By Rebecca Carney
Hutchinson Community College sophomore forward James Rojas, a 6-foot, 7-inch sophomore from Jamestown, New York, has been named Jayhawk West player of the year.
Rojas, who missed five games in January because of an injury, had been practically unstoppable since. Since his return, Rojas averaged 21.1 points a game, while shooting 51 percent from field. He had a career high of 30 points in a double-overtime victory over No. 3 Coffeyville in the Region 6 Tournament semifinals. Rojas was also selected to the All-Jayhawk West first team.
Rheaquone Taylor, a sophomore out of Jamaica, New York, was selected to All-Jayhawk West second team. Fred Odihambo and DJ Mitchell were selected to the All-Jayhawk West honorable mention.
Women’s basketball – Blue Dragon sophomores Dejanae Roebuck and Jada Mickens were selected to the All-Jayhawk West first team. Freshman Mikayla Vannett was to the All-Jayhawk West second team and freshman Abby Ogle was selected to All-Jayhawk West honorable mention.
Baseball – The Blue Dragons’ baseball team traveled to El Dorado to take on the Butler Grizzlies for second time this on Saturday. The Blue Dragons were supposed to host the Grizzlies Saturday at Hobart-Detter Field, but because of field conditions, the Blue Dragons were the home team at McDonald Stadium.
The Blue Dragons won the first game 5-4. The Blue Dragons also took the second game 15-1 after a 13-run explosion in the first inning powered by a Dylan Nedved grand slam. The Blue Dragons travel to Barton on Saturday for a doubleheader.
Softball – The HutchCC softball team traveled to Barton Community College on Saturday to play a doubleheader in Great Bend. The Blue Dragons dropped the first game, 13-12.
The second game was not as close as game one. The Blue Dragons scored an early four runs in the top of the first but failed to score again. The Blue Dragons gave up 16 runs throughout the game and the final score was 16-4.
The Blue Dragons next scheduled game is Saturday, a doubleheader to be played at Fun Valley against Colby.