Category: Sports

THE BENCH PRESS- Smart drafts key to NBA success

Ever heard news that hit you like you just saw someone kick your dog? Fans of the Boston Celtics know exactly what I?m talking about.

Aftershocks of Boston slipping to third in NBA draft lottery are still rippling through the national sports media.

If you haven?t heard, Portland and Seattle now hold the top spots, and Lady Luck left the Celts in perfect position to draft some Chinese guy named Yi Jianlian.

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I?m calling a time-out for a quick golf take. Before I go any farther, I should remind everyone that I don?t actually know anything about golfing.

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State champion team from Burns gather for reunion
State champion team from Burns gather for reunion

State champion team from Burns gather for reunion

1953 BurnsHornets.jpg Click image to enlarge.   The 1953 Burns Hornets gathered for a book signing of ?Title Towns! Class BB Boys Basketball Champions of Kansas? written by Steven Michael Farney at a reunion on May 26 at Burns. From left: Jack Heyman, assistant coach Bob Dvorak, Ronald Kirkpatrick, coach Harvey Loy, Don Nightengale, Elwyn Fink, Eugene Graves, Danny Stucky […]

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With four wins, Legion team improves to 7-1
With four wins, Legion team improves to 7-1

With four wins, Legion team improves to 7-1

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Travis Riesen snaps off a curve ball and strikes out a Lyons batter looking to end the fourth inning on Thursday. He struck out nine and Legion Post 366 claimed a 7-1 win. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press. Click image to enlarge.

Hillsboro American Legion Post 366 added four more wins to its resume this week and improved its record to 7-1.

Hillsboro outscored Peabody 11-4 and 16-11 on Tuesday. On Thursday, Hillsboro tallied a 7-1 win over Lyons before eking out a 12-11 victory in the second game.

Lyons?Travis Riesen took the hill for the first game and allowed one run and six runners in seven innings.

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SIDELINE SLANTS- Baseball has its share of all-star cheaters

How is it that we wink or look the other way concerning some aspects of cheating in baseball while we act shocked and appalled on other occasions?

A story on ESPN.com about the biggest cheaters in baseball noted that ?this could also be called the worst cheaters because the best cheaters are the ones we don?t know about who still haven?t been caught.?

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Tabor adds three more athletes by transfer

The Tabor College Athletic Department has announced the signing of additional athletes for the new school year.<p>Jason Aubrey, Bartlesville, Okla., has signed to participate in football. He will transfer from Emporia State University.<p>According to Mike Gottsch, Bluejay head coach, Aubrey was ?an exceptional passing quarterback? at Bartlesville High School.<p>?He is very competitive and will bring solid leadership qualities to the team,? Gottsch said. ?He is a young man of faith and will be a very positive influence on the Tabor campus.?

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Tabor athletes honored

Several Tabor College student-athletes were recognized for regional and national honors at its annual athletic banquet in May. In addition, Ashley Malcom, Lymon, Colo. was named Tabor?s ?outstanding female athlete of the year? while Andrew Brubacher, Hillsboro, was named ?outstanding male athlete of the year.? The ?outstanding scholar athletes of the year? were Emily Vogts, North Newton, and Lindsey Vogts, […]

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Legion Post 366 pastes Herington
Legion Post 366 pastes Herington

Legion Post 366 pastes Herington

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Gavin Serene heads to the dugout after scoring what turned out to be the game-winning run in the top of the third inning of an 11-2 drubbing of Herington. Photo by Andrew Ottoson. Click image to enlarge.

Legion Post 366 opened its season on Tuesday at Memorial Field and earned a split with Abilene.

On Thursday, the team traveled to Herington and hammered out wins of 17-2 and 11-2.

Herington?In the top of the first inning, Hillsboro jumped out to a 4-0 and never looked back.

Coach Tim Hein described the early-season offensive eruption as a product of ?great at-bats and timely hitting.?

?We?ve worked ourselves into good counts and that makes a big difference,? he said.

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Tabor inks 4, 2 for men?s soccer

Women?s basketball?Brianne Greene of Littleton, Colo., has signed a letter of intent to participate in women?s basketball at Tabor College for the 2007-2008 season.

?We are excited that Brianne has decided to continue her basketball career at Tabor,? coach Shawn Winter said. ?Brianne will bring strong leadership and an outstanding Christian commitment to our basketball program and campus. We are thrilled that Brianne is coming to Tabor,? he added.

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HRC slates weights

The Hillsboro Recreation Commission will be sponsoring two separate weightlifting opportunities this summer. The Hillsboro High School Weightlifting room will be open to USD 410 students going into the sixth, seventh, or eighth grade on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during the 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. hour. The Hillsboro High School Weightlifting room will be open to the public on […]

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HSC opens for summer rec soccer

MC United Soccer Club and Hillsboro Recreation director Doug Sisk are making the Hillsboro Sports Complex available to soccer players for skill work and scrimmage on Saturday mornings this summer. Free to MC United players from third grade to adult, new players can join for a fee of $8. The program opens on June 9 and runs through Aug. 4 […]

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