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.


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


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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