Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 30 April 2013 12:16Hillsboro had little trouble subduing an undermanned Sunrise Christian Academy baseball team Thursday, rolling to a 16-1 and 12-2 run-rule sweep at Memorial Field.
The victories improved the Trojans’ season record to 6-4.
“Sunrise is building a program,” coach Doug Dick said. “They had some good players at positions, but just not enough.”
In a Game 1 halted by the mercy rule after 21⁄2 innings, Hillsboro took advantage of three Buffalo walks and six errors to generate 16 runs...
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 30 April 2013 12:12The Marion boys placed third and the girls sixth as a team Friday at the Beloit Relays.
“It was great to get a nice day to have a meet,” coach Grant Thierolf said. “The competition was great, and we came away with a bunch of career-bests and a new school record.”
The boys finished accumulated 65 points to trail only Beloit (153) and Sacred Heart (151).
Two Warriors won gold for Marion. James Jones won the long jump by a quarter inch (21 feet, 63⁄4 inches) on his last jump of the day, Thierolf said, and Zach Hammond won the pole vault (13-0).
The Warriors claimed three silver medals: Jones in the triple jump (42-11), Nick Meyer in the discus (146-4) and the 4x800 team of Jordan Hett, Tyler Neufeld, Patrick McCarty and...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 30 April 2013 12:11A drizzly day produced some dazzling results for the Hillsboro track and field team Friday at the 14-school James Thomas Invitational at Joel H. Wiens Stadium.
The most dazzling of all was Shaq Thiessen’s leap of 23 feet, 5 inches in the long jump, breaking the longest-lasting record at HHS. On his first jump of the day, the Trojan senior eclipsed the mark of 23-21⁄2 set nearly 57 years ago by Jerry Harder.
“They say records are made to be broken, but this one held on for awhile,” coach Dennis Boldt said. “He should be proud of this accomplishment and also look toward bettering the mark in our upcoming meets.”
Thiessen also won the high jump by clearing 6-2.
Not far behind Thiessen’s resume was the three-race sweep of...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 23 April 2013 13:00Hillsboro scored two runs on only one hit in the bottom of the seventh for a 6-5 come-from-behind victory in the first game of a rescheduled doubleheader with Smoky Valley April 15.
Smoky Valley bounced back with a 5-1 victory in Game 2, leaving the Trojans with a 4-4 season record. The games were postponed by weather April 9.
In the opener, the Vikings jumped to a 5-4 lead in the top of the seventh with a pair of runs off pitcher Lucas Sinclair, who was pitching in relief of starter Dylan Nelson.
With the Trojans on the ropes in potentially their last at-bat, Josh Funk, Hillsboro’s nine-hole hitter, opened the home half of the inning with a single to right center. David Dick then walked and Jordan Faul was safe at first on an...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 23 April 2013 13:00Canton-Galva—The Eagles split a doubleheader with Inman Tuesday. Canton-Galva dropped Game 1, 15-5, in six innings.
Inman scored four runs in both the first and second innings to claim an 8-1 lead.
Canton-Galva added four runs in the fourth inning, but the effort was not enough to take the lead.
Connor Farnham, Ryan Grant and Kaden Littrell each made one hit and one RBI. Tanner Klingensmith and Jacob Dailey also contributed one RBI apiece.
On the mound, Klingensmith was the Eagles’ losing pitcher.
Canton-Galva followed with a 9-7 victory in Game 2, using a six-run second inning to claim the lead for good.
Chris Miller connected to two hits and had four RBIs, Nick Bray had three hits and one RBI, Klingensmith had two hits and...
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