Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 19 March 2013 13:43The Tabor track and field team opened the outdoor season Thursday at the Southwestern Invitational in Winfield.
“Both men’s and women’s teams had good first-meet-of-the-year days,” coach Dave Kroeker said. “A number of personal records were set on the track and in the field.”
Women—Leading the way for Tabor was senior Emily Post, who qualified for the NAIA Outdoor National Championship in both triple jump and high jump.
Post claimed second in triple jump with a leap of 37 feet, 101?2 inches and in high jump (5-5).
Brielle Lund broke the school record in the 10,000 meters with a time of 39 minutes, 41.06 seconds, to place second. That time surpassed the 40:12.80 record set by Christina Addison in 2010.
Placing third was...
Written by Joe Kleinsasser Tuesday, 19 March 2013 13:42In the midst of March Madness, we can debate which team is No. 1 now, but it doesn’t really matter, because when it’s all said and done, one team will win the national championship.
In college athletics, there’s something more maddening than March Madness, but the public doesn’t seem to care.
While college tuition increases grab the headlines, the rise in what top football-playing universities spend on athletes is even steeper.
The amount of athletics spending per athlete at universities in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) grew by about 50 percent between 2005 and 2010, compared to a 38 percent increase in in-state tuition at public four year-universities, according to a report released by Delta Cost Project, a...
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 19 March 2013 13:42The Tabor men’s tennis team dropped an 8-1 decision at Emporia State University March 11
“All three doubles matches were closely contested with close games and exceptional play by both teams,” coach John Ruder said.
In No. 1 doubles, Kelyn Vix and Tyler Dort dropped an 8-5 decision to Keenan Smith and Bryson Dabney.
Sam Brucks and Jake Brucks fell 8-3 to Andrew Davids and Matt Edwards in No. 2 doubles, while Nate Panttaja and Darryn Davis lost to Mitch Kibbe and Kenton Hallowell, 8-3, in the No. 3 spot.
Panttaja gained the Bluejays’ sole victory of the day in a battle against Dabney in No. 3 singles.
“Nathan Panttaja played a tough three set match,” Ruder said. “It was decided by a 10-point tiebreaker which replaced...
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 19 March 2013 13:41The Tabor baseball team picked up its first conference wins of the season with four victories against McPherson College Friday and Saturday to improve to 4-0 in the KCAC, 13-5 overall.
On Friday, Tabor won 11-1 and 10-4.
“We played really well the first two games of the series,” coach Mark Standiford said. “We had good at-bats and our pitching was outstanding.”
In Game 1, the Bluejays claimed a 3-1 lead at the end of three innings, then added eight unanswered runs over the next two innings.
Kirk Rocha—KCAC Player of the Week—knocked two home runs for the Bluejays. The junior outfielder had three hits, scored three runs and drove in four in three at-bats.
Josh Stone (3-1)?was Tabor’s winning pitcher. In six innings...
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 12 March 2013 14:01The Tabor College softball team recorded one win and four losses last week to hold a 2-9 record for the season.
Saint Gregory’s—After dropping a 12-4 loss to the 16th-ranked Cavaliers the previous weekend, the Bluejays faced Saint Gregory’s in a doubleheader Wednesday, dropping both games 5-0, 8-2.
Neither team scored the first four innings of Game 1, but a late burst by the Cavaliers resulted in three runs in the fifth inning and two more in the sixth for the 5-0 victory.
Tabor recorded four hits in the game, one each from Sarah Massey, Cortnie Killen, Lauren Brown and Brooke Tomten.
Karen Harris pitched six innings for Tabor and allowed nine hits and five runs with no strikeouts.
Game 2 began with Tabor locked in a 1-1 tie...
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