Area Sports Roundup


Volleyball: Canton-Galva lost two matches last week to Elyria and Wakefield. Against Elyria they lost in straight sets, 25-12 and 25-23. Against Wakefield they won the second set, 25-19, but lost the other two sets, 25-22 and 25-15.

Coming—The Eagles play at 8:30 am at Herrington on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Cross Country:  Morgan Becker finished 2nd in a time of 17:04 while Christian Darrah finished 7th with a time of 17:34.

“Both of the boys ran really good races today. Morgan was only 4 seconds off of the school record with

his run, and Christian matched his lifetime best time from last season, so they are both in good places

for the season. Morgan ran with three other kids for about the first two miles, then was able to

separate in the last mile, but none of them were able to catch the winner, Asher Brown from

Remington, who ran a 15:34. Christian also ran with a pack of two other runners, and was able to best

one of them at the end,” said coach Lyle Silsby.

Garrett Silsby ran in the 8th grade 2 Mile race, and finished 12th in a time of 13:51.

For the girls, Sarah Kendall ran in the high school girls JV race, and finished 6th with a time of 36:03.

Coming—The next meet is the Marion Invitational in Marion on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

Football: Canton-Galva dominated Washington County, 48-0 during last Friday’s football game. It took the Eagles a little time to find their barrings early with an early edge of 6-0 in the first quarter, earned when Crayden Collins plunged into the endzone early in the first quarter.

The Eagles wouldn’t score again until the second quarter when they exploded for three touchdowns. The first a breakaway run by Garrett Maltbie for 56-yards, the second a Brandon Huff one-yard touchdown run, and the third another Maltbie touchdown, this time for 16-yards.

From there, they just kept scoring more points, 48 in all. The biggest story of the night was probably the Canton-Galva defense, which allowed only 55 yards of offense on 39 plays, a 1.4 yard average per play.

Maltbie led the Eagles with 186 yards throwing and one touchdowns while adding 207 yards on the ground with three touchdowns. Tyson Struber led the team as a receiver with 98 yards with one touchdown.

Coming— The Eagles play at 7 p.m. at home against Bennington for their Homecoming game on Friday, Sept. 25.



Football: Centre traveled to Solomon to play a tough Gorillas team last Friday, losing, 56-26.

Coming— The Cougars play at 7 p.m. on Friday at home against Rural Vista.



Volleyball: Goessel fell to a tough Sedgwick volleyball team last week in both their matches. They lost the first, 25-14 and 25-23 in straight sets. They then lost the second match, 25-19 and 25-13 in straight sets as well. Goessel moved to 6-6 on the season overall after the Sedgwick match-up.

Earlier in the week, Goessel did much better with two league victories over Wakefield and Elyria Christian.

They beat Wakefield in straight sets, 25-10 and 25-17 while they beat Elyria Christian, also in straight sets, 25-10 and 25-19.

Coming— The Bluebirds play away at Olpe starting at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Football: Goessel struggled with Little River last Friday, losing, 64-18 in their contest.

Defensively, Goessel gave up 363 yards of offense and while they racked up 243 of their own, they just couldn’t punch the ball into the end zone enough to win.

Grant Bryant led Goessel with 134 yards and two touchdowns at the quarterback position, adding 17 yards rushing on the night. Jake Wiens was the leading rusher with 78 yards, while Caiden Duerksen contributed 77 receiving yards and two touchdown catches.

Coming—The Bluebirds play at 7 p.m. at home on Friday against Argonia.


Football: It was a tough senior night for the Hillsboro as they lost to Smoky Valley, 38-36, during last Friday’s football game.

Senior Night did not go the way we wanted it to, but man the guys played very hard and showed a no quit attitude, Hillsboro Head Coach Demetrius Cox. “That’s two weeks in that we have lost a game by fewer than seven points against 3A competition.As a coach, I am so proud of the fight my guys have shown in the past two games.”

After allowing Smoky Valley to get up 30-16 early in the third quarter, the Trojans came alive and scored three touchdowns in the fourth, but a failed two-point conversion and a missed extra point were the difference in the contest.

Matthew Potucek led Hillsboro offensively going 16-20-277-3 TDs and one pick. He also ran the ball 10 times for 82 yards and two touchdowns.

“Yes, there are some things we need to clean up before starting District play this Friday, but it’s the little things that are hurting us as a team and the reason we are 1-2 instead of 3-0,” Cox said. “It has nothing to do with the player’s effort, talent, and attitude. As head coach, I have to remember to ‘keep my head up and lead this team even when we are facing adversity, as the guys feed off my emotions. I have no doubt that the players and coaching staff will get things figured out before we start district play this week.”

Coming—The Trojans play their Homecoming game at 7 p.m. against Sterling.

Cross Country: The Trojans has a great track meet this week. For the boys, Levi Allen came in at 5th place and Tristan Reed came in at 6th. Caleb Diener placed at 19th and Carson Linnens was 34th. For the girls, Emersyn Funk had a 3rd place finish, Moriah Jost came in at 10th, Ainsley Duell at 18th and Trudy Hein at 29th.

Coming—The next meet is the Marion Invitational in Marion on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.


Volleyball: Marion played in the Spikefest Tournament and came out with a first place finish last week. They played Centre in the first match and won it in two sets, 25-12 and 25-10. They next defeated Eureka in two sets in their next match, 25-22 and 25-23. In their final match of the tournament they beat Lyons in three sets to win the championship. They won the first set 27-15, lost the second match 25-22, and finished Lyons off in the third set, 25-21.

Coming — The Warriors play Thursday at 4 p.m. at home against Ell-Saline.

Football: Marion lost a tough game to Kingman last Friday night, 49-6. There were no stats made available at press time.

Coming—The Warriors play at 7 p.m. at Haven on Friday.

Cross Country: The Warriors had a great day at Herington on Saturday. The team had 10 personal records set.

“Our boy team just keeps getting better by the week. Gavin ran a great race against some very quality runners today, placing 9th. He was followed up by Tristen and Christopher who both ran PR runs and fought the whole race. Very happy for Cooper as he broke into the 20 minute club with his run today. He is getting closer to being under 20 and that will really help our team. Hayden ran a solid race and I know that he will cut his time in the coming weeks. Wyatt cut another 40 second off his PR and looked good the whole race. Heidi ran in a loaded field today and ran a faster time today than she did in winning the race last year, and placed 8th. We had a very good day in our middle school. Luke Wessel ran a fantastic race, just getting nipped at the finish line. He actually ran negative splits for his miles and looked strong the whole race. Miriam ran a better race today and brought home a 5th place medal in the 8th-grade girls race. Harrison ran his best race of the year, coming home in 3rd place for the 7th-grade boys. Jaxson and Keenan really improved their racing and looked very good on the course. All in all a great day for the Warriors and Wildcats,” said coach Grant Thierolf.

Coming—The next meet is the Marion Invitational in Marion on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.