Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 19 July 2011 19:37With her peers looking on, Savannah Siyajuck (far right photo) prepares to return volley Friday morning during the final day of the week-long Hillsboro Recreation Commission tennis camp. Thirty-six children going into first through fourth grade signed up for the camp, which was led by Bob Woelk with the assistance of recent Hillsboro High School grad Becky Faber. “I'm thinking it is the largest group of young players I have had so far,” Woelk said. “We worked on fundamentals the first...
Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 19 July 2011 19:35
Tabor baseball standout Andrew Perez was named Player-of-the-Game Wednesday.
Perez, an All-KCAC first-team performer this spring for Tabor, helped his summer league team, the Derby Twins, to a 3-1 comeback win over Liberal—one of the top teams in the Jayhawk League.
Perez, a shortstop, had three hits, scored one run and drove in another.
Coaches from the summer league teams choose players from colleges and universities all over the country. This allows players from smaller schools an opportunity to compete against high-level players.
For example, last Wednesday Perez was playing against two players from Kansas State.
Perez is fourth on his team in RBIs and has a .917 fielding percentage this summer.
Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 19 July 2011 19:12A new scheduling alliance between the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference and the Heart of America Athletic Conference offers practical benefits for Tabor College as well as opportunities to compete against some very competitive football programs.
Football coaches and conference commissioners have agreed on a series of football games to be played between teams from each league starting with the 2013 season.
The landmark agreement between the two NAIA football conferences would pair teams based on their conference finish from the previous season.
“I certainly think it has the potential for increasing competitive advantage for Tabor because we will get the opportunity to play in a conference against programs respected nationally,”...
Written by Steven Michael Farney Tuesday, 19 July 2011 19:09I admit it: I am a big fan of Kansas high school basketball. I like the college game very much, but if I were forced to choose between the two, I would choose the high school game almost every time.
My one reason for that partiality: The high school game does not allow a shot clock, and I couldn’t be happier. I do not like the clock and never have. It tends to reward the more athletic team and forces a homogenous style of play by both squads.
In my opinion it also lessens a key element of basketball: coaching strategy. To me, basketball is like a game of chess and the high school coaches move and position their players on their own personal chess board, the basketball court. The basketball chess game was in full view March 12...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 19 July 2011 19:07
The CVL All-Stars team for 11-year-olds, comprised of players from area teams, won the sportsmanship award at the District 4 tournament in Buhler July 7-11. Pictured are: back row (from left) Coach Tyson Johnson, Tyler Palic, Bryce Brouillett, Ryan Albers, Troy Conley, coach Marie Hunt; middle row, Janson Garmon, Garrett Hoffner, Braden Vogt, Cooper Garmon, Jacob Sharp; front row, Corbin Wheeler, Elias Werth, Ryan Kohr, Brendon Johnson, coach Trevor Johnson.
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