Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 22 August 2007 07:05Bob and Patsy Watkins, rural Burns, traveled to Kansas City Aug. 12th to attend the 2007 Susan G. Komen Kansas City Race for the Cure.
Their son and daughter-in-law, Jon and Karen Watkins, participated in the 5-kilometer competitive race, in which Karen placed first in the female division with a time of 19 minutes, 27 minutes.
Patsy Watkins and her sister, Judy Langhofer of Cassoday, walked the 5K event in memory of their mother, Rachel Teter.
More than 20,000 participants raised more than $800,000 for breast cancer research.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 15 August 2007 04:54
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Hillsboro High head football coach Len Coryea looks on as his varsity backfield takes a snap during Monday’s first official practice for the 2007 season. Among the team’s five returning starters from last year’s 9-4 squad are senior quarterback Spencer Brown, flanked by senior halfback Jacob Yoder (right) and incoming junior Ishmael Morris.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 15 August 2007 04:52Two Waco, Texas, high school classmates have signed letters of intent to participate in the Tabor College track and field program this coming year.
Warren McKamey Jr., who also plans to compete in cross country, is 6 foot 3 inches, 158-pounds. He ran the 200 meters, 400 meters, long jump and triple jump at Connally High School in Waco.
McKamey was a regional qualifier every year of his high school career, and was captain of his team as a senior.
“I believe Warren will add a lot to our men’s team both on the track and on campus,” said Dave Kroeker, Tabor track and field coach. “We’re looking for him to make a real impact in middle distance races and on our relay teams,” Kroeker added.
Meanwhile, Jacob Story, 6-1, 176, ran...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 15 August 2007 04:51Stan Utting, Hillsboro, posted a two-day total of 145 to claim first place out of the field of 33 participants at the Hillsboro Municipal Golf Course club championship Aug. 4-5.
Utting reached the clubhouse in 72 on Saturday and shot 73 on Sunday to edge Anthony Thiessen by two strokes.
Thiessen took second place in the championship flight by matching an opening-round 73 with a 74-shot performance the second day of the event for a total of 147.
Scott O’Hare finished third with a two-day total of 151.
Jerry Dorsey won the first flight with a score of 158. Mike Padgett won the second flight with a 163. Harvey Ray tallied 170 to claim the top spot in the third flight.
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 15 August 2007 04:48With temperatures climbing toward triple-digits, the opportunity to mix exercise with a tried and true way to beat the heat has been a boon to the 20 to 30 people who have made a habit of attending the water aerobics classes being offered at the Hillsboro Family Aquatic Center.
Course instructor Anna Woods teaches classes for seniors on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and a “more advanced class” on Wednesday evenings.
Woods started instructing water aerobics classes in Oklahoma while attending college, and has taught water aerobics for four years.
“I teach a lot of land classes all year round, and doing water aerobics is a nice change,” Woods said.
“There’s a lot of people who can do the water aerobics who can’t do the...
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