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Written by Hillsboro Free Press Saturday, 07 February 2009 05:18The Goessel High School boys basketball team edged Inman 34-30 despite a tough shooting night Friday. The girls lost 50-39.
GHS took a 10-4 lead on its home floor in the first quarter, but scored just 12 points total in the middle quarters. Inman used a 12-6 run in the third quarter to take a 23-22 lead, but Goessel outscored the Teutons 12-7 in the fourth. Kendall Voth led the Bluebirds with 10 points. Travis Fensky scored 9 and Niko Herman scored 8. GHS made just 29 percent of its shots...
Written by AO Friday, 06 February 2009 18:03Foul trouble nearly knocked the Marion High School girls basketball team flat in the final minutes of Friday's 51-47 win at Halstead, but Kayley Heerey and Lindsay Hett held off the Dragons' late charge. Halstead defeated the boys by a 73-54 margin.
Bridget Lundy, Kristen Steinborn and Julia Zeiner fouled out early in the fourth quarter, and Halstead whittled Marion's 41-33 lead down to 49-44 with 1:35 to go.
Then came the single strangest play of the night: Whitney Gordon beat Alexi Bohling to the spot defensively, setting her feet to take a charge. But Gordon wavered slightly just as Bohling crashed into her under the basket, causing a disagreement between officials that was ruled a double foul—each player's fifth...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Friday, 06 February 2009 15:54Both Hillsboro teams improved their season records to 8-6 for with victories over Sterling Tuesday night in Brown Gymnasium.
The Hillsboro girls jumped to a 13-1 start and were never seriously threatened on the way to a 53-41 victory.
After Tiffany Rooker hit the first basket of the game at the 6:15 mark, Cassie Kroeker hit back-to-back jumpers and then Allie Faul scored seven consecutive points over a 32-second span -- including two baskets on steals -- for the 13-1 margin.
The score was 14-4 by the end of the quarter. Two unanswered baskets by Sterling in the final minute of the half pulled the Black Bears back to within single digits by halftime at 25-17.
Hillsboro took control of the game with a 9-2 run through the first four...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Friday, 06 February 2009 05:44Keith Austin, 64, a farmer and stockman, died Thursday, Feb. 5, at his residence in Bucklin.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at Church of Christ in Mullinville with pastor Russell Scott officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, about 11 miles north of Bucklin. Visitation is from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at Minnis Mortuary in Bucklin.
He was born on April 23, 1944, to George L. and Lida Elva (Smith) Austin, on a farm northeast of Bucklin. On April 25, 1963, he was married to Patsy Jean Besson, who survives.
Other survivors include a son Brian and Jackie Austin of St. Leo; daughters Donna and Jay Lewallen of Bucklin and Kelley and Clint Bettles of Hillsboro; brothers George Austin and Roy Austin, both of...
Written by AO Thursday, 05 February 2009 16:51With a 67-64 win over Friends Thurday in Hillsboro, the TaborCollege men's basketball team rebounded from a tough loss to KansasWesleyan and regained a share of fourth place in the Kansas Collegiate AthleticConference standings. The Coyotes lost to Ottawa 82-71 Thursday.
Zack Vanselow and Damon Dechant powered theBluejays offense, which shot 54 percent from the field. Meanwhile, KyleKroeker's 3-for-6 night from the 3-point line put the Bluejays, whotrailed much of the night, in the lead with a trey from the top of thekey. Kroeker's long ball made it 59-58 with 7:35 to go, and theBluejays did not trail afterward.
Tabor jumped out to a 5-0 leadon Kroeker's first triple 1:29 into the contest, but Friends took thelead at...
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