Category: High School

Trojan girls end season at Sterling

Trojan girls end season at Sterling

Alex Ratzlaff drives inside during Hillsboro’s 67-27 loss to Sterling Tuesday. The Trojans lost to Sterling, 64-48, Monday in their sub-state opener to end their season. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press The Hillsboro girls rallied from a 40-point thumping against Sterling six days earlier, but fell short of an upset against the Black Bears in their rematch Monday night in […]

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Best in the state: Palic wins Marion’s first state title

Best in the state: Palic wins Marion’s first state title

Kyle Palic wrestles Wyatt Eitel of Scott Community at 220 pounds during the first round of the Class 3-2-1A state tournament in Hays Friday. Palic won by fall and went a perfect 4-0 in the tournament to win the championship title, becoming Marion’s first state wrestling champion in school history. Free Press photos by Janae Rempel Seven Warrior wrestlers represented […]

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Carey 2-2 at state tournament

Carey 2-2 at state tournament

Jon Carey wrestles Rusty Inkelaar at 132 pounds during the first round of the Class 3-2-1A state tournament in Hays Friday. Carey won a 6-5 decision in that match and finished with a 2-2 record at state, earning both of Hillsboro’s victories in the tournament. Janae Rempel / Free Press Hillsboro’s four state wrestling qualifiers combined for a 2-8 record […]

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Trojans lose regular season finale

Trojans lose regular season finale

Preston Loewen shoots for two during Hillsboro’s 58-45 loss to Sterling Tuesday. The Trojans ended the regular season with a 9-11 overall record. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press The pattern has become too familiar over the second half of the season: A strong start by Hillsboro undermined by inconsistent shooting down the stretch. That was the case again last Tuesday […]

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MHS boys come up short at Sedgwick

MHS boys come up short at Sedgwick

Nicholas Stuchlik scores to tie the game at 22 during the third quarter at Sedgwick Tuesday. Stuchlik led the Warriors with 12 points in Marion’s 43-40 loss. Janae Rempel / Free Press Following an uninspired 56-41 loss to Sedgwick last week, coach Jeff McMillin said the Cardinals would see a different team the second time around. That was the case […]

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Warrior girls end season at Lyons

Seventh-seeded Marion’s season came to a close with a 72-41 loss at No. 2 Lyons in their sub-state opener Monday. Lyons outscored the Warriors 27-10 in the first quarter, with Brenna McClure scoring 14 of her game-high 30 points. Bailey Robson scored six points for Marion. With the Warriors struggling to limit turnovers, Lyons increased its lead to 44-15 by […]

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Area hoops roundup, March 4, 2015

Canton-Galva—The Eagles split games at Little River Tuesday. The girls won, 51-26. Cassidy Enns scored a game-high 29 points. The boys lost, 46-44. The Eagle girls (10-10) received the No. 5 seed in the Class 2A sub-state hosted by Claflin-Central Plains. Canton-Galva was scheduled to travel to No. 4 Lincoln (12-8) Tuesday. The Eagle boys are the No. 6 seed […]

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Seven of 14 Warrior wrestlers headed to state

Seven of 14 Warrior wrestlers headed to state

Seven wrestlers will represent Marion at the Class 3-2-1A state tournament in Hays Friday and Saturday. Those who qualified last week at the Fredonia regional tournament were: (from left) Max Gerlach, Jarrett Johnson, Bryce Shults, Remington Putter, Adam Janzen, Kyle Palic. Not pictured: Cody Shipman. Janae Rempel / Free Press Seven of the 14 wrestlers Marion sent to the Class […]

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Hillsboro qualifies four wrestlers for state

Hillsboro qualifies four wrestlers for state

These four wrestlers will represent Hillsboro High School at the Class 3-2-1A state tournament in Hays Friday and Saturday. Qualifying last week at the Russell regional tournament were: (from left) Jon Carey, Travis King, Nathan Simhiser and Jesse Meier. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Four Hillsboro wrestlers qualified for the Class 3-2-1A state tournament this weekend by finishing among the […]

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HHS boys fall to Hesston, Haven

HHS boys fall to Hesston, Haven

Preston Loewen scores in the lane against Hesston defenders Justin Smith (left) and Grant Raleigh late in the first half. Loewen chipped in six points on a night when no Trojan managed double digits. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press The Hillsboro boys battled well for two quarters, but the Hesston Swathers, ranked No. 5 in Class 3A, pulled away in […]

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