Sports

Tonganoxie High volleyball battles through for 4-set victory against Eudora in rematch of 2015 substate
September 6, 2016
After the Tonganoxie High volleyball team lost the third set of its best-of-five match to Eudora on Thursday, THS coach Tiffany Parker wasn’t sure how her team would respond in the fourth set. Tonganoxie lost a lot of the momentum it gained in taking a 2-0 set lead, but more importantly, the team would have to fight through fatigue after a tough match with Lansing just two days earlier.
Tonganoxie football outlasts Spring Hill, 33-13, in season opener
September 3, 2016
What a difference a year makes. Last year, the Tonganoxie Chieftains would have been the team to make the costly mistakes. But this year, they are a veteran football team that has learned from past miscues. That experience paid dividends on opening night, when the Chieftains were the much more polished team.
Tonganoxie High cross country on its mark
August 31, 2016
With the Tonganoxie High School cross country season right around the corner, the team had its Red vs. White scrimmage on Friday to determine the varsity runners for the first meet.
Back to the pitch for Tonganoxie High soccer
August 31, 2016
The Tonganoxie High boys’ soccer team held a 2-0 lead over Kansas City Christian at halftime in the first round of the 2015 4-1A playoffs and it didn’t appear their season was in any immediate danger of ending. However, Kansas City Christian benefited from a no-call on their first goal and it was all down hill from there for Tonganoxie, whose season ended with a 3-2 defeat.
Tonganoxie volleyball hopes to build on state tournament appearance
August 28, 2016
The Tonganoxie High School volleyball team had one of the most successful seasons in school history in 2015. The Chieftains finished the season with a 29-14 record and a fourth pace finish in class 4A Division I. Junior Lauren Willson and senior Emily Hummelgaard both headline the returners from the 2015 team. Both players earned all-league honors last season, and they will be heavily relied on once again this season.
Older kids on the block for Tonganoxie High football
August 28, 2016
“Grow up,” “fought hard” and “ excited for the future” were all common phrases used by Tonganoxie head coach Al Troyer when discussing his youthful Tonganoxie High School Football team last season. The Chieftains struggled to a 3-6 record in a season full of lessons. Eight sophomores were regular starters, and more importantly, the Chieftains only lost seven seniors off last year’s team. “It’s always a progression when you’re rebuilding with a young squad,” Troyer said. “We started eight sophomores last season and they’ve matured. The outlook is good.”
A bountiful cup for Tonganoxie student-athletes?
THS trainer weighs in on therapy craze
August 20, 2016
Michael Phelps caught the world’s attention in Rio with an increasing personal medal count as he closed out one of the most decorated Olympic careers ever. Those discolored circles on his back also caused quite the chatter also. Phelps has been utilizing a therapy more and more athletes are using.
MIdnight run for Tonganoxie cross country spreads to other fall sports for first-practice tradition
August 10, 2016
The midnight madness is catching on in Tonganoxie. The Tonganoxie High cross country team first started the tradition of having the first practice of the new season at 12:01 a.m. on the first day Kansas high school teams can practice, per Kansas State High School Activities Association rules.
Tonganoxie High baseball players, alums help area team win state USSSA baseball tournament
July 12, 2016
Current — and recently former — Tonganoxie High baseball players have contributed to a state championship in summer competition. Dante Nelson, Dominik Novotney and Jordan Brown, who all will be seniors at THS when school starts next month, and graduates Billy Kelley and Tyler Novotney are members of the Midwest Braves team that just won the USSSA 18-and-under state championship last month.
Almost a perfect 10 for Tonganoxie High track alum
THS alum takes 2nd in decathlon, helps WSU win MVC title
July 12, 2016
Ben Johnson has gotten the hang of mult-tasking at Wichita State. The 2014 Tonganoxie High School graduate just finished his redshirt freshman campaign for the WSU track team as a decathlete. That means Johnson competes in shot put, discus, javelin, high jump, long jump, pole vault, hurdles, the 100 meters, the 400 meters and the mile run. Johnson definitely gets his fill of track and field at Cessna Stadium in Wichita.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital 5K Run/Walk Tonganoxie race Saturday
July 12, 2016
Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s annual Summer Spray 5K Run/Walk Series is coming Saturday to Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie swim team finishes season with home victory
July 5, 2016
The Tongie Tidal Waves finished off their 2016 swim season with a triangular victory Friday at Tonganoxie Water Park. Tonganoxie scored a whopping 379 points, with Lansing taking second with 231 and Leavenworth third with 207. Leading off scoring in the 6 and younger relay was the team of Axton Kramer, Rylan Strahm, Marissa Dick and Sydney Kirchoff taking first in the freestyle relay and the team of Jackson Barker, Levi Grantham, Brooke Nihart and Charlee Norman taking second.
Tonganoxie High assistant takes over helm for boys basketball team
June 29, 2016
A Tonganoxie assistant is getting an opportunity to lead his own program. David Hillmon, who was a THS boys basketball assistant, was hired earlier this month as the school’s new boys basketball coach.
Tonganoxie, McLouth student-athletes named to all-Lawrence Journal-World teams
June 20, 2016
Kaw Valley League coaches recognized the talents of Tonganoxie High student-athletes competing in spring sports, but the THS team members also are getting recognized elsewhere in the area. The Lawrence Journal-World recently released its all-area teams, with several THS student-athletes, as well as some McLouth High student-athletes, earning accolades. THS and MHS both landed first-team selections in softball.