Category: Sports

Former Goessel student leads college team

Erin Brubaker of Goessel is a current student and Varsity volleyball player at Eastern Mennonite University, located in Harrisonburg, Va. On Thursday, Oct. 18, she set a season high with 11 kills in a 3-0 non-conference sweep of Mary Baldwin University. Brubaker had 11 kills with no errors on 18 attacks for a .611 kill percentage.

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Marion drops close game to end season

Marion’s football season came to a close with a 28-22 loss at Pleasanton Thursday in the first round of the Class 1A playoffs. After a scoreless first quarter, the Blu-Jays scored a pair of second quarter touchdowns to take a 14-0 lead by halftime. “We had a few offensive plays in the first half where we didn’t stay on blocks—that […]

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Hillsboro hits state cross country

Hillsboro hits state cross country

Hillsboro High School had two team members compete at the state cross country meet in Wamego on Saturday. Caleb Diener came in with a time of 18:57 and finished 50th out of 108 varsity boys. Emersyn Funk finished 32nd out of 96 and had a time of 22:27. Photo by Karrie Rathbone / Special to the Free Press

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Goessel Cross Country finishes seventh at state

Goessel Cross Country finishes seventh at state

The Goessel Cross Country boys team finished in seventh place at the State Cross Country Meet at Wamego last weekend. Karrie Rathbone/Special to the Free Press Goessel High School performed well at the state cross country meet on Saturday. The boys team finished 7th overall with 147 points. The third place team had 136 points making it a very tight […]

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Hillsboro blows out Yates Center

Hillsboro blows out Yates Center

ane Flaming and Brooks Gardner come in for a sack of the Yates Center quarterback during last week’s blowout win. Karrie Rathbone / Special to the Free Press There was plenty of offense on hand for Hillsboro as they crushed Yates Center, 75-20, in the first round of the Kansas Class 1A Playoffs last Friday. Brooks Gardner led the team […]

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Goessel pulls out victory over Chase County

With 21 seconds left in the game, Dylan Lindeman hit Jacob Hagewood for a three yard touchdown pass, and after the two-point conversion was good, Goessel looked up at the scoreboard and saw the Bluebirds up 46-42 at the end of the game. Goessel was out-gained in the game by nearly 100 yards, but won the time of possession battle […]

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Marion runner does well at state meet

Marion runner does well at state meet

Heidi Grimmett runs at the State Cross Country Meet at Wamego last weekend. She finished 31st overall. Karrie Rathbone / Special to the Free Press Heidi Grimmett represented Marion at the Class 2A state cross country meet at Wamego Saturday. Grimmett crossed the finish line in 22 minutes, 26 seconds, good for 31st place overall to cap her freshman campaign. […]

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Points of emphasis affect how games are called and played

At the beginning of the NFL season this year, it didn’t take long for players, coaches and fans to cause a minor uproar. What was so egregious? The competition committee made a “point of emphasis” concerning a 23-year-old rule that prohibits defenders from landing on a quarterback with their full body weight or driving him into the ground with excessive […]

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Goessel boys cross country headed to state

The Goessel boys cross country team is heading to state the first time since 2015 after placing second in the regional meet held at Belleville Country Club. The girls placed fourth with 92 points, just seven points out of third place, twelve points from second and also two points ahead of fifth place. Although they did not qualify as a […]

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Marion throttles Bluestem, 68-14

Marion throttles Bluestem, 68-14

Colton Mercer rushes past a couple of Bluestem defenders on Friday. He had 38-yards and a touchdown on the night. Allison Shults/Special to the Free Press The Marion football team picked up its first win in district play by defeating Leon-Bluestem Friday, 68-14. “We came out with a lot more fire and emotion,” coach Shaun Craft said. “Football is a […]

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