Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 26 June 2012 18:07Jorge Hanschu, a fifth-grader at Hillsboro Elementary this past year, displays the blue ribbon and medal he won in the 11-12-year-old division in softball throw at the Hershey State Track Meet in Hutchinson this weekend. His throw of 170 feet, 1 inch easily outdistanced the second place toss of 153-8. Jorge’s other two throws measured 161-5 and 157-8. The top three finishes at local Hershey meets qualify for state competition. Jorge won the softball throw at Hillsboro in May with a local...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 26 June 2012 18:06Lance Sawyer will be offering camps for local youth from fifth grade through high school as he prepares for his first year as head football coach at Hillsboro High School.
All high schoolers intending to play football this fall are asked to attend a non-contact camp from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 9 through 13 at Joel H. Wiens Stadium.
“Our focus will be on teaching position fundamentals, introducing our offensive schemes and bringing the team together,” Sawyer said.
“We will install all alignments, stances and keys needed to execute out complete systems.”
Sawyer is offering a one-day camp July 13 for youth entering the fifth through eighth grades, also at the stadium.
“Our focus will be on teaching game fundamentals...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 19 June 2012 13:24The Hillsboro swim team competed against Peabody Saturday, clocking good times despite inclement weather.
“Despite the rain and late start to the meet, we swam really well and had a number of close races,” coach Courtney Fast said. “It was a great atmosphere to compete in and the kids responded really well.”
The meet comes after Hillsboro took top honors against Abilene and Herington at the Herington Triangular June 9.
“We are swimming really well,” Fast said. “In all the longer distance events—100-meter freestyle and 100-meter individual medley—we are winning almost every race.
“The experience on our team is helping us be a strong presence in the league.”
Following are the individual results for the...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 19 June 2012 13:22The Marion swim team hosted a triangular meet Saturday, competing against Hesston and Herington.
The meet comes after Marion swam at Lindsborg June 9, falling to the home team, 767-542.
Following are the individual results for the Marion swimmers.
Saturday, June 16 (Marion results)
Girls 9-10: 1. Cameron White 1:41.15, 2. Lily Lundy 1:43.67.
Boys 9-10: 1. Luke Lanning 1:19.81, 2. Seth Lanning 1:30.84.
Girls 11-12: 1. Alli Molleker 1:25.87, 4. Lindsey Sigel 1:26.73, 7. Carley Stapleford 1:45.52.
Boys 11-12: 4. Riley Terry 1:32.99 5. Charlie Nordquist 1:39.42.
Girls 13-14: 1. 6. Taylor Pontious 1:23.66.
Boys 13-14: 4. Devin Regnier 1:25.01, 6. Ryan Cochran 1:29.01.
Girls 15-18: 2. Kaelyn...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 19 June 2012 13:18For his efforts during the past school year, Rusty Allen of Tabor College has been named the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Athletic Director of the Year for 2011-12.
He will be recognized at the upcoming KCAC Sport Management Conference at Ottawa University Aug. 7.
The annual award is determined by a peer vote among the members of the KCAC Governing Council. By virtue of receiving this award at the conference level, Allen will also be considered as a candidate for the National Athletic Director of the Year by the NAIA Athletic Directors Association.
“His service has been selfless throughout and is also thoughtful, forward-thinking and provides a level of stability to the conference,” KCAC Commissioner Scott...
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