Category: General Sports

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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State champion team from Burns gather for reunion
State champion team from Burns gather for reunion

State champion team from Burns gather for reunion

1953 BurnsHornets.jpg Click image to enlarge.   The 1953 Burns Hornets gathered for a book signing of ?Title Towns! Class BB Boys Basketball Champions of Kansas? written by Steven Michael Farney at a reunion on May 26 at Burns. From left: Jack Heyman, assistant coach Bob Dvorak, Ronald Kirkpatrick, coach Harvey Loy, Don Nightengale, Elwyn Fink, Eugene Graves, Danny Stucky […]

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With four wins, Legion team improves to 7-1
With four wins, Legion team improves to 7-1

With four wins, Legion team improves to 7-1

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Travis Riesen snaps off a curve ball and strikes out a Lyons batter looking to end the fourth inning on Thursday. He struck out nine and Legion Post 366 claimed a 7-1 win. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press. Click image to enlarge.

Hillsboro American Legion Post 366 added four more wins to its resume this week and improved its record to 7-1.

Hillsboro outscored Peabody 11-4 and 16-11 on Tuesday. On Thursday, Hillsboro tallied a 7-1 win over Lyons before eking out a 12-11 victory in the second game.

Lyons?Travis Riesen took the hill for the first game and allowed one run and six runners in seven innings.

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Legion Post 366 pastes Herington
Legion Post 366 pastes Herington

Legion Post 366 pastes Herington

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Gavin Serene heads to the dugout after scoring what turned out to be the game-winning run in the top of the third inning of an 11-2 drubbing of Herington. Photo by Andrew Ottoson. Click image to enlarge.

Legion Post 366 opened its season on Tuesday at Memorial Field and earned a split with Abilene.

On Thursday, the team traveled to Herington and hammered out wins of 17-2 and 11-2.

Herington?In the top of the first inning, Hillsboro jumped out to a 4-0 and never looked back.

Coach Tim Hein described the early-season offensive eruption as a product of ?great at-bats and timely hitting.?

?We?ve worked ourselves into good counts and that makes a big difference,? he said.

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HRC slates weights

The Hillsboro Recreation Commission will be sponsoring two separate weightlifting opportunities this summer. The Hillsboro High School Weightlifting room will be open to USD 410 students going into the sixth, seventh, or eighth grade on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during the 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. hour. The Hillsboro High School Weightlifting room will be open to the public on […]

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