Spotlight Winter Sports Preview 2012
Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 27 November 2012 15:28The Peabody-Burns boys’ basketball team hopes the depth and experience it brings to the court this season will give them an edge in a competitive Wheat State League.
The Warriors return three starters and have five seniors.
“The seniors will be called on to fill leadership roles as the team finds its identity,” said coach Brian Simmonds, who begins his fifth year at the helm.
“The returning starters have two years of varsity experience. That should help us compete early in the...
Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 27 November 2012 15:28The Peabody-Burns girls are looking to improve on last season’s 5-16 record with the return of four senior starters.
The Warriors lost in the first round of sub-state last year.
“The core of our team returns this season,” said Darren Schroeder, who returns for his 10th year as head coach. “We should have plenty of experience and understanding of the program returning.”
Senior Rayna Barnes will anchor the Warriors’ inside game, with classmates McKenzie Ensminger, Brandee Burnett and Paige Lewis on the perimeter.
“These four players have played significant minutes since their sophomore year,” Schroeder said. “They provide great leadership and have a good understanding of what we are trying to accomplish...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 27 November 2012 15:26
The 2011-12 Hillsboro girls’ team celebrate their second consecutive third-place finish at the Class 3A state tournament in Hutchinson. Pictured are: (front row, from left) Dane Bina, Addie Lackey; (second row) Christina Morris, Maci Schlehuber, Maddie Duerksen; (back row) assistant coach Dennis Boldt, Darcy Heinrichsm Erin Winter, Krista Reimer, Courtney Weber, Callie Serene, Stephanie Sanders; Amy Bartel, Tena Loewen, assistant coach Katie Mount. Head coach Nathan Hiebert stands behind them.
Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 27 November 2012 15:25The Centre boys’ basketball squad intends to improve on a 9-12 season last year with the help of plenty of experience returning to the court.
“We are going to be fairly small but experienced this year,” said coach Jim Wyatt, who returns for his fourth year.
“We will have to rely on playing good, solid defense as well as being fundamentally sound on offense.”
The Cougars return eight players, all upperclassmen, from last year’s squad, including starters Justin Deines, James Wyatt and Grant Srajer.
Additional letter-winners who are expected to contribute this year are guards Ty Simons and Kodey Johnson, and forwards Kyle Methvin, Corey Brunzell and Chad Mueller.
Six newcomers, split almost evenly between the post and...
Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 27 November 2012 15:24A Centre girls’ basketball team aiming to repeat last year’s success and punch another ticket to state will look to three returning senior starters to lead the way.
All-league pick Beka Basore is expected to set the pace, backed by classmates Ellie Miller and Genesis Rudolph.
“The way we finished last season, we’re looking to build off the momentum of winning 10 out of our last 12 games and going to state,” said coach Alan Stahlecker. “That was a pretty good experience for them.”
The Cougars also will look to two-time all-league returning starter Cacey Simons and all-league returning starter Shelby Makovec to round out the core group.
Players who also are likely to see minutes this season are letter-winner Brenna...
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