Area Sports Roundup

Canton-Galva

Volleyball: The Eagles hosted four teams for their annual CG Invitational and Goessel hosted the other four teams. At CGHS, Solomon, Wichita Home School, Sunrise Christian Academy and the Eagles played. Scores for the day were: Solomon—Set 1 25-16 (won), Set 2 17-25 (loss), Set 3 15-25 (loss). Wichita Home School—Set 1 19-25 (loss), Set 2 19-25 (loss). Sunrise Christian Academy—Set 1 25-23 (won), Set 2 25-7 (won). Canton-Galva played Sunrise for 3rd place and won — 25-21 (won) and 25-14 (won). “It was a good day, we played as a team. We played well together and when we executed our offense well we were pretty great. It was a fun day and the ladies continued to improve throughout the day. We played some great competition and it was nice to play in our gym all day,” said coach Cloe Hedlund.

Football: The wins keep coming for Canton-Galva, who notched another “W” last Friday when they beat Little River, 56-38. Canton-Galva got up 16-6 early and kept the foot on the gas the whole game. They scored 24 points in the third quarter alone. Garrett Maltbie threw for 149 yards and three touchdowns while adding 89 yards on the ground and two touchdowns. Brayden Collins led the offense rushing with 95 yards and two touchdowns, while Tyson Stuber grabbed four balls for 70 yards and two touchdowns through the air. Stuber also added eight tackles and an interception defensively. Coming – The Eagles will look to continue their winning streak when they play at 7 p.m. on Friday at Herrington.

Cross country: It was a stacked field at the Berean XC meet on Thursday with many strong area runners in the race. The race was won by Collin Oswalt of Hutchinson Central Christian in a time of 15:44, followed closely by Asher Brown of Remington in second in a time of 16:00. “With both of our CG boys coming off of injuries last week, and not being able to practice at full speed I was not sure what to expect today, but both of them performed above my expectations. I know they were both disappointed with their times, but with their limited practice this week, shouldn’t be,” said coach Lyle Silsby. There were 12 runners finishing under 18 minutes, and 4 finished under 17 minutes. “With 75 runners in the race it was a packed start, and we had an outside starting position, so both boys got off to a kind of slow start. Both were able to continually move up throughout the race though, and both finished strong at the end,” said Silsby. “Hopefully the injury bug is done with us, and we can continue to train hard, and keep getting faster for our regional meet in three weeks.” Our next meet in at Burrton next Thursday.

Goessel

Volleyball: Goessel went 2-2 in their half of the Canton-Galva tournament. Halstead defeated Goessel 25-19, 22-25, 25-22, Goessel defeated Rural Vista 31-29, 25-14, Goessel defeated Little River 28-26, 25-12, Halstead defeated Goessel 25-16, 25-12. Goessel moves to 13-10 overall. They resume play on Tuesday in Herington. Coming- The Bluebirds play at Canton-Galva on Saturday beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Football: Goessel won a wild game against Moundridge last Friday, 62-48. The offensive shootout started when Jake Wiens ran for 24-yards to pay dirt to put Goessel up, 8-0. Moundridge came right back with a score of their own before Grant Bryant ran for a 58-yard touchdown run to put Goessel up 16-6. Things went back and forth like this until Goessel ripped off three straight scores in the second quarter where they eventually got up 36-12. Goessel averaged 8.8 yards a play on offense and was only stopped due to two turnovers on the night. Jake Wiens led Goessel with 22 carries for 205 yards and six touchdowns while Bryant added 16 carries for 105 yards and one touchdown on the game. Dylan Riley accounted for a whopping 11.5 tackles in the game. Coming—The Bluebirds get back into action when they play at 7 p.m. at Fairfield.

Hillsboro

Football: Hillsboro went into Haven and humbled the then 3-1 team, beating them 26-6 during last week’s football game. After a scoreless first quarter, Matthew Potucek broke the ice with a 19-yard touchdown completion to Cole Kaufman to put Hillsboro up 6-0. The Trojans would put up 19 unanswered points after this with Potucek involved in all of them. He completed another pass to Frank Wichert for 17-yards and a touchdown and then later ran one in from five yards out for a touchdown on the ground. Haven never mounted a comeback as Hillsboro forced a staggering five turnovers defensively. Potucek had 93 yards passing with two touchdowns while rushing for 23 yards and a touchdown on the game. Nate Hein led the team offensively with 111 yards rushing and a touchdown of his own. Jaxxon Hanschu had two interceptions on the game. Coming—The Trojans play at 7 p.m. on Friday at home against Marion.

Cross Country: The Trojans did well on Thursday in the Berean meet. For the girls, Emersyn Funk came in at 7th place with a time of 21:46.59. Moriah Jost finished at 14th with 22:36.89. Ainsley Duell came in at 23rd with a time of 23:52.48. Trudy Hein rounded out the great times in 36th place with her time of 26:49.07.

For the boys, Levi Allen came in at 10th with a time of 17:33. Tristan Reed came in at 34th with a time of 18:57.08. Caleb Diener finished at 54th, Carson Linnens at 61st and Noah Bartel at 75th.

Marion

Football: Marion lost to Hutchinson Trinity-Catholic 41-0 during last week’s football game. Coming— The Warriors play at 7 p.m. on Friday at Hillsboro.

Volleyball: The Warriors played at Moundridge on Thursday. They played two sets and won both. The final scores were as follows: Ma-Mo 16-25, 25-19, 25-16 Ma-Mo 20-25, 25-16, 25-21. Coming—The Warriors play at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 at home.

Cross Country: The Warriors did well at their meet. Their times were as follows: Christopher Berry-19:42, Tristen Dye-19:19, Hayden Mendoza- 23:55, Gavin Wasmuth- 18:33, Cooper Bailey – 21:23, Wyatt Helmer – 25:34. “This was probably the toughest meet we have been to this year and it should really help our team learn what it takes to be a competitor at the state level. The top teams in Class 3A and 4A were in the meet and the competition was brutal but we ran much better than we did last week. Once again we were led by Gavin Wasmuth as he ran a very fine race today, his miles were pretty even and he ran smart,” said coach Grant Thierolf . “Tristen ran as well as he has all season, improving on his finish from last season. Christopher took over a minute off his time from last year and competed every foot of the race. Cooper ran a hard race, it is getting that time of year when it gets tough to gut out every mile in practice, but Cooper is still hanging in. Hayden turned a ankle on the course but gutted out the finish, tough runner we have in Hayden. Wyatt ran well but a freshman in this field is going to have his hands full and Wyatt will get better next week.”