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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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Four-man state qualifiers return to lead Marion golf hopes
Four-man state qualifiers return to lead Marion golf hopes

Four-man state qualifiers return to lead Marion golf hopes

The outlook for the Marion High School golf squad looks bright this spring.

Coach Rex Ostmeyer cites the return of the entire group that won the four-man competition at three meets last season as one reason for early optimism.

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HHS baseball team sees six seniors on deck for 2007
HHS baseball team sees six seniors on deck for 2007

HHS baseball team sees six seniors on deck for 2007

With the largest and most experienced core of seniors in four years, Hillsboro High baseball coach Phil Oelke is cautiously optimistic that his 2007 Trojans will improve on its 13-7 record from last season.

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High sights for softball
High sights for softball

High sights for softball

With a strong core of juniors, Trojans hope to sweep league and make first state visit

Coming off the best won-loss record in the nine-year history of the program (18-3), this year?s Hillsboro High softball team is setting its sights on even bigger accomplishments in 2007.

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Upperclassmen will fuel Marion track expectations
Upperclassmen will fuel Marion track expectations

Upperclassmen will fuel Marion track expectations

With upperclassmen competing in both the boys? and girls? divisions, the Marion High School track team will be in a strong position to compete with the top teams in the Mid-Central Activities Association.

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Trojans, Warriors feted with all-league honors

Four Hillsboro Trojans and three Marion Warriors have received all-league recognition from the basketball coaches of the Mid-Cen­­tral Activities Association.

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