Assistant basketball coach talks playing years and goals in job

By Bailey Pennycuff / Co-Sports Editor A team equipped with experienced coaches is a crucial advantage. Especially when it comes to Hutchinson Community College assistant men’s basketball coach, James “Papi” Conley, considering a good portion of his experience as a basketball player was spent at HutchCC. “I attended HCC from…

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NJCAA announces most fall sports will be moved to spring

By Adam KolbCo-Sports Editor The NJCAA has announced an updated plan of action for the upcoming 2020-21 academic year. Following the Board of Regents’ vote on Monday, a majority of competition will be moved to the spring semester, including basketball, football, volleyball and soccer, which are fall sports competed at…

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NJCAA cancels spring sports, basketball championships

By Adam Kolb / Co-Sports Editor Following the recent recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the NJCAA has decided to cancel all upcoming basketball championships as well as spring competition. This means the NJCAA Division men’s basketball tournament, played every year in Hutchinson, will be cancelled.…

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Bankston earns conference player-of-the-year honors

By Adam Kolb / Co-Sports Editor Hutchinson Community College sophomore defensive end Latrell Banskton was named the 2019 Jayhawk Conference Defensive Player of the Year on Thursday, as the all-KJCCC teams were announced. Bankston, a 6-foot-1, 299-pound defensive tackle from Woodstock, Georgia, is the second straight Blue Dragons to win…

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Blue Dragon women bounced in first round

The Hutchinson Community College women’s basketball team made their eighth appearance to the NJCAA Division 1 Women’s National Championship on Monday. However, the trip in Lubbock, Texas was cut short after the Blue Dragons faced a first-round exit, losing to the San Jacinto-North Gators 62-51. HutchCC, the No. 18 seed,…

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Men earn at-large bid to play at home again

It’s official. The defending NJCAA national champions are back in the NJCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship. Hutchinson Community College can now rest easy as the Blue Dragons earned one of eight at-large bids for the tournament. After losing the Region 6 tournament championship – to a very good Coffeyville…

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HutchCC women get bid to NJCAA Tournament

By The Collegian staff The Hutchinson Community College women’s basketball team’s season isn’t finished after all. Monday morning, the Blue Dragons learned they got one of the eight at-large bids to the NJCAA Tournament next week in Lubbock, Texas. The Blue Dragons are the No. 18 seed in the 24-team…

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