Category: Sports

Goessel cross-country roster continues to grow in numbers
Goessel cross-country roster continues to grow in numbers

Goessel cross-country roster continues to grow in numbers

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Goessel High School cross-country coach Greg Bontrager has nine seniors and letter winners returning to run in 2007. Pictured are: back row (from left) Anthony Esau, Ryan Goertzen, Jake Schrag, Isaac Fast; middle row, Travis Duerksen, Chris Johnston, Matt Johnston; front row, Lindsey Wedel, Sara Boman. Click image to enlarge

After running with a roster of 18 athletes in 2006, the Goessel High School cross-country team has a band of 20 for 2007.

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Ten letter-winners return for Thierolf’s 20th season as coach
Ten letter-winners return for Thierolf’s 20th season as coach

Ten letter-winners return for Thierolf’s 20th season as coach

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Ten returning lettermen will lead the Marion Warriors football squad in 2007. Pictured are: back row (from left): Brett Billings, Austin Hager, Matt Thierolf, Brad Klenda, Justin Heidebrecht, Chase Carlson; front row, Mitchell Leppke, Derek Riggs, Mark Kukuk, Hank Collett and Charlie Holub.Andrew Ottoson. Click image to enlarge.

Change is the most certain fact of life for any football program, especially at the high school level.

But for the past two decades, there has been one other constant at Marion High School: Grant Thierolf, who is entering his 20th year as head coach with a cumulative record of 118-65.

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Former coach returns to rebuild Warrior volleyball program
Former coach returns to rebuild Warrior volleyball program

Former coach returns to rebuild Warrior volleyball program

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Nine seniors and letter-winners from last year?s Marion High School volleyball team return to the court for the Warriors this fall. Pictured are: back row (from left) Kimber Hardey, Lana Carroll, Julia Zeiner, Kristen Waner, Kaylee Heerey; front row Austin Percell, Kalaya Jackson, Lindsey Hett, Lauren Helmer. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press. Click image to enlarge

After five years in retirement, Marion High volleyball coach Jim Versch returns to the hardwood for his 14th season this fall.

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Growth in cross-country program bodes well for MHS results
Growth in cross-country program bodes well for MHS results

Growth in cross-country program bodes well for MHS results

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Six returning seniors and letterwinners will lead the Marion High cross-country team. Pictured are: (from left) Tacy Taylor, Jaclyn DeForest, Brooke Johnson, Camille Christen?sen. Not pictured: Ryan Jones, Louis Holt. Andrew Ottoson.

 

Having seen her teams grow from 14 to 22 runners after one season at the helm, Marion cross-country coach Bethany Carlson has reason to be optimistic.

The girls? team has grown from six to 10 and will be led by Camille Christensen (personal record 15 minutes 59 seconds), a junior who finished fourth at the Mid-Central Activities Associa?tion league meet, eighth at the regional meet and 21st at the Class 3A state meet a year ago.

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Format changes for volleyball, but MCAA keeps diversified approach
Format changes for volleyball, but MCAA keeps diversified approach

Format changes for volleyball, but MCAA keeps diversified approach

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Fans who pay attention to the divisional or league standings of their favorite team in the new Mid Central Activities Association may need a scorecard to keep up with the different scenarios that apply to various activities.

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Strong showing- Hillsboro takes third at the MCAA preseason tournament with a 4-1 mark

The Hillsboro High volleyball team came close to defending its Mid-Central Activities Asso?ciation Preseason Tourna?ment title Saturday at Ellin?wood.

But a disappointing loss to eventual champion Hesston in the semifinals of bracket play kept them out of the title game.

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HHS track champs feted for their accomplishment
HHS track champs feted for their accomplishment

HHS track champs feted for their accomplishment

HHStrGirlsTrophyP8152542.jpg Click image to enlarge Returning members of Hillsboro High School?s 2007 Class 3A girls? state track and field championship team were recognized during the all-school assembly that kicked off the new academic year last Wednesday. Head coach Dennis Boldt (far right) lauded the effort and accomplishment of the athletes. Pictured from left are Shelby Koons, Abi Humber, Chelsea Bebermeyer, […]

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Local sports better than big-time in bang for the buck, enjoyment

There?s a saying that ?you get what you pay for.? When it comes to sports, I?m not so sure. Yes, the talent of major college athletic programs and professional sports teams far surpasses what you?ll see in Marion County. But for your money, I?d say the enjoyment value is far greater watching local athletes compete.

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Tabor volleyball rated 1st in KCAC pre-season poll

For the second time in as many years, the Tabor College volleyball
program was picked first in the conference?s pre-season polls.

?We are usually a few points behind first place in the polls,? coach
Amy Ratzlaff said. ?I don't place much weight on that poll.?

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TC soccer teams start 2007 low

With a new head coach taking the helm, the Tabor College soccer teams slipped to the bottom of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference preseason coaches polls.

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