AREA HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS ROUNDUP

CROSS COUNTRY

Canton-Galva?Lane Wiens paced the Eagles at the Class 2A regional cross-country race near Mound City. Wiens finished 30th among 45 runners in the boys? 5-k race with a time of 20 minutes, 35 seconds. Zach Snow was 43rd (24:48).

Brittany Dieker was the sole competitor for the Eagle girls in the 4-k race. She finished 32nd among 41 runners in 19:51.

Centre?Kevin Lewis was the Cougar boys? sole competitor in the Class 1A 5-k regional cross-country race hosted by Wichita East at Cessna Activity Center Saturday. Lewis finished 32nd among 48 runners in 22 minutes, 21 seconds.

For the Cougar girls, Nellie Kassebaum placed 13th among 32 runners with a time of 18:30. Ally Basore was 15th in 18:50.

Goessel?The Bluebirds will send Heath Goertzen and the girls? team to the Class 1A state cross-country meet Saturday at Wamego.

Heath Goertzen qualified individually with a 13th-place finish among 48 runners in 19 minutes, 43 seconds at the Wichita East regional at Cessna Activity Center Saturday.

Ben Wiens was 22nd (21:01), Zach Wiens 25th (21:22) and Aaron Woelk (23:26).

As a team, the Bluebirds placed fifth with 77 points. Pretty Prairie won with 23. The top three teams advance to state.

The Bluebird girls, meanwhile, qualified as a team, winning with 24 points. Pretty Prairie (25) was second and Burden-Central (33) third.

Sophie Freuler led the girls with a ninth-place finish among 32 runners in 17:20. Jen Meysing came in 10th (17:41). Riley Jarvis was 20th (19:40), Mayuko Kanda 25th (20:45) and Merle Weiden?hammer 27th (21:09).

The state meet will be at the Wamego Country Club Saturday. Goessel girls will race at 10 a.m.; Goertzen will run at 11:30 a.m.

FOOTBALL

Canton-Galva?The Eagles defeated Little River Friday, 42-20. Canton-Galva led 26-20 after three quarters, then outscored Little River 16-0 in the fourth quarter to seal the win. The Eagles (5-3) will host Lincoln (3-5)?at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Centre?The Cougars defeated Flinthills, 56-6, Friday. Centre (6-2) will play at Madison/Hamilton (7-1) at 7 p.m. Friday.

Goessel?The Bluebirds lost Friday to White City, 58-36.

Goessel scored first on a 1-yard run by Chase Flaming, but White City scored three times before Flaming added a 65-yard touchdown run with 11:40 left in the second quarter to close the gap to 22-14.

The teams traded scores the rest of the quarter. Goessel scored on Flaming runs of 18 and 1 yards.

White City led 44-30 at halftime and increased its lead to 58-30 before Flaming threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Zach Showalter with 2:13 left in the game.

White City out-rushed Goessel, 272 to 166, and out-passed the Bluebirds 195 to 92. Flaming led the Goessel rushing attack with 80 yards on 15 carries and four touchdowns. Flaming completed eight of 25 passes for 92 yards and one touchdown.

Trevor Beisel and Mark Schmidt led the defense with eight tackles.

The Bluebirds (2-6) will play at Hope (7-1) at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Peabody-Burns?The Warriors defeated Madi?son/Hamilton, 40-34, Friday.

Madison/Hamilton scored 28 unanswered points in the first quarter, but Peabody-Burns managed 16 points in both the second and third quarters to take a 32-28 lead. The Warriors outscored Madison/Hamil?ton 8-6 in the final quarter to claim the win.

Peabody-Burns recorded 134 yards rushing, led by Fred Winsor with 93 yards on 17 carries and one touchdown. In the passing game, Braxton Kyle was 9-for-17 for 129 yards and two touchdowns.

Xavier Jabary led the defense with 17 tackles. Kiefer Larsen added 11 and Clayton Philpott, Kevin Baatrup and Kyle Seeney each had 10.

The Warriors (7-1)?will play at Lebo (6-2) at 7 p.m. Friday.

VOLLEYBALL

Canton-Galva?The Eagles were 2-1 in Heart of America Round Robin competition at Bennington Oct. 19. Canton-Galva defeated Inman (25-23, 24-26, 25-18), lost to Bennington (25-10, 25-8) and defeated Berean Academy (25-19, 25-17). Jen?nifer Likes led with 25 kills.

Canton-Galva followed with a sweep at home Tuesday, defeating Burrton (25-9, 25-14)?and Elyria Christian (25-9, 25-20).

Caley Johnson led with 12 kills. Likes added nine ace serves.

The Eagles entered the Class 2A sub-state tournament at Herington Saturday as the No. 6 seed with a 12-18 record.

Canton-Galva lost to No. 3 Chase County (25-16, 25-13) in the first round. Cassie Enns led with seven kills. Emily Ballantyne and Lindsey Unruh each had a service ace.

?Overall, (we) put together a very nice season, ending with a 12-19 record, more than doubling (our) wins from the previous season,? coach Jenny Loyd said.

Centre?The Cougars entered the Class 1A, Divi?sion I sub-state tournament at Goessel as the No. 2 seed with a 25-9 record.

Following a first-round bye, Centre faced third-seeded Rosalia-Flinthills (21-12) who came into the match after a 25-12, 25-18 win over No. 6 Hartford (2-27).

The Cougars battled Flinthills to three sets, but Flinthills won the game (23-25, 25-15, 27-25) to advance to the championship game against Goessel.

Bryanna Svoboda led the Cougars with 11 kills. Makenzie Deines had three blocks. Brenna Shields had two service aces.

The Cougars ended the season with a 26-10 record.

Goessel?The Goessel volleyball team earned a trip to the Class 1A, Division I state tournament with a sub-state championship at Goessel Saturday.

Seeded No. 1 in the tournament, the Bluebirds enjoyed a first-round bye. Goessel (30-8) faced No. 4 Pretty Prairie (9-19) in the semifinals, who won a first-round game over No. 5 Burrton (25-18, 25-14).

?After fighting some nerves in the first game against Pretty Prairie, our young team found its stride to finish off the semifinals,? coach Crysta Guhr said.

Goessel defeated Pretty Prairie, 25-18, 25-9, to advance to the championship match against No. 3 Rosalia-Flinthills (22-12), who made it to the finals after defeating No. 6 Hartford (2-27) in the first round (25-12, 25-18) and No. 2 Centre (26-9) in the semifinals (23-25, 25-15, 27-25).

?Going into the finals, the girls were running on pure adrenaline and came out firing on all cylinders in the first game,? Guhr said. ?We were down by as many as 7 in the second game and fought back for every point. Many accolades to the girls for keeping their composure.?

The Bluebirds defeated Rosalia-Flinthills in the championship, 25-14, 28-26, to punch a ticket to the Class 1A, Division I state tournament Friday and Saturday at Fort Hays State University?s Gross Memorial Coliseum.

?To be successful this weekend, we have to continue to keep that composure,? Guhr said. ?Focus on what we can do to be aggressive in all situations and not get too wide-eyed at the opportunity to play at the state level.?

The Bluebirds (32-8) enter the tournament as the fifth seed and will face No. 4 Spearville (29-6) Friday at 9:30 a.m. Goessel will play No. 1 Caldwell (36-3) at 10:30 a.m. then will conclude pool play with a 12:30 p.m. match against No. 8 LaCrosse (16-20).

Teams in the other half of the bracket include No. 2 Hoxie (35-3), No. 3 Centralia (34-5), No. 6 Waverly (30-8) and No. 7 Scandia-Pike Valley (25-12).

Semifinal matches are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday. Brackets will be posted at kshsaa.org when pool play concludes.

Peabody-Burns?The Warriors entered the Class 2A sub-state tournament at Herington as the No. 7 seed with a 12-18 record.

Peabody-Burns lost to No. 2 Remington (26-10) in the first round, 25-8, 25-11.

The Warriors end the season with a 12-19 record.

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