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Trojans roll past Sedgwick in bi-district battle
Trojans roll past Sedgwick in bi-district battle

Trojans roll past Sedgwick in bi-district battle

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Hillsboro defensive end Andy Klassen dives on the football following a fumble by Sedwick?s Nathan Shaw (7) on the kickoff return late in the second quarter of last Tuesday?s bi-district game. Hillsboro had just gone ahead 21-7. Four plays after the fumble recovery, the Trojans were in the end zone again and on their way to a blowout victory over the Cardinals. Don Ratzlaff /Free Press

Two quick touchdowns near the end of the second quarter transformed a close ball game into a rout Tuesday night, as Hillsboro rolled to a 48-13 victory at Sedgwick in bi-district play.

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C-G bounced from state tourney by Olpe, 21-13

On a rare night when Eagles matched up against Eagles, Canton-Galva hung tough but ultimately fell short of defeating Olpe on the road last Tuesday night, 21-13.

At stake was an opportunity to face third-ranked Pittsburg-Colgan in Saturday?s Class 2-1A regional round.

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HOA names CHS duo to first team

Centre senior Kylie Burhoop was named to the 2007 Eisenhower all-league first team, as was junior Leann Pankratz. Senior setter Samantha Alvarez received honorable mention. Five players represented Hope on the all-league first team, with White City and Wakefield each receiving two nods from the selectors.

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Area Football Roundup (10-31-07)

Goessel vs. Centre

The Bluebirds defeated the Cougars convincingly, 58-0, Thursday at home.

Goessel scored early and often, beginning with a 16-yard pass from
Austin Unruh to Kendall Voth that provided the only score GHS would
need.

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Up, down?and past
Up, down?and past

Up, down?and past

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LEFT: Zach Jost hauls down Remington running back Wayne Bennett during Thursday?s district showdown. The Trojan senior lineman made several big plays for the defense, including a fumble recovery and a blocked pass on a 2-point conversion attempt.

RIGHT: Jacob Yoder looks upfield after eluding a Remington defender. The Trojan standout ran for 152 yards on 24 carries?and made several key plays on defense, too.

Striking early and striking late, the Hillsboro Trojans survived an aerial dogfight with the Remington Broncos on Thurs?day to advance to the state playoffs with a 33-26 victory at Reimer Field.

The win qualified the Trojans, 2-1 in District 11, for bi-district play Tuesday against Sedgwick.

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Faded hopes
Faded hopes

Faded hopes

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McMillen, who had established himself this season as one of the top performers in Class 3A, faded toward the end of the 5-kilometer route and finished 41st in the field of 104 runners.

Trouble at the top meant trouble for the team.

On a day when cross-country runners do everything to be at their physical best, it just didn?t happen that way for the top two runners from Hills?boro.

The Trojans, with a realistic hope of coming home from the Class 3A state race at Wamego with a top-five team finish, settled for ninth as Cody McMillen and Nicholas Mueller struggled with physical ailments along the challenging hills of the Wamego Country Club.

McMillen, who had established himself this season as one of the top performers in Class 3A, faded toward the end of the 5-kilometer route and finished 41st in the field of 104 runners.

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MHS ends its season with loss to Swathers
MHS ends its season with loss to Swathers

MHS ends its season with loss to Swathers

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Justin Heidebrecht looks for daylight as the Hesston defense closes in during Thursday?s season finale. The Warrior senior finished his MHS career with 87 kickoff return yards, including this 30-yard run.

Unbeaten Hesston hammered the Marion Warriors 42-15 Friday, scoring six times in the first half to engage the running clock for the entire second half.

But with time ticking down on their season, the Warriors came up with a quick stop against the Swather varsity and tallied two scores before the clock ran out. 

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Hesston flexes its Swather muscle
Hesston flexes its Swather muscle

Hesston flexes its Swather muscle

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Ishmael Morris escapes the grasp of Hesston?s Connor Dyck as the Trojan junior heads for his first touchdown of the evening, a 7-yard score right before halftime. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press

The Hillsboro Trojans flirted for 2 1⁄2 quarters with the thin possibility of upsetting the third-ranked team in Class 3A. But a pair of relatively quick touchdowns in the third period tipped the scale in favor of unbeaten Hesston Friday night.

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Hillsboro boys’ team earns state trip
Hillsboro boys’ team earns state trip

Hillsboro boys’ team earns state trip

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Matthew Klenda rounds a bend in the high blue?stem grass at El Dorado State Park Saturday. Klenda placed 36th out of 85 runners, and the Trojan boys edged Sedgwick to earn a place among the meet?s top three teams. A top-three finish qualified the team to run among? elite runners from across Kansas at the state meet in Wamego. Free Press photo by Don Ratzlaff

Battling warm winds and some long, uphill grades?not to mention a strong field of competitors?the Hillsboro boys? cross-country team qualified for state by finishing third in its Class 3A regional race Saturday at El Dorado State Park.

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Knights end HHS season at sub-state
Knights end HHS season at sub-state

Knights end HHS season at sub-state

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As teammate Amanda Bina (7) prepares for a potential defensive play by Hoisington?s Micala Jamison, HHS hitter Dakota Kaufman uses her soft touch as a weapon during Saturday?s semifinals. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press

The turnaround was so dramatic, the onlooker was left to wonder: Is Sacred Heart that good, or did Hillsboro simply run out of steam after an emotional semifinals win over Hoisington in the sub-state volleyball tournament at Southeast of Saline on Satur?day.

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