Category: Sports

Hillsboro falls to Hesston in season opener

HESSTON—Jorge Hanschu threw for five touchdowns and 251 yards with no turnovers, Hillsboro ran more plays, created more offense, and won the turnover battle against Hesston, but at the end of the day, the Swathers came out on top, 42-36. On the road, what might have been the bugaboo that cost the Trojans the game was 10 penalties for a […]

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Pride vs. humility in sports

Suppose we could measure pride and humility in athletes today. Which trait would come out ahead? Would it even be close? I’m surprised some athletes (or politicians, for that matter) haven’t written a book titled “The 10 most humble people, and how I met the other nine.” Or, “Humility and how I attained it.” By definition, humility means meek, deferential, […]

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Trojans start 3-3 after pre-season tournament

The Central Kansas League Pre-Season Tournament in Halstead left Hillsboro 3-3 to start the season. The Trojans opened the tournament losing in straight sets to Pratt. They then got a 2-1 victory over Hoisington and another win over Haven, 2-0. Their next match came against Hesston, and despite going to three sets, they lost 2-1. They rebounded to beat Haven […]

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Marion Cross Country places well at Abilene

Marion cross-country runners kicked off the season at Abilene on Thursday. Heidi Grimmett highlighted the outing with a third-place finish in the girls’ 5K with a time of 23 minutes, 18.7 seconds. “Heidi had a great run, staying in third place for the entire race and posting a very solid first 5K,” coach Grant Thierolf said. Bethany Grimmett finished 38th […]

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Marion falls to Hutchinson Trinity in opener

Marion falls to Hutchinson Trinity in opener

Janae Rempel/free pressColton Mercer shakes a Celtic defender during the first half against Hutchinson Trinity on Friday. Marion lost, 26-0. The Marion football team suffered a 26-0 defeat to visiting Hutchinson Trinity on Friday on opening night. Marion fumbled the ball away on the second play of the game, a foreshadowing of what was to come. The Warriors recorded just […]

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Centre blows out Peabody-Burns, 50-14

Centre took care of business in their season opener against Peabody-Burns, 50-14, behind 154 rushing yards by Jensen Riffel. Centre held a 36-6 lead at half and contiuned their dominance in the second half with 14 more points. Centre had 328 yards of total offense, 237 of which came on the ground. Peabody managed 162 yards of offense, led by […]

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Warriors get victory over Central Christian

Warriors get victory over Central Christian

Janae Rempel/free pressChloe Burkholder sends a tip over the net during Set 1 with Central Christian on Thursday. Marion won in five sets, 13-25, 22-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-23. It took five sets, but the Marion volleyball team earned a victory over Central Christian on Thursday in a best of five matchup. Marion lost the first two sets, 25-13, and 25-22, […]

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Centre volleyball scrappy, coming to compete

With mostly juniors and sophomores comprising the team, and a lack of height, the Centre volleyball team will have some challenges, but head coach Karen Nickel thinks they are going to have a good team anyway. “We are a scrappy team that will come out to play,” she said. “Our girls are still considered young, but we have lots of […]

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Tabor swimmers prepare to dive into season

Fifth-year head coach Nate Duell and his Tabor Bluejay swimmers know what success looks like. The squad sent nine relays and four individual qualifiers to NAIA nationals in Columbus, Ga., last March, and both the men’s and women’s teams were the NAIA National Team Champions of Character. Returning this season for the women are juniors Mariana Nassuno Alves, who holds […]

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Centre returns several for football team

Going into his ninth year as the Centre football coach, Kelly Steiner hopes to improve on the 2017 record of 5-3 with five returning offensive players and six on defense. Coming back are seniors Xavier Espinosa (WR) and Kyle Naerebout (Guard/DL); juniors Dalton Stika (C/DL), Braxton Smith (QB/LB), Jensen Riffel (FB/DL) and Aidan Svoboda (HB/CB); and sophomore Lane Methvin (CB). […]

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