Articles By: Janae Rempel

Marion track team has plenty of returning talent

Marion track team has plenty of returning talent

These seniors and returning state qualifiers will form a solid core for the Marion track and field team this season: (from left) Abigail Stuchlik, Anne Baliel, Alfwenna Meyer, Michaela Regnier, Noah Dalrymple, Emmy Hess, Colton Mercer, Charlie Nordquist, Maria Stuchlik. Not pictured: Drew Helmer. Janae Rempel / Free Press Anchored by six returning state qualifiers, the Marion track and field […]

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Marion-Peabody golf team hope to increase participation

Marion-Peabody golf team hope to increase participation

These seniors and returning letter-winners will form a solid core for the combined Marion and Peabody-Burns golf team this season: (from left) Devin Soyez, Ethan Darnall, Tabor Workman, Max Caldwell, Hap Waddell. Not pictured: Rowan Fay. Janae Rempel / Free Press The combined Marion/Peabody-Burns golf team will be led by Tod Gordon this season, who returns for his third stint—and […]

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Marion softball gets comfortable with new coach

Marion softball gets comfortable with new coach

These seniors and returning All-HOA honorees will anchor the Marion softball team this season for first-year coach Judy Noller: (from left) Chisholm Waner, Caitrin Kealy, Corrina Crabb, Destiny Boudreaux, Tori Shults, Laura Savage. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Marion softball program will have new leadership this season under the direction of first-year head coach Judy Noller. Having previously coached […]

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Marion hopes to make it back to state

Marion hopes to make it back to state

These seniors and returning letter-winners will anchor the Marion baseball team this season: (from left) Cooper Carpenter, Evann Heidebrecht, Jaxton Tracy, Eli Hett, Chase Stringer, Blaine Mermis, Sam Zinn, Jarred Rahe, Luke Lanning. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Marion baseball team will seek to make its third consecutive trip to the state tournament this year under the direction of […]

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Marion drops first series

The Marion softball team opened the 2019 season with a pair of non-league losses at Council Grove Tuesday. Marion lost Game 1, 10-0, in five innings. The Braves scored in every inning, scratching across six runs in the first inning, one run in the second, two runs in the third and one run in the fourth to claim the run-rule […]

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Water issues bring to light plight of world

Water sputtered out of my faucet on a Thursday morning in March. I didn’t think much of it at the time, but soon after, texts started lighting up my phone. Have you heard? Don’t drink the water today. Possible contamination. Check the city’s Facebook post. If you live in Hillsboro, you know what I’m talking about. As a result of […]

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Marion opens season with sweep at home

Marion opens season with sweep at home

Evann Heidebrecht slides home safely during the third inning of Game 1, giving Marion a 2-1 lead over Wichita Independent. Heidebrecht was 3-for-3 at-bat and had two RBIs in Marion’s 12-2 victory. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Marion baseball team opened the 2019 season with a doubleheader sweep of Wichita Independent Friday. The Warriors won Game 1, 12-2, in […]

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Marion girls lose tough game to open sub-state

The Marion girls’ basketball season came to a close with a Class 2A sub-state quarterfinal loss to Northern Heights Tuesday, 56-13. The Warriors fell behind late in the first quarter, which ended with Northern Heights leading, 15-4. The Wildcats extended their lead to 29-9 at halftime, and when Warrior shots refused to fall, 48-9 after three quarters of play. An […]

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Hillsboro beats Marion in sub-state semi-finals

Hillsboro beats Marion in sub-state semi-finals

Hillsboro’s Wes Shaw scores to give the Trojans a 30-24 lead during the third quarter Thursday. Shaw led all scorers with 25 points in Hillsboro’s 59-53 win. Karrie Rathbone / Special to the Free Press In an intra-county battle in a Class 2A sub-state semifinal game, Hillsboro defeated Marion, 59-53, Thursday. The Trojans came out firing, draining three three-pointers in […]

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Marion gets win over Rossville

Marion gets win over Rossville

Sam Zinn scores to give Marion a 9-2 first-quarter lead over Rossville Monday. Zinn scored seven points in Marion’s 55-39 sub-state quarterfinal victory. Karrie Rathbone / Special to the Free Press The Marion boys’ basketball team earned a Class 2A sub-state quarterfinal victory over Rossville Monday, 55-39. The Warriors started the game with a 7-0 run, and led, 18-5, by […]

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