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State XC Koester Places 19th at State Vaughn 46th

Congratulations to Seniors Kevin Koester and Colton Vaughn who completed their senior XC seasons at the Class 4 State Meet on November 4th, 2017.   Kevin Koester placed 19th with a time of 16:16 earning him all state honors Colton Vaughn finished 46th with a time of 16:47 Koester (left) and Vaughn (right) warming up for

Senior running backs keys to Hillsboro playoff journey

Hillsboro running back Micheal Keller tries to elude Farmington defender Nathaniel Link during last Friday’s district semifinal. Keller rushed for 147 yards and a touchdown in the Hawks’ 48-42 victory. Ted Howell photo By Russell Korando Friday football primer CLASS 4 DISTRICT 1 CHAMPIONSHIP Cape Girardeau Central (7-4) at Hillsboro (8-3), Friday, 7 p.m. Last

Hillsboro Edges Farmington for Spot in Title Game

Class 4 District 1 Semifinals: Hillsboro Edges Farmington for Spot in Title Game (Hillsboro) Top seed Hillsboro survived a scare from fourth seed Farmington, 48-42, in the Class 4 District 1 semis on AM 800 KREI and AM 1400 KJFF. After the two teams traded touchdowns to open the game, Farmington got a boost from special teams…   A

Stirring comeback lifts Hillsboro to district final

Hillsboro senior running back Joe Garner scores a touchdown in Friday night’s 48-42 win against Farmington in the Class 4 District 1 semifinals. Ted Howell photo By Russell Korando For the second straight season, Hillsboro will host Cape Girardeau Central in the Class 4 District 1 championship. The Tigers, who have won District 1 four

PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Hillsboro hosts Farmington in district semifinal

Hillsboro senior running back Joe Gregory lunges into the end zone for a touchdown against De Soto in last week’s Class 4 District 1 tournament. Ted Howell photo By Russell Korando and Gordon Bess Hillsboro beat visiting De Soto 36-15 in the first round of the Class 4 District 1 tournament on Oct. 20. The

Marching Hawks Finish Competition Season with Strong Showing at Potosi and Seckman

Marching Hawks Finish Competition Season with Strong Showing at Potosi and Seckman      The Hillsboro Marching Hawks closed out their competition season with festivals at Potosi High School and Seckman High School.  They performed this year’s competition show, Numbers with movements 1) Pi, 2) The Golden Ratio, 3) Infinity. October 14, the Marching Hawks

STLPD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

Kevin Koester • Hillsboro cross country By:  Paul Kopsky at pkopsky@stltoday.com A senior, Koester took first place in the Class 4 District 1 meet at Jackson City Park with a time of 16 minutes, 15 seconds. Koester, who led from start to finish, had a couple challengers in the first mile but fended them off

Hillsboro only football team from county still alive

Hillsboro senior receiver Josef Marschuetz catches a 25-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tyler Isaacson in Friday night’s district football game against De Soto. Ted Howell photo By Russell Korando Hillsboro was one of 11 football teams from Jefferson County to enter Friday night’s district playoffs. By about 10 p.m. the top-seeded Hawks (7-3) were the

Duel between rival harriers exceeds expectations

Hillsboro senior Kevin Koester, left, leads Festus junior Max McDaniel as they compete in Saturday’s Jefferson County Activities Association cross country championship. Ted Howell photo By Russell Korando Oct 20, 2017 I love it when reality exceeds expectations. Unseasonably warm weather greeted me as I climbed in the car at 8 a.m. and made my