Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 06 February 2008 17:23Hillsboro’s Jared King works for the pin during his match against Jason Hahn of Southeast of Saline during Saturday’s dual tournament. King, wrestling at 140 pounds, accomplished his objective at the 3:22 mark of the second period.
Competing in a format that played to its strengths, the Hillsboro wrestling team went undefeated at the Southeast of Saline Dual Tournament on Saturday.
The tournament pitted the six participating schools in head-to-head dual...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 06 February 2008 17:17Hillsboro’s David Loewen encounters some defensive resistance on a drive to the basket in the form of Alex Roth’s forearm during the first quarter of Friday’s game. Oddly, no foul was called on the play.
In the end, it was Hesston’s depth and physical strength in the paint that enabled the state-ranked Swathers to escape Brown Gymnasium with a 50-41 victory over Hillsboro on Friday.
For the first 20 minutes of the contest, the Trojans went toe to toe with Hesston, who came in ranked third in Class 4A at 10-1. When David Loewen scored in the post with 3:48 left in the third quarter, the Trojans, who trailed 28-26 at halftime, were down by only four points, 37-33.
Hesston managed only four...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 06 February 2008 17:00Hesston’s Brea Short puts the kabosh a layup attempt by Hillsboro’s Tiffany Rooker during the first half of Friday’s game. Rooker scored three points in the Trojan loss, all at the free-throw line.
Hillsboro used defense to open the door for a rally against Hesston on Friday, but the Trojans couldn’t find the offense to walk through it as the Swathers held on for a 47-38 win at Brown Gymnasium.
The victory kept Hesston, 10-3 overall, tied for the league lead at 5-0. Hillsboro, suffering its fifth straight loss, dropped to 5-9 and 2-3.
The Swathers had used a 9-0 run midway through the second quarter to push a tentative 12-11 lead to a 10-point spread. By halftime the lead was 29-16.
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 06 February 2008 16:39After a slow start, the Marion High School girls’ basketball team carried the day at Lyons, 56-45.
The very young and very aggressive Lyons Lions made the Warriors pay for early sluggishness with consecutive makes out of the gate that put Marion in a 5-0 hole. A sustained run multiplied the Lions’ lead to 14-3 during the first 4:51.
The Warriors outscored Lyons 6-3 in the rest of the frame, but tumbled to a 28-19 deficit with 2:41 to play in the half.
“We didn’t panic,” coach Randy Savage said. “We’ve become a lot better at not panicking, but we could have more fun if we played our best game from the start.”
After a pair of dribble-drives by Kayley Heerey netted three free throws, the Warriors stood their ground at...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 06 February 2008 16:37The Marion High School wrestlers won the Onaga Dual tournament with a 5-0 record, placing eight individuals either first or second.
The Warriors crushed Rock Creek 48-11 in team scoring, with 6-3 record on the mat and three more by default.
Marion handled Horton 54-25 and scoring in a similar fashion, posting a 6-3 record in its decisions and adding three defaults.
Marion posted a 42-31 win over Burlington. The Warriors went 8-4 on the mat to overcome default losses in the 103- and 285-pound weight classes.
The Warriors posted an identical score, 42-31, against Onaga. Marion went 3-5 on the mat and defeated the hosts by virtue of team depth, with four default wins. Marion trounced Pleasant Ridge with an 8-4 record in decisions...
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