Area high school sports roundup


Canton-Galva?The Eagles split a pair of games with Bennington Tuesday.

Canton-Galva lost Game 1, 3-2, despite giving up just one earned run. Nick Bray absorbed the pitching loss, scattering five hits over seven innings while walking three batters and striking out four.

?Nick pitched his best game of the year, and two costly errors in the first cost him two unearned runs in a game we should have won 2-1,? coach Kelly Nelson said.

Tanner Klingensmith, Bray and Hunter Pearson were all 2-for-3. Bray hit a double and had one RBI. Pearson also had one RBI.

Canton-Galva won Game 2, 14-9, after trailing 9-3 through three innings. A nine-run fifth inning was the turning point in the game.

Relief pitcher Reed Wiens earned the win, giving up six hits and one run while walking one batter and striking out four.

?Reed pitched a tremendous game for us in winning his first varsity contest,? Nelson said.

Klingensmith was 3-for-3 and had three RBIs.


Centre?Nathaniel Engler represented the Cougars at the 36-hole Marion County Invitational Friday in both Marion and Hillsboro.

Nathaniel Engler shot a 197 over 36 holes at the Marion County Invitational Friday. Janae Rempel / Free PressEngler carded a 100 in Marion and a 97 in Hillsboro for a 36-hole total of 197, placing him 32nd among a field of 46 golfers.

The Cougars were to conclude the regular season at Hesston Monday and will participate in a Class 1A regional hosted by Goessel in Hesston May 18.

Teams in the field in addition to Centre and the host school include Burrton, Hanover, Hutchinson-Central Christian, Linn, Pretty Prairie and Salina-St. John?s Military Academy.


Centre?The Cougars traveled to Herington for an invitational Thursday.

The girls? performances were highlighted by a school record-breaking effort by Lotti Benning, Nellie Kassebaum, Callie Riffel and Shelby Makovec in the 4×800 relay (10:58.8), good for third overall. The mark bettered their previous record by nearly 10 seconds.

Brenna Shields finished third in both the 100 (13.6) and the 400 (1:06.6) and sixth in both the long jump (14-71?2) and the javelin (105-4).

Amanda Salamone was third in the high jump (4-0); Kate Basore, fourth in the javelin (106-3); Cassidy Hill, fifth in the discus (86-3); Kassebaum, sixth in the 800 (2:53.8); Makovec, sixth in the 400 (1:09.7); and Whitney Gutsch, sixth in the shot put (29-8).

As a team, the girls placed fifth of 10 with 35 points. Chase County won with 157.

Meanwhile, for the boys, Barrett Smith was fifth in the javelin (139-5) and Conner Montgomery, sixth in the 100 (11.8).

The boys placed ninth with four points. Berean Academy won with 155.

The Cougars will compete in the Wheat State League meet at Goessel Thursday.

Goessel?The Bluebirds traveled to Tescott for an invitational meet Tuesday.

As a team, the girls placed first with 141 points, led by Brittney Hiebert, who earned first-place finishes in the 1,600 (5:37.2), the 400 (1:02.8) and the 800 (2:29.1).

Aleena Cook placed second in the both the 100 (13.3) and the 200 (28.3) and third in the pole vault (7-0).

Rachel Manis, Erin Brubaker, Lauren Rymill and Hiebert placed third in the 4×400 (4:40.9).

Two athletes finished fourth: Olivia Duerksen in the high jump (4-8) and Manis in the 1,600 (6:01.1).

These athletes placed fifth: Brubaker in the high jump (4-6) and Coral Mitchell in the pole vault (6-0).

Duerksen was sixth in the long jump (13-2), while Rymill was sixth in the 800 (2:53.6).

Meanwhile, Zach Wiens led the boys by winning the 110 hurdles (15.8) and placing second in the 300 hurdles (42.7).

Chase Flaming was sixth in the shot put (38-111?4).

The Bluebirds will host the Wheat State League meet Thursday.

Peabody-Burns?The Warriors competed at Herington Thursday.

Corbin Rives led the boys by winning the 400 (54.07) and placing second in the javelin (157-1).

Cody Partridge was second in the high jump (5-10) and fifth in the long jump (18-5). He, with teammates Rives, Clayton Philpott and Austin Reynolds placed third in the 4×100 (48.24).

Bryant Young, Marcus Sanders, Austin Purk and Matthew Montigny placed third in the 4×800 (9:53.6).

Reynolds finished third in the 300 hurdles (46.6) and fourth in the 110 hurdles (17.37).

Young came in fourth in the 1,600 (5:13.48), and Montigny was sixth in the 800 (2:21.11).

As a team, the boys placed fifth of 11 with 55 points.

Meanwhile, the girls turned in two fifth-place finishes: Kayla Page in the 300 hurdles (58.01) and Emily Timmermeyer, Paige Murray, Nicole Sanders and Mackenzie Young in the 4×800 (13:22.5).

As a team, the girls placed 10th of 11 with four points.

The Warriors will compete at the Wheat State League meet hosted by Goessel Thursday.

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