But several Eagles have a chance to be competitive individually in a league that includes strong teams from Remington, Sedgwick and Peabody-Burns.
Among Canton-Galva’s 10 returning letter-winners is sophomore hurdler Marc Jowers.
“Marc has great form,” Silsby said. “We need to work on his speed, and if he can improve that, he could possibly make it to state this year.”
Jowers runs both the 300-meter and 110-meter hurdles. Allie Enns is a strong hurdler for the girls.
But the strength of the squad is in the throwing events, with Troy Vogts and Bo Moddlemog for the boys, and Sabrina Hamilton for the girls.
“Troy and Bo both have good potential—Bo in the shot and discus and Troy in the javelin,” Silsby said. “Both should improve on last season’s efforts.”
Hamilton came up just short of state qualification in the discus a season ago, and is primed for another strong season.
“Sabrina has worked over the winter, and if she can get healthy after a bout with pneumonia, she should do well,” Silsby said.
Canton-Galva opens the season at home, hosting the Moundridge meet at 4:30 p.m. April 1.