Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 09 January 2008 16:36Facing perhaps its stiffest competition so far this season, the Hillsboro wrestling team placed third among 11 teams at the Herington Invitational on Saturday.
Class 4A powers Abilene and Chapman claimed first and second place, respectively, with 179 and 1461⁄2 team points. The Trojans accumulated 1151⁄2.
“I left this tournament with mixed feelings,” said Hillsboro coach Scott O’Hare. “In the five seasons that I have been head coach, this was our highest finish at this...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 09 January 2008 16:23Centre
Behind 19 points from Ben Krause and 17 from Trevor Troutt, the Cougars bounced Elyria Christian 69-47 Friday.
Krause poured in 10 points during Centre’s 18-8 first quarter run, including a 3-point shot, an old-fashioned 3-point play, and two 2-point baskets.
Krause dropped in another 3-pointer during the team’s 21-9 second-quarter burst. Six Cougars scored during the frame, and Centre held a 39-17 halftime lead.
Five Cougars got on the board in the third quarter and seven players scored during the fourth. All told, Centre got one or more field goals from nine different players, five of whom threw in at least 5 points.
Brunner finished with 11 points.Canton-Galva
A 23-point outing by Ted Regehr sent the Eagles soaring...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 09 January 2008 16:12Centre
With four players in double digits, the Cougars handled ElyriaChristian with ease, staking themselves to a 13-5 lead and neverlooking back on their way to a 57-33 win.
Shelby Deines tallied 11 points during the 16-8 second quarter that cemented Centre’s lead. She totaled 13. Carlye Simons scored seven of the team’s 13 during the third and finished with 12 points.
Leann Pankratz and Kylie Burhoop each scored 10.Canton-Galva
Putting three players in double digits was not enough during the Eagles’ 42-37 loss against Moundridge.
Canton-Galva grabbed an 11-6 lead in the first quarter behind six points from Kylie Haines and earned a 23-22 halftime lead. Moundridge knotted the game at 31-all headed into the fourth.
Written by Don Ratzlaff Thursday, 27 December 2007 04:32Click here to buy photo Hillsboro’s Daniel Jost (left) knocks the basketball out of the grasp of Halstead’s Tyler Armendariz while Trojan teammate Andy Klassen guards from behind. Clay Shewey and David Loewen (background from left) watch for the result.
Near the end, it appeared to be a Christmas present both teams intended to give instead of receive. But in the end Hillsboro wrapped up a hard-fought 51-48 nail-biter Friday over a scrappy Halstead squad at Brown Gymnasium.
In a game that featured 18 lead changes, The Trojans grabbed what proved to be the final advantage when David Loewen made one of two free throws with 1:44 left for a 49-48 edge.
Daniel Jost grabbed Loewen’s miss for a...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Thursday, 27 December 2007 04:29Click here to buy photo Tiffany Rooker (4) hustles to cut off Halstead’s Marissa Vermillion as the Dragon guard pushes the ball up court in second-half action.
A 19-3 surge on either side of halftime carried the Hillsboro girls to a 41-30 win over Halstead in a makeup game against Halstead Friday in Brown Gymnasium.
The Trojans trailed for the last time at 13-12 following a 3-point basket by Halstead’s Marissa Vermillion with 4:44 left in the first half.
Hillsboro’s pivotal surge started modestly when Tiffany Rooker made one of two free throws 17 seconds later. But back-to-back baskets by Kassidi Luthi in the paint, plus a 5-foot jumper by Samantha Heinrichs, gave the Trojans a 7-0 run that...
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