Category: Season Previews

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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Eagles optimistic for good cross country season

Eagles optimistic for good cross country season

Front Row: Chase Klinkerman, Morgan Becker, Logan Miller, Jerry Bradbury, Christian Darrah, and Hayden Lance. Back Row: Leah Silsby, Emily Lance, Ethan Unruh, Whitney Nightingale, and Sarah Kendall. Going into his 12th year of coaching, head coach Lyle Silsby thinks Canton-Galva has a reason to be excited for the upcoming cross country season. “We have added three really good freshman […]

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Canton-Galva begins season with new leader

Canton-Galva begins season with new leader

Coach Cloe Hedlund, Kaysha Unruh, Bethany Schott, Nicole Casebeer, and Coach Tawny O'Hara. After four seasons as the assistant coach, Cloe Hedlund will take the helm as Canton-Galva’s head volleyball coach this year. “We are looking forward to working on some new offensive and defensive plays; hopefully we can implement them effectively this season,” she said. The Eagles are short […]

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Canton-Galva looks to improve on last year

Canton-Galva looks to improve on last year

Front Row: Brandon Huff and Landon Everett. Middle Row: Coach Tyler O'Connor, Jay Nightingale, Nick Pearson, Tyler Rummel, and Coach Shelby Hoppes. Back Row: Connor Koehn, Kinser Colgin,and Coach Ted Regehr. With no seniors, the Canton-Galva football team will rely on younger players to get them where they want to go this season. Led by Landon Everett (QB/DB), Nick Pearson […]

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Goessel has strong returning squad of runners

Goessel has strong returning squad of runners

Front (L-R): Cassandra (parents have requested her full name not be published with her picture), Porclein Unruh, Elyse Boden, and Edel Miller. Back (L-R): Zackary Guerrero, Jerah Schmidt, Nate Impson, and Dawson Duerksen. The Goessel cross country team has 21 runners this year—14 boys and seven girls—with practices being competitive, as there is comparable talent between the two squads, according […]

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Goessel football looking for rebound season

Goessel football looking for rebound season

Front Row (L-R): Zach Zogleman, Luke Wiens, Kale Funk, Luke Freeman. Back (L-R): Chris Strecker, Eddie Gaeddert, Dylan Lindeman, Jacob Hagewood, and Justice Johnson. After several young players got their feet wet last year with varsity experience, the Goessel football team is hoping to use that time to their advantage this season. Going into his seventh season as head coach, […]

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Goessel returns after state-runner up season

Goessel returns after state-runner up season

Front (L-R): Rebecca Sawyer, Audessi Unruh. Back: Stephanie Meyer, Cierra Nolte, Savanna Wuest, Madison Smith. Not pictured: Shaylynn Spurlin. After going 43-1 and finishing as the state runner-ups last year, the Goessel volleyball team hopes to return to form with a few new faces. “We will look somewhat new this season, despite returning five seniors,” head coach Crysta Guhr said. […]

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Small but mighty Marion team ready to run

Small but mighty Marion team ready to run

Marion’s young cross country team is comprised of these four athletes under the direction of first-year coach Grant Thierolf: (from left) Braxton Schuh, Colton Boudreaux, Heidi Grimmett, Bethany Grimmett. Janae Rempel / Free Press Marion cross-country athletes have literally hit the ground running in preparation for the 2018 season, according to coach Grant Thierolf, who is in his first year […]

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Burkholder brings experience to head coaching position

Burkholder brings experience to head coaching position

These seniors and returning letter-winners will anchor the Marion volleyball team this season under the direction of first-year coach Kris Burkholder: (from left) Laura Savage, Corrina Crabb, Tori Shults, Michaela Regnier, Chloe Burkholder. Janae Rempel / Free Press Even though this is Kris Burkholder’s first stint at the helm of Marion’s volleyball program, it’s not the first time she’s coached […]

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Golf to begin inaugural season at Tabor College

Head coach Mike Jamieson will be making history this year at Tabor College, bringing golf back to TC’s athletic lineup. Seven freshmen will be on the roster for the Bluejays, including men’s team members Noah Birkeness, Sean Kelly, Logan Mathews, Daniel Rempel, Oscar Saldivar, and Adam Lindstrom and lone women’s competitor Erin Morrison. “With all freshman on the team, we […]

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