Spring sweep: Trojans make history with all five spring sports competing at state

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For the first time in school history, Hillsboro High School will be represented in state competition in all five of its spring sports. Taylor Hagen (from top) teamed with Clay Shewey to place seventh at the Class 3A state tournament in Wichita May 15-16. Daniel Kunantaev led his team to the state golf tournament, scheduled for Tuesday, May 26 (results available at hillsborofreepress.com). Pitcher Jacob Edwards, who threw a two-hit shutout in the regional title game, could take the mound again when the Trojans play for a state title this Friday and Saturday at Manhattan. On those same days and in the same city, shortstop Steph Sanders and her teammates will be the first Trojan softball team to play at state in the 11 years of the program. Dakota Kaufman will join several Trojans making a return trip to the state track-and-field championships in Wichita this Friday and Saturday. They join football, volleyball and cross country, who competed at state this past fall, and the girls? basketball team, who competed at state this winter. ?It?s awesome,? said Max Heinrichs, former activities director and current principal at HHS. ?I was proud of the kids on their academic acheivements, too,? he said. ?But these extra-curricular accomplishments are just outstanding.? For details on the success of the baseball, softball and track teams at regionals, see Sports (Page 1B).

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