Category: Strive (Spring)

Great shot for a great future

Great shot for a great future

• Tabor’s record-setting Robert Phillips is looking for a good outdoor season and an even better life. When he steps into the shot put ring to compete for Tabor College, Robert Phillips doesn’t over think it. He knows his preparation has made him ready. “I breathe,” Phillips said. “A lot of people, they get into the ring, they want to […]

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New role, renewed joy

New role, renewed joy

After coming to Tabor College to pitch, Jake Jones has found a new role on the baseball team this season. He’s started 24 games at second base for the Bluejays and is batting .437 in 32 games played. Two and a half years ago, Jake Jones came to Tabor College to pitch. During the first two years of his collegiate […]

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Pitching key for Trojans

Pitching key for Trojans

Hillsboro softball returns five seniors and letter-winners this spring. From left are Mesa Merrell, Cheyenne Bernhardt, Sam Moss, Taylor Helmer and Sarah Jost. The Trojans’ first home doubleheader is scheduled for April 7 versus Hoisington. Hillsboro softball coach Stephanie Sinclair is looking to build on the talent of two returning all-league players to improve on last year’s 6-16 record. Sinclair […]

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State vets to lead HHS

State vets to lead HHS

These four returning state qualifiers will form the core of Hillsboro’s track and field team this spring. Pictured from left are Sienna Kaufman, Abby Sechrist, Wes Shaw and Brittany Schale. The Hillsboro track and field team will feature five returning athletes with state experience this spring. Senior Jonathan Hiner­man and sophomore Wes Shaw competed at Wichita in 2016 for the […]

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Alum returns as coach

Alum returns as coach

These seniors and returning letter-winners will form the nucleus for first-year baseball head coach Luke Moore. This is the second year Hillsboro and Peabody-Burns have joined forces on the diamond. Kneeling are (from left) Jorge Hanschu, Chance Elliot, Brooks Gardner, Ben Koop. Back row: Tyson Reimer, Kaden Kleiner, Braden Vogt, Austin Purk and Jacob Funk. Not pictured: Marcus Sanders, Zach […]

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Depth key for Trojan golf

The return of all four members of his Class 2A state tournament team, combined with an influx of five experienced and/or athletic newcomers, has Hills­boro golf coach Scott O’Hare feeling pretty upbeat about the upcoming season. O’Hare began the 2016 season with five roster players and finished with the minimum four required to post a team score. The four returning […]

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New coach, small team

New coach, small team

First-year boys’ tennis coach Bob Woelk (left) is preparing his roster of three players, each a returning letter-winner, for a more competitive season. Standing with Woelk are Jacob Isaac, Dakota Klein and Dylan Wiens. The Hillsboro boys’ tennis program returns its entire player roster from a year ago. That’s good news for first-year coach Bob Woelk, who is adding boys’ […]

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MHS track aims for state

MHS track aims for state

These seniors and returning state qualifiers will form a solid core for the Marion track and field team this season: front row (from left) Marissa Jacobson, Sam Richmond, Colin Williams, Devin Regnier, Jeremy Hett; (back row) Tyler Arocha, Jack Schneider, Tyler Palic, Cade Harms, Aaron Riggs. Not pictured: Bryce Shults. The Marion track and field team returns five state qualifiers […]

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Warriors return all but two

Warriors return all but two

The Marion baseball team returns all but two of its members from last year. These seniors and returning letter-winners will provide experience to anchor the team: front row (from left) Corbin Wheeler, Cole Srajer, Mason Pedersen, Peyton Heidebrecht; (back row) Garrett Hoffner, Seth Savage, Dylan Deines, Nathan Baldwin, Jacob Vondenkamp The Marion baseball team returns all but two members from […]

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MHS softball aims to retool

MHS softball aims to retool

These seniors will form a solid core for the Marion softball team this season: (from left) Tori Boyd, Taylor May, Taelyn Pagel, Emily Hague, Katelyn Christensen, Shelby Felvus, Paige May. The Marion softball team lost seven seniors to graduation and will rely on a core group of returners to anchor the team this year. Last season, the War­riors finished with […]

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