Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 07 May 2013 14:16The No. 4 seeded Tabor softball team ended its season with an 18-25 overall record after going 1-2 in the KCAC Softball Tournament this past weekend.
The Bluejays lost to Ottawa in the opening round, then defeated McPherson before being eliminated with a loss to Kansas Wesleyan.
“Obviously, it didn’t go as we hoped,” coach Suzanne Unruh said. “We made some defensive mistakes in the first game that we haven’t made since the first half of the season. We also couldn’t string any hits together to get us on a roll on the offense.”
Kansas Wesleyan—Tabor ended its season with a 17-3 lost Friday night to No. 3 Kansas Wesleyan in five innings.
The Bluejays trailed the Coyotes, 2-0, after the first inning, but KWU blew the...
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 07 May 2013 14:16Despite dropping two games to No. 2 seeded Sterling in the double elimination KCAC tournament at Hobart-Detter Field in Hutchinson, Tabor’s baseball season is not finished yet.
The Bluejays (38-14) were one of 16 schools to receive an at-large bid—a result of the final NAIA Baseball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll—and will play in the NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round May 9-13.
To get there, Tabor opened the KCAC tournament with a victory over Friends Friday before falling to Sterling later that day.
The Bluejays then defeated Bethany Saturday morning to again face Sterling, this time for the championship. Tabor lost that game, 6-0.
“It was a tough week due to the weather,” coach Mark Standiford said. “We had...
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 07 May 2013 14:15The Marion track and field team participated in the Hesston Invitational, which was postponed from Thursday to Friday because of weather.
The boys won the team title with 156 points, well ahead of Hesston (85) and Garden Plain (84). The Marion girls placed sixth with 56 points. Hesston won the title with 103.
“Obviously, we were pretty happy with the boys’ team,” coach Grant Thierolf said. “We scored points in almost every event and had numerous (personal records).
“James Jones had a huge day in the jumps, and then proceeded to run his best 200 of the season. He is ready for some big stuff late in the year.”
Jones placed first in the long jump (21 feet, 9 inches) and the triple jump (44-3.75; nearly 2 feet ahead of...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 30 April 2013 12:23
Goessel High School senior Jessica Harvey signed a letter of intent Tuesday to play basketball next year at Dordt College. Harvey was a first-team all-league selection her senior year and earned honorable mention all-state honors from the Wichita Eagle and Topeka Capital Journal. She was named to the KBCA third-team all-state team. Harvey led the Bluebirds in every statistical category her senior season, averaging 10.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and two steals. Seated with Harvey are her parents, Anne and Mickey Harvey. Standing are (from left) Darin Keizer, Dordt assistant basketball coach; Ryan Hoopes, GHS basketball coach; and Craig Stiemsma, Dordt basketball coach.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 30 April 2013 12:21
Goessel High School senior Tia Goertzen signed a letter of intent April 17 to play volleyball next year at Bethel College. During her career at Goessel, Goertzen recorded 589 kills, 695 digs and 124 ace serves. She was named to the Kansas Volleyball Association All-Academic Team in 2011 and 2012. Additionally, she was a first-team all-league selection and a second-team all-state selection both years. She was a second-team all-league selection in 2010. Seated with Goertzen are her parents, Judy and Tim Goertzen. Standing are (from left) Kent Allshouse, Bethel track coach/athletic director; Crysta Guhr, GHS volleyball coach; and John Marble, Bethel volleyball coach.
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