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Marion tips Ellinwood 28-6, now 2-0
Marion tips Ellinwood 28-6, now 2-0

Marion tips Ellinwood 28-6, now 2-0

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Marion quarterback Mitchell Leppke pitches to Sheldon Boone on Friday. Leppke chalked up 103 rushing yards and two touchdowns as the Warriors rolled to a 28-6 win, their second of the season. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press

With two touchdown runs from both Austin Hager and Mitchell Leppke, the Marion Warriors built an early lead into a 28-6 win at Ellinwood Friday.

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Derrick Ward has come a long way from his days at Ottawa

If you stayed up to watch the Cowboys/ Giants game on Sunday night, you probably saw Derrick Ward score on a pass from Eli Manning. That Derrick Ward is the same Derrick Ward who, while playing for Ottawa in 2003, came into Hillsboro averaging 175 rushing yards per game in the KCAC.

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HHS tennis team 7th at Hesston

The Hillsboro tennis team capped a challenging week with a seventh-place finish at the eight-team Hesston Invitational on Friday.

Wichita Independent, with three championships in four categories, took first with 50 points. Hesston scored 36, Smoky Valley 30, Claflin 22, Wichita Collegiate 18, Sacred Heart 15, Hillsboro 14 and Andover 12.

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Hillsboro splits at Marion to improve 8-2

The Hillsboro volleyball team was looking for a sweep as well as some payback for its only loss of the season at the Marion triangular last Tuesday.

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Warriors win at Centre to break out of 0-9 start
Warriors win at Centre to break out of 0-9 start

Warriors win at Centre to break out of 0-9 start

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Lindsay Hett receives a serve against Hesston on Sept. 4. Marion picked up its first win of the season at Centre on Saturday.

Sometimes the first win is the hardest one to get.

The Marion High volleyball team posted a 1-2 record at the Centre Invitational on Saturday, breaking out of an 0-9 stretch to open the season.

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Area Volleyball Roundup

Canton-Galva

 

The Eagles went 2-3 at the eight-team Goessel Invitational
on Saturday. They defeated Halstead (28-26, 25-9) and South Haven
(25-21, 25-18) in pool play, qualifying for the championship bracket.
But the Eagles lost to third-place Sedgwick (22-25, 25-22, 14-25),
second-place Central Christian (15-25, 25-23, 16-25) and eventual
champion Remington (16-25, 25-21, 23-25).

CGHS played a quadrangular
at Bennington Sept. 4. The Eagles went 2-1, defeating Goessel (20-25,
25-23, 25-19) and Bennington (25-27, 25-18, 25-17) and losing to Hutch
Trinity (12-25, 25-21, 21-25).

Canton-Galva played at Berean on Tuesday and will play at Marion on Saturday and at home Sept. 18.

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Area Football Roundup

Peabody-Burns

The Warriors improved to 2-0 Friday with a 56-0 win over Bennington.
Nathan Bishop ran for two touchdowns and threw four more?two apiece to Adam Benson and Brandon Pickens.
Benson finished with six catches for 121 yards. Trevor Hamm rushed for 125 yards on 16 attempts, and Elliot Spechten?hauser ran for 93 yards on 11 carries.

PBHS plays at Canton-Galva on Friday.

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TC women run sixth at Lake Afton

The Tabor College cross-country teams ran at Lake Afton in Wichita on Saturday.

The women?s squad had three runners out but still placed sixth out of 14 teams in its first full-distance run of the season.

?We were not at full strength for this meet,? coach Karol Hunt said. ?Shelby Miller, Amber Wiens and Tesheena Ruzinsky were not able to compete because of injuries.?

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McMillen 4th in first race
McMillen 4th in first race

McMillen 4th in first race

HHSxcMcMillencmykP8310033.jpg Cody McMillen begins his push for the finish
line during Saturday?s race near Augusta. The Trojan senior ran a
career-best 16:46 over the 5-K course to place fourth against mostly
Class 5A and 6A competition. Click image to enlarge.

Hillsboro?s Cody McMillen opened his senior cross-country season Saturday with a career-best time at the J.K. Gold Classic near Augusta.

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Hillsboro loses a heartbreaker to Nickerson in season opener
Hillsboro loses a heartbreaker to Nickerson in season opener

Hillsboro loses a heartbreaker to Nickerson in season opener

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Hillsboro?s Ishamel Morris breaks loose for a 16-yard run during Hillsboro?s first possession on Friday night. The 67-yard drive ended with a touchdown.

Defeat could hardly be more agonizing than the 31-30 overtime loss Hillsboro endured at Nickerson during Friday?s season opener.

In no less than three critical situations near the end, Trojans had victory within their grasp, only to see it slip away by the slimmest of margins.

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