Category: High School

A game without rival / Hillsboro edges Marion in first alumni football game.

A game without rival / Hillsboro edges Marion in first alumni football game.

Roger Hoffner (77) and Trevor Kruse (28) join their teammates in celebrating Adam Janzen’s 42-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter (left photo) by Don Ratzlaff & Janae Rempel The Free Press The first alumni football game between Marion and Hillsboro high schools ended as it should have: Quality competition with a high-drama finish. A one-yard dive into the […]

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Metzinger to lead HHS football

Metzinger to lead HHS football

Devin Metzinger will have a busy summer as he prepares for his first year as head football coach and math instructor at Hillsboro High School, attends Project Lead the Way training and anticipates his marriage to fiancée Madison—all in the next few weeks. It may be appropriate that as Devin Metzinger steps into his first job as a high school […]

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Hillsboro swimmers second at Lindsborg

The Hillsboro swim team fell five points short of victory Saturday at Lindsborg. The host team won the meet with 625 points, followed by Hillsboro (620) and Abilene (259). “Lindsborg remains to be our toughest competition through both the regular season and at the league meet,” coach Stephanie Moss said. “I remain quietly confident in this team as a whole. They […]

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Clearing the bar: Marah Franz caps high school career with second consecutive state championship

Clearing the bar: Marah Franz caps high school career with second consecutive state championship

Two-time state champion pole vaulter Marah Franz displays the gold medals she’s won at the Kansas Track & Field Championships the past two years. Franz set the Hillsboro High School record in the pole vault at state last year as a junior by clearing 10 feet, 6 inches, and won gold again this year by clearing 10-3. Franz has signed […]

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All-HOA baseball honors announced

The Marion and Canton-Galva baseball teams combined for 11 selections to the 2016 Heart of America all-league teams. Marion—Seven Warriors received all-league recognition from Heart of America coaches. Senior pitcher Dylan Pippin was a first-team selection. Marion’s ace, Pippin was 4-3 on the mound this season with an ERA of 1.22 through 46 innings of work. He struck out 52 […]

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Four Trojans earn CKL baseball honors

Four players from Hills­boro’s baseball team have received recognition from Central Kansas League coaches. Senior Austin Cross was a first-team selection at two positions, pitcher and first-base. Sophomore Kaden Kleiner was named to the second team as an outfielder, junior Braden Vogt received honorable mention at shortstop and freshman Brooks Gardner was an honorable-mention pick as a utility player. The […]

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Hillsboro swimmers win season-opener at home

Hillsboro swimmers win season-opener at home

Camden Padgett swims in Hillsboro’s first meet of the 2016 season. Competing in the 11-12 age group, Padgett placed fourth in the 50 backstroke, fifth in the breaststroke and 14th in the freestyle. He was also a member of two fourth-place relays. As a team, Hillsboro won the meet with 635 points. The Hillsboro swim team kicked off the 2016 […]

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3 Trojan softball players honored

Three players from the Hillsboro’s softball team have received recognition from Central Kansas League coaches. Sophomore Sarah Jost was a second-team selection in the outfield. Senior Shan­non Heiser received honorable mention as a utility player and sophomore Taylor Helmer as a pitcher. Hillsboro completed the 2016 season with a 6-16 record and made it to the regional semifinals. 2016 CKL […]

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Unruh selected for all-star game

Unruh selected for all-star game

Travis Unruh Travis Unruh, a 2016 graduate of Canton-Galva High School, has been selected to participate in an 8-Man All-Star football game Saturday in Beloit with the Division I West team. Game time is set for 10 a.m. Unruh was the Eagles’ rushing and passing leader last year, tallying 330 yards on the ground and scoring five touchdowns, and throwing […]

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All-HOA softball honors announced

Eight softball athletes from Marion and Canton-Galva have received all-league recognition from Heart of America league coaches. Marion—Five members of Marion’s 12-8 softball team have received all-league recognition from Heart of America coaches. Three Warriors received first-team honors. Junior Shelby Felvus, who was recognized as a utility player, batted a team-best .462 over 20 games this season. She led the […]

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