Category: Sports

Marion drops game against Teutons

Marion drops game against Teutons

ayden May drives into the lane during the first half with Inman Friday. May scored two points in Marion’s 53-27 loss to the second-ranked Teutons. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Marion girls suffered a 53-27 loss to Inman Friday. The Teutons rank second in Class 2A. “As far as game planning goes, we were going to pack in our […]

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Tabor women get two big wins, men drop two games

The Lady Bluejays already have two wins since winter break with a contest against Kansas Wesleyan at home on Jan. 2. Going into the game, Kansas Wesleyan was 8-1 while Tabor was 7-2 in the conference. Tabor’s 69-63 victory moved them into a tie with Kansas Wesleyan for second in the conference. Tabor was down early in the game, but […]

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Hillsboro gets big win over defending 3A champions

Hillsboro gets big win over defending 3A champions

Matthew Potucek looks to move the ball against Halstead last week during the first game back after Christmas break. Hillsboro got a huge win over the Class 3A State Champions from last year, 67-49. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press HILLSBORO- With the defending Class 3A State Champion Halstead Dragons in the house, the Hillsboro Boys Basketball team got out […]

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Marion wrestlers led by Nordquist in Norton

The Marion wrestling team competed at Norton’s J.R. Durham Invitational Friday. Charlie Nordquist paved the way with a second-place finish at 220 pounds with a 3-1 record. After pinning his first two opponents, Nordquist won by 5-2 decision over Beloit’s Creighton Johnson, who ranks sixth in Class 3-2-1A, in the semifinals. That pitted Nordquist, who ranks fourth, against second-ranked Hayden […]

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A New Year’s story about a coach who lives his faith

The new year seems like a perfect time to share a story about my friend Lynn Plett, who played basketball at Hillsboro High School and Tabor College in the 1970s. He’s currently head coach of the women’s basketball team at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. In addition to being a coach, husband and father, Plett has actively lived […]

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Warriors finish 13th at wrestling meet

Marion’s five wrestlers finished 13th of 16 teams competing at the Marion County Winter Duals hosted jointly by Marion and Hillsboro Friday. Individually, Marion wrestlers went a combined 13-3 on the day. “It is really difficult to try to compete in dual tournaments with only five wrestlers,” coach Tyler McMichael said. “If you are going up against a full roster, […]

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Moundridge gets best of Marion, 66-58

Moundridge gets best of Marion, 66-58

Pitted against a sharp-shooting Moundridge squad, the Marion boys’ basketball team suffered a 66-58 defeat Tuesday in the final game before the holiday break. Marion built a 15-11 lead by the end of the first quarter, but Warrior turnovers and missed opportunities contributed to a 24-22 Wildcat lead by halftime. “We can’t pick a quarter and take a quarter off,” […]

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Wrestling meet brings strong field to area

Wrestling meet brings strong field to area

Andre Patton wrestles Remington’s Hagen Taylor at 160 pounds Friday. Patton won by 10-6 decision. Karrie Rathbone / Free Press Hillsboro and Marion co-host the Marion Co. Dual Wrestling Invitational on Friday, Dec. 14. There was a strong field of teams and numerous outstanding individual wrestlers who competed in this tournament. From Class 4A, Burlington is currently ranked in the […]

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Hillsboro ends first half of season with blowout

Hillsboro ends first half of season with blowout

Hillsboro’s Avery Unruh shoots and scores against a Southeast of Saline defender last week. Karrie Rathbone / Free Press HILLSBORO- There was no question who the better Trojans were on Tuesday night when the Hillsboro Boys Basketball team shellacked Southeast of Saline, 60-36 to end the first half of the basketball season before Christmas break. “It was an excellent team […]

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Hillsboro girls fall to Southeast of Saline

HILLSBORO- If you throw out the second quarter the Hillsboro Girls Basketball team was in a tightly contested battle with Southeast of Saline, but the Trojans of Saline County opened up a 17-7 run in that quarter and Hillsboro lost a tough game, 42-31. In the three other quarters, Hillsboro was within one point of Southeast of Saline. “Southeast of […]

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