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Tonganoxie High School, home of the Chieftains

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Tonganoxie High wrestlers take 3rd at Bobcat Invite

The Tonganoxie High boys wrestling team finished the two-day Bobcat Invitational as the top Class 4A team in the field. THS placed third Saturday, scoring 175.5 points in the rugged 25-team tournament.

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TPAC will be entrance for games at Tonganoxie High gymnasium as next construction phase begins

Barriers and fencing already are up around the Tonganoxie High School east campus as construction workers prepare for the next phase of renovations on the campus — the wellness wing and commons area (new gymnasium). Fans entering the school for games and matches at the THS east gymnasium now will use the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center entrance as the primary entrance.

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Tonganoxie High boys wrestling on home mats Saturday; THS girls head to Basehor-Linwood

Tonganoxie High boys wrestlers will be home Saturday for the Randy Starcher Memorial Invitational. The meet starts at 9 a.m. at the THS gymnasium. Teams coming to town for the tourney are Boonville (Mo.), Eudora, Independence, Lansing, Louisburg, Piper, Frontenac, West Plains (Mo.) and Piper.

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Tonganoxie girls wrestling competes at Spring Hill Invitational

Tonganoxie High girls wrestling placed 10th at Saturday’s Spring Hill Invitational. THS had several wrestlers place at the tournament. Madison Daniels won first place against a limited field in the 101-pound division. She pinned Spring Hill’s Averi Cochran in 33 seconds and then pinned her again in 50 seconds in Round 2.

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Late Night 2021 is Tuesday for Tonganoxie High basketball and wrestling teams

Tonganoxie High’s Late Night 2021 is Tuesday. The event kicks off the winter sports season for THS teams.

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Paola ends Tonganoxie High volleyball season Saturday in Atchison

Tonganoxie High battled Paola to three sets Saturday in a Class 4A substate volleyball semifinal match, but the Panthers eventually won the third and deciding set, ending the Chieftains’ season. Paola, the No. 5 seed in the East Bracket, won the first match against No. 12 Tonganoxie, 25-19. THS answered in the second, 25-19, and forced a third set. The tie breaking set was a close one, but PHS held on for the 25-22 victory.

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Gilmore wins 4A regional title, will join trio of Tonganoxie High girls individual qualifiers at state meet

Eli Gilmore is headed to state for the third time in as many tries. Gilmore won a meet on the Baldwin Municipal Golf Course for the second week in a row Saturday, taking first in a Class 4A regional and punching his ticket to state in Wamego. The Tonganoxie High girls just missed out on a state berth as a team, but they had three runners qualify individually, all of whom will be heading to state for the first time. Freshman Jocie Thomas led the girls with a sixth-place finish. She finished the race in 20 minutes, 28.5 seconds.

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Tonganoxie High volleyball stumbles against slew of ranked foes at De Soto

Tonganoxie volleyball has just a few more matches left before the postseason. THS is 13-19 on the season after Saturday’s De Soto Spikefest and a Frontier League match Monday. The Chieftains, who had played well in tournaments heading into Saturday’s invitational, had a rougher go at De Soto. THS went 0-4, dropping matches to Mill Valley, Eudora, Blue Valley West and Free State.

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Gilmore wins Perry invite, takes 2nd at Rim Rock for Tonganoxie High cross country

Eli Gilmore finished as runner-up in one of the biggest high school cross country meets in the country Sept. 25. The Tonganoxie High junior placed second in the Blue Division at the Rim Rock Farm Classic near Lawrence.

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Piper holds off Tonganoxie football in league battle

Tonganoxie scored for the first time in the third quarter this season on Friday at Piper. The Chieftains had opportunity in the fourth quarter to score again and take the lead, but THS couldn’t take the lead and the Pirates held on for the 23-20 victory.

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Tonganoxie volleyball drops matches to ranked opponents

The No. 8 team in Class 5A proved to be too much for the Tonganoxie High volleyball team Tuesday.

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Eli Gilmore places 2nd at Rim Rock Classic; Tonganoxie High girls finish 5th as team

Eli Gilmore finished as runner-up in one of the biggest high school cross country meets in the country this past Saturday. The Tonganoxie High junior placed second in the Blue Division at the Rim Rock Farm Classic near Lawrence.

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No. 8 Spring Hill sweeps Tonganoxie High volleyball

The No. 8 team in Class 5A proved to be too much for the Tonganoxie High volleyball team Tuesday. Spring Hill jumped out to a 14-1 lead in the first set Monday and never looked back.

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Week 4 Cram Session: Tonganoxie (1-2) at Eudora (2-1)

Here's a quick preview of Friday's Frontier League matchup between Eudora and Tonganoxie.

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Tonganoxie and McLouth 2021 fall sports schedules and results

Here's a rundown of Tonganoxie and McLouth sports schedules and results for the 2021 fall season.

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Tonganoxie High grinds out 4th-place finish at Rossville with limited roster; home invite next

THS volleyball climbed to .500 on the season Monday after sweeping teams at the Highland Park quadrangular in Topeka. That performance came after the Chieftains placed third Saturday at the Rossville tournament despite a depleted roster.

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Tonganoxie High cross country hosts home invite

The Tonganoxie Invitational returned this week to the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds. Tonganoxie High hosted 12 other teams late Tuesday afternoon after The Mirror’s print deadline.

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Tonganoxie High cross country hosts home invite

The Tonganoxie Invitational returned this week to the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds. Tonganoxie High hosted 12 other teams late Tuesday afternoon after The Mirror’s print deadline.

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Tonganoxie High boys soccer gets another shutout victory

Tonganoxie High boys soccer got the offense going again last week, shutting out Paola, 8-0, for the first Frontier League victory of the season.

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Gilmore takes 5th as Tonganoxie High boys 8th, girls 9th at Wamego cross country invite

Tonganoxie High cross country runners hope that Saturday’s race at Wamego wasn’t their last this year. The Wamego Country Club has long been the Class 4A state site, so another trip west this year to Wamego means THS runners will be competing at the state championships. Both teams finished in the middle of the field, as the Tonganoxie boys placed eighth and the THS girls ninth. Both varsity meets had 15 teams competing.

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Week 1 Cram Session 2021: Basehor-Linwood at Tonganoxie

Football is here again. Tonganoxie High has a 35-7 record over the last four years and will look to have another big season in 2021, but the Chieftains will be doing so with several players in larger roles.

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Tonganoxie football game against Basehor-Linwood being moved up due to impending storms

The Tonganoxie High football season opener is being moved up in an effort to avoid thunderstorms later tonight. Kickoff against Basehor-Linwood at Beatty Field now will start at 5 p.m. THS is coming off a 9-2 season, while rival Basehor-Linwood went 7-4 in 2020.

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Tonganoxie High announces mask policies, other guidelines for athletes and spectators in fall

Tonganoxie High athletics events again will have some stipulations for attendance as the COVID-19 pandemic trudges on into the fall. THS activities director Cody Witte provided guidelines in an update posted earlier this week at tongienation.org, the school’s athletics website.

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Tonganoxie USD 464 back-to-school event Friday at Beatty Field

Tonganoxie USD 464 is bringing back its back-to-school event this Friday. Food will be served starting at 5 p.m. at Beatty Field. At 5:30 p.m., rosters will be announced for Tonganoxie middle and high school fall teams, along with band, cheer and dance. The school district will provide hot dogs, chips, cookies and water for the tailgate celebration at the district stadium.

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Back on the field, course and court

Preseason practices for fall sports are nearly here. Tonganoxie High volleyball, cross country and boys soccer teams all will practice at midnight Monday morning to usher in the official start to the preseason.

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Masks will be optional in Tonganoxie USD 464, but mandatory per gating criteria

Masks will be optional for students in class when the 2021-22 school year starts later next week, though the facial coverings will be mandatory if COVID-19 numbers are in the yellow or red gating criteria. USD 464 school board members approved criteria for the start of the school year during its regular August meeting Monday.

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Enrollment dates set for next week for Tonganoxie USD 464?

Tonganoxie USD 464 enrollment is happening this week for the 2021-22 school year.

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Tonganoxie High golfers compete at Junction City

The Tonganoxie High boys golf team placed seventh this past week at Junction City. Andrew Willson led THS golfers with an 85. He placed 13th overall.

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Chieftain baseball riding four-game winning streak

Tonganoxie High baseball looks to have some momentum heading into the postseason. THS has won four in a row and five of its last six after sweeping Turner, 13-2 and 14-3, on Monday in Kansas City, Kan. Those games followed victories against Eudora on Thursday and Fort Scott on Friday.

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Tonganoxie High softball snaps streak against Baldwin

Tonganoxie High softball picked up a Frontier League victory Tuesday. THS defeated Baldwin, 4-3, snapping a nine-game losing streak in the process.

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Tonganoxie High baseball gets back in win column with Frontier League victory

Tonganoxie High baseball picked up a victory this past week. THS won, 13-3, at Baldwin/Bishop Seabury and improved to 8-6 overall and 4-2 in Frontier League play.

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Tonganoxie High golfers nab 3rd at Ottawa

Tonganoxie High boys golfers placed third Monday at the Ottawa Country Club. THS shot a season-best 346 on its way to a third-place finish. Andrew Willson led Chieftain golfers with a 76 and took second overall individually.

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2021 Tonganoxie High spring sports schedules and results

Here’s a look at Tonganoxie High schedules for the 2020-21 spring sports season.

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Tonganoxie softball back on field after layoff

Tonganoxie High softball was back in action this week after an eight-day break. THS played a doubleheader Tuesday at Baldwin after The Mirror’s print deadline. The Chieftains entered this week with a 2-9 record as they look to bounce back from doubleheader defeat April 19 against Bonner Springs. BSHS won those games, 13-6 and 19-2.

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Tonganoxie High graduation May 23 at Children's Mercy Park

Tonganoxie High School will celebrate the Class of 2021 next month in Kansas City, Kan.

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Sports physical night May 12 at Tonganoxie High

Tonganoxie again will be offering sports physicals to middle school and high school athletes. Physicals will be given 6-7 p.m. May 12 at THS. Open to all students entering grades 7-12 for the 2021-22 school year, physicals are $25 each and can be paid by cash or check.

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Tonganoxie USD 464 to have retirement reception Sunday

The Tonganoxie school district will have a retirement reception this weekend to honor faculty and staff this year and last.

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Tonganoxie High golfers place second at league meet

Tonganoxie High boys golf proved to be one of the top Frontier League teams this year. THS placed second at the league meet Thursday at Sycamore Ridge. The Chieftains took second at league with a 370.

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Tonganoxie High track competes at Junction City meet

Tonganoxie High track team members competed in their second meet of the year Thursday at the Junction City Invitational.

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Spring Hill overpowers Tonganoxie High softball in Frontier League doubleheader

Big innings helped Spring Hill softball make short work of Tonganoxie High on Thursday in Frontier League play. The Broncos scored four runs in the third inning and then 11 in the fourth inning in Game 1. The Chieftains, meanwhile, didn’t have an answer and fell, 15-0, in four innings.

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Tonganoxie High girls soccer ushers in new era with victory against Atchison

Tonganoxie High girls soccer ushered in a new era with a victory March 23. THS defeated Atchison, 4-1, at Beatty Field in the season opener. It also marked the first win for Michael Barnes, who was named the new girls soccer coach back in January. He also will take over the boys program in the fall.

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Tonganoxie High girls soccer nabs 1st victory of Barnes era

Tonganoxie High girls soccer ushered in a new era with a victory Tuesday. THS defeated Atchison, 4-1, at Beatty Field in the season opener. It also marked the first win for Michael Barnes, who was named the new girls soccer coach back in January. He also will take over the boys program in the fall. Tonganoxie continues the season with a 6 p.m. match Thursday at Spring Hill.

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Soggy weather postpones 1st doubleheader for Tonganoxie High softball; games moved to Monday

Tonganoxie High softball will have to wait a little longer to open the 2021 season. Recent rains have forced cancellation of Thursday's doubleheader against Turner at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds.

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