Category: Season Previews

Pitching key for Trojans

Pitching key for Trojans

Hillsboro softball returns five seniors and letter-winners this spring. From left are Mesa Merrell, Cheyenne Bernhardt, Sam Moss, Taylor Helmer and Sarah Jost. The Trojans’ first home doubleheader is scheduled for April 7 versus Hoisington. Hillsboro softball coach Stephanie Sinclair is looking to build on the talent of two returning all-league players to improve on last year’s 6-16 record. Sinclair […]

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State vets to lead HHS

State vets to lead HHS

These four returning state qualifiers will form the core of Hillsboro’s track and field team this spring. Pictured from left are Sienna Kaufman, Abby Sechrist, Wes Shaw and Brittany Schale. The Hillsboro track and field team will feature five returning athletes with state experience this spring. Senior Jonathan Hiner­man and sophomore Wes Shaw competed at Wichita in 2016 for the […]

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Alum returns as coach

Alum returns as coach

These seniors and returning letter-winners will form the nucleus for first-year baseball head coach Luke Moore. This is the second year Hillsboro and Peabody-Burns have joined forces on the diamond. Kneeling are (from left) Jorge Hanschu, Chance Elliot, Brooks Gardner, Ben Koop. Back row: Tyson Reimer, Kaden Kleiner, Braden Vogt, Austin Purk and Jacob Funk. Not pictured: Marcus Sanders, Zach […]

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Depth key for Trojan golf

The return of all four members of his Class 2A state tournament team, combined with an influx of five experienced and/or athletic newcomers, has Hills­boro golf coach Scott O’Hare feeling pretty upbeat about the upcoming season. O’Hare began the 2016 season with five roster players and finished with the minimum four required to post a team score. The four returning […]

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New coach, small team

New coach, small team

First-year boys’ tennis coach Bob Woelk (left) is preparing his roster of three players, each a returning letter-winner, for a more competitive season. Standing with Woelk are Jacob Isaac, Dakota Klein and Dylan Wiens. The Hillsboro boys’ tennis program returns its entire player roster from a year ago. That’s good news for first-year coach Bob Woelk, who is adding boys’ […]

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MHS track aims for state

MHS track aims for state

These seniors and returning state qualifiers will form a solid core for the Marion track and field team this season: front row (from left) Marissa Jacobson, Sam Richmond, Colin Williams, Devin Regnier, Jeremy Hett; (back row) Tyler Arocha, Jack Schneider, Tyler Palic, Cade Harms, Aaron Riggs. Not pictured: Bryce Shults. The Marion track and field team returns five state qualifiers […]

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Warriors return all but two

Warriors return all but two

The Marion baseball team returns all but two of its members from last year. These seniors and returning letter-winners will provide experience to anchor the team: front row (from left) Corbin Wheeler, Cole Srajer, Mason Pedersen, Peyton Heidebrecht; (back row) Garrett Hoffner, Seth Savage, Dylan Deines, Nathan Baldwin, Jacob Vondenkamp The Marion baseball team returns all but two members from […]

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MHS softball aims to retool

MHS softball aims to retool

These seniors will form a solid core for the Marion softball team this season: (from left) Tori Boyd, Taylor May, Taelyn Pagel, Emily Hague, Katelyn Christensen, Shelby Felvus, Paige May. The Marion softball team lost seven seniors to graduation and will rely on a core group of returners to anchor the team this year. Last season, the War­riors finished with […]

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20 tee off for Warrior golf

20 tee off for Warrior golf

These seniors and letter-winners will anchor the combined Marion/Peabody-Burns golf team this season: (from left) Devin Soyez, Ryan Cochran, Mallory Harris, Anna Lubbers, Ezra Darnall, Jayton Scott. The Marion/Peabody-Burns golf team will be comprised of 20 athletes this season for first-year coach Scott Bauer, who was the team’s assistant coach last season. The Warriors lost five seniors to graduation: Jade […]

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Simmonds is back as PBHS track coach

Simmonds is back as PBHS track coach

These seniors and returning state qualifiers will anchor the Peabody-Burns track and field team this season: (from left) Thomas Paquette, Andrew Wedel, Austin Reynolds. Not pictured: Tony Adams, Paige Murray. The Peabody-Burns track and field team will be under new leadership this season as Brian Simmonds has returned to coach the team. Simmonds, who teaches high school math and physics, […]

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