Area sports roundup, May 20, 2015

Trey Moddelmog leaps to an 11th-place finish in the long jump (17-83?4) at the Heart of America league track meet at Marion Friday. Moddelmog paced the Canton-Galva boys by winning the high jump (6-0).  Don Ratzlaff / Free Press
Trey Moddelmog leaps to an 11th-place finish in the long jump (17-83?4) at the Heart of America league track meet at Marion Friday. Moddelmog paced the Canton-Galva boys by winning the high jump (6-0). Don Ratzlaff / Free Press

BASEBALL

Canton-Galva?The Eagles lost two games to Southeast of Saline Tues?day. Canton-Galva lost Game 1, 10-2.

Tanner Klingensmith absorbed the loss, scattering two walks and three strikeouts and not giving up any earned runs. The Eagles gave up just one earned run.

?We didn?t do a good job of backing Tanner,? coach Kelly Nelson said. ?We seem to have a hard time getting ourselves ready to play at the beginning of games.?

Reed Wiens was 2-for-3.

The Eagles lost Game 2, 5-4 despite taking a 3-0 lead in the second inning. The Trojans scored the winning run in the eighth inning.

Nick Bray took the pitching loss in relief of starter Connor Farnham.

?Connor pitched a very good game against a good hitting team, but his pitch count was too high to leave him in the game,? Nelson said.

Bray was 2-for-4 at-bat.

Canton-Galva (5-11) was scheduled to face Chase County (2-16) in the Class 2-1A regional hosted by Moundridge Monday.

GOLF

Centre?Nathaniel Engler qualified for the Class 1A state golf tournament Monday, carding an 18-hole score of 112 to place fifth among a field of 22 golfers at the 1A regional meet hosted by Goessel at Hesston.

The top three teams qualified for state, as did the next five individuals, meaning all 22 participants qualified, as Pretty Prairie, Goessel and Central Christian were the only schools to field full teams, and a total of five other individuals competed.

Previously, Engler represented the Cougars in the Wheat State League-Heart of the Plains League Golf Challenge Monday.

Engler carded an 18-hole score of 104 to place sixth of 24 finishers.

Goessel?The Bluebird golf team qualified for state by placing second as a team with a score of 494 behind Pretty Prairie (467) and ahead of Central Christian (584) at the 1A regional Goessel hosted at Hesston. Those were the only three schools to field full teams.

Lawton Makovec led the Bluebirds with an 18-hole score of 115 to place sixth among 22 golfers. Luke Unruh shot a 121, good for seventh place, while Kellen Froese placed eighth (125). Rhett Makovec was 11th (133), Lucas Hiebert 13th (133) and Jordan Schmucker 20th (167).

The Class 1A state golf tournament will be hosted by Frankfort at Spring Creek Golf Course in Seneca Tuesday.

TRACK

Canton-Galva?The Eagles traveled to Marion for the Heart of America meet Friday. The boys placed ninth with 14 points. Marion won with 106. Trey Moddelmog won the high jump (6-0). Travis Unruh was fourth in the 400 (55.47).

The girls finished last with four points, earning two fifth-place finishes: Maddie Snow in the 400 (1:04.3) and Krystal May in the high jump (4-2).

The Eagles will travel to Herington for a Class 2A regional Friday.

Centre?The Cougars competed at the Wheat State league meet hosted by Goessel Thursday.

As a team, the girls placed fourth with 82 points.

Lotti Benning, Nellie Kassebaum, Callie Riffel and Shelby Makovec won the 4×800 relay in a meet record of 10:59.36. Whitney Gutsch earned a gold medal in shot put (30-2).

The Cougars earned five silver medals. Brenna Shields earned three: in the 100 (13.55), the 400 (1:06.23) and the long jump (15-51?2). Cassidy Hill was second in the discus (89-7), while Summer Espinoza was second in the shot put (29-8).

Shields placed third in the javelin (101-11); Makovec was fourth in the 400 (1:10.15); and Makovec, Kasse?baum, Riffel and Benning were fourth in the 4×400 (4:51.80).

Two athletes placed fifth: Kassebaum in the 800 (2:48.84) and Alexa Ammann in the discus (80-6).

Scoring sixth-place finishes were: Riffel in the 800 (2:49.32); Kailyn Riffel in the shot put (27-81?2); and Amanda Salamone in the high jump (4-0) and the long jump (13-11?4).

Meanwhile, the boys finished last with nine points. Barrett Smith led the team in scoring by finishing fourth in the javelin (131-3).

Max Svoboda was fifth in the 200 (25.42), and Conner Montgomery finished fifth in the 400 (56.95) and sixth in the 100 (12.01).

The Cougars will travel to Blue Rapids-Valley Heights for a Class 1A regional Friday.

Goessel?The Bluebirds hosted the Wheat State league meet Thursday.

The girls won the meet with a team score of 138, nearly 50 points ahead of second-place Solomon (91).

Goessel earned five gold medals, led by Brittney Hiebert who won the 1,600 (5:52.87), the 400 (1:05.62) and the 800 (2:38.2). Aleena Cook won the pole vault (7-0), and Jennifer Meysing won the 3,200 (14:13.75).

These Bluebirds placed second: Olivia Duerksen in the high jump (4-8); Coral Mitchell in the pole vault (7-0); and Erin Brubaker in the 100 hurdles (19.2) and the 300 hurdles (55.09).

These athletes won bronze medals:?Duerksen in the long jump (14-6); Cook in the 100 (13.65) and the 200 (28.92); and Rachel Manis in the 1,600 (6:18.02).

Three Bluebirds finished fourth: Cook in the high jump (4-4); Meysing in the triple jump (27-0) and Rymill in the 800 (2:47.6).

Rymill finished fifth in the long jump (13-10), and Julia Nightengale was fifth in the 1,600 (6:36.57).

Meanwhile, the boys placed fourth of nine with 54 points behind Wakefield (165), Solomon (122) and Peabody-Burns (75).

Zach Wiens earned two silver medals. He placed second in both the 110 hurdles (15.93) and the 300 hurdles (44.57).

Flaming placed third in the shot put (39-31?2); while Dominik Rebholz was third in the 3,200 (4:45.78).

Schmidt placed fifth in both the long jump (18-1) and in the triple jump (35-0).

Goessel will travel to Burlington Friday for a Class 1A regional meet. Field events are scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. Prelimin?ary races begin at 4:30 p.m. with finals at 6 p.m.

Peabody-Burns?The Warriors traveled to Goessel for the Wheat State meet Thursday.

The boys placed third as a team with 75 points behind Wakefield (165) and Solomon (122).

Cody Partridge paved the way by winning the long jump (19-9) and placing second in the high jump (5-8).

Corbin Rives won the javelin (145-5) and placed third in the 400 (54.60).

Austin Reynolds placed third in the 110 hurdles (17.31) and fourth in the 300 hurdles (45.68).

Clayton Philpott was fourth in both the long jump (18-11?2) and the triple jump (35-1).

These athletes placed fifth:?Matthew Montigny in the 800 (2:21.05); Nick Preheim in the shot put (38-21?2); and Bryant Young in the 1,600 (5:07.64).

Meanwhile, the girls placed sixth with 34 points. Goessel won with 138.

Katy Benson led the way by placing second in the 200 (28.15).

Kayla Page was fourth in the 100 hurdles (22.67) and fifth in the 300 hurdles (1:03.83).

Nichole Sanders was fourth in the 3,200 (18:00.88), Mallory Harris fourth in the 300 hurdles (59.16), and Anna Lubbers fifth in the 100 hurdles (22.84).

The Warriors will travel to Herington for a Class 2A regional Friday. Field events are scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. Preliminary races will begin at 5 p.m. Finals will start at 6 p.m.