Category: Sports

Former Tabor standout, Mitch McIntyre, signed by Brewers

Former Tabor standout, Mitch McIntyre, signed by Brewers

Mitch McIntyre while at Tabor College. Former Tabor standout pitcher Mitch McIntyre hopes to return to Tabor this fall and finish his degree in business administration. If he does, he will be just another student, with one exception—he is a professional baseball player in the Milwaukee Brewers organization. McIntyre was picked up by the Brewers and is currently playing in […]

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Columnist weighs in on life lessons and quotes about sports

In my job as director of news and media relations at Wichita State University, I’ve often told reporters, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” That usually elicits a laugh, a smile or groan. Well, this week I’m going to take it one step further with my column, which falls in the midst of the so-called dog days […]

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Battle Baseball finishes season

Battle Baseball finishes season

The team is pictured here after winning the Park City tournament earlier in the season (photo courtesy of Karrie Rathbone).Back Row (L to R): Coach Clint Potucek, Blane Bernhardt, Philip Young, Matthew Potucek, Damion Woods, Coach Jayson Hanschu. Front Row (L to R): Nate Hein, Garrett Helmer, Jaxxon Hanschu, Seth Lanning, Tristan Rathbone, Duncan Duell, Easton Idleman. Courtesy Photo Battle […]

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Teaching baseball players to sacrifice is hard to do

After my pastor gave a sermon on Romans 12:1-3 earlier this summer, the thought crossed my mind how unpopular this passage would be for professional baseball players. The context of what the Apostle Paul wrote wasn’t about baseball, but here it is anyway: “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as […]

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Hillsboro Swim Team receives season awards

Hillsboro Swim Team receives season awards

The Hillsboro swim team received awards for a season well done July 15 at the Hillsboro Family Aquatic Center. General and specialized awards. Among those honored were these 13- and 14-year-old swimmers, pictured from left: head coach Stephanie Moss, Tylee Miller, Cheyenne Funk, Malorie Hein, Macy Priest, Emersyn Funk, Ainsley Duell and assistant coach Kalen Moss.

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Hillsboro swim team takes second in huge meet

Hillsboro swim team takes second in huge meet

Tristan Rathbone completed in the 13-14 year-old boys and won the 50, 100, and 200 Meter Freestyle events in his age group. Karrie Rathbone / Submitted Photo The Hillsboro Swim Team finished second at the home swim meet last week. The team had 995 total points and only lost to Hesston, who had 1,010.5. There were eight teams in the […]

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NFL creates more heartburn over national anthem and patriotism

The NFL can’t get out of its own way when it comes to the national anthem. Last year’s controversy about how players were sitting or kneeling during the national anthem as a form of protest had waned, only to have the NFL devise a policy on how players should behave. By season’s end, protests were at a minimum. No one […]

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Hillsboro team wins Chase County Invitational

Hillsboro team wins Chase County Invitational

The Hillsboro Senior Babe Ruth team, coached by head coach Jordan Faul and Luke Moore, won the Chase County Invitational Tournament by defeating Chase County, 4-1, and Garnett, 12-2, in pool play, then defeating Chapman, 6-0, in the championship game. Pictured are: back row (from left), Jensen Riffel, Kaden Kleiner, Jacob Funk, Cole Kaufman, Braden Vogt, head coach Jordan Faul; […]

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REED’S RECRUITS

REED’S RECRUITS

Shawn Reed, Tabor College head coach for women’s basketball, leads a timeout discussion during the 2018 season. Free Press file photo Coming off a season where his Bluejays finished 18-14 overall, won their third consecutive KCAC Tourna­ment title and advanced to the NAIA National Cham­pion­ship Tournament for the fifth consecutive season, Head Coach Shawn Reed has signed 16 athletes to […]

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Hillsboro, Marion teams compete at Council Grove meet

Hillsboro, Marion teams compete at Council Grove meet

LEFT: Hudson Rogers dives in for his leg of the 8 & Under boys’ freestyle relay. RIGHT: Hillsboro’s Violet Klein finds her stroke during the freestyle relay for 11-12 year-old girls at the Council Grove swim meet on Saturday. Photos by Karrie Rathbone The Hillsboro swim team claimed first place at the three-team meet at Council Grove Saturday with Marion […]

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