Sports

Wheat State All-League honors for girls

Several high school girls in Marion County have received recognition from Wheat State league coaches. Centre's Junior Kelsey Hett, Goessel Senior Stephany Meyer and Canton-Galva students Tia Moddlemog, junior, and Alexa Bell, sophomore, all made First Team for their contributions this season. Centre Junior Alyssa Espinoza received an Honorable Mention for her season. First team ...

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Area High School Sports Roundup (October 7, 2015)

CROSS COUNTRY Canton-Galva?The Eagles turned in six personal-best times at Halstead Thursday. Maddie Snow was the only Eagle to run the varsity girls? race. She placed 39th in 23: 22. In the junior varsity race, Whitney Nightingale was 21st (27: 29) and Kaylee Littrell 36th (31: 55). In the boys? varsity race, Lane Wiens ...

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Tabor defeats Lyon in opener

Jonah McKee looks for positive yardage with some hard running during Tabor?s season-opener at Lyon College Saturday. McKee tallied 67 yards on three carries in Tabor?s 45-21 victory. The game was Lyon?s first since 1951. Photo Courtesy John Krueger / Lyon College

The Tabor College football team used a monstrous third-quarter to overpower Lyon College (Ark. ) on the road Saturday, 45-21. The Bluejays, ranked 22nd nationally, trailed the Scots, 14-10, at halftime, but scored four unanswered touchdowns in the third quarter to take control. The Scots, ...

Trojans second at CKL tourney

Hillsboro junior Rebecca Kaufman (11) blocks a hit by Larned?s Aarika Bright in the second set of their opening match. Assisting on the front line is sophomore Abby Sechrist. The Trojans placed second with a 4-1 record. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press

Hillsboro?s three-year winning streak at the Cen?tral Kansas League preseason tournament ended Saturday in Hoising?ton with a three-set loss to Hesston in the finals on Saturday night. But all things considered, coach Sandy Arnold said she felt her team did well for its first outing of the season. ?I told the girls I didn?t know where we?d end up in ...

Recruiting should boost men?s team

These three All-KCAC returners form the backbone for the Tabor College men?s soccer team this season: (from left) Bransyn Felty, Dominique Mays, Joe Lopez. Janae Rempel / Free Press

Finding roles, refining young talent and developing team chemistry will be some of the keys to success for the Tabor College men?s soccer team this season. Ninth-year coach Grant Brubacher has added some new talent to a list of experienced returners from last year?s 6-13 campaign. The younger athletes? development will be ...

Women return experience for 2015

These seniors and returning All-KCAC athletes form a solid core for the Tabor College women?s soccer team this season: (from left) Kelly Gomez, Ashtyn Stephens, Amy Vaughan, Yvonne Alanis, Lydia Padilla, Nicole Stevenson. Not pictured: Jordan Walters. Tabor College Photo by Vance Frick

A majority of the Tabor College women?s soccer team returns this year for coach Ian Thom?son?s second season as head coach. Tabor went 11-5-3 last year and 5-3-1 in the KCAC to finish fifth. Thomson said it is good to have that first year behind him. ?Coming into my second year, I?m excited, a little bit ...

Bluejays 1-3 at Missouri Valley

The Tabor College volleyball team went 1-3 at the Missouri Valley Tournament Friday and Saturday. Two of Tabor?s losses were in five sets, providing valuable learning experience for the young Bluejays. ?I really feel like we should've had both of those wins,? coach Amy Ratzlaff said. ?Whenever you get into ...

Tabor men?s soccer drops opener, 1-0

The Tabor College men?s soccer team lost its season-opener to Southwestern Christian Tuesday, 1-0. After a scoreless first half, the Eagles scored in the 76th minute. Tabor took just three shots all night, compared to 27 by Southwestern Christian. The Eagles took 11 shots on goal; Tabor had none. Goalkeeper Alfredo Piedra had 10 saves. Coming?Tabor will host Johnson and Wales ...

Seven Jays named to preseason team

Seven Tabor College athletes have been named to the 2015 All-KCAC preseason football team. Three Bluejay seniors grace the preseason offense: quarterback Simon McKee; running back D?Marco Smith, a second-team selection a year ago; and offensive lineman Jess Croley. Highlighting the ...

TC women?s soccer splits pair of OT?games

For the second time in as many games, the Tabor College women?s soccer team needed overtime to decide the outcome. After claiming a 2-1 victory earlier in the week, the Bluejays lost by that same score to Central Methodist Friday. Hayley ...