Sports

Chietain wrestlers snag wins, build for future in at Salina
March 5, 2015
The Tonganoxie High wrestling team was able to make a little bit of noise at this year’s Class 4A state wrestling tournament. The Chieftains, who sent six teams to the tournament, had two wrestlers win their first matches — freshman Patterson Starcher in overtime, 6-2, in the 113-pound division and freshman Gad Huseman, 7-3, in his opening round match at 126.
Tonganoxie High School girls team heads into sub-state with victory
March 5, 2015
The Tonganoxie High girls basketball team heads into the postseason with a bit of momentum. THS won an exciting game with a 57-55 road victory Thursday against Ward in Kansas City, Kan. Tonganoxie once led by 13 points, but a 13-0 Ward run changed the game dramatically.
THS boys outlast Ward in regular season finale
March 5, 2015
The Tonganoxie High boys got a solid victory in the season finale against a team they fell to earlier in the season.
Tonganoxie High wrestlers competing on Day 2 of state tournament
February 28, 2015
Tonganoxie High still has four wrestlers competing on Day 2 of the Class 4A state wrestling tournament in Salina. Gad Huseman, Dalton Tavis, Aiden McClellan and Patterson Starcher all are competing in the consolation bracket Saturday.
Aspiring to be a Spire: Freemyer signs with Saint Mary
February 25, 2015
Kourtni Freemyer didn’t have to search far for her next stop in her athletic career. Freemyer signed last month with University of Saint Mary to compete in track and field. “I visited Saint Mary and new that was where I wanted to go,” Freemyer said. “It felt like home to me.” Freemyer competes in pole vaulting, the 4x800 and 4x400 relays and the 400 meter. “Pole vaulting is the bread and butter, but the 4x8 is where my heart is,” Freemyer said. “That’s what I went to state in.”
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.