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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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Bluejay men’s soccer season ends in 6-3 quartfinal loss at Bethel
Bluejay men’s soccer season ends in 6-3 quartfinal loss at Bethel

Bluejay men’s soccer season ends in 6-3 quartfinal loss at Bethel

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Tabor sophomore Dallas Pruitt forces the issue and takes away the angle against Bethel senior Jason Wood. Pruitt ended up getting the better of this play, but Wood made his mark with a goal midway through the second half of the Threshers 6-3 win. Andrew Ottoson / Free Press

The Tabor College men?s soccer team closed out its season with a 6-3 loss to Bethel in the opening round of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference playoffs a week ago.

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TC Runners prep for regionals with 15 personal record times
TC Runners prep for regionals with 15 personal record times

TC Runners prep for regionals with 15 personal record times

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Left: Leading the women?s squad to a third-place finish, Liz Kleinsasser strides past a bend in the high grass. Right: Caleb Schroeder completes the first 1.5- mile loop of the men?s race, in which Tabor placed fourth.Free Press photos by Andrew Ottoson

The Tabor College women?s cross country team placed third on the strength of all-conference calibre races by Liz Kleinsasser and Heidi Schmidt.

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TC teams go low in polls

The graduation of key starters and off-season coaching changes both contributed to the Tabor College basketball teams losing ground in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference pre-season media and coaches polls Oct. 17 at Friends University in Wichita.

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Tabor 0-6 in KCAC after loss vs. Bethel

Bethel College remained unbeaten in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference with a 41-20 drubbing of the Tabor Bluejays at Reimer Field Saturday.

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Hesston flexes its Swather muscle
Hesston flexes its Swather muscle

Hesston flexes its Swather muscle

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Ishmael Morris escapes the grasp of Hesston?s Connor Dyck as the Trojan junior heads for his first touchdown of the evening, a 7-yard score right before halftime. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press

The Hillsboro Trojans flirted for 2 1⁄2 quarters with the thin possibility of upsetting the third-ranked team in Class 3A. But a pair of relatively quick touchdowns in the third period tipped the scale in favor of unbeaten Hesston Friday night.

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Hillsboro boys’ team earns state trip
Hillsboro boys’ team earns state trip

Hillsboro boys’ team earns state trip

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Matthew Klenda rounds a bend in the high blue?stem grass at El Dorado State Park Saturday. Klenda placed 36th out of 85 runners, and the Trojan boys edged Sedgwick to earn a place among the meet?s top three teams. A top-three finish qualified the team to run among? elite runners from across Kansas at the state meet in Wamego. Free Press photo by Don Ratzlaff

Battling warm winds and some long, uphill grades?not to mention a strong field of competitors?the Hillsboro boys? cross-country team qualified for state by finishing third in its Class 3A regional race Saturday at El Dorado State Park.

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Knights end HHS season at sub-state
Knights end HHS season at sub-state

Knights end HHS season at sub-state

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As teammate Amanda Bina (7) prepares for a potential defensive play by Hoisington?s Micala Jamison, HHS hitter Dakota Kaufman uses her soft touch as a weapon during Saturday?s semifinals. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press

The turnaround was so dramatic, the onlooker was left to wonder: Is Sacred Heart that good, or did Hillsboro simply run out of steam after an emotional semifinals win over Hoisington in the sub-state volleyball tournament at Southeast of Saline on Satur?day.

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Marion volleyball ends in sub-state 1st round

Marion High concluded its volleyball season Saturday with a two-game loss to Hoisington in the opening round of the sub-state tournament at Southeast of Saline.

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Hiebert feted by Region VI

Kory Hiebert, a 6-feet, 2-inch freshman from Goessel, was named District Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 9 for District M, Region VI, Division II (NJCAA). Hiebert, who plays middle hitter on the Hesston College women?s volleyball team, was honored for recording 62 kills in 19 games Oct. 2-9. During that week, the Larks defeated Pratt Community […]

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