Written by Janae Rempel & Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:01by Janae Rempel
Two of Marion’s five state wrestling contenders earned first-round victories at the 2013 Class 3-2-1A state wrestling tournament in Hays.
“I am very proud of our boys,” coach Chad Adkins said. “The competition was very good, and we wrestled tough, but we just weren’t as sharp as we needed to be.
“We didn’t adjust very well to being snowed in—that is my fault,” he added. “We wrestled flat.”
Leading the way for Marion was Brody Carroll (152 pounds)...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 26 February 2013 11:57Hillsboro secured a share of the Central Kansas League title and an 18-2 regular-season record with a 55-20 runaway victory at Kingman last Tuesday.
The Trojans more or less settled the outcome in the opening quarter. Fueled by a defense that contributed to 12 Kingman turnovers, the Trojans made nine of 16 shots on the other end of the floor to lead 21-2 at the first break.
The Eagles scored their first basket 24 seconds into the game, then didn’t score again until 1:04 remained in the first half—about a 14-minute drought. By then Hillsboro had 30 points on the board for a 26-point halftime lead.
“I was really pleased with how the girls played today,” coach Nathan Hiebert said. “We changed up some defenses in the first...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 19 February 2013 13:52
Hillsboro High School senior Tyrell Thiessen signed a letter of intent Feb. 12 to play football at Tabor College this fall. Thiessen was a first team all-league selection at running back and received honorable mention at linebacker for the 10-1 Trojans. On offense, Thiessen ran for 773 yards and 10 touchdowns on 162 carries, an average of 7.58 yards per carry. He also caught 43 passes for 561 yards and six scores. On defense he was credited with 76 total tackles, four fumble recoveries and three caused fumbles. Sitting with Thiessen are his parents, Dorie and Linden Thiessen. Standing are: (from left) Scott O’Hare, HHS defensive coordinator; Mike Gardner, Tabor head coach; and Lance Sawyer, HHS head coach.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 19 February 2013 13:52GIRLS
Canton-Galva––The Eagles dropped Tuesday’s contest at Remington 49-29.
The Eagles then fell 53-34 in a home contest against Goessel Friday. Erika Smith led the Eagle attack with 15 points.
Canton-Galva (1-7, 2-17) was scheduled to travel to Little River (7-1, 12-6) Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Centre––The Cougars (5-3, 14-5) lost to Chase County 56-53 Friday. Shelby Makovec led the Centre attack with 20 points.
Goessel––The Bluebirds defeated Udall 48-30 Tuesday. Page Hiebert led the Goessel attack with a double-double 12 points and 12 rebounds. Jessica Harvey added 11 points, while Alex Hiebert and Johanna Hoffman each had 10. Hoffman also had a double-double, grabbing 10 rebounds.
Goessel then defeated Canton-Galva 53-34...
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 19 February 2013 13:51The Marion girls showed improved penetration in the lane Friday night at Bennington and rallied to within two points of the home team in the final quarter, but couldn’t pull off a win, dropping the contest, 51-42.
The teams entered a back-and-forth battle in the opening minutes of the first quarter.
Kaelyn Thierolf scored six of the Warriors’ eight first-quarter points, but after a Thierolf basket at 2:58 that gave Marion a slim, 8-7, lead, the Bulldogs surged 7-0 to end the quarter in front, 14-8.
The Warriors found themselves in early foul trouble, drawing their seventh team foul just 11 seconds into the second period.
But the Warriors battled to within three, 19-16, following consecutive baskets by Kirsten Hansen and Katey...
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