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).