Tonganoxie volleyball falls in heartbreaker to Eudora
September 9, 2015
Thursday’s Tonganoxie High volleyball match against Eudora might as well have been a postseason battle. Four of the five sets were decided by the closest possible margin of two points. The fifth set, meanwhile, was decided by just four.
Tonganoxie High cross country boys win dual against Lansing
September 9, 2015
Tonganoxie and Lansing split a dual Thursday in Tonganoxie, with Tonganoxie High winning the boys varsity and junior varsity races and Lansing High taking both girls races. Lansing won the girls race, 18-40, while Tonganoxie won the boys race, 20-36. In the junior varsity races, Lansing won the girls race, 17-39, and Tonganoxie the boys race, 24-31. Low score wins in cross country.
Tonganoxie football staves off Perry-Lecompton rally for first victory
September 8, 2015
After jumping out to a 24-0 lead in the second quarter, it looked as though the Tonganoxie High football team would cruise to an easy season-opening victory against Perry-Lecompton. But it took two late interceptions from THS senior safety Ryan Musick and sophomore safety Zac Morgan to help secure a 32-28 victory after the Kaws put together a furious second-half rally. “We persevered in the end,” said THS coach Al Troyer. “We’ve got a young team that needs to grow up quickly and they played well tonight as a group of young guys.”
Tonganoxie party at the net: THS soccer routs Bonner, 11-1
September 2, 2015
It’s a pretty good night on the pitch when seven different players score. The Chieftains had much to celebrate during Tuesday’s 11-1 mercy-rule-shortened victory against Bonner Springs at Chieftain Park.
THS volleyball opens season today at Turner, looks to improve with experienced squad
September 1, 2015
Tonganoxie High last made a state volleyball appearance in 2007 and has had its share of success in Tiffany Parker’s tenure, which started in 2001. In recent years, though, the Chieftains have finished with overall records below .500. Parker hopes this year’s campaign will end with an improved record as she welcomes back seven seniors for their final season.
Hungry games for Tonganoxie High soccer
Chieftains celebrate big victory with team meal
September 1, 2015
When celebrating a big victory, food can be a good option. Tonganoxie High soccer players were all smiles and made a unanimous vote after their season-opening victory Friday against Baldwin: gather for a team meal. THS players were hungry for a win against the Bulldogs, a squad the team had not defeated during Brian Kroll’s tenure at THS. Kroll thought the victory might even have been the program’s first against BHS, even dating beyond Kroll’s time with the squad.
Back to the pitch for Tonganoxie soccer
August 28, 2015
The Tonganoxie High soccer program has experienced unprecedented success under head coach Brian Kroll. Now entering his sixth year at the helm, Kroll has guided THS through several playoff runs, including a state runner-up finish in 2012. The squad became the first-ever THS team in any sport to compete in a state championship game.
Longtime educator, coach settles in as Tonganoxie High AD
Administrator served last 8 years in same position at Newton High
August 25, 2015
Brian Engelken did his student teaching in this area about 25 years ago in suburban Kansas City and always wanted to return to the area. He got that chance earlier this year. Engelken is Tonganoxie High School’s newest athletics director.
Tonganoxie’s midnight express
Some athletes celebrate early practice with breakfast run
August 19, 2015
The best part of running in the wee hours of the morning in Tonganoxie has to be the chocolate chip pancakes. That’s according to Tonganoxie High senior Leah Bartels, a member of this year’s THS cross country team.
British soccer camp returns to Tonganoxie
Fall registration starting at TRC
August 4, 2015
An annual camp in Tonganoxie had about 25 youths learning the ins and outs of soccer recently. The Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp took place July 20-24 with youths ages 5-8 going in the morning and those ages 9-14 participating in the evening. Rains the first morning kept youths off the Chieftain Park field.
Busting moves, winning awards
July 22, 2015
The Tonganoxie High cheer and dance teams won several awards at a spirit camp last month in Salina. THS teams attended spirit camp June 16-19 at Kansas Wesleyan University. The Chieftain Stars dance team earned blue ribbons for its home routine and fight song performances, along with the overall camp leadership award. The team also earned 27 individual blue ribbons for individual dance routines and the Camp Drill Down Award.
Tonganoxie residents start sports equipment drive
July 22, 2015
­Local residents are starting a sports equipment exchange to help anyone in need of ball equipment. Slightly used soccer and football gear is being requested.
Tonganoxie swimmer places at Sunflower State Games
July 22, 2015
A Tongie Tidal Waves team member placed in a handful of events at the Sunflower State Games in Topeka. Lulu Myers-Arenth placed sixth in the 100 individual medley, seventh in breaststroke and eighth in freestyle. The Sunflower State Games started July 10 and run through Sunday.
Aspiring Spire from Tonganoxie
July 2, 2015
Sarah Ahart wanted to extend her playing career into college. The 2015 Tonganoxie High School graduate had been looking at Baker University and Kansas City Kansas Community College to continue her days of playing basketball. Then came the opportunity to play two sports.