Category: Sports

Eagle selects area football athletes

Four members of the Hillsboro High School football team received all-class recognition by the Wichita Eagle. Spencer Brown, a 5-foot, 10-inch senior, was named to the Class 3A first team as a defensive back. Receiving honorable mention were junior Daniel Jost at receiver, junior John Hein at offensive line and senior Jacob Yoder at running back. Other area athletes to […]

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HRC offering 3rd New Year’s Run

The Hillsboro Recreation Commission is seeking entrants for the third annual Hillsboro Frostbite Four Mile, to be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 1. Runners will meet at the Hillsboro Scout House located in Memorial Park and follow from there the fun run course that winds through Hillsboro. Runners and walkers are welcome. For registration forms call 620-947-3490, email recreation@cityofhillsboro.net or […]

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Carlson signs with Hesston College
Carlson signs with Hesston College

Carlson signs with Hesston College

BobbiJoCarlsonSignPB280001.jpg Click to buy photo Bobbi Jo Carlson, a setter on Hillsboro High?s 31-6 league-champion volleyball team, signed a letter of intent Wednesday to compete at Hesston College next fall. Seated with her are her parents, Kenneth and Marilyn. Standing are (left) Sandy Arnold, HHS head coach, and Vanessa Schroeder, Hesston College head coach.

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Tabor men defeat Central Bible to earn a split at Missouri tourney

The Tabor College men?s basketball team went 1-1 in its final non-conference tune-up games at the Central Missouri State tournament held in Warrensberg, Mo. over the weekend.

The Bluejays lost 92-46 in a difficult matchup against the hosts Friday, and won a more manageable game against Central Bible by a score of 68-64 on Saturday.

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Cross country isn?t for the attention-hungry athlete

You?ve heard the line, ?If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound??

Similarly, if you are a cross-country runner and no one is around to see you run, did you really run?

Such is the fate of athletes who compete in what has to be among the most invisible of all high school and collegiate sports?cross country.

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New Start
New Start

New Start

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First-year coach Nathan Hiebert has six returning letter-winners at the core of his Hillsboro girls? team. Pictured from left are Abi Humber, Samantha Heinrichs, Amy Neufeld, Dakota Kaufman, Kassidi Luthi and Amanda Faber. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press

The Hillsboro High School girls? basketball team will take the court as the defending Class 3A state champions this winter, but the makeup of this year?s squad will be very different from the one that roared through post-season play a year ago.

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Trojan boys short on experience, but long on talent
Trojan boys short on experience, but long on talent

Trojan boys short on experience, but long on talent

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This group of seniors and letter-winners will form the base of the Hillsboro boys? basketball aspirations for 2007-08. Pictured from left are Gavin Serene, Daniel Jost, David Loewen, Clay Shewey and Mitchell Koop. Jost is the only returning with significant varsity playing time as the Trojans lost eight athletes to graduation, injury or departure. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press.

Despite some adversity even before the start of the season, Hillsboro High School boys? basketball coach Darrel Knoll is looking for his fresh-look Trojan squad to improve on last year?s 11-11 record.

Knoll knew he?d be losing seven key players from last year?s team, but a knee injury to returning point guard Spencer Brown late in the football season has changed the tenor of the upcoming campaign.

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Five state qualifiers spice a solid Trojan mat lineup
Five state qualifiers spice a solid Trojan mat lineup

Five state qualifiers spice a solid Trojan mat lineup

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The Hillsboro wrestling team has 10 varsity-seasoned seniors and letter-winners to fill many of the 14 weight classes on this year?s wrestling card.? Pictured from left are Jacob Yoder, Tyler Jones, Frankie Martin, Nicholas Mueller, John Hein, Jared King, Zach Jost, Grady Stultz, CJ Shaw and Alex Jost. That bodes well for a Trojan program that has compiled a 25-1 record in duals the past two seasons. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press.

With five state qualifiers returning, plus several other athletes with varsity seasoning, coach Scott O?Hare anticipates another strong year for Hills?boro wrestling.

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Bluejay men expect to surprise KCAC competition
Bluejay men expect to surprise KCAC competition

Bluejay men expect to surprise KCAC competition

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The Tabor College men?s team is off to a 2-5 start against a tough early-season schedule. First-year coach Micah Ratzlaff expects his squad to surprise pollsters who picked the Bluejays to finish ninth in the preseason KCAC poll. Pictured are: back row (from left) assistant coach Garrett Bryant, Mike Rousell, Jared Hett, Orson Thomas, Kory Faul, Brent Nelson, Brett Curran, head coach Micah Ratzlaff, Zack Vanselow, Mike Stoecker, Jordan Funk, Jeff Hussong, Andrew Schroter, assistant coach Anthony Monson, student assistant coach Tyler Weinbrenner; front row, Brad Kaiser, Aaron Schmucker, DaQuon Anderson, Kyle Kroeker, Kyle do Blonk, Caleb Good, Aaron Whitelaw, Dustin Burnett, Melvin Green, Dale Collins, Ryan Watson. Vance Frick / Tabor College.

On the cusp of conference play, the 2007-08 Tabor College men?s basketball season already bears some of the marks of a transition year.

With the loss of all-conference guards Andy Brubacher and Tyler Weinbrenner to graduation, along with Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference ?Newcomer of the Year? Greg Munroe this off-season, and combined with the changing of the guard at the end of the Bluejay bench, Tabor slid to ninth place in preseason polls.

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Tabor women retooling for start of KCAC schedule
Tabor women retooling for start of KCAC schedule

Tabor women retooling for start of KCAC schedule

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The Tabor College women have compiled a 1-8 record through a tough preseason. First-year head coach Shawn Winter is looking for some success when the KCAC season opens Thursday, Nov. 29, against Bethany College. Pictured above are: back row (from left) manager Kelsey Bloss, manager Whitney Allen, manager Cherise Strangohr, Chelsea Malone, Erin Runge, Brittany Roth, Jenny Glaskell, Katie Fast, Jordan Crosson, Haley Parsely, Dana Champlin, Addie Cole, assistant coach Landon Jordan, head coach Shawn Winter; front row, Erin Dragoo, Abby Claassen, Stephanie Silvas, Kristen Allen, Cassondra Huxman, Joanna Pyle, Stacie Herman, Kristen Watson, Cheri Mount, Amanda McDonald, Brianne Greene, Katie Mount.

A season ago, the Tabor College women?s basketball team put together a 26-6 record, including a 15-3 mark in conference play, and defeated Cardinal Stritch in the first round of the NAIA Division II national championship tournament.

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