AREA HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS ROUNDUP (October 18, 2017)

FOOTBALL

• Canton-Galva (3-4) took a beating in a 62-14 loss to Little River Friday at Canton-Galva. The Redskins improved to 5-2 for the season and 2-1 in district play while the Eagles dipped to 3-4, 1-2. Canton-Galva will play at Goessel (2-5, 2-1) on Friday.

• Centre (3-3) came up short in a 46-26 loss in district play to Clifton-Clyde (6-1). The Cougars are 2-2 in district play and the Eagles improve to 4-1 in 8-Man Div. 1 District 3.

The Centre Cougars will play at Valley Falls on Friday. The Dragons are 0-7 for the year and 0-4 in district play.

• Goessel (2-5) picked up an effortless victory after St. John forfeited Friday’s football game due to a lack of players. The Bluebirds were awarded a 1-0 win, which bumped their District 5 record to 2-1.

Goessel will host Canton-Galva (3-4) on Friday.

• Peabody-Burns (2-5) scored first but it was Udall (3-4) who claimed a 38-6 district win Friday at Peabody.

Jess Philpott scored the Warriors’ lone touchdown just 1:14 seconds into the game when he raced 45 yards for the score.

Udall bounced back with three scores before the first period ended on runs of 3, 24 and 1 yards. The Eagles added on touchdown in each of the three remaining quarters to seal the victory.

Udall held the edge on total offense, 243-163. Phil­pott compiled 114 rushing yards on 22 carries and added 58 yards on 9-for-21 passing.

With the loss, Peabody-Burns slipped to 1-2 in district play while Udall improved to 2-1.

Peabody-Burns will travel to Central Burden Friday. The Raiders are 3-4 for the year and 3-0 in district play.

VOLLEYBALL

• Goessel hosted the Wheat State League Tourna­ment on Saturday and finished the tournament with a 5-0 record.

Goessel defeated Little River 25-10, 25-16; Solomon 25-17, 25-15; Canton-Galva 25-18, 25-12; Herington 25-6, 25-6; and Rural Vista 25-10, 25-20.

The Bluebirds’ overall record is 36-0. Goessel resume play Saturday t the Class 2A sub-state tournament hosted by Marion.

Goessel traveled to Little River Oct. 10 to take on two Heart of America league teams. The Bluebirds defeated Inman, 25-12, 25-12, and Moundridge, 25-19, 25-12, to improve their season record to 31-0.

CROSS COUNTRY

• Goessel won the girls’ and the boys’ team titles at the Wheat State League meet Oct. 12. The meet was combined with the Heart of the Plains league to increase the level of competition, and was hosted by Burrton at Harvey County West Park.

The WSL girls’ race had 16 runners in the field, and the combined field for both leagues was 29. The boys’ race had 25 WSL runners and 60 with both leagues.

Julia Nightengale led the Bluebirds girls—and the entire field—to claim the gold medal in the 5-kilometer race with a time of 23 minutes, 43 seconds—nine seconds faster than the runner-up.

Following Nightengale were teammates Cassandra (fourth WSL, sixth overall, 26:27), Maddy Meier (seventh WSL, 14th overall, 27:45), Neviah Impson (eighth WSL, 15th overall, 27:52), Katelyn Olson (12th WSL, 21st overall, 28:54), Edel Miller (13th WSL, 22nd overall, 30:01) and Porclein Unruh (14th WSL, 24th overall, 30:52).

Dawson Duerksen led the Goessel boys with a fourth-place finish in the overall field of 60 runners with a time of 21:12, which earned him fourth place in the WSL.

Duerksen was followed by teammates Jerah Schmidt (second WSL, eighth overall, 20:28), Nate Impson (fifth WSL, 16th overall, 21:15), Noah Regier (ninth WSL, 21st overall, 21:43), Zach Guerrero (10th WSL, 22nd, 21:54), Brody Schroe­der (13th WSL, 28th overall, 22:04), David Sawyer (14th WSL, 35th overall, 22:49) and Brendon Hicks (18th WSL, 43rd overall, 23:42).

“We had injuries that prevented several runners from competing at the level they desired,” coach Brian Lightner said. “I was really proud how the kids picked each other up and looked out for one another. Kids had to step up in order to achieve our goal of a league championship and I’m excited for them that they were able to do that.”

Goessel will compete Saturday at the Class 2A regional meet at Meade. The field also includes Canton-Galva, Berean Academy, Elkhart, Kiowa County, Hillsboro, Inman, Stanton County, Macksville, Marion, Meade, Pratt-Skyline, Sub­lette and Udall.

The girls will race at 11 a.m. and the boys at 11:40.

Coaches: Please send results from your events to don@hillsborofreepress.com

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