Area High School Roundup (May 2, 2018)


◼ Canton-Galva: The Eagles joined 14 other schools at the James Thomas Invitational at Hillsboro April 27.

It was a large, competitive meet, but Tia Moddelmog and Maddie Snow brought home medals for the girls team. Moddelmog placed second in triple jump (32 feet, 9.5 inches) and third in high jump (5-0). Snow placed third in the 400 meters with a season-best time of 1:03.14.

The Eagle girls’ team placed 11th and the boys’ team finished 14th.

Halstead—The Eagle track team traveled to Halstead April 24 for a meet that included Haven, Fair­field, Berean, Elyria and Victory Christian.

Kinser Colgin placed first in long jump (17 feet, 11 inches) and second in triple jump (39-4.5.

“This was Colgin’s first time competing in triple jump, so I’m very impressed with his mark,” coach Tina McMannis.

Freshman Jerry Brad­bury placed third in long jump (16-11.5) and ran a personal-best of 11.65 in the 100 meters to place fourth.

For the girls, Tia Moddel­mog placed first in three events: high jump (5-0), triple jump (34-3) and 300-meter hurdles (53.14), which she ran for the first time. She placed third in javelin (84-11).

Maddie Snow medaled in two events: first in the 400 (1:05.03) and second in 200 (28.34). She just missed a medal in the 100, placing fourth (13.35). Braylee Dough­man placed third in shot put with a personal-best throw (32-1).

“I am very proud of how the team performed overall,” McMannis said. “There were many personal records in multiple events, which is great to see heading into the last half of our season.”

Canton-Galva is scheduled to compete at Mound­ridge May 1.

◼ Centre: The Cougars hosted a Central Kansas Track League meet at Marion April 24. Both the boys’ and the girls’ team placed fourth in their respective divisions.

Cougar boys finishing among the top three in their events included: Cody Svoboda, first in javelin (132 feet, 2 inches); Xavier Espin­oza, who had missed two meets the previous week with an ankle injury, won the long jump (19-9) and the 100 meters (11.0); Braxton Smith placed third in javelin (120-3); and Aidan Svoboda placed second in the 1600 meters (5:11.3).

For the girls, Kate Basore placed first in javelin (114-1) and third in shot put (26-8) and discus (98-8); Gracie Luna placed second in the 3200 (16:51.3 ); Cailey Barney placed third in long jump (14-6.75); Alyssa Espinoza finished second in triple jump (32-0); and the 4×100 relay team of Barney, Espin­oza, Emma David, Samantha Espinoza placed third (55.6).

Centre is scheduled to compete at the Herington Invitational on Thursday.

◼ Goessel: The Bluebirds competed at the 15-school James Thomas Invitational at Hillsboro April 27. Blue­birds scoring points were: Steph­any Meyer, third in long jump (15-8.5); Brittney Hie­bert, fourth in 800 meters (2:37.22) and fifth in 400 meters (1:05.77).

As teams, the girls placed 13th with 12 points; the boys did not score.

Hesston—The Bluebirds girls’ and boys’ teams each placed fourth at the Central Kansas Track League meet at Hesston April 24.

The girls scored 57 points at the meet; Hesston won the team title with 163.

Bluebirds finishing among the top three in their respective individual events were: Kara Burkholder, first in javelin (103 feet, 3 inches); Brittney Hiebert, third in 400 meters (1:07.36); and Porclein Unruh, third in 800 meters (2:57.19).

In the relays, the girls placed second in the 4×800 with Brittney Hiebert, Cassandra Rust, Shaylynn Spurling and Porclein Unruh (12:11.43); second in the 4×400 with Raechel Boese, Brittney Hiebert, Stephany Meyer and Eliza­beth Schmucker (4:41.42).

The Bluebird boys scored 57 points at the meet; Hess­ton won the team title with 178.

Goessel boys finishing among the top three in their respective individual events were: Zachary Guerrero, second in the 110-meter hurdles (18.15); Juan Aguilar, third in the 1600 (5:26.18); Jerah Schmidt, third in the 800 meters (2:24.11).

In the relays, the 4×800 team comprised of Juan Aguilar, David Sawyer, Jerah Schmidt and Nate Zogleman (9:51.56) placed second.

The Bluebirds were scheduled to compete at the Tescott Invitational May 1.


◼ Canton-Galva: The Eagles ran into a buzzsaw in the form of Sedgwick, who swept the Eagles in a home doubleheader April 27, 16-1 and 29-0.

The Cardinals scored five runs in the first inning, four in the second and seven in the third to end the game by 15-run rule after three innings.

Canton-Galva scored its lone run in the first inning when Jonah Sargent singled and Andrew Prieb picked up the RBI with the Eagles’ only other hit. Freshman Brayden Collins absorbed the pitching loss.

Game 2 started more hopefully as the Eagles limited the visitors to three runs in the opening at-bat. But the Cardinals caught fire with a 15-run second inning and an 11-run third to end the game by run-rule, 29-0.

Canton-Galva’s Collins had the team’s only base hit in the game. Sargent absorbed the pitching loss.

With the sweep, the Eagles’ record is 2-12. They are scheduled to play a home doubleheader Friday versus Marion.

Ellinwood: The Eagles swept Ellin­wood, 17-2 and 15-3, before a home crowd April 24 in Galva to record their first victories of the season.

Canton-Galva took charge from the start, scoring 10 runs in the bottom of the first inning. The Eagles added two runs in the second and five more in the third before the 15-run rule ended the contest.

Brayden Collins led the Eagles, going 3-for-4 at the plate with three RBIs. Richard Peterson added one hit and two RBIs, Jonah Sargent two hits and two RBIs, Brayden Minson and Andrew Prieb two hits and two RBIs.

Freshman Keaton Littrell pitched all three innings to earn the win. He allowed three hits and two runs, walked three batters and struck out five.

Game 2 lasted five innings before the 10-run rule kicked in. The Eagles scored seven runs in the first inning and eight more in the second for a commanding 15-1 lead. Ellinwood managed two runs in the fourth inning for the 15-3 final.

Collins drove in four runs with two hits to lead CGHS. Nick Pearson, Brayden Min­son and Keaton Littrell each contributed two RBIs to the team total of 12.

Pearson earned the pitching victory, throwing 3.2 innings. He allowed three earned runs on only one base hit. He also walked four batters and struck out one. Prieb pitched 1.1 innings in relief.

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