Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 05 June 2012 12:32Kevin Nickel, Tabor College alum and former Goessel High School athlete, won the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute Trizou Triatholon May 6 in Columbia.
This event was a sprint distance that covered 17.25 miles, and Nickel was the only competitor who finished under one hour. His total time was 56 minutes 41.7 seconds, more than five minutes ahead of second place
Although Nickel seldom leads the race after the swim segment, he found himself in fourth place, only 37 seconds behind the leader. The swim was in a pool swim at the University of Missouri for 400 meters.
Competitors then mounted bicycles for a 14-mile race. Nickel was clearly in the lead at the end of that leg, averaging 27.7 mph on the hilly course. He finished the event with...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 05 June 2012 12:31Derek Euwer of Burrton won the Memorial Day Weekend Demo Derby, sponsored in part by the Marion County Fair Association on May 27.
The event drew 13 full-size cars to the fairgrounds in Hillsboro, eight entries in the adult division of the Figure 8 race, and three entries in the junior division.
Winners of the first preliminary heat for the full-size cars were Scott Schultz, Lehigh; Thayne Meier, Lehigh; and Weston Mizell, Canton. Winners in the second heat were Dustin Looney, Florence; Andrew Meier, Lehigh; and Euwer. Consolation heat winners were: Winston Elliott, Abilene; Rocky Engel, White City; and Chris Hamm, Haysville.
Placing after Euwer in the championship heat were Weston Mizell, Canton, second; Chris Hamm, Haysville...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 15 May 2012 15:04The Marion County United Soccer Club fielded two traveling teams for play in Herington and Council Grove this spring. Both teams achieved an undefeated season. “What makes these teams and young people remarkable is that they come from the different communities of Hillsboro and Marion, and yet truly were ‘United’ on the soccer field,” said Stephanie Moss who coaches both teams along with Gene Lanning. The second/third-grade team is pictured in the top photo: Justin Shields, Seth Lanning, Emma Calhoun, Tuesday Weisbeck, Dani Klein, Isaac Meisinger, Demarius Cox, Tristian Rathbone, Jack Lanning, Mickelly Soyez, Jaxxon Hanschu, Zachary Denholm, and Miles Olson. The fourth/fifth-grade team, featured in the other photo, included...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 17 April 2012 14:40
• Seventeen of the 54 entries picked Kansas to win the national title; 21 picked Kentucky; three picked Missouri.
• Of the 54 entries, only one (Darcy Franzen of Newton) correctly predicted Norfolk State’s first-round upset of Missouri; no one predicted Duke’s first-round loss to Lehigh.
• Only four entries correctly picked Wichita State to lose its first-round game against Virginia Commonwealth.
• All but six entries correctly picked Kansas State to beat Southern Mississippi in the first round; 19 thought KSU would beat No. 1 seed Syracuse, too. Two picked the Wildcats to reach the Final Four.
• The lowest seed picked to win the title was Florida, a No. 7 seed in the West Regional.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 27 March 2012 14:54For the second year in a row, elementary school student Devin Gomez, representing the Hillsboro Wrestling Club, placed in the top six in his age group and weight class at the USA Wrestling Kansas Kids State Championship Wrestling Tournament this weekend in Topeka.
After finishing third at state last year in the 8-and-under division, Devin move up to the 10-and-under division and placed fifth this year to become the first Hillsboro wrestler to ever place multiple times at the state tournament.
Wrestling at 76 pounds, Devin finished the tournament with a 4-2 record. He won by fall in his opening match, then lost a 4-2 decision in the quarterfinals.
Devin then won two straight matches in the consolation rounds, one by fall and...
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