Articles By: Don Ratzlaff

Hillsboro High’s Spirit-N-Celebration concert Jan. 29

Hillsboro High School’s select vocal ensemble, Spirit-N-Celebration, will be presenting the annual SNC Night concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29 in the high school auditorium. Students will be performing solos, duets and large group numbers, including “All Shook Up,” “Let’s Hear It For the Boy,” and “Waving Through the Window” from the Tony Award winning musical “Dear Evan Hansen.” […]

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Hillsboro boys 2nd at Trojan Classic, girls place 4th

It was a Holcomb finale night at the Trojan Classic on Saturday. In the boys’ championship game, Hills­boro reduced a 26-7 first half Longhorn lead to single digits in the fourth quarter, but the No. 2 team in Class 4A-Div. II fended off a Hillsboro comeback with a 55-42 victory in the championship game. The Hillsboro girls played Holcomb point […]

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HHS boys advance to Classic finals, HHS girls will play for third

The Hillsboro basketball teams will be facing different destinations on Saturday, following the outcomes of their semifinal games against Clay Center on Friday night. The Trojan girls went scoreless for nearly 13 minutes at the start of the game and dug a hole from which they could not escape in a 39-18 loss to Tigers. The Trojan boys, meanwhile, established […]

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HHS girls tame Sunrise Buffaloes, 60-41 in Classic opener

With freshman Teegan Werth breaking loose with 22 points, the Hillsboro girls rolled to a 60-41 victory over Sunrise Christian Academy in their opening game of the Trojan Classic Thursday in Hillsboro. The Trojans established an 11-6 edge after one quarter, but a 22-8 second quarter put the Trojans firmly in the driver’s seat with a 33-14 halftime lead. In […]

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Tabor, York split basketball outcomes on Wednesday

Tabor College basketball teams battled the Panthers from York College in a couple of competitive games Wednesday on the Bluejays’ home court. The Tabor women came in tied for second-place in the KCAC with a 9-3 mark, and the York women came in dead last in the conference at 1-11. Even so, the Bluejays had to fight to the finish […]

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Hillsboro boys open Trojan Classic with a win over Sunrise Academy

The Hillsboro boys opened the 2018 Trojan Classic with a dominating 81-59 victory over Sunrise Christian Academy in Brown Gymnasium. With Wes Shaw scoring almost at will in the paint with six points, the Trojans built a 19-12 lead by the end of the period. Hillsboro responded with a 19-9 second quarter with Elias Werth leading the way with 8 […]

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Hillsboro High School basketball coach Darrel Knoll reaches major win milestone

Hillsboro High School basketball coach Darrel Knoll reaches major win milestone

Surrounded by his current team, Darrel Knoll displays the plaque he received for 500 basketball victories, which Knoll achieved midway through his 30th season at Hillsboro High School. Success in basketball is doing the right things, in the right way, at the right time. And work hard during practice. That formula for winning basketball games was celebrated Jan. 9 in […]

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HHS boys deliver Knoll’s 500th victory Tuesday, 501st on Friday versus Haven

HHS boys deliver Knoll’s 500th victory Tuesday, 501st on Friday versus Haven

Hillsboro senior Elias Werth sails toward the basket for two points in the early going against the Haven Wildcats. Werth contributed 14 points as the Trojans improved to 9-1 with their 63-53 win. Perhaps it was simply a letdown after Tues­day’s emotional win that gave coach Darrel Knoll his 500th career victory, but the team that took the floor Friday […]

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Trojan girls fall to top-ranked Haven

Trojan girls fall to top-ranked Haven

Hillsboro’s Abby Sechrist looks for a scoring opening between two Haven defenders. The Trojan senior scored five points and pulled down eight rebounds in the 59-41 loss to the Wildcats, who are ranked No. 1 in Class 3A. The Hillsboro girls’ team had its hands full Friday against Haven, the No. 1 ranked team in Class 3A. But the Trojans […]

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Tabor women bounce back to defeat Southwestern

Tabor women bounce back to defeat Southwestern

Bluejay guard Amber Bonham is fouled by Makala Canada of Southwetern during the third quarter of Tabor’s 78-63 victory. Bonham finished 18 points, teammate Taylor Deniston added 19, Sammy Jo Peterson 16 and Tristen Leiszler 11. / Phyllis Richert photo Coming off a horrible start that cost them a victory against Kansas Wesleyan on Wednesday, the Tabor Col­lege women earned […]

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