Category: Season Previews

HHS baseball looks for 3rd straight state berth
HHS baseball looks for 3rd straight state berth

HHS baseball looks for 3rd straight state berth

With eight returning letter-winners from a team that went 18-8 and placed third in the Class 3A state tournament, Hillsboro baseball coach Doug Dick knows this year?s team has potential for significant success. How much success, the second-year head coach isn?t prepared to say just yet. But with the Trojans making it to state the previous two seasons, Dick knows […]

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Expectations high as core group returns for softball
Expectations high as core group returns for softball

Expectations high as core group returns for softball

Unprecedented success has created unprecedented expectations for this year?s Hillsboro High School softball team. As freshmen, the sizable core group of this team powered the Trojans to the first state berth in program history. Last year, as sophomores, they claimed the first win at state and shattered the record for wins in a season with a sparkling 23-3 mark. Now […]

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Tabor track team blending veterans, new faces
Tabor track team blending veterans, new faces

Tabor track team blending veterans, new faces

The Tabor College men?s and women?s track team have set their sights on success at both the conference and national level, banking on experienced returners and young talent. ?I?m excited about both teams,? coach David Kroeker said. ?We?ve got a good group of kids who are working really hard.? Men?s team ?My men?s team is going to be a lot […]

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Bluejay softball team making progress in 2011

The Tabor College softball team will look to their experienced upper-classmen and all-conference players to lead them to a successful season this spring. The Bluejays? only senior, Margaret Cornish, was an all-conference player at second base last year and has played shortstop and outfield. ?She is a very consistant hitter, makes very few strikeouts, and will put the ball in […]

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Tabor baseball picked as team to beat in KCAC
Tabor baseball picked as team to beat in KCAC

Tabor baseball picked as team to beat in KCAC

The Tabor College baseball team is already riding the momentum from a strong start to the season, bearing out their preseason No. 1 ranking in the KCAC conference. ?It is nice to be respected by the other teams in our conference,? coach Mark Standiford said about the ranking. ?I believe the KCAC is stronger this year than any of my […]

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A Kansas version of ?Hoosiers?
A Kansas version of ?Hoosiers?

A Kansas version of ?Hoosiers?

One of the most popular movies of the past 25 years was ?Hoosiers,? which was inspired by the true story of tiny Milan High School defeating mighty Muncie Central High for the Indiana State Basketball title. The movie, loosely based on this actual game which took place in 1954, captured the imagination and hearts of millions of movie-goers around the […]

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Almost all things new for PBHS boys? team
Almost all things new for PBHS boys? team

Almost all things new for PBHS boys? team

The Peabody-Burns boys? basketball team will have a new look and a new league home this season after a successful 2009-10 campaign in which the Warriors finished 16-5 overall and 8-3 in the Heart of America League. All five starters and a key contributor from that team graduated last spring. Coach Brian Simmonds will begin his third year as head […]

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PBHS girls look to boost scoring and team record
PBHS girls look to boost scoring and team record

PBHS girls look to boost scoring and team record

The Peabody-Burns girls? basketball team will open 2010-2011 in a new league. Coming off a 5-16 record overall and a 2-8 mark in the former Eisenhower League, the Warriors started and ended 2009-10 on a five-game losing streak. The Warriors struggled offensively, averaging 29.8 points per game. Moving into the Wheat State League this season, Peabody-Burns features several seniors and […]

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CHS girls will have experience on the court
CHS girls will have experience on the court

CHS girls will have experience on the court

The Centre girls? basketball team will enter its first season in a new league led by several players with game experience. Finishing 8-13 overall and 4-4 in Eisenhower League play in 2009-10, the Cougars lost their leading scorers?Carlye Simons, 12 points per game, and Shelby Deines, nine points?to graduation but return senior post player Allison Shields. As a junior, Shields […]

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Centre boys will be a force in a new league
Centre boys will be a force in a new league

Centre boys will be a force in a new league

The Centre Cougar boys appear to be loaded for bear this season as they return four senior starters and five letter-winners from a squad that went 12-9 a year ago and swept its Eisen?hower League schedule with a 6-0 record. Coach Greg Wyatt, now in his second year as boys? coach after a previous tenure with the girls? team, will […]

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