Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 12 February 2013 12:03Both Tabor College indoor track and field teams placed in the top three at the 2013 KCAC Indoor Track & Field Championships last weekend at Kansas State University.
The men’s team placed second with 117 points behind Southwestern (138), while the women took third place with 105 points behind Southwestern (161) and Friends (141).
The men’s and women’s teams were aided by a number of first-place finishes.
The following men claimed gold medals: Alex Grier, 200 meter (22.60 seconds); Nathan Vogel, 600 meters (1:23.90); Garrett Daugherty, 1,000 (2:32.98, also a meet record); Michael Klaassen, 35-pound weight throw (16.10 meters); Aziz Spellman-Smith,triple jump (13.70); and the men’s 4x400 relay team of Grier, Tyson Brockel...
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 12 February 2013 12:02Forced to find a different game after leading-scorer Janelle Rust’s season-ending knee injury at Ottawa, the Tabor women took steps in the right direction Saturday with a home-court, 61-55, win over Saint Mary.
“We’re playing a different kind of system and doing some different things because of Janelle’s injury, and so we’re just trying to work through that, but there was progress, and unfortunately, we don’t have time to make slow progress,” coach Shawn Reed said.
One area in which the Bluejays showed improvement was better execution on offense.
“We still missed some shots that we could hit, but offensively we took a step forward,” Reed said. “The first half was better than the last game, and the second half...
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 12 February 2013 12:00The Tabor men survived another down-to-the-wire finish, defeating KCAC-leading Spires of Saint Mary, 77-75, Saturday on senior night.
The win locked Tabor in a three-way tie for second place in the conference with Sterling and Friends, each holding 12-4 records in the KCAC.
Once again, the Bluejays struggled out of the gate. The Spires burst to a 6-0 lead before Nick Sauer made it 6-3 with a three-point basket at 17:25.
“Once we hit that first bucket, I thought the ball movement was awesome,” coach Micah Ratzlaff said. “The ball was flying around from side to side and guys were being aggressive with it. We got really good looks, and then guys made some shots.”
The Bluejays showed improved focus on offense.
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 05 February 2013 14:42After letting a 13-point lead slip away in the last six minutes of Saturday’s contest at Ottawa, the Bluejays prevailed in overtime, 77-75.
The win improved Tabor’s record in the KCAC to 10-4 and the season record to 11-12.
“I thought effort was really good on the road,” coach Micah Ratzlaff said. “I thought we showed up, we wanted to play.”
Tabor’s Nick Sauer scored the first five points of the game, but the game remained close. Three three-pointers in less than two minutes helped Ottawa to a 28-24 lead 3:00 left in the half.
Marc Hopkinson answered with a three-point basket, but Ottawa scored the final bucket for a 29-27 Brave advantage at the break.
“Both teams guarded hard in the first half—kind of messy...
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 05 February 2013 14:41The Tabor women persevered for a 57-55 win at Ottawa Saturday, despite losing their leading scorer, Janelle Rust, to injury eight minutes into the game.
With the win, Tabor, ranked 25 in the latest NAIA Division II poll, remained atop the KCAC with a 13-1 record and improved to 17-7 overall.
With the Bluejays leading 13-6 in the first half, Nikki Lewis stole the ball and passed ahead to Rust, who went up for the shot but injured her knee on the play.
Coach Shawn Reed said later the extent of the injury had not yet been determined.
Hannah Paust and Loren Oliver responded with back-to-back baskets for a 17-8 lead at 9:25, Tabor’s largest of the night. But the Braves rallied to tie the game at 18 with 6:22 left in the half, then...
Page 13 of 158