Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 01 August 2007 08:36Click image to enlarge
“It doesn’t matter whether you’re a big school or a small school—anybody can play,” Lucas Hamm said following his solid performance at the 34th annual Kansas Shrine Bowl game Saturday in Hays.
The 6-foot, 4-inch, 215-pound standout from Hillsboro High more than held his own among fellow all-stars from across the state.
As the starting middle linebacker and special-teams player for the West squad, Hamm was a key contributor during his team’s 26-7 domination of the East team at Lewis Field.
The West defense held the East to 179 yards for the game—and only 75 yards in the second half, as the West took charge in the final two quarters after escaping with a 10-7 halftime lead on a...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 01 August 2007 08:21Two Hillsboro women competed at the Mud Water Triathlon/Dualathlon at Lake Afton near Wichita on Saturday.
In the triathlon, Anna Woods finished second in the women’s 20-29 division in 1 hour, 27 minutes, 40 seconds. Her sister, Kate Robinson of Hutchinson, placed first in 1:24.26.
The triathlon started with a 750-meter swim in Lake Afton, followed by a 12-mile bicycle ride and a five-kilometer run.
Meanwhile, Donna Spoonmoore placed third overall in the women’s division of the dualathlon in 2:04:51. The winning time was 1:57:12.
The dualathlon included a 5-K run, followed by a 30-K bicycle leg and another 5-K run.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 01 August 2007 08:20Jason Hamm (left) and Matt Foth go nose to nose during the championship heat. They were the only two left at this point. Hamm had smoke/steam coming out of his car, but they continued circling and hitting each other. Moments later Foth's engine caught fire for the second time; Hamm was declared the winner. Phyllis Richert photo. Click image to enlarge Jason Hamm, Hillsboro, outlasted all other entries to claim the $1,000 championship prize at the Marion County Fair Demolition Derby on Saturday.
Hamm led a Hillsboro sweep of the top five places. Matt Foth claimed $700 for second place, Jesse Hamm $400 for third, Scott Schultz $150 for fourth and Brad Foth $100 for fifth.
Before another large crowd at the fairgrounds...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 25 July 2007 06:58In a ceremony slated for Aug. 1 at the Washburn University Student Union in Topeka, the 1963 Durham Hornets will be inducted into the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association hall of fame in recognition of the team’s 26-game undefeated run to the state championship.
The history of those Hornets, as well the 16 other Class BB state champions, is documented in the book “Title Towns: Class BB Boys Basketball Champions of Kansas” by Steven Michael Farney of McPherson.
Only three teams compiled undefeated seasons in the 17-year history of Class BB basketball. The other two, the 1957 Tescott Trojans and the 1966 Dwight Rockets, have already been feted by the KBCA.
Now the Hornets are set to take their place in the annals of Kansas high...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 25 July 2007 05:59
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The Hillsboro Flash placed third in the Under-10 softball state tournament in Wichita this weekend. With 15 teams competing in the double-elimination event, the Flash went 5-2 after being eliminated by the Wichita Chaos on Sunday morning. Pictured are: back row (from left), coaches Damian Ratzlaff, Chad Nowak, Stephanie Sinclair, Eddie Weber, and Todd Klein; middle row, Abi Hurst, Bradli Nowak, Allison Weber, Shannon Heiser, Emily Jost, Karyn Leihy; front row, Juliana Sinclair, Shelley Arnold, AlexAnna Ratzlaff, Madison Klein and Kennedy Lucero.
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