Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 09 April 2008 17:17Cody McMillen (top photo) adds to his lead in the first turn of the 3,200 meter run last Tuesday. He and Dakota Kaufman (below) each claimed individual gold at the five-team CKTL meet held in Marion.
Hillsboro and Marion opened the track and field season with competitive showings at a five-team Central Kansas Track League meet at Marion on Tuesday, April 1.
Hillsboro boys and girls each placed third in their respective divisions while Marion boys took first...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 09 April 2008 17:11In a field that included larger schools such as El Dorado and McPherson, MCAA members Halstead and Smoky Valley, and area teams from Centre and Peabody-Burns, the Marion track teams more than held their own at the Warrior Invitational April 4.
The Marion girls took third in what coach Grant Thierolf called “a real tough, very good competition against good teams and some great performances.”
Kimber Hardey out-threw all comers except for returning Class 4A state champion Jenna Koch in the shot put with a throw of 31 feet 11 inches. Centre’s Hannah Kemble was third at 31-71⁄4. Hardey also placed third in the discus (99-10).
Julia Zeiner won the long jump (16-91⁄2), took third in pole vault (9-0) and fourth in the...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 09 April 2008 17:10SCORECARD
Hillsboro survived a pair of late Marion rallies to sweep both ends of their doubleheader last Thursday at Marion.
The 6-5 and 6-3 victories improved the season record of a young Trojan squad to 4-2 while Marion slipped to 0-4.
“If anybody would have said we’d be 4-2 at this point in the year, I would have never believed that,” Hillsboro coach Phil Oelke said. “I knew we could compete with Marion; I thought we matched up well with them.
“They were a team I thought we could split with, and I’d be happy. I never would have guessed we would split with Collegiate or Nickerson. To be at 4-2, I’m thrilled, quite honestly.”
In Game 1, Hillsboro was leading Marion 6-2 heading into the...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 09 April 2008 17:07Marion starting pitcher Alex Case uncorks a strike to a Hillsboro batter Friday. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press
A five-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted Marion to a 7-6 win over Hillsboro and a split of their doubleheader on Friday.
Coming off a dominating 11-0 win in Game 1, the Trojans (3-3) scored single runs in every inning except the second in Game 2 to build a 6-2 lead heading into the Warriors’ final at-bat. SCORECARD
Emily Rogers and Lauren Helmer led off the fateful seventh with singles. After Alex Cain reached on an error, Sarah Percell walked.
Trojan pitcher Jenesa Klose then struck out Lana Carroll for the first out of the inning, but walked Austin Percell to...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 09 April 2008 16:48Luke Gordon lines up a putt on the eighth hole at the Municipal Golf Course in Hillsboro Friday. Gordon’s final score was an 80—dead even with teammate Keith Jones and one behind third-place medalist Jake Bredemeier. Andrew Ottoson.
Hillsboro and Marion dominated the 10-school Hillsboro Invitational Golf Tournament at the Municipal Golf Course on Friday.
Hillsboro’s Justin Kent and Daniel Kunantaev shot 75 and 76, respectively, to finish 1-2 as individuals and post a 21-stroke victory in the two-man competition.
Marion took the next three individual places with a 79 by Jake Bredemeier and 80s by Keith Jones and Luke Gordon to pace the Warriors to team victories in the four-man and six-man...
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