Spotlight Winter Sports Preview 2012
Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 27 November 2012 15:23A young but experienced Canton-Galva girls’ basketball team takes the floor this season with five letter-winners and additional height at the post position.
“We have so much experience coming back in the players that we do have, I?think that kind of offsets us being so young,” said coach Dale Dvorak.
“They all played significant time throughout the year, so it’s like having five returning starters who already know what’s going on.”
The returning players are Lauren...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 27 November 2012 15:22The Canton-Galva boys’ basketball team welcomes a new coach and a roster full of newcomers as the Eagles embark on a rebuilding year this season.
“Being my first year at Canton-Galva, I am excited about the opportunity to take over the program and work with some great kids,” said coach Shane Duncan, who is an Eagle alum.
This season will be Duncan’s 12th year of coaching after four years at Lincoln and seven at Ellinwood.
The Eagles’ only returning starter is junior...
Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 27 November 2012 15:21The Goessel girls’ basketball squad returns 70 percent of its scoring from last season in seniors Alex Hiebert, Jessica Harvey and Johanna Hoffman.
All three have been varsity starters since their sophomore year, bringing valuable experience to a team with several newcomers as well.
Goessel welcomes seven freshmen who won the league title in junior high last year.
“I’ve been impressed with all of them,” said returning coach Ryan Hoopes. “We have some young ones who are going to...
Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 27 November 2012 15:20Depth at the guard position is expected to prove key for the Goessel boys’ basketball team, which returns four of five contributors in that role.
“Our quickness and ability to handle the ball is a definite asset as we head into the season,” said returning coach Curtis Guhr. “That being said, we also have several posts looking to fill the void left from graduation.”
Providing leadership this season will be a core of four seniors led by Davis Cook, who averaged eight points and...
Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 27 November 2012 15:19The perennially competitive Marion wrestling program is down in numbers but high in talent this year as the Warriors seek to qualify more athletes for the state tournament in February.
“I’m excited about the talent we have in our room,” said coach Chad Atkins. “We have as much talent as we’ve ever had, we just don’t have a lot of extras, numbers-wise.”
Leading the Warriors will be seniors Brody Carroll and Evan Slater, as well as Beretta Janzen, all of whom competed at...
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