Category: Sports

Area Sports Roundup 12-25-19

Area Sports Roundup 12-25-19

Teegan Werth (#2, HHS Junior) and Chloe Burkholder (#1, MHS Senior) Hillsboro Basketball—The Trojans swept Marion Tuesday. The girls won, 46-16. Hillsboro claimed a 10-2 lead after the first quarter of play, and limited Marion to four free-throws in the second quarter to enjoy a 21-6 halftime advantage. The Trojans built their lead with a 17-0 run after the break, […]

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Five Trojans receive all-league honors after 6-4 football season

Five members of Hillsboro’s 6-4 football team have received recognition from Central Kansas League coaches. Three Trojans received second-team recognition: quarterback Matthew Potucek and tight end Hunter Hein on offense, and linebacker Caleb Potucek on defense. Receiving honorable mention honors were: running back Caleb Potucek, defensive lineman Austin Rempel and defensive back Dillon Boldt. All-CKL football 2019 First team offense […]

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Area Sports Roundup 12-18-19

Area Sports Roundup 12-18-19

Canton-Galva Basketball—The Eagles competed at Goessel’s Bluebird Classic last week, where both teams finished fifth. The Eagle girls went 0-2 in pool play, losing to Little River, 40-35, Tuesday, and to Elyria Christian, 38-29, Friday. Canton-Galva defeated Goessel, 43-41, Saturday to claim fifth place. The Eagle boys, meanwhile, went 0-2 in pool play, losing to Little River, 48-20, Tuesday, and […]

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Games are better when coaches, players, fans and officials stay in their lane

As a former high school and college basketball official, I found that the best games were those in which the players played, the coaches coached, and the officials officiated. You could add that it helped when fans supported their teams instead of trying to coach and officiate. It sounds so simple, but all too often, it isn’t. All too often, […]

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Three Trojans make CKL volleyball teams

Three members of Hillsboro’s 21-19 volleyball team have received recognition from Central Kansas League coaches. Sophomore outside hitter Sammie Saunders was named to the second team. Juniors Kinsey Kleiner (setter) and Jess Saunders (middle hitter) received honorable mention honors. All-Central Kansas League volleyball 2019 First team Talby Duerksen, sr., Hesston; Abby Rose, so., Smoky Valley; Celbi Richardson, sr., Hesston; Kristina […]

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County athletes earn volleyball honors

Seven Marion County volleyball athletes representing Canton-Galva, Centre, Goessel and Peabody-Burns have received recognition from Wheat State League coaches. Two members of Canton-Galva’s 16-18 team received recognition. Senior Tia Moddelmog was named to the first team, while senior Jayci Mastre received honorable mention honors. Two members of Centre’s 7-19 team received honors as juniors Alyssa Espinoza and Samantha Espinoza were […]

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Area Sport Roundup 11-13-2019

Area Sport Roundup 11-13-2019

Canton-Galva Football—The Eagles defeated Lebo, 58-8, Friday in a Class 8-man, Division I regional playoff game. Canton-Galva quarterback Landon Everett rushed for four touchdowns on the night and threw for three more to lead the Eagles to victory. The teams traded scores to start the game, with Everett completing a 7-yard touchdown pass to Kinser Colgin at the 7:54 mark. […]

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Area Sports Roundup 11-6-2019

Area Sports Roundup 11-6-2019

  Canton-Galva Cross Country—Both Eagle competitors earned medals Saturday at the Class 2A state meet in Wamego. Morgan Becker paved the way with an eighth-place finish in the boys’ 5-k race with a time of 17 minutes, 25.19 seconds. Not far behind, Christian Darrah placed 12th in 17:34.43. “Both of the boys ran really good races, and it was a […]

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Adam and Eve syndrome is as old as the beginning of time

The basketball season hasn’t come a minute too soon for fans of Kansas University. All the talk about possible sanctions, however, is like a cloud looming on the horizon. It isn’t every day that a blue-blood school like Kansas might be penalized by the NCAA. As Jerry Tarkanian once famously said, “The NCAA is so mad at Kentucky it will […]

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Area Sports Roundup 12-11-19

Area Sports Roundup 12-11-19

Centre Basketball—The Cougars lost two games at Bennington Friday. The girls lost, 67-36, and the boys lost, 48-37. Goessel Basketball—The Bluebirds lost two games to Inman Friday. The Bluebird girls lost, 33-15. Inman outscored Goessel, 14-2 in the first quarter, creating a deficit too large from which to recover. Elizabeth Schmucker led the Bluebirds with 11 points on 5-for-11 shooting […]

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