HHS threesome will form a foundation for Trojan golf aspirations this season

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Five letter-winners and provisional letter-winners will be the foundation for the Hillsboro High golf team this spring. Pictured are (from left) Daniel Miller, Elliot Soyez, Darren Enns, Justin Kent and Zach Magnuson.Hillsboro opens its season April 3 at the Centre Invitational played at Herington.

For Hillsboro High golf coach Scott O?Hare, the more things change the more they stay the same.

Last season, O?Hare had the core of a strong four-man team with three pretty consistent low scorers, but also a big question mark for a fourth score low enough to vault the Trojans into medal contention.


MHS baseball aims to improve


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Warrior veterans Aaron Burnett, Calvin Jeffrey, Zan Fine and Chase Williams (from left) will lead the 2007 Marion baseball team this season. MHS was 2-17 a year ago.

Marion Warriors baseball coach Shawn Craft has a modest goal to start the 2007 season: to improve a little every day.

?Improving every week, every game. That?s been our focus through spring training,? Craft said. ?We?re focused on getting better every day.?


HHS tennis begins season with one returner on varsity


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Five returning players and a foreign-exchange student from Germany will form the nucleus of the HHS tennis team this spring. Pictured are: back row (from left) Mark Prieb, Matthew Brown; front row, Max Thiel, Clay Shewey and Ben Bebermeyer.

Having lost five-sixths of last year?s varsity lineup to graduation, Hillsboro High boys? tennis coach Kory Unruh sees this season?s challenge quite clearly.

?Starting my sixth year, this is the first time I can definitely say we?re starting a full rebuilding year,? Unruh said.

Tabor men on track for a strong run in 2007

With the graduation of standout middle-distance runners Brian Lightner and Caleb Stanton, the Tabor College men?s track-and-field team will lean on a young group as it tries to gain ground on KCAC perennial power Southwestern.

At last year?s conference meet, the Bluejays scored 141 points and finished second. Their point total was the highest since the 1973 Bluejays scored 153 points and won the school?s only championship.


?March Madness? is reading theme

Hillsboro Elementary School held its annual Family Reading Night on Tuesday, March 13. The theme was March Madness, but the evening was not centered just on basketball.

Families also enjoyed activities that revolved around other March events, such as the coming of spring, gardening, weather and even the time change.

HES students ?tackle? text structure

Hillsboro Elementary School completed its 2007 Read Across America Reading Challenge this month. 

The theme for the challenge was “Tackle Text Structure.” Students and teachers focused on the reading skill of text structure, which is how a writing piece is constructed. The five structures are cause/effect, compare/contrast, description, problem/solution and sequencing.