Area Sports Round-up 4/13/22


                                                                                                                                        Canton-Galva’s Jaden Ediger in long jump.                  

Canton-Galva’s Tyson Struber in javelin.

Canton-Galva’s Mimi Craig in shot put


Canton-Galva’s Lane McMannis in 110 hurdles.

Canton-Galva’s Brinley Becker in long jump.


Track: Canton-Galva’s high school track team traveled to Marion on Tuesday, April 5, to compete against Marion, Moundridge, Solomon, and Herington.

Junior Mimi Craig and sophomore Brinley Becker led the girls in medals. Craig was 1st in shot put and 2nd in discus. Becker was 1st in 100, 2nd in 200, and 2nd in long jump. Sophomore Emily Lance added points with a 4th place finish in 100 m. hurdles.

The boys team finished second by only five points to Marion. Senior Tyson Struber was 1st place in all three of his events: javelin, 100, and 200. Senior Christian Darrah also won 1st in his events, 1600 and 800. Three Eagle sophomores came home as champions in an event. Wyatt Collins was 1st in shot put and 2nd in discus. Jaden Ediger was 1st in long jump. Lane McMannis was 1st in 400, 2nd in javelin, and 3rd in 110 hurdles. Freshman Nathanal Erskin added points with a 3rd place in long jump and 4th place in 100, while junior Tanner Koehn was 4th in shot put, and senior Ethan Alkire was 4th in high jump.

Some team members have been fighting injuries and sat out some events in this meet.

We are hoping to get them back to health and be ready for our meets on Friday,” said Coach Tina McGinnis.

On Friday, April 8, the Canton-Galva High School track team split up, sending part of its athletes to the Lyons Invitational and the others to the Shocker Pre-State Challenge in Wichita.

At the Lyons meet, three Eagle boys earned medals. Sophomore Wyatt Collins was 6th place in the discus with a throw of 98-4. Junior Isaiah Patton grabbed two 5th place medals. The first was in high jump, where Patton jumped a personal best 5-8. The second was in the 100 m. dash, which Patton ran for the first time this season (12.31). Several other athletes are showing improvement by earning personal bests for this season at the Lyons meet: freshman Brayden O’Hara in shot put, junior Preston Minson in discus, sophomore Brinley Becker in long jump, and senior Ethan Alkire in 400.

The Shocker Pre-State Challenge features athletes from across all classes (1A-6A) of schools in Kansas. In the regular divisions, Canton-Galva competed in the 1A-3A division. Two Eagles placed in the top three to win medals. Senior Christian Darrah was 3rd in the 1A-3A boys 3200 with a season-best of 10:46.25. Sophomore Lane McMannis was 3rd in the 1A-3A boys 300 m. hurdles with a personal best of 43.28. Darrah was 5th in the 800, McMannis was 9th in 110 hurdles, and they joined senior Tyson Struber and junior Tanner Koehn to earn 7th in the 4×400 relay. Senior Morgan Becker was 14th in the 800. Struber also ran in the 1A-3A boys 100 m. earning 6th place and in the Boys Elite 200 m. earning 15th. The Elite division includes top athletes selected from class 1A-6A schools.

For the girls, junior Mimi Craig also competed in the Elite division for shot put, earning 8th place.

Our team has had a busy week, with athletes participating in three meets during the last week. It’s been a whirlwind start to the season, but after Tuesday, our meet schedule will slow down a little, so we can begin looking at where we are and what we need to do to prepare for the second half of the season. Regional assignments were announced this week, and Canton-Galva will be traveling to Regional #22 in Washington County on May 20,” said McMannis.

Coming—The Eagles will compete April 12 at Moundridge and April 19 at Haven.

Goessel High School golf team took 1st place with a 376 at their tournament on Friday, April 8. Caiden Duerksen took 1st place with 84, Noah Schrag was 4th with 85 and Jake Wiens came in 9th with 97.


Track: The Bluebirds had their first track meet on Tuesday, April 8 at home. Both the boys and girls came in first out of six teams.

Some of the results were:

Girls 100 Meter Dash – 3rd Funk, Abbigail 14.21; 6th Funk, Aimee 14.36 1; 9th Guhr, Kaleigh 15.07

Girls 200 Meter Dash – 4th Funk, Abbigail 29.49 4

Girls 400 Meter Dash – 3rd Wuest, Brooklyn 1:13.96 6; 4th Woelk, Jasmine 1:26.31 4

Girls 800 Meter Run – 10th Lechuga, Oihane 3:54.62

Girls 1600 Meter Run – 7th Griffin, Jaicee 6:43.99

Girls 3200 Meter Run – 4th Hoopes, Braylyn 16:03.20 4

Girls 100 Meter Hurdles – 4th Sawyer, Cheyenne 18.51 4; 7th Bryant, Logan 18.90

Girls 300 Meter Hurdles – 1st Sawyer, Cheyenne 52.44 10; 2nd Bryant, Logan 54.13 8; 5th Basoa, Eider 1:08.30 2; 6th Lehrman, Alece 1:10.03 1

Girls 4×100 Meter Relay- 1st Goessel High School A 52.92 10 1) Funk, Abbigail 2) Funk, Aimee 3) Sawyer, Cheyenne 4) Wuest, Brooklyn; 4th Goessel High School B x58.58

1) Guhr, Kaleigh 2) Basoa, Eider 3) Bryant, Logan 4) Graber, Riley

Girls 4×400 Meter Relay – 2nd Goessel High School A 4:52.74 8 1) Flaming, Emily 2) Bryant, Logan 3) Rebitzer, Sophie 4) Sawyer, Cheyenne

Girls 4×800 Meter Relay – 1st Goessel High School A 12:41.15 10 1) Griffin, Jaicee 2) Rebitzer, Sophie 3) Walker, Rylee 4) Flaming, Emily

Girls High Jump – 2nd Graber, Riley 4-10.00 8

Girls Long Jump – 2nd Wuest, Brooklyn 15-11.00 8; 5th Funk, Abbigail 14-07.50 2; 6th Funk, Aimee Goessel High 14-06.00 1; 8th Graber, Riley 14-00.00

Girls Triple Jump – 2nd Wuest, Brooklyn 32-05.50 8; 5th Funk, Aimee 30-04.00 2; 6th Graber, Riley 29-09.75 1; 8th Rebitzer, Sophie 27-02.50

Girls Shot Put – 4th Lehrman, Lyna 29-02.50 4; 9th Walker, Rylee 23-01.75; 10th Popp, Tiffany 23-00.25

Girls Discus Throw – 4th Walker, Rylee 74-03 4; 7th Rosfeld, Ashley 65-08; 8th Lehrman, Lyna 64-00

Girls Javelin Throw – 1st Guhr, Kaleigh 83-07 10; 3rd Rosfeld, Ashley 72-11 6; 4th Popp, Tiffany 64-07 4

Boys 100 Meter Dash – 2nd Smith, Kacen 12.20 8; 6th Lapp, Joey 12.37 1

Boys 200 Meter Dash – 7th Flaming, Jake 25.92

Boys 400 Meter Dash – 4th Boden, Eli 1:00.27 4

Boys 800 Meter Run – 3rd Schrag, Jacob 2:17.97 6; 5th Johnson, David 2:26.28 2;

Boys 1600 Meter Run – 2nd Schrag, Timothy 5:29.03 8; 3rd Olson, Ben 5:35.91 6; 8th Gagnon, Dustyn 5:56.26

Boys 3200 Meter Run – 3rd Schmidt, Javin 13:02.56 6; 6th Olson, Levi 14:20.73 1

Boys 110 Meter Hurdles – 3rd Bryant, Grant 19.80 6

Boys 300 Meter Hurdles – 1st Bryant, Grant 44.64 10; 2nd Smith, Kacen 47.10 8; 3rd Flaming, Jake 47.65 6;

Boys 4×100 Meter Relay – 1st Goessel High School A 46.83 10 1) Bryant, Grant 2) Lapp, Joey 3) Smith, Kacen 4) Wuest, Skyler; 5th Goessel High School B x54.00 1) Smith, Koy 2) Spurlin, Wade 3) Willis, Klay 4) Smith, Jace

Boys 4×400 Meter Relay-1st Goessel High School A 3:54.12 10 1) Bryant, Grant 2) Smith,

Boys 4×800 Meter Relay – 1st Goessel High School A 9:44.86 10 1) Johnson, David 2) Olson, Ben 3) Schrag, Jacob 4) Schrag, Timothy

Boys High Jump – 4th Wuest, Skyler 5-02.00 3

Boys Long Jump – 8th Lapp, Joey 17-07.50; 9th Boden, Eli 17-01.50

Boys Triple Jump – 2nd Schrag, Jacob 39-06.00 8; 6th Wuest, Skyler 37-07.50 1; 8th Boden, Eli 36-08.25; 9th Smith, Koy 32-03.50

Boys Shot Put – 5th Riley, Dylan 35-00.00 2

Boys Javelin Throw – 2nd Riley, Dylan 124-03 8; 4th Flaming, Jake 110-09 4; 8th Smith, Koy 90-03; 9th Gagnon, Dustyn 85-04; 10th Nickel, Jack Goessel High x77-03

Coming— The Bluebirds compete next on April 12 at Moundridge CKTL and then at the Marion CKTL on April 19.


Hillsboro Junior Nick Smith running the 100 m at Goessel. The boys came in third out of 6 teams at Tuesday’s meet.

Hillsboro’s Wenxi Funk competing at the Goessel track meet in the 400m. The boys came in third out of 6 teams at Tuesday’s meet.

Golf: TheTrojans got their season started on Tuesday, April 5 at the Herington Invitational Tournament. The team came in second behind Goessel. There were eight teams involved.

Individual medalists included Frank Wichert-5th, Rylie Daniels-10th, Eli Dalke-13th, Bryant Dalke-15th

The team competed at home on Friday and again came in 2nd place. Individual medalists included Frank Wichert-7th, Garrett Helmer-10th, Duncan Duell-11th, Rylie Daniels-14th.

I am pleased by the team runner-up finishes in both tournaments here in the opening week of competition to get our season underway. The scores are not up to the expectations that they have for themselves, but conditions both days were relatively tough and it is early in the season. The tournaments gave each of them some good experience and hopefully some feel for what they need to really work on to improve their scores. I do believe they showed some great potential,” said Coach Scott O’Hare. “All six of the varsity players are hitting some solid shots and posting some decent hole scores. In watching and talking to them, each definitely can identify areas where they can make improvements that could make dramatic improvements on their total scores. I am hopeful that we get some nice days this week to get some quality practices in.”

Coming—The Trojans compete next on April 18 at Sterling.

Hillsboro’s Anslee Brewer

Hillsboro’s Kori Arnold

Softball: The Trojan girls played against Smoky Valley on April 4. In the first game, the Trojans took the lead late and defeated Smoky Valley 5-4 on Monday. The game was tied at two with Hillsboro batting in the top of the fifth when Jenna Friesen grounded out, scoring one run.

Smoky Valley got things started in the first inning when Madi Tolle homered on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs.

After the Trojans scored two runs in the top of the seventh, Smoky Valley answered with two of their own. Friesen doubled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run and Reese Hefley singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. Smoky Valley then answered when they homered on a 0-2 count, scoring two runs.

Kori Arnold earned the win for Hillsboro. The pitcher surrendered four runs on 11 hits over seven innings, striking out five and walking one.

Smoky Valley mashed two home runs on the day.They had a long ball in the first inning and went yard in the seventh inning.

Hillsboro totaled ten hits. Anslee Brewer and Arnold each racked up multiple hits for the Trojans. Brewer went 4-for-4 at the plate to lead Trojans in hits.

In the second game against Smoky Valley, the Trojans watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 14-4 loss to Smoky Valley on Monday, April 4. Smoky Valley scored on a double, a wild pitch, an error, and a single in the first inning.

The Trojans struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Smoky Valley, giving up 14 runs.

Smoky Valley fired up the offense in the first inning. Smoky Valley scored two runs.

The Trojans put up three runs in the third inning. Kori Arnold and Anslee Brewer each had RBIs in the frame.

Pitcher Ryals got the win for Smoky Valley. The pitcher lasted six innings, allowing eight hits and four runs while striking out six and walking zero.

Skylre Stucky took the loss for Trojans. The right-hander went four and two-thirds innings, allowing 13 runs on seven hits and striking out eight.

Kirsten Kluver led the Trojans with two hits in three at bats.

Smoky Valley racked up nine hits winning the game.

The Trojans’ bats were strong against Halstead on Friday, but it wasn’t enough as the trojans fell 16-6.

The Trojans struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Halstead giving up 16 runs.

Trojans got things moving in the first inning. Anslee Brewer grounded out, scoring one run.

Halstead pulled away for good with one run in the second inning. In the second, Kori Arnold threw a wild pitch allowing one run across the plate for Halstead.

Halstead scored six runs in the fifth inning. The offensive onslaught by Halstead was led by Divine, Yang, Holzrichter, Cardwell and Boese, all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.

Morris got the win for Halstead. The ace went five innings, allowing six runs on three hits and striking out four.

Arnold took the loss for Trojans. The righty allowed four hits and 15 runs over four and a third innings, striking out two.

Halstead mashed two home runs on the day. Divine had a long ball in the first inning. Morris put one out in the fourth inning.

Cassidy Bernhardt, Brewer, and Reese Hefley each collected one hit to lead Trojans.

Divine went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Halstead in hits.

Coming—The girls play at home on April 12 against Remington and on April 14 against Larned.

Alex Caldwell (Peabody-Burns) pitches for the Trojans at Friday’s game against Halstead.

Hillsboro’s Jaxxon Hanschu runs the bases in Friday’s game against Halstead.


Track: The Warriors hosted the Marion Relays on Friday, April 8. The boys came in fourth.

“For us to finish in 4th place out of the 14 teams that were here today is a pretty good showing for our team. We set 10 PRs on a cool and blustery day, which tells me our team was concentrating on getting better and in many cases they did just that,” said Coach Grant Thierolf.

The boys were led by Campbell Winter and Chance Shults and they both pulled in some major points for the team. Shults, Winter and Kellen Waner really vaulted well, each setting a PR and they swept the top three spots in the Vault. Winter and Shults ran well in both hurdle races, losing to the defending State Champion.

“Kellen ran a pretty solid race in the toughest run of the day, the 300M hurdles. Good day for those three. Our distance runners were led by Tristen Dye and Luke Wessel and we had some good runs at the meet,” said Thierolf.

Dye placed 5th in a pretty loaded 800M and Wessel was the top placer in the 1600M and 3200M, setting new personal records in each.

Thierolf said, “Our throwers worked at getting better and in some cases we had nice improvement. Jackson Bitonti continues to get better in the discus and Quade Williams is picking up the javelin week by week. Good to see some improvement in those events. All in all a pretty good day at a very tough first meet.”

The girls had a good meet as well.

“For our young team this was a pretty good showing. The great thing about track and field is that you almost always have someone doing something great or someone is really having a good day,” said Thierolf.

The Warrior girls set seven Personal Records on a cool and windy day. Mckinnon Waner had a good throwing day, finishing second in the javelin with a very good throw.

“Her shot put was really solid and she is getting there in the discus. Between her and Sophia Dye we will be very good in the throws by the end of the year,” said Thierolf.

Kenna Wesner continued to improve in the triple jump, placing 4th in a fine field of jumpers.

“Really pleased with Addison Cooper, she just keeps getting better in her events. Nice job by Claire Bradfield of fighting some tough conditions in the pole vault. Heidi Grimmet had two solid runs in the middle distance races and is setting herself up for some good runs as the year goes by. Really happy with Taryn Krause and Gabby Newell for running hard in the 300 hurdles, that is a tough race to gut out. Grayce Tankersley and Grace Hett will have more consistent days in the jumps but they came back and ran very well in the relays. A pretty solid start to the season for our girls,” said Thierolf.

Coming—The Warriors compete next on April 12 at the Marion/Centre CKTL and on April 14 at Chase County.

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