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Festus visits Hillsboro in key conference matchup

By Russell Korando If this year’s football game between Festus and Hillsboro is close to being as dramatic as last year’s meeting, fans for both schools are in for a treat. Last year’s game between Mississippi Area Football Conference Red Division rivals began on Friday night and didn’t end until Saturday afternoon. The game was […]

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FALL 2017 HYPE VIDEO LINK

Click Link Below for the FALL 2017 HYPE VIDEO: https://quik.gopro.com/v/Qen6YeMmuz/ GO HAWKS

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Hillsboro has two players committed to Division I schools

Ted Howell photo By Russell Korando With two players committed to playing softball at two Division I universities, Hillsboro is more than ready to defend its Jefferson County Activities Association championship. The Hawks finished 7-0 in the JCAA last season and have junior Emma Nichols (committed to the University of Iowa) and senior Carlie Sanders […]

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Hillsboro takes two quick sets over Potosi

BY Adam Brewer POTOSI – A strong presence at the net helped propel the Hillsboro volleyball team past Potosi in its first regular season match on Wednesday night. The front line for the Lady Hawks consistently sent the ball hard to the floor to finish off a 25-14, 25-8 victory. Zari Montgomery paced Hillsboro (1-0) with […]

Hawks bash way to tournament title in Troy

By Russell Korando That power surge felt in Troy on Friday and Saturday had nothing to do with the local utility companies. It came directly from the bats of the Hillsboro softball team, which powered up with 14 home runs in four games and swept its way to the championship of the 11th annual Leadoff […]

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Athletes of the Week (Aug. 20, 2017) — Kelsey Boyd and Carlie Sanders, Hillsboro softball

By Russell Korando    Boyd (five) and Sanders (six) combined for 11 home runs on Friday and Saturday to lead Hillsboro to the softball championship of the 11th annual Leadoff Classic in Troy. The Hawks (4-0) beat Troy 7-3 in the tournament final on Saturday. The Trojans are the defending Class 4 state champions. In […]

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Hillsboro makes statement with victory against Troy in title game

Michael R. Gulledge – Photo By Jim Faasen | STLhighschoolsports.com TROY, MO. • Hillsboro senior shortstop Carlie Sanders had a simple philosophy for the championship game of the 11th annual Troy Lead-off Classic softball tournament. In order to be the best, you’ve got to beat the best. That’s exactly what Sanders and the Hawks did in handing […]

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Keller is rushing to greatness

By Russell Korando It could be argued that much of senior Micheal Keller’s success running the football for Hillsboro last season was the product of the Hawks’ senior-laden offensive line. Keller will tell you as much. But all five starting linemen have graduated. Keller might not have the holes to run through he had a […]

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Hawks deep, experienced in backfield

Seniors on this year’s Hillsboro football team, front row, from left, are Jesse Krausz, Jeremy Hummel, Josef Marschuetz, Tyler Isaacson, Mike Lalk, Joe Gregory and Cody Douglas. In the middle, from left, are Justin Konersmann, Micheal Keller, Chase Green, Justin Fitzpatrick, Zach Bodway, Paul Stewart, Tim Schuepbach, Justin Sanders and Riley Thompson. In the back, […]

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Hawks check in as No. 1 football team in county

Hillsboro senior running back Micheal Keller leads a talented, experienced Hawk backfield this fall. Ted Howell photo By Russell Korando In this space last week, I took Leader readers on a tour of the I-55 Conference. My fact-finding mission revealed that Jefferson was equipping itself on and off the field to be a rising football program that […]

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