Category: Spotlight (Winter)

Young Canton-Galva team looking to improve

After a 3-18 season last year, the Canton-Galva boys basketball team is ready to improve on that record, after learning on the go last year. “Although we will not have a senior on the roster, it will be nice to have some experience returning,” head coach Shane Duncan said. “Last year, these boys were thrown to the wolves, but I […]

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Canton-Galva Girls introducing new coach

Entering his first season coaching, Shelby Hoppes takes over an experienced Canton-Galva girls basketball team that finished 9-12 in 2017-18. “With this being my first year as head coach at Canton-Galva, and also my first year as a basketball head coach, there are a lot of unknowns for the upcoming season,” Hoppes said. “We have a lot of returning experience […]

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Grit and hard work name of the game for Lady Warriors

Grit and hard work name of the game for Lady Warriors

The Peabody-Burns girls basketball team is ready to take on the season. They are, left, from front to back, Kaete Johnson, TJ Clover, Skylre Stucky, Shealee Rine; middle, from front to back, Sydney Hodges, Mckayla Hauck, Ariana Marcenaro; and right, from front to back, Mya Winter, Adrianna Newman, Clarissa Stokes, and Sarah Spencer.. Peabody-Burns head girls basketball coach Travis Schafer […]

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Peabody-Burns striving for season of surprises

First-year head coach Bob Kyle will be looking to breathe new life into his Peabody-Burns boys basketball team this season. With an 0-20 overall and 0-10 league record last year, the Warriors will be hungry for a win. Peabody-Burns will see five returning starters back on the court: senior post Tyler Entz, junior guard Andrew Hauck, junior post Caleb VanCuren, […]

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Centre looks to build around young core

Centre looks to build around young core

Pictured are: Alyssa Espinoza, Cailey Barney, Kelsey Hett, Samantha Espinoza With no seniors on the team, Centre girls basketball will lean on a group of underclassmen to try to improve on their 9-11 record from last season. Head coach Alan Stahlecker is entering his 10th season as head coach and said that while his team is not tall, they have good […]

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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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