Written by Andrew Ottoson Tuesday, 07 October 2008 14:34Marion back Drew Maddox escapes two pursuers and gains 31 yards. He totaled 49 yards, but also scored the only points Friday.
The Marion High School football team battled a high-powered Hoisington team to a standstill for three quarters Friday, and broke through with the 6-0 game-winner 1:22 into the fourth quarter.
Drew Maddox did the honors, capping a drive that began at the Marion 20-yard line after the Cardinals missed a field goal try late in the third...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 07 October 2008 14:33The Hillsboro tennis team placed eighth out of 10 teams at the Mid-Central Activities Association tournament held Saturday at the Sports Complex in Hillsboro. Hesston won the team title with 85 points, followed by Wichita Collegiate (65), Ellinwood (61), Smoky Valley (59), Sterling (45), Lyons (41), Nickerson (36), Hillsboro (23), Hoisington (19) and Haven (14).
Becky Faber turned in the best performance for the young Trojan squad, placing fifth in No. 1 singles. The Trojan sophomore lost her opening round to Natalie Farha of Collegiate (2-9), then defeated Gentry McCleland of Ellinwood (9-4) and Baye Harper of Nickerson (9-1).
In No. 2 singles, Kelsey Bartel finished sixth. She lost her opening round to the eventual champion...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Tuesday, 07 October 2008 14:32The Marion High School girls cross country team, creeping ever closer to full strength for the first time this season, placed sixth out of nine teams at Halstead Thursday.
“We were able to have a girls’ varsity team at Halstead,” coach Bethany Carlson said.
“However, our top two runners’ are not back at full strength. We hope to have them there in the next few weeks.”
Camille Christensen led the Warriors to the line, finishing 21st with a time of 17:48.
Christensen was followed by Jaclyn DeForest (22nd, 17:48), Anna Laurin (39th, 19:36), Bridget Lundy (42nd, 19:40), Taylor Harms (48th, 20:18), Jessie Taylor (51st, 20:31) and Amanda Richmond (52nd, 20:38).
“We were excited to see Bridget’s competitive side come out...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 07 October 2008 14:32The Hillsboro volleyball team took a disappointing dip in pool play, but surfaced into bracket play and ended up second at the eight-team Canton-Galva Invitational on Saturday.
After defeating Hesston in the semifinals of the championship bracket, Hillsboro took on Moundridge, ranked No. 4 in Class 2A, in the finals, but fell to the Wildcats 25-22, 11-25, 19-25.
“I thought we played Moundridge pretty well,” said coach Sandy Arnold. “I was a little disappointed in the second game, but I was really proud with the way they came back in the third game.
“I saw a lot of good things out there from my girls in a lot of areas. They did a good job with some emotion and intensity. And we passed the ball fairly well.”
Written by Andrew Ottoson Tuesday, 07 October 2008 14:31The Marion High School volleyball team defeated Sterling (25-13, 25-20) and Smoky Valley (28-26, 18-25, 25-11) to improve its season mark to 10-13 on Sept. 30.
The Warriors were led by Julia Zeiner, who recorded six of the Warriors 17 kills against Sterling. Lindsay Hett had four.
Chassidy Carlson had 10 assists and 3 aces, and Kayley Heerey led the team in attack percentage, converting two of three chances into Warrior scores.
Smoky Valley had few answers for the Marion attack in the first and third games, and the Warriors scored 14 of 28 first-game points via kill, with only two attack errors.
But the error tally rose to seven during the middle game, and the Warriors mustered only six kills.
Marion found its balance for the third...
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