Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 02 April 2008 15:31T.J. Jackson cleans 295 pounds while Mike McNatt spots during the Tabor College football team’s ninth annual Spring Challenge. The fundraising event, held March 26-27, pits the returning Bluejays in a friendly competition against one another in five events: 40-yard dash, 1-mile run, bench press, squat and clean lifts. Jackson’s clean was a personal best, and the senior earned a 20/20 score in the event. He posted an aggregate score of 95 out of 100 possible points. Fellow seniors Kyle Basinger, Seth Mills and Lance Stubbs each met the 20-point benchmark in four events to record aggregate scores in the 90-plus range. Demetrius Cox put up a 60/60 score in the three weightlifting events, but was held out of the running...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 02 April 2008 15:04C
Hillsboro’s young baseball team started its season with an unexpected 6-4 win over Wichita Collegiate on Friday at Memorial Field.
Collegiate came back to win the nightcap, 13-5.
The difference between the two games was pitching. In the opener, junior left-hander Isaac Leihy (1-0) went the complete seven innings for the Trojans, scattering nine hits, walking only two while striking out six.
In Game 2, a cadre of four Trojans hurlers combined to allow one fewer hit than Leihy, but walked 18 batters, including 10 by starter Jacob Edwards (0-1) through 11⁄3 innings.
In the opener, Collegiate jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first as the first four batters touched Leihy for two hits, a...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Thursday, 27 March 2008 09:10
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 26 March 2008 06:01With warmer weather than the previous meet offered, the Tabor College track team performances showed significant improvement on Friday, March 21 at Lindsborg. The day was highlighted by the Bluejays getting the first of what coach Dave Kroeker hopes will be many athletes qualified for the NAIA Outdoor National Meet.
Kroeker believes this year’s women’s team could take the conference title away from defending champion Southwestern.
Dana Champlin, a senior from Concordia, threw the javelin 128 feet, 11inches to become the first national meet qualifier of the young outdoortrack season.
“Dana came within six inches of qualifying last year and went to a fewextra events to try to get over the top,” coach Dave Kroeker said. “SoI...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 26 March 2008 05:32The Tabor College baseball team posted a 3-3 record through six games of a nine-game homestand. Tabor swept Waldorf on Wednesday, March 19, rallying from an 11-run deficit to win 18-17, then hammered the visitors 19-7 the next day. The Bluejays split with Friends on March 21, winning the opener 12-10, but losing the second game, 11-1. Tabor dropped both games to Sterling the following day by scores of 6-4 and 12-8.
Tabor scored 49 runs in the three wins, but was limited to 13 in thethree losses. Tabor is 10-6 when scoring five or more runs, but 0-9when scoring four or fewer.
In the opener, Tabor benefitted from another quality startfrom Andrew Cook, who allowed only three runs though six innings andstruck out...
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