Category: Sports

Caution: You’re entering the replay zone

With football season rapidly approaching, it’s time to revisit the role of replay. We can debate to what extent replay should be used in football, but there’s little doubt it’s here to stay. Let’s start with the premise that the goal of replay is getting the proper call made on the field in a reasonable amount of time. In the […]

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Talent plus youth equals big payday

We know that Major League Baseball players make a boatload of money, right? Consider that at least 10 players are making $100 million or more because they can hit, pitch, or field a baseball. In the five months since free agency began last year, teams committed to around $4 billion in future salaries to players. Mike Trout is getting upward […]

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Area swim team participates in league meet

Area swim team participates in league meet

Left: Quin Janzen, Pearl Schmidt, Brianna Driggers, and Madelyn Olson competed as a team in the 8 and under medley relay for Hillsboro. Right: Lane Rogers, Bryant Dalke, Tristen Dye, and Zachary Denholm won first in the 13-14 yr old 200 yard freestyle relay. The swim teams of Marion Co joined other area swim teams for the final league tournament in […]

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Area team makes state tournament

Area team makes state tournament

Front row from left: Ashton Talkington, Peyton Miller, Jacob Tharp, Zayne Haslett, Aiden Hurst and Cooper Jirak. Middle row from left: Jacob Sibayan, Hitch Soyez, Tripp Peterson, Kyson Gawith, Dalton Philpott, and Colin Groff. Back row from let: Coaches Clayton Philpott, Jim Philpott and Kevin Jirak. Boys from Marion County played in the Cal Ripken 10 U State Tournament in […]

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‘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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