Area high school sports roundup

CROSS COUNTRY

Centre?Nellie Kasse?baum earned the 12th-place medal Thursday at the Burrton Invitational with a time of 19 minutes, 33 seconds.

Competing at Ellsworth Tuesday, Kassebaum placed 22nd (20 minutes, 29 seconds), while CJ Thompson placed 30th boys (21:19).

In junior varsity action, Cassy Thompson earned a medal by placing 10th in the girls? race (32:44).

The Cougars will participate in the Riley County regional Oct. 25.

Goessel?The Bluebirds brought home four medals from Burrton in their final regular season meet.

?Our last regular season meet brought a lot of excitement as four personal records were set, and the girls? team placed second overall,??coach Brian Lightner said. ?This meet had several regional schools present, and it gave us a good opportunity to see how we stack up against them going into the final stretch of the season.?

The girls placed second overall, led by medallists Rachel Manis, who took second place in 18 minutes, 23.2 seconds; Jen Meysing, fourth in 18:37.8; and Julia Nightengale, 13th in a personal-best 19:48.7. Max Keyse was 18th (21:40.0) and Maddy Meier 22nd (24:59.4).

Zach Wiens earned a medal for the varsity boys, placing 15th in a personal-best 20:45.1. Leighton Wagner (25th, 21:34.8) and Dane Kruger (30th, 22:31.6) also set personal records. Aaron Woelk was 33rd (23:29.8).

In the girls? junior varsity race, Elna Wesener was seventh (23:15.5), Johannah Hastings ninth (24:57.9)?and Bekah Herrel 10th (32:37.6).

Goessel is set to participate in the Pleasanton regional meet at Sugar Valley Golf Course in Mound City Oct. 25. Races begin at 2 p.m.

FOOTBALL

Canton-Galva?The Eagles lost a high-scoring game to Solomon Friday, 54-50. Canton-Galva (3-3) will travel to Little River (3-3) Friday for a 7 p.m. game. Little River is 1-1 in district play; Canton-Galva is 0-2.

Centre?The Cougars defeated Tescott Friday, 28-22. The Cougars enjoyed a 14-0 halftime lead after Conner Montgomery scored on an 8-yard run with 2:36 left in the first quarter, and Dakota Stimpson ran in from 1 yard out and added the two-point conversion with 7:24 left in the second.

Tescott tied the game with two touchdowns before Stimpson scored on a 73-yard kickoff return with 4:31 left in the third quarter. The two-point conversion failed, giving Centre a 20-14 lead.

Tescott took a narrow, 22-20 lead late in the third quarter with a 2-yard run and two-point conversion, and Centre managed the winning touchdown with 1:05 left in the game on a 6-yard touchdown pass from Stimpson to Cole Methvin. Stimpson tacked on the two-point conversion.

The Cougars tallied 49 carries for 231 yards, led by Montgomery with 21 carries for 87 yards. Stimpson was 3-for-11 for 20 passing yards.

Centre (3-3) will travel to Chase (6-0)?Friday at 7 p.m. Both teams are 2-0 in district play.

Goessel?The Bluebirds lost a close game to Ellinwood Friday, 22-20. Goessel scored all 20 points in the fourth quarter.

The Bluebirds accrued 126 yards rushing led by Chase Flaming with five carries for 38 yards. In the passing game, Flaming was 14-for-29 for 111 yards and a touchdown. Kenny Hammond led the defense with 13 tackles. Matt Regier added 12.

Goessel (1-5) will travel to Solomon (3-3) Friday for a 7 p.m. game. Solomon is 2-0 in district play; Goessel is 0-2.

Peabody-Burns?The Warriors shut out Madison/Hamilton Friday, 48-0. Peabody-Burns recorded 225 rushing yards, led by Braxton Kyle with 17 carries for 73 yards and three touchdowns. Through the air, Kyle was 5-for-16 for 78 yards. Kaden Gibson led the defense with 10 tackles.

The Warriors (6-0) will play at Rural Vista (3-3) Friday at 7 p.m. Peabody-Burns is 2-0 in district play; Rural Vista is 0-2.

VOLLEYBALL

Canton-Galva?The Eagles lost to Sedgwick (16-25, 12-25)?and Hutchinson Trinity (14-25, 12-25)?Tuesday.

?We went up against 3A schools on Tuesday evening, and although the final scores might not reflect it, we battled hard and turned in some very good stretches of volleyball against stiff competition,? coach Jenny Loyd said.

Cassie Enns led the attack with nine kills. Zoe Unruh had 21 assists.

The Eagles will travel to Berean Academy Saturday for the Heart of America league tournament. As the 10th seed, Canton-Galva will open play against No. 7 Bennington at 9 a.m.

Centre?The Cougars defeated Peabody-Burns twice Tuesday. Centre won the first game, 25-13, 25-13. Brenna Shields led with four kills.

Centre then defeated the Warriors a second time (23-25, 25-14, 25-22). Shelby Pankratz had two ace serves. Summer Espinoza led the attack with eight kills. Kate Basore added three blocks.

The Cougars were scheduled to host Moundridge Tuesday and will host the Wheat State League tournament Saturday. As the fourth seed, Centre will open the day against No. 5 Little River at 10 a.m. Semifinals are scheduled for 3 p.m., with the championship to follow at 4 p.m. Games may run early.

Goessel?The Bluebirds won two games at Wakefield Tuesday, defeating Little River (25-8, 25-12) and the host school (25-7, 25-8) to improve to 29-0 on the season.

Goessel was scheduled to play at Little River Tuesday and will travel to Centre Saturday for the Wheat State League tournament. As the top seed in the tournament, Goessel will open play against No. 8 Peabody-Burns at 9 a.m. Semifinals are scheduled for 3 p.m., with the championship to follow at 4 p.m. Games may run early.

Peabody-Burns?The Warriors lost two games Tuesday. Centre defeated PBHS in two sets (25-13, 25-13). Brianna Larsen led with four kills. Reagan Schreiber added a solo block, and Larsen, an ace serve.

The Warriors then lost to Centre in three sets after winning the first set (25-22, 14-25, 23-25). Larsen and Katy Benson led the team with eight kills each. Sam Frye added four ace serves. Anna Lubbers tallied three blocks.

?We made some minor adjustments between games, but the biggest difference from Game 1 to Game 2 was the girls trusting each other and themselves to achieve success in a team effort,? coach Isaac Burnett said. ?We have taken a couple of good teams to three sets lately, which is great to see.?

The Warriors were scheduled to compete at Marion Tuesday and will travel to Centre for the Wheat State League tournament Saturday. As the No. 8 seed, Peabody-Burns will begin play against No. 1 Goessel at 9 a.m.

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