Articles By: Janae Rempel

The best advice is what you make of it

I was at a loss for what to write this month, so naturally, I searched Google for column prompts. One of the first things I stumbled upon was a New York Times article titled, “650 prompts for narrative and personal writing.” It sounded intriguing, so I clicked on it. The article grouped questions by category, for example, “overcoming adversity,” “role […]

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There’s more to fishing than just fish

There’s more to fishing than just fish

The waves shimmered like glass, glistening with light shining through broken clouds reflecting on the water’s surface. In the distance, mountains kissed the sea, their borders hazy, making it difficult to discern where one stopped and the other began. It was silent. Calm. Peaceful. We traveled by boat into the channel for an afternoon of fishing. Our wind-whipped hair streamed […]

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Five Warriors receive Class 3A all-state honors

Five Warriors receive Class 3A all-state honors

Cole Srajer collides with Sabetha catcher Brandon Brownlee, scoring on Luke Lanning’s sacrifice fly to make it 9-2 during the fifth inning of Friday’s 3A semifinal game. Janae Rempel Free Press file photo by Janae Rempel Marion senior Cole Srajer, sliding head first for a run against Sabetha, shows the hustle that made him a first-team pick for the KABC […]

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Eleven Warriors recognized with HOA baseball honors

Eleven members of Marion’s Class 3A third-place state baseball team have received recognition from Heart of America league coaches. Six of the 13 first-team honorees represent Marion. Junior pitcher Chase Stringer led the team in wins, going 7-1 on the mound with an ERA of 2.85 over 46.2 innings pitched. He threw two shutouts and one no-nitter. He gave up […]

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Seven Warriors awarded all-HOA honors

by Janae Rempel The Free Press Seven members of Marion’s 14-7 softball team have received recognition from Heart of America coaches. Three Warriors were named to the first team. Senior infielder Kourt­ney Hansen led the team in batting average among those playing more than two games this season. Hansen batted .556 (45-for-81) over 21 games, including two doubles and one […]

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Hillsboro swimmers win first competition

by Janae Rempel The Free Press The Hillsboro swim team won its first meet of the season on Saturday, scoring 794 points to finish ahead of Peabody Super Swimmers (504) and Hering­ton Whalers (257). The top five results in each race for Hillsboro and Peabody are recorded below. Hillsboro will travel to Abilene Saturday. Hillsboro Swim Meet Saturday, June 2 […]

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Caldwell 81st at Class 1A golf

Junior Max Caldwell represented Peabody-Burns at the Class 1A state golf tournament at Dodge City’s Mariah Hills golf course Monday. Caldwell carded an 18-hole score of 117, tying for 81st place among a field of 87 golfers. Stockton’s Brady Beougher won the tournament with a 78.

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Marion claims third place in 3A state baseball

Marion claims third place in 3A state baseball

Cole Srajer collides with Sabetha catcher Brandon Brownlee, scoring on Luke Lanning’s sacrifice fly to make it 9-2 during the fifth inning of Friday’s 3A semifinal game. Janae Rempel The Marion baseball team ended the 2018 season with a win, defeating Riley County, 9-1, in the state consolation game to claim third place in Class 3A Friday. The Warriors finished […]

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Neighbors battle in regional semifinals

Neighbors battle in regional semifinals

Coach Roger Schroeder congratulates Evann Heidebrecht after a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning to celebrate a shot for a state tournament berth. Janae Rempel / Free Press With a three-hit shutout of Southeast of Saline Wed­nesday, the Marion baseball team earned its second-consecutive trip to the Class 3A state tournament, defeating the Trojans, 6-0, in […]

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11 Warriors will compete at state track meet

The Marion track and field team competed at the Class 2A regional at Valley Heights Friday, where 11 Warriors qualified for the state meet in 12 events with top-four finishes. “We had the full range of emotions on this day,” coach Grant Thierolf said. “We had some outstanding performances, led by Emmy Hess, Anne Baliel, Jack Schneider and Tyler Palic. […]

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