Posts by Janae Rempel

Marion softball goes undefeated on the week

Grace Overton makes the catch to record the second out of the fifth inning of Game 1 with Sedgwick Friday. Marion won, 13-3 in five innings. Janae Rempel/Free Press

The Marion softball team enjoyed a 4-0 week with doubleheader sweeps of Sedgwick and Bennington. Sedgwick—Marion outscored the Cardinals 33-3 in two games Friday, recording 27 hits to Sedgwick’s nine. “Against Sedgwick we got the hits when needed,” coach Judy Noller said. “We only left five on base combined for both games. ” Marion won ...


Marion/Peabody golf team hits two different tournaments

The combined Marion/Peabody-Burns junior varsity golf team competed twice last week. At the Goessel junior varsity invitational Friday, Miles Olson paved the way with a nine-hole score of 52, good for 13th place among a field of 37 golfers. Ben Schneider was 21st (58), and Anderson Waddell 31st (66). Competing at ...


Warrior Track places few at Beloit Meet

The Marion track and field team competed at Beloit Friday. “We had a very productive day on Friday at the Beloit Relays,” coach Grant Thierolf said. “We ...


Marion sweeps undefeated Sedgwick

Chase Stringer slides home safely during the second inning of Game 2 with Sedgwick Friday. The run gave Marion an early, 2-0 lead. The Warriors won, 7-3. Janae Rempel / Free Press

The Marion baseball team handed undefeated Sedgwick its first Heart of America losses Friday to top the league standings with two doubleheaders remaining in the regular season. The teams entered Friday’s doubleheader with a combined one loss on the season. “That’s ...


Allergies bring a simple gesture

I turned the calendar page from March to April and allergies hit me like a 90 mph fastball in a catcher’s glove. For those of you who, like me, suffer from seasonal allergies, you know the drill. The henbit pops up in the fields, a visually-appealing but deceptive purple carpet that’s prone to leave me sniffling and sneezing. Add in ...


Marion sweeps Council Grove

The Marion baseball team recorded 21 hits in a doubleheader sweep of Council Grove Tuesday in the team’s only appearance last week. Marion used 11 hits to claim an 18-3 victory in four innings in Game 1. Council ...


Warrior softball team falls to Hutch-Trinity

The Marion softball team suffered its first Heart of America league losses last week, losing two games to Hutchinson Trinity Tuesday in its only outing. Marion lost Game 1, 2-0. Grace Overton recorded Marion’s only hit, going 1-for-2 at-bat. Meanwhile, the Warriors committed four errors. Overton sustained the pitching loss. In seven innings, she ...


Hillsboro gets wins double-headers

Phillip Young (Peabody-Burns) assisting with a double play at second and first. Karrie Rathbone/Free Press

The Hillsboro High School baseball team continues to work hard to improve their record. They played two days last week and were able to secure several wins. The played in Hillsboro on Tuesday and then traveled to Remington on Thursday. The Hillsboro Trojans snatched the lead late in the game in a 10-5 victory over Halstead. Hillsboro was down ...


Marion Track travels to Halstead for meet

Gracie Mackey hands off the baton to Emma Soyez in the girls 4 x 100m relay on Thursday. Laura Fowler Paulus/Free Press

The Marion track and field team competed at the Halstead Invitational Thursday. “We didn't score as many points as we would have liked, but in many places we had a good day at Halstead,” coach Grant Thierolf said, adding later: “The fun thing is that we are getting better week by week. ” The ...


Marion Track shows well at meet

The Marion track and field team competed at the Smoky Valley Invitational Friday. Anne Baliel paved the way for the girls’ team by placing second in the pole vault (10-0). Michaela Regnier was third in that event (8-6). Heidi Grimmett placed third in the 1600 (5: 40. 12) and anchored ...