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Volleyball team wins at Region 6 Tournament

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

By Lucas Barlow
Sports Editor

Halloween night marked the first round of the Region 6 volleyball tournament as Hutchinson Community College hosted Dodge City Community College at the Sports Arena.

The Blue Dragons weren’t frightened by the Conquistadors as they cruised to 3-0 sweep.

Hutchinson dominated most of the night, although they almost dropped the first set. Down 22-18, they made a late comeback, scoring seven unanswered points to win the set 25-22.

From that point on, the Blue Dragons never let the Conquistadors get close. The second set saw Hutchinson go out to an early 17-5 lead, en route to a 25-13 win. The final set of the evening was much like the previous one. With a comfortable eight-point margin, the Blue Dragons capped of the sweep with a 25-17 win.

Sophomore Paige Hiebert led the team once again with 11 kills and a .300 hitting percentage. She also achieved her 10th double-double and moved to fourth on the career kills list with 931, passing Thais Franca (2004-05). Sophomores Nina Pevic and Tatyana Ndekwe, had nine and eight kills, respectively. Katie Jorn led the team in assists with 27, also adding five kills (.333).

After Tuesday’s win over Dodge City, the Blue Dragons (25-12) advance to the NJCAA Region VI semifinals. They will travel to Liberal to play their next match on Saturday, taking on Garden City.

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.

Volleyball to take on Iowa Western

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

By Jessie Burtnett

Angela Lingg/Collegian - Aubrey Wilson, Bennington, sets the ball to a teammate during a home game against Garden City in the Region VI tournament opening round on Nov. 3.

Angela Lingg/Collegian - Aubrey Wilson, Bennington, sets the ball to a teammate during a home game against Garden City in the Region VI tournament opening round on Nov. 3.

The Blue Dragon volleyball team, who are the four-time defending Jayhawk conference, and Region VI Champions, will take on Iowa Western in the first round of the NJCAA Division I National Volleyball Tournament on Nov. 19, in Casper, Wyoming.

The Dragons are the 13th seed in the tournament with their 31-8 record, even though they posted more wins than several other teams.

The Iowa Western Reivers, as the fourth seed, go into the tournament with a 39-7 record.

The Dragons were scheduled to play Iowa Western earlier in the season at the Blue Dragon Volleyball Classic in Sept., but after another team dropped out of the tournament, so the Dragons were forced to cancel their match up with the Reivers .
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Volleyball takes fourth straight Region VI title

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

By Bailey Terry

Bailey Terry/Collegian - Marija Martinovic, Belgrade, Serbia, and Johanna Voss, Sundern, Germany, jump up for a team block against their opponents during the Region VI tournament championship game against Seward County on Nov. 8.

Bailey Terry/Collegian - Marija Martinovic, Belgrade, Serbia, and Johanna Voss, Sundern, Germany, jump up for a team block against their opponents during the Region VI tournament championship game against Seward County on Nov. 8.

The Blue Dragon Volleyball team took the championship game in the Region VI tournament on Nov. 8 and is headed to Nationals.

This was Hutch’s fourth-consecutive Region VI title, which was the first time in school history that it ever happened.

In the championship game, Hutch played Seward County on Nov. 8 and won in three sets.

The Dragons go into the NJCAA tournament with 31 wins and only eight losses.

The scores were 27-25, 25-17, and 25-17.

From the start of the first set to the last few points, Hutch and Seward were point for point with 17 ties and five lead changes.

The Dragons were finally able to pull two-points ahead to take the first set, 27-25.
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Volleyball onto semifinals

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

By Bailey Terry

Angela Lingg/Collegian - Marija Martinovic, Belgrade, Serbia, and Johanna Voss, Sundern, Germany, block an opponents hit during a home game against Garden City on Nov. 11.

Angela Lingg/Collegian - Marija Martinovic, Belgrade, Serbia, and Johanna Voss, Sundern, Germany, block an opponents hit during a home game against Garden City on Nov. 11.

In the opening round of the Region VI tournament in the Sports Arena on Nov. 3 The Lady Dragons played against Garden City.

The Dragons won and the scores were 25-8, 25-22, and 25-13.

At the start of the first set, the Dragons scored five of the first six points then went on a 10-0 run to take the lead at 16-3.

They easily took the game, 25-8.

The second set wasn’t as easy for Hutch as the first set.

Garden City had the lead 10-8.

The Dragons went on a 10-1 run and held the lead, 19-13.

Garden City went on a 5-1 run and pulled within two points.

The score was 22-20. It was make or break time.
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Volleyball breaks even at West Plains

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

By Bailey Terry

Bailey Terry/Collegian - Jai Chapman, Liberal jumps up to spike the ball during  a home game on Sept. 25.

Bailey Terry/Collegian - Jai Chapman, Liberal jumps up to spike the ball during a home game on Sept. 25.

The Lady Dragon volleyball team played in the MSU-West Plains tournament in Missouri during the weekend of Oct. 9-10.

The Dragons lost two matches and won two.

On Oct. 10, Hutch played Jefferson College and Miami-Dade and won.

For the Jefferson College game, the scores were 15-25, 30-28, 23-25, 25-19, and 15-12.

The Dragons had just came from losing two matches the day before, so after losing the first set Hutch knew they needed to pick it up.
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Dragons undefeated in conference

Sunday, September 27th, 2015

By Bailey Terry

Andrew Carpenter/HCC Sports Information - Lady Dragons players celebrate after winning a key point in their Sept 21, 5-set win at Pratt.

Andrew Carpenter/HCC Sports Information - Lady Dragons players celebrate after winning a key point in their Sept 21, 5-set win at Pratt.

The Lady Dragon volleyball team traveled to Great Bend to play the Cougars of Barton County on Sept. 23.

Hutch won all three sets of the game; the scores were 25-12, 25-18, and 25-9.

Winning this game bumped the Dragons’ ranking up to No. 5.

Their record is now 14-1 overall and 7-0 in the Jayhawk West Conference.

This makes 28 consecutive Jayhawk West wins for the Dragons, which is the most in team history.

Their win streak started in 2013.

The second set wasn’t as easy for Hutch because Barton was able to tie the set at 11.
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Volleyball ranked No. 7

Sunday, September 27th, 2015

By Bailey Terry

Andrew Carpenter/Sports Information - Aubrey  Wilson, Bennington, attempts to block her opponent in a recent home game against Dodge City on Sept. 15.

Andrew Carpenter/Sports Information - Aubrey Wilson, Bennington, attempts to block her opponent in a recent home game against Dodge City on Sept. 15.

The Lady Dragon volleyball team traveled to Cloud County on Sept. 16 and ended the night with another win.

This win makes for 25 consecutive Jayhawk West wins.

The Dragons won all three sets in the game. The scores were 25-17, 25-19, and 25-12.

The Dragons’ record is now 11-1 and 4-0 in the Jayhawk West conference.

To start off the first set, Hutch had three blocks in a row, each resulting in a point.

The Dragons had a team-high of 12 team blocks, but half of them came from Petra Silic, Zagreb, Croatia.
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Volleyball going undefeated

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

By Bailey Terry

Andrew Carpenter/HCC Sports Information - Thrilling home games are coming up for the Lady Dragons volleyball team, like this matchup from last season with arch rival Butler College.

Andrew Carpenter/HCC Sports Information - Thrilling home games are coming up for the Lady Dragons volleyball team, like this matchup from last season with arch rival Butler College.

Although the season is just beginning, the Lady Dragons’ volleyball team is 6-0.

The Lady Dragons played at home against the Garden City Broncbusters on Sept. 5.

Hutch beat Garden City in three games.

The scores were 25-20, 25-8, and 25-19.

Jai Chapman, Liberal, was the leading hitter for the Dragons with nine kills and two aces.

Chapman also had 11 digs.

Just behind Chapman in hits was Marija Martinovic, Belgrade, Serbia, with eight kills and two aces.

Petra Silic, Zagreb, Croatia, had six kills.
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