HHS battles illness at Cardinal Classic

Don Ratzlaff | January 31, 2017

Illness turned out to be one tough opponent for the Hillsboro wrestling team last week, but a depleted squad competed at the Hoisington Cardinal Classic on Friday after a two-team dual at Council Grove on Thursday. “What started out as an exciting week of upcoming opportunities and challenges quickly turned into a week of frustration […]

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HHS 14th at Eureka

Don Ratzlaff | January 24, 2017

The Hillsboro wrestling team competed at the highly competitive tournament at Eureka Saturday and finished in a 14th-place tie among 21 teams. “Eureka was another highly competitive tournament for us,” coach Scott O’Hare said. “Most every bracket had a lot of depth and many brackets had multiple state qualifiers, state placers and currently ranked wrestlers […]

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Bartel finishes second at Halstead

Don Ratzlaff | January 17, 2017

The Hillsboro wrestling team placed 11th among the 15 schools competing at the Halstead Invitational on Friday and Saturday. Douglass won the team title with 208 points. Marion followed with 162, then Min­neapolis 146.5, Chase County 110, Rem­ing­ton 110, Circle 107, Nick­erson 99, Ellsworth 95, Lyons 80, Cheney 71, Hillsboro 62, Leon Bluestem 61, Hesston […]

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Warriors sixth in Winter Duals

Janae Rempel | December 22, 2015

The Marion wrestling team finished sixth among a field of 16 Friday at the Marion County Winter Duals. Teams were divided into four pools. Half wrestled in Marion and half in Hillsboro. Based on their performance in pool play, teams moved on to either a championship or consolation bracket to determine the final places. The […]

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HHS wrestlers 11th in Winter Duals

Don Ratzlaff |

Hillsboro?s wrestling team placed 11th among the 16 schools competing at the Marion County Winter Duals tournament Thursday. Co-hosted by Hillsboro and Marion, the 16 schools were first divided into four pools of four teams?two of the pools competed at Hills?boro and two at Marion. The teams, ranked according to their pool performance, were then […]

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Kids wrestling tournament draws 230 participants to Hillsboro on Saturday

Hillsboro Free Press | December 8, 2015

Colton Shipman of Marion looks to the official while he wrestles Lucas Philips of Fort Riley during the 17th annual Hillsboro Takedown Tournament Saturday in Brown Gymnasium. Colton won his match with a 9-0 score. ?We had around 230 wrestlers from 21 youth wrestling clubs around the state,? said Scott O?Hare, director of the Hillsboro […]

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Two state wrestlers will lead Trojans

Janae Rempel | December 2, 2015

Scott O?Hare returns two athletes with state tournament experience as he begins his 10th year as head coach of Hillsboro wrestling. Senior Levi Mendoza and junior Travis King have competed in the Class 3-2-1A tournament at Hays. O?Hare said he feels fortunate to have Mendoza back on this year?s squad. ?He had been gone through […]

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Three state qualifiers back for Marion

Janae Rempel |

The 2015-16 Marion wrestling team may be small in number but not in talent, according to 16th-year head coach Chad Adkins. ?We?re just about one deep in the weight classes, which is OK as long as we?re healthy and eligible,? Adkins said. ?We have tons of talent, though, which is good.? Last year, Marion took […]

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Parent meeting Nov. 10 for kids wrestling

Hillsboro Free Press | November 3, 2015

Parents of children age 5 through 18 interested in participating in the Hillsboro Wrestling Club are invited to an information and sign-up meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the technology lecture hall on the south side of the high school. The agenda includes signing up wrestlers, collecting fees and discussing the upcoming season. […]

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HWC sends 5 to state championships

Don Ratzlaff | March 31, 2015

Five members of the Hillsboro Wrestling Club competed in the USA Wres?tling Kansas Kids State Championships Saturday and Sunday at the Topeka Expocentre. Camden Padgett placed fifth in the 10 & under/79 pounds division, with a 4-2 record. Tristan Rathbone went 0-2 in the 10 & under/90 pounds division. Connor Padgett placed fifth in the […]

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