Fall 2008 Extra Point
Written by Andrew Ottoson Tuesday, 02 September 2008 15:29The 2008 Canton-Galva football team returns eight seniors for its first season playing in the 8-man division: back row (from left), Dustin Schmidt, Ethan Evans, Bo Moddlemog, Wes Fickes, Tony Arendt, front row Brandon Bailey, Aaron Thompson, Dustin Abrahams, Bret Middleton.
Ending its final 11-man football season last fall with a close 21-13 loss to a highly touted Olpe team in the bi-district round of the state playoffs, Canton-Galva prepares for its...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Tuesday, 02 September 2008 15:26This core of letter-winners and seniors will form the base of coach Crysta Guhr volleyball squad this fall. Pictured are: back row (from left), Jessica Goertzen, Aspen Frey, Karis Janzen, Kendra Flaming, Karina Harvey; front row, Amy Brubaker, Kristen Unruh, Rinda Duerksen.
Coming off an 18-20 season (4-7 in the Heart of America league) Crysta Guhr’s Goessel High School volleyball team will have seven returning letter-winners.
The group includes seniors Rinda Duerksen, Amy Brubaker, juniors Aspen Frey, Jessica Goertzen, Karina Harvey and Karis Janzen and sophomore Kendra Flaming.
Guhr will look for Harvey to hold down the libero duties and for Goertzen to take care of the setting, freeing the others...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Tuesday, 02 September 2008 15:24Goessel High School will hit the cross-country scene this fall with a deep squad of 16 runners. Pictured are: back row (from left), Carl Hylten, Derek Kruger, Chad Wedel, Anthony Esau; middle row, Isaac Fast, Laird Goertzen, Lars Osland, Stephan Goertzen, Austin Unruh, Jared Reimer; front row, Lindsey Wedel, Sara Boman, Kristen Hoffman, Shanna Klassen, Mareike Joppien, Raney Schroeder.
Last fall, the Goessel High School boys’ varsity placed third at regionals, ninth at state and this year returns four state runners.
Coach Greg Bontrager anticipates that sophomore Laird Goertzen, senior Anthony Esau and juniors Isaac Fast and Chad Wedel will lead GHS this year.
The squad will include juniors Derek...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Tuesday, 02 September 2008 15:21Five seniors will lead the way for Goessel football coach Justin Coup this fall. Pictured are: (from left) Travis Fensky, Niko Herman, Austin Unruh, Kendall Voth, Craig Banman. Nathan Walker is not pictured.
The Goessel High School football team lost three seniors from the 8-2 league championship squad of 2007, but it returns six offensive and five defensive starters for the 2008 season.
It will be Justin Coup’s sixth year coaching the Bluebirds, a span in which he has compiled a 33-18 record.
The roster will be smaller this year, but Coup will get the most out of what he called “a very talented sophomore, junior and senior class.”
“We won’t have as many numbers out for football this year,”...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Tuesday, 02 September 2008 15:18The Centre Cougars are seeking to build on their 13-15 record of a year ago. Pictured are: front row (from left), D.J. Turner, Carlye Simons, Leann Pankratz, Bridgette Burns, Shelby Deines and Allison Shields; back row, Kseniya Vynohradova, Theo Kassebaum, Amanda Floyd, Tori Schill, Katie Remy and Cassandra Dones.
With returning letter-winners Leann Pankratz, Bridgette Burns and Carlye Simons, the Centre High School volleyball team looks to recover from the graduation of three starters with a mid-pack finish in the Eisenhower League.
Coach Yvonne Burhoop said Pankratz is the team’s best all-around player, and may be called upon to expand her role beyond the outside-hitter position she anchored a year...
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