Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 14 May 2013 13:47Hillsboro survived a late rally to get past Ellsworth 8-7 in the first round of the Class 3A regional tournament Monday evening at Memorial Field.
The Trojans, who came in as the No. 3 seed, built leads of 4-0 and 7-2 behind the pitching of starter Jordan Faul. Lucas Sinclair moved from catcher to pitcher late in the contest and was able to preserve the victory over No. 6 Ellsworth (1-16).
With the win, the Trojans (10-9) advanced to the semifinals Tuesday, where they were to take on No...
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 14 May 2013 13:46The Marion track and field teams gave a solid performance at the Heart of America league meet hosted at Bethel College Friday.
“We had our best weather of the year and some of our best performances,” coach Grant Thierolf said. “Congratulations to all of the members of the boys’ track and field team for winning the HOA league championship.
“We had a very solid day in almost all of our events, and when things did not go well in one area, someone from another event picked the whole team up and helped them along.”
The Warrior boys scored 131 points to lead Berean Academy (114) and Hutchinson Trinity (74).
“Our boys were led by James Jones and Kyle Palic, both of whom had outstanding days,” Thierolf said. “James is...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 14 May 2013 13:46
The Hillsboro golf season ended Monday at the Class 3A regional in Marion.
The Trojans struggled to a team score of 476, placing sixth among the seven teams that fielded a full four-man team. Osage city won the team title with a 368.
Evan Ollenburger finished with a score of 100 for 18 holes, placing 16th and out of contention for a top-10 individual berth at state.
Also competing for Hillsboro were Philip Ediger with a 117, Andrew Meier with a 121 and Graham Pankratz a with a 138.
Matt Percy of Central Heights won the individual title with a 74.
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 14 May 2013 13:45Fueled by six first-place performances, the Hillsboro boys claimed second place Thursday at the Central Kansas League track and field meet at Sterling.
Shaq Thiessen and Josh Richert each won a pair of gold medals. Thiessen sailed 22 feet, 8 inches in the long jump and cleared 6-4 in the high jump, while Richert won the 1,600 meters in 4:40 and the 800 in 2:04.35.
Tyler Proffitt won the team’s fifth gold by clearing 14-0 in the pole vault while the 4x400 team of Micah Mashburn, Jordan Bezdeck, Richert and Avery Franz broke the string first in 3:40.49.
Franz added a second-place finish in the open 400 (54.0) and placed third in the triple jump (40-51⁄2). He also finished fourth in long jump (19-9).
Grant Knoll was the runner-up...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 14 May 2013 13:43Hillsboro took care of business Monday evening, rolling to a 15-0 run-rule victory in the first round of regional play at the Sports Complex.
The Trojans, who came as the No. 2 seed in the tournament, started slowly against No. 7 Halstead, but built steam as the game progressed thanks in no small part to Halstead fielding errors.
Leading only 1-0 after one inning, Hillsboro added three runs in the second and five more in the third—three of them on a bases-loaded double by Danae Bina—for a 9-0 lead.
The Trojans scored the final six runs in the fourth inning, four of them on a walk-off grand-slam home run by Tena Loewen over the center field fence that kicked in the 15-run mercy rule with nobody out in the inning.
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