Sports

Tonganoxie baseball getting ready for Butch Foster Classic at CommunityAmerica Ballpark
April 26, 2017
The Chieftains head into the Butch Foster Classic at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 1-8. They play Perry-Lecompton (7-2) at 5 p.m. Thursday. If the Chieftains win that game, they play at 7:30 p.m. Friday. A loss puts them at 5 p.m. Friday. They then will play at noon, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Saturday depending on how the fared Thursday and Friday. Other teams in the tourney are Spring Hill (7-5), Baldwin (5-5), Paola (7-4), Basehor-Linwood (4-7), Holton (1-8) and Bonner Springs (9-4).
Tonganoxie High girls soccer blanks Ward, 10-0
April 26, 2017
Tonganoxie has another victory on the season after Friday’s 10-0 shutout of Bishop Ward. THS (2-5-1) swept Ward on the season with the victory, as Tonganoxie also shut out BWHS, 6-0, earlier this year.
Tonganoxie High softball moves to 9-1 after split with Turner
April 26, 2017
Tonganoxie is 9-1 on the season after getting shut out against Turner last week. The Chieftains held off Lansing, 7-6 and 9-7 on April 18 and then fell, 5-0, to Turner on Thursday. Trailing 2-0 late against Turner in Game 2, Tonganoxie rallied for 3 runs in the bottom of the seventh for the thrilling victory.
Tonganoxie track has some KU Relays representation
April 26, 2017
Tonganoxie track will be back to a more normal schedule heading into the final month of the season. Some THS track team members have competed at Wichita State University and Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, but the full team will return this week to competition on high school campuses.
Tonganoxie’s Johnson heaves best discus throw in state at WSU meet; MHS athletes join THS competitors in Wichita
April 19, 2017
A Tonganoxie thrower now leads the state in discus after his final throw this past weekend at Wichita State University. LeeRoi Johnson, competing with fellow Chieftains at WSU’s high school pre-state meet, launched the discus 176 feet, 2 inches on his sixth and final throw. That marks the top throw so far in the state and puts him near the top 50 nationally. That throw came in the elite division, one of three at the WSU meet. There also were 1A-3A and 4A-6A divisions. Johnson also won the shot put in the 4A-6A division with a 48-0.75 throw.
THS golf finishes 4th at Hayden Invitational; schedules change again for Chieftain baseball, soccer
April 19, 2017
Tonganoxie High girls soccer team got its first victory of the season with a 6-0 victory against Bishop Ward last week. THS (1-4-1) was supposed to play Baldwin on Monday at home, but field conditions forced the postponement. A makeup has yet to be scheduled.
Chemistry key for Tonganoxie High softball in early going
April 19, 2017
Early on in the 2017 Tonganoxie High softball campaign, coach Stephanie Wittman thought her team had its strengths, but one intangible continues to be the squad’s biggest asset. “I think our team chemistry is the top thing going for our team right now,” Wittman said. It’s hard to argue with Wittman there.
Tonganoxie High boys track 2nd at BLHS; team head Thursday to WSU
April 13, 2017
The Tonganoxie High boys track team finished as runner-up Friday in a meet at Basehor-Linwood.
Rare diamond: Tonganoxie High baseball competes at ballpark with MLB influence
April 13, 2017
Tonganoxie High baseball had the chance to play on arguably one of the best high school baseball fields in the state. THS played Friday and Saturday in Fort Scott High School’s LaRoche Baseball Complex.
Tonganoxie High standout Cook to run cross country, track at Baker University
March 27, 2017
Drew Cook wasn’t certain where he was going to land next when he headed to Baldwin City for a campus visit at Baker University. By the end of the day, he had found his new home.
Tonganoxie soccer opens with scoreless draw
March 24, 2017
The Tonganoxie High girls soccer team opened the 2017 season with a scoreless tie against Louisburg this past Thursday. The Chieftains will have to wait nearly two weeks to pursue the first victory of the season. THS competes this coming Tuesday with a road match in Shawnee against Maranatha Christian Academy.
Miles for Marilyn School to School 5K Run/Walk is April 1 in Tonganoxie
06:17 a.m., March 22, 2017 Updated 06:17 a.m.
A 5K run/walk created in memory of a longtime Leavenworth County educator is coming this spring. The Tonganoxie High School cross country program is hosting the Miles for Marilyn School 2 School Memorial 5K in honor of Marilyn Weller, who recently died after a battle with cancer.
Kaw Valley League’s future in limbo; Tonganoxie could be headed to Frontier League
March 17, 2017
A 35-year-old Kansas high school league could be seeing its final years. Tonganoxie High School athletics director Brian Engelken spoke at Monday’s School Board meeting about the future of the Kaw Valley League, a conference THS has been in since the KVL’s modern formation in 1982. Current member Bishop Ward will head to the Crossroads League starting with the 2018-19 school year, reducing the league to six teams — Basehor-Linwood, Bonner Springs, Lansing, Piper, Turner and Tonganoxie. Engelken said Lansing wants to create a new league that would contain all or some combination of THS, BLHS, Bonner Springs, Blue Valley Southwest, De Soto, Leavenworth, Ottawa, Piper, Spring Hill, Turner and Topeka schools Seaman, Shawnee Heights and Topeka West.
Powerful Chieftains: Tonganoxie weightlifting teams take 3rd, 4th at state meet
March 8, 2017
It was another big finish to the Tonganoxie High boys and girls powerlifting teams. The THS boys team finished third and the girls fourth in the Class 4A state meet Saturday at Clay Center High School. Tonganoxie also had some impressive individual performances.