Early scores hurt Tonganoxie High football in season finale
THS finishes season with winning record
November 2, 2016
The Tonganoxie High football players gathered near the goalpost and shed tears as they watched Basehor-Linwood hoist a district championship plaque Friday in Basehor. The Chieftains put up a valiant effort, but ultimately fell short to the undefeated Bobcats, 27-12. The loss dropped THS to 5-4 for its final record of the year and postponed any postseason dreams for another season.
Historic runs
THS teams both finish in state’s Top 5 for 1st time since 1989
November 2, 2016
Tonganoxie High’s cross country fortunes at regionals provided a notable spot in school history. The team’s results at state provided an even bigger addition to the history annals. Tonganoxie placed fifth at state for both the boys and girls teams in the same season for the first time since 1989. And, the team landed an individual runner in the top 10.
Quality victory for Tonganoxie High soccer
November 2, 2016
It was a red-clad celebration at midfield Thursday at the Maur Hill soccer field. Tonganoxie had just defeated Maur Hill, 1-0, for a regional championship and parents and players were snapping photo after photo with the team trophy. At one point, coach Brian Kroll did a happy dance of sorts. His team had just clinched its first regional title since 2014 and life was good.
Tonganoxie High volleyball battles to end at state tournament
November 2, 2016
The Tonganoxie High volleyball team seemed in prime position to start off state with a victory for a second consecutive year. THS led, 9-4, early in the third and final set against No. 5 Paola in the match’s third set. Paola, though, went on a 6-1 run, tying the game at 10.
Tonganoxie High soccer opens 4-1A regionals as No. 4 seed
October 24, 2016
The Tonganoxie High soccer team has been a squad of streaks this year. THS won seven in a row before dropping five consecutive matches. The Chieftains hope the trend can continue on the positive side, as the team has started a two-match winning streak. THS defeated Bishop Ward, 5-0, at home and then blanked Immaculata, 10-0, in Leavenworth, improving to 10-6 on the season. Tonganoxie will open the postseason as the No. 4 seed in the Class 4-1A Northeast Regional.
SALINA SEQUEL: Tonganoxie volleyball handles BLHS, clinches second straight state appearance
October 24, 2016
From the day the Tonganoxie volleyball team began practice, coach Tiffany Parker had a simple message for her team. “Some teams plateau early, and we were not going to allow ourselves to do that,” Parker said. “Our seniors really set the tone everyday.”
Footloose Chieftains: Tonganoxie cross country qualifies both teams for state for 1st time in a decade
October 24, 2016
Tonganoxie High coach John Tollefson is no stranger to taking runners to the 4A state meet. However, the THS cross country team accomplished something that has never been done in Tollefson’s five years as coach. For the first time since 2006, the Chieftains qualified both the boys and girls cross country teams for the 4A state championships. The boys placed second as a team, and the girls placed third.
Tonganoxie football offense can’t get going in district shutout loss
October 24, 2016
During the second half of Friday night’s contest between Tonganoxie and Piper, head coach Al Troyer had a plea for his offensive line.
Cook claims championship for Tonganoxie High
Boys 2nd, girls 3rd at Kaw Valley League cross country meet
October 19, 2016
The Tonganoxie High boys cross country team narrowly missed out on winning the league title, but the Chieftains did have the top individual runner.
Solid starts help Tonganoxie High volleyball to sweeps of Bishop Seabury, Perry-Lecompton
October 18, 2016
Tonganoxie’s volleyball team knew the importance of getting off to a strong start in Monday’s triangular at Bishop Seabury Academy. In all but one set, the Chieftains (20-13) were able to get out to an early lead on their way to a 2-0 day on a pair of two-set victories against Bishop Seabury and Perry-Lecompton. “It’s always huge [to get off to a good start],” coach Tiffany Parker. “It’s a mindset thing. We have a tendency to dig a whole for ourselves.”
Tonganoxie soccer back in win column with Senior Night victory
October 18, 2016
In the midst of a five-game losing streak, Tonganoxie boys soccer coach Brian Kroll said his team needed a spark. Kroll decided to give sophomore Wyatt Martin his first start of the season at goalie, allowing junior Chandler Caldwell to give the Chieftains more punch on offense. That, along with three goals from senior captain Logan Williams propelled Tonganoxie (9-6) to a 5-0 victory against Bishop Ward on Senior Night.
Clutch comeback for Tonganoxie football
Chieftains score 22 unanswered points, hold off Atchison in OT
October 17, 2016
Senior running back Jordan Brown was bouncing up and down with joy as Tonganoxie head coach Al Troyer spoke to his team following a Senior Night victory. Brown had just rushed the ball 35 times for 149 yards with two touchdowns, helping lift the Chieftains to a 22-16 overtime victory against Atchison. It was a workload that would have physically drained most. At the very least, force one into a resting position as his coach spoke. But Brown is not like most.
Tonganoxie High soccer trying to break out of losing streak
October 12, 2016
The Tonganoxie High soccer team needs a new kind of streak. Tonganoxie assembled a seven-game winning streak, but a four-game slide has followed. Turner won, 4-2, Monday, with Logan Williams and Isaiah Frese scoring for the Chieftains. Soccer played Maur Hill after the Mirror’s deadline.
Tonganoxie High volleyball 8th at De Soto Spikefest
October 12, 2016
The THS volleyball team had a rough weekend in De Soto. The Chieftains finished with 1-5 record and eighth-place finish. THS lost to De Soto (25-17, 25-13), Gardner-Edgerton (25-18, 25-18), Lansing (25-19, 25-19), Mill Valley (25-18, 22-25, 25-20) and Basehor-Linwood (25-9, 18-25, 25-23).