Articles By: Janae Rempel

3 county teams face off in Hillsboro

3 county teams face off in Hillsboro

Peabody?s Sarah Spencer swims in the 9-and-10-year-old girls? 25-meter backstroke Saturday at Hillsboro. Spencer finished seventh with a time of 44.35 seconds. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Hillsboro swim team hosted Marion and Peabody Saturday in a triangular at the Hillsboro Family Aquatic Center. Hillsboro won the meet with 662 points. ?I think this may be the first time […]

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Ewert strikes a tradition at Trail Lanes

Ewert strikes a tradition at Trail Lanes

Geraldine Ewert of rural Durham has been a member of the Trailettes bowling league in Hillsboro for 51 years. She has bowled in the state tournament 43 years and has competed at nationals at least 15 years. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Trail Lanes Bowling Center in Hillsboro opened its doors 52 years ago in 1961. Geraldine Ewert of […]

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Hillsboro swim team second at Lindsborg

The Hillsboro swim team traveled to Lindsborg Saturday and finished a close second to the home team. Lindsborg won with 643 points, followed by Hillsboro (595.5) and Herington (256.5). ?This was a great result for our team,? coach Stephanie Moss said. ?I don?t think we?ve ever placed that close to Linds?borg because they always have numbers up on us.? Moss […]

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Canton-Galva sweeps Peabody

The Canton-Galva 13- to 15-year-old Babe Ruth team swept Peabody Monday night at home, winning both games with 11-0 scores. In Game 1, Nick Bray was 2-for-2 at the plate with five runs batted in. Ryan Grant and Ethan Loyd also went 2-for-2. Tanner Klingensmith, the winning pitcher, gave up two hits and no runs while walking two and striking […]

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Marion baseball falls to Silver Lake in state quarterfinals

The No. 6 seeded Marion baseball team fell two runs short to Silver Lake Thursday in the quarterfinal round of the Class 3A state baseball tournament in Manhattan, enduring a 4-2 loss to the No. 3 seeded Eagles. The game began with three scoreless innings, but Silver Lake struck first in the bottom of the fourth inning when, with one […]

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Marion baseball state-bound after comeback win over Halstead

The Marion Warriors earned the Class 3A regional baseball championship title and a state berth with a down-to-the-wire, 9-8, victory over Halstead Tuesday night. After facing an 8-2 deficit in the top of the sixth inning, the Warriors battled to within 8-6 by the end of the inning. With relief pitcher Jacob Harper on the mound, the Warriors held the […]

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Marion boys drop semifinal game to Sacred Heart in OT

Were it not for the Marion boys? fast and furious fourth quarter rally, No. 4 Sacred Heart would have claimed victory at the end of regulation in Friday?s semifinal game. As it were, the Warriors scored 27 points in the final period to tie the game after entering the fourth quarter down, 42-31. The Marion surge evened the score at […]

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Marion boys defeat Trinity, advance to semifinals

The Marion boys took care of business Thursday night. Entering the Hillsboro Class 3-A sub-state tournament as the No. 1 seed, the Warriors executed at both ends of the court to edge No. 8 Hutchinson Trinity 56-31 to advance to the semifinal round. It took the Warriors a little while to find their rhythm. The Celtics jumped to a 3-0 […]

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TC women drop to Southwestern in semifinal game

The No. 2 Tabor women hosted No. 3 Southwestern Saturday night, and the home team struggled getting shots to fall and came up on the short side of a 57-46 score. The game began much the same way as the teams? last meeting in Winfield Feb. 7, with the Moundbuilders jumping to a 9-0 lead before Tabor got on the […]

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TC splits quarterfinal games; men drop to Ottawa, women win

Tabor hosted two quarterfinal matchups against Ottawa Friday night. The No. 2 seeded Tabor men opened play and dropped a 69-53 contest to No. 7 Ottawa. The No. 2 Tabor women followed with a 44-35 victory over No. 7 Ottawa. MEN ? The Tabor men couldn?t get things going Friday night and while the Bluejays were within five at the […]

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