Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 16 April 2013 12:19With Josh Richert and Emily Sechrist each pulling off a three-race sweep in the distance events, the Hillsboro boys’ and girls’ track teams combined for 11 first-place performances at a five-school Central Kansas Track League meet at Goessel.
The quint had been scheduled for last Tuesday, but was postponed because of weather.
For the boys, Richert won the 3,200 meters in 11 minutes, 1.8 seconds, the 1,600 in 4:59.4 and the 800 in 2:11.8.
Shaq Thiessen pulled off a double gold, winning the high jump at 6 feet even and the long jump with 21-9. Tyler Proffitt won the pole vault by clearing 13 feet and Avery Franz took the triple jump with a distance of 39-41⁄4.
Sechrist, meanwhile, won the 1,600 in 11:52.9, the 1,600 in 5:45.6...
Written by Joe Kleinsasser Tuesday, 16 April 2013 12:19Officiating basketball is virtually synonymous with controversy. In fact, with the growth of new and improved technology for taping games and the explosion of social media, mistakes and perceived mistakes are there for everyone to see.
In reality, there’s no proof that officiating is worse today than in the past, but you’d never know it from the reaction of fans and some coaches.
There are a plethora of reasons why officiating is actually better now than it was 30-40 years ago, but my ability to convince the average fan of that fact is about as likely as my ability to convince you that it will snow in Marion County in July.
Basketball has always been difficult to officiate. No matter what the rulebook states, the game requires...
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 16 April 2013 12:18The Marion golf team placed seventh at the Sacred Heart Invitational in Salina Friday with a score of 402.
Trinity Catholic won the invitational with a score of 350.
Wiley Lundy led the way for the Warriors with an 18-hole score of 92 for 12th place.
Also competing were Hogan Lovelady (99), Dylan Goebel (105), Jared Hague (106) and Brant Stephenson (120).
“If you harbor the philosophy that peaking early in the golf season is not a good idea, then I would say we are right on schedule,” coach Thane Schwartz said, adding that the below-freezing temperatures at tee-off contributed to some stiff and awkward swings.
The team did not compete at Emporia Municipal Tuesday as mentioned last week.
Coming—The Warriors were scheduled to...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 16 April 2013 12:18Hillsboro’s golf team finished fourth at the 10-school Sacred Heart Invitational Friday in Salina.
The Trojans finished with a team score of 387, trailing Trinity Catholic with 350, Sacred Heart with 372 and Bennington with 373.
Evan Ollenburger medaled by finishing seventh individually with an 88, 13 strokes behind the winner, Brooks Brown of Sacred Heart.
Also competing for Hillsboro were Andrew Meier with a 90, Graham Pankratz with a 102 and Phillip Ediger with a 107.
“Considering our limited practice time due to weather, I’m pleased by the fact that all four of these guys continue to improve,” coach Scott O’Hare said.
“As a team, we shot 38 stokes better at Salina than we did at our home meet earlier this month. All...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 16 April 2013 12:18The Hillsboro tennis team placed third in a quadrangular Friday at Sterling one day after completing a weather-delayed quad at Circle.
Sterling’s varsity team won Friday’s meet with 10 points, followed by Hesston (7), Hillsboro (4) and Sterling’s B team (2).
Daniel Gray, playing No. 1 singles, lost 8-2 to Zack Brashear of Sterling A and 8-5 to David Kitzinger of Hesston before defeating Brian Walker of Sterling B, 8-7 (10-8).
In No. 2 singles, Tyler Funk lost 8-7 (1) to Shane Wheeler of Sterling A, defeated Andrew McPherson of Sterling B, 8-7 (10-8) and lost 8-4 to Trey Toews of Hesston.
In No. 1 doubles, Harry Faber and Jeff Pritchard lost 8-7 (1) to Cameron Fair and Caleb Hendrick of Sterling A, defeated Aidon Crosby and Luc...
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