Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 06 February 2008 16:30A slow start doomed the Marion High School boys to a 62-51 loss at Lyons Friday.
Apart from an efficient double-double from Luke Gordon and a 17-point night from Calvin Jeffrey, bright spots for the Warriors were hard to come by.
“It seemed for every step we took forward, we went backward two steps,” coach Rex Ostmeyer said.
Lyons set the tone 14 seconds into the game when Brett Bieberle knocked down a 3-pointer.
Gordon, continuing a recent run of dominance on the boards and in the...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Thursday, 31 January 2008 03:32Hillsboro wrestlers placed third at the nine-team Cardinal Classic Invitational in Hoisington on Friday, but may have lost one of their top performers to injury.
Frankie Martin tries to maneuver Bruce Garcia of Lakin for a pin during their match at Hoisington. Martin won the match on points, 13-5, and placed third at 171 pounds. Courtesy photo.
Led by Nicholas Mueller’s weight-class championship at 135 pounds, the Trojans finished with 117 points to trail only the host team with 170 and Cimarron with 129.
“Nicholas has seemed to find himself again,” said Trojan coach Scott O’Hare. “After a couple of losses early in the post-Christmas schedule, he has won championships at the past two...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Thursday, 31 January 2008 03:23When the outcome of the Hillsboro-Marion boys’ rematch was on the line Friday, the Hillsboro boys won it at the line.
The Trojans nailed 16 of 20 free-throws in the fourth quarter to subdue the Warriors, 57-44, and claim a measure of payback for the 10-point loss to Marion exactly one week earlier during the Trojan Classic. David Loewen goes up strong for a shot in the paint during the first half of the Hillsboro-Marion game on Friday. The junior finished as the game-high scorer with 19 points. Phyllis Richert photo.
“I thought we were dead on our feet last week,” Hillsboro coach Darrel Knoll said. “(Marion) played well and we didn’t at the end of that game. I thought we executed much better...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Thursday, 31 January 2008 03:00The Marion girls parlayed some strong free-throw shooting and a series of untimely Hillsboro turnovers into a 56-48 victory Friday at Brown Gymnasium. Julia Zeiner drives for the basket against Hillsboro guard Tiffany Rooker during the second half of Friday’s game. Zeiner scored 12 points in the Warriors’ 56-48 victory. Photo by Don Ratzlaff.
The win kept Marion undefeated in league play at 3-0 (6-6 overall) while Hillsboro (5-7) dropped to 2-1 in the MCAA.
The Trojans had trimmed a 41-33 Marion lead at the start of the fourth quarter to a 46-44 margin when Amy Neufeld drained a 3-pointer from the right corner with 3:35 left in the contest.
Hillsboro looked to tie the score when it...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Thursday, 31 January 2008 02:41The Marion High School wrestling squad handled Nickerson this week, with Nickerson winning only two matches in a 42-12 rout.
The Warriors won four open matches: Randy Regnier at 112 pounds, Levi Anderson (140), Trevor Foth (171) and Mark Kukuk (189).
Marion also won three matches on the mat: Cody Wildin (125) pinned Marshall Foster, Dillon Wildin (135) pinned Casey McConnell, and Derek Riggs (285) pinned Chris Kane.
Darius Barnes defeated Galen Funk in the 130-pound weight class, and Dylan Helms (160) beat Hank Collett in the Marion losses.
Coming—Marion hosts a double dual featuring Chase County, Eureka and Remington Thursday and travels to Onaga Friday.
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