Sports

Rookies and veterans: Tonganoxie Chieftains sending four freshmen, two seniors to state
February 25, 2015
Tonganoxie High wrestling’s state appearance this year will be a distinct mix of two aspirations: make a big splash or go out with a bang. The Chieftains managed to qualify six wrestlers — four freshmen who will compete at state for the first time and two seniors who will be making their final appearances in THS singlets. Aidan McClellan was the first Chieftain wrestler to qualify for state at last weekend’s Class 4A regional in Baldwin City.R
Second-half collapse hurts Tonganoxie High boys
February 25, 2015
The Tonganoxie High boys basketball team opened its game Friday at Turner in good shape. The Chieftains were off to a good start in the first quarter, as they built up a 15-10. But dismal shooting in the second quarter slowed Tonganoxie’s momentum and the squad eventually fell, 52-41, to the Bears.
Tonganoxie girls take Turner
Substate next week
February 23, 2015
The Tonganoxie High girls notched its second victory of the year against Turner on Friday. The Chieftains outscored Turner in every quarter, including a big third quarter in which Tonganoxie outscored Turner, 22-6.
Tonganoxie High grad still playing ball
THS graduate Jordan Glenn now plays for Missouri’s ABA team
February 17, 2015
A Tonganoxie High School graduate is more than a decade removed from his prep career is still playing basketball. And now it’s for an area semi-pro team. Jordan Glenn, a 2002 THS graduate, is now a member of the Missouri Rhythm, an American Basketball Association team that plays in Grandview, Mo. Glenn was a small forward while at THS and then played as a shooting guard at Brown Mackie College in Salina.
Bobcats too much for Chieftain boys
February 16, 2015
Tonganoxie High was energized against its archrival from the east Friday at home. State-ranked Basehor-Linwood took control early, but a run in the second quarter put THS back in the game. The Chieftains trailed by just six, but Basehor-Linwood responded in the final minutes of the first half. THS just couldn’t bounce back.
On to regionals
Tonganoxie High wrestlers place 6th at KVL meet
February 16, 2015
Tonganoxie High was able to earn a few medals in front of its home crowd Saturday at the Kaw Valley League tournament. The Chieftains had three wrestlers take home bronze medals at the meet. Aidan McClellan (17-13) defeated Lansing’s Teague Rickle (18-14), by major decision, 11-0, to take third in the 106 division.
Basehor-Linwood girls slip by Chieftains
February 16, 2015
The Tonganoxie High girls basketball team had Basehor-Linwood right where it wanted the Bobcats. The low-scoring affair saw the Chieftains scrape and battle and eventually had a one-point lead. The Bobcat girls, though, proved to be too much late for THS.
Piper defeats THS boys
Chieftains doomed in third quarter
February 9, 2015
Tonganoxie High played neck-and-neck with Piper in a boys basketball game Friday in Kansas City, Kan. But it was a third quarter that saw Piper erupt for 30 points that ultimately doomed the visiting Chieftains. Piper went on to win, 73-60, after a third quarter in which the Pirates outscored the Chieftains, 30-15. THS got out to a slow start, as Piper opened with a 12-5 lead heading into the second quarter.
Home at last
Tonganoxie High wrestlers to host Kaw Valley League after big dual victory
February 8, 2015
The Tonganoxie High wrestling team will be riding some momentum into the Kaw Valley League tournament Feb. 14 in its home gymnasium. The Chieftains won a dual meet against state-ranked Bonner Springs, 38-36, Thursday at BSHS. Each team won four matches, as the Braves had two pins, a decision and a major decision. THS had two pins, a technical fall and a decision in winning the dual by just two points. Bonner Springs’ 120-pound wrestlers also did not compete Thursday.
Piper High snaps Chieftain girls’ winning streak
February 7, 2015
The Tonganoxie High girls basketball team had a week off and a two-game winning streak heading into its game Friday at Piper. The Chieftains left Kansas City, Kan., without a winning streak.
Tonganoxie HIgh wrestling wins dual against state-ranked Bonner Springs
February 6, 2015
The Tonganoxie High wrestling team will be riding some momentum into the Kaw Valley League tournament Feb. 14 in its home gymnasium.
Tonganoxie High wrestling finishes 14th at Baldwin invite
February 5, 2015
The Baldwin Invitational Tournament was a bit of an experiment for the Tonganoxie High wrestling team. Some wrestlers competed at new weights as the team looked to compete against a solid field. In the process, the Chieftains lost one wrestler for the year.
Bill would let home-school students in public school groups
February 2, 2015
A Kansas Senate education committee will hear testimony on a proposal to allow home-schooled students to participate in public school sports and activities, the committee’s chairman said.
Tonganoxie High girls wins 2nd straight with home victory against Bishop Ward
January 31, 2015
The Tonganoxie High girls were rolling for two quarters — and then came the second half. THS led Bishop Ward, 30-9, heading into the third quarter, but coach David Hall said his staff warned the team that the Cyclones would be making adjustments in the third quarter.