Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 29 January 2013 13:58The Tabor men snapped a two-game losing streak Saturday night with a double overtime, 85-81, victory over Bethany.
The win cooled a Swede team boasting three straight victories while Tabor improved to 8-4 in conference play and 9-12 overall.
“We’re coming off two tough losses, and they’re coming off three really big wins, so this is a big win for our guys,” coach Micah Ratzlaff said. “And so I was really proud of them.”
With the Swedes setting a fast pace, the teams traded scores until Chance LeBlanc and Robbie Samuel hit back-to-back baskets for an 8-4 Tabor lead six minutes into the contest.
The Bluejays built their largest lead of the night, 19-10, after a Nick Sauer basket at 8:23.
But a 14-0 Swede surge gave...
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 29 January 2013 13:56The first half of Saturday’s game at Bethany remained close, with the Tabor women not clicking on offense until after intermission. But a stifling defense that forced 20 turnovers for the game kept the Bluejays in the hunt for a 68-39 victory.
The victory improved Tabor’s record to 11-1 in the KCAC (15-7 overall) and kept the Jays in the conference lead.
“I thought that’s some of the best defense we’ve played in awhile, both halves, and that’s what kept us in the game,” coach Shawn Reed said. “That and we only had six turnovers, and so that’s excellent.”
Tabor shot 36 percent (10-28) from the field in the first half and made only five of 10 free throws.
Janelle Rust scored the Bluejays’ first eight points...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 29 January 2013 13:56
Centre High School senior Anna Weber (center front) signed a letter of intent Monday to play volleyball for the Bethany College Swedes. Seated beside Weber are: Centre volleyball coach Yvonne Burhoop, left, and Bethany volleyball coach Nathalea Stephenson, right. Also present for the signing was, back, left to right: Centre athletic director Greg Wyatt, and Weber’s parents, Lisa Hanschu and Ronnie Hanschu.
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 29 January 2013 13:51After playing only one full football season at Tabor College, senior offensive lineman Jon-Michael Bergeron was selected to the 2012 American Football Coaches Association NAIA Coaches’ All-America Team.
But beyond the honor of being one of the top 25 athletes chosen from 93 NAIA schools, Bergeron’s story is one of commitment and perseverance through difficulty.
The 6-foot, 3-inch, 285-pound senior worked through ineligibility and a devastating injury to have an impact on the field in his final year at Tabor.
This past season, Bergeron aided a Bluejay offense that averaged 338 rushing yards per game to lead the nation. As a team, Tabor ended the 2012 season nationally ranked at 17.
In a sense, Bergeron came out of...
Written by Janae Rempel Tuesday, 22 January 2013 14:33The Tabor College women held visiting Kansas Wesleyan scoreless from behind the arc Wednesday en route to a 72-67 victory.
“(Kansas Wesleyan is) a good three-point shooting team,” coach Shawn Reed said. “About 33 percent of their points come off threes, and they didn’t make one tonight. We really wanted to get out and defend them and really force them to drive.”
The Bluejays fell behind early but rallied to take a 9-8 lead on a three-point play by Becky Bryan with 15:30 left in the half.
An 8-0 run by the Coyotes near the end of the half gave KWU a 35-28 lead, but two Jazmyne Smith free-throws with 2.2 seconds left brought Tabor within five at the break.
The Bluejays shot just 31 percent (9-29) from the field.
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