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HHS stopped in state title game

HHS stopped in state title game

Emily Jost runs down a flyball out during Monday?s state championship game against Silver Lake. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Hillsboro?s road to a Class 3A state softball title hit a wall Monday in the championship game against defending champion Silver Lake in Manhattan. The wall was named Megan Deiter, the Eagles? dominating pitcher who held Hillsboro hitless while striking […]

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Trojans find success at state

Trojans find success at state

Emily Sechrist races to a fourth-place state finish in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:19.74. The mark lowered her school record. She also re-set her school record in the 3,200 with a time of 11:30.05, good for third place. Sechrist finished ninth in the 800 (2:27.19). Joey Young / Free Press Hillsboro?s relatively small group of track and […]

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Warriors combine for seven medals at state track meet

Warriors combine for seven medals at state track meet

Senior Seth Snelling clears the bar during competition in the Class 3A boys? pole vault Friday at the state track meet. Snelling placed fifth in that event with a height of 13-0. Janae Rempel / Free Press Marion?s seven track and field state qualifiers combined for seven medals at the Kansas Track and Field Championships in Wichita Friday and Saturday. […]

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Area high school sports roundup, June 3, 2015

Area high school sports roundup, June 3, 2015

Canton-Galva senior Trey Moddelmog clears the bar in the Class 2A boys? high jump Friday. As the Eagles? sole competitor at state, Moddelmog concluded his high school career with a 10th-place finish in the event by clearing 5-10. Janae Rempel / Free Press STATE TRACK Canton-Galva?Senior Trey Moddelmog represented the Eagles at the All-Class state track meet at Wichita State?s […]

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Veteran Marion coach honored at state track meet

Veteran Marion coach honored at state track meet

Marion throws coach Rex Wilson (left) received a lifetime achievement award at the Kansas Track and Field Championships in Wichita Friday in recognition of his 55 years of coaching. Wilson has been part of the Marion track and field program since 1964 and has served as both a head and assistant coach. Janae Rempel / Free Press Marion throws coach […]

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Understanding the state of the KS state budget

Understanding the state of the KS state budget

Duane Goossen Kansas has nearly an $800 million gap between revenue and expenses. However, as lawmakers struggle to balance income and expense, press reports often refer to a $400 million-plus gap. Why? Start with expenses. The Legislature has not yet passed a budget for FY 2016 (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016), so an exact number is not yet […]

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Ground zero

Ground zero

? Trojans win regional title without allowing a run Hillsboro?s Julie Sinclair fires a pitch during the first inning against Council Grove. The senior left-hander pitched a two-hit shutout with five strikeouts. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press The sun shone brightly and warmly on the Hillsboro softball team Thursday, and the Trojans were hot enough to win the Class 3A […]

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Warriors qualify 7 for state

Warriors qualify 7 for state

Marissa Jacobson shows the form that led to a second-place, state-qualifying finish in the long jump (16 feet, 111?2 inches). Her final leap moved her from fifth place into second. Jacobson also qualified for state in the triple jump, winning the event with a leap of 36-8. She missed qualifying in the 200 by two hundredths of a second. Don […]

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HHS qualifies seven events

HHS qualifies seven events

Freshman Abby Sechrist begins the second lap of her anchor leg of the 4×800. Sechrist lengthened her lead on the Southeast of Saline runner to 10 seconds by the time she crossed the finish line with a state-qualifying fourth-place finish at the regional meet in Beloit. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Hillsboro?s three state track and field veterans earned a […]

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Commission troubled by state budget actions

Marion County Board of Commissioners chairman Dan Holub called Monday for a 20-minute session to discuss county problems caused by actions of the Kansas Legislature. Holub said legislators are considering easing the state?s budget problems by adding a $3 per acre excise property tax for all landowners. Holub said that might not add up to much for city owners of […]

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