Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 10 July 2012 14:04Marion’s swimmers brought some heat of their own on a sizzling-hot day Saturday at the league swim meet in Abilene, grabbing 10 first-place finishes and coming in second with 671 points.
Lindsborg took top honors with 944.5 and Hillsboro earned bronze with 530.5 points.
“I am very proud of how our team swam,” said coach Susan Hall. “I had asked the kids to just swim smart and clean and the fast would come. They did. We had some great finishes.”
Hall said she would have a hard time deciding on highlights because it was truly a team effort to pull out their second-place finish.
“The kids really pushed it when they needed to,” Hall said. “The temperatures were just plain hot and our kids and parents were right there to...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 10 July 2012 14:02
The Hillsboro-American Family Insurance 11-to-12-year-olds baseball team won the Cottonwood Valley League championship this summer with an 8-0 league mark. The team is 10-1 overall. Pictured above are: back row (from left), coach Cord Werth, Avery Unruh, Kaden Kleiner, Jacob Funk, Braden Vogt, Brodie Rathbone, Alex Lubbers, coach Todd Vogt; middle row, Connor Morey, Kyle Horton, Joe Knoll, Elias Werth, Jorge Hanschu; front row, coach Jayson Hanschu, Colin Settle, Jacob Isaac, Ben Koop, Dylan Horton, Elliott Ollenburger, Brooks Gardner.
Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 10 July 2012 14:01Hillsboro swim team coach and alum Courtney Fast returned for her third year coaching this season, taking her turn to share what she’s learned with another generation of swimmers.
“I wanted to pass along my knowledge of the sport to my kids, push them to get better and faster, while having fun and creating personal relationships with each swimmer,” Fast said. “I wouldn’t trade those relationships for the world.”
Fast is an accomplished swimmer in her own right, with an NAIA team national title under her belt with Fresno (Calif.) Pacific University.
She said that experience has been invaluable, including getting to train under a coach who received NAIA “Coach of the Year” honors all four years she swam at...
Written by Katie Morford Monday, 02 July 2012 21:18Marion’s swimmers set the pace Saturday at their Hillsboro meet, taking first with 631.5 points. Hillsboro placed second with 469 and Hesston came in third with 312.5.
They are scheduled to travel to Abilene Saturday for league competition.
Following are the individual results for the Marion swimmers. Hillsboro results were not available at press time.
Hillsboro swim meet
Saturday, June 30 (Marion results)
Girls 9-10: 3. Macy Sigel 1;49.33, 4. Lily Lundy 1:56.08, 5. Cameron White 2:00.61.
Boys 9-10: 1. Seth Lanning 1:36.64, 2. Cade Alleven 1:38.62.
Girls 11-12: 2. Sarah Hendrix 1:25.80, 3. Lindsey Sigel 1:28.88, 8. Alli Molleker 1:44.12.
Boys 11-12: 4. Riley Terry 1:42.47, 8. Charlie Nordquist...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Monday, 02 July 2012 21:18
The Hillsboro 13-15-year-old Babe Ruth team won the Cottonwood Valley League championship with a 17-3 record. Pictured are: front row (from left) Justus Hilliard, C.J. Schaffer, Austin Welsch, Tyson Reimer, Dylan Nelson, Dakota Stimpson, coach Jayson Hanschu; back row, coach Doug Dick, Jared Barney, Josh Funk, David Dick, Austin Cross, Micah Allen, Jakob Hanschu, Caleb Bettles, coach Brian Allen,
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