Fall 2008 Extra Point
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 02 September 2008 15:03The Trojan cross-country team returns nine letter-winners from a year ago: (from left) Cody BlackKetter, Matthew Klenda, Clara Ens, David Ratzloff, Heidi Schroeder, Brandon McMillen, Jessica Elliott, Nathan Vogel, Nicholas Mueller.
With seven of his top nine runners returning from a year ago, Hillsboro coach Stuart Holmes has a good foundation for another successful boys’ cross-country team.
The girls’ team, meanwhile, returns three letter-winners and...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 02 September 2008 15:00Coach Sandy Arnold will form the foundation of her 2008 volleyball team with six seniors and letter-winners. Pictured from left are Jet Skiles, Candace Weinbrenner, Dakota Kaufman, Kassidi Luthi, Tiffany Rooker and Cassie Kroeker.
In a sport that has only six players on the court at a time, the loss of eight seniors can create a Grand Canyon-like void in a volleyball team’s expectations for the coming year.
But Hillsboro High School coach Sandy Arnold has peered into the abyss and sees some potentially scenic discoveries.
“The holes are there, positions are open, so people have a shot,” said Arnold, whose Trojans went 31-6 last season to raise her four-year record at HHS to 106-35. “I’m not...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 02 September 2008 14:57Coach Len Coryea has a large nucleus of seniors and letter-winners on this his largest roster in memory. Sporting new “away” uniforms and hoping to improve on Hillsboro’s 6-5 record a year ago are: front row (from left), Jacob Caney, Ben Bebermeyer, Jacob Edwards, Chris Couts, Taylor Hagen, Jacob Fish; middle row, Andy Klassen, Justin Wodke, Tyler Lofton, Tyler Jones, Brandon Brown, Jacob Kenney; back row, John Hein, David Loewen, Ben Gottsch, Ishmael Morris, Dustin Jost, Isaac Leihy.
In a year when coach Len Coryea has the biggest squad in his 20-plus year association with the Hillsboro High School football program, lack of size is a chief concern as the 2008 season begins.
Written by Andrew Ottoson Tuesday, 02 September 2008 14:54The Tabor men’s soccer team returns eight starters from the 2007 team: front row (from left), Jake Riley, Josh Reiswig, Silas Hibbs, J.D. Tippin; back row, Andy Adrian, Aaron Schmucker, Dallas Pruitt, Ben Ruzinsky.
The Tabor women’s soccer team returns eight starters: front row (from left), Erin Vance, Leah Costello, Adria Whitehorn; back row, Kelly White, Amy Dueck, Faith Wanja, Jessica Burden and Aubrey Whitehorn.
As Grant Brubacher begins his second year as bench boss for the Tabor College soccer teams, the Bluejay men have a higher level of talent in place despite the graduation of five players, and the women have raised their stock as well.Men’s overview
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 02 September 2008 14:49The Tabor College cross-country team’s returning seniors and letter-winners: front row, Carrie Schroeder, Jera Teselle, Tessa Siebert, Liz Kleinsasser, Tasheena Ruzinsky; back row, Nathan Adamyk, Dan Sigley, Ric Johnson, Zac Remboldt, Justin Ball.
Having placed fourth as a team at the NAIA regional, the Tabor College women’s cross-country team returns top runner Liz Kleinsasser for her sophomore season.
As a freshman, Kleinsasser placed fourth at the conference meet and 11th at the regional meet, earning all-conference and all-regional honors and leaving little doubt as to who the team’s No. 1 runner will be this season.
Kleinsasser qualified for and ran at the NAIA national meet last November, and...
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