Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 14 May 2013 13:44Tabor hosted the KCAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Joel H. Wiens Stadium Monday and Tuesday.
“The men’s and women’s teams rose to the occasion and really performed well at our conference meet,” coach Dave Kroeker said.
For the men, 14 top-three finishers led the team to a second-place finish with 149 points behind Friends (182) in a field of 10 teams.
The Bluejay men enjoyed four gold medals: Michael Klaassen in the hammer (163 feet, 83⁄4 inches) and the shot put (47-33⁄4), Garrett Daugherty in the 1,500 (3 minutes, 59.99 seconds, a new school record), and the 4x800 team of Bret Mueller, Daugherty, Phillip Magos and Nathan Vogel (7:43.72, fourth best in the NAIA, and a new school record).
The men were...
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 14 May 2013 13:38It was a good run for the Tabor baseball team this weekend at the NAIA National Baseball Championship Tournament opening round in Santa Clarita, Calif.
The only midwest team in the bracket, Tabor fell just short of reaching the championship game, falling to San Diego Christian in 10 innings.
“I was very happy with the way we played,” coach Mark Standiford said. “We were one hit away from winning every game.
“I cannot be prouder of my team and the way they represented Tabor.”
Tabor opened the tournament with a victory over Concordia (Ore.) then fell to the No. 1 seed The Master’s (Calif.) to once again face Concordia.
The Bluejays won that game to remain one of three teams vying for the championship, but suffered their...
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 07 May 2013 14:16The No. 4 seeded Tabor softball team ended its season with an 18-25 overall record after going 1-2 in the KCAC Softball Tournament this past weekend.
The Bluejays lost to Ottawa in the opening round, then defeated McPherson before being eliminated with a loss to Kansas Wesleyan.
“Obviously, it didn’t go as we hoped,” coach Suzanne Unruh said. “We made some defensive mistakes in the first game that we haven’t made since the first half of the season. We also couldn’t string any hits together to get us on a roll on the offense.”
Kansas Wesleyan—Tabor ended its season with a 17-3 lost Friday night to No. 3 Kansas Wesleyan in five innings.
The Bluejays trailed the Coyotes, 2-0, after the first inning, but KWU blew the...
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 07 May 2013 14:16Despite dropping two games to No. 2 seeded Sterling in the double elimination KCAC tournament at Hobart-Detter Field in Hutchinson, Tabor’s baseball season is not finished yet.
The Bluejays (38-14) were one of 16 schools to receive an at-large bid—a result of the final NAIA Baseball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll—and will play in the NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round May 9-13.
To get there, Tabor opened the KCAC tournament with a victory over Friends Friday before falling to Sterling later that day.
The Bluejays then defeated Bethany Saturday morning to again face Sterling, this time for the championship. Tabor lost that game, 6-0.
“It was a tough week due to the weather,” coach Mark Standiford said. “We had...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 30 April 2013 12:23
Goessel High School senior Jessica Harvey signed a letter of intent Tuesday to play basketball next year at Dordt College. Harvey was a first-team all-league selection her senior year and earned honorable mention all-state honors from the Wichita Eagle and Topeka Capital Journal. She was named to the KBCA third-team all-state team. Harvey led the Bluebirds in every statistical category her senior season, averaging 10.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and two steals. Seated with Harvey are her parents, Anne and Mickey Harvey. Standing are (from left) Darin Keizer, Dordt assistant basketball coach; Ryan Hoopes, GHS basketball coach; and Craig Stiemsma, Dordt basketball coach.
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