Category: High School

Marion softball players make all-league lists

Seven members of Marion’s 11-6 softball team have received recognition from Heart of America coaches. Two Warriors received first-team honors. Freshman shortstop Jayden May batted .617 this season (37-for-60), including eight doubles, six triples and one home run. She drove in 19 runs. Sophomore outfielder Chisholm Waner batted .448 this season (26-for-58), including seven doubles, two triples and two home […]

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Warrior’s represented well on HOA League list

Eight members of Marion’s Class 2-1A state runners-up baseball team have received recognition from Heart of America coaches. In addition, seven have received All-State honors. Four Warriors received first-team All-HOA recognition. Senior pitcher Sam Zinn went 4-1 on the mound in 2019, recording an ERA of 0.81 in 26 innings of work. He threw two complete games and recorded two […]

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Marion’s Waddell competes at state golf

Hap Waddell represented the Marion golf team at the drawn-out Class 2A state meet at Hesston. Waddell was on the sixth hole when play was postponed May 20 because of weather, and coach Tod Gordon said the course was still “very soaked” when play resumed May 29. In the end, Waddell carded an 18-hole score of 140, finishing 76th overall. […]

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Hillsboro Golf wraps up season

Hillsboro Golf wraps up season

Hillsboro’s Frank Wichert, Eli Dalke, Avery Unruh, Rylie Daniels and Coach Scott O'Hare at State Golf. Tammy Daniels/Special to the Free Press The Hillsboro High School golf team finally got their day at state last week after several reschedules due to weather. While Hillsboro came in last out of 11 teams, they still consider their day a success. “Although their […]

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2019 KSHSAA State Track and Field

2019 KSHSAA State Track and Field

The HHS boys and their coaches faced a lot of challenges with the weather, but they persevered and performed well. While the team loses three seniors, the rest are young and will mostly likely be headed back to state for a few more years. Marion County athletes showed up and worked hard at the 2019 KSHSAA State Track and Field […]

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Marion takes second after close game at state

Marion takes second after close game at state

Janae Rempel/free press After a 3-2 state championship game loss to Elkhart, the Warriors ended the season as runners-up in Class 2-1A with an overall record of 20-2. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Marion baseball team entered Friday’s Class 2-1A state championship game with Elkhart having outscored opponents 248-71 over the course of the season and riding an 18-game […]

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Marion Track qualifies ten athletes for state meet

Marion Track qualifies ten athletes for state meet

Emmy Hess shows the form that led to a state-qualifying fourth-place finish in the long jump with a personal-best leap of 16-3 ½. Janae Rempel/Free Press Ten Marion track and field athletes qualified for state with top-four performances at the Class 2A regional meet the Warriors hosted Friday. “We were really pleased with how our athletes performed on Friday,” coach […]

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Hillsboro boys win track regional, girls take fifth

Hillsboro boys win track regional, girls take fifth

The Hillsboro High School track team showed up and performed well at Regionals in Marion on Friday. The boys are Regional Champions and the girls took fifth. “To say we had a good day would be a huge understatement, the athletes simply performed exceptionally well. Individually and collectively the athletes came in with focus to compete. There are so many […]

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Waddell earns state trip, Marion Golf finishes fifth at regional

Hap Waddell led Marion golfers at the Class 2A Marion regional Monday. Waddell carded an 18-hole score of 114, good for eighth place among a field of 43 finishers. Waddell qualified for the state golf tournament. “Hap has improved each week,” coach Tod Gordon said. “Hap was one of the few golfers that improved on the back nine. Hap was […]

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Marion Baseball headed back to state

Marion Baseball headed back to state

Photos by Janae Rempel/free pressMarion celebrates its third-consecutive regional championship after defeating Chase County, 14-4, Tuesday. For the third time in as many years, the Marion baseball team has earned a state tournament berth. And while the location has changed from Class 3A’s Manhattan to Class 2-1A’s Great Bend, the Warriors’ objective has not. “Three state tournaments in a row […]

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