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Written by AO Saturday, 17 January 2009 15:36The Ottawa men's basketball team's 2-headed monster of David Birch and Phil McClintock powered the Braves' conference-leading offense to a 93-74 win over Tabor Saturday in Hillsboro. Birch (27 points) and McClintock (26 points) flashed the form that has them ranked second and third in individual scoring, but it was their swagger at a pivotal moment that proved decisive.
The Bluejays trailed 45-35 at halftime and, despite Tabor's 23-15 run capped by Orson Thomas' vigorous...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Saturday, 17 January 2009 10:04Behind 19 points from Kayley Heerey, the Marion High School girls basketball team defeated Hoisington 59-43 Friday. Heerey scored five 3-pointers, including a pair that helped pace the Warriors to an 18-8 run in the second quarter. Marion led 39-16 at halftime.
Julia Zeiner and Lindsay Hett each finished with 13 points. Zeiner scored six on three 2-pointers in the first quarter, lifting Marion to a 21-8 lead through the first quarter.
The MHS boys lost by a final score of 61-47. Hoisington outscored the Warriors 23-17 in the first frame on the strength of 10 Justin Axman points. Axman hit two 2-pointers and two 3-pointers, and Jerad Powell nailed two triples in the opening period.
Marion closed the gap to 32-29 before halftime, as Wil...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Friday, 16 January 2009 16:21It was a heartbreak Friday night in Brown Gymnasium, Jan. 16 as Hillsboro lost a pair of one-point games to Halstead in the final seconds.
The Trojan girls lost their game 26-25 while the boys fell short, 53-52.
The girls’ game was close from start to finish, though both teams struggled to put the ball through the basket. Halstead led 7-6 after one quarter and 11-9 at the half.
Hillsboro came out of halftime aggressively and took an 18-15 lead with just under four minutes left in the third quarter. But Halstead finished the period with a 7-0 run take their largest lead of the night, 22-18, by the end of the quarter.
Halstead held a 26-22 lead with a minute left in the game when Kirsten Sooter sank a pair of free throws. But Allie...
Written by AO Thursday, 15 January 2009 17:22The Tabor College men's basketball game came into Thursday night's visit to Sterling with aspirations of catching the KCAC standings leaders, but were thrown for an 81-69 loss despite limiting the Warriors snipers to 0-for-5 from 3-point range. Sterling entered the night leading the conference in 3-point shooting percentage, but the only player on either team to find the range from beyond the arc was Zack Vanselow, who netted three of three shots from distance and finished with 30 points.
Aaron Whitelaw scored15 points for Tabor, but left the game with an apparent leg injury after a hard fall with 33 seconds left in the contest.
The Bluejays allowed 22 points off turnovers and had difficulty limiting Sterling's ability to...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Thursday, 15 January 2009 10:07Martha Lovisa Duerksen, 84, a homemaker, died Thursday, Jan. 15, at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.
Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 S. Prairie Pt., Hillsboro, with pastor Dave Platt officiating.
Visitation is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro. Burial will be at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery.
She was born Feb. 7, 1924, to Peter and Mary (Eitzen) Wiens in Ingalls. On Oct. 15, 1943 she was married to Wesley Duerksen, who predeceased her.
Survivors are sons Ron and Fran Duerksen of Lehigh, Pete and Carol Duerksen of Lindsborg and Rodean and Michelle Duerksen of Newton; daughters Jan and Herman Franz of Wichita...
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