Category: Season Previews

Golf to begin inaugural season at Tabor College

Head coach Mike Jamieson will be making history this year at Tabor College, bringing golf back to TC’s athletic lineup. Seven freshmen will be on the roster for the Bluejays, including men’s team members Noah Birkeness, Sean Kelly, Logan Mathews, Daniel Rempel, Oscar Saldivar, and Adam Lindstrom and lone women’s competitor Erin Morrison. “With all freshman on the team, we […]

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Tabor soccer ready to improve on 2017 record

The Tabor College women’s soccer team will be striving to improve last year’s 5-10-2 record, fifth-year head coach Ian Thomson said. Returners for the squad, seniors Ruby-Anne Fines, Ashleigh Lara, Araceli Wallace-Carmona, Alexis Olivares and Courtney Yochum; juniors Hannah Armand, Ally Simpson and Derian Garrison; and sophomores Daniela Rojas and Brianna Simpson will provide valuable leadership for the squad, but […]

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Hillsboro sports young, talented tennis team

Hillsboro sports young, talented tennis team

Kayla Gunn, Kailee Funk, Kyla Isaac, and Cheyenne Bernhardt. Coming off a season where Cheyanne Bernhardt and Kyla Issac placed in the top 16 at state tennis, the Trojans are looking to build around that success and keep building their team. Bernhardt and Issac are the team’s only seniors, though, so with most of the roster made up of underclassmen, […]

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Strong cross county team in Hillsboro this fall

Strong cross county team in Hillsboro this fall

Front: Millie Sechrist, Tucker Moss. Middle: Jason Latham, Caleb Kliewer, Orin Blecha. Back: Caleb Diener, Tristan Reed. In Kodi Panzer’s first season as Hillsboro cross country coach, the team is getting some new practice techniques that could lead to team and individual improvement. “We have a combination of veterans and new runners, as well as great team leadership from all […]

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Young Hillsboro volleyball team looks to build on tradition

Young Hillsboro volleyball team looks to build on tradition

Jessica Saunders, Trinity Malm, and Dani Klein. Losing four starting seniors from the 2017 squad, several girls will be competing for spots on the varsity court this year for Hillsboro. Going into her 15th season at the helm, head coach Sandy Arnold will rely on returning letter winners, senior Trinity Malm and sophomores Jessica Saunders and Dani Klein, early this […]

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Trojans using athletes to find wins this season

Trojans using athletes to find wins this season

Front: Wes Shaw, Brooks Gardner, Josiah Driggers, Jorge Hanchu, Kyle Horton, Darian Ratzlaff, Connor Morey. Back: Caleb Potucek, Hunter Hein, Lane Flaming, manager Charlie Major. Hillsboro is looking to get back into the playoffs in head coach Devin Metzinger’s third year leading the football team. The Trojans bring back some key players in 2018, such as senior Wide Receiver Darin […]

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Tabor volleyball seeking trip to nationals

After making it into the second round of the NAIA National Tournament last season, the Tabor volleyball team is ready to hit the court with first-year coach Sara McAllister at the helm. The Bluejays were also KCAC Tournament Champions, with three players on the first team, one player on second team, one player on honorable mention. Senior Keeley Kroeker, honorable […]

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Tabor football looking to rebuild, defend title

With the KCAC coaches pre-season poll placing them in first, the media pre-season poll placing them in second and the NAIA pre-season coaches poll ranking them No. 18, the experts are expecting great things from the Tabor football team this fall. Head coach Mike Gardner will be in his 11th year at the helm, and with an overall 79-32 record […]

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Bluejays ready to race into new season

As head coach Joel Allen and assistant coach Brielle Lund each enter their third year leading the Tabor cross country teams, they have big plans for their runners. Team leaders will include senior Julie Loewen, 18:57.7, fourth fastest in Tabor history; juniors Emily Kemling, 19:02.5, sixth fastest in Tabor history, and Lindsay Crist, 20:35.8, 24th fastest in Tabor history; and […]

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Marion football ready for a new era

Marion football ready for a new era

These seniors will anchor the Marion football team this season for first-year head coach Shaun Craft: front row (from left) Brandon Nguyen, Jarred Rahe, Ethan Darnall, Evann Heidebrecht, Noah Kukuk; (back row) Colton Mercer, Eli Hett, Noah Dalrymple, Sam Zinn, Chase Stringer, Blaine Mermis. Janae Rempel / Free Press Consider a word to describe the 2018 Marion football team, and […]

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