Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 10 October 2007 12:35Click to buy photo Grant Schneider eludes a Smoky Valley tackler during his return of a Viking fumble early in the fourth quarter. The return spaeked a 61-yard drive that led to Hillsboro’s final touchdown. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press
Smoky Valley flexed its muscles early and never really were threatened as Hillsboro lost a key divisional matchup by a score of 34-21 Friday at Reimer Field.
The Vikings, who came in at 4-1 overall, took the opening kickoff and marched 72...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 10 October 2007 12:30Click to photos from
this story Free Press photos by Don Ratzlaff. Hillsboro High doubles partners Amanda Faber (left) and Greta Wiebe show the form that carried them to the title match at the Class 3-2-1A regional in Hillsboro last Thursday at the Sports Complex. By finishing second, the duo qualified for the sub-state tournament on Saturday in Sterling.
The Hillsboro doubles team of Amanda Faber and Greta Wiebe fell just short of qualifying for the state tennis tournament Saturday, losing in the first round of a tough sub-state tournament at Sterling.
To qualify for state under the playoff model implemented this year, athletes had to place among the top four finishers at their regional tournament on...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 10 October 2007 12:19Click to buy photo Chase Carlson (3) and Charlie Holub knock Casey Dwyer to the turf Friday at Lyons. Marion’s stifling defense downed Lyons 28-0. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press
Despite Lyons High School’s best efforts to gain the upper hand—including a stirring rendition of Abba’s 1975 mega-hit “Dancing Queen” incorporated by the marching band into pre-game homecoming festivities—the Marion Warriors cruised to a 28-0 win Friday.
Chase Carlson recorded his first touchdown reception, a 29-yarder from Mitchell Leppke and Marion took a 6-0 lead with 3:19 left in the first quarter.
On the play Carlson sprinted straight through double-coverage, but got tangled up with a defender and fell just as he was...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 10 October 2007 07:25The Hillsboro Trojans will host their annual Trojan Invitational volleyball tournament Saturday.
Chapman, Conway Springs, Hoisington, Marion, Minneapolis, Oskaloosa and Sterling will join Hillsboro in the eight-team field.
Seeds will be determined later this week, but Hoisington, ranked No. 1 in Class 3A and undefeated in the Mid-Central Activities Association, will be the top seed at 25-1.
Hillsboro comes in at 20-4.
Pool play begins at 9 a.m.
The Trojans claimed three wins at a quadrangular last Tuesday at Halstead. Hillsboro defeated Collegiate (25-11, 25-11), Halstead (25-5, 25-23) and Marion (25-11, 25-18).
Marion will come to Saturday’s tournament with a 6-17 mark.
Hillsboro was scheduled for its final regular-season...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 10 October 2007 07:21Ryan Jones turned in the top time for the Marion boys’ cross country team, which ran at Chapman last week.
Jones placed third by completing the race in 18 minutes, 57 seconds. Louis Holt (19:08) placed sixth and Isaac Hett (20:13) 16th.
They were followed by Corey Seacat (21st, 20:55), Brandon Meierhoff (24th, 21:06), Brady Hudson (30th, 21:39), Michael Kirkpatrick (33rd, 21:59), Marshall Ragland (42nd, 23:16), Derek Stuchlik (53rd, 24:19), Adam Molleker (58th, 25:06) and Olle Gemfors (67th, 27:31).
Kirkpatrick, Stuchlik, Molleker and Gemfors all ran personal-best times.
For the girls, Camille Christensen claimed seventh place with a time of 17:39. Also winning medals were Tacy Taylor (10th, 18:09), Jaclyn Deforest (14th, 18:46)...
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