Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 07 November 2007 11:01The Hillsboro Recreation Commission will sponsor JAM Basketball again this winter as well as open gym from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, Nov. 7, 14 and 28, and from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 4, 11, 18 and Dec. 2.
Open gym is for both youth and adult basketball players who would like to play in pick-up games or practice shooting. Participants are asked to bring a separate set of clean basketball shoes to wear on the gym floor and must provide their own basketball.
The JAM program introduces youth to basketball, and each session will stress fundamental skills. Games will be played to keep it both instructional and fun. The program will be led by Darrel Knoll, Hillsboro High School boys’ basketball coach. Additional staff will...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 07 November 2007 10:56Peabody’s Andrew Topham won the NAIA regional championship race held Saturday in Omaha.
Tabor College freshman Liz Kleinsasser qualified to run at the NAIA national cross-country meet with an 11th-place time of 19 minutes, 32 seconds on the 5-kilometer course at the regional championship.
“We had a good day of racing, and qualifying for nationals is a great honor,” coach Karol Hunt said. “Having three runners receive regional recognition is also positive for our cross country program.”
Kleinsasser and Heidi Schmidt (14th, 19:39) earned all-region honors and boosted the team to a fourth-place finish out of 14 teams.
Amber Wiens (30th, 20:37), Jera Tesselle (34th, 20:46) and Ashley Schmidt (43rd, 21:21)...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 07 November 2007 10:41Wrapping up regular season play, Tabor College hammered Sterling (30-22, 30-24, 23-30, 30-14) in four games Tuesday and dispatched Southwestern (30-13, 30-16, 30-16) on Thursday.
Against Southwestern, the Bluejays roared back from a 2-0 deficit to take a 6-3 lead during Taylor Lawrence’s first stint at the service line in the first game.
Ashley Cohlmia got the kill to make it 11-6, then scored four quick points with her serve, prompting a timeout by the Moundbuilders. Cohlmia shrugged off the interlude and connected on an ace for 16-6, and pressed the margin to 18-7.
Cohlmia came around again to serve with a 28-12 lead, and placed another ace just inside the back line.
Southwestern held on long enough to get the serve back, but...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 31 October 2007 12:39The Tabor College volleyball team claimed two huge wins on the road, tagging Ottawa (21-30, 30-27, 30-27, 30-16) last Wednesday before trumping Saint Mary (27-30, 30-21, 25-30, 30-21, 15-12) on Saturday.
The road trips covered a total of 600 miles, but the Bluejays had to win both games to preserve their chances of playing at home in the first round of the conference’s post-season tournament.
Against the Spires, 29 assists from Beth Romero powered an attack that saw ratings over 30 percent from three players.
Taylor Lawrence put down 18 kills against four errors on 36 attempts, good for 38.9 percent kills per try.
Jordan Crosson posted 13 kills and one error on 20 attacks, good for 60 percent. Ashley Cohlmia added 11 kills, and...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 31 October 2007 12:37Centre senior Kylie Burhoop was named to the 2007 Eisenhower all-league first team, as was junior Leann Pankratz. Senior setter Samantha Alvarez received honorable mention.
Five players represented Hope on the all-league first team, with White City and Wakefield each receiving two nods from the selectors.
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