Sports

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.
Tonganoxie soccer drops heartbreaker in regionals
November 3, 2015
It was a great start for the Tonganoxie High soccer team in its Class 4-1A regional playoff game Oct. 27 at Chieftain Park. THS, the No. 5 seed in the northeast regional, led No. 8 Kansas City Christian, 2-0, in the first half.
Chieftain runners take 11th on girls side at state
Phillips places 48th in boys race for THS
November 3, 2015
The Tonganoxie High girls cross country team placed 11th in its second trip to the Class 4A state meet Saturday in Wamego. The Chieftains had 229 points. Baldwin won the meet with 45 points. Andover Central placed second (66) and Wichita-Trinity third (102).
Basehor-Linwood ends THS football season
Chieftains finish year 3-6 after loss to archrival
November 3, 2015
In a game played in wet and muddy conditions, fumbles plagued the Tonganoxie Chieftains in a 27-8 loss in their season finale to the Basehor-Linwood Bobcats. The Chieftains lost five fumbles and threw one interception, which led to all of the Bobcats’ 27 points. “It was a muddy night, so we knew it was going to be a grind-it-out game,” head coach Al Troyer said. “You’re going to turn the ball over.”
Fierce fans in Salina
Support helps THS take 4th at state volleyball
November 3, 2015
Tonganoxie High advanced to Day 2 of the Class 4A Division I state volleyball tournament, thanks in large part to a rally for the ages. No. 4 THS had won its first set against No. 5 Andale, 25-17, but was down 16-1 against the Indians in the second set. “That was a pretty good little chunk of change right there,” said THS coach Tiffany Parker. A 15-point deficit certainly is, but from there on out, the Chieftains were money.
Tonganoxie volleyball: Surviving in Salina
October 30, 2015
Tonganoxie High still is alive for a state volleyball championship, thanks in large part to a rally for the ages. No. 4 THS had won its first set against No. 5 Andale, 25-17, but was down 16-1 against the Indians. “That was a pretty good little chunk of change right there,” said THS coach Tiffany Parker. A 15-point deficit certainly is, but from there on out, the Chieftains were money.
McLouth High football team to finish season Friday at home
October 27, 2015
The McLouth High football team almost got into the win column Friday with a home game against Atchison County. MHS dropped a close game, 24-20, as the Bulldogs suffered their second district loss.
Turnovers doom Tonganoxie football in district loss
Chieftains eliminated from postseason
October 27, 2015
For the second week in a row, Tonganoxie High put itself in position to score multiple times against a district opponent. But, just like in their district opener, the Chieftains couldn’t overcome a multitude of untimely errors.