Area High School Sports Roundup (Sept 21, 2016)


Canton-Galva—The Eagles ran at Herington Thursday.

Maddie Snow paced Canton-Galva, placing 19th in the girls’ varsity race (31:12.8). In the junior varsity girls’ race, Whitney Nightingale was sixth (34:08.4) and Kaylee Littrell 12th (40:48.9).

Meanwhile, Cash Toews was 25th in the varsity boys’ race (24:16.8). Dawson Minson was 28th (24:58.5). In the junior varsity boys’ race, Chase Klinkerman placed 11th (25:43.7).

Canton-Galva was to run at Marion Tuesday. They will compete in a meet hosted by Berean Academy Sept. 29.

Centre—The Cougars hosted a meet at Herington Thursday.

CJ Thompson paved the way by finishing 17th in the varsity boys’ race with a time of 23 minutes, 9.3 seconds. Tanner Wiggans was 26th in the junior varsity boys’ race (28:25.6). Jordan Miller was 49th (43:29.0).

In the junior varsity girls’ race, Kate Basore finished 10th (35:16.8) and earned a medal.

The Cougars were scheduled to run at Marion Tuesday and will compete at Halstead Sept. 29.

Goessel—The Bluebirds competed at Bennington Thursday, led by Devon LeRoy who finished eighth of 78 in the boys’ race. His time of 19 minutes, 4.2 seconds was 1 seconds shy of a personal record.

Completing the boys’ competitors: Nate Impson was 36th (22:05.5), Brody Schroeder 43rd (22:36.4) and Zackary Guerrero 44th (22:37.2). All three set new personal records.

Julia Nightengale paced the girls by medaling with a 16th-place finish among a field of 57 in 23:49.5. Elyse Boden was 17th (personal-best 25:13.7), Lauren Rymill 23rd (25:54.7), Edel Miller 25th (28:14.5), Jenn Meysing 26th (26:29.5), Porclein Unruh 30th (personal-best 27:23.7), Maddy Meier 35th (28:08.5), Katherine Manis 49th (30:05.5), Maria Fuster 50th (personal-best 30:07.6) and Katelyn Olson 51st (30:10.6).

As a team, the girls finished third of six.

The Bluebirds were scheduled to run at Marion Tuesday. They will compete at a meet hosted by Berean Academy at Harvey County East Lake Sept. 29.


Canton-Galva at Peabody-Burns—The Warriors defeated the Eagles, 26-8, Friday. After a scoreless first quarter, Peabody-Burns scored 12 in the second to lead, 12-0, at halftime. The Warriors added six points in the third quarter. Each team scored eight in the fourth.

Canton-Galva recorded 157 yards of offense. The Eagles rushed for 80 yards, led by Reed Wiens with six carries for 53 yards and one touchdown. Through the air, Wiens was 4-for-10 for 34 yards. Landon Everett was 3-for-6 for 43 yards. Jonah Sargent led the defense with 18 tackles, including one tackle for a loss. Nick Pearson had 31⁄2 tackles for a loss.

Statistics for Peabody-Burns were not available at press time.

Peabody-Burns (1-2) will host Goessel (2-1) Friday, while Canton-Galva (0-3) will host Wakefield.

Centre—The Cougars lost to Herington Friday, 30-16.

Herington led, 8-0, at the first break, but Centre evened the score when Dylan Deines hauled in a 10-yard touchdown pass from Cole Methvin with 29 seconds left in the half. Cody Svoboda’s two-point conversion reception made it 8-8 at intermission.

Herington scored two touchdowns to Centre’s one in the third quarter. Centre scored on a 52-yard run by Max Svoboda. Methvin added the two-point conversion run.

Herington led, 22-16 heading into the final quarter and scored once more in the fourth.

Centre recorded 277 yards of offense, rushing for 237 yards, led by Svoboda with 23 carries for 182 yards. Through the air, Methvin was 8-for-15 for 40 yards.

Kyle Naerebout led the defense with 10 tackles.

Centre (1-2) will host Burlingame Friday.

Goessel—The Bluebirds lost to Solomon Friday, 54-36.

Solomon scored twice before Goessel did when Josh Schmidt completed a 19-yard touchdown pass to Trevor Beisel. Solomon’s 14-6 lead held through the end of the first quarter. Solomon outscored Goessel, 26-0 in the second quarter to lead, 40-6 at halftime.

After Solomon scored the third-quarter’s first touchdown, Goessel responded by scoring four touchdowns in the period, including on a 43-yard run by Schmidt, a 40-yard pass from Schmidt to Jordan Griffin, a 66-yard run by Beisel and a 58-yard run by Schmidt. That made it 48-36 heading into the final quarter.

Solomon added a touchdown in the final period to seal the win.

Goessel rolled up 455 yards of offense. The Bluebirds rushed for 313 yards, led by Schmidt with 11 carries for 166 yards and two touchdowns. Through the air, Schmidt was 7-for-20 for 142 yards and two scores.

Kenny Hammond led the defense with 10 tackles.

Goessel (2-1) will travel to Peabody-Burns (1-2) Friday.


Centre—The Cougars competed at Osage City Thursday. Hannah Peterson placed fifth in a field of 43 golfers. Micky Spohn was 20th, and Avery Williams 42nd.

Peterson won the West Franklin Invitational Monday by carding a nine-hole score of 43 among a field of 35 golfers. Spohn was 32nd and Williams 33rd.

The Cougars will compete at Council Grove Thursday.


Canton-Galva—The Eagles lost two games Tuesday. Canton-Galva lost to Goessel, 25-18, 25-17, then lost to Elyria Christian in three sets, 23-25, 25-13, 25-22.

Emily Ballantyne had 14 kills; Kelli Nightingale had 34 assists.

“Our first two nights of league play have been very competitive,” coach Kaitlyn Bressie said. “We have played a lot of close matches. We are still figuring out where everyone belongs, but we are getting there.”

The Eagles (2-2, 4-6) were scheduled to compete at Rural Vista Tuesday and will participate in the Herington tournament Saturday.

Centre—Centre went 0-4 at Marion’s Spikefest tournament Saturday. In pool play, the Cougars lost to Marion, 25-8, 25-22; Lyons, 25-13, 25-16; and Berean Academy, 25-16, 25-16. In their final game, the Cougars lost to Sterling 2-1, 25-17, 21-25, 18-25.

The Cougars lost two games at Solomon Tuesday, 25-7, 25-22 and 25-14, 25-22.

Centre (1-2, 2-7) was scheduled to host a modified quad Tuesday and will participate in the Herington Invitational Saturday.

Goessel—The Bluebirds suffered their first loss of the season at Sedgwick Thursday, snapping a 55-game win streak that started at the beginning of the 2015 season. The Bluebirds battled the Cardinals to three sets but came up short, 25-12, 25-27, 25-19. Goessel then defeated Moundridge, 25-17, 25-10.

The Bluebirds swept two league schools Tuesday, defeating Elyria Christian, 26-24, 25-16, and Canton-Galva, 25-18, 25-17. Goessel improved to 3-0 in Wheat State League play.

Goessel moved to 12-1 on the season. They were scheduled to play at Little River Tuesday and will compete in the Olpe Round Robin Saturday.

Peabody-Burns—The Warriors split two league games at Rural Vista Tuesday. Peabody-Burns lost to the host school, 25-16, 25-14, then defeated Wakefield, 25-16, 25-19.

Peabody-Burns (1-2, 4-9) was scheduled to compete at Centre Tuesday and will travel to the Wakefield tournament Saturday.

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