Category: Sports

Marion drops game to Douglass

The Marion football team lost a non-league game at Douglass Friday, 50-38. Although the Warriors recorded more yards of offense than Douglass—442 to the Bulldogs’ 379—Marion’s five turnovers proved costly. “It’s one of those games that’s very frustrating,” coach Shaun Craft said. “You look at the stats and you’re like, ‘We were better than them in every category except for […]

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Marion Cross Country hits Herington

Marion Cross Country hits Herington

The Marion cross-country team competed at Herington Thursday, running at the challenging and hilly Herington Golf Course. “Much different day for a meet than we had last week, but we ran pretty well on a hillier course and with a much gustier wind blowing from the south,” coach Grant Thierolf said. “We had some very good performances and met the […]

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Goessel runners place at Bennington Meet

Elsie Clark was the fastest Bluebird in the field with a seventh place finish and a personal best time at 22:08.0. Elyse Boden finished 15th with a time of 24:13.9. For the boys, Dawson Duerksen finished ninth with a time of 18:50.5 which was 1:36 faster than last year. Jerah Schmidt finished 15th with a time of 19:17.9 which was […]

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Goessel volleyball now 9-4 on the season

The Goessel Volleyball team has improved to 9-4 on the season after a non-league quad. Sedgwick beat Goessel, 23-25, 25-12, and 25-17. Douglass also got Goessel 25-14 and 25-5. In a match prior, Goessel went 2-0 though, beating Elyria 25-16 and 25-11 and then again 25-13 and 25-16.

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Being a football fan can make your head hurt

True confessions: I never played competitive football with helmets and pads. Some of the touch- or flag-football games I played in were pretty competitive, albeit far less physically dangerous. However, this isn’t another column about the dangers of playing football, concussions, etc. Rather, the cause of my headache is the all-too-frequent stories about the behavior of football coaches. Ever since […]

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Hillsboro crushes Lyons on the road

Hillsboro crushes Lyons on the road

Caleb Potucek punches in a touch down during the second quarter of the Lyons-HIllsboro varsity football game Friday night at Lyons. Karrie Rathbone LYONS- Score after score kept going up for the Trojans (1-1) it was hard to keep up in their game against Lyons last week. Hillsboro defeated Lyons, 42-0, which included a 22-0 start to end the first […]

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Marion runners improve on best times

All four Marion cross-country runners improved their season best times Thursday at Hesston’s Swather Special. Runners, separated by classification and gender, ran on a modified course as a result of rain. “It was a very solid meet for the Warrior runners,” coach Grant Thierolf said. “It is exciting watching them improve and competing for faster times and higher places.” Heidi […]

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Warriors Volleyball go 2-3 at Centre tournament over weekend

Warriors Volleyball go 2-3 at Centre tournament over weekend

Jayden May dives for a dig during Set 1 with Hutchinson Trinity Tuesday. Janae Rempel/Free Press The Marion volleyball team went 2-3 at the Centre tournament Saturday, finishing fourth overall. The Warriors started the day with a pair of wins, defeating Centre, 25-22, 25-17, and Wichita Classical, 25-19, 28-26. But Marion ended the outing with three losses, beginning with a […]

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Marion gets win over Sterling

Marion gets win over Sterling

Chase Stringer hurdles a Sterling defender to score a 1-yard touchdown run and give Marion an early, 8-0 lead. The Marion football team earned its first victory of the season by defeating Sterling Friday, 36-13. “We tried to spread the ball around, and everybody stepped up tonight and played better,” coach Shaun Craft said. “We challenged them all week.” Marion […]

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Goessel Volleyball gets off to hot start

After competing in their own invitational tournament, the Goessel Volleyball team is 7-2 and placed third in the Bluebird Tournament. In pool play they defeated Canton Galva in straight sets, 25-21 and 28-26. Then they beat Central Christian in straight sets, 25-20 and 25-14. Finally they left pool play undefeated beating Wichita Independent, 25-18 and 25-22. In the semi-finals lost […]

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