Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 16 April 2008 09:36April showers limited the Marion High School track team to one meet last week and with the postponement of the Smoky Valley Invitational to Monday, the Warriors’ most recent test came at the Centre Quint April 8.
Marion’s highest individual placings came in the boys’ pole vault, with Randy Carlson and Dillon Richmond finishing 1-2 at 9 feet, 6 inches and 9-0, respectively.
Luke Gordon placed first in high jump (5-10), fifth in long jump (16-5), fifth in triple jump (36-0) and teamed with Richmond, Colin Eurit and Andy Shipman to run a third-place 4x400 relay (4:20.0).
The 4x100 (52.9) crew of Les Riggs, Randy Regnier, Eurit and Mark Kukuk placed second.
The 4x800 (10:33.2) team of Michael Kirkpatrick, Brandon Meierhoff, Shipman...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 16 April 2008 09:16SCORECARD
Dianne Sanders’s two-run, pinch-hit single in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted Hillsboro to a 5-4 come-from-behind win in Game 2, completing a doubleheader sweep of Halstead Tuesday at the Sports Complex.
Hillsboro won the opener 8-4.
In the nightcap, Hillsboro trailed 4-3 in its last at-bat. But the Trojans made quick work of their game-winning rally. Steph Abbott walked on four pitches to start the inning, freshman Taylor Nikkel followed with a single and then Sanders chased them both home with her first-pitch single.
Hillsboro had built a 3-0 lead through the first two innings. In the first, Amanda Bina doubled, then scored on a single by Jessica Klose. In the second inning, Bina drove in...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 16 April 2008 09:10Jessica Burden concentrates on pitching herself over the bar Saturday at Bethel. Burden’s first-place points helped propel the Bluejays to their fifth ACCK championship in six years. Burden’s performance tied the school record in the women’s pole vault. Phyllis Richert photo
The Tabor College women’s and men’s track teams both brought home championship plaques from the Associated Colleges of Central Kansas Championships at Bethel on Saturday.
Coach Dave Kroeker said this is the sixth straight year for the men and fifth of the last six for the women.
The women easily outdistanced second-place Bethany, 205 to 111. Sterling (104) took third, followed by Bethel (96), Kansas Wesleyan (34) and...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 16 April 2008 09:02Tabor first baseman Andrew Cook tracks an incoming pickoff throw in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader in Wichita. Andrew Ottoson.
For the Tabor College baseball team, the addition of one game to the schedule rarely generates more than a murmur in the clubhouse.
But when a trip to Wichita State is the added game, the buzz gets around the bases faster than Cool Papa Bell.
Playing the Shockers on Thursday is what coach Chad Newhard called “a once in a lifetime opportunity for our young men.”
“They’ve got one of the elite baseball programs in the country,” he said. “Obviously, the guys are excited, but we’ve got a lot to do before we can think about that.”
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Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 16 April 2008 08:54Entering his second year as Tabor College head football coach, Mike Gottsch instructs a group of returning players on the details of a formation during a spring practice session April 9. The Bluejays have already benefited from off-season strength and conditioning, which Gottsch said contributes to “better practices and better competition.” Gottsch said the added year of experience has also been a boon. “The returners are much more settled into our systems, and after one season, players as well as coaches are more comfortable and competent with our schemes and systems,” he said. “It translates into more efficient practices.” KCAC rules allow for 10 hours of spring practice; Tabor has logged four hours so far. “To...
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