Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 05 September 2007 04:59The Tabor College cross-country teams visited Baker University on Saturday for the first meet of the season.
The Tabor women placed fifth in a field of 10. The men placed seventh out of nine teams.
Running a 3.2 kilometer race instead of the 5 kilometer standard used in mid-season runs, Liz Kleinsasser led the women’s team with a 12-minute, 22-second run good for sixth place among 86 finishers.
“She had an outstanding start to her college career,” coach Karol Hunt said.
Heidi Schmidt (12:59, 22nd) ran second for the Bluejays and Leah Kopper (13:44, 40th) ran third.
“Leah had a good summer of running and came into the design with a renewed desire to run,” Hunt said. “She competed really well today.“
Three finished the...
Written by Joe Kleinsasser Wednesday, 05 September 2007 04:57The first reality-based comedy TV show in history can be traced back to 1948, which I’m happy to say is before my time. In fact, it was a radio program in 1947 before making the transition to television.
The TV show featured unsuspecting people who were placed in confusing, impossible, embarrassing, ridiculous and hilarious positions, while their reactions were recorded on a hidden camera. The now famous, oft-repeated tagline was, “Smile, you’re on ‘Candid Camera.’”
If you watch many sporting events on television, you are well aware of how often the camera is pointing at something or someone other than the athletes playing the game.
In visiting with Greg Matthias, a colleague of mine who does part-time work as a TV cameraman...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Friday, 31 August 2007 03:18It has been one year since I signed on to write for the Free Press.Unlike my friend Dan, who quit training the killer whales after a year,I really like what I do for a living. It really isn’t much of acomparison. Writing involves no scrubbing or heavy lifting, and I’mquite confident that I will not be swallowed whole by a two-ton mammalin the middle of my work day.
Plus, I can actually accomplish a lot while watching TV.
I hadn’t seen an episode of “Columbo” in probably 15 years. But everything is more fun when Columbo is involved in some way. Even when you’re sweating while watching because your fan can’t keep up with the heat.
I’ve been googling Columbo quotes for an hour, and it definitely makes me feel...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Thursday, 30 August 2007 12:21This group of talented juniors, three of them newcomers, will form the nucleus of Tabor’s volleyball team this fall. Pictured are (from left) Clancey Kelley, Audrey Schellenberg, Heather Witham, Maggie Weinman, Taylor Lawrence, Jesica Brucks. Despite an absence of seniors, the Bluejays are considered favorites to win their sixth KCAC title in seven years. Andrew Ottoson. Click image to enlarge
After a sixth consecutive conference championship season and the graduation of six top-flight seniors, the Tabor College volleyball program has much to do to stay at the top of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.
A week ago, the conference coaches opined that the KCAC champion Bluejays should remain atop the...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Thursday, 30 August 2007 12:18Coming off a 6-4 record in 2006, the Tabor College football team features 19 seniors this fall. Pictured are: back row (from left), Matt Fox, Steven Chisholm, Philip Unruh, Zach Coon, Nick Brown; middle row, Zach Peters, Billy Hickman, Derik Martinez, Caleb Marsh, Lance Baar; front row, Marcus Manny, DeJaun Jones, Phillip Robben, Andy Bartell, John Mark Phelps. Not pictured: John Sigle, Mike McNatt, T.J. Jackson, Matt Vaughn. Andrew Ottoson. Click image to enlarge
Three weeks ago, the Tabor College football team was rated fifth in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference by both media and coaches around the conference.
Those results came on the heels of a tumultuous season during which the Bluejays collected a 5-4...
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