Category: Sports

MHS Volleyball team plays home tourney

The Marion volleyball team hosted its home tournament Saturday, going 0-3 in pool play against Eureka (25-22, 20-25, 25-16), Sedgwick (25-19, 25-14) and Wichita Collegiate (27-25, 25-18).

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Area Cross Country Roundup

Canton-Galva

After running well at Stafford on Thursday, the Eagles got some good
news this week, with Nathan Bray being medically cleared to run in the
next race. Bray had been out with a broken arm.

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Area Volleyball Roundup

Canton-Galva

The Eagle volleyball team finished second to Sedgwick at the Marion triangular Saturday.

Sedgwick
had defeated Canton-Galva in three games at the Goessel tournament a
week earlier, and the teams played another close match at Marion.

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Tabor drops season opener vs. Ottawa, 35-26
Tabor drops season opener vs. Ottawa, 35-26

Tabor drops season opener vs. Ottawa, 35-26

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Bluejays running back Demetrius Cox gets away from defender Bob Risch in the second quarter of Tabor?s 35-26 season-opening loss to Ottawa. Cox ran for 86 yards. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press

A pair of costly turnovers marred a strong effort by Tabor College during the opening contest of the season on Saturday.

Ottawa came to Reimer Field with a losing streak against the Bluejays that covered the past three seasons, but left with a 35-26 victory.

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Hillsboro hammers Haven by 35
Hillsboro hammers Haven by 35

Hillsboro hammers Haven by 35

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Jacob Yoder breaks the grasp of a would-be Haven tackler during Fridat?s game. The senior halfback compiled 94 rushing yards and scored two touchdowns in the 48-13 win. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press

A three-touchdown explosion in the second quarter turned a potential repeat into a rout as Hillsboro rolled to a 48-13 win at Haven on Friday.

The Trojans actually trailed 7-6 after the first quarter in a game that was following an eerily similar storyline to last week?s overtime loss at Nicker?son.

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McMillen second, HHS boys CC 4th at Wamego meet

The Hillsboro boys placed fourth as a team at a tough cross-country meet Saturday in Wamego.

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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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