Category: High School

Marion gets opening night victory, 67-49

The Marion boys’ basketball team hit the ground running with a 67-49 victory over Southeast of Saline to open the season Friday. Led by Sam Zinn and Chase Stringer, who scored 27 and 20 points, respectively, Marion established the lead early, bursting to a 14-5 advantage after the first quarter, and 35-18 at halftime. The Trojans made a second-half rally, […]

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Warrior girls drop first game

The Marion girls’ basketball team suffered a season-opening loss to Southeast of Saline Friday, 46-11. “We are a very inexperienced team,” coach Kelly Robson said. “We only have one player with any varsity experience, and varsity games are much different than JV games. The speed and intensity are different, and we will need to learn that lesson.” SES built a […]

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Marion puts three on all-league team

Three members of Marion’s 17-19 volleyball team have received recognition from Heart of America league coaches. Junior Chloe Burkholder was named to the second team. As setter this season, Burkholder recorded a team-high 450 assists. Burkholder also led the team in service aces with 33. Two Warriors received honorable mention recognition. Senior Tori Shults led Marion’s offensive attack with a […]

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Marion drops close game to end season

Marion’s football season came to a close with a 28-22 loss at Pleasanton Thursday in the first round of the Class 1A playoffs. After a scoreless first quarter, the Blu-Jays scored a pair of second quarter touchdowns to take a 14-0 lead by halftime. “We had a few offensive plays in the first half where we didn’t stay on blocks—that […]

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Hillsboro hits state cross country

Hillsboro hits state cross country

Hillsboro High School had two team members compete at the state cross country meet in Wamego on Saturday. Caleb Diener came in with a time of 18:57 and finished 50th out of 108 varsity boys. Emersyn Funk finished 32nd out of 96 and had a time of 22:27. Photo by Karrie Rathbone / Special to the Free Press

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Goessel Cross Country finishes seventh at state

Goessel Cross Country finishes seventh at state

The Goessel Cross Country boys team finished in seventh place at the State Cross Country Meet at Wamego last weekend. Karrie Rathbone/Special to the Free Press Goessel High School performed well at the state cross country meet on Saturday. The boys team finished 7th overall with 147 points. The third place team had 136 points making it a very tight […]

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Hillsboro blows out Yates Center

Hillsboro blows out Yates Center

ane Flaming and Brooks Gardner come in for a sack of the Yates Center quarterback during last week’s blowout win. Karrie Rathbone / Special to the Free Press There was plenty of offense on hand for Hillsboro as they crushed Yates Center, 75-20, in the first round of the Kansas Class 1A Playoffs last Friday. Brooks Gardner led the team […]

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Goessel pulls out victory over Chase County

With 21 seconds left in the game, Dylan Lindeman hit Jacob Hagewood for a three yard touchdown pass, and after the two-point conversion was good, Goessel looked up at the scoreboard and saw the Bluebirds up 46-42 at the end of the game. Goessel was out-gained in the game by nearly 100 yards, but won the time of possession battle […]

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Marion runner does well at state meet

Marion runner does well at state meet

Heidi Grimmett runs at the State Cross Country Meet at Wamego last weekend. She finished 31st overall. Karrie Rathbone / Special to the Free Press Heidi Grimmett represented Marion at the Class 2A state cross country meet at Wamego Saturday. Grimmett crossed the finish line in 22 minutes, 26 seconds, good for 31st place overall to cap her freshman campaign. […]

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Goessel boys cross country headed to state

The Goessel boys cross country team is heading to state the first time since 2015 after placing second in the regional meet held at Belleville Country Club. The girls placed fourth with 92 points, just seven points out of third place, twelve points from second and also two points ahead of fifth place. Although they did not qualify as a […]

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