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Two Hillsboro runners to  compete at state meet

Two Hillsboro runners to compete at state meet

Two Hillsboro Trojan cross country runners secured spots to the state championships to be held in Wamego, Ks on October 27. Freshman Emersyn Funk placed 7th with a time of 22:02. Seven of the varsity girls placing in the top 10 at the regional meet held in Burlington on October 20th were Freshman. Funk will run at 11:45 am for […]

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Hillsboro falls at sub-state

Hillsboro falls at sub-state

Jessica Saunders hits the ball over the net. Left Image: Kinsey Kleiner sets the ball during the match against Ellinwood on Saturday. After a good season, the Lady Trojans lost in substate play. They lost to Ellinwood during the first round. The Hillsboro girls volleyball team ended their regular season on Thursday. “This season has been such a wonderful learning […]

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Four Marion runners headed to state

Marion’s four cross-country runners competed at the Class 2A regional meet hosted by Burlington at John Redmond Lake Saturday. Freshman Heidi Grimmett turned in a state-qualifying run, earning the third-place medal in the girls’ 5-k race with a time of 20 minutes, 53.7 seconds. Grimmett finished about 30 seconds from first place, lowering her personal-best time by about 18 seconds. […]

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Marion falls in sub-state tournament to Inman

Marion falls in sub-state tournament to Inman

Laura Savage attacks the net during Marion’s Class 2A sub-state quarterfinal match with Inman Saturday. The Warriors lost in three sets, 25-18, 24-26, 25-18, concluding the season with an overall record of 17-19. Allison Shults/Free Press The Marion volleyball team faced a familiar opponent in the quarterfinals of the Class 2A sub-state hosted by Inman Saturday. The No. 5 seed […]

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Warriors drop a game against Olpe

Pitted against an undefeated Olpe squad that, in its first six games of the season outscored its opponents, 219-38, the Marion football team lost a Class 1A, District 2 game on the road Friday, 54-0. “They have good athletes, but also they don’t make mistakes,” coach Shaun Craft said of Olpe. “They do their job and are where they are […]

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Marion makes semi-finals at tourney

Marion makes semi-finals at tourney

Lily Lundy attacks the net during Marion’s match with Sterling at the Heart of America league tournament Saturday. The Warriors defeated the Black Bears in three sets, 25-22, 27-29, 25-21. Allison Shults/Special to the Free Press The Marion volleyball team advanced to the semifinals at the Heart of America league tournament at Sterling Saturday, finishing with a record of 3-2 […]

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Peabody wins barnburner over Goessel

PEABODY- Goessel got on the board first, but Peabody-Burns came out victorious in a back-and-forth battle, 54-52. Tied 46-46 late in the fourth quarter, Jess Philpott busted out for 54-yards to pay dirt to put Peabody up 54-46. Goessel responded with 46 seconds left in the game when Luke Wiens punched the ball in with a nine-yard touchdown run, but […]

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Marion competes in tough league meet

The Marion cross country team competed in the Heart of America league meet hosted by Berean Academy at Harvey County East Lake Thursday. “We actually had a pretty good day at the HOA league meet,” coach Grant Thierolf said. “It is a very tough meet that has a number of runners in it that will bring home medals at the […]

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Rain forces CKL meet to concrete course

Rain forces CKL meet to concrete course

Emerysn Funk finished well in spite of the rain. She came in at 8th place for varsity girls. Due to the heavy rains, the CKL league meet in Lindsborg, KS was moved from the golf course to the park. Runners endured a concrete course and numerous sharp turns, which they found unfavorable, but still ran as hard as they could […]

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Goessel wins league title in cross country

After rain flooded the original site for the meet, the Goessel Cross Country team hit the Bethel College course and both girls and boys won league championships. The Bluebirds placed five girls and six boys in the top ten at the meet. Elsie Clark led the way with a first place finish at the meet and a 21:47.4 time. Other […]

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