Canton Galva track

Track: Canton-Galva competed in a field of 11 teams at the Moundridge Invitational on Tuesday. CG boys finished 6th as a team with Morgan Becker winning 2nd in 3200 in 10:32.98 (a PR of almost 15 seconds) and Tyson Struber finishing 3rd in both the 100 and 200 m. dashes. Tyler Rummel (shot put and discus) and Lane McMannis (300 hurdles) also earned some points for the Eagle boys. For the girls, Mimi Craig was 4th in shot put.

“Competition at the meet was tough, but it brought out the best in many CG athletes who earned PRs in their events even though they didn’t score points: Conner Koehn and Aleah Peres in javelin, Tanner Koehn in 400, and Jaden Ediger in long jump and 100 m. dash. The team is making improvements as they come into the last part of the season, which is exactly when they need to have their peak performances,” said head coach Tina McMannis.

from the Moundridge Invitational are attached along with a picture of Morgan Becker in the 3200.

Moundridge Invitational HS track meet, 5-4-2021

Canton-Galva HS Results


Shot put–4th Mimi Craig 31-11.5, Sarah Kendall 22-11.5

Discus–Mimi Craig 72-0, Sarah Kendall 67-0

Javelin–Aleah Peres 79-9

Long jump–Carley Schmidt 12-9.75, Natalie Street 12-3.5

100 hurdles–Carley Schmidt 21.96

100 dash–Natalie Street 14.6

200 dash–Natalie Street 30.65, Carley Schmidt 32.85


Shot put–6th Tyler Rummel 35-5.5, Conner Koehn 34-6.25, Preston Minson 28-6.75

Discus–5th Tyler Rummel 104-7, Conner Koehn 95-11, Preston Minson 77-5

Javelin–Tyler Rummel 113-11, Conner Koehn 104-1

Long jump–Jaden Ediger 17-4

300 hurdles–5th Lane McMannis 44.48

100 dash–3rd Tyson Struber 11.42, Jaden Ediger 12.66

200 dash–3rd Tyson Struber 23.49, Lane McMannis 25.16

400 dash–Tanner Koehn 57.99

3200 run–2nd Morgan Becker 10:32.98

4×400 relay–5th 3:55.41 (T. Koehn 59.4, Ediger 60.5, Rummel 60.1, McMannis 55.3)

Canton-Galva’s track team also competed in the Victoria Invitational on Thursday. Medalists included sophomore Mimi Craig with 3rd place in girls discus with a PR of 33-10.5 and freshman Lane McMannis with place in boys 300 hurdles with a 45.36.

The boys 4×800 relay team with Morgan Becker, Tyler Rummel, McMannis, and Christian Darrah medaled in 3rd place. Also scoring points were Tyson Struber in 100 and 200, Christian Darrah in 1600, Tyler Rummel in discus, and the boys 4×400 relay (Jaden Ediger, Darrah, McMannis, Struber).

Here are some of the girls’ highlights:

Shot put–3rd Mimi Craig 33-10.5, Sarah Kendall 23-0

Discus–Mimi Craig 75-9, Sarah Kendall 60-8.75

Javelin–Aleah Peres 71-4

Long jump–Natalie Street 12-7.25, Carley Schmidt 12-1.25

100 hurdles–Carley Schmidt 22.12

100 dash–Natalie Street 15.09

200 dash–Natalie Street 32.04, Carley Schmidt 33.58

The boys’ highlights were:

Shot put–Tyler Rummel 35-3, Conner Koehn 34-9, Preston Minson 27-2.25

Discus–6th Tyler Rummel 110-0, Conner Koehn 102-7, Preston Minson 67-2

Javelin–Tyler Rummel 109-10.5, Conner Koehn 91-5

Long jump–Jaden Ediger 16-4

300 hurdles–3rd Lane McMannis 45.36

100 dash–4th Tyson Struber 11.85, Jaden Ediger 13.11

200 dash–5th Tyson Struber 23.75

1600 run–4th Christian Darrah 5:05.85

4×400 relay–4th 3:52.61 (Ediger 1:01.2, Darrah 58.3, McMannis 56.4, Struber 56.7)

4×800 relay–3rd 10:01.67 (Morgan Becker, Rummel, McMannis, Darrah)

Next week the Eagles will travel to Herington on Thursday, May 13, for the Wheat State League meet. Field events will begin at 3 pm and running events will begin at 5 pm with preliminaries followed by finals.


Track: Centre competed in the Steve Herrman Invitational in Herington on May 6.

The boys placed 10th out of 10 teams while the girls placed 6th out of 10 teams.

The highlights were:


Luke Hudson-Triple Jump – 37’ 5” – 6th place

Anthony Rziha

Triple Jump – 37’ 5” – 5th place

Rziha and Hudson did have the same distance in the Triple Jump. Rziha received the higher place because his 2nd best jump was better than Hudson’s.


Alyssa Espinoza- Triple Jump – 32’ 4.5” – 1st place

Samantha Espinoza – Javelin –90’ 5” – 6th place

Carly Deines- 100 Meter High Hurdles – 23.36 – 3rd place; Long Jump – 14’ 9” – 2nd place

Lili Espinoz-100 meters – 14.42 prelims; 14.41 – 6th place; Long Jump – 14’ 6.5” – 4th place

Mariah Brasch- 100 meter High Hurdles – 26.34 – 4th place; 300 meter Low Hurdles – 1:07.54 – 6th place

Allie Stuchlik- 3200 meters – 14:40.24 – 3rd place

Girls 4 x 100 meter relay team- Lili Espinoza, Alyssa Espinoza, Carly Deines, Samantha Espinoza 56.21 – 3rd place


Golf: Hillsboro golf played in a tournament at Sterling on Monday, May 3. Hillsboro came in first out of seven teams.

“This was a busy week for the golf team. We had a group of six JV players compete very well on Monday, winning first place as a team at the Sterling JV Tournament along with three individuals (Annaliese Jorgenson, Karolina Cherenkova, and Justin Siebert) placing in the top ten,” said head coach Scott O’Hare.

O’Hare said that this group of JV players has continued to improve weekly. We have been very pleased with their eagerness to learn and the progress they have made.”

On Tuesday, the varsity team placed fourth at the Halstead Invitational. Juniors Rylie Daniel and Eli Dalke tied for 11th place, just outside of earning top ten medalist honors.

The varsity then competed in the grueling 36-Hole Marion Co. Invitational on Friday. The golfers completed 18-holes in Marion in the morning and 18 holes at Hillsboro in the afternoon.

“This one day event is three tournaments in one. The Hillsboro placed third at Marion, third at Hillsboro, as well as finished in third place for the 36-Hole combined score,” said O’Hare. “Individually, junior Frank Wichert shot his best score of his high school career (86) at Marion to place eighth. He struggled a bit at Hillsboro in the afternoon, placing 16th for the afternoon round. This left him just outside the top 10 for the 36 hole total, placing twelfth.”

Juniors Rylie Daniels (99) and Eli Dalke (99), as well as freshman Annaliese Jorgenson (114), all shot career low rounds on Friday afternoon at Hillsboro while senior Paul Glanzer and sophomore Bryant Dalke both scored below their season average.

“Overall it was a pretty good day. Our team scores of 390 and 392 were our two lowest team scores of the season. I truly believe we still have the ability to go significantly lower,” said O’Hare.

Tennis: Senior Ethan Plenert picked up the lone Hillsboro High School win at Friday’s Class 3-2-1A tennis regional at Hesston.

“Plenert defeated Pedro Pina of Lyons, 6-3, 6-1, in the opening round of the tournament before losing his second match to the No. 5 seed, Trevor Gamble of Hesston, 6-2, 6-1. That loss eliminated Plenert, who finished his senior season with a record of 7-14 at singles this year, mostly in the No. 2 spot,” said head coach Bob Woelk.
Noah Bartel, also a senior, lost his first-round match to Caleb Robl of Ellinwood, the No. 8 seed, 6-3, 6-3, to end the season with a record of 6-15 at No. 1 singles for the Trojans.
In doubles play Friday, Henry Hein, a senior, and junior Tristan Rathbone lost in the first round to Josiah Watney and Ryan Brewington of Sterling, 6-3 and 7-6. The second set went to a tiebreaker, which the Sterling pair won, 7-5.

“Though Hillsboro’s duo also played with different partners, they completed the season with a record of 1-9 together. Hein was 3-17 for the year as a doubles player. He was winless in six singles matches. Rathbone missed a pair of meets due to illness and compiled a record of 4-8 as a doubles player and was 1-3 in singles,” said Woelk.
The other Trojan doubles team, freshman Romero Cruz and junior Brody Rader, lost the regional opener to Hesston’s Ben Bollinger and Andrew Schmidt, 6-2, 6-2. Bollinger and Schmidt were seeded second. Cruz and Rader were 0-0 together as a doubles team going into the tournament. Cruz finished 7-15 for the year in doubles, playing in 15 matches with his brother, junior Filow Cruz, and six matches with Lane Rogers, a sophomore. The younger Cruz was winless in three tries as a singles player. Rader, whose season was also limited by illness, was 2-7 for the year in doubles, including going 2-1 with Rogers in a junior-varsity meet at Hesston, and 0-6 in doubles with the elder Cruz brother.
Despite the fact that no Hillsboro players advanced to the quarterfinals in the Hesston regional, Coach Bob Woelk said he saw some improvement in his players.
“There is no question we were hurt by losing the whole season last year to COVID-19, maybe more than the bigger schools,” Woelk said. “We also lost some playing time to the virus this season. I believe we were just starting to put some things together. For all but the three seniors on the team, this was essentially their first year playing the sport.”
The ninth member of the squad was sophomore Sawyer Hall. The youth and inexperience was definitely a factor all year, according to Woelk.
“We did get better as the season progressed,” said the coach, who is retiring this year. “We had issues with the weather, and illness took a toll. It’s a short season, so players have to work in the offseason if they want to reach the next level and be competitive with the bigger schools. I think there should be a strong core next year if all the younger players come back.”
One highlight of the year was a pair of first-place showings at the Ellsworth JV tournament late in the season. Cruz and Cruz took the gold medal in No. 2 doubles, while Rogers and Rathbone won the No. 1 doubles flight.

Track: The Trojans competed at the Hesston Invitational Results on May 6.

“We are getting back to full strength as a team. Today we had most of our athletes return from illness and injury and it was good to have everyone back. The athletes competed today, it is that time we need to get our best times in events so that heat and lane position are optimum in our upcoming league and regional meets,” said head coach Dennis Boldt. “Special congratulations to Jessica Saunders to broke her Shot put record again with a throw of 39′ 8”.”

Some of the highlights were:

Boys Pole Vault- 1 Hein, Nate 12-06.00 10; 6 Major, Charlie 9-00.00 1

Girls Long Jump- 2 Cox, D’Myia 15-09.00 8; 6 Kleiner, Kinsey 15-00.00 1

Boys Long Jump-1 Linnens, Carson 21-03.00 10

Girls Triple Jump- 2 Cox, D’Myia 34-07.50 8; 5 Saunders, Sammie 31-02.00 2

Event 8 Boys Triple Jump- 1 Linnens, Carson 41-09.00 10

Event 9 Girls Discus Throw- 1 Saunders, Jessica 122-03 10

Men Discus Throw- 3 Janzen, Jared 143-05 6

Boys Javelin Throw- 2 Kaufman, Cole 146-06 8, 4 Rempel, Austin Hillsboro 137-10 4

Girls Shot Put-1 Saunders, Jessica 39-08.00 10

Boys Shot Put- 5 Janzen, Jared 44-07.50 2

Girls 3200 Meter Run- 4 Jost, Moriah 13:35.02 4

Girls 4×800 Meter Relay- 2 Hillsboro A 10:39.50 8 1) Jost, Moriah 2) Hein, Trudy 3) Funk, Emersyn

Boys 1600 Meter Run-3 Reed, Tristan 4:55.57 6

Girls 4×100 Meter Relay- 5 Hillsboro A 54.31 2 1) Saunders, Sammie 2) Peters, Ashley 3) Kleiner, Kinsey 4) Cox, D’Myia

Boys 4×100 Meter Relay- 2 Hillsboro A 45.52 8 1) Linnens, Carson 2) Nieto, Pedro

3) Plenert, Tyson 4) Hein, Nate

Next week is the CKL League meet hosted at Halstead. Regionals this season will be at Bluestem.

Track: Marion track competed on Friday at Remington.

“It turned out to be a nice day for a track and field meet on Friday at Remington. Unfortunately, we were not able to have the pole vault in the meet due to a unfriendly skunk so Anne Baliel lost a chance to vault. She made up for it with her performance in the sprints as she placed second in the 100M and the 200M. Great performances and making the best out of a disappointing episode. Nice to see Mckinnon Waner make the finals in the discus and earn a third place medal. We were pleased to have two long jumpers in the finals with Grayce Tankersley and Abigail Stuchlik both jumping well on the day. Grayce finished just out of the medals but keeps getting better each week. Heidi Grimmett placed sixth in the 800M. Gabby Newell made the finals in the 100M hurdles. We had some improvements at the meet and we will work hard this week to get ready for the HOA League meet at Bennington this Friday,” said head coach Grant Thierolf.

The boys competed well.

“We had a good day, finishing fourth as a team and improving on times and distances in a number of events. We were lead at Remington by our seniors, Todd Palic and Burton Harshman. Todd placed in all three throws, winning the discus by an inch and throwing well in the javelin. His competition will be at our Regional so it was good to see what Garden Plain and Berean Academy had for throwers. Burton jumped well in the finals and placed third in the long jump and had a good day in the triple as well. Good to get him healthy. Chance Shults had a great day in the hurdle races, winning a tight battle for second in the 110H and running a quick race in the 300H. Nice to see some improvement in these events. Our distance runners ran well in a loaded field with Christopher earning a tough fifth place finish in the 3200M and Tristen running a fast 1600M is a very good field. Encouraged to see Landon Dye and Jonathan Frese, both freshmen, improve in an event or two. Both have a bright future in track and field. It is on to the HOA League meet at Bennington for the Warriors,” said Thierolf.

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