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Coaches prepare for spring season

Coach Lance Ziegler

Lance Ziegler instructs Ryan Deaver on good putting form.

By Emarie Schoenthaler
TCHS spring coaches are getting ready for their spring season in golf, track, and boys’ tennis.

TCHS golf welcomed a new yet old face to their coaching staff. Lance Ziegler, a former football, basketball, and track coach for TCHS, is now taking up the position for Head Boys’ Golf Coach.

Ziegler commented that he will work on “maintaining the tradition of Trego Golf being competitive at the regional and state level.”  He will also “study the rules of golf as well as the fundamentals” and “will work to teach our young participants to conduct themselves in a disciplined manner, demonstrating courtesy and sportsmanship at all times.”

Ziegler said his goals for his team, which is made up of five boys and two girls from Trego, along with four boys from Ransom-Western Plains, are to “consistently improve as a team throughout the season and qualify as a team to participate in the state tournament.”

Ziegler reported the team’s strength is that their team is made-up of “student athletes who truly enjoy the game of golf.” Their weakness, though, is not having as many student athletes participating as recent years.

Ziegler hopes to “continue to carry on the proud tradition of our successful golf program.”

Jeff Rhoden will begin his twelfth season of coaching track and field and his eighth season of coaching

Coach Jeff Rhoden
Coach Jeff Rhoden reviews Sean Conness’s times in the mile

the Eagles.

During this season, Rhoden hopes to “continue to gain knowledge in all areas of the sport” because he believes that “every athlete who participates in track and field can find success.”

The track team, which includes nine boys and eleven girls, will strive to “place as high as possible in the team standings at every meet and to qualify as many athletes as possible for the State Meet in Wichita.”

Rhoden claims the team’s weakness is “losing three State Qualifiers’ from last season’s team.” Their strength, though, is the team’s “balance between boy and girl athletes.”

As a coach, Rhoden’s goals are to “help many athletes feel successful this season, whether this be by improving their best mark throughout the season or by qualifying for the State Meet.”

TCHS Boys’ Tennis welcomes a new coach this season, James Burk, a previous Lacrosse and Thunder Ridge football coach.

Coach James Burk

Coach James Burk steps back to admire a player’s form.

Burk’s goals as a coach are to “build positive player/coach relationships with each of my athletes.”

He states that he is a “firm believer that games are won or lost before they are played. Preparation, both mental and physical, will determine the outcome.”

Eleven boys are participating in tennis this year. The team’s goal is to “improve every meet,” says Burk.

Team strengths, according to Burk, are the “good mix of returning experienced players that are good leaders.”

Burk hopes to be successful in the Regional Meet and send as many players as possible to the State Tennis Meet in Emporia.




New senior page

The new senior page with tributes is now found under TCHS Home, classes, seniors.

Journalism takes a bite out of the Big Apple


The TCHS Journalism group takes a break from ice skating to pose for a picture at Rockefeller Center in New York City on March 16.

By Abraham Pfannenstiel
Sixteen TCHS journalism students accompanied by 10 sponsors traveled to New York City and Boston during Spring Break on March 13-20.

The students enrolled in either Yearbook or Newspaper/Web have been fundraising for nearly two years for the trip.

The group first stopped in New York City where they visited the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Empire State Building, Times Square, and Wall Street. They also got the chance to see Wicked on Broadway, and were given a private tour of Fox News.

On March 18, they then hopped on a train to Boston. Once in Massachusetts, the group traveled the Freedom Trail, where they saw Paul Revere’s house, Bunker Hill, and the USS Constitution.

The travelers arrived home on March 20.

Cheyenne Nickelson weighed in on the trip.

“It was a fun experience. I learned new things, like how to use the subway system. One of my favorite things was going to the Broadway show and seeing all of the effort that goes in to making a performance that big. Overall, it was a great time.”



TCHS students slice and dice


Dissecting a cat, Sierra S. cuts back the skin to see the internal organs during her anatomy and physiology class.

Dissecting a frog, Lexus Haxton attempts to identify the organs inside during her biology class.



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Schedule of Events

TCHS Media Team
Shaylee Flax
Kassidy Chase
Cheyenne Nickelson
Trevor D.
Haylee Gentry
Abraham Pfannenstiel
Emarie Schoenthaler
Alyssa Hafliger
Brendan Flax
Web Designers
Sam Graham
Robert Clark