Category: High School

Area Prep Boys Basketball (Week of Jan. 23, 2008)

Centre?After bettering Hope 36-35 Tuesday at the Eisenhower
League tournament, the Cougars lost to eventual tournament champion
Wakefield, 72-57. The Cougars bounced back to claim third place with a
60-56 win over White City Saturday. Up next for Centre is a Friday
night visit from White City. On Tuesday, the Cougars travel to Solomon.

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HHS girls hit .500
HHS girls hit .500

HHS girls hit .500

The Hillsboro girls rode an explosive third quarter to a convincing 44-25 win at Ellinwood on Friday.

The win evened the Trojans? record to 4-4 for the season and kept them undefeated in league play at 2-0. The Eagles fell to 1-5 overall and 0-3 in the league.

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Trojan boys break Eillinwood in 2nd half
Trojan boys break Eillinwood in 2nd half

Trojan boys break Eillinwood in 2nd half

A strong start to the first half put Ellinwood against the ropes Friday, but it was strong start to the second half that propelled the Hillsboro boys a 56-35 technical knockout in a league contest.

Coach Darrel Knoll said afterward that his team?s strong performance was motivated in part by a sub-par showing in a double-digit loss to Nickerson the previous Monday.

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Hillsboro wrestlers claim second at Halstead
Hillsboro wrestlers claim second at Halstead

Hillsboro wrestlers claim second at Halstead

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Hillsboro 215-pounder John Hein strains to remove himself from the bind Circle?s Kendal Pierce put him in. Hein sustained an upper-body injury during the match and forfeited his remaining matches. Even so, Hein placed sixth out of 13 entrants in his weight class. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press

Although the Hillsboro wrestling team finished second in the two-day, 21-team Halstead Invitational on Saturday, coach Scott O?Hare wasn?t particularly happy with the outcome.

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MHS tops Cards in OT
MHS tops Cards in OT

MHS tops Cards in OT

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Lindsay Hett dribbles past Hoisington?s Danielle Doze. In addition to her offensive contributions, Hett blocked 3 shots on the evening and helped Marion to a 54-52 win. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press

The Marion High School girls basketball team outscored Hoisington 7-5 in the extra session of Friday's 54-52 overtime win.

The girls got 17 points from Julia Zeiner and overcame a 29-20 halftime deficit to force overtime.

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Marion boys edge Hoisington, 61-58
Marion boys edge Hoisington, 61-58

Marion boys edge Hoisington, 61-58

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Calvin Jeffrey shoots over Jerad Powell and scores late in Marion?s 61-58 win over Hoisington. Jeffrey totaled 17 points. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press

The Marion High School boys topped Hoisington 61-58 in Marion Friday.

Calvin Jeffrey scored 17 points, none bigger than the pair of foul shots he buried with 27 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. The free throws extended a 59-58 lead enough to force the Cardinals to play away from the strength of their interior offense in the final moments.

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MHS garners six medals at Halstead
MHS garners six medals at Halstead

MHS garners six medals at Halstead

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Hector Cardenas looks for an advantage in his match against a 160-pound opponent at Halstead Invitational. Cardenas ran his season record to 10-8 on Saturday. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press.

With nine wrestlers selected from its varsity squad, the Marion
Warriors placed third among 21 teams competing at the 33rd annual
Halstead Wrestling Invitational.

Six of the nine Marion entrants
placed in the top five in their weight class, with Dillon Wildin coming
away with second place at 135 pounds. Lincoln senior Tommy Knapp won
the weight class.

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Area Prep Boys Basketball

Centre

An 88-46 loss to Northern Heights capped off a busy week of basketball played by Cody Schafer?s squad.

The Cougars lost to Word of Life 65-59 after carrying a 47-41 lead
into the fourth quarter on Jan. 7. James Weber scored 20 points in the
game.

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Trojans top Hoisington by 14
Trojans top Hoisington by 14

Trojans top Hoisington by 14

Fueled by the hot-shooting of Clay Shewey and strong free-throw shooting across the board, Hillsboro opened its 2008 schedule with an impressive 60-46 win on the road over state-ranked Hoisington Friday.

Shewey, the Trojans? 6-foot-3 junior shooting guard, missed his first shot of the night, then made the next five to start the game. He added eight straight free throws for 18 points in an extraordinary first-half performance.

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MHS boys top Lyons 59-56 on last-second shot

Sometimes it takes a perfect shot to win, and the Marion boys won in the waning seconds of Saturday?s makeup contest against Lyons, 59-56.

On Friday night the Ellinwood Eagles came into Marion and made their last chance count, snatching a 59-58 win away from the Warriors in the final seconds.

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