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...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 30 April 2008 06:13Seven Hillsboro-area runners completed the eighth annual Memorial Marathon and Half-Marathon in Oklahoma City Sunday.
Top marathon finisher of the group was Bob Woelk, who completed the 26.2-mile course in 3:58:49. He placed 75th out of 187 in his age division and 570th out of 1,964 finishers on the cool, windy and sometimes rainy morning. It was his third marathon.
Anna Woods crossed the finish line of her first marathon in 3:59:55 for 31st of 128 in her division. She was 624th overall.
Donna Spoonemore of rural Hillsboro completed the course in 4:01:45, less than a minute from qualifying for the Boston Marathon. She was 12th of 90 in her division and 636th overall.
Tom Leihy, also running his first marathon, ran a 4:21:16 for 125th...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 23 April 2008 11:22Scoring 38 points in the final three events, the surprising Hillsboro boys captured first place at the 14-team Conrad Nightingale Invitational in Halstead on Friday.
Hillsboro finished with 85 points to outpace runners-up Cheney with 73 and Halstead with 68.
The Trojans clinched the title with a first-place finish in the 4x400 in a time of 3 minutes, 36.59 seconds. Grant Schneider, Cody McMillen, Ishmael Morris and Nathan Vogel ran for HHS.
Dakota Kaufman makes her mark in the triple jump. She went on to win the event with a distance of 34-11½
For McMillen, it was the third gold medal of the day. Earlier, the senior distance ace won the 3,200 (10:25.79) and 1,600 (4:55.12) and ran a leg of the...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 23 April 2008 11:12Justin Heidebrecht and Nathan Vogel coast a few strides beyond the finish of the 4x800 relay at the Conrad Nightingale Invitational in Halstead Friday. Heidebrecht edged Vogel at the line, but the HHS boys outpaced all comers in six events to claim the team title.
Fine running is often described as poetry in motion, and both Marion High School track teams ended up in the middle of the sonnet at Halstead Friday.
Led by Julia Zeiner, the girls scored 46 points, finishing just behind Remington (fourth, 491⁄2) and Conway Springs (fifth, 49) but just ahead of Hoisington (seventh, 41) among the 14 present teams.
Camille Christensen finds a way through the lead pack in the first lap...
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