Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 07 May 2013 14:24Centre—The Cougars participated in the 18-hole Marion Invitational Tuesday. Dylan Svitak led the way with a 96, good for 17th place.
Nathaniel Engler shot 106, and Karl Riffel 120. Centre’s fourth golfer, Kodey Johnson, was disqualified.
The Cougars then participated Friday in the 36-hole Marion County Invitational. Kodey Johnson combined a 101 at Hillsboro with a 96 at Marion for a 36-hole score of 197 to place 50th of 77 golfers. Dylan Svitak shot a 226 (119, 107) for 67th.
Goessel—Goessel sent five golfers to Marion for an 18-hole invitational tournament Tuesday. The Bluebirds’ four-man team score of 398 placed them fifth among 10 teams. Remington won the tournament with a score of 342.
Trey Schmidt led the Bluebirds...
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 07 May 2013 14:23Marion County was the site of a 36-hole golf tournament Friday. Fifteen participating schools were split into two sections, with each section playing 18 holes at both Marion and Hillsboro.
With only three golfers completing the 36 holes, Marion did not have enough participants for a team score.
Individually, Hogan Lovelady led the Warriors with an 88 at Hillsboro and an 86 at Marion for a 36-hole total of 174 to place 18th among 77 golfers.
Wiley Lundy shot a 192 (89, 103) for 43rd, and Jared Hague rounded out the team with a 218 (107, 111) for 62nd.
“Hogan, Wiley and Jared all shot respectable rounds, considering the conditions,” coach Thane Schwartz said. “Hogan and Wiley both straightened out their drives but succumbed to...
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 07 May 2013 14:21The Marion softball team traveled to Inman Monday for a rescheduled doubleheader from April 26 and dropped both games.
Marion lost Game 1, 8-4.
The Warriors built a 4-0 lead after scoring two runs in the top of the third inning, but Inman evened the score with four runs in the bottom of the inning. Inman took control from there, holding Marion scoreless the remainder of the game.
Megan Richmond pitched six innings for Marion and had five strikeouts.
The Warriors followed with a close, 6-5, loss in Game 2.
Marion held a 3-1 lead after two innings, but Inman tied it in the third.
The Warriors built up to five runs, but Inman answered, tying it in the fifth inning and adding the winning run in the bottom of the seventh.
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 07 May 2013 14:20Hillsboro and Marion were good hosts, but struggled to compete against a strong field of teams at the Marion County Invitational Friday.
The tournament’s unique format had the field of 15 schools form two groups. Each group played 18 holes at the home courses of both schools, switching locations after lunch.
Hillsboro combined for a 36-hole team score of 785, which was 134 strokes behind the winning team from Andale and placed them 11th overall. The Trojans shot a team score of 391 on their home course, good for 11th place, and a 394 at Marion, good for 10th.
“I have mixed feelings about how we performed during the 36-hole tournament,” coach Scott O’Hare said, citing inconsistency as a key reason.
Andrew Meier carded...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 07 May 2013 14:19Another strong showing in middle-distance races highlighted Hillsboro’s day at the Hesston Invitational, which was delayed by weather one day to Friday.
Distance ace Emily Sechrist scored 28 of her team’s 44 points as the Trojans finished eighth among nine teams, while the boys scored 30 of their 74 points in the meet’s three longest races and finished fourth overall.
Josh Richert claimed gold in both the 800 (2 minutes, 11.7 seconds) and 1,600 (4:52), while Grant Knoll was third in the 3,200 (10:54.12) and fourth in the 1,600 (4:57.98).
“Josh had an incredible day,” coach Dennis Boldt said. “We talked before his 1,600 and he seemed really calm and focused for the day. He knows he has an incredible challenge before him...
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