Category: High School

Hillsboro wins exciting final regular season game

Hillsboro wins exciting final regular season game

Wes Shaw goes up for the rebound and scores while Caleb Potucek is on hand to assist if needed. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press Hillsboro put on a great show in the final game of their regular season. They started out fairly evenly matched with Nickerson, but things soon changed toward the end of the first half. “Brooks (Gardner) […]

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Marion girls drop regular season finale

The Marion girls’ basketball team closed the regular season with a 42-32 loss at Bennington Monday. Coach Kelly Robson said he was pleased with how the Warriors competed in the first half, especially on defense, but lamented missed opportunities that could have affected the final outcome. The Bulldogs claimed a 14-8 lead after one quarter of play, but Marion responded […]

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Hillsboro girls have tough time in final regular season game

The Nickerson Panthers were just too tough for the Hillsboro Girls Basketball team last week when they finished their regular season with a 69-50, loss. They played Nickerson tough early, down only four points after the first quarter, but eventually the much improved Panthers pulled away. “We had about a 4 minute stretch in the 3rd quarter that Nickerson made […]

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Marion hits mats at state wrestling

Marion hits mats at state wrestling

Charlie Nordquist wrestles fourth-ranked Tucker Branum of Colby in the Class 3-2-1A state championship quarterfinals at 220 pounds. Nordquist lost an 8-5 decision and went 2-2 in his state outing. Karrie Rathbone/Free Press Two wrestlers represented Marion at the Class 3-2-1A state wrestling tournament in Hays Friday and Saturday. “I would say that our state outing as a whole didn’t […]

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Warrior boys beat Bennington, prep for sub-state

The Marion boys’ basketball team ended the regular season with a 68-45 victory at Bennington Monday. The Warriors took control early, cruising to a 26-10 advantage by the end of the first quarter. Keeping the pedal to the metal in the second quarter, Marion enjoyed a 43-23 lead at halftime. By the end of the third quarter, the Warriors had […]

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Bachman places at state wrestling

Bachman places at state wrestling

Jordan Bachman (Sophomore, HHS) wrestling his first round opponent in the 138 weight class. Karrie Rathbone/Special to the Free Press Three Hillsboro High School wrestlers went to Hays this weekend to compete at the State level in the KSHSAA 3A/2A/1A Championship. “We are very proud of the efforts of these three guys at Hays and the way they competed at […]

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Marion gets two OT wins

Marion gets two OT wins

Chase Stringer draws a foul during the first half with Remington Tuesday. Stringer scored a team-high 24 points in Marion’s 60-56 overtime win. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Marion boys’ basketball team secured two overtime victories last week to improve to 13-6 on the season. Both games followed a similar storyline, with Marion surrendering a fourth-quarter lead. “Fourth quarter, […]

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Marion girls get overtime win over Elyria Christian

Despite enduring a scoreless second quarter, the Marion girls’ basketball team used a big second-half effort to slip past Elyria Christian, 34-32, Friday in overtime. “We didn’t make any game plan adjustments,” coach Kelly Robson said. “I was really disappointed in our effort in the first half, and I challenged the girls to play harder. I don’t really think it […]

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Hillsboro girls get two league wins

During a rebuilding year it is always good to get two big league wins, and that is just what the Hillsboro Girls Basketball team did last week. They beat Hoisington, 43-31, and Lyons, 58-38, during last week’s games. It was a strong defensive effort against Hoisington that propelled Hillsboro to victory. The Trojans held Hoisington to just four points in […]

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Hillsboro boys sweep week

It was a good week to be on the Hillsboro Boys Basketball team which got two big league wins over Hoisington, 62-52, and Lyons, 62-50, last week. Things were closer than the score would indicate against Hoisington throughout. Hillsboro held a three point lead after the first quarter and extended it to five points by the break in action, 26-21. […]

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