Area Sports Roundup


Volleyball: The Eagles traveled to Elyria on Tuesday where they played them and Burrton. They won all but one set. Scores against Burrton were set 1- 25-21(win), set 2 – 25-19 (win).and against Elyria were 25-12 (win), 23-25 (loss) and 25-15 (win)

“What a night, we are so proud of this whole team. We played hard and fought till the end….very late end that is. Our game plan was executed very well tonight. The ladies played some amazing offense and kept their positivity all night. Everyone did their jobs and we played the best we have as a team this season. It was a fun night of volleyball for sure,” said coach Cloe Hedlund.

The CG Eagles then traveled to Hope on Saturday to participate in 1/2 of the Herington tournament. They played Sunrise Christian Academy and Rural Vista. The scores with Sunrise Christian were 25-18 (won), 22-25 (loss), 25-18 (won), The scores against Rural Vista were 8-25 (loss), 16-25 (loss).

“We played well the first match against Sunrise, but still struggled to set up our offense effectively for most of the match. The second match with Rural Vista, we were on defense most of the match so had to adjust quite a bit. Rural Vista had some great hitters, so we will have to improve our defense before we play them again on Tuesday,” said Hedlund.

Coming—The Eagles host a tournament at home on Saturday beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Football: The outcome of the game wasn’t in question for long, and it ended at halftime, as Canton-Galva steamrolled Bennington 66-0 during last Friday’s game.

Canton-Galva got on the board quickly when Tyson Struber returned the opening kick-off for 74-yards and the touchdown with Brayden Collins running in the two-point conversion.

The scoring just kept on coming after that. The Eagles racked up 173 yards in their half of football and nearly got a first down on each play, averaging a staggering 7.9 yards on 22 plays offensively.

Garrett Maltbie went 3-5-61-2TDs on the game, while Brandon Collins led the team in rushing with 49 yards. Struber caught two balls for 47 yards and a touchdown for the game.

Coming – The Eagles play at 7 p.m. on Friday at home against Little River.


Volleyball: Goessel competed in a quad at Olpe on Saturday. They went 1-2 on the day versus great competition. Olpe is currently #1 in 1A and Wabaunsee is #1 in 2A. Scores were as follows: Olpe defeated Goessel 25-22, 25-15, Goessel defeated Conway Springs 25-11, 25-21 and Wabaunsee defeated Goessel 25-16, 17-25, 25-18. Goessel moves to 9-8 on the season and resumes play on Tuesday at Canton-Galva.

Coming- The Bluebirds play at Canton-Galva on Saturday beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Football: It was a close game between Attica and Goessel last Friday, at least until the fourth quarter. Attica beat Goessel, 42-14, after exploding for 30 points in the fourth quarter to beat Goessel.

Going into the fourth quarter, Goessel was down 12-8, but despite a Grant Bryant 38-yard touchdown pass to Kacen Smith, Goessel couldn’t match the offensive outburst by Attica.

Both Nate Zogleman, 2-50-1TD, and Smith, 1-38-1TD, caught touchdown passes during the game from Bryant.

Caleb Burkholder led the defense with 9.5 tackles and an interception on the game.

Coming—The Bluebirds play at 7 p.m. at home against Moundridge.


Football: Hillsboro clawed their way back to .500 on the season after a nifty overtime victory over Sterling, 23-15 last Friday.

Hillsboro got nearly all of it’s scoring from Matthew Potucek who had a 40-yard touchdown run in the first quarter to tie the game 7-7. He then scored on a 35-yard fumble recovery return to put Hillsboro up 17-7 after a Dillion Boldt 35-yard field goal earlier in the second quarter. Hillsboro didn’t score in the second half, that is until Potucek scored on a rushing touchdown to end the game in overtime.

He ended the game with 82 yards passing and 78 yards rushing in a tough matchup. He also led the team defensively with seven tackles.

OVERTIME… What a great way to win a homecoming game. In the words of Mr. Corby ‘What are the players trying to do? Give Mr. Cox a heart attack?’ Our players once again showed why they have the ability to compete with anyone on Friday Night. Defensively we played our best game yet and offensively we played our worst game, but that’s a good thing as it shows our players that we can win in multiple ways,” said head coach Demetrius Cox.

The team faces Haven next week and it will be tough.

They will be a good team and we will have to play mistake free football to win that game and I am sure our players will be up for the test,” said Cox. “Thanks, to all of the Fans that showed up to make homecoming special.”

Coming—The Trojans play at 7 p.m. on Friday at Haven who is 4-1 on the season.

Tennis: The Trojans played on Thursday at their last home meet of the season. The results were as followed. #1 Singles – Kyla Isaac – 3rd, Violet Klein-7th; #2 Singles – Kailee Funk – 3rd, Brooklyn Heathcock-6th; #1 Doubles – Callie Bernhardt/ Callie Plenert-2nd, Jessica Ryder/Katie Rempel-6th; #2 Doubles – Kate Maxfield/Cheyenne Funk-3rd, Tylee Miller/ Paige Gehring-7th;
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Volleyball: The Trojans defeated Garden plain in three sets on Saturday: 25-23, 30-28 and 29-27.

Coming—Hillsboro will play at 5 p.m. on Oct. 6 at Pratt.


Football: It was a tough Friday night for the Warriors who ran into a buzzsaw in Haven and lost, 46-6, during last Friday’s football game.

Things were tight for a moment when Marion’s Will Alleven hit Braedon Mercer for a 19-yard touchdown in the second quarter to tie the game 6-6, but then Haven ran up 40 unanswered to end the game. Alleven led Marion with 48 yards passing and 22 yards rushing on the game. Mercer caught three balls for 26 yards and a touchdown while Ian Ingels caught three balls for 26 yards.


Volleyball: The Warriors played at home against Ell-Saline. They played two set and Marion won both sets. The scores were Ma-ES 25-16, 23-25, 25-20 Ma-ES 20-25, 25-22, 25-20.

Coming—The warriors play at 4 p.m. on Thursday at Moundridge.


Cross Country:

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