Articles By: Don Ratzlaff

NMC physician eager for start of Hillsboro clinic

NMC physician eager for start of Hillsboro clinic

Brett and Kara Nedich enjoy a moment together in the courtyard of the Newton Medical Center last week. Brett Nedich will be the lead physician at the satellite clinic NMC plans to open Dec. 2 at 121 N. Main in Hillsboro. Both husband and wife have a medical degree from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Brett Nedich […]

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Tabor routs Bethel, 76-19, to improve to 8-2

Tabor routs Bethel, 76-19, to improve to 8-2

Ben Bebermeyer runs for yardage against Bethel. The Hillsboro product ran for 111 yards and a touchdown on only seven carries as Tabor defeated Bethel, 76-12. Tabor College responded to an embarrassing upset loss last week to lowly Bethany College by pounding rival Bethel College, 76-19 Satur?day at Joel H. Wiens Stadium. It appeared the Threshers, who entered the game […]

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Halstead ends Hillsboro?s season

Halstead ends Hillsboro?s season

Hillsboro?s Preston Nelson spins out of the grasp of a Halstead defender near the 10-yard line and completes the 13-yard touchdown pass reception during the first quarter of Thursday?s game. The Hillsboro football team needed a magical Halloween night to continue its season, but in the end the Trojans faced a disappointing reality with a 49-28 loss to Halstead in […]

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Return to gold

Return to gold

Hillsboro?s Emily Sechrist nears the top of the final uphill climb about 800 meters away from the Class 2A finish line. The Trojan junior went on to win her second state title in three years with a time of 15:39.51. One year ago, Emily Sechrist was denied a repeat state title in Class 3A when a 4A runner joined the […]

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Pursuit of excellence

It was a flashback to two years ago: Hills?boro High School cross-country runner Emily Sechrist and the Trojan volleyball team won state championships on the same day. History repeated itself Saturday, but with a twist. In 2011, both titles were in Class 3A; this year?s were in Class 2A, thanks to a surprising student enrollment drop over the summer. The […]

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NEW WAY 2A TITLE

NEW WAY 2A TITLE

The Hillsboro Trojans celebrate the championship point against Jefferson County North to secure the Class 2A state volleyball championship. On the court are (clockwise from left) Lakyn Johnson, Alex Ratzlaff, Maddie Duerksen, Emily Jost, Addie Lackey and Danae Bina. Adding their support from the bench are (from left) Shannon Heiser, Bradli Nowak, Taylor Vogt, Darcy Heinrichs and Shelley Arnold. Different […]

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Hillsboro wins third straight state volleyball title

Hillsboro wins third straight state volleyball title

The 2013 Class 2A state volleyball champions celebrate their "three-peat" triumph after a 5-0 record at Emporia. Different class. Different location. Same result. The Hillsboro High School volleyball team won its third consecutive state title Saturday afternoon with a two-set sweep of Smith Center in the semifinals, then a two-set rematch sweep of Jefferson County North in the finals at […]

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Hillsboro advances to semifinals of the 2A volleyball tournament with 3-0 record in pool play

Hillsboro advances to semifinals of the 2A volleyball tournament with 3-0 record in pool play

Shannon Heiser (27) and Alex Ratzlaff (16) attempt to block a hit by Mission Valley’s Mariah Rilinger as the supportive Trojan student body cheers them on in the stands. The top seeded Hillsboro volleyball team (38-1 coming in) came through pool play slightly bruised but unscathed by winning all three of its games during the opening day at the Class […]

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Hillsboro football season ends with 49-28 loss to Halstead

Hillsboro football season ends with 49-28 loss to Halstead

Hillsboro’s Jordan Faul brings down Halstead quarterback Blake Beckett late in the first half of Thursday’s game. ?The Hillsboro football team needed a magical Halloween night to continue its season, but in the end the Trojans faced a disappointing reality with a 49-28 loss to Halstead in the regular-season finale for both teams. With the win, Halstead will move on […]

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Hillsboro secures berth in Class 2A state volleyball tournament

The Hillsboro volleyball team lived up to its billing as the top-ranked squad in Class 2A by sweeping through the Herington sub-state tournament Saturday in impressive style and securing a berth in the state tournament on Friday in Emporia. Hillsboro defeated Berean Academy in the first round, 25-11, 25-10, then beat the host school in the semifinals, 25-6, 25-10, before […]

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