Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 28 November 2007 10:32The Tabor College men’s basketball team went 1-1 in its final non-conference tune-up games at the Central Missouri State tournament held in Warrensberg, Mo. over the weekend.
The Bluejays lost 92-46 in a difficult matchup against the hosts Friday, and won a more manageable game against Central Bible by a score of 68-64 on Saturday.
Central Missouri—Tabor got off to a strong start on defense, forcing misses on each of Central Missouri’s first four possessions.
Aaron Whitelaw gave the Jays a 2-0 lead 109 seconds into the game, but Central Missouri gained the lead for good 1:08 later, when Carvelle Taylor put in a 3-pointer off a pass from Josiah Miller.
Miller assisted on two more quick baskets, giving the hosts an 8-2 lead...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 21 November 2007 07:07Click to buy photo Orson Thomas skies over two Texas Wesleyan defenders to score in Tabor’s 74-68 loss during Saturday’s second game of the Sterling Classic. Thomas totaled 13 points and nine rebounds in the game. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press
The Tabor College men’s basketball team defeated Bacone 78-76 at home Nov. 13. The Bluejays then went winless at the Sterling Classic, losing to Columbia College 69-52 Friday and Texas Wesleyan 74-68 Saturday.
Texas Wesleyan—When Jared Hett rebounded and put back a Kyle de Blonk miss with seven seconds left, Tabor took a 37-36 lead at the end of a furious first half that saw five ties and five lead changes.
Zach Vanselow drained two field goals out of the gate in...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 21 November 2007 07:03Click to buy photo Stacie Herman scores over an Ozarks defender Saturday. She finished with 25 points. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press
The Tabor College women’s basketball team started last week with a 105-50 exhibition loss at Emporia State Nov. 12 and went 0-2 at the Sterling Classic.
College of the Ozarks defeated the Bluejays 86-65 at Sterling on Saturday, and Saint Gregory’s edged Tabor 69-65 on Friday.
“I think we’re a ways away from playing our best basketball, and I think that’s a good thing considering our circumstances,” coach Shawn Winter said. “We really have a new team this year and we knew it would take a while to come together. But we’re starting to see more and more...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 21 November 2007 06:51Sometimes the inevitable cycle of coaching changes works out in a way that puts a familiar face in a new role—as happened when Rusty Allen resigned the head-coaching job for Tabor College women’s basketball and became vice president of enrollment management.
First-year head coach Shawn Winter is the first coach to take the reins of the women’s basketball program in the post-Allen era.
“I think the temptation is to think and feel that the program is still in Rusty’s shadow, but I think that’s more of a perception than it is a reality,” Winter said.
On account of a 128-59 record—including a run of 42 consecutive regular-season conference wins—in six seasons that culminated in three consecutive trips to the second...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 21 November 2007 06:47An ankle injury hobbled Tabor College freshman Liz Kleinsasser’s efforts at the NAIA national cross-country championships Saturday in Kenosha, Wis.
“It was a tough racing day for Liz,” said Tabor coach Karol Hunt. “Her injury hampered her ability to attack the hills. She was really disappointed about that.”
Kleinsasser, of Lee’s Summit, Mo., ran the 5-kilometer course in 20 minutes, 52 seconds, placing 240th out of 268 finishers.
To qualify for the national race, Kleinsasser had run a 19:32 and finished 11th at the Region IV Cross Country Championship Nov. 10 in Omaha, Neb.
According to Hunt, qualifying for nationals as a freshman was a major accomplishment for Kleinsasser, who led her team to third place at the KCAC...
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