Category: Sports

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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Centre Cheer team set for year

Centre Cheer team set for year

Back Row (from left): Brooklyn Smith, Freshman, Lexis Brewer, Sophomore, Kaitlyn Hudson, Senior, Gracie Luna, Senior, Ashden Alcorn, Junior, and Lacey Wingerd, Junior Front Row (from left): Regina Daniels, Junior – Exchange Student from Germany, Emily Silhan, Junior, and Jorja Peterson, Freshman Cheer Coach Laura Hett refers to her cheerleaders as her girls like a proud mother. “The cheerleading team […]

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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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Three Cheers for the Tabor College football alumni

It was worth going to Tabor’s homecoming football game on Oct. 19, if for no other reason than seeing the large number of football alumni who returned for the 40th- and 50th-year anniversary of Bluejay football. The game itself was fine. Tabor played well enough to beat St. Mary 24-7. What made the day fun, though, was running into so […]

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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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