Category: Season Previews

As lone senior, Weber to lead young Hillsboro tennis team
As lone senior, Weber to lead young Hillsboro tennis team

As lone senior, Weber to lead young Hillsboro tennis team

HHStennis383 Hillsboro tennis coach Bob Woelk believes his team has the skills necessary to compete this season. The X factor will be whether his relatively inexperienced squad can develop the confidence on the court to capitalize on those skills. Woelk?s situation this fall is dramatically different from last season, when he had five seniors heading the roster. Two of them, […]

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Mueller heir apparent to lead Trojan cross-country boys
Mueller heir apparent to lead Trojan cross-country boys

Mueller heir apparent to lead Trojan cross-country boys

HHScrosscountry386 Filling the running shoes of Class 3A runner-up Joel Allen and all-league performer Justin King will be a challenge for this fall?s Hillsboro cross-country team. But coach Stuart Holmes sees signs that his returning runners plan to pick up the pace. ?You can tell that almost all of the athletes have been running on their own this summer,? Holmes […]

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Trojan volleyball reloads for state run
Trojan volleyball reloads for state run

Trojan volleyball reloads for state run

HHSvolleyball488 Powerful attack hits on the front line may wow the crowd, but Hills?boro volleyball coach Sandy Arnold is looking for proficiency in less glamorous areas to power her team toward another successful season this fall. ?The two things we will stand on is passing and serving,? said Arnold, who starts her eighth season at the helm with a 194-69 […]

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HHS football team talented and big, but also thin
HHS football team talented and big, but also thin

HHS football team talented and big, but also thin

HHSFootball2011ReturnersSeniors After losing around 10 senior contributors from last year?s 5-5 team, you might think Hillsboro football coach Max Heinrichs would be apprehensive about the Trojans? prospects this fall. But the shelf hardly is depleted. In his third year at the helm, Heinrichs (12-9) and his team of assistants welcome back 16 returning letter-winners, including 11 starters. Combine those numbers […]

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Improved strength and speed keys to success for TC runners
Improved strength and speed keys to success for TC runners

Improved strength and speed keys to success for TC runners

TCXCountry087 The Tabor College men?s and women?s cross-country teams will work on improving strength and speed this season with the hope of surpassing their sixth- and seventh-place finishes in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference championships last year. ?I think (the men) should have a good shot at finishing fourth, maybe third if everything goes just right,? coach Dan Swaney said. […]

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Tabor soccer teams preparing to exceed preseason rankings
Tabor soccer teams preparing to exceed preseason rankings

Tabor soccer teams preparing to exceed preseason rankings

TCmSoccerMassonsoccer TCWoSocPreMeganBealsMollyClark068 The Tabor College men?s and women?s soccer teams hope to continue their climb up the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference ladder this season. ? Men?s team: The Bluejays were ranked fifth by the KCAC coaches? preseason poll. ?I am pleased with being selected fifth by the coaches in the preseason poll,? said coach Grant Brubacher, who has been in […]

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TC volleyball aiming for nothing less than a title
TC volleyball aiming for nothing less than a title

TC volleyball aiming for nothing less than a title

TaborVolleyball025 Tabor College volleyball coach Amy Ratzlaff returns for her 12th season intent on leading her team to a Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference title. The Bluejays, who benefit from the experience of nine seniors, added nine freshmen to this year?s squad. The team was ranked second in the KCAC coaches? preseason poll behind last year?s champion, Friends University. The Bluejays […]

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Bluejays ready to climb the ladder in tough KCAC
Bluejays ready to climb the ladder in tough KCAC

Bluejays ready to climb the ladder in tough KCAC

TCfootballSeniorsLetterwinners028 The Tabor Bluejays, ranked sixth in the Kansas Colle?giate Athletic Conference preseason poll, have their work cut out for them in the toughest KCAC line-up yet. ?As long as the conference stays strong like it is now, it?s going to be a climb,? said coach Mike Gardner, who is returning for the second year of his second stint at […]

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Tabor College tennis boosted by young talent
Tabor College tennis boosted by young talent

Tabor College tennis boosted by young talent

The Tabor College men?s and women?s tennis teams aim to capitalize on their young talent to find success this season. Men?s team The Bluejays are a young team, losing two seniors last year and having no upperclassmen. They return a strong class of six sophomores. ?These guys need to be the ones to step up and set good examples for […]

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HHS golf fields young team
HHS golf fields young team

HHS golf fields young team

With the departure of six seniors from last year?s state-qualifying team, including Class 3A state champion Daniel Kunan?taev, the Hillsboro golf team will be sporting a new color in addition to the traditional maroon and gold. ?We?re awful green,? coach Scott O?Hare said. His only returning player on a squad of six that has ripened in varsity competition is Devin […]

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