Category: General Sports

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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Hillsboro claims third league title with narrow win

The Hillsboro, Marion and Peabody swim teams concluded the 2016 season at the Mid-Kansas Swim League meet hosted by Council Grove Saturday. Hillsboro earned its third consecutive league championship, scoring 756 points to edge Hesston (745) by 11 points. Lindsborg (697) finished third. “It is pretty powerful to be a part of such a close meet and solidifies the fact […]

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Recruiting, retention fuel TC men’s success

Recruiting, retention fuel TC men’s success

Micah Ratzlaff Over the past nine seasons, Tabor College head men’s basketball coach Micah Ratzlaff has built the program’s reputation as a consistently strong contender in the Kansas Collegi­ate Athletic Conference. During that time, the Bluejays boast the best record in the KCAC at 107 wins and 57 losses. In six of Ratzlaff’s nine seasons, Tabor has finished with a […]

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Hillsboro swimmers roll to victory in home quad

Hillsboro swimmers roll to victory in home quad

Marion’s Amy Gayle shows her winning form in the girls’ 11-12 50-meter breaststroke Saturday. She also won the backstroke, free­style and individual medley. The Hillsboro swim team scored 779 points to win its four-team home meet Saturday, finishing ahead of Abilene (283), Marion (212) and Council Grove (111). Hillsboro, Marion and Peabody will conclude the season at the Mid-Kansas League […]

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