Area High School Sports Roundup (Oct 12, 2016)


Canton-Galva—The Eagles competed at Burrton Thursday.

Cash Toews was the Eagles’ only varsity runner. He crossed the finish line in 19 minutes, 24 seconds to place 10th.

In the junior varsity boys’ race, Dawson Minson was seventh (21:17) and Chase Klinkerman ninth (21:45).

Whitney Nightingale was second in the junior varsity girls’ race (26:44). Kaylee Littrell was 12th (31:47).

The Eagles will compete at the Wheat State League meet Thursday.

Centre—The Cougars competed at Burrton Thursday.

CJ Thompson placed 11th in the varsity boys’ race with a time of 19 minutes, 50 seconds.

In the junior varsity boys’ race, Tanner Wiggans finished 16th (24:58).

Meanwhile, Kate Basore was seventh in the junior varsity girls’ race (27:55).

The Cougars will compete at the Wheat State League/Heart of the Plains League meet at Burrton Thursday.

Goessel—The Bluebirds competed at Burrton Thursday where 11 of 13 Bluebirds set personal records and a new school record was attained.

Julia Nightengale lowered her personal record by 11 seconds to set a new school record, crossing the finish line in 23 minutes, 4 seconds, good for sixth place overall. Jenn Meysing was seventh (23:11), Elyse Boden eighth (23:17) and Lauren Rymill ninth (24:04).

As a team, the girls placed second.

Meanwhile, Katherine Manis won the junior varsity girls’ race in 25:46, bettering her personal record by 1:10. Porclein Unruh was third (26:56), Edel Miller fourth (27:02), Katelyn Olson fifth (27:08) and Maddy Meier 10th (30:17).

In the varsity boys’ race, Devon LeRoy was ninth (19:06), Brody Schroeder lowered his personal-best by 2:02 to finish 15th (20:25), Nate Impson was 19th (21:36) and Zack Guerrero 20th (22:29).

As a team, the boys finished third.

The Bluebirds will compete in the Wheat State League/Heart of the Plains League meet hosted by Burrton Thursday at Harvey County West Park.


Canton-Galva—The Eagles earned their first win of the season by defeating St. John, 68-22, Friday. The win improved Canton-Galva’s record to 1-1 in Class 8-man, Division I District 5 play.

The Eagles built a 14-8 lead through one quarter, then outscored St. John 28-6 in the second quarter to enjoy a 42-14 advantage at halftime. The Eagles outscored St. John 26-8 in the third quarter to add to their lead.

Canton-Galva rolled up 394 yards of offense, including 150 rushing yards led by Reed Wiens with seven carries for 100 yards and two touchdowns. Through the air, Wiens was 10-for-17 for 244 yards and four touchdowns. Jonah Sargent led the defense with 18 tackles.

The Eagles (1-5) will travel to Little River (1-1, 2-4) Friday.

Centre—The Cougars defeated Onaga, 50-36, Friday to improve to 1-2 in Class 8-man, Division I District 3 competition.

Centre built a 14-8 lead in the first quarter, scoring on a 23-yard run by Max Svoboda and a 55-yard pass from Dylan Deines to Xavier Espinoza.

The Cougars outscored Onaga, 22-6 in the second quarter, thanks to three touchdown runs by Deines from distances of 10, 1 and 1 yards. That gave Centre a 36-14 lead at halftime.

Each team added a touchdown in the third quarter. Centre scored on a 10-yard run by Deines.

Onaga outscored the Cougars 16-8 in the fourth quarter. Centre’s final touchdown was a 14-yard pass completion from Deines to Espinoza with 8:46 to play.

Centre rolled up 420 yards of offense, compared to 413 for Onaga. The Cougars rushed for 428 yards, led by Deines with 21 carries for 129 yards and four touchdowns. Svoboda had 17 carries for 103 yards.

Through the air, Deines was 8-for-10 for 172 yards and two touchdowns.

“I am very happy with our performance Friday night,” coach Matt Warta said. “We made a quarterback change, and (it) seems to be working out. We ran the ball well and threw the ball well.”

Centre (2-3) will travel to Clifton-Clyde (3-1, 5-1) Friday.

Goessel—The Bluebirds defeated Ellinwood Friday, 50-48, to improve to 1-1 in Class 8-man, Division I District 5 competition.

Goessel built a 20-16 lead through one quarter, scoring on a 19-yard touchdown pass from Josh Schmidt to Jayce Schmidt, a 69-yard touchdown run by Josh Schmidt and a 27-yard pass from Josh Schmidt to Jordan Griffin.

The Bluebirds extended their lead by outscoring Ellinwood, 16-6, in the second quarter. Goessel scored on a 41-yard run by Josh Schmidt, a 3-yard pass from Josh Schmidt to Trevor Beisel that gave the Bluebirds a 36-22 lead at intermission.

Ellinwood outscored Goessel, 20-14, in the third quarter. The Bluebirds scored on a 23-yard pass from Josh Schmidt to Beisel and a 51-yard run by Miguel Guerrero. By the end of the third quarter, Ellinwood was within 50-42. Ellinwood scored with 10:46 left in the game but missed the two-point conversion.

Goessel rolled up 434 yards of offense, including 334 rushing yards, led by Josh Schmidt with 18 carries for 216 yards and two touchdowns. Through the air, Josh Schmidt was 8-for-13 for 100 yards and three scores. Griffin hauled in three receptions for 40 yards. Josh Schmidt led the defense with 121⁄2 tackles and one interception.

Goessel (4-2) will travel to St. John (1-1, 3-3) Friday.

Peabody-Burns—The Warriors lost to Oxford, 44-28, Friday to fall to 1-1 in Class 8-man, Division I District 2 play.

Peabody-Burns (2-4) will travel to Udall (0-2, 1-5) Friday.


Centre—Hannah Peter­son led the Cougars at the Silver Lake girls’ golf tournament in Topeka Monday, carding a score of 51 to finish eighth among a field of 50 golfers. Peterson has earned a medal in four of six meets this season.

Mickey Spohn finished 34th (63) and Avery Williams 49th (86).

The Cougars were scheduled to compete at the Class 3-2-1A regional at Council Grove Monday.


Canton-Galva—The Eagles concluded Wheat State League play with two victories Tuesday.

Canton-Galva defeated Wakefield, 25-18, 25-17; and Centre, 25-17, 28-26. Emily Ballantyne led the attack with 16 kills. Ashley Night­ingale had six service aces.

“We ended our league play on a positive note tonight with two wins,” coach Kaitlyn Bressie said. “For the most part we have played really well our last several matches.”

The Eagles are the No. 2 seed in the Wheat State League tournament at Centre Saturday. Canton-Galva will play No. 5 Centre at 9 a.m. to start the day.

Centre—The Cougars split two games at Wakefield Tuesday. Centre lost to Canton-Galva, 25-17, 28-26; then defeated Wakefield, 25-22, 25-22.

The Cougars were scheduled to compete at Sedgwick Tuesday and will host the Wheat State League tournament Saturday. Centre is the No. 5 seed and will start the day against No. 2 Canton-Galva at 9 a.m.

Goessel—The Bluebirds won their seventh consecutive undefeated Wheat State League regular-season title with a pair of victories Tuesday, improving to 9-0 in the league, 28-1 overall.

Goessel defeated Rural Vista, 25-10, 25-15; and Herington, 25-14, 25-7.

The Bluebirds were scheduled to play at Inman Tuesday.

Goessel is the No. 1 seed in the Wheat State League tournament at Centre Saturday. The Bluebirds will play No. 6 Herington at 9 a.m. to begin the event.

Peabody-Burns—The Warriors lost two games Tuesday, losing to Elyria Christian, 25-19, 25-12 and to Solomon, 25-6, 25-8.

The Warriors were scheduled to compete at home Tuesday.

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