AREA HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS ROUNDUP (October 4, 2017)

FOOTBALL

• Goessel suffered its fifth loss of the season Friday, losing to Little River in a Wheat State League matchup. The game was close through the first quarter with the Bluebirds trailing 6-0.

The game changed dramatically in the second quarter when the Redskins exploded for 37 points to take a 43-6 lead into halftime.

Goessel’s scoring came on a 57-yard touchdown run by quarterback Dylan Linde­man. The 2-point conversion failed.

Goessel scored the first points of the second half when Carson Stark caught a 17-yard touchdown pass from Luke Wiens at the 8:47 mark. Little River scored two more touchdowns in the third period to end the game.

The visitors rolled up 450 yards of total offense compared to Goessel’s 211. Linde­man was the Bluebirds’ leading rusher with 77 yards on seven carries, and added 70 yards on 10-for-16 passing.

This Friday, Goessel (0-5) travels to Ellinwood (1-4).

• Centre (2-2) had an open Friday last week. The Cougars will take on Onaga (0-5) on Friday.

• Canton-Galva (2-3) suffered a 60-0 defeat at the hands of Central Plains (4-1) in a district game Friday. The Eagles will travel to St. John-Tipton (2-3) this week for another district matchup.

• Peabody-Burns (2-3) dominated Flinthills (0-5), 40-0, Friday in a district game. This week, the Warriors travel to Oxford (2-3) for another district game.

VOLLEYBALL

• Goessel won the Can­ton-Galva Invitational and continued its unbeaten season Saturday.

In pool play, the Blue­birds defeated Little River, 25-14, 25-9; Wichita Home School, 25-5, 25-5; and Solomon 25-17, 25-14.

In the semifinals, Goessel defeated Sunrise Christian Academy, 25-8, 25-11, then knocked off Solomon, 25-22, 25-9, to win the title.

Goessel retains its No. 1 ranking in Class 1A-Div. 1 with its 27-0 season record.

On Sept. 26, Goessel traveled to Wakefield for league play. The Bluebirds defeated Wake­field, 25-6, 25-7, and defeated Centre, 25-12, 25-5, to improve their Wheat State League record to 7-0.

Goessel was to travel to Hope Oct. 3 to wrap up league play.

CROSS COUNTRY

• Canton-Galva runners put in a solid effort at the Berean Invitational last Thursday at Harvey County East Lake.

In the varsity boys’ race, Chase Klinkerman placed 49th among 73 runners in 20:38. Logan Miller was 66th in 23:20 and Dawson Minson 67th in 23:30.

“Chase keeps improving each week and almost set a life personal best today, only missing it by 17 seconds,” coach Lyle Silsby said.

In the varsity girls’ race, Leah Silsby placed 35th among 50 runners in 25:36. Maddie Snow finished 46th in 27:42.

“Leah ran her best race of the year, and her first race running varsity as a freshman,” coach Silsby said. “She finally has gotten healthy again, so hopefully she can continue a quick improvement up to regionals.”

Whitney Nightingale placed 13th out of 25 in the junior varsity race in 28:21, Sarah Kendall was 21st in 34:18 and Courtney Meador 25th in 43:00.

The Eagles’ next race is Oct. 5 at Harvey County West Lake, hosted by Burr­ton High School. High school races begin at 4 p.m.

• Goessel runners took advantage of cooler temperatures Thursday to personal-best or season-best times at the Berean Invita­tional at Harvey County East Lake.

Julia Nightengale led the varsity girls by placing 16th in the field of 50 runners in a season-best time of 23 minutes, 14 seconds.

She was followed by Elyse Boden (21st, 23:48), Cassan­dra (33rd, 25:25), Porclein Unruh (34th, 25:36), Maddy Meier (41st, 26:44) and Edel Miller (44th, 27:31).

As a team, the girls placed sixth.

Dawson Duerksen led the boys, placing 29th among 73 runners in 19:34, a personal record time. He was followed by Jerah Schmidt (33rd, 20:03), Nate Impson (42nd, 20:19), Noah Regier (51st, 20:52), Zack Guerrero (60th, 21:43) and David Sawyer (63rd, 21:54).

As a team, the Goessel boys placed ninth.

“This meet has several larger schools and provides good competition for our kids,” coach Brian Lightner said.

Goessel was to run Oct. 5 at Harvey County West Park, hosted by Burr­ton High School. High school races begin at 4 p.m.

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

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