Category: General Sports

Vogt breaks swimming records

Vogt breaks swimming records

Lauryn Vogt, sixth grade, was awarded on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Shawnee Mission North High School in Overland Park KS. She received the Missouri Valley Top 5 Award and she was also recognized for the Missouri Valley record she broke….10 year old, 400 IM record. The record was from 2009 and a time of 6.23.23 and she broke it […]

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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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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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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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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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Local boy qualifies to compete at world’s largest junior high rodeo

DENVER- Kacen Smith, an eighth-grade student at Goessel Jr High School has earned a position on the Kansas state/provincial National Junior High rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Huron, South Dakota, June 23rd thru June 29th to compete at the 15th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo (NUHFR) in team roping, chute dogging, goat tying and […]

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Club members qualify for state tourney

Club members qualify for state tourney

Jordan Bachman (145 weight class, high school) won by decision over Aiden Stephenson (Oakley) 6-4 in the consolation round 2. Karrie Rathbone / Free Press The Hillsboro Wrestling Club had several members that qualified to compete in the USA Wrestling Kansas Kids State Championship Tournament on March 16-17 at the Topeka Expocentre. The tournament showcased over 1,400 wrestlers from across […]

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