Fall 2007 Extra Point
Written by Andrew Ottoson Thursday, 30 August 2007 10:30Goessel High School cross-country coach Greg Bontrager has nine seniors and letter winners returning to run in 2007. Pictured are: back row (from left) Anthony Esau, Ryan Goertzen, Jake Schrag, Isaac Fast; middle row, Travis Duerksen, Chris Johnston, Matt Johnston; front row, Lindsey Wedel, Sara Boman. Click image to enlarge
After running with a roster of 18 athletes in 2006, the Goessel High School cross-country team has a band of 20 for 2007.
Last year, the boys’ squad...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Thursday, 30 August 2007 10:26Ten returning lettermen will lead the Marion Warriors football squad in 2007. Pictured are: back row (from left): Brett Billings, Austin Hager, Matt Thierolf, Brad Klenda, Justin Heidebrecht, Chase Carlson; front row, Mitchell Leppke, Derek Riggs, Mark Kukuk, Hank Collett and Charlie Holub.Andrew Ottoson. Click image to enlarge.
Change is the most certain fact of life for any football program, especially at the high school level.
But for the past two decades, there has been one other constant at Marion High School: Grant Thierolf, who is entering his 20th year as head coach with a cumulative record of 118-65.
“The biggest thing I’ve tried to instill in my players is that if you work hard, good things happen,”...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Thursday, 30 August 2007 10:24Nine seniors and letter-winners from last year’s Marion High School volleyball team return to the court for the Warriors this fall. Pictured are: back row (from left) Kimber Hardey, Lana Carroll, Julia Zeiner, Kristen Waner, Kaylee Heerey; front row Austin Percell, Kalaya Jackson, Lindsey Hett, Lauren Helmer. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press. Click image to enlarge
After five years in retirement, Marion High volleyball coach Jim Versch returns to the hardwood for his 14th season this fall.
“I have seen our program go downhill for the last five years, with three different coaches and I felt it was time to try to turn the program around,” Versch said of his decision to return to coaching
“There is a lot of talent on...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Thursday, 30 August 2007 10:15Six returning seniors and letterwinners will lead the Marion High cross-country team. Pictured are: (from left) Tacy Taylor, Jaclyn DeForest, Brooke Johnson, Camille Christensen. Not pictured: Ryan Jones, Louis Holt. Andrew Ottoson.
Having seen her teams grow from 14 to 22 runners after one season at the helm, Marion cross-country coach Bethany Carlson has reason to be optimistic.
The girls’ team has grown from six to 10 and will be led by Camille Christensen (personal record 15 minutes 59 seconds), a junior who finished fourth at the Mid-Central Activities Association league meet, eighth at the regional meet and 21st at the Class 3A state meet a year ago.
“Camille has been battling some...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Thursday, 30 August 2007 10:04Fans who pay attention to the divisional or league standings of their favorite team in the new Mid Central Activities Association may need a scorecard to keep up with the different scenarios that apply to various activities.
Here’s a summary.
The goal can be summed up in the phrase: “Pick on someone your own size.” In general, the smallest schools will compete against each other in the Mid Division, and the big ones do the same in the Central Division.
Hillsboro and Lyons buck a “clean” separation of big and small in order to nurture natural rivalries.
Only divisional games count as “league games.”Mid Division
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