Category: General Sports

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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HSC opens for summer rec soccer

MC United Soccer Club and Hillsboro Recreation director Doug Sisk are making the Hillsboro Sports Complex available to soccer players for skill work and scrimmage on Saturday mornings this summer. Free to MC United players from third grade to adult, new players can join for a fee of $8. The program opens on June 9 and runs through Aug. 4 […]

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Lehman, Woods win Festival 5k

At the Family Folk Festival fun run on Saturday, local marathoner Todd Lehman won the 5-kilometer race in 18 minutes, 57 seconds.

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Foth brothers sweep top prizes at Hillsboro derby
Foth brothers sweep top prizes at Hillsboro derby

Foth brothers sweep top prizes at Hillsboro derby

DemoDBFothP5201499.JPG Brad Foth in car No. 87 does some damage to a competitor during Sunday derby. Foth won the top prize. Click image to enlarge. A large crowd turned out Sunday night to watch the demolition derby at the Marion County Fairgrounds arena. Thirty-two drivers brought their 1980s relics for a shot at a piece of $2,500 in prize money. […]

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Air-rifle class offered for youth

Girls and boys ages 8 to 18 are invited to participate in the youth shooting sports air rifle program June 3-24. The program is designed to help youth develop life skills, learn firearm safety and proper shooting techniques. Wayne Weber will teach the course. He is a certified 4-H and National Rifle Association air-rifle instructor. Youth are asked to bring […]

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Hillsboro Rec plans summer camps for tennis and drama

The Hillsboro Recreation Commission is sponsoring two additional youth events for the summer. The first is an afternoon drama camp, June 11 to 15, with a performance planned for 7 p.m. Friday, June 15. The camp will focus on works by well-known authors such as Shel Silverstein and Dr. Suess, who are known for entertaining adults as well as children. […]

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Nice walleye catch
Nice walleye catch

Nice walleye catch

WalleyeMillieHudel.jpg Click image to enlarge Eighty-year-old Millie Hudel of Oklahoma City caught this 25-inch, 4-pound, 14-ounce, walleye at Marion Reservoir last Thursday. She was visiting her brother and sister-in-law in Marion and they took her fishing at the reservoir. She caught the walleye on a red lure. (photo from Canada Bait N Tackle)

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