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Local sports news and notes from Monday Sept. 28

Kicking up mud to take trophies: Familiar names win pony pulls in less than desireable weather Braving the elements, Bob Francis and his horses Rusty and Cherry won their second straight Heavyweight Pony Pull National Championship at the Hillsdale County Fair Monday. Hailing from Bellevue, Ohio Francis has been involved in pony pulling for almost … Continue reading

Chargers notes from Tuesday, Sept. 29

Four Charger teams ranked in respective Top 25 pollsAs of 3 p.m. Monday, all four Hillsdale College fall sports teams are in the nation’s Top 25 in their respective NCAA D II polls for the first time ever. The Hillsdale College volleyball team was ranked 25th in the nation in last week’s poll, but they could … Continue reading

Just tough enough: Sixth-ranked Rangers survive test against Comets

The heart of a champion just barely wore out the heart of a team ever so close to being a champion in one of the true classics of the Jonesville-Reading football rivalry Friday night. The Comets made a memorable goal-line stand and took an 8-point lead early in the third quarter, but eventually Brian Rauth … Continue reading

Hornets defense staunch in victory

By HDN editor J. Pruitt. Hillsdale overcame a sluggish start and overpowered Leslie 33-6 Friday in front of a large homecoming crowd. The Hornets (2-1 SMAA, 2-3 overall)  defense came up big with two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and two sacks to send the Black Hawks (0-3, 0-5) home with another loss.Hillsdale led in total … Continue reading

Pittsford, Camden-Frontier victorious on Homecoming

Pittsford 28 Bellevue 14The Wildcats did as they pleased in the ground game Friday night, to the tune of 407 yards rushing, including 219 yards on 20 carries from Garet Lee.The senior quarterback had touchdown runs of one, 19 and 54 yards, as the Wildcats took a 21-7 halftime lead and never looked back.Kurtis Brackman had … Continue reading