Written by Don Ratzlaff Thursday, 13 September 2007 05:10Click to buy photo Jacob Yoder breaks the grasp of a would-be Haven tackler during Fridat’s game. The senior halfback compiled 94 rushing yards and scored two touchdowns in the 48-13 win. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press
A three-touchdown explosion in the second quarter turned a potential repeat into a rout as Hillsboro rolled to a 48-13 win at Haven on Friday.
The Trojans actually trailed 7-6 after the first quarter in a game that was following an eerily similar storyline...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Thursday, 13 September 2007 04:54The Hillsboro boys placed fourth as a team at a tough cross-country meet Saturday in Wamego.
Competing against some of the top Class 3A teams on the course that will host the state meet at the end of the season, Hillsboro finished with 134 points to finish behind Wichita Trinity (85), Southeast of Saline (102) and Norton Community (106), and ahead of Pretty Prairie (166), Olpe (182), Silver Lake (186), Kansas City Christian (190) and Allen-Northern Heights (196).
Cody McMillen led the Trojans with a second-place finish in 17 minutes, 52 seconds over the 5-kilometer route. Nicholas Mueller was close behind in fourth with a time of 18:46.
Following them were Nathan Vogel (25th, 19:54), Matthew Klenda (43rd, 20:49), David Ratzloff...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Thursday, 13 September 2007 04:51Click to buy photo Marion quarterback Mitchell Leppke pitches to Sheldon Boone on Friday. Leppke chalked up 103 rushing yards and two touchdowns as the Warriors rolled to a 28-6 win, their second of the season. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press
With two touchdown runs from both Austin Hager and Mitchell Leppke, the Marion Warriors built an early lead into a 28-6 win at Ellinwood Friday.
Now 2-0, the Warriors have already matched their 2006 win total.
Leppke helped get the Warriors out of the gate in a hurry. On Marion’s first play from scrimmage, he connected with Chase Carlson for a 64-yard gain. Carlson was brought down by a desperation dive at the 2-yard line.
Hager rumbled into the end zone two plays later. The...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Thursday, 13 September 2007 03:25The Hillsboro tennis team capped a challenging week with a seventh-place finish at the eight-team Hesston Invitational on Friday.
Wichita Independent, with three championships in four categories, took first with 50 points. Hesston scored 36, Smoky Valley 30, Claflin 22, Wichita Collegiate 18, Sacred Heart 15, Hillsboro 14 and Andover 12.
“There were some good teams there,” coach Lynn Wiebe said. “Wichita Independent is very strong and Hesston continues to play well.”
The tournament followed a two-pool format, with crossover matches for final placing.
In No. 1 singles, Lauren Just lost in pool play to Sarah Hickel of Claflin (1-8), Caroline Lincoln of Independent (8-0) and Kristin McKee of Andover (1-8).
In the match for...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Thursday, 13 September 2007 03:23The Hillsboro volleyball team was looking for a sweep as well as some payback for its only loss of the season at the Marion triangular last Tuesday.
As it turned out, the Trojans were fortunate to come home with a split of their two matches.
Hillsboro lost its payback match to Hesston in the opening match, 19-25, 25-13, 18-25, then struggled to beat Marion 26-24, 25-21, in the nightcap.
The Trojans (8-2) were looking to turn the tables on the Swathers, who had prevailed in a three-game match during the league’s preseason tournament in Ellinwood 11 days earlier.
Instead, it was deja vu. As they did then, the Trojans lost a close Game 1, won comfortably in Game 2, then lost the rubber game by a decisive margin.
Fresh from the...
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