Written by Andrew Ottoson Thursday, 27 March 2008 04:48The Marion High School golf squad has four returning letter-winners back after a fourth-place finish at state. They are: (from left) sophomore Lindsay Hett, senior Keith Jones, Luke Gordon, senior Jake Bredemeier.
With the graduation of Travis Hett, who took second place at the Class 3A state tournament last season, the Marion High School golf team has its work cut out for it.
“If we can stay consistent, we’ll be pretty good,” coach Rex Ostmeyer said. “We return basically everyone from a team that tied for third in state last year.”
Chief among those returners is Luke Gordon, who placed eighth at state. Ostmeyer said he could have just as easily listed a two-time state qualifier Jake...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Thursday, 27 March 2008 04:22The Marion baseball team includes (from left) Chase Carlson, Will Case, Logan Richmond, Isaac Hett, Adam Maag, Brian Fruechting, Zan Fine, Calvin Jeffrey. Coach Shawn Craft said every game, and especially the games early in the season, are “critical for our confidence, to get our young guys going.”
The outlook for the Marion High School baseball team begins with senior Calvin Jeffrey, but also includes a group of six sophomores who started for the Warriors as freshmen.
Among those sophomores, Brian Fruechting will have the biggest role to play, filling the shoes of ace of the pitching staff and cleanup batter.
Fruechting also will play first base. Coach Shawn Craft said Fruechting has improved...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Thursday, 27 March 2008 04:04The Marion High School softball team has six returning seniors: (from left) back row Tacy Taylor, Lauren Helmer, Megan Schmidt; front row Austin Percell, Lana Carroll. Not Pictured: Kristen Waner.
The Marion High School softball squad has six seniors returning to lead a team that goes 21 deep.
The Warriors lost six players to graduation, but increased their numbers to the point of being able to field a full-fledged junior varsity squad.
“It’s definitely a plus—it’s important for our players to get into games, to get experience playing and improve their skills,” coach Sandy Black said. “Last year was harder because we did not have quite enough for both.”
In addition to the influx of...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 26 March 2008 06:01With warmer weather than the previous meet offered, the Tabor College track team performances showed significant improvement on Friday, March 21 at Lindsborg. The day was highlighted by the Bluejays getting the first of what coach Dave Kroeker hopes will be many athletes qualified for the NAIA Outdoor National Meet.
Kroeker believes this year’s women’s team could take the conference title away from defending champion Southwestern.
Dana Champlin, a senior from Concordia, threw the javelin 128 feet, 11inches to become the first national meet qualifier of the young outdoortrack season.
“Dana came within six inches of qualifying last year and went to a fewextra events to try to get over the top,” coach Dave Kroeker said. “SoI...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 26 March 2008 05:32The Tabor College baseball team posted a 3-3 record through six games of a nine-game homestand. Tabor swept Waldorf on Wednesday, March 19, rallying from an 11-run deficit to win 18-17, then hammered the visitors 19-7 the next day. The Bluejays split with Friends on March 21, winning the opener 12-10, but losing the second game, 11-1. Tabor dropped both games to Sterling the following day by scores of 6-4 and 12-8.
Tabor scored 49 runs in the three wins, but was limited to 13 in thethree losses. Tabor is 10-6 when scoring five or more runs, but 0-9when scoring four or fewer.
In the opener, Tabor benefitted from another quality startfrom Andrew Cook, who allowed only three runs though six innings andstruck out...
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