Category: High School

Trojans clip Swathers, 7-1

The Hillsboro softball team found its offense late in the game to claim a 7-1 win at Hess?ton last Tuesday. The second game of the schedule doubleheader was rained out.

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MHS softball swings though Sterling

The Marion High School softball put 10 runs on the board over the course of their makeup doubleheader at Sterling on Friday, but it wasn?t enough to secure a win.

Sterling claimed victories of 4-3 and 10-7.

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GHS boys grab third

The Goessel Bluebirds boys? track and field team took third place at the Remington Invitational. The girls took eighth among 13 teams.

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Trojans win big at Thomas Invitational
Trojans win big at Thomas Invitational

Trojans win big at Thomas Invitational

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Above: Grant Schneider outpaces the competition to win Friday?s 300-meter hurdles race. Below: Dakota Kaufman takes off on a top-flight triple jump. Free Press photos by Phyllis Richert. Click images to enlarge.
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During a spring season in which weather has played havoc on so many other events, Mother Nature smiled on the weather-plagued James Thomas Invita?tional on Friday.

For the first time in four years, Hillsboro High?s premiere home track meet played out on schedule and without a weather-related hitch.

For the Trojans, the wait was worth it, as both the girls? and boys? teams claimed their respective division titles.

With eight first-place performances, the Trojan girls rolled up 129 points to outdistance Hesston (110), Remington (100) and Berean Academy (98) and the rest of the 10-team field.

JuliAnne Chisholm and Hannah Marsh led the assault with three individual gold medals apiece.

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Hillsboro sweeps doubleheader from Lyons
Hillsboro sweeps doubleheader from Lyons

Hillsboro sweeps doubleheader from Lyons

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Daniel Jost brings the heat out of the bullpen. Jost threw six innings in relief, and allowed only one run in a 7-6 extra-innings win on Friday. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press. Click image to enlarge.

Hillsboro High claimed a pair of dramatic one-run wins over Lyons Friday at Memorial Field.

The Trojans (6-6) scored a run in the bottom of the seventh to walk off with a 5-4 victory in Game 1, then scored the winning run in the bottom of the eighth to take a 7-6 decision in Game 2.

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Trojans 2nd at MCAA powerlifting event

The Hillsboro boys placed second at the Mid-Central Activities Association powerlifting competition April 21 at Sterling.

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HHS, MHS split golf titles

The Hillsboro and Marion golf teams shared titles once again, this time
at the seven-school Sacred Heart Invitational on Friday in Salina.

Hillsboro won the two-man title and was second in the four-man
race. Marion was the runner-up in two-man and won the four-man
championship.

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Marion?s Carr sweeps sprints at Beloit Invitational

The Marion High track team traveled to Beloit Friday for another tune-up on the road to state.

?We had a pretty good day at Beloit,? coach Grant Thierolf said. ?It was good to get out of the area and compete against some different teams. It was very competitive, with multiple top-five and top-ten area times and distances posted by the end of the day.?

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Hillsboro tennis team battles at Sterling and Hesston

The Hillsboro tennis team placed third out of six teams at the Sterling Invitational on Thursday.

The Trojans finished with 33 team points to trail Claflin

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Bina?s 3B beats Lyons
Bina?s 3B beats Lyons

Bina?s 3B beats Lyons

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Hillsboro?s Amanda Bina successfully steals second base as the ball pops out of the mit of Lyons second baseman Damara Lewis during the first game of Friday?s doubleheader. Click image to enlarge. Photo by Don Ratzlaff.

Amanda Bina?s base-loaded triple sparked a five-run sixth inning that carried the Hillsboro High softball team to a 7-1 victory and a sweep of their doubleheader with Lyons Friday at the Sports Complex.

Hillsboro scored six runs in the sixth inning of Game 1 to win by run rule, 11-1.

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