Written by Andrew Ottoson Tuesday, 21 October 2008 13:50Tabor wideout Adrian Clay turns upfield after catching a pass from Bluejays quarterback Marc Amos. Clay had 80 yards on four catches, including a 35-yarder that set up a field goal. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press
The University of Saint Mary Spires beat Tabor 53-31 at Reimer Field Saturday. It was Tabor’s fourth loss by 50-plus points and sixth loss overall.
But among the bright spots were two Bluejays performances: freshman quarterback Marc Amos threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, accounting for 209 yards of total offense along the way; senior defensive back Sean Retting recorded six tackles and an interception along with three passes defended.
Retting’s performance was particularly strong in...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Tuesday, 21 October 2008 13:39The Tabor College volleyball team lost a five game heartbreaker against conference-leading Bethel (26-24, 21-25, 25-21, 19-25, 13-15) Wednesday (Oct. 15) in North Newton.
The Bluejays (7-14, 5-6 KCAC) also took the first game from non-conference opponent Southern Nazarene, but was defeated in four games (25-22, 22-25, 21-25, 21-25) in Hillsboro Friday.
Southern Nazarene—senior Ashley Cohlmia led the Tabor attack with 13 kills, while underclassmen Jordan Crosson and Gina Hullet combined for 21.
Defensively, Cohlmia and Audrey Schellenberg each had 15 digs.
Bethel—Tabor trailed by as many as five points, 2-7 and 4-9, in the first game, and did not score consecutive points until the team put together a 3-0 run during senior...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Tuesday, 21 October 2008 13:03The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference coaches and media picked the Tabor College women’s basketball team third in the 10-team conference at the conclusion of Tuesday’s media day in Wichita.
The coaches picked the Tabor men third, while media voters picked the men sixth.
On the men’s side, 2007 conference champion Ottawa received all but one first place vote from both coaches and media. Ottawa posted a 14-4 record in KCAC games last season, and went 21-7 overall.
Tabor, which placed sixth with a 9-9 conference last year, received the other first place votes.
The Bluejays roster includes all-conference first team pick Orson Thomas and honorable mentions Zach Vanselow and Aaron Whitelaw.
They are part of a group of...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 21 October 2008 12:24The Tabor College men’s soccer team used three first-half goals to beat Southwestern College 5-2 Oct. 15, and at the time Tabor trailed first place Kansas Wesleyan by only half a game.
But Ottawa defeated the Bluejays 2-1 on Saturday to drop Tabor into third place in the conference. Trailing 1-0 in the first half, the Bluejays scored goals two minutes apart, with senior forward Ben Ruzinsky netting the first. Freshman midfielders Liam Mclean and Robert Masson combined on the second, with Masson putting away the first of his two goals in the match.
“The men overcame sloppy conditions to get a solid victory,” coach Grant Brubacher said. “The guys really stepped it up in the second half and put away a couple of goals to seal the...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 21 October 2008 12:22The Tabor College cross country teams ran at Hastings College Saturday. The Bluejay men placed seventh and the women placed sixth.
“We had a good racing day, running some of our best times of the season,” coach Karol Hunt said. “Because we were competing against the strong Nebraska teams, we focused on our times, rather than our places.”
Christina Addison led the women’s team, placing 19th out of 75 runners with a 5-kilometer time of 19 minutes, 51 seconds.
“Christina broke into the 19s for the first time this season,” Hunt said. “She is being rewarded for her hard work and focus in practice.”
Five Bluejays were separated by less than a minute: Liz Kleinsasser (48th, 22:03), Kelli Kopper (50th, 22:04), Jera Teselle...
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