Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 09 April 2013 12:58Nathan Unruh’s bases-loaded, two-out triple in the bottom of the third generated just enough offense to lift Hillsboro to a 3-2 win and a doubleheader split with Nickerson April 2 at Memorial Field.
Hillsboro (3-1) lost the first game, 3-1.
In the nightcap, the Trojans trailed the Panthers 1-0 going into the bottom of the third in a pitching duel between aces Kale Arnold for Hillsboro and Ryan O’Toole for Nickerson.
After Josh Davidson struck out to lead off the inning, Micah Allen drew a walk and Jordan Faul singled. After Lucas Sinclair fouled out, Arnold walked on a 3-2 pitch to fill the bases. Unruh hit the next pitch into right-center for a 3-1 lead.
Nickerson scored a run in the seventh on a pair of walks and a...
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 09 April 2013 12:58The Marion golfers took part in the Herington Invitational Thursday, a tournament the Warriors won a year ago.
But last year’s success did not transfer to this year, as Marion did not earn one medal.
“It was a beautiful day for golf though, but our A-team never showed up,” coach Thane Schwartz said. “I’m trying to get the golfers to ‘see’ the golf shot with their mind’s eye, but lately it’s been tabula rasa.
“Thinking about the mechanics of the golf swing during the swing is a real swing killer.”
Schwartz said he hopes this will be a learning experience.
“We won this tournament last year and became overconfident out of the gate,” he said. “Maybe this was a lesson to be learned that could help us in the...
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 09 April 2013 12:58The Tabor track and field teams found success Saturday competing at the Hutchinson Night Relays.
“Warm weather plus light winds usually equal good days on the track and in the field,” coach Dave Kroeker said. “This surely held true for both the Tabor men and women.”
The Tabor women were led by senior Emily Post—KCAC Women’s Field Athlete of the Week, who swept the triple jump (39 feet, 4.5 inches, new school record), long jump (18-8) and high jump (5-7.25, new school record) with three first-place finishes.
Post’s triple jump currently ranks first in the NAIA, her high jump, second and her long jump, third. She has qualified to compete at the NAIA Outdoor Championships in all three jumping events.
“It is gratifying to...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 09 April 2013 12:57Evan Ollenburger led the Hillsboro golf team Friday with a 10th place finish at the Hillsboro Invitational Golf Tournament.
Ollenburger shot a 45 on the front nine and 49 on the back nine for an 18-hole score of 94.
Nathan Gamsche of Halstead won the tournament with a score of 80. He and his teammates captured the team title with a score of 357.
Goessel and Centre also competed in the tournament.
The Bluebirds had three golfers among the top 15. Tyler Schulz led the way with a 92 to place seventh, Trey Schmidt finished one stroke back to place eighth and Lucas Hiebert carded a 95 to finish 12th.
Centre was led by Dylan Svitak, who shot a 92 and placed sixth.
Following Halstead in the team standings were Bennington (374), Chapman...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 09 April 2013 12:56With Josh Richert and Emily Sechrist each earning a pair of gold medals, the Hillsboro track and field team opened its season with second-place team finishes for both boys and girls in the four-team meet at Joel H. Wiens Stadium.
Hesston dominated both divisions, with the boys rolling up 120 points and the girls 138.5.
Hillsboro boys finished with 66 points followed by Centre with 41 and Goessel 34. The Trojan girls totaled 65.5 points to outscore Centre with 36 and Goessel with 30.
Richert and Sechrist earned their gold in distance races. Richert won the 800 meters in 2 minutes, 12 seconds and the 1,600 in 4:54.
Sechrist, the defending Class 3A state champion in the 3,200, won Tuesday’s race by 52 seconds in 12:06. She won the...
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