Category: High School

McMillen 4th in first race
McMillen 4th in first race

McMillen 4th in first race

HHSxcMcMillencmykP8310033.jpg Cody McMillen begins his push for the finish
line during Saturday?s race near Augusta. The Trojan senior ran a
career-best 16:46 over the 5-K course to place fourth against mostly
Class 5A and 6A competition. Click image to enlarge.

Hillsboro?s Cody McMillen opened his senior cross-country season Saturday with a career-best time at the J.K. Gold Classic near Augusta.

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Hillsboro loses a heartbreaker to Nickerson in season opener
Hillsboro loses a heartbreaker to Nickerson in season opener

Hillsboro loses a heartbreaker to Nickerson in season opener

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Hillsboro?s Ishamel Morris breaks loose for a 16-yard run during Hillsboro?s first possession on Friday night. The 67-yard drive ended with a touchdown.

Defeat could hardly be more agonizing than the 31-30 overtime loss Hillsboro endured at Nickerson during Friday?s season opener.

In no less than three critical situations near the end, Trojans had victory within their grasp, only to see it slip away by the slimmest of margins.

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Triangular sweep bumps HHS v-ball to 7-1

The Hillsboro High volleyball team won all three of its matches at a quadrangular Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Claflin.

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Marion’s defense carries Warriors to a 14-2 win at Halstead
Marion’s defense carries Warriors to a 14-2 win at Halstead

Marion’s defense carries Warriors to a 14-2 win at Halstead

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With blockers Matt Thierolf (54) and Nick Klenda (30) opening a hole in the Halstead line, Marion running back Austin Hager gave the Warriors a 6-2 lead with a 15-yard touchdown run midway through the second quarter. Marion cruised to a 14-2 win. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press. Click image to enlarge

Halstead scored first, but it was Marion High that came away with a season-opening 14-2 victory Friday at Halstead.

After a rocky first quarter left Marion in a 2-0 hole, the Warriors rallied for an 8-2 advantage at halftime.

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HHS tennis takes 2nd at Sterling

In its second outing in three days, the Hillsboro girls? tennis team finished tied for second place among five schools competing at the Ster?ling Invitational on Thursday.

Competing in a round-robin format, Hillsboro scored nine points to finish behind Sterling (13) and tied with Hutchinson Trinity (9). Also competing were St. John (4) and Greensburg (0).

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Marion boys finish third at Abilene Inv.

The Marion High School cross-country team traveled to Abilene Thursday for the first races of the 2007 season.

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Area Football Roundup

Peabody-Burns

On Friday night, the Peabody-Burns High School football team opened
its slate with a 21-12 win over Inman. Elliot Spechtenhauser scored the
first two Warrior touchdowns. The first came as he crashed into the end
zone from six yards out and the second came on a 45-yard dash.

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Area Volleyball Roundup

Centre

On Aug. 28, the Centre High School volleyball squad played its first
matches of the year at the Elyria Christian quadrangular tournament,
posting a 1-2 record to start the season.

Centre defeated Elyria
(25-17, 25-13) behind six aces and three kills from Kylie Burhoop.
Samantha Alvarez was a perfect 12-for-12 setting and Leann Pankratz
tallied three kills on three attempts.

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Area Cross Country Roundup

Goessel

?The Goessel High School cross country teams ran an early season 2-mile race at Clearwater on Thursday.

Marius Schrewe led the boys to the finish with a time of 12 minutes, 34 seconds, and placed 11th out of 59 juniors and seniors.

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Strong showing- Hillsboro takes third at the MCAA preseason tournament with a 4-1 mark

The Hillsboro High volleyball team came close to defending its Mid-Central Activities Asso?ciation Preseason Tourna?ment title Saturday at Ellin?wood.

But a disappointing loss to eventual champion Hesston in the semifinals of bracket play kept them out of the title game.

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