Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 02 April 2013 12:39The Centre track and field team was well-represented at the state meet last year, and with most of his state qualifiers returning, fourth-year head coach Alan Stahlecker expects good things from the Cougars again this season.
“Last season we qualified the most athletes for state that we have in a number of years,” he said. “With only losing one to graduation, I am expecting us to be competitive in those events—all running events.”
In field events, the boys’ team lacks throwers, but the girls should have some depth in that category, Stahlecker said. He also expects the jumpers to be competitive.
The girls return three state qualifiers, all expected to be key contributors again this season.
Junior Cacey Simons and...
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 02 April 2013 12:37With Canton-Galva track and field participants more than tripling in number from last year (from 12 to 40), first-year coach Jeff Savage will rely on numbers to fuel the Eagles’ success this season, especially for the boys’ team
“We should be able to field competitive relays and develop throwers with our numbers,” Savage said. “Jumping events will be another area with good numbers.”
While the Eagles may lack in sprinters this year, Savage praised the Eagles for their work ethic.
“Not much sprint speed but good, hard-working kids that will continue to improve because of their work ethic,” he said.
Topping Savage’s list of returning contributors for a young girls’ team is junior Ally Smiley, who holds the school...
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 02 April 2013 12:36With first-year coach Kelly Nelson at the helm, a young Canton-Galva baseball team will look to improve on last year’s 1-21 season.
Nelson said overcoming a history of losing may prove challenging, but he has already seen positive strides.
“The juniors have shown good leadership, and the boys are buying in to what we are coaching,” he said. “Their attitudes have been positive despite losing as many games as they did last year.”
Expected to contribute this season are sophomores Tanner Klingensmith (catcher), Nick Bray (first), Ryan Grant (second) and Connor Farnham (shortstop) and juniors Jacob Struber (third), Jacob Dailey (outfield) and Kaden Littrell (outfield).
Also key will be freshmen Ethan Loyd, Caleb Sovde and...
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 02 April 2013 12:36The Canton-Galva softball team will rely on a strong outfield and a number of returning players to lead them this season.
Under the direction of Dale Dvorak, who is entering his second year as coach, the Eagles hope to build on last year’s 15-7 record.
Five returning starters will anchor this year’s team, led by second-team Heart of America all-league selection Erika Smith, who will provide the foundation in the outfield.
Other returning starters are Hannah O’Neil (pitcher/shortstop), Leah Schmitz (outfield), Lauren Ballantyne (infield) and Jennifer Likes (outfield).
Dvorak will also look to these newcomers to contribute: Mikayla Baldwin, Sierah Pennington, Selena Lacey and Brittany Dieker.
Dvorak said the strength of his...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 02 April 2013 12:35
The Goessel golf team returns eight seniors and letter-winners: back row (from left), Reece Hiebert, Trey Schmidt, Tyler Schulz; front row, Lucas Hiebert, Jo Hoffman, Garrett Woelk, Dan Smucker, Martina Filippi.
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