Category: Sports

Former Tabor center signs with European pro team
Former Tabor center signs with European pro team

Former Tabor center signs with European pro team

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Former Tabor College post Martin de Boer rips a rebound away from an opponent during a contest against Central Methodist University in January 2005. De Boer recently signed to play basketball professionally with Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Click image to enlarge

Former Tabor College standout Martin de Boer recently signed to play basketball professionally with a team in The Netherlands provincial capital of Rotterdam.

De Boer transferred to Tabor from Cloud County Community College in fall 2004 and made a huge impact on the 2005 Bluejays.

Standing 6 feet, 7 inches, de Boer led the team in rebounding, averaging more than five per game and was the squad?s third-leading scorer, averaging over 10 points.

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Hillsboro Flash sweeps tournament, will advance to state
Hillsboro Flash sweeps tournament, will advance to state

Hillsboro Flash sweeps tournament, will advance to state

HillsboroBaseballChamps1510.JPG Click image to enlarge ? The Hillsboro Flash, a 10-and-Under softball team sponsored by On Location Photography and Emprise Bank, went 3-0 this weekend and advanced to the state tournament. Hillsboro beat McPherson 6-1, Salina 15-0 and Hutchinson 8-2. Pictured are: back row (from left) coaches Todd Klein, Damian Ratzlaff, Chad Nowak, Eddie Weber, and Stephanie Sinclair; middle row, […]

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Football covers more ground than it used to

I was pleasantly surprised on Friday afternoon when a publication previewing over 200 high school and college football teams came to my desk.

The first mention of the coming football season is something I?m never quite ready for, no matter how early or late in the year it happens. It always takes me a moment to adjust to my new surroundings.

It?s like walking into a really dark hallway, or one of those over-anxious retail stores that dials up Christmas music 12 seconds after the last box of Halloween decorations skids to a stop in the center of the storage room.

The only difference is that sooner or later, the eyes finally figure out how to cut through the darkness and the ears let the ambient electronic rendition of Jingle Bells fade into the background, whereas football moves continually closer to the center of attention.

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Peabody to host state baseball tourney for 9-and-under teams this weekend

A 9-and-Under baseball state tournament is being held this weekend at Peabody City Park. The tournament is hosted by a Cottonwood Valley all-star team. Marion County players on the team are Dylan Deines of Ramona, Kyle Riffel of Tampa, Dakota Stimpson of Marion, Brandon Entz of Peabody and Clayton Philpot of Peabody. A skills competition will be held at 7 […]

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HHS football camp set for July 23-28

The annual Hillsboro High School football camp is set for July 23-28. Sessions will run from 6:30 a.m. to about 9:30 a.m., according to head coach Len Coryea. The camp is open to HHS students entering grades nine through 12 this fall.

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Religa wins green vest at Pine Edge
Religa wins green vest at Pine Edge

Religa wins green vest at Pine Edge

pineridgeputting008.jpg Mark Religa (left), Goessel, won the Pine Edge green vest at the third annual $25,000 putting contest at Pine Edge Golf Course near Goessel on Saturday. Although no one earned the $25,000 prize, the top five people who qualified for a chance to win it were (from left) Religa; Ron Spillman, Hutchinson; Wayne Neufeld, Inman; Jacob Benson, McPherson; and […]

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Hillsboro teams 1st, 3rd at tournament
Hillsboro teams 1st, 3rd at tournament

Hillsboro teams 1st, 3rd at tournament

cvlsoftball10uchamps2.jpg Hillsboro teams 1st, 3rd at tournament<p><p>The Hillsboro 10-&-Under softball team coached by Eddie Weber and Steph Sinclair defeated Chase County in a two-game Cotton?wood Valley League championship series by a score of 2-1 on June 28. Hillsboro lost the first game of the series 1-0. The team finished with a 7-2 season record and a 3-1 record in the […]

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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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