Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 24 June 2008 15:27Pine Edge Golf Course will host its third annual $25,000 Putting Tournament on July 5.
Every contestant to make a 10-foot putt on the first attempt will win a prize, as will every contestant to make a 20-foot putt on the first try.
Five will qualify to putt for the grand prize, and would have to make a 10-foot putt, a 30-foot putt and a 50-foot putt.
The tournament is open to males and females older than 18 and not involved with high school sports activities.
There is no entry fee, but mulligans can be purchased for $2 each or six for $10.
For additional information, contact Pine Edge by telephone at (620) 367-2664.
Written by Joe Kleinsasser Tuesday, 24 June 2008 15:25With all due respect to former pro baseball player and broadcaster Joe Garagiola, baseball isn’t just a funny game. It’s also an unusual game.
Name another sport where the dimensions vary from stadium to stadium. Football fields, soccer fields, basketball courts all use standard dimensions. Not so baseball.
Some dimensions are consistent, i.e., the distance between bases and the distance from the home plate to the pitching rubber. But ballparks are not created equal.
For instance, there’s Fenway Park, with its short left-field fence and famous Green Monster, and Wrigley Field, with all of its nooks and crannies along an outfield wall covered with ivy. Baseballs have been known to get lost in that ivy.
And what used to be easy...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 18 June 2008 08:44Daniel Jost puts on the breaks rounding third and watches the throw from right field after slugging a 2-run triple in the top of the first at Abilene Thursday. The hit sparked Legion Post 366 to a 4-0 lead en route to a 17-0 win
Andrew Ottoson / Free Press
With Brian Fruechting on the mound, Hillsboro Legion Post 366 won its ninth contest of the season in the first half of a Father’s Day doubleheader at Moundridge by a 10-0 tally.
Hillsboro then suffered its only loss of the season, 8-7, in the second game.
Hillsboro had run its unbeaten streak to eight by sweeping Abilene on the road four days earlier, hammering the hosts 17-0 in the first game and claiming a 4-0 win behind a strong...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 18 June 2008 08:33Jenna Allen pushes her way toward fourth place in the 25-meter breaststroke Saturday. Allen won the freestyle and helped both of Hillsboro’s 8 & Under girls relays to first-place finishes. Courtesy photo by Stephen Humber
The Hillsboro swim team placed behind Solomon and ahead of Moundridge in the 3-team event held at Hillsboro Saturday.
Hillsboro ResultsGirls 8 & Under
Medley Relay: 1. Hillsboro A (Jenna Hinerman, Jenna Allen, Ashley Brazil, Sonja Jost) 2:47.52. Fly: 2. S. Jost 31.14, 3. A. Brazil 36.02, 4. J. Allen 41.62. Backstroke: 1. S. Jost 31.85, 4. J. Allen 35.97, Alayna Regier 48.28, J. Heinerman 51.96. Breaststroke: 2. A. Brazil 33.40, 3. S. Jost 34.00, 4. J. Allen 38.56, Tiffany...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 18 June 2008 08:12It took most of six months and hundreds of thousands of man-hours of borderline idleness, but 2008 finally produced one of those pure “sports moments” that fans will think back on a decade from now. Tiger Woods came through in the clutch with a 12-foot lead-tying birdie putt on the 18th hole at the US Open on Sunday night and reminded us why sports matters.
More than simply sending a Nike-branded piece of pockmarked plastic arcing around the outer limits of a PGA-sanctioned black hole, Woods’ shot caused something of a distortion in the space-time continuum. Now, every time a U.S. Open is played at Torrey Pines, Tiger’s latest will come back to us in an HDTV time capsule, a moment transmitted to us from beyond the event...
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