Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 31 October 2007 09:58Click to buy photo Tabor wide receiver Lance Stubbs fights through a tackle to score a touchdown in the second quarter Saturday. Tabor took a 13-6 lead on the score, but ultimately fell by a 26-20 margin. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press.
The Tabor College football team lost its final home game of the season to Southwestern, 26-20, on Saturday.
Anthony Davis, who started at quarterback in place of the injured Jason Aubrey, threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as the Bluejays leaned heavily on its passing game for the second straight week.
Davis tossed both scores in the first quarter, wiping out an early deficit.
The Moundbuilders got off to a fast start. On the third play from scrimmage, running back...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 31 October 2007 09:53Click to buy photo Tabor sophomore Dallas Pruitt forces the issue and takes away the angle against Bethel senior Jason Wood. Pruitt ended up getting the better of this play, but Wood made his mark with a goal midway through the second half of the Threshers 6-3 win. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press
The Tabor College men’s soccer team closed out its season with a 6-3 loss to Bethel in the opening round of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference playoffs a week ago.
Bethel’s Galidore Ngapeth scored three times on five shots, and put the Bluejays behind 1-0 only 36 seconds into the game.
Bethel made it 2-0 on a strong finish by Emanuel Batu, who took a precise pass from Josh Laubenheimer and banged a shot off the...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 31 October 2007 09:40Click to buy photos Left: Leading the women’s squad to a third-place finish, Liz Kleinsasser strides past a bend in the high grass. Right: Caleb Schroeder completes the first 1.5- mile loop of the men’s race, in which Tabor placed fourth.Free Press photos by Andrew Ottoson
The Tabor College women’s cross country team placed third on the strength of all-conference calibre races by Liz Kleinsasser and Heidi Schmidt.
Kleinsasser placed fourth with a time of 18 minutes, 42 seconds. Schmidt (19:35) placed 8th. Amber Wiens (17th, 19:54) trailed Schmidt by only 19 seconds.
“That was a major accomplishment for Amber after her knee surgery eight months ago,” coach Karol Hunt said. “This was the first...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 24 October 2007 09:40The graduation of key starters and off-season coaching changes both contributed to the Tabor College basketball teams losing ground in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference pre-season media and coaches polls Oct. 17 at Friends University in Wichita.
For the women, the Bluejays were rated sixth overall after finishing second a season ago.
The Bluejays lost Donya Anderson, Nicole Ellis and Emily Vogts to graduation, and will be in their first season under coach Shawn Winter.
“It’s not surprising, being picked sixth—we lost some good players,” Winter said. “But I think not everybody is aware of the personnel we do have.”
Southwestern climbed from fourth in the spring standings to first in the polls.
“There’s a lot...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 24 October 2007 09:12Bethel College remained unbeaten in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference with a 41-20 drubbing of the Tabor Bluejays at Reimer Field Saturday.
The Bluejays got off to a rocky start, punting to Bethel on a 3-and-out to start the game. With the wind at their backs, Bethel took over in Tabor territory.
The Bluejays seemed to have stopped the Threshers cold when Clayton Kessler dragged Brett Clow down 6 yards behind the line of scrimmage to bring up fourth-and-14.
But Bethel went to the air and connected for a 24-yard completion from Clow to Lance Francis. Then Anthony Melton hammered his way into the end zone, giving the Threshers a quick 7-0 lead and temporarily silencing the energetic homecoming crowd at Reimer Field.
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