Articles By: Janae Rempel

Making an impact

Making an impact

Marion baseball coach Roger Schroeder was feted as Class 2-1A Coach of the Year after leading his team to the state championship game in May. In nine seasons at the helm, Schroeder has compiled an overall record of 159 wins and 46 losses. Janae Rempel / Free Press Roger Schroeder didn’t plan to stay in Kansas. The Fresno, Calif., native […]

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Marion players, coach, represent at All-Star Game

Marion players, coach, represent at All-Star Game

From left: Roger Schroeder, Marion baseball coach and Class 2-1A Coach of the Year; Sam Zinn, Class 2-1A Pitcher of the Year; Evann Heidebrecht, a first-team, all-state selection and Marion assistant coach Jordan Metro pause for a photo at Wednesday’s 2019 KABC All-Star Game. Suzi Carlson Two players and one coach represented Marion’s Class 2-1A state runners-up baseball team in […]

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Marion softball players make all-league lists

Seven members of Marion’s 11-6 softball team have received recognition from Heart of America coaches. Two Warriors received first-team honors. Freshman shortstop Jayden May batted .617 this season (37-for-60), including eight doubles, six triples and one home run. She drove in 19 runs. Sophomore outfielder Chisholm Waner batted .448 this season (26-for-58), including seven doubles, two triples and two home […]

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Warrior’s represented well on HOA League list

Eight members of Marion’s Class 2-1A state runners-up baseball team have received recognition from Heart of America coaches. In addition, seven have received All-State honors. Four Warriors received first-team All-HOA recognition. Senior pitcher Sam Zinn went 4-1 on the mound in 2019, recording an ERA of 0.81 in 26 innings of work. He threw two complete games and recorded two […]

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Marion’s Waddell competes at state golf

Hap Waddell represented the Marion golf team at the drawn-out Class 2A state meet at Hesston. Waddell was on the sixth hole when play was postponed May 20 because of weather, and coach Tod Gordon said the course was still “very soaked” when play resumed May 29. In the end, Waddell carded an 18-hole score of 140, finishing 76th overall. […]

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Heavy May showers bring strange birds

If April showers bring May flowers, what do May showers bring? It’s a hypothetical question, but if you ask me, they bring saturated fields, flooding and a calendar full of rescheduled sports events. The weather last month was really something. The Marion softball team missed its final six games of the regular season. I wasn’t certain the Class 2-1A state […]

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Marion takes second after close game at state

Marion takes second after close game at state

Janae Rempel/free press After a 3-2 state championship game loss to Elkhart, the Warriors ended the season as runners-up in Class 2-1A with an overall record of 20-2. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Marion baseball team entered Friday’s Class 2-1A state championship game with Elkhart having outscored opponents 248-71 over the course of the season and riding an 18-game […]

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Marion Track qualifies ten athletes for state meet

Marion Track qualifies ten athletes for state meet

Emmy Hess shows the form that led to a state-qualifying fourth-place finish in the long jump with a personal-best leap of 16-3 ½. Janae Rempel/Free Press Ten Marion track and field athletes qualified for state with top-four performances at the Class 2A regional meet the Warriors hosted Friday. “We were really pleased with how our athletes performed on Friday,” coach […]

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Waddell earns state trip, Marion Golf finishes fifth at regional

Hap Waddell led Marion golfers at the Class 2A Marion regional Monday. Waddell carded an 18-hole score of 114, good for eighth place among a field of 43 finishers. Waddell qualified for the state golf tournament. “Hap has improved each week,” coach Tod Gordon said. “Hap was one of the few golfers that improved on the back nine. Hap was […]

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Marion Baseball headed back to state

Marion Baseball headed back to state

Photos by Janae Rempel/free pressMarion celebrates its third-consecutive regional championship after defeating Chase County, 14-4, Tuesday. For the third time in as many years, the Marion baseball team has earned a state tournament berth. And while the location has changed from Class 3A’s Manhattan to Class 2-1A’s Great Bend, the Warriors’ objective has not. “Three state tournaments in a row […]

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