Articles By: Janae Rempel

Marion makes semi-finals at tourney

Marion makes semi-finals at tourney

Lily Lundy attacks the net during Marion’s match with Sterling at the Heart of America league tournament Saturday. The Warriors defeated the Black Bears in three sets, 25-22, 27-29, 25-21. Allison Shults/Special to the Free Press The Marion volleyball team advanced to the semifinals at the Heart of America league tournament at Sterling Saturday, finishing with a record of 3-2 […]

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Marion competes in tough league meet

The Marion cross country team competed in the Heart of America league meet hosted by Berean Academy at Harvey County East Lake Thursday. “We actually had a pretty good day at the HOA league meet,” coach Grant Thierolf said. “It is a very tough meet that has a number of runners in it that will bring home medals at the […]

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Hillsboro steals win over Marion

Hillsboro steals win over Marion

Brooks Gardner rushes for a 2-yard touchdown as Jorge Hanschu celebrates the score. The touchdown gave Hillsboro an early, 6-0 lead. Gardner rushed for 28 yards and one touchdown on nine carries. Janae Rempel / Free Press From a leaping interception to a fumble recovery to a fake punt conversion play, Friday’s district-opening football game between Hillsboro and Marion had […]

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Marion Cross Country earns one medal at meet

The Marion cross country team earned one medal at Halstead Thursday in what Warrior coach Grant Thierolf said was the most challenging meet of the season so far. Races took place at the Wedgewood Country Club. “This was by far the toughest meet we have been to this year, and I thought the athletes competed hard,” Thierolf said. “It was […]

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Marion downed by Sedgwick

Marion downed by Sedgwick

Noah Dalrymple tackles the Sedgwick ball-carrier during the first half of Friday’s game. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Marion football team suffered a 51-6 defeat to Sedgwick Friday on homecoming night. The Cardinals came out firing on all cylinders. With the exception of a lost fumble on a kickoff return, Sedgwick scored on each of its first-quarter possessions to […]

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Marion places two in cross country

The Marion cross-country team competed on its home course at the Marion Country Club Tuesday and earned two medals. Heidi Grimmett claimed the second place medal in the girls’ 5-k with a time of 22 minutes, 56.6. Bethany Grimmett was 35th (37:33.5). “Heidi ran well tonight,” coach Grant Thierolf said. “We have done a lot of racing in the past […]

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Marion volleyball splits week’s matches

Marion volleyball splits week’s matches

Chloe Burkholder sets up the attack during Set 1 with Southeast of Saline Thursday. Marion lost Set 1 but won Sets 2 and 3 to win the match. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Marion volleyball team split two matches with non-league opponents Thursday. The Warriors battled back from a one-set deficit to defeat Southeast of Saline, 2-1 (16-25, 25-19, […]

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Marion falls to Inman in league matchup

Marion falls to Inman in league matchup

Sam Zinn returns a kickoff 83 yards for a touchdown during the second quarter of Marion's game at Inman. Alison Schults Turnovers again proved costly for the Marion football team in a 62-34 loss at Inman Friday. The Warriors threw four interceptions and recorded four lost fumbles in the loss, while giving up 490 yards of offense to a Teuton […]

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Marion Volleyball places 4th at Spikefest Tournament

Marion Volleyball places 4th at Spikefest Tournament

Lily Lundy attacks the net during Set 2 with Lyons Saturday. Marion won the match in three sets and went on to finish fourth in the tournament. Janae Rempel/Special to the Free Press The Marion volleyball team claimed fourth place in its Spikefest tournament Saturday with a 2-3 record on the day. Marion went 2-1 in pool play, earning victories […]

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Marion drops game to Douglass

The Marion football team lost a non-league game at Douglass Friday, 50-38. Although the Warriors recorded more yards of offense than Douglass—442 to the Bulldogs’ 379—Marion’s five turnovers proved costly. “It’s one of those games that’s very frustrating,” coach Shaun Craft said. “You look at the stats and you’re like, ‘We were better than them in every category except for […]

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