Archive for September 21st, 2018

Roundup: Blue Dragon football hammers Fort Scott

Friday, September 21st, 2018

By Amanda Carney
Co-Sports Editor

The No. 12 Hutchinson Community College football team had its best performance Saturday afternoon against Fort Scott at Gowans Stadium, as the Blue Dragons won 61-21.

The Dragons rushed for more than 300 yards and had a total of six different players score.

Freshman quarterback Mason Schucker threw for a season-high four touchdown passes, completing half of his passes for 245 yards. The Blue Dragons were up at half 38-7.

Sophomore running back Dezmon Jackson had seven carries for a career-high 133 yards. Freshman Jonathan White rushed for 78 yards with 18 carries.  Drake Bolus then ran for 53 yards with one touchdown. Jaylin Erwin had three catches for 23 yards and two scores.  Cephas Smith had two catches for 61 yards.

Defensively, the Blue Dragons put the heat on Fort Scott. The Blue Dragons had three interceptions and four quarterback sacks.

Freshman defensive back Art Green had two interceptions being the second Blue Dragon with two interceptions in one game, becoming the second Blue Dragon with two interceptions in one game. Letayveon Beaton had the other interception, making this the third interception of the season for him.

Soccer – The women’s soccer team defeated Hesston College 4-1 Saturday at Hesston.

The Dragons are now 5-0-1 and 3-0-1 in conference standings.

Yet again, the Blue Dragons led early. Brailey Moeder scored this goal with an assist from Naomi Waithira. Waithira also scores with just less than 10 minutes in the first half. Hutch leads 2-0.

Starting the second half Ashely Venegas scores, making it 3-0. Followed by Hesston goal nine minutes later. Addi While bounces back with a goal making the score 4-1, Hutch wins.

HutchCC will travel to Pratt Saturday at 6 p.m.

Volleyball – The volleyball team improved to .500 Saturday against Garden City at the Sports Arena. Blue Dragons move to 5-5 overall and 4-2 in the Jayhawk Conference with the three-set sweep.

Set 1: HutchCC got an early lead 7-3 lead, but the Busters scored three-straight to make it a one-point game. Delilah Vigil came back with kill followed with a Vigil and Elena Takova stuff block, putting the Blue Dragons up 17-8.

Set 2: The Blue Dragons lead early 7-3. A Busters double block put them within three points of the Blue Dragons, but Hutch then went off with a 13-1 run. Eden Hiebert started the run with back-to-back kills. Chole Partridge the scored nine points on a service run. Takova ended set with a kill for a 25-8 win.

Set 3: Hutch started off with a 9-5 lead. Garden City came back with three-straight kills. Hiebert followed with a kill and ace serve. Partridge followed with a kill, making it 21-15. Takova also ended this set with a kill. Dragons win 25-19.

Men’s cross country – The men’s cross country team made Blue Dragon some recent history at Missouri Southern State on Saturday. The Blue Dragons won the Missouri Southern State University Stampede team title on Saturday, with 41 points. This has not happened 2000.

HutchCC had four runners place in the Top 10 on Saturday.

Freshman Andrew Kibet won his second race of the season with a time of 24 minutes, 42.6 seconds, dominating the meet. Kibet won the race by 1 minute and 23.05 seconds.

Freshman Sylvestre Kiraber placed sixth for the Blue Dragons with a time of 26:15.3. Freshman Brett Hillabrand placed eighth with a time of 26:42.8. Sophomore Jared Stark placed 10th with a time of 26:43.6. Sophomore Conner Kaufmann placed 17th with a time of 27:22.3.

Women’s cross country team – The women left everything on the line Saturday at the Missouri Southern State University Stampede.

Lisayo Ewoi lead the way for the Dragons, and won the MSSU Stampede. Not only did Ewoi win, but she also shattered Blue Dragon women’s cross country record, with a time of 18 minutes, 29.1. Only two women in the Blue Dragon history have broken the 19-minute plateau.

HutchCC placed fourth out of 20 teams Saturday. Cowley placed first with 61 points, with Southwestern placing second behind them with 76 points. The Blue Dragons and Friends tied for fourth with 104 points and Allen finished fifth with 179 points.

Sophomore Aileen Gomez finished 19th overall with a time of 19:46.0. Sophomore Sarah Patteson a 21st-place time of 19:46.0. Freshman Gabby Collins ran a time of 19:49.0, placing 24th.


The next time the Blue Dragons will run will be at Emporia State Invitational.


Review: Looking for a scare? Check out ‘The Nun’

Friday, September 21st, 2018

By Brenna Eller
Collegian Editor-in-Chief

How do I say “Mind blown” in so many ways?

First of all, if you haven’t seen “The Conjuring” and “The Conjuring 2”, I recommend watching them prior to this film. Even though most of the movie is set in a different time frame and location, there are still connections to “The Conjuring” movies that you will only understand if you have seen the previous movies.

Being a Christian, I found this movie particularly chilling because they focus on demonic possession, even in some of the holiest/maybe not so holy of places.

I give this film a thrilling five stars, because I thought the acting was incredible and the amount of jump scares was appropriate. Normally I think of myself being quite perceptive when it comes to surprises in movies, but James Wan certainly outdid himself in this one.

Dillons app is right on the money

Friday, September 21st, 2018

By Pablo Sanchez
Campus Editor

There are many great things about Dillons whether it’s finding out you have a coupon that doesn’t expire until today or tomorrow that is still eligible for use, accessing free downloads and using their Dillons Plus card.

Dillons has an app in the Google Play store that is free and can be downloaded and once downloaded, you have to create an account. The only information needed is your name, email, and address.

After you have completed those steps, Dillons will then ask you to use your Plus Card. If you don’t already have a Plus card, Dillons will allow you to make one. Then after you get all of your groceries, they will scan it to be used for a discount on your purchase.

A fantastic thing about Dillons is that when you’re busy and can’t find the time to get your groceries, they let you pick out the items you want on their free app to choose from.

Once everything is needed, the total will appear. The only problem I have with this is you can only use Dillon’s Super Market and not any of the other Dillons.

We all love coupons and Dillons does this deal on desktop and on the app, that if you buy a Visa card, you get 4 times the fuel points, more information in the store to find out how it works.

Desktop will allow you to get some free coupons every Friday, there is a set timer for the coupon to last so, you need to hurry.

Since they are many other stores just like Dillons, you can use other ones such as Smith’s Market, Kroger, and many more.

Just be sure to show them the Plus card and more coupons will be available for use. The application does offer customer support and, you can give fee back or let them know what issues you’re having and they will respond back within a few hours. This app will benefit college students and adults, because it gives you a spending limit on what you need to buy, so what are you waiting for? Go and get some coupons and get some fuel points with the Dillons app!

The importance of 9/11 to new generations

Friday, September 21st, 2018

Rachel Lyons, Collegian columnist

“Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under

attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts… But they have failed. Our country is

strong.” – President George W. Bush, Sept. 11, 2001.

Those words, spoken by President Bush to a nation in despair and distress after Osama bin Laden’s attack on New York World Trade Center, The Pentagon and in Pennsylvania, brought about immense acts of kindness between Americans.

The day following the attacks, many will recount that it appeared race, gender and ethnicity didn’t matter, yet there is a good portion of the American population who either barely remember 9/11 or hadn’t been born yet. The Class of 2020 is the first graduating class that was not alive for the events of 9/11.

Besides being one of the first major events to receive mainstream press attention, not everything has to be ‘just another event in history’. Americans rallied together to save those who became trapped in the burning towers, and ultimately lost their lives in the effort. More effort has been put into preserving the memory of the day, including the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, countless documentaries and innumerable moments of silences.

The reason that we shouldn’t stop teaching about 9/11 is the influence it had on America’s daily life. 9/11 changed airport security measures, it changed the perception Americans had on citizens of other countries, especially those from the Middle East. 9/11 isn’t just a memorable day, it’s a turning point in American history. It marked the end of the America that people had come to love, an end to America’s naivety.

That’s why we keep teaching 9/11 as an important event, to show the impact, preserve the memory of those who died because of another person’s hate, and to remember that there was a time in history when we put aside our differences to mourn after a tragedy.