Category: High School

Trojans start 3-3 after pre-season tournament

The Central Kansas League Pre-Season Tournament in Halstead left Hillsboro 3-3 to start the season. The Trojans opened the tournament losing in straight sets to Pratt. They then got a 2-1 victory over Hoisington and another win over Haven, 2-0. Their next match came against Hesston, and despite going to three sets, they lost 2-1. They rebounded to beat Haven […]

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Marion Cross Country places well at Abilene

Marion cross-country runners kicked off the season at Abilene on Thursday. Heidi Grimmett highlighted the outing with a third-place finish in the girls’ 5K with a time of 23 minutes, 18.7 seconds. “Heidi had a great run, staying in third place for the entire race and posting a very solid first 5K,” coach Grant Thierolf said. Bethany Grimmett finished 38th […]

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Marion falls to Hutchinson Trinity in opener

Marion falls to Hutchinson Trinity in opener

Janae Rempel/free pressColton Mercer shakes a Celtic defender during the first half against Hutchinson Trinity on Friday. Marion lost, 26-0. The Marion football team suffered a 26-0 defeat to visiting Hutchinson Trinity on Friday on opening night. Marion fumbled the ball away on the second play of the game, a foreshadowing of what was to come. The Warriors recorded just […]

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Centre blows out Peabody-Burns, 50-14

Centre took care of business in their season opener against Peabody-Burns, 50-14, behind 154 rushing yards by Jensen Riffel. Centre held a 36-6 lead at half and contiuned their dominance in the second half with 14 more points. Centre had 328 yards of total offense, 237 of which came on the ground. Peabody managed 162 yards of offense, led by […]

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Warriors get victory over Central Christian

Warriors get victory over Central Christian

Janae Rempel/free pressChloe Burkholder sends a tip over the net during Set 1 with Central Christian on Thursday. Marion won in five sets, 13-25, 22-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-23. It took five sets, but the Marion volleyball team earned a victory over Central Christian on Thursday in a best of five matchup. Marion lost the first two sets, 25-13, and 25-22, […]

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Hillsboro comes out for scrimmages

Hillsboro comes out for scrimmages

The Hillsboro football team gave a preview of some of their talent during their inner squad scrimmage. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press Laura Paulus / Free Press Fans came early to check out the Hillsboro Fall Sports Teams and see the scrimmages. They made lots of noise and cheered the team on. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press

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Scrimmage gets teams ready for real thing

Scrimmage gets teams ready for real thing

Jaxton Tracy sheds a tackler during Friday’s scrimmage. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Marion volleyball and football teams took to their respective court and field for scrimmages Friday. Volleyball, led by first-year head coach Kris Burkholder, began with the junior varsity on the court. After a few sets, the varsity team saw action. The Warriors return just two athletes […]

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Marion volleyball kicks off season

Marion volleyball kicks off season

The Marion volleyball team kicked off the 2018 season with a 3-2 record at the Peabody-Burns tournament Saturday, good for second place. “I think one of the biggest things we learned is how well they work together as a team,” coach Kris Burkholder said. “They really came together. As a team, we’ve been working on that.” Marion lost only to […]

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Hillsboro swimmers take second at Hesston meet

Hillsboro swimmers take second at Hesston meet

Mallory Hein competing in the 50-yard backstroke in the age 13-14 division. Karrie Rathbone The Hillsboro swim team finished second in a four-team meet at Hesston on Saturday. The hometown Hesston Wahoos claimed first place with a combined team score of 614. Hillsboro scored 565 for second place, the Linds­borg WaveMakers placed third with 326 and Solomon finished four with […]

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Five Warriors receive Class 3A all-state honors

Five Warriors receive Class 3A all-state honors

Cole Srajer collides with Sabetha catcher Brandon Brownlee, scoring on Luke Lanning’s sacrifice fly to make it 9-2 during the fifth inning of Friday’s 3A semifinal game. Janae Rempel Free Press file photo by Janae Rempel Marion senior Cole Srajer, sliding head first for a run against Sabetha, shows the hustle that made him a first-team pick for the KABC […]

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