Category: College

Bluejays picked fifth in ?07 KCAC coaches, media polls

Friends University, winners of nine straight regular season games at the end of 2006, claimed the top spot in both the coaches and media polls at the annual Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference 2007 football media day Friday in Salina.

Tabor was rated fifth in both polls on the heels of a tumultuous season during which the Bluejays collected a 5-4 record in conference play and went 6-4 overall.

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TC volleyball reloads with 10 recruits
TC volleyball reloads with 10 recruits

TC volleyball reloads with 10 recruits

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TOP (L-R) Colmia, Crosson, Heldenbrand, Hendricks, Hooten, ; BOTTOM (L-R): .Kelley, Large, Lawrence, Perrault, Witham. Click image to enlarge

The Tabor College volleyball program has added 10 players for the 2007 season, according to Amy Ratzlaff, head coach.

?Tabor volleyball will certainly have a different face this year after graduating six key players,? Ratzlaff said.

?However, with 10 high- quality new players and talented returners, our goal is to play volleyball in such a way that we still look like Tabor volleyball. We are as excited as ever to get everyone together on one court.?

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TC Recruits to add Kansas emphasis

With the start of training camp less than a month away, Tabor College head football coach Mike Gottsch is pleased with the off-season recruiting he and his staff have accomplished so far.

?If the head coach is looking at the problem the right way, you have to try to sign every spot again, and every year you?ll have the same needs,? he said.

With 33 recruits, Gottsch is confident that the team?s depth has increased in nearly every area.

?I feel, coming from the head coach?s standpoint, you have to bring in new players at every position during the off-season,? he said.

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Former Tabor center signs with European pro team
Former Tabor center signs with European pro team

Former Tabor center signs with European pro team

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Former Tabor College post Martin de Boer rips a rebound away from an opponent during a contest against Central Methodist University in January 2005. De Boer recently signed to play basketball professionally with Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Click image to enlarge

Former Tabor College standout Martin de Boer recently signed to play basketball professionally with a team in The Netherlands provincial capital of Rotterdam.

De Boer transferred to Tabor from Cloud County Community College in fall 2004 and made a huge impact on the 2005 Bluejays.

Standing 6 feet, 7 inches, de Boer led the team in rebounding, averaging more than five per game and was the squad?s third-leading scorer, averaging over 10 points.

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TC adds two for track and tennis

Two in-state athletes have signed letters to run for Tabor College this next year.

Brock Fosnight is a 6-foot-3, 150-pound runner from Goddard High School who posted times of 54.6 seconds in the 400 meters and 2:10.5 in the 800. He also ran with 4×400 and 4x800m relay teams for the Ark Valley League Division II league champions in 2006.

?He will help us in the 400 meters and 800 meters,? said Dave Kroeker, head track coach. ?He will also be a great asset to our campus.?

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Newhard TC named baseball coach

Chad Newhard has been hired as head baseball coach at Tabor College. Newhard will also serve as an instructor in physical education. Newhard brings eight years of college coaching experience to Tabor. He spent the past three years as assistant baseball coach and recruiting coordinator at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (Ind.), a Division I NCAA program. Earlier in his […]

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Gottsch signs five more athletes for Tabor

The Tabor College has signed five more athletes for its football program. Timothy Sheppard of Houston, Texas, is a 6-feet, 200-pound linebacker who played for Madison High School, which posted a 14-1 record and qualified for the state semifinals. ?Timothy will be competing at an outside linebacker position,? Bluejays coach Mike Gottsch said. ?He will bring an upbeat attitude and […]

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TC football sets coaching staff

With the addition of special-teams co-coordinator Edward King, the Tabor College football coaching staff is now in place.

Head coach Mike Gottsch describes King as someone with ?great character? who will ?make an immediate impact on the lives of students.?

The Bluejays? newest addition will coach defensive line and outside linebackers as well as serving as special teams co-coordinator.

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Phillips signs with Tabor
Phillips signs with Tabor

Phillips signs with Tabor

TommyPhillipsSignP6122190.JPG Click image to enlarge. Former Peabody-Burns High School standout Tommy Phillips signed a letter last week to play football at Tabor College this fall. Phillips will be transferring from the University of San Diego.

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Tabor adds three more athletes by transfer

The Tabor College Athletic Department has announced the signing of additional athletes for the new school year.<p>Jason Aubrey, Bartlesville, Okla., has signed to participate in football. He will transfer from Emporia State University.<p>According to Mike Gottsch, Bluejay head coach, Aubrey was ?an exceptional passing quarterback? at Bartlesville High School.<p>?He is very competitive and will bring solid leadership qualities to the team,? Gottsch said. ?He is a young man of faith and will be a very positive influence on the Tabor campus.?

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