Category: Spotlight (Winter)

CGHS boys deep with senior veterans for 2011-12
CGHS boys deep with senior veterans for 2011-12

CGHS boys deep with senior veterans for 2011-12

PreCGHSboysbb985 With a broad senior base, the Canton-Galva boys are on the hunt for uncommon success on the basketball court this season. ?I am excited that we have five seniors who have played in a lot of varsity games,? said coach Jake Sims, who returns for his second year. ?They played a lot for me last year, so they understand […]

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Canton-Galva girls to build with new coach at the helm
Canton-Galva girls to build with new coach at the helm

Canton-Galva girls to build with new coach at the helm

PreCGHSgirlsbb988 The Canton-Galva Eagles welcome a new coach to the girls? basketball team this season as they look to improve on a 4-17 record last year. The Eagles lost in the first round of sub-state last year to Pratt-Skyline. ?We will look to build off a four-win season last year,? said coach Dale Dvorak. ?With a new coach and a […]

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Five returning starters prepare to lead Bluebird girls? fortunes
Five returning starters prepare to lead Bluebird girls? fortunes

Five returning starters prepare to lead Bluebird girls? fortunes

  PreGHSgirlsbb991 The Goessel girls? basketball team returns five starters this year, and is eager to improve on a 6-16 record last season. ?The Lady Bluebirds did a lot of growing up last year,? said coach Ryan Hoopes, who is back for his sixth year at the helm. ?Coming off a season where they lost eight games by four points […]

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Guhr steps in to lead Goessel boys? team as coach
Guhr steps in to lead Goessel boys? team as coach

Guhr steps in to lead Goessel boys? team as coach

PreGHSboysbb989 An experienced boys? basketball team welcomes long-time assistant coach Curtis Guhr as its head coach this year. ?I?m pretty excited about the whole thing,? Guhr said. ?We have quite a few guys back this year, so I?m looking forward to keeping going what we did last year and hopefully adding my own stamp to the program.? Last year the […]

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Marion loaded for mat success
Marion loaded for mat success

Marion loaded for mat success

PreMHSwr963 A strong Marion wrestling program is gearing up for a season anchored by the experience of team captains Colten John?son, Cole Lewman and Brody Carroll. The roster boasts 24 wrestlers this season, with three seniors among the group of nine returners. Carroll is going to be one to watch this season in the 138-pound weight class, as he took […]

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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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