Category: High School

MHS girls take second at MCAA meet

The Marion girls? cross country team placed second at the Mid-Central Activities Association league meet Saturday at Hoisington.

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Marion goes 1-2 at Trojan Invitational

The Marion volleyball team went 1-2 at the Trojan Invita?tional at Hillsboro on Saturday.

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Area Football Roundup (Week of Oct. 17, 2007)

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The Bluebirds pasted Sunrise Christian Academy, 58-8, in Wichita.

The usual suspects did the damage on Friday, with Craig Banman scoring touchdowns on both offense and defense?first, a 35-yard fumble return and then a 28-yard run.

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Area Cross Country Roundup (Week of Oct 17, 2007)

Peabody-Burns

The Warriors claimed their second straight boys? title at the Heart of America league meet at Hutchinson on Saturday.

Aaron Topham led the Warriors with a personal-record time for 5 kilometers of 18 minutes, 16 seconds. Topham placed second to Josiah Busenitz of Berean.

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Area Volleyball Roundup (Week of Oct 17, 2007)

Peabody-Burns

The Warriors won the lower division of the Heart of America league tournament on Saturday.

PBHS jumped to a 13-8 lead against Bennington, but dropped the first game 20-25. The Warriors claimed the next two games (25-22, 25-14) to win their opening match.

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Late escape
Late escape

Late escape

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Hillsboro?s Spencer Brown puts a move on Marion defenders Derek Riggs (left) and Tylor Neil (center). Brown gained 104 yards on the ground and threw for 109, but the Trojan signal-caller made no play bigger than the game-winning extra point he booted through the uprights in Hillsboro?s 20-19 overtime win at Marion. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press.

Delay. Determination. Drama.

The district football opener between Hillsboro and Marion had a lot to ?D-light? high school football fans Friday night.

In the end, though, it was Hillsboro fans who experienced deliverance and Marion fans who suffered disappointment in a 20-19 overtime decision at Warrior Stadium.

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HHS takes 2nd at MCAA meet
HHS takes 2nd at MCAA meet

HHS takes 2nd at MCAA meet

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Nathan Vogel strains toward the finish line at the MCAA league cross country meet. Vogel narrowly missed out on all-league honors, placing 18th. Courtesy Photo by Kathy McMillen

The Hillsboro cross-country boys performed up to expectations Thursday, running to a second- place finish at the Mid-Central Activities Association league meet at Hoisington.

With three of the top four finishers in the race, Sterling, the 2006 Class 2A state champions and the No. 1 ranked team in 2A this season, defended its league title with a team-low 40 points.

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Trojans finish second at home tourney
Trojans finish second at home tourney

Trojans finish second at home tourney

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Chelsea Beber?meyer (left) and Corissa Bartel alter the course of a Sterling hitter?s attack. Hillsboro trounced the Black Bears 25-14, 25-21 in pool play, and ran the table to earn a shot at Class 3A?s No. 1 ranked team, Hoisington, at the Trojan Invitational on Saturday. HHS fell to the Cardinals 21-25, 25-22, 21-25 in their only loss of the day. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press

A loss to top-ranked Hoisington in the finals of the 14th annual Trojan Invitational on Saturday ended Hills?boro?s otherwise radiant day on a cloudy note.

But even in that disappointing three-game loss to the Cardi?nals, Trojan coach Sandy Arnold saw a silver lining.

?I like it that we went to three (games),? Arnold said. ?We got them in one (game), and that proves to my girls that we can beat them.?

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HHS cross country runs 3rd, 5th at Sterling
HHS cross country runs 3rd, 5th at Sterling

HHS cross country runs 3rd, 5th at Sterling

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Jessica Elliott keeps a steady pace on the way to a sixth-place finish at the Sterling Invitational. She and Heidi Schroeder, who placed 10th, earned their first varsity medals of the season. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press.

Battling runners from 19 other schools, not to mention a strong south wind, the Hillsboro cross-country team made an impressive debut Thursday at the Sterling Invitational.

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Vikings sack Trojans 34-21 at Reimer Field
Vikings sack Trojans 34-21 at Reimer Field

Vikings sack Trojans 34-21 at Reimer Field

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Grant Schneider eludes a Smoky Valley tackler during his return of a Viking fumble early in the fourth quarter. The return spaeked a 61-yard drive that led to Hillsboro?s final touchdown. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press

Smoky Valley flexed its muscles early and never really were threatened as Hillsboro lost a key divisional matchup by a score of 34-21 Friday at Reimer Field.

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