Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 28 June 2011 15:07For one Marion shop owner, a mere seed of an idea has blossomed into an annual golf tournament benefiting people fighting breast cancer.
Tamara Christiansen, owner of the PLANTations flower shop and boutique on Main Street, has organized the event the past two years.
“I just thought, ‘Why not help someone who needs it?’” she said. “Maybe if I do something good, it’ll keep passing on.”
The idea for the golf tournament sprouted from a conversation with Sheila Anderson at the...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 28 June 2011 15:05The Hillsboro swim team finished in second place with 387 points at the Peabody Triangular meet last Saturday.
Lindsborg took first with 699 points and Peabody came in third with 369 points.
Following are the individual results for the Hillsboro and Peabody swimmers.
Saturday, June 25 (Hillsboro and Peabody results)
Girls 9-10: 1. Millie Sechrist 1:51.98, 4. Katie Evans 1:53.33.
Boys 9-10: 2. Shephard Stang 1:39.31, 4. Joe Knoll 1:48.97.
Girls 11-12: 4. Anna Lubbers (P) 1:46.98.
Boys 11-12: 2. Travis King 1:29.92, 4. Brodie Rathbone 1:47.74.
Girls 13-14: 1. Emily Sechrist 1:17.59, 4. Lexi Anderson (P) 1:25.63 6. Mackenzie Young (P) 1:32.23, 7. Kalen Moss 1:34.92, 8. Cassandra Stang...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 28 June 2011 15:05
Dakota Cavanaugh won the sixth annual putting tournament Saturday at Pine Edge Golf Course, Goessel, but no one made the qualifying putt to win the mower donated by tournament sponsor Hustler Turf Equipment of Hesston. Pictured are: (from left) J.C. Saunders, who placed fourth; Jerald Voth, third; Dakota Cavanaugh, first; Chet Roberts, fifth; and Mike Cavanaugh, second. Following the putting tournament, Crossroads Credit Union, Goessel, sponsored a two-person, 18-hole scramble. Linda Frey and Zach Frey won. Roberts and Leroy Koehn placed second and Dale Dick and Gregg Dick finished third. Clint Hopkins won “closest to the pin” and Clyde Goering won “longest putt.”
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 21 June 2011 14:28The Hillsboro swim team garnered eight first-place finishes in last Saturday’s meet at Marion, topping off a meet performance of 51 top-three finishes.
The Marion Blue team won the team title with 771 points. Hillsboro followed with 470, Herington with 219 and the Marion Red team with 23.
Following are the individual results for the Hillsboro swimmers. Marion results were not available by press time.
Marion swim meet
Saturday, June 18 (Hillsboro results)
Girls 9-10: 1. Jenna Hinerman 1:28.74, 3. Katie Evans 1:43.72, 4. Millie Sechrist 1:44.41.
Boys 9-10: 2. Shephard Stang 1:31.05, 3. Joe Knoll 1:34.62.
Girls 11-12: 3. Kiersten Kalua 1:21.19, 5. Madison Sheppard 1:26.70, 7. Abby Sechrist 1:30.03.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 21 June 2011 14:26As I mentioned in a previous column, we can trace high school girls’ basketball in Kansas back to the year 1908. Those early games used rules far different from the game we know today.
In those days, girls in the Sunflower State played a six-on-six game. Only the forwards were allowed to shoot and unlimited dribbling was not permitted. Certain players could only play on the offensive side of the court while their teammates played only in the defensive end. Across Kansas, these rules were sometimes modified even more, depending on the locality.
Even with the unique rules, a girls’ state basketball tournament was held from 1908 to 1921. After the 1921 season, the girls’ state tournaments were discontinued, but not because the girls...
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