Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 19 September 2007 08:25Click to buy photo Trojan quarterback Spencer Brown dives for one of three touchdowns against Wichita Collegiate. Brown totaled 205 rushing yards along with an 84-yard punt return touchdown in an epic effort Friday night, but the Trojans came up just short of preserving the victory.Don Ratzlaff / Free Press
For the second time in three games, the promise of a Hillsboro football victory ended with heartbreak in the final seconds.
This time the spoiler was Wichita...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 19 September 2007 07:51Click to buy photo Trojan front-liners Corissa Bartel (23) and Dakota Kaufman attempt to block a hit by Nickerson’s Brandy Mader. Hillsboro lost the first game of the match and trailed 0-7 in Game 2, but came back to win the match in Trojans’ league opener in Hillsboro Sept. 11. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press
The Hillsboro volleyball team battled back from the brink of defeat against Nickerson, then pounded Lyons to sweep both ends of their home triangular Tuesday, Sept. 11
The two wins gave the Trojans a 10-2 record for the season and an early lead in league play at 2-0.
But it didn’t come easily.
Squaring off first against a Nickerson team that had pushed them to three hard-fought games in the...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 19 September 2007 07:37Peabody-Burns vs. Canton-Galva.
Peabody-Burns defeated Canton-Galva, 21-9, Friday at Canton.
The home team opened the scoring in the second quarter with a 4-yard touchdown pass from Ted Regehr to Brett Williams. PBHS countered with a 2-yard scoring pass from Nathan Bishop to Brandon Pickens.
The Warriors took control with two touchdowns in the third quarter—a 22-yard run by Trevor Hamm and a nine-yard run by Pickens. The Eagles capped the scoring with a safety in the final quarter.
Canton-Galva (0-3) plays Friday at Bennington while Peabody-Burns (3-0) is host to Sedgwick.Centre
The Cougars dropped a 40-18 decision Friday to White City, falling to 0-3 for the season.
“Aaron Bowman and Tanner Brunner had good games on...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 19 September 2007 07:28Click to buy photo <p>Marion High School defensive back Chase Carlson dives in a bid to block a Sterling punt Friday night. Carlson did not get this one, but did make Marion’s biggest play. He came in at quarterback when Mitchell Leppke went out with an injury late in the fourth quarter and threw a 19-yard completion to Justin Heidebrecht.
Sterling defeated the Marion High football team 17-7 in a defensive battle at Marion on Friday night.
When Sterling went three-and-out for its first possession and Marion took a a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter, the Warriors appeared to be heading for a 3-0 start to the season.
Mitchell Leppke scored on a four-yard run with 6:48 left in the first quarter...
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 Trojan pace setter, placing eighth overall in a time of 16 minutes, 57 seconds. Following in 16th place was Nicholas Mueller, who covered the 5-kilometer course at the Cessna Activity Center in 17:37.
Also competing for HHS were Nathan Vogel (51st...
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