Category: Sports

Trojans split with Hesston, Halstead

Trojans split with Hesston, Halstead

Darian Ratzlaff splits two Swather defenders during Hillsboro’s game with Hesston Friday. Ratzlaff scored a team-high 16 points in Hillsboro’s 51-44 loss. The Hillsboro boys gave the top-ranked team in Class 3A a run for its money Friday, but the Swathers held off the Trojans’ upset bid, 51-44, at Brown Gymna­sium. Having lost to Hesston by 15 points in the […]

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Bluejay men cruise to KCAC title

Bluejay men cruise to KCAC title

DeShun Patterson eyes the basket during the second half against Oklahoma Wesleyan Saturday. Patterson scored six points in Tabor’s 94-67 win. The Tabor College men’s basketball team cruised to a pair of victories last week to end the regular season atop the KCAC standings for the third-consecutive year. The Bluejays defeated their two opponents by 20 points or more, tallying […]

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TC women finish second in KCAC

TC women finish second in KCAC

Kaleigh Troxell draws a foul during the first quarter against Oklahoma Wesleyan Saturday. Troxell made both charity shots to give the Bluejays a 19-11 lead. Troxell led all scorers with 12 points in Tabor’s 68-41 win. The Tabor College women’s basketball team split its final regular-season games last week to finish as KCAC runners-up with an 18-4 record, 23-6 overall. […]

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Travis King to represent Hillsboro in Hays

Travis King will be the lone wrestler representing Hillsboro when he returns to the Class 3-2-1A state wrest­ling tournament in Hays this weekend for the third consecutive year. The senior earned one more state berth by placing fourth in the 145-pound weight class with a 3-2 record at the regional tournament hosted by Jayhawk-Linn Friday and Saturday. King opened with […]

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Five Marion wrestlers qualify for state competition

Five of Marion’s nine wrestlers participating in the Class 3-2-1A regional tournament hosted by Jayhawk-Linn have qualified for state with top-four finishes. Two Warriors won their respective weight classes: Charlie Nordquist (25-8) at 182 pounds and Tyler Palic (32-6) at 195 pounds. Nordquist went 4-0, winning his first two matches by fall over Douglass’ Kyiowa Greenfield and Chase County’s Justin […]

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MHS boys lose twice last week

MHS boys lose twice last week

Evann Heidebrecht shoots over two Eagle defenders during the second half against Elyria Christian Friday. Heidebrecht scored a team-high 11 points in Marion’s 63-42 loss. The Marion boys suffered two losses last week to drop to 1-6 in Heart of America league play, 5-14 overall. Elyria Christian—Marion suffered a 63-42 loss Friday in the teams’ second meeting of the season. […]

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Marion girls earn two victories

Marion girls earn two victories

Marissa Jacobson attempts a basket during the second half against Elyria Christian Friday. Jacobson scored 10 points in Marion’s 67-30 win. The Marion girls picked up two wins last week to improve to 5-3 in Heart of America league play, 14-5 overall. Elyria Christian—Marion rolled to a 67-30 victory over the visiting Eagles Friday. The game’s high scorer, Kourtney Hansen, […]

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Hillsboro girls endure 0-2 week

The Swather girls, ranked 10th in Class 3A, pulled away from the Trojans with a 57-22 victory Friday that ended with a running clock during the fourth quarter at Brown Gymnasium. Hillsboro played a competitive first quarter against the athletic visitors. When Mesa Merrell hit a three-pointer at the 4:19 mark the Trojans led 6-5. But Hesston finished the quarter […]

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Officials often double as fashion police

One frustrating aspect of being a basketball official, or any official for that matter, is having to double as the fashion police and babysitters. Rules specify that uniforms are to be worn properly. That sounds simple enough, right? Ah, no. Those seemingly simple rules can lead to confusion when discussing those concerns with a coach before the game. One of […]

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Area High School Sports Roundup (Week of February 22, 2017)

Canton-Galva—The Eagles traveled to Centre Tuesday. The girls lost, 44-34. Kelli Nightingale led the team with 14 points. Emma Ruddle scored 13. The boys lost, 56-43. Jonah Sargent led the Eagles with 12 points. Hunter Pearson scored 11, and Nick Pearson 10. The Eagles lost twice to Moundridge Friday: the girls, 60-29, and the boys, 66-21. Canton-Galva was scheduled to […]

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