Posts with the tag: "Marion"

Hillsboro, Marion teams compete at Council Grove meet

LEFT: Hudson Rogers dives in for his leg of the 8 & Under boys’ freestyle relay. RIGHT: Hillsboro’s Violet Klein finds her stroke during the freestyle relay for 11-12 year-old girls at the Council Grove swim meet on Saturday. Photos by Karrie Rathbone

The Hillsboro swim team claimed first place at the three-team meet at Council Grove Saturday with Marion placing third. Team point totals, however, were not accurately reported. Hillsboro and Marion swimmers who placed among the top five finishers are recorded below. Hillsboro will compete at Lindsborg Saturday, and Marion will host Abilene and a reduced Hesston team. Council Grove Swim Meet ...

Marion City Council frustrated by KPTS ad deal

Kansas public television is not the place to go to learn about the city of Marion. But that isn’t for a lack of trying. Last year, the city of Marion paid $920 to Wichita-based public broadcasting television station, KPTS, to air a 30-second promotional advertisement 36 times over the course of 12 months. The 12 months ...


Marion St. Luke Hospital ranked in top 20 CAHs

St. Luke Hospital in Marion was recently named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals for Quality Index. Quality Index is a rating of performance based on the percentile rank across the five categories of care measures in the country. As of 2018, there are 1,346 CAHs throughout the United States in which St. Luke Hospital is compared. ...


Five Warriors receive Class 3A all-state honors

Cole Srajer collides with Sabetha catcher Brandon Brownlee, scoring on Luke Lanning’s sacrifice fly to make it 9-2 during the fifth inning of Friday’s 3A semifinal game. Janae Rempel

Free Press file photo by Janae Rempel Marion senior Cole Srajer, sliding head first for a run against Sabetha, shows the hustle that made him a first-team pick for the KABC 3— A All-State baseball team. Five members of Marion’s third-place baseball team received all-state recognition. Cole Srajer ...


Track Athletes lay it on the line

Rivals become record-setters at state After competing against each other in shot put and discus during high school, Hillsboro’s Wes Shaw (top photo) and Marion’s Tyler Palic (lower photo) could claim their place in the state record books. Shaw threw the shot put 60 feet, 11.5 inches, bettering his school records and setting a new state record in the shot put with the best throw of all the classes. Palic concluded his high school career as a two-time state champion in the discus who achieved the winning mark of 182 feet, 6 inches on his final attempt of the day, setting a new meet record in Class 2A. Phyllis Richert photos

Warriors claim four medals by Janae Rempel The Free Press The Marion track and field team brought home four medals, including one gold, from the Class 2— A state championships Friday and Saturday at Wichita State’s Cessna Stadium. Senior Tyler Palic concluded his high school career as a two-time state champion in the discus. He achieved ...

Marion claims third place in 3A state baseball

Cole Srajer collides with Sabetha catcher Brandon Brownlee, scoring on Luke Lanning’s sacrifice fly to make it 9-2 during the fifth inning of Friday’s 3A semifinal game. Janae Rempel

The Marion baseball team ended the 2018 season with a win, defeating Riley County, 9-1, in the state consolation game to claim third place in Class 3— A Friday. The Warriors finished second at state a year ago. “Two years in a row we win a regional championship and we’re a state placer,” coach Roger Schroeder said. “It’s the ...


Marion schools release fourth-quarter honors

Marion Middle School has released its honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2017-18 school year. To qualify for “high honors,” a student must attain a grade-point average of 4. 0-3. 8571; for “regular honors,” a GPA of 3. 7143-3. 5714; for “honorable mention,” a GPA of 3. 4286-3. 0. Marion ...


Neighbors battle in regional semifinals

Coach Roger Schroeder congratulates Evann Heidebrecht after a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning to celebrate a shot for a state tournament berth. Janae Rempel / Free Press

With a three-hit shutout of Southeast of Saline Wed­nesday, the Marion baseball team earned its second-consecutive trip to the Class 3— A state tournament, defeating the Trojans, 6-0, in the Lyons regional championship game. “There’s eight teams that get to go (to state) every year,” coach Roger Schroeder said. “We’ve been ...

Hillsboro softball rallies to upend top-seeded Warriors

Hillsboro senior Sarah Jost scores in the game-changing six-run sixth inning as the throw comes late to the plate. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press

The Hillsboro softball team achieved a come-from-behind upset win over No. 1 seed Marion in the semi­finals, but couldn’t avoid a 3-0 shutout by No. 2 seed Chase County in the championship game of the Class 2-1— A regional tournament in Galva, May 14-15. The Trojans, who came into the tournament as the No. 4 seed with a ...


11 Warriors will compete at state track meet

The Marion track and field team competed at the Class 2— A regional at Valley Heights Friday, where 11 Warriors qualified for the state meet in 12 events with top-four finishes. “We had the full range of emotions on this day,” coach Grant Thierolf said. “We had ...