Fall 2012 Extra Point
Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 28 August 2012 14:05A young Peabody-Burns cross-country team is looking to make tracks toward individual success this season.
“The season will be one of individual efforts,” said coach Kim Topham, who moves up from assistant coach to take over the reins.
“We do not have enough boys or girls to make a team, so we will focus on improving individual times and performances,” she said.
Topham said the younger runners will be able to participate more easily in the junior varsity races, giving them the...
Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 28 August 2012 14:04A Peabody-Burns volleyball squad that finished runner-up in league season play and lost in the second round of sub-state last year is aiming higher this season with the return of five starting upperclassmen.
“If we can continue to improve our ball control daily, along with our experiences from last season, that should allow us to be highly competitive on a nightly basis, said coach Darren Schroeder, who returns for his 11th season after guiding PBHS to a 21-13 record last season.
Senior Paige Lewis, a 5-foot-6 outside hitter who earned first team all-league honors last season, and junior Rayna Barnes, a 5-9 middle hitter who garnered second-team recognition, are expected to lead the Warriors’ attack this season.
Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 28 August 2012 14:03A senior-laden Peabody-Burns football team has its sights set on making the playoffs this season.
“(The playoffs) was something we shot for last year, but we knew, with what we had, it would be a tough row to hoe,” coach David Pickens said. “But this year our guys are fired up and ready to go.”
Leading the charge will be a trio of talented seniors: Hunter Pickens, Austin Savage and Lucas Larsen.
“They’ll be huge,” coach Pickens said. “They’re the leaders on the team. They’re the captains. They’ve been working their tail ends off and they’ve been pushing the rest of the guys to work very hard, too.”
Leading the way is Pickens’ son, Hunter, who starts as quarterback and middle linebacker.
Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 28 August 2012 14:02Coach Yvonne Burhoop, who returns for her 31st year at Centre High School, hopes to net league success this season with a volleyball team loaded with experience.
“We have all our letter-winners and starters back from last year, so we should be at or near the top of the league,”?Burhoop said.
Last season the Cougars posted a 19-16 record, finishing third in the Wheat State League and fourth in the league tournament.
But to finisher higher, the Cougars will have to duke it out with reigning volleyball powerhouse Goessel, with a strong Little River team adding to the mix.
Leading the Cougar effort will be 5-for-8 senior hitter Beka Basore, a returning starter who made the Centre all-tournament team and was an all-league honorable...
Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 28 August 2012 14:01A young Centre football team hopes to gain ground this year under the leadership of coach Kelly Steiner.
“We want to work hard every day and improve every day,” said Steiner, whose team went 4-6 in 2011. “I think if we are able to do that, the other things will take care of themselves.”
Heading up the Cougars’ efforts will be junior Kyle Methvin, a 6-foot, 185-pound quarterback and linebacker with a year of starting experience under his belt.
“He’s stronger and faster than last year,” Steiner said.
Joining him will be senior Justin Deines (6-1, 160), a tight end and safety who started last year and provides leadership for the team.
Other returning starters include Houston Svoboda, (5-6, 155) a half-back and safety...
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