Competition at the highest level

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HHSStTrRooker029.jpg Athletes battle for state glory in track, baseball and softball

Tiffany Rooker, Hillsboro High School senior, clears the bar during the Class 3A girls? pole vault competion Friday at Cessna Stadium. She matched her career-high of 9 feet and placed fourth in the event. She was among dozens of student athletes from area schools who battled it out for points and medals at the State Track & Field Championships this weekend in Wichita.

Free Press photos by Andrew Ottoson and Don Ratzlaff

HHSbbTeam002.jpg Meanwhile, the baseball and softball team were battling in their
respective state tournaments in Manhattan. In the left photo, HHS coach
Phil Oelke and his team watch their first-round opponent, Galena,
during infield practice. For all the results for all the area teams,
see Sports.

Free Press photos by Andrew Ottoson and Don Ratzlaff
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