Category: Spotlight (Winter)

Redemption & Renewal

Redemption & Renewal

LanceCarter0751cmyk Lance Carter came to Tabor College to play basketball. A self-described lover of the game, Carter worked his way into the Bluejays? starting lineup essentially from the beginning. But the 6-foot, 4-inch athlete?s journey was not always smooth or filled with success. A tumultuous off-season a year ago resulted in his dismissal from school, making him question his place […]

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Hits and hoops

Hits and hoops

LoewenDualSportcmyk As a child, Tena Loe?wen dreamed of becoming an Olympic gymnast. These days, the only intense balancing the junior standout does is between the Tabor College volleyball and basketball courts. But in trading balance beams and mats for nets and backboards, Loewen has found her niche. She has excelled in both volleyball and basketball at Tabor, receiving recognition from […]

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HHS girls return 7 letter-winners

HHS girls return 7 letter-winners

Coach Nathan Hiebert will look to these eight seniors and letter-winners for leadership this season. Pictured from left are Mesa Merrell, Tas Sanchez, Brooklyn Wiens, Alex Ratz?laff, Marah Franz, Abby Sechrist, Rebecca Kaufman and Callie Linnens. Returning one of the top scorers in the league is about all most high school coaches could hope for as a new season begins?but […]

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Trojan boys return 4 varsity vets

Trojan boys return 4 varsity vets

Hillsboro boys will be led by these four returning letter-winners: (from left) Preston Loewen, Austin Cross, Braden Vogt and Elias Werth. Cross, who received all-league honorable mention, is the lone returning starter. Even with only one starter returning from last season?s 9-12 team, Hillsboro boys? head coach Darrel Knoll feels confident this year?s team will be successful. ?We?re young, but […]

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Two state wrestlers will lead Trojans

Two state wrestlers will lead Trojans

These four returning letter-winners will lead this year?s Hillsboro wrestling team. Pictured from left are Travis King, Tristan Donaldson, Franklin Jost and Levi Mendoza. King and Mendoza are past state tournament qualifiers. Scott O?Hare returns two athletes with state tournament experience as he begins his 10th year as head coach of Hillsboro wrestling. Senior Levi Mendoza and junior Travis King […]

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Three state qualifiers back for Marion

Three state qualifiers back for Marion

Three state qualifiers return to anchor the Marion wrestling team this season: (from left) Bryce Shults, Remington Putter, Jarrett Johnson. The 2015-16 Marion wrestling team may be small in number but not in talent, according to 16th-year head coach Chad Adkins. ?We?re just about one deep in the weight classes, which is OK as long as we?re healthy and eligible,? […]

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‘Fire’ led to experience for MHS

‘Fire’ led to experience for MHS

These seniors and returning all-league players will form a solid core for the Marion boys? basketball team this season: (from left) Dylan Pippin, Zachary Stuchlik, Colin Williams, Tyler Zinn, Nathan Baldwin, Nicholas Stuchlik, Mason Pedersen, Jack Schneider, Peyton Heidebrecht. Last year, the Marion boys? basketball team went through baptism by fire. With only two seniors on the roster and a […]

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Girls return 4 starters, 7 seniors

Girls return 4 starters, 7 seniors

These seniors and returning all-league players will bring experience and leadership to the Marion girls? basketball team this season: front row (from left) Bailey Robson, Kirsten Hansen, Erika Hess, McKenzee Remmers; (back row) Kristen Herzet, Kourtney Hansen, Elizabeth Meyer, Marshelle Mermis. Look for an experienced Marion girls? basketball team to take the court this season. The Warrior roster boasts seven […]

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GHS girls eye hoops run at state

GHS girls eye hoops run at state

Coach Ryan Hoopes is looking to these six returning letter-winners to lead his team this season: (from left) Aleena Cook, Page Hiebert, Olivia Duerksen, Alicen Meysing, Eden Hiebert and Brittney Hiebert. With four returning starters, the Goessel girls? basketball team is primed for success. Ninth-year coach Ryan Hoopes said the Bluebirds return 95 percent of their scoring from last year?s […]

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Goessel boys rebuilding with 1 returning starter

Goessel boys rebuilding with 1 returning starter

These seniors and letter-winners will form the core of Goessel?s team this season under the leadership of coach Curtis Guhr. Pictured (from left) are Joshua Schmidt, Chase Flaming, Leighton Wagner, Rhett Makovec, Zach Wiens and Matt Regier. With the loss of five seniors from last year?s squad, the Goessel boys? basketball team will have somewhat of a rebuilding year. Fifth-year […]

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