Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 07 August 2012 16:11Cameron Voth of Goessel was a member of the Bethel College golf team this spring that has been named academic national champion of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
To be considered for the honor, a team must submit a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.
“This is an incredible and well-deserved honor for this team,” golf coach Gregg Dick said. “I appreciate the GCAA recognizing the importance of academics and the role it plays in successful collegiate athletics.”
Last fall, at the pre-season meeting, Dick said, “We talked about this as a team goal, because we had come close the year before. The guys took it seriously and continued to work hard and...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 24 July 2012 13:39
Three girls from Hillsboro were members of the McPherson Lady Express 16-and-under softball team that won the Amateur Softball Association state championship July 15 at the Trussler Sports Complex in Emporia. Pictured from left are Allison Weber, Emily Jost and Julie Sinclair. The team went undefeated in the tournament with wins over the Hutchinson Salt City Crush, Garden City Razzles and Wichita Thunder before beating Emporia Energy in the semifinals and then again for the title in a double-elimination format. Weber was the winning pitcher in the championship game.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 17 July 2012 14:40
Last week the 12U girls fast pitch team took second in the Cottonwood Valley League and also finished second in the league’s post season tournament held in Hillsboro. Pictured left to right: front row, Addie Berens, Cheyenne Bernhardt, Samantha Moss, Eva Franz, Maria Nieto; middle row, Eva Wiseback, Taylor Helmer, Sienna Kaufman, Trinity Malm, Dora Nieto, Sarah Diener; back row, coaches Erin Loewen and Christine Morris, head coach Dawn Helmer, Mesa Merrel, Elli Wisebeck, coach Krista Reimer.
Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 10 July 2012 14:06The Hillsboro swim team took home nine gold medals and a bronze team medal from the league swim meet in Abilene Saturday.
“We had a great meet,” said coach Courtney Fast. “Everyone swam great, and there were tons of dropped times. All day I heard, ‘Coach, I dropped seven seconds,’ ‘Coach, I dropped three seconds!’ It was great.”
The league meet concluded the swim team season.
Following are the individual results for the Hillsboro swimmers.
Abilene league swim meet
Saturday, July 7 (Hillsboro results)
Girls 9-10: 5. Millie Sechrist 1:32.81, 9. Megan Bechtold 1:45.59.
Boys 9-10: 4. Elias Kalua 1:28.18..
Girls 11-12: 3. Sonja Jost 1:14.19, 7. Jenna Hinerman 1:19.03, 9. Chloe Pankratz...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 10 July 2012 14:05
The Cottonwood Valley League All-Stars qualified for the 11-to-12-year-old Cal Ripken state tournament this weekend by winning the District 4 tournament at Peabody with a 3-1 record. The team lost its opening game, then came back with three wins to claim the title. The state tournament will begin Thursday in Paola. Pictured are: front row (from left), Corbin Wheeler, Alex Stika, Ben Koop, Jorge Hanschu, Elliot Ollenburger, Elias Werth; back row, Kaden Kleiner, coach Jason Wheeler, Ryan Albers, Jacob Funk, Troy Conley, Braden Vogt, Garrett Hoffner, coach Todd Vogt and coach Jayson Hanschu.
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