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October 18, 2019
Vol. 61 Issue 5
Haunted Horrors await Story by Emily Branson
are something that have haunted the human mind since the beginning of time. Ghostly presences can range from many different things, such as a house having strange activity in it, to hearing names called when no one is around. People have different opinions on whether ghosts are real or not. Hutchinson freshman Kelsi Hilger is a believer in ghosts and haunted spirits. Her beliefs began when she was helping her aunt and uncle move into a new house. As they moved boxes inside, they kept hearing her family yell their names, but then realized that they hadn’t said anything at all. “I was just confused,”
Hilger said. “I didn’t think much of it.” As the day went on, Hilger and her cousins continued to hear someone shouting their names, but could not find out who, or what, it was. “I started to connect the dots,” Hilger said. “Demons will impersonate people to lure them closer to them.” As the night went on,
the strange occurrences did not stop. Hilger awoke to the shrieking of her youngest cousin, Gracie. There was no apparent reason behind the sudden terror. “The next morning, my aunt and uncle decided to move back to their old house,” Hilger said.
Fire Science family strong By Rachel Lyons Staff Writer
Hutchinson Community College’s Fire Science program comes into view, with nationwide focus on careers, and any further education necessary for a student’s chosen career, a day to explore the Fire Science Program, some of what they can expect to do during their time in the program. On Wednesday, HutchCC hosted roughly 100 of these students at the 20th Annual Fire Science Field Day. Bobby White, HutchCC Fire Science Coordi-
nator, offered a description of the day, stating that it would be a sampler of activities within the degree program. These activities included a search-and-rescue simulation, which according to fire science student Ian Frost involved suiting up in bunker gear. Fellow fire science students Issac James and Bo Thurman expanded the list of activities available to include a vehicle extraction using the jaws of life.
In 2018, thousands of firefighters found themselves fighting a fire that would ultimately destroy the town of Paradise, California. These firefighters have one common ground to stand on, in addition the brotherhood that they call their fire family. They all have some form of training. Whether this type of training comes from a department during the firefighter’s employment, See Fire, Page 5 or through a degree in fire science. Most firefighters find that having a degree in fire science (or a similar area) find that they are able to more easily progress in the field. Photo by Emily Branson/Collegian This Jason Holland talks with students about the correct techniques needed. is where
“That was the first time that I really started believing in ghosts.” On the other hand, some people believe that ghosts are not real. Caitlyn Johnson, Clearwater freshman, has several reasons as to why there is no factual evi-
Juggling college and kids during Halloween By Tabitha Barr Editor in Chief
Halloween brings out decorations and lots of candy to those who celebrate. For students and staff at Hutchinson Community College, it can bring a little bit more, especially when their children are added into the mix. Being a parent and a student can bring some complications, but for Shamonya Young, she’s become used to the chaos. “I’ve learned how to balance my time and energy. It can be challenging at times, but it’s very rewarding,” Young said. Her two kids, Jasirie, 12, and Jai’Ke, 7, are great at keeping her youthful. Trick-or-treating benefits Young in many ways. “I love spending time with my kids the way my parents did with me and my siblings,” Young said. It’s a good way to spend time with her kids, and to see them excited about Halloween and everything it entails. Young also gets into the spirit saying, “I get to relive my childhood by dressing up and I get free candy,” she said. Going trick-or-treating is a tradition for their family and they don’t miss an opportunity to dress up. Children are
The happenings around campus
Oct. 19 — Community Open House 10 a.m. - noon Oct. 19 — Homecoming Football vs. Dodge City CC noon 3 p.m. Oct. 24-26 — A Student Showcase 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Oct. 25 — HCC Recruitment Day, No Classes 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oct 26 — Women’s Soccer in Region 6 Playoffs vs. TBA Oct 26 — Cross Country at Region 6 Championships 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
dence proving the existence of ghosts. For Johnson, her religious beliefs lead her to believe that “ghostly activities” are simply the works of God. “I don’t hear voices that sound haunting,” Johnson said. “It’s more like a reassurance. It’s never scary to me.” Johnson believes that these strange happenings
Blue Dragons weekend forecast
Friday — High: 75 Low: 53 Saturday — High: 72 Low: 48 Sunday — High: 74 Low: 47
are all part of a bigger picture, one that is not in our hands. “People talk about how ghosts can sometimes be in the form of someone that they used to know,” Johnson said. “I don’t think that our souls stick around after we die. I just believe that it’s a sign from God.” Each person has their own beliefs regarding ghostly activities. Whether it’s Hilger’s story of the haunted house or Johnson’s religious practices, society can agree that it is a topic that it will not likely have a definite answer for.
Courtesy Photo Shamonya Young dresses up with her kids during last year’s Halloween.
inspired by movies, fantasy characters, and anything that they deem as astonishing. Last year, her daughter was a unicorn. And her son was Black Panther, one of the most influential films for the black community. See Kids, Page 5
Opinion: Page 2 - Caleb Spencer writes about the top movies of the scary season Campus: Page 3 - Jake Brown reviews Bogey’s newest shake Sports: Page 6 - Cross Country’s Sylvestre Kibarar showing rapid improvement
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Emily Fehrman This week, I want to talk about campus security. I’ve recently had a conversation with someone who is on the committee for campus safety. They believe that campus could be a safer place for everyone, and would like to see a change. Some within the school doesn’t quite see eye to eye with them on a few things, mainly that there isn’t a problem. But some students who live in the dorms are scared to make the walk over to Rimmer Learning Center at night. Even people who don’t live in the dorms are scared to go to Rimmer at night. Take me, for example. I don’t go unless I can have someone with me. It doesn’t help with the people going around asking them to join their church or whatever it is they want. As a small 5-foot, 4-inch woman, it is very intimidating when a 6-foot something man is walking up to you from the shadows asking you to join a group. If we had improved security they wouldn’t think they could do this stuff in the first place. We only have one security guard and rent-a-cops for the dorms on the weekends. And some people have expressed that this doesn’t make them feel any safer. If anything, they make them uncomfortable. I, for one, think campus could use more security, especially after the cop-and-shooter standoff that happened just blocks away from our campus last week. I was sitting in class about to get out early, when one of the students got a text from a friend saying that we might be going on a lockdown due to there being a shooting. For those few minutes before we got the text alert from the college saying that the shooting was actually just down the street, I was actually terrified. Thinking, oh my god ... we don’t have any sort of security or security measures to take if we were faced with such an event. I don’t think just going on lockdown can qualify as “safety measures”. In hopes to show the school that this really is an issue, if anyone would please send their thoughts and concerns with us here at The Hutchinson Collegian that would be greatly appreciated. Emily Fehrman is a Pretty Prairie sophomore studying Journalism
Caleb Spencer Caleb Spencer is an Andale freshman studying Journalism
Caleb counts down his Top 5 ... twice! With Halloween coming closer every day, you may be on the hunt for the perfect scary movie to set you in the holiday mood. Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society, here are 10 scary movies that are perfect picks for the Halloween season. 5 CLASSIC MOVIES 1. “The Exorcist” (1973) “The Exorcist” stands as one of only six horror films to ever be nominated for Best Picture, making it an essential movie to watch during the Halloween season. At the time of release, the film received plenty of controversies regarding the graphic content, but this movie is never graphic for the sole purpose of shock value. Having stood the test of time, “The Exorcist” is a great choice for your friend that says horror movies don’t scare them. 2. “Halloween” (1978) John Carpenter created one of the most iconic horror antagonists in Michael Myers, whose silent stalking throughout the original film sends chills down even the strongest-willed person’s spine. The simplicity of the killer removes any doubt in the viewer’s mind regarding his intent- he won’t stop until he’s satisfied with the carnage he creates. Partially credited for launching the slasher genre into the spotlight, “Halloween” relies on atmosphere and build-up over cheap jumpscares, which help make this film an absolute classic. 3. “Alien” (1979) The Nostromo proves to be one of the most terrifying and claustrophobic settings in all of horror, where every shadow may hide the titular alien. Sigourney Weaver stands to be one of the greatest protagonists in all of film history, starring as Ellen Ripley- she helps carry “Alien” and make it a classic movie that everyone should see. 4. “The Thing” (1982) Without exaggeration, “The Thing” is my favorite movie of all time. Following scientists in Antarctica that find themselves facing an alien lifeforce that perfectly mimics living matter, this film creates a palpable sense of paranoia in every scene because any of the crew could be the murderous alien. The practical effects work in the film makes the alien threat feel real and intimidating. Constantly entertaining, intense, and violent, “The Thing” delivers on every level. 5. “Nightmare on Elm Street” (1984)
Hosting one of the more creative slasher setups of its era, “Nightmare on Elm Street” pits a group of high school friends against the classic horror icon, Freddy Krueger. Having the killer appear only in dreams leads to interesting and creative kills that are difficult to watch but impossible to turn away from. Freddy Krueger finds joy in what he does, which makes watching him work strangely entertaining, helping create the classic that is “Nightmare on Elm Street”. 5 PERSONAL FAVORITE MOVIES 1. “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (1974) Crude, violen, and disturbing, “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” captures everything that I enjoy in a fun horror movie (no, I am not OK). Iconic moments like the dinner scene and the chainsaw dance stand out in my mind as some of my favorite moments in any film, and they serve as perfect examples of effective filmmaking on a budget. While most definitely not for everyone, I would recommend
this movie to anyone. 2. “The Fly” (1986) If I had to sum up this movie in one word, that word would be “gross.” Almost none of “The Fly” makes for comfortable viewing, as you watch Jeff Goldblum slowly transform from human to grotesque humanoid fly. However, the appeal of this film isn’t only the spectacular practical effectsthe romantic tale between Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis serves as the backbone for the rest of the film, turning pointless body horror into something much more substantial. While hard to watch for the large majority of the runtime, “The Fly” is worth a viewing if you’re looking for some disgusting content. 3. “Hellraiser” (1987) “Hellraiser” is a film that further proves that I am not, in fact, OK at all. Featuring a plot summary that is in no way newspaper appropriate, Clive Barker’s third film somehow made sadomasochism into an enjoyable, albeit deeply disturbing, horror film. Made with a relatively small budget, “Hellraiser” accomplishes some stellar practical effects work that will make even the most seasoned horror movie veteran wince. Propped up by an incredibly macabre series of events, “Hellraiser” delivers on every note that it needs to hit. 4. “Candyman” (1992) Directed by the same man behind “Hellraiser”, “Candyman” features less gratuitous violence in favor of a mystery about the main character and her relationship to the titular villain. Tony Todd’s performance as Candyman feels eerie and menacing, placing him among some of my favorite horror movie monsters. This movie feels theatrical and over-the-top without ever stepping into outright ridiculous territory, and makes for a fun and engaging viewing experience. 5. “Hereditary” (2018) Nothing about this movie makes for an easy watch. “Hereditary” combines family drama and horror in a way that boosts both aspects to unnerving extremes. The majority of the lengthy runtime is spent building the tension between each family member to the breaking point, all the way to one of the most harrowing and jaw-dropping final 20 minutes in any movie I’ve ever seen. Exploring the dangerous effects of grief on a family, Ari Aster pulled zero punches, which resulted in an excruciating horror film that I cannot recommend enough.
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Cheap, creative costumes for college kids By Sam Bailey Staff writer
Photo by Jake Brown / The Collegian
New shake causes sweet smiles By Jake Brown Staff Writer
Normally, I wouldn’t go on a full-on attack of a shake so rich in flavor, but the people at The Collegian wanted it. This new shake from Bogey’s, the Mrs. Evans’ Shake, named for Hutchinson High teacher Melissa Evans, from what I had seen and tasted, had some vanilla ice cream, Oreos, chocolate chips and one of the greatest things that the world has to offer, cookie dough. For some like myself, you would look this shake dead in the eyes and say, “dear god what have I embarked on?” This wouldn’t be the right attitude in this situation. I did it with a positive attitude, and my god it was simply amazing. When I ordered it, the cashier smiled, I knew it had to be something from the heavens.
The polite female that delivered it to my table with the same smile reaffirmed my thoughts. When I took that first spoonful I was completely content. This shake could not have been better. I almost wanted to cry. The combo of all of the flavors together with all of the textures was pure bliss. This might have been the first time in my life that I have completely downed an entire shake, simply because I get so disgusted with how sweet they can be, but this one was so worth it. The Mrs. Evans’ Shake was something beyond my wildest dreams. Bogey’s, which is already a legend in the shake business, along with the help of Mrs. Evans, engineered one of the best flavor combinations to ever hit this world and I couldn’t be more thankful. If you are having a bad day and have four extra dollars in your pocket, make your way down to Bogey’s and let it put a smile on your face, it did for me.
Every year, millions of children around the world get to dress up for one day as their favorite characters and personalities. They get to become whoever they want for a few hours and pretend to be in a universe of their making. But why should the fun end when you grow up? With Halloween right around the corner, students at Hutchinson Community College are in the search for the best costumes that won’t break the bank. “I look at movie characters and Pinterest,” Larned freshman Brooke Butler said. “My favorite costume idea is definitely anything to (do) with crazy horror makeup. It is amazing how they can do that.” Even though the elaborate disguises like what Butler described are seen as impressive and desirable, they are not required for an effective and fun costume. Montezuma freshman Tori Powell said she doesn’t necessarily have a favorite costume but said, “I would say that I like costumes that think outside of the box.” Easy, unique costumes can be cheap, and often,
the most outstanding on Halloween. There are millions of potential ideas waiting to be shown off. For example, you could dress as yourself when you were younger and say you are a time traveler. You can also pick a Disney character and dress in similar colors as them and say you are the character if they existed in the real world. If you don’t want to dress up at all, but still want to be included in the fun, simply go as you are and say you are going as your twin or Bitmoji. There are hundreds of different cheap costume ideas waiting to be explored, so now the question is, where do you find supplies to create them on a budget? “T.J. Maxx has my heart,” Butler said. “I get everything there.” Powell said she tried to bypass stores altogether. “I usually try to find stuff that I already have or stuff that other people have that I can borrow to make costumes,” Powell said. Buying a costume set isn’t the only way to put together an outfit. Simply finding cheap and available clothing pieces and styling them together can make for an effective look worth showing off.
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Student Publications Night at Blue Dragons volleyball
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When: 6:30 pm Wednesday Oct. 23 Where: Sports Arena Admission: Free for HutchCC students with id For students: Giveaways at Student Publications table
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Construction causes parking headaches By Bailey Young Online Editor
If you haven’t noticed that the first two rows of parking in front of the union have been blocked off, then you’ve probably been living under a rock or skipping too many classes. The reason for this is the renovation on the dining hall and lower level of Parker Student Union. Each student should have received an announcement in DragonZone informing them of the changes in available parking, and reminding students to be patient during the “transformation process.” While the marketing department at Hutchinson Community College has
referred to the parking restrictions as an “inconvenience,” students and faculty across campus are looking forward to the unveiling of the new renovation in approximately 12 months. In a board meeting on Sept. 12, the board of trustees approved a $5,252,300 bid to get the renovation started. The company hired was Harman Huffman, which has done renovation projects on other schools such as Andover High School, Devin Hall at Wichita State University, and Isley Elementary School in Bel Aire. HutchCC’s marketing department is planning an “informational presentation in the coming weeks to share more details on the renovation.”
Photo by Bailey Young/Online Editor Construction leaves the dragon behind bars.
Photo by Bailey Young/Online Editor Construction blocks far too much parking on the Hutchinson Community College campus.
Photos by Bre Rogers/Collegian Hutchinson Community College’s Marah Franke (left) celebrates a goal with Esther Karhayu.
Hutcinson Community College cheerleaders perform at a football game against Coffeyville
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There was also cribbing – a technique to stabilize cars, a demonstration of how an airbag can be used to lift heavy vehicles such as a fire truck, pushing foam, and using fire hoses to fight a simulated dumpster fire. Students also had the opportunity to hear from one of the many retired firefighters within the program, such as 36-year Forest Service Veteran Jamie Copple. Copple teaches one of the more popular elective classes, all about chainsaws, including safety and tearing down the saw, and concluding with five classes spent on nearby
property using chainsaws to clear brush. Copple shared with students that it is possible to make upwards of $30,000 in one summer working with a traveling crew, which could be ideal for students, and wild-land firefighting can serve as a resume builder for those who wish to have a career in structural firefighting. After a discussion about the basics of how fires are fought, Copple shared that all fighting large fires require good management, on the part of the firefighters who are actively engaged in fighting the fire, and those who are working on other aspects.
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a season-high 307 yards on the ground. Sophomore Erin Collins had a season-high 99 rush yards on 15 carries with a 2-yard touchdown run. Quarterback Mark Wright finished with 41 yards on five carries and completed 15 of 23 passes for 171 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. The Blue Dragons improve to 6-1 overall and 4-1 in the Jayhawk Conference. Volleyball – The volleyball team dropped a pair of matches on Friday on the opening day of the Grizzly Invitational at the West Plains Civic Center in West Plains, Missouri. The Blue Dragons opened the day with a five-set loss to Jefferson College, 25-20, 25-23, 25-18, 25-18,
15-7. Hutch then lost to Tyler 25-21, 25-19, 29-27. Men’s cross country - Coach Justin Riggs was looking for another runner to step in for national champion Andrew Kibet on Saturday at the FHSU Tiger Open. Freshman Teagan Flanagan was that runner. Flanagan and sophomore teammate Sylvestre Kibarer both placed in the top 10 and lead the No. 4 ranked Blue Dragons to a runner-up finish at the Sand Plum Nature Trail course in Victoria. Flanagan earned his first career top 10 finish and earned a spot in the Blue Dragon all-time top 20 for 8,000 meters. Flanagan ran a career best time of 25 minutes, 31.9 seconds to place sixth overall. That time is the 18th best time in Blue Dragon history at 8,000 meters.
Women’s cross country – Sophomores Sheila Too and Gabby Collins both placed in the top eight to pace the women’s cross country team to a runner-up finish at the Fort Hays State Tiger Open on Saturday at Sand Plum Nature Trail. The 19th ranked Blue Dragons scored 111 points, finishing behind only St. Mary’s University, which scored 54 points. Five of the six Blue Dragon runners posted seasons 5,000 meter best times on Saturday at the usually fast Sand Plum Nature Trail course. Collins posted her best time and placing of 2019 on Saturday. She finished seventh with a time of 19:46:5, her fourth career sub-20 minute time. Hutchinson will now prepare for the Region 6 Cross Country Championship on October 26 in Iola.
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Her son showed Wakanda proud. Young and her kids are ecstatic that Halloween has come around again so they can enjoy family time while also stuffing their faces with candy. For Media Production instructor Bobby Obermite, Halloween brings smiles from his family and, most importantly, his 2-year-old daughter Emery. Obermite reminisces about the experiences he’s had at HutchCC and those with his daughter. “I had Emery three weeks after starting my position here,” Obermite said. “So I relate my time here with being a new dad. As she grows so does my enthusiasm with teaching.” With his field of work, film and photography are the ways into keeping memories in the present. Halloween can bring out the horror genre, and even though it’s not Obermite’s personally favorite to make, he does so an increase in students using their creative side.
“We are always looking for a good story and holidays tend to create opportunities for us,” Obermite said. With Halloween being less than two weeks away, Emery and her parents have already picked out what she’s dressing up as. With one of her favorite shows being “Paw Patrol”, she’s happy to be trick-ortreating as one of the characters. Emery is excited about Halloween and she’s letting her parents know by constantly yelling, “Daddy Bobby Baby Shark do do popsicle!” Obermite says she calls him Bobby when she really wants his attention.
Spooky scary festivals By Laci Sutton Staff Writer
Spooky season has arrived, which means it’s time for some spooky activities. For Hutchinson Community College students who don’t feel like getting dressed up to go out for some nostalgic trick-ortreating, but also don’t want to stay in and binge Halloween movies, the HutchCC resident hall will be hosting a costume Halloween dance on Oct. 30. The dance is open to HutchCC dorm students for a night to take a break from studying. If you’re like HutchCC sophomore Matt Watson, maybe a dance isn’t your cup of tea. “I probably wouldn’t go unless my friends do,” Watson said. Have no fear, there are a few more options out in the community to fulfill your spooky needs. Midway Motors on 30th Ave. in Hutchinson is hosting its second-annual trunk-or-treat. The event is on from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. on Oct. 26 and is free for all ages. Nickerson is also hosting a trunk-or-treat, open to all ages, at the Nickerson Community Center, 11 N Nickerson Street, on Halloween from 5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. The event will include games and snacks as well as prizes for the best costume. They will also have a disco and a photo booth.
Sports Kibarar making a name
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Courtesy photo/HutchCC Sports Information Hutchinson Community College’s sophomore Sylvestre Kibarar (159) runs with sophomore teammate Andrew Kibet at the 2018 Terry Masterson Twighlight at Fun Valley. By Bailey Pennycuff Co-Sports Editor
Being one of the four Kenyan runners on the Hutchinson Community College cross country team, sophomore Sylvestre Kibarar has had to adapt to many aspects of life in America. “Going back to when Sylvestre first got here, he was probably one of the four Kenyan runners who struggled the most to adjust with not only the culture, but also the food, the climate and everything,” cross country coach Justin Riggs said. Making adjustments to live and compete in such contrasting cultures would be arduous for
anyone. However, Kibarar has made several crucial adaptations. “It has been difficult to adapt to a new culture. I had to adapt to speaking fluent English instead of my native language. I have also had to adapt to the different kinds of food, and even different training styles,” Kibarar said. “My teammates, roommates and my father have made the adaptation a lot easier.” Regardless of the difficulty to accommodate to American customs, Kibarar has done well at staying focused on cross country and develop as a runner. “I have improved physically when it comes to training and competition, yet, I have also
improved my mindset when it comes to racing. I know I can compete at a higher level,” Kibarar said. Additionally, his ability to adapt to this new culture has also played a role in his development as a runner. “I think in this past year he’s been able to adapt more to being here and really starting to run to his potential this year,” Riggs said. “I’m excited for him, he’s been running really well this fall, so far.” Having another runner like Andrew Kibet - also from Kenya - in the same program as Kibarar is a blessing for both runners, as well as the team. “Sylvestre and Andrew run side-by-side in just about every
workout we do, which is great that they have a training partner to do that with,” Riggs said. “When they race, usually they race side-by-side for most of the race.” Kibarar’s personality is definitely light-hearted, and is thought to be fun to be around. “Everybody loves Sylvestre, he gets a lot of people to laugh, he’s a goofy guy, pretty relaxed,” Riggs said. “He’s a strong competitor, sturdy runner, always himself. As for his personality, I appreciate his consistency.” After his community college career at HutchCC, Kibarar plans to transfer to a university to run and earn his degree in nursing.
Athlete of the week
(Oct. 6-12) Chiara Soergel, soccer The week: Soergel posted two more shutouts, as the Blue Dragons continued their quest for the Jayhawk West title, beating Hesston 8-0 and Dodge City 6-0. She didn’t Soergel have much to do against Hesston, not recording a save, but she made three saves against Dodge City. The season: Soergel, a sophomore from Germany, is having one of the best seasons ever for a Blue Dragon goalkeeper. Her goals against average is 0.23, which is fourth lowest in NJCAA, but she has played nearly 500 more minutes than anyone in the top three. She has allowed three goals, fifth fewest in the NJCAA. She has 33 saves and has kept 11 clean sheets, and her 11 wins are the 10th most in the NJCAA. The Blue Dragons are 11-2 this season.
Soccer takes down Dodge By Adam Kolb Co-Sports Editor
Six different Hutchinson Community College players scored goals and the Blue Dragons stayed right in the thick of the Jayhawk West title chase on Saturday night at the Salthawk Sports Complex. Sophomores Naomi Waithira and Syeria Matthias and freshman Samantha Vaughn each recorded a goal and an assist to lead the Blue Dragons. Waithira has 29 career assists, which moves her into a fourthplace tie on Hutchinson’s career assist list with Chelsea Myers. Blue Dragon goalkeep-
er Chiara Soergel posted her 11th shutout of the season, which ties her for eighth on the Blue Dragon single-season goalkeeper wins’ list. Samantha Vaughn scored the only goal of the second half and has moved into 11th on the Blue Dragon freshman goals list. She has a team-high 14 goals on the season. Hutchinson heads into the final week of the regular season with a road trip to Pratt on Wednesday and a potential battle for the Jayhawk West title against Cloud County next Saturday at the Salthawk Sports Complex. Football – The No. 4
Blue Dragons rolled to a 49-7 Jayhawk Conference victory over Coffeyville on Saturday at Gowans Stadium. The Blue Dragons rebounded from an upset loss at Highland, which ended its run at No.1 in the NJCAA Rankings at five weeks. The Blue Dragons scored on three of their first four possessions and jumped into a 21-0 lead just 12 seconds into the second quarter. Coffeyville answered back with a four-play scoring drive that cut into the Blue Dragon lead, but it wasn’t enough. Hutchinson racked up 512 offensive yards See Sports, Page 5
Photo by Bre Rogers/Collegian Sophomore Naomi Waithira (left) passes to a teammate during a game against Dodge City on Saturday at the Salthawk Sports Complex. The Blue Dragons won the game 6-0.
Blue Dragon sports schedules, results. All home games, events in caps. Cross country
Aug. 30, TERRY MASTERSON TWILIGHT Sept. 21, at Missouri Southern Stampede Sept. 28, at Emporia State Oct. 12, at Fort Hays State Oct. 26, Region 6 Championships, 11 a.m. Nov. 9, at NJCAA Championships
Aug, 22, at Ellsworth, W 41-16 Aug. 31, INDEPENDENCE, W 31-21 Sept. 7, at Iowa Western, W 34-27 Sept. 14, at Fort Scott, W 27-7
Sept. 28, BUTLER, W 35-27 Oct. 5, at Highland, L 29-27 Oct. 12, COFFEYVILLE, W 49-7 Oct. 19, DODGE CITY, noon Oct. 24, RPA, 7 p.m. Nov. 2, at Garden City, 1 p.m. Nov. 9, at Iowa Central, noon
Sept. 8-10, at Ryan Palmer Classic Sept. 23-24, at Missouri Southern Classic Sept. 30-Oct. 1, at Newman University Classic Oct. 21-22, at Park University Classic Oct. 30-Nov. 1, at NJCAA National
Aug. 22, TRINIDAD ST., W 4-0 Aug. 24, INDIAN HILLS, L 1-0 Aug. 30, REDLANDS, W 13-0 Sept. 7, at Barton, W 2-0 Sept. 11, at Garden City, W 2-0 Sept. 14, HESSTON, W 19-0 Sept. 18, at Dodge City, W 3-0 Sept. 21, PRATT, W 5-0 Sept. 25, at Cloud County, L 2-1 Oct. 2, BARTON, W 2-0 Oct. 5, GARDEN CITY, W 3-0 Oct. 9, at Hesston, W 8-0 Oct. 12, DODGE CITY, W 6-0 Oct. 16, at Pratt, 3 p.m. Oct. 19, CLOUD COUNTY, 6 p.m.
Aug. 23, vs. Pima, L 3-0 Aug. 23, at New Mexico Military, L 3-1 Aug. 24, vs. South Mountain, W 3-1 Aug. 24, vs. Odessa, L 3-1 Aug. 30, DODGE CITY, W 3-0 Sept. 2, GARDEN CITY, W 3-0 Sept. 7, SEWARD COUNTY, L 3-0 Sept. 11, at Pratt, W 3-2 Sept. 16, BARTON, L 3-2 Sept. 18, at Colby, L 3-1 Sept. 20, NAVARRO, L 3-0 Sept. 20, JEFFERSON, L 3-1 Sept. 21, MINERAL AREA, W 3-0 Sept. 21, INDIAN HILLS, W 3-2 Sept. 23, at Butler, L 3-0 Sept. 25, at Independence, W 3-0
Sept. 27, vs. Missouri State-West Plains, W 3-0 Sept. 27, at Tyler, Texas, L 3-0 Sept. 28, vs. Panola, Texas, L 3-0 Oct. 1, at Dodge City, W 3-0 Oct. 7, PRATT, W 3-1 Oct. 9, at Seward County, L 3-1 Oct. 11, vs. Jefferson, L 3-2 Oct. 11, vs. Tyler, L 3-0 Oct. 12, vs. Indian Hills, L 3-0 Oct. 12, at Missouri State-West Plains, L 3-1 Oct. 16, COLBY, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19, at Garden City, 6 p.m. Oct. 23, BUTLER, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26, INDEPENDENCE, 2 p.m. Oct. 28, at Barton, 6:30 p.m.