Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 17 October 2007 11:51Peabody-Burns
The Warriors claimed their second straight boys’ title at the Heart of America league meet at Hutchinson on Saturday.
Aaron Topham led the Warriors with a personal-record time for 5 kilometers of 18 minutes, 16 seconds. Topham placed second to Josiah Busenitz of Berean.
Four other PBHS runners ran career-best times and all earned league recognition. Duane Unruh (6th, 18:35) and Ryan Wiebe (10th, 18:44) made the all-league team. Josh Klarmann (12th, 18:52) and Kendall Wiebe...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 17 October 2007 11:47Peabody-Burns
The Warriors won the lower division of the Heart of America league tournament on Saturday.
PBHS jumped to a 13-8 lead against Bennington, but dropped the first game 20-25. The Warriors claimed the next two games (25-22, 25-14) to win their opening match.
The Warriors then defeated tournament host Ell Saline (26-24, 25-17). Bayleigh Clark made the play of the match in the first game, according to coach Darren Schroeder.
“After a long rally, Clark placed a nice dump along the sideline for the crucial winner to put us ahead 25-24,” he said. “That set us up to win the next point and the game.”
Clark had 19 assists in the second game, setting up eight kills for Danielle Savage and five for Julie Wedel.
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 17 October 2007 11:08Click to buy photos
from this story Hillsboro’s Spencer Brown puts a move on Marion defenders Derek Riggs (left) and Tylor Neil (center). Brown gained 104 yards on the ground and threw for 109, but the Trojan signal-caller made no play bigger than the game-winning extra point he booted through the uprights in Hillsboro’s 20-19 overtime win at Marion. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press.
Delay. Determination. Drama.
The district football opener between Hillsboro and Marion had a lot to “D-light” high school football fans Friday night.
In the end, though, it was Hillsboro fans who experienced deliverance and Marion fans who suffered disappointment in a 20-19 overtime decision at Warrior Stadium.
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 17 October 2007 10:47Nathan Vogel strains toward the finish line at the MCAA league cross country meet. Vogel narrowly missed out on all-league honors, placing 18th. Courtesy Photo by Kathy McMillen
The Hillsboro cross-country boys performed up to expectations Thursday, running to a second- place finish at the Mid-Central Activities Association league meet at Hoisington.
With three of the top four finishers in the race, Sterling, the 2006 Class 2A state champions and the No. 1 ranked team in 2A this season, defended its league title with a team-low 40 points.
Hillsboro followed with 72 points to outdistance Hesston with 88, Marion 108, Halstead 127, Lyons 155, Hoisington 167, Smoky Valley 204, Wichita Collegiate 235, Ellinwood 248 and...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 17 October 2007 10:40Chelsea Bebermeyer (left) and Corissa Bartel alter the course of a Sterling hitter’s attack. Hillsboro trounced the Black Bears 25-14, 25-21 in pool play, and ran the table to earn a shot at Class 3A’s No. 1 ranked team, Hoisington, at the Trojan Invitational on Saturday. HHS fell to the Cardinals 21-25, 25-22, 21-25 in their only loss of the day. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press
A loss to top-ranked Hoisington in the finals of the 14th annual Trojan Invitational on Saturday ended Hillsboro’s otherwise radiant day on a cloudy note.
But even in that disappointing three-game loss to the Cardinals, Trojan coach Sandy Arnold saw a silver lining.
“I like it that we went to three (games),” Arnold said. “We got...
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