Category: Season Previews

Bluebirds could soar in new Wheat State League
Bluebirds could soar in new Wheat State League

Bluebirds could soar in new Wheat State League

Coming off an 8-3 season, a Heart of America League title and a bi-district championship, the Goessel Bluebirds football team will operate against some new competition in the first year of the Wheat State League. Joining with former HOA mates Peabody-Burns and Little River, plus six members of the defunct Dwight D. Eisenhower League?Centre, Hope, Solomon, Wakefield, White City and […]

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GHS boys to run for state
GHS boys to run for state

GHS boys to run for state

Coming off a 2009 season in which the boys? finished third at regionals and 11th in the Class 2A state race in Wa?mego, and had one girl qualify for state, the Goessel cross-country team will be young this season. Gone is the girls? state qualifier Kirsten Hoffman and boys? state team members Jared Reimer, who is running at Sterling College, […]

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Bluebirds have holes to fill in volleyball lineup
Bluebirds have holes to fill in volleyball lineup

Bluebirds have holes to fill in volleyball lineup

After reaching the Class 2A sub-state finals in 2009, Goessel High School volleyball begins the 2010 season with some varsity inexperience after losing four, four-year players at graduation. Cara Stansen, Karina Harvey, Aspen Frey and Jessie Goertzen are pursuing college careers, leaving the Bluebirds with three players having varsity experience. Seniors Kendra Flaming and Jessica Van Horn, as well as […]

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Experience will forge Marion debut in HOA
Experience will forge Marion debut in HOA

Experience will forge Marion debut in HOA

After missing the Class 3A state playoffs in 2009 despite finishing 2-1 in District 9 play and defeating state playoff participant Hillsboro, 21-20, in the final game of the season, the Marion football team is in a new league for 2010. Moving from the Mid-Central Activities Association to the realigned Heart of America League, the Warriors will join Sedgwick, Remington, […]

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Warriors return 2 starters from 2009?s 25-11 squad
Warriors return 2 starters from 2009?s 25-11 squad

Warriors return 2 starters from 2009?s 25-11 squad

Ending the 2009 season with a semifinals loss at the Sedgwick sub-state, Marion volleyball returns two starters from the 25-11 squad. With the graduation of three-time all-league performer Julia Zeiner, two-time all-league pick Lindsey Hett and 2009 honorable-mention player Kayley Heerey, senior Chassidy Carlson and junior middle hitter Whitney Gordon will accept bigger roles in 2010. ?Returning setter Chassidy Carlson […]

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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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