December 24, 2012
The Chieftain soccer team addresses the crowd after upsetting McPherson in the state semifinals. The team’s state championship appearance was the first by any THS team in a head-to-head sport.
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From a record-breaking soccer season to a career milestone on the basketball court and the end of a 38-year coaching era, the Tonganoxie sports scene was hardly short on memories in 2012. Success came early and often for numerous Chieftain teams, many of which reached new heights and enjoyed unprecedented success. Here are the top sports stories of the year, as voted on earlier this month by Mirror readers: