Area Sports Roundup 10-19-22

HHS Trojan Defense led by seniors #55 Lane Rogers and #26 Jake Thiessen stopping the Smoky Valley run. Unfortunately, it was not enough to lead the Trojans to victory and Hillsboro lost to Smoky Valley with a final score of 50-6.
The Trojan girls won the Trojan Invitational on Saturday. Photo by Pedro Nieto


Cross-Country- Thursday, Oct. 13 was the league meet HOPL/WSL Cross Country Challenge for the Bluebirds. The boys and girls were league champions. Top medalists for the girls were Delaney Gibson at 23:13.21, Cheyenne Sawyer at 23:54.32 and Braylyn Hoopes at 25:43.69. The top boys were Javin Schmidt at 19:01.81, Joey Lapp at 19:27.99 and Karl Raddatz at 20:05.74.

Coming — Next up is Regionals hosted by Bishop Carroll at Brown Thrush Park on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Volleyball – Goessel went 1-1 on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Scores were as follows: Wichita Central Christian Academy defeated Goessel 25-27, 25-23, 11-25; Goessel defeated Salina Sacred Heart 19-25, 26-24, 25-12.

The Bluebirds took 2nd in the Wheat State League Tournament on Saturday. Scores were as follows:

Goessel defeated Centre 25-9, 25-7; Little River defeated Goessel 25-18, 25-13; Goessel defeated Rural Vista 25-18, 25-18; Goessel defeated Herington 25-8, 25-14; Goessel defeated Canton Galva19-25, 25-18, 25-15.

Goessel moves to 22-13 on the season.

Coming —The Bluebirds resume play next Saturday at home in the sub-state tournament.

Football – It was a tough loss for Goessel who fell to Moundridge in overtime last Friday, 48-40, after a back-and-forth battle with the Wildcats.

Down in the fourth quarter by six, Goessel drove down the field and scored to tie the game when Jake Wiens hit Caleb Burkholder for a 17-yard touchdown to even the game, 34-34.

In overtime, Goessel got the first score when Wiens punched in a three-yard touchdown run to put Goessel up 40-34 after a failed two-point conversion.

Unfortunately, the comeback stopped there as Moundridge scored the next two times and won the close battle.

Grant Bryant led the Bluebirds in offense with 200 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Wiens had 51-yards passing with two touchdowns while adding 108 rushing yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Noah Schrag caught one pass for 34-yards and a touchdown while Caleb Burkholder caught two passes for 23 yards and one touchdown for the game. Burkholder led the defense with 11 tackles.


Volleyball – The Hillsboro Volleyball team won the Hillsboro Trojan Invitational Tournament last week when they defeated Circle High Schoo in straight sets in the championship match.

Hillsboro was the top-seeded school out of eight in the field and they lived up to the billing getting through pool play undefeated. They beat Minneapolis in the first round of the playoffs in straight sets before taking on the second-seeded Circle and defeating them handily as well. Hillsboro didn’t drop a game the whole tournament.


Cross-Country- The Warrior boys came into their meet on Thursday with the goal of being in the top two of the HOA. They came close finishing in the top three.

“This league features some of the best runners in the state class 2A. Very competitive league and our guys are better today for it,” said Coach Jason Hett.

Gavin Wasmuth medaled with a 7th place finish, followed by Luke Wessel at 10th and Eli Klenda at 13th.

Christopher Beery just missed a medal coming in at 16th place.

Tristen Dye finished in 22nd.

Harrison Beery placed 40th, followed by Owen White 51st, Keenan Lange 58th, Gabe Hansenbank 59th, Jaxon Salsbury 64th and Sam Calvert 73rd.

The team finished in 3rd place, just 5 points away from 2nd.

“We know what we must do now in the next couple of weeks, to be able to reach our goal of making it to State! We were happy with the way we competed today, but not satisfied! We know we can do it, just going to have to take a little more mental toughness to break the wall,” said Hett.

Coming — The Warriors have Regionals at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Strong City on Saturday, Oct. 22.

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