Marion hoops mania starts at state

The Marion community sent off its high school Warrior girls? basketball team to the Class 3A state championship game Saturday in Hutchinson with a motorcade escort down Main Street. It was the first time an MHS girls? team was playing for a state basketball title, and its first trip to state since 1992.

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Local fans, including USD 408 Superintendent Lee Leiker, wife Diane and son Landon, lined Main Street to express their support.

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Senior Kayley Heerey eyes a free-throw attempt after being fouled on a 3-point shot in the title game. The Warriors, seeded sixth in the tournament, played gallantly against No. 1-seeded Thomas More Prep, but came up on the short end of a 56-45 score. For a full report of both Marion and Hillsboro girls at state, see Sports (Page 1B).

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