Written by Patty Decker Friday, 29 March 2013 14:27A new scoreboard is going to make it easier for baseball fans to follow the action in Marion, thanks to several people working together to improve the city’s ball field.
The idea for a new scoreboard started about a year ago during baseball season, according to Casey Case, project organizer.
“We heard some complaints about how hard it was to see and read (the scoreboard),” he said.
After talking with other businesses in town, Case said, it was decided to replace the scoreboard that was more than 25 years old.
“We got some prices and it ended up more expensive (than first anticipated),” he said. “We didn’t count on a big 8-inch I-beam that had to go into concrete in the ground.”
The total cost for the project was...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 19 March 2013 13:44Fourteen members of the Hillsboro Wrestling Club competed Saturday at the District III East Sub-District Tournament in Junction City.
This was the first tournament in the USA Wrestling-Kansas State Qualifying Series. The top four finishers in each bracket automatically qualified for the District III Tournament this Saturday in McPherson.
The top four wrestlers in each bracket there will qualify for the USAW-KS Folkstyle State Championship Tournament, March 29-30 at the Topeka Expocenter.
Following are the results, according to age group and weight class.
8 & Under: Daniel Gomez, 49 pounds, 2-2, fourth place; Garrett Helmer, 61 pounds, 3-1, second place; Camden Padgett, 67 pounds, 3-0, first place; Tristan...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 19 March 2013 13:43Thirteen athletes from three area schools received all-league recognition from Wheat State League coaches for their performance during the past basketball season.
Goessel landed five players on the list. For the girls, who finished 10-12, senior Jessica Harvey was selected for the first team.
Three members of the boys’ 9-12 team received recognition. Senior David Cook was named to the first team while classmates Trey Schmidt and Nic Buller received honorable mention.
Two members of Centre’s state-qualifying girls’ squad (17-7) were picked for the first team: sophomore Shelby Makovec and junior Cacey Simons.
The Cougar boys’ team (12-10) had two first-team selections as well: senior Justin Dienes and junior Ty Simons.
Written by Katie Morford Monday, 24 December 2012 15:06The best teams find a way to win, even on an off night. The Marion boys’ basketball team did just that last Tuesday with a fourth-quarter rally that carried them to a 40-39 home victory over Remington.
“Even the best team doesn’t go a whole year without being tested, and they have to dig in and grind one out,” coach Jeff McMillin said. “And that’s really what tonight was, grinding it out to win the game.”
The Marion girls weren’t so lucky, losing a 39-19 decision to the Broncos.
Boys—Marion came out as flat as week-old Pepsi in the first half of play with breakdowns on defense, a dearth of rebounding and a struggle to score.
“We were flat on defense,” coach Jeff McMillin said. “We didn’t execute our...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 04 December 2012 18:32
Josiah Wiebe of Hillsboro made his competitive wrestling debut Saturday at the 14th annual Hillsboro Takedown Tournament in the Hillsboro High School gymnasium. In the top photo, Josiah takes on Brody Chambers of the Salina Wrestling Club in the Age 6 and Under Division. Josiah lost the match by a 9-8 score in the final seconds and went 0-3 for the day. At right, coach Ryan Hefley adjusts Josiah’s head gear after it came off in the heat of competition.
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