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Jays win respect at NAIA Championships

Jays win respect at NAIA Championships

Tabor College competing against Morningside College during the third and final pool-play match at the NAIA Championships. From the top: • Kendra Kroeker, Kim Hockley and Amy Horner prepare to receive serve. • Horner stretches to return volley. • Coach Amy Ratzlaff offers encouragement to her team. Photos by Tim Tushla Tabor College returned home from the NAIA Volleyball National […]

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Surpassing success

Before the high school fall sports season comes to a final end, it’s worth highlighting something—actually someones—who achieved a remarkable feat over their four-year high school career. The four seniors on the Goessel High School volleyball have established a four-year won-loss legacy of 172 wins and only four losses. For you math whizzes out there, that equates to an average […]

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TC volleyball likely 3rd seed at KCAC tourney

The Tabor College Blue­jays avenged an earlier five-set loss to Oklahoma Wesleyan on Friday as they swept the Eagles on Senior Night, 25-15, 26-24, 25-19. Including the 9-31, 25-20, 25-17, 25-22 win versus Friends on Wednesday, the win over OKWU gives Tabor a 17-5 record in the KCAC and 22-9 for the regular season. It also assures the Blue­jays of […]

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Leibold perseveres through surgeries to return to volleyball

Leibold perseveres through surgeries to return to volleyball

“I just never really thought of quitting. It was just overcoming another obstacle to get back to what you love doing.”—Miranda Leibold on her perseverance through multiple surgeries Faced with multiple physical setbacks throughout her volleyball career, Miranda Leibold had every opportunity to give up or become bitter. Instead, the recent Tabor College graduate bravely faced each new challenge with […]

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Tabor’s historic season ends with loss to Biola

The Tabor College volleyball team’s first-ever appearance on the national stage came to a close with a 3-2 loss to Biola, Thursday. The Bluejays won the first two sets and were on the brink of winning their first match in pool play. But the Eagles came storming back to win the final three sets and claim the victory. Tabor won […]

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Tabor falls to MidAmerica Nazarene, 3-0

The Tabor College volleyball team suffered a 3-0 loss to 13th-ranked MidAmerica Nazarene Wednesday in its second match of pool play. The loss dropped Tabor’s Pool D record to 0-2. MidAmerica, meanwhile, moved to 1-1. Tabor lost Set 1, 25-21. The Bluejays enjoyed a hot start, offensively, hitting .636 with eight kills and only one attack error to stake an […]

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Tabor opens pool play with loss to fourth-ranked Lindsey Wilson

After an opening-round win over Wayland Baptist, the Tabor College volleyball team earned a spot to compete among a 32-team field in pool play in Sioux City, Iowa. The Bluejays were one of 12 opening-round qualifiers to advance, joining the top 20 seeds, who received a first-round bye. Lindsey Wilson—Competing in Pool D, the Bluejays opened competition with a 3-0 […]

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Tabor volleyball secures opening-round win over Wayland Baptist

After advancing to postseason play for the first time in program history, the Tabor College volleyball team secured an opening-round victory over Wayland Baptist Saturday, 3-1. The teams were familiar opponents; Tabor defeated the Pioneers in three sets in early September. This time, Wayland Baptist claimed momentum at the start by earning a Set 1 victory, 27-25. The Bluejays led […]

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Bluejays to make first volleyball appearance

Bluejays to make first volleyball appearance

Miranda Leibold and Tena Loewen attempt to block a Spire attack during Tuesday’s KCAC quarterfinal match against Saint Mary. Tabor swept the Spires and went on to sweep Kansas Wesleyan in the semifinals before losing to Ottawa, 3-2, in the tournament championship. Tabor will face Wayland Baptist in the NAIA Opening Round Saturday. Photo by Janae Rempel The Tabor College volleyball […]

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Five Bluejay volleyball players recognized

Five members of the second-place Tabor College volleyball team have received recognition from KCAC coaches. Senior outside hitter Tena Loewen was recognized as Player of the Year and received first-team honors. Through the KCAC tournament, Loewen ranked sixth nationally in total kills (534) and service aces (76). She ranked eighth in service aces per set (0.62) and ninth in kills […]

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