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.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 25 July 2007 05:56
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The Cottonwood Valley League 13- to 15-year-old all-star went 4-2 to finish second at the Babe Ruth District IV Tournament in Newton July 12. Picture above are: back row (from left) Marshall Ragland, Mark McNown, Brian Fruechting, bat boy Grif Case, Heath Hill, Isaac Burnett, coach Lane Burnett, coach Casey Case; front row, manager Phil Unruh, Mitchell Ragland, Cody Wildin, Daniel Brasfield, Cole Lewman, Derek Kelsey, Wil Case.
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The 1963 state champion Durham Hornets gathered Saturday at the Durham Community Center in preparation for their induction into the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Author Steven Michael Farney was present with his book “Title Towns! Class BB Boys Basketball Champions of Kansas,” which documents the history of all 17 class BB state champions. The ‘63 Hornets went 26-0 and will join undefeated Class BB state champions Dwight (‘66) and Tescott (‘67) in the KCBA hall of fame. The induction ceremony will be at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Washburn University student union in Topeka. An additional presentation will be made during halftime of the boys’ all-star game, to be...
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The Hillsboro Flash, a 10-and-Under softball team sponsored by On Location Photography and Emprise Bank, went 3-0 this weekend and advanced to the state tournament. Hillsboro beat McPherson 6-1, Salina 15-0 and Hutchinson 8-2. Pictured are: back row (from left) coaches Todd Klein, Damian Ratzlaff, Chad Nowak, Eddie Weber, and Stephanie Sinclair; middle row, Bradli Nowak, Allison Weber, Shannon Heiser, Abi Hurst, Emily Jost; front row, Julie Sinclair, Shelley Arnold, Alex Anna Ratzlaff, Madison Klein; seated, Kennedy Lucero, Karyn Leihy. The Hillsboro Hot Rods, a 14-and-Under team, also played in the tournament, compiling a 1-2 record. Hillsboro lost to Chapman 3-2 and defeated Cessna 21-0 before...
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