Articles By: Hillsboro Free Press

Challenging times

Our farmers facing more uncertainty than usual as they consider their response to the Easter wheat freeze.

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Letters

Remember well-being of all other children   Considering the recent events in Virginia, I am reminded of a true story about a woman who held high office in another state. She was a widow, raising handsome twin sons as a single mom. This accomplished mother devoted her life to her boys, providing the best educational opportunities and a nurturing, safe […]

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Construction underway at Washington, Grand
Construction underway at Washington, Grand

Construction underway at Washington, Grand

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An $800,000 housing project is being built at Washington and Grand, site of the former Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, which burned in 2004. Plans call for 10 units?two four-plex units and one duplex. The first phase?constructing one of the four-plexes?is under way and scheduled for completion in September. Click photo to enlarge
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Workers level concrete for the first four-plex structure to be constructed at Washington and Grand. Martin Rhodes, building inspector for Hillsboro, is project manager for the construction. Rhodes is under contract with Solomon Langley of San Francisco, Calif., who is financing the $800,000 project. Ron Dirksen of Dirksen Construction, Goessel, is the general contractor, and most of the materials for the project have been purchased locally or in the immediate area, Rhodes said. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press. Click photo to enlarge.

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TC track third at home meet
TC track third at home meet

TC track third at home meet

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Shelby Miller goes airborne en route to a second-place finish in the women?s 400-meter hurdles event at Tabor on Wednesday. Miller snapped a 30-year-old school record in the 400-meter dash. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press. Click photo to enlarge.
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Ashley Malcom clears 6-1 in the high jump Wedneday. She won this event and added a second-place finish in in the long jump to go with a third-place finish in the triple jump. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press. Click photo to enlarge.

The Bluejays hosted teams from 12 other colleges at the annual Tabor College Invitational on Wednesday.

?We had a great day for a track meet,? coach Dave Kroeker said. ?We had a lot of good competition and a number of fine performances.?

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Trojan girls first, boys second at Conrad Nightingale
Trojan girls first, boys second at Conrad Nightingale

Trojan girls first, boys second at Conrad Nightingale

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Jacob Yoder hands the relay baton to Michael Suderman after completing the first leg of the 4×100. The Trojan team of Yoder, Suderman, Michael Tisdale and Ishmael Morris finished second in the race, but their time of 43.19 set a new HHS record. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press. Click photo to enlarge.
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Kimber Hardey winds up to throw the shot Friday at Halstead. Marion sent most of its girls? squad to Lawrence for the KU relays. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press. Click Photo to enlarge.

Led by three meet-record performances by JuliAnne Chis?holm, the Hillsboro girls? ran away from a 16-team field at the Conrad Nightingale Invitational track and field meet Friday in Halstead.

Hillsboro got a school-record performance from its 4×100 team to place second in the boys? division.

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Trojans sweep Sedgwick at home
Trojans sweep Sedgwick at home

Trojans sweep Sedgwick at home

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Aaron Stepanek flares a ray of sunshine out to second base in the third inning of the first game of a double-header against Sedgwick. Stepanek pitched four innings of an 18-3 win in the second game. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press. Click photo to enlarge.
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Hillsboro?s Travis Riesen fires to third during Game 1 of Friday?s doubleheader with Sedgwick. Riesen pitched a three-hit shutout. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press. Click photo to enlarge.

The two games were very different, but the outcome was the same as Hillsboro swept a pair of non-league games from Sedg?wick Friday at Memorial Field, 3-0 and 18-3.

Trojan ace Travis Riesen scattered three hits for a seven-inning shutout in a tight Game 1. But in Game 2 the Trojans combined 18 hits with nine Card?inal errors in a five-inning route.

 

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Trojan softball snaps streak, doubles up against Marion
Trojan softball snaps streak, doubles up against Marion

Trojan softball snaps streak, doubles up against Marion

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Hillsboro pitcher Jenesa Klose pre-prepares to deliver to the plate during Friday?s doubleheader with Marion. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press
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The Hillsboro High softball ended a busy but otherwise disappointing week with a doubleheader sweep of Marion Friday at the Sports Complex, 11-7 and 4-2.

The Trojans? victory in Game 1 snapped a four-game losing streak after doubleheader losses to Hoisington and Smoky Valley earlier in the week.

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HHS, MHS golfers battle competitive field

Competing in one of its toughest tournaments of the season, the Hillsboro High golf team finished eighth at the Wichita Collegiate Invitational on Friday.

Played on the challenging Hidden Lakes course in Wichita, the tournament field included some of the top teams in class 3A, 4A and 5A.

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Steinborn hurls 3-1 win, MHS splits vs. Halstead

The Marion High softball team split a double header Thursday against Halstead.

A pitcher?s duel in the first game saw the Dragons snap a 0-0 tie in the top of the seventh and the Warriors rally in the home half for a 3-1 victory.

Marion, trailing by a run and having managed only one baserunner in 18 at-bats made the most of a miscue by Halstead shortstop Ashley Douglas.

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Warrior girls? squad excels at KU relays

The Free Press<p>The Marion High girls? track squad made the most of favorable weather this weekend by sending a cadre of its top performers to the KU Relays.<p>?Our girls really performed well,? coach Grant Thierolf said.<p>?All of our girls looked like they really belonged at this caliber of meet and really represented Marion High School quite well.?

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