Category: Season Previews

New coach has six returning qualifiers

New coach has six returning qualifiers

With six returning state qualifiers, the Marion wrestling team is primed and ready for the upcoming season. The Warriors will rely on these seniors and returning letter-winners to anchor the team: front row (from left), Kolton Brewer, Ezra Darnall, Jarrett Johnson, AJ Cogdill, Ethan Darnall; back row, Brock Mitchell, Tyler Palic, Jarrett McLinden, Bryce Shults, Charlie Nordquist. With 10 wrestlers returning with experience, […]

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New faces key to Marion girls’ success

New faces key to Marion girls’ success

These seniors and letter-winners will form the core for the Marion girls’ basketball team this season: (from left) Taelyn Pagel, Kourtney Hansen, Molly Hess, Marissa Jacobson. With the loss of seven seniors from a year ago, the Marion girls’ basketball team will rely on new faces this season. Following a 6-15 campaign in 2014-15, the Warriors went 16-6 a year ago, […]

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Skiles to lead Marion boys’ program

Skiles to lead Marion boys’ program

These seniors and letter-winners will anchor the Marion boys’ basketball team this season: (from left) Peyton Heidebrecht, Zachary Stuchlik, Evann Heidebrecht. Not pictured: Mason Peder­sen, Nathan Baldwin. The Marion boys’ basketball team will be under new leadership this season as Randy Skiles takes the reins as coach. Skiles comes to Marion from Sedgwick, where he served as athletic director and assistant principal for […]

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Goessel girls aim for WSL repeat title

Goessel girls aim for WSL repeat title

These seniors and letter-winners will anchor the Goessel girls’ basketball team this season: (from left) Jennifer Meysing, Eden Hiebert, Brittney Hiebert, Olivia Duerksen, Kara Burkholder.<p> The Goessel girls’ basketball team will need to replace 70 percent of its scoring from last year’s 20-3 team as the Bluebirds anticipate the new season. Despite the loss of personnel, 10th-year coach Ryan Hoopes returns […]

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Bluebird boys return three starters

Bluebird boys return three starters

These seniors and letter-winners will form a solid core for the Goessel boys’ basketball team this season: (from left) Joshua Schmidt, Jordan Griffin, Rhett Makovec, Trevor Beisel, Miguel Guerrero. Not pictured: Devon LeRoy. The Goessel boys’ basketball team will look to three returning starters to anchor the team this season. The Bluebirds went 11-12 a year ago, including a 2-5 finish in […]

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Canton-Galva girls will build on three returning starters

Canton-Galva girls will build on three returning starters

These seniors and returning letter-winners will form the nucleus of the Canton-Galva girls’ basketball team this season: (from left) Kaysha Unruh, Taylor Everett, Kelli Nightin­gale, Autumn Colgin. Not pictured: Brittany Nord­strom. The Canton-Galva girls’ basketball team will rely on three returning senior starters to guide the team this season under first-year coach Dean Scott, who also coaches softball for the […]

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Eagle boys prepare for first season in Wheat State League

Eagle boys prepare for first season in Wheat State League

These seniors will anchor the Canton-Galva boys’ basketball team this season: (from left) Hunter Pearson, Jordan Gagnebin, Reed Wiens. For the first time, the Canton-Galva boys’ basketball team will compete as members of the Wheat State League. “Switching to a new league is exciting for the program,” said fifth-year coach Shane Duncan. “We will get the opportunity to play teams […]

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Three returning starters will anchor Cougar girls’ team

Three returning starters will anchor Cougar girls’ team

These eight girls comprise the Centre High School girls’ team this winter. Pictured are: back row (from left), Kaitlin Brunner, Summer Espinoza, Shelby Pankratz, Katie Marler; front row, Kelsey Hett, Kate Basore, Haizea Diego, Becca. Not pictured: Grace Peterson, Emily Schlesener, Janel Dones. The Centre girls’ basketball team will look to three returning starters to anchor the team this season. […]

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Centre boys return 7 letter-winners

Centre boys return 7 letter-winners

The Centre High School boys’ basketball team for 2016-17: front row (from left) Cody Svoboda, Dylan Deines, Cole Srajer, Brendon Bina, Cole Methvin, Max Svoboda; middle row, Xavier Espinoza, Tanner Wiggans, Austin Peterson, James Spohn, Daniel Rudolph, Zach Barney; back row, Jensen Riffel, Aidan Svoboda, Braxton Smith, Tanner Peterson, Troy Jones. Not pictured: CJ Thompson, Alex Stika, Dalton Stika, Bryce […]

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Peabody-Burns boys aim to show ‘much improvement’

Peabody-Burns boys aim to show ‘much improvement’

These seniors and returning letter-winners will form a solid core for the Peabody-Burns boys’ basketball team this season: front row (from left) Bryant Young, Chance Elliott, Tyler Entz; (back row) Austin Purk, Austin Reynolds, Jayton Scott, Derik Newman, Marcus Sanders. Not pictured: Dylon Erlich.<p> The Peabody-Burns boys’ basketball team ended the 2015-16 season still seeking its first win. Third-year coach Caleb Good […]

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