Strive- Spring Sports 2008
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Thursday, 27 March 2008 08:08The Tabor College women’s track team has a strong group of returning all-conference runners and throwers. The Bluejays’ core group is: back row (from left), Jera Teselle, Heidi Schmidt, Estey Wichert, Breanna Wray, Dana Champlin; front row, Andrea Batista, Jennifer Schmidt, Shelby Miller, Erin Vance.
The Tabor College track and field program shows plenty of promise, for both the women’s and men’s teams in 2008.
Written by Andrew Ottoson Thursday, 27 March 2008 07:43The Tabor College baseball team has two all-conference performers returning from last year. At left is Tyler Sizemore, a junior who earned honorable mention last year. On the right is senior Chris Brown, who earned second-team recognition.
The Tabor College baseball team was picked to finish seventh out of seven teams in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.
But first-year head coach Chad Newhard has his players firing on all cylinders in the early going, and the Bluejays shot to the top of the standings in the first weeks of conference play.
Tabor has posted a 3-3 record against conference opponents after finishing 9-15 in the KCAC in 2007.
Tabor swept Ottawa and stole a game from...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Thursday, 27 March 2008 07:39The women’s tennis team has first-team all-KCAC and “Player of the Year” Laurel Delamater (far left) back for her senior season. The men’s team brings back (from left, after Delamater) Chad Gayer, Shane Miller, Jason Reiswig, Aaron Friesen. Emerson Kochem. Kochem, a sophomore, earned all-KCAC first-team honors and was named “Freshman of the Year.” Gayer and Friesen, both juniors, are second-team all-KCAC returners.
Entering the second year under coach Michael Hagen, the Tabor College tennis teams have their sights set on building on the foundations laid last year.
The men’s team qualified for regionals a year ago; the season ended with a loss to conference powerhouse Bethany.
Written by Andrew Ottoson Thursday, 27 March 2008 07:28The 2008 season of Tabor College softball opened Feb. 27. The Bluejays are 1-9 so far, but have already tied last year’s total for victories.
Tabor won a total of one game a season ago—a 7-2 slugging of Saint Mary in late April.
First-year coach Johnny Bassett has much higher hopes for this year’s team.
“This team is a year older from last year,” he said. “They have another year of experience under their belt. There are some real quality athletes on this team. I can’t imagine anything but significant improvement from this squad.”
With program veterans Stephanie Regrut, Clancey Kelley, Alyssa Voth and Aubrey Whitehorn returning, much of the core of the 2007 team remains intact.
The team went 1-15 in conference games...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Thursday, 27 March 2008 07:21The Peabody-Burns track team is experienced with 12 seniors and letter-winners returning. Pictured are: back row (from left), Ethan Riggs, Adam Benson, Andrew Loucks, Kendall Wiebe, Aaron Topham; front row, Danielle Savage, Denise Percival, Marissa Jantz, Traylee Woodruff. Not pictured is senior Trevor Hamm.
In Shawna McCartney’s eighth season as head track coach at Peabody-Burns, the Warriors have a deep, experienced squad that will challenge for a return trip to the state meet.
A year ago, the Warrior boys posted 19 points at the Class 2A competition, earning 11th place—largely on the strength of a pair of top-2 performances by its standout senior Andrew Topham.
Also graduated are Todd...
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