Articles By: Don Ratzlaff

Weber leads Trojans at 3 tournaments

The Hillsboro tennis team capped a busy three-tournament week with a seventh-place finish at the Central Kansas League tournament in Pratt. Allison Weber led the Trojan charge at all three events, including a runnerup finish at Pratt in No. 1 singles. Weber earned a first-round bye, then defeated Katelyn Hageman of Hess?ton (9-1) in the semifinals before losing in three […]

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Decline

The Kansas High School Activities Association?s recent announcement of new high school classifications has done more than shatter a few scheduling assumptions for school districts and team fans. Longtime 3A schools Hillsboro and Marion experienced the biggest jolt: Hillsboro will remain 3A in football, but is now a 2A school in all other activities; Marion will remain 3A except for […]

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Vikings conquer Trojans, 48-12

Vikings conquer Trojans, 48-12

Justus Hilliard completesa 16-yard pass reception during the first half of Friday's game agains Smoky Valley. Hilliard scored one of Hillsboro's two touchdowns in the 48-12 loss. For the second week in a row, the Hillsboro football team took on an undefeated Central Kansas League foe, and for the second time the Trojans endured a licking. A physical Smoky Valley […]

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A final curtain call

A final curtain call

Judy Harder will complete her 26-year run as theater director at Tabor College with the homecoming presentation of ?Godspell? starting tonight with additional performances through Sunday. When the curtain rises this evening for the opening performance of the Tabor College musical ?Godspell,? it will signal both a beginning and an ending for director Judy Harder. It will be Harder?s 74th […]

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Class changes to affect four local districts

When it comes to high school classifications, the times they are a-changin? for four area schools. With the announcement last Wednesday of the Kansas High School Activi?ties Associa?tion?s enrollment counts, fans of Hills?boro, Marion, Goessel and Centre activities will need to get used to new nomenclature?at least for some activities. Hillsboro, a longtime participant in the 3A classification, will drop […]

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Team of young volunteers add fit trail to city park

Team of young volunteers add fit trail to city park

Centre High School volunteers Taylor Peterson, Kristin Vinduska, Kassie Thomp?son and Abigail Svoboda build the knee-lift and toe-raise station?one of 20 stations that comprise the new fit trail in Lincolnville?s community park. About 40 students, mostly junior high through high school, signed up to help with the project. All of the volunteers received a T-shirt, courtesy of the city council. […]

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Weber is runner-up at home tournament

Weber is runner-up at home tournament

Hillsboro?s Allison Gray runs down a volley against Chapman during the opening No. 1 doubles match Thursday at the Trojan Invitational. Gray and partner Claire Heyen went 1-2 for the day and placed seventh. Hillsboro?s Allison Weber finished as the runner-up in No. 1 singles at the Trojan Invitational Thursday at the Sports Complex in Hillsboro. The Trojan junior made […]

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HHS volleyball improves to 16-0

HHS volleyball improves to 16-0

Hillsboro?s Bradli Nowak (left) and Danae Bina battle for the back row pass in last Tuesday matchup with Pratt. The Trojans, ranked No. 1 in 3A, defeated Pratt, ranked 10th in 4A, in two sets to improve to 16-0. The undefeated Hillsboro volleyball team knocked off its third state-ranked opponent of the season with a two-set sweep of league challenger […]

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Schadler runs Hesston to win

Schadler runs Hesston to win

Hillsboro?s Jordan Faul catches a pass from Jesse Brown during the third quarter of the Hesston game. Faul and the Trojans picked up 24 yards on the play. The team may be called the Swathers, but it was a human buzzsaw named Ryan Schadler who cut through the Hillsboro defense for 420 rushing yards and six touchdowns in Hesston?s 56-28 […]

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Sechrist places 3rd in Rim Rock race

Email Competing against some of the toughest runners from small to mid-size schools from Kansas and beyond, Hillsboro?s Emily Sechrist finished third Sat?urday in the Rim Rock Farm Classic near Lawrence. The Trojan junior covered the challenging 4-kilometer course in 15 minutes, 49 seconds, less than one second behind the second-place finisher from Missouri, and 10 seconds behind the winner […]

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