Category: Sports

Open gym, JAM set to start

The Hillsboro Recreation Commission will sponsor JAM Basketball again this winter as well as open gym from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, Nov. 7, 14 and 28, and from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 4, 11, 18 and Dec. 2.

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Bluejay trio earns all-region honors, Topham to run national
Bluejay trio earns all-region honors, Topham to run national

Bluejay trio earns all-region honors, Topham to run national

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Peabody?s Andrew Topham won the NAIA regional championship race held Saturday in Omaha.

Tabor College freshman Liz Kleinsasser qualified to run at the NAIA national cross-country meet with an 11th-place time of 19 minutes, 32 seconds on the 5-kilometer course at the regional championship.

?We had a good day of racing, and qualifying for nationals is a great honor,? coach Karol Hunt said. ?Having three runners receive regional recognition is also positive for our cross country program.?

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TC Gears for post-season play

Wrapping up regular season play, Tabor College hammered Sterling (30-22, 30-24, 23-30, 30-14) in four games Tuesday and dispatched Southwestern (30-13, 30-16, 30-16) on Thursday.

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TC goes 2-0 on key road trip

The Tabor College volleyball team claimed two huge wins on the road, tagging Ottawa (21-30, 30-27, 30-27, 30-16) last Wednesday before trumping Saint Mary (27-30, 30-21, 25-30, 30-21, 15-12) on Saturday.

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HOA names CHS duo to first team

Centre senior Kylie Burhoop was named to the 2007 Eisenhower all-league first team, as was junior Leann Pankratz. Senior setter Samantha Alvarez received honorable mention. Five players represented Hope on the all-league first team, with White City and Wakefield each receiving two nods from the selectors.

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Area Football Roundup (10-31-07)

Goessel vs. Centre

The Bluebirds defeated the Cougars convincingly, 58-0, Thursday at home.

Goessel scored early and often, beginning with a 16-yard pass from
Austin Unruh to Kendall Voth that provided the only score GHS would
need.

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Compassion fixes homecoming popularity contest, touches a life

Homecoming never was a big deal to me in high school or college. The festivities were OK, but I never was into the king or queen, or host and hostess contest.

Maybe it?s sour grapes because I was never a candidate, but I don?t think so. Even then I realized that it was a glorified popularity contest. Besides, the kids who won usually were friends of mine.

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HRC sets November dates for open gym

The Hillsboro Recreation Commission will be sponsoring open gym from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 4, 7, 11, 14, 18 and 28. The HRC also has slated open gym time for 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 2nd. Open gym is for both youth and adult basketball players who would like to play in pick up games or […]

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Up, down?and past
Up, down?and past

Up, down?and past

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LEFT: Zach Jost hauls down Remington running back Wayne Bennett during Thursday?s district showdown. The Trojan senior lineman made several big plays for the defense, including a fumble recovery and a blocked pass on a 2-point conversion attempt.

RIGHT: Jacob Yoder looks upfield after eluding a Remington defender. The Trojan standout ran for 152 yards on 24 carries?and made several key plays on defense, too.

Striking early and striking late, the Hillsboro Trojans survived an aerial dogfight with the Remington Broncos on Thurs?day to advance to the state playoffs with a 33-26 victory at Reimer Field.

The win qualified the Trojans, 2-1 in District 11, for bi-district play Tuesday against Sedgwick.

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Faded hopes
Faded hopes

Faded hopes

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McMillen, who had established himself this season as one of the top performers in Class 3A, faded toward the end of the 5-kilometer route and finished 41st in the field of 104 runners.

Trouble at the top meant trouble for the team.

On a day when cross-country runners do everything to be at their physical best, it just didn?t happen that way for the top two runners from Hills?boro.

The Trojans, with a realistic hope of coming home from the Class 3A state race at Wamego with a top-five team finish, settled for ninth as Cody McMillen and Nicholas Mueller struggled with physical ailments along the challenging hills of the Wamego Country Club.

McMillen, who had established himself this season as one of the top performers in Class 3A, faded toward the end of the 5-kilometer route and finished 41st in the field of 104 runners.

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