Articles By: Janae Rempel

Marion wrestlers compete at Cottonwood Falls tourney

Three Marion wrestlers competed at the Chase County Invitational Saturday in Cottonwood Falls. Todd Palic, who ranks fifth in Class 3-2-1A, paved the way with a second-place finish at 182 pounds. Following a first-round bye, Palic pinned Eli King of Oskaloosa, then lost by major decision, 9-1, to Chase County’s Chase Owen in the first-place match. Two Warriors finished fourth […]

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Marion gets first league victory

Marion gets first league victory

Chloe Burkholder shoots for two during the second quarter with Ell-Saline Friday, giving Marion a 20-6 lead. Burkholder drained three three-pointers in the game, scoring 11 points in Marion’s 45-25. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Marion girls’ basketball team earned its first Heart of America league win of the season by defeating Ell-Saline Friday, 45-25. The Cardinals scored the […]

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Warriors get big win over Ell-Saline

Warriors get big win over Ell-Saline

Eli Hett shoots for two during the first half with Ell-Saline Friday. Hett scored eight points in Marion’s 86-80 victory. Janae Rempel In its highest-scoring game of the year, the Marion boys’ basketball team held off a sharp-shooting Ell-Saline squad Friday, defeating the Cardinals, 86-80. Ell-Saline made more three-pointers than two-pointers, draining 16 threes in the game, including 11 in […]

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Marion wrestling takes small group to Herington

The Marion wrestling team competed at the Herington Jamboree Thursday. Marion had been scheduled to compete at Onaga Friday but went to Herington instead because of low numbers resulting from injury and illness. “I talked with our administration, and we decided that it was better to stay back from Onaga,” coach Tyler McMichael said. “Herington was nice enough to squeeze […]

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Marion girls lose to tough Sterling

The Marion girls’ basketball team lost to a talented Sterling squad, 67-18, Friday. Sterling took the lead from the start with a 21-4 first-quarter effort, and the Black Bears extended their lead to 38-10 at halftime. Sterling outscored Marion, 18-4 in the third quarter to lead, 56-14 at the end of three, and the Black Bears nailed down the win […]

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Marion boys get big win over Sterling

The Marion boys’ basketball team defeated Sterling Friday, 67-60. The Warriors came out firing on all cylinders, enjoying a 20-11 lead after the first quarter. “We’re pushing the ball and getting easy looks (in the first quarter),” coach Terry Edwards said. “They’re over-playing on dribble drives, so we’re getting (Noah Dalrymple) the ball and he’s scoring easy baskets and sharing […]

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Warrior girls drop game to Council Grove

A competitive game took a fourth-quarter turn in Council Grove’s favor Friday as the Marion girls’ basketball team lost to the Braves, 46-26. The game was within reach through three quarters, as Marion enjoyed a 6-3 lead after one quarter, but trailed, 18-13 at halftime. Marion nearly matched the Braves’ third-quarter production and faced a 27-21 deficit heading into the […]

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Marion gets victory over Council Grove

The Marion boys’ basketball team extended its win streak to four consecutive games with a 59-41 victory at Council Grove Friday. The Warriors took control from the start with a 13-8 first-quarter effort and built their lead to 27-18 by halftime. A big third quarter, in which Marion outscored the Braves, 19-5, gave the Warriors a 46-23 advantage at the […]

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Several Warrior wrestlers do well at Hoisington

Several Warrior wrestlers do well at Hoisington

The Marion wrestling team competed at Hoisington’s Cardinal Classic Friday. All five Warriors finished among the top seven in their respective weight classes, led by Todd Palic’s second-place finish at 182 pounds. Palic, who ranks sixth in Class 3-2-1A, went 4-1 and faced two state-ranked opponents. After pinning his first two opponents, Palic won a 9-5 decision over Southeast of […]

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Marion girls place seventh at Cougar Classic at Centre High

The fifth-seeded Marion girls’ basketball team claimed seventh place in the Cougar Classic tournament hosted by Centre last week with a 67-22 victory over seventh-seeded Peabody-Burns Thursday. The tournament, originally scheduled to conclude Saturday, was rescheduled for earlier in the week because of weather concerns, meaning the Warriors played three games in three days. In the seventh-place game, Marion enjoyed […]

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