Category: Season Previews

Steiner returns to lead Cougar football with six starters

Steiner returns to lead Cougar football with six starters

The Centre football team is comprised of these athletes: (front row, from left) Cody Svoboda, Jacob Bittle, Max Svoboda, Kyle Naerebout; (middle row) Lane Methvin, Aidan Svoboda, Jensen Riffel, Kelsey Hett; (back row) Matthew Madron, Braxton Smith, Dalton Stika, Xavier Espinoza. Not pictured: Corden Minor, Tanner Peterson, Troy Jones.  The Centre football program will have a new, yet familiar, face […]

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Nickel steps up as Centre head coach

Nickel steps up as Centre head coach

These athletes comprise the 2017 Centre volleyball team: (front row, from left) Alyssa Espinoza, Jayden Hallowell, Kate Basore, Emily Schlesener, Samantha Espinoza; (back row) Gracie Luna, Emma David, Lacey Wingerd, Emily Silhan, Cailey Barney, Grace Knepp, Athena Salamone. <p> Karen Nickel, who is in her 12th year at Centre, has taken over the reins of the Cougar volleyball program this season […]

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Biehler is new golf coach

Biehler is new golf coach

These athletes will form the 2017 Centre girls’ golf team: (from left) Avery Williams, Mickey Spohn, Samantha Engler, Cecilia Rziha.  The Centre girls’ golf team will be led by first-year coach Troy Biehler this season. Junior Mickey Spohn is the Cougars’ sole returning upperclassman. Also on the roster are sophomore Avery Williams and freshmen Cecilia Rziha and Samantha Engler. “This […]

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PBHS football bringstalent and inexperience

PBHS football brings

talent and inexperience

These seniors and returning letter-winners will form a solid core for the Peabody-Burns football team this season: (from left) Tyler Entz, Bailey Penner, Rocco Werts, Jess Philpott, Matthew Montigny, Bryant Young. The Peabody-Burns football team will be talented but somewhat inexperienced this year, according to 13th-year coach David Pickens. “We’ve got a lot of new guys who are playing new […]

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Warriors bring six vets to the court

Warriors bring six vets to the court

These returning letter-winners will anchor the Peabody-Burns volleyball team this season: (front row, from left) Breanna Lett, Taylor Wallace; (back row) Tori Pickens, Kayla Page, Sydney Hodges, Lindsey Frye. Six returning letter-winners highlight Peabody-Burns’ 18-person volleyball roster for third-year coach Sheena Gann. The Warriors return three junior starters from last year’s 6-22 team: right side hitter Tori Pickens, setter Breanna […]

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Great shot for a great future

Great shot for a great future

• Tabor’s record-setting Robert Phillips is looking for a good outdoor season and an even better life. When he steps into the shot put ring to compete for Tabor College, Robert Phillips doesn’t over think it. He knows his preparation has made him ready. “I breathe,” Phillips said. “A lot of people, they get into the ring, they want to […]

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New role, renewed joy

New role, renewed joy

After coming to Tabor College to pitch, Jake Jones has found a new role on the baseball team this season. He’s started 24 games at second base for the Bluejays and is batting .437 in 32 games played. Two and a half years ago, Jake Jones came to Tabor College to pitch. During the first two years of his collegiate […]

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Pitching key for Trojans

Pitching key for Trojans

Hillsboro softball returns five seniors and letter-winners this spring. From left are Mesa Merrell, Cheyenne Bernhardt, Sam Moss, Taylor Helmer and Sarah Jost. The Trojans’ first home doubleheader is scheduled for April 7 versus Hoisington. Hillsboro softball coach Stephanie Sinclair is looking to build on the talent of two returning all-league players to improve on last year’s 6-16 record. Sinclair […]

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State vets to lead HHS

State vets to lead HHS

These four returning state qualifiers will form the core of Hillsboro’s track and field team this spring. Pictured from left are Sienna Kaufman, Abby Sechrist, Wes Shaw and Brittany Schale. The Hillsboro track and field team will feature five returning athletes with state experience this spring. Senior Jonathan Hiner­man and sophomore Wes Shaw competed at Wichita in 2016 for the […]

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Alum returns as coach

Alum returns as coach

These seniors and returning letter-winners will form the nucleus for first-year baseball head coach Luke Moore. This is the second year Hillsboro and Peabody-Burns have joined forces on the diamond. Kneeling are (from left) Jorge Hanschu, Chance Elliot, Brooks Gardner, Ben Koop. Back row: Tyson Reimer, Kaden Kleiner, Braden Vogt, Austin Purk and Jacob Funk. Not pictured: Marcus Sanders, Zach […]

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