Written by Joshua Murphy Friday, 29 March 2013 14:57When Ben Brown first stepped on Tabor’s campus almost nine years ago, it was a huge leap of faith.
At the time, Brown had been living with his wife and daughter in a small apartment in Los Banos, Calif., with no furniture. He soon realized this was not the life he wanted.
Striving to make a better life for him and his family, Brown decided to follow his dreams and return to school to play football. He chose Tabor College.
Brown’s dream was to be a football player in the National Football League. Coming from a small-college football team like Tabor, his chances were slim to none. In spite of the odds, Brown, a second team all-conference choice his senior year in 2005, was offered a chance with the Green Bay Packers.
Written by Janae Rempel Friday, 29 March 2013 14:56The Tabor men’s bowling team placed ninth in a field of 24 at the NAIA Invitational in Indianapolis Friday and Saturday.
Competing for Tabor were Austin Jones, Daniel Brodell, Kyle Smith, Troy Berneburg, Hunter Harty and Tyler Hardin.
After bowling 20 qualifying games Friday, the Bluejays qualified 20th.
“We didn't bowl well at all,” coach Todd Zenner said. “(We) never got into a rhythm as a team.”
Tabor dropped its first match against Martin Baptist 3-0.
The Bluejays found their rhythm the following day.
“(We) came back Saturday and bowled the best we have ever bowled as a team,” Zenner said. “I actually got to see my team perform to their ability and come together as a team.”
The Bluejays tied Ashford College...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Friday, 29 March 2013 14:54Six wrestlers from the Hillsboro Wrestling Club placed in the top four in their bracket at the USA-Wrestling Kansas District III Tournament this past Saturday at McPherson.
Their finishes qualified them for the USAW-KS Folkstyle State Championship Tournament to take place Friday and Saturday at the Topeka Expocenter.
The Hillsboro Wrestling Club state qualifiers are: Garrett Helmer, 8 and under, 61 pounds; Camden Padgett, 8 and under, 67 pounds; Connor Padgett, 8 and under, 88 pounds; Devin Gomez, 10 and under, 82 pounds; 12 and under, 165 pounds, Cyle Gautschi; Levi Mendoza, 14 and under, 175 pounds.
“I and the rest of the coaches are proud of how the boys have competed here in the qualifying series tournaments,” said Scott...
Written by Patty Decker Friday, 29 March 2013 14:29Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marion County has rescheduled its annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake fundraiser.
The new dates and times will be 9 p.m. Friday, April 19, and 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20, said Jackie Rice, BBBS director.
“The event had to be rescheduled because of the snowstorms in early March,” she said “Bowl for Kids’ Sake is a fun and easy way to help Big Brothers Big Sisters.”
The event, she said, is based on forming teams that solicit pledges from family, friends and coworkers to support BBBS.
In return, the team gets to bowl, enjoy refreshments, win prizes and receive a free T-shirt.
“The bowling event is the ‘thank you’ for raising the pledges,” she said.
Bowl For Kids’ Sake is BBBS largest fundraising...
Written by Patty Decker Friday, 29 March 2013 14:27A new scoreboard is going to make it easier for baseball fans to follow the action in Marion, thanks to several people working together to improve the city’s ball field.
The idea for a new scoreboard started about a year ago during baseball season, according to Casey Case, project organizer.
“We heard some complaints about how hard it was to see and read (the scoreboard),” he said.
After talking with other businesses in town, Case said, it was decided to replace the scoreboard that was more than 25 years old.
“We got some prices and it ended up more expensive (than first anticipated),” he said. “We didn’t count on a big 8-inch I-beam that had to go into concrete in the ground.”
The total cost for the project was...
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