Category: High School

MHS baseball aims to improve
MHS baseball aims to improve

MHS baseball aims to improve

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Andrew Ottoson / Free Press

Warrior veterans Aaron Burnett, Calvin Jeffrey, Zan Fine and Chase Williams (from left) will lead the 2007 Marion baseball team this season. MHS was 2-17 a year ago.

Marion Warriors baseball coach Shawn Craft has a modest goal to start the 2007 season: to improve a little every day.

?Improving every week, every game. That?s been our focus through spring training,? Craft said. ?We?re focused on getting better every day.?

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HHS tennis begins season with one returner on varsity
HHS tennis begins season with one returner on varsity

HHS tennis begins season with one returner on varsity

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Don Ratzlaff / Free Press

Five returning players and a foreign-exchange student from Germany will form the nucleus of the HHS tennis team this spring. Pictured are: back row (from left) Mark Prieb, Matthew Brown; front row, Max Thiel, Clay Shewey and Ben Bebermeyer.

Having lost five-sixths of last year?s varsity lineup to graduation, Hillsboro High boys? tennis coach Kory Unruh sees this season?s challenge quite clearly.

?Starting my sixth year, this is the first time I can definitely say we?re starting a full rebuilding year,? Unruh said.

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Four-man state qualifiers return to lead Marion golf hopes
Four-man state qualifiers return to lead Marion golf hopes

Four-man state qualifiers return to lead Marion golf hopes

The outlook for the Marion High School golf squad looks bright this spring.

Coach Rex Ostmeyer cites the return of the entire group that won the four-man competition at three meets last season as one reason for early optimism.

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HHS baseball team sees six seniors on deck for 2007
HHS baseball team sees six seniors on deck for 2007

HHS baseball team sees six seniors on deck for 2007

With the largest and most experienced core of seniors in four years, Hillsboro High baseball coach Phil Oelke is cautiously optimistic that his 2007 Trojans will improve on its 13-7 record from last season.

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High sights for softball
High sights for softball

High sights for softball

With a strong core of juniors, Trojans hope to sweep league and make first state visit

Coming off the best won-loss record in the nine-year history of the program (18-3), this year?s Hillsboro High softball team is setting its sights on even bigger accomplishments in 2007.

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Upperclassmen will fuel Marion track expectations
Upperclassmen will fuel Marion track expectations

Upperclassmen will fuel Marion track expectations

With upperclassmen competing in both the boys? and girls? divisions, the Marion High School track team will be in a strong position to compete with the top teams in the Mid-Central Activities Association.

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Trojans, Warriors feted with all-league honors

Four Hillsboro Trojans and three Marion Warriors have received all-league recognition from the basketball coaches of the Mid-Cen­­tral Activities Association.

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TITLE DEFENSE
TITLE DEFENSE

TITLE DEFENSE

Trojans prove the adage:  aggressive defense wins state championships

It was a march to glory that Civil War general William T. Sherman would have loved.

On the way to winning the Class 3A title last week for the first time in 11 years, the Hillsboro High girls used an uncommon confidence and defensive fury to torch the opposition with an average victory margin of 20 points a game.

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Suderman signs for Bluejay football
Suderman signs for Bluejay football

Suderman signs for Bluejay football

Hillsboro High School senior Michael Suderman signed a letter of intent Monday to play football for Tabor College next fall.

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Frick signs football letter with Tabor
Frick signs football letter with Tabor

Frick signs football letter with Tabor

Hillsboro High School senior Troy Frick signed a letter of intent last Tuesday to play football for Tabor College next fall.

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