Articles By: Janae Rempel

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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Eleven Warriors recognized with HOA baseball honors

Eleven members of Marion’s Class 3A third-place state baseball team have received recognition from Heart of America league coaches. Six of the 13 first-team honorees represent Marion. Junior pitcher Chase Stringer led the team in wins, going 7-1 on the mound with an ERA of 2.85 over 46.2 innings pitched. He threw two shutouts and one no-nitter. He gave up […]

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Seven Warriors awarded all-HOA honors

by Janae Rempel The Free Press Seven members of Marion’s 14-7 softball team have received recognition from Heart of America coaches. Three Warriors were named to the first team. Senior infielder Kourt­ney Hansen led the team in batting average among those playing more than two games this season. Hansen batted .556 (45-for-81) over 21 games, including two doubles and one […]

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Hillsboro swimmers win first competition

by Janae Rempel The Free Press The Hillsboro swim team won its first meet of the season on Saturday, scoring 794 points to finish ahead of Peabody Super Swimmers (504) and Hering­ton Whalers (257). The top five results in each race for Hillsboro and Peabody are recorded below. Hillsboro will travel to Abilene Saturday. Hillsboro Swim Meet Saturday, June 2 […]

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Caldwell 81st at Class 1A golf

Junior Max Caldwell represented Peabody-Burns at the Class 1A state golf tournament at Dodge City’s Mariah Hills golf course Monday. Caldwell carded an 18-hole score of 117, tying for 81st place among a field of 87 golfers. Stockton’s Brady Beougher won the tournament with a 78.

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