Strive- Spring Sports 2008
Written by Andrew Ottoson Thursday, 27 March 2008 06:16Forming the heart of the Canton-Galva baseball team this year are: front row (from left), Brett Middleton, Bryant Baldwin, Logan Rierson, Cody Johnson; back row, Eric Larson, Andrew Westbrook, Ted Regehr, Brett Williams, Taylor Myers.
With speed on the basepaths and a solid set of veteran batters, the Canton-Galva baseball team has its sights set on coach Joe Rierson’s first trip to the state tournament since 1998.
Rierson guided the team to a state...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Thursday, 27 March 2008 06:08Returning for the Canton-Galva softball team this spring are: front row (from left), Kalie Tector, Ashley Vogts; back row, Kaycie Shearer, Kaitlyn Bressie, Brianna Scott.
With six players returning after graduating five seniors from last year’s squad, coach Barry Fritz’s Canton Galva High School softball squad has both a stable foundation and a measure of uncertainty entering the new season.
Seniors Kaycie Shearer, Ashley Vogts and Janie Flynn will, along with letter-winners Kaitlyn Bressie, Kali Tector and Brianna Scott, provide veteran leadership to a squad that runs 15 deep.
On the infield, Shearer will start at shortstop and Bressie will move from third base to the mound.
“We lost our...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Thursday, 27 March 2008 05:19The returning seniors and letter-winners for the Marion track team are: back row (from left), Julia Zeiner, Brett Billings, Adam Regnier, Justin Heidebrecht, Ryan Jones; middle row, Kayley Heerey, Hank Collett, Kristen Steinborn, Camille Christensen, Charlie Holub; front row, Kimber Hardey, Amara Prescott, Kalaya Jackson.
A season ago, a trio of senior girls led the Warriors to what coach Grant Thierolf termed “the best finish in program history.”
His words do not contain a hint of overstatement.
The Marion girls are coming off a fourth-place team finish at the Class 3A state meet—not to mention the championship they won in the Mid-Central Activities Association or the myriad individual...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Thursday, 27 March 2008 04:48The Marion High School golf squad has four returning letter-winners back after a fourth-place finish at state. They are: (from left) sophomore Lindsay Hett, senior Keith Jones, Luke Gordon, senior Jake Bredemeier.
With the graduation of Travis Hett, who took second place at the Class 3A state tournament last season, the Marion High School golf team has its work cut out for it.
“If we can stay consistent, we’ll be pretty good,” coach Rex Ostmeyer said. “We return basically everyone from a team that tied for third in state last year.”
Chief among those returners is Luke Gordon, who placed eighth at state. Ostmeyer said he could have just as easily listed a two-time state qualifier Jake...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Thursday, 27 March 2008 04:22The Marion baseball team includes (from left) Chase Carlson, Will Case, Logan Richmond, Isaac Hett, Adam Maag, Brian Fruechting, Zan Fine, Calvin Jeffrey. Coach Shawn Craft said every game, and especially the games early in the season, are “critical for our confidence, to get our young guys going.”
The outlook for the Marion High School baseball team begins with senior Calvin Jeffrey, but also includes a group of six sophomores who started for the Warriors as freshmen.
Among those sophomores, Brian Fruechting will have the biggest role to play, filling the shoes of ace of the pitching staff and cleanup batter.
Fruechting also will play first base. Coach Shawn Craft said Fruechting has improved...
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