Category: Sports

Warriors finish 13th at wrestling meet

Marion’s five wrestlers finished 13th of 16 teams competing at the Marion County Winter Duals hosted jointly by Marion and Hillsboro Friday. Individually, Marion wrestlers went a combined 13-3 on the day. “It is really difficult to try to compete in dual tournaments with only five wrestlers,” coach Tyler McMichael said. “If you are going up against a full roster, […]

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Moundridge gets best of Marion, 66-58

Moundridge gets best of Marion, 66-58

Pitted against a sharp-shooting Moundridge squad, the Marion boys’ basketball team suffered a 66-58 defeat Tuesday in the final game before the holiday break. Marion built a 15-11 lead by the end of the first quarter, but Warrior turnovers and missed opportunities contributed to a 24-22 Wildcat lead by halftime. “We can’t pick a quarter and take a quarter off,” […]

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Wrestling meet brings strong field to area

Wrestling meet brings strong field to area

Andre Patton wrestles Remington’s Hagen Taylor at 160 pounds Friday. Patton won by 10-6 decision. Karrie Rathbone / Free Press Hillsboro and Marion co-host the Marion Co. Dual Wrestling Invitational on Friday, Dec. 14. There was a strong field of teams and numerous outstanding individual wrestlers who competed in this tournament. From Class 4A, Burlington is currently ranked in the […]

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Hillsboro ends first half of season with blowout

Hillsboro ends first half of season with blowout

Hillsboro’s Avery Unruh shoots and scores against a Southeast of Saline defender last week. Karrie Rathbone / Free Press HILLSBORO- There was no question who the better Trojans were on Tuesday night when the Hillsboro Boys Basketball team shellacked Southeast of Saline, 60-36 to end the first half of the basketball season before Christmas break. “It was an excellent team […]

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Hillsboro girls fall to Southeast of Saline

HILLSBORO- If you throw out the second quarter the Hillsboro Girls Basketball team was in a tightly contested battle with Southeast of Saline, but the Trojans of Saline County opened up a 17-7 run in that quarter and Hillsboro lost a tough game, 42-31. In the three other quarters, Hillsboro was within one point of Southeast of Saline. “Southeast of […]

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Warriors struggle against strong Moundridge team in final game of first half of season

Warriors struggle against strong Moundridge team in final game of first half of season

Sam Kelsey splits a pair of Moundridge defenders during the second half versus Moundridge Tuesday. Marion lost, 48-15. Janae Rempel / Free Press Blanked in two quarters, the Marion girls’ basketball team struggled to score in a 48-15 loss to Moundridge Tuesday in the Warriors’ final game before the holiday break. “We didn’t shoot shots that we were open, and […]

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Dancing the night away

Dancing the night away

Grace Major and Sarah Diener perform during the halftime show of the Hillsboro basketball game last week. Dancers of all ages from Hillsboro’s Studio 23 showed off the dance moves they have been working on over the semester. Dancers from Studio 23 help out on the show. Pictured are Kate Werner, Adalee Gawith, Tikvah Davies, and Penelope Waldron. Karrie Rathbone/Free […]

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Marion boys lose to Belle Plaine

The Marion boys’ basketball team lost to Belle Plaine Friday, 62-58. The Dragons built a 21-17 lead in a high-scoring first quarter, but Marion responded by outscoring Belle Plaine, 17-10 in the second quarter to enjoy a 34-31 lead at halftime. A big third quarter effort by the Dragons, however, put Belle Plaine in front, 52-46, by the end of […]

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Marion falls to Douglass

Marion falls to Douglass

Marion’s Corrina Crabb scores to tie the game at 4 during the first quarter as Teegan Werth defends. Crabb and Werth were leading scorers for their respective teams in Hillsboro’s 42-27 win. Crabb scored seven points for Marion; Werth scored 14 for Hillsboro. The Marion girls’ basketball team suffered a 51-42 loss to Douglass Thursday in the Heart of America […]

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Trojans girls get win over Marion

Trojans girls get win over Marion

arion’s Megan Neufeld is guarded by Hillsboro’s Tuesday Weisbeck during the first half Tuesday. Hillsboro won, 42-27. A big second-quarter effort propelled the Hillsboro girls’ basketball team to a 42-27 victory over Marion Tuesday. After a low-scoring first period, which ended with Hillsboro leading, 8-5, the Trojans blew the game open by outscoring the Warriors, 16-3, in the second quarter, […]

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