Category: Sports

Hillsboro’s season ends in sub-state’s final game

MARION- in yet another exciting game, this time the Hillsboro Boys Basketball team didn’t come out ahead. The Trojans fell to Mission Valley in the sub-state finals in Marion last week, 53-51, to end their season just two point short of a trip to the state tournament. “We competed hard the entire game. Unfortunately, the shots just weren’t falling. I […]

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Hillsboro beats Marion in sub-state semi-finals

Hillsboro beats Marion in sub-state semi-finals

Hillsboro’s Wes Shaw scores to give the Trojans a 30-24 lead during the third quarter Thursday. Shaw led all scorers with 25 points in Hillsboro’s 59-53 win. Karrie Rathbone / Special to the Free Press In an intra-county battle in a Class 2A sub-state semifinal game, Hillsboro defeated Marion, 59-53, Thursday. The Trojans came out firing, draining three three-pointers in […]

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Marion gets win over Rossville

Marion gets win over Rossville

Sam Zinn scores to give Marion a 9-2 first-quarter lead over Rossville Monday. Zinn scored seven points in Marion’s 55-39 sub-state quarterfinal victory. Karrie Rathbone / Special to the Free Press The Marion boys’ basketball team earned a Class 2A sub-state quarterfinal victory over Rossville Monday, 55-39. The Warriors started the game with a 7-0 run, and led, 18-5, by […]

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Hillsboro wins exciting final regular season game

Hillsboro wins exciting final regular season game

Wes Shaw goes up for the rebound and scores while Caleb Potucek is on hand to assist if needed. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press Hillsboro put on a great show in the final game of their regular season. They started out fairly evenly matched with Nickerson, but things soon changed toward the end of the first half. “Brooks (Gardner) […]

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Give a fist bump, chest bump or high five to whomever

It’s amusing to see how behavior evolves in sports. When the public address announcer introduced the starting lineups in basketball games in the 1970s, players would dutifully run to the free throw line or center court line and wait for the rest of the introductions to be made. Somewhere along the way in the last 20 years, players at both […]

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Marion girls drop regular season finale

The Marion girls’ basketball team closed the regular season with a 42-32 loss at Bennington Monday. Coach Kelly Robson said he was pleased with how the Warriors competed in the first half, especially on defense, but lamented missed opportunities that could have affected the final outcome. The Bulldogs claimed a 14-8 lead after one quarter of play, but Marion responded […]

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Hillsboro girls have tough time in final regular season game

The Nickerson Panthers were just too tough for the Hillsboro Girls Basketball team last week when they finished their regular season with a 69-50, loss. They played Nickerson tough early, down only four points after the first quarter, but eventually the much improved Panthers pulled away. “We had about a 4 minute stretch in the 3rd quarter that Nickerson made […]

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Marion hits mats at state wrestling

Marion hits mats at state wrestling

Charlie Nordquist wrestles fourth-ranked Tucker Branum of Colby in the Class 3-2-1A state championship quarterfinals at 220 pounds. Nordquist lost an 8-5 decision and went 2-2 in his state outing. Karrie Rathbone/Free Press Two wrestlers represented Marion at the Class 3-2-1A state wrestling tournament in Hays Friday and Saturday. “I would say that our state outing as a whole didn’t […]

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Warrior boys beat Bennington, prep for sub-state

The Marion boys’ basketball team ended the regular season with a 68-45 victory at Bennington Monday. The Warriors took control early, cruising to a 26-10 advantage by the end of the first quarter. Keeping the pedal to the metal in the second quarter, Marion enjoyed a 43-23 lead at halftime. By the end of the third quarter, the Warriors had […]

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Bachman places at state wrestling

Bachman places at state wrestling

Jordan Bachman (Sophomore, HHS) wrestling his first round opponent in the 138 weight class. Karrie Rathbone/Special to the Free Press Three Hillsboro High School wrestlers went to Hays this weekend to compete at the State level in the KSHSAA 3A/2A/1A Championship. “We are very proud of the efforts of these three guys at Hays and the way they competed at […]

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