Category: Spotlight (Winter)

Experience should boost MHS
Experience should boost MHS

Experience should boost MHS

PreMHSgbb973 A young team that struggled last season may find its stride this year as several players return with varsity experience. ?I would look for us to be improved from last year,? said coach Randy Savage, whose team finished 2-7 in the Heart of America league and 7-13 overall. Key reasons are senior standout Whitney Gordon, as well as sophomores […]

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Hett back to lead Marion boys to next level of competition
Hett back to lead Marion boys to next level of competition

Hett back to lead Marion boys to next level of competition

PreMHSbb970 Despite some losses due to graduation, the Marion Warrior boys return a strong scoring threat and good depth that they hope will translate into wins this season. Junior Jordan Hett, who averaged 13.5 points per game as a sophomore, is the top player coming back. ?He has improved his game in the off-season and has taken more of a […]

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Trojan wrestlers young, inexperienced but athletic
Trojan wrestlers young, inexperienced but athletic

Trojan wrestlers young, inexperienced but athletic

HHSwrestling701 With only one senior, two letter-winners and a total roster of 13 athletes in a sport that requires 14 for a full lineup, you might think Hillsboro wrestling coach Scott O?Hare is apprehensive about the season ahead. On the contrary, O?Hare, now in his ninth year leading the program, sees a lot of upside to this team. ?Even though […]

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HHS boys seasoned for greater success in 2011-12
HHS boys seasoned for greater success in 2011-12

HHS boys seasoned for greater success in 2011-12

HHSboysPR A dose of senior maturity combined with a seasoned core of young talent has coach Darrel Knoll expecting the Hills?boro boys to take another step closer to the Trojan tradition of state-caliber basketball. Rebounding from a 2-19 record two years ago to post an 11-10 mark last season, Knoll sees the current crop of Trojans as being a legitimate […]

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Hillsboro girls set their sights on capturing Class 3A title
Hillsboro girls set their sights on capturing Class 3A title

Hillsboro girls set their sights on capturing Class 3A title

HHSgirls700 Having experienced a taste of state success last season by placing third at the Class 3A tournament, the Hillsboro girls? basket?ball team is hungry for the whole enchilada this season. With the team returning all but one starter, seven letter-winners and better than 75 percent of its scoring and rebounding from last year?s 21-5 squad, targeting the top prize […]

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New coach signals new start for Bluejay women?s program
New coach signals new start for Bluejay women?s program

New coach signals new start for Bluejay women?s program

TCwomen The Tabor College women?s basketball team welcomes a new coach, a new philosophy and many new players this season, hoping to find the formula for success. Coach Shawn Reed is new to Tabor but not new to the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. He was an assistant at Sterling College for 13 to 14 years previously. He returns after a […]

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Returning players key to TC men?s KCAC fortunes
Returning players key to TC men?s KCAC fortunes

Returning players key to TC men?s KCAC fortunes

TCmen Despite the loss of first-team all-conference and honorable mention All-American player Damon Dechant to graduation, the Tabor College men?s basketball team returns plenty of experience that they hope will bring them success on the court this season. ?I?m really excited about this year,? said Micah Ratzlaff since 2006. His team was 3-6 after its first nine games. ?I really […]

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A Kansas version of ?Hoosiers?
A Kansas version of ?Hoosiers?

A Kansas version of ?Hoosiers?

One of the most popular movies of the past 25 years was ?Hoosiers,? which was inspired by the true story of tiny Milan High School defeating mighty Muncie Central High for the Indiana State Basketball title. The movie, loosely based on this actual game which took place in 1954, captured the imagination and hearts of millions of movie-goers around the […]

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Almost all things new for PBHS boys? team
Almost all things new for PBHS boys? team

Almost all things new for PBHS boys? team

The Peabody-Burns boys? basketball team will have a new look and a new league home this season after a successful 2009-10 campaign in which the Warriors finished 16-5 overall and 8-3 in the Heart of America League. All five starters and a key contributor from that team graduated last spring. Coach Brian Simmonds will begin his third year as head […]

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PBHS girls look to boost scoring and team record
PBHS girls look to boost scoring and team record

PBHS girls look to boost scoring and team record

The Peabody-Burns girls? basketball team will open 2010-2011 in a new league. Coming off a 5-16 record overall and a 2-8 mark in the former Eisenhower League, the Warriors started and ended 2009-10 on a five-game losing streak. The Warriors struggled offensively, averaging 29.8 points per game. Moving into the Wheat State League this season, Peabody-Burns features several seniors and […]

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