Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 23 April 2008 10:43After a stellar high school career in which he helped lead his Immanuel High School team to three consecutive league championships and a 28-6 record (34-0 in league play), Micah Hiett of Dinuba, Calif., has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Tabor College next season.
The 6-foot, 4-inch guard/forward will help add depth at the forward position, according to head coach Micah Ratzlaff.
“Micah is a great addition to our program,” Ratzlaff said. “With his size, strength and athleticism, Micah will be able to play both inside and outside. I believe he will be a very difficult match-up for opponents. He comes from a very strong high school program.”
In addition to earning first-team all-conference honors on the hardwood...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 23 April 2008 10:39The Tabor College baseball team and the Hillsboro Recreation Commission will be hosting a free baseball clinic from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26.
The clinic will be at the Tabor College baseball field and is open to any interested baseball player from age 8 to 16.
The clinic will emphasize the fundamentals of hitting, pitching and defensive work. The clinic will be held prior to the Tabor regular-season finale against the University of St. Mary. Game time is 1 p.m.
Youth attending the clinic are welcome to stay and cheer on the Bluejays.
For more information contact Doug Sisk, HRC director, at 620-947-3490, e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the city Web page to print off entry flyers at...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 23 April 2008 10:36Tabor first baseman Dustin Dick makes the stretch grab in time to make the putout in Game 2 against Ottawa. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press
The Tabor College baseball team enters final week of the regular season in last place after posting one win in the previous eight conference games.
The Bluejays winless streak began with an 10-run loss at Bethany April 5 and the drought persisted until the second game of this week’s rescheduled doubleheader at Sterling.
Ottawa swiped two games from Tabor in Hillsboro April 15, outscoring the Bluejays 32-11.
Tabor traveled to Sterling the next day, and the Bluejays broke out of their funk with an 11-5 win in the second game.
The Bluejays visited Wichita State to cap...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 16 April 2008 09:10Jessica Burden concentrates on pitching herself over the bar Saturday at Bethel. Burden’s first-place points helped propel the Bluejays to their fifth ACCK championship in six years. Burden’s performance tied the school record in the women’s pole vault. Phyllis Richert photo
The Tabor College women’s and men’s track teams both brought home championship plaques from the Associated Colleges of Central Kansas Championships at Bethel on Saturday.
Coach Dave Kroeker said this is the sixth straight year for the men and fifth of the last six for the women.
The women easily outdistanced second-place Bethany, 205 to 111. Sterling (104) took third, followed by Bethel (96), Kansas Wesleyan (34) and...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 16 April 2008 09:02Tabor first baseman Andrew Cook tracks an incoming pickoff throw in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader in Wichita. Andrew Ottoson.
For the Tabor College baseball team, the addition of one game to the schedule rarely generates more than a murmur in the clubhouse.
But when a trip to Wichita State is the added game, the buzz gets around the bases faster than Cool Papa Bell.
Playing the Shockers on Thursday is what coach Chad Newhard called “a once in a lifetime opportunity for our young men.”
“They’ve got one of the elite baseball programs in the country,” he said. “Obviously, the guys are excited, but we’ve got a lot to do before we can think about that.”
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