Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 19 September 2007 07:21Battling a field of large-school athletes, the Hillsboro boys’ cross-country team finished ninth among 13 squads at the Wichita Southeast Invitational on Saturday.
The Trojans finished with 202 points, well behind the battle for the meet title between the home team, with 85 points, and Kapaun Mount Carmel with 86.
“Against 11 5A and 6A schools, we competed well with a number of runners setting new personal records,” coach Stuart Holmes said.
Senior Cody McMillen continued to be the...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 19 September 2007 07:14The Marion High School cross country team ran at Peabody last Thursday. Three girls medaled and three others set personal best times in the varsity race.
Camille Christensen turned in the top time for the Warriors, finishing 10th in 17 minutes, 31 seconds. Amanda Richmond finished 12th in 17:34 and Jaclyn DeForest was 20th in 18:01.
Brooke Johnson (22nd, 18:03), Tacy Taylor (15th, 18:15), Bridgett Lundy (34th, 19:10) and Lucy Collett (43rd, 20:50) rounded out the top seven.
Johnson, Lundy and Collett all set personal bests, as did JV runners Danae Edwards and Shayla Rahe.
As a team, Marion placed third in a field of six behind Bennington and Remington.
“I was really pleased with a third place finish at this meet,” coach Bethany...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 19 September 2007 07:12The Marion volleyball team hosted its home tournament Saturday, going 0-3 in pool play against Eureka (25-22, 20-25, 25-16), Sedgwick (25-19, 25-14) and Wichita Collegiate (27-25, 25-18).
“We won the first game by playing solid defense and aggressive hitting in our front row,” coach Jim Versch said. “I really felt at this team had a made a 180 from the start of the season and was really beginning to play as a team and beginning to play volleyball.
“We lost the next game 20-25, again key mistakes at the end of the game that crushed our chances of pulling out a win,” he said. “We couldn’t regroup in the third game and actually missed three serves in a row to allow them an easy finish and match win.
“We need to learn how...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 19 September 2007 07:05Canton-Galva
After running well at Stafford on Thursday, the Eagles got some goodnews this week, with Nathan Bray being medically cleared to run in thenext race. Bray had been out with a broken arm.
Riley Nigh finished in 28th place at Stafford with a time of 22:26 in the upperclassmen race.
Tad Wedel (29th, 23:21), Nick Skiles (37th, 24:07), Sam Janzen (46th, 25:49) and Codey Johnson (53rd, 28:29) all ran the underclassmen race.
“Tad is coming along,” coach Lyle Silsby said. “He improved over a minute from last week and we hope to see continued improvement.”
Nigh improved his time by 45 seconds.
In the underclassmen girls’ race, Michelle Shannon placed 15th and medaled with a 4-kilometer time of 24:47.
CGHS next runs at...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 19 September 2007 07:00Canton-Galva
The Eagle volleyball team finished second to Sedgwick at the Marion triangular Saturday.
Sedgwickhad defeated Canton-Galva in three games at the Goessel tournament aweek earlier, and the teams played another close match at Marion.
In the championship match, the Eagles won Game 1, 25-11, but Sedgwick rallied for a 25-18 win in Game 2. The rubber game then went to Sedgwick, 25-16.
Canton-Galva swept through pool play despite an injury to Allie Enns, who returned to the lineup for bracket play. In pool play, Canton-Galva beat Halstead (25-18, 25-18), DeSoto (20-25, 25-11, 25-23) and Centre (25-13, 25-14).
CGHS defeated Eureka (25-15, 25-17) to advance to the title match.
Kylie Haines and Kaycie Shearer led the offense...
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