Category: General Sports

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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Hillsboro swimmers first at Abilene despite reduced roster

The Hillsboro swim team prevailed in a relatively close battle between three competing teams Saturday in Abilene. Hillsboro finished on top with 539.5 points, followed by Lindsborg with 520 and Abilene with 430. “With a great portion of our team at Tabor Junior Camp, and then another great portion counseling at Tabor Junior Camp, we were definitely numbers down,” coach […]

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Peabody wins home swim meet, Marion finishes third

Peabody swimmers stroked past teams from Herington and Marion at Peabody’s home meet Satur­day, June 25. The Peabody Super Swim­mers set the pace with 618 team points, the Hering­ton Whalers followed with 408 and Marion Swim Team finished with 266. Below are the individual results for the two Marion County teams. Peabody will take this weekend off from competition, while […]

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