Articles By: Hillsboro Free Press

HHS baseball season ends in regional semifinals

Hillsboro loses to the home team in the semifinals of the Class 3A regional tournament Wednesday in Hoisington, 16-6.

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League of their own
League of their own

League of their own

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Adam Dirks (above) won the javelin and led the Trojan boys to fourth place in the league meet Friday. The Marion boys took second. Marion?s Erin Carr (right photo) ran in three league-record races and paced the Warrior girls to a first-place finish. The Hillsboro girls took second. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press. Click images to enlarge.
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Marion?s Ben Leppke (right) edge?s Hillsboro?s Ishmael Morris (center) at the finish line to win their preliminary heat for the 100-meter dash at the MCAA league meet. In the finals, Leppke nipped Morris once more, taking fifth in 11.49 seconds to Morris?s sixth-place finish in 11.65. Don Ratzlaff
 

The girls? track teams from Marion and Hillsboro finished 1-2 while the boys placed second and fourth, respectively, at the Mid-Central Activities Associa?tion track meet at Marion on Friday.

 

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HHS 1st, MHS 2nd at Class 3A regional
HHS 1st, MHS 2nd at Class 3A regional

HHS 1st, MHS 2nd at Class 3A regional

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Luke Gordon of Marion tees off at Hole 3 during regional play on Monday. Gordon placed seventh overall with an 85. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press. Click image to enlarge.
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Justin Kent eyes his drive off the Hole 3 tee. He finished second individually, and the top four Trojans claimed first a regional title seven shots ahead of Marion. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press. Click image to enlarge.

Hillsboro and Marion dominated the field Monday at the Class 3A regional golf tournament held at the Hillsboro Municipal Golf Course.

With three players among the top four individual finishers, the Trojans combined for a four-man total of 316. Marion, with the No. 3, 5, 6 and 7 individuals, was seven strokes back at 323.

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MHS Softball advances to regional 2nd round
MHS Softball advances to regional 2nd round

MHS Softball advances to regional 2nd round

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Kari Tajchman swipes third base standing up in the bottom of the fifth inning on Monday night. Two pitches later, a snap throw by Hesston?s catcher bounced into left field, allowing Tajchman to score Marion?s ninth run in what turned out to be a 9-7 win. The Warriors advanced to face Hillsboro in the second round of regional play on Tuesday. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press. Click image to enlarge

The Marion High School softball team defeated the Hesston Swathers Monday for the third time in seven days by a score of 9-7. But this time the win came in the first round of the Class 3A regional playoffs, at Marion.

 

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Trojan softball drops doubleheader to Haven
Trojan softball drops doubleheader to Haven

Trojan softball drops doubleheader to Haven

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Hillsboro shortstop Amanda Bina tags out a Haven runner during the regular season finale held in Hillsboro last Tuesday. Bina and Suzy Lindsay (center) scored the team?s only runs in 4-2 loss in Game 1. The Wildcats won Game 2 by a score of 6-1.. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press. Click image to enlarge.

 

On the bright side, Hillsboro?s regular-season finale with Haven last Tuesday was good preparation for the kind of softball the Trojans can expect to face if they advance in post-season play.

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Shewey takes eighth at state
Shewey takes eighth at state

Shewey takes eighth at state

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Clay Shewey returns volley against Maranatha Academy?s Bill Tomlinson in Friday?s opening round. Tomlinson won 6-2, 6-3. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press

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Hillsboro tennis coach Kory Unruh goes over strategy with Clay Shewey between court changes during the opening matching Bill Tomlinson of Maranatha Academy. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press

Hillsboro sophomore Clay Shewey went 2-3 and finished eighth in his first appearance at the Class 3-2-1A state tennis Friday and Saturday in Wichita.

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Trojans end regular season with doubleheader split
Trojans end regular season with doubleheader split

Trojans end regular season with doubleheader split

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Hillsboro?s Alex Nuss dives back into first base an instant too late. Nuss was called out on the tag during Game 1. Hillsboro went on to win the contest, though, 5-4. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press. Click image to enlarge.

 

The Hillsboro High baseball team completed its regular season May 8 with a doubleheader split against Haven at Memorial Field.

The Trojans held off a Haven rally in Game 1 to post a 5-4 win, but the Wildcats claimed a 6-3 decision in Game 2.

In the opener, Hillsboro staked starter Travis Riesen to a 5-0 lead after two innings.

The Trojans took advantage of two Haven errors in the first inning to score two runs on only one hit. In the second inning, Troy Frick walked with two outs, then scored on a double by Lucas Hamm.

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Gotsch signs two backs for Bluejay football program

Demetrius Cox and Devin Smith will join the Tabor College football team this fall.

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Six Bluejays qualified for nationals

The Tabor College track teams increased the number of national qualifiers to six.

With a leap of 38 feet, 71⁄2 inches in the triple jump at the conference championships, Ashley Malcom holds the sixth-best mark at the NAIA level.

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Goessel boys second at HOA meet

The Goessel High boys team totaled 95 points and finished second to Berean at the Heart of America league track meet Friday.

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