Category: Sports

Father-son bond is inspiring, and metaphor

?Tis the season to be cynical?steroid use by athletes, win-at-all-cost coaches, unethical officials, unruly fans, out-of-sight salaries paid to professional athletes and college and professional coaches, to name just a few.

Or ?tis the season to remember that sports and athletic competition can actually heal and bring people closer together.

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Tabor College women roll past Saint Mary Spires by 30 points

The Tabor College women defeated the University of Saint Mary Spires 73-43 Thursday in Hillsboro.

The women jumped to an 8-2 lead. Kirsten Watson nailed a 3-point shot at 15:41, and the lead grew to 11-3 when Addie Cole finished a pass from Joanna Pyle under the basket, and to 15-5 on foul shots by Stacie Herman and Chelsea Malone.

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Marion girls go winless in three-game set

The Marion High School girls were swept by Garden Plain, Inman and St. John at the Inman tournament and stand at 1-3 for the season.

Garden Plain defeated the Warriors 72-43 Tuesday. Inman beat Marion 57-52 Thursday and St. John won 54-17 on Friday.

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MHS boys drop three at Inman tourney

The Marion boys were swept at the Inman early-season tournament and now stand at 1-3 doe the season.

A 73-56 loss to the St. John Tigers Friday came on the heels of a 59-50 loss to the host Teutons and capped a long week that began with a 99-77 loss to Garden Plain.

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Warriors sweep double-dual at Burlington

The Marion High School wrestlers defeated Chase County and Burlington in double dual action in Burlington. The Warriors topped the Bulldogs 38-37 and the Wildcats 45-27. Three Warriors won matches on the mat against Chase County: Tylor Neil defeated Ben Green 10-2 at 140, Charlie Holub defeated Garrett Benjamin 11-0 at 145, and Derek Riggs pinned Trenton Harshman at 215. […]

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HHS girls lose opener to Smoky Valley

The Hillsboro girls enjoyed a fruitful first half in their season opener against a quality Smoky Valley squad on Monday (Dec. 3). But in the end the Trojans got ?Pihl-ed? by the Vikings in Lindsborg, 47-40. Smoky Valley?s senior standout guard, Rhys Pihl, poured in 26 points, including 15 in the second half, to lead her team to victory in […]

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Trojan boys clip Vikings to open season

Hillsboro used a long-range missile attack to sink a Viking ship Monday night, coming from behind to clip Smoky Valley, 47-42, in the season opener for both teams. The Trojans struggled to find some flow on offense during a tentative first half, but depended on defense to keep within range of the Vikings, 20-15, at intermission. ?I think early we […]

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Petitte right at home standing in the line of aging Yankee veterans

When Andy Pettitte announced on Monday that he will play for the Yankees in 2008, it struck me as a little bit strange.

There?s no doubt the veteran lefty will fit right in?especially because the word ?veteran? in the Yankees rotation might as well mean ?aging.?

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Tabor men beat Bethany, lose to McPherson
Tabor men beat Bethany, lose to McPherson

Tabor men beat Bethany, lose to McPherson

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Tabor?s Zack Vansekow goes up against McPherson?s Mitch Arnett for two of the five points he scored in the Bluejays? 64-57 loss Saturday.? Andrew Ottoson / Free Press

Despite deficits of 10-15 and 60-67, the Bluejay men made short work of the Swedes, winning 92-82. Bethany was picked fourth by the conference coaches. The conference coaches picked the Bluejays ninth in preseason polls.

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Tabor women clip McPherson after falling to Bethany
Tabor women clip McPherson after falling to Bethany

Tabor women clip McPherson after falling to Bethany

The Tabor College women?s basketball team emerged from its first week of conference play with an 81-80 win at McPherson to its credit, offsetting a 67-62 loss to Bethany.

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