Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 26 September 2007 09:53Competing in perhaps its most challenging tournament of the regular season, the Hillsboro tennis team settled for 13th place among 16 schools at Wichita Collegiate’s Tournament of Champions on Saturday.
To score team points, competitors had to win their opening match. The only Trojan to get through that round was Amber Loewen, who defeated Snell from Ellinwood (8-0) in the singles draw to account for Hillsboro’s 5 points.
“That was a really nice win for her since it was a league school,” coach Lynn Wiebe said. “I was also pleased that Amber did not give up any games in that match. She played steady.”
Loewen finished 1-2 for the day. Becky Faber, also playing singles, finished 2-2 after opening with a pair of...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 26 September 2007 09:34The Hillsboro volleyball team started slowly put picked up steam en route to a sweep of its two matches at a triangular in Lindsborg last Tuesday.
The Trojans knocked off Halstead 25-17, 25-18, in the opening match, then came back to beat the home team, Smoky Valley, 25-14, 25-22. Neither match counted toward league standings.
The Trojans (0-2 league, 6-13 overall) struggled in the early going against Halstead (0-2, 6-13).
“I didn’t think we played our best, but not playing your best and still beating them in two is a good thing,” coach Sandy Arnold said.
Arnold felt her team played a lot better against a competitive Smoky Valley squad (2-0, 7-7).
“The first game we kind of took them out of their offense completely with our...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 26 September 2007 09:30Pine Edge Golf Course is holding the Goessel Bluebird Golf Scramble this Sunday.
A $40 entry fee includes green fees, prizes and lunch for each two-person team. A maximum of three mulligans can be purchased for $5 or three for $10. Members of the Goessel football team will be available as caddies for a $5 donation to the football program.
All proceeds go toward new equipment for the Goessel High School football program.
The event is slated to start at 2:30 p.m.. Direct questions to Justin Coup at either 620-367-2242 or 316-283-6471 or to Myron Schmidt at 620-367-2664.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 19 September 2007 08:32Pat Bartel, Hillsboro, won the 2007 Women’s Senior Golf Tournament Thursday at Hillsboro Municipal Golf Course.
Bartel, playing in the 50-59 age division, shot an 83 over 18 holes. The next-best score in the tournament was an 88 by Nancy Alt, Abilene, who won the 60-64 division.
Elaine Sears, Abilene, won the 65-69 division (91) , Shirley Meysenburg, Abilene, won the 70-74 (92) and Jean Lind, Hutchinson, won the 75-plus (95).
In the side contests, Bartel won closest to the pin at 48 feet, 10 inches; Elouise Edwards, McPherson, sank the longest putt at 170 inches; Lois Smith, Marion, hit the straightest drive.
Age 50-59: 1. Pat Bartel, Hillsboro, 83; 2. Linda Davis, Walton, 91; *3. Lois Smith, Marion, 95...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 19 September 2007 08:31Stan Utting, Hillsboro, won the 33rd annual Men’s Senior Golf Tournament Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 12-13, at the Hillsboro Municipal Golf Course.
Utting shot a 72 over 18 holes to win the 55-59 age division and the tournament.
Five golfers shot a 77 for the next-best score.
Two of those golfers competed in the 50-54 division. Bob Wagner, Wichita, won in a scorecard playoff with Herman Hoffman, Lyons. Ken Johnson, Hillsboro, was third with a 78.
In the 55-50 division Dan Sabolloz, Wichita, shot a 77 for second place. Ed Thiessen, Hesston, was third with an 81.
Jay Kimberly, Hillsboro, won the 60-64 division in a scorecard playoff with Richard Knaak, Tulsa. Both shot a 77. Harvey Ray, Hillsboro, placed third at 86.
In the 65-69...
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