Category: Sports

Hillsboro has great showing in Hesston

Hillsboro has great showing in Hesston

Congratulations to the Boys Track & Field Team for placing 2nd with 123 points at the Hesston Invitational. Wes Shaw won the Discus with a throw of 176-05 at the Hesston Invitational. Photos by Karrie Rathbone/Special to the Free Press

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Taking a look at ‘America’s Pastime’

Sports leaders of all stripes tinker with how to make their particular sport more attractive to the general populace. The game of baseball has been around for a long time, and those in charge continually think about ways to increase interest in it. Major League Baseball (MLB) is unusual among the sports world in that it allows its two leagues […]

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Hillsboro Golf Team splits up and performs well

The Hillsboro High School golf team played in the Hillsboro JV Tournament on Friday, April 26. The team did well with three placing in the top ten, earning medals. The freshman players showed up and scored well for the team. Eli Dalke shot a 51 and placed seventh. Frank Wichert shot a 52 and placed eighth while Rylie Daniels came […]

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Marion softball goes undefeated on the week

Marion softball goes undefeated on the week

Grace Overton makes the catch to record the second out of the fifth inning of Game 1 with Sedgwick Friday. Marion won, 13-3 in five innings. Janae Rempel/Free Press The Marion softball team enjoyed a 4-0 week with doubleheader sweeps of Sedgwick and Bennington. Sedgwick—Marion outscored the Cardinals 33-3 in two games Friday, recording 27 hits to Sedgwick’s nine. “Against […]

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Hillsboro does well at track meets last week

Hillsboro does well at track meets last week

Josiah Driggers won first in the long jump at the James Thomas Invitational with a jump of 21-11.00. Karrie Rathbone/Special to the Free Press The Hillsboro track team kept busy this week with two meets. The first one on Tuesday was in Halstead where the girls took first and the boys took second. The Trojans hosted the James Thomas Invitational on […]

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Marion/Peabody golf team hits two different tournaments

The combined Marion/Peabody-Burns junior varsity golf team competed twice last week. At the Goessel junior varsity invitational Friday, Miles Olson paved the way with a nine-hole score of 52, good for 13th place among a field of 37 golfers. Ben Schneider was 21st (58), and Anderson Waddell 31st (66). Competing at Hesston Monday, Hap Waddell shot a 55, Olson 58, […]

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Hillsboro Baseball has mixed week

Hillsboro Baseball has mixed week

Hunter Hein and Brooks Gardner celebrate Hein's home run for the win over Hoisington. Karrie Rathbone/ Special to the Free Press The Hillsboro baseball team had a busy week last week with two doubleheaders. They played on Tuesday in Larned and then at home on Friday against Hoisington and won most of their games. Larned – Four hits from Caleb […]

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Former Tabor player called up to play for Atlanta Braves

Former Tabor College standout pitcher Jacob Webb has realized his dream: pitching in the major leagues. Webb was called up to the Atlanta Braves this past week, becoming the first Tabor pitcher to make an MLB roster. Webb came to Tabor in 2010 after one semester at Riverside Community College. The Riverside, Calif., native pitched for Head Coach Mark Standiford […]

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Warrior Track places few at Beloit Meet

The Marion track and field team competed at Beloit Friday. “We had a very productive day on Friday at the Beloit Relays,” coach Grant Thierolf said. “We were able to see many of the teams and athletes we will compete against at league and state, and it was a great day to learn some things about our track and field […]

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Marion sweeps undefeated Sedgwick

Marion sweeps undefeated Sedgwick

Chase Stringer slides home safely during the second inning of Game 2 with Sedgwick Friday. The run gave Marion an early, 2-0 lead. The Warriors won, 7-3. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Marion baseball team handed undefeated Sedgwick its first Heart of America losses Friday to top the league standings with two doubleheaders remaining in the regular season. The […]

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