Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 20 February 2008 09:26The Marion girls basketball team lost at Collegiate 63-57 Friday and 56-43 at Haven Saturday, ending its run for a league title. The Warriors defeated Smoky Valley 56-48 on Tuesday, Feb. 12.
Haven—A 21-5 first-quarter run by the Wildcats put Marion on its collective heels, and the Warriors could not slow the Haven offense enough to mount a rally.
Trailing 32-22 at halftime, Marion was outscored by five in the third quarter but got two back with an 11-9 fourth quarter run. Lights-out...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 20 February 2008 09:17Canton-Galva vs. Goessel—The Bluebirds took a 24-22 lead into halftimeand used a 15-3 third quarter to seize control of the game.
Led byTed Regehr, the Eagles put together a 14-7 rally in the fourth duringwhich Regher scored seven of his 20 points on the night.
Nathan Ensz scored six of his 21 during the decisive third frame, and carried Goessel with 11 of the team’s 13 during the second period.
Centre—Chase County edged Centre 53-50 Saturday. The Cougars trailed 26-24 at halftime.
Chase County pushed its lead to 40-35 after three frames, and did just enough in the fourth to make its lead stand up.
Ben Krause scored five of his 7 points during the fourth. Bryant Brunner led the team with 13 points, and Zach Slayden scored...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 20 February 2008 09:04With a 56-47 loss at Haven and a 71-34 loss at Collegiate, the Marion boys’ basketball team had a difficult weekend. The Warriors hosted Smoky Valley Feb. 12, posting a 67-62 loss in the season’s home finale.
Haven—Calvin Jeffrey scored 15 points and Eric Vogel 11 in Saturday’s loss.
“We struggled offensively for most of the game,” coach Rex Ostmeyer said. “We executed poorly and we shot poorly, and those two things together are not ingredients for success.”
Down 26-22 at halftime and trailing 40-27 after three quarters, Haven used a 10-for-12 foul shooting effort in the fourth quarter to preserve its lead despite a 20-point quarter by Marion.
“I felt like we really lacked energy and enthusiasm the entire game,”...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 13 February 2008 11:10Hillsboro’s John Hein maneuvers against Dillon Ward of Clearwater at the Remington Invitational on Saturday. Hein contributed to the Trojan team title with a third-place finish in the 189-pound class.
The Hillsboro wrestling team added an exclamation point to the end of its regular-season schedule Saturday by claiming its third straight tournament title, this time at the Remington Invitational.
Final team results were not yet available at press time, but the Trojans outscored a field that included Augusta, Central Heights, Clearwater, Douglass, Flint Hills, McPherson, Remington, Southeast of Saline and West Elk.
The Trojans had four weight-class champions: senior Alex Jost at 112 pounds won his...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 13 February 2008 11:07It was hardly a work of art, but the Hillsboro girls’ 41-35 win at Sterling on Friday looked pretty darn good to coach Nathan Hiebert, whose team ended a frustrating five-game losing streak Samantha Heinrichs goes up for a shot against Sterling’s Heather Davis. The HHS senior contributed eight points to the victory.
“This is huge,” Hiebert said. “After losing that many in a row, you could tell at times tonight that it was a confidence thing when shots weren’t going down. We were forcing stuff and stressing about that it’s got to go in, it’s got to go in.
“It’s a great win because it boosts morale a little bit, and hopefully we get on a roll the rest of the season.”
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