Category: Sports

Goessel hosts musical chair event during basketball game

Goessel hosts musical chair event during basketball game

Keith Banman and Stacey Sawyer of Goessel. Sawyer won a gift certificate after winning a musical chair event on Friday. Five contestants (Drew Hill, Stacey Sawyer, Dean Reida, Suzanne Meier, and Jason Gibson) competed in a musical chair event Friday, Feb. 1, during half-time of the GHS Boys Basketball Game. Sawyer won the battle and received a $100 gift certificate […]

Read more ›

Marion wrestlers compete at Cottonwood Falls tourney

Three Marion wrestlers competed at the Chase County Invitational Saturday in Cottonwood Falls. Todd Palic, who ranks fifth in Class 3-2-1A, paved the way with a second-place finish at 182 pounds. Following a first-round bye, Palic pinned Eli King of Oskaloosa, then lost by major decision, 9-1, to Chase County’s Chase Owen in the first-place match. Two Warriors finished fourth […]

Read more ›
Hillsboro wrestler finishes fifth at state

Hillsboro wrestler finishes fifth at state

Taryn Norstrom (Hillsboro/Canton-Galva) with a 5th place finish at the 3rd Annual Kansas Girls State Championship Tournament in McPherson on Saturday. Karrie Rathbone / Special to the Free Pres Taryn Norstrom (11-5) of Hillsboro/Canton-Galva compete in the Kansas Girls HS State Championship in McPherson on Saturday. She placed fifth in the 152 bracket. She scored seven team points. “I am […]

Read more ›
Hillsboro wrestlers finish seventh

Hillsboro wrestlers finish seventh

Lane Flaming (HHS Senior) pinning Owen O'Halloran from Hesston. Flaming finished 4th in the 182 division. Karrie Rathbone / Special to the Free Press The Hillsboro High School wrestling team competed at the 2019 Central Central Kansas League Tournament on Friday, Feb. 8 in Larned. They placed seventh out of nine teams. “My first reaction based on team results alone […]

Read more ›
Marion gets first league victory

Marion gets first league victory

Chloe Burkholder shoots for two during the second quarter with Ell-Saline Friday, giving Marion a 20-6 lead. Burkholder drained three three-pointers in the game, scoring 11 points in Marion’s 45-25. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Marion girls’ basketball team earned its first Heart of America league win of the season by defeating Ell-Saline Friday, 45-25. The Cardinals scored the […]

Read more ›
Warriors get big win over Ell-Saline

Warriors get big win over Ell-Saline

Eli Hett shoots for two during the first half with Ell-Saline Friday. Hett scored eight points in Marion’s 86-80 victory. Janae Rempel In its highest-scoring game of the year, the Marion boys’ basketball team held off a sharp-shooting Ell-Saline squad Friday, defeating the Cardinals, 86-80. Ell-Saline made more three-pointers than two-pointers, draining 16 threes in the game, including 11 in […]

Read more ›

Hillsboro girls drop two in Central Kansas League games

In what turned out to be a tough week, the Hillsboro Girls Basketball team lost to Halstead, 52-17, and Larned, 51-37, in last week’s games. Against Halstead, the Trojans scored just three points in the first half and struggled to get on track in the second. Halstead was just too much for the young Hillsboro team throughout the whole game. […]

Read more ›

Tabor wins 16th straight

The Tabor College Lady Bluejays won yet another game this weekend and secured the number one spot in the KCAC. The team won their 16th game in a row on Saturday when they beat Kansas Wesleyan 77-66. “If was a big win because it puts us at the top of the conference standings with two games remaining. Our players have […]

Read more ›

Hillsboro boys split week in tough fashion

After getting a win over the defending Class 3A State Champions in Halstead, 53-41, the Hillsboro Boys Basketball team fell to Larned after a late bucket sent the game to overtime, 62-59. “Larned was a tough loss. They are a good team, but we weren’t as sharp as we usually are,” Hillsboro Head Coach Darrel Knoll said. “We still played […]

Read more ›

A post superbowl advice column

Dear Joe, I found the Super Bowl less than satisfying. Boring Dear Boring, What’s the problem? What do you have against great defense and punting? Next time, change channels and watch the Puppy Bowl. Better yet, turn the TV off and do something constructive. ———- Dear Joe, I’m sick and tired of watching Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft […]

Read more ›