Category: High School

Scheduling challenges leave MHS track team untested

Last week, the Marion High track squad?s planned trip to Smoky Valley was thwarted by rain and snow. Weather has not been kind to the Warriors this spring. As a result, the team has yet to get a clear look at how it stacks up against the competition. But a full calendar over the next two weeks will give the […]

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Marsh signs with Wichita State Track
Marsh signs with Wichita State Track

Marsh signs with Wichita State Track

hannahmarshsignp4131189.jpg Flanked by her parents, Dave and Cheri Marsh, Hillsboro High School senior Hannah Marsh signed a letter of intent Friday to compete in track and field at Wichita State University next season. Standing behind her is HHS track coach Dennis Boldt, who said, ?Hannah has been an integral part of the recent success of our girls? program. She is […]

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Weather Fouling up spring schedules

It was raining Friday?with a snow-mix beginning?outside his office at Hillsboro High School when Max Heinrichs was asked the opening question: Have you ever seen a spring sports season quite like this one?

?You don?t want me to start cussing, do you?? said the veteran activities director with a laugh that indicated he was coping with the craziness better than you might expect.

Of the first 20 competitive events planned for the five HHS spring-sports teams, 10 have needed to be rescheduled because of bad weather.

That includes a softball doubleheader and a track meet planned for that very Friday.

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Trojan softball team wins one at Halstead, rain claims Game 2
Trojan softball team wins one at Halstead, rain claims Game 2

Trojan softball team wins one at Halstead, rain claims Game 2

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Hillsboro catcher Jessica Klose (right) chats with first-base coach Jill Hein during a Halstead timeout for a talk with the pitcher. Klose had just driven in two runs with a base hit to give HHS a 10-6 lead in the top of the fifth inning.

The Hillsboro High softball team endured cold and wet conditions long enough to secure an 11-7 win at Halstead on Tuesday.

The weather eventually won out, as officials called Game 1 after five innings and nixed Game 2 of the scheduled doubleheader because of field conditions.

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HHS Baseball splits at Smoky Valley
HHS Baseball splits at Smoky Valley

HHS Baseball splits at Smoky Valley

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Hillsboro?s Aaron Stepanek dives back to first base in reaction to a pick-off attempt by Smoky Valley pitcher Ben Mack in Game 1 of Thursday?s doubleheader. First baseman Casey Miller prepares to receive the throw, which was late.

The Hillsboro High baseball team shut down Smoky Valley for all but two innings in the second game of their doubleheader Thursday at Memorial Field.

But that gave the Vikings enough room to crawl out of an early hole and defeat the Trojans 8-5 and escape with a split.

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Trojans, Warriors go toe-to-toe in Hillsboro
Trojans, Warriors go toe-to-toe in Hillsboro

Trojans, Warriors go toe-to-toe in Hillsboro

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Marion?s Travis Hett watches his tee shot sail toward the green on Hole 3. Hett shot a 74, which tied him with Hillsboro?s Justin Kent for the best individual score of the day at the Hillsboro Invitational on Thursday.

For the second time in two tournaments this season, golf teams from Hillsboro and Marion divided most of the spoils of victory.

The two schools met again Thursday at the 10-school Hillsboro Invita?tional, which had been postponed one week because of rain from its original schedule.

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Depleted HHS squad 0-2 vs. Panthers
Depleted HHS squad 0-2 vs. Panthers

Depleted HHS squad 0-2 vs. Panthers

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Jacob Fish delivers a pitch during Game 1 against Nickerson. Fish came on in relief of starter Travis Riesen.

The Hillsboro High baseball team absorbed a pair of lopsided losses to Nickerson, 19-8 and 23-9, in its season opener last Tuesday at Memorial Field.

With seven players, including four to five likely starters, attending a church conference, Trojan coach Phil Oelke filled the holes in his lineup with four freshmen and two sophomores who were seeing their first varsity action.

?There?s only one way to look at a game like that, and that is to find as many positive things as you can,? Oelke said. ?The (young) guys got a lot playing experience. So I was pretty pleased with them.?

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Trojans rally to sweep Nickerson
Trojans rally to sweep Nickerson

Trojans rally to sweep Nickerson

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Jenesa Klose winds and fires in the season opener. After notching six strikeouts in the first game, Klose and the Trojans limited Nickerson to two hits and three baserunners in the second game, a 2-0 win for the Trojans.

Aside from a blustery cold northwest wind, the first games of the season proved to be a tougher test than the Hillsboro High softball team may have expected.

But the Trojans passed it anyway, sweeping a salty Nickerson squad last Tuesday at the Sports Complex. In Game 1, the Trojans erupted for five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning for a come-from-behind 7-3 victory, then squeezed out a 2-0 win in Game 2.

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HHS boys? track takes 2nd

Challenged by depleted numbers and a cold northwest wind, the Hillsboro High track team opened its competitive season last Tuesday by hosting a five-team Central Kansas Track League meet at Reimer Field.

Even with more than half of the team?s athletes at a church-related conference in California, the Trojan boys placed second and the girls third.

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HHS, MHS sweep titles at opener

Golfers from Hillsboro and Marion high schools combined to sweep all of the individual and team titles at the Herington Invitational on Tuesday, April 3.

The tournament involved 14 schools, including Goessel, Peabody-Burns and Centre.

On a cold and blustery day, Elliott Soyez from HHS won the individual title with an 18-hole score of 76, edging Zach Frey of Goessel by two strokes. Travis Hett from Marion was third (81), Justin Kent from Hillsboro fourth (82) and Keith Jones (83) of Marion fifth to give Marion County a top-five sweep.

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