Hillsboro and Marion girls claim sub-state championships and a trip to state

Sub-state champs at Sterling

The Hillsboro Trojans huddle behind their championship plaque after defeating Remington, 35-21, in the title game Saturday. It will be the second straight state appearance at Hutchinson in three years under coach Nathan Hiebert, and the 14th trip for HHS since high school girls? basketball was revitalized in Kansas in 1971-72. The Trojans (18-5) will play Garden Plain (18-5) at 8:15 p.m. Thursday. See Sports for tournament details.

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Sub-state champions at Eureka

Marion?s four senior leaders hold up their championship plaque following the Warriors? 52-41 win over the home team from Eureka. Marion made it to the finals Friday by upsetting top-seeded Burlington, 54-52. Burlington came into the game with a 20-1 record. For the Warriors, it marks the first trip to state since 1992 and only the second since girls? basketball was revitalized in the state in 1971-72. Marion (18-5) will take on Beloit (18-5) at 4:45 p.m. Thursday. See Sports for tournament details.

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