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Schachts grow out of comfort zone

Schachts grow out of comfort zone By Dave Benson Nov 1, 2018 The Schacht family, from left, Chris, Christy and Abby. The Hillsboro community rallied around Christy after she was diagnosed with cancer in 2016. It’s amazing how the worst moments in a person’s life can often bring out the best in others. For the

Resilient Hillsboro falls short in semifinal, finishes fourth

Resilient Hillsboro falls short in semifinal, finishes fourth By Jim Faasen | STLhighschoolsports.com Oct 26, 2018 SPRINGFIELD, MO. • Hillsboro High senior second baseman Jensen Knudtson marveled at her team’s resilience on Friday. Even though the Hawks dropped an 8-5 decision to Oak Grove in a Class 3 semifinal at Killian Sports Complex, they never stopped

Hawks Lose 2-1 Heartbreaker to Windsor in District Soccer Championship

Hawks Lose 2-1 Heartbreaker to Windsor in District Soccer Championship Todd Gurnow No doubt that Thursday’s weather was lousy for the district soccer championship game at Hillsboro between the Hawks and the Windsor Owls.  There was no doubt the weather probably kept some folks away from attending the match-up.  But there’s also no doubt that

Hawks Advance to District Soccer Championship Game With 9-0 Shutout of Festus

Hawks Advance to District Soccer Championship Game With 9-0 Shutout of Festus  Todd Gurnow The Hillsboro Hawks enjoyed a terrific offensive night in Monday’s Class 3, District 2 soccer opener.  Hillsboro scored nine goals en route to a 9-0 victory over the Festus Tigers in the first semifinal game.  The win advances the Hawks to

Hawks Down Sikeston in Two Sets in District Opener; Tangle With Farmington in Semis

Hawks Down Sikeston in Two Sets in District Opener; Tangle With Farmington in Semis  Todd Gurnow The Hillsboro varsity volleyball team will face the Farmington Knights in one semifinal district volleyball match on Wednesday, after taking down the Sikeston Bulldogs, 25-12, 25-7 in a quarterfinal match in Jackson on Monday.  The victory improves the Hawks

Hillsboro JV Soccer Ends Season With a Draw

Hillsboro JV Soccer Ends Season With a Draw Todd Gurnow The Hillsboro Hawks junior varsity soccer squad ended its season Monday at home, battling to a 1-1 draw with the Fox Warriors. The Warriors got on the board first, scoring 14:49 into the first half.  That would be all the scoring in the half.  “We

Hillsboro Football Loses Shootout at Farmington to End Season; Dace Scores Five TDs

Hillsboro Football Loses Shootout at Farmington to End Season; Dace Scores Five TDs Todd Gurnow Ninety-seven points, 811 yards of total offense, and 36 first downs.  Those were the final totals of the offensive shootout at Farmington Friday night.  The Hillsboro Hawks and Farmington Knights hooked up for a night of offensive fireworks in a

Three Hillsboro Cross Country Athletes Run at Sectional Meet

Three Hillsboro Cross Country Athletes Run at Sectional Meet 2 mins ago  Emma Wright, Michelle Jones, and Michael Wright represented Hillsboro High School Saturday at the Class 4 Sectional at Big Driver Golf Course in Washington, MO.  The race marked the end of the season for all three runners. In the girls race, sophomore Emma Wright finished in

Hillsboro’s Softball Final Four Run Filled With Memories, Emotions, and Cold Hands

Hillsboro’s Softball Final Four Run Filled With Memories, Emotions, and Cold Hands 2 hours ago Todd Gurnow The Hillsboro Hawks have now returned from their historic softball Final Four experience in Springfield.  Each squad member and coach has been able to do something no other person associated with the program has been able to do.  And

Red-hot Nichols leading Hillsboro to state tournament for first time

Red-hot Nichols leading Hillsboro to state tournament for first time By Steve Overbey | STLhighschoolsports.com HILLSBORO, MO. • The cell phone image made the rounds quickly in Hillsboro, a small, sports-crazy town of around 2,800 in Jefferson County. Senior Emma Nichols, one of the hottest softball pitchers in the state, is seen sleeping contently in a chair