Category: Sports

Local boy qualifies to compete at world’s largest junior high rodeo

DENVER- Kacen Smith, an eighth-grade student at Goessel Jr High School has earned a position on the Kansas state/provincial National Junior High rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Huron, South Dakota, June 23rd thru June 29th to compete at the 15th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo (NUHFR) in team roping, chute dogging, goat tying and […]

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Marion players, coach, represent at All-Star Game

Marion players, coach, represent at All-Star Game

From left: Roger Schroeder, Marion baseball coach and Class 2-1A Coach of the Year; Sam Zinn, Class 2-1A Pitcher of the Year; Evann Heidebrecht, a first-team, all-state selection and Marion assistant coach Jordan Metro pause for a photo at Wednesday’s 2019 KABC All-Star Game. Suzi Carlson Two players and one coach represented Marion’s Class 2-1A state runners-up baseball team in […]

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Meyer wins FFA award for public speaking leadership

Cassie Meyer, from the Marion-Florence FFA chapter, was announced as the winner of the Kansas FFA Prepared Public Speaking Leadership Development Event (LDE) at the 91st Kansas FFA Convention, May 29–31.. Meyer’s speech was titled, “Where’s the Food?” As the state Prepared Public Speaking LDE winner, Meyer has the opportunity to represent Kansas at the 2019 National FFA Convention in […]

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Hillsboro softball, baseball players make CKL teams

Five members of the Hillsboro High School baseball team received recognition from the Central Kansas League coaches. Hunter Hein received first-team recognition. Brothers Caleb Potucek, Jr, and Matthew Potucek, fr, both received second-team honors. Senior Brooks Gardner of Hillsboro and Junior Jess Philpott of Peabody both were given Honorable Mentions. Softball Several Trojans made the list for the 2019 Central […]

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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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NBA players aren’t finding happiness in wealth and fame

“I’ve been rich. I’ve been poor. Rich is better.” That was the wisdom according to the words on a poster. The masses generally agree with that sentiment. That’s why it may surprise you to learn that NBA commissioner Adam Silver is concerned about the mental health of the rich and famous NBA athletes. “When I meet with them, what surprises […]

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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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