Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 24 October 2007 08:53Click to buy photo As teammate Amanda Bina (7) prepares for a potential defensive play by Hoisington’s Micala Jamison, HHS hitter Dakota Kaufman uses her soft touch as a weapon during Saturday’s semifinals. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press
The turnaround was so dramatic, the onlooker was left to wonder: Is Sacred Heart that good, or did Hillsboro simply run out of steam after an emotional semifinals win over Hoisington in the sub-state volleyball tournament at Southeast of Saline on Saturday.
The Knights, who came in as the No. 1 seed at 34-3, more than validated their ranking by thumping a No. 3 seeded Trojan squad that looked to be at the top of its game through the first two rounds.
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 24 October 2007 08:45Marion High concluded its volleyball season Saturday with a two-game loss to Hoisington in the opening round of the sub-state tournament at Southeast of Saline.
The Warriors, who came in as the No. 7 seed with an 8-22 season record, lost to the Cardinals (33-5), 16-25, 11-25.
Marion started strong and trailed Hoisington only by a point at 11-12 in Game 1. But the Cardinals took control by scoring seven of the next nine points for a 19-13 advantage.
A kill by Julia Zeiner brought the Warriors to within 16-20, but Hoisington closed out the match with a 6-0 run behind the serving of Laura Richards.
In Game 2, Marion fell behind 0-3, then battled back to 4-6 before Hoisington slowly lengthened its lead to 11-7.
Becca Maier then served...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 24 October 2007 08:44Kory Hiebert, a 6-feet, 2-inch freshman from Goessel, was named District Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 9 for District M, Region VI, Division II (NJCAA).
Hiebert, who plays middle hitter on the Hesston College women’s volleyball team, was honored for recording 62 kills in 19 games Oct. 2-9. During that week, the Larks defeated Pratt Community College and took second at the Longview Community College Classic in Lee’s Summit, Mo.
She ended the weekend with a .315 hitting efficiency.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 24 October 2007 08:43The Hillsboro Recreation Commission is sponsoring a dodgeball tournament Nov. 10 at the Hillsboro High School gymnasium.
A completed roster and the $40 entry fee need to be turned into the city offices at 118 E. Grand, or can be mailed to the City of Hillsboro, P.O. Box 125, Hillsboro, KS 67063.
A minimum of six players are required per team, and each player may participate on only one coed roster and one all-female or all-male roster.
Age divisions are: under 12, under 14, under 16, under 18, under 24, under 30 and over 30. A separate set of clean gym shoes is required to wear on the gym floor.
For more information contact Doug Sisk at the HRC at 947-3490, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 24 October 2007 08:40Peabody-Burns
The Warriors hammered Yates Center 30-0 Friday.
Ben Eldridge scored 2-yard touchdown runs in both the first and second quarters, and PBHS added a safety early in the third.
Later in the frame, Will Pratt scooped up a blocked punt and scored on a 10-yard return.
Trevor Hamm iced the game with a 3-yard run in the fourth quarter. Pratt nailed the extra point kick after each of the touchdowns.
Nathan Bishop completed 8 of 12 pass attempts for 82 yards. Five of those completions went to Brandon Pickens, who totaled 45 receiving yards.
Peabody’s longest play from scrimmage came as Adam Benson caught a 34-yard pass from Bishop.
The Warriors totaled 123 rushing yards, with Hamm totalling 76 yards on 18 attempts for an...
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