Category: General Sports

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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A game without rival / Hillsboro edges Marion in first alumni football game.

A game without rival / Hillsboro edges Marion in first alumni football game.

Roger Hoffner (77) and Trevor Kruse (28) join their teammates in celebrating Adam Janzen’s 42-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter (left photo) by Don Ratzlaff & Janae Rempel The Free Press The first alumni football game between Marion and Hillsboro high schools ended as it should have: Quality competition with a high-drama finish. A one-yard dive into the […]

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Hillsboro second, Peabody third at Hesston swim quad

The Hillsboro swim team came up three points short of winning the Hesston quadrangular Saturday. The host team won with 625 points, followed by Hillsboro (620), Peabody 293 and Solo­mon (92). “Our swimmers continue to do amazing things both in and out of the water,” coach Stephanie Moss said. “They are a force to be reckoned with, and I count […]

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Lovelady and Smith win alternate-play tourney

Joe Lovelady and Tyler Smith were the top medalist team at the 27 Hole Alternate Play Golf Tournament played June 5 on the Hills­boro Municipal Golf Course. Lovelady and Smith shot a 99 for 27 holes to lead all teams. The team of Anthony Thiessen and Phil Thiessen came in second with a 99. Following are the top three finishers […]

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Peabody first, Marion second at Marion home swim meet

Peabody first, Marion second at Marion home swim meet

Peabody’s Alex Young swims in the boys’ 11-12 age group Saturday at Marion. Young was part of two second-place relays, including the 200 medley and the 200 freestyle relays. Individually, he placed fourth in the 100 yard individual medley and eighth in the 50 freestyle. Peabody won the meet with 644 points. The Peabody swim team won the Marion meet […]

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Nieman, Stohs top golf tournament medalists

The team of Brock Nie­man and John Stohs were the top medalists at the 38th annual Rundstrom Best Ball Golf Tournament April 24 on the Hillsboro Municipal Golf Course. Nieman and Stohs shot a 69 for 18 holes to lead all teams. The team of Anthony Thiessen and Phil Thiessen shot the second-best score with a 70. Following are the […]

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