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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School JROTC Raider Team lengthened the list of teams they have defeated to 28 this past Saturday as they earned victory at the Blackford High School Raider Challenge. Continuing their undefeated season, the Giants bested nine other teams from Kentucky and Indiana as they continue their march toward the JROTC Raider State Championship later this month.



Marion High School JROTC cadets were victorious Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, defeating nine other teams at the Blackford High School Raider Challenge to become the overall champions. 
 

“What a tremendous victory for our cadets,” said retired Lt. Col. David Farlow, the MHS JROTC senior Army instructor and Raider Team coach. “This was the first year for the Blackford competition, which was aptly labeled the ‘Blackford Beat Down’ because it was so physically challenging. It was the hardest Raider competition we have ever attended.”

In spite of the challenges, the Giants placed in the top three in all graded events and earned first place in four.



The Marion High School JROTC Raider Team carries a simulated casualty during the Blackford High School Raider Challenge on Oct. 6, 2018. The Giants achieved overall victory at the competition by placing first in the litter carry and several of the other competitive events.
 

“I am so proud of my team,” said MHS junior I’Yela Hornaday, who was serving as the team commander for the first time. “They really pushed themselves and worked well together.”

The Giants were at a serious disadvantage on one event, the obstacle course. Marion High School does not have an obstacle course for the Raiders to train.

“Every time we face an obstacle course, which we do at most competitions, I just hope we have prepared as well as we can, considering our limitations,” said Farlow.  “Imagine the difficulty a football team would have if their place kicker did not have a goal post to practice on. That is kind of where we are as we compete with Raiders.”



Marion High School JROTC cadets were victorious Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, defeating nine other teams at the Blackford High School Raider Challenge to become the overall champions. 

 
That challenge doesn’t deter the cadets, though.

“I love the obstacle courses,” MHS junior Tyron Rice said. “They are the most challenging and most fun events at any competition.”

The Giants travel this Saturday for another regional Raider competition hosted by Concordia Lutheran High School in Fort Wayne. There they will face teams from Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.



Marion High School senior DJ Smith completes an obstacle at the Blackford High School JROTC Raider Challenge on Oct. 6, 2018. The Giants were victorious, beating nine other teams at the competition. 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The latest issue of our new MRCC newsletter, Monthly Memo, is now available! 

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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School JROTC hosted their fall biathlon on Saturday. Thirteen teams competed in the running and marksmanship event. The Marion teams earned multiple top finishes, including first place in the male category.



The two-person teams competed in their respective categories as male, coed, or female teams. The cadets ran 1,000 meters and then were required to take five shots with an air rifle at a target 10 meters away. For every missed shot, the cadets had to run a penalty lap of approximately 150 meters. The cadets completed this cycle three times. After the last shooting portion, the cadets ran one more 1,000-meter lap. The individual cadets’ times were combined with their team member into one team time. The fastest overall time won.

Marion’s male team of senior DJ Smith and junior Tyron Rice earned the top placement, with a combined time of 47:42, beating their closest competitors by nearly 5 minutes.

“This was my first biathlon so it was awesome to win,” Rice said. “I can’t wait to do a repeat when we host the spring biathlon.

The MHS female team of senior Audrey Dickerson and sophomore Kayleina O’Donnell earned second place in their category. Senior Hailey Teeguarden and sophomore Tayler Garriott claimed third place in the coed category.

“Biathlons are very challenging for the cadets,” said retired Lt. Col. David Farlow, MHS JROTC senior Army instructor. “They have to balance running speed versus being able to maintain steady breathing for accurate shooting.”

Looking back on her third biathlon, Teegaurden said: “Biathlons combine two of my favorite activities: running and shooting. And the competition itself is just challenging and fun. I love it.”
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Power of She: Knowing Your Worth youth conference is coming up, and all Marion girls first grade through 12th grade are invited.


The Power of She is all about being confident, kind, and strong! This free local event will include fun activities, food, and more, and there's even a special part for moms. The Power of She will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at McCulloch Junior High School on Oct. 20. For more information and to register, click here to visit the Amara House online. 

You can also register day-of at the event. There will be a registration packet that will need to be completed by a parent or guardian.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School JROTC will host its annual Biathlon this Saturday, Sept. 29. Sixteen teams representing Ben Davis and Hobart High Schools, along with our Giants, will compete in the running and marksmanship event.

The two-person cadet teams will run approximately 1,000 meters and then be required to take five shots with an air rifle at a target 10 meters away. For every missed shot, the cadets will have to run a penalty lap of approximately 150 meters. The cadets will complete this cycle three times. After the last shooting portion, the cadets will run one more 1,000-meter lap. The individual team members’ times are then combined into one team time, and the fastest overall time wins. There are three categories of teams: Male, Female and Co-ed.

“This will certainly be a challenging competition for the cadets,” said retired Lt. Col. David Farlow, senior Army instructor for the MHS JROTC. “The cadets will have to balance running speed versus catching their breath for stabilized shooting. A missed shot can be painful.”

The biathlon will be held at Marion High School in the JROTC Department starting at 10 a.m. Saturday.  It is open to the public, so come out and cheer on the Giants!