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Trojans win shootout with Sterling boys

Trojans win shootout with Sterling boys

Hillsboro’s Darian Ratzlaff drives between Sterling’s Brady Myers and Lucas Briar for two of his nine points during the first half of Hillsboro’s 80-76 win to begin the season. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press” width=”600″ height=”900″ class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-77036″ /> The Hillsboro boys had to battle tooth and nail during their season opener to claim an 80-76 win against a […]

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Tabor women, men defeat Bethel and Friends

Tabor women, men defeat Bethel and Friends

Taylor Deniston scores for Tabor in a nip-and-tuck game against Friends University Saturday in Wichita. The Bluejays pulled away late for the 80-75 win The Tabor College women won two games last week to keep their KCAC perfect record intact at 5-0. The week started Wednes­day with a comfortable win at home against Bethel College, and it ended Satur­day with […]

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Marion splits season-opener with SES

Marion splits season-opener with SES

The Marion basketball teams split their season-opening games with Southeast of Saline Friday. The girls won, 40-29, but the boys lost a heartbreaker in overtime, 54-53. Kourtney Hansen Girls—It took awhile for the Warriors to find their rhythm, but in the end, Marion earned a double-digit, 40-29 victory over the visiting Southeast of Saline Trojans. The Warriors trailed the duration […]

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Tabor men lose to Indiana Wesleyan in NAIA quarterfinals, 64-62

The Tabor College men’s basketball team gave top seeded Indiana Wesleyan everything it had in Saturday’s NAIA Division II national championship quarterfinal game but came up just short, 64-62. The Bluejays narrowed what had been a seven-point first half deficit to within three, 33-30, at halftime, having shot the ball with 40 percent accuracy (12-for-30), while Indiana Wesleyan made 34 […]

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Tabor men advance to quarterfinals with 88-82 win over Robert Morris

Tabor men advance to quarterfinals with 88-82 win over Robert Morris

Lance Carter The Tabor College men’s basketball team advanced to the NAIA Division II national championship quarterfinals for the first time in 20 years with a second-round victory over Robert Morris Friday, 88-82. Tabor held the Eagles to 10 points below their average for the game. Neither team shot the ball well at the start, as Robert Morris made one […]

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Tabor women lose to top-ranked St. Francis, 69-53

In its second game of the NAIA Division II national championship, the Tabor College women’s basketball team succumbed to first-seeded and overall top-ranked St. Francis Friday, 69-53. St. Francis came into the game with just one loss on the season—an 88-64 defeat to Saint Xavier in late February—having rattled off 31 straight wins prior to that. Tabor started the game […]

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Tabor men earn first-round victory over Davenport

Tabor men earn first-round victory over Davenport

Julian Winton The Tabor College men’s basketball team broke a three-year, first-round losing streak by defeating Davenport Thursday, 78-70, at the NAIA Division II national championship. The Bluejays limited the Panthers to nearly 14 points below their average, defending well, coach Micah Ratzlaff said, which fueled Tabor’s offense. Tabor pushed the tempo from the start, bursting to a 10-0 lead […]

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Tabor women earn first-round win over Indiana Tech, 67-58

The Tabor College women’s basketball team opened play in the NAIA Division II National Championship with a first-round victory over Indiana Tech Wednesday, 67-58. The fourth-seeded Warriors entered the contest scoring an average of 79 points per game, and averaging 9.6 made three-point attempts per game. The Warriors also presented an inside presence, their leading scorer, Keanna Gary, a 6-foot, […]

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Goessel girls’ season ends in sub-state finals

Goessel girls’ season ends in sub-state finals

Brittney Hiebert The top-seeded Goessel girls’ bid for a ticket to the state tournament fell just short in a 42-39 loss to No. 2 Rural Vista Saturday on the Bluebirds’ home court. The Bluebirds hosted a Class 1A, Division I sub-state tournament and had received a first-round bye, then defeated Little River in the semifinals to advance to the title […]

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Marion girls’ season ends in sub-state semifinals

Marion girls’ season ends in sub-state semifinals

Kourtney Hansen The Marion girls’ basketball season came to a close Thursday in the semifinals of the Class 3A sub-state tournament hosted by Mission Valley. The third-seeded Warriors overcame a poor start in what became a competitive game, but in the end, Marion succumbed to No. 2 Wellsville, 40-34. In the game’s first four-plus minutes, Marion committed seven turnovers and […]

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