Category: Season Previews

Warrior baseball features new coach and new faces
Warrior baseball features new coach and new faces

Warrior baseball features new coach and new faces

The Marion baseball team boasts several new faces this spring, from first-year coach Roger Schroeder to the eight freshmen joining the roster. ?We?ve got a good young group,? Schroeder said. ?They?re young?talented, but young. If we can get them all pulling together in the same direction early on, I think we?ll have a chance to be pretty successful.? The Warriors […]

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Marion softball will mix experience with new talent
Marion softball will mix experience with new talent

Marion softball will mix experience with new talent

The Marion softball team will try to utilize returning experience and the quickness of newcomers to forge a successful season this spring. ?We have six seniors who are pretty solid and have experience,? said coach Jill Hudson, who returns with assistant coach Chad Atkins. ?I expect good things out of them, and a lot of leadership from the seniors.? Hudson […]

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MHS track will mix youth with experience this season
MHS track will mix youth with experience this season

MHS track will mix youth with experience this season

The Marion track team intends to capitalize on young talent and some returning experience to find success this year. ?We?re really looking forward to this year,?coach Grant Thierolf said. ?We think we?ve got some young kids who are poised to break out, and have good years. ?We have so many new kids, so many young kids,? he added. ?We graduated […]

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Young HHS track team has two state medalists
Young HHS track team has two state medalists

Young HHS track team has two state medalists

With the boys? and girls? team each boasting a returning state medalist and potential school-record challenger?plus a half-dozen or so mostly young returning letter-winners?the Hillsboro track and field team will be looking to make some waves in 2011. Boys? team Coach Dennis Boldt sees middle- and long-distance events being the strength of his boys? team, led by senior Joel Allen, […]

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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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