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Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 29 January 2008 17:02The Hillsboro High boys, fueled in part by a 25-point career-best night from Daniel Jost, broke a close game open late in the third quarter and posted a 66-49 win at Haven Tuesday night.
The Trojans led 20-15 after one quarter and 31-24 at halftime. Hillsboro pushed the lead to double digits, 35-24, early in the period, but Haven launched a run that drew them to within 35-33 with 4:24 left in the quarter.
Clay Shewey sank a free throw, then drained a 3-pointer before Jost hit three...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Friday, 25 January 2008 16:02The Hillsboro boys made 16 of 20 free-throw opportunities in the final period to pull away from Marion, 57-44, in a league contest Friday in Brown Gymnasium.
Hillsboro led 35-30 through three quarters after a 21-21 halftime deadlock.
The Trojans had three players in double figures, led by David Loewen with 19. Clay Shewey added 18 despite an off shooting night and Daniel Jost pitched in 12 for Hillsboro, which improved to 7-5 for the year and 3-0 in the league.
Marion, led by Calvin Jeffrey with 17 points, dropped to 4-8 and 1-2.
Hillsboro’s win avenges an eight-pont loss to Marion exactly one week earlier in the Trojan Classic tournament.
To the start the evening, the Marion girls withheld a late Trojan surge to defeat HHS by...
Written by Jerry Engler Friday, 25 January 2008 05:46The Marion County Commission Tuesday, January 22, directed County Economic Development Director Teresa Huffman to proceed with planning for what must be done to develop a rails-to-trails path from Marion to the McPherson County line.
Commissioner Randy Dallke said it has been shown that tourism to the county will grow if the effort is put behind it. Development of a hiking and biking trail along former railroad siding would be in keeping with that effort, he said.
Huffman said such a trail would require a body responsible for development, upkeep and liability. That body would be the Central Kansas Conservancy, she said.
The announcement followed a 30-minute executive session for personnel with Huffman and County Appraiser Cynthia...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Saturday, 19 January 2008 18:58The Marion High School girls took a 31-11 halftime lead, and endedup needing every inch of it to hold off Republic County. The Buffaloesused a 19-3 run in the third quarter to make a game of it, andoutscored Marion 25-22 in the fourth.
But as time ran down, theBuffaloes press defense looked increasingly helpless against thetic-tac-toe passing Marion was able to employ. Jessica Wollenbergnotched two foul shots in the waning moments, giving Republic a 55-54lead.
At the other end, Kayley Heerey drew a hard foul on adribble drive that sent diminutive guard Alta Svoboda crashing to thefloor in a lot of pain, and Heerey added insult by making both freethrows for a 56-55 lead with six seconds left to preserve the Warriorvictory.
Written by Andrew Ottoson Saturday, 19 January 2008 18:07A three-overtime thriller ended with the Sterling College women89-84 over the the Tabor women, but only after three Bluejays fouledout. Starting considerably later than expected,the Sterling men beat Tabor 82-62 Saturday night.
ZachVanselow led all scorers with 15 points and Mike Rousell scored 11 inthe first half, including a 2-pointer that gave the Bluejays a 10-4lead out of the gate.
Orson Thomas put back an Aaron Whitelawmiss, giving Tabor a 19-14 lead at the 11:08 mark, but Sterling brokeoff a 10-0 run to claim the lead for good.
Tabor knotted the gameat 25-25, 27-27 and 29-29, but entered halftime trailing 37-30 withSterling having scored six consecutive points--four at the foulline--in the 1:22 before intermission.
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