Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 26 September 2007 10:10After facing a lot of big-school competition in the early weeks of the season, Hillsboro boys excelled among their peers last Tuesday, finishing second among 18 schools at the Southeast of Saline Invitational.
The Trojans, ranked seventh in Class 3A, accumulated 96 points to finish behind Sterling, the defending Class 2A state champions, with 60.
Following those two were Berean Academy (100), Southeast of Saline (107), Ellsworth (137), Hesston (140), Abilene (163), Halstead (193)...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 26 September 2007 09:59Peabody-Burns
The Warriors claimed third place at Olpe on Saturday, finishing behind Central Christian and the hosts.
Inpool play, Peabody-Burns defeated Marais des Cygnes Valley 22-25,25-23, 25-16, lost to Central Christian 11-25, 16-25, then defeatedNorthern Heights, 25-21, 16-25, 25-15.
In bracket play, the Warriors defeated Goessel in another grueling three-game match.
PBHS lost the first game 21-25, then came back to take the win. Game 2, 25-16. Goessel led the third game 17-16, but Peabody-Burns pulled away behind the strong serving of Bayleigh Clark.
Playing the hosts at the end of the day, the Warriors lost, 25-20, 4-25, 22-25.
“I was extremely proud of the way we refocused and played a great game in the third,” coach...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 26 September 2007 09:59Three area football teams won their games Friday night, as Canton-Galvadefeated Bennington 20-7. Canton-Galva plays at Inman this week.
Goessel defeated Flint Hills 55-38. The Bluebirds got a 68-yard kickoff return from Craig Banman to take a 6-0 lead on Friday night.
Flint Hills bounced back with a 5-yard touchdown run and held an 8-0 lead after the first quarter.
Goessel scored the next six touchdowns, carrying a 14-8 lead into halftime after Austin Unruh burrowed into the end zone from a yard out. Unruh then connected with Weston Hiebert for the 2-point conversion.
The third quarter belonged to the Bluebirds, with Banman blasting into the end zone from 9 yards out. The point after failed, but Unruh added to Goessel’s lead with...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 26 September 2007 09:53Competing in perhaps its most challenging tournament of the regular season, the Hillsboro tennis team settled for 13th place among 16 schools at Wichita Collegiate’s Tournament of Champions on Saturday.
To score team points, competitors had to win their opening match. The only Trojan to get through that round was Amber Loewen, who defeated Snell from Ellinwood (8-0) in the singles draw to account for Hillsboro’s 5 points.
“That was a really nice win for her since it was a league school,” coach Lynn Wiebe said. “I was also pleased that Amber did not give up any games in that match. She played steady.”
Loewen finished 1-2 for the day. Becky Faber, also playing singles, finished 2-2 after opening with a pair of...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 26 September 2007 09:34The Hillsboro volleyball team started slowly put picked up steam en route to a sweep of its two matches at a triangular in Lindsborg last Tuesday.
The Trojans knocked off Halstead 25-17, 25-18, in the opening match, then came back to beat the home team, Smoky Valley, 25-14, 25-22. Neither match counted toward league standings.
The Trojans (0-2 league, 6-13 overall) struggled in the early going against Halstead (0-2, 6-13).
“I didn’t think we played our best, but not playing your best and still beating them in two is a good thing,” coach Sandy Arnold said.
Arnold felt her team played a lot better against a competitive Smoky Valley squad (2-0, 7-7).
“The first game we kind of took them out of their offense completely with our...
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