Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 19 June 2012 13:24The Hillsboro swim team competed against Peabody Saturday, clocking good times despite inclement weather.
“Despite the rain and late start to the meet, we swam really well and had a number of close races,” coach Courtney Fast said. “It was a great atmosphere to compete in and the kids responded really well.”
The meet comes after Hillsboro took top honors against Abilene and Herington at the Herington Triangular June 9.
“We are swimming really well,” Fast said. “In all the longer distance events—100-meter freestyle and 100-meter individual medley—we are winning almost every race.
“The experience on our team is helping us be a strong presence in the league.”
Following are the individual results for the...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 19 June 2012 13:22The Marion swim team hosted a triangular meet Saturday, competing against Hesston and Herington.
The meet comes after Marion swam at Lindsborg June 9, falling to the home team, 767-542.
Following are the individual results for the Marion swimmers.
Saturday, June 16 (Marion results)
Girls 9-10: 1. Cameron White 1:41.15, 2. Lily Lundy 1:43.67.
Boys 9-10: 1. Luke Lanning 1:19.81, 2. Seth Lanning 1:30.84.
Girls 11-12: 1. Alli Molleker 1:25.87, 4. Lindsey Sigel 1:26.73, 7. Carley Stapleford 1:45.52.
Boys 11-12: 4. Riley Terry 1:32.99 5. Charlie Nordquist 1:39.42.
Girls 13-14: 1. 6. Taylor Pontious 1:23.66.
Boys 13-14: 4. Devin Regnier 1:25.01, 6. Ryan Cochran 1:29.01.
Girls 15-18: 2. Kaelyn...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 19 June 2012 13:18For his efforts during the past school year, Rusty Allen of Tabor College has been named the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Athletic Director of the Year for 2011-12.
He will be recognized at the upcoming KCAC Sport Management Conference at Ottawa University Aug. 7.
The annual award is determined by a peer vote among the members of the KCAC Governing Council. By virtue of receiving this award at the conference level, Allen will also be considered as a candidate for the National Athletic Director of the Year by the NAIA Athletic Directors Association.
“His service has been selfless throughout and is also thoughtful, forward-thinking and provides a level of stability to the conference,” KCAC Commissioner Scott...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 19 June 2012 13:16Five members of Hillsboro’s Class 3A state champion softball team recently received all-state recognition from the Kansas Softball Coaches Association.
The two players from the Trojans’ senior-laden squad selected for the first team are both underclassmen. Sophomore shortstop Danae Bina was picked as an infielder and freshman Allison Weber was one of four pitchers chosen. Bina batted .472 , scored 36 runs and drove in 30. Defensively, she finished with a fielding percentage of .928.
Weber posted a 14-2 record in her first season as a Trojan. She struck out 77 batters and walked only 27 in 104 innings. Her earned-run average was 3.16.
Selected for honorable mention were seniors Sammy Koons and Stephanie Sanders as an infielder...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 12 June 2012 15:32Garrett Helmer and fellow 8-year-old golfers Grayson Ratzlaff (left) and Tristan Rathbone watch as Garrett’s tee shot heads down the fairway at Hole No. 1 at the Hillsboro Municipal Golf Course Friday morning. The threesome was among 35 participants between ages 6 and 16 in this year’s Kids Golf program sponsored by the Hillsboro Recreation Commission. Director Scott O’Hare said the group was divided into a session of 14 kids early in the morning and 21 later in the morning. He was assisted by several volunteer adults. On Friday, the last day of the week-long program, participants were allowed to play several holes on the course.“We spent basically all of our time on the practice green and out on the driving range,” O’Hare...
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