Articles By: Janae Rempel

Waddell earns state trip, Marion Golf finishes fifth at regional

Hap Waddell led Marion golfers at the Class 2A Marion regional Monday. Waddell carded an 18-hole score of 114, good for eighth place among a field of 43 finishers. Waddell qualified for the state golf tournament. “Hap has improved each week,” coach Tod Gordon said. “Hap was one of the few golfers that improved on the back nine. Hap was […]

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Marion Baseball headed back to state

Marion Baseball headed back to state

Photos by Janae Rempel/free pressMarion celebrates its third-consecutive regional championship after defeating Chase County, 14-4, Tuesday. For the third time in as many years, the Marion baseball team has earned a state tournament berth. And while the location has changed from Class 3A’s Manhattan to Class 2-1A’s Great Bend, the Warriors’ objective has not. “Three state tournaments in a row […]

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Warrior Softball drops regional final game, 5-4

Warrior Softball drops regional final game, 5-4

Marion’s Jayden May slides safely to third base as Canton-Galva’s Jayci Mastre attempts the tag during the third inning of the teams’ Class 2-1A regional quarterfinal game Monday. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Marion softball team was one win from qualifying for the state tournament, going 2-1 in the Class 2-1A Moundridge regional last week, which ended with a […]

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Marion/Peabody Golf Team hits links at HOA tourney

The combined Marion/Peabody-Burns golf team competed at the Heart of America league tournament at Hesston Monday. Max Caldwell paved the way for the Warriors by carding an 18-hole score of 101, good for 15th place among a field of 39 golfers. Hap Waddell shot a 109 (20th), Koby Hett 119 (25th), Miles Olson 122 (28th) and Anderson Waddell 141 (37th). […]

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Marion medals several at Heart of America League meet Friday

The Marion track and field team competed at the Heart of America league meet hosted by Moudridge Friday. “We had a very good day at the HOA (meet),” coach Grant Thierolf said. “Many PRs and some very good performances.” Heidi Grimmett set a school record in the 1,600 with a time 5 minutes, 28.35 seconds, good for second place. She […]

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Marion-Peabody Golf team competes close to home

The combined Marion/Peabody-Burns golf team competed in the Marion County 36-hole invitational Friday. Each golfer played 18 holes in Marion and 18 holes in Hillsboro. Max Caldwell paved the way for the Warriors with a 36-hole score of 219 (117 Marion, 102 Hillsboro), good for 30th place among a field of 39 golfers. Hap Waddell shot a 231 (118, 113), […]

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Remington Track Meet brings medals for Marion

The Marion track and field team competed at Remington Friday in its only outing of the week. “We had a good day overall with a high number of PRs, so we were pretty happy with the results,” coach Grant Thierolf said. “Our distance crew had a good day with 5 PRs out of six races. It was a fun day at […]

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Marion softball goes undefeated on the week

Marion softball goes undefeated on the week

Grace Overton makes the catch to record the second out of the fifth inning of Game 1 with Sedgwick Friday. Marion won, 13-3 in five innings. Janae Rempel/Free Press The Marion softball team enjoyed a 4-0 week with doubleheader sweeps of Sedgwick and Bennington. Sedgwick—Marion outscored the Cardinals 33-3 in two games Friday, recording 27 hits to Sedgwick’s nine. “Against […]

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Marion/Peabody golf team hits two different tournaments

The combined Marion/Peabody-Burns junior varsity golf team competed twice last week. At the Goessel junior varsity invitational Friday, Miles Olson paved the way with a nine-hole score of 52, good for 13th place among a field of 37 golfers. Ben Schneider was 21st (58), and Anderson Waddell 31st (66). Competing at Hesston Monday, Hap Waddell shot a 55, Olson 58, […]

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Warrior Track places few at Beloit Meet

The Marion track and field team competed at Beloit Friday. “We had a very productive day on Friday at the Beloit Relays,” coach Grant Thierolf said. “We were able to see many of the teams and athletes we will compete against at league and state, and it was a great day to learn some things about our track and field […]

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