Category: High School

4 Trojans earn all-CKL honors

Two players from both the Hillsboro boys’ and girls’ basketball teams received recognition from the coaches of the Central Kansas League. For the boys, senior Micah Allen was selected for the CKL first team while junior Austin Cross received honorable mention. Allen averaged 15.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists for the 9-12 Trojans. Cross averaged 6.2 points and 5.5 […]

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Heart of America athletes recognized

Heart of America league coaches have released the all-league selections for the 2014-15 basketball season. Marion is represented by two athletes, while three Canton-Galva athletes have received recognition. Marion freshman Kourtney Hansen received honorable mention. “Kourtney started the season with good skills,” coach Kelly Robson said. “That always helps at the high school level when the new players come in […]

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Wheat State League athletes feted

Marion County schools place 12 athletes on all-league basketball teams Wheat State League coaches have released all-league honors for the 2014-15 basketball season. Marion County athletes were well-represented with 12 players from Centre, Goessel and Peabody-Burns receiving recognition. For the Centre girls, three members of the Cougars’ state-qualifying team received recognition. Senior Shelby Makovec and sophomore Shelby Pankratz were named […]

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5 athletes earn all-state honors

Five Marion County basketball athletes have received all-state recognition from The Wichita Eagle. Centre’s Shelby Makovec, a senior, received first-team recognition in girls’ Class 1A-Division I. Two members of the Goessel girls’ basketball team received honors: junior Page Hiebert was named to the Class 1A-Division I second team, while junior Aleena Cook received honorable mention. In Class 2A girls, Canton-Galva’s […]

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Centre of attention

Centre of attention

In their fourth consecutive state appearance, Cougar girls bring home the school’s first state hardware in 43 years Centre Cougars place third at state tournament with a 2-1 record. The Centre High School girls’ basketball team poses with the third-place trophy it received after defeating St. Paul, 48-44, Saturday at the Class 1A-Div. I state tournament played in White Auditorium […]

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STATE-BOUND / Centre defeats Goessel in all-Wheat State League sub-state finals

STATE-BOUND / Centre defeats Goessel in all-Wheat State League sub-state finals

Members of the Centre girls’ basketball team celebrate their newly-won sub-state championship Saturday at the Class 1A-Division I tournament hosted by Rosalia-Flinthills. The Cougars defeated Goessel, 37-21, in the finals to advance to the state tournament in Emporia for the fourth consecutive year. Janae Rempel / Free Press For the fourth consecutive year, the Centre girls basketball team punched its […]

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Trojan boys end season at Trinity

Trojan boys end season at Trinity

Hillsboro senior Grant Knoll draws contact from Hutch Trinity’s Caleb Cramer on a drive to the basket late in the third quarter of their sub-state matchup. Knoll made one of two free throws, but the Trojans came up short, 48-42, to end their season with a 9-12 record. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Hillsboro’s 48-42 loss to Hutchinson Trinity in […]

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Palic becomes Marion’s first state wrestling champion

Palic becomes Marion’s first state wrestling champion

Kyle Palic became Marion’s first state wrestling champion when he won the Class 3-2-1A state title at 220 pounds Feb. 27-28. Palic rolled up 49 wins and two losses this season, and ends his career at Marion with an overall record of 109-20. Janae Rempel / Free Press For the first time in program history, the Marion wrestling team boasts […]

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Marion falls to Hesston at sub-state

Marion falls to Hesston at sub-state

Zachary Stuchlik draws a foul on Hesston’s Jonathan Weber during the second quarter of Tuesday’s 62-17 sub-state quarterfinal loss. Marion ended the season with a 4-17 overall record. Janae Rempel / Free Press The defending state champion Hesston boys showed why they are one of the top-ranked teams in Class 3A, overwhelming visiting Marion in a sub-state quarterfinal matchup Tuesday, […]

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Area hoops roundup, March 11, 2015

Canton-Galva—The fifth-seeded Eagle girls defeated No. 4 Lincoln in the Claflin-Central Plains Class 2A sub-state quarterfinals Tuesday, 37-24. Canton-Galva led 6-4 by the end of the first quarter and increased its margin to 16-8 by halftime. The Eagles enjoyed a double-digit, 23-13, advantage heading into the final period and outscored Lincoln 14-11 in the fourth quarter to solidify the win. […]

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