Spotlight (Winter)

Tabor men bring back one starter

The Tabor men's basketball team returns a lone starter in letter winner senior Diontre Cutliff this season. He is joined by fellow returning letter winners senior Nick Lee and sophomore Michael Russell. Seniors ...


Experience, depth to give Trojan boys edge

Front: Caleb Rempel, Jorge Hanschu, Caleb Potucek, and Brooks Gardner. Back row: Joe Knoll, Avery Unruh, Wes Shaw, and Darian Ratzlaff.

Entering his 31st year at Hillsboro High School, boys basketball head coach Darrel Knoll has a deep team coming back this year. The Trojans finished 16-6 last year with a 6-3 Central Kansas League record, good for third place. Two seniors, Darian Ratzlaff and Wes Shaw, will be key for Hillsboro to make a splash this year. Ratzlaff has ...


Hillsboro girls looking to grow this season

Front: Dani Klein, Eva Franz, and Kinsey Kleiner. Back: Katie Evans, Tuesday Weisbeck, Jessica Sauders, and Teegan Werth.

A young Trojan girls basketball team will look to be competitive and grow after an 8-12 season last year with a 2-7 league record. Led by head coach Nathan Hiebert, Hillsboro will look to lean on Teegan Werth, who was an All Central Kansas League selection last year. She averaged nearly 10 points a game with 3. 5 rebounds ...


Bluejay swimmers ready for new season

There are no seniors on the Tabor women's swimming team this season, but fifth-year head coach Nathan Duell's swimmers are ready to take on the season. Team members include juniors Mariana Nassuno Alves and Michal Parris; sophomores Madelynn Donohue, Haylee Herman, Annika Highstrom and Blake Smith; and freshmen Onelia Figueroa and Lonna Porter. Men’s ...


Marion boys ready to take the court with new coach

These seniors and returning letter-winners will anchor the Marion boys basketball team this season. They are, from left, Luke Dawson, Hunter Helmer, Jaxton Tracy, Noah Dalrymple, Sam Zinn, Eli Hett, Chase Stringer, Evann Heidebrecht, Brandon Nguyen.

The Marion boys basketball team will look to improve on last year’s 8-13 record under the direction of Terry Edwards, who enters his first full season as Warrior head coach. Marion went 3-6 in Heart of America League play a year ago, tying for seventh place. The ...


Warriors to feature new faces, same determination

These seniors and returning letter-winners will anchor the Marion girls. basketball team this season They are, from left, Michaela Regnier, Maria Stuchlik, Destiny Boudreaux, and Corrina Crabb. Not pictured: Sam Kelsey.

Having lost six seniors to graduation a year ago, the Marion girls basketball team will see some new faces on the court this season under the direction of seventh-year coach Kelly Robson. ...


Marion wrestlers to lean on state experience

These seniors and returning letter-winners will anchor a young Marion wrestling team this season. They are, from left, Luke Lanning, Calib Mallory, Charlie Nordquist, Will Alleven, Ethan Darnall, Forest Slater, Todd Palic.

Two returning state qualifiers will lead a young Marion wrestling team this season under the direction of third-year coach Tyler McMichael. Marion’s two seniors, Charlie Nordquist and Ethan Darnall, bring state experience to the team and will provide leadership. Following a regional championship victory, Nordquist finished fourth at state a year ago. Darnall also returns with state experience. As a team, ...


Tabor women continue strong tradition

Head coach Shawn Reed will lead the Tabor women's basketball team this season. Returning letter winners include seniors Taylor Deniston, Morgan Ediger, Tristen Leiszler, Taylor Mires, Kelsey Unruh and Kristyn Wedel; juniors Zenith Hernandez and Annamarie Wilkin; and sophomores Olivia Brubacher and Sammy Jo Peterson. Other ...


Returning Bluebirds ready to take the court

Front: Drew Lindeman, and Dylan Lindeman. Back: Malachi Lewis, Jerah Schmidt, Zach Zogleman, and Jacob Hagewood.

As the Goessel Bluebirds prepare for this season, their returning starters will be in the limelight. “With four returning letter winners from last year’s team, the Bluebirds will be looking for to them to bring positive leadership and bring great experience to this season,” seventh-year head coach Curtis Guhr said. Guhr ...


Goessel girls prepare to build on past success

Front: Megan Guerrero, and Rebecca Sawyer. Back: Haley O'Neal, Madison Smith, and Stephany Meyer.

The Goessel girls basketball team is gearing up to rebuild and reload this season, after losing five starters to graduation. After finishing last season at 16-5 overall and 9-0 in league, the Bluebirds have some big shoes to fill. Twelfth-year head coach Ryan Hoopes has a group that's up for the challenge, however. “We have ...