Category: College

Kleinsasser runs injured at finale

An 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.?

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Conference fetes eight Bluejay

The 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 […]

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Tabor drops season finale, posts first winless conference record since 1999
Tabor drops season finale, posts first winless conference record since 1999

Tabor drops season finale, posts first winless conference record since 1999

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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.?

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Living the Dream
Living the Dream

Living the Dream

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K-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 year.

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Tabor bounced at KWU
Tabor bounced at KWU

Tabor bounced at KWU

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Kansas Wesleyan outside hitter Sarah Claborn rifles a hit past Tabor blockers Carly Kroeker (3) and Jessica Perrault. Claborn, KCAC Player of the Year, led the Coyotes to a 17-1 conference record in regular season play as well as the post-season tournament title. Tabor had four players feted by the conference. Freshman of the Year Jordan Crosson, first-team selection Taylor Lawrence and second-team picks Ashley Cohlmia and Audrey Schellenberg received post-season awards.

The Tabor College volleyball team wrapped up its season with a loss to Kansas Wesleyan on Thursday night at Salina.

Facing the Coyotes in the second round of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference post-season tournament without first-team all-conference outside hitter Taylor Lawrence, the Bluejays were overmatched from the start.

But behind a titanic defensive effort from Clancey Kelley in the back row, the Bluejays dialed up the pressure on the hosts deep into the first game of a three-game (21-30, 23-30, 16-30) defeat.

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Bluejays stymied 13-6 at McPherson
Bluejays stymied 13-6 at McPherson

Bluejays stymied 13-6 at McPherson

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Running out of options and time, Anthony Davis dances down the sideline in the closing moments of a 13-6 loss at McPherson Saturday. Davis totaled 96 rushing yards, including 8 yards on this scamper.? Andrew Ottoson / Free Press.

Tabor College came up literally a yard shy of its first KCAC football win of the season, losing at McPherson College, 13-6.

With a 7-point deficit to overcome and 1 minute, 22 seconds to mount a last-ditch drive, quarterback Anthony Davis tossed a 22-yard strike to Caleb Marsh and followed up with three quick carries for 27 yards, setting up a first-and-10 at the McPherson 15 with 22 seconds to go.

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Bluejay trio earns all-region honors, Topham to run national
Bluejay trio earns all-region honors, Topham to run national

Bluejay trio earns all-region honors, Topham to run national

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Peabody?s Andrew Topham won the NAIA regional championship race held Saturday in Omaha.

Tabor College freshman Liz Kleinsasser qualified to run at the NAIA national cross-country meet with an 11th-place time of 19 minutes, 32 seconds on the 5-kilometer course at the regional championship.

?We had a good day of racing, and qualifying for nationals is a great honor,? coach Karol Hunt said. ?Having three runners receive regional recognition is also positive for our cross country program.?

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TC Gears for post-season play

Wrapping up regular season play, Tabor College hammered Sterling (30-22, 30-24, 23-30, 30-14) in four games Tuesday and dispatched Southwestern (30-13, 30-16, 30-16) on Thursday.

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TC goes 2-0 on key road trip

The Tabor College volleyball team claimed two huge wins on the road, tagging Ottawa (21-30, 30-27, 30-27, 30-16) last Wednesday before trumping Saint Mary (27-30, 30-21, 25-30, 30-21, 15-12) on Saturday.

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Bluejays fall late to ‘Builders
Bluejays fall late to ‘Builders

Bluejays fall late to ‘Builders

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Tabor wide receiver Lance Stubbs fights through a tackle to score a touchdown in the second quarter Saturday. Tabor took a 13-6 lead on the score, but ultimately fell by a 26-20 margin. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press.

The Tabor College football team lost its final home game of the season to Southwestern, 26-20, on Saturday.

Anthony Davis, who started at quarterback in place of the injured Jason Aubrey, threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as the Bluejays leaned heavily on its passing game for the second straight week.

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