Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 21 May 2013 16:08Canton-Galva—Competing in the Moundridge Class 2-1A regional baseball bracket, the No. 5 Eagles (2-12) opened with a quarterfinal, 13-2, run-rule victory over No. 4 Herington (2-10) Monday.
After scoring a run in the first inning, the Eagles pushed the lead to 4-2 after two. They added three runs in the fourth and six in the fifth.
Ryan Grant went 3-for-4 at-bat, including a triple, and had one run batted in. Tanner Klingensmith, Nick Bray and Jacob Struber each went 2-for-4 with three...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 21 May 2013 16:07Every team’s goal is to be playing its best ball at the end of the season. It didn’t quite work out that way for Hillsboro at last week’s Class 3A regional baseball tournament at Memorial Field.
The Trojans, who entered as the No. 3 seed with a 9-9 record, nearly let a first-round victory slip away against an Ellsworth squad that had won only one game all season. In the semifinals, they were shut out by Marion until the final inning in an 8-1 defeat (see story Page 1B).
“Inconsistencies at the plate was a factor as much as anything,” coach Doug Dick said about his team’s tournament performance. “We have guys who have been hitting the ball pretty good all year, but we weren’t consistent.”
The Trojans started slowly...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 21 May 2013 16:06Sometimes it’s simply the other team’s day to shine.
That may be small consolation for the Hillsboro softball team following a 9-8 loss to Lyons in the championship game of last Tuesday’s Class 3A regional, but it’s hard to argue the assertion.
One week earlier, the Trojans had swept the Lions on the road. But on this crucial day, with a state tournament berth on the line, Lyons showed itself to be the team of destiny.
Seeded fourth with a 12-4 record, Lyons began the afternoon with a 13-3 run-rule victory in the semifinals over Cheney, the top seed at 17-1.
It soon became apparent that the Lions were not going to tuck their tails between their legs in the title game either. After the Trojans claimed a 2-1 lead after one...
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 21 May 2013 16:06Seven Marion boys and five girls qualified for the state track and field meet following their performances Friday at the Class 3A regional meet on their home track.
The top four finishers in each event advance to the state track and field meet Friday and Saturday at Cessna Stadium in Wichita.
As a team, the Warrior boys earned 67 points to tie with Southeast of Saline for second place among 15 teams. Salina-Sacred Heart won the meet with 132 points.
The Marion boys earned two gold medals at the regional meet. James Jones won the triple jump with a leap of 43 feet, 61⁄2 inches, and Kyle Palic won the javelin with a throw of 165-2.
Finishing second were Jordan Hett in the 3,200 (10 minutes, 23.29 seconds), Seth Snelling in the...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 21 May 2013 16:04Six Hillsboro track and field athletes will be heading to state this weekend to compete in a total of nine events as a result of their efforts Friday at the Class 3A regional in Marion.
For the boys, Shaq Thiessen’s efforts in both the long jump and high jump will rewrite the school-record book.
Thiessen bettered the school record he set earlier this season in the long jump by soaring 23 feet, 71⁄4 inches, beating his previous best of 23-5 and claiming the gold medal.
Prior to that, Thiessen cleared 6-6 in the high jump, tying the record set by Darrin Hiebert in 1993 and matched by Eric Driggers in 1997. The height was good for second place.
“They moved the high jump to the first competition since there were only six jumpers...
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