Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 07 May 2013 14:19The Hillsboro baseball team ended a six-game week with a doubleheader sweep of Halstead Friday at Memorial Field.
The 11-5 and 12-2 victories bumped the Trojans’ season record to 9-7.
The turning point of the day came in a six-run fifth inning in Game 1. The Trojans had let bases-loaded opportunities to score in the first two innings produce only two runs, and found themselves trailing 5-3 after 41⁄2 innings.
But doubles by Josh Funk and Nathan Unruh and a triple by Lucas Sinclair...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 07 May 2013 14:18Hillsboro’s Harry Faber earned a return trip to the Class 3-2-1A state tournament Friday by finishing as the runner-up in the singles division of the regional tournament hosted by Wichita Independent.
Faber, who placed ninth at state last season, picked up two victories on the court before losing to two-time state champion Jake Norman of Independent in the finals, 6-1, 6-1.
After receiving a bye in the opening round of 16, Faber defeated Nathaniel Clennan of Hutchinson Trinity, 6-1, 6-0, and Caleb Hendricks of Sterling, 6-1, 2-6, 6-2, to reach the title match.
“Harry battles for every point, which makes him tough to beat,” coach Stuart Holmes said. “His semifinal win in three sets was a terrific match, with long rallies as...
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 07 May 2013 14:18The Marion baseball team swept doubleheaders against Canton-Galva and Bennington last week but split two games at Inman Monday to hold a 7-3 HOA league record, 13-3 overall.
Inman—Marion won Game 1 at Inman Monday, 4-0, but dropped a close, 10-9 contest in Game 2.
Additional results were not available at press time.
Canton-Galva—Marion was never threatened in two run-rule wins at Galva Friday.
“We hit the ball really well and threw strikes,” coach Roger Schroeder said.
The Warriors won Game 1, 23-2. After two scoreless innings, Marion scored seven runs in the third, nine in the fourth and seven in the fifth to prompt the five-inning mercy rule.
The Eagles scored one run in both the fourth and fifth innings.
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 07 May 2013 14:17The Hillsboro softball team capped a week that began with a pair of tough doubleheaders on Monday and Tuesday with a couple of relatively easy run-rule wins over Halstead on Friday.
A 13-3 victory in six innings followed by a 16-1 rout in four gave the Trojans a 5-1 record for the week and moved their season mark to 14-2 for the season
“It was nice to help the week with more relaxed games,” coach Stephanie Sinclair said.
Against Halstead, Hillsboro had built a 5-2 lead through the first three innings of Game 1, but a seven-run fourth drained any suspense that might be lingering at the Sports Complex.
The big hits of the inning were Tena Loewen’s two-run triple and a bases-loaded single by Bradli Nowak that ended up chasing...
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 07 May 2013 14:15The Marion track and field team participated in the Hesston Invitational, which was postponed from Thursday to Friday because of weather.
The boys won the team title with 156 points, well ahead of Hesston (85) and Garden Plain (84). The Marion girls placed sixth with 56 points. Hesston won the title with 103.
“Obviously, we were pretty happy with the boys’ team,” coach Grant Thierolf said. “We scored points in almost every event and had numerous (personal records).
“James Jones had a huge day in the jumps, and then proceeded to run his best 200 of the season. He is ready for some big stuff late in the year.”
Jones placed first in the long jump (21 feet, 9 inches) and the triple jump (44-3.75; nearly 2 feet ahead of...
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