Category: Season Previews

Travelers find a home AT Tabor

Travelers find a home AT Tabor

After moving from place to place as military family members, Kaleigh Troxell and Alan Urrutia have made a lasting impact on the women’s and men’s basketball teams. Kaleigh Troxell By the time she graduates from Tabor College in the spring, Kaleigh Troxell will have spent more time in Hillsboro than almost anywhere else she’s lived. The daughter of a now-retired […]

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Teamwork critical to HHS girls’ success

Teamwork critical to HHS girls’ success

These seniors and letter-winners return with significant varsity experience for Coach Nathan Hiebert. Team power rather than star power will be key to improving on Hillsboro’s 11-11 record from last season. Pictured are: (from left) Savannah Unruh, Sienna Kaufman, Rebecca Kaufman, Abby Sechrist, Callie Linnens, Mesa Merrell and Paige Proffitt. The blessing: Hillsboro girls’ basketball coach Nathan Hiebert has seven […]

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Trojan boys return experienced group

Trojan boys return experienced group

This group of seniors and returning letter-winners will form the nucleus of the Hillsboro boys’ team this winter. Pictured are: back row (from left), Preston Loewen, Joe Knoll, Garrett Funk, Carson Herbel, Wes Shaw; front row, Elliot Ollenburger, Darian Ratzlaff, Braden Vogt and Elias Werth. Hillsboro boys’ coach Darrel Knoll welcomes eight players returning with significant varsity experience from last […]

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King to lead Hillsboro wrestling team

King to lead Hillsboro wrestling team

These returning veterans will lead the 12-member wrestling team at Hillsboro this winter. Pictured from left are William Spaich, Kyle Horton, Jaden Priest, Travis King and Mac Bartel. With a roster of 12, Hills­boro wrest­ling coach Scott O’Hare knows his Trojans will struggle for success in dual meets in a sport that offers opportunities to score in 14 weight classes. […]

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New coach has six returning qualifiers

New coach has six returning qualifiers

With six returning state qualifiers, the Marion wrestling team is primed and ready for the upcoming season. The Warriors will rely on these seniors and returning letter-winners to anchor the team: front row (from left), Kolton Brewer, Ezra Darnall, Jarrett Johnson, AJ Cogdill, Ethan Darnall; back row, Brock Mitchell, Tyler Palic, Jarrett McLinden, Bryce Shults, Charlie Nordquist. With 10 wrestlers returning with experience, […]

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New faces key to Marion girls’ success

New faces key to Marion girls’ success

These seniors and letter-winners will form the core for the Marion girls’ basketball team this season: (from left) Taelyn Pagel, Kourtney Hansen, Molly Hess, Marissa Jacobson. With the loss of seven seniors from a year ago, the Marion girls’ basketball team will rely on new faces this season. Following a 6-15 campaign in 2014-15, the Warriors went 16-6 a year ago, […]

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Skiles to lead Marion boys’ program

Skiles to lead Marion boys’ program

These seniors and letter-winners will anchor the Marion boys’ basketball team this season: (from left) Peyton Heidebrecht, Zachary Stuchlik, Evann Heidebrecht. Not pictured: Mason Peder­sen, Nathan Baldwin. The Marion boys’ basketball team will be under new leadership this season as Randy Skiles takes the reins as coach. Skiles comes to Marion from Sedgwick, where he served as athletic director and assistant principal for […]

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Goessel girls aim for WSL repeat title

Goessel girls aim for WSL repeat title

These seniors and letter-winners will anchor the Goessel girls’ basketball team this season: (from left) Jennifer Meysing, Eden Hiebert, Brittney Hiebert, Olivia Duerksen, Kara Burkholder.<p> The Goessel girls’ basketball team will need to replace 70 percent of its scoring from last year’s 20-3 team as the Bluebirds anticipate the new season. Despite the loss of personnel, 10th-year coach Ryan Hoopes returns […]

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Bluebird boys return three starters

Bluebird boys return three starters

These seniors and letter-winners will form a solid core for the Goessel boys’ basketball team this season: (from left) Joshua Schmidt, Jordan Griffin, Rhett Makovec, Trevor Beisel, Miguel Guerrero. Not pictured: Devon LeRoy. The Goessel boys’ basketball team will look to three returning starters to anchor the team this season. The Bluebirds went 11-12 a year ago, including a 2-5 finish in […]

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Canton-Galva girls will build on three returning starters

Canton-Galva girls will build on three returning starters

These seniors and returning letter-winners will form the nucleus of the Canton-Galva girls’ basketball team this season: (from left) Kaysha Unruh, Taylor Everett, Kelli Nightin­gale, Autumn Colgin. Not pictured: Brittany Nord­strom. The Canton-Galva girls’ basketball team will rely on three returning senior starters to guide the team this season under first-year coach Dean Scott, who also coaches softball for the […]

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