Category: Sports

Canton-Galva football heads to State

For the second consecutive week, the Canton-Galva football team knocked off an unbeaten opponent, this time defeating Madison, 46-6, for the chance to play in the state title game Saturday.  The Eagles never trailed, scoring a first-quarter touchdown on a 65-yard pass from Landon Everett to Tyson Struber for an 8-0 advantage. Canton-Galva added to its lead in the second […]

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Area Sports Roundup (10-30-19)

Area Sports Roundup (10-30-19)

The Hillsboro Volleyball girls beat Chase County 25-13 and 25-15, and then went on to defeat West Elk 2-0, advancing to the championship game in sub-state. They lost the first game to Belle Plaine, came back to win the second game and then lost the final game,ending up sub-state runner ups. Canton-Galva Cross Country—Two Eagles qualified for the state meet […]

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Area Sports Roundup (10-23-19)

Area Sports Roundup (10-23-19)

Caleb Potucek, senior, headed into the endzone in the first quarter.Hillsboro won the home game against Bluestem with a final score of 73-0. Karrie Rathbone/Free Press Canton-Galva Cross Country—Morgan Becker led the Eagles by winning the Wheat State League meet championship Thursday at Harvey County West Park with a time of 17 minutes, 29 seconds. Christian Darrah earned the bronze […]

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Goessel gets big win over Peabody-Burns

Goessel gets big win over Peabody-Burns

Goessel’s Jacob Hagewood rushes for a 37-yard touchdown to give the Bluebirds an early, 8-0 lead over Peabody-Burns.Janae Rempel/Free Press Big plays contributed to a 56-8 victory for the Goessel football team over Peabody-Burns Friday. The Bluebirds rolled up 463 yards of offense, fueled by quarterback Dylan Lindeman, who completed 10 of 12 pass attempts for 279 yards and three […]

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Football teams playing for pay goes back more than 100 years

Maybe I’m too easily amused, but I’ve always found it interesting how much universities pay other teams to come to “their house” to play a football game. If you are naïve enough to think that college football isn’t a big business at the NCAA Div. I level, I can’t help you. KU football paid its first two opponents more than […]

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Area Cross Country athletes compete

Area Cross Country athletes compete

Elyse Boden, Goessel, takes the lead for the girls. She won for the Bluebirds with a time of 22:54 on Thursday in the Burrton Invitational at Harvey County West Park. Goessel earned two gold medals overall. Picture by Bill Bush. Tristan Reed takes the lead for the HHS Trojans. Reed was the Trojan boys’ top finisher with a time of […]

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Area Sports Roundup (10-16-19)

Area Sports Roundup (10-16-19)

Goessel’s Ben Olsen came in at 22nd place with a time of 21:07 on Thursday in the Burrton Invitational at Harvey County West Park. Goessel earned two gold medals overall. Bill Bush / Free Press Canton-Galva Cross Country—The Eagles competed at the Burrton meet at Harvey County West Park Thursday, where Sofia Boninsegna led the Eagle girls with a second-place […]

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Hillsboro secures overwhelming victory

Hillsboro secures overwhelming victory

A Marion fumble was recovered by the Trojans’ #67, Tristan Rathbone. Karrie Rathbone / Special to the Free Press In an intra-county district football matchup on a night when temperatures dropped into the 30’s, both Hillsboro and Marion started a bit cold by trading fumbles on each of their first possessions. But although the teams combined for eight turnovers in […]

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Area Sports Roundup 10-9-19

Area Sports Roundup 10-9-19

Caleb Potucek (Senior, #8) leaping over a Charger defender for another Trojan touchdown in the fourth quarter. Karrie Rathbone/Free Press Canton-Galva Cross Country—Morgan Becker bettered his own school record by 20 seconds Thursday at the Berean Academy meet at Harvey County East Park. Becker crossed the finish line in 17 minutes, good for second place and just 8 seconds behind […]

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When is it time to call it quits?

Athletes, coaches, and refs enjoy what they do — at least most of the time. Athletes and coaches are competitive by nature, and officials enjoy being around the game and the challenge that it involves. But there comes a time when it’s time to move on. Everyone eventually says, “Enough!” When I officiated basketball, I didn’t want to have fans, […]

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