Category: General Sports

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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Former Tabor standout, Mitch McIntyre, signed by Brewers

Former Tabor standout, Mitch McIntyre, signed by Brewers

Mitch McIntyre while at Tabor College. Former Tabor standout pitcher Mitch McIntyre hopes to return to Tabor this fall and finish his degree in business administration. If he does, he will be just another student, with one exception—he is a professional baseball player in the Milwaukee Brewers organization. McIntyre was picked up by the Brewers and is currently playing in […]

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Battle Baseball finishes season

Battle Baseball finishes season

The team is pictured here after winning the Park City tournament earlier in the season (photo courtesy of Karrie Rathbone).Back Row (L to R): Coach Clint Potucek, Blane Bernhardt, Philip Young, Matthew Potucek, Damion Woods, Coach Jayson Hanschu. Front Row (L to R): Nate Hein, Garrett Helmer, Jaxxon Hanschu, Seth Lanning, Tristan Rathbone, Duncan Duell, Easton Idleman. Courtesy Photo Battle […]

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Hillsboro Swim Team receives season awards

Hillsboro Swim Team receives season awards

The Hillsboro swim team received awards for a season well done July 15 at the Hillsboro Family Aquatic Center. General and specialized awards. Among those honored were these 13- and 14-year-old swimmers, pictured from left: head coach Stephanie Moss, Tylee Miller, Cheyenne Funk, Malorie Hein, Macy Priest, Emersyn Funk, Ainsley Duell and assistant coach Kalen Moss.

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