Category: Sports

Warriors drop a game against Olpe

Pitted against an undefeated Olpe squad that, in its first six games of the season outscored its opponents, 219-38, the Marion football team lost a Class 1A, District 2 game on the road Friday, 54-0. “They have good athletes, but also they don’t make mistakes,” coach Shaun Craft said of Olpe. “They do their job and are where they are […]

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Marion makes semi-finals at tourney

Marion makes semi-finals at tourney

Lily Lundy attacks the net during Marion’s match with Sterling at the Heart of America league tournament Saturday. The Warriors defeated the Black Bears in three sets, 25-22, 27-29, 25-21. Allison Shults/Special to the Free Press The Marion volleyball team advanced to the semifinals at the Heart of America league tournament at Sterling Saturday, finishing with a record of 3-2 […]

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Peabody wins barnburner over Goessel

PEABODY- Goessel got on the board first, but Peabody-Burns came out victorious in a back-and-forth battle, 54-52. Tied 46-46 late in the fourth quarter, Jess Philpott busted out for 54-yards to pay dirt to put Peabody up 54-46. Goessel responded with 46 seconds left in the game when Luke Wiens punched the ball in with a nine-yard touchdown run, but […]

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Marion competes in tough league meet

The Marion cross country team competed in the Heart of America league meet hosted by Berean Academy at Harvey County East Lake Thursday. “We actually had a pretty good day at the HOA league meet,” coach Grant Thierolf said. “It is a very tough meet that has a number of runners in it that will bring home medals at the […]

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Rain forces CKL meet to concrete course

Rain forces CKL meet to concrete course

Emerysn Funk finished well in spite of the rain. She came in at 8th place for varsity girls. Due to the heavy rains, the CKL league meet in Lindsborg, KS was moved from the golf course to the park. Runners endured a concrete course and numerous sharp turns, which they found unfavorable, but still ran as hard as they could […]

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Goessel wins league title in cross country

After rain flooded the original site for the meet, the Goessel Cross Country team hit the Bethel College course and both girls and boys won league championships. The Bluebirds placed five girls and six boys in the top ten at the meet. Elsie Clark led the way with a first place finish at the meet and a 21:47.4 time. Other […]

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Kaylee Foster wins crown and football game on same night

So did that really happen? Just about the time you think you’ve seen it all in sports, something new happens. Kaylee Foster likely accomplished something for the first time in high school football history. In case you haven’t heard, she became the Ocean Springs (Mississippi) High School Greyhounds homecoming queen and star of the football team on the same night. […]

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Goessel wins Wheat State Tournament

Goessel went 4-1 at the Wheat State Tournament and finished as champions last Saturday. Their record has moved to 24-12 for the season. Goessel beat Canton-Galva to get the tournament going, 25-14, 21-25, and 25-19 before beating Little River, 25-23 and 25-23 in straight sets. The Bluebirds then beat Herington 25-14, 18-25, and 25-15 before beating Solomon, 25-20 and 25-16. […]

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Hillsboro blows out Bluestem

Hillsboro blows out Bluestem

Jorge Hanschu tears through the line for the touchdown with 5:30 in the half to bring the score to 38-0 in favor of the Trojans. Karrie Rathbone / Free Press Hillsboro had their way in a 66-22 drumming of Bluestem last Friday to move to 2-0 in district play this season. Brooks Gardner led the team with 227 rushing yards […]

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Hillsboro steals win over Marion

Hillsboro steals win over Marion

Brooks Gardner rushes for a 2-yard touchdown as Jorge Hanschu celebrates the score. The touchdown gave Hillsboro an early, 6-0 lead. Gardner rushed for 28 yards and one touchdown on nine carries. Janae Rempel / Free Press From a leaping interception to a fumble recovery to a fake punt conversion play, Friday’s district-opening football game between Hillsboro and Marion had […]

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