Category: General Sports

Area teams, athletes compete at highest levels

Area teams, athletes compete at highest levels

Area high school teams and athletes again made their presence known in a variety of state sports and settings during 2014, while Tabor College?s basketball teams enjoyed a brief double-dip in the NAIA tournament, and its baseball team made its deepest run yet in the NAIA World Series. January Two Marion High School track and field coaches, Rex Wilson and […]

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Team Hillsboro wins Crofoot-Bruce Challenge Cup tournament versus Team Marion

Team Hillsboro wins Crofoot-Bruce Challenge Cup tournament versus Team Marion

Golf Hillsboro?s Bruce-Crofoot Challenge Cup team pose for a shot after winning this year?s head-to-head showdown with Marion?s team, Sept. 13-14, by a final score of 571?2-501?2. The tournament follows a similar format as the Ryder Cup, a biennial men’s golf competition between teams of professional golfers from Europe and the United States. During competition, Team Hillsboro wore a special […]

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MHS FFA officers gather for retreat

Marion-Florence FFA officers traveled to Dillon, Colo., Aug. 2-7, for their way to the annual leadership retreat Participating were Raleigh Kroupa, Bret Voth, Dylan Carpenter, Cade Harms, Elizabeth Meyer, Kaitlyn Goebel and Aidan Cairns. While there, officers planned the program of activities for the coming school year, worked on leadership and teamwork skills, developed goals and a chapter vision statement, […]

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42 teams compete at Hillsboro-Marion scramble

The team of Gooch, Wintz and Ontjes posted a score of 115 to win the 36-hole Hills?boro-Marion 3-person Scramble played this weekend on the courses at each community. The team of Buchholtz, Watts and Vahsholtz also scored a 115, but placed second on a tiebreaker. Tournament officials did not provide first names. Rounding out the top five finishers in the […]

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Area softball team competes at Babe Ruth regional
Area softball team competes at Babe Ruth regional

Area softball team competes at Babe Ruth regional

CVL16USoftball This area Cottonwood Valley League 16-and-under softball team competed last month in a Babe Ruth regional tournament at Lamar, Colo. The team qualified for regionals by placing third at the state tournament in Hillsboro. Pictured are: back row (from left) coach Erin Carr, Molly Hess, Phoebe Hett, Bailey Robson, Kayla Kroupa, Lindes Sigel, coach David Helmer; front row, Kaylie […]

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Ratzlaff competes with USA Volleyball

Ratzlaff competes with USA Volleyball

Alex Ratzlaff, far left in the photo above, poses with the team she competed with in the USA High Performance Championships in Tulsa July 17-27. Ratzlaff was one of 22 girls selected to compete on USA Volleyball?s Girls? Youth Continental Team. The program involved five days of training followed by five days of competition. Hillsboro High School junior Alex Ratzlaff […]

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CVL All-Stars third at Ripken regionals

CVL All-Stars third at Ripken regionals

Team The 10-and-under Cotton?wood Valley League All-Stars baseball team returned to Marion County from the Cal Ripken Midwest Plains Regional Baseball Tourna?ment in Chadron, Neb., July 24-28, with a third-place finish in a nine-team field. ?They played hard and gritty and won a couple close games,? head coach Jayson Hanschu said of his team. Tournament play began July 25 with […]

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CVL 10U team takes third at softball regionals

CVL 10U team takes third at softball regionals

Team The Cottonwood Valley League 10-and-under softball team took third place in the Midwest Babe Ruth Softball Regionals in Moorhead, Minn. The team also won the Sportsmanship Award. Pictured are:?back row (from left), coaches Ty Waner, Randy Savage, Darin Neufeld; middle row, Sidney Williams, Jayden May, Mickelly Soyez, Skylar King, Zoe Hutchinson, Megan Neufeld, Liz Armstrong, Laura Savage, Jenna Blosser; […]

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Hamm claims title at 42nd derby

Hamm claims title at 42nd derby

Mike Brandt and Lloyd Anderson battle for position during the first heat of the Figure-8 race Saturday at the 42nd annual Demolition Derby. Brandt won the heat and later placed second in the finals. Anderson finished third. Despite an increase in temperature for the 42nd annual demolition derby Saturday night at the Marion County Fair, attendance may have increased as […]

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Gymnastics session to be offered in Hillsboro

The Hillsboro Recreation Commission and Sky?walkers? trampoline and tumbling of Emporia, Wichita, Ottawa and Marion will be offering a second session of summer gymnastics for boys and girls in Hills?boro starting Wednesday, July 30. The second session will consist of four classes during the morning of July 30 and Aug. 6, 13 and 20. Specific times will be determined based […]

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