Category: Sports

Depleted HHS squad 0-2 vs. Panthers
Depleted HHS squad 0-2 vs. Panthers

Depleted HHS squad 0-2 vs. Panthers

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Jacob Fish delivers a pitch during Game 1 against Nickerson. Fish came on in relief of starter Travis Riesen.

The Hillsboro High baseball team absorbed a pair of lopsided losses to Nickerson, 19-8 and 23-9, in its season opener last Tuesday at Memorial Field.

With seven players, including four to five likely starters, attending a church conference, Trojan coach Phil Oelke filled the holes in his lineup with four freshmen and two sophomores who were seeing their first varsity action.

?There?s only one way to look at a game like that, and that is to find as many positive things as you can,? Oelke said. ?The (young) guys got a lot playing experience. So I was pretty pleased with them.?

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Trojans rally to sweep Nickerson
Trojans rally to sweep Nickerson

Trojans rally to sweep Nickerson

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Jenesa Klose winds and fires in the season opener. After notching six strikeouts in the first game, Klose and the Trojans limited Nickerson to two hits and three baserunners in the second game, a 2-0 win for the Trojans.

Aside from a blustery cold northwest wind, the first games of the season proved to be a tougher test than the Hillsboro High softball team may have expected.

But the Trojans passed it anyway, sweeping a salty Nickerson squad last Tuesday at the Sports Complex. In Game 1, the Trojans erupted for five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning for a come-from-behind 7-3 victory, then squeezed out a 2-0 win in Game 2.

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SIDELINE SLANTS- Ratzlaff is Brubacher?s hand-chosen successor

Tabor College football coaches have come and gone with regular frequency. In most cases, the head coach left with a gentle shove after a brief stay. There have only been a few cases where the head coach decided to leave on his own to advance his career.

The history of TC basketball is just the opposite. Yes, there have been times when a head coach was asked to leave, but more often than not, the men?s and women?s basketball programs have been models of consistency.

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Faust?s story links Marion with NY Giants history

In 1911, baseball was still America?s pastime, and a man from Marion traveled to New York to become an important part of a team that set one of the baseball?s oldest records.

Nearly a hundred years later, baseball enthusiasts David Stalker and Gabriel Schechter are working with the city of Marion to make sure that Charles Faust?s legend is not forgotten.

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HHS boys? track takes 2nd

Challenged by depleted numbers and a cold northwest wind, the Hillsboro High track team opened its competitive season last Tuesday by hosting a five-team Central Kansas Track League meet at Reimer Field.

Even with more than half of the team?s athletes at a church-related conference in California, the Trojan boys placed second and the girls third.

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TC softball opens KCAC play

The Tabor College softball team went 0-4 in a set of road contests against Friends and McPherson before wintery conditions set in.

McPherson?The visiting Bluejays were on the short end of two lopsided scores against the Bulldogs, 8-1 and 13-1.

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HHS, MHS sweep titles at opener

Golfers from Hillsboro and Marion high schools combined to sweep all of the individual and team titles at the Herington Invitational on Tuesday, April 3.

The tournament involved 14 schools, including Goessel, Peabody-Burns and Centre.

On a cold and blustery day, Elliott Soyez from HHS won the individual title with an 18-hole score of 76, edging Zach Frey of Goessel by two strokes. Travis Hett from Marion was third (81), Justin Kent from Hillsboro fourth (82) and Keith Jones (83) of Marion fifth to give Marion County a top-five sweep.

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Lahiti, Redding sign with Tabor

Two players recently signed letters of intent to play football at Tabor College this fall. Michael John Lahita III is from Owasso, Okla. According to Mike Gottsch, head football coach, ?Michael is a super individual who has a passion to play the game at the next level. He was a tough nose guard in high school. ?I am impressed with […]

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Hiebert gets golds, leads GHS to 2nd

The Goessel track teams got their season off to a strong start April 3 at the Bluestem Quint. The boys tallied 90 points and finished second behind Hesston but ahead of Halstead, Fairfield and Bluestem. The girls tied Fairfield for third place. For the boys, Garrett Hiebert threw the javelin a school record 198-8 for first place?the first of four […]

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Savoring a sweet season of state success…
Savoring a sweet season of state success…

Savoring a sweet season of state success…

hhspep_megan m speaks.jpg hhsep_awards.jpg USD 410 students and faculty, as well as district patrons, celebrated a winter of success during a special assembly last Wednesday afternoon at Brown Gymnasium. The Hillsboro High state-champion girls? basketball team was the center of attention, but the crowd saluted the Trojans? state-qualifying wrestlers and state-runnerup chess team, too. Cheerleaders, Trojan Booster Club and team […]

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