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Written by Don Ratzlaff Saturday, 19 January 2013 21:01It truly was a Trojan Classic championship game for the home team Saturday night as this year’s group of talented and determined girls became the first Trojan team to win the girls’ title by prevailing 51-50 over Wamego, the previously undefeated and top-ranked team in Class 4A.
The Red Raiders feature a pair of talented 6-foot-2 sisters, Kaylee and Lanie Page, who have the height to be dominant in the inside, but showed the agility and shooting prowess to star along the...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Saturday, 19 January 2013 16:06The Hillsboro boys bounced back from a poor first half to beat Thomas More Prep with a huge fourth-quarter rally to claim fifth place at the Trojan Classic Saturday afternoon.
Committing an uncharacteristic 16 turnovers in the first half and making only five of 19 shots from the field, Hillsboro found itself in a 27-19 hole at intermission. The second quarter was particularly ragged with six turnovers and 1-for-10 shooting.
Nevertheless, the Trojans persevered in this physical contest. They whittled the Monarchs’ lead to three points with a 6-2 effort over the first three minutes of the t hird quarter. By the end of the period, Hillsboro was within two points at 36-34. The Trojans offset an 0-6 performance at the...
Written by Janae Rempel Saturday, 19 January 2013 00:17Both Marion teams faced Solomon Friday in the second round of the Cougar Classic. In the girls’ bracket, seventh-seeded Marion fell just short of defeating the sixth-seeded Gorillas, losing 42-39. The second-seeded Marion boys, however, defeated third-seeded Solomon, 75-65.
GIRLS – While the game ended close, it didn’t start that way for the Warriors, who made only one basket in the first four minutes of Friday’s contest to trail 15-2 with 4:27 remaining in the opening quarter. A Katey Ehrlich free throw and following basket by Megan Richmond brought the Warriors within 10, 15-5, at 3:44, and the quarter ended with a basket by Kirsten Hansen off a steal for a 19-8 score. The second quarter opened with two free throws by Kaelyn...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Friday, 18 January 2013 18:59Playing loose but focused, the Hillsboro boys played one of their most productive games of the season, taking care of Goodland, 69-40, in the consolation semifinals Friday at the Trojan Classic.
The win advances Hillsboro (7-5) to the fifth-place game, where they will play Thomas More Prep (4-7) with tipoff scheduled for 1 p.m.
The Trojans trailed only once when Goodland drained a three-point shot for a 5-4 lead three minutes into the game. But Evan Ollenburger scored on a drive to the basket to launch an 8-0 run that put the Trojans into the driver’s seat for good. After Goodland broke the run with another three-pointer, the Trojans finished the opening quarter with a 6-1 spurt for an 18-9 lead at the break.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Friday, 18 January 2013 11:43
Frank J. Heath, Jr., 98, a farmer and carpenter, died Jan. 17 at his home in?Burns.
Services will be at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 21, at Burns United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Burns Cemetery.
Visitation with family is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion.
Memorials may be made to Burns United Methodist Church or Asera Care Hospice and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861.
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