Area High School Sports Roundup (Week of Sept. 16, 2015)

<p>Canton-Galva?s Lane Wiens and Goessel?s Zach Wiens near the 2-mile mark in the senior boys? race during Thursday?s Swather Special at Hesston. Lane finished 10th (20:30.1) and Zach 13th (21:04.2). Both earned medals. Janae Rempel / Free PressCROSS COUNTRY

Canton-Galva?The Eagles competed at Hesston?s Swather Special Thursday. The top 20 earned a medal.

Lane Wiens led the Eagles by crossing the finish line 10th among a field of 36 in the senior boys? race with a time of 20:30.1. Zach Snow was 26th (24:47.2).

Sophomore Cash Toews finished 16th of 62 in 21:10.1, while Dawson Minson was 34th (23:04.6).

In the freshman boys? race, Logan Miller was 31st of 80 (23:23.5) and Tristan Smith 73rd (31:52.9).

As a team, the boys finished 18th of 24 with 383 points.

Meanwhile, sophomore Maddie Snow paced the girls, earning a medal by finishing 15th of 42 in 24:49.4.

Brittany Dieker finished 25th of 33 in the senior race (30:39.0), while Whitney Nightingale placed 31st of 36 in the freshman race (34:53.3)

In the junior race, Kaylee Littrell was 38th of 41 (34:36.9).

As a team, the girls placed 19th of 22 with 156 points.

The Eagles will run at Herington Thursday in a meet hosted by Centre.

Centre?Competing at Hesston?s Swather Special Thursday, the Cougars were led by CJ Thompson, who medalled by placing 14th among a field of 62 in the sophomore boys? race with a time of 20:41.6.

In the freshman race, Tanner Wiggans was 69th of 80 (28:16.7). Jordan Miller was 78th (36:53.5).

Senior Carissa Shields was the only Cougar girl to participate. She finished 29th of 33 (33:08.8).

The Cougars will host a meet at Herington Thursday.

Goessel?The Bluebirds competed at Hesston?s Swather Special Thursday.

For the boys, junior Devon LeRoy led the way by finishing sixth of 45 in 19 minutes, 40.7 seconds. Freddy Scheffe was 10th (20:08.4). Both were personal-best times.

Zach Wiens placed 13th of 36 in the senior race (21:04.2). Leighton Wagner was 25th (23:37.1).

Nate Impson ran his first cross country race, finishing 71st of 80 in the freshman race (31:29.3).

As a team, the boys finished 13th of 24 with 329 points.

Meanwhile, Jennifer Meysing led Goessel in the junior girls? race, crossing the finish line in seventh place among 41 runners with a personal-best time of 23:44.9. Lauren Rymill also medalled, finishing 19th (25:40.6). Saskia Clostermeyer was 25th (28:08.8) and Sarah Wagner 33rd (31:43.3).

Julia Nightengale paced the Bluebirds in the sophomore race, earning a medal by finishing 18th of 42 in 25:19.4. Maddy Meier finished 34th (30:22.5).

In the freshman girls? race, Edel Miller finished 29th of 36 with a time of 33:02.3.

As a team, the girls finished 14th of 22 with 109 points.

The Bluebirds will compete at Bennington Thursday. Races begin at 4:15 p.m.

FOOTBALL

Canton-Galva at Peabody-Burns?Peabody-Burns defeated Canton-Galva, 56-18, Friday.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Warriors outscored the Eagles 28-6 in the second quarter to take control by halftime.

Peabody-Burns outscored Canton-Galva 14-6 in both the third and fourth quarters to claim the win.

Canton-Galva tallied 285 yards of total offense, including 145 passing and 140 rushing. Through the air, Travis Unruh was 3-for-14 for 140 yards and one touchdown. Unruh was also the Eagles? leading rusher with 37 carries for 59 yards and one score.

Peabody-Burns? stats were not available at press time.

The Eagles (0-2) will travel to Burrton Friday, while Peabody-Burns (2-0)?will play at Little River.

Centre?The Cougars suffered a 38-26 defeat to Little River Friday.

After a scoreless first quarter, Little River outscored Centre 24-6 in the second. Centre scored on a 14-yard touchdown pass from Cole Methvin to Dylan Deines.

Both teams added a score in the third quarter. Centre?s came on an 18-yard pass from Methvin to Deines.

The Cougars outscored Little River, 14-6 in the final quarter, thanks to touchdown runs by Methvin (21 yards)?and Barret Smith (1 yard), but the effort was not enough to overcome the deficit.

Centre tallied 393 yards of total offense, including 248 rushing. Smith led the ground game with 19 carries for 115 yards. Methvin was 14-for-27 for 145 yards.

The Cougars (0-2) will travel to Goessel (0-2) Friday.

Goessel?The Bluebirds lost to Rural Vista, 52-6, Friday. Goessel (0-2) will host Centre (0-2) Friday.

VOLLEYBALL

Canton-Galva?The Eagles hosted a double dual with Marion Tuesday and lost both games. For more on those games, see elsewhere in Sports.

The Eagles went 2-2 at the Goessel Invitational Saturday.

In pool play, Canton Galva lost to Goessel (25-4, 25-14) and Sedgwick (25-20, 25-23) before defeating Burrton (25-14, 25-23).

The Eagles claimed fifth place with a hard-fought victory over South Haven (27-25, 25-23).

Canton-Galva (3-5) was scheduled to compete at Ell-Saline Tuesday and will travel to Bennington Sept. 22.

Centre?The Cougars split two games at their home triangular Tuesday.

Centre defeated Elyria Christian (25-20, 25-18).

Whitney Gutsch recorded five ace serves. Emily Schlesener led the attack with five kills. Katie Marler had 16 assists.

The Cougars then lost to Goessel (25-7, 25-7). Shelby Pankratz, Schlesener and Kate Basore each had one kill. Marler had six assists. Summer Espinoza had the Cougars? only ace serve.

The Cougars went 1-3 at their home invitational Saturday.

In pool play, Centre defeated Rural Vista, 25-9, 25-14. The Cougars then lost to Marion, 25-6, 25-14.

Following pool play, Centre lost to Herington in three sets (25-23, 17-25, 18-25) to face Berean Academy in the third-place game. The Cougars finished fourth after a two-set loss to Berean (25-21, 25-20).

Summer Espinoza led the attack for the day with 14 kills. Katie Marler had seven ace serves. Shelby Pankratz had 59 assists.

Centre (3-5) was scheduled to play at Solomon Tuesday and will participate in the Marion Spikefest Saturday.

Goessel?The Bluebirds opened league play with a two-game sweep at Centre Tuesday.

Goessel defeated Elyria Christian (25-14, 25-11), then defeated the host school (25-7, 25-7).

The Bluebirds won their home invitational Saturday.

In pool play, Goessel defeated Canton-Galva (25-4, 25-14), Burrton (25-10, 25-7) and Sedgwick (25-14, 25-14).

In the semifinals, the Bluebirds defeated Halstead (25-5, 25-17) to face a rematch with Sedgwick in the finals. Goessel won, 2-0 (25-11, 25-14).

Goessel improves to 9-0 on the season and has yet to lose a set. The Bluebirds were scheduled to play at Rural Vista Tuesday and will travel to Remington Thursday.

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