Category: Sports

An open letter to USD 410 regarding the mental health risks of recess games

To whom it may concern:

Whether you want it publicly known or not, my entire K-12 education occurred in Hillsboro and USD 410. I had my ups and downs, but I really didn?t have any complaints . . . until now.

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MHS dropped 17-7 by Sterling
MHS dropped 17-7 by Sterling

MHS dropped 17-7 by Sterling

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<p>Marion High School defensive back Chase Carlson dives in a bid to block a Sterling punt Friday night. Carlson did not get this one, but did make Marion?s biggest play. He came in at quarterback when Mitchell Leppke went out with an injury late in the fourth quarter and threw a 19-yard completion to Justin Heidebrecht.

Sterling defeated the Marion High football team 17-7 in a defensive battle at Marion on Friday night.

When Sterling went three-and-out for its first possession and Marion took a a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter, the Warriors appeared to be heading for a 3-0 start to the season.

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HHS Boys ninth at Wichita

Battling a field of large-school athletes, the Hillsboro boys? cross-country team finished ninth among 13 squads at the Wichita Southeast Invita?tional on Saturday.

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Marion Harriers place 3rd at Peabody

The Marion High School cross country team ran at Peabody last Thursday. Three girls medaled and three others set personal best times in the varsity race.

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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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