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Wauneta-Palisade Fall Sports Preview


Broncos Look to Build Off of 2022 Season

In 2022, the Wauneta-Palisade football team started strong at 3-0, then faltered and lost their final five games. Obviously for the Broncos, they will look to counter a fading like they had a year ago and finish the season strong in the 2023 campaign.


Wauneta-Palisade is coached by a pair of coaches, Randy Geier and Joseph Frecks. Both bring a ton of experience in coaching, and they expect the work they are putting in this off-season, to pay off in the season.


"With a good summer in the weight room we look to be a competitive football team this fall. We are looking forward to coaching this team. These kids will show up with a positive attitude and be ready to work hard every day, and that will be necessary in order for us to be successful this season."


The Broncos will be junior heavy and their returning starters include Grayden Sutherland, at 5'10, 170 pounds and will play center and linebacker, Nathan Blackman who looks like he could be the lead candidate to play the quarterback position, and Aden Action, at 6'1, he could be a threat in the pass game at his wide receiver position.


The Broncos are in the D6-4 District with Arthur County, Brady, Paxton, Southwest, and Wallace. They begin the season on at Banner County on August 25th.


New Head Coach Optimistic For the Fall

With a core group of experienced varsity players returning, new Wauneta-Palisade volleyball coach Dakota West is optimistic for a strong fall for the Broncos volleyball team.


For starters, the Broncos return a do-it-all senior in Peyton Cox, who pounded 260 kills, put down 43 stuff blocks, dished 260 assists and finished with 186 digs a season ago.


Fellow senior GraCee Goings was teh team's top passer a year ago (303 digs) and put down 192 kills while leading the team with 52 ace serves.


Izzy Stehno and McKenna Doetker each return after gaining varsity experience a year ago and a large group of varsity newcomers that includes Cheyenne Parrish, Emma Acton, Lilly Dinnel, Jewel Holthus, Maggie Dewester, Kiley Anderson, and Ryleigh McCrumb will look to fill out the rotation.


"We have a great group of athletic girls and we look to be competitive this fall season," West said. "There are three returning seniors and good variety of underclassmen with varsity experience. We also have a large number of incoming freshmen that look to add to our depth on the bench."

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