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High sights for softball

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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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TITLE DEFENSE

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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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Bluebirds fly fourth at 1A state tourney

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Goessel opened the game with a 3-pointer by Travis Buller, and the teams see-sawed back and forth, ending the first quarter 11-10 in Goessel’s favor.

The Bluebirds outscored the Eagles 16-9 in the second quarter. They put on a 7-1 run in the last minute, capped by Jordan Voth’s 3-pointer to pull out to a comfortable eight-point lead by halftime, 27-19.

Olpe’s 6-feet, 4-inch junior, Seth Pargman, drew his third foul and grabbed some bench time, making him ineffective in scoring the first half.

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