Category: Extra Point (Fall)

Hett will lead boys? effort to qualify for state berth
Hett will lead boys? effort to qualify for state berth

Hett will lead boys? effort to qualify for state berth

MHScrosscountry472 Marion High School will look to Class 3A third-place medalist Jordan Hett to set the pace for an experienced boys? cross-country squad hoping to qualify for state as a team this season. ?We have a large group of seniors this year and I am excited to see how they do,? coach Rebecca Hofer said. In his senior season, Hett, […]

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Veterans and newcomers will seek to refire MHS volleyball
Veterans and newcomers will seek to refire MHS volleyball

Veterans and newcomers will seek to refire MHS volleyball

MHSvolleyballsrs474 MHSVBCentreTourneyJayDeeSchafer704 The Marion volleyball squad has new faces, a new coach and new fire as it heads into the 2012 season. ?I?m super-excited about this group,? said first-year coach Deanna Thierolf, who coached at Peabody-Burns several years ago. ?They make it exciting,? she said of her team. ?They?re ready to go.? Coming off a 13-21 record last year, the […]

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Experience should boost Warrior football fortunes
Experience should boost Warrior football fortunes

Experience should boost Warrior football fortunes

MHSfootballsrs470 MHSFBvsInmanBrodyCarroll618 Experience is everything for a Marion High School football team intent on establishing itself as a district powerhouse by earning a playoff berth after a 5-4 record in 2011. ?We expect to be very good,? coach Grant Thierolf said. ?We have a good mix of linemen, a good mix of skilled kids. We?re a pretty experienced team.? The […]

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New coach, up-tempo game to fuel HHS football
New coach, up-tempo game to fuel HHS football

New coach, up-tempo game to fuel HHS football

HHSFootballShaqThiessen1 HHSFootballSinclair1 Look for the 2012 Hillsboro High School football team to play an up-tempo game under first-year coach Lance Sawyer. ?My biggest thing is that we play fast,? said Sawyer, an Inman native and Kansas State alum who led White City to a 7-2 record last season. He was 15-30 in his five years at the 8-man, Division I […]

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State-seasoned Weber to lead Trojan tennis team this fall
State-seasoned Weber to lead Trojan tennis team this fall

State-seasoned Weber to lead Trojan tennis team this fall

HHStennis263 The Hillsboro tennis team will build its success this season around a core of three veteran players. One of them is a sophomore who comprised one half of a state tournament medal-winning doubles team in 2011, and the other two are seniors who are back for their fourth year with the program. ?I would expect us to be competitive […]

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Trojan runners to be led by girls? champ, boys? medalist
Trojan runners to be led by girls? champ, boys? medalist

Trojan runners to be led by girls? champ, boys? medalist

HHSxc268 Hillsboro cross-country coach Stuart Holmes finds himself in a unique position. For the first time in the history of the program, the Trojans have a defending state champion on the roster. Sophomore Emily Sechrist joins senior Josh Richert as the Trojans? two returning state qualifiers from 2011. But Sechrist?s victory in the Class 3A girls? race at Lawrence last […]

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Trojan volleyball to pursue 3A state title defense
Trojan volleyball to pursue 3A state title defense

Trojan volleyball to pursue 3A state title defense

HHSvolleyball256 HHSvbStHoiChampPlaquePose513 It?s been 24 years since a Hills?boro High School volleyball team began preparing for the upcoming season as a defending state champion. Sandy Arnold, who coached the 39-6 Trojans to the Class 3A title last fall, said carrying that standard does make a difference. ?I think we have to work even harder,? said Arnold, who is 233-75 after […]

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National qualifers to set pace for Tabor cross-country team
National qualifers to set pace for Tabor cross-country team

National qualifers to set pace for Tabor cross-country team

TCcrossSrsAllKCAC442 Three national qualifiers on the Tabor College men?s and women?s cross-country teams will set a fast pace and raise expectations for the 2012 season. ?It?s very exciting to see how well they?re doing and to be anticipating how well they can do,? coach Dan Swaney said. ?I?m excited to see how the season goes.? Men?National qualifiers Joel Allen and […]

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Early wins key for TC football success in Gardner?s 3rd year
Early wins key for TC football success in Gardner?s 3rd year

Early wins key for TC football success in Gardner?s 3rd year

TCfootballsrsallkcac464 TCFBvsMcPhSimonMcKee428 A Tabor College football team that struggled to gain and sustain momentum last season hopes to hit the ground running this year behind a broad base of experienced seniors. ?We actually have an identity going into the season, which is something we were kind of lacking last year,? said Mike Gardner, who returns for the third season of […]

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TC volleyball picked as KCAC contenders
TC volleyball picked as KCAC contenders

TC volleyball picked as KCAC contenders

TCvolleyball434 TCVBvsSterlingWolf999 A hard-hitting Tabor College volleyball squad that fell just two points shy of a conference championship last season is back in the hunt this fall for another title run. The Bluejays return six upperclassmen and key varsity players, and have added young players to step into the big shoes left by all-conference middle hitter Tina Frick, who graduated […]

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