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Matt Goeckel won the third annual Pony Express Half Marathon Saturday in 1:18:49 and had a pretty comfortable finish.

Hanover concentrated on the passing game Friday against Onaga and in doing so, Wildcat quarterback Braelen Stallbaumer tied an eight-man state football record.

Ryan Stade, Marysville, isn’t overlooked often, but his 15th-place finish Saturday in the Wamego Invitational was missed and that oversight initially gave the Bulldog boys’ team fourth place.

Area cross country teams placed last Thursday in the Washington County Invitational at Cedar Hills Golf Course with most runners showing improvement in times.

The eighth annual Pony Express 120 Gravel Dash has been filled since early summer but there’s a waiting list and riders may still have opportunities to enter before Saturday.

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Mel Beikmann, Hanover, has been on many ventures, but perhaps none that tested him like the Long Voyage 300 did last month.

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Valley Heights' varsity football team went into quarantine Wednesday because of COVID-19 and that left Marysville in a short scramble to find a replacement game for opening night Friday. 

Marysville went 4-1 and finished third in its home invitational volleyball tournament Saturday and Valley Heights had a 2-2 start.

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Fast times, finish lines and well-tuned motorcycles occupy a lot of free time for Dave Ellenbecker and Skyler Goepfert of Marysville and Wil Marquardt, Wamego.

Taylor Douglas, Marysville, returned to the University of Kansas on Sunday for school and she took several memories with her.

Asphalt for the base layer of an eight-lane track was laid Monday and preparations for an artificial turf could start later this week at the Landoll Family Sports Complex, said Doug Minneman, Marysville Junior-Senior High activity director.

Greg Scheele waited until after the Marysville Junior Legion baseball team lost 8-4 to Topeka and 9-4 to Hiawatha in a July zone tournament to tell the players this was his last season coaching or to be a manager for the programs.

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An eight-game winning streak came to an abrupt halt for the Post 163 baseball team Saturday morning, a day after Marysville won the AA state American Legion title for the first time ever.

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Everything came into play to determine the zone championship last Thursday in Sabetha and Marysville took advantage for a 24-21win.

Jordy Nelson, Marysville, won the A-feature ran in the Budweiser IMCA modified division Friday at Beatrice Speedway.

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I watched quite a bit of the NBA finals last week. I was sick to my stomach in the final minutes of the final game as it became evident Chris Paul would not win a title and possibly end his career without one. It was a surreal moment as the cameras followed

One more win for Post 163’s senior American Legion baseball team and Marysville will be headed to the AA state tournament in Pittsburg next week.

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Corky Godsey's family members raced each other to the finish line in the two-mile race Sunday of the 30th annual Barnyard Boogie while Chad Parker won the 10K.

Enthusiasm and interest in a sport starts at a young age and Marysville High School volleyball coach Courtney Kroeger hopes the 53 girls who participated in last week’s youth camp held on to that.

Bike packing was attractive to Pony Express Gravel Dash 120 organizer Mark Hoffman, Marysville, who completed a five-day venture through South Dakota’s Black Hills recently.

Marysville, the third seed headed into zone on Sunday at Sabetha, will need to win at least five games to advance to the American Legion State Baseball Tournament.

Marysville’s Junior Legion Bombers enter the zone baseball tournament with an 8:30 p.m. game Friday in Topeka after a 3-1 performance last week.

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A week off from swimming competitively did not keep senior swimmers Linda Franco, Jordyn Nietfeld or Clayton Pilsl out of the water.