Category: High School

Last second stunner
Last second stunner

Last second stunner

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Trojan quarterback Spencer Brown dives for one of three touchdowns against Wichita Collegiate. Brown totaled 205 rushing yards along with an 84-yard punt return touchdown in an epic effort Friday night, but the Trojans came up just short of preserving the victory.Don Ratzlaff / Free Press

For the second time in three games, the promise of a Hills?boro football victory ended with heartbreak in the final seconds.

This time the spoiler was Wichita Collegiate, who scored two touchdowns in the final 3:53 to sneak a 35-32 victory from the Trojans at Reimer Field.

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HHS volleyball wins twice at home, claims league lead
HHS volleyball wins twice at home, claims league lead

HHS volleyball wins twice at home, claims league lead

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Trojan front-liners Corissa Bartel (23) and Dakota Kaufman attempt to block a hit by Nickerson?s Brandy Mader. Hillsboro lost the first game of the match and trailed 0-7 in Game 2, but came back to win the match in Trojans? league opener in Hillsboro Sept. 11. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press

The Hillsboro volleyball team battled back from the brink of defeat against Nickerson, then pounded Lyons to sweep both ends of their home triangular Tuesday, Sept. 11

The two wins gave the Trojans a 10-2 record for the season and an early lead in league play at 2-0.

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Area Football Roundup

Peabody-Burns vs. Canton-Galva.

Peabody-Burns defeated Canton-Galva, 21-9, Friday at Canton.

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MHS dropped 17-7 by Sterling
MHS dropped 17-7 by Sterling

MHS dropped 17-7 by Sterling

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<p>Marion High School defensive back Chase Carlson dives in a bid to block a Sterling punt Friday night. Carlson did not get this one, but did make Marion?s biggest play. He came in at quarterback when Mitchell Leppke went out with an injury late in the fourth quarter and threw a 19-yard completion to Justin Heidebrecht.

Sterling defeated the Marion High football team 17-7 in a defensive battle at Marion on Friday night.

When Sterling went three-and-out for its first possession and Marion took a a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter, the Warriors appeared to be heading for a 3-0 start to the season.

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HHS Boys ninth at Wichita

Battling a field of large-school athletes, the Hillsboro boys? cross-country team finished ninth among 13 squads at the Wichita Southeast Invita?tional on Saturday.

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Marion Harriers place 3rd at Peabody

The Marion High School cross country team ran at Peabody last Thursday. Three girls medaled and three others set personal best times in the varsity race.

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MHS Volleyball team plays home tourney

The Marion volleyball team hosted its home tournament Saturday, going 0-3 in pool play against Eureka (25-22, 20-25, 25-16), Sedgwick (25-19, 25-14) and Wichita Collegiate (27-25, 25-18).

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Area Cross Country Roundup

Canton-Galva

After running well at Stafford on Thursday, the Eagles got some good
news this week, with Nathan Bray being medically cleared to run in the
next race. Bray had been out with a broken arm.

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Area Volleyball Roundup

Canton-Galva

The Eagle volleyball team finished second to Sedgwick at the Marion triangular Saturday.

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had defeated Canton-Galva in three games at the Goessel tournament a
week earlier, and the teams played another close match at Marion.

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Hillsboro hammers Haven by 35
Hillsboro hammers Haven by 35

Hillsboro hammers Haven by 35

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Jacob Yoder breaks the grasp of a would-be Haven tackler during Fridat?s game. The senior halfback compiled 94 rushing yards and scored two touchdowns in the 48-13 win. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press

A three-touchdown explosion in the second quarter turned a potential repeat into a rout as Hillsboro rolled to a 48-13 win at Haven on Friday.

The Trojans actually trailed 7-6 after the first quarter in a game that was following an eerily similar storyline to last week?s overtime loss at Nicker?son.

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