Category: Sports

Marion gets two OT wins

Marion gets two OT wins

Chase Stringer draws a foul during the first half with Remington Tuesday. Stringer scored a team-high 24 points in Marion’s 60-56 overtime win. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Marion boys’ basketball team secured two overtime victories last week to improve to 13-6 on the season. Both games followed a similar storyline, with Marion surrendering a fourth-quarter lead. “Fourth quarter, […]

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Marion girls get overtime win over Elyria Christian

Despite enduring a scoreless second quarter, the Marion girls’ basketball team used a big second-half effort to slip past Elyria Christian, 34-32, Friday in overtime. “We didn’t make any game plan adjustments,” coach Kelly Robson said. “I was really disappointed in our effort in the first half, and I challenged the girls to play harder. I don’t really think it […]

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Hillsboro girls get two league wins

During a rebuilding year it is always good to get two big league wins, and that is just what the Hillsboro Girls Basketball team did last week. They beat Hoisington, 43-31, and Lyons, 58-38, during last week’s games. It was a strong defensive effort against Hoisington that propelled Hillsboro to victory. The Trojans held Hoisington to just four points in […]

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Hillsboro boys sweep week

It was a good week to be on the Hillsboro Boys Basketball team which got two big league wins over Hoisington, 62-52, and Lyons, 62-50, last week. Things were closer than the score would indicate against Hoisington throughout. Hillsboro held a three point lead after the first quarter and extended it to five points by the break in action, 26-21. […]

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Goessel hosts musical chair event during basketball game

Goessel hosts musical chair event during basketball game

Keith Banman and Stacey Sawyer of Goessel. Sawyer won a gift certificate after winning a musical chair event on Friday. Five contestants (Drew Hill, Stacey Sawyer, Dean Reida, Suzanne Meier, and Jason Gibson) competed in a musical chair event Friday, Feb. 1, during half-time of the GHS Boys Basketball Game. Sawyer won the battle and received a $100 gift certificate […]

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Marion wrestlers compete at Cottonwood Falls tourney

Three Marion wrestlers competed at the Chase County Invitational Saturday in Cottonwood Falls. Todd Palic, who ranks fifth in Class 3-2-1A, paved the way with a second-place finish at 182 pounds. Following a first-round bye, Palic pinned Eli King of Oskaloosa, then lost by major decision, 9-1, to Chase County’s Chase Owen in the first-place match. Two Warriors finished fourth […]

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Hillsboro wrestler finishes fifth at state

Hillsboro wrestler finishes fifth at state

Taryn Norstrom (Hillsboro/Canton-Galva) with a 5th place finish at the 3rd Annual Kansas Girls State Championship Tournament in McPherson on Saturday. Karrie Rathbone / Special to the Free Pres Taryn Norstrom (11-5) of Hillsboro/Canton-Galva compete in the Kansas Girls HS State Championship in McPherson on Saturday. She placed fifth in the 152 bracket. She scored seven team points. “I am […]

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Hillsboro wrestlers finish seventh

Hillsboro wrestlers finish seventh

Lane Flaming (HHS Senior) pinning Owen O'Halloran from Hesston. Flaming finished 4th in the 182 division. Karrie Rathbone / Special to the Free Press The Hillsboro High School wrestling team competed at the 2019 Central Central Kansas League Tournament on Friday, Feb. 8 in Larned. They placed seventh out of nine teams. “My first reaction based on team results alone […]

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Marion gets first league victory

Marion gets first league victory

Chloe Burkholder shoots for two during the second quarter with Ell-Saline Friday, giving Marion a 20-6 lead. Burkholder drained three three-pointers in the game, scoring 11 points in Marion’s 45-25. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Marion girls’ basketball team earned its first Heart of America league win of the season by defeating Ell-Saline Friday, 45-25. The Cardinals scored the […]

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Warriors get big win over Ell-Saline

Warriors get big win over Ell-Saline

Eli Hett shoots for two during the first half with Ell-Saline Friday. Hett scored eight points in Marion’s 86-80 victory. Janae Rempel In its highest-scoring game of the year, the Marion boys’ basketball team held off a sharp-shooting Ell-Saline squad Friday, defeating the Cardinals, 86-80. Ell-Saline made more three-pointers than two-pointers, draining 16 threes in the game, including 11 in […]

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