Shawn Linenberger News Editor

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

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McLouth High softball knocked out of postseason at home regional
May 24, 2019
McLouth High softball ended its season in a Class 2-1A regional on its own field. MHS softball, the No. 3 seed in its own 2-1A regional, played No. 6 Valley Falls (5-11) May 14.
State baseball moved to Sunday; track to get late start Friday morning
May 24, 2019
Rain is throwing a wrench in the Tonganoxie High’s state baseball schedule for a second year in a row, but this time it’s forcing the tournament to be played into Memorial Day Weekend. Officials hoped to get all quarterfinal games in Thursday in Salina with a rolling schedule that started every game 25 minutes after the previous one concluded.
McLouth High boys qualify all relay teams for state track
May 24, 2019
McLouth’s 4x400 boys relay team will lead a group of qualifiers to the state meet Friday. The 4x400 team won a Class 2A regional this past Friday at Jefferson County North with a time of 3 minutes, 35.66 seconds. It ranks No. 5 among 2A 4x400 teams based on regional times. Team members are seniors Jonah Willits, Garrison Pope, Jeremy Carlton and Asher Robbins, as well as sophomore alternate Hunter Plake and senior alternate Caleb Richardson.
Weather pushes state golf back a week for Tonganoxie High
May 23, 2019
Crowning state golf champions was delayed a day throughout the state. All seven state golf championships were postponed Monday. Tonganoxie golfers did get started Monday in the Class 4A state tournament in Winfield, but it got delayed. The tournament was set to resume at noon Tuesday, but it was postponed again due to inclement weather.
State track schedule for Tonganoxie High qualifiers
May 23, 2019
Here is the schedule of events for Tonganoxie High state track qualifiers. THS will compete Friday and Saturday at Cessna Stadium in Wichita.
Tonganoxie High track qualifies 9 individuals, 2 relays for state track meet
May 22, 2019
Calvin Morgan competed in the toughest Class 4A regional for the 3,200 meters. The Tonganoxie High senior’s time would have given him a regional champion at any of the other three 4A regionals, but Morgan finished fourth at the Abilene regional with a time of 10 minutes, 27.44 seconds.
Eudora ruins Tonganoxie softball bid for return state trip
May 22, 2019
The Tonganoxie High Softball team got past one opponent, but couldn’t knock down a second foe in a Class 4A regional May 14 in Eudora. THS defeated Baldwin, 8-4, in the regional semifinals, but fell to Eudora, 15-0, in three innings in the regional championship.
Beatty Field renovations begin on Tonganoxie High School campus
May 18, 2019
The grass surface is all but gone at Beatty Field. Crews started prep work for the field, which will have artificial turf installed in during the next 2-3 months. Tonganoxie USD 464 board members unanimously approved installing field turf at the stadium. The cost of the project, per the contract with ATG Sports out of Andover, is $655,500. A few items included in the agreement are an eight-year base warranty of all base work, rock and drainage under the turf which guarantees against soft spots, low spots and drainage problems, along with a grooming device and a no-change-orders guarantee. That means the bid includes all items necessary for the project. Any additional would come if the district added additional scope to the project.
Tonganoxie High to send off 160 at graduation Saturday
May 17, 2019
The Tonganoxie High School gymnasium likely will be a packed house Saturday. Commencement exercises for the THS Class of 2019 will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the school’s gymnasium. The THS band will perform songs before graduation and then play the processional as 160 THS seniors will enter the gymnasium. Faculty will greet the class as they file in for the final time as high school students.
On par for the current course: Tonganoxie High boys golf earns 3rd straight state berth
May 16, 2019
Tonganoxie High golf has a state berth yet again. The THS boys team finished as Class 4A regional runner-up for the third straight year, which means a state berth each time. The top three teams from each of the four regionals advance to state. The Chieftains finished the regional on Monday with a score of 349 at the Paola Country Club. Hayden was the regional champ with a low score of 332. Louisburg placed third (352), Ottawa fourth (363), Bishop Miege fifth (371) and Piper sixth (383).

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A tarp covers the infield Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Dean Evans Stadium in Salina. The Class 4A state tournament is being moved to Sunday due to inclement weather. Tonganoxie will resume its quarterfinal game against Nickerson at 1 p.m. Sunday. The game was scoreless in the top of the second when lightning forced a delay. Heavy rain shortly after postponed the game further.

Tonganoxie High softball players show off their Easter eggs after the team's annual egg hunt last week.

Vison team members for the potential Tonganoxie USD 464 high school bond issue discuss an exercise April 16 at the Chieftain Room on the THS campus. The group met again Tuesday after The Mirror's print deadline.

This bed mat and pillow are made entirely of repurposed plastic bags. Patti Szini gave a presentation on them at this month's Kuntry Klub meeting. Another group of volutneers in which Szini belongs to will continue to work on the mats and pillows twice a month at Tonganoxie United Methodist Church. The finished projects are then donated to the homeless.

Denise Rogers, left, and Susan Rose work on a project during the latest Kuntry Klub meeting.

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