Category: High School

Ground zero

Ground zero

• Trojans win regional title without allowing a run Hillsboro’s Julie Sinclair fires a pitch during the first inning against Council Grove. The senior left-hander pitched a two-hit shutout with five strikeouts. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press The sun shone brightly and warmly on the Hillsboro softball team Thursday, and the Trojans were hot enough to win the Class 3A […]

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Warriors qualify 7 for state

Warriors qualify 7 for state

Marissa Jacobson shows the form that led to a second-place, state-qualifying finish in the long jump (16 feet, 111⁄2 inches). Her final leap moved her from fifth place into second. Jacobson also qualified for state in the triple jump, winning the event with a leap of 36-8. She missed qualifying in the 200 by two hundredths of a second. Don […]

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HHS qualifies seven events

HHS qualifies seven events

Freshman Abby Sechrist begins the second lap of her anchor leg of the 4×800. Sechrist lengthened her lead on the Southeast of Saline runner to 10 seconds by the time she crossed the finish line with a state-qualifying fourth-place finish at the regional meet in Beloit. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Hillsboro’s three state track and field veterans earned a […]

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Daugherty, Holmes shine at nationals

Daugherty, Holmes shine at nationals

Garrett Daugherty earned All-America honors at the NAIA national meet. Free Press File Photo Hannah Holmes earned All-America honors at the NAIA national meet. Free Press File Photos Two members of the Tabor College track and field team represented the Bluejays at the NAIA Outdoor National Cham­pionships in Gulf Shores, Ala., Saturday. Both earned All-American honors by placing among the […]

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MHS baseball falls in nine innings

MHS baseball falls in nine innings

Bret Voth fires a pitch during Marion’s Class 3A regional semifinal game against Council Grove Thursday. Voth pitched a three-hitter and gave up just one earned run in 82⁄3 innings on the mound. He faced 30 batters and threw seven three up, three down innings. Only five Braves reached base in the game, but Marion lost, 2-1, in nine innings. […]

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Trojan baseball season ends with late-inning loss

Trojan baseball season ends with late-inning loss

After leading off the top of the 5th inning with a walk, David Dick senior slides in to second base for a stolen base during the regional first-round game with Southeast of Saline May 18. Hillsboro led by as much as 5-2, but ended up losing, 6-5. Phyllis Richert photo Southeast of Saline rallied for three runs in the bottom […]

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Area high school sports roundup, May 27, 2015

BASEBALL Canton-Galva—The Eagles opened the Class 2-1A regional hosted by Moundridge with a 6-5 victory over Chase County Monday. Nick Bray earned the pitching win, scattering five hits and three runs over five innings of work while walking four batters and striking out seven. Reed Wiens and Connor Farnham pitched in relief. “Nick really pitched well in getting his first […]

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Marion softball loses to Hesston late

Marion let a 7-1 lead slip through its fingers in Monday’s Class 3A regional quarterfinal loss to Hesston. Having committed just one error in the first three innings, the Warriors were suddenly plagued by miscues—committing nine errors in the final four innings—which allowed the Swathers to make a comeback. Only three of Hesston’s 18 runs were earned. “I think when […]

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Warrior golf concludes season at regionals

The Warrior golf season came to a close at the Class 3A regional tournament hosted by Burlington at Emporia Monday. The Warriors’ only participant, Jade Corona, withdrew from the meet after completing only nine holes. Burlington won the meet with a team score of 336. West Franklin also qualified for state with a score of 377.

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Marion boys win HOA league title

Marion boys win HOA league title

Brad Stone competes in the preliminary 110 hurdles race at the Heart of America league meet hosted by Marion Friday. Stone placed third in that event with a time of 16.06 seconds and finished second in the 300 hurdles (41.1). Both times set new personal records. The Marion boys won the 10-team meet with 106 points. Don Ratzlaff / Free […]

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