Area Sports Round-up

Canton-Galva

Football: Canton-Galva kept rolling through opponents, this time over Lincoln, 70-8, last week. The scoring came often and it came quickly, with Brayden Collins getting the Eagles started with a 5-yard plunge into the end-zone to put Canton-Galva up 8-0 after the conversion was good.

He followed up with touchdown runs of both seven yards and 57-yards before Garrett Maltbie hit Tyson Stuber for a seven-yard passing touchdown to put Canton-Galva up 32-0.

In all, the Eagles put up 365 yards in a half and averaged 18.3 yards per play. Collins led the way with 205 yards on the ground and an eye-popping six touchdowns, while Struber had 154 yards receiving with a touchdown of his own. Tyler Rummel and Conner Koehn led the defense with 6.5 tackles apiece.

Cross country: The Canton-Galva Eagle Boys from at the Buhler 1A Regional XC Meet on Saturday. The top two qualifiers were Morgan Becker at 3rd with a time of 17:36 and Christian Darrah at 5th with a time of 17:48.

Becker and Darrah both qualified for the State XC meet next Saturday, hosted at Victoria, KS at Sand Plum Nature Trail.

The winner of the race was Collin Oswalt of Hutchinson Central Christian who finished in

a time of 15:58, well ahead of the rest of the field.

Both of the boys got a good start to the race and stayed in a lead pack until past the 1-mile mark. There they started to separate with a couple of other runners. At the two-mile mark, both were still running together with two other runners, with the rest of the pack about 100 yards behind. In the final mile, Morgan separated from Christian a little, but both were able to finish the race strong.

I was a little surprised that they were able to run the times they did, as both have battled injuries in the past few weeks, and neither has been able to train at full strength. I shouldn’t have underestimated their heart and determination though, as both are tough as nails kids,” said head coach Lyle Silsby.

Volleyball: Canton-Galva lost to Norwich in sub-state in three sets, 26-24, 16-25, and 18-25 last week in Little River.

Our ladies came out super strong and were ready to play. We had some amazing hustle and offensive plays today. We are beyond proud to end our season playing like we did,” Coach Cloe Hedlund said. “We played the best we have played all year against the high powered offense of Norwich. These ladies were definitely ready for a fight on the court today. We are so grateful that we all stayed healthy enough to play all season long too.”

Hillsboro

Football: It was a tough way to end the district schedule for Hillsboro, who lost to Hutchinson Trinity-Catholic, 41-14, marking their first loss in district play.

After scoring the first touchdown of the game, Hillsboro gave up 34 unanswered points to the Celtics and never was able to mount a comeback.

Matthew Potucek was the leader on offense with 166 yards passing and 55 yards rushing with two passing touchdowns.

The loss put Hillsboro in second place in the upcoming state playoffs due to a tie at the top between the Celtics, Hillsboro and Haven who all had one loss.

Hillsboro will see the 4-4 Belle Plaine Dragons on Thursday to open the playoffs, and if they win will see the winner of Garden Plain (7-1) and Marion (2-6) on Friday, November 6.

Volleyball: Hillsboro is headed to the 2A State Volleyball Tournament after winning their sub-state tournament in Inman last Saturday.

The Trojans beat Hutchinson Trinity-Catholic in three sets, 23-25, 25-7, and 25-17. They then advanced to the semi-finals against Sterling and beat them, 25-16 and 25-8. The win pinned them against hosting Inman who Hillsboro beat in straight sets, 25-11 and 25-22.

Hillsboro ends the regular season with a 7-2 record in league play and a second-place finish in the Central Kansas League to only Smoky Valley (9-0). The girls traveled to Garden Plain to take on the Owls in the first round on Wednesday, but results were not available as of press time.

Cross Country: The Trojans will move on to state with four of their runners. For the girls, Emersyn Funk Came in second with a time of 21:19.19 and Mariah Jost came in at ninth place with a time of 22:22.95.

The boys also did well with Levi Allen coming in at 3rd place with a time of 17:14.63 and Tristan Reed at 10th with a time of 18:21.08.

Good luck, Trojans!

Marion

Volleyball: Marion won their sub-state match-up in Herington with Bennington in straight sets, 25-19 and 25-11, before losing to Valley Heights, 25-21 and 25-17. Marion ends their season with a 24-10 record and third place in the Heart of America League.

Cross Country: The Warriors did their best running as a team today in the Regional meet. The meet was tough with a number of state-ranked runners in the lineup and they did a great job of competing.

We had three top 20 finishes, led by Gavin Wasmuth who concluded a great freshman season by placing a very respectable 12th place. Gavin has led us all year and has had a phenomenal year running for the Warriors. What a great career to look forward to! Tristen came back from an off week and raced his best race of the year. He has really grown as a runner and a leader and will look to great improvement next season. Christopher Beery was our third runner in the top 20 and raced his best in the last meet of the year. Christopher had a very solid season this year and will continue to get faster as he moves to his junior year. Hayden Mendoza had the best run of the day, cutting over a minute and a half off his PR. He really competed today and showed that he will be ready for a great junior year,” said head coach Grant Thierolf. “Cooper Bailey had a very good first year as a runner, learning the ins and outs of the cross country season. He competed very well for us and we look forward to working with him again. Our boys finished 4th out of 10 teams in the meet and with all runners returning for next year and a healthy Heidi—we are excited.”

The next meet will be at the Abilene Country Club at 4 p.m.

Thanks to all of the parents who came to the meets this year and supported the runners. Thanks to Mckinnon, Sadie, Hannah, Kaelyn, and Kate for the great work at the meets this season. You make it so much easier for all of us. Thanks to our administration for coming to the meet at Berean and helping us to run our best. Thanks to Mrs. Stubenhofer-May and Steve for showing up and cheering our guys on on a cold day in October. And thanks to the runners for being willing to put in the work to get better. We are warriors,” said Thierolf.