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).
Tonganoxie High runners keep up the pace
October 12, 2016
The season might be hitting its home stretch, but for the Tonganoxie High cross country team, it’s another chance to sweep the field. Tonganoxie’s boys and girls teams both won their respective meets Saturday near Easton at the Pleasant Ridge Invitational.
Clean sweep again for Tonganoxie High cross country
Volleyball moves to 14-7; soccer falls in 3 tough defeats
October 6, 2016
Tonganoxie High cross country team once again made a clean sweep this year with its showing Thursday at the Perry-Lecompton Invitational. THS won both varsity team titles and both junior varsity team titles.
Bittersweet victory for Tonganoxie High football
Chieftains defeat Lansing Lions, but lose QB Beach for rest of season
October 6, 2016
Tonganoxie’s drive that lasted for a majority of the second quarter felt bigger with each passing minute. It should have ended on fourth and long with junior quarterback Mason Beach running out of bounds short of the first down.
On course for THS: Tonganoxie cross country teams win home meet, take 5th at Rim Rock Classic
September 28, 2016
Tonganoxie High represented well on its home cross country course Tuesday at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds. Both varsity teams won the overall team title, as did the the junior varsity boys.
Tonganoxie High soccer gets through hectic week unscathed
September 27, 2016
Tonganoxie High looked ready to put the cherry atop a big week of soccer Friday at the Chieftain Park Sports Complex. THS had gone 3-0 so far and was playing its fourth match in five days. It led Maranatha Academy, 2-0, in the second half, but a penalty kick and another goal from the Eagles provided the equalizer with 3:04 left in regulation.