Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 12 April 2011 17:12
Canton-Galva—The Eagles split games with league opponent Bennington at home April 5. The Eagles dropped Game 1, 14-3. Bennington scored a combined 10 runs in the fourth and fifth innings to seal the win.
In Game 2, Canton-Galva beat the Bulldogs, 10-7, propelled by a four-run second inning.
The Eagles are scheduled to play Marion at home Tuesday before traveling to Inman Friday.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 12 April 2011 17:11Centre—In the Warrior Invitational at Marion Friday, the boys took eighth with eight points. The Cougar girls took 10th with 17 points overall.
For the girls, Casey Kristek placed third in the 110-meter hurdles (17.6), Theo Kassebaum took third in the 100-meter high hurdles (16.9) and Ellie Miller was third in high jump (4-8).
“This is a tough meet for us, but I was pleased with a number of our performances,” coach Alan Stahlecker said.
The Cougars were scheduled to compete at Moundridge Tuesday, April 12.
Peabody-Burns—The boys placed 10th at the Warior Invitational Friday, with eight points. The girls placed seventh with 33 points.
Sheldon Wiebe placed fifth in the 1,600 (4:57) and the 800 (2:07). Andrew Sheffler was fifth...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 29 March 2011 15:18With all of the media coverage for KU and K-State basketball, it is sometimes easy to forget that there is another Division I basketball school in the state: Wichita State University.
The Wheat Shockers have been playing basketball since 1906 and have a very proud tradition, including an appearance in the NCAA Final Four in 1965. Over the years, WSU has played K-State 31 times with the Cats coming out on top in 20 of those games.
The most important of those contests took place on March 14, 1964, in the Midwest Regional finals played at Wichita. K-State upset the Shockers, 94-86, and with the win, the Cats advanced to the Final Four.
Wichita State has had even less success against KU, winning just two of 14 contests against the...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 22 March 2011 14:36Phog Allen was an innovative coach. Known by the Kansas media as the “Kingfish of the Kaw River,” he was not shy about proposing new rules that he felt would improve the game of basketball.
It brings to mind an interesting story about Coach Allen and a mathematics professor from the Jayhawks other rival, the Missouri Tigers.
After the 1940 season, a year in which KU would lose the national championship game to Indiana, Allen publicly bemoaned the low-scoring games that were prevalent around the country. In a word, he felt the game was rather “dull” and suggested that to increase scoring all college teams should adopt the use of a smaller ball.
That, in his mind, would certainly increase the points scored in each game and...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 22 March 2011 14:33Six members of the Hillsboro Wrestling Club competed in the District III state qualifying tournament Saturday in McPherson.
The six qualified for this by placing in the top four in their bracket at a sub-district tournament the previous Saturday, according to Scott O’Hare, HMC director.
The HWC had two additional wrestlers compete in a 6-&-under district championship tournament at the same time.
Tristan Rathbone placed first in the 55-pound weight class and Garrett Helmer finished second in the 52-pound weight class in the 6-&-under District III Championship Tournament, which was the final tournament for the 6-&-under division for the season.
Also at McPherson, Levi Buckridge placed third in the 8-&-under 46-pound...
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