‘Red Storm’ forecasted for Saturday at Gowans Stadium

The Hutchinson Community College Blue Dragons football team will take on the Butler Grizzlies in what could be a preview of the state championship. The game, which is being dubbed, the “Red Storm Game,” will be played on Saturday, September 28, at noon, at Gowans Stadium. The Blue Dragons are…

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Defensive leader: Blue Dragon Kirmari Gainous not only a reliable defensive player, but he knows how to make his teammates laugh

In football, a strong mentality is just as important as strong physicality. Oftentimes, it is rare to have a variety of talented players who are also equipped with intense leadership qualities. Sophomore defensive lineman Kirmari Gainous is one of those players on the HutchCC football team. Especially with the big…

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Suicide Prevention Awareness: Local family opens up about son’s death

Christopher Sullivan was born on March 13, 1994, in Wichita and was adopted by Jenny and John Sullivan when he was 2-years old. Chris was an ornery, athletic and ambitious kid. He went to Hutchinson High School, was a state-qualifying wrestler, and was active in his church. “He was full…

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Suicide Awareness: Battling through the hard times

Dealing with depression is hard enough as it is. But when you’re diagnosed with a generalized anxiety disorder and clinical depression at 13, then diagnosed with severe recurrent major depression disorder at age 15, life can be one big obstacle. Alexis Zimmerman was a teenager when her thoughts started swaying…

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Here’s the Deal: long time fire chief now a full-time instructor at HutchCC

Jeff Deal, a fire science instructor at Hutchinson Community College, has been in the fire science industry for 25 years as active duty, and a year as an instructor. Coming in as Deal would say, “overeducated” and learning even more on the field, he can share a lot with not…

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Sports roundup: soccer wins 19-0; football also wins

The Hutchinson Community College women’s soccer team posted its second largest margin of victory, and scored the second most goals in program history on Saturday in a 19-0 Jayhawk West victory over Hesston at the Salthawk Sports Complex. Eight different players scored goals and five players had assists. Freshman Samantha…

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Elstun’s energy helps fuel Blue Dragons

The Hutchinson Community College volleyball team’s hitting percentage is .192%. On Sept. 11, freshman Katelyn Elstun hit .422% against Pratt. Throughout the match, Elston earned 24 kills out of her 45 swings, as well as 24 digs. With statistics as impressive as these, it would be difficult to not be…

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Golf is in their blood: Blue Dragons’ Leroux, Austin have spent their lives around golf courses

By Amanda CarneyCo-Sports Editor Sleep, eat, golf. That is what two of Hutchinson Community College’s men’s golf players have been doing since pretty much day one. Sophomore Lake Leroux is from Columbia, Missouri, and freshmen Peyton Austin from Derby. Both were raised with golf as a first nature. Leroux grew…

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