EHS sports briefs
12th Man tailgate Friday
The 12th Man club will sponsor a tailgate before Friday night’s football game at Paola. The tailgate will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the 12th Man club will provide the meat. Other attendees are asked to bring a side dish and there will be a free-will donation.
JV volleyball nets win
The Eudora junior varsity volleyball team defeated Ottawa Tuesday at Eudora in three sets ( 25-27, 25-19, 15-10). Next up for the Cardinals is the Ottawa Tournament on Saturday.
Freshman football tops De Soto
The Eudora freshman football team beat De Soto Thursday at home, 34-8. Next up for the Cardinals is a bout with Paola at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in Eudora.
JV soccer beats Baldwin
The Eudora junior varsity soccer team beat Baldwin 2-1 Tuesday at Eudora to net its first win of the season.
JV runners shine at Wellsville
The Eudora junior varsity cross country teams competed Thursday at Wellsville and had a strong showing.
For the girls, Fernanda Garcia finished the race third overall at 20:00, Taylor Johnson finished fifth, Evan Folks sixth, Bria Carder seventh McKenzie Oller eighth, and Hannah Pittman 12th. Johnson, Carder, Folks and Pittman all had either season best or personal best races.
For the boys, John Samrow finished 11th with a time of 21:50, which was a personal record for him. And Keenan Wood finished 31st at 24:04.
EMS runners compete at Wellsville
The Eudora seventh and eighth-grade cross country teams competed last week at Wellsville.
For the seventh-grade girls, Bailey Campbell finished 21st with a time of 8:00 and Samantha Stout finished 41st at 10:10. For the boys, Broderick Topil finished 12th at 6:24, Joe Dixon finished 15 and C.J. Walls finished 23rd in their first races of the year at 6:29 and 6:24. Laken Strub ran a 7:22 and finished 36th and Zack Dudley finished 40th with a time of 7:43.
For the eighth-grade girls, Kelsey Balluch finished 15th at 16:19 and Logan Brown finished 32nd at 18:53. For the boys, Tanner Lynn finished 10th at 13:37, Tristin Chapman 17th at 14:25, Sam Hanzlik 27th at 15:06, Scott Lounsbury ran a 15:18 and Gunner Norris finished 35th with a time of 15:53.
Eighth-grade volleyball earns split
Monday night the Eudora eighth-grade volleyball team played Louisburg and earned a split. Eudora fell in the first match (20-25, 25-8, 16-25) but came back and swept the second match (25-20, 25-20). Top servers for the night were Allison Webb, Sophia Lehmann, and Abby Richeson. Top setter of the night went to Brook Able and best hitter went to Allison Webb.
Victory eludes seventh-grade football
The Eudora seventh-grade football team played the Paola Panthers Tuesday and thanks to huge runs from Kyle Becenti, Trey Byrne, the Cardinals were in position to win the game before disaster struck.
With only a few seconds left and control of the football, The Cardinal offense marched to within yards of the end zone. But Grant Stewart was blindsided as he threw, and the ball landed in the arms of a Paola layer who then dashed down the field to end the Cardinals drive to victory. Paola won the game 12-6. The EMS seventh-grade football team looks to improve again next week against Spring Hill.
Eighth-grade football falls to Paola
The Eudora eighth-grade football team took on Paola and Andrew Ballock led the team against a fierce opponent with swift tackles and big plays on offense. The Cardinals found the end zone early when Mason Tomlinson exploded around the end for a 30-yard touchdown run.
Big plays were also made by Blake Beerbower with a fumble recovery and Jacob Turnbaugh with two big fourth-down runs. The Panthers put up three quick scores early but were held the rest of the game as the Cardinal defense played well in the second half. Paola won the game 22-6. Next up for the Cardinals is a game against Spring Hill.