Tonganoxie wrestling tough on the road
December 16, 2015
Tonganoxie kept on plugging away in tournament competition this past Friday and Saturday at the Eudora Tournament of Champions. Several wrestlers turned in third-place finishes as THS placed sixth out of 23 teams. Rossville, the top-ranked team in Class 3A, won the meet with 287 points. THS had 170 in sixth. “They wrestled tough,” THS coach Ross Starcher said about his team. “A lot of them had seven, eight matches. They just kept going and going.”
Big second-half rally falls short for Tonganoxie High girls
December 16, 2015
The Tonganoxie High girls basketball team got off to a slow start Friday on the road against Ottawa, but the Chieftains showed signs of life in the second half.
Tonganoxie High boys fall in road contest
December 16, 2015
Tonganoxie tried to work the ball around for better shots Friday, but the Ottawa defense gave the Chieftains some problems in a non-conference game in Ottawa. Tonganoxie fell into an early hole and trailed, 13-3, after the first quarter. THS couldn’t make up the difference and Ottawa eventually prevailed, 53-35.
McLouth teams drop road games
December 16, 2015
The McLouth boys basketball team fell to 0-3 after losing two games last week. Horton rolled MHS, 78-31, Dec. 8 in Horton before Immaculata kept the Bulldogs winless on Friday in Immaculata. The Raiders won, 57-30.
Substate, regional assignments for Tongaoxie, McLouth
December 16, 2015
Substate and regional assignments have been announced for high school basketball and wrestling. Tonganoxie will be the host for a Class 4A Division I substate March 3-5 at THS. Other teams at the substate are Atchison, De Soto and Eudora. All games will be played at Tonganoxie High School.
Review of Wichita State athletics considers football
December 14, 2015
The complete review of the Wichita State University athletics department is underway and one of the many subjects is whether to resume a football program, president John Bardo said.
Small but mighty group with Tonganoxie wrestlers
December 4, 2015
Ross Starcher’s second edition of the Tonganoxie High wrestling team is expected to be a competitive one. Starcher, the former THS standout who served six years as an assistant coach, enters his second season as the head wrestling coach. The Chieftains have 18 wrestlers out this year, four of whom qualified for state as freshmen last year.
Tonganoxie High soccer lands 3 on all-state team
December 4, 2015
Tonganoxie High soccer players have been named to all-state teams. Tyler Novotney (first team) and Logan Williams and Alex Kroll (both second team) were named to the Kansas Soccer Coaches Association all-state soccer team.
Tonganoxie youth wins NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition
TES second-grader honored at Chiefs game, could advance to nationals
December 4, 2015
A Tonganoxie Elementary School student won his division in the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Team Championships and was recognized Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. Patrick Griffin, a second-grader at TES, won the 6-7 age-group division. Patrick received a game ball trophy during pregame activities Sunday. The Kansas City Chiefs were hosting the Buffalo Bills in a game the Chiefs won, 30-22. Now 6-5, Kansas City won its fifth consecutive game.
Mill Valley claims first state football title
Bishop Miege wins sixth championship in school history
December 4, 2015
Mill Valley has its first state football title. The Kaw Valley League representative won the Class 5A state championship Saturday with a 35-14 victory against Bishop Carroll at Pittsburg State’s Carnie Smith Stadium. Mill Valley (12-1) busted out to a 21-0 lead against Bishop Carroll (11-2) in the first quarter and never looked back. That turned out to be the difference in the game, as each team scored 14 points the rest of the way.
Baldwin girls overwhelm Tonganoxie in season-opening basketball game
December 4, 2015
Sophomore Abby Ogle poured in 19 points as the Baldwin High School girls overwhelmed a visiting Tonganoxie team, 63-19, Thursday in the season-opening basketball game for both teams.
McLouth High basketball teams open winter with new coaches
December 3, 2015
Several new faces can be seen on the bench for McLouth High boys and girls basketball teams this year. Zack Carlton is the new boys basketball coach, with Sean Carter his assistant coach. Kristie Clark is the new girls basketball coach, with former MHS player Kylie Shufflebarger serving as assistant coach. Carlton replaces Jason Graf, while Clark replaces Graf’s sister, Lindsey Graf, who also formerly served as athletics director.
A new era begins for Tonganoxie girls basketball
December 2, 2015
Tonganoxie High’s girls basketball team will have a series of firsts when it takes the court for the season opener Thursday against Baldwin on the road. The Chieftains will open the 2015-16 season with a new coach, as Matt Frost begins his first year leading THS. It also will be Frost’s first game as high school head varsity coach, as he has spent several years at various positions coaching in Lawrence.
Tonganoxie teams land several on all-Kaw Valley League teams
November 9, 2015
Tonganoxie High fall sports teams experienced many triumphs collectively during the season. Now that the majority of fall team seasons have concluded, many individual student-athletes also have been acknowledged for their efforts.