10-21-20 Area sports round-up


Football: Another game and another blow-out for Canton-Galva, who crushed yet another team—this time: Solomon, 66-0.

The scoring started with a break-away by Brayden Collins on a 37-yard touchdown run to put the Eagles up 8-0 after a two-point conversion. Just barely two minutes later, Garrett Maltbie got to pay dirt on a 15-yard scamper to put Canton-Galva up 14-0.

The scoring just kept coming, including a safety scored when Conner Koehn got a sack in the first quarter on Alex Herbel to put the Eagles up 30-0.

In all, Canton-Galva held Solomon to 35 yards of offense while racking up 376 of their own. They averaged over 15-yards per play on the game. Maltbie led the Eagles with 141 yards rushing and three touchdowns on the game, while Collins had 133 yards and four touchdowns. Tyler Rummel led the defense with 9.5 tackles.

Coming—The Eagles get back at it at 7 p.m. on Friday night at Lincoln.

Cross country: The Eagles’ Christian Darrah brought home the gold in the Wheat State League cross country meet boys race on Thursday. It was held at Harvey County West Lake, and Darrah finished in a time of 17:58.

Christian ran a really good race and finished with a better time than last week when he ran the exact same course at the Burrton XC race. He led the other WSL runners from the start, and finished strong at the end and looks to be in good shape for regionals next week at Prairie Ridge Park in Hutchinson,” said coach Lyle Silsby.

Morgan Becker is still nursing an injury, so he took it easy and still finished sixth in a time of 19:21.

We just hope he is able to get to feeling better this week,” said Silsby.

Sarah Kendall ran in the WSL girls race and finished 11th in a time of 31:55.


Volleyball: The Goessel bluebirds went 1-1 on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at Moundridge in non-league competition. Scores were as follows: Goessel defeated Moundridge 20-25, 25-22, 25-21; Moundridge defeated Goessel 25-18, 25-20; Goessel moves to 16-12 overall. They competed in the Wheat State League Tournament on Saturday at Herington.

Coming: The bluebirds next play at Sub-State this Saturday.

Football: The Bluebirds get back into action when they play at 7 p.m. on Friday at Medicine Lodge.


Football: Hillsboro’s game was cancelled when Lyons was unable to play due to unforeseen circumstances.

Coming: The Trojans play at 7 p.m. on Friday at Hutch-Trinity. Trinity lost their first game last week to Haven. The winner of this game will win the district and be the No.1 seed coming out of the district for the playoffs.

Volleyball: The Trojan girls hosted an invitational this weekend and won. Their league record going into the tournament was 7-2 with an overall record of 18-3.

The scores for Hillsboro on Saturday were as follows: Nickerson over Hillsboro 25-18, 24-26, 21-25; Nickerson over Hoisington 25-19, 25-22; Hillsboro over Hoisington 25-17, 16-25, 25-16.

We had a good weekend. We came off a disappointing loss Tuesday against Nickerson, so I was happy to see us bounce back and play well. We had a little struggle in the Halstead match, but they are also an improved team since the last time we played them. These were good wins for us as we head into post-season play. We finish up regular season tomorrow [Tuesday, Oct. 20] night at Sterling. We will play the host team as well as Hutch Trinity,” said head coach Sandy Arnold.

Coming—Hillsboro will play on Saturday at Inman.

Cross Country: The team ran well on Thursday at regionals.The boys team came in fourth overall, with Levi Allen securing third place with a time of 17:22.79. Tristan Reed was not far behind at 12th place with a time of 18:13.32. Caleb Diener and Carson Linnens were close, coming in at 29th and 31st, respectively, and Noah Bartel completed the group, placing 46th.

The end of the season is quickly approaching, and all the runners have gained momentum and hit their PRs by league, showing their best performances yet. They are all working hard to continue this trend at the regional meet to qualify for state, not only as individuals, but as a male team,” said coach Kodi Panzer.

For the girls, Emersyn Funk came in at third with a time of 21:17. Ainsley Duell came in at sixth place with a time of 22:02, which was one of her best times of the season. Moriah Jost came in at ninth, and Trudy Hein came in at 23rd.


Football: Marion won a real nail biter last Friday against Sterling, 22-20, at home.

Coming: The Warriors play at 7 p.m. on Friday in Lyons.

Cross Country: The Warriors did well at league in Buhler. Gavin Wasmuth took 12th for the team with a time of 18:47.2. Christopher Berry had a time of 20:10.0, Cooper Bailey finished at 22.00.1 and Hayden Mendoza came in at 22.25.

As we knew going in, this was going to be as tough a meet as we have had all year, and it lived up to its billing. Great job by Gavin Wasmuth. Any freshman who can medal in this meet has done a great job of competing. He ran right with the older runners in the HOA and held his own. Well done. Christopher had a good day, not placing where we would have liked, but he had a good run. He is looking forward to next week’s regional meet already,” said coach Grant Thierolf. “Hayden ran one of his best races this year, his time was solid, and he competed very well. Cooper had a good run; it is a tough race for a first-year runner, and he acquitted himself very well. Hopefully we will be healthy next week and it is on to regionals.”

The team will run next at regionals at Harvey County East Lake in Newton. The boys run at 10:40 a.m.

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