Category: Season Previews

MHS girls will work to fill void created by graduation
MHS girls will work to fill void created by graduation

MHS girls will work to fill void created by graduation

This season, Randy Savage will face a challenge he hasn?t had as Marion girls? basketball coach. The challenge of playing a season without Julia Zeiner, Lindsay Hett, Kayley Heerey, Bridget Lundy and Kristen Steinborn. Taking the helm before their sophomore season, Savage and those five girls embarked on a three-year journey that ended 10 points shy of the Class 3A […]

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HHS boys will rebuild with tough defense
HHS boys will rebuild with tough defense

HHS boys will rebuild with tough defense

You can?t blame Hillsboro boys? coach Darrel Knoll for keeping his eyes fixed on the year ahead. The year past was pretty ugly. Not only did Knoll endure his first losing season in 21 years at HHS, the Trojans, at 1-20, finished with the lowest winning percentage of any Trojan team since the start of record keeping in 1925. ?Last […]

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Trojan girls will use depth to fuel success
Trojan girls will use depth to fuel success

Trojan girls will use depth to fuel success

To lose the post player and point guard from a state-qualifying team is challenging enough. When they?re both all-league performers, the void feels even bigger. Despite the graduation of standouts Dakota Kaufman and Candace Weinbrenner, Hillsboro coach Nathan Hiebert is upbeat about this year?s squad. ?We lost our top assist person, our top rebounder and our top scorer?now it?s just […]

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Wrestlers ?losing? to fill weight-class lineup
Wrestlers ?losing? to fill weight-class lineup

Wrestlers ?losing? to fill weight-class lineup

Hillsboro wrestling coach Scott O?Hare says a little losing now will increase his team?s chances of winning later. By ?losing,? he?s referring to weight reduction. ?We?ve got some kids working pretty hard to get some weight off so they can compete in a lower weight class,? O?Hare said. ?We probably won?t be there by our first matches, but I?m hoping […]

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New-look TC women start season with a bang
New-look TC women start season with a bang

New-look TC women start season with a bang

The Tabor College women?s basketball team has a new look for this season. With many new faces on the perimeter and a lot of experience in the post, the Bluejays started the season with an upset win over No. 11 ranked Concor?dia. All-KCAC returner, sophomore Tynan Honn (5-feet, 11 inches), scored the first two baskets for Tabor, but spent most […]

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Solid core returns to lead Tabor men this year
Solid core returns to lead Tabor men this year

Solid core returns to lead Tabor men this year

With seven of its first nine games away from Hills?boro, the Tabor College men have come through the first eight with a 4-4 record. Opening with a come-from behind, 70-60, victory at Benedic?tine College, Tabor has only dropped two contests to NAIA opponents, Baker and Bellevue. Coming off a season with a 10-18 record overall and 7-11 in the Kansas […]

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HHS fall highlights from 2009…
HHS fall highlights from 2009…

HHS fall highlights from 2009…

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: ? The Trojan volleyball team celebrates a point at the Class 3A state tournament in Salina.?? Becky Faber focuses during an early tournament.? Trojan football coaches Max Heinrichs and Len Coryea celebrate a dramatic overtime win over Smoky Valley early in the season.?? Nathan Vogel, Hillsboro?s lone entry in the Class 3A state cross-country race, nears […]

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PBHS debuts 8-man team in new league
PBHS debuts 8-man team in new league

PBHS debuts 8-man team in new league

Coming off two-straight 0-8 seasons playing 11-man football, Peabody-Burns High School will be adjusting to 8-man football in 2010. Moving from the Heart of America League to the Wheat State League, the Warriors now play 8-man Division 1, which is a new game for coach David Pickens, but not the players. Peabody-Burns joined Goessel and Little River and members of […]

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PBHS volleyball returns two starters for 2010
PBHS volleyball returns two starters for 2010

PBHS volleyball returns two starters for 2010

Entering the 2010 season in a new league, the Peabody-Burns volleyball team will look to improve from last season. Coming off a 10-21 record overall and 2-9 in the Heart of America League, the Warriors enter the new Wheat State League, joining former HOA opponents Goessel and Little River and six schools from the now defunct Dwight D. Eisen?hower League: […]

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PBHS low on runners, but has some talent
PBHS low on runners, but has some talent

PBHS low on runners, but has some talent

Peabody-Burns High School cross-country coach Kim Topham may not have enough athletes to compete in team competition, but she is returning some runners with talent. With only four boys out for the team so far this season, the Warriors will need to find at least one more runner if they hope to be eligible to repeat the school?s third-place finish […]

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