Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 22 August 2007 07:51For the second time in as many years, the Tabor College volleyballprogram was picked first in the conference’s pre-season polls.
“We are usually a few points behind first place in the polls,” coachAmy Ratzlaff said. “I don't place much weight on that poll.”
Finishing first in the standings with a 15-3 conference record in 2006, her fellow coaches put the Bluejays in the top spot in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference preseason poll.
Tabor began a run of consecutive conference titles in 2000 and has finish first each of the last six years.
“I have been blessed to work with some amazing women who have worked tirelessly for a common goal,” Ratzlaff said.
“We play hard to honor the gifts that God has given...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 22 August 2007 07:37With a new head coach taking the helm, the Tabor College soccer teams slipped to the bottom of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference preseason coaches polls.
The Bluejay men finished sixth with a conference record of 4-5 in 2006 but dropped to ninth place in the initial ranking. The slide put the team just ahead of a Bethany College squad that went 0-9 last season.
On the women’s side, Tabor was picked in last place after finishing in a tie for ninth place with the 1-8 Bethel Threshers.
“I was surprised the coaches picked us that low, especially on the men’s side,” first-year coach Grant Brubacher said. “But I think that’s more of a reflection on the coaching change than the talent level of the team.”
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 15 August 2007 04:52Two Waco, Texas, high school classmates have signed letters of intent to participate in the Tabor College track and field program this coming year.
Warren McKamey Jr., who also plans to compete in cross country, is 6 foot 3 inches, 158-pounds. He ran the 200 meters, 400 meters, long jump and triple jump at Connally High School in Waco.
McKamey was a regional qualifier every year of his high school career, and was captain of his team as a senior.
“I believe Warren will add a lot to our men’s team both on the track and on campus,” said Dave Kroeker, Tabor track and field coach. “We’re looking for him to make a real impact in middle distance races and on our relay teams,” Kroeker added.
Meanwhile, Jacob Story, 6-1, 176, ran...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 08 August 2007 05:37Friends University, winners of nine straight regular season games at the end of 2006, claimed the top spot in both the coaches and media polls at the annual Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference 2007 football media day Friday in Salina.
Tabor was rated fifth in both polls on the heels of a tumultuous season during which the Bluejays collected a 5-4 record in conference play and went 6-4 overall.
The consensus among KCAC coaches and media is that Friends, Kansas Wesleyan, Bethel and Sterling all have stronger teams than Tabor.
But preseason polls aren’t always accurate. Bethel College was picked seventh by the media and eighth by the coaches a year ago—but climbed to the top of the standings and defeated Friends in a post season...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 01 August 2007 08:31TOP (L-R) Colmia, Crosson, Heldenbrand, Hendricks, Hooten, ; BOTTOM (L-R): .Kelley, Large, Lawrence, Perrault, Witham. Click image to enlarge The Tabor College volleyball program has added 10 players for the 2007 season, according to Amy Ratzlaff, head coach.
“Tabor volleyball will certainly have a different face this year after graduating six key players,” Ratzlaff said.
“However, with 10 high- quality new players and talented returners, our goal is to play volleyball in such a way that we still look like Tabor volleyball. We are as excited as ever to get everyone together on one court.”
Of Ratzlaff’s 10 recruits, six are from Kansas, two from Colorado and one each from Nebraska and Arkansas.
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