Area High School Sports Roundup (October 26, 2016)


Canton-Galva—The Eagles made the trek to Meade for a Class 2A regional meet Saturday.

Cash Toews paved the way by finishing 24th among a field of 67 runners with a time of 19 minutes, 55 seconds.

Chase Klinkerman was 45th (21:28), and Dawson Minson 54th (21:48).

Meanwhile, Whitney Nightingale finished 39th of 55 runners in the girls’ race with a time of 27:03.

“All our kids ran good races,” coach Lyle Silsby said. “The Meade course is a tough, hilly course, and I told them they would be running great if they were only about a minute off their best times of the season. All of them were just a little over a minute, to about a minute and a half off, so we felt good about their efforts.”

Centre—CJ Thompson punched his ticket to state Saturday at the Class 1A regional meet hosted by Wichita-East at the Cessna Activities Center. Thompson covered the 5-kilometer course in 19 minutes, 37 seconds to place ninth among a field of 44 runners.

Thompson will represent the Cougars at the state meet Saturday at the Wamego Country Club, where the Class 1A boys are scheduled to run at 10 a.m.

Goessel—See the article elsewhere in sports.


Canton-Galva vs. Goessel—The Eagles defeated the Bluebirds, 40-32 Friday.

Each team scored once in the first period—Canton-Galva on a 2-yard run by Jonah Sargent, and Goessel on a 71-yard punt return by Trevor Beisel. That made it 6-6 at the end of the first period.

Goessel outscored Canton-Galva, 12-6, in the second quarter, thanks to a 36-yard touchdown pass from Josh Schmidt to Beisel, and later, a 44-yard scamper by Beisel. Canton-Galva, meanwhile, scored on a 19-yard run by Dylan Wood. Goessel led, 18-12, at halftime.

The Eagles scored three unanswered touchdowns in the third period. Wood scored twice on touchdown runs of 2 and 23 yards. Then Reed Wiens completed a 9-yard touchdown pass to Landon Everett at the 2:50 mark. Canton-Galva’s 34-18 lead held through the end of the period.

An 8-yard run by Beisel brought Goessel within 34-24, but Canton-Galva extended its lead with a 24-yard touchdown pass from Wiens to Wood. Schmidt completed a 25-yard touchdown pass to Beisel with 1:23 left in the game, bringing it to the final, eight-point spread.

Canton-Galva rolled up 327 yards of offense, including 217 rushing yards led by Wood with 18 carries for 95 yards and three touchdowns. Through the air, Wiens was 10-for-13 for 110 yards and two touchdowns. Jonah Sargent hauled in four catches for 55 yards and led the defense with 15 tackles.

Goessel, meanwhile, recorded 277 yards of offense, including 186 rushing yards led by Beisel with eight carries for 91 yards and two touchdowns. Through the air, Schmidt was 8-for-24 for 91 yards and two touchdowns. Beisel hauled in five catches for 59 yards and two touchdowns. Zach Zogleman led the defense with 10 tackles.

Both Goessel and Canton-Galva move to 2-2 in district play. The Eagles will travel to Ellinwood (1-3, 2-6) Thursday, while the Bluebirds will host Central Plains, who has already won the district with a 4-0 record, 8-0 overall.

Centre—The Cougars defeated Valley Falls, 80-41, Friday.

Dylan Deines connected with Xavier Espinoza for five touchdown passes, including passes of 36 and 30 yards in the first quarter, a 10-yard pass in the second quarter, and passes of 33 and 43 yards in the fourth quarter.

Deines added three rushing touchdowns (from distances of 10, 30 and 14 yards), and also scored on a 65-yard kickoff return in the third quarter.

Max Svoboda scored a pair of touchdowns as well, including a 41-yard run in the second quarter, and a 31-yard run in the third period.

Centre led, 24-6, at the end of the first quarter, 48-20 at halftime, and 60-40 at the final break.

The Cougars rolled up 433 yards of offense, including 233 yards rushing led by Svoboda with nine carries for 79 yards. Through the air, Deines was 7-for-16 for 195 yards.

“Our players played a very good game,” coach Matt Warta said. “(We) played hard all four quarters. I got to get every player in the game.”

The Cougars, who are eliminated from the postseason with a 2-3 district record, will end the season at Rural Vista (2-3, 5-3) Thursday.

Peabody-Burns—The Warriors defeated Central Burden Friday, 48-42.

Peabody-Burns (3-1, 4-4) will host Cedar Vale-Dexter (3-1, 5-3) Thursday to battle for a spot in postseason play.


Canton-Galva—The fourth-seeded Eagles concluded their season with a quarterfinal loss to No. 5 Blue Rapids-Valley Heights Saturday at the Alma-Wabaunsee Class 2A sub-state tournament. Canton-Galva lost both sets by the same, 25-19 margin, and concludes the season with an overall record of 17-14.

Centre—As the No. 3 seed in the Class 1A, Division I sub-state hosted by Peabody-Burns, the Cougars had a first-round bye. Centre then lost to No. 2 Rural Vista in the semifinals, 27-25, 20-25, 25-22.

The Cougars conclude the season with an overall record of 8-21.

Goessel—See the article elsewhere in sports.

Peabody-Burns—The Warriors were the No. 4 seed in the Class 1A, Division I tournament they hosted Saturday, and Peabody-Burns lost to No. 5 Burlingame in the quarterfinals, 25-15, 22-25, 25-17. The Warriors conclude the season with an overall record of 6-22.

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