AREA HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS ROUNDUP

CROSS COUNTRY

Canton-Galva?The Eagles competed at the Swather Special in Hesston Thursday.

Tanner Sulls finished 33rd in 23:39 for the freshman boys.

Brittany Dieker placed 27th in 19:51 in the sophomore girls? race.

Lane Wiens led the sophomore boys with a 13th-place finish in 20:37, followed by Zach Snow (28th, 23:40).

Competing against the junior girls, Katie Diehl placed 33rd in 22:02, and Krystal May was 36th (24:01).

The Eagles will run at Peabody Thursday. The girls will race at 4:15 p.m. with the boys to follow at 4:40 p.m.

Centre?Three Cougar girls ran at the Swather Special at Hesston Thursday.

Amy Makovec medaled in the senior girls? 1-2-3A race with a 14th-place finish in 19:23. Nellie Kassebaum placed 18th in 18:57 to medal in the junior race, and Ally Basore finished 23rd in 19:05 in the sophomore race.

The team will compete Thursday at Peabody, with the girls running at 4:15 p.m. and the boys at 4:40 p.m.

Goessel?Thirteen Bluebirds participated in the Swather Special at Hesston Thursday.

?This was an excellent meet for us,? coach Tyler Schroeder said. ?Everyone who ran a 4-k or 5-k in the last two meets improved their time from Week 1. We also had many medalists.?

Jen Meysing placed 11th in 18:27 in the freshman girls? race, followed by Riley Jarvis (22nd, 19:54). Merle Weidenhammer was 40th in 23:05 in the sophomore race. Sophie Freuler finished 10th among juniors in 17:34, and Mayuko Kanda placed 22nd in 19:26. Senior Kara Schmucker was 28th in 25:28.

As a team, the Goessel girls finished 11th.

For the boys, Zach Wiens was 19th in 21:09 in the sophomore race, while Leighton Wagner placed 32nd (25:39.). Nils Erdoesi placed 34th in the junior race (22:41), followed by Dane Kruger (43rd, 23:59) and Aaron Woelk (48th, 25:07). Heath Goertzen finished 10th among seniors in 18:58, and Ben Wiens came in 26th in 20:35.

The Goessel boys finished 17th as a team.

The Bluebirds will compete at Peabody Thursday where the girls will race at 4:15 p.m. and the boys at 4:40 p.m.

Peabody-Burns?Two Warriors competed at the Swather Special at Hesston Thursday.

Running in the freshman girls? race, Paige Murray placed 36th in 25:02.

Andrea Kubickova placed 20th in the senior girls? race in 21:27.

The next race is scheduled for Thursday at Pea?body where the girls will race at 4:15 p.m. and the boys at 4:40 p.m.

FOOTBALL

Canton-Galva?The Eagles (2-0) defeated Goessel 66-0 in two quarters of play Friday and will play at St. John?s Military (1-1) Friday at 7 p.m.

Centre?The Cougars lost to Wakefield Friday, 26-20.

The two teams played to a 6-6 tie by halftime. Centre scored on a 45-yard run by Kyle Methvin with 1:19 left in the half.

Wakefield struck first in the third quarter, but Centre answered when Methvin found the end zone on a 37-yard run. Wakefield scored another touchdown before Ty Simons scored on a 41-yard pass from Methvin, who added a 2-point conversion for a 20-18 Centre lead going into the fourth quarter.

Wakefield then scored with 9:42 left to claim the lead and the win, 26-20.

Centre had 170 yards rushing, led by Methvin with 1-6 yards on 21 carries. The Cougars recorded 110 yards passing. Methvin was 5-for-12 for 60 yards.

The Cougars (1-1) will host Lebo (1-1) Friday at 7 p.m.

Goessel?The Bluebirds dropped a 66-0 loss to Can?ton-Galva in two quarters Friday.

Goessel totalled 50 yards rushing, led by Miguel Guerrero with 23 yards on seven carries. Chase Flaming went 3-for-13 passing for 30 yards.

Trevor Beisel and Kellen Froese led the defense with four total tackles each.

The Bluebirds (0-2) will host Southern Cloud (1-1) Friday at 7 p.m.

Peabody-Burns?The Warriors defeated Little River Friday, 46-22.

Peabody-Burns recorded 326 yards rushing. Two Warriors passed the century mark:?Braxton Kyle had 174 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries, and Fred Win?sor ran for 101 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries.

Braxton Kyle was 4-for-11 for 44 yards passing.

Kyle Seeney anchored the defense with 12 total tackles.

The Warriors (2-0) host Burlingame (2-0) Friday at 7 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL

Canton-Galva?The Eagles split two games at home last Tuesday, first falling to Wichita Home School, 24-26, 20-25.

?Canton-Galva had several inconsistent stretches of play in the Wichita Home School match,? coach Jenny Loyd said. ?We had too many serving and hitting errors, giving up valuable points to a solid opponent.?

The Eagles followed with a 25-21, 25-20 win over Marion.

?We served aggressively and passed the ball well in the Marion match, allowing us to keep the momentum and dictate the points,? Loyd said. ?It was a total team effort and great league win for us.?

Canton-Galva participated in the Goessel Invita?tional Saturday, going 2-3 for the day. The Eagles opened with a 13-25, 14-25 loss to Goessel, then defeated Central Christian, 26-24, 25-18, and South Haven, 25-16, 25-14 to conclude pool play.

CGHS fell to Halstead in the semifinals, 21-25, 11-25, to face Goessel a second time to play for third place. Goessel won, 25-23, 25-17.

The Eagles were scheduled to compete at Reming?ton Tuesday and will play at Marion Saturday where matches begin at 9 a.m.

Centre?The Cougars split two games at Elyria Christian Tuesday.

Centre defeated Elyria Christian, 25-9, 25-15. Bryanna Svoboda led the team with six aces, while Brenna Shields added four kills.

Centre then lost to Goessel, 10-25, 24-26. Svoboda led the team with four aces, while Shields recorded four kills.

The Cougars hosted an invitational tournament Saturday, where they went 3-2 and finished as tournament runners-up. Centre?s only losses came to eventual champion Marion.

The Cougars opened with a 25-6, 25-10 victory over Northfield and a 25-22, 25-22 win over Rural Vista. Centre then lost to Marion, 23-25, 14-25 in the final game of pool play.

In the semifinals, Centre defeated Little River 26-28, 25-21, 25-16 to advance to the championship game against Marion. The Cougars fell short 13-25, 13-25.

Shelby Makovec and Bryanna Svoboda were named to the all-tournament team.

The Cougars (2-2) were scheduled to compete at Solomon Tuesday and will play at Marion Saturday, where matches begin at 9 a.m.

Goessel?The Bluebirds opened league play at Elyria Christian Tuesday with two victories.

Goessel defeated Centre, 25-10, 26-24, before defeating Elyria, 25-16, 25-11. With the wins, Goessel improved to 3-1 overall.

The Bluebirds hosted an invitational Saturday and finished third with a 4-1 record. Goessel opened pool play with a 25-13, 25-14 win over Canton-Galva, then defeated South Haven 25-10, 25-19. Goessel then won 25-18, 25-11 over Central Christian.

In the semifinals, Sedg?wick defeated Goessel, 21-25, 25-19, 25-13. The Bluebirds went on to defeat Canton-Galva, 25-23, 25-17, a second time to claim third place.

The Bluebirds were scheduled to play at White City Tuesday before traveling to Solomon Sept. 24 for a 4 p.m. start.

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