Spotlight Winter Sports 2007
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 28 November 2007 08:51Click to buy photo Experienced players Jennifer Raymond (left) and Aspen Frey will feature prominently for the Goessel girls this season. The same is true to a lesser extent of every player on the Bluebird roster of 11 players. First-year coach Ryan Hoopes said, “They are a hard-working group of girls and very coachable.”
In the wake of a 10-13 season that saw the Bluebirds post a 5-6 Heart of America league record, the Goessel High School girls’ basketball...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 28 November 2007 08:11Click to buy photo Having graduated four major contributors from a 14-9 team, the Canton-Galva boys will lean heavily on returning starters Ted Regehr (left) and Andrew Westbrook (not pictured). The team also has a strong group of players stepping into larger roles, including junior Destin Nightingale (right).
Success breeds success, and the Canton-Galva boys’ basketball team knows the saying is true from recent experience. For consecutive seasons, the Eagles reached the sub-state finals. The 2007 season begins with that achievement in full view—even though it will be difficult to repeat.
“I don’t know that it is realistic for people to expect this team to get to the sub-state finals for the third...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 28 November 2007 08:02Click to buy photo The core of the Canton-Galva girls basketball team is seven members deep. Avoiding injuries and foul trouble are keys for the Eagles. The team’s rotation is: (from left) back row Kaitlyn Bressie, Kaitlin Dailey, Kaycie Shearer; front row Shannon Williams, Kylie Haines, Allie Enns, Ashley Vogts.
The good news for fans of the Canton-Galva High School girls’ basketball team is that the Eagles’ core of players remains largely intact after a 14-win season.
With seven members of last year’s team ready to play again this season, coach Barry Fritz enters his fourth year at CGHS with a group that showed a knack for winning close games last year.
“We have a lot of experience,” Fritz...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 28 November 2007 07:49Photo available soon
With six returning letterwinners, the Marion boys have a mix of experienced players and new players from last season’s 11-10 squad. The six letterwinners include three juniors and three seniors: back row, Luke Gordon, senior Justin Heidebrecht, Elliott Hett, senior Chase Carlson; front row, Mitchell Leppke and senior Calvin Jeffrey. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press
After posting an 11-10 record on their way to fifth place in the Mid-Central Activities Association in 2006, the Marion boys come into 2007 with two very large holes to fill at the top of their roster.
Gone is Travis Hett, whose propensity for creating open looks off the dribble and knocking down difficult shots generated open...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 28 November 2007 07:14Click to buy photo In his first year at the wheel, coach Randy Savage will have seven returning seniors and letter-winners to shuffle around his Warrior girls’ lineup. They are: back row (from left), Kristen Steinborn, Lindsey Hett, Julia Zeiner and Kaylee Heerey; front row, Amanda Richmond, Lauren Helmer, Kimber Hardey.
After an 0-11 season in league play and a 2-15 mark overall, the Marion High School girls’ basketball team will have plenty of room to improve.
Randy Savage, in his first year as head coach, will have a deeper rotation at his disposal than his predecessor, Daryl Enos, had last year.
The Warriors lost Erin Carr and Morgan Cady to graduation, but bring back Kimber Hardey, Lauren Helmer...
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