Category: Sports

Green resigns as TC cheer coach

Daryl Green has resigned his position as head cheer coach of Tabor College. A search for his replacement has begun. Green was the Bluejays coach for three and a half years. In that time, he developed a competitive program that culminated in a second-place finish at the NAIA regional competition, and an 11th-place finish at the NAIA national competition this […]

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Here’s what’s right and wrong with baseball

A perfect sport doesn’t exist, although some are better than others. Baseball is America’s most popular summer spectator sport, but it isn’t without a few warts. Here’s an abbreviated and admittedly incomplete list of what’s right and wrong with baseball…. What’s right: Unlike football and basketball, there’s no clock that runs out on either team. Both teams get 27 outs. […]

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Eleven Warriors recognized with HOA baseball honors

Eleven members of Marion’s Class 3A third-place state baseball team have received recognition from Heart of America league coaches. Six of the 13 first-team honorees represent Marion. Junior pitcher Chase Stringer led the team in wins, going 7-1 on the mound with an ERA of 2.85 over 46.2 innings pitched. He threw two shutouts and one no-nitter. He gave up […]

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Gardner named to CKL first team

Five members of Hills­boro’s 12-10 baseball team received all-league recognition from Central Kansas League coaches. Brooks Gardner was selected to the first-team at third base. The junior batted .420 with 29 hits in 69 at-bats, including four home runs. He led the Trojans in RBIs with 36, and was the co-leader with Kaden Kleiner and Caleb Potucek in runs scored […]

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Seven Warriors awarded all-HOA honors

by Janae Rempel The Free Press Seven members of Marion’s 14-7 softball team have received recognition from Heart of America coaches. Three Warriors were named to the first team. Senior infielder Kourt­ney Hansen led the team in batting average among those playing more than two games this season. Hansen batted .556 (45-for-81) over 21 games, including two doubles and one […]

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Hillsboro swimmers win first competition

by Janae Rempel The Free Press The Hillsboro swim team won its first meet of the season on Saturday, scoring 794 points to finish ahead of Peabody Super Swimmers (504) and Hering­ton Whalers (257). The top five results in each race for Hillsboro and Peabody are recorded below. Hillsboro will travel to Abilene Saturday. Hillsboro Swim Meet Saturday, June 2 […]

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Five Trojan softball players recognized by CKL coaches

Five members of the Hillsboro’s 12-11 softball team received all-league recognition from the coaches of the Central Kansas League. Heading the list for Hills­boro are seniors Taylor Hel­mer and Sarah Jost. Helmer was named to the all-league first team as a pitcher while Jost was a first-team choice in the outfield. Helmer batted .317 (20-for-63) with six doubles and 21 […]

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Centre’s Espinoza medals at state

Centre’s Espinoza medals at state

Centre’s Espinoza medals at state Centre High School’s Xavier Espinoza shows the running form that enabled him to achieve a time of 11.61 in the 100-meter preliminaries at the Kansas Track and Field Championships in Wichita May 25-26. He advanced to the finals with the sixth-fastest qualifying time. In the finals, Espinoza posted a time of 11.53 seconds to earn […]

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Sports drafts revive memories

Nothing says “childhood memories” quite like the NFL, NBA and MLB draft. Before you think I’ve lost it, hear me out. If you’re 60 or older, you may remember with fondness or dread the way we chose teams to play games in PE or for recess. The teacher would ask two of the more athletic kids to pick teams. The […]

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Track Athletes lay it on the line

Track Athletes lay it on the line

Warriors claim four medals Rivals become record-setters at state After competing against each other in shot put and discus during high school, Hillsboro’s Wes Shaw (top photo) and Marion’s Tyler Palic (lower photo) could claim their place in the state record books. Shaw threw the shot put 60 feet, 11.5 inches, bettering his school records and setting a new state […]

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