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Marion takes second after close game at state

Marion takes second after close game at state

Janae Rempel/free press After a 3-2 state championship game loss to Elkhart, the Warriors ended the season as runners-up in Class 2-1A with an overall record of 20-2. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Marion baseball team entered Friday’s Class 2-1A state championship game with Elkhart having outscored opponents 248-71 over the course of the season and riding an 18-game […]

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Marion Track qualifies ten athletes for state meet

Marion Track qualifies ten athletes for state meet

Emmy Hess shows the form that led to a state-qualifying fourth-place finish in the long jump with a personal-best leap of 16-3 ½. Janae Rempel/Free Press Ten Marion track and field athletes qualified for state with top-four performances at the Class 2A regional meet the Warriors hosted Friday. “We were really pleased with how our athletes performed on Friday,” coach […]

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Hillsboro boys win track regional, girls take fifth

Hillsboro boys win track regional, girls take fifth

The Hillsboro High School track team showed up and performed well at Regionals in Marion on Friday. The boys are Regional Champions and the girls took fifth. “To say we had a good day would be a huge understatement, the athletes simply performed exceptionally well. Individually and collectively the athletes came in with focus to compete. There are so many […]

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Waddell earns state trip, Marion Golf finishes fifth at regional

Hap Waddell led Marion golfers at the Class 2A Marion regional Monday. Waddell carded an 18-hole score of 114, good for eighth place among a field of 43 finishers. Waddell qualified for the state golf tournament. “Hap has improved each week,” coach Tod Gordon said. “Hap was one of the few golfers that improved on the back nine. Hap was […]

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Marion Baseball headed back to state

Marion Baseball headed back to state

Photos by Janae Rempel/free pressMarion celebrates its third-consecutive regional championship after defeating Chase County, 14-4, Tuesday. For the third time in as many years, the Marion baseball team has earned a state tournament berth. And while the location has changed from Class 3A’s Manhattan to Class 2-1A’s Great Bend, the Warriors’ objective has not. “Three state tournaments in a row […]

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Hillsboro places second at regional, earns state trip

Hillsboro places second at regional, earns state trip

The Hillsboro High School golf team with their runner up plaque from the 2A Regional Tournament. From left: Coach Scott O'Hare, Eli Dalke, Paul Glanzer, Avery Unruh, Frank Wichert and Riley Daniels. The Hillsboro Golf team took second in the Regional Tournament last week securing themselves a spot at the State Golf Tournament on Monday, May 20 at Hesston Golf […]

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Whining isn’t surprising, but it’s getting old

Basketball officiating has always been challenging.I’ve always maintained that young kids playing Mid America Youth Basketball are the hardest to officiate because the quality of play is, uh, less than stellar. Often there’s no flow and the play is erratic at best, and there are vastly different skill levels on the court. As players move up to high school and […]

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Trojan Track has good outing

Trojan Track has good outing

Dillon Boldt hands off the baton to Tucker Moss in the first leg of the 4×800 meter relay with a total team time of 9:20.92. Karrie Rathbone/Special to the Free Press NICKERSON- The Hillsboro boys took second out of 10 teams in the CKL League meet on Thursday. The girls placed sixth out of 9 teams. For the boys, Caleb […]

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Marion/Peabody Golf Team hits links at HOA tourney

The combined Marion/Peabody-Burns golf team competed at the Heart of America league tournament at Hesston Monday. Max Caldwell paved the way for the Warriors by carding an 18-hole score of 101, good for 15th place among a field of 39 golfers. Hap Waddell shot a 109 (20th), Koby Hett 119 (25th), Miles Olson 122 (28th) and Anderson Waddell 141 (37th). […]

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Hillsboro gets sweep over Lyons prior to regional play

Hillsboro gets sweep over Lyons prior to regional play

Alex Caldwell (Peabody) tagging the Lyons runner at third base. Brooks Gardner makes the play at first against Lyons last week. Hillsboro beat Lyons 12-2 and 15-0 to earn a sweep. Full results of this game weren’t made available and regional action was after the Free Press deadline. Full results of this game weren’t made available and regional action was […]

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