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Goessel volleyball advances to state semifinals after pool play sweep

The Goessel volleyball team swept its three pool play matches at the Class 1A, Division I state volleyball tournament Friday at Fort Hays State University. As the No. 1 seed in the tournament, Goessel (39-0) faced No. 8 Clifton-Clyde (15-16) to start the day. The Bluebirds won, 2-0 (25-10, 25-8). Goessel then defeated No. 5 Waverly (33-4) in two sets […]

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Goessel teams qualify for state

Goessel teams qualify for state

Photo courtesy Brian Lightner<p>The Goessel boys? and girls? cross country teams are headed to state after qualifying at the Class 1A regional hosted by Pleasanton Saturday. Pictured, front (left to right)?are:?Kitty Illing, Edel Miller, Nate Impson, Julia Nightengale, Maddy Meier; (back row) Freddy Scheffe, Sarah Wagner, Lauren Rymill, Devon LeRoy, Leighton Wagner, Zach Wiens, Saskia Clostermeyer, Jennifer Meysing.<p> Both Goessel […]

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Goessel wins Class 1A-Division I sub-state title to advance to state; Peabody-Burns, Centre, Canton-Galva fall in semifinal round

The Goessel volleyball team cruised to a Class 1A-Division I sub-state championship on its home court Saturday. As the No. 1 seed in the tournament, Goessel had a first-round bye, then faced No. 4 Peabody-Burns, who had defeated No. 5 Langdon-Fairfield in the quarterfinals (27-25, 20-25, 25-21). Goessel defeated Peabody-Burns in the semifinals (25-3, 25-5), to face No. 2 Pretty […]

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Goessel High School alum a state finalist for testing award

Trissa McCabe, a Goessel High School graduate now teaching math at USD 309 Nickerson-South Hutchin?son, was named a state finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Testing. McCabe, daughter of Duane and Agatha Duerk?sen of Goessel, was one of three state finalists selected among math teachers; three teachers were selected among science teachers. The Presidential Awards […]

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15-U boys? All-Stars win district title, advance to state tournament

15-U boys? All-Stars win district title, advance to state tournament

The 15-and-under CVL All-Stars went 3-0 in district play, defeating Lyons in the district championship game to earn a berth in the state tournament. The team comprises Hillsboro athletes Jorge Hanschu (front middle) and Brooks Gardner (front right), Peabody athletes Jayton Scott (back, second from left), Chance Elliott (sixth from left) and Bryant Young (third from right), as well as […]

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10-U girls? teams win local and state softball titles

10-U girls? teams win local and state softball titles

10-U girls? teams win local and state softball titles<p><p>The 10-and-under softball team from Hillsboro (top photo) completed a perfect 11-0 record this summer, including a Cottonwood Valley League tournament championship. Pictured are: first row (from left), Jasee Hamm, Tylee Miller, Ashlynn Larabee, Mia Duerksen, Jenna Jo Friesen, Faith Cummings, Emily Casey, Jill Hein; second row, Reese Hefley, Allie Stuchlik, Landry […]

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State sales tax increase effective today, July 1

State sales tax increase effective today, July 1

Starting today, consumers will be paying for more retail goods and taxable services when they purchase them in the state of Kansas. As part of the budget package approved by the Legislature in June, the portion of sales tax going to the state of Kansas has increased from 6.15 percent to 6.50?or 35 cents more for every $100 purchase. The […]

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Going the distance / Sechrist a runner like no other

Going the distance / Sechrist a runner like no other

Emily Sechrist, holding her most recent state medals, is the most decorated female distance runner in Hillsboro High School history. Sechrist said she hasn?t stopped to count the medals, but when they moved them once they weighed around 13 pounds. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Let?s state the obvious: Emily Sechrist is the best female distance runner Hillsboro High School […]

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Learning center closed due to block-grant rule

Learning center closed due to block-grant rule

? With the state freezing FTE for two more years, ESSDACK forced to close four centers. The Marion County Learning Center, located at 107 S. Main in Hillsboro, will no longer be offering services to students seeking a nontraditional learning situation. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Requirements of the state?s block-grant funding plan for schools have led to the closure […]

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Gold medal girl

Gold medal girl

Hillsboro High School junior Marah Franz clears the bar at 10 feet, 6 inches to win the Class 3A girls? competition at the Kansas Track and Field Championships in Wichita this weekend. She also set a new HHS record. Phyllis Richert photo Family members and school officials celebrate Marah Franz’s accomplishment. Franz was the only gold-medal winner from the Free […]

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