Category: High School

Allen’s basket lifts Trojans over ‘Cats

Allen’s basket lifts Trojans over ‘Cats

Grant Knoll pushes through two Moundridge defenders to make the second of back-to-back baskets to begin the fourth quarter. The burst stretched the Trojan lead to 39-34. Phyllis Richert Photo A basket at the buzzer by senior Micah Allen gave the Trojans a 45-43 win Friday over the host team on the last night of the Moundridge Preseason Classic. The […]

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Warrior wrestlers finish first at Hesston Invitational

Warrior wrestlers finish first at Hesston Invitational

AJ Cogdill spins out of a hold against his opponent, Aldo Escobar of Chaparral, during the first round of the 120-pound class at the Hesston Invitational Saturday. Cogdill placed fourth with a 1-4 record on the day. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press The Marion wrestling team won the 15-team Hesston Invitational with a score of 1721⁄2 ahead of Hillsboro (1541⁄2) […]

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Warriors 1-2 in Marion Classic

Warriors 1-2 in Marion Classic

Nicholas Stuchlik shoots for two as Peabody-Burns’ Kornelius Skotaam and Junior Edmonson defend. Stuchlik’s basket brought Marion within 17-15 during the second quarter. Stuchlik turned in a double-double performance with 10 points and 17 rebounds in Marion’s 57-55 win. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Marion boys’ basketball team let Saturday’s third-place game slip through their fingers in a 52-39 […]

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MHS girls third in Marion Classic

MHS girls third in Marion Classic

Marshelle Mermis eyes the basket during the first half Tuesday as Peabody-Burns’ Mallory Harris (left) and Rylie McDowell defend. Marion won the game, 61-26 and went on to finish third in the Marion Classic with a 2-1 record. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Marion girls’ basketball team claimed third place in the Marion Classic with a 52-18 victory over […]

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HHS wrestlers second at Hesston

HHS wrestlers second at Hesston

Hillsboro’s Mack Bartel goes on the attack against his first-round opponent, Bill Liu of Wichita Independent, during the Hesston Invita­tional Saturday. Bartel won the 106-pound title with a 3-0 record; all three victories came by fall. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Competing in its first tournament of the season, the Hillsboro wrestling team placed second Saturday at the 15-school event […]

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Trojan girls 0-3 at Moundridge

Trojan girls 0-3 at Moundridge

Hillsboro sophomore Rebecca Kaufman drives the baseline against her Mound­ridge defender during the first half of Friday’s finale. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Failure to execute at critical moments undermined an otherwise credible effort in Hillsboro’s 41-35 loss to the home team on the final night of the Moundridge Preseason Classic. Six Trojan turnovers in the first quarter helped the […]

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Area hoops roundup, December 17, 2014

Canton-Galva—The Eagles opened the Bluebird Classic by splitting two games with Elyria Christian Monday. The boys won, 57-40. Nick Bray led with 28 points, including nine threes. The girls lost, 47-30. Cassidy Enns led with nine points. The Eagles then split games to Little River Friday. The girls won, 46-18. Enns led with 18 points. The boys lost, 49-27. Trey […]

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Trojans win in double overtime

Trojans win in double overtime

Micah Allen drives the lane for two of his career-high 35 points during the Trojans’ season opener against Nickerson. The Trojans prevailed, 73-61, in two overtimes. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Fueled by 35 points from Micah Allen, the Hillsboro boys overcame an 11-point second-half deficit to defeat Nickerson in double overtime, 73-61, in the season opener at Brown Gymna­sium. […]

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Ratzlaff’s 32 points boosts Hillsboro over Nickerson

Ratzlaff’s 32 points boosts Hillsboro over Nickerson

Alex Ratzlaff scores off a steal during Hillsboro’s game against Nickerson Friday. Ratzlaff was the Trojans’ leading scorer with 32 points in Hillsboro’s 61-35 win. Phyllis Richert Photo Led by a 32-point performance from Alex Ratzlaff, the Hillsboro girls led from start to finish in a 61-35 victory over Nickerson in the season opener Friday at Brown Gymnasium. It was […]

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Warriors open with loss at SES

Warriors open with loss at SES

Mason Pedersen drives downcourt during the second half at Southeast of Saline Friday. Pedersen scored five points in Marion’s 59-31 loss. Janae Rempel / Free Press With five new starters taking the court, the Marion boys’ basketball team’s youth was apparent in a 59-31 loss to a tall and talented Southeast of Saline squad Friday. “Before the game, I told […]

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