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Sports roundup: Last Chance Who? HutchCC beats Independence

Friday, September 7th, 2018

By Amanda Carney
Co-Sports Editor

The Hutchinson Community College football team managed another win Saturday night, against a top-five, nationally-ranked team, as the Blue Dragons won at Independence Community College, 37-27.

This was the first time in 23 years that HutchCC has accomplished beating a top-five nationally ranked team. This puts the Blue Dragons at 2-0 in the Jayhawk Conference.

The Blue Dragons dominated the first half. Tied 7-7, the Dragons went on to score 30-unanswered points.

Starting the third quarter, Independence slowly started to take over. Independence outscored the Blue Dragons 20-0 in the second half.

Jaylen Erwin and Khalil McClain both had two touchdowns, while Dezmon Jackson had one. Defensively, Monty Montgomery and Josh Reliford both had interceptions.

The Blue Dragons next game is Saturday, against Iowa Western Community College at Gowans Stadium.

Men’s cross country – The men’s cross country team made some Blue Dragon history on Friday. The Blue Dragons won their first team championship since 2016.

Andrew Kibe lead the way for the Blue Dragons winning the 2018 season-opening Terry Masterson Twilight Classic, with a time of 19 minutes, 32.7 seconds.

Hutch then took over having four Blue Dragons place seventh through 10th. Sophomore Connor Kaufman was seventh in a time of 21:13.19. Freshman Brett Hillabrand was eighth in 21:39.83. Sophomore Kade Gerlach was ninth in 21:47.99 and sophomore Jared Stark was 10th in 21:50.81.

Hutchinson lead the way scoring 29 team points. Runner-up Cloud County had 38 points, followed by Dodge City with 81, Pratt with 114 and McPherson College with 115.

Women’s cross country – The women also had six runners finish in the top 10 Friday, allowing them to win the Terry Masterson Twilight Classic.

The Blue Dragons also had the lowest team score last Friday, with a team score of 25 points. Dodge City, followed with 57 points, with Pratt behind them with 62 points and McPherson College was fourth with 91 points.

Hutchinson freshman Lisayo Ewoi pulled away in the last couple yards, finishing with a time of 18:32.8. In fourth place was sophomore Aileen Gomez with a time of 19:49.4, and behind her was Freshman Gabby Collins placing fifth with a time of 19:55.5. Then sophomore Sarah Patteson placed sixth 19:58.6. Sophomore America Garcia finished eighth with a time of 20:20.0. Sophomore Macy Linenberger was 13th with a time of 20:49.2. Sophomore Ashton Schlickau was 17th with a time of 21:32.0. Caitlin Schlickau was 18th with a time of 21:38.0. Carissa Youngs finished 27th with a time of 23:02.

Soccer – The women’s soccer team managed to smash North Iowa, 11-0, on Saturday at Salthawk Sports Complex. The first four goals were scored within the first eight minutes of the game.

Sophomore Brailey Moeder started off the game with a goal, assist from the goalkeeper, Yadira Delgado. After a goal from sophomore Megan Maslak, Moeder followed with a second goal. Then, freshman Addi White scored the third goal, first goal of the season for her.


The Blue Dragons are now 2-0, moving on to the next game Wednesday against Northwest Kansas Technical College, at Goodland

Volleyball – The volleyball team started in a struggle to get into its groove in the first two sets against Pratt. The Blue Dragons rebounded and finished with a three-set sweep, as they improved to 3-3 and 2-0 in the Jayhawk West.

Here’s a recap of the three sets.

Set 1 – The Blue Dragons started the first set with a lead of 4-2. Pratt pulled it to 11-10 until Sophomore Lexi Hogan had a kill, allowing the Dragons to bounce back. They won the set 25-23.

Set 2 – Lauren Wilson helped the Blue Dragons to another set victory, coming off the bench with a kill. Later, Wilson had another kill, which gave Hutch a 23-20 lead. Hutch then missed three set points, but yet again Wilson had a kill. The Blue Dragons won 28-26.

Set 3 – The Blue Dragons finally got in a groove with back-to-back blocks from Hydeah Hinesman and Eden Hiebert. Hutch won 25-12.

Roundup: Cross country teams wrap up regular season, golf does well in Texas

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

By Lucas Barlow
Sports Editor
El Dorado was the spot of the fifth and final regular season meet for the Hutchinson Community College cross country team. The No. 13-ranked women’s team was led by freshman Sarah Patterson as she crossed the finish line 16th overall with a time of 20 minutes, 19.81 second. She joins teammates Maggie Lambert and and Aileen Gomez as top finishers this year.

The Blue Dragons scored 136 points and finished fourth out of the eight teams participating. Cowley Community College dominated the race with its top six runners all placing in the top 10. Butler Community College and Allen County Community College placed second and third respectively.

Men’s Cross Country – Monday’s Ollie Isom Invitational was the last chance for the men to run before the Region 6 Championship on Oct. 30 in Garden City. Freshman Connor Kaufman once again led the men’s team as he finished his eight-kilometer race in 14th place with a time of 27:17.4. Jared Stark also placed in the Top 20 with an 18th-place finish.

The Blue Dragons averaged a time of 27:55.58, scored 117 total points and finished 5th overall. Cloud County placed first in the standings, followed by Cowley County Community College, Bacone, Butler Community College and then Hutchinson.

Men’s golf – The No. 6 golf team traveled almost 500 miles as they competed in the NJCAA National Preview in Lubbock, Texas. Australian-born Douglas Rios-Ceballos shot a 69 and finished 15th overall during Tuesday’s round. Andrew Rios-Ceballos and Cole Gritton shot a 71 each to tie for the 23rd place.
As a team, the Blue Dragons placed eighth in the 15-team field. Out of 54 holes, the team shot 883. The next competition for the team is at Sangri La country Club in Monkey Island, Oklahoma.

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.

Track qualifies two more for nationals: Chaney and Rodriguez

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

By Angela Lingg

Bailey Terry/Collegian - Matt Willis, Newton, in his cold weather gear practicing for the upcoming meet in Crete, Nebraska, on Feb. 6.

Bailey Terry/Collegian - Matt Willis, Newton, in his cold weather gear practicing for the upcoming meet in Crete, Nebraska, on Feb. 6.

The HCC track team competed at Pittsburg State University on Jan. 29.

About 20 HCC athletes went on the trip.

The meet had over 1,000 competitors and consisted of Division I, Division II, NAIA, and NJCAA athletes.

At the meet, the men qualified two more athletes for nationals: Wes Chaney, Hutchinson, finished seventh overall in the men’s long jump.

Chaney’s jump was a national qualifying jump of 22 feet, 9 and three-fourths inches.

Volleyball wins fourth-straight conference title

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

By Bailey Terry

The Lady Dragons volleyball team played at home Oct. 27 against Barton and won.

The scores were 25-14, 25-16, and 25-7.

Hutch’s record is now 27-8 and 14-1 in the Jayhawk West Conference.

Even after losing their first conference game since 2013, the Dragons were still able to take their fourth-consecutive Jayhawk West conference title.

Jai Chapman, Liberal, had a career-high of 12 kills with just one error on 23 hits.

Dragon softball on a roll, tallies four wins in double-headers

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

By Bailey Terry

Loribeth Reynolds/Collegian - Holly Kelley, Cypress, Texas, preps to pitch the ball on March 10, during a game against Cloud County.

Loribeth Reynolds/Collegian - Holly Kelley, Cypress, Texas, preps to pitch the ball on March 10, during a game against Cloud County.

As of March 19, the Lady Dragon softball team had won seven of their last 10 games.

Hutch beat Cloud County, Kansas City, and Pratt, split one against Highland, and lost the double header against Dodge City.

The Dragons played Cloud County on March 10 and won both of the games of the double header.

The scores of the games were 4-2 and 12-4.

Throughout the first four and 1/2 innings the score was tied 1-1, but then Ally Rains, Round Rock, Texas, sent the ball over the fence to score her first homerun.

Blue Dragon track shines bright at nationals

Monday, March 16th, 2015

By Steve Carpenter

Darriell Rhodes/Collegian - Blue Dragon track athletes Stein Desir and Renistin St. Louis (in white shirt), stretch after practice on March 11, while getting ready for the outdoor track season.

Darriell Rhodes/Collegian - Blue Dragon track athletes Stein Desir and Renistin St. Louis (in white shirt), stretch after practice on March 11, while getting ready for the outdoor track season.

The Hutchinson Community College men’s 4×800 meter relay produced the top single-event finish for the Blue Dragons at the 2015 NJCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

Both Hutchinson men’s and women’s teams each finished 24th in the overall team standings.

The Blue Dragon men scored five team points and the HCC women scored 1.5 points.

The 4×800 relay of Eric Jones, Stein Desir, Renistin St. Louis and Ridge Williams finished sixth overall with a time of 7 minutes, 56.94 seconds.

That was the second-fastest time in the Blue Dragons’ heat.