Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 21 November 2007 06:51Sometimes the inevitable cycle of coaching changes works out in a way that puts a familiar face in a new role—as happened when Rusty Allen resigned the head-coaching job for Tabor College women’s basketball and became vice president of enrollment management.
First-year head coach Shawn Winter is the first coach to take the reins of the women’s basketball program in the post-Allen era.
“I think the temptation is to think and feel that the program is still in Rusty’s shadow, but I think that’s more of a perception than it is a reality,” Winter said.
On account of a 128-59 record—including a run of 42 consecutive regular-season conference wins—in six seasons that culminated in three consecutive trips to the second...
Written by Nicole Suderman Wednesday, 21 November 2007 06:47An ankle injury hobbled Tabor College freshman Liz Kleinsasser’s efforts at the NAIA national cross-country championships Saturday in Kenosha, Wis.
“It was a tough racing day for Liz,” said Tabor coach Karol Hunt. “Her injury hampered her ability to attack the hills. She was really disappointed about that.”
Kleinsasser, of Lee’s Summit, Mo., ran the 5-kilometer course in 20 minutes, 52 seconds, placing 240th out of 268 finishers.
To qualify for the national race, Kleinsasser had run a 19:32 and finished 11th at the Region IV Cross Country Championship Nov. 10 in Omaha, Neb.
According to Hunt, qualifying for nationals as a freshman was a major accomplishment for Kleinsasser, who led her team to third place at the KCAC...
Written by Nicole Suderman Wednesday, 21 November 2007 06:46The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference selected Tabor College senior Caleb Marsh, Hillsboro, to receive first-team all-conference honors at the wide-receiver position.
Senior offensive lineman Billy Hickman, Bakersfield, Calif., received second-team honors for Tabor.
Bluejays receiving honorable mention were: sophomore wideout Jay Medellin, Pasadena, Texas; junior offensive lineman Darrin Fisher, Englewood, Colo.; junior defensive back Sean Retting, Colorado Springs, Colo.; sophomore linebacker Kyle Bassinger, Pretty Prairie; senior defensive lineman Lance Baar, Joes, Colo.; and senior punter Derrik Martinez, Foothill Ranch, Calif.
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 14 November 2007 05:03Click to buy photo Demetrius Cox rumbles past the first-down marker as teammate Darrin Fisher finishes off a block on a Coyote linebacker. Tabor’s most efficient running back, Cox gained 74 yards in the game and finished the season with 684 total yards. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press
Tabor College ended its football season with a 38-7 loss at Kansas Wesleyan Saturday.
Preston McCorkle put up 219 rushing yards and led the Coyotes to their fifth win of the season.
“Our run defense just wasn’t very good,” coach Mike Gottsch said. “You didn’t have to look too hard at stats to see what teams were doing with us on the ground—and to win in this conference, you have to be able to stop the run.”
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 14 November 2007 04:56K-State Sports Information/Scott Weaver<p>JuliAnne Chisholm shows her hitting form as she’s made the transition from an all-state performer in high school to a contributor on a nationally ranked Kansas State volleyball team. “I definitely had the jitters in the beginning,” she said. “Now it’s just my job and I love to do it.”
JuliAnne Chisholm is local proof that girlhood dreams can come true—that is, if you work hard to achieve that dream and are prepared to adjust it to fit your opportunities.
Just as she fantasized in her early years, the former three-sport standout at Hillsboro High School is contributing to a nationally recognized varsity sport at Kansas State University in her freshman...
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