Written by Joshua Murphy Friday, 29 March 2013 14:57When Ben Brown first stepped on Tabor’s campus almost nine years ago, it was a huge leap of faith.
At the time, Brown had been living with his wife and daughter in a small apartment in Los Banos, Calif., with no furniture. He soon realized this was not the life he wanted.
Striving to make a better life for him and his family, Brown decided to follow his dreams and return to school to play football. He chose Tabor College.
Brown’s dream was to be a football player in the National Football League. Coming from a small-college football team like Tabor, his chances were slim to none. In spite of the odds, Brown, a second team all-conference choice his senior year in 2005, was offered a chance with the Green Bay Packers.
Written by Janae Rempel Friday, 29 March 2013 14:56The Tabor men’s bowling team placed ninth in a field of 24 at the NAIA Invitational in Indianapolis Friday and Saturday.
Competing for Tabor were Austin Jones, Daniel Brodell, Kyle Smith, Troy Berneburg, Hunter Harty and Tyler Hardin.
After bowling 20 qualifying games Friday, the Bluejays qualified 20th.
“We didn't bowl well at all,” coach Todd Zenner said. “(We) never got into a rhythm as a team.”
Tabor dropped its first match against Martin Baptist 3-0.
The Bluejays found their rhythm the following day.
“(We) came back Saturday and bowled the best we have ever bowled as a team,” Zenner said. “I actually got to see my team perform to their ability and come together as a team.”
The Bluejays tied Ashford College...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 19 March 2013 13:44
Goessel High School senior Alex Hiebert has signed a letter of intent to play volleyball this fall at Hesston College. The 5-foot, 10-inch middle hitter was an all-league and honorable mention all-state athlete in 2012. Sitting with her are parents Mike Hiebert and Lucinda Hiebert. Standing behind them are: (from left) Annali Murray, Hesston admissions counselor; Jessica Cleveland, Hesston volleyball coach; and Crysta Guhr, Goessel volleyball coach.
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 19 March 2013 13:43The Tabor softball team went 3-4 last week for a 5-13 season record.
Saint Mary—The Bluejays split their home doubleheader against College of Saint Mary Thursday, first dropping a 9-5 contest, then posting a 12-5 win.
“I felt we should have came out and swept (Saint Mary) at our place,” coach Suzanne Unruh said. “But we just couldn’t get it done.”
In the first game, Tabor scored two runs in the second inning, but Saint Mary countered with four runs in the third and five in the fifth for a 9-2 lead.
The Bluejays responded with one run in the fifth and two in the sixth, but the rally fell short.
Kyleen Condon (one run, two RBIs) and Brooke Tomten (one run, one RBI) each hit home runs for the Bluejays.
Condon pitched 3.2...
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...
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