals won the girls game, 54-12, and then swept the varsity games with a 42-21 victory in the boys game. EHS spoiled Tonganoxie’s season openers with two routs. The Eudora girls improved to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in Frontier League play, while the EHS boys now are 3-2 and 1-1. The Tonganoxie girls fell to 1-3 and 0-2, while the THS boys now are 2-2 and 0-2.