Category: General Sports

Water aerobics helping locals beat heat

With temperatures climbing toward triple-digits, the opportunity to mix exercise with a tried and true way to beat the heat has been a boon to the 20 to 30 people who have made a habit of attending the water aerobics classes being offered at the Hillsboro Family Aquatic Center.

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60 golfers compete at HCMC charity scramble

Roger Flaming, Phillip Thiessen, Anthony Thiessen and Doug Dick shot a 61 to win the seventh annual Hillsboro Community Medical Center Charity Golf Classic at the Hillsboro Municipal Golf Course Aug 10. Fifteen teams participated in the four-person scramble. Second place in the championship flight went to Rich Nickel, Jerold Vogt, Andy Friesen and Mike Esau with a score of […]

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Banman to play in Babe Ruth Classic
Banman to play in Babe Ruth Classic

Banman to play in Babe Ruth Classic

BBbanman.jpg Click image to enlarge Craig Banman, Goessel, has been selected to play in the Babe Ruth Classic on Sunday, Aug. 12 in Elkhart. The Kansas Babe Ruth Classic originated in 1999 as a way to showcase the 36 most talented 15-year-old players participating in the Kansas Babe Ruth baseball program. The exhibition is played at various sites throughout Kansas […]

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Hillsboro?s Chisholm competes in KBCA all-star game
Hillsboro?s Chisholm competes in KBCA all-star game

Hillsboro?s Chisholm competes in KBCA all-star game

BBchisolm.jpg Click image to enlarge Hillsboro High School standout JuliAnne Chisholm slips through three of the North squad?s defenders at the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association all-star game Wednesday, Aug. 1, at Lee Arena on the Washburn University campus in Topeka. Chisholm was one of five of the Topeka Capitol-Journal?s all-state selections to play in the game and scored seven points […]

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Shrine-time performance
Shrine-time performance

Shrine-time performance

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?It doesn?t matter whether you?re a big school or a small school?anybody can play,? Lucas Hamm said following his solid performance at the 34th annual Kansas Shrine Bowl game Saturday in Hays.

The 6-foot, 4-inch, 215-pound standout from Hills?boro High more than held his own among fellow all-stars from across the state.

As the starting middle linebacker and special-teams player for the West squad, Hamm was a key contributor during his team?s 26-7 domination of the East team at Lewis Field.

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Local athletes places well at Lake Afton

Two Hillsboro women competed at the Mud Water Triath?lon/Dualathlon at Lake Afton near Wichita on Saturday. In the triathlon, Anna Woods finished second in the women?s 20-29 division in 1 hour, 27 minutes, 40 seconds. Her sister, Kate Robin?son of Hutchinson, placed first in 1:24.26. The triathlon started with a 750-meter swim in Lake Afton, followed by a 12-mile bicycle […]

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Jason Hamm wins derby
Jason Hamm wins derby

Jason Hamm wins derby

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Jason Hamm (left) and Matt Foth go nose to nose during the championship heat. They were the only two left at this point. Hamm had smoke/steam coming out of his car, but they continued circling and hitting each other. Moments later Foth's engine caught fire for the second time; Hamm was declared the winner. Phyllis Richert photo. Click image to enlarge

Jason Hamm, Hillsboro, outlasted all other entries to claim the $1,000 championship prize at the Marion County Fair Demo?lition Derby on Saturday.

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?63 Durham Hornets set for honor

In a ceremony slated for Aug. 1 at the Washburn University Student Union in Topeka, the 1963 Durham Hornets will be inducted into the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association hall of fame in recognition of the team?s 26-game undefeated run to the state championship.

The history of those Hornets, as well the 16 other Class BB state champions, is documented in the book ?Title Towns: Class BB Boys Basketball Champions of Kansas? by Steven Michael Farney of McPherson.

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Flash finish third in state softball tourney
Flash finish third in state softball tourney

Flash finish third in state softball tourney

HillsboroFlash.jpg Courtesy photo. Click image to enlarge ? The Hillsboro Flash placed third in the Under-10 softball state tournament in Wichita this weekend. With 15 teams competing in the double-elimination event, the Flash went 5-2 after being eliminated by the Wichita Chaos on Sunday morning. Pictured are: back row (from left), coaches Damian Ratzlaff, Chad Nowak, Stephanie Sinclair, Eddie Weber, […]

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CVL team second at Babe Ruth district
CVL team second at Babe Ruth district

CVL team second at Babe Ruth district

HillsboroFlash.jpg Click image to enlarge The Cottonwood Valley League 13- to 15-year-old all-star went 4-2 to finish second at the Babe Ruth District IV Tournament in Newton July 12. Picture above are: back row (from left) Marshall Ragland, Mark McNown, Brian Fruechting, bat boy Grif Case, Heath Hill, Isaac Burnett, coach Lane Burnett, coach Casey Case; front row, manager Phil […]

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