Area sports round-up 3-4-20

Tristan Rathbone (HHS Sophomore) wrestling Steinert from Hoisington at 3-2-1A State Wrestling in the 152 weight division.

 

Ryder Norstrom wrestling at 3-2-1A State Wrestling in the 138 weight division.

 

Canton-Galva

Basketball—Their game was snowed out and they didn’t reschedule.

Coming— The teams are now in substate play. The Eagle girls played Monday in Salina, but the final score was not available at press time. The boys play Tuesday at home at 7 p.m.

Centre

Basketball- The Centre Girls Basketball team lost to Little River, 52-38 last week. The girls struggled to get going offensively outside of Kelsey Hett’s career-high-tying 27 points in the game. She also tied a school record with six threes in a game. She finished her career with Centre as the fifth leading scorer in school history with 1,041 points.

“As a four-year starter as our point guard, and our tallest player the last two seasons, her ball-handling, scoring and assist making have been crucial to the success we enjoyed over the last few season,” Head Coach Alan Stahlecker said.

Little River was the No. 2 seed in the semi-finals and was a tough out any night.

“Though we struggled as a team at the free-throw line in the last three games, this team ended up breaking the school record for single-season free throw percentage by more than two percentage points at over 66 percent,” Stahlecker said.

The Centre Boys Basketball team also lost to Little River, 75-40.

Goessel

Basketball — The Goessel Boys Basketball team went 1-1 last week, beating Elyria Christian, 37-32, but losing to Little River 51-44. The girls lost to Elyria Christian 30-14.

Hillsboro

Basketball — The Hillsboro Boys Basketball team got an exciting win over Nickerson last week, 57-51.

Hillsboro got up on Nickerson quickly with a 21-7 run and led at halftime, 27-17. Steady play kept a late Nickerson run at bay, and the Trojans enjoyed their final win of the regular season.

Brekyn Ratzlaff led the team with 23 points while Matthew Potucek, 18 points and six rebounds, and Frank Wichert, 10 points and eight rebounds, weren’t far behind offensively.

The Hillsboro Girls Basketball team finished out the regular season with a tough loss against Nickerson, 59-26.

After getting down early, the Trojans struggled to get traction and never had a good run at overtaking a very good Nickerson team.

Coming — The teams are now in substate play. The Trojan girls played on Monday at 7 at home, but the final score was not available at press time. The boys play at home on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Wrestling —The Hillsboro and Canton-Galva wrestlers competed Friday and Saturday at the KSHSAA 3A/2A/1A State Championship in Hays.

Tristan Rathbone (weight class 152) placed in the top eight for the team. His final season record was 27-7. Rathbone won the first championship round by decision over Kaden Dillon (Sabetha). He went on to the quarterfinals where he lost to Brennan Lowe (Eureka) 43-3.

Rathbone went on the next day to win his first consolidation round by fall over Kade Lovelady (Lakin) 16-18 and then lost the next consolidation round against Cole Steinert (Hoisington) 29-8 by decision.

No other Hillsboro wrestler cracked the top eight at state. Their final records are as follows: Garrett Helmer, 24-13; Jordan Bachman, 31-8; Ryder Norstrom, 19-15; and Andre Patton, 21-17.

“Although we were disappointed coming back from Hays empty-handed as far as earning state medals, as a group we learned some important lessons and are coming back with the invaluable experience of competing in the 3-2-1A State Championships. For the four underclassmen that competed, hopefully they can use the experience and lessons, as well as the heart-break of coming up short of the podium, to help fuel them this off-season and next year to return and not be denied,” said Head Coach Scott O’Hare. “Overall, we are extremely proud of these five guys, as well as the rest of the team. This was a very fun and exciting season for Hillsboro and Canton-Galva wrestling, and we are already looking forward to next season. We have almost the entire team returning, as Patton was the only senior, and believe we have some eighth graders coming in that will be nice additions to the team. We will obviously miss Andre, as he has been a solid wrestler for our program the past three seasons. He has brought a special skill set to the wrestling room, has had a great attitude, and we could count on him to do what we asked of him. We wish him well as he moves on to attend school and compete at Central Christian College in McPherson next year.”

Marion

Basketball – The Marion Boys Basketball team lost a tough game to Bennington, 60-53, last week, while the girls lost to Bennington, 50-25.

For the girls, Chole Burkholder led the Warriors with 12 points while Jayden May contributed six for Marion.

Coming — The teams are now in substate play. The Warrior girls played on Monday at 7 at Chase County, but the final score was not available at press time. The boys play at Chase County on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Wrestling — The Marion wrestlers competed Friday and Saturday at the KSHSAA 3A/2A/1A State Championship in Hays.

Todd Palic (weight class 182) ended the season with a record of 25-5. Forest Slater (weight 113) ended the season with a record of 13-10. 120 Chance Shults ended with a record of 25-5.