Category: Season Previews

Young Canton-Galva team looking to improve

After a 3-18 season last year, the Canton-Galva boys basketball team is ready to improve on that record, after learning on the go last year. “Although we will not have a senior on the roster, it will be nice to have some experience returning,” head coach Shane Duncan said. “Last year, these boys were thrown to the wolves, but I […]

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Canton-Galva Girls introducing new coach

Entering his first season coaching, Shelby Hoppes takes over an experienced Canton-Galva girls basketball team that finished 9-12 in 2017-18. “With this being my first year as head coach at Canton-Galva, and also my first year as a basketball head coach, there are a lot of unknowns for the upcoming season,” Hoppes said. “We have a lot of returning experience […]

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Grit and hard work name of the game for Lady Warriors

Grit and hard work name of the game for Lady Warriors

The Peabody-Burns girls basketball team is ready to take on the season. They are, left, from front to back, Kaete Johnson, TJ Clover, Skylre Stucky, Shealee Rine; middle, from front to back, Sydney Hodges, Mckayla Hauck, Ariana Marcenaro; and right, from front to back, Mya Winter, Adrianna Newman, Clarissa Stokes, and Sarah Spencer.. Peabody-Burns head girls basketball coach Travis Schafer […]

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Peabody-Burns striving for season of surprises

First-year head coach Bob Kyle will be looking to breathe new life into his Peabody-Burns boys basketball team this season. With an 0-20 overall and 0-10 league record last year, the Warriors will be hungry for a win. Peabody-Burns will see five returning starters back on the court: senior post Tyler Entz, junior guard Andrew Hauck, junior post Caleb VanCuren, […]

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Centre looks to build around young core

Centre looks to build around young core

Pictured are: Alyssa Espinoza, Cailey Barney, Kelsey Hett, Samantha Espinoza With no seniors on the team, Centre girls basketball will lean on a group of underclassmen to try to improve on their 9-11 record from last season. Head coach Alan Stahlecker is entering his 10th season as head coach and said that while his team is not tall, they have good […]

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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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