Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 14 May 2013 13:45Fueled by six first-place performances, the Hillsboro boys claimed second place Thursday at the Central Kansas League track and field meet at Sterling.
Shaq Thiessen and Josh Richert each won a pair of gold medals. Thiessen sailed 22 feet, 8 inches in the long jump and cleared 6-4 in the high jump, while Richert won the 1,600 meters in 4:40 and the 800 in 2:04.35.
Tyler Proffitt won the team’s fifth gold by clearing 14-0 in the pole vault while the 4x400 team of Micah Mashburn, Jordan Bezdeck, Richert and Avery Franz broke the string first in 3:40.49.
Franz added a second-place finish in the open 400 (54.0) and placed third in the triple jump (40-51⁄2). He also finished fourth in long jump (19-9).
Grant Knoll was the runner-up...
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 14 May 2013 13:44Tabor hosted the KCAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Joel H. Wiens Stadium Monday and Tuesday.
“The men’s and women’s teams rose to the occasion and really performed well at our conference meet,” coach Dave Kroeker said.
For the men, 14 top-three finishers led the team to a second-place finish with 149 points behind Friends (182) in a field of 10 teams.
The Bluejay men enjoyed four gold medals: Michael Klaassen in the hammer (163 feet, 83⁄4 inches) and the shot put (47-33⁄4), Garrett Daugherty in the 1,500 (3 minutes, 59.99 seconds, a new school record), and the 4x800 team of Bret Mueller, Daugherty, Phillip Magos and Nathan Vogel (7:43.72, fourth best in the NAIA, and a new school record).
The men were...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 14 May 2013 13:43Hillsboro took care of business Monday evening, rolling to a 15-0 run-rule victory in the first round of regional play at the Sports Complex.
The Trojans, who came as the No. 2 seed in the tournament, started slowly against No. 7 Halstead, but built steam as the game progressed thanks in no small part to Halstead fielding errors.
Leading only 1-0 after one inning, Hillsboro added three runs in the second and five more in the third—three of them on a bases-loaded double by Danae Bina—for a 9-0 lead.
The Trojans scored the final six runs in the fourth inning, four of them on a walk-off grand-slam home run by Tena Loewen over the center field fence that kicked in the 15-run mercy rule with nobody out in the inning.
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 14 May 2013 13:40The Marion Country Club was the site of the nine-team Marion High School Regional Golf Tournament Monday.
“It was our first tournament this year without turtlenecks and long underwear, but despite the warmer weather, high scores were the norm,” coach Thane Schwartz said.
As a team, the Warriors finished in fourth place with a score of 402 behind Osage City (368), Burlington (375) and Eureka (392).
“Many succumbed to the golf gods around the greens,” Schwartz said. “The greens were super fast.
“If you putted by the hole on a slope, your next shot was probably a wedge.”
Hogan Lovelady paved the way for the Warriors, qualifying for the state tournament with an 18-hole score of 87, good for fourth place.
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 14 May 2013 13:39After a solid start Friday, Hillsboro’s Harry Faber lost twice on Saturday to finish 11th at the Class 3-2-1A state tennis tournament this weekend in Hillsboro.
Paying on his home court, Faber earned a first-round bye because of his second-place finish in regionals a week earlier.
Advancing to the quarterfinals, the senior then defeated Shawn Nulik of Chaparral, 6-1, 6-3. Nulik entered the tournament with an 18-13 record.
“Harry played well, winning points from the baseline and at the net, demonstrating the nice all-around tennis game he has,” coach Stuart Holmes said.
Faber then faced undefeated Layne Bieberle of Central Plains, who was 30-0 at the start of the day. Faber dropped a 6-2, 6-0 decision, and Bieberle went on...
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