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Blue Dragon volleyball opens season in New Mexico

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Page Hiebert is one of the top returning players for Hutchinson Community College. Photo courtesy Hutchinson Community College Sports Information.

By Cassidy Crites
The Hutchinson Collegian

The Hutchinson Community College volleyball team is gearing up for the 2017 season.

After posting a 25-12 record and sharing the Jayhawk West title in 2016, the Blue Dragons were picked atop of the KJCCC’s Jayhawk West preseason coaches poll for this season. The Blue Dragons have won the conference five straight times, including the share last year.

Returning five players and adding two transfers, the team is positive on the outlook of the season.

“I’m super excited because we have a lot of potential this year,” sophomore Page Hiebert said. “Our schedule is going to be really competitive so we’ll have a bunch of fun games this season.”

Sophomore returnees include outside hitter Hiebert, middle hitter Patricia Joseph, right side hitter Nina Pevic, setter Katie Jorn and defensive specialist Kelsey Mulligan.

Outside hitter McKenna Sullivan and middle hitter Tatyanna Ndekwe joined the team during the spring.

Hiebert was named first-team All-Jayhawk West/Region 6 and was the conference Freshman of the Year last season.

With an abundance of talent back, Hutchinson coach Patrick Hall expects everyone to play a role.

“Though it’s common for sports writers to always want to single out players, I’m not fond of the practice in a team sport,” Hall said “So I’ll just say that we expect significant contributions from all of our sophomores, including our transfers.”

The Blue Dragons also welcomed to the team six freshman recruits, creating an even balance on the court.

“Likewise, since we have one of the most balanced teams we’ve had in years, I expect all six freshmen to play important roles for us this season.  Our 13 players will allow us to explore a number of different options on any given night,” Hall said.

The Blue Dragons travel to Roswell, New Mexico to play in the New Mexico Military Institute Classic, Friday and Saturday. They open conference play at home August 30 against Garden City.

Scenes from Friday’s vigil in downtown Hutchinson

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Photos by Merissa Anderson.

New bowling alley to open in Hutchinson soon

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

By James Teeter

James Teeter/Collegian - The new bowling alley on 23rd street in expected to be completed sometime during the month of May

James Teeter/Collegian - The new bowling alley on 23rd street in expected to be completed sometime during the month of May

With the new bowling alley near completion, many residents of Hutchinson are wondering when it will be done and what all will be inside of “The Alley.”

There has been a lot of talk of what might be in the new complex and when it will open.

“We think that The Alley will be done by some time in May,” said a Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce spokesman, on April 22.

The facility will have 20 lanes for leagues and eight additional lanes for individuals and couples.

Hutchinson Community College is planning to bring back bowling classes in the fall, for students to take.