Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 12 March 2008 11:36The Tabor College softball team saw its losing streak increase to four games with an 0-for-3 showing at the McPherson tournament Saturday.
“We got thumped,” coach Johnny Basset said. “The first game was good. Avila won 30-plus games last year, and we were beating them 3-1 with an inning left to play.”
Tabor misplayed a bunt, opening the floodgates on a four-run inning and went on to lose, 5-3. The Bluejays also lost to Morningside 16-0, then to Haskell Indian Nations, 7-2, in a chilly night contest.
“Morningside is easily the best team we’ll see all year,” Basset said. “The game against Haskell started at 7 p.m. with the temperature already down to 34 degrees.”
The Bluejays most recent win came against Central...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 12 March 2008 11:29As of this weekend, 17 high school seniors and nine college transfershave signed letters of intent to play football at Tabor College,according to head coach Mike Gottsch, in his second year.
“It’s nice to have a full year in here with my staff,” Gottsch said. “Last year I just got here and only had a couple of leads when I walked in the door.”
Recruiting trips to California, Mississippi and Texas allowed the coaching staff to get their foot in the door at several successful high schools and junior colleges.
“Our goal was to bring in transfers for the spring to help us in areas where we were thin and inexperienced,” Gottsch said. “Offensive and defensive linemen are our high priority needs.”
In addition to...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 05 March 2008 16:25The Tabor College women’s basketball team ended its season in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference semifinal round Saturday at Sterling, but not without leaving every possible effort on the hardwood.
Stacie Herman led the charge in her final game with Tabor, scoring 22 points, including 4-for-4 foul shooting in the final minute of regulation. But the Warriors outscored the Bluejays 10-4 in extra time to secure a berth in the post-season championship game.
Herman had by force of will paved the way to the semifinal, knocking down 19 points against Kansas Wesleyan last Wednesday. Tabor won that game 52-47.
On Monday, the former conference “Freshman of the Year” was unanimously awarded her third all-KCAC first-team selection...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 05 March 2008 16:15Up against the veterans of the Friends University team that advanced to the NAIA Division II tournament a year ago, the Tabor College men needed a lot to go right Thursday night in Wichita.
But very little went according to plan for the Bluejays, as foul trouble handcuffed both Orson Thomas and Zach Vanselow practically from the get-go.
“Surprisingly, we hadn’t had to deal with having to sit both of our big guys in the first half all season—we’d have one or other other, but not both—and it really hurt us,” coach Micah Ratzlaff said. “When they weren’t in there, we got away from executing our motion offense and into playing one-on-one basketball.
“That’s not the way we’re capable of playing, and...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 05 March 2008 15:50The Tabor College baseball team improved to 4-7 with splits against both Mid-America Nazarene and Waldorf.
Mid-America Nazarene—The Bluejays toppled MANU 5-0 in the opening game of a double-header Friday. Tyler Suderman posted seven scoreless innings in a complete game shutout, recording eight strikeouts in the process of picking up his first win against two losses.
Chris Brown was the offensive hero, with a homer and a double in three at bats.
Leading 1-0 through two innings, Tabor scored three in the third and tacked on an insurance run in the sixth.
MANU won the second game 3-2 in 11 innings. Tabor pitcher Travis Schafer fell to 0-2 with the decision. Alfred Wilson and Ryan Boucher combined for five of Tabor’s nine hits, with...
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