Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 26 September 2007 11:05Click to buy photos
from this story HHS standout Jacob Yoder eludes a would-be tackler at Reimer Field on Friday night. Yoder picked up 135 rushing yards as Hillsboro rolled to a 47-0 win.
The Hillsboro Trojans got a helpful confidence boost Friday night,dominating Ellinwood from start to finish for an easy 47-0 homecomingvictory at Reimer Field.
“We were real worried all week long,”coach Len Coryea said about preparing for the Eagles (0-4). “They didthings against Halstead (the previous week) that scared me.”
Those fears were soon relieved, however.
Coming off a heartbreaking loss to Collegiate a week earlier, the Trojans (2-2) took the opening kickoff and scored in seven plays. Spencer Brown...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 26 September 2007 10:44Click here to buy photos from this story.
With two runners placing in the top 10 at the Tabor College Invitational cross country meet, the Bluejay women’s team placed third out of 14 schools that visited Marion Reservoir’s Cottonwood Point on Saturday.
Liz Kleinsasser finished fifth in 19 minutes, 26 seconds and Heidi Schmidt finished eighth only 15 seconds later.
“It’s always good to compete on the home course,” coach Karol Hunt said. “Familiarity is a bonus and we don’t have to travel.”
Amber Wiens (33rd, 20:49) finished third for Tabor in her first race since being sidelined by a knee injury last spring.
“It’s positive to have Amber back,” Hunt said. “Her experience and senior...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 26 September 2007 10:15The Marion girls’ cross country team beat Andover Central, Council Grove and Goessel to win its home meet last Thursday at Marion County Lake.
Camille Christensen led the Warriors with a fifth-place time of 16 minutes, 52 seconds.
“Camille improved her time from last week by 40 seconds,” coach Bethany Carlson said. “It has been really neat to see that one girl stepping up has pushed the other girls on the team.”
Finishing within 21 seconds of each other were Amanda Richmond (8th, 17:36), Tacy Taylor (10th, 17:56) and Jaclyn Deforest (11th, 17:57). Also competing were Brooke Johnson (13th, 18:03), Bridgett Lundy (20th, 19:01) and Lucy Collett (27th, 20:33).
“We were thrilled with our finish,” Carlson said. “I used to...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 26 September 2007 10:13Those 20-second segments where the booth announcers call up the sideline reporters for the coach interviews before halftime are my least favorite seconds of each NFL broadcast.
I wouldn’t even watch it except for this feeling I get that if I change the channel, Mike Shanahan will say something like, “I felt like we had some trouble running the ball, but instead of making a few adjustments to give ourselves a chance in the second half, we’re just going to quit. Well, the team will probably keep trying to win, but I know our goose is cooked, so I’m clocking out for the day. And by the way, where’s the closest deli to the south parking lot? I could really go for a reuben.”
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Of course, Shanahan would never retire after the...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 26 September 2007 10:10After facing a lot of big-school competition in the early weeks of the season, Hillsboro boys excelled among their peers last Tuesday, finishing second among 18 schools at the Southeast of Saline Invitational.
The Trojans, ranked seventh in Class 3A, accumulated 96 points to finish behind Sterling, the defending Class 2A state champions, with 60.
Following those two were Berean Academy (100), Southeast of Saline (107), Ellsworth (137), Hesston (140), Abilene (163), Halstead (193), Smoky Valley (217), Belle Plaine (250), Chapman (286), Sacred Heart (289) and Goessel (299).
Cody McMillen again led his team, placing sixth in 18 minutes, 5 seconds.
Nicholas Mueller was the next Trojan to cross the line, finishing 11th in...
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