Sports

Slow start dooms Tongaonxie girls against Mill Valley
January 21, 2016
Just four minutes into the game, the Tonganoxie girls basketball team found themselves in a 13-2 hole thanks in large part to seven early turnovers. The team would fight back, but was never able to overcome their slow start in a 62-33 loss to Mill Valley.
Stacking up against tough field
Chieftains place
January 21, 2016
In one of the marquee tournaments each wrestling season, Tonganoxie finished in the middle of the pack as a team this year. Tonganoxie High placed three wrestlers individually, helping the Chieftains to a 19th-place finish at Saturday’s Bobcat Classic at Basehor-Linwood.
McLouth’s Greene signs to pitch for Saint Mary softball
January 4, 2016
A record-setting McLouth High softball pitcher hopes to continue her success collegiately close to home. Shannon Greene, a senior at MHS, signed a national letter of intent last semester to play softball at University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth. Greene said she looked at Bethel College and Fort Scott Community College, but ultimately chose the closest option.
Tonganoxie teams still searching for first victories of basketball season
December 23, 2015
The Tonganoxie High girls and boys basketball teams will look to make fresh starts in 2016. Both teams fell to 0-4 on the season with home losses Friday against Basehor-Linwood. The THS girls team nearly cracked the win column against BLHS, but the Bobcats eventually pulled away for the 55-47 win.
Home showing for Tonganoxie wrestlers
December 23, 2015
Korbin Riedel, Patterson Starcher and Devin Duncan led the way for Tonganoxie High at its Randy Starcher Memorial Tournament on Saturday at the THS gymnasium.
Tonganoxie wrestling tough on the road
December 16, 2015
Tonganoxie kept on plugging away in tournament competition this past Friday and Saturday at the Eudora Tournament of Champions. Several wrestlers turned in third-place finishes as THS placed sixth out of 23 teams. Rossville, the top-ranked team in Class 3A, won the meet with 287 points. THS had 170 in sixth. “They wrestled tough,” THS coach Ross Starcher said about his team. “A lot of them had seven, eight matches. They just kept going and going.”
Big second-half rally falls short for Tonganoxie High girls
December 16, 2015
The Tonganoxie High girls basketball team got off to a slow start Friday on the road against Ottawa, but the Chieftains showed signs of life in the second half.
Tonganoxie High boys fall in road contest
December 16, 2015
Tonganoxie tried to work the ball around for better shots Friday, but the Ottawa defense gave the Chieftains some problems in a non-conference game in Ottawa. Tonganoxie fell into an early hole and trailed, 13-3, after the first quarter. THS couldn’t make up the difference and Ottawa eventually prevailed, 53-35.
McLouth teams drop road games
December 16, 2015
The McLouth boys basketball team fell to 0-3 after losing two games last week. Horton rolled MHS, 78-31, Dec. 8 in Horton before Immaculata kept the Bulldogs winless on Friday in Immaculata. The Raiders won, 57-30.
Substate, regional assignments for Tongaoxie, McLouth
December 16, 2015
Substate and regional assignments have been announced for high school basketball and wrestling. Tonganoxie will be the host for a Class 4A Division I substate March 3-5 at THS. Other teams at the substate are Atchison, De Soto and Eudora. All games will be played at Tonganoxie High School.
Review of Wichita State athletics considers football
December 14, 2015
The complete review of the Wichita State University athletics department is underway and one of the many subjects is whether to resume a football program, president John Bardo said.
Small but mighty group with Tonganoxie wrestlers
December 4, 2015
Ross Starcher’s second edition of the Tonganoxie High wrestling team is expected to be a competitive one. Starcher, the former THS standout who served six years as an assistant coach, enters his second season as the head wrestling coach. The Chieftains have 18 wrestlers out this year, four of whom qualified for state as freshmen last year.
Tonganoxie High soccer lands 3 on all-state team
December 4, 2015
Tonganoxie High soccer players have been named to all-state teams. Tyler Novotney (first team) and Logan Williams and Alex Kroll (both second team) were named to the Kansas Soccer Coaches Association all-state soccer team.
Tonganoxie youth wins NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition
TES second-grader honored at Chiefs game, could advance to nationals
December 4, 2015
A Tonganoxie Elementary School student won his division in the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Team Championships and was recognized Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. Patrick Griffin, a second-grader at TES, won the 6-7 age-group division. Patrick received a game ball trophy during pregame activities Sunday. The Kansas City Chiefs were hosting the Buffalo Bills in a game the Chiefs won, 30-22. Now 6-5, Kansas City won its fifth consecutive game.