Marion wrestlers fifth on the mat

Janae Rempel | January 31, 2017

The Marion wrestling team finished fifth among a field of 11 at Hoisington’s Cardinal Classic Friday with a team score of 85 1⁄2 points behind Marysville 211 1⁄2, Hoisington 170, Douglass 117 1⁄2 and Riley County 93 1⁄2. Bryce Shults (25-4) paved the way by winning the 138-pound weight class with a 4-0 record. Following […]

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HHS battles illness at Cardinal Classic

Don Ratzlaff |

Illness turned out to be one tough opponent for the Hillsboro wrestling team last week, but a depleted squad competed at the Hoisington Cardinal Classic on Friday after a two-team dual at Council Grove on Thursday. “What started out as an exciting week of upcoming opportunities and challenges quickly turned into a week of frustration […]

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Marion teams lose two on the road at Council Grove

Janae Rempel |

Girls lose to undefeated Braves, 61-32 The Marion girls suffered a 61-32 defeat Friday to an undefeated Council Grove team, after digging into a hole early on. Council Grove’s Faith Brintle hit a three-pointer 39 seconds into the contest, a sign of what was to come. The Braves made six of eight attempts in the […]

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HHS second in Trojan Classic

Don Ratzlaff | January 24, 2017

The Hillsboro boys met the Hesston Swathers, the No. 2 ranked team in Class 3A, in a championship-worthy showdown Saturday at the Trojan Classic. The game ended with a disappointing loss, but Hillsboro’s runner-up status didn’t sour coach Darrel Knoll’s assessment of his team. “It was a highly successful tournament,” he said. “The guys are […]

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Marion girls win Cougar Classic tournament title

Janae Rempel |

The Marion girls swept three games to win Centre’s Cougar Classic tournament last week and improve to 10-2 overall. Marion 37, Centre 34 Marion withheld a late Cougar rally to claim the championship title Saturday. Centre claimed the advantage from the start with two free-throws by Kelsey Hett and went on to build a 6-2 […]

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Hillsboro girls fifth in Classic

Don Ratzlaff |

Hillsboro began the Trojan Classic with a lemon, but the girls turned the week into lemonade with a pair of breakout wins over Ben­ning­­ton and Sunrise Christian Academy to secure a fifth-place finish. The 2-1 tournament improved Hillsboro’s season record to 5-8. “When you lose your first game, you’ve got to get excited about trying […]

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Marion boys finish fifth at Centre

Janae Rempel |

The fourth-seeded Marion boys won their final two games at Centre’s Cougar Classic to finish fifth in the tournament Saturday. Marion 52, Wakefield 37 Marion put together a solid performance in its fifth-place win over the Bombers Saturday. Leading 6-5, the Warriors outscored Wakefield, 15-2, in the final 5:07 of the opening quarter, fueled by […]

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Marion fifth at Eureka Invitational

Janae Rempel |

Two first-place finishes propelled the Marion wrestling team to a fifth-place finish among 21 teams at the Eureka Invitational Saturday. Marion scored 127 points behind Burlington (211), Clearwater (200 1⁄2), Rose Hill (148 1⁄2) and Fredonia (130). “As a whole, we had a great tournament,” coach Tyler McMichael said. “Several wrestlers contributed to the team […]

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Area High School Sports Roundup

Hillsboro Free Press |

Centre—The Cougars hosted the Cougar Classic last week. The girls finished as tournament runners-up with a 2-1 record. Centre defeated Wakefield in the quarterfinals Tuesday, 37-27. Shelby Pankratz led all scorers with nine points. The Cougars then defeated Solomon Friday in the semifinals, 37-28. Centre outscored the Gorillas 12-5 in the fourth quarter. Kelsey Hett […]

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HHS 14th at Eureka

Don Ratzlaff |

The Hillsboro wrestling team competed at the highly competitive tournament at Eureka Saturday and finished in a 14th-place tie among 21 teams. “Eureka was another highly competitive tournament for us,” coach Scott O’Hare said. “Most every bracket had a lot of depth and many brackets had multiple state qualifiers, state placers and currently ranked wrestlers […]

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