Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 02 December 2008 15:16These seniors and letter-winners form the foundation of a Hillsboro High girls’ team that aims to improve on its 9-11 record from last season: (from left) Cassie Kroeker, Abi Humber, Kassidi Luthi, Dakota Kaufman, Tiffany Rooker, Jet Skiles and Candace Weinbrenner.
Dakota Kaufman, shown here against Sterling, was a first-team all-league selection last season as a sophomore. She led the team in scoring and rebounding.
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 02 December 2008 15:11A core group of seniors and letter-winners return for the 2008-09 campaign for Hillsboro High: (from left) Taylor Hagen, Clay Shewey, David Loewen, Michael Klaassen, Andy Klaassen and Daniel Jost.
David Lowen battles for a rebound in last year’s game against Winfield at the Cheney Cardinal Classic. Loewen averaged 15.1 points and 10.8 rebounds last season and was a unanimous all-league first-team selection. Clay Shewey also selected for the first team and Daniel Jost received honorable mention.
With four talented varsity starters returning as seniors this season, the Hillsboro High School boys are positioned for a run at the elite of Class 3A.
Darrel Knoll (373-106) begins...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 02 December 2008 14:39
The schedule of the Herington Pre-Season Tournament, in which Centre High School’s basketball teams are participating, has been released.
The varsity Cougars play Herington in the high school gym Dec. 9, with the girls to tip off at 7 p.m. and the boys to follow at 8:30 p.m.
Centre will play Hope on Friday, with the girls slated for 4 p.m. and the boys to follow at 5:30 p.m.
The tournament closes on Saturday, with the Cougar girls playing Northern Heights at 2 p.m. and the boys meeting the Heights varsity at 3:30 p.m.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 02 December 2008 14:39The Marion High School basketball teams will see considerable behind-the-scenes work culminate next week in what organizers hope will become an annual event.
With 16 teams from eight schools playing in the Marion Classic, the Warriors new gym-slash-aquatics center will be showcased to crowds from central Kansas on Dec. 8-13.
Boys’ and girls’ teams from Peabody-Burns, Remington, Berean Academy, Oxford, Belle Plaine, Eureka and Leon-Bluestem are participating.
Monday: Belle Plaine vs. Eureka, 4:45 p.m.; Marion vs. Peabody-Burns, 8:15 p.m.
Tuesday: Oxford vs. Remington, 4:45 p.m.; Berean Academy vs. Leon-Bluestem, 8:15 p.m.
Thursday: Monday losers, 4:45 p.m.; Monday winners, 8:15 p.m.
Friday: Tuesday losers, 4:45...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 11 November 2008 14:52Ishmael Morris (left) and Taylor Hagen close in on Hutch Trinity quarterback Derek Racette late in the game. The Celtics 16-7 victory eliminated the Trojans in the bi-district round of the state tournament.
A few mental lapses that turned into big plays for Hutchinson Trinity proved to be the difference in the Celtics’ 16-7 victory over Hillsboro in Tuesday’s bi-district playoff game.
Coach Len Coryea said the biggest factor in the outcome, though, was the physical aggressiveness of the Celtics, particularly on defense.
“They were just crushing us all over,” he said. “They played hard; they beat us. I give them credit.”
At the same time, Coryea said the emotion invested by his team the...
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