Category: Spotlight (Winter)

3 starters back for MHS boys
3 starters back for MHS boys

3 starters back for MHS boys

MarionBoysBB449 Three strong starters will anchor a Marion boys? basketball squad that brings depth and experience to the court this season. ?We?ve got a lot of returners who have played a lot of minutes and they?re excited to be out here,? said coach Jeff McMillin. ?They want to have a special season.? Leading the charge will be the dynamic duo […]

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Two state qualifiers return for Trojan wrestling
Two state qualifiers return for Trojan wrestling

Two state qualifiers return for Trojan wrestling

HHSwrestling150 HHSwrSVJones743 Quantity is still on the low side, but Hillsboro coach Scott O?Hare likes the quality of athletes that comprise this year?s wrestling team. ?The (weight class) positions we fill make for a pretty strong team,? O?Hare said. ?The only problem is that is a small portion of the lineup. But it will be a strong part.? O?Hare has […]

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Hillsboro boys have potential for strong season
Hillsboro boys have potential for strong season

Hillsboro boys have potential for strong season

HHSboysBB153 HHSbbbSESalineThiessen With three starters and four letter-winners returning from last year?s 18-5 team, the Hillsboro boys are positioned for another successful run this season. ?I think we have a lot of upside on this team,? said Darrel Knoll, who is 418-146 as he enters his 25th year as head coach. ?We just have to embrace that, build on our […]

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Trojan girls reload for success after 3rd-place finish at state
Trojan girls reload for success after 3rd-place finish at state

Trojan girls reload for success after 3rd-place finish at state

HHSgirlsBB148 HHSgbbRileyCountyLoewen The graduation of five senior letter-winners from a team that finished 23-3 and took third at the Class 3A state tournament a year ago might make some head coaches nervous about the season to come. Nathan Hiebert, not so much. Expectations may be as high as they?ve ever been for Hills?boro girls? basketball in his sixth year at […]

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Bluejay bowlers to make competitive debut this year
Bluejay bowlers to make competitive debut this year

Bluejay bowlers to make competitive debut this year

TCmenBowlAustin765 TCwomenBowlCharioCarter762 Team captains Austin Jones and Chario Carter will set the tone for the Tabor bowling program in its first year of competition. More than a year ago Tabor College introduced bowling to its winter lineup, and this season the Bluejays finally get a chance to strut their stuff. Led by a core group of experienced recruits, including team […]

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Tabor College teams prepare for KCAC schedule
Tabor College teams prepare for KCAC schedule

Tabor College teams prepare for KCAC schedule

TCseniorsBB ? Bluejay men look to youth for success TCbbVsSWChippeauxDUNK211 The Tabor College men?s team will get a boost from three returning seniors, including all-conference forward Ryan Chippeaux. But the Bluejays will have to rely on a young, talented group of newcomers to generate a conference title run this season. ?Its been a great year so far for us because […]

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With experience returning, PBHS girls look for more wins
With experience returning, PBHS girls look for more wins

With experience returning, PBHS girls look for more wins

PrePBHSgirlsbb033 A Peabody-Burns girls? team that lost only one starter to graduation looks to improve on last season?s 2-19 record behind the leadership of ninth-year coach Darren Schroeder. The Warriors lost in the first round of sub-state last year. ?A nice nucleus returns for us, so we should have plenty of experience and understanding of the program returning,? Schroeder said. […]

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PBHS boys looks to varsity veterans to lead the way
PBHS boys looks to varsity veterans to lead the way

PBHS boys looks to varsity veterans to lead the way

PrePBHSboysbb035 The Peabody-Burns boys will have to capitalize on their base of returning varsity experience this year if they?re going to improve on last season?s 5-16 record, which included a loss in the first round of sub-state. ?The team will have better depth with the return of two seniors Matt Hiebert and Brody Kyle,? coach Brian Simmonds said. Both Hiebert […]

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Youth key for CHS girls? team
Youth key for CHS girls? team

Youth key for CHS girls? team

CHSgirls The Centre girls will need some young players to step up and help their two returning starters if the Cougars are to claim many this season. ?We are experienced in our backcourt guards,? coach Alan Stahlecker said. ?We don?t have an awful lot of experience on the front line, so we?re going to need some people to step up […]

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Centre boys ready to rebuild
Centre boys ready to rebuild

Centre boys ready to rebuild

PreCHSboysbb984 The Centre Cougars boys face a rebuilding year this year, as they return no starters and only five letter-winners from last season?s 13-8 squad. Last season?s squad went 5-3 in the Wheat State League, good for a second-place tie, and were sub-state runners-up. ?We are going to be fairly small and inexperienced this year,? said coach Greg Wyatt, who […]

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