Category: High School

Four Trojans feted by CKL coaches

Four members of Hills­boro’s Class 3A state runner-up and tri-champion Central Kansas League team were recognized by the CKL coaches last week. Two juniors from the 39-5 Trojans were unanimous selections for the all-league first team and two seniors received honorable mention. Junior outside hitter Alex Ratzlaff was one of only three unanimous selections. The Trojans’ primary attacker, Ratzlaff compiled […]

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Warriors, Eagles earn all-HOA recognition

Heart of America league coaches have released the 2014 all-league volleyball honors, with athletes from Marion and Canton-Galva represented. Two members of Marion’s 28-9 volleyball team received recognition. Junior Kirsten Hansen was named to the all-league team. “Kirsten is an amazing volleyball player and athlete in general,” Marion coach Brady Hudson said. “She has so much passion for the sport […]

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WSL coaches choose volleyball all-league

Wheat State League coaches have released the 2014 all-league volleyball honors, with athletes from Goessel, Centre and Peabody-burns represented. Eight members of Goessel’s Class 1A, Division I state runners-up squad received recognition. Juniors Page Hiebert, Alyssa Booton and Alicen Meysing and freshman Eden Hiebert were named to the first team. Page Hiebert tallied 455 kills (5.17 per game) with a […]

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Marion loses to Lyndon in regional playoffs

Marion loses to Lyndon in regional playoffs

Adam Janzen rushes for a 21-yard gain in the second quarter, setting up a 31-yard touchdown pass from Jacob Baldwin to Mason Pedersen on the next play that gave Marion a 20-14 lead over Lyndon. Janzen was Marion’s leading rusher, carrying the ball 24 times for 237 yards and four touchdowns in Marion’s 61-40 regional loss. Janae Rempel / Free […]

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Peabody-Burns falls to Osborne

Peabody-Burns falls to Osborne

Braxton Kyle carries the ball during the first quarter against Osborne Tuesday in Peabody-Burns’ 66-44 bi-district playoff loss. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Peabody-Burns football team’s season came to a close with a 66-44 loss to Osborne Tuesday in a Class 8-man, Division I bi-district playoff game. As District 3 winners, the undefeated Warriors (9-0) were paired against defending […]

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Oh, so close / Hillsboro, Goessel challenge for state volleyball titles

Oh, so close / Hillsboro, Goessel challenge for state volleyball titles

Trojans’ goal of a championship ‘four-peat’ falls just short The Hillsboro volleyball team poses with its runner-up trophy after losing a tough battle against Silver Lake, the No. 1 ranked team in Class 3A, in the finals of the state tournament in Emporia. Members of the team, which finished the season with a 39-5 record, are: front row (from left), […]

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Silver lining finish for HHS

Silver lining finish for HHS

• Trojans’ bid for a fourth straight state volleyball title ends against Silver Lake Hillsboro’s dream of four consecutive volleyball state championships sank Satur­day in a deep Silver Lake that swallowed every opponent it faced during the Class 3A state tournament in Emporia. Hoping to rebound from a two-set sweep by Silver Lake in pool play the night before, the […]

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One game short of perfection

One game short of perfection

• Undefeated Goessel falls to Centralia in state championship Page Hiebert attacks the net during Goessel’s Class 1A, Division I state championship game against Centralia Saturday. The Bluebirds lost in three sets, finishing as state runners-up. It was Goessel’s first loss this season, and the Bluebirds finished with an overall record of 43-1. Dale Wiens Photo The Goessel volleyball team’s […]

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Sechrist runner-up in Class 3A race

Sechrist runner-up in Class 3A race

Hillsboro’s Emily Sechrist shows the form that led her to a silver medal at the Class 3A state cross-country race Saturday at Rim Rock Farm near Lawrence. The senior capped her high school career with two gold medals and two silver medals at state. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Hillsboro senior Emily Sechrist completed her outstanding high school cross-country career […]

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Marion clinches district title

Marion clinches district title

Bryce Shults runs for a 6-yard gain at the end of the third quarter Thursday at Mission Valley. With Marion leading 58-7 by halftime, the entire Warrior roster saw playing time in the Warriors’ 72-14 win. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Marion football team had little trouble securing the Class 2-1A District 3 title with a 72-14 rout at […]

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