Sports

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.
Piper boys end Tonganoxie’s season at PHS
March 3, 2017
The Tonganoxie High boys basketball team hoped a third meeting with state-ranked Piper would provide the upset charm, but THS couldn’t pull off the victory. Piper prevailed, 67-50, ending Tonganoxie’s season in a Class 4A Division I substate tournament game at PHS in Kansas City, Kan.
Tonganoxie girls fall to Atchison, preparing for substate clash with top-rated Piper
March 2, 2017
Once his team got in early foul trouble, Tonganoxie coach Matt Frost decided to play a 2-3 zone and pack the paint to force Atchison — known for punishing teams in the paint — to shoot jump shots. But Atchison made 9-of-14 three-pointers, and that was too much for Tonganoxie to overcome in a 58-46 road loss on Friday night. “They haven’t done that all year,” Frost said. “If they’re going to beat us making nine threes there’s not a whole lot you can do about that.”
Tonganoxie High boys can’t overcome early deficit in regular-season finale; Piper next in substate Friday
March 2, 2017
Facing a 13-point deficit just four minutes into the game and missing its starting point guard, Tonganoxie coach David Hillmon admitted it would have been easy for his team to fold. “If you look at our season overall, for guys to stay focused, locked in, and still be committed to the program and the process,” Hillmon said, “that means a whole lot to me as a first-year head coach. We have to continue to trust the process and develop a winning culture.”
Trio of medalists for Tonganoxie High wrestling
March 1, 2017
Tonganoxie High got off to a great start Friday in the first day of the Class 4A state wrestling tournament at Salina’s Bicentennial Center. THS, which qualified a school-record 10 wrestlers for state this year, ran into a buzz saw Friday night. The Chieftains had three wrestlers in the state semifinals, but all three lost. Still, THS, one of four regional champions the weekend before, advanced eight of its wrestlers to Saturday.
Tongaoxie still has 8 wrestlers competing entering Day 2 of 4A state
February 25, 2017
Tonganoxie High got off to a great start Friday in the first day of the Class 4A state wrestling tournament at Salina’s Bicentennial Center. THS, which qualified a school-record 10 wrestlers for state this year, ran into a buzz saw Friday night. The Chieftains had three wrestlers in the state semifinals, but all three lost.
A perfect 10 for Tonganoxie High wrestlers
February 24, 2017
After tying Bonner Springs for the Kaw Valley League title last week, the Tonganoxie wrestling team knew it would need its best performance of the season to claim the regional championship. The Chieftains did that and then some at a Class 4A regional Friday and Saturday at Santa Fe Trail High School. Tonganoxie broke its previous school record of eight state qualifiers by qualifying 10 wrestlers for the state tournament on Saturday afternoon. Four wrestlers placed first, three placed second, two placed third and one placed fourth, and Tonganoxie topped Bonner Springs by 13.5 points (195-181.5) to claim the regional championship.
Tonganoxie wrestlers are KVL co-kings
Chieftains tie for league crown
February 15, 2017
It’s a league championship season for Tonganoxie High wrestling. THS and Bonner Springs tied for the Kaw Valley League title Saturday at Turner. Tonganoxie and Bonner both scored 165 points, with Basehor-Linwood third with 156.5. THS had five gold medals, four silver medals and one bronze. THS also had two fourth-place finishes.
Tonganoxie boys’ shots at victory just miss mark
February 15, 2017
Tonganoxie High came so close to two more victories in the win column. Instead, Lansing swept THS in season series in a span of four days. The teams played their regularly scheduled game Friday in Lansing and then squared off Monday in Tonganoxie for a rescheduled contest.
Tonganoxie High girls struggle against Lansing
February 15, 2017
Back-to-back contests against Lansing weren’t fruitful for the Tonganoxie High girls basketball team. The teams played in consecutive games thanks to one game being rescheduled because of inclement weather on the originally scheduled date.`