Category: General Sports

Padgetts wrestle at Elementary State Tournament in Salina

Hillsboro Wrestling Club members Camden Padgett and Connor Padgett, sixth-graders from Hillsboro, participated in the Kansas Elemen­tary State Tourna­ment Sunday at the Bicen­ten­nial Center in Salina. This event is separate from the kids state tournament in Topeka at the end of March. KEST is open to all wrestlers in Kansas in first through sixth grade. They do not run in […]

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Hillsboro Wrestling Club hosts Takedown Tournament

More than 240 wrestlers between age 6 and under and 12 years old participated in the 18th annual Hillsboro Take­down Tourna­ment on Satur­day at Brown Gymna­sium. Participants came from 21 clubs around Kansas, including 28 members of the Hillsboro Wrestling Club. Following are the results for the Hillsboro participants. • Age 6 and under: Hunter Ogle, 0-3, fourth; Oliver Hein, […]

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Hull, Beeton, Kickhaefer win Hillsboro-Marion scramble

The team of Scott Hull, Brooks Beeton and Gunnar Kickhaefer were the top team at the Hillsboro- Marion 3 Person Scramble Golf Tournament Saturday and Sunday. The first round was played at Marion Country Club on Saturday, and the final round was played at Hillsboro Municipal Golf Course on Sunday. Hull, Beeton and Kickhaefer shot a 63 in Marion and […]

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Goessel holds inaugural 5-k run

Goessel holds inaugural 5-k run

Runners begin the race in Goessel’s inaugural Threshing Days 5-k run Saturday. Leading the pack at left are the first three overall finishers, (from left) Adam Meysing, Jonathan Hinerman and Erik Brown. Thirty-two participants ran in the inaugural Threshing Days 5-k race Saturday in Goessel organized by head cross country coach Brian Lightner. Final results were divided by gender and […]

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Cross pitches in NBC World Series

Hillsboro High School graduate Austin Cross was part of the 17U Wichita Sluggers baseball team that made history as the youngest team to qualify for the 82nd National Baseball Congress World Series. Originally a member of the Sluggers Red team, Cross was added to the 17U team because of his senior leadership, according to Wichita Sluggers Director of Operations Tonto […]

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Thiessen wins Hillsboro Club title

Anthony Thiessen of Hillsboro was the top medalist at the 2016 Hillsboro Club Championship Aug. 6-7 on the municipal course. Thiessen shot a 140 for 36 holes to lead all participants. Brock Nieman was the runner-up with a 147. Tim Hein was the top handicap medalist with a score of 129.6 for 36 holes. Brice Foth was the runner-up at […]

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DERBY TIME

DERBY TIME

 Jesse Hamm, Jason Hamm and Scott Schultz celebrate their three-man team derby victory. The new event was the grand finale of Saturday’s demolition derby. The Free Press Three new events highlighted the Marion County Fair demolition derby Saturday night. One of them, a three-man team derby, served as the evening’s grand finale. The event featured three teams, each with three […]

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3-person teams battle for title

The team of Brock Nie­man, Anthony Thiessen and Phil Thiessen won the annual 3 Person Scramble Golf Tourna­ment July 9 on the Hillsboro Municipal Golf Course. Nieman, Thiessen and Thiessen shot a 57 for 18 holes to lead all teams. The team of Tyler Ediger, Tyler Smith and Zeth Thornhill finished second with 62. Following are the top three finishers […]

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McPherson man wins annual Pine Edge putting tournament

McPherson man wins annual Pine Edge putting tournament

Pine Edge Winners Dakota Cavanaugh, McPher­son, sank a 20-foot putt to become this year’s champion at the July 9 putting tournament at Pine Edge Golf Course near Goessel. The top five finishers among the 14 competitors are pictured here: (from left) Delbert Peters, Goessel (fourth); Avery Anderson, Newton (second); Cavanaugh; Alex Richard, Newton (fifth); Gregg Dick, North Newton (third). Eleven […]

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Area 12 & under team captures third in state consolation bracket

Area 12 & under team captures third in state consolation bracket

The locally based Battle Baseball team finished third in the consolation bracket of the 12 & under NBC-Hap Dumont tournament in Pratt, July 8-10. The team entered the state tournament seeded ninth among the 33 competing teams from across Kansas. After pool play, the top 24 teams played a championship bracket, while the other 9 played the consolation bracket. Battle […]

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