Category: Sports

Peabody third, Hillsboro fourth at CVL swim meet in Council Grove

The 2007 Mid-Kansas League championship swim meet was held Saturday in Council Grove. Peabody finished second among nine teams with 332 1⁄2 points and Hillsboro was fourth with 175 1⁄2 points. Lindsborg won the title with a score of 352.

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Legion season ends with heartbreak loss at Lyons
Legion season ends with heartbreak loss at Lyons

Legion season ends with heartbreak loss at Lyons

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Hillsboro pitcher Jake Liles (right) and Daniel Jost talk about the nice catch Jost made on a short pop-up that cut short a Lyons rally early Friday night. The catch preserved a 3-2 Hillsboro lead. Post 366 built the lead to 12-3 but fell one play short of salting away the win, losing 13-12.
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With the hope of playing for a berth in the state tournament, a shorthanded Hillsboro team traveled to Lyons for the first night of this weekend?s Babe Ruth District IV baseball tournament.

The Peabody also made the trip, and finished as tournament runner-up.

?We were missing a number of important guys coming in, but we thought that if we were still in it on Sunday, we?d have a chance,? coach Tim Hein said.

Legion Post 366 was without the services of ace pitcher Travis Riesen until Sunday, and was without three others during a 13-12 loss on Friday night.

Three more players were unavailable Saturday, leaving the team unable to field the minimum of nine.

The result was a season-ending forfeit to Peabody.

?We knew we would have a number of guys away with weddings, church camps, family vacations, that sort of thing,? Hein said. ?So when we had one guy not able to make it because of something unexpected, we were down to eight.?

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SIDELINE SLANTS – Player draft hits last-picked kid hardest

Who would have thought that draft day would become a nationally televised phenomenon? On the other hand, in this age of reality television, perhaps it is entirely appropriate.

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Post 366 enters Babe Ruth tourney with 12-6 record
Post 366 enters Babe Ruth tourney with 12-6 record

Post 366 enters Babe Ruth tourney with 12-6 record

LegionTeamP7020062.JPG Despite the cancellation of Monday?s game against Hesston, Legion Post 366 gathered at Memorial Field to swap its regular season garb for the uniforms of the Babe Ruth District 4 wildcard tournament and to snap a team photo. The tournament, to be played at Lyons, begins Friday. Back row: (from left) coach Bill Fish, Alfonse Klenda, Alex Nuss, Dan […]

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TC adds two for track and tennis

Two in-state athletes have signed letters to run for Tabor College this next year.

Brock Fosnight is a 6-foot-3, 150-pound runner from Goddard High School who posted times of 54.6 seconds in the 400 meters and 2:10.5 in the 800. He also ran with 4×400 and 4x800m relay teams for the Ark Valley League Division II league champions in 2006.

?He will help us in the 400 meters and 800 meters,? said Dave Kroeker, head track coach. ?He will also be a great asset to our campus.?

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Newhard TC named baseball coach

Chad Newhard has been hired as head baseball coach at Tabor College. Newhard will also serve as an instructor in physical education. Newhard brings eight years of college coaching experience to Tabor. He spent the past three years as assistant baseball coach and recruiting coordinator at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (Ind.), a Division I NCAA program. Earlier in his […]

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Hillsboro swim team finishes as runnerup to Lindsborg at three-team Moundridge meet

The Hillsboro swim team traveled to Moundridge on Saturday for a meet that also included Lindsborg.

Hillsboro placed second with 512 points. Lindsborg scored 635 as a team.

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THE BENCH PRESS- Thomas and Biggio headed for Hall

Frank Thomas hit his 500th home run last week. I saw a headline for one of Rob Neyer?s columns on ESPN.com that read ?500 is the new 400.? I didn?t read the whole thing, partly because I?m sick and tired of the idea that hitting a home run today matters less than hitting a home run 80 years ago did.

In 1921, Babe Ruth hit 59 homers, but all of six other guys topped 20 that season.

In contrast, Thomas plays in an era when the number of players who smack 20 home runs a year is huge. But I don?t think the era he played in should count against him when it comes time to decide if he should be admitted to the baseball hall of fame.

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Hillsboro girls win league softball title
Hillsboro girls win league softball title

Hillsboro girls win league softball title

SoftballChamps100_3627.jpg Click image to enlarge The Hillsboro 12-and-under girls? softball team won the league tournament championship game held in Marion Thursday night against Marion Body Shop by a score of 3-2. The team went 8-0 in regular season play and extended its record to 11-0 with three consecutive playoff wins. Pictured are: front row (from left), Katie Claassen, Sierra Benda, […]

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Gottsch signs five more athletes for Tabor

The Tabor College has signed five more athletes for its football program. Timothy Sheppard of Houston, Texas, is a 6-feet, 200-pound linebacker who played for Madison High School, which posted a 14-1 record and qualified for the state semifinals. ?Timothy will be competing at an outside linebacker position,? Bluejays coach Mike Gottsch said. ?He will bring an upbeat attitude and […]

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