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Marion High School - Marion, Iowa

Morehouse wins twice at Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG -- Scout Morehouse won twice, but Marion suffered a pair of Wamac Conference wrestling losses Thursday.

The Indians got beat by Benton Community, 59-23, and Williamsburg, 60-9.

Morehouse (112) and Kyle Grandon (189) had falls against Benton Community. Morehouse won a decision against Williamsburg. The Indians' other win was a pin by 160-pounder Tyler Spear.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 January 2011 01:21



Marion meet renamed to honor former coach

Marion has renamed its invitational wrestling meet to honor a former coach, athletics director Corby Laube announced Saturday.

The tournament has been renamed the Loyd Shaffer Marion Invitational and was held Saturday.

Shaffer coached the Marion wrestling team for 26 years, starting in 1965. He also coached football and track, and taught physical education at Marion.

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 January 2011 18:34



Marion takes big step forward

The "where" question about a major upgrade of Marion High School athletics facilities has been answered. So, for the most part, has the "what."  Now it's time to find the answers to "when" and "how."

The biggest decision needed to proceed with the upgrade was whether to renovate the existing football field near Thomas Park or build a new, multi-purpose facility at the Les Hipple Athletic Complex adjacent to the high school.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 December 2010 11:43



Kasey Semler leads Marion into new year

The Metro area is loaded with super-talented basketball players this season with guys like Jarrod Uthoff, Marcus Paige, Josh Oglesby, Matt Bohannon and Wes Washpun.

Don’t forget Kasey Semler.

Semler averaged 16 points for the Marion Indians last season and spent two summers with the Iowa Barnstormers, an elite AAU basketball team that included the likes of Uthoff, Oglesby and Washpun.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 December 2010 11:51



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