Shawn Linenberger News Editor

Shawn has been with The Mirror since 2001 and is the news editor.

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Second-half performance propels Tonganoxie High football past Eudora in road victory
September 14, 2018
Eudora struck first, but Tonganoxie answered again and again. And again and again and again. In a battle of winless teams Friday, EHS struck first and led, 6-0, after a quarter. But Tonganoxie responded with what would be five unanswered touchdowns on the Chieftains’ way to a 34-6 road victory.
Tonganoxie football looks for first victory with road contest at Eudora
September 14, 2018
After scoring one touchdown in each of the first two games of the season, the Tonganoxie High football team will look to put more points on the scoreboard against Eudora, a team that also is ready to get its offense rolling. Both teams are 0-2 overall and 0-2 in Frontier League play.
Tonganoxie sports roundup: XC wins McLouth Invite; volleyball on 2-match win streak; golf places 4th; soccer with 2 tough losses
September 14, 2018
The Tonganoxie High boys cross country team won the McLouth Invitational, while the girls team took second Thursday at the Stan Braksick Sports Complex in McLouth. The boys won the meet with seven medalists in the top 25 and the overall champion, Calvin Morgan.
Sticker awareness for Tonganoxie High football
September 12, 2018
Tonganoxie High football helmets have a special sticker this year, but it’s not to signify a big play or other activity. The sticker, which has the letters “AT” inside the outline of Kansas, brings awareness to the Kansas Athletic Trainers’ Society initiative “Safety in Football Campaign.”
Artists turn out to capture Tonganoxie
September 12, 2018
Though there were many activities happening during the Sunflower Stroll, one might have caught the eye most Labor Day Weekend. Artists could be seen around town painting various buildings and scenes.
Louisburg hands Tonganoxie football its second defeat
September 8, 2018
Tonganoxie High trailed just 12-7 at halftime Friday, but the Chieftains couldn’t get any closer in the second half. Louisburg won, 27-7, spoiling Tonganoxie’s home opener and inaugural Frontier League game at Beatty Field.
Tonganoxie High volleyball falls to Paola
September 6, 2018
After winning a thrilling first set against Paola, the Tongaoxie High volleyball team wasn’t able to gain momentum and fell, 3-1, Tuesday at Paola. THS won, 29-27, in the first set, but Paola came back and won the next three sets, 25-17, 25-22, 25-18, for the match victory.
Tonganoxie High soccer blanks Atchison, 9-0, to take on Paola today at home
September 6, 2018
Tonganoxie High got its first victory of the season with a 9-0 victory against Atchison on Tuesday in the home opener. THS (1-0-1) built a 6-0 lead in the first half and then added three more goals in the second half for the victory. The Chieftains will play again at 6 p.m. today at home against Paola.
Tonganoxie High girls cross country gets win against Lansing
02:17 a.m., September 5, 2018 Updated 01:24 p.m.
Tonganoxie High split its first competition Saturday at University of St. Mary’s new cross country course in Lansing. THS won the girls dual against Lansing. The Chieftains scored 23 points to Lansing’s 32. Kristie Chambers won the dual with an individual time of 22 minutes, 50 seconds. Madelyn Batchel was Lansing’s top runner with a second-place finish and a 23:20 time. Katherine Wombwell placed third (23:54) and sister Heather Wombwell was right behind in fourth (24:03). Eva Romero finished fifth with a 24:05 time. Mathia Slinkard placed 10th (25:36), Brooklyn Lang 11th (25:43) and Lauren Lawson 12th (26:02) Macy Geiger placed 13th (26:29) and Natalee Shepard 14th (27:03).
Tonganoxie City Council member stepping down because of move out of city
September 5, 2018
A Tonganoxie City Council member is stepping down because she is moving out of the city. Council President Kara Reed posted on her city council member Facebook page Tuesday that she was resigning. She posted an open letter to citizens, elected officials and city staff and also read the letter at Tuesday’s council meeting. “It has been my great honor to serve alongside a dedicated staff and fellow elected officials on behalf of the city of Tonganoxie for the last five and a half years,” she wrote. “It is with regret that I must leave before my term has expired, but a move outside of city limits makes my resignation necessary.”

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Tonganoxie and Basehor-Linwood square off Aug. 31, 2018, in the football season opener at BLHS. The Bobcats won, 42-6.

Tonganoxie High coach Matt Bond goes over technique work with linemen during Friday's Red/White Scrimmage. THS opens the season Friday on the road at Basehor-Linwood.

Tonganoxie resident Jason Maslak stands with his book, "Food Force," while wearing a shirt promoting the book.

The 2018 Tonganoxie High cross country team gathers before heading out for its first practice of the season in the wee hours Monday. The tradition has continued for several years.

The 2018 graduating class of Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development — now known as Leadership Southern Leavenworth County gathers after its graduation luncheon Wednesday, May 9, at Magdalenas Venue in Tonganoxie. Pictured, from left, are Jackson Willis, Jacob Dale, Sierra Staatz, Jake Waters, Tammie McCutchen, Michael Skaggs, Monica Gee, Leah Wiegers, Tom Reynolds, Brent Latham, Rachel Kelly and Jayma Zook.

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