• Last modified 401 days ago (April 19, 2023)


Ratzlaff to play for Ottawa

Hillsboro senior Brekyn Ratzlaff has signed to play basketball this fall at Ottawa University.

Ratzlaff, who finished his high school career as Hillsboro’s all-time leader with 1,436 points and 365 assists, was a first-team all-state player this past season.

“He is a proven winner, and we expect him to impact our varsity program right away,” Ottawa coach Aaron Siebenthall said. “Brekyn has the skill set to make those around him better.”

Ratzlaff, son of Micah and Amanda Ratzlaff, is undecided about his college major.

Joining him at Ottawa will be fellow Hillsboro senior Nick Smith, who has been selected as Ottawa’s student director of basketball operations.

A four-year letterman in football and state qualifier in track, he was manager of the Hillsboro basketball team and played his senior season.

“He has a passion for athletics,” Siebenthall said. “Nick will be involved in all facets of the program and will be a great resource and support to our coaches and players alike.”

Smith, son of Tammy and Wade Smith, also is undecided about this major.

Last modified April 19, 2023