Category: Sports

Hesston High runner Carlton signs with TC

Multi-sport participant Julia Carlton of Hesston High School has signed a letter of intent to run track at Tabor College. While at Hesston High, Carlton has participated in volleyball, basketball and track. As a freshman, Carlton placed ninth in the state track meet in the 3,200 meters. As a sophomore, she was a member of the 4×800-meter relay team that […]

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HHS threesome will form a foundation for Trojan golf aspirations this season

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Five letter-winners and provisional letter-winners will be the foundation for the Hillsboro High golf team this spring. Pictured are (from left) Daniel Miller, Elliot Soyez, Darren Enns, Justin Kent and Zach Magnuson.Hillsboro opens its season April 3 at the Centre Invitational played at Herington.

For Hillsboro High golf coach Scott O?Hare, the more things change the more they stay the same.

Last season, O?Hare had the core of a strong four-man team with three pretty consistent low scorers, but also a big question mark for a fourth score low enough to vault the Trojans into medal contention.

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First-year MHS softball coach has 12 returning players
First-year MHS softball coach has 12 returning players

First-year MHS softball coach has 12 returning players

mhssoftballp3191442.jpg Seniors and returning letter-winners on the 2007 Marion High School softball team are (juniors, front row, left to right): Kristin Waner, Tacy Taylor, Valeree Hett, Lanna Carroll, Lauren Helmer, Austin Percell; (seniors, back row) Stefanie Schell, Jandee Sharp, Morgan Cady, Kari Tajchman, Sonja Steinborn and Erika Geis. First-year Marion High School softball coach Sandy Black will have an intriguing […]

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MHS baseball aims to improve
MHS baseball aims to improve

MHS baseball aims to improve

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Warrior veterans Aaron Burnett, Calvin Jeffrey, Zan Fine and Chase Williams (from left) will lead the 2007 Marion baseball team this season. MHS was 2-17 a year ago.

Marion Warriors baseball coach Shawn Craft has a modest goal to start the 2007 season: to improve a little every day.

?Improving every week, every game. That?s been our focus through spring training,? Craft said. ?We?re focused on getting better every day.?

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TC shows strength in second meet

The Tabor College track-and-field teams traveled to Lindsborg for the Bethany Invitational on Saturday. It was the team?s second meet of the season.

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HHS tennis begins season with one returner on varsity
HHS tennis begins season with one returner on varsity

HHS tennis begins season with one returner on varsity

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Don Ratzlaff / Free Press

Five returning players and a foreign-exchange student from Germany will form the nucleus of the HHS tennis team this spring. Pictured are: back row (from left) Mark Prieb, Matthew Brown; front row, Max Thiel, Clay Shewey and Ben Bebermeyer.

Having lost five-sixths of last year?s varsity lineup to graduation, Hillsboro High boys? tennis coach Kory Unruh sees this season?s challenge quite clearly.

?Starting my sixth year, this is the first time I can definitely say we?re starting a full rebuilding year,? Unruh said.

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Principal/coach story makes good prime-time fare

Even if it is not box office material, it still would make an interesting storyline for prime time.

Start with a high school principal who last coached basketball at the collegiate level 15 years ago. The principal is asked to dust off his coaching resume and take on additional duties as varsity girls? coach.

The principal/former coach somewhat hesitantly accepts the assignment and leads the team to a state basketball championship.

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Tabor men on track for a strong run in 2007

With the graduation of standout middle-distance runners Brian Lightner and Caleb Stanton, the Tabor College men?s track-and-field team will lean on a young group as it tries to gain ground on KCAC perennial power Southwestern.

At last year?s conference meet, the Bluejays scored 141 points and finished second. Their point total was the highest since the 1973 Bluejays scored 153 points and won the school?s only championship.

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Tabor women set for a run at KCAC crown

Last season, the Tabor College women’s track and field team scored 103.5 points and finished third at the KCAC meet at Bethany College.

Last season, the men’s squad scored 141 points and finished second in the conference.

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Brubacher passes men?s baton to Ratzlaff

If it is important to note that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, it is probably important to note that career coaching basketball at Tabor college  advances one day at a time—whether it spans 25 years or two weeks.

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