Written by Hillsboro Free Press Thursday, 31 January 2008 02:37Canton-Galva vs. Peabody-Burns—The contest postponed from Dec. 14 was won by the Warriors 93-61 Jan. 22.
PBHS took a 27-16 lead in the first quarter. Duane Unruh tallied 10 points in the first, and finished with 30.
Four other Warriors reached double-digits: Adam Benson (15), Jacob Simmonds (13), Trevor Hamm (12) and Nathan Bishop (11). Ted Regehr caught fire in the third quarter, leading the Eagles to a 26-24 frame with 16 of his 26 points. Destin Nightengale scored 15 points for...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 23 January 2008 15:06The setting, odd as it was, was somehow appropriate for the scenario: two tradition-rich programs, with a history of memorable head-to-head matchups, squaring off in a middle-school gym with the modest goal of salvaging a single victory and a seventh-place finish at the 14th annual Trojan Classic.
In the end, never mind the humbling circumstances. The intensity of the battle stayed true to tradition, with Hillsboro claiming a hard-fought 67-62 victory over Riley County on Saturday afternoon.
The Falcons jumped to an early 7-4 lead, before the Trojans rallied to post a 15-12 advantage at the first break on the strength of a late 8-0 run that vaulted HHS into a 15-9 lead.
Riley County came back to take its largest lead, 22-17, at the...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 23 January 2008 15:03Amy Neufeld makes a move to the basket against Hesston’s Grace Easter during Saturday’s third-place contest. The Trojan senior finished with 10 points in a losing effort. Don Ratzlaff
Hillsboro’s second-half rally ran out of gas down the stretch, enabling Hesston to claim third place at the Trojan Classic with a 53-43 victory Saturday at Brown Gymnasium.
The Trojans seemed teetering on the edge of a blowout loss to the Swathers, who rode 18 Hillsboro turnovers to a 25-16 lead by halftime.
After a slow start by both squads in second half, the Trojans suddenly found their stride. Trailing 28-18, the comeback started mildly when Tiffany Rooker made one of two free throws with 3:49 left in...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 23 January 2008 14:59The Marion boys finished with a 1-2 record and sixth place at the Trojan Classic in Hillsboro last week.
A 61-36 loss to top-seeded Hesston in the first round set up a Thursday afternoon contest against the hosts. Marion outscored the Trojans 16-5 in the fourth quarter to win the game, advancing to face Wamego in the fifth-place game on Saturday. The Red Raiders defeated Marion 71-43.
Wamego—The Red Raiders got off to a quick start in the battle for fifth place, outscoring Marion 5-0 in the first minute and bullying their way to a 13-3 lead out of the gate.
Sparked by two layups and a fast-break jump shot from Eric Vogel, Marion put together a 6-2 run to cut it to two possessions at 15-9.
Luke Gordon put back a Calvin Jeffrey miss...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 23 January 2008 14:59The Marion girls edged Republic County to claim seventh place Saturday at the Trojan Classic in Hillsboro.
A 65-38 first-round loss to Riley County set up a 60-44 loss Friday afternoon against Wamego in the consolation bracket.
Republic County—Marion jumped to a 20-point lead heading into the intermission and used up every inch of it in the third quarter of a 56-55 victory.
The Warriors got out of the gate on their first shot, a 3-pointer by Kayley Heerey, 20 seconds into the contest.
It was 7-0 before the Buffaloes scored. Julia Zeiner pushed the lead to 11 points on a field goal with 29 seconds to go. Lindsay Hett made it 21-7 with a 3-pointer on the first play of the second quarter.
The Warriors finished the frame on an 8-2 run...
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