Category: Extra Point (Fall)

Coach and team ready to tackle the season

The numbers are down , but nothing is going to stop them especially with these seniors and returning letter-winners leading the team: (from left) Austin Rempel, Caleb Potucek, Hunter Hein, Matthew Potucek, Dillon Boldt, Jamari Harris, Tristan Rathbone Demetrius Cox may be a first year head coach for the Hillsboro Trojans, but he brings years of experience to the game […]

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Tabor Women’s Soccer should be strong again

The Tabor College Women’s Soccer team is ready to do some big things after a great last season and spring. The team made the conference playoffs , but lost in the quarterfinals last fall. They are hoping for more this year. Head Coach Ian Thompson, back for year six, is ready to see how well his team can do. “We […]

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Tabor College should be a force again this year

Mike Gardner is beginning his 12th year as the Bluejays head football coach. Last season, his team his two All-American players. Many of the team’s key players return this season including sophomore quarterback Trey McGee, junior Derek Harper, junior AJ Williams, senior Josh Lauese, Sr, and First Team All-Conference Josh Johnson. Another key player is Seth Swedorsky. According to Gardner […]

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A coach’s words of wisdom to fans

At a recent fall sports kickoff at a high school in Marion County, a new coach introduced his team to fans in the stadium. The coach began by having all of the parents of his athletes stand up to be acknowledged. He also thanked them for allowing him to coach their sons. The coach then introduced his team of football […]

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Centre volleyball scrappy, coming to compete

With mostly juniors and sophomores comprising the team, and a lack of height, the Centre volleyball team will have some challenges, but head coach Karen Nickel thinks they are going to have a good team anyway. “We are a scrappy team that will come out to play,” she said. “Our girls are still considered young, but we have lots of […]

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Tabor swimmers prepare to dive into season

Fifth-year head coach Nate Duell and his Tabor Bluejay swimmers know what success looks like. The squad sent nine relays and four individual qualifiers to NAIA nationals in Columbus, Ga., last March, and both the men’s and women’s teams were the NAIA National Team Champions of Character. Returning this season for the women are juniors Mariana Nassuno Alves, who holds […]

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Centre returns several for football team

Going into his ninth year as the Centre football coach, Kelly Steiner hopes to improve on the 2017 record of 5-3 with five returning offensive players and six on defense. Coming back are seniors Xavier Espinosa (WR) and Kyle Naerebout (Guard/DL); juniors Dalton Stika (C/DL), Braxton Smith (QB/LB), Jensen Riffel (FB/DL) and Aidan Svoboda (HB/CB); and sophomore Lane Methvin (CB). […]

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Tabor tennis teams will look for KCAC honors

Tabor’s men’s and women’s tennis teams have been following a workout program and have already played in some tournaments to get ready for this season of play. Head coach John Ruder is in his seventh year with the Bluejays. For the women, returners Naima Mexsen, senior and KCAC Honorable Mention; Olivia Brubacher, sophomore; and Tessa Isaac, junior, will be joined […]

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Peabody-Burns looking for winning volleyball season

Entering her first season as head coach, Rachel Winter said she is looking forward to Peabody’s first winning season in many years. “We have a strong group of experienced returning players and great potential in the underclassmen group,” she said. “Our biggest challenge will be changing the culture and learning what it takes to compete and win at a high […]

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Peabody football has tough road ahead

Entering his first year as head coach, Kody Tegtmeier said that while he has a good crop of kids returning for his squad, Peabody has a very tough schedule this season, so their goal is going to come out and compete in every game. “We just want to take it one game at a time and improve each week,” he […]

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