Category: Sports

Area Cross Country athletes compete

Area Cross Country athletes compete

Elyse Boden, Goessel, takes the lead for the girls. She won for the Bluebirds with a time of 22:54 on Thursday in the Burrton Invitational at Harvey County West Park. Goessel earned two gold medals overall. Picture by Bill Bush. Tristan Reed takes the lead for the HHS Trojans. Reed was the Trojan boys’ top finisher with a time of […]

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Area Sports Roundup (10-16-19)

Area Sports Roundup (10-16-19)

Goessel’s Ben Olsen came in at 22nd place with a time of 21:07 on Thursday in the Burrton Invitational at Harvey County West Park. Goessel earned two gold medals overall. Bill Bush / Free Press Canton-Galva Cross Country—The Eagles competed at the Burrton meet at Harvey County West Park Thursday, where Sofia Boninsegna led the Eagle girls with a second-place […]

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Hillsboro secures overwhelming victory

Hillsboro secures overwhelming victory

A Marion fumble was recovered by the Trojans’ #67, Tristan Rathbone. Karrie Rathbone / Special to the Free Press In an intra-county district football matchup on a night when temperatures dropped into the 30’s, both Hillsboro and Marion started a bit cold by trading fumbles on each of their first possessions. But although the teams combined for eight turnovers in […]

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Area Sports Roundup 10-9-19

Area Sports Roundup 10-9-19

Caleb Potucek (Senior, #8) leaping over a Charger defender for another Trojan touchdown in the fourth quarter. Karrie Rathbone/Free Press Canton-Galva Cross Country—Morgan Becker bettered his own school record by 20 seconds Thursday at the Berean Academy meet at Harvey County East Park. Becker crossed the finish line in 17 minutes, good for second place and just 8 seconds behind […]

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When is it time to call it quits?

Athletes, coaches, and refs enjoy what they do — at least most of the time. Athletes and coaches are competitive by nature, and officials enjoy being around the game and the challenge that it involves. But there comes a time when it’s time to move on. Everyone eventually says, “Enough!” When I officiated basketball, I didn’t want to have fans, […]

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Marion High School 2019 Homecoming Game

Marion High School 2019 Homecoming Game

    Jaxton Tracy carries the ball during the first half with Inman Monday. Marion lost the game, 26-0.     by Janae Rempel After weather postponed Marion’s homecoming football game Friday night, the Warriors suffered a 26-0 loss to Inman Monday. “We weren’t ready to play and they were,” coach Shaun Craft said. “It’s all it came down to—execution […]

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Area Sports Roundup (10-2-19)

Area Sports Roundup (10-2-19)

Sofia Boninsegna set a school record with her time and took sixth place at the cross country meet on Thursday. Provided photo Canton-Galva Cross Country— The Eagles set two school records at the Marion meet Thursday. Morgan Becker bettered his own school record in the boys’ race with a time of 17 minutes, 20 seconds, good for the silver medal. […]

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Area Sports Roundup (9-24-19)

Area Sports Roundup (9-24-19)

Hillsboro’s Matthew Potucek lunges forward to pick up yards against Haven last Friday. Haven won 34-20. Photo by Fred Solis. Canton-Galva Cross Country—Canton-Galva enjoyed two Top-10 finishes in Thursday’s boys’ race at Herington. Morgan Becker finished second with a time of 18 minutes, 9 seconds, while Christian Darrah was eighth in a personal-best 18:39. “Both of the boys keep improving […]

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Canton-Galva dominates Centre, 48-0

Canton-Galva dominates Centre, 48-0

The Canton-Galva football team lived up to its billing as the top-ranked team in Class 8-man Division I by defeating a short-handed Centre squad Friday, 48-0. The Eagles rolled up 306 yards of offense and scored on every possession in a mercy rule game that ended at halftime. “This week we preached and preached that no matter who the opponent […]

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Want cheap entertainment? Follow @Big12Refs on Twitter

Even if you aren’t a social media fanatic, you might find this column about Twitter amusing. Twitter is the social networking site that launched in 2006. It is one of the most popular social media platforms available today, with 100 million daily active users and 500 million tweets sent daily. You don’t have to actually send a tweet to enjoy […]

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