Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 09 January 2008 17:50Hillsboro High will host the annual Trojan Classic starting Monday and lasting through Saturday of next week.
Joining the Trojans in the eight-team seeded tournaments will be boys’ and girls’ squads from Marion, Hesston, Thomas More Prep, Republic County, Wamego, Sunrise Christian Academy and Riley County.
In the boys’ bracket, top-seeded Hesston will face eighth seeded Marion at 8:15 p.m. Monday, and fifth-seeded Hillsboro will play TMP at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Winners of these matchups will meet at 8:15 p.m. Friday. The losing teams meet at 3 p.m. Thursday.
Second-seeded Sunrise plays its first round game at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday against Riley County. Third-seeded Republic County squares off against Wamego at 4:45 p.m. Monday...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 09 January 2008 17:38The Tabor College men’s basketball team went 1-1 during the 2-game Golden Heritage Foods Holiday Classic.
The Bluejays used 22 points by Aaron Whitelaw to knock off the Missouri Baptist Spartans, 79-72, Saturday. Tabor lost Friday to the Savannah College of Art and Design Bees, 76-70. Click to buy photo Jordan Funk jump-stops in the lane to draw contact from Bret Wilson. Funk scored 12 points.
The twin non-conference tests gave the Bluejays and their home crowd a preview of conference opponent Sterling, who defeated Savannah 55-49 Saturday and topped Missouri Baptist 85-75 the day before.
The Bluejays lost to East Central University, 90-53, in an exhibition game at Ada, Okla., Dec. 29.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 09 January 2008 16:38Tabor College volleyball coach Amy Ratzlaff has signed two high school athletes to participate in her program next year.
Ratzlaff describes Cortney Janzen as “a champion volleyball player with all-star academic credentials” from Heartland Community High School in Henderson, Neb.
Janzen, a 5-foot, 10-inch middle hitter, led Heartland to a 25-6 record this past season, including a district championship and a trip to the state tournament. She set school records in blocks and ace blocks per season.
Janzen received second-team all-state honors and was an all-conference pick for the fourth consecutive year.
As a junior, Janzen’s team won the Nebraska state championship with a 27-1 record.
Janzen was also an academic all-state...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 09 January 2008 16:36Facing perhaps its stiffest competition so far this season, the Hillsboro wrestling team placed third among 11 teams at the Herington Invitational on Saturday.
Class 4A powers Abilene and Chapman claimed first and second place, respectively, with 179 and 1461⁄2 team points. The Trojans accumulated 1151⁄2.
“I left this tournament with mixed feelings,” said Hillsboro coach Scott O’Hare. “In the five seasons that I have been head coach, this was our highest finish at this tournament, and I can’t remember getting four guys into the championship finals at this tournament. However, it turned out to be a little disappointing after the medal round with only one wrestler winning his medal match.”
That one wrestler was...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 09 January 2008 16:32The Tabor College women lost 51-49 on Saturday, despite holding the Peru State Bobcats to one point in the final 3:58.
After Emma Pedro scored a basket for a 50-44 lead, Tabor coach Shawn Winter called time out, and the Bluejays rattled off five straight points capped by Stacie Herman, who drilled a pullup jumper with 2:16 to go.
The Bobcats called time out with 1:55 remaining and came up with two key offensive rebounds. The first, by Pedro, was immediately thrown back up, but the second, by Leisha Tennal, allowed the Bobcats to bleed 57 seconds out of a clock showing 1:15.
But the tiny margin on the scoreboard meant the Bluejays needed only a slight opening to wedge their collective foot in the door, and had the moment of opportunity...
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