Category: Sports

Goessel Track does well at Wheat State League Meet

Goessel hosted and participated in the 2019 Wheat State League Meet on Friday. The girl’s team placed fifth overall out of 11 teams and the boys placed 3rd out of 11 teams. For the lady bluebirds, Elizabeth Schmucher came in at fourth in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:09.82. For the 1600 meter run and the 3200 […]

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Marion medals several at Heart of America League meet Friday

The Marion track and field team competed at the Heart of America league meet hosted by Moudridge Friday. “We had a very good day at the HOA (meet),” coach Grant Thierolf said. “Many PRs and some very good performances.” Heidi Grimmett set a school record in the 1,600 with a time 5 minutes, 28.35 seconds, good for second place. She […]

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Marion-Peabody Golf team competes close to home

The combined Marion/Peabody-Burns golf team competed in the Marion County 36-hole invitational Friday. Each golfer played 18 holes in Marion and 18 holes in Hillsboro. Max Caldwell paved the way for the Warriors with a 36-hole score of 219 (117 Marion, 102 Hillsboro), good for 30th place among a field of 39 golfers. Hap Waddell shot a 231 (118, 113), […]

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Remington Track Meet brings medals for Marion

The Marion track and field team competed at Remington Friday in its only outing of the week. “We had a good day overall with a high number of PRs, so we were pretty happy with the results,” coach Grant Thierolf said. “Our distance crew had a good day with 5 PRs out of six races. It was a fun day at […]

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Hillsboro Golf Team takes fifth at split tourney

The Hillsboro High School golf team has a tournament in Marion County on Friday. The first half of the course ran through the Marion golf course and then finished up at the Hillsboro golf course. Eight teams competed and Hillsboro took fifth with a team score of 829. Sophomore Paul Glanzer had a score of 89 and came in at […]

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Hillsboro has great showing in Hesston

Hillsboro has great showing in Hesston

Congratulations to the Boys Track & Field Team for placing 2nd with 123 points at the Hesston Invitational. Wes Shaw won the Discus with a throw of 176-05 at the Hesston Invitational. Photos by Karrie Rathbone/Special to the Free Press

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Taking a look at ‘America’s Pastime’

Sports leaders of all stripes tinker with how to make their particular sport more attractive to the general populace. The game of baseball has been around for a long time, and those in charge continually think about ways to increase interest in it. Major League Baseball (MLB) is unusual among the sports world in that it allows its two leagues […]

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Hillsboro Golf Team splits up and performs well

The Hillsboro High School golf team played in the Hillsboro JV Tournament on Friday, April 26. The team did well with three placing in the top ten, earning medals. The freshman players showed up and scored well for the team. Eli Dalke shot a 51 and placed seventh. Frank Wichert shot a 52 and placed eighth while Rylie Daniels came […]

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Marion softball goes undefeated on the week

Marion softball goes undefeated on the week

Grace Overton makes the catch to record the second out of the fifth inning of Game 1 with Sedgwick Friday. Marion won, 13-3 in five innings. Janae Rempel/Free Press The Marion softball team enjoyed a 4-0 week with doubleheader sweeps of Sedgwick and Bennington. Sedgwick—Marion outscored the Cardinals 33-3 in two games Friday, recording 27 hits to Sedgwick’s nine. “Against […]

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Hillsboro does well at track meets last week

Hillsboro does well at track meets last week

Josiah Driggers won first in the long jump at the James Thomas Invitational with a jump of 21-11.00. Karrie Rathbone/Special to the Free Press The Hillsboro track team kept busy this week with two meets. The first one on Tuesday was in Halstead where the girls took first and the boys took second. The Trojans hosted the James Thomas Invitational on […]

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