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Sample graces football cover as THS garners early attention

Kansas Pregame recently published its 2019 football guide and a THS senior graces the front page. Lineman Cole Sample is one of 18 seniors included in the publication’s “Big Men on Campus” feature, highlighting them as the top players in the Class of 2020. Sample has received a track offer from Kansas and football and track offers from Pittsburg State.

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Sample is finalist for KC metro football award

Tonganoxie High’s Cole Sample has been named a finalist for the Bell Award, part of the Thomas A. Simone Awards. The awards are given to various football players in the Kansas City metro area. Sample played on the offensive and defensive lines for THS this year. and helped guide the Chieftains to a 7-3 record that included a seven-game winning streak.2ff

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Tonganoxie, Paola to meet in football for first time in 35 years

Once upon a local high school league, Tonganoxie and Paola were conference foes and played often. Both THS and Paola were members of the Pioneer League for 13 years, but the last time the teams played was in 1982. The two teams now are in the same conference again with Tonganoxie joining the Frontier League this year, but Paola was the only league Tonganoxie did not face during the regular season.

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Tonganoxie High football to meet Chanute for first time in playoff clash

Tonganoxie will try to win its seventh straight game tonight, but more importantly, advance to the next round of the playoffs. THS (6-2) is host to Chanute (4-4) at 7 p.m. Friday at Beatty Field in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs. This marks the first victory between the two schools. The winner of this game will take on the winner of Paola-Baldwin next Friday.

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Tonganoxie High defense stifles Baldwin in 20-0 Chieftain victory

The Tonganoxie High defense managed its first shutout of the season Friday in a 20-0 victory against Baldwin at Beatty Field. The Chieftains held the visiting Bulldogs to two first downs and just 35 plays compared to Tonganoxie’s 18 first downs and 68 plays.

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Baldwin, Tonganoxie football to clash for only the 16th time in program history

Tonganoxie and Baldwin are fairly close geographically, but the two schools from neighboring counties have met just 15 times since 1941. Tonganoxie leads the series, 9-6. Baldwin won the first meeting, 20-0, in 1941, according to THS alum and local football historian Jeff Hughes.


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