Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 20 November 2012 16:09Area schools were well-represented for all-league football honors for the Wheat State League this season as determined by the coaches.
Centre, which finished the year 5-4 overall, placed two players on the first team, senior Justin Dienes and junior Kyle Methvin. Houston Svoboda, a senior, received honorable mention.
Goessel’s 6-4 team was represented by three seniors on the first team: Trey Schmidt, Nic Buller and Shane Goerzen. Zach Showalter, a junior, received honorable...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 30 October 2012 15:02Parents of children between the ages of 4 and 18 years are invited to an information and sign-up meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, for the 19th year of the Hillsboro Wrestling Club.
The meeting will be in the Technology Lecture Hall at Hillsboro High School. The agenda includes signing up wrestlers for the new season, collecting fees and discussing upcoming wrestling events.
Last year, about 30 youth participated regularly in the program with four certified coaches providing the training, according to Scott O’Hare, club director and head coach. The club hosted its 13th annual tournament and competed in several other area tournaments.
Bronze-level coaches helping with the program in addition to O’Hare are Bill Simhiser, Sergio...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 30 October 2012 15:01Devin Gomez, a fifth-grader at Hillsboro Elementary School and a member of the Hillsboro Wrestling Club, competed in a preseason national tournament this past weekend in St. Joseph, Mo.
“He actually competed in two separate brackets in the 10 & Under division,” said Scott O’Hare, club director. “He finished second in the 85-pound weight class and won the championship in the 90-pound weight class.”
Through the day, Gomez competed against wrestlers from Iowa, Missouri, Florida, Illinois and Indiana.
“Between the two brackets, Devin finished with a record of 7-1,” O’Hare said. “His lone loss was a 1-point decision to a young wrestler from Florida in the championship match in the 85-pound bracket.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 14 August 2012 13:17
Jorge Hanschu, a sixth-grader this fall at Hillsboro Middle School, placed 10th in the softball-throw among 11-12-year-old boys at the Hershey’s Track and Field Games North American Final Aug. 4 in Hershey, Pa.
Hanschu’s best throw was 139 feet, 9 inches. The winning throw was 170-9. The record for the 11-12 division is 272-10, set in 1979.
The North American Final features more than 400 boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 14. Hanschu qualified for the meet by winning his division at the Hershey State Track Meet with a throw of 170-1.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 14 August 2012 13:17For the second year in a row, Anthony Thiessen claimed the title at the annual Hillsboro Golf Club Championship Aug. 4 and 5 at the Hillsboro Municipal Golf
Thiessen outplayed the other 40 participants by shooting rounds of 66 and 70 for a total of 136. Phillip Thiessen was runner-up with scores of 74 and 67 for a 141.
In the handicap championship, John Bauers took first. Rounds of 80 and 75 resulted in a total net score of 131.4 for the weekend. Phillip Thiessen was handicap runner-up with a net score of 134.4.
Flight winners for the weekend were: Championship flight, Anthony Thiessen (136); First flight, Russ Cain (156); Second flight, John Bauers (155); and Third flight, Mark King (169).
The championship also serves as a...
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