December 24, 2012
Dane Erickson is congratulated by coach Shawn Phillips after scoring his 1,000th point on senior night.
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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: