Area High School Sports Roundup (September 20, 2017)


• Centre surpassed 60 points for the second week in a row with a 62-14 Wheat State League win at Hering­ton (0-3). The Cougars (2-1) led 34-14 after one quarter.

The home team scored first, but Centre responded with five touchdowns in the opening period: a 38-yard run by Max Svoboda, a 14-yard run by Jensen Riffel, a 2-yard run by Riffel, a 27-yard interception return by Xavier Espinoza and a 1-yard by Riffel.

Centre added a 2-yard touchdown by Riffel in the second quarter to bring the halftime score to 42-14.

Riffel added two more scores in the third quarter on a pair of two-yard runs. Sandwiched in between, Svoboda ran 61 yards for a score.

Svoboda led the Cougars with 162 rushing yards on 11 carries and Riffel added 99 more on 17 carries.

• Canton-Galva 46, Peabody Burns 0. The Eagles (2-1) limited the visiting Warriors to 83 yards total offense in this WSL matchup while rolling up 322.

In the first quarter, Landon Everett scored on a 53-yard run, Jonah Sargent scored on a 6-yard run. The Eagles converted both two-point plays for a 16-0 lead.

In the second quarter, Dylan Wood scored on a 13-yard pass from Everett, Everett scored again on a 39-yard run and then hooked up with Wood again for a 25-yard touchdown pass for a 28-0 halftime lead.

The Eagles scored again in the third quarter when Wood caught a 12-yard scoring pass from Everett, and Sargent added a 14-yard touchdown run in the final quarter for the 46-0 score.

Everett threw for 94 yards on 6-for-13 passing and led all rushers with 151 yards on 17 carries. Wood caught four passes for 70 yards and three scores.

Jess Philpott led the Peabody-Burns attack with 89 rushing yards on 26 carries.

This week, Canton-Galva (2-1) will play at Wakefield (2-1) and Peabody-Burns (0-3) will travel to Goessel (0-3).

• Goessel suffered a 48-0 defeat at the hands of a Solomon team that scored six touchdowns in the first half of their game Friday at Solomon.

Braden Nellson scored twice in the first quarter for a 16-0 lead. He added a 9-yard rushing touchdown and scoring passes to Jacob Burdine and William Lowe, both for 25 yards. Logan Krause completed the scoring with a 4-yard touchdown run before halftime.

Goessel managed 93 yards on offense—22 on the ground and 71 through the air on 5-for-17 passing by quarterback Dylan Linde­man.

This Friday, Goessel (0-3) will host Peabody-Burns (0-3) in an intra-county league matchup.


• Goessel had what coach Crysta Guhr called a “fantastic night” Thursday in non-league action at Mound­ridge.

The Bluebirds, ranked No. 2 in Class 1A—Div. I, defeated two larger schools at Mound­ridge: Sedgwick, 25-20, 25-21; and Douglass, 25-17, 21-25, 26-24, to remain unbeaten.

Goessel will take its 13-0 record to Wakefield Tuesday, Sept. 19. The Bluebirds then travel to Olpe Sept. 23 and Her­ington Sept. 26.

On Sept. 12, the Blue­birds hosted Elyria Chris­tian and Canton-Galva in a league triangular. Goessel defeated Elyria Christian, 25-8, 25-5, and defeated Canton-Galva, 25-13, 25-12. Goessel’s Wheat State League record is 3-0.

• Canton-Galva participated in a league triangular at Goessel Sept. 12. The Eagles defeated Elyria Christian, 25-15, 24-26, 25-18, and lost to Goessel, 25-13, 25-12.

The Eagles will play at home Sept. 19 at Herington Sept. 23 and at Peabody Sept. 26.


• Goessel runners competed on a hot and windy Thursday at the 5-k Benning­ton Invita­tional.

“The course was dry, dusty and the kids battled the heat as much as the competition,” coach Brian Lightner said. “Many of the Bluebirds handled the adversity very well and I am pleased with their ability to focus on their goals throughout the race.”

As a team, the Bluebird girls placed fourth out of five schools and the boys placed fifth out of six schools.

Julia Nightengale led the girls by placing 14th out of 63 runners in 23 minutes, 48 seconds to earn a medal. Elyse Boden medalled as well with a time of 24:11 for 15th place.

Also competing were: Porclein Unruh, 39th in 26:48; Neviah Impson, 47th in 28:36; Maddy Meier, 50th in 29:03; Katelyn Olson, 51st in 29:20; and Edel Miller, 52nd in 30:17.

For the boys, Dawson Duerksen led the way by placing 23rd out of 77 runners in 20:26. Also competing were: Nate Impson, 27th in 20:47; Jerah Schmidt, 31st in 20:53; Zack Guerrero, 48th in 22:20; Noah Regier, 49th in 22:30 and David Sawyer, 52nd in 23:00.

Goessel’s next competition will be Sept. 19 at the Marion Country Club with races beginning at 4:15 p.m.

• Canton-Galva runners competed Thursday at the Herington Invitational.

For the boys, Chase Klinkerman placed 21st in the varsity boys’ race with a time of 21 minutes, 36 seconds. Logan Miller finished 19th in the junior varsity race in 23:29.

In the varsity girls race, Maddie Snow placed eighth in 25:10. In the JV race, Sarah Kendall placed seventh in 37:48 and Courtney Meador finished eighth in 39:28.

The Eagles’ next race will be Sept. 19 hosted by the Marion Country Club. On Sept. 28, the team will compete at the Berean Invita­tional at Harvey County East Lake.

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