Category: High School

Gardner reflects on another strong season

The 2016 season began with many unknowns, perhaps none bigger than who would fill the role under center. Coach Mike Gardner opted to go with two quarterbacks this season, with junior Curry Parham and freshman Keith Thomas alternating snaps. “I really liked the two-quarterback system this year,” Gardner said. “A lot of people are not a fan of that—and in the […]

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Five Warriors feted by HOA league

Heart of America league volleyball coaches have released the 2016 all-league honors, and five members of Marion’s 28-11 team are represented. Senior Marissa Jacobson and junior Kourtney Hansen were named to the first team. Jacobson hit .305 this season with 248 kills in 73 sets played. She recorded 86 solo blocks and 14 service aces. Hansen hit .237 with 199 […]

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PBHS suffers loss to St. Paul in playoffs

The Peabody-Burns football team suffered a 78-32 loss to St. Paul in the first round of the Class 8-Man, Division I state playoffs Tuesday. St. Paul entered the game as winners of District 1 with an overall record of 8-1. Peabody-Burns was runners-up in District 2 at 5-4. The Warriors conclude their season with an overall record of 5-5.

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Nickel 9th in long course triathlon

Nickel 9th in long course triathlon

Kevin Nickel shows the form that led to a first-place finish in his age group in the ITU World’s Long Course Triathlon in Oklahoma City Sept. 24. Goessel High School and Tabor College product Kevin Nickel earned a first-place finish in the 35-39 age group at the ITU World’s Long Course Triathlon in Oklahoma City Sept. 24. The 95.63 mile international […]

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Wheat State football athletes feted

Wheat State League coaches have released the 2016 all-league football team, with athletes from Canton-Galva, Centre, Goessel and Peabody-Burns represented. Two members of Canton-Galva’s 2-7 team received recognition. Senior Hunter Pearson was named to the first team. Junior Dylan Wood received honorable mention. Two members of Centre’s 4-4 squad were recognized. Senior Dylan Deines was named to the first team. […]

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Wheat State volleyball athletes honored

Wheat State League coaches have released the 2016 all-league volleyball honors, with athletes from Canton-Galva and Goessel represented. Six members of Goessel’s 42-2 third-place state team received recognition. These Bluebirds were named to the first team: senior Olivia Duerksen; juniors Eden Hiebert, Leah Booton and Brittney Hiebert; and sophomore Savanna Wuest. Junior Kara Burkholder received honorable mention. Crysta Guhr was named […]

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Race to the finish

Race to the finish

The Goessel girls’ cross-country team won the Class 1A state title for the first time in school history Saturday at the Wamego Country Club. Pictured, from left, are: Maddy Meier, Julia Nightengale, Lauren Rymill, Jenn Meysing, Porclein Unruh, Edel Miller, Elyse Boden and Katherine Manis. Goessel was one of three Marion County schools represented in state cross-country races Saturday. Three Marion […]

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Goessel third at state tournament

Goessel third at state tournament

Eden Hiebert attacks the net against Lebo Friday in pool play at the Class 1A, Division I state tournament. Goessel defeated Lebo and swept all three pool play matches. The Bluebirds went on to finish third in the state. The defending state champion Goessel volleyball team finished third at the Class 1A, Division I state tournament Saturday at Gross Memorial […]

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Hillsboro wins battle of Trojans to conclude season

Hillsboro wins battle of Trojans to conclude season

Quarterback Kaden Kleiner breaks loose with the help of his teammates during Hillsboro’s second touchdown drive of its 30-28 upset of Southeast of Saline Friday. Kleiner enjoyed a break-out game, running for 189 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries, then adding 179 yards and two touchdowns through the air on 15-for-23 passing. One thing was absolutely certain about Thursday’s […]

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Marion’s season ends at Hesston

Marion’s season ends at Hesston

Nathan Baldwin tackles Hesston quarterback Zach Esau in the end zone for a safety during the first quarter Thursday. Marion’s football season came to a close with a 57-24 loss at Hesston Thursday. With a number of playoff scenarios possible going into the game, Marion needed at least a win to keep postseason hopes alive. As it was, Hillsboro defeated […]

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