• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
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