Area High School Sports Roundup (Sept. 9, 2015)

CROSS COUNTRY

Goessel?The Bluebirds kicked off the season at Clearwater Thursday. For the girls, Jen Meysing earned a medal by placing 27th in 25 minutes, 32 seconds. All other Goessel girls ran the 2-mile race.

In the freshman/sophomore race, Julia Nighten?gale was 14th (15:34), Maddy Meier 57th (18:50) and Edel Miller 61st (19:24). In the junior/senior race, Lauren Rymill was 19th (15:53), Saskia Clostermeyer 40th (17:09), and Sarah Wagner 61st (18:56).

Devon LeRoy paced the boys by finishing 28th of 65 in the boys? 5-K race (19:59.9). Freddy Scheffe was 33rd (20:18) and Zach Wiens 48th (21:58). Leighton Wagner ran the two-mile and placed 50th (14:48).

Goessel will compete at Hesston Thursday. Races begin at 3:30 p.m.

FOOTBALL

Canton-Galva?The Eagles began their season with a 22-18 loss to Central Christian Friday. The visitors built a 16-0 lead by halftime. The Reagles outscored Central Christian 18-6 in the second half, including two fourth-quarter touchdowns.

The Eagles tallied 262 yards of offense, including 247 rushing. Travis Unruh was the Eagles? leading rusher with 25 carries for 149 yards and two touchdowns. Through the air, Unruh was 1-for-5 for 15 yards. The Eagles (0-1)?will travel to Peabody-Burns (1-0) Friday.

Centre?The Cougars suffered a 52-0 loss at Solomon Friday. Centre (0-1) will host Little River Friday.

Peabody-Burns at Goes?sel?Peabody-Burns defeated Goessel, 42-36. Goessel?s Miguel Guerrero scored the game?s first two touchdowns for a 14-0 lead.

Clayton Philpott answered with a 57-yard score for PBHS, making it 14-8 at halftime.Guerrero added a 14-yard score after the break to increase Goessel?s lead to 22-8, but the Warriors responded with two Philpott touchdowns to tie the game at 22.

Goessel countered with a two touchdown runs in the final 3:13 of the third quarter to take a 36-22 lead into the final period.

Peabody-Burns, however, tied the game at 36 with a pair of Philpott touchdown runs, then took the lead on a 5-yard Philpott score.

Goessel had 435 yards of offense, led by Guerrero with 16 carries for 149 yards and four touchdowns. Josh Schmidt had 12 carries for 136 yards and one score.

Peabody-Burns tallied 339 yards of offense. Phil?pott carried the ball 30 times for 277 yards and six touchdowns.

Peabody-Burns (1-0) will host Canton-Galva (0-1) Friday, while Goessel (0-1) travels to Rural Vista (1-0).

GIRLS? GOLF

Centre?The competed at Emporia Tuesday. Hannah Peterson won the tournament with a nine-hole score of 44. Ally Basore finished 13th (62), Becca Reneau 23rd (69), Karoline Chizek 30th (81) and Micky Spohn 33rd (88).

The Cougars finished fifth of eight teams with a score of 256. Centre will compete at West Franklin Thursday.

VOLLEYBALL

Canton-Galva?The Eagles split their season-opener Tuesday. Canton-Galva lost a hard-fought battle to Inman (25-17, 25-23) before defeating Centre, 25-15, 25-22. Canton-Galva (1-1)?was scheduled to host Marion Tuesday and will participate in the Goessel invitational Saturday.

Centre?The Cougars split the first two games of the season Tuesday.

Centre defeated Inman in 25-17, 25-23. Emily Schles?ener led the attack with five kills. Shelby Pankratz and Kate Basore each had two blocks.

The Cougars then lost to Canton-Galva, 25-15, 25-22. Summer Espinoza, Pan?kratz and Basore each had one kill.

Centre (1-1) was scheduled to host Goessel Tuesday and will host an invitational tournament Saturday.

Goessel?The Bluebirds started their season with a pair of wins Tuesday at home. Goessel coasted to victory over Ell-Saline, 25-10, 25-12, and completed the sweep by defeating Haven in two sets, 25-18, 25-16.

Goessel (2-0)?was scheduled to compete at Centre Tuesday and will host an invitational Saturday.