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Team cheers their way to state

Posted on 04 November 2011 by sbogsmhs

By: Hannah Miller [Co-Executive editor of the yearbook]

The girls take the floor in their competition cheerleading outfits. She looks out into the crowd and sees all the people there to watch them do their routine. It only lasts 2 ½ minutes, so she gets ready to cheer her butt off for those short 2 ½ minutes. She puts a big smile on her face and waits for the music to start.
Emily Roberts, senior on the Marion competition cheerleading squad, is excited to be going to state tomorrow. They will be performing  around three o’ clock in Des Moines. They actually will be preforming on the State Fair grounds. “[I’m excited to perform] because it’s my last one,” Emily explained. As a senior, it will be Emily’s last time to perform at State cheer. “Yeah [I’m going to miss it] because even though it’s not quite the end of our season,  it’s the last time in Des Moines, which is always fun,” she exclaims. Emily is excited to be going to State cheer tomorrow and cheering for her last time there.
The girls will be completing against 16 different teams in the 3A Division. Each team will each perform before a panel of judges that will score them. Then the judges will place everyone. The Marion team of course hopes for a 1st place finish. “It should go well,” Emily says then pauses, “I mean it’s been a tough season because we’ve had to put in all three alternates because of injuries and Code of Conduct, but hopefully it goes well.” Even though the girls have had to struggle through some difficulties these season, Emily believes the team can do very good at State cheer if they give it their all.
The music ends after 2 ½ minutes and Emily can’t get the huge smile off her face. She knows the team and her did a fantastic job on their routine. She can’t wait to see what the judges score them at. They all sit together and watch the other teams perform their routines. As they watch the other teams go, they know they have a good shot at that 1st place title.

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Give it all you got

Posted on 23 February 2010 by sbogsmhs

By: Storm Bogs, Staff Writer

As he’s jogging in place, warming up, he hears his name being announced along with the weight of 171 and he’s ready to wrestle.

David Glover, senior, was a state qualifier this year. He says, “It doesn’t really feel any different from before, but I’m glad I made it. David has been wrestling since he was five years old, and also participates in MMA. He said that his favorite part about state was “the food and hanging out back at the hotel.” Though staying at the same weight throughout the season was tough, he enjoyed the season. “My favorite part was working with Aaron Conway and also being able to be down on the mat at the state tournament,” says David. Aaron Conway was an assistant coach this season. David says that “I’ll definetly miss being out on the mat and working with all the coaches.

He’s got his opponent on his back, three seconds to go before the match is over. Three. Two. One. He won the match that qualified him for the state wrestling tournament in Des Moines.

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Hard work works well

Posted on 08 December 2009 by ltichymhs

This year the Cross-country team had a remarkable season. The boys were fortunate to make it to state with their hard work and determination during practices. The girls were not as fortunate with their 5th place position at districts; but that didn’t put the girls self- esteem down, they were up against some tough competition. “Some of the best teams in the state are in our district, which makes it all the more harder.” Says Mr. Thorntan, head coach of Marion’s Cross-country team.


During this season, the boy’s varsity team placed 1st at several meets along with 2nd and 3rd place finishes. The girls did not win a single meet, but came close to winning many with their 2nd place finishes. The girl’s team was lead by Alexis Timp who placed well in the top 15 at almost every meet.


This year there are were 5 seniors who will be leaving, which will up the level of the varsity girls and varsity guys going to state next year. “ Even though we were a young team, Varsity boys and girls ended up doing good this season,” said freshman Peter Rethwisch.


The season highlight other then being a state qualifier, was the Independence meet. The boys placed first along with the girls doing superb as well. Lets not forget about the JV teams that ran their little hearts out every single race. The boys JV team was made up of 16 boys, and the girls 6. This year was one of the highest participant levels the coaches have seen in a while. While the JV team didn’t always place at every single meet, they still did exceptionally well. . “ I think everyone did good this season, but personally I think I could’ve done better. I’m pumped for next year! It will be a fun season.” Says sophomore Shea Smalley.


“ We had a very successful season this year despite injuries and sickness. Making it to state was a great accomplishment, and even though we didn’t do as good as we wanted to, it gives us something to shoot for next year.” Says junior Nick Rael. Even though the season is over, everyone is now looking towards next season. And training like no other. The sport is expecting to have just as much, if not more participants next year.


Next year will be one of the best years to come out and watch cross country, they are still a young team, and hopefully both teams will make state.

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Wrestling is here

Posted on 01 December 2009 by sbogsmhs

Wrestling team at winter rally

Wrestling team at winter rally.

As the winter season comes up, to many people, that means breaking out their Christmas lights, putting up the tree and decorating the house. But not for everyone. For some people, when the winter season is brought up, wrestling is the first thing that pops into their mind.

Last year, Alex Conway, Curtis Ette, and Austin Weisinger went on to wrestle at the state championship in Des Moines. The year before that, was Curtis Ette, Kris Thompson, and Austin Weisinger. While all of them wrestled their hearts out, some went on to college on a wrestling scholarship. Austin Weisinger is the one out of four still in highschool. Even though the rest of the wrestlers didn’t qualify for state, they are still very good wrestlers.

There are seven JV meets and 14 Varsity meets with a total of five home meets. So come support the Marion wrestlers! With the small amount of home meets, you and some friends could carpool to save gas to go to the away meets.

Come support the Indians at their first meet Tuesday December 1st at 6:00pm as they take on Washington.

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Volleyball State [slideshow]

Posted on 23 November 2009 by hbanesmhs

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