Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 30 April 2008 06:27Hillsboro finished fifth at the Mid-Central Activities Association league tournament Monday at the Sports Complex in Hillsboro.
Wichita Collegiate won the title with 77 points, followed by Smoky Valley with 69, Hesston 61, Sterling 44, Hillsboro 32, Ellinwood 30, Hoisington 29, Nickerson 13 and Haven 5.
Clay Shewey took fifth in No. 1 singles. He lost 6-1, 6-1 in the first round to Mike Jaderston of Sterling, then defeated Chaffin of Haven 9-0 and Ethan Thomas of Ellinwood 9-5.
In No. 1 doubles, Taylor Hagen and Ben Heyen lost to Liechty and Ross 0-6, 2-6 in the first round, then defeated Britton and Walton of Sterling 9-6 and Koetter and Detter of Ellinwood 9-7 to place fifth.
In No. 2 singles, Mark Prieb lost his first-round...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 30 April 2008 06:26Hillsboro’s two-man team of Daniel Kunantaev and Justin Kent won their division title at the Sacred Heart Invitational golf tournament Friday at Salina.
Kunantaev and Kent, who also claimed top medalist honors with an 81 and 84, respectively, combined for a 165, which gave them an eight-stroke victory over Quivera Heights in the eight-school field. Hillsboro four-man team score was 361, good for third place behind Quivera Heights (353) and Marion (360).
Also competing for Hillsboro were Daniel Dick (98), gavin Serene (98), Jared King (101) and Jake Kenney (101).
For Marion, Luke Gordon (86), who placed fifth overall, combined with Jake Bredemeier (92) for a two-man score of 178. Also competing for Marion were Keith Jones (88)...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 30 April 2008 06:23Hillsboro overcame an early 6-2 deficit Friday at Lyons to beat the home team 8-6 and claim a sweep of their doubleheader.
The Trojans won the first game 4-2 behind the complete-game pitchng of Isaac Leihy.
The sweep capped a 4-0 week and boosted the surprising Trojans to a 9-5 record.
In Game 2 against the Lions, Trojan starter Jacob Edwards struggled on the mound. He gave up a run in the opening inning, thanks to a couple of Trojan errors, and shut out the home team in the second inning.
But in the third inning, he walked the first two hitters, then surrended three consecutive hits before Tyler Ediger relieved him with no outs. One more HHS error contributed to a five-run surge and a 6-2 Lyons lead.
But Hillsboro came...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 30 April 2008 06:20Facing the two best teams in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference needing to win three of their final four contests to stay alive, the Bluejays went 1-3 and finished the season 7-17.
A split against Kansas Wesleyan Thursday left the Bluejays with their backs against the wall when they hosted Saint Mary Saturday.
The Spires eeked out a 7-1 win that was, for six innings, contested much more closely than the final tally suggests. Saint Mary won the second game 8-2.
Saint Mary—With their post-season hopes on the line, Tabor put the ball in Travis Schafer’s hands. He mowed down the Spires in the top of the first and took a 1-0 lead in the bottom half.
A triple by Alfred Wilson turned into the game’s first run on a groundout by...
Written by Joe Kleinsasser Wednesday, 30 April 2008 06:16Everyone loves a winner, right? Well, yes and no. When KU returned to the throne as king of college men’s basketball, newspapers were full of praise for KU’s accomplishments. Fans celebrated the remarkable and exciting conclusion to a great basketball game and season. The airwaves on radio sports talk shows were filled with basketball banter.
So, to answer the original question, yes, Jayhawk fans everywhere loved celebrating the accomplishment by their team. Some Kansas State and Missouri fans even found the title worthy of praise.
However, many Wildcat and Tiger fans were clearly disgusted at the outcome, as understandably were many Memphis State fans.
Here's a glimpse of how people feel about KU’s basketball championship...
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