Written by Don Ratzlaff Thursday, 06 December 2007 03:43Hillsboro used a long-range missile attack to sink a Viking ship Monday night, coming from behind to clip Smoky Valley, 47-42, in the season opener for both teams.
The Trojans struggled to find some flow on offense during a tentative first half, but depended on defense to keep within range of the Vikings, 20-15, at intermission.
“I think early we were all a little nervous,” coach Darrel Knoll said. “We weren’t moving very well on offense and our timing was off. We just weren’t...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 05 December 2007 12:43Hillsboro senior Amy Neufeld flips a no-look pass to an open teammate during Monday’s game against Smoky Valley. Neufeld scored nine points in the 47-40 loss. Hillsboro’s Daniel Jost puts up a shot inthe lane during Monday’s win over Smoky Valley.
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Hillsboro High opened the 2007-08 basketball season with a split of games Monday against Smoky Valley in Lindsborg.
The Trojan girls led for most of the first half, but Smoky Valley’s Rhys Pihl fueled a second-half charge to secure a 47-40 win for the Vikings.
Pihl finished with 26 points to lead all scorers. Dakota Kaufman led the Trojans with 13 points while Amanda Faber added 10.
The boys’ game...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 05 December 2007 12:33Tyler Jones, Hillsboro junior, grapples for position against Marion senior Charlie Holub during their encounter at 145 pounds at Lindsborg on Thursday. Jones came away with a 4-0 victory. Courtesy Photo
Hillsboro High School wrestlers opened the new season Thursday at Lindsborg by winning two of three dual matches against some of the top squads in the Mid Central Activities Association.
The Trojans began the evening with a 35-30 loss to Hoisington, the only squad to defeat them a year ago in duals.
Five Trojans registered victories on the mat: Dylan Delk defeated Drew Reisner 9-7 at 119 pounds; Darren Mueller pinned Jerrod Umphrey at 130 pounds; Nicholas Mueller defeated Dalton Bell 11-6 at 135; Tyler Jones pinned...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 05 December 2007 12:13Boys
The Marion High School boys clobbered Chase County 71-42 Friday.
Justin Heidebrecht started fast. Calvin Jeffrey missed the mark with his first shot, and Bulldog forward Tyler Duncan grabbed the rebound.
But Heidebrecht pilfered the ball from Duncan in the Chase County backcourt and gave the Warrriors the lead they would not lose all of 13 seconds into the contest.
Luke Gordon finished off a pass from Jeffrey on the next trip down, and Heidebrecht struck again, setting up his own score with a steal and a layup at 5:59 in the first.
The Bulldogs bounced back with a 3-point shot from Brian Palermo, halving the lead 11 seconds later.
But the layup line at Marion’s offensive end stayed open for business through the remainder of...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 05 December 2007 12:03Goessel
The Bluebirds lost their season opener 47-26 Friday at Remington. A12-4 Bronco run in the first quarter had Goessel playing from behindall night.
Jennifer Raymond, Aspen Frey and Karina Harvey eachscored in the second quarter, and the Bluebirds matched the Remingtontotal in the frame making 18-10 the halftime score.
Goessel managed five points in the third against a 21-point outburst in the third quarter.
The Bluebirds, led by seven from Raymond, outscored Remington 11-8 in the fourth quarter.
Raymond led the Bluebirds with 11 points.
Goessel hosted Elyria Christian on Tuesday, and next on the Goessel schedule are Veritas Christian Friday in Goessel, and Burrton on Saturday at home.Canton-Galva
The Eagles jumped out to a...
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