Category: High School

‘We did the best we can’

‘We did the best we can’

Grant Thierolf has served as Marion’s head football coach the past 30 years. Now he says it’s time to pass the torch. Thierolf still plans to teach and coach track and field at Marion, and will relish more time in the fall to watch his sons coach. In his career as head coach of the Warriors, his teams compiled a […]

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KSHSAA shuffle signals changes for football teams

When the Kansas High School Activities Associa­tion announced in Septem­ber its football classi­fica­­tions for 2018 and 2019, more than a few Hillsboro and Marion football fans dropped their jaws. At the time, both football teams were paired in Class 3A district play, as they have for several years. Sud­denly, the classification for both schools changed dramatically. Both Marion and Hills­boro […]

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Six Warriors earn all-HOA football

Eight members of Marion’s 8-3 football team have received all-league recognition from Heart of America coaches. Six athletes earned first-team All-HOA recognition. Senior Corbin Wheeler was named first-team on both sides of the ball. As a defensive back, Wheeler tallied a team-best 113 tackles. As a running back, Wheeler led the Warriors with 116 carries for 1,060 yards and 14 […]

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Tis the season for athletic recognition

All-CKL volleyball Two members of the Hillsboro volleyball team have received all-league recognition from the coaches of the Central Kansas League. Senior Abby Sechrist was named to the second team as a middle hitter; senior Sarah Jost received honorable mention as an outside hitter. The Trojans finished in a tie for fourth place with a 6-4 record in CKL, and […]

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MHS state run ends at Cheney

MHS state run ends at Cheney

Evann Heidebrecht rushes for positive yardage during the second half of Marion’s 54-30 bi-district win at Halstead Tuesday. Heide­brecht led all rushers with 30 carries for 255 yards and four touchdowns. Janae Rempel Offense was hard to come by for the Warriors in a 56-0 defeat at Cheney Saturday afternoon in a Class 3A regional contest. The Warriors were limited […]

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Goessel second at 2A state

Goessel second at 2A state

Goessel’s Stephany Meyers returns fire during pool play Friday at the Class 2A State Volleyball Tournament in Emporia as teammate Savanna Wuest (26) prepares for a possible block. Goessel’s oh-so-close unbeaten volleyball season ended one step from perfection with the Bluebirds’ second-place finish at the Class 2A state tournament on Saturday. Coming into the tournament with a 39-0 record, Goessel […]

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Hesston cuts through Warrior defense

Hesston cuts through Warrior defense

Chase Stringer is chased by a pair of Swathers during the fourth quarter Thursday. Marion lost to Hesston, 45-24. Stringer carried the ball 22 times for 105 yards and two touchdowns. Marion ran into a buzz saw on the final night of district play Thursday, losing 45-24 to a talented and physical Hesston squad that was state runners-up in Class […]

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Three compete at Class 2A state race

Three compete at Class 2A state race

Julia Nightengale from Goessel Three cross-country runners from three area high schools completed Saturday at the Class 2A state race at the Wamego Country Club. Senior Julia Nightengale of Goessel covered the hilly and chilly 5-kilometer course in 22 minutes, 32.5 to place 28th in the a field of 93 runners. The race winner was Halle Johnson of Benning­ton in […]

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HHS duo goes 2-2 at state

HHS duo goes 2-2 at state

Hillsboro High doubles team of Kyla Isaac (left) and Cheyenne Bernhardt went 2-2 at the Class 3-2-1A state tennis tournament Oct. 13-15 in Kansas City. Hillsboro’s doubles team of Cheyenne Bern­hardt and Kyla Isaac went 2-2 at the Class 3-2-1A tennis tournament Oct. 13-14 in Kansas City. The duo opened with a , then win over Collins and Reh of […]

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Hillsboro’s hard-luck season ends at SE of Saline

Hillsboro’s hard-luck season ends at SE of Saline

Hillsboro defenders Wes Shaw (58) and Jacob Funk put the stop on Southeast of Saline quarterback Hunter White during the last game of the season for both Trojan teams. Hillsboro came out against Southeast of Saline looking like a team that was ready for a disappointing season to be over. The purple-clad Trojans from SES were more than happy to […]

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