We salute the achievement of the Hillsboro High School girls and the Goessel High School boys in earning a berth in the respective state tournaments this week. The commitment of their head coaches, Nathan Hiebert at HHS and Justin Coup at GHS, should not be overlooked. Winning at this level is truly a team effort. Congratulations!
The HHS girls have a particularly compelling story. Early in the season they struggled to find themselves as a team and the chances of having a winning season seemed iffy. Within the past month or so they’ve come together on both ends of the court. Some would cite a relatively week sub-state field as the reason HHS is heading to Hutch this week. It helped, but the only qualification required for state is to outplay whatever opponent stands in your way. They did. —DR