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How Isaiah Miller and Grant Holle, Marysville’s fourth and fifth runners, finished Saturday contributed heavily to the Bulldogs returning to the 3A state cross country meet.

In the 120-mile three-person coed relay event, Team Amy, a mix of riders from Lincoln and Omaha, Neb., won in 8 hours 54.14 minutes. Move Up Cycling Club Juniors 1, which had members from the Kansas City area, was second in 9:42:23, and the Move Up Cycling Club Juniors A, also a Kansas City …

Silas Miller, Marysville, ran a personal best 17:01.68 at Sabetha and was credited with breaking the school record. The school record was set in 2004 by MHS’ Dallas Leonard and not by Joe Smith.

Valley Heights started Friday’s district football game at Jackson Heights with 11 players, but played with 10 at times en route to a 56-15 win.

Freshman Silas Miller, Marysville, had a pair of Wamego runners fairly close to him during most of last Thursday’s 5K North Central Kansas League cross country race.

Standout performances features top accomplishments by local and area athletes for the week in football, volleyball, cross country and girls’ tennis.

Valley Heights and Hanover were Gold Division winners in pool play Saturday for the first day of the Twin Valley League volleyball tournament.

Twin Valley League volleyball will start as planned Saturday at Washington County High and Frankfort High Schools. 

Eighteen riders, two women and 16 men, are registered for the 120 open bikepacking two-day adventure that will kickoff the sixth annual Pony Express 120 Gravel Dash.

Freshman Shea Kramer, Marysville, finished third Saturday in the 3-2-1A Phillipsburg girls’ tennis regional to qualify for the state tennis tournament.

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Freshman Shea Kramer, Marysville, was 2-0 Friday and 1-1 Saturday in singles at the 3-2-1A Phillipsburg regional to finish third. 

Freshman Shea Kramer, Marysville, was 2-0 in singles Friday to qualify for the 3-2-1A state tournament next weekend in Wichita. 

Doniphan West girls’ cross country team showed its dominance Saturday at the Centralia Invitational at Centralia Lake by taking the top three places and winning as a team with 17 points.

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Despite Marysville's 12-0 lead in the first quarter and a Bulldog lead from start to finish, Friday's district game was a nailbiter at times all the way down to the 30-24 final. 

Every Marysville runner showed improvement last Thursday in the Horton Invitational as Bulldogs vie to hold on to varsity spots.

Ashton Lambie, Lawrence, is expected to return to compete in the sixth annual Pony Express 120 Gravel Dash, an event he won previously.

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Marysville High School girls’ tennis team took the North Central Kansas League title Saturday at Concordia and will head to regional competition this weekend.

Marysville scored on every one of its series at Council Grove and rolled to a 58-0 win to open district football action Friday there. 

It has been a three-year wait for Jack Blumer, Marysville, to step on to a game football field and the wait has been worth it.

Michelle Zarybnicky, Hanover, set a 7:01 pace in Monday’s cross country race at Washington County and no one could match it.

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In a tight team race against Clay Center last Thursday at a boys’ cross country meet in Belleville, Marysville won by a point.

Marysville tennis coach Mary Kessinger-Wassom returned to her usual lineup last Thursday for the Concordia invitational and the Bulldogs finished third.

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Marysville will have no Homecoming game Friday, although festivities will still be held. The Bulldogs were set to play the Chapman Irish, but the team had to cancel because of COVID-19 spread in that school district.

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Marysville got a look at what the Oct. 15 North Central Kansas League meet could look like during last Thursday’s cross country meet at Clay Center.

Focus has been on intensity and finishing drives this week as Marysville prepares to play at Rock Creek Friday in the last preparatory football game before district starts.