Category: Season Previews

Centre football returns 9 letter-winners for 2010
Centre football returns 9 letter-winners for 2010

Centre football returns 9 letter-winners for 2010

Centre High School football was a touchdown and extra-point away from a Sept. 18 victory over Hope in what turned out to be the determining title game in the final year of the Dwight D. Eisenhower League title in 2009. In the newly formed Wheat State League, the Cougars will butt heads with two other 8-man Division 1 and 2 […]

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3 seniors form CHS core
3 seniors form CHS core

3 seniors form CHS core

Starting in her 29th year at Centre, volleyball coach Yvonne Burhoop will return several key players with two years of varsity experience. Returning four starters and six letter-winners from a 15-18 season, the Class 1A Cougars will be led by senior hitter Allison Shields. The 2008 and 2009 all-Eisenhower League selection, will be joined by returning starter and two-time letter-winner […]

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First-year coach faces challenges
First-year coach faces challenges

First-year coach faces challenges

In his first year as head football coach at Canton-Galva, Darrin Fisher, former Tabor College player and 2009 student assistant offensive line coach, will face three challenges this season: adjusting to life as a head coach, moving to the high school level and coaching 8-man football. Fisher takes over an Eagle team that finished 4-5 overall and 1-1 in the […]

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Eagles loaded for success
Eagles loaded for success

Eagles loaded for success

Valerie Stout enters the third season of her second tenure as Canton-Galva volleyball coach with six starters returning from last year?s team. Stout also coached at Canton-Galva from 1981-1997. Stout will be looking for seniors Cayla Sommers and Kimmy Voth to lead the Eagles past the first round of sub-state. The Eagles reached the sub-state second round in 2009 for […]

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Two seniors will lead CGHS team
Two seniors will lead CGHS team

Two seniors will lead CGHS team

The Canton-Galva Eagles will feature a young cross-country team this fall, but will have two seniors returning. Seniors Nathan Bray and Tad Wedel likely will run in the top spots. Rounding out the varsity spots will be juniors Curtis Evans and Justin Miller and sophomore Eli Janzen. In his sixth year as the Eagle coach, Lyle Silsby will see some […]

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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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