Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 05 September 2007 05:08Centre
On Aug. 28, the Centre High School volleyball squad played its firstmatches of the year at the Elyria Christian quadrangular tournament,posting a 1-2 record to start the season.
Centre defeated Elyria(25-17, 25-13) behind six aces and three kills from Kylie Burhoop.Samantha Alvarez was a perfect 12-for-12 setting and Leann Pankratztallied three kills on three attempts.
Canton-Galva defeated the Cougars (25-21, 25-22) in the second match. Burhoop had five kills in the match, Pankratz had four and Bridgette Burns added three.
Inman defeated Centre (25-17, 25-17) in the third match, limiting the Centre attack to six kills in two games.
Centre played on Sept. 4 at St. Xavier, but results were not available at press time. Next up...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 05 September 2007 05:05Goessel
The Goessel High School cross country teams ran an early season 2-mile race at Clearwater on Thursday.
Marius Schrewe led the boys to the finish with a time of 12 minutes, 34 seconds, and placed 11th out of 59 juniors and seniors.
Jake Schrag (13:40, 28th), Chris Johnston (13:46, 30th) and Anthony Esau (14:04, 33rd) finished 24 seconds apart in the upperclassmen division.
Travis Duerksen (15:36, 51st) and Matt Johnston (16:01, 53rd) also finished for Goessel.
Jared Reimer (12:36, 17th) led the GHS underclassmen to the finish. There were 110 runners involved in the freshman and sophomore boys division.
Laird Goertzen (13:09, 40th), Chad Wedel (13:49, 56th), Isaac Fast (13:54, 62nd) and Derek Kruger (14:24, 75th) rounded out...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 05 September 2007 04:59The Tabor College cross-country teams visited Baker University on Saturday for the first meet of the season.
The Tabor women placed fifth in a field of 10. The men placed seventh out of nine teams.
Running a 3.2 kilometer race instead of the 5 kilometer standard used in mid-season runs, Liz Kleinsasser led the women’s team with a 12-minute, 22-second run good for sixth place among 86 finishers.
“She had an outstanding start to her college career,” coach Karol Hunt said.
Heidi Schmidt (12:59, 22nd) ran second for the Bluejays and Leah Kopper (13:44, 40th) ran third.
“Leah had a good summer of running and came into the design with a renewed desire to run,” Hunt said. “She competed really well today.“
Three finished the...
Written by Joe Kleinsasser Wednesday, 05 September 2007 04:57The first reality-based comedy TV show in history can be traced back to 1948, which I’m happy to say is before my time. In fact, it was a radio program in 1947 before making the transition to television.
The TV show featured unsuspecting people who were placed in confusing, impossible, embarrassing, ridiculous and hilarious positions, while their reactions were recorded on a hidden camera. The now famous, oft-repeated tagline was, “Smile, you’re on ‘Candid Camera.’”
If you watch many sporting events on television, you are well aware of how often the camera is pointing at something or someone other than the athletes playing the game.
In visiting with Greg Matthias, a colleague of mine who does part-time work as a TV cameraman...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Friday, 31 August 2007 03:18It has been one year since I signed on to write for the Free Press.Unlike my friend Dan, who quit training the killer whales after a year,I really like what I do for a living. It really isn’t much of acomparison. Writing involves no scrubbing or heavy lifting, and I’mquite confident that I will not be swallowed whole by a two-ton mammalin the middle of my work day.
Plus, I can actually accomplish a lot while watching TV.
I hadn’t seen an episode of “Columbo” in probably 15 years. But everything is more fun when Columbo is involved in some way. Even when you’re sweating while watching because your fan can’t keep up with the heat.
I’ve been googling Columbo quotes for an hour, and it definitely makes me feel...
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