Articles By: Janae Rempel

Cold brings thoughts of baseball

This wintry weather has me dreaming of baseball and sunshine and warm summer days. That reminds me, I need to start planning my next baseball trip. Each summer, I try to attend a game at a new Major League Baseball ballpark, with the goal to watch a game in all 30. I’ve got exactly 26 to go, so at this […]

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Marion gets opening night victory, 67-49

The Marion boys’ basketball team hit the ground running with a 67-49 victory over Southeast of Saline to open the season Friday. Led by Sam Zinn and Chase Stringer, who scored 27 and 20 points, respectively, Marion established the lead early, bursting to a 14-5 advantage after the first quarter, and 35-18 at halftime. The Trojans made a second-half rally, […]

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Warrior girls drop first game

The Marion girls’ basketball team suffered a season-opening loss to Southeast of Saline Friday, 46-11. “We are a very inexperienced team,” coach Kelly Robson said. “We only have one player with any varsity experience, and varsity games are much different than JV games. The speed and intensity are different, and we will need to learn that lesson.” SES built a […]

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Marion boys ready to take the court with new coach

Marion boys ready to take the court with new coach

These seniors and returning letter-winners will anchor the Marion boys basketball team this season. They are, from left, Luke Dawson, Hunter Helmer, Jaxton Tracy, Noah Dalrymple, Sam Zinn, Eli Hett, Chase Stringer, Evann Heidebrecht, Brandon Nguyen. The Marion boys basketball team will look to improve on last year’s 8-13 record under the direction of Terry Edwards, who enters his first […]

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Warriors to feature new faces, same  determination

Warriors to feature new faces, same determination

These seniors and returning letter-winners will anchor the Marion girls. basketball team this season They are, from left, Michaela Regnier, Maria Stuchlik, Destiny Boudreaux, and Corrina Crabb. Not pictured: Sam Kelsey. Having lost six seniors to graduation a year ago, the Marion girls basketball team will see some new faces on the court this season under the direction of seventh-year […]

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Marion wrestlers to lean on state experience

Marion wrestlers to lean on state experience

These seniors and returning letter-winners will anchor a young Marion wrestling team this season. They are, from left, Luke Lanning, Calib Mallory, Charlie Nordquist, Will Alleven, Ethan Darnall, Forest Slater, Todd Palic. Two returning state qualifiers will lead a young Marion wrestling team this season under the direction of third-year coach Tyler McMichael. Marion’s two seniors, Charlie Nordquist and Ethan […]

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Life isn’t happy or sad, it’s both

I celebrated a birthday last week—they seem to come quicker with each passing year. It was the most lovely of days, full of relaxation, coffee and fellowship with dear, dear friends. It was a much-needed intentional time to pause and celebrate life. I felt so loved with each “Happy Birthday” greeting, and as I scrolled my Facebook feed and read […]

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Marion puts three on all-league team

Three members of Marion’s 17-19 volleyball team have received recognition from Heart of America league coaches. Junior Chloe Burkholder was named to the second team. As setter this season, Burkholder recorded a team-high 450 assists. Burkholder also led the team in service aces with 33. Two Warriors received honorable mention recognition. Senior Tori Shults led Marion’s offensive attack with a […]

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Marion drops close game to end season

Marion’s football season came to a close with a 28-22 loss at Pleasanton Thursday in the first round of the Class 1A playoffs. After a scoreless first quarter, the Blu-Jays scored a pair of second quarter touchdowns to take a 14-0 lead by halftime. “We had a few offensive plays in the first half where we didn’t stay on blocks—that […]

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Marion runner does well at state meet

Marion runner does well at state meet

Heidi Grimmett runs at the State Cross Country Meet at Wamego last weekend. She finished 31st overall. Karrie Rathbone / Special to the Free Press Heidi Grimmett represented Marion at the Class 2A state cross country meet at Wamego Saturday. Grimmett crossed the finish line in 22 minutes, 26 seconds, good for 31st place overall to cap her freshman campaign. […]

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