Area Sports Roundup

Goessel’s Jaicee Griffin hits the ball over in a match against Wichita Classical. The Bluebirds beat them in two.
Moriah Jost came in at 13th at the Marion cross-country meet on Thursday, Sept. 22. The girls team placed 2nd overall.
Ainsley Duell came in at 7th at the Marion cross-country meet on Thursday, Sept. 22. The girls team placed 2nd overall.
Quinlyn Funk took 2nd at the Marion cross-country meet on Thursday, Sept. 22. The girls team placed 2nd overall.
Deon Weeks took 16th for the Hillsboro boys at the Marion cross-country meet on Thursday, Sept. 22.
Casen Steinert took 27th for the Hillsboro boys and ran his fastest race to date at the Marion cross-country meet on Thursday, Sept. 22.
HHS Senior #3 Kori Arnold with the return for the Trojans
HHS Freshman #13 Kingzley Ratzlaff with the spike against Halstead
HHS senior Katie Rempel playing doubles on Sept. 22 at the Hillsboro Trojan Invitational.
HHS Junior Annaliese Jorgenson playing singles on Sept. 22 at the Hillsboro Trojan Invitational.
HHS senior Katie Rempel and Junior Violet Klein playing doubles at the Hillsboro Tennis Invitational.
The Warrior boys took 1st place at their home meet on Thursday.


Volleyball – Goessel went 2-0 tonight at home on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Scores were: Goessel defeated Peabody-Burns 25-5, 25-18; Goessel defeated Wichita Classical 25-10, 25-16.

On Saturday, Sept. 24, the Bluebirds took 3rd at the Olpe Round Robin Tournament. Scores were as follows: Goessel defeated Bishop Seabury 24-26, 25-21, 25-23; Olpe defeated Goessel 25-21, 21-25, 25-23; Wabaunsee defeated Goessel 25-17, 26-24; Goessel defeated Northern Heights 25-23, 25-23; Goessel defeated Madison 25-14, 25-17.

The team moves to 13-7 overall. They resume play on Tuesday night at Peabody.

Cross-country – The Bluebirds competed at the Marion meet on Thursday, Sept. 22.

“The meet at Marion’s cooler weather brought fast times and PRs. All our medalists were in JV,” said coach Donna Washmon.

Delaney Gibson was first with a time of 23:58 (PR) and Iradi Amorrortu took 10th with a time of 30:28 (PR).

In varsity girls, Cheyenne Sawyer finished with her personal best time of 23:54. Braylyn Hoopes also got a PR with her time of 25:30.

In varsity boys, Javin Schmidt and Joey Lapp both got PRs with times of 19:02 and 19:41 respectively.

Coming — The Bluebirds next meet will be at Berean Academy on Thursday, Sept. 29.

Football – The Goessel Football Team beat Herington, 52-30, on the road last Friday night.

The Bluebirds put up 30 first-quarter points starting with a Jake Wiens three-yard run.

Goessel had 407 yards of offense and held Herington to just 230 yards in the game.

Noah Schrag was 5-5 for 61 yards and three passing touchdowns and added 38 yards rushing as quarterback.

Wiens led the Bluebirds with 286 rushing yards and four trips to paydirt for the game. Caleb Burkholder had 59 receiving yards and three touchdowns while leading the defense with 13.5 tackles and a sack.


Cross-country – The Trojans competed in the Marion meet on Thursday, Sept. 22.

Quinlyn Funk led the lady Trojans with a second place finish with a time of 20:47.17. Ainsley Duell came in 7th at 21:52.31, Moriah Jost came in 13th at 22:35.22, Nora Hein came in 16th at 23:49.16, Trudy Hein came in 26th at 26:28.74, Grace Hein 29th at 29:18.66 and Claudia Soo Hoo 30th at 30:35.00.

The girls team had another 2nd place finish overall.

Coming—The team competes next at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29 at Harvey County East.

Volleyball – The Trojan girls continue to compete well. They defeated Larned 25-9, 25-12 and then defeated Halstead 25-13, 25-15 on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

“It was our home opener this season and it was hot. The girls did a nice job of playing their game vs. Larned and continued that drive into the Halstead match. This was the second time we have played Halstead and we knew they would be improved. The girls served and passed well which led to our offense clicking,” said coach Sandy Arnold.

On Saturday, Sept. 24, the girls played at Douglass where Hillsboro defeated ElDorado 25-12, 25-13. They also defeated Douglass 25-15, 25-13 and defeated Augusta 25-8, 25-5. The team went on to beat Mulvane 25-13, 25-6.

Hillsboro then won the tournament when they defeated Garden Plain 25-19, 25-21.

“We faced larger schools in all of our matches except one – the championship against Garden Plain. Garden Plain is also a 2A school while the rest were 3,4 and 5A schools. Garden Plain also gave us our toughest match of the day,” said Arnold. “This was a quality win for us as they are a well-coached team with some good hitters and defenders. We had to be scrappy and then rely on our offensive creativity to finish out the play.”

According to Arnold, the last regular season matches, other than their home tournament, are this Thursday, Sept. 29.

“It will also be our senior night so it should be a special evening as we honor 6 seniors — Kori Arnold, Keeley Brewer, D’myia Cox, Kirsten Kluver, Makenna Reed and Ella Suderman,” said Arnold.


Cross-country – The Warriors hosted their home track meet on Thursday, Sept. 22. The course is set on a pasture rather than a golf course making it a true cross country course. Rain on Thursday softened the ground making it perfect for the meet.

“What a perfect day to have our home XC meet. Our High School JV guys had an outstanding meet. They missed the medals, but looked stronger today with season PRs to back it up,” said coach Jason Hett.

Keenan Lange paced the group coming in 13th and getting under 23 minutes on the season so far. Logan Amos and Jaxon Salsbury ran their best time of the season today placing in 15th and 20th.

“It was great to have Gabe run his first meet today and did a really nice job placing 22nd. Sam had a nice kick at the end to round out the JV side,” said Hett. “On the varsity side, Gavin Wasmuth set the tone by placing first with one of the best kicks I have seen in a while on the XC course. He was not going to lose this one today.”

Luke Wessel continues to look strong with a 3rd place finish. Senior Christopher Beery had his best race and run on the season finishing in 6th place with a season best time.

Eli Klenda and Tristen Dye rounded out the group of medal winners coming in 10th and 11th.

Freshman Harrison Beery and Owen White continue to get stronger, and climb up the rankings with a great race getting under 21 minutes for the first time this seaosn.

“The HS boys brought home 1st place again as a team! Great meet! Way to BREAK THE WALL,” said Hett.

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