Strive Spring Sports Preview 2013
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 02 April 2013 12:44Under the direction of Suzanne Unruh, who is entering her third season as coach, the Tabor College softball team will seek to improve on last year’s 19-26 record.
To do that, Tabor will rely on three returning all-conference selections.
First on the list is sophomore Brittney Dymnioski, the Bluejays’ third-base starter. Dymnioski currently leads the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference in batting average at .519.
“(Brittney is) solid at third and a very smart ball player,”...
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 02 April 2013 12:43With six athletes on the Peabody-Burns golf team this year, the Warriors hope to build on a 2012 season in which PBHS placed fourth out of 11 schools at regionals and qualified two golfers for state.
Led by 10-year coach Jim Pohlman, the Warriors will rely heavily on four returning letter-winners to anchor this year’s team.
Topping that list is senior Tommy Morris, a returning state qualifier who placed 65th at state in a field of 92.
Senior McKenzie Ensminger, who competed in last...
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 02 April 2013 12:42Under the direction of third-year head coach Brian Lightner, the Peabody-Burns track and field team will look to improve on last year’s season, which saw the girls finishing fourth in the Wheat State League and the boys finishing sixth.
Having 27 athletes on the roster—an increase from last season— will be a strength of the Warriors, especially the boys.
“This will allow us to compete more in practice for spots as well as fill events in track meets,” Lightner said.
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 02 April 2013 12:41With five letter-winners, including a state medalist, returning this spring for the Hillsboro boys’ tennis team, coach Stuart Holmes won’t be short on experienced competitors.
Anchoring his seven-member squad is senior Harry Faber, who placed ninth last spring in the Class 3-2-1A state tournament and posted a 23-15 record for the season.
“Harry has an excellent game, along with the competitive drive to continue to battle in matches—which will be needed for the tough competition he...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 02 April 2013 12:40Green is the traditional color of spring, and it may be the best adjective to describe coach Scott O’Hare’s Hillsboro golf team.
“We are so inexperienced— not just in golf, but competitive golf in particular,” O’Hare said. “That’s brings a whole new level to it all.”
Six of the seven team members have one year or less of competitive golf experience.
The team’s top player, junior Evan Ollenburger, is only beginning his third year of competitive golf. But O’Hare said...
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