Category: General Sports

?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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Durham?s ?63 state champion team meets for pre-induction reunion
Durham?s ?63 state champion team meets for pre-induction reunion

Durham?s ?63 state champion team meets for pre-induction reunion

durham63bbP7140002.jpg Click image to enlarge The 1963 state champion Durham Hornets gathered Saturday at the Durham Community Center in preparation for their induction into the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Author Steven Michael Farney was present with his book ?Title Towns! Class BB Boys Basketball Champions of Kansas,? which documents the history of all 17 class BB state […]

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Hillsboro Flash sweeps tournament, will advance to state
Hillsboro Flash sweeps tournament, will advance to state

Hillsboro Flash sweeps tournament, will advance to state

HillsboroBaseballChamps1510.JPG Click image to enlarge ? The Hillsboro Flash, a 10-and-Under softball team sponsored by On Location Photography and Emprise Bank, went 3-0 this weekend and advanced to the state tournament. Hillsboro beat McPherson 6-1, Salina 15-0 and Hutchinson 8-2. Pictured are: back row (from left) coaches Todd Klein, Damian Ratzlaff, Chad Nowak, Eddie Weber, and Stephanie Sinclair; middle row, […]

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Peabody to host state baseball tourney for 9-and-under teams this weekend

A 9-and-Under baseball state tournament is being held this weekend at Peabody City Park. The tournament is hosted by a Cottonwood Valley all-star team. Marion County players on the team are Dylan Deines of Ramona, Kyle Riffel of Tampa, Dakota Stimpson of Marion, Brandon Entz of Peabody and Clayton Philpot of Peabody. A skills competition will be held at 7 […]

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Religa wins green vest at Pine Edge
Religa wins green vest at Pine Edge

Religa wins green vest at Pine Edge

pineridgeputting008.jpg Mark Religa (left), Goessel, won the Pine Edge green vest at the third annual $25,000 putting contest at Pine Edge Golf Course near Goessel on Saturday. Although no one earned the $25,000 prize, the top five people who qualified for a chance to win it were (from left) Religa; Ron Spillman, Hutchinson; Wayne Neufeld, Inman; Jacob Benson, McPherson; and […]

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Hillsboro teams 1st, 3rd at tournament
Hillsboro teams 1st, 3rd at tournament

Hillsboro teams 1st, 3rd at tournament

cvlsoftball10uchamps2.jpg Hillsboro teams 1st, 3rd at tournament<p><p>The Hillsboro 10-&-Under softball team coached by Eddie Weber and Steph Sinclair defeated Chase County in a two-game Cotton?wood Valley League championship series by a score of 2-1 on June 28. Hillsboro lost the first game of the series 1-0. The team finished with a 7-2 season record and a 3-1 record in the […]

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Peabody third, Hillsboro fourth at CVL swim meet in Council Grove

The 2007 Mid-Kansas League championship swim meet was held Saturday in Council Grove. Peabody finished second among nine teams with 332 1⁄2 points and Hillsboro was fourth with 175 1⁄2 points. Lindsborg won the title with a score of 352.

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Legion season ends with heartbreak loss at Lyons
Legion season ends with heartbreak loss at Lyons

Legion season ends with heartbreak loss at Lyons

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Hillsboro pitcher Jake Liles (right) and Daniel Jost talk about the nice catch Jost made on a short pop-up that cut short a Lyons rally early Friday night. The catch preserved a 3-2 Hillsboro lead. Post 366 built the lead to 12-3 but fell one play short of salting away the win, losing 13-12.
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With the hope of playing for a berth in the state tournament, a shorthanded Hillsboro team traveled to Lyons for the first night of this weekend?s Babe Ruth District IV baseball tournament.

The Peabody also made the trip, and finished as tournament runner-up.

?We were missing a number of important guys coming in, but we thought that if we were still in it on Sunday, we?d have a chance,? coach Tim Hein said.

Legion Post 366 was without the services of ace pitcher Travis Riesen until Sunday, and was without three others during a 13-12 loss on Friday night.

Three more players were unavailable Saturday, leaving the team unable to field the minimum of nine.

The result was a season-ending forfeit to Peabody.

?We knew we would have a number of guys away with weddings, church camps, family vacations, that sort of thing,? Hein said. ?So when we had one guy not able to make it because of something unexpected, we were down to eight.?

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