Category: Sports

Marion runner does well at state meet

Marion runner does well at state meet

Heidi Grimmett runs at the State Cross Country Meet at Wamego last weekend. She finished 31st overall. Karrie Rathbone / Special to the Free Press Heidi Grimmett represented Marion at the Class 2A state cross country meet at Wamego Saturday. Grimmett crossed the finish line in 22 minutes, 26 seconds, good for 31st place overall to cap her freshman campaign. […]

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Points of emphasis affect how games are called and played

At the beginning of the NFL season this year, it didn’t take long for players, coaches and fans to cause a minor uproar. What was so egregious? The competition committee made a “point of emphasis” concerning a 23-year-old rule that prohibits defenders from landing on a quarterback with their full body weight or driving him into the ground with excessive […]

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Goessel boys cross country headed to state

The Goessel boys cross country team is heading to state the first time since 2015 after placing second in the regional meet held at Belleville Country Club. The girls placed fourth with 92 points, just seven points out of third place, twelve points from second and also two points ahead of fifth place. Although they did not qualify as a […]

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Marion throttles Bluestem, 68-14

Marion throttles Bluestem, 68-14

Colton Mercer rushes past a couple of Bluestem defenders on Friday. He had 38-yards and a touchdown on the night. Allison Shults/Special to the Free Press The Marion football team picked up its first win in district play by defeating Leon-Bluestem Friday, 68-14. “We came out with a lot more fire and emotion,” coach Shaun Craft said. “Football is a […]

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Hillsboro falls to Olpe in district play

Hillsboro falls to Olpe in district play

Darian Ratzlaff intercepts an Olpe pass in the end zone to save a score on Friday night. Hillsboro will play Yates Center at home in the first round of the playoffs on this upcoming Friday night. Karrie Rathbone / Special to the Free Press After a long streak of winning, the Hillsboro (6-2) football team lost to Olpe Friday night […]

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Two Hillsboro runners to  compete at state meet

Two Hillsboro runners to compete at state meet

Two Hillsboro Trojan cross country runners secured spots to the state championships to be held in Wamego, Ks on October 27. Freshman Emersyn Funk placed 7th with a time of 22:02. Seven of the varsity girls placing in the top 10 at the regional meet held in Burlington on October 20th were Freshman. Funk will run at 11:45 am for […]

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Hillsboro falls at sub-state

Hillsboro falls at sub-state

Jessica Saunders hits the ball over the net. Left Image: Kinsey Kleiner sets the ball during the match against Ellinwood on Saturday. After a good season, the Lady Trojans lost in substate play. They lost to Ellinwood during the first round. The Hillsboro girls volleyball team ended their regular season on Thursday. “This season has been such a wonderful learning […]

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Four Marion runners headed to state

Marion’s four cross-country runners competed at the Class 2A regional meet hosted by Burlington at John Redmond Lake Saturday. Freshman Heidi Grimmett turned in a state-qualifying run, earning the third-place medal in the girls’ 5-k race with a time of 20 minutes, 53.7 seconds. Grimmett finished about 30 seconds from first place, lowering her personal-best time by about 18 seconds. […]

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Marion falls in sub-state tournament to Inman

Marion falls in sub-state tournament to Inman

Laura Savage attacks the net during Marion’s Class 2A sub-state quarterfinal match with Inman Saturday. The Warriors lost in three sets, 25-18, 24-26, 25-18, concluding the season with an overall record of 17-19. Allison Shults/Free Press The Marion volleyball team faced a familiar opponent in the quarterfinals of the Class 2A sub-state hosted by Inman Saturday. The No. 5 seed […]

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Tabor featured  on ESPN3

Tabor featured on ESPN3

Sophomore CJ Tate catches the ball during the Tabor Homecoming game on Saturday. The game was featured by ESPN3 as the Football Game of the Week. The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference has been partnering with Tourbeau Sports Group to broadcast an 11-game series on ESPN3. This was Tabor’s second time being featured on the network. Tabor, ranked No. 17 played […]

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