A weekend of champions


HHSsbStTeamPhoto778  Hillsboro High School athletes made Memorial Day weekend doubly memorable by claiming two state titles in their respective sports. TOP: The softball team defeated Rock Creek 3-2 in the 13th inning to claim the first state championship in the program?s 15-year history. Pictured are: first row (from left) Madison Klein, Bradli Nowak, Allison Weber, Julie Sinclair, Emily Jost, Kennedy Lucero; back row, coach Stephanie Sinclair, manager Darcy Heinrichs, Kalie Siebert, manager Tena Loewen (in back), Danae Bina, Sammy Koons, Courtney Weber, Stephanie Sanders, Krista Reimer, Amy Bartel, Erin Loewen, manager Claire Heyen, assistant coach Jill Hein.

HHStrStateSechrist BOTTOM: Trojan freshman Emily Sechrist pulls away from Heather Ruder of Thomas More Prep to win the 3,200-meter run at the Class 3A state track and field championships with a time of 11:42.36. For details on these and other achievements over the weekend, turn to Sports on Page 1B.

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