Strive Spring Sports Preview 2011
Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 29 March 2011 16:08The Goessel track and field team will look to six returning state qualifiers to lead them to success this season.
Last year the boys took third in their league and the girls took fourth.
“We are looking forward to a good year again at Goessel High School,” said coach Curtis Guhr, who returns for his fourth year.
State qualifiers returning are: Jennifer Van Horn in the 4x100, 4x400 and long jump; Brittny Czarnowsky in the 3,200; Jessica Harvey in the 4x100, 4x400 and 4x800; and Tia...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 29 March 2011 16:07Justin Coup has 20 boys out for golf this spring in his second year as Goessel High School head coach.
“Three golfers qualified for state, and three seniors and one sophomore were last year’s Heart of America League champions.”
Last year, Goessel was classified as a Class 2A school, but will now compete as a 1A school. “Moving down (in classification) will actually help us,” he said.
Coup said he believes he has a solid team this year.
“We have some people who decided to go out this year who were out for track last year,” he said, adding that this should strengthen the team.
“We have a lot of depth and numbers. The nice thing is, we have a mix of people out for golf. We have some people out just to enjoy (the...
Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 29 March 2011 16:06The Marion baseball team boasts several new faces this spring, from first-year coach Roger Schroeder to the eight freshmen joining the roster.
“We’ve got a good young group,” Schroeder said. “They’re young—talented, but young. If we can get them all pulling together in the same direction early on, I think we’ll have a chance to be pretty successful.”
The Warriors also have several players returning, including three sophomores (Austin Pedersen, Jacob Harper, and Ethan Hett) and two upperclassmen (junior Cole Lewman and senior Corey Seacat).
“We’re going to rely on them pretty heavily,” Schroeder said. “They all gained valuable experience last year.”
He also said two freshman, Dylan Seacat and Caleb...
Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 29 March 2011 16:05The Marion softball team will try to utilize returning experience and the quickness of newcomers to forge a successful season this spring.
“We have six seniors who are pretty solid and have experience,” said coach Jill Hudson, who returns with assistant coach Chad Atkins. “I expect good things out of them, and a lot of leadership from the seniors.”
Hudson mentioned senior Erin Brown, a transfer this year from Wichita, as a player who will make significant contributions to the team.
“She brings a lot of experience, she brings a lot of positive leadership,” Hudson said. “She really fell into that leadership role well.”
The Warriors also will look to Sarah Guetersloh and Alex Cain for strong hitting. Cain had the...
Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 29 March 2011 16:03The Marion track team intends to capitalize on young talent and some returning experience to find success this year.
“We’re really looking forward to this year,”coach Grant Thierolf said. “We think we’ve got some young kids who are poised to break out, and have good years.
“We have so many new kids, so many young kids,” he added. “We graduated so much experience last year at the state level.”
Thierolf said he is confident the team will be pretty solid in all the events this year, thanks to good depth in most of them.
“I think we’re going to be really strong in the pole vault this year,” Thierolf said. “We have three returning state qualifiers—Dylan Richmond, Randy Regnier—and we’ll be getting Colton...
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