Category: Season Previews

Tabor volleyball seeking trip to nationals

After making it into the second round of the NAIA National Tournament last season, the Tabor volleyball team is ready to hit the court with first-year coach Sara McAllister at the helm. The Bluejays were also KCAC Tournament Champions, with three players on the first team, one player on second team, one player on honorable mention. Senior Keeley Kroeker, honorable […]

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Tabor football looking to rebuild, defend title

With the KCAC coaches pre-season poll placing them in first, the media pre-season poll placing them in second and the NAIA pre-season coaches poll ranking them No. 18, the experts are expecting great things from the Tabor football team this fall. Head coach Mike Gardner will be in his 11th year at the helm, and with an overall 79-32 record […]

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Bluejays ready to race into new season

As head coach Joel Allen and assistant coach Brielle Lund each enter their third year leading the Tabor cross country teams, they have big plans for their runners. Team leaders will include senior Julie Loewen, 18:57.7, fourth fastest in Tabor history; juniors Emily Kemling, 19:02.5, sixth fastest in Tabor history, and Lindsay Crist, 20:35.8, 24th fastest in Tabor history; and […]

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Marion football ready for a new era

Marion football ready for a new era

These seniors will anchor the Marion football team this season for first-year head coach Shaun Craft: front row (from left) Brandon Nguyen, Jarred Rahe, Ethan Darnall, Evann Heidebrecht, Noah Kukuk; (back row) Colton Mercer, Eli Hett, Noah Dalrymple, Sam Zinn, Chase Stringer, Blaine Mermis. Janae Rempel / Free Press Consider a word to describe the 2018 Marion football team, and […]

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Bluejays on track

Bluejays on track

The Tabor men’s roster of 21 athletes will be led by their throwers again this season as head coach Dave Kroeker begins his 18th season at the helm Coming off a fifth-place finish at the KCAC Indoor Track and Field Champion­ships in early February, the Tabor College men’s and women’s teams opened its spring season March 15 with an encouraging […]

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Experience key for success

Experience key for success

Second-year coach Luke Moore will look to this sizeable group of returning letter-winners and seniors for leadership and production this season. Pictured are: front row (from left), Jorge Hanschu, Brooks Gardner, Caleb Potucek, Hunter Hein, Bryant Young; second row, Luca Franken, Jack Parks, Jacob Funk, Kaden Kleiner, and Chance Elliot.<p> Hillsboro baseball coach Luke Moore enters his second season with […]

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10 softball veterans return

10 softball veterans return

With a returning core of nine returning letter-winners and seniors, Trojan softball coach Stephanie Sinclair aims to improve on last season’s 3-18 record. Pictured are (from left) Maria Nieto, Sam Moss, Cheyenne Bernhardt, Taylor Helmer, Elli Weisbeck, Sarah Jost, Ava Weisbeck and Kylee Martin. Not pictured: Trinity Marler. Hillsboro softball coach Stephanie Sinclair welcomes a core group of nine seniors […]

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State qualifiers fuel track

State qualifiers fuel track

Hillsboro head coach Dennis Boldt will look to these returning state qualifiers to lead the 2018 track and field team: (from left) Eva Franz, Brodie Rathbone, Wes Shaw, Abby Sechrist, Sienna Kaufman and Kaden Ward.<p> Hillsboro track and field head coach Dennis Boldt and his assistants are preparing for the upcoming with a roster of 40 athletes. At the core […]

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Golfers shoot for 3rd state

Golfers shoot for 3rd state

This year’s golf team combines a core of three seniors with contributions from two juniors and two freshmen. Pictured are: back row (from left) Avery Unruh, Elias Werth, Colin Settle, Zach Dittert; front row, Paul Glanzer, Elliot Ollenburger and Darian Ratzlaff. The team is seeking to qualify for its third consecutive trip to state.<p> The Hillsboro golf team will be […]

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HHS tennis roster doubles

HHS tennis roster doubles

Hillsboro boys’ tennis coach Bob Woelk has a roster of seven players this season. From left are Jacob Isaac, Ethan Plenert, Noah Bartel, Dakota Klein, Henry Hein, Aidan Unruh and Dylan Wiens. The senior threesome of Isaac, Klein and Wiens are back for their fourth and final season.<p> In his second year as head coach for boys’ tennis at Hills­boro, […]

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