Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 10 October 2007 12:35Click to buy photo Grant Schneider eludes a Smoky Valley tackler during his return of a Viking fumble early in the fourth quarter. The return spaeked a 61-yard drive that led to Hillsboro’s final touchdown. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press
Smoky Valley flexed its muscles early and never really were threatened as Hillsboro lost a key divisional matchup by a score of 34-21 Friday at Reimer Field.
The Vikings, who came in at 4-1 overall, took the opening kickoff and marched 72 yards in 10 plays to take a 7-0 lead.
That drive proved to be the rule rather than exception on this night. Smoky Valley combined its size advantage with a focused determination that the Trojans seemed to lack from the start.
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this story Free Press photos by Don Ratzlaff. Hillsboro High doubles partners Amanda Faber (left) and Greta Wiebe show the form that carried them to the title match at the Class 3-2-1A regional in Hillsboro last Thursday at the Sports Complex. By finishing second, the duo qualified for the sub-state tournament on Saturday in Sterling.
The Hillsboro doubles team of Amanda Faber and Greta Wiebe fell just short of qualifying for the state tennis tournament Saturday, losing in the first round of a tough sub-state tournament at Sterling.
To qualify for state under the playoff model implemented this year, athletes had to place among the top four finishers at their regional tournament on...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 10 October 2007 12:19Click to buy photo Chase Carlson (3) and Charlie Holub knock Casey Dwyer to the turf Friday at Lyons. Marion’s stifling defense downed Lyons 28-0. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press
Despite Lyons High School’s best efforts to gain the upper hand—including a stirring rendition of Abba’s 1975 mega-hit “Dancing Queen” incorporated by the marching band into pre-game homecoming festivities—the Marion Warriors cruised to a 28-0 win Friday.
Chase Carlson recorded his first touchdown reception, a 29-yarder from Mitchell Leppke and Marion took a 6-0 lead with 3:19 left in the first quarter.
On the play Carlson sprinted straight through double-coverage, but got tangled up with a defender and fell just as he was...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 10 October 2007 12:11Click to buy this and similar photos
Andy Adrian vies for the ball against two Southwestern defenders last Wednesday. Building on Wednesday’s a 3-1 win over Southwestern, the Tabor College men’s soccer team trounced Bethany 7-2 on Saturday. Adrian notched three assists against Bethany and has tallied a total of two goals and four assists in 10 games so far. The team (4-7 overall) improved to 2-3 in conference play. The Southwestern women defeated Tabor 6-1 and Bethany won 4-0. The Bluejay women are 0-5 in conference play and 0-10 overall. Both of the college’s squads have four games remaining on the regular season slate. The women play Friends at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Wichita, Ottawa at 1 p.m. Saturday in...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 10 October 2007 07:35The Tabor College volleyball team closed the book on the first half of its conference season by defeating Southwestern (30-17, 30-22, 30-17) and improving its record to 6-3.
“We have won plenty of championships with three losses, and we will definitely have to take care of business to get that done,” coach Amy Ratzlaff said.
“It’s exciting—we’ll definitely be peaking at the right time, and we won’t go through that mid-season lull because we’ve already been there.
“Hopefully, we’ll continue to get better game by game, and by the end of the season be a completely different team than when we started,” she added.
Led by 10 kills from Taylor Lawrence, Tabor finished off nearly 32 percent of its attacks against the...
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