Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 10 October 2007 12:50Click to buy photos RIGHT: The Bluejay defense swarms around Sean Dahley on Saturday in the middle of Tabor’s bid for a fourth-quarter comeback. ABOVE LEFT: Demetrius Cox runs through a defender’s tackle. After trailing 19-7 at halftime, Tabor rallied to take a 20-19 lead. But the Swedes refused to go down, bouncing back for a 29-27 win in Hillsboro. Free Press photos by Andrew Ottoson
Football is a game for playmakers, and Tabor came up one play short of securing first conference win under head coach Mike Gottsch this week.
Bethany beat the Bluejays 29-27 Saturday at Reimer Field, but the game came down to the wire.
“It was really a shame to lose the game despite beating them in every statistical...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 10 October 2007 12:11Click to buy this and similar photos
Andy Adrian vies for the ball against two Southwestern defenders last Wednesday. Building on Wednesday’s a 3-1 win over Southwestern, the Tabor College men’s soccer team trounced Bethany 7-2 on Saturday. Adrian notched three assists against Bethany and has tallied a total of two goals and four assists in 10 games so far. The team (4-7 overall) improved to 2-3 in conference play. The Southwestern women defeated Tabor 6-1 and Bethany won 4-0. The Bluejay women are 0-5 in conference play and 0-10 overall. Both of the college’s squads have four games remaining on the regular season slate. The women play Friends at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Wichita, Ottawa at 1 p.m. Saturday in...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 10 October 2007 07:35The Tabor College volleyball team closed the book on the first half of its conference season by defeating Southwestern (30-17, 30-22, 30-17) and improving its record to 6-3.
“We have won plenty of championships with three losses, and we will definitely have to take care of business to get that done,” coach Amy Ratzlaff said.
“It’s exciting—we’ll definitely be peaking at the right time, and we won’t go through that mid-season lull because we’ve already been there.
“Hopefully, we’ll continue to get better game by game, and by the end of the season be a completely different team than when we started,” she added.
Led by 10 kills from Taylor Lawrence, Tabor finished off nearly 32 percent of its attacks against the...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 10 October 2007 07:28Abilene High School senior Gina Hullet has signed letters of intent to play basketball and volleyball next year for Tabor College.
The versatile athlete currently is leading the Cowgirls’ volleyball team toward another berth in the Class 4A state tournament.
“I am ecstatic to have Gina join our program,” said Amy Ratzlaff, Tabor volleyball coach. “She is certainly an impact player on her team, which has proven itself to be a very solid and competitive volleyball program. Not only will Gina bring a big dose of height, athleticism and talent to the program, but her team spirit will be an asset as well.”
Last season, Gina led Abilene to the North Central Kansas League volleyball championship and a runner-up finish at sub-state...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 10 October 2007 07:22Liz Kleinsasser again led the Tabor College women’s cross-country team to a second-place finish with 48 points at the McPherson Bulldog Invitational on Saturday.
Kleinsasser finished second among 38 runners, posting a 5-kilometer time of 20 minutes, 18 seconds.
“This meet was a confidence builder for us,” coach Karol Hunt said. “We ran well on a difficult, hilly course. With a smaller field, a couple of runners who ordinarily are not recognized were able to be.”
Heidi Schmidt (21:55) claimed fifth place and Jera Teselle (22:16) took ninth. Ashley Schmidt (15th, 23:04) also earned a medal.
They were followed by Leah Kopper (17th, 23:33), Carrie Schroeder (18th, 23:34), Tessa Siebert (24th, 24:33), Tasheena Ruzinsky (27th...
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