Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 16 January 2008 13:38After clobbering Ottawa 80-60 on Thursday, the Tabor College women’s basketball team faced a considerably tougher opponent in the conference-leading Southwestern Moundbuilders on Saturday.
Southwestern—Behind 27 points by KCAC Player of the Week Jenna Wilson, the Moundbuilders opened up a 27-18 lead on the way to a 33-29 halftime lead.
The Bluejays pulled within a possession when Chelsea Malone drained a long 2-point jump shot from the left wing side 2:04 into the second period, but could not pull any closer.
Every time Tabor made a big shot, Wilson seemingly came out of nowhere to restore the lead. During one 7:13 stretch late in the second half, Wilson scored nine of 11 Moundbuilder points to blunt Tabor’s bid for a late...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 16 January 2008 13:36The Major League Baseball steroids problem goes beyond the integrity of baseball as a sport—it is better seen as one of many unintended side effects of the prevailing attitude that every imaginable problem with a person's body can be solved by popping a pill.
I'm not an expert, but it seems to me that there are probably quite a few problems that could be solved much better by going for a run than by going to a pharmacy.
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Until this weekend, it had been around a 10 years since I last saw Run Lola Run. Even saying as little as possible about Franka Potente, the film has aged remarkably well, and is still as entertaining as it ever was. I even had an ironic epiphany while watching it on Saturday—sometimes it is probably better...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 16 January 2008 13:33Click to buy photo Hector Cardenas looks for an advantage in his match against a 160-pound opponent at Halstead Invitational. Cardenas ran his season record to 10-8 on Saturday. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press.
With nine wrestlers selected from its varsity squad, the MarionWarriors placed third among 21 teams competing at the 33rd annualHalstead Wrestling Invitational.
Six of the nine Marion entrantsplaced in the top five in their weight class, with Dillon Wildin comingaway with second place at 135 pounds. Lincoln senior Tommy Knapp wonthe weight class.
Charlie Holub beat Hillsboro’s Tyler Jones to take third among the 145-pounders. Cody Wildin defeated SE of Saline junior Zach Short to claim third place at...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 16 January 2008 13:01Centre
An 88-46 loss to Northern Heights capped off a busy week of basketball played by Cody Schafer’s squad.
The Cougars lost to Word of Life 65-59 after carrying a 47-41 leadinto the fourth quarter on Jan. 7. James Weber scored 20 points in thegame.
Centre turned around and pasted Hope 77-45 the following night. Trevor Troutt scored 18 points, and Zach Slayden and Weber each had 17.
The game of the week was a 58-54 overtime triller against Herington. The score was tied at 48-48 after regulation, and Slayden tipped the final score in the Cougars’ favor with 5 points during a 10-6 run in overtime.
Slayden and Troutt each scored 15 points against the Railers.
Centre played Hope again at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Centre High School...
Written by Joe Kleinsasser Wednesday, 09 January 2008 18:37Resolutions are made to be broken. Maybe that’s why it isn’t my style to make New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps it’s the fear of failure. I don’t know. But I have a hunch that a lot of coaches, athletes and administrators treat resolutions the same way I do.
So, without further adieu, here are New Year’s resolutions that probably will never be made or kept.
Barry Bonds resolves to donate the last year of his salary to the cause of eradicating performance-enhancing drugs in athletics.
Former Atlanta Falcons coach Bobby Petrino, who quit with three games left in the regular season to take the head coaching job with Arkansas, resolves to stay at Arkansas for the rest of his career.
KU basketball coach Bill Self resolves to...
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