Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 30 April 2013 12:11A drizzly day produced some dazzling results for the Hillsboro track and field team Friday at the 14-school James Thomas Invitational at Joel H. Wiens Stadium.
The most dazzling of all was Shaq Thiessen’s leap of 23 feet, 5 inches in the long jump, breaking the longest-lasting record at HHS. On his first jump of the day, the Trojan senior eclipsed the mark of 23-21⁄2 set nearly 57 years ago by Jerry Harder.
“They say records are made to be broken, but this one held on for awhile,” coach Dennis Boldt said. “He should be proud of this accomplishment and also look toward bettering the mark in our upcoming meets.”
Thiessen also won the high jump by clearing 6-2.
Not far behind Thiessen’s resume was the three-race sweep of...
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 23 April 2013 13:00Tabor faced three conference opponents last week to wrap up the regular season.
The men hold a 4-3 KCAC record (6-9 overall) for fourth place, while the women are fifth at 3-4 (5-9 overall).
Ottawa—After facing Bethany earlier in the day Saturday, Tabor played a rescheduled game against Ottawa at home. Both the men and the women came back from earlier losses to sweep the Braves.
The Tabor men won, 7-2.
“Key victories were David Simmet at No. 1 singles, Kelyn Vix and Tyler Dort, who won at No. 2 doubles and each (won) their singles (matches),” coach John Ruder said. “Also the brothers Brucks—Jake and Sam—who won at No. 3 doubles as well as taking their singles matches.”
The women defeated the Braves, 5-4.
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 23 April 2013 13:00Hillsboro scored two runs on only one hit in the bottom of the seventh for a 6-5 come-from-behind victory in the first game of a rescheduled doubleheader with Smoky Valley April 15.
Smoky Valley bounced back with a 5-1 victory in Game 2, leaving the Trojans with a 4-4 season record. The games were postponed by weather April 9.
In the opener, the Vikings jumped to a 5-4 lead in the top of the seventh with a pair of runs off pitcher Lucas Sinclair, who was pitching in relief of starter Dylan Nelson.
With the Trojans on the ropes in potentially their last at-bat, Josh Funk, Hillsboro’s nine-hole hitter, opened the home half of the inning with a single to right center. David Dick then walked and Jordan Faul was safe at first on an...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 23 April 2013 13:00Canton-Galva—The Eagles split a doubleheader with Inman Tuesday. Canton-Galva dropped Game 1, 15-5, in six innings.
Inman scored four runs in both the first and second innings to claim an 8-1 lead.
Canton-Galva added four runs in the fourth inning, but the effort was not enough to take the lead.
Connor Farnham, Ryan Grant and Kaden Littrell each made one hit and one RBI. Tanner Klingensmith and Jacob Dailey also contributed one RBI apiece.
On the mound, Klingensmith was the Eagles’ losing pitcher.
Canton-Galva followed with a 9-7 victory in Game 2, using a six-run second inning to claim the lead for good.
Chris Miller connected to two hits and had four RBIs, Nick Bray had three hits and one RBI, Klingensmith had two hits and...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 23 April 2013 12:59Centre—The Cougars were scheduled to compete at the Council Grove Invitational Thursday, but it was canceled because of weather and will not be rescheduled.
The Cougars did participate in the Central Christian CKTL Quint at Buhler last Tuesday.
As a team, the boys placed fifth with 51 points, just behind Sedgwick at 52. Herington won with 80 points.
The team was led by three first-place finishes: Ty Simons in the 110 high hurdles (17.9) and 300 intermediate hurdles (46.8) and the 4x100 team of Grant Srajer, Justin Deines, Conner Montgomery and Houston Svoboda (47.3).
The girls, meanwhile, finished third with 53 points, behind Sedgwick (122) and Fairfield (75).
The Cougars were aided by five second-place finishes: Cacey Simons in...
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