Justin Nutter Staff Writer

Justin Nutter covers sports for The Mirror.

Recent stories

Woods perfect as THS sweeps Bonner Springs
Chieftains have won five straight
April 16, 2014
Tonganoxie High senior Travis Woods has had some memorable pitching performances in his Chieftain baseball career, but this one likely takes the cake.
Kraft steps down after 12 years with THS girls basketball
April 15, 2014
Perhaps Randy Kraft’s coaching tenure at Tonganoxie High can best be summed up in one word: consistency.
Struggles continue for THS soccer
Chieftains blanked at Piper, fall to 1-5-1
April 15, 2014
The month of April has been anything but kind to the Tonganoxie High girls soccer team, and Monday’s trip to Piper provided yet another bump in the already rough road.
Sandburg wins title at Jaguar Invitational
Chieftains place 11th in team ranks
April 11, 2014
Tonganoxie High senior Drew Sandburg started preparing for his final high school golf season well before practices began in March. Sandburg saw months of preparation pay off Wednesday with an individual title at the Mill Valley Jaguar Invitational.
McLouth softball rolls by Immaculata
April 11, 2014
If the McLouth High softball team’s home opener — a Thursday doubleheader against Leavenworth-Immaculata — was a sign of things to come, the Bulldogs’ 2014 season could quickly evolve into a two-month fireworks display.
THS softball struggles vs. Bobcats
April 10, 2014
In its first outing of the season, the Tonganoxie High softball team had no problem scoring run after run. Nearly two weeks later, the Chieftains’ offensive production was nowhere to be found.
THS soccer blanked by Mill Valley in home opener
April 8, 2014
The Tonganoxie High girls soccer team suffered its fourth loss in as many games Monday, dropping a 10-0 decision to Class 5A Mill Valley at Chieftain Park.
Chieftain baseball wins thriller vs. Basehor-Linwood
April 4, 2014
As far as rivalry games go, Friday’s Kaw Valley League clash between Tonganoxie and Basehor-Linwood couldn’t have been much closer.
McLouth softball eyes return to state
Bulldogs open today at Perry-Lecompton
April 3, 2014
Each of the last two years, the McLouth High softball team has watched its shot at state fall just one game short. With a young but veteran team full of regular starters back in 2014, the Bulldogs are ready to show they can clear the final hurdle at season’s end.
THS track and field opens Friday in Ottawa
April 1, 2014
When spring practices began on March 3, track and field athletes across the state began their potential journeys to the state meet, set for late May in Wichita. A select few athletes at Tonganoxie High have their sights set on returns to Cessna Stadium, while others hope to make their debuts at season’s end.

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Hannah Fehlhafer started both games in the pitcher's circle Tuesday at Tonganoxie. The Braves swept the Chieftains, 7-3 and 16-6.

Travis Woods pitched a perfect game Tuesday in a 6-0 win against Bonner Springs.

Travis Woods pitched a perfect game Tuesday in a 6-0 win against Bonner Springs.

Nicole Tallent controls a ball near the sideline in Tonganoxie's game Monday at Piper. The Chieftains fell to the undefeated Pirates, 4-0.

Drew Sandburg won an individual title Wednesday at the Mill Valley Jaguar Invitational.

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