December 29, 2009
Tonganoxie High’s 4x400 state championship team poses on May 30 after winning the Class 4A relay title at Cessna Stadium in Wichita. Pictured are (holding baton) Jeremy Carlisle, DJ Lindsay, (seated) David Powell and Bret Koch. The four Chieftains won the title in honor of former 4x400 runner Austin Stone, who was in a rehabilitation center at the time. The team’s triumph was The Mirror’s top sports story of 2009.