Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 23 April 2008 11:03Clay Shewey drives a backhanded winner past Wade Patterson in the first of his No. 1 singles matches at the Trojan Invitational. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press
The Hillsboro tennis team enjoyed its best outing of the season Friday, winning the Ellinwood Quadrangular.
The Trojans tallied nine points to edge Ellinwood and Ellsworth with seven each and Russel with one in the round-robin format.
Hillsboro’s Clay Shewey went 3-0 to win the No. 1 singles title and...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 23 April 2008 10:59Hillsboro dropped both ends of a home-field doubleheader to Halstead on Friday, 9-6 and 14-6.
The losses capped a 1-3 week and evened Hillsboro’s season record at 5-5.
In the opener, Halstead erupted for five runs in the third inning against Hillsboro starter Jacob Edwards to grab a 5-2 lead.
The Trojans came back with a run in the third inning and added two more in the fourth to trail 6-5. After a scoreless fifth, the Dragons scored two runs in the sixth on a pair of hits, a walk and a Hillsboro error.
In the bottom of the inning, the Trojans got a double from Isaac Leihy, who scored on a fielder’s choice to pull to within 8-6. But Halstead added an insurance run in the seventh, then shut down Hillsboro in its last at-bat to...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 23 April 2008 10:56Jenesa Klose goes into her windup as the defense sets up behind her last Tuesday. Hillsboro put up 28 runs against her Hoisington counterpart. Andrew Ottoson<p> / Free Press
Hillsboro ripped Hoisington for 28 runs on 28 hits last Tuesday, sweeping both ends of their doubleheader, 17-11 and 11-4, at the Sports Complex.
The Trojans scored nine runs in the first two innings of Game 1 to jump to an early 9-1 lead. Hoisington, aided by five hits and two Trojan errors, erupted for five runs against pitcher Jenesa Klose, to make the score 10-5 through 41⁄2 innings.
But Hillsboro bounced back with five runs in the bottom of the fifth to push the game to a six-inning, run-rule victory.
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 16 April 2008 09:39For the second time in two meets, both the Hillsboro girls’ and boys’ track teams placed third in a five-team Central Kansas Track League meet, this time at Hesston on April 8.
The girls finished with 43 points, trailing Hesston with 131 and Halstead with 47, but ahead of Berean Academy with 34 and Goessel with 21.
Dakota Kaufman won Hillsboro’s only gold medal by soaring 35 feet, 61⁄2 inches in the triple jump. She defeated her nearest competitor by 4 feet, 8 inches. She also placed second in the long jump with a season’s best leap of 15-111⁄4.
Chelsea Bebermeyer brought home a pair of silver medals with a throw of 114-10 in the discus and 34-51⁄2 in the shot put.
Also finishing second were: Jet Skiles...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 16 April 2008 09:36April showers limited the Marion High School track team to one meet last week and with the postponement of the Smoky Valley Invitational to Monday, the Warriors’ most recent test came at the Centre Quint April 8.
Marion’s highest individual placings came in the boys’ pole vault, with Randy Carlson and Dillon Richmond finishing 1-2 at 9 feet, 6 inches and 9-0, respectively.
Luke Gordon placed first in high jump (5-10), fifth in long jump (16-5), fifth in triple jump (36-0) and teamed with Richmond, Colin Eurit and Andy Shipman to run a third-place 4x400 relay (4:20.0).
The 4x100 (52.9) crew of Les Riggs, Randy Regnier, Eurit and Mark Kukuk placed second.
The 4x800 (10:33.2) team of Michael Kirkpatrick, Brandon Meierhoff, Shipman...
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