Category: Spotlight (Winter)

PBHS girls under new leadership

PBHS girls under new leadership

These seniors and returning letter-winners will anchor the Peabody-Burns girls? basketball team this season: (from left) Nicole Sanders, Anna Lubbers, Cheyene Shaw, Elena Miccone, Katy Benson, Mallory Harris. With first-year coach Scott Bauer at the helm, the Peabody-Burns girls? basketball team will look to make positive strides following last year?s 3-18 season. The Warriors, who went 2-12 in Wheat State […]

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Tabor men shooting for KCAC championship

Tabor men shooting for KCAC championship

These seniors will anchor the Tabor College men?s basketball team this year: (from left) Andrew Thomas, Dewayne Biggs, JT Nemit, Justin Malan. Not pictured: Nick Rice. Janae Rempel / Free Press Picked to finish first in both the KCAC coaches? and media preseason polls, the Tabor College men?s basketball team will look to do just that under the direction of […]

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TC women: New roles, big goals

TC women: New roles, big goals

Returning All-KCAC recipients Tonisha Dean (left) and Tena Loewen will anchor the Tabor College women?s basketball team this season. The Bluejays advanced to the NAIA national tournament opening round last year and ended the season with a 21-11 overall record. Janae Rempel / Free Press While a number of athletes have returned to the Tabor College women?s basketball roster, the […]

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Hillsboro boys retool with one returning starter

Hillsboro boys retool with one returning starter

Hillsboro coach Darrel Knoll (middle) poses with the seniors and returning letter-winners on this year?s boys? basketball team. From left are Phillip Ediger, Grant Knoll, Kentrell Miller, David Dick, Micah Allen and Josh Funk. <p> <p> Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Losing six talented seniors, including four starters, from last year?s state-tournament team, Hillsboro boys? basketball coach Darrel Knoll is […]

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Trojan girls challenged to increase their impact

Trojan girls challenged to increase their impact

Coach Nathan Hiebert will look to this combination of seniors and letter-winners to provide the foundation for the girls? basketball team this season. Pictured from left are Tara Proffitt, Alex Ratzlaff, Darcy Heinrichs and Allison Weber. Ratzlaff and Heinrichs started last season for the 18-5 Trojans. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press ?Opportunity? is the buzzword for the Hillsboro girls? basketball […]

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Strong senior leaders to set the pace for wrestlers

Strong senior leaders to set the pace for wrestlers

These seniors and letter-winners will set the standard for this year?s Hillsboro wrestling team. Pictured from left are Jon Carey, Travis King, Franklin Jost, Jesse Meier, Tyson Ratzlaff, Levi Mendoza and Nathan Simhiser. Carey and Mendoza qualified for state last season. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Hillsboro wrestling coach Scott O?Hare has reason to be optimistic about this season, his […]

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Marion wrestling returns seven state qualifiers

Marion wrestling returns seven state qualifiers

With seven returning state-qualifiers, the Marion wrestling team is primed for another successful season. These seniors and letter-winners will lead the charge. From left: Bryce Shults, AJ Cogdill, Ryan Cochran, Remington Putter, Ezra Darnall, Jarrett Johnson, Kyle Palic, Adam Janzen. Not pictured: Zac Dvorak, Noah Albin.<p> <p> Janae Rempel / Free Press With the return of seven of nine state […]

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MHS boys will have new starters

MHS boys will have new starters

Seniors Bret Voth (left)?and Jacob Baldwin will provide leadership for a young Marion basketball squad this season. The team will try to improve on last season?s 13-9 record. Janae Rempel / Free Press With no starters returning, this season will be somewhat of a trial by fire for the Marion boys? basketball team. With only two seniors on the roster […]

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New faces key for Warrior girls

New faces key for Warrior girls

Senior Julia Hall (center) and juniors Kirsten Hansen (left)?and Bailey Robson (right)?will form a solid core for the Marion girls? basketball team this season. Janae Rempel / Free Press With only one returning starter, the Marion girls? basketball team will rely on some new faces this season. The Warriors graduated four seniors?Katey Ehrlich, Kelli Hess, Megan Richmond and Kaelyn Thierolf, […]

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Goessel boys return one starter, but three more letter-winners

Goessel boys return one starter, but three more letter-winners

These seniors and letter-winners will provide a solid core for the Goessel boys? basketball team this season:?(from left)?Aaron Woelk, Connor Davis, Zach Wiens, Lawton Makovec, Lucas Hiebert, Kellen Froese. Janae Rempel / Free Press The Goessel boys? basketball team returns one starter from last year?s 9-13 season, and fourth-year coach Curtis Guhr will look to others to step in and […]

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