Shawn Linenberger News Editor

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

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Tonganoxie High girls golf takes 2nd at Wamego meet
September 13, 2019
Tonganoxie High girls golf had another solid tournament, this time in a tourney Thursday at the Wamego Country Club.
Maur Hill over McLouth in football opener; MHS volleyball heads to Atchison; Bulldog XC to host meet
September 13, 2019
Maur Hill-Mount Academy took to the air Friday in a shutout victory against McLouth. McLouth opened the season at home, but the Junior Ravens spoiled the first game of the season at Stan Braksick Sports Complex. MHMA went ahead, 14-0, in the first quarter and never looked back. The Junior Ravens went on register a 42-0 shutout victory.
Tonganoxie High volleyball wins home opener against Paola
September 13, 2019
The Tonganoxie High volleyball team won its home opener Tuesday in exciting fashion.
Week 2 Cram Session: Tonganoxie (1-0) at Louisburg (0-1)
September 12, 2019
Tonganoxie High continues the season with its first road game Friday at Louisburg. It also marks the start of the Chieftains’ Frontier League portion of the schedule. THS opened the season against former Kaw Valley League rival Basehor-Linwood, which now is in the United Kansas Conference. THS will play fellow Frontier League teams the rest of the way.
Plein Art Festival announces winners
September 11, 2019
This year’s Plein Art Festival brought 30 artists to Tonganoxie and received $3,600 in prize money Labor Day Weekend at the festival, which happened alongside the Sunflower Stroll in downtown Tonganoxie. Ken Bini won the overall Best in Show award for his painting of a Tonganoxie scene. He received $500 for the winning painting. His painting will be the collectible print at next year’s festival. Bini was one of 30 plein air artists competing in various paint-out competitions based on six paint-my-place paint outs and four public paint-outs.
ON SOLID GROUND: Tonganoxie High football breaks in new turf with big victory against Basehor-Linwood
September 11, 2019
Archrivals. Class 4A clash of top 10. New turf. No problem. Tonganoxie High faced its biggest rival Friday. The script was hard to beat and the game itself couldn’t have played out much better. THS and Basehor-Linwood battled back and forth in the first half before Tonganoxie strung together 35 unanswered points on its way to a 49-28 victory on the first football game to be played on the new Beatty Field turf. After forcing Basehor-Linwood to punt on its first possession, Tonganoxie drove just inside BLHS territory when junior Blake Poje threw an interception.
Brusven places 2nd for Chieftains as Tonganoxie girls golf takes 3rd at first meet
September 6, 2019
Tonganoxie High girls golf opened the season earlier this week at Dubs Dread. THS placed third as a team and had its highest-ever finish by an individual at the tournament in the process. Morgan Brusven placed second in the tournament. The next competition will be Monday in Ottawa.
Tonganoxie High volleyball splits season-opening matches
September 6, 2019
Tonganoxie High volleyball opened the season with a loss against Spring Hill, but bounced back with a win against Sumner Academy in a triangular Thursday in Kansas City, Kan. Spring Hill defeated THS, 25-8, 25-20, in the first match, but the Chieftains responded with a 25-15, 25-16 victory in the second match. Tonganoxie is back in action this coming Tuesday when Paola visits THS.
Tonganoxie High soccer ties Maranatha
September 6, 2019
Tonganoxie High soccer played to a 1-1 tie with Maranatha Christian Academy on Tuesday in Shawnee. The season continues Sept. 12 with a 6 p.m. match at Paola. Tonganoxie’s next home match is 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at home against St. Mary’s Academy at Beatty Field.
Week 1 Cram Session: Basehor-Linwood at Tonganoxie
September 6, 2019
Tonganoxie High marks a new era Friday when the THS football team takes its home field. It will be the first game on the new artificial field turf for the Chieftains, who started playing football at Beatty Field 65 years ago.

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Tonganoxie High lines up against Basehor-Linwood on Friday at Beatty Field. The THS football team won its inaugural game on the new field turf with a 49-28 victory against the archrival Bobcats.

Tonganoxie High football players charge on to the field during pregame festivities Friday at Tonganoxie's Beatty Field. THS won, 49-28, against Basehor-Linwood in the first game of the season and inaugural American football game on the field.

Artist Ken Bini receives an award from judge John Hulsey during the Plein Art Festival on Aug. 31 at the Village Event Venue in downtown Tonganoxie.

Local residents gather with WenDee Rowe and Mari Penner of the Kansas Sampler Foundation for a surprise We Kan! award presentation to Keyta Kelly on Thursday at Kelly Law Office.

Keyta Kelly gathers with WenDee Rowe, left, and Mari Penner, right, with the Kansas Sampler Foundation. Penner and Rowe presented Kelly with a We Kan! Award on Thursday in Tonganoxie.

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