High School

Hillsboro Golf Team splits up and performs well

The Hillsboro High School golf team played in the Hillsboro JV Tournament on Friday, April 26. The team did well with three placing in the top ten, earning medals. The freshman players showed up and scored well for the team. Eli Dalke shot a 51 and placed seventh. Frank Wichert shot ...


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 ...


Hillsboro does well at track meets last week

Josiah Driggers won first in the long jump at the James Thomas Invitational with a jump of 21-11.00. Karrie Rathbone/Special to the Free Press

The Hillsboro track team kept busy this week with two meets. The first one on Tuesday was in Halstead where the girls took first and the boys took second. The Trojans hosted the James Thomas Invitational on Friday where 15 schools competed. Halstead – The girls showed up to win on Tuesday. Kinsey Kleiner took ...


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 ...


Hillsboro Baseball has mixed week

Hunter Hein and Brooks Gardner celebrate Hein's home run for the win over Hoisington. Karrie Rathbone/ Special to the Free Press

The Hillsboro baseball team had a busy week last week with two doubleheaders. They played on Tuesday in Larned and then at home on Friday against Hoisington and won most of their games. Larned - Four hits from Caleb Potucek weren’t enough as Hillsboro fell to Larned 6-11. Potucek tripled ...


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 ...


Hillsboro places several at meet

On Tuesday, April 16, Hillsboro hosted the CKTL meet. Six schools in all competed and Hillsboro came in second for both girls and boys. For the field events, Jessica Saunders took first in discus throw at 118-05 and third in shot put at 34-09. Emersyn Funk took fifth in discus at 95-03. Iris Klein placed ...


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 ...