Category: Spotlight Winter Sports Preview 2011

With experience returning, PBHS girls look for more wins
With experience returning, PBHS girls look for more wins

With experience returning, PBHS girls look for more wins

PrePBHSgirlsbb033 A Peabody-Burns girls’ team that lost only one starter to graduation looks to improve on last season’s 2-19 record behind the leadership of ninth-year coach Darren Schroeder. The Warriors lost in the first round of sub-state last year. “A nice nucleus returns for us, so we should have plenty of experience and understanding of the program returning,” Schroeder said. […]

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PBHS boys looks to varsity veterans to lead the way
PBHS boys looks to varsity veterans to lead the way

PBHS boys looks to varsity veterans to lead the way

PrePBHSboysbb035 The Peabody-Burns boys will have to capitalize on their base of returning varsity experience this year if they’re going to improve on last season’s 5-16 record, which included a loss in the first round of sub-state. “The team will have better depth with the return of two seniors Matt Hiebert and Brody Kyle,” coach Brian Simmonds said. Both Hiebert […]

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Youth key for CHS girls’ team
Youth key for CHS girls’ team

Youth key for CHS girls’ team

CHSgirls The Centre girls will need some young players to step up and help their two returning starters if the Cougars are to claim many this season. “We are experienced in our backcourt guards,” coach Alan Stahlecker said. “We don’t have an awful lot of experience on the front line, so we’re going to need some people to step up […]

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Centre boys ready to rebuild
Centre boys ready to rebuild

Centre boys ready to rebuild

PreCHSboysbb984 The Centre Cougars boys face a rebuilding year this year, as they return no starters and only five letter-winners from last season’s 13-8 squad. Last season’s squad went 5-3 in the Wheat State League, good for a second-place tie, and were sub-state runners-up. “We are going to be fairly small and inexperienced this year,” said coach Greg Wyatt, who […]

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CGHS boys deep with senior veterans for 2011-12
CGHS boys deep with senior veterans for 2011-12

CGHS boys deep with senior veterans for 2011-12

PreCGHSboysbb985 With a broad senior base, the Canton-Galva boys are on the hunt for uncommon success on the basketball court this season. “I am excited that we have five seniors who have played in a lot of varsity games,” said coach Jake Sims, who returns for his second year. “They played a lot for me last year, so they understand […]

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Canton-Galva girls to build with new coach at the helm
Canton-Galva girls to build with new coach at the helm

Canton-Galva girls to build with new coach at the helm

PreCGHSgirlsbb988 The Canton-Galva Eagles welcome a new coach to the girls’ basketball team this season as they look to improve on a 4-17 record last year. The Eagles lost in the first round of sub-state last year to Pratt-Skyline. “We will look to build off a four-win season last year,” said coach Dale Dvorak. “With a new coach and a […]

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Five returning starters prepare to lead Bluebird girls’ fortunes
Five returning starters prepare to lead Bluebird girls’ fortunes

Five returning starters prepare to lead Bluebird girls’ fortunes

  PreGHSgirlsbb991 The Goessel girls’ basketball team returns five starters this year, and is eager to improve on a 6-16 record last season. “The Lady Bluebirds did a lot of growing up last year,” said coach Ryan Hoopes, who is back for his sixth year at the helm. “Coming off a season where they lost eight games by four points […]

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Guhr steps in to lead Goessel boys’ team as coach
Guhr steps in to lead Goessel boys’ team as coach

Guhr steps in to lead Goessel boys’ team as coach

PreGHSboysbb989 An experienced boys’ basketball team welcomes long-time assistant coach Curtis Guhr as its head coach this year. “I’m pretty excited about the whole thing,” Guhr said. “We have quite a few guys back this year, so I’m looking forward to keeping going what we did last year and hopefully adding my own stamp to the program.” Last year the […]

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Marion loaded for mat success
Marion loaded for mat success

Marion loaded for mat success

PreMHSwr963 A strong Marion wrestling program is gearing up for a season anchored by the experience of team captains Colten John­son, Cole Lewman and Brody Carroll. The roster boasts 24 wrestlers this season, with three seniors among the group of nine returners. Carroll is going to be one to watch this season in the 138-pound weight class, as he took […]

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Experience should boost MHS
Experience should boost MHS

Experience should boost MHS

PreMHSgbb973 A young team that struggled last season may find its stride this year as several players return with varsity experience. “I would look for us to be improved from last year,” said coach Randy Savage, whose team finished 2-7 in the Heart of America league and 7-13 overall. Key reasons are senior standout Whitney Gordon, as well as sophomores […]

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