Area High School Sports Roundup (Sept 28, 2016)

Centre’s CJ Thompson shows the form that led to a 12th-place finish among a field of 58 runners Tuesday at Marion with a time of 20:32.52.CROSS COUNTRY

Canton-Galva—The Eagles competed at the Marion Invitational Tuesday.

Cash Toews led the boys with a 19th-place finish among a field of 58 runners with a time of 21:32.37. Dawson Minson was 30th (22:16.34).

“Cash ran a good race today,” coach Lyle Silsby said. “He is starting to feel good again after starting the season injured and then battling through sickness.

“Dawson improved again today. He is such a great kid, and it’s good to see him keep bring his times down.”

In the junior varsity boys’ race, Chase Klinkerman was ninth (23:41.31).

Meanwhile, Maddie Snow paced the girls, finishing 27th of 33 in 30:07.10.

In the junior varsity race, Whitney Nightingale placed fourth (30:20.04) and Kaylee Littrell 10th (34:31.81).

The Eagles will compete at Berean Academy Thursday.

Centre—The Cougars ran at the Marion Invitational Tuesday.

CJ Thompson paved the way with a 12th-place finish among a field of 58 runners with a time of 20:32.52.

In the junior varsity boys’ race, Tanner Wiggans was 19th (25:45.37).

Kate Basore finished ninth in the junior varsity girls’ race (32:12.73).

The Cougars will compete at Halstead Thursday.

Goessel—The Bluebirds competed at the Marion Invitational Tuesday and were led by two sixth-place finishes.

Devon LeRoy led the way for the boys by placing sixth among a field of 58 runners with a time of 19 minutes, 44.81 seconds.

In the junior varsity boys’ race, Nate Impson placed sixth (23:12.65), Brody Schroeder seventh (23:17.02) and Zachary Guerrero 11th (23:52.83).

Meanwhile, Julia Nightengale was sixth to lead the girls with a time of 24:55.93. Elyse Boden was 13th (26:34.05), Lauren Rymill 15th (26:44.81), Jennifer Meysing 17th (27:20.70), Porclein Unruh 28th (30:47.64) and Maddy Meier 32nd (32:51.77).

In the junior varsity girls’ race, Katherine Manis was second (personal-best 29:28.60), Edel Miller third (29:28.85) and Maria Fuster eighth (31:51.45).

As a team, the girls placed second with a score of 39 behind Haven (19).

“The plan for this meet is to train through it as we start working towards the postseason, which calls for a higher mental challenge for the runners as they are not as rested as they usually are for a meet,” coach Brian Lightner said. “I was pleased with how they competed with the other runners on the course, which is reflected in the number of medals we brought home.”

The Bluebirds will compete at the Berean Academy meet at Harvey County East Lake Thursday.


Centre—The Cougars competed at Council Grove Thursday.

Hannah Peterson led the effort, carding a 60 to place 24th among a field of 55 golfers. Micky Spohn finished 34th (68) and Avery Williams 54th (87).

“Hopefully we learned some things about the course today, especially on how to putt the greens,” coach Greg Wyatt said. “We will have to get used to these greens as we will probably be coming back for regionals here in about three weeks.”

Centre will compete at Clay Center Thursday.


Canton-Galva—The Eagles lost to Wakefield Friday, 60-28. Wakefield built a 28-16 lead by the end of the first quarter and outscored the Eagles, 16-6 in the second quarter to lead, 44-22 at halftime. Wakefield added 16 points in the third quarter. Canton-Galva scored six in the final period.

Canton-Galva rolled up 413 yards of offense, including 224 rushing yards led by Dylan Wood with 16 carries for 160 yards and two touchdowns. Through the air, Reed Wiens was 15-for-39 for 189 yards and two touchdowns. Wood hauled in seven receptions for 103 yards and one touchdown. Hunter Pearson led the defense with 14 tackles.

Canton-Galva (0-4) will travel to Central Plains Friday.

Centre—The Cougars lost to Burlingame Friday, 60-14. Centre scored a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter, thanks to a 75-yard punt return by Xavier Espinoza and a 37-yard touchdown pass from Dylan Deines to Cole Methvin.

Burlingame, however, held a 38-14 lead at halftime.

Centre recorded 57 rushing yards, led by Max Svoboda with 15 carries for 41 yards. Through the air, Methvin was 6-for-22 for 69 yards.

“Burlingame is a very good team,” coach Matt Warta said. “We continue to make mental errors that we are addressing in practice. “My guys played hard and went until the very last play.”

The Cougars (1-3) will host Onaga Oct. 7.

Goessel at Peabody-Burns—The Bluebirds defeated the Warriors, 48-0 Friday.

Josh Schmidt scored Goessel’s first touchdown from 6 yards out for a 6-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Bluebirds added three touchdowns in the second quarter—on 26- and 62-yard passes from Schmidt to Jordan Griffin and a 21-yard run by Zach Zogleman. Goessel led, 28-0 at halftime.

Goessel added three touchdowns in the third quarter, thanks to a 54-yard run by Schmidt, a 12-yard run by Trevor Beisel and a 40-yard run by Zogleman.

The Bluebirds rolled up 408 yards of offense, compared to 138 for Peabody-Burns.

Goessel rushed for 303 yards, led by Schmidt with 13 carries for 157 yards and two touchdowns. Through the air, Schmidt was 3-for-4 for 105 yards and two touchdowns. Miguel Guerrero led the defense with 71⁄2 tackles, including three tackles for a loss.

Peabody-Burns, meanwhile, tallied 57 rushing yards, led by Austin Reynolds with 11 carries for 57 yards. Through the air, Bryant Young was 7-for-15 for 81 yards. Bailey Penner led the defense with 91⁄2 tackles.

Goessel (3-1) will travel to Little River Friday. Peabody-Burns (1-3) will travel to Rosalia-Flinthills Friday.


Canton-Galva—The Eagles split two games with Rural Vista Tuesday, defeating the Heat in the first game, 25-21, 25-19, but losing to them in the second, 25-17, 23-25, 18-25.

“The first match counted toward league, so it was nice to get another league win,” coach Kaitlyn Bressie said. “Getting the second win would have put us at .500, which would have been nice going into a tournament this weekend. Ashley Nightingale and Alex Koehn led us in serving tonight, which was key in our win.”

Saturday’s results were not available at press time.

The Eagles were scheduled to compete at Peabody-Burns Tuesday and will host a tournament Saturday.

Centre—The Cougars earned two wins Tuesday, defeating Peabody-Burns, 25-9, 25-12 and Elyria Christian, 25-13, 25-19.

Centre lost three games Saturday at Herington. The Cougars lost to Sedgwick, 25-12, 25-16; Sunrise Academy, 25-16, 25-10; and Canton-Galva, 25-15, 25-12.

Centre (4-14) was scheduled to compete at Herington Tuesday and will travel to Wakefield Oct. 4.

Goessel—The Bluebirds gained victories over two league schools Tuesday, defeating Little River, 25-19, 25-15, and Solomon 25-17, 25-12.

Goessel swept five games at the Olpe Round Robin Tournament Saturday.

The Bluebirds defeated Madison/Hamilton, 25-10, 25-19; Bishop Seabury, 25-8, 25-8; Wabaunsee, 18-25, 25-18, 26-24; Northern Heights, 25-6, 25-10; and Olpe 25-13, 25-23.

Goessel improved to 19-1 overall and ranks third in Class 1A, Division I. The Bluebirds were scheduled to compete at Herington Tuesday. They will travel to the Canton-Galva tournament Saturday.

Peabody-Burns—The Warriors lost to Centre, 25-9, 25-12, and Herington, 25-18, 25-19, Tuesday.

Saturday scores were unavailable at press time.

The Warriors were scheduled to host a triangular Tuesday. They will compete at Centre Oct. 4.

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