Category: General Sports

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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Post 366 enters Babe Ruth tourney with 12-6 record
Post 366 enters Babe Ruth tourney with 12-6 record

Post 366 enters Babe Ruth tourney with 12-6 record

LegionTeamP7020062.JPG Despite the cancellation of Monday?s game against Hesston, Legion Post 366 gathered at Memorial Field to swap its regular season garb for the uniforms of the Babe Ruth District 4 wildcard tournament and to snap a team photo. The tournament, to be played at Lyons, begins Friday. Back row: (from left) coach Bill Fish, Alfonse Klenda, Alex Nuss, Dan […]

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Hillsboro swim team finishes as runnerup to Lindsborg at three-team Moundridge meet

The Hillsboro swim team traveled to Moundridge on Saturday for a meet that also included Lindsborg.

Hillsboro placed second with 512 points. Lindsborg scored 635 as a team.

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Hillsboro girls win league softball title
Hillsboro girls win league softball title

Hillsboro girls win league softball title

SoftballChamps100_3627.jpg Click image to enlarge The Hillsboro 12-and-under girls? softball team won the league tournament championship game held in Marion Thursday night against Marion Body Shop by a score of 3-2. The team went 8-0 in regular season play and extended its record to 11-0 with three consecutive playoff wins. Pictured are: front row (from left), Katie Claassen, Sierra Benda, […]

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Hillsboro goes 2-2 on road swing, now 12-4
Hillsboro goes 2-2 on road swing, now 12-4

Hillsboro goes 2-2 on road swing, now 12-4

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Aaron Burnett blocks the plate and tags Jacob Fish in the top of the second inning of the first game of a doubleheader in Peabody on Thursday. Fish was out, but Hillsboro scored early and often, and Legion Post 366 won the games by scores of 16-1 and 19-2. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press. Click image to enlarge.

American Legion Post 366 played all its games on the road this week, and was swept in a doubleheader for the first time this season.

Hillsboro took two losses at Chase County on Tuesday, 10-6 in Game 1 and 7-6 through six innings in Game 2.

?Coming into the season, one of our goals was to take at least one game of every set we played,? coach Tim Hein said. ?We were coming from behind in the second game, but they called it out of time before we could finish it off.?

Hillsboro bounced back on Thursday, defeating Peabody 16-1 and 19-2 to improve its season record to 12-4.

Peabody?Post 366 took a 1-0 lead in the first frame of Game 1, and added four more in the third.

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Swimmers take 3rd at Solomon meet

The Hillsboro swim team third at a meet at Solomon on Saturday.
?It was a good meet for us if you consider we had about half our swimmers there,? coach John Vineski said.
Solomon scored 580 and took the top spot, Council Grove followed with 385 and Hillsboro finished with 307.

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Pair wins tourney title

Shelley Dunham and Jenny Gihring combined for a one-over-par 36 to win the Hillsboro Ladies Golf Invitational Tournament June 21.

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Atwood lands lake-record catfish
Atwood lands lake-record catfish

Atwood lands lake-record catfish

atwood and catfish.jpg Gene Atwood holds the 68-pound catfish he landed at Marion Reservoir May 10. He later released it back in the lake. Don?t call him Ishmael. Call him Gene Atwood. On May 10, Atwood hooked a lake-record 681⁄2-pound flathead catfish at Marion Reservoir. ?My wife and I were trolling for walleye in 22 or 23 feet of water,? […]

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Hillsboro wins 3, now 10-2
Hillsboro wins 3, now 10-2

Hillsboro wins 3, now 10-2

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Aaron Stepanek dives back into first base ahead of a pickoff attempt and inadvertantly touches off a dust storm in the first inning of a 6-4 victory over Abilene. Stepanek was safe, then went on to steal second base and came around to score on a triple by Travis Riesen. Click image to enlarge.

Hillsboro Legion Post 366 won three of four games last week to raise its season record to 10-2.

On Tuesday, Post 366 lost the first game of a doubleheader with Moundridge, 5-3, but rallied in Game 2 for a 5-1 win.

Two days later, Post 366 won both games at Abilene, 6-4 and 6-3.

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