Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 08 August 2007 06:48Click image to enlarge
Craig Banman, Goessel, has been selected to play in the Babe Ruth Classic on Sunday, Aug. 12 in Elkhart. The Kansas Babe Ruth Classic originated in 1999 as a way to showcase the 36 most talented 15-year-old players participating in the Kansas Babe Ruth baseball program. The exhibition is played at various sites throughout Kansas and consists of two seven-inning games. Players are selected during district tournament competition. On Sunday team pictures...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 08 August 2007 06:38
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Hillsboro High School standout JuliAnne Chisholm slips through three of the North squad’s defenders at the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association all-star game Wednesday, Aug. 1, at Lee Arena on the Washburn University campus in Topeka. Chisholm was one of five of the Topeka Capitol-Journal’s all-state selections to play in the game and scored seven points as the South rolled to an 83-78 victory. Earlier in the day, the KBCA inducted the 1963 Durham Hornets into its hall of fame in a ceremony held at the Washburn Student Union.Photo Courtesy Jason Hunter / Topeka Capitol-Journal
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“It doesn’t matter whether you’re a big school or a small school—anybody can play,” Lucas Hamm said following his solid performance at the 34th annual Kansas Shrine Bowl game Saturday in Hays.
The 6-foot, 4-inch, 215-pound standout from Hillsboro High more than held his own among fellow all-stars from across the state.
As the starting middle linebacker and special-teams player for the West squad, Hamm was a key contributor during his team’s 26-7 domination of the East team at Lewis Field.
The West defense held the East to 179 yards for the game—and only 75 yards in the second half, as the West took charge in the final two quarters after escaping with a 10-7 halftime lead on a...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 01 August 2007 08:21Two Hillsboro women competed at the Mud Water Triathlon/Dualathlon at Lake Afton near Wichita on Saturday.
In the triathlon, Anna Woods finished second in the women’s 20-29 division in 1 hour, 27 minutes, 40 seconds. Her sister, Kate Robinson of Hutchinson, placed first in 1:24.26.
The triathlon started with a 750-meter swim in Lake Afton, followed by a 12-mile bicycle ride and a five-kilometer run.
Meanwhile, Donna Spoonmoore placed third overall in the women’s division of the dualathlon in 2:04:51. The winning time was 1:57:12.
The dualathlon included a 5-K run, followed by a 30-K bicycle leg and another 5-K run.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 01 August 2007 08:20Jason Hamm (left) and Matt Foth go nose to nose during the championship heat. They were the only two left at this point. Hamm had smoke/steam coming out of his car, but they continued circling and hitting each other. Moments later Foth's engine caught fire for the second time; Hamm was declared the winner. Phyllis Richert photo. Click image to enlarge Jason Hamm, Hillsboro, outlasted all other entries to claim the $1,000 championship prize at the Marion County Fair Demolition Derby on Saturday.
Hamm led a Hillsboro sweep of the top five places. Matt Foth claimed $700 for second place, Jesse Hamm $400 for third, Scott Schultz $150 for fourth and Brad Foth $100 for fifth.
Before another large crowd at the fairgrounds...
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