Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 16 April 2008 09:16SCORECARD
Dianne Sanders’s two-run, pinch-hit single in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted Hillsboro to a 5-4 come-from-behind win in Game 2, completing a doubleheader sweep of Halstead Tuesday at the Sports Complex.
Hillsboro won the opener 8-4.
In the nightcap, Hillsboro trailed 4-3 in its last at-bat. But the Trojans made quick work of their game-winning rally. Steph Abbott walked on four pitches to start the inning, freshman Taylor Nikkel followed with a...
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 and the girls second.
Marion won the boys’ division with 98 points followed by Hesston with 89, Hillsboro 84, Sterling 68 and Berean Academy 36.
Winning gold for Marion were Nick Klenda in the discus (124 feet, 9 inches) and shot put...
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...
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