Category: Season Previews

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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Canton-Galva boys will capitalize on experience
Canton-Galva boys will capitalize on experience

Canton-Galva boys will capitalize on experience

Opting to stay in the Heart of America League, the Canton-Galva Eagles have experience returning on the boys? team this season following a 6-18 overall record and 2-12 in the HOA in 2009-10. Nick Vogts returns as the Eagles? leading scorer. The junior guard averaged 7.5 points and 2.5 assists. The Eagles also return their third-leading scorer, senior guard Taylor […]

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CGHS girls will walk a thin line this season
CGHS girls will walk a thin line this season

CGHS girls will walk a thin line this season

Canton-Galva girls? coach Barry Fritz knows the ball is going to have bounce just right if his team is going to have a successful season this winter. For Fritz, 49-80 in seven years at CGHS and 274-145 for his career, that means staying away from injuries, foul trouble, sickness, turnovers and giving up offensive rebounds. That?s a tall order. Key […]

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Goessel girls will feature new starting lineup
Goessel girls will feature new starting lineup

Goessel girls will feature new starting lineup

The Goessel girls faced a big enough challenge this season with the departure of four starters from a team that finished 11-9 overall and 6-5 in the Heart of America League. But when returning all-state senior Kendra Flaming went down for the season with a knee injury, the challenge for coach Ryan Hoopes and his 2010-11 squad became even more […]

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GHS boys primed to challenge for WSL title
GHS boys primed to challenge for WSL title

GHS boys primed to challenge for WSL title

With three starters and four letter-winners returning from last season?s 11-11 squad, look for the Goessel Bluebird boys to soar above sea level this winter. Even with three starters back, coach Justin Coup said this year?s rendition will have a very different look. ?This group will be completely different than any team we have had,? said Coup, who is in […]

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Marion wrestling team returns 3 state qualifiers
Marion wrestling team returns 3 state qualifiers

Marion wrestling team returns 3 state qualifiers

Last season, the Marion Warriors wrestling team sent seven people to state, four of them placed. Among those who made the trek to Hays were five underclassmen who return to the Warriors squad this season. The lone placer is Colten Johnson. He finished 2009-10 fifth as a sophomore in the Class 3-2-1A 160-pound weight division with a 4-2 record. Senior […]

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Marion boys begin new league with some veterans
Marion boys begin new league with some veterans

Marion boys begin new league with some veterans

Finishing the 2009-10 season 7-14 overall and 3-8 in the Mid-Central Activities Association, the Marion boys will return players with court experience this season. Marion ended its season with a 54-36 loss to Council Grove in the opening round of the Class 3A sub-state in Council Grove. Marion beat Council Grove 55-49 one week before the sub-state opening loss. After […]

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