Athlete of the week (Nov. 10-16): Tyler Brown

Tyler Brown, Men’s basketball The week: Brown had a great week in three Blue Dragon victories. He scored 50 total points, including 26 against Monroe during a 114-91 victory. He added four assists and two steals in that win. He sank 8 of 18 3-pointers in the three victories and…

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Obituary – HutchCC student Gabe Tash

By Laci Sutton Staff writer Hutchinson Community College student Gabriel William MacArdle Tash (Ridghaus) died Monday. Gabe was born on August 22, 2001 to Ridghaus and Joan (Specht) Tash. Ridghaus is a HutchCC instructor, teaching media production classes. A Hutchinson High School graduate, Gabe studied pre-engineering at Hutchinson Community College. …

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Espejo leads Blue Dragons past Grizzlies

By Bailey Pennycuff / Co-Sports Editor The Hutchinson Community College volleyball team took Butler Community College by storm Wednesday at the Sports Arena.  Previously, when the Blue Dragons faced the Grizzlies in El Dorado, they won in three sets. In return however, the Dragons beat them in three sets. Freshman…

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‘Red Storm’ forecasted for Saturday at Gowans Stadium

By Adam Kolb / Co-Sports Editor 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…

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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

By Bailey Pennycuff / Co-Sports Editor 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…

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

By Laci Sutton / Staff Writer 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…

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Suicide Awareness: Battling through the hard times

By Tabitha Barr / Editor in Chief 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…

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

By Bailey Young / Online Editor 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…

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