Written by Andrew Ottoson Thursday, 08 May 2008 04:30The four teams from Marion County dominated the 11-team Marion Invitational April 29, finishing 1-2-3-4, with fourth-place Centre 33 strokes better than fifth-place Sacred Heart.
Centre (361) just missed out on third place, finish five behind Peabody-Burns (356). Goessel (346) took second. Marion (336) defended its home turf behind a 77 from individual champion Luke Gordon.
Thomas McGee (79) claimed second for Peabody-Burns. Goessel’s Nate Ensz (80) and Marion’s Keith Jones (81)...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 30 April 2008 06:50Hillsboro’s Jacob Yoder finishes the 100 meter dash with a flourish, outstriding Haven’s Jordan Drake and Smoky Valley’s Devin Gfeller at the finish line. The Hillsboro boys claimed the event title. Goessel’s Aspen Frey (top) prepares to pass Melissa Bartlett in the 1,600—Frey won the event, but Remington won the title. Marion’s Luke Gordon (above) cleared 6-4 to claim first place in the high jump. Most of Marion’s squad traveled to the Beloit Relays Friday. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press.
The Hillsboro boys, posting six event wins, won the James Thomas Invitational track meet Friday at North Newton.
The Trojans girls placed seventh, with Remington claiming the team title.
The meet was unusual...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 30 April 2008 06:33The Hillsboro softball team broke a string of three close games for the week with an 11-3 pounding of Lyons on Friday, sweeping both ends of the doubleheader at Lyons.
The Trojans won the opener 3-0 behind a one-hitter by pitcher Jenesa Klose.
Game 2 was tied at 2-2 through two innings when the Trojans erupted for three runs in the third. Amanda Bina, Suzy Lindsay, Dianne Sanders and Jenesa Klose each chipped in singles and the Lions added two errors to the mix to fuel the rally.
Lyons scored its third and final run in its next at-bat, but the Trojans pulled away with two runs in the fourth, one in the fifth and three in the sixth.
Bina went 3-for-5 at the plate, while Lindsay and Tara Heinrichs each contributed two hits...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 30 April 2008 06:30With the bulk of the squad facing top-shelf 3-4A competition in Beloit Friday, the Marion High School track teams managed four first-place finishes. At the forefront of the Warriors scorers on the girls side were Kalaya Jackson and Julia Zeiner, who placed first in the long jump and triple jump, respectively.
The boys also struck gold in the triple jump, as Tylor Neil notched a mark of 40-51⁄2 in the event.
The Warriors 4x800 meter relay continued to excel, with a first-place time of 8:46.28 on the strength of a 2:09 third leg by Ryan Jones. Adam Regnier, Charlie Holub and Justin Heidebrecht took care of the rest of the race.
Heidebrecht (2:05.2) claimed second place in the individual 800. Jones (4:51.8) placed third in the...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 30 April 2008 06:27Hillsboro finished fifth at the Mid-Central Activities Association league tournament Monday at the Sports Complex in Hillsboro.
Wichita Collegiate won the title with 77 points, followed by Smoky Valley with 69, Hesston 61, Sterling 44, Hillsboro 32, Ellinwood 30, Hoisington 29, Nickerson 13 and Haven 5.
Clay Shewey took fifth in No. 1 singles. He lost 6-1, 6-1 in the first round to Mike Jaderston of Sterling, then defeated Chaffin of Haven 9-0 and Ethan Thomas of Ellinwood 9-5.
In No. 1 doubles, Taylor Hagen and Ben Heyen lost to Liechty and Ross 0-6, 2-6 in the first round, then defeated Britton and Walton of Sterling 9-6 and Koetter and Detter of Ellinwood 9-7 to place fifth.
In No. 2 singles, Mark Prieb lost his first-round...
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