Articles By: Don Ratzlaff

Hillsboro golf team places 2nd twice

Hillsboro golf team places 2nd twice

Hillsboro’s Elias Werth watches as his putt rolls toward the cup for a birdie on the No. 4 hole at the Hillsboro Invitational Golf Tournament Thursday. Werth shot an 84 for the day to place third, five strokes behind the winner. The Trojan golf team placed second among the six schools competing at the Hillsboro Invitational Thurs­day. The event was […]

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Trojans finish sixth at home invitational

Trojans finish sixth at home invitational

James Isaac serves to Jacob Peters of Chapman in No. 1 singles at the Hillsboro Invitational Thursday at the Sports Complex. Isaac, a senior, lost this match but finished fourth in the top bracket. The Hillsboro tennis team placed sixth at the first of their two home invitational tournaments at the Sports Complex courts April 6. As a team, the […]

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Hillsboro considering new dog ordinance

The Hillsboro City Coun­cil at its March 27 special meeting discussed a potential new ordinance for the city regarding dogs. City Attorney Josh Boehm said the new ordinance leans toward addressing the behavior of dogs rather than banning a particular breed. “This is driven by the police department having reoccurring issues regarding dogs—dogs at-large, aggressive dogs and complaints regarding pit […]

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Trojans tame Panthers for a 2-0 season start

Trojans tame Panthers for a 2-0 season start

Taylor Helmer, an all-league performer a year ago, pitches in Game 1 against Nickerson. The Trojans swept the Panthers in their March 27, 14-3 and 11-1. Hillsboro opened the 2018 softball season with a doubleheader sweep of Nicker­son March 27 at the Sports Complex. The Trojans won Game 1 14-3 in four innings behind all-league senior pitcher Taylor Helmer and […]

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HHS baseball comes up short vs. Nickerson

HHS baseball comes up short vs. Nickerson

Hillsboro senior Kaden Klein pitches to the Panthers in Game 2 of the March 27 doubleheader at Hillsboro. Seven was not a lucky number for the Hillsboro baseball team in its season-opening doubleheader against Nickerson March 27 at Memorial Field. The visiting Panthers scored seven runs in both games and went on to defeat the Trojans 7-4 and 7-3. In […]

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Tabor tennis teams heading for KCAC home stretch

As the Tabor College women’s and men’s tennis teams enter the KCAC portion of their schedule the last week of March, coach John Ruder feels both teams have the potential to make an impact in the conference. The women are 1-1 so far and 7-5 overall, following a win over Bethany and a loss to McPherson. The men’s team is […]

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Bluejays on track

Bluejays on track

The Tabor men’s roster of 21 athletes will be led by their throwers again this season as head coach Dave Kroeker begins his 18th season at the helm Coming off a fifth-place finish at the KCAC Indoor Track and Field Champion­ships in early February, the Tabor College men’s and women’s teams opened its spring season March 15 with an encouraging […]

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10 softball veterans return

10 softball veterans return

With a returning core of nine returning letter-winners and seniors, Trojan softball coach Stephanie Sinclair aims to improve on last season’s 3-18 record. Pictured are (from left) Maria Nieto, Sam Moss, Cheyenne Bernhardt, Taylor Helmer, Elli Weisbeck, Sarah Jost, Ava Weisbeck and Kylee Martin. Not pictured: Trinity Marler. Hillsboro softball coach Stephanie Sinclair welcomes a core group of nine seniors […]

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State qualifiers fuel track

State qualifiers fuel track

Hillsboro head coach Dennis Boldt will look to these returning state qualifiers to lead the 2018 track and field team: (from left) Eva Franz, Brodie Rathbone, Wes Shaw, Abby Sechrist, Sienna Kaufman and Kaden Ward.<p> Hillsboro track and field head coach Dennis Boldt and his assistants are preparing for the upcoming with a roster of 40 athletes. At the core […]

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HHS tennis roster doubles

HHS tennis roster doubles

Hillsboro boys’ tennis coach Bob Woelk has a roster of seven players this season. From left are Jacob Isaac, Ethan Plenert, Noah Bartel, Dakota Klein, Henry Hein, Aidan Unruh and Dylan Wiens. The senior threesome of Isaac, Klein and Wiens are back for their fourth and final season.<p> In his second year as head coach for boys’ tennis at Hills­boro, […]

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