Category: Season Previews

Centre boys positioned for success

Centre boys positioned for success

Forming the nucleus of the Cougar boys’ basketball team this season are (from left) CJ Thompson, Xavier Espinoza, Cody Svoboda, Zach Barney, Austin Peter­son, Cole Srajer. All are seniors except for Espinoza, a junior. Centre boys’ coach Richard Idleman is confident about his Cougar basketball team this season. “This year’s team has the ability to experience a successful season,” he […]

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Bob Kyle steps in as head coach for Peabody-Burns boys’ team

Bob Kyle steps in as head coach for Peabody-Burns boys’ team

These seniors and letter-winners will provide a sizeable foundation for the Peabody-Burns boys’ basketball team this season. Pictured are: front row (from left), Jacobo Penalver, Jess Philpott, Bryant Young, Bradley Sullivan, Caleb VanCuren; (back row) Rocco Weerts, Chance Elliott, Tyler Entz, Andrew Hauck, Jack Parks. <p> The Peabody-Burns boys’ basketball team will be led by first-year coach Bob Kyle. Kyle […]

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PBHS girls return one starter

PBHS girls return one starter

These seniors and letter-winners will form the nucleus of a young Peabody-Burns girls’ basketball team this season: (from left) Tori Pickens, Precious Kerr, Sydney Hodges. The Peabody-Burns girls’ basketball team will look to one returning starter to anchor the Warriors this season under the direction of third-year coach Scott Bauer. Tori Pickens is Peabody-Burns’ only returning starter from last year’s […]

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Parents can help (or hurt) the team

The largely undercovered aspect of school athletic programs is the involvement of parents. Most parents make a positive impact, but a few cross the line, usually under the guise of “doing what’s best” for their child and actually make life hard for all involved. Several years ago we interviewed coaches and asked them to offer their advice to parents. As […]

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Bluejays favored for fourth straight KCAC title

Bluejays favored for fourth straight KCAC title

Under the direction of head football coach Mike Gardner (front row, center), these returning All-KCAC selections will anchor an experienced Tabor College squad in 2017: (front row, from left) Carlos DeLeon, Kevin Golden, coach Mike Gardner, DiMitri Bowie, Ontre’Von Cooper; (back row) Evan Sprayberry, Curry Parham, Spencer Baalman, Charles Beale. Not pictured: Zack Johnson. Tabor College is aiming to secure its […]

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Health key for TC runners’ success

Health key for TC runners’ success

These athletes form the Tabor College women’s cross-country team: (from left) assistant coach Brielle Lund, Kelsey Nitzsche, Allison Topham, Lindsay Crist, Kate Reimer, Julie Loewen, Emily Kemling, head coach Joel Allen. These athletes comprise the Tabor College men’s cross-country team this season: (from left) assistant coach Brielle Lund, Austin Weaver, Riley Ballou-Lyngstad, Thomas Bacon, Collin Bruske, Jonathan Hinerman, Garrett Kinsey, […]

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Success elevates TC volleyball goals

Success elevates TC volleyball goals

These seniors and all-conference returners will provide an experienced core for the Tabor College volleyball team this season: (from left) Ali Jost, Sydney Peitz, Amy Horner, Kim Hockley, Kendra Kroeker, Brooke Holloway, Haley Falk, Megan Voth. Tabor qualified for postseason play for the first time in program history last season and will look to build on its past successes in […]

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HHS to blend experience, youth

HHS to blend experience, youth

Hillsboro’s volleyball team returns these seniors and letter-winners as they gear up for a new season. Pictured from left: Taylor Helmer, Sienna Kaufman, Abby Sechrist, Trinity Malm, Sarah Jost and Alykah Dewees. With an experienced core group returning and a talented freshman class on the rise, Hillsboro volleyball coach Sandy Arnold is working to rebound from her team’s first losing […]

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Progress is goal for HHS football

Progress is goal for HHS football

This group of seniors and letter-winners will be key to Trojan football success this fall. Pictured are: front row (from left), Jorge Hanschu, Samuel Damon, Jaden Priest, Colin Settle and Dylan Wiens , manager; second row, Elliot Ollenburger, Joe Knoll, Darian Ratzlaff, Brooks Gardner, Jacob Funk, Kaden Kleiner; third row, Dylan Horton, Kaden Ward, Justin Siebert, Brodie Rathbone, Westin Etheridge, Wes […]

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More runners on board at HHS

More runners on board at HHS

Coach Robert Haude welcomed four returning letter-winners to his team this fall: (from left) Orin Blecha, Tucker Moss, Caleb Rempel and Abby Driggers. Robert Haude welcomes four returning letter-winners and an expanded roster of athletes as he enters his second season as Hillsboro’s cross-country coach. Haude has no returning seniors this fall, but he is anticipating good things from his […]

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