Category: Spotlight (Winter)

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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CHS girls will have experience on the court
CHS girls will have experience on the court

CHS girls will have experience on the court

The Centre girls? basketball team will enter its first season in a new league led by several players with game experience. Finishing 8-13 overall and 4-4 in Eisenhower League play in 2009-10, the Cougars lost their leading scorers?Carlye Simons, 12 points per game, and Shelby Deines, nine points?to graduation but return senior post player Allison Shields. As a junior, Shields […]

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Centre boys will be a force in a new league
Centre boys will be a force in a new league

Centre boys will be a force in a new league

The Centre Cougar boys appear to be loaded for bear this season as they return four senior starters and five letter-winners from a squad that went 12-9 a year ago and swept its Eisen?hower League schedule with a 6-0 record. Coach Greg Wyatt, now in his second year as boys? coach after a previous tenure with the girls? team, will […]

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Canton-Galva boys will capitalize on experience
Canton-Galva boys will capitalize on experience

Canton-Galva boys will capitalize on experience

Opting to stay in the Heart of America League, the Canton-Galva Eagles have experience returning on the boys? team this season following a 6-18 overall record and 2-12 in the HOA in 2009-10. Nick Vogts returns as the Eagles? leading scorer. The junior guard averaged 7.5 points and 2.5 assists. The Eagles also return their third-leading scorer, senior guard Taylor […]

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CGHS girls will walk a thin line this season
CGHS girls will walk a thin line this season

CGHS girls will walk a thin line this season

Canton-Galva girls? coach Barry Fritz knows the ball is going to have bounce just right if his team is going to have a successful season this winter. For Fritz, 49-80 in seven years at CGHS and 274-145 for his career, that means staying away from injuries, foul trouble, sickness, turnovers and giving up offensive rebounds. That?s a tall order. Key […]

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Goessel girls will feature new starting lineup
Goessel girls will feature new starting lineup

Goessel girls will feature new starting lineup

The Goessel girls faced a big enough challenge this season with the departure of four starters from a team that finished 11-9 overall and 6-5 in the Heart of America League. But when returning all-state senior Kendra Flaming went down for the season with a knee injury, the challenge for coach Ryan Hoopes and his 2010-11 squad became even more […]

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