Category: Sports

Marion sports young but very talented team

With the loss of several seniors from last year’s 2-7 campaign, the Marion football team and second-year coach Shaun Craft will rely on the contributions of younger athletes on the gridiron this season. “We have a lot of players getting their first opportunity to start at the varsity level this season,” Craft said. “With the loss of several seniors from […]

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Hillsboro sports young, talented tennis team

Coming off a strong season where they lost only two seniors and had four letter winners, the Trojans are looking to build around the success they had last year to keep building their team this year. With only one senior, the team is primarily made up of underclassmen. If they can find their groove early, they will be able to […]

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Strong cross county team in Hillsboro this fall

A large incoming freshman class will provide enough cross-country runners for Hillsboro to field both girls’ and boys’ teams this season for second-year coach Kodi Panzer. Returning state-qualifier Caleb Diener, a junior, will anchor the boys’ team this season. At the Class 2A state meet a year ago, Diener covered the 5-k course in 18 minutes, 57.7 seconds, good for […]

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Seasoned Hillsboro team looks to reach a new level of play

Seven starters return to anchor the Hillsboro volleyball team this season, bringing experience 16th-year coach Sandy Arnold said will pay dividends this year. “This year’s team will return a large number of girls with varsity experience,” Arnold said. “They have always had a passion for the game, but hopefully now their experience and game knowledge, in addition to their athleticism, […]

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Coach and team ready to tackle the season

The numbers are down , but nothing is going to stop them especially with these seniors and returning letter-winners leading the team: (from left) Austin Rempel, Caleb Potucek, Hunter Hein, Matthew Potucek, Dillon Boldt, Jamari Harris, Tristan Rathbone Demetrius Cox may be a first year head coach for the Hillsboro Trojans, but he brings years of experience to the game […]

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Tabor Women’s Soccer should be strong again

The Tabor College Women’s Soccer team is ready to do some big things after a great last season and spring. The team made the conference playoffs , but lost in the quarterfinals last fall. They are hoping for more this year. Head Coach Ian Thompson, back for year six, is ready to see how well his team can do. “We […]

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Tabor College should be a force again this year

Mike Gardner is beginning his 12th year as the Bluejays head football coach. Last season, his team his two All-American players. Many of the team’s key players return this season including sophomore quarterback Trey McGee, junior Derek Harper, junior AJ Williams, senior Josh Lauese, Sr, and First Team All-Conference Josh Johnson. Another key player is Seth Swedorsky. According to Gardner […]

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A coach’s words of wisdom to fans

At a recent fall sports kickoff at a high school in Marion County, a new coach introduced his team to fans in the stadium. The coach began by having all of the parents of his athletes stand up to be acknowledged. He also thanked them for allowing him to coach their sons. The coach then introduced his team of football […]

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Vogt breaks swimming records

Vogt breaks swimming records

Lauryn Vogt, sixth grade, was awarded on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Shawnee Mission North High School in Overland Park KS. She received the Missouri Valley Top 5 Award and she was also recognized for the Missouri Valley record she broke….10 year old, 400 IM record. The record was from 2009 and a time of 6.23.23 and she broke it […]

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Off-the-field issues present challenges for athletes, coaches and their teams

High school, college, and professional teams take an inconsistent approach in dealing with athletes who have off-the-field and off-the-court struggles. That isn’t surprising, considering the complexity of some situations that arise. Domestic violence and related incidents rank among the NFL’s biggest off-the-field problems. The only crime category with a larger number of arrests involving NFL players is DUI. Still, the […]

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