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.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 31 October 2007 12:37Goessel vs. Centre
The Bluebirds defeated the Cougars convincingly, 58-0, Thursday at home.
Goessel scored early and often, beginning with a 16-yard pass fromAustin Unruh to Kendall Voth that provided the only score GHS wouldneed.
Travis Fensky scored on a 5-yard run and a punt return in the opening period, and Dustin Peterson added a 1-yard run.
After Fensky’s punt return, he converted the first of Goessel’s five consecutive points-after-touchdown, and the Bluebirds led 26-0 at intermission.
Unruh opened the second half with a 23-yard run, and Craig Banman added the 2-point conversion.
Voth then caught a 35-yard scoring pass from Unruh, who threw to Banman for the point-after.
Fensky scored his second rushing touchdown of...
Written by Joe Kleinsasser Wednesday, 31 October 2007 12:14Homecoming never was a big deal to me in high school or college. The festivities were OK, but I never was into the king or queen, or host and hostess contest.
Maybe it’s sour grapes because I was never a candidate, but I don’t think so. Even then I realized that it was a glorified popularity contest. Besides, the kids who won usually were friends of mine.
Although I still have doubts about the significance of homecoming royalty, I read a story recently that caused me to see things differently. The contest was rigged, but for all of the right reasons. The following account is excerpted from an article written by Jay Weinder on the ESPN.com Web site.
Four senior candidates for homecoming king at Lake Fenton High School in Michigan...
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