Category: Sports

‘A time to cry; a time to laugh; a time to grieve’

Parents lost a son. Siblings lost a brother. Friends lost one of their own. Hillsboro lost a 16-year-old student, who also was known as an athlete and actor. The news that Demarius Cox died while attending a church camp last month in Colorado came as a shock and gave the community a real gut check. Many people commented on social […]

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Local softball team finishes second at state tournament

Local softball team finishes second at state tournament

Hillsboro 10U softball team placed second at the state softball tournament in Cottonwood Falls on July 6. The team also won Best Sportsmanship Award. From left: Khloe Funk, Ella Potucek, Abby Beavers, Brooklyn Thiessen, Cheyanne Plenert, D’Asia Cox, Rylee Voran, Mackenzie D’Albini, Haley Gilkey, Chloe Dirks, and Makenna Fenske. The team was coached by Carissa Thiessen, Wendy Funk, and Erin […]

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Local team qualifies for state, finishes 12-4

Local team qualifies for state, finishes 12-4

Front row (kneeling) left to right….Coach Jayson Hanschu, Garrett Helmer, Jess Philpott, Caleb Potucek, Arlen Sigel, Luke Lanning, Jaxxon Hanschu. (Not pictured – Blane Bernhardt.) Back row (standing) left to right…..Coach Gene Lanning, Seth Lanning, Matthew Potucek, Kaden Kleiner, Hunter Hein, Braedon Mercer, Landon Roberts, Jorge Hanschu, Coach Tyson Kendrick. Photo provided by Jayson Hanschu The 18U Marion County/CVL Senior […]

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Town comes out for last meet of  season

Town comes out for last meet of season

Left: The home swim meet ended with a special freestyle relay of participating coaches and family, cheered on by the swim teams. Paddleboard races for the younger swimmers start off the home swim meet. Duncan Duell participates in the breast stroke in the 14-18 Boys Medley Relay. A host of volunteer parents and coaches make sure the home swim meet gets […]

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Undrafted Kansas player leaves mark on NBA

It’s hard to conceive that former Wichita State University basketball star Fred VanVleet outscored all-star Steph Curry in game 6 of the NBA finals to help the Toronto Raptors win the NBA championship. Some would say VanVleet was fortunate to even be on an NBA team, much less contribute significant minutes and points against Golden State. Unlike most NBA athletes, […]

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Marion Tri swim meet on June 22

 Marion Tri 2019 – 6/22/2019 Event 1 Girls 9-10 100 Yard Freestyle 1 Ensey, Abree 10 Marion Swim Team-ZZ NT 1:42.92 6 2 Miles, Sydney 9 Peabody Super Swimmers-US 2:21.61 2:23.20 5 3 Whiteside, Brooklynn 9 Peabody Super Swimmers-US 2:47.43 2:47.38   Events 2 Boys 9-10 100 Yard Freestyle 1 Newman, Kaiden 10 Peabody Super Swimmers-US 1:30.42 1:21.67 2 Rogers, Hudson […]

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Marion County swimmers compete locally

Marion County swimmers compete locally

From left to right: Kolten Kenske, 8, Malik Nickel, 8, Blaine Nickel, Wesley Fenske, Koehn Janzen, 8, and Hudson Sibayan, 8. Some of the Hillsboro 8 and under boys show off the ribbons they won in their 100 yard medley relay. Little brothers also pose since swim meets are usually a family event. Laura Fowler Paulus/Free Press Three Marion County […]

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Student does well at state

Student does well at state

Sophomore Elias Jirak shot a 91 at the 1A State Golf Tournament. “Elias competed well, improved greatly this year and will be looking forward to his Junior season of golf in the spring,” said Coach Max Venable.

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Swim Team competes well at Hesston meet

The Hillsboro swim team was short multiple swimmers on their second meet of the season, but they still managed to come in second by only 20 points. Hesston, Hillsboro and Council Grove all competed at the meet held in Hesston. Hillsboro will travel to Marion on Saturday. Hillsboro Swim Meet Saturday, June 15 100-meter freestyle Girls 9-10:  3. Austyn Driggers […]

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The Royals are the best bad team in baseball

The fall from the penthouse to the outhouse didn’t take all that long for the Kansas City Royals. After winning the World Series in 2015, the Royals lost more than 100 games three years later, a feat they may duplicate yet again this year. But don’t lose heart, Royals fans. This year’s team was called “the best bad team in […]

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