Category: Strive Spring Sports Preview 2012

New coach to lead MHS golf

New coach to lead MHS golf

MHSgolf957 The Marion golf team welcomes a new coach to the program in what likely will be a rebuilding year for the Warriors. “We have a young crew, and it’s about them improving and getting better,” said coach Lucas King, who takes over for Lee Leiker. “We just have a bunch of new golfers who are just getting out and […]

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Three return for PBHS golf

Three return for PBHS golf

PBHSgolf961cropped The Peabody-Burns golf team has a small squad this season, but hopes to find success as individuals. “I’m excited about my three letter-winners,” coach Jim Pohl­man said. “But I only have eight kids going out this year.” Returning for the Warriors are senior letter­­-winners Matt Hiebert, McKenzie Ensminger and Tommy Morris. “Their scholastics and their team leadership encourage the […]

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Numbers up for Peabody-Burns track and field

Numbers up for Peabody-Burns track and field

PBHStrack958 The Peabody-Burns track team has fast shoes to fill following the graduation of hometown sprinting star Lauren Pickens last spring. But the Warriors have a roster full of juniors and sophomores eager to make their own mark. “We have more kids participating this year than last, so it will be easier to fill events and compete among ourselves every […]

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Dick top golfer for Hillsboro

Dick top golfer for Hillsboro

HHSgolf418 With one state qualifier and three additional letter-winners returning, Hillsboro golf coach Scott O’Hare is hopeful the Trojans can field a competitive four-man team this spring. For that to happen, though, O’Hare is looking for two things to emerge: the first is more consistent play among his returners, and the second is for one or two of his three […]

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Shewey to lead Trojan tennis

Shewey to lead Trojan tennis

HHSTennis2012 Led by a returning state qualifier, the Hillsboro boys’ tennis team is upbeat about the upcoming campaign, according to coach Stuart Holmes. “The guys have been playing well in practice and we’re looking forward to another great season,” Holmes said. Pacing the Trojans will be senior Grant Shewey, who placed sixth in singles at the Class 3A state tennis […]

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All-KCAC trio leads TC team

All-KCAC trio leads TC team

TaborTennis If a team is only as strong as its weakest player, the Tabor men’s and women’s tennis teams should be in good shape this season with a strong batch of newcomers mixing with returning all-conference performers Amanda Faber, Amanda Brown and David Simmet. “The expectations are high for this season, especially for the women,” coach Chad Gayer said. “We’ve […]

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Cougar duo to lead golf team

Cougar duo to lead golf team

CentreGolf4964crop The Centre golf team has no seniors out and has fewer than half the numbers it had last year, according to Greg Wyatt, head coach. “We had 16,” he said, “and this year we are down to seven—four boys and three girls. It’s going to be a rebuilding year for the squad.” Centre placed fourth as a team in […]

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CHS track grows with youth

CHS track grows with youth

CentreTrack4969 Even with more students out for track and field this season, Centre coach Alan Stahlecker says it’s still going to be a rebuilding year. “We had 16 competing last year and 24 or 25 out this year,” he said. “It’s a pretty young team—mostly freshmen. “I am not even sure if Ellie (Miller), one of last year’s letter-winners, will […]

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Youth dominate Eagle track and field

Youth dominate Eagle track and field

CGHStrack415 The Canton-Galva track team returns two seniors this year to lead an underclassmen-heavy squad of 12. “We are a small team, having to split kids with softball and baseball,” coach Kelly Unruh said. “But the kids we have are incredibly hard workers, and they give us everything they have.” Seniors Justin Hiller and Darci Enns return to run middle […]

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Eagles aiming to soar higher

Eagles aiming to soar higher

CGHSbaseball413 The Canton-Galva baseball team hopes to improve last year’s record with experienced hitters returning. “I think that this season will be on the up from last season,” coach Darrin Fisher said. “We have three leading seniors, but we also are very young at other positions.” The three seniors are Kolby Moddelmog, Nick Vogts and Tyler Miller. Fisher is looking […]

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