Articles By: Janae Rempel

Warriors Volleyball go 2-3 at Centre tournament over weekend

Warriors Volleyball go 2-3 at Centre tournament over weekend

Jayden May dives for a dig during Set 1 with Hutchinson Trinity Tuesday. Janae Rempel/Free Press The Marion volleyball team went 2-3 at the Centre tournament Saturday, finishing fourth overall. The Warriors started the day with a pair of wins, defeating Centre, 25-22, 25-17, and Wichita Classical, 25-19, 28-26. But Marion ended the outing with three losses, beginning with a […]

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Cheerleaders don’t always wear uniforms

I recently posted on social media about a dream I’m pursuing. The outpouring of support I received was overwhelming, nearly knocking the wheels of my computer chair right out from under me. Since that day, I’ve reflected on how it felt to receive encouragement, and I’ve come to the conclusion that that’s the type of person I want to be. […]

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Marion falls to Hutchinson Trinity in opener

Marion falls to Hutchinson Trinity in opener

Janae Rempel/free pressColton Mercer shakes a Celtic defender during the first half against Hutchinson Trinity on Friday. Marion lost, 26-0. The Marion football team suffered a 26-0 defeat to visiting Hutchinson Trinity on Friday on opening night. Marion fumbled the ball away on the second play of the game, a foreshadowing of what was to come. The Warriors recorded just […]

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Burkholder brings experience to head coaching position

Burkholder brings experience to head coaching position

These seniors and returning letter-winners will anchor the Marion volleyball team this season under the direction of first-year coach Kris Burkholder: (from left) Laura Savage, Corrina Crabb, Tori Shults, Michaela Regnier, Chloe Burkholder. Janae Rempel / Free Press Even though this is Kris Burkholder’s first stint at the helm of Marion’s volleyball program, it’s not the first time she’s coached […]

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Marion football ready for a new era

Marion football ready for a new era

These seniors will anchor the Marion football team this season for first-year head coach Shaun Craft: front row (from left) Brandon Nguyen, Jarred Rahe, Ethan Darnall, Evann Heidebrecht, Noah Kukuk; (back row) Colton Mercer, Eli Hett, Noah Dalrymple, Sam Zinn, Chase Stringer, Blaine Mermis. Janae Rempel / Free Press Consider a word to describe the 2018 Marion football team, and […]

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Scrimmage gets teams ready for real thing

Scrimmage gets teams ready for real thing

Jaxton Tracy sheds a tackler during Friday’s scrimmage. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Marion volleyball and football teams took to their respective court and field for scrimmages Friday. Volleyball, led by first-year head coach Kris Burkholder, began with the junior varsity on the court. After a few sets, the varsity team saw action. The Warriors return just two athletes […]

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Marion volleyball kicks off season

Marion volleyball kicks off season

The Marion volleyball team kicked off the 2018 season with a 3-2 record at the Peabody-Burns tournament Saturday, good for second place. “I think one of the biggest things we learned is how well they work together as a team,” coach Kris Burkholder said. “They really came together. As a team, we’ve been working on that.” Marion lost only to […]

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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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