Sports

Tonganoxie High girls roll past foes for back-to-back victories
February 4, 2016
The Tonganoxie High girls basketball team found itself in an enjoyable place last week: the win column. The THS girls defeated Heritage Christian, 57-34, Jan. 26 at the THS gymnasium. The squad followed up with a big victory Friday in Kansas City, Kan. Tonganoxie defeated Bishop Ward, 63-42, on the road and improved to 3-9 with the two-game winning streak.
Tonganoxie boys win another nail-biter, have won 3 of last 4
February 4, 2016
The Tonganoxie High boys won another nail-biter and then nabbed its first road victory last week. After starting 0-9, the team has won three of its last four games. THS defeated Heritage Christian, 32-30, Jan. 26 at home and then defeated Bishop Ward, 47-38, on Friday in Kansas City, Kan. The Chieftains were in a tight game all night against Heritage Christian. Tonganoxie had the largest lead at five points early (10-5). The game also saw four lead changes and six ties. Both teams also had similar runs, with THS’ longest being 11-3 and Heritage Christian’s 11-2.
Rank and file: Tonganoxie High wrestling takes 4th behind state powers at Baldwin
February 4, 2016
Tonganoxie High had arguably its best showing of the wrestling season Saturday at the Baldwin Invitational Tournament. The Chieftains finished fourth out of 16 teams, finishing behind a trio of ranked teams in Class 4A. Goodland, ranked No. 7 in 4A, won the meet with 216 points, while Santa Fe Trail, ranked No. 2, finished second with 172.5. No. 6 Baldwin took third with 159. THS wasn’t far behind at 146.5.
Tonganoxie basketball teams sweep Heritage Christian
January 27, 2016
Tonganoxie High boys and girls basketball teams did something they haven’t done previously this season — sweep an opponent.
Eudora outlasts THS girls in tournament consolation game
January 26, 2016
Senior Kaitlin Hall nailed a deep three to bring Tonganoxie within one possession at 40-37. But Eudora senior LeAnne Anderson scored two of her eight points on her next trip to the free throw line, which effectively sealed the Tonganoxie Chieftains fate in a 45-37 loss to the Eudora Cardinals in the first game in the consolation bracket of the Tonganoxie Basketball Invitational.
Chieftains nab 1st victory in overtime fashion, place 4th at home invite
January 26, 2016
After junior Bryson Clark’s game-tying three pointer bounced twice off the rim and in with 34 seconds left to force overtime, Holton had all of the momentum heading into overtime against Tonganoxie. Even after the Chieftains blew a late fourth-quarter lead, they outscored the Wildcats 8-4 to win their first game of the season to improve their record to 1-9.
Holding court at Tonganoxie Invitational
Eudora boys, Silver Lake grisl
January 26, 2016
The Eudora boys basketball team breezed through the Tonganoxie Invitational last week, winning its first two games by 20 and 40 points, respectively, before taking the championship by 29. Eudora defeated Tonganoxie, 57-37, in its first game and then throttled Holton, 68-28, on Friday. The Cardinals then defeated Wamego, 57-28, in the championship game Saturday.
Eudora outlasts Tonganoxie girls with work on the glass
Rebounding advantages helps Cardinals to 45-37 victory
January 22, 2016
With just 30 seconds remaining, senior Kaitlin Hall nailed a deep three to bring Tonganoxie within one possession at 40-37. But Eudora senior LeAnne Anderson scored two of her eight points on her next trip to the free throw line, which effectively sealed the Tonganoxie Chieftains fate in a 45-37 loss to the Eudora Cardinals in the first game in the consolation bracket of the Tonganoxie Basketball Invitational.
Tourney time is here in Tonganoxie
January 21, 2016
The Tonganoxie High girls basketball team had its opportunity to get on a tournament run at its own invitational Monday. A talented Jeff West team, though, squelched those hopes, thanks in large part to a dominant third quarter.
Chieftains hang tough in 2nd half, but fall to visiting Jaguars
Setback comes after overtime loss to Turner Bears
January 21, 2016
Heading into Friday’s game, the Tonganoxie Chieftains were still in search of their first win of the season. But after a strong first quarter gave the Mill Valley Jaguars a 25-11 lead, there was little doubt the Tonganoxie Chieftains would have to wait at least one more game for a chance at a win.
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.