Area High School Sports Roundup

CROSS COUNTRY

Canton-Galva?The Eagles participated in the Swather Special at Hesston Thursday, where they competed by class in the 3-2-1A division.

Lane Wiens led the boys? with a 17th-place finish in the junior race with a time of 20 minutes, 19 seconds. Cash Toews was 30th in the freshman race (21:36).

Brittany Dieker paved the way for the girls with a 26th-place finish in the junior race (19:51). Krystal May was 31st in the senior race (24:15). In the sophomore girls? race, Kaylee Littrell placed 38th (23:41) and Kenzee Hiebert 40th (25:58).

?All of the kids ran faster than the week before,? coach Lyle Silsby said. ?The cooler weather was a big factor in that, but it was good to see them all improve.

?Lane was the only medalist for us and was only 19 seconds off of his lifetime personal best time, so if he stays healthy and keeps improving, he will set a new one in the coming weeks.?

The Eagles will compete at Herington Thursday at 4 p.m.

Goessel?The Bluebirds competed at Hesston Thursday.

Jen Meysing was the girls? top finisher, medalling with an eighth-place finish in the sophomore race with a personal-best 17 minutes and 20 seconds. Rachel Manis medalled in the senior race, finishing 20th in 18:20.

Rounding out the girls? team were:?Maddy Meier (35th, 22:49); Julia Nightengale (26th, 20:10); Lauren Rymill (27th, 20:10); Bekah Herrel (48th); Max Keyse (33rd, 21:33); Laura Volze (25th, 19:50); Elna Wesener (39th, 21:46); and Johannah Hastings (32nd).

As a team, the girls placed 16th of 31.

?Seven days and a difference of 30 degrees made a huge difference for the Bluebird runners as many of the girls ran their first 4-k race,??coach Brian Lightner said. ?Everyone ran faster than the previous week, which made for an exciting day.?

For the boys, Zach Wiens placed 27th in the junior race in 21:23. Additional boys? results were:?Leighton Wagner (32nd in a personal-best 21:58); Aaron Woelk (37th, 24:05) and Dane Kruger (38th, 24:20).

?The boys did not have any medallers, although they all ran well and competed hard,? Lightner said.

The Bluebirds will compete at Bennington Thursday at 4 p.m.

FOOTBALL

Centre?The Cougars dropped a 52-0 loss at Little River Friday. Centre (0-2) will host Goessel (0-2) Friday at 7 p.m.

Goessel?The Bluebirds lost to Rural Vista Friday, 48-0. Goessel tallied 36 rushing yards, led by Josh Schmidt with eight carries for 19 yards. The Bluebirds had 28 yards passing, led by Chase Flaming, who was 2-for-8 for 17 yards. Matt Regier led the defensive attack with seven total tackles, including one for loss.

Goessel (0-2) will compete at Centre (0-2) Friday at 7 p.m.

Peabody-Burns at Canton-Galva?The Warriors defeated the Eagles Friday, 56-20.

The game was tied at 12 after the first quarter. Peabody-Burns struck first with a 50-yard touchdown run by Clayton Philpott. The two-point conversion failed. Canton-Galva countered with two scores before Peabody-Burns concluded scoring for the quarter with a 17-yard touchdown pass from Braxton Kyle to Kevin Baatrup.

Peabody-Burns outscored Canton-Galva 12-8 in the second period to take a 24-20 lead at intermission.

From there, the Warriors scored 32 unanswered points, including touchdown runs by Philpott and Kyle and pass completions from Kyle to Brooks Hodges and Baatrup.

Peabody-Burns tallied 297 rushing yards, led by Philpott with 23 carries for 186 yards and two touchdowns. Through the air, Kyle was 8-for-14 for 217 yards and three touchdowns. Kaden Gibson led the Warrior defense with 11 tackles.

Canton-Galva, meanwhile, tallied 203 rushing yards and 63 passing yards.

VOLLEYBALL

Canton-Galva?The Eagles went 1-3 at the Goessel Invitational Saturday and placed seventh.

Canton-Galva opened pool play with a 2-0 loss to Sedgwick (14-25, 17-25).

The Eagles then lost to Wichita Independent in three sets (14-25, 25-19, 20-25) before falling to Central Christian (21-25, 17-25).

Canton-Galva defeated Burrton 2-0 (25-13, 25-16)?to claim seventh place.

?We had ups and downs during the day but turned in our best volleyball of the season during our second match of the day against Wichita Independent,? coach Jenny Loyd said. ?It was exciting to see our progress from the week before, and what we are capable of when we put it all together and play as one unit.?

The Eagles split two games at Marion Tuesday. Canton-Galva defeated Wichita Home School in three sets (19-25, 25-14, 25-9).

?We showed good improvement from a week ago,? Loyd said. ?It was nice to see us battle back and have a come-from-behind win against WHS. We needed that win to help boost confidence.?

The Eagles lost to Marion in the nightcap, 14-25, 22-25. For more on that game, see elsewhere in sports. Cassie Enns led the team with 12 kills on the night.

The Eagles were scheduled to compete at home Tuesday and will compete at Berean Academy with Inman Sept. 23.

Centre?The Cougars went 1-2 at their home tournament Saturday. Centre opened pool play with a 2-0 victory over Northfield Academy (25-9, 25-9). Brenna Shields led with four kills and three ace serves.

The Cougars followed with a 2-1 loss to Herington (11-25, 27-25, 21-25). Summer Espinoza had seven kills, Carlotta Benning had seven blocks and Kate Basore had two ace serves.

Centre concluded the day with a 2-1 loss to Berean (18-25, 25-20, 22-25). Shields led the attack with nine kills. Espinoza and Shelby Makovec each had three ace serves.

The Cougars went 1-1 at Goessel Tuesday. Goessel defeated Centre (25-11, 25-9). Benning and Shelby Pankratz each contributed a kill.

The Cougars then defeated Elyria Christian (25-19, 25-18). Shields led the team with three service aces, while Benning had seven kills and one block.

The Cougars (3-4) were scheduled to host Solomon Tuesday and will compete at the Marion Spikefest Saturday at 9 a.m.

Goessel?The Bluebirds won their home invitational tournament Saturday to maintain a perfect overall record at 10-0.

In pool play, Goessel defeated Burrton (25-4, 25-10), Halstead (25-11, 25-11) and South Haven (25-9, 25-15).

The Bluebirds then handily defeated Wichita Independent in the semifinals (25-6, 25-13).

In the championship, Goessel defeated Sedgwick in a tight battle (25-23, 27-25).

The Bluebirds enjoyed a 2-0 start to Wheat State league competition Tuesday by defeating Centre (25-11, 25-9) and Elyria Christian (25-5, 25-5).

Goessel was scheduled to compete at home Tuesday and will travel to Eureka Thursday for? a 5 p.m. contest.

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