Category: Breaking News

Hillsboro boys’ season ends in sub-state finals

Hillsboro and Inman squared off in a physical battle Saturday to earn the right to qualify for the Class 2A state tournament. While the Trojans set the pace in the first half, it was the Teutons who endured to the end in a 53-49 victory to qualify for a trip to Manhattan next week. Hillsboro’s Elias Werth scored the first […]

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Hillsboro boys defeat Moundridge in 2A sub-state semifinals

Hillsboro boys took an early lead, expanded it to as many as 19 points through three quarters, then held off a Moundridge charge down the stretch to claim a convincing 61-50 victory Friday in the semifinals of the Class 2A sub-state at Robert C. Brown Gymnasium. The Trojans played terrific defense out of the gate as the Wildcats missed their […]

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Marion girls lose to Inman in 2A substate semifinals

Marion girls lose to Inman in 2A substate semifinals

Kourtney Hansen The Marion girls’ basketball season came to a close Thursday with a 47-41 semifinal loss to Inman in the Class 2A substate semifinals hosted by Hillsboro. The Warriors had defeated the Teutons by a 40-37 margin on Feb. 13, but things were different the second time around. In the teams’ first meeting, Marion took the upper hand with […]

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DEATH: Dorothy Louise Lawrence, 91

Dorothy Louise Lawrence, 91, formerly of Marion, died Feb. 28 at Emporia. The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday, March 5, at Marion Chris­tian Church. Interment will follow at Marion Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion. A memorial has been established with the Marion Christian Church.

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DEATH: Junior L. “Jay” Fortner, 85

Junior L. “Jay” Fort­ner, 85, a retired heavy-equipment operator for NCRA, died Feb. 26 at The Cedars in McPherson. The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 2, at Countryside Covenant Church, McPherson. A private family interment preceeded the service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established with “The Jesus Film,” in care of Olson’s Mortuary, […]

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Marion boys end season with overtime loss to Inman

Marion boys end season with overtime loss to Inman

Zachary Stuchlik The Marion boys’ season came to a close Tuesday with a 64-60 overtime loss at Inman in the quarterfinals of the Class 2A Hillsboro substate. Marion had opportunities down the stretch but came up just short at the end of the extra period. The Warriors led a majority of the first three quarters of play, but momentum began […]

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Hillsboro boys roll past Goessel in 2A quarterfinals

Coming off a 10-day stretch without a game, thanks to wintry weather, the Hillsboro Trojans took to their home court Tuesday for the first round of the Class 2A sub-state tournament in Hillsboro. The Trojans, seeded No. 2 in the tournament, took care of Goessel, the No. 7 seed, with a 64-24 running-clock victory. With the Trojans adjusting to live […]

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Marion girls defeat Herington in 2A substate quarterfinals

Marion girls defeat Herington in 2A substate quarterfinals

Kourtney Hansen Marion defeated Herington, 40-24, Monday in the quarterfinals of the Class 2A substate tournament hosted by Hillsboro. When Marion shots refused to fall, the Warriors relied on their defense, which forced 28 Herington turnovers. Herington struggled from the field, too, and Marion took control from the start, building an 8-0 lead—thanks to four consecutive baskets by Kourtney Hansen. […]

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Resurgent Bluejay women upset OKWU in KCAC semifinals

The Tabor College women continued their resurrection post-season, coming from 10 points behind in the third quarter to knock off Okla­homa Wesleyan University, 60-50, on the Eagles’ home floor and earn a berth in the KCAC tournament championship game on Monday. The home team came out confidently and jumped to a 9-4 lead within the first 3:30. By the end […]

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DEATH: Barbara A. Morton, 84

Barbara A. Morton, 84, a retired grocery store clerk and homemaker, died Feb. 22 at The Cedars in McPherson. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at the Canton United Metho­dist Church; interment will be in the Canton Township Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at Olson’s Mortuary in Canton.

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