Category: Spotlight (Winter)

Teamwork key for Bluejay men

Teamwork key for Bluejay men

Tabor men’s coach Micah Ratzlaff (black shirt) has 12 seniors to build upon this season. The Bluejays were picked for second place in the KCAC during the preseason. Pictured are: back row (from left), Travell Robinson, Jimson Clerveus, Coach Ratzlaff, Alex Arnold, Gaven Schumann, Jordan Horstick; front row, Julian Winton, DeShun Patterson, Alan Urrutia, Darren Spruill, Kyle Baker. Picked for […]

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Tabor swimmers preparing for national stage

Tabor swimmers preparing for national stage

The Tabor College swim team gathers at the pool for a group photo. Back row (from left): Evan Bell, Tristan Ward, Quinlee Niblock (manager), Caysi Sykes (graduate assistant), Danny Smith, Ian Duell, Nicholas Bradley, Jacob Rudolph, Coach Nathan Duell, Sarah Schulte, Aleya Hill. Second row (standing): Blake Smith, Muriel Gibson, Jaden McGee, Haylee Herman, Annika Hightron. Front row (sitting): Michal […]

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Injuries deplete wrestling roster

Injuries deplete wrestling roster

Mac Bartel, shown here about to take on an opponent from Wellington at last season’s Marion County Dual Tournament, is the lone senior who returns this season with significant experience on the mat. Bartel came close to qualifying for state last season, and is expected to compete at 120 pounds this season once he recovers from a leg injury. Hillsboro […]

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HHS boys seek return trip to state

HHS boys seek return trip to state

Nine seniors and letter-winners return as Hillsboro boys seek a return trip to the Class 3A state tournament in Manhattan. Pictured are: (from left) Samuel Damon, Wes Shaw, Brodie Rathbone, Darian Ratzlaff, Joe Knoll, Caleb Potucek, Elias Werth, Elliot Ollenburger, Caleb Rempel. Not pictured: Cole Kaufman, Xander Fay, Seth Flaming. Having tasted the sweetness of state tournament play a season […]

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Girls will blend vets with youth

Girls will blend vets with youth

This trio of seniors and letter-winners will provide leadership on and off the court for the Hillsboro girls’ team as the Trojans prepare for the upcoming season. Returning only three players with significant varsity experience from a team that went 5-16 overall and 0-10 in league play, you might think Hillsboro girls’ basketball coach Nathan Hiebert will face another difficult […]

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MHS boys to build on last season

MHS boys to build on last season

These seniors and returning letter-winners will bring experience and leadership to the court this season for the Marion boys’ basketball team: (from left) Eli Hett, Sam Zinn, Chase Stringer, Zachary Stuchlik, Noah Dalrymple, Colin Williams, Evann Heidebrecht. Not pictured: Blaine Mermis. If last year was a season of growing pains for the Marion boys’ basketball team, second-year coach Randy Skiles […]

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MHS wrestlers expand roster to 14

MHS wrestlers expand roster to 14

These seniors and letter-winners will bring leadership and experience to the wrestling mat this season for Marion: (from left) Charlie Nordquist, Tyler Palic, Jarret McLinden, Kolton Brewer, Ethan Darnall, Brock Mitchell. If there is strength in numbers, Marion’s wrestling team is in good shape heading into the 2017 season as the Warriors boast a 14-person roster. “We’re excited,” second-year coach […]

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MHS girls seek to improve on 15-7

MHS girls seek to improve on 15-7

These seniors and letter-winners will lead the Marion girls’ basketball team this season: (front row, from left) Kourtney Hansen, Sam Richmond, Courtney Herzet; (back row) Jessi Lewman, Corin Parmley, Alli Molleker The Marion girls’ basketball team will rely on the leadership of three returning senior starters to fuel the Warriors this season in a return to Class 2A under the […]

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Goessel girls prepare for impact

With seven seniors on the roster, an experienced Bluebird squad will take the court for the Goessel girls’ basketball team this season. “We are senior heavy and will look to our seniors for leadership on and off the court,” said 11th-year coach Ryan Hoopes. “Although senior heavy, we will also have a number of girls competing for playing time and […]

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GHS boys return 3 starters

The Goessel boys’ basketball team will rely on three returning starters from last year’s 7-14 team to lead the Bluebirds this season under the direction of seventh-year coach Curtis Guhr. Senior Jordan Griffin (6 feet, 2 inches) averaged 10.5 points and 6.9 rebounds per game a year ago. Dylan Lindeman, a 6-3 sophomore, joined Griffin in double-digit scoring. He averaged […]

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