Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 03 October 2007 11:51Click to buy photo Tabor linebacker Clayton Kessler closes in on Friends quarterback Chris Randolph. While Randolph got rid of the ball in time to avoid the sack on this play, Kessler led the Bluejays with two tackles for loss. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press.
Friends University celebrated homecoming with a 53-point victory over Tabor College Saturday night.
The Falcons came into the game ranked 21st in the NAIA, having fallen from 12th after a 26-21 loss at Bethany two weeks ago. Restoring their rank appeared to be a high priority as the Falcons outscored the Bluejays 66-13.
“We ran into a buzz saw,” coach Mike Gottsch said. “They’re one of the best teams in the conference, and we needed to take...
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Tabor front-liners Beth Romero (left) and Jordan Crosson alter the direction of Ottawa outside hitter Jenny Heck’s hit on Tuesday. After besting the Braves (30-18, 28-30, 30-27, 30-17) at home Sept. 27 for their fourth conference win, the Bluejays traveled to Oklahoma City for a four-team non-conference tournament over the weekend. The Bluejays defeated MidAmerica Nazarene (30-18, 27-30, 30-19, 23-30, 15-7) before dropping three in a row to even their season record at 10-10. Tabor lost to Oklahoma City (18-30, 21-30, 15-30), tournament host Southern Nazarene (28-30, 27-30, 21-30) and Evangel (24-30, 24-30, 25-30). The Bluejays were scheduled to return to KCAC action...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 26 September 2007 11:18Click to buy photos from this story Teal Stutzman (above, left) and Joe Wuest bring the Bluejay pass rush home to roost in the Aggies backfield. The Tabor defense forced eight turnovers in Saturday’s 49-28 win over Okla. Panhandle State. Demetrius Cox (above, right) ran around, over and through the Aggies defensive line on his way to 220 rushing yards.photos by<p>Andrew Ottoson
The Tabor College football team earned its first win under head coach Mike Gottsch, 49-28, over Oklahoma Panhandle State University Saturday night in Hillsboro.
“Our offense moved the ball very well, and we gained a whole lot of yards, the second most for one game in school history,” Gottsch said. “That reflects on the job...
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With two runners placing in the top 10 at the Tabor College Invitational cross country meet, the Bluejay women’s team placed third out of 14 schools that visited Marion Reservoir’s Cottonwood Point on Saturday.
Liz Kleinsasser finished fifth in 19 minutes, 26 seconds and Heidi Schmidt finished eighth only 15 seconds later.
“It’s always good to compete on the home course,” coach Karol Hunt said. “Familiarity is a bonus and we don’t have to travel.”
Amber Wiens (33rd, 20:49) finished third for Tabor in her first race since being sidelined by a knee injury last spring.
“It’s positive to have Amber back,” Hunt said. “Her experience and senior...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 19 September 2007 07:59Click to buy photo Tabor College running back Demetrius Cox turns the corner and leaves a trail of defenders in his wake on a 22-yard fumble return late in Saturday’s 36-27 loss to Sterling. On the play, quarterback Jason Aubrey dropped back to pass, was sacked, and fumbled. Cox was Johnny-on-the-spot, scooping up the ball and sprinting across the width of the field before turning toward the end zone.
The price of British currency slid markedly over the weekend, but another Sterling saw its stock rise.
In Saturday night’s showdown of 0-1 teams in Week 2 of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference season, Sterling College exercised its option and pounded Tabor, 36-27.
“We need to turn our weaknesses into...
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