Category: High School

All-league HOA football released

All-league HOA football released

Marion and Canton-Galva football athletes have received recognition from Heart of America league coaches. For Marion, five Warriors received first-team recognition. Senior offensive lineman Kyle Palic was Marion’s sole first-team selection on offense, anchoring a Warrior offense that put up 3,515 yards this season. “Kyle has been one of the better players in the league for the past three years, […]

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Knoll to run at ESU next year

Knoll to run at ESU next year

Seated with Grant are his parents, Darrel and Lenna Knoll. Behind them is Dennis Boldt. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Hillsboro High School senior Grant Knoll signed a letter of intent Nov. 19 to run cross country and track and field at Emporia State University next year. Knoll didn’t compete in cross country at HHS, but in track and field […]

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Wheat State League football athletes earn recognition

Wheat State League football coaches have released the 2014 all-league team, with athletes from Centre and Peabody-Burns included in the recognition. Three members of Centre’s 3-6 squad received honors. Seniors Dakota Stimpson and Justin Bina were named to the first team. Senior Conner Montgomery received honorable mention. Five members of Peabody-Burns’ 9-1 playoff qualifying team received recognition. Seniors Braxton Kyle, […]

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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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