Category: Sports

TC splits with Ottawa, S’western

After clobbering Ottawa 80-60 on Thursday, the Tabor College women?s basketball team faced a considerably tougher opponent in the conference-leading Southwestern Moundbuilders on Saturday.

Southwestern?Behind 27 points by KCAC Player of the Week Jenna Wilson, the Moundbuilders opened up a 27-18 lead on the way to a 33-29 halftime lead.

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MLB Integrity at issue in Congress

The Major League Baseball steroids problem goes beyond the integrity of baseball as a sport?it is better seen as one of many unintended side effects of the prevailing attitude that every imaginable problem with a person’s body can be solved by popping a pill.

I’m not an expert, but it seems to me that there are probably quite a few problems that could be solved much better by going for a run than by going to a pharmacy.

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MHS garners six medals at Halstead
MHS garners six medals at Halstead

MHS garners six medals at Halstead

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Hector Cardenas looks for an advantage in his match against a 160-pound opponent at Halstead Invitational. Cardenas ran his season record to 10-8 on Saturday. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press.

With nine wrestlers selected from its varsity squad, the Marion
Warriors placed third among 21 teams competing at the 33rd annual
Halstead Wrestling Invitational.

Six of the nine Marion entrants
placed in the top five in their weight class, with Dillon Wildin coming
away with second place at 135 pounds. Lincoln senior Tommy Knapp won
the weight class.

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Area Prep Boys Basketball

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An 88-46 loss to Northern Heights capped off a busy week of basketball played by Cody Schafer?s squad.

The Cougars lost to Word of Life 65-59 after carrying a 47-41 lead
into the fourth quarter on Jan. 7. James Weber scored 20 points in the
game.

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A few resolutions made to be broken

Resolutions are made to be broken. Maybe that?s why it isn?t my style to make New Year?s resolutions. Perhaps it?s the fear of failure. I don?t know. But I have a hunch that a lot of coaches, athletes and administrators treat resolutions the same way I do.

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Trojans top Hoisington by 14
Trojans top Hoisington by 14

Trojans top Hoisington by 14

Fueled by the hot-shooting of Clay Shewey and strong free-throw shooting across the board, Hillsboro opened its 2008 schedule with an impressive 60-46 win on the road over state-ranked Hoisington Friday.

Shewey, the Trojans? 6-foot-3 junior shooting guard, missed his first shot of the night, then made the next five to start the game. He added eight straight free throws for 18 points in an extraordinary first-half performance.

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MHS boys top Lyons 59-56 on last-second shot

Sometimes it takes a perfect shot to win, and the Marion boys won in the waning seconds of Saturday?s makeup contest against Lyons, 59-56.

On Friday night the Ellinwood Eagles came into Marion and made their last chance count, snatching a 59-58 win away from the Warriors in the final seconds.

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HHS flips Cards 40-31
HHS flips Cards 40-31

HHS flips Cards 40-31

Clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch preserved a tentative lead built on defense as the Hillsboro girls opened their post-holiday and league season with a 40-31 road win over an aggressive Hoisington squad Friday.

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Warrior girls win back-to-back
Warrior girls win back-to-back

Warrior girls win back-to-back

The Marion girls won their second straight game by a wide margin, drubbing the visiting Lyons Lions 51-23 Saturday after trouncing Ellinwood 58-36 the night before.

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HHS boys seeded fifth, girls seventh in Trojan Classic brackets

Hillsboro High will host the annual Trojan Classic starting Monday and lasting through Saturday of next week.

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