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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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Hillsboro goes 2-2 on road swing, now 12-4
Hillsboro goes 2-2 on road swing, now 12-4

Hillsboro goes 2-2 on road swing, now 12-4

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Aaron Burnett blocks the plate and tags Jacob Fish in the top of the second inning of the first game of a doubleheader in Peabody on Thursday. Fish was out, but Hillsboro scored early and often, and Legion Post 366 won the games by scores of 16-1 and 19-2. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press. Click image to enlarge.

American Legion Post 366 played all its games on the road this week, and was swept in a doubleheader for the first time this season.

Hillsboro took two losses at Chase County on Tuesday, 10-6 in Game 1 and 7-6 through six innings in Game 2.

?Coming into the season, one of our goals was to take at least one game of every set we played,? coach Tim Hein said. ?We were coming from behind in the second game, but they called it out of time before we could finish it off.?

Hillsboro bounced back on Thursday, defeating Peabody 16-1 and 19-2 to improve its season record to 12-4.

Peabody?Post 366 took a 1-0 lead in the first frame of Game 1, and added four more in the third.

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Swimmers take 3rd at Solomon meet

The Hillsboro swim team third at a meet at Solomon on Saturday.
?It was a good meet for us if you consider we had about half our swimmers there,? coach John Vineski said.
Solomon scored 580 and took the top spot, Council Grove followed with 385 and Hillsboro finished with 307.

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Pair wins tourney title

Shelley Dunham and Jenny Gihring combined for a one-over-par 36 to win the Hillsboro Ladies Golf Invitational Tournament June 21.

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