Wheat State League teams competed on Thursday at Herington. Canton Galva did well with the boys taking second out of 10 teams. The girls came in at 9th place.

For Canton-Galva, the boys team finished strong at 2nd place overall by securing gold medals in seven events: junior Morgan Becker in 800 and 3200, junior Tyson Struber in 100 and 200, junior Chrisitan Darrah in 1600, freshman Lane McMannis in 300 hurdles, and the boys 4×400 (TJ Koehn, Darrah, McMannis, and Struber). Senior Tyler Rummel also earned points in discus with a 4th place finish,” said head coach Tina McMannis. “On the girls side, sophomore Mimi Craig was 3rd in shot put. Emily Lance (4th in 100 hurdles and 6th in 300 hurdles) and Carley Schmidt (5th in 100 hurdles) added points for the girls.”

The highlights were:

Shot put–3rd Mimi Craig 34-5, Sarah Kendall 23-3.75

Discus–Sarah Kendall 65-6, Mimi Craig 63-3

Javelin–Aleah Peres 88-4

Long jump–Natalie Street 12-11.25, Emily Lance 12-11, Carley Schmidt 12-6.25

100 hurdles–4th Emily Lance 20.26, 5th Carley Schmidt 21.45

300 hurdles–6th Emily Lance 57.41

100 dash–Natalie Street 15.25

200 dash–Natalie Street 31.6, Carley Schmidt 33.67

Shot put–Tyler Rummel 35-6, Conner Koehn 32-7, Preston Minson 28-1.25

Discus–4th Tyler Rummel 107-11, Conner Koehn 86-3, Preston Minson 71-3

Javelin–Tyler Rummel 113-3, Conner Koehn 84-7

Long jump–Jaden Ediger 16-4.75

300 hurdles–1st Lane McMannis 44.31

100 dash–1st Tyson Struber 11.55, Jaden Ediger 13.11

200 dash–1st Tyson Struber 23.73, Jaden Ediger 25.91

400 dash–Tanner Koehn 59.06

800 run–1st Morgan Becker 2:13.9

1600 run–1st Christian Darrah 4:54.48

3200 run–1st Morgan Becker 11:21.4

4×400 relay–1st 3:45.71 (T. Koehn 58.7, Darrah 57.9, McMannis 54.8, Struber 53.9)

Canton-Galva and Goessel are all headed to Caldwell on Friday, May 21, for regionals. Field events start at 3:00, preliminaries at 4:30, and finals at 5:30.


Centre competed at the Wheat State League Track Meet at Herington on Thursday, May 13.

The boys came in 10th out of 10 teams. The girls finished at 7th place.

Soem of the highlights were:

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

Alyssa Espinoza-Triple Jump – 30’ 9” – 4th place

Samantha Espinoza-Javelin –93’ 1” – 6th place

Carly Deines-Long Jump – 15’ 7.25” – 1st place

Lili Espinoza-100 meters – 14.77 prelims; 14.78 – 4th place, Long Jump – 14’ 9” – 4th place

Mariah Brasch-100 meter High Hurdles – 27.35 – 6th place

Allie Stuchlik-3200 meters – 15:01.55 – 3rd place

Girls 4 x 100 meter relay team-Lili Espinoza, Allie Stuchlik, Carly Deines, Samantha Espinoza 57.59 – 6th place


Baseball: The Hillsboro Baseball team split with Hesston last week, losing the first game 4-2, and winning the second game 5-0. The game was played in Hesston instead of Hillsboro because they had a dry field.

Softball: It was a good week for the Hillsboro Softball Team which swept nearby Hesston, 9-5 and 13-3.

In the first game, Hillsboro got out to a 9-0 lead before Hesston managed to get a run on the board in the fifth inning. Skylre Stucky earned the victory for the Trojans going seven innings and only allowing 11 hits and five runs while striking out 12 batters on the day.

Tuesday Weisbeck had a nice offensive day going 2-4 from the plate and earning three RBI.

The offense was even hotter in the second game where Hillsboro got off to a scorching start, scoring seven runs in the first inning. Reese Hefley, Bailee Gawith, Kori Arnold, Weisbeck and Stucky all drove in runs in the inning.

There wasn’t much hope for Hesston after that, as they were run-ruled after five innings. Arnold was the winning pitcher for the second game, going five innings and allowing three runs on seven hits and striking out seven.

Golf: Hillsboro High School golf competed in and hosted a tournament at Hillsboro on May 11. The team placed fifth out of six teams.

Junio Frank Wichert placed 9th with a score of 90. Junior Rylie Daniels came in at 18th place with a score of 97. Senior Paul Glanzer took 25th place with 105. And Bryan Dalke, sophomore placed 27th.


The Marion High School Warriors competed at an HOA tournemnt in Bennington on May 14.

“It was a special day for Anne Baliel as she broke the school record in the pole vault that she had held with Alicia Maloney. Her vault at 10 feet 8 inches was good from the take-off and finally got her to the point where she could relax and have fun. Good thing to have happen at your final HOA League Track and Field Meet. It also set a new HOA record, which is a tough thing to do. This was a tough meet for us, the competition in our league is just outstanding. We were pleased with our jumping duo of Grayce Tankersley and Abigail Stuchlik. They both placed in the long jump and then on one day’s practice, they gave it a good run in the triple jump. Appreciate their willingness to try something to help the team score points. Mckinnon Waner had a good throw in the javelin and will hope to carry that forward into the Regional meet next week,” said head coach Grant Thierolf.

The boys also did well.

“Once again we were led at this meet by Todd Palic and Chance Shults. Todd had a good day in the throws, earning a league championship in the discus and bringing home two more medals in the shot put and javelin. He will be ready for Regionals this week and we look forward to watching him compete. Chance had a great day for a sophomore, placing in both of the hurdle events and setting a PR in the pole vault and 300H. We look forward to having his running mate, Campbell Winter at full speed next week. We had some young athletes compete well at league. Caden Wilhelm PR’d in the long jump as did Landon Dye in the shot put and discus. Good to see them rise up and compete well in a tough meet. Our 4x400M Relay ran its best time of the year and had fun doing it. We will need to have a great week of practice to prepare for the Regional meet at Bluestem this Friday. It will be a great challenge but I have a feeling our guys will rise to the occasion,” said Thierolf.

The Warriors go to Bluestem for Regionals.

“It will be quite a challenge for us. It is one that we will look forward to,” said Thierolf.

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