Articles By: Janae Rempel

Allergies bring a simple gesture

I turned the calendar page from March to April and allergies hit me like a 90 mph fastball in a catcher’s glove. For those of you who, like me, suffer from seasonal allergies, you know the drill. The henbit pops up in the fields, a visually-appealing but deceptive purple carpet that’s prone to leave me sniffling and sneezing. Add in […]

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Marion sweeps Council Grove

The Marion baseball team recorded 21 hits in a doubleheader sweep of Council Grove Tuesday in the team’s only appearance last week. Marion used 11 hits to claim an 18-3 victory in four innings in Game 1. Council Grove took a 2-1 lead after one inning, but Marion scored four runs in the top of the second inning to jump […]

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Warrior softball team falls to Hutch-Trinity

The Marion softball team suffered its first Heart of America league losses last week, losing two games to Hutchinson Trinity Tuesday in its only outing. Marion lost Game 1, 2-0. Grace Overton recorded Marion’s only hit, going 1-for-2 at-bat. Meanwhile, the Warriors committed four errors. Overton sustained the pitching loss. In seven innings, she gave up four hits and two […]

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Hillsboro gets wins double-headers

Hillsboro gets wins double-headers

Phillip Young (Peabody-Burns) assisting with a double play at second and first. Karrie Rathbone/Free Press The Hillsboro High School baseball team continues to work hard to improve their record. They played two days last week and were able to secure several wins. The played in Hillsboro on Tuesday and then traveled to Remington on Thursday. The Hillsboro Trojans snatched the […]

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Marion Track travels to Halstead for meet

Marion Track travels to Halstead for meet

Gracie Mackey hands off the baton to Emma Soyez in the girls 4 x 100m relay on Thursday. Laura Fowler Paulus/Free Press The Marion track and field team competed at the Halstead Invitational Thursday. “We didn’t score as many points as we would have liked, but in many places we had a good day at Halstead,” coach Grant Thierolf said, […]

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Marion Track shows well at meet

The Marion track and field team competed at the Smoky Valley Invitational Friday. Anne Baliel paved the way for the girls’ team by placing second in the pole vault (10-0). Michaela Regnier was third in that event (8-6). Heidi Grimmett placed third in the 1600 (5:40.12) and anchored the third-place 4×400 relay with Baliel, Maria Stuchlik and Abigail Stuchlik (4:31.64). […]

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Marion sweeps Moundridge, Canton-Galva

The Marion baseball team improved to 4-0 in Heart of America competition, 9-1 overall with sweeps of Moundridge and Canton-Galva last week. “Outside of the first four and a half innings of the week, I thought we made some good strides again this week,” coach Roger Schroeder said. “I was pleased with the effort we put forth above all of […]

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Marion softball off to a good start

Marion softball off to a good start

Chisholm Waner fires a pitch during Game 2 with Moundridge Friday. Marion won, 17-16. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Marion softball team went 3-1 last week to improve to 4-0 in Heart of America league play, 5-3 overall. Moundridge—Marion swept the Wildcats Friday. The Warriors won Game 1, 11-1. After Moundridge scored in the opening inning, Marion took the […]

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Soyez represents at Herington course

Devin Soyez represented the combined Marion/Peabody-Burns golf team at its season-opening meet at Herington Tuesday. Soyez shot a 52 on the front nine and carded an 18-hole score of 109, good for 13th place among a field of 34 golfers. “Devin played well in the season-opener,” coach Tod Gordon said. “Devin was very excited to medal in the top 15. […]

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Marion Track has nice start at Peabody Meet

Marion Track has nice start at Peabody Meet

Heidi Grimmett winning the 1600m race at the Peabody track meet.Karrie Rathbone/Special to the Free Press The Marion track and field team participated in its first meets of the season last week. “We had a good first couple of meets,” coach Grant Thierolf said. “We are a long way from where we want to be at the end of the […]

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