Category: Sports

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Even if you aren’t a social media fanatic, you might find this column about Twitter amusing. Twitter is the social networking site that launched in 2006. It is one of the most popular social media platforms available today, with 100 million daily active users and 500 million tweets sent daily. You don’t have to actually send a tweet to enjoy […]

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Hillsboro beats Lyons on Homecoming

Hillsboro beats Lyons on Homecoming

Hunter Hein (senior #12) leaps into the end zone off a run in the second quarter. Karrie Rathbone/Special to the Free Press Victory was sweet for the Hillsboro football team, who, in front of its homecoming crowd earned its first win of the season Friday by defeating Lyons, 27-14. The Trojans led from start to finish, striking first when Matthew […]

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Area sports roundup (9-18-19)

Canton-Galva Canton-Galva’s Morgan Becker earned the silver medal in the Class 3-2-1A sophomore boys’ race at Hesston Thursday with a time of 18:13. The time was second best among all sophomore boys in Classes 6A-1A. Cross-country—Morgan Becker paved the way for the Eagles at Hesston Thursday with a silver medal finish. Becker crossed the finish line in the Class 3-2-1A […]

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Marion County Sports Roundup (9-11-19)

Marion County Sports Roundup (9-11-19)

The Trojans lost to the Hesston Swathers 43-14 on Friday at home. Matthew Potucek had a lot of field play including a 56 yard run. The Trojans host Lyons for their homecoming game on Friday, Sept 13. Karrie Rathbone/Free Press Tennis Tuesday Hillsboro came in third place out of six teams in the Hillsboro Invitational. Volleyball Tuesday Centre lost to […]

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How do you respond when life throws you a curve?

If you’ve handled your emotions perfectly throughout life, stop reading. Actually, if you think that’s the case, you’re in denial. You definitely should continue reading. If you can admit to being human and you’ve said or done something you later regretted, join the crowd. Granted, the problem of keeping emotions under control isn’t identical for everyone, but that doesn’t mean […]

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Bluejays ready to race into season

David Kroeker is leading the Tabor Bluejays this year in his first year as head coach for both men and women’s cross country. While the coach is worried about his athletes staying healthy the entire season, he gains a strong team with solid leaders. For the men, senior Riley Ballou-Lyngstad and junior Garrett Kinsey will be solid leaders and sophomore […]

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Tabor Swimming should be competitive again

The Tabor College swim team sent nine swimmers to the NAIA National Championship in Columbus, Georgia last year and are hoping to have similar success this year. The Bluejays are lead by 6 year head coach Nathan Duell who has very strong goals for his team. “Our goals are to be as competitive as possible while representing our team and […]

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Tabor Tennis hoping to have winning seasons

First year Tabor College tennis head coach Luke Rencher is ready to have a winning season for both the men’s and women’s teams. He plans to do this by preparing adequately. “We play in a strong conference. Preparing adequately so we will be ready for the conference play will be our biggest challenge,” said Rencher. “We are in the fall […]

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Goessel Cross Country have good numbers going into season

Goessel High School cross country will have 16 runners this year, 11 boys and 5 girls. Their motto this year is “Every Step Matters” and their goal as a team is to have a purpose in everything they do in life, both in and out of running, and to give their best effort wherever and whenever. Head Coach Brian Lightner […]

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Goessel Volleyball young, but talented

The Goessel High School volleyball team may be young, but they have a very experienced coach. Crysta Guhr was an assistant coach at the school for 6 years and has been head coach there for 15 years. So she knows that a team full of young athletes does not mean anything except they will have to have to regroup. “With […]

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