Category: Sports

Allen hands TC women?s basketball team over to Winter

On the heels of a 26-6 season that saw the Bluejays advance to the second round of the national tournament for the third straight season, head coach Rusty Allen is handing the program over to Shawn Winter.<p><p>Allen?s decision came seven days after Tabor announced that Don Brubacher would step down as head coach of the men?s team.<p><p>So Allen wanted to make it clear that his reasons for resigning his coaching position are purely personal and unrelated to other recent coaching changes.

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THE BENCH PRESS- A road trip is great for wandering minds

One of my favorite things about being a sportswriter is the road trips. I?m still new enough at following the various teams I try to keep up with that I?ve been to a whole lot of places I?ve never been before.

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County youth celebrate 2007 season?s best bowlers
County youth celebrate 2007 season?s best bowlers

County youth celebrate 2007 season?s best bowlers

Courtesy photo

The 2007 Marion County youth bowling league participants are: (back row, from left): Tommy Tajchman, Adam Molleker, Aaron Molleker, Austin Pederson, Amanda Steward, Nikki Johnson, Chelsea Cornwall; (front) Austin Molleker, Erin Steward, Colleen Steele, Shyla Harris, Brooke Bernhardt, Elizabeth Dies, Justin Silhan and Jeff Silhan.

The Marion County youth bowling league celebrated another great season with a 9-pin tap bowling party.

 

Hosted at SherBowl lanes on Sunday, March 18, the bowlers were presented medals for team and individual accomplishments.

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Leiss, Podzimek join Tabor Football Coaching Staff

Damon Leiss and Jeff Podzimek are the newest members of the Tabor College
football coaching staff. Both will also serve as instructors of physical
education.
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Hesston High runner Carlton signs with TC

Multi-sport participant Julia Carlton of Hesston High School has signed a letter of intent to run track at Tabor College. While at Hesston High, Carlton has participated in volleyball, basketball and track. As a freshman, Carlton placed ninth in the state track meet in the 3,200 meters. As a sophomore, she was a member of the 4×800-meter relay team that […]

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HHS threesome will form a foundation for Trojan golf aspirations this season

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Don Ratzlaff / Free Press

Five letter-winners and provisional letter-winners will be the foundation for the Hillsboro High golf team this spring. Pictured are (from left) Daniel Miller, Elliot Soyez, Darren Enns, Justin Kent and Zach Magnuson.Hillsboro opens its season April 3 at the Centre Invitational played at Herington.

For Hillsboro High golf coach Scott O?Hare, the more things change the more they stay the same.

Last season, O?Hare had the core of a strong four-man team with three pretty consistent low scorers, but also a big question mark for a fourth score low enough to vault the Trojans into medal contention.

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First-year MHS softball coach has 12 returning players
First-year MHS softball coach has 12 returning players

First-year MHS softball coach has 12 returning players

mhssoftballp3191442.jpg Seniors and returning letter-winners on the 2007 Marion High School softball team are (juniors, front row, left to right): Kristin Waner, Tacy Taylor, Valeree Hett, Lanna Carroll, Lauren Helmer, Austin Percell; (seniors, back row) Stefanie Schell, Jandee Sharp, Morgan Cady, Kari Tajchman, Sonja Steinborn and Erika Geis. First-year Marion High School softball coach Sandy Black will have an intriguing […]

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MHS baseball aims to improve
MHS baseball aims to improve

MHS baseball aims to improve

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Andrew Ottoson / Free Press

Warrior veterans Aaron Burnett, Calvin Jeffrey, Zan Fine and Chase Williams (from left) will lead the 2007 Marion baseball team this season. MHS was 2-17 a year ago.

Marion Warriors baseball coach Shawn Craft has a modest goal to start the 2007 season: to improve a little every day.

?Improving every week, every game. That?s been our focus through spring training,? Craft said. ?We?re focused on getting better every day.?

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TC shows strength in second meet

The Tabor College track-and-field teams traveled to Lindsborg for the Bethany Invitational on Saturday. It was the team?s second meet of the season.

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HHS tennis begins season with one returner on varsity
HHS tennis begins season with one returner on varsity

HHS tennis begins season with one returner on varsity

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Don Ratzlaff / Free Press

Five returning players and a foreign-exchange student from Germany will form the nucleus of the HHS tennis team this spring. Pictured are: back row (from left) Mark Prieb, Matthew Brown; front row, Max Thiel, Clay Shewey and Ben Bebermeyer.

Having lost five-sixths of last year?s varsity lineup to graduation, Hillsboro High boys? tennis coach Kory Unruh sees this season?s challenge quite clearly.

?Starting my sixth year, this is the first time I can definitely say we?re starting a full rebuilding year,? Unruh said.

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