Articles By: Don Ratzlaff

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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Four freshmen comprise CHS golf team

Four freshmen comprise CHS golf team

Centre golf coach Troy Biehler will lead a team comprised of four freshmen this spring. They are (from left) Matthew Madron, Tyler Nickel, Cameron Spohn and Elias Jirak. Biehler coaches the girls team in the fall. “With four freshmen we’re starting out fundamentally,” Biehler said about his boys’ team. “They haven’t played a lot of golf, so we want to […]

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Nine veterans return for Eagle softball team

Nine veterans return for Eagle softball team

Coach Dean Scott welcomes nine returning letter-winners and seniors to this year’s softball team. They are: front row (from left), Nicole Case­beer, Taryn Norstrom, Jayci Mastre, Ashton Brewer; back row, Taylor Everett, Alexa Burch, Alex Koehn, Logan Dawes, Emilie John With nine returning letter-winners and seniors returning this spring, Canton-Galva softball coach Dean Scott believes he has a team that […]

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‘ENOUGH IS ENOUGH’

‘ENOUGH IS ENOUGH’

Students persevered in bone-chilling wind as they reflect on the 17 people who died as a result of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., March 7. Thirty-five Hillsboro High School students joined in spirit with students from an estimated 3,000 high schools across the country who walked out of their classrooms Wednesday, March 14, to remember the 17 victims from […]

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