Hillsboro High School had a very busy slate of athletics last week, with many of their sports teams having success. Here is a rundown of how each team performed.
The Hillsboro cross country team attended the Ladue Invitational on Thursday. Josh Allison placed first with Jimmy Mann second, Gavin Vaughn third and Landon Pogue took fifth helping them secure first place as a team. The girl’s team took second place as Anna Crosby placed fifth, Emily Wright placed seventh and Katelyn Wiethop placed 10th.
The Hillsboro Boys Soccer team finished the week 1-1. The Hawks lost to Northwest and defeated Duchesne. In the win, Carson Leonard was rewarded after his flip-throw found Elliott Puhse’s head to put the team up 1-0 on Duchesne. Nick Marchetti had the game-winning goal off a corner kick, with his second goal coming via an assist from Matthew Carey to secure the win. The Hillsboro defense came up big on Thursday only allowing one goal. Marchetti was the key offensive standout, ending the week with 3 goals.
The Hillsboro Softball team played three games this past week and Kaylee Hilton batted .818 with a 1.000 slugging %. Her season average is .472 with 14 RBIs.
Additional Hawks that assisted at the plate this week were Peyton Uphoff (.571), Maddy Shelby (.571), Chloe Hicks (.375), Ashley Hilton (.375) and Autumn Watson (.333). The Hawks will compete next week at the Suburban Showdown.
Hilton is 2-0 this week on the mound and has an overall record of 7-1 with 5 complete game shutouts on the season.
Her season ERA is 4.41 with 76 strikeouts over 47 innings pitched
The Hawks Volleyball team was without one of their starting players, as Senior Jada Cochran missed time due to injury, but still had a solid week. On Tuesday, Sept. 6th, Hillsboro took on Farmington, but came out on the losing end. On Wednesday, Sept 7th, the Hawks visited Union High School and again were on the losing end of the scoreboard. On Sept. 9th and 10th, the Hawks took part in the Dig for Life Tournament in Cape Girardeau. On Friday, Hillsboro split sets with New Haven and defeated Sikeston two sets to none. On Saturday, the Hawks defeated Zalma in straight sets, split sets with Eminence, defeated West County in straight sets and lost to eventual runners-up Bell City.
For the weekend, Hillsboro went 4-1-2 at the tournament.
Nice work all you Hawks!