Articles By: Don Ratzlaff

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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Bravo!

Tabor College and the Hillsboro community have been blessed by the talent and service of Judy Harder, who is ending her 26-year theater career with Tabor this week. During this quarter century of her laborious love, Harder has produced 70-plus public productions for the entertainment and enrichment of students, residents and guests who have watched actors, cast and crew unite […]

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Schadler leads Hesston past Hillsboro, 56-28

Schadler leads Hesston past Hillsboro, 56-28

Justus Hilliard stiff arms a Hesston defender as he returns the opening kickoff against Hesston across midfield. Hilliard returned seven kickoffs for 96 yards during the 56-28 Hesston victory. The team may be called the Swathers, but it was a buzzsaw named Ryan Schadler who sliced up the Hillsboro defense for 420 rushing yards and six touchdowns in Hesston?s 56-28 […]

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Fair-ly perfect -Ideal weather makes contributes to strong Arts & Crafts?Fair

Fair-ly perfect -Ideal weather makes contributes to strong Arts & Crafts?Fair

Fair weather promoted hot sales for a number of vendors at this year's Arts & Crafts Fair in Hillsboro, including this maker of homemade toys for kids. Near-perfect weather Saturday brought out more people, good sales and even better attitudes, according to organizers of the 44th annual Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair. ?I think it went great,? said Penni Schroder, […]

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Hillsboro council creates fund for replacing fire equipment

The Hillsboro City Coun?cil approved at its Sept. 17 meeting the creation of a reserve fund to replace firefighting vehicles and equipment. The action was required by the new fire-protection agreement between the city and five surrounding entities. City Administrator Larry Paine reported that the Lehigh City Council had approved the agreement at its Sept. 12 meeting. The other partners?the […]

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Alpaca show battles for foot traffic on fair day

Alpaca show battles for foot traffic on fair day

While nearly 50,000 people were in Hillsboro Saturday to take in the Arts & Crafts Fair, a second craft show of sorts was under way on the county fairgrounds. Eli Velazquez-Wallace of Wichita watches as Phyllis Atkinson, a partner with husband Charles in Pipe Creek Alpaca Farm near Minneapolis, spins alpaca fleece into yarn during the Kansas Alpaca Association Field […]

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Trojans thwart Nickerson rally

Trojans thwart Nickerson rally

With running back Preston Nelson (3) running interference, Hillsboro quarterback Jesse Brown sweeps the right end against Nickerson. Brown was limited to 18 yards on eight carries Friday, but threw for 243 yards and three touchdowns in the Trojans? 35-28 victory at Nickerson. Physically undersized against the Nickerson Panthers, the Hillsboro football team made big plays when it counted most […]

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