Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 28 May 2013 10:40The No. 6 seeded Marion baseball team fell two runs short in the opening round of the Class 3A state baseball tournament in Manhattan Thursday, enduring a 4-2 loss to the No. 3 seeded Silver Lake Eagles.
“We knew going into that game, that the team that limited their mistakes would probably come out on top, and that is exactly how it played out,” coach Roger Schroeder said.
“We made more mistakes and gave them extra opportunities, and any time you give a team of that caliber extra...
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 28 May 2013 10:39Canton-Galva, Centre, Goessel and Peabody-Burns were all represented at Kansas Track and Field Championships at Wichita State University Friday and Saturday.
Results from each school are listed below.
Canton-Galva—Two Eagles represented Canton-Galva in Class 2A.
Cody Savage scored the school’s only point when he placed seventh in the 100 with a time of 11.50 seconds. He qualified for the finals with a time of 11.45 in the preliminaries.
Austin Bullinger placed 15th in the 400 preliminaries with a time of 54.24.
Centre—Seven Cougars participated in four events in Class 1A.
“I was pleased that we had this many athletes qualify for the state meet,” coach Alan Stahlecker said.
The Cougars were led by Brenna Shields...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 28 May 2013 10:38Senior Tyler Proffitt’s gold medal in the pole vault topped Hillsboro’s accumulation of five medals at the Class 3A State Track and Field Championships Friday and Saturday in Wichita.
“I am extremely proud of our results this weekend,” coach Dennis Boldt said. “We brought home five medals, set new personal records and came back with a state champion.”
After placing fifth a year ago, Proffitt stepped into this year’s competition Friday morning with a mind set on a high finish.
“He was not settling for anything less than a championship,” Boldt said.
Proffitt took a bit of gamble by sitting out of the competition until the height reached 13 feet. But he cleared it easily.
“You have to admire the guy’s...
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 28 May 2013 10:37Marion sent 12 athletes to compete in 13 events at the 2013 state track and field championships at Cessna Stadium in Wichita Friday and Saturday.
The Warriors’ performances were capped by four bronze medals; in all, Marion claimed 11 top-10 finishes.
The Marion boys tied for 10th place among 43 teams with 26 points. Salina-Sacred Heart won the meet with 82 points, followed by Phillipsburg (50) and Beloit (49).
“We were very pleased with the results,” coach Grant Thierolf said. “All of our boys’ team brought home medals in their events, which is great for them and us.”
The boys’ team earned two bronze medals.
James Jones finished third in the long jump with a leap of 21 feet, 6 inches. The 4x800 team of Tyler...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 21 May 2013 16:11
Marion High School senior Jordan Hett signed a letter of intent Monday to play basketball next year at Bethel College. Hett was a first-team all-league selection his junior and senior years, and he earned second-team all-league honors his sophomore year. In addition, Hett was named to the Wichita Eagle’s 2012 all-state second-team as a junior. During his career at Marion, Hett scored 1,074 points, contributed 197 total rebounds and had 120 assists. Seated with Hett are his parents, Gary and Jo Hett. Standing are (from left) Jeff McMillin, MHS basketball coach; and Alonzo Jamison, Bethel basketball coach.
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