December 24, 2012
Jenny Whitledge clears the bar at the 2012 state track and field championships. Whitledge and fellow Chieftain Haley Griffin swept the top two spots in the high jump.
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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: