Category: Season Previews

HHS boys seek return trip to state

HHS boys seek return trip to state

Nine seniors and letter-winners return as Hillsboro boys seek a return trip to the Class 3A state tournament in Manhattan. Pictured are: (from left) Samuel Damon, Wes Shaw, Brodie Rathbone, Darian Ratzlaff, Joe Knoll, Caleb Potucek, Elias Werth, Elliot Ollenburger, Caleb Rempel. Not pictured: Cole Kaufman, Xander Fay, Seth Flaming. Having tasted the sweetness of state tournament play a season […]

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Girls will blend vets with youth

Girls will blend vets with youth

This trio of seniors and letter-winners will provide leadership on and off the court for the Hillsboro girls’ team as the Trojans prepare for the upcoming season. Returning only three players with significant varsity experience from a team that went 5-16 overall and 0-10 in league play, you might think Hillsboro girls’ basketball coach Nathan Hiebert will face another difficult […]

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MHS boys to build on last season

MHS boys to build on last season

These seniors and returning letter-winners will bring experience and leadership to the court this season for the Marion boys’ basketball team: (from left) Eli Hett, Sam Zinn, Chase Stringer, Zachary Stuchlik, Noah Dalrymple, Colin Williams, Evann Heidebrecht. Not pictured: Blaine Mermis. If last year was a season of growing pains for the Marion boys’ basketball team, second-year coach Randy Skiles […]

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MHS wrestlers expand roster to 14

MHS wrestlers expand roster to 14

These seniors and letter-winners will bring leadership and experience to the wrestling mat this season for Marion: (from left) Charlie Nordquist, Tyler Palic, Jarret McLinden, Kolton Brewer, Ethan Darnall, Brock Mitchell. If there is strength in numbers, Marion’s wrestling team is in good shape heading into the 2017 season as the Warriors boast a 14-person roster. “We’re excited,” second-year coach […]

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MHS girls seek to improve on 15-7

MHS girls seek to improve on 15-7

These seniors and letter-winners will lead the Marion girls’ basketball team this season: (front row, from left) Kourtney Hansen, Sam Richmond, Courtney Herzet; (back row) Jessi Lewman, Corin Parmley, Alli Molleker The Marion girls’ basketball team will rely on the leadership of three returning senior starters to fuel the Warriors this season in a return to Class 2A under the […]

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Goessel girls prepare for impact

With seven seniors on the roster, an experienced Bluebird squad will take the court for the Goessel girls’ basketball team this season. “We are senior heavy and will look to our seniors for leadership on and off the court,” said 11th-year coach Ryan Hoopes. “Although senior heavy, we will also have a number of girls competing for playing time and […]

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GHS boys return 3 starters

The Goessel boys’ basketball team will rely on three returning starters from last year’s 7-14 team to lead the Bluebirds this season under the direction of seventh-year coach Curtis Guhr. Senior Jordan Griffin (6 feet, 2 inches) averaged 10.5 points and 6.9 rebounds per game a year ago. Dylan Lindeman, a 6-3 sophomore, joined Griffin in double-digit scoring. He averaged […]

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Canton-Galva girls will incorporate new players

Canton-Galva girls will incorporate new players

These seniors and returning letter-winners will lead the way for a young Canton-Galva girls’ basketball team this season: (from left) Katie Fiedler, Taylor Everett, Maddie Snow, Kaysha Unruh, Tia Moddelmog. The Canton-Galva girls’ basketball team and second-year coach Dean Scott will rely on some new faces this year, as the Eagles return just one starter from last year’s 10-12 team. […]

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Eagle boys will tap underclassmen

Eagle boys will tap underclassmen

These seniors and returning letter-winners will form a solid core for the Canton-Galva boys’ basketball team this season: (from left) Dawson Minson, Dylan Wood, Nick Pearson, Jonah Sargent, Landon Everett, Kinser Colgin. Sixteen of the 19 athletes on the Canton-Galva boys’ basketball roster are underclassmen, as a young Eagles seek to improve upon last year’s 4-17 campaign under the direction […]

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Centre girls’ team will mix veterans with freshmen

Centre girls’ team will mix veterans with freshmen

Centre girls’ key players this season include Janel Dones, Becca Casey, Kate Basore, Emily Schlesener, Kelsey Hett. All are seniors except for Hett, a sophomore. The Cougars lost three seniors from last season’s 12-10 squad. The Centre girls’ basketball team will be young this season as four of nine players on the roster are freshmen. The Cougars lost three seniors […]

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