Category: Sports

Hillsboro wins fourth-consecutive MKL title

Hillsboro wins fourth-consecutive MKL title

Marion’s Arthur Thornhill swims during the boys’ 9-10 100-meter medley relay Saturday at the MKL championship meet. He, with Clark Felvus, Conner Austin and Jagger Miller, finished sixth with a time of 1:46.95. Marion finished eighth overall with 110 points. For the fourth-consecutive year, the Hillsboro swim team won the Mid-Kansas League championship swim meet, tallying 1,077 points through 80 […]

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Marion’s Arthur Thornhill swims during the boys’ 9-10 100-meter medley relay Saturday at the MKL championship meet. He, with Clark Felvus, Conner Austin and Jagger Miller, finished sixth with a time of 1:46.95. Marion finished eighth overall with 110 points. For the fourth-consecutive year, the Hillsboro swim team won the Mid-Kansas League championship swim meet, tallying 1,077 points through 80 […]

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Cottonwood Valley League 13-year-old team wins District 4 title

Cottonwood Valley League 13-year-old team wins District 4 title

Courtesy Photo by Karrie Rathbone Cottonwood Valley League 13-year-old team wins District 4 title The Cottonwood Valley League 13-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team swept District 4 play by defeating Hesston, 25-1, and then Lyons twice to win the district title. The team compete at state Thursday in Frontenac, Kan. Pictured above are (back row, from left) coach Lucas Larsen, Kwenton Harms, […]

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CVL team qualifies for Senior Babe Ruth regional tournament

CVL team qualifies for Senior Babe Ruth regional tournament

The Cottonwood Valley League Senior Babe Ruth team (ages 16-18), comprised mostly of Marion County players, was the runner-up at the District 4 tournament in Moundridge July 6-10. As runners-up, the team qualified for the state tournament this past weekend (July 12-16). In pool play, CVL beat Independence, 4-2, lost to Abilene 7-6, and beat Wellington 7-2, for a second-place […]

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Hillsboro swim team scores another meet title

Hillsboro swim team scores another meet title

Lauryn Vogt swims the 9-10 butterfly at Hillsboro’s home meet July 1, showing the form that propelled her to a first-place finish in that event at Lindsborg Saturday with a time of 16.37 seconds, nearly 4 seconds ahead of second place. Hillsboro will host the eight-team Mid-Kansas League Championship meet Saturday and will look to secure its fourth-consecutive league title. […]

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Peabody to host 13-15 yr. Babe Ruth state tourney

The Peabody Recreation Commission, in partnership with Peabody Senior Babe Ruth, will be hosting the 13-15-year-old Babe Ruth State Tournament of Champions July 14-17 at Peabody City Park. The field of eight teams will include a host team from the Cottonwood Valley League. Activities begin July 13 with team check-in starting at 1 p.m., followed by a picnic and then […]

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All a person needs is Slick incentives

My agent I.M. Slick stopped by to renegotiate my contract with the Hillsboro Free Press. I’m not overly optimistic that his strategy is going to work. You be the judge. Slick: I read recently that tailback Eddie Lacy weighed 250 pounds or less recently, and, as a result, will receive $55,000 from the Seattle Seahawks. Apparently the payoff is part […]

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Hillsboro swimmers sail at home meet

The Hillsboro swim team won its fourth straight swim meet, this time with a resounding victory over visiting teams from Lindsborg and Solomon at the Family Aquatic Center. Hillsboro rolled up 803 points, followed by the Linds­borg WaveMakers with 472 and the Solomon swim team with 231. The results for Hillsboro are listed below. Hillsboro home meet Saturday, July 1 […]

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Marion’s Seth Savage signs to play baseball for Manhattan Christian

Marion’s Seth Savage signs to play baseball for Manhattan Christian

Seth Savage, a member of the Class 3A runner-up state baseball team this spring, signed a letter of intent June 27 to play baseball for Manhattan Christian College next year. Seated with him are Chad Jagerson (left), MCC head coach, and Roger Schroeder, Marion head coach. Standing behind them are (from left) Seth’s parents, Randy and Kelly Savage, and MHS […]

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The NBA has a competitive balance problem

The long NBA season has concluded and will start again before you know it. The question is, what’s the point? We’ve seen this act three times: Golden State vs. Cleveland in the finals. Is there a reason to think Act IV will be any different? If the answer to the question above is no, then what’s the point of an […]

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