Category: Spotlight (Winter)

Canton-Galva girls will incorporate new players

Canton-Galva girls will incorporate new players

These seniors and returning letter-winners will lead the way for a young Canton-Galva girls’ basketball team this season: (from left) Katie Fiedler, Taylor Everett, Maddie Snow, Kaysha Unruh, Tia Moddelmog. The Canton-Galva girls’ basketball team and second-year coach Dean Scott will rely on some new faces this year, as the Eagles return just one starter from last year’s 10-12 team. […]

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Eagle boys will tap underclassmen

Eagle boys will tap underclassmen

These seniors and returning letter-winners will form a solid core for the Canton-Galva boys’ basketball team this season: (from left) Dawson Minson, Dylan Wood, Nick Pearson, Jonah Sargent, Landon Everett, Kinser Colgin. Sixteen of the 19 athletes on the Canton-Galva boys’ basketball roster are underclassmen, as a young Eagles seek to improve upon last year’s 4-17 campaign under the direction […]

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Centre girls’ team will mix veterans with freshmen

Centre girls’ team will mix veterans with freshmen

Centre girls’ key players this season include Janel Dones, Becca Casey, Kate Basore, Emily Schlesener, Kelsey Hett. All are seniors except for Hett, a sophomore. The Cougars lost three seniors from last season’s 12-10 squad. The Centre girls’ basketball team will be young this season as four of nine players on the roster are freshmen. The Cougars lost three seniors […]

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Centre boys positioned for success

Centre boys positioned for success

Forming the nucleus of the Cougar boys’ basketball team this season are (from left) CJ Thompson, Xavier Espinoza, Cody Svoboda, Zach Barney, Austin Peter­son, Cole Srajer. All are seniors except for Espinoza, a junior. Centre boys’ coach Richard Idleman is confident about his Cougar basketball team this season. “This year’s team has the ability to experience a successful season,” he […]

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Bob Kyle steps in as head coach for Peabody-Burns boys’ team

Bob Kyle steps in as head coach for Peabody-Burns boys’ team

These seniors and letter-winners will provide a sizeable foundation for the Peabody-Burns boys’ basketball team this season. Pictured are: front row (from left), Jacobo Penalver, Jess Philpott, Bryant Young, Bradley Sullivan, Caleb VanCuren; (back row) Rocco Weerts, Chance Elliott, Tyler Entz, Andrew Hauck, Jack Parks. <p> The Peabody-Burns boys’ basketball team will be led by first-year coach Bob Kyle. Kyle […]

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PBHS girls return one starter

PBHS girls return one starter

These seniors and letter-winners will form the nucleus of a young Peabody-Burns girls’ basketball team this season: (from left) Tori Pickens, Precious Kerr, Sydney Hodges. The Peabody-Burns girls’ basketball team will look to one returning starter to anchor the Warriors this season under the direction of third-year coach Scott Bauer. Tori Pickens is Peabody-Burns’ only returning starter from last year’s […]

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Parents can help (or hurt) the team

The largely undercovered aspect of school athletic programs is the involvement of parents. Most parents make a positive impact, but a few cross the line, usually under the guise of “doing what’s best” for their child and actually make life hard for all involved. Several years ago we interviewed coaches and asked them to offer their advice to parents. As […]

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Travelers find a home AT Tabor

Travelers find a home AT Tabor

After moving from place to place as military family members, Kaleigh Troxell and Alan Urrutia have made a lasting impact on the women’s and men’s basketball teams. Kaleigh Troxell By the time she graduates from Tabor College in the spring, Kaleigh Troxell will have spent more time in Hillsboro than almost anywhere else she’s lived. The daughter of a now-retired […]

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Teamwork critical to HHS girls’ success

Teamwork critical to HHS girls’ success

These seniors and letter-winners return with significant varsity experience for Coach Nathan Hiebert. Team power rather than star power will be key to improving on Hillsboro’s 11-11 record from last season. Pictured are: (from left) Savannah Unruh, Sienna Kaufman, Rebecca Kaufman, Abby Sechrist, Callie Linnens, Mesa Merrell and Paige Proffitt. The blessing: Hillsboro girls’ basketball coach Nathan Hiebert has seven […]

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Trojan boys return experienced group

Trojan boys return experienced group

This group of seniors and returning letter-winners will form the nucleus of the Hillsboro boys’ team this winter. Pictured are: back row (from left), Preston Loewen, Joe Knoll, Garrett Funk, Carson Herbel, Wes Shaw; front row, Elliot Ollenburger, Darian Ratzlaff, Braden Vogt and Elias Werth. Hillsboro boys’ coach Darrel Knoll welcomes eight players returning with significant varsity experience from last […]

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