Category: Season Previews

Hett will lead Warrior cross-country effort
Hett will lead Warrior cross-country effort

Hett will lead Warrior cross-country effort

With one returning state qualifier, Marion cross country has a senior-laden boys? team and a girls? team trying to fill varsity slots. The top returner for the boys is Jordan Hett. As a freshman, Hett ran to a second-place finish in the Mid-Central Activities Association league meet and placed ninth at state. Joining Hett on the varsity are three seniors. […]

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HHS football equipped to repeat success
HHS football equipped to repeat success

HHS football equipped to repeat success

Hillsboro High School football coach Max Heinrichs may have lost a record-setting quarterback and dangerous wide receiver from last year?s 7-4, bi-district championship team. But the second-year coach feels he has enough weapons in the arsenal this year?including 12 letter-winners?that the Trojans should be sufficiently armed for another successful season this fall. ?I think we can be a pretty good […]

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Allen should set the pace for HHS cross country

Even though the Hillsboro High School cross-country team graduated its lone state qualifier from 2009 in Nath?an Vogel, the Trojans will have a state qualifier on this year?s squad. But it will be his premier season in Kansas. Joel Allen will compete as a Trojan in his senior year after running at state last season with his Minnesota high school […]

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Trojan tennis returns last year?s full varsity lineup
Trojan tennis returns last year?s full varsity lineup

Trojan tennis returns last year?s full varsity lineup

It?s not often that a high school coach returns his entire varsity lineup from the previous season, but that?s both the de?light and the dilemma for Hills?boro tennis coach Bob Woelk. ?The good news is I have five returning seniors, and they have been with me for four years now,? Woelk said. ?The bad news is there are fairly high […]

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Tabor soccer teams seek to surpass predictions
Tabor soccer teams seek to surpass predictions

Tabor soccer teams seek to surpass predictions

? The Tabor College men?s and women?s soccer teams are looking for continued improvement this fall under the coaching leadership of Grant Brubacher. Men?s team Picked to finish ninth in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference and coming off an 8-10-2 season in 2009, the men?s team will be led by a key group of seniors. Those seniors are Aaron Beagle […]

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Tabor aims for KCAC repeat in volleyball
Tabor aims for KCAC repeat in volleyball

Tabor aims for KCAC repeat in volleyball

Favored to repeat as Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference champs in 2010, the Tabor College volleyball team has had great success since Amy Ratzlaff took over the program in 1999. In the first decade of the new millennium, Tabor has won seven KCAC titles, including six straight from 2001-06. Ratzlaff cites a simple formula for the success. ?I feel like God […]

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Gardner returns to rekindle TC football
Gardner returns to rekindle TC football

Gardner returns to rekindle TC football

Returning for his second stint as Tabor College head football coach, Mike Gard?ner is taking on the challenge of rebuilding a program that fell upon hard times after he left in 2005. Tabor has won three games in the past three seasons, which is a far cry from Gardner?s time at the helm. In his first head coaching job, Gardner […]

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Marion runners focus on individual improvement
Marion runners focus on individual improvement

Marion runners focus on individual improvement

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Marion has nine returning letter-winners from 2007, but only two seniors. Pictured are: front row (from left), Jaclyn DeForest, Bridgett Lundy, senior Amanda Richmond, senior Camille Christensen, Danae Edwards; back row, Michael Kirkpatrick, Ryan Jones, Brandon Meierhoff, Louis Holt.

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Junior class ready to lead MHS volleyball
Junior class ready to lead MHS volleyball

Junior class ready to lead MHS volleyball

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Though lacking seniors, the 2008 Marion volleyball team looks primed to prosper as, for the first time in recent years, its core leadership will come from juniors. Pictured are: (from left) front row, Kayley Heerey, Julia Zeiner, Kristen Steinborn; back row, sophomore Chassidy Carlson, Lindsay Hett, Emmali Kelsey and Tiffany Christensen.

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Returning Warriors should lead to Marion success
Returning Warriors should lead to Marion success

Returning Warriors should lead to Marion success

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With 16 of 22 starting jobs slated to be filled by players returning to the same position they played in 2007, the 2008 Marion Warriors count experience as a major strength. The seniors and letter-winners pictured are: front row (from left) Mats Johannessen, Adam Regnier, Randy Carlson, Sheldon Boone, James Wingfield, Mark Kukuk; second row, Andy Kelsey, Sam Ehrlich, Tylor Neil, Drew Maddox, Mitch Cady, Mitchell Leppke, Marc Washington, Brian Fruechting; third row, Doug Schroeder, Parker Ash, Matt Thierolf, Nick Klenda, Eric Vogel, Brad Klenda, Lee Vogel, Luke Gordon.

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