Area Wide Sports

Lane McMannis of CG and Kacen Smith of Goessel in the 300 m. hurdles


Track: Canton-Galva traveled to Goessel on May 12 for the Wheat State League track meet. Several other area schools also attended. The CG women’s team had one medalist: Brinley Becker was 3rd in the 100 m. dash. Becker added points with a 4th place finish in the 200, and Mimi Craig was 4th in shot put and 6th in discus.

The CG men’s team finished 4th place. Three Eagles came home with league championships: Christian Darrah won the 1600 and 3200, Tyson Struber won the 100 and 200, and Lane McMannis won the 300 m. hurdles. These three joined TJ Koehn to get 2nd in the 4×400 relay running a season PR of 3:40.59. Wyatt Collins won a 3rd place medal in shot put and was 6th in discus. Also adding points were Ethan Alkire with 4th in the 400 and Morgan Becker with 5th in the 800.

Coming —The Eagles will travel to Washington on Friday, May 20, for their regional meet where the top four finishers in each event will advance to the State Meet in Wichita. The regional meet begins at 1p.m. with field events, followed by prelims at 2 p.m., and running event finals at 3 p.m.

Jaxxon Hanschu sliding into third base on his triple during the first game against Hesston.



Baseball: The Hillsboro Trojan Baseball team finished their regular season by taking on the Hesston

Swathers on Tuesday, May 10 at Hesston. The Trojans started out the evening strong

outscoring the Swathers in the first game 15-5. Jaxxon Hanschu led the way with four hits,

including one triple, followed by Alex Caldwell with three hits and Matthew Potucek with two hits.

The Trojans scored six runs in the first three innings, but didn’t score again until the seventh

when they scored an additional nine runs. Hanschu, Potucek, Blane Bernhardt, Caldwell,

Hunter Navrat each drove in runs during the inning. Potucek and Caldwell each tripled in the

seventh inning.

Caldwell was the winning pitcher for Hillsboro. He surrendered three runs on five hits over five

innings, striking out five and walking one. Potucek pitched the lasted two innings and recorded

the last six outs to get the save.

Game two of the evening was a different story. Both Hillsboro and Hesston were strong on the

mound—Hillsboro pitching Phil Young and Hesston pitching Ke Shelite. Hesston recorded the

win 0-2 over the Trojans. Shelite recorded the win for Hesston. He surrendered zero runs on

two hits over seven innings, striking out 13.

Young took the loss for Hillsboro. The righty surrendered two runs on three hits over three

innings, striking out four and walking one.

Caldwell and Blane Bernhardt each collected one hit to lead the Trojans. The Trojans didn’t

commit a single error in the field.

Trojans finished the regular season 11-7. Due to their split with Hesston and Pratt sweeping

Halstead, the Trojans found themselves seeded third in the regional bracket.

Coming— The Trojans begin regional action at 6p on Monday, May 16 taking on Minneapolis at Haven.

Heidi Grimmet ran her fastest 1600M of the year.


Track: The Warriors participated in the Heart of America League meet at Remington on Friday, May 13.

“We didn’t score a ton of points at this meet but we actually had a pretty good showing at the HOA Championships. The points that we scored were all 5th and 6th place finishes which makes it hard to rack up a high point total. We had 10 different athletes score PRs at the meet so our kids performed pretty well in the toughest meet of the year,” said Coach Grant Thierolf.

Chance Shults led the boys in scoring with a 3rd in the Vault, and 6th place finishes in the hurdles.

“We liked the way our whole throwing group came out and competed. We may not have scored any points but we had five PRs out of that group. Our distance crew did a nice job of running and staying in the pack, just a very tough field of runners in the HOA. Loved the way the 4 x 400M Relay fought to a 3rd place finish, they have a real chance of getting to the state meet. All in all a good meet for us and GREAT preparation for the Regional meet next week at Tabor,” said Thierolf.

The girls finished in the top half of the league.

“To finish in the top half of the HOA in track and field is a nice accomplishment for our young ladies. This is as good of a league for track and field as there is in the state. Every athlete that competed contributed to our scoring today so we got about as much as we could in this meet. We had some very good performances and were led by Kenna Wesner at this meet. To medal in all three open events as a freshman is quite an accomplishment and she can be as good as she works to be in the future. Heidi Grimmet ran her fastest 1600M of the year and will need to continue to bring down her time these next two weeks. Like the way that Mckinnon and Sophia competed in the throws, they keep pushing each other and keep factoring in the medals at each meet. Grayce Tankersley ran well and had a very good day in the long jump, finally getting her steps down to produce a nice series of jumps. Good to see Claire Bradfield keeping going up in the pole vault. We will need to be at our best this week as we get ready for Regionals. Fun time of the year for our coaches,” said Thierolf.

Swim: After a great week the week before, the Warriors managed to get one more meet in before state.

“We gave it our full effort. I couldn’t have been more proud of the girls. We just continue to do things the right way,” said Coach Randy Carlson.

Only six girls went and participated in four events, but they participated and represented well. The results were as follows:

Event # 4 Girls 50 Free

28.33Y Caitlin Thornhill 8

28.71Y Macy Priest 11

28.86Y Tanner Plett 12

28.92Y Ainsley Duell 14

29.86Y Amy Gayle 16

30.88Y Leah Brunner 17

Event # 7 Girls 100 Free

1:03.75Y Macy Priest 4

1:04.82Y Tanner Plett 5

Event # 10 Girls 100 Back

1:09.93Y Amy Gayle 2

Event # 11 Girls 100 Breast

1:22.31Y Ainsley Duell 5

1:22.49Y Caitlin Thornhill 6

1:23.07Y Leah Brunner 7

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