Canton-Galva’s HS track team hosted a meet on Tuesday, April 6 at Hillsboro. Teams attending were Hillsboro, Moundridge, Solomon, Peabody-Burns, and Marion.

The CG girls made a lot of improvement from their first meet, with three girls winning medals: freshman Natalie Street (2nd in 200, 3rd in 100), freshman Emily Lance (2nd in 1600), and sophomore Mimi Craig (3rd in shot put). Freshman Carley Schmidt and senior Aleah Peres added some 4th and 5th place finishes. These girls have been putting a lot of work into their events, which shows in the improvements they’ve made. Craig’s 32-3 shot put is a 3 foot improvement on her 29-2 mark from the first meet.

CG boys had two gold medalists: junior Tyson Struber in long jump (20′ 2″) and freshman Lane McMannis in 300 hurdles (45.31). Struber added a 2nd place finish in 200, and McMannis was 3rd in 100. Junior Morgan Becker earned 3rd place medals in both 1600 and 3200. The boys 4×400 relay team made up of Caden Marley, Christian Darrah, Conner Koehn, and McMannis finished 2nd. The 4×100 relay (Jaden Ediger, Marley, Tyler Rummel, and Struber) finished 3rd.

The Eagles traveled to Lyons for an 11-team invitational on Friday. Leading the boys team was Christian Darrah with gold medals in both the 1600 and 3200 m runs. Tyson Struber added a gold in the long jump, silver in 100, and was on both the second place 4×100 (Ediger, McMannis, Rummel, Struber) and the 3rd place 4×400 (Marley, T. Koehn, Struber, McMannis). Lane McMannis was 3rd place in the 400, and Tyler Rummel was 5th in shot put.

The girls team had three medalists: Mimi Craig was 2nd place in shot put, and Emily Lance picked up 6th place in both 1600 and 300 m. hurdles.

“Conditions were less than ideal with strong wind gusts, rain showers, and cold temperatures, but several Eagle athletes still managed to set new PRs against some tough competition against schools we don’t usually see in competition, including 3A schools Russell and Lyons,” said head coach Tina McMannis.

The Eagles are up next on Tuesday, April 13, when Central Christian hosts at Burrton. Field events and the 3200 start at 4:30 pm, followed by other running events at 5:30 pm


Track: Centre held their first track meet at Herington on April 6.

For the boys team, Centre came in 6th place out of six teams. Here are some of the highlights for the boys:

Luke Hudson

Long Jump – 17’ 3.75” – tie 4th place

Triple Jump – 38’ 10.75” – 2nd place

Javelin – 115’ 9”– 2nd place

Anthony Rziha

Long Jump – 17’ 3.75” – tie 4th place

Triple Jump – 37’ 11.5” – 3rd place

The girls also came in at 6th place out of six teams. Here are the highlights for the girls:

Alyssa Espinoza

Triple Jump – 30’ 6” – 3rd place

Lili Espinoza

Long Jump – 14’ 6” – 3rd place

Emilee Remmers

High Jump – 3’ 10” – 5th place

Allie Stuchlik

1600 meters – 6:37 – 5th place

Girls 4 x 100 meter relay team

Mariah Brasch, Lili Espinoza, Alyssa Espinoza, Carly Deines

59.49 – 3rd place

The Cougars next competed at Marion on April 9.

The boys failed to score.

The girls did well, coming in 7th out of 14 teams.

Alyssa Espinoza

Triple Jump – 33’ 5.5” – 3rd place

Carly Deines

Long Jump – 14’ 8.25” – 3rd place

Lili Espinoza

Long Jump – 14’ 5.25” – 6th place



April 6:

Smoky Valley 24 Hillsboro 12

Hillsboro 25 Smoky Valley 9

April 9

Game 1: Halstead 20 Hillsboro/Peabody 8

Game 2: Hillsboro/Peabody 25 Halstead 15


April 6

Smoky Valley 11 Hillsboro 7

Hillsboro 9 Smoky Valley 6

April 9

Game 1: Hillsboro/Peabody 13 Halstead 9

Game 2: (postponed to Monday, April 12 @ 5:00 pm in Hillsboro)



The Herington Invitational on Tuesday, April 6 was called off after 9 holes due to weather conditions. The team finished in 4th place. Frank Wichert and Paul Glanzer earned medals for placing in the Top-10.

The Herington JV Scramble on Thursday, April 8 was a 2-person team scramble. The results were as follows:

Makenna Reed was teamed up with Ella Suderman. They placed 6th.

Josh Siebert was teamed up with Joshua Diener. They placed 12th.

Annaliese Jorgenson was team up with Monroe James. They placed 14th.

The team hosted The Hillsboro Invitational on Friday, April 9 at home and Hillsboro was awarded second place.

Frank Wichert earned a medal for another Top-10 finish.

“This first week of our competition season provided some real tests for our golfers. Tuesday at Herington they played through some very strong winds and intense 45-55 mph wind gusts. Conditions were so difficult that the decision was made to cancel the tournament after the completion of nine holes. The six golfers that went to Herington on Thursday were all playing in their very first golf competition,” said Coach Scott O’Hare.

He also explained that on Friday, just as the tournament was getting underway, the wind began to pick up. Conditions continued to get tougher throughout the afternoon and evening as wind continued to increase and temperatures continued to drop, ending with some light rain showers by the time golfers were finishing their rounds.

“All of these situations and conditions make golf increasingly difficult. Although it was tough and scores were a bit inflated compared to what we expect, I think our golfers learned a lot this week. I feel like all of them are making some nice progress in their games. The key over the next several weeks will be developing more consistency and improving on and near the greens with their chipping and putting,” said O’Hare.

Track: Hillsboro participated in the Canton-Galva CKTL meet that Canton-Galva hosted in Hillsboro on April 6.

“Despite the extremely windy conditions, we had some very good performances at our first meet of the season, winning both the girls and boys division. You have to give these athletes a lot of credit for preparing this season the past few weeks in weather that was not very conducive to train at a high level,” said head coach Dennis Boldt.

Below are some of the top scores:

Girls Shot Put

2 Jessica Saunders Hillsboro 35-09.00

Girls Discus Throw

1 Jessica Saunders Hillsboro 121-02 10

Girl’s Long jump

2 Kinsey Kleiner Hillsboro 15-02.50 8

3 Myriad Cox Hillsboro 14-08.00 6

Girls Triple jump

2 D’Myia Cox Hillsboro 33-02.50 8

3 Sammie Saunders Hillsboro 30-11.00 6

Boys Shot put

1 Jared Janzen Hillsboro 46-10.00 10 in shot put.

Boys Discus

1 Jared Janzen Hillsboro 128-08 10

High jump

2 Zachary Denholm Hillsboro 4-08.00 8 3

Triple jump

1 Carson Linnens Hillsboro 43-01.50

Javelin throw

2 Cole Kaufman Hillsboro 140-03 8

Girls 100 Meter Dash

1 D’Myia Cox Hillsboro 15.37 10

Girls 1600 Meter Run

1 Emersyn Funk Hillsboro 6:30.57 10

Boys 1600 Meter Run

1 Tristan Reed Hillsboro 5:10.27 10

2 Levi Allen Hillsboro 5:13.79 8

Girls 4×100 Meter Relay

2 Hillsboro A 56.27 8 1) Ashley Peters 2) Kinsey Kleiner

3) Sammie Saunders 4) D’Myia Cox

Boys 4×100 Meter Relay

2 Hillsboro A 46.83 8 1) Carson Linnens 2) Pedro Nieto

3) Tyson Plenert 4) Nate Hein

Girls 300 Meter Hurdles

3 Sammie Saunders Hillsboro 1:00.76 6

Girls 800 Meter Run

1 Ainsley Duell Hillsboro 2:53.39 10

Girls 200 Meter Dash

1 Ashley Peters Hillsboro 31.76 10

3 Tanner Plett Hillsboro 34.61 6

Boys 200 Meter Dash

1 Nate Hein Hillsboro 24.15 10

3 Carson Linnens Hillsboro 24.96 6

Girls 4×400 Meter Relay

2 Hillsboro A 4:47.01 8 1) Emersyn Funk 2) Trudy Hein

3) Moriah Jost 4) Ainsley Duell

Both girls and boys came in first place out of 6 teams.
“We will continue to train through the next few meets to prepare for our upcoming invitational and league meets in May. Spring is a very busy time for these athletes as they are involved in many activities as well as finishing up their school year,” said Boldt.



While the weather presented some challenges for the Warriors as they hosted their first meet of the season, the meet was a success.

Coach Grant Thierolf said, “Man, what a tough meet but what a great meet to participate in. By the end of the meet the weather was pretty brutal. Our workers do a great job of hosting this meet and it seems that it just keeps getting tougher every year.”

The Warriors were led in scoring this meet by Anne Baliel, who placed second in the pole vault and second in the 200M.

“She is still getting her timing down in the vault, so she didn’t go as high as she would have liked but it is early. Abigail had another solid day for us in the jumps and ran a very good 200M in some challenging conditions. Grayce ran well and continues to get better at the 400 in the 4x400M relay. Mckinnon had a good day, just missing on some points in the shot and discus but getting a place with a PR in the javelin throw. Heidi ran a solid leg for us in the 4x400M relay and will add to her workload in the next meet. Gabby did a nice job in the 100M hurdles and will add the 300M hurdles in the next meet. Amber Miller had a good day, posting two PRs in her events. She is working hard to get better and it is nice to see improvement,” said Thierolf.

The boys also showed up and performed well.

“We were led by our two seniors again with Todd Palic placing first in the javelin and second in the discus. He is off to a good start and will only get better as the season goes along. Burton Harshman was on the way to a very good meet when he came up with an injury in the triple jump. We hope to get him back in a couple of weeks and look forward to his leadership and coaching ability in the next couple of weeks. Chance Shults had his best day of the year in the pole vault. He and Campbell Winter give us a chance to score points in the vault and in the hurdles at each meet and they will just continue to get better as they improve their technique,” said Thierolf.

The Warriors have some young athletes who look promising as well.

“I was really pleased with our two young distance runners. Tristen Dye raced a great race in the 800M, staying with the first group all the way through the race. Big Time Run! Christopher Beery ran well in his heat of the 1600M and then gutted out an uncomfortable 3200M Solid day for those two. Jonathan Frese ran a pretty good 200M, he had the fastest time by a freshman and will work to build that speed in the coming weeks,” said Thierolf.

The Warriors next meet will be competing next on April 15 at the Centre meet hosted by Marion.



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