Articles By: Janae Rempel

Marion volleyball splits week’s matches

Marion volleyball splits week’s matches

Chloe Burkholder sets up the attack during Set 1 with Southeast of Saline Thursday. Marion lost Set 1 but won Sets 2 and 3 to win the match. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Marion volleyball team split two matches with non-league opponents Thursday. The Warriors battled back from a one-set deficit to defeat Southeast of Saline, 2-1 (16-25, 25-19, […]

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Marion falls to Inman in league matchup

Marion falls to Inman in league matchup

Sam Zinn returns a kickoff 83 yards for a touchdown during the second quarter of Marion's game at Inman. Alison Schults Turnovers again proved costly for the Marion football team in a 62-34 loss at Inman Friday. The Warriors threw four interceptions and recorded four lost fumbles in the loss, while giving up 490 yards of offense to a Teuton […]

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Marion Volleyball places 4th at Spikefest Tournament

Marion Volleyball places 4th at Spikefest Tournament

Lily Lundy attacks the net during Set 2 with Lyons Saturday. Marion won the match in three sets and went on to finish fourth in the tournament. Janae Rempel/Special to the Free Press The Marion volleyball team claimed fourth place in its Spikefest tournament Saturday with a 2-3 record on the day. Marion went 2-1 in pool play, earning victories […]

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Marion drops game to Douglass

The Marion football team lost a non-league game at Douglass Friday, 50-38. Although the Warriors recorded more yards of offense than Douglass—442 to the Bulldogs’ 379—Marion’s five turnovers proved costly. “It’s one of those games that’s very frustrating,” coach Shaun Craft said. “You look at the stats and you’re like, ‘We were better than them in every category except for […]

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Marion Cross Country hits Herington

Marion Cross Country hits Herington

The Marion cross-country team competed at Herington Thursday, running at the challenging and hilly Herington Golf Course. “Much different day for a meet than we had last week, but we ran pretty well on a hillier course and with a much gustier wind blowing from the south,” coach Grant Thierolf said. “We had some very good performances and met the […]

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Marion runners improve on best times

All four Marion cross-country runners improved their season best times Thursday at Hesston’s Swather Special. Runners, separated by classification and gender, ran on a modified course as a result of rain. “It was a very solid meet for the Warrior runners,” coach Grant Thierolf said. “It is exciting watching them improve and competing for faster times and higher places.” Heidi […]

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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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