Category: Sports

Triangular sweep bumps HHS v-ball to 7-1

The Hillsboro High volleyball team won all three of its matches at a quadrangular Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Claflin.

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Marion’s defense carries Warriors to a 14-2 win at Halstead
Marion’s defense carries Warriors to a 14-2 win at Halstead

Marion’s defense carries Warriors to a 14-2 win at Halstead

With blockers Matt Thierolf (54) and Nick Klenda (30) opening a hole in the Halstead line, Marion running back Austin Hager gave the Warriors a 6-2 lead with a 15-yard touchdown run midway through the second quarter. Marion cruised to a 14-2 win. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press. Click image to enlarge

Halstead scored first, but it was Marion High that came away with a season-opening 14-2 victory Friday at Halstead.

After a rocky first quarter left Marion in a 2-0 hole, the Warriors rallied for an 8-2 advantage at halftime.

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Bluejay volleyball starts 4-0
Bluejay volleyball starts 4-0

Bluejay volleyball starts 4-0

Ashley Cohlmia (right) and Jordan Crosson block an effort by a Stephens College player on Saturday. Tabor won all four matches it played at the McPherson College Classic. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press. Click image to enlarge

The Tabor College volleyball team swept opponents Avila, Central Christian, Bacone and Stephens at the McPherson College Classic on Friday and Saturday, to open the season with a 4-0 non-conference mark.

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HHS tennis takes 2nd at Sterling

In its second outing in three days, the Hillsboro girls? tennis team finished tied for second place among five schools competing at the Ster?ling Invitational on Thursday.

Competing in a round-robin format, Hillsboro scored nine points to finish behind Sterling (13) and tied with Hutchinson Trinity (9). Also competing were St. John (4) and Greensburg (0).

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Marion boys finish third at Abilene Inv.

The Marion High School cross-country team traveled to Abilene Thursday for the first races of the 2007 season.

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Area Football Roundup


On Friday night, the Peabody-Burns High School football team opened
its slate with a 21-12 win over Inman. Elliot Spechtenhauser scored the
first two Warrior touchdowns. The first came as he crashed into the end
zone from six yards out and the second came on a 45-yard dash.

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Area Volleyball Roundup


On Aug. 28, the Centre High School volleyball squad played its first
matches of the year at the Elyria Christian quadrangular tournament,
posting a 1-2 record to start the season.

Centre defeated Elyria
(25-17, 25-13) behind six aces and three kills from Kylie Burhoop.
Samantha Alvarez was a perfect 12-for-12 setting and Leann Pankratz
tallied three kills on three attempts.

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Area Cross Country Roundup


?The Goessel High School cross country teams ran an early season 2-mile race at Clearwater on Thursday.

Marius Schrewe led the boys to the finish with a time of 12 minutes, 34 seconds, and placed 11th out of 59 juniors and seniors.

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Tabor CC teams 5th, 7th in opener

The Tabor College cross-country teams visited Baker University on Saturday for the first meet of the season.

The Tabor women placed fifth in a field of 10. The men placed seventh out of nine teams.

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Some candid, some can-didn’t

The first reality-based comedy TV show in history can be traced back to 1948, which I?m happy to say is before my time. In fact, it was a radio program in 1947 before making the transition to television.

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