Category: General Sports

Several listed on All-Wheat State League team

The 2018 Wheat State All League Volleyball Team athletes have been announced. Several Marion County residents made the elite list. The First Team list includes two seniors from Goessel, Savanna Wuest and Audessi Unruh. Canton Galva also had two ladies make the list, Tia Moddlemog, junior, and Kaysha Unruh, senior. Three students made it on the list for Honorable Mention. […]

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Hillsboro teams show off during flag football showcase

Hillsboro teams show off during flag football showcase

Fifth and sixth grade boys flag football teams showed off some plays during half time of the Hillsboro football game on Friday, Oct. 19. Seth Driggers, center, gets ready to catch the ball. He almost scored a touchdown before Makai Baugh, far left, pulled his flag.

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Former Goessel student leads college team

Erin Brubaker of Goessel is a current student and Varsity volleyball player at Eastern Mennonite University, located in Harrisonburg, Va. On Thursday, Oct. 18, she set a season high with 11 kills in a 3-0 non-conference sweep of Mary Baldwin University. Brubaker had 11 kills with no errors on 18 attacks for a .611 kill percentage.

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Centre FFA hosts fishing tournament

On Saturday, Sept. 22, the Centre FFA Chapter hosted the James Weber Memorial Fishing Derby at Fr. Padilla Park in Herington. 9 fishermen participated in the derby which ran from 9:30 -11:30am. A total of 42 fish were caught and the biggest one was 25 inches long. In the 6-9 year old age group, Aleyna Veit caught 9 fish, which […]

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Canton youth have qualified for the 2018 American Royal Invitational Youth Rodeo

Canton youth have qualified for the 2018 American Royal Invitational Youth Rodeo

The American Royal Invitational Youth Rodeo kicks off Tuesday, Sept. 25, and continues through Friday, Sept. 28, in Hale Arena at the American Royal Complex. Lane McMannis has qualified to compete in junior breakaway roping, and Katy Prieb has qualified to compete in junior barrel racing and junior goat tying. During this four-day event, McMannis and Prieb will participate against […]

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Local takes second at state fair

Local takes second at state fair

Charlotte Silhan, 6, took second place on Sunday at the Pedal pull at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. She will compete in Nationals in Mitchell, South Dakota on Saturday, Sept. 22. Charlotte failed to qualify for Nationals last year and has been training in order to go this year. “Charlotte was so disappointed last year she didn’t make it […]

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Triathlon draws 29 for third annual event

Triathlon draws 29 for third annual event

Matt Spooner emerges from the cold water. He finished first in the swim and third overall. This was his first outdoor triathlon. Laura Paulus / Free Press The third annual Ready, Set, Tri triathlon was held on Saturday, Sept 8 at the Marion County Lake. The triathlon is hosted by Can Be Healthy Marion, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making […]

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Locals enjoy memorial softball tournament in Marion.

Locals enjoy memorial softball tournament in Marion.

The tournament is held in honor of Darla Gore to raise scholarships for Marion students. Caleb Williams, Cheyenne Jeffrey and Corey Seacat, all members of Lucy’s Sons of Pitches, sit in the dugout for a few minutes in between innings. Jeffrey said, “I didn’t personally know Darla, but I enjoy playing in tournaments that have a reason behind them. I […]

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Golf champions announced

The Annual Hillsboro Golf Course Club championship was held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4-5 at the Hillsboro Municipal Golf Course. There were 36 participants this year. “There was a lot of wind both days so our scores were lower than other years,” said Doug Dick, tournament organizer. Philip Thieseen was this year’s winner with a score of 69 on Saturday […]

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Tabor College’s Baez pitches in Major League Baseball Homerun Derby

Tabor College’s Baez pitches in Major League Baseball Homerun Derby

For most people it would be only a dream to pitch in the home run derby at the Major League Baseball All-Star game. But for one former Tabor Bluejay baseball player, that dream was a reality this year in Washington, D.C. Gadiel Baez, former Tabor College standout middle infielder, had that opportunity when he pitched to his brother, Javier, who […]

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