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...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 20 March 2012 14:14Four Hillsboro Wrestling Club members finished in the top four in their age group and weight class at the District III Tournament in McPherson Saturday.
The four wrestlers will be representing the club this weekend at the USA Wrestling Kansas Kids State Championships at the Topeka Expocentre.
The four wrestlers that qualified for state are:
• Devin Gomez, 10 & Under, 76 pounds, 2-1, second place; he lost his finals match, 1-0;
• Nathan Simhiser, 12 & Under, 165 pounds, third place;
• Jesse Meier, 14 & Under, 150 pounds, fourth place;
• Matt Reeh, high school division, 285 pounds, first place.
Two other members narrowly missed qualifying by placing fifth: Travis King, 14 & Under, 95 pounds, 2-2 (lost 5-3 in...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 29 November 2011 16:08Jacob Edwards’ dream was to play NCAA Division I baseball and now he has his chance.
The 2010 alum of Hillsboro High School has signed a national letter of intent to pitch for the Creighton University baseball team this fall.
Edwards was a starter at Cowley Community College as a freshman, finishing with a 7-1 record. He posted a 3.68 earned-run average, helping to lead the team to a 38-11 record.
Edwards will again be counted on as a starter at Cowley this season, looking to improve upon a fastball that is already in the high 80s.
Creighton head coach Ed Servais said of Edwards, “Jake will have an opportunity to pitch in our rotation right away. He is a left-handed pitcher who can throw three pitches for...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 22 November 2011 15:58
The Hillsboro Recreation Commission will be sponsoring open gym Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 23 and 30, and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27.
Open gym is for both youth and adult basketball players who want to play in pick-up games or practice shooting.
Participants should bring a separate pair of clean basketball shoes to wear on the gym floor and must provide their own basketball.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 15 November 2011 15:57Five Marion football players received all-league honors from the Heart of America coaches for their play this past season.
Senior Colten Johnson was picked as an offensive back and kick returner for the first-team offense, and as a linebacker and punter for the first-team defense.
Senior Jon Tacha was picked for the first-team offensive line and senior Dakin Ledford as a first-team defensive lineman.
Receiving second-team offensive honors were Ledford as a tight end and senior Cole Lewman as a quarterback.
Junior Brody Carroll was awarded a spot on the second team defense as a defensive back.
Volleyball —Marion senior Whitney Gordon was picked for the Heart of America first team for volleyball for the second year in a row.
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