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		Quarterback Dalton Demos (5) and the No. 5 Blue Dragon football team play host to Iowa Central at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Gowans Stadium. (Shannon Donaldson/HCC Sports Information)		    			The HCC volleyball team will play host to the Blue Dragon Volleyball Classic on Friday and Saturday at the Sports Arena. (Shannon Donaldson/HCC Sports Information)	    						Nicole Kinser had a career-high 19 kills to lead the Blue Dragons to a 3-1 Jayhawk West victory over Seward County on Wednesday night at the Sports Arena. (Andrew Carpenter/HCC Sports Information)		        			Juwan Dickey goes high to make a dramatic catch for a 72-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter of Saturday's game at Butler. Dickey was named the NJCAA's National Offensive Player of the Week on Wednesday. (Joey Griffin/HCC Sports Information)
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DRAGONS HAVE AFTERNOON BATTLE ON SATURDAY WITH IOWA CENTRAL

Football | 09.19.14

With the stigma of the now-snapped 23-game losing streak to Butler out of the way, the No. 5-ranked Hutchinson Community College football team moves on to a Saturday showdown in its first matchup of the KJCCC/ICCAC Scheduling Alliance series.

The Blue Dragons (3-0, 2-0 Jayhawk Conference) play host to Iowa Central (2-1, receiving votes in NJCAA poll), at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Gowans Stadium.

Hutchinson’s euphoric 35-26 victory over then No. 9 Butler on Saturday in El Dorado has propelled the Blue Dragons into the NJCAA Poll’s Top 5 for the first time in three seasons.

The Dragons trailed 20-13 after four first-half turnovers, but overcame those mistakes and outscored the Grizzlies 22-6 in the second half, including 13 in the fourth quarter. That was the first time that HCC has scored 10 or more points in the fourth quarter against Butler since 2009.

Iowa Central had a heart-pounding victory of its own last Saturday, upsetting No. 17 College of DuPage 20-17 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. The 2-1 Tritons needed a last-second blocked field goal to secure the three-point victory.

This will be Iowa Central’s third game against Jayhawk Conference schools with a loss to Fort Scott and victory over Independence. Hutchinson won’t see Iowa Western until Oct. 25 in Council Bluffs and Ellsworth one week after that in Ellsworth, Iowa.

Saturday’s game is a rematch of the 2012 Salt City Bowl. Paced by back-up quarterback Kody Cook’s five touchdown passes off the bench to defeat the Tritons 41-21 in the only meeting ever between the two teams.

GAME 4: IOWA CENTRAL at HUTCHINSON
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Gowans Stadium, Hutchinson, KS
Kickoff
: 1 p.m.

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BLUE DRAGONS
Record
: 3-0 (2-0 Jayhawk)
NJCAA Ranking: No. 5
Last Game: def. No. 9 Butler 25-26 on Sept. 13
Coach: Rion Rhoades, 8th season

TRITONS
Record
: 2-1
Ranking: Receiving Notes
Last Game: def. No. 17 College of DuPage 20-17 in Sept. 13
Coach: Kevin Twait 19th season

The Coaches
Hutchinson: Rion Rhoades is in his eighth season with the Blue Dragons. He has a 55-27 record at HCC and 62-32 in his ninth season as a head coach.

Iowa Central: Kevin Twait is in his 19th season with the Tritons. He had compiled a 134-59 record at ICCC.

Noting The Blue Dragons
+ The Blue Dragons are eighth in the NJCAA in scoring at 45.0 points per game. The Dragons rank third in the NJCAA in rushing offense at 292.3 yards per game, breaking the 300-yard mark in 2 of the first 3 games. The Dragons are averaging 244.0 passing yards per game and 536.3 total yards, sixth in the NJCAA.

+ Defensively, HCC is allowing 14.3 points per game. The Dragons come off their best game defending the run and have dropped the season average to 135.7 yards per game. Hutch continues to be stellar against the pass allowing 141.3 yards per game.

+ Two HCC running backs rank in the Top 15 of the NJCAA stats. Alvin Kamara, coming of a 145-yard game vs. Butler is ninth in the nation at 118.7 yards per game with three touchdowns. Travis Custis is averaging 97.3 yards per game and ranks 15th. Custis has two touchdowns. The Blue Dragons are averaging 5.7 yards per rush attempt and have a combined nine rushing touchdowns.

+ Starting quarterback Dalton Demos has completed 42 of 63 passes for 467 yards with six touchdowns and an interception. He comes off a five TD-pass game last week vs. Butler. HCC has used two quarterbacks extensively. Kylen Binn is 18 of 34 for 236 yards and two TDs.

+ For the third-straight game, the Blue Dragons have had a different player as the team’s leading receiver. Coming off an NJCAA National Player of the Week performance against Butler, Juwan Dickey is now the team’s leading rusher with 13 receptions for 192 yards and three touchdowns. Bryce Harvey has 11 receptions for 88 yards and a score. DeQuan Bowman has 10 receptions for 164 yards and two TDs. Thirteen different receivers have caught passes this season.

+ Linebacker Lakel Bass is Hutchinson’s leading tackler with 32 total tackles, including four tackles for loss and two fumble recoveries. Defensive end Marquavius Lewis has 22 tackles and 7.5 tackles for loss. Defensive end Jeremiah Ledbetter has 21 tackles, Riley Hunsicker has 20 tackles, Kyle Wilson has 20 tackles and Seth Hartman has 19.

+ The Blue Dragons have racked up 13 quarterback sacks through three games, which ranks 13th in the NJCAA. Marquavius Lewis has a team-high 4.5 sacks. Jeremiah Ledbetter has 3.5 sacks and Lee Spight has two sacks. Ledbetter has seven quarterback hurries as well.

+ Blue Dragon coverage teams have three blocked kicks this season. Jeremiah Ledbetter blocked a 54-yard field goal attempt by Bethany. Against Butler, Claude George blocked both an extra point and field goal.

+ Over the last 15 games, the Blue Dragons now have 30 total interceptions. The Blue Dragons have six picks in 2014 from five different players. Tyler Williams has a team-high two interceptions. Riley Hunsicker’s interception was returned for a touchdown vs. Bethany.

+ Freshman placekicker Tymony Bonilla handled all the placement kicks in the first two weeks of the season. Bonilla is 10 of 10 on extra points and 3 of 3 on field goals, hitting from 21, 32 and 33 yards. He didn’t kick against Butler because of an injury in pregame. Kassidy Lemons is 5 of 7 on extra points and 1 of 1 with a 26-yard field goal.

+ Punter Stetson Broce is averaging 35.7 yards per punt on 11 attempts. He has placed five punts inside the opponents’ 20 and his long is 50 yards.

Noting Iowa Central
+ Iowa Central is off to a 2-1 start and is receiving votes in the latest NJCAA Football Poll. The Tritons dropped a 24-17 decision to Fort Scott in Week 1, but have recovered with a 28-0 win over Independence and a 20-17 victory over No. 17 College of DuPage last weekend in Fort Dodge.

+ The College of DuPage victory was secured by a blocked 41-yard field-goal attempt on the final play of the game by the Tritons’ Shaquille Wells.

+ Offensively, Iowa Central hasn't put up a ton of yards or points, but the Tritons haven't committed a turnover in three games either. ICCC is averaging 21.3 points per game, averaging 143.3 rushing yards and 64.7 passing yards per game. Central has just six offensive touchdowns in the first three games.

+ Through three games, the Tritons have been solid defensively allowing 13.7 points per game. ICCC is allowing 124.3 rushing yards and 147.3 passing yards. Iowa Central has five takeaways this season.

+ Freshman Jarvis Holley was the quarterback to lead the upset of the College of DuPage last week, doing plenty of damage with his legs. He ran for 101 yards on 13 carries against DuPage and has a team-high 186 rushing yards for the season.

+ Sophomore Kendall Jackson in two games completed 10 of 27 passes for 184 yards and a touchdown.

+ Trentan Bleadsoe and Joe Morrow are the top receivers for Iowa Central with five and four receptions through two games.

+ Defensively, a pair of linebackers lead the Tritons. Joe Tuimaseve and Devontre’a Tyler averages 11.5 tackles per game. Chris McNutt averages 9.0 tackles per game.

+ Oscar Opara has a team-high two interceptions.

+ Punter Jacob Sherman is averaging 47.6 yards per punt, averaging a net of 46 yards per kick.

+ Placekicker Hunter Meyer is 4 of 5 on extra points with a long of 35 yards. He is 6 of 6 on extra points.

Series History vs. Iowa Central
Saturday’s matchup will be the second ever between Hutchinson and Iowa Central. The only other meeting came two years ago in the 2012 Salt City Bowl.

Hutchinson won that game 41-21.

This will be only the eighth meeting between the Blue Dragons and an opponent from the state of Iowa.

HCC is 1-0 vs. Iowa Central, 2-0 vs. Graceland, playing in 1955 and 1956; 1-0 vs. Ellsworth, playing in 1972; and 1-2 vs. Iowa Falls, playing in 1971, 1973 and 1974. HCC will play both Iowa Western and Ellsworth later this season.

(HCC Sports Information)


HCC WITH FOUR TOUGH MATCHES IN 2014 BLUE DRAGON VOLLEYBALL CLASSIC

Volleyball | 09.19.14

An interesting weekend awaits the Hutchinson Community College volleyball team as the Blue Dragon Classic unfolds Friday and Saturday at the Sports Arena.

Eight teams from Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri and Iowa begin play at Noon on Friday. All eight teams will play two matches each day. Action on Saturday begin at 9 a.m.

Friday Hutchinson matchups include Marshalltown Community College at Noon and Jefferson College at 6 p.m.

On Saturday, the Blue Dragons will play their fifth-ranked team of the season when Hutchinson takes on No. 1-ranked Iowa Western at 11 a.m. The Dragons close out the Classic at 3 p.m. on Saturday with Frank Phillips College.

The other three teams to compete this weekend are perennial NJCAA Tournament qualifier Missouri State University-West Plains, former 2014 Blue Dragon opponent New Mexico Military Institute and Seminole State College.

All eight matches each day will be videostreamed live by the Blue Dragon Sports Network beginning 5 minutes before the scheduled start time. Friday’s Hutchinson matches will begin 15 minutes before their scheduled start time.

Hutchinson enters the tournament with a 7-5 record and winners of three-straight matches. Last season, the Blue Dragons won all four matches in the Blue Dragon Classic for the first time in the Classic’s eight-year history. The Blue Dragons come off perhaps their best match of the season with a 3-1 victory over Seward County on Wednesday at the Sports Arena. Nicole Kinser had a career-high 19 kills to lead HCC.

The following is a capsule look at all eight teams in the 2014 Blue Dragon Invitational.

HUTCHINSON BLUE DRAGONS
Head Coach
– Patrick Hall, 3rd season
2014 Record – 7-5
NJCAA Rank – Unranked
Team Stats – Kills/Set: 11.32; Attack %: .200; Blocks/Set: 2.70; Digs/Set: 12.03; Aces/Set: 1.60; Assists/Set: 10.02
Hitting Leaders – Nicole Kinser (3.09 K/S, .390); Lauren Darby (2.55 K/S, .197); Jai Chapman (2.19 K/S; .096)
Block Leaders – Petra Silic (1.33 B/S); Nicole Kinser (0.98 B/S); Aubrey Wilson (0.81 B/S)
Dig Leaders – McKenzie Steele (3.64 D/S); Maddi Cumpston (1.76 D/S); Rachel Griffitt (1.73 D/S)
Assist Leaders – Tarynn Stueder (5.58 Ast/S); Aubrey Wilson (4.49 Ast/S)
Service Leaders – McKenzie Steele (0.39 SA/S); Jai Chapman (0.38 SA/S)

MARSHALLTOWN TIGERS
Head Coach
– Chris Brees, 2nd season
2014 Record – 5-8
NJCAA Rank – Unranked
Team Stats – Kills/Set: 11.53; Attack %: .173; Blocks/Set: 1.80; Digs/Set: 13.98; Aces/Set: 1.96; Assists/Set: 10.06
Hitting Leaders – Kayla Prosser (2.63 K/S, .345); Jadelyn Rohach (2.40 K/S, .250); Mady Van Metre (2.10 K/S; .165)
Block Leaders – Cassie Cullen (1.00 B/S); Jadelyn Rohach (0.98 B/S); Reeba Box (0.53 B/S)
Dig Leaders – Jena Boisen (2.67 D/S); Reeba Box (2.43 D/S); Kayla Prosser (1.98 D/S)
Assist Leaders – Sam Hinrichs (6.59 Ast/S); Kayla Prosser (2.90 Ast/S)
Service Leaders – Kayla Prosser (0.53 SA/S); Jena Boisen (0.33 SA/S)

JEFFERSON COLLEGE VIKINGS
Head Coach
– Aida Steiger, 5th season
2014 Record – 7-5
NJCAA Rank – Unranked
Team Stats – Kills/Set: 12.20; Attack %: .231; Blocks/Set: 1.88; Digs/Set: 22.18; Aces/Set: 1.25; Assists/Set: 10.42
Hitting Leaders – Hayley Richardson (3.08 K/S, .228); Martyna Meresinska (2.75 K/S, .195); Marketa Illeskova (2.38 K/S; .310)
Block Leaders – Alex Sealy (0.75 B/S); Hayley Richardson (0.70 B/S); Marketa Illeskova (0.65 B/S)
Dig Leaders – Mary Grace Masters (8.10 D/S); Kameryn Bellinger (4.05 D/S); Hayley Richardson (3.00 D/S)
Assist Leaders – Rachel Poole (5.65 Ast/S); Lucija Barac (5.32 Ast/S)
Service Leaders – Lucija Barac (0.30 SA/S); Hayley Richardson (0.30 SA/S)

IOWA WESTERN REIVERS
Head Coach
– Alicia Williams, 2nd season
2014 Record – 12-0
NJCAA Rank – No. 1
Team Stats – Kills/Set: 13.00; Attack %: .252; Blocks/Set: 2.20; Digs/Set: 18.28; Aces/Set: 1.82; Assists/Set: 11.95
Hitting Leaders – Aly Dawson (4.25 K/S, .288); Gabriella Strazzeri  (2.32 K/S, .313); Kassidy Sullivan (1.75 K/S; .313)
Block Leaders – Kassidy Sullivan (1.12 B/S); Taylor Leisemeyer (0.84 B/S); Kathia Sanchez (0.66 B/S)
Dig Leaders – Elly Targy (5.55 D/S); Aly Dawson (2.72 D/S); Kathia Sanchez (2.55 D/S)
Assist Leaders – Kathia Sanchez (9.53 Ast/S)
Service Leaders – Aly Dawson (0.42 SA/S); Kathia Sanchez (0.42 SA/S)

SEMINOLE STATE COLLEGE TROJANS
Head Coach
– Jonea Rima, 1st season
2014 Record – 8-14
NJCAA Rank – Unranked
Team Stats – Kills/Set: 9.36; Attack %: .154; Blocks/Set: 1.91; Digs/Set: 11.44; Aces/Set: 1.20; Assists/Set: 8.77
Hitting Leaders – Jalyn Anderle (3.22 K/S, .105); Jade Larimore (2.37 K/S, .218); Crystal Thomas (2.28 K/S; .245)
Block Leaders – Adrianne Bynoe (1.24 B/S); Crystal Thomas (0.72 B/S); Kimberly Steen (0.56 B/S)
Dig Leaders – Haley Cochran (5.06 D/S); Jalyn Anderle (2.45 D/S); Kalli Byrom (1.97 D/S)
Assist Leaders – Natalija Macesic (4.75 Ast/S); Kalli Byrom (4.69 Ast/S)
Service Leaders – Jalyn Anderle (0.36 SA/S); Haley Cochran (0.28 SA/S)

NEW MEXICO MILITARY INSTITUTE BRONCOS
Head Coach
– Shelby Forchtner, 8th season
2014 Record – 5-9
NJCAA Rank – Unranked
Team Stats – Kills/Set: 9.67; Attack %: .180; Blocks/Set: 1.62; Digs/Set: 10.65; Aces/Set: 1.02; Assists/Set: 8.33
Hitting Leaders – Mere Serea (2.96 K/S, .361); Ashley Landreth (2.09 K/S, .202); Dana Stepankova (1.34 K/S; .158)
Block Leaders – Mere Serea (0.96 B/S); Ashley Landreth (0.74 B/S); MalShoniq Weston (0.56 B/S)
Dig Leaders – Sheanna Torio (3.32 D/S); Dana Stepankova (2.21 D/S); Dania Orozco (1.55 D/S)
Assist Leaders – Ashlei Swaim (4.26 Ast/S); Gabriella Enriquez (4.13 Ast/S)
Service Leaders – Ashley Swaim (0.22 SA/S); Ashley Landreth (0.19 SA/S)

MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY-WEST PLAINS GRIZZLIES
Head Coach
– Paula Wiedemann, 6th season
2014 Record – 6-8
NJCAA Rank – Unranked
Team Stats – Kills/Set: 8.86; Attack %: .234; Blocks/Set: 1.75; Digs/Set: 14.16; Aces/Set: 0.72; Assists/Set: 8.11
Hitting Leaders – Penny Liu (2.69 K/S, .406); Gabby Edmondson (1.81 K/S, .276); Lee Lee Barrett (1.59 K/S; .096)
Block Leaders – Lee Lee Barrett (1.19 B/S); Ashley Bishton (0.71 B/S); Penny Liu (0.52 B/S)
Dig Leaders – Alyssa Aldag (5.33 D/S); Kaili Simmons (2.75 D/S); Gabby Edmondson (2.42 D/S)
Assist Leaders – Susannah Kelley (4.75 Ast/S); Brianna Zebert (3.62 Ast/S)
Service Leaders – Susannah Kelley (0.19 SA/S); Gabby Edmondson (0.17 SA/S)

(HCC Sports Information)

Blue Dragon Volleyball Invitational Schedule
Friday, September 19 Matches
Noon

West Court: Hutchinson vs. Marshalltown
East Court: New Mexico Military vs. Seminole State

2 p.m.
West Court: Iowa Western vs. Missouri State-West Plains
East Court: Frank Phillips vs. Jefferson College

4 p.m.
West Court: Seminole State vs. Missouri State-West Plains
East Court: Frank Phillips vs. Marshalltown

6 p.m.
West Court: Hutchinson vs. Jefferson College
East Court: Iowa Western vs. New Mexico Military

Saturday, September 20 Matches
9 a.m.

West Court: Jefferson College vs. New Mexico Military
East Court: Frank Phillips vs. Missouri State-West Plains

11 a.m.
West Court: Hutchinson vs. Iowa Western
East Court: Marshalltown vs. Seminole State

1 p.m.
West Court: New Mexico Military vs. Missouri State-West Plains
East Court: Jefferson College vs. Marshalltown

3 p.m.
West Court: Hutchinson vs. Frank Phillips
East Court: Iowa Western vs. Seminole State
 


BLUE DRAGONS REMAIN UNBEATEN IN JAYHAWK WITH 3-1 WIN OVER SEWARD

Volleyball | 09.17.14

Nicole Kinser pounded down a career-high 19 kills and Jai Chapman also reached double figures as the Hutchinson Community College volleyball team overcame a slow start in its Jayhawk West showdown with Seward County to defeat the Saints 3-1 on Wednesday night at the Sports Arena.

Seward County grabbed the first set 25-22 before a huge second set by Kinser sparked the Blue Dragons to win 25-15, 25-15, 25-18.

Winners of three-straight matches, the 7-5 Blue Dragons are now tied atop the Jayhawk West with Pratt at 4-0. Seward County (10-8) is tied with Colby for third at 3-2 in league play.

Hutchinson faced two seven-point deficits against a Saints' team that was nearly flawless in the opening set. The Blue Dragons were done in by eight service errors in the first set and wound up pulling within two before a service error handed the set to Seward County.

Tied 9-9 in the second, Kinser started to assert herself and took over the match. She pounded down three-straight kills to spark a 16-6 run to close the set. Kinser had six kills, two solo blocks and one block assist to power the HCC surge.

Kinser had a similar affect in the third set after the Saints raced out to a 5-0 lead. The HCC sophomore middle had two kills and a block in a 9-2 Hutch run that quickly turned the set around.

For the match, Kinser had 19 kills and just one error to hit .545 for the match and  lead a 53-kill match for the Blue Dragons, who hit .250 as a team. She added four blocks to help HCC to a 14-4 block advantage over the Saints.

Chapman, who is a Liberal High graduate, pounded 10 kills and had five digs. She also had two blocks and a service ace.

Sophomore Lauren Darby had nine kills. Freshman Petra Silic had seven kills, hitting a season-high .700 on 10 swings, and four blocks. Freshman Aubrey Wilson had seven kills and five total blocks.

Freshman libero McKenzie Steele had a season-high 27 digs and sophomore Rachel Griffitt added 10. HCC had 59 total digs.

Freshman Tarynn Stueder had 27 assists and two service aces. Wilson added 18 assists.

The Saints were led by Carolina Gasparini and Thayna Silva with seven kills each. Seward County hit negative .007 for the match with 28 kills and 29 attack errors.

As well as Seward County played in the first set, the Saints didn’t need the help from HCC’s eight service and four attack errors. A Megan Sharratt service ace gave the Saints a 19-12 lead and forced a Blue Dragon timeout. HCC started chipping away, getting within 20-15 on a Chapman kill, 21-17 on a Darby kill and 24-22 on another Chapman kill. But the eighth service error of the set came on set point and the Saints had the early advantage.

A 5-0 run by the Saints erased an early deficit and Seward County led 8-6. The Blue Dragon block, which had just one stuff block in the opening set, started to take effect. Silic and Lexi Turner combined to block back-to-back points as HCC reclaimed the lead at 9-8.

Then Kinser started to click. Three-straight Kinser kills capped a 7-1 HCC run to build a 13-9 lead. Then leading 14-12, HCC got a kill from Kinser that started a 11-3 run to close out the set. The Blue Dragons had two kills, six blocks and one ace in the second set.

Seward County scored the first five points of the third set, but HCC scored 9 of the next 11. Tied at 10-all, Silic scored points on the next four rallies with a double block with Turner, a kill on an overpass, a double block with Chapman and another emphatic kill on a quick set to the middle. That 4-0 run was the opening of a 15-5 third-set run. Kinser had five more kills, including a resounding termination on set point.

Leading 10-8 in the fourth set, a Wilson kill started a 6-0 Blue Dragon run. Kinser ended the run with a kill for a 16-8 lead. The Saints scored 4 of the next 5. Leading 19-14, kills by Darby and Chapman helped extend the margin to eight points. Chapman finished off the match with a powerful termination. HCC out-hit Seward County 12-5 in the fourth set.

The Blue Dragons continue their seven-match homestand this weekend with the Blue Dragon Invitational on Friday and Saturday at the Sports Arena.

MATCH NOTES – The Blue Dragons are now 2-3 in four-set matches this season. … HCC reached 50 kills in a match for the fourth time this season and the first in the last seven matches. … The Dragons were their own worst enemies at times on Wednesday with a season-high 13 service errors, 10 attack errors, a season-high seven ball-handling errors and six other various violations. … The all-time record for digs in a match was set by Samantha Lackey in 2012.

(HCC Sports Information)


JUWAN DICKEY NAMED NJCAA NATIONAL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Football | 09.17.14

Hutchinson Community College freshman wide receiver Juwan Dickey was selected on Wednesday as the NJCAA’s National Offensive Player of the Week.

Dickey, a 6-foot, 202-pound freshman from Marietta, Georgia, had a huge impact in Saturday’s 35-26 victory over Butler, scoring three touchdowns, two coming in the fourth quarter.

For the game, Dickey had season highs of eight receptions for 143 yards.

He had touchdown receptions of 7, 72 and 6 yards. His caught three of HCC quarterback Dalton Demos’ five TD passes. The 7-yarder came in the first quarter to give Hutchinson a 7-0 lead.

With Hutchinson leading 22-20 in the fourth quarter, Dickey caught a highlight-reel 72-yard touchdown that gave HCC a two-possession lead. Dickey jumped up and took the long pass down the sideline right out of the hands of a Butler defender and sprinted the final 35 yards into the end zone. That TD gave HCC its first two-possession lead of the second half early in the fourth quarter.

Equally important to the Blue Dragons, two third-down receptions in the second half that kept eventual scoring drives alive.

Dickey’s national player of the week award marks the eighth consecutive season that the Blue Dragons have had a player win national weekly honors.

(HCC Sports Information)


HCC VOLLEYBALL PLAYS HOST TO SEWARD COUNTY ON WEDNESDAY AT THE ARENA

Volleyball | 09.16.14

When Hutchinson Community College and Seward County meet on the volleyball court, the stakes are usually pretty high.

That will be the case on Wednesday when the No. 18 Blue Dragons play host to the Saints in a 6:30 p.m. match at the Sports Arena.

The Blue Dragons (6-5) look to remain perfect in the Jayhawk West and keep pace with Pratt in the early stages of the season. Hutchinson is 3-0 in league play after wins over Colby, Butler and Dodge City.

Seward County (10-7) is 3-1 in the Jayhawk West with victories over Dodge City, Barton and Garden City. Seward County’s lone league loss was a five-set road loss to Colby.

HCC is in the midst of a six-match week this week. On Monday, the Blue Dragons opened the week with a 3-0 victory over Dodge City. The Dragons will play host to Marshalltown, Jefferson College, No. 2 Iowa Western and Frank Phillips College this weekend in the Blue Dragon Invitational.

Sophomore Nicole Kinser comes into match as Hutchinson’s leading hitter at 2.93 kills per set and a .371 hitting percentage. She is also HCC’s leading blocker at 0.98 stuffs per set.

Sophomore Lauren Darby is hitting .213 and averages 2.58 kills per set. Freshman Aubrey Wilson is averaging 1.35 kills, hitting .192. She is averaging 0.77 blocks and 4.49 set assists, coming off a season-high 28 assists on Monday vs. Dodge City. Freshman libero McKenzie Steele has a team-high 3.33 digs per set.

Seward County has three players averaging two-plus kills per set, led by Thayna Silva at 3.71 kills per set and .230 hitting. Carolina Gasparini averages 2.76 kills on .269 hitting. Angelina Minor is third at 2.09 kills on .259 hitting. Erika Gilbert is Seward County’s blocker at 0.88 per set. Kari Anderson averages a team-high 4.51 digs per set.

Wednesday’s match will be videostreamed on the Blue Dragon Sports Network beginning at 6:25 p.m.

(HCC Sports Information)


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Volleyball | 09.14.14

HCC VOLLEYBALL WITH SIX HOME MATCHES THIS WEEK STARTING MONDAY

						The Blue Dragon football team celebrates its 35-26 victory over Butler on Saturday night at BG Products Stadium in El Dorado. HCC snaps a 23-game losing streak to the Grizzlies. (Andrew Carpenter/HCC Sports Information)

Football | 09.14.14

DRAGONS DEFEAT BUTLER 35-26, SNAP 23-GAME LOSING STREAK TO THE GRIZZLIES

			Freshman Forrest Dreyer paces the Blue Dragon men to a strong third-place finish on Saturday at the HCC "Romp at the Ridge" on Saturday at Westar/Prairie Ridge Park. (Shannon Donaldson/HCC Sports Information)

Cross Country | 09.13.14

BLUE DRAGON MEN COMPETE HARD, FINISH STRONG 3RD IN THE ROMP AT THE RIDGE

			Angela Lingg is the HCC women's top runner on Sunday, finishing 18th at the "Romp at the Ridge" on Saturday at Westar/Prairie Ridge Park. (Shannon Donaldson/HCC Sports Information)

Cross Country | 09.13.14

LINGG LEADS BLUE DRAGON WOMEN TO 6TH-PLACE FINISH IN THE 2014 'ROMP'

Soccer | 09.13.14

HCC SOCCER FINALLY BACK HOME, WILL MEET COFFEYVILLE ON SUNDAY

			The third-annual "Romp At The Ridge" will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Westar/Prairie Ridge Park.

Cross Country | 09.12.14

SATURDAY’S ‘ROMP AT THE RIDGE’ TO HAVE LARGE, COMPETITIVE FIELDS

			The No. 6-ranked Blue Dragons travel to No. 9 Butler to meet in the annual Jayhawk Conference battle between the two league powers. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. at B&G Products Stadium in El Dorado. (Shannon Donaldson/HCC Sports Information)

Football | 09.11.14

HUTCH, BUTLER TO RENEW FOOTBALL RIVALRY SATURDAY IN EL DORADO

							HCC's Petra Silic (right) and Anna Proffitt (left) stuff a Butler attack during the No. 18 Blue Dragon volleyball team's 3-0 Jayhawk Conference victory over the Grizzlies on Wednesday at the Sports Arena. (Andrew Carpenter/HCC Sports Information)

Volleyball | 09.10.14

QUIET BLOCK TURNS NOISY AS DRAGONS SWEEP BUTLER IN HOME OPENER