Due to an early deadline for the holiday weekend, not all scores were received in time to be included in this week’s round-up. Football had not played before the Free Press went to press so their scores are also not included this week.

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Callie Plenert, HHS Senior, placed 3rd in singles at the Hillsboro Home Meet.

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Sammie Saunders, HHS Senior #12, and  Savannah Shahan Sophomore #9 attempt a defensive block.

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Sammie Saunders, HHS Senior, hits between 2 Marion defenders.


Volleyball- The Eagles traveled to Inman on Tuesday, Aug. 31 for a dual where they played best of 5 sets.

The team lost after three game. The scores were as follows:

Set 1 – 4-25 (loss)

Set 2 – 12-25 (loss)

Set 3 – 9-25 (loss)

“Inman has a great varsity team, lots of powerful hitters and they ran their offense well. We played well at many points in the game, there were some good offensive and some good defensive moments. Our team came together well and we started to pick it up in the second and third sets. It is exciting to start our season and continue to work toward getting a win,” said Coach Cloe Hedlund.

The Eagles will play at Little River on Saturday, Sept. 11.


The Cross Country team had their meet cancelled due to weather.


Volleyball- The Trojans traveled to Lyons for its annual CKL pre-season tournament on Saturday, Aug. 28. They went 5-1 and came home with a 3rd place finish.

Here are the scores for that day:

Hillsboro defeated Larned 25-20, 25-10

Hillsboro defeated Lyons 25-10, 25-19

Hillsboro defeated Hesston 25-21, 25-9

Hillsboro defeated Halstead 25-23, 25-10

Smoky Valley defeated Hillsboro 25-22, 25-21

Hillsboro defeated Lyons 16-25, 25-19, 25-13

“It took us a while to get started in our first match of the season with Larned. But once we settled our nerves, fixed our mistakes, and played our game our play got much smoother. We did a lot of good things throughout the day —particularly in the Hesston match,” said Coach Sandy Arnold. “The best thing about our pre-season tournament is finding out where we stand in the league and it gives us a list of our strengths as well as areas that need improvement. That makes it easy to plan practice then! We were obviously disappointed with our loss to Smoky Valley, but we know they are a very good team and we will need to raise our level of play in order to compete with teams like theirs.”

On Monday night, August 30, Hillsboro defeated Marion in a 3 out of 5 dual, 25-20, 25-16, 25-10 on our home court.

“It was fun to have a home match to start our regular season of play – even if it is super hot right now! We look forward to another home match Tuesday, Sept. 7 with two very good volleyball teams in Cheney and Hesston,” said Arnold.

The Trojans will play at SE Saline on Saturday, Sept. 11.

Cross County

Hillsboro had their first tournament of the season at the Smoky Valley CC Invitational on Thursday.

Here are the highlights:

Emersyn Funk: 2nd in her age group (JR/SR), 3rd overall – with a time of 21:51

Moriah Jost: 5th in her age group (JR/SR), 7th overall – with a time of 23:36

Ainsley Duell: 6th in her age group (JR/SR), 8th overall – with a time of 23:38

Trudy Hein: 4th in her age group (FR/SO), 13th overall – with a time of 27:19

Deon Weeks: 11th in his age group (JR/SR), 25th overall – with a time of 24:35

Nathan Lopez: 16th in his age group (JR/SR), 32nd overall – with a time of 27:55

The Trojans will compete next on Sept. 11 at Wamego.


The Trojans hosted a tournament at home on Tuesday, Aug. 31.

“The girls have been working really hard and performed well in their first matches of the season,” said Coach John Ruder.

Callie Plenert finished 3rd at number 1 singles.

“She is an accomplished doubles player qualifying for the State tournament last year. However this was the first time she has played singles in a tournament. She was pretty nervous in her first match, but settled in and played two strong matches to finish 3rd,” said Ruder.

Cheyenne Funk played number two singles and finished 4th as did the two doubles teams, number 1 Katie Rempel and Violet Klein and number 2 Kate Maxfield and Annaliese Jorgenson.

“With the work they are putting into their practice sessions, I expect to see much improvement as we progress through the season,” said Ruder.

The team will play at Lindsborg on Thursday.

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