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Trump supporter Students playing staying positive the waiting game By Sam Bailey Editor In Chief

The Pandemic Election of 2020. The election that is causing major cities to board up their stores and more publicity for voting than ever before. Amid all this chaos and excitement, one student at Hutchinson Community College holds fast to his support for President Donald Trump. “I like Trump because of what he has done for the country,” said Hutchinson sophomore Cole Anderson. “Since his election, four million jobs have been created, unemployment is the lowest it’s been in 49 years, taxes have been cut, not raised and pre-COVID economic growth was up more than 4%.” While the election is still up in the air for a true winner, Anderson has a strong opinion on who he believes should win. “I can only pray it’s Trump,” Anderson said. Anderson also likes how Trump gets things done without worrying about what people think of him. After all, the real-estate mogul is a businessman first. “I think he will be good for another four years, I believe he will continue to do what he’s always done, what he said he will. Continue to put America first instead of other countries, and in turn,

grow the economy even more,” Anderson said. Being a Trump supporter does not necessarily mean someone is always a Republican. For many voters, the line is not that easy to draw. For many people, the choice of candidate comes before the political party. Even religion can play a big part in the way someone votes. “I consider myself a republican on all accounts,” Anderson said “I don’t see how as a Christian and a believer in my constitutional rights, I could be anything else.” When looking at the election from a religious standpoint, even more factors can be taken into account. “A few key things for me is the ability to worship,” Anderson said. ”The act of abortion is wrong, the baby has rights, it’s a human being just like you and me. In general, we don’t need more government overreach. We left England to get away from it.” With this election still not conclusive, the country is left dissecting every result they can. “I thought it was interesting that news stations called Biden’s states almost immediately when almost no data was present, while Florida was 98 percent reported and clearly for Trump but they

Upcoming events TBA— Presidential election is decided. Nov. 14 — Cross country at NJCAA National Championships, Fort Dodge, Iowa, 10:15 a.m. Nov. 19-21 — Radium Girls Theatre Production 7 p.m. Nov. 24 — Final day of in-person classes.

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By Kyran Crist Online Editor

Everyone knows exactly what almost every American was doing on Tuesday, Nov. 3 2020. Tthe entire world was watching for America’s reaction - the American Presidential election between Republican and incumbent Donald Trump, and Democrat Joe Biden. Student Government Association president Zach Shanline and the president of the College Democrats club on campus, Morgan Armbrust, were two of the millions who sat and waited for results, which were still going strong Wednesday afternoon. When asked at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night who they thought was going to win, the results were not as close to wrapped as was hoped, and were still too early to have more definite predictions on which candidate would win.

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“As I look at the results coming in at this point, I truly cannot even guess who will come out with the 2020 presidential election,” said Shanline, a Pratt sophomore. “It wouldn’t be fair for me to guess, because of the tremendous amount of absentee and mail-in ballots that have yet to be tallied. ” “I like Biden’s chances in Pennsylvania and Arizona. However, I don’t think there will be a winner declared on Election Night,” said Armbrust, who was correct. “The race will be over when every vote is counted. With the circumstances that this election is under, it is vital that American voices are heard without intimidation and suppression.” Shanline and Armbrust were also asked how they thought the polls were going. “The best thing I’ve seen from the results tonight is the historical

College Student Weather Report Friday High: 69; Low 54 Incredibly Meh Saturday High: 72; Low 52 Bringing in the new President with a nice day Sunday High: 71; Low 57 Who wants to go on a picnic?

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amount of votes that are coming in. I think the American people did a fantastic job of doing their civic duties by heading to the polls or mailing in their ballots. It makes me happy to see the participation of all citizens, especially younger voters who have never voted before,” Shanline said “I’m impressed by the showing that Biden is making in Texas. As a traditionally red state, it’s good to see Democrats run the Republicans down to the wire,” Armbrust said. “I look forward to once again having a president of honor and ethics back in the oval office. We have to begin the healing of our nation, and only one candidate can do that.” Wednesday morning, Americans were hoping to have more definitive answers regarding the winning candidate, but See Election, Page 4

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Keep up mask wearing, says HutchCC President It’s hard to believe but we are only three short weeks from the end of the face-to-face portion of this semester. Twelve weeks ago we had concerns about our ability to stay face-to-face, but thanks to everyone’s efforts we are well on our way and feel confident that we will complete the semester as we started. As shared in August on the COVID-19 webpage, the HutchCC Board of Trustees adopted a resolution at its August 13 meeting pertaining to, among other things, the wearing of masks and face coverings. The College expects compliance with this requirement. Failure or refusal to comply with this policy may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the College’s student disciplinary policies and procedures. Cases continue to rise in Hutchinson and Reno County. We have been fortunate within our campus environment to date, but if this community trend carries over to us, we may be forced to make tough decisions that may be unpopular. We need you to do your part. Make the right choices. This is not just a student issue. Not only is it everyone’s responsibility to comply, but it is also to monitor and remind others of the importance of doing so. It’s a small ask, wear a mask.

Carter File Dr. Carter File is the President of Hutchinson Community College. This message was originally sent to all students and faculty on Nov. 4.

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We’re all tired...

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Get your flu shot, people! The one thing that I do not feel like I need to be saying this year is exactly what I’m about to say. Please, do us all a favor and get your dang flu shot this year. Seriously, there is no valid argument that could prevent you going to your local pharmacy, health clinic, or even the Little Clinic at Dillons Marketplace and just getting the shot. It’s simple, fast and really not that big of a hassle. This year, everyone has been through more trials and turmoil than any of us could have ever expected, there’s no doubt about that. But the last thing that anyone needs is another lockdown, another stay-at-home order, or another mask mandate because the hospitals can’t keep up. Last year there were almost 500,000 hospitalizations due to the flu, and with the current uptick in coronavirus cases, there is simply no way that we can send every single person to the hospital. There are not enough beds and not enough staff.

I have worked in healthcare for about a year now, and I can genuinely say that everyone in the industry dreads flu season. It’s chaotic 24/7, and we can never predict what is coming next. There are more illnesses throughout communities and throughout staff in any healthcare facility. When there are less staff, those working around the clock to keep everyone else healthy are overworked and exhausted. This year has been traumatizing for anyone working in or around healthcare. There have been thousands of deaths, many of which were people we knew, cared for and loved. The healthcare world has been struggling just to keep everyone alive for the last eight months, the very least we could do is save them the extra stress of a flu case or two. There have been people who have argued that getting the flu shot makes them sick or isn’t 100% effective, but the fact of the matter is, this year we sim-

ply can’t risk it. Not this year. Many people first thought that COVID-19 was just like the flu, but not we know that it is much more dangerous and unpredictable. We can’t risk having an increase in both flu cases and COVID-19 cases at the same time. It could cost countless people their lives, which I think we’ve seen enough of this year. Please, save us all more turmoil and just go get your flu shot.

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Emily Branson Emily Branson is a Halstead sophomore studying journalism. She is a Photo Editor for the Collegian.

Where are we going?!?! At the time of writing, the uncertain Presidential Election results are giving us a moment to think about where we are headed as a country. In the Hutchinson area, hardcore conservativism reigns supreme. The Republican primary for the 34th Kansas Senate seat saw the ousting of a moderate community leader for a Trump-loving, “China-virus” severity doubter, hardcore conservative. He won the general election in a landslide. The local Kansas House races were much the same. However, it is a good sign that all these races, for the first time in while, had candidates from both parties. The only glimmer of opposition rests in the 102nd House Dist., where the all-too-close final result may not be known for a couple of weeks. This trend was replicated across

Kansas, meaning the Republican supermajority holds in the state legislature. At the national level - after four years of absolute nonsense, flagrant violation of laws and norms, erosion of social programs, rampant xenophobia, and the complete mishandling of the covid-19 pandemic - the opposition candidate to the incumbent should be winning by a landslide. Instead, the election, like always, comes down to a handful of counties in a few toss-up states. While voter suppression tactics were real and definitely made an impact, the uninspiring nature of Joe Biden and his party certainly did not help. The states he won were won because of activism, door knocking, and phone banking conducted primarily by people of color in swing states, not

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the former Vice President himself. Unlike all this electoral uncertainty, we know for sure now that we cannot remain neutral on a moving train. Congressional Democrats have to change their leadership and fight to reverse Trump’s damage and make radical change. They cannot keep giving in to rightwing framing on issues, starting negotiations from a compromised position giving Republicans narrative control, and giving up on policy because of feigned concerns of “civility” and following “they go low, we go high” politics. As collective individuals, what we can do is actively create counter narratives to reactionary framing, understand and participate in our communities, and do not let despair about our immediate future take over our lives. As we know, the further future of humanity depends upon it.

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Election results U.S. President

Joe Biden

Donald Trump

Total votes – 73,263,411 Electoral College votes – 253

Total votes – 69,614,486 Electoral College votes – 214

All results were as of 7 p.m. Central Time on Thursday. Note, the 102 House District is too close to declare a winner.

U.S. Senate Barbara Bollier

Roger Marshall

Total votes – 536,402

Total votes – 697,787

U.S. Kansas House District 1 Kali Barnett

Tracey Mann

Total votes – 80,300

Total votes – 202,449

State Senate District 34 Shanna Henry

Mark Steffan

Total votes – 8,591

Total votes – 20,275

State House District 102 Jason Probst

John Whitesel

Total votes – 3,229

Total votes – 3,223

State House District 104 Garth Strand

Paul Waggoner

Total votes – 4,350

Total votes – 7,375

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the results were ever-changing and still too early to create a definitive guess on who will win. States like Wisconsin and Michigan were tilting toward Trump, but by the morning, had swung toward Biden. Armbrust was not available for a follow-up, but Shanline was. “I think the election is still too close to call,” he said. “The Election Day votes

are in, and the votes yet to be counted are primarily absentee and mail-in votes. Unfortunately, the results and process will most likely go to lower courts, and litigations may begin looking into the counting of mail-in voting. I think the candidate will be chosen Thursday evening, maybe Friday morning. I just heard that Nevada, which is a very close state right now (about 8,000 votes), will not have all of their ballots counted until noon on Thursday. I think we all need to be patient and understanding that this delay is part of the election process.”

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refused to call it,” Anderson said. Even with these questions raised, Anderson says he is not overly surprised by the results as they currently stand. “The election so far has gone about as expected, I knew it would be very close and so far it has been. I can only hope that no riots will ensue on either side when the outcome is official,” Anderson said.

The 2020 election is one that seems to have the country on edge, waiting for what world they will wake up to when the results are finally official. All America can do is wait. As of mid-day Thursday, nothing was decided, as most media outlets had Biden with 253 electoral votes, compared to 213 to Trump. States that had not been called include Nevada, Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Alaska. The magic number of electoral votes is 270.


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Halloween in the midst of a pandemic By Brooke Greene Staff Writer

With ever-wavering concerns of the public’s health and safety from the Covid-19 pandemic, Halloween was possibly a risk for our society this year. While Halloween is fun, rebellious, and exciting, which is exactly what most are craving during these uncertain times, it may prove to show a spike in Covid cases. There were two major arguments when it comes to this pandemic-ridden holiday. The first being that Halloween is perfectly safe, considering similar acts like getting food from fast-food restaurants are allowed, and the persistent use of masks in costumes add additional safety. It is as if Halloween was the same as every other day. The second argument being that Halloween caused hazardous behaviors and gatherings such as parties and crowded streets who are only half wearing their masks. Surely the truth will show in a matter of weeks as more people contract the virus from the festivities, or if it was handled safely enough to keep the number of cases stable. Students on Hutchinson Community College’s campus have expressed their beliefs last weekend with varying opinions. “Halloween was pretty boring for me this year. I dressed up as Jake from State Farm because my name is Jake,” said Jake Winchester, Hutchinson sophomore. “I felt Halloween went

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OK, but I saw a lot of college kids ignoring the whole pandemic, but I don’t feel it was unsafe for kids. We are required to wear masks anyway, so why not let your kids have a little fun with it?” Many college kids and families ditched their precautions over the weekend and accepted the risk, however. “For Halloween, I went to a party,” said Makenzie Miller, Valley Center freshman. “I was piglet for my nephew’s birthday, and then I was an angel for the party that I went to. I feel like Halloween was the same way that it is every year. I don’t think it was unsafe for kids to go trick-or-treating because they were already outside in the first place, and if people didn’t want to give out the candy, they could’ve just left the front light off. “I think Covid has been exaggerated by the government and by the media, so I’m not too worried about it. I don’t think Halloween had anything to do with it, and I feel like Covid isn’t going to be a thing after November.” With the presidential election past us, many are growing anxious to see what will come of our country in the months to come as this year has been drastically unique. However, Halloween was a brief and overdue escape from the stresses during this pandemic. With parties, trick-or-treating, crazy costumes, and family fun, society came back together for a glimpse of normality.

Collegian announces new features By Laci Sutton Staff Writer

The media has been filled with negativity for a good majority of 2020. Between a global pandemic and the upcoming election, the media could use some light hearted additions. The Hutchinson Collegian staff members have brainstormed and came up with a few ideas to add a little more positivity to the publication. These new features include a weekly horoscope, a dating-advice column and random-thoughts submission. “We wanted to start these features as a way to communicate with the student body more and just to lighten the mood.” said Sam Bailey, Collegian Editor In Chief. “Feel-good stories in a global pandemic can be hard to come by so we want to give students a place to go to escape the pressures of life for a few minutes every week.” Collegian staff writer Brooke Greene will be researching the astrological signs to develop the horoscope section. The horoscope will give a brief prediction of each particular sign’s upcoming week. The dating-advice column gives readers an opportunity to interact with the Collegian by submitting questions or issues they may be struggling with. Staff members will discuss the submissions, decide who is most qualified to answer the question or discuss the issue, and (possibly) publish the response in the following edition. Questions can be submitted via email to collegian.dating@gmail.com. The Collegian will not answer anything that will compromise people’s privacy, harm an individual, or

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Hutchinson coach Chris Young can now reflect on how the fall went. “It was an odd season,” Young said. While Partridge and Crockett have had amazing seasons, Young was impressed with the play of Cameron Rios-Ceballos, whom Young said has gotten mentally stronger during the

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Have questions about dating, or need dating advice? Email us at collegian.dating@ gmail.com. Have a random thought or observation you want to share anonymously? Call or text us at 620-422-0784. anything graphic or x-rated. The final addition was inspired by the University of Kansas student newspaper, The University Daily Kansan. Readers can call or text the Collegian at (620) 422-0784 and leave a message of any random thought or story they wish to share. “Be respectful. That’s really all we ask.” Bailey said. “Don’t break anyone’s privacy and don’t tell us anything that you wouldn’t tell a newspaper for them to print.” There will be no responses to the messages submitted, but use this to get out any random thoughts, funny stories, or embarrassing moments. Any submissions to the dating advice column or random thoughts section will be published anonymously or with names changed to protect the privacy of the submitter. Have fun with the submissions and let us know what’s on your mind. “We want to hear from the student body and know what they are really thinking and feeling.” Bailey said. These features can be expected to be published as early as next week’s issues. course of the season and was a nice surprise. That’s just yet another player on the team who has played up to par, or under par. The Blue Dragon golfers will have a lot to live up to in the spring after their performances in the fall, but with this team, anything can happen, and it comes as no surprise that Young’s confidence is extremely high for the spring season.

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“My initial reaction was that I was so heartbroken. Like one of my pillars had been broken. At that point, all I wanted to do is just be right next to her, which is impossible,” Karhayu said. Franke and her family knew that Karhayu’s family was facing tragedy, so they decided to help financially. They had set up a GoFundMe account where people could click on a link and donate money to the family. “It had raised $4,000 in just a few days,” Franke said. “This money will help Esther and her family to not be concerned about specific finances during this tragedy. While this might not cover every expense, it definitely ensures that Esther will be able to enjoy time with her father and sister when she eventually returns back home,” Franke said. “The GoFundMe has expired, so information about how to help Esther out would be found through myself, my mother, or our soccer coach at Hutch, Sammy Lane.” Lane, the only coach in team history, said he realized that because of this tragedy, his team has come together more than ever. “That’s just an amazing thing,” Lane said. “We had girls from last year’s team donating to her fund. I think that’s pretty cool. Several had made sizable donations. She’s so popular and likable to all her teammates, she’s genuinely kind hearted, it makes sense why people want to help her. It’s really just amazing how it forms over the course of the year, they are all there for her during this time. Almost an act of God, they definitely eased the burden for their family.” Not only that, but Lane has also re-

alized a lesson that could stick with his players for the rest of their lives. “We’re living in crazy times, whether you can make it out of dorms for practice or not, I think they also reflected on their own family, made them realize that what we’re worried about just isn’t as important as we think,” Lane said. Karhayu and her family decided it was best if she waited to go back to Mombasa over the winter break. “It’s just my dad and my sister at home. It was a shock to all of us,”Karhayu said. “The news hit all of us badly but I am glad they are coping OK and my mom is resting peacefully.” Karhayu had most of her plans about her future made involving her mother, or at least she wanted her mother to be a part of those plans. “The death of my mother motivates me to make her proud. I know she would be happy if I focused on my career and soccer as well in order to have a better future for myself,” Karhayu said. “I’d say it has impacted my soccer career both positively and negatively. I now want to push myself harder into getting into a professional level. But, then sometimes I lack the strength to do all these things, because I always played so that she can see me improve and do better in the sport that I love the most. But since she is not there anymore, I sometimes don’t see the point of it.” Above all, Karhayu knows her mother is resting in peace. The courage she has is seemingly boundless as she continues to live her life without her mother. “I just know she’s proud of me and she always will be. She believed in me and supported me. I miss her and I think about her everyday,” Karhayu said. “I pray God gives me strength everyday.”


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Getting help in a difficult time

Photo courtesy by Sports Information Esther Karhayu dribbles the ball down the field during a Blue Dragon women’s soccer game in 2019 at Barton.

Soccer team rallies behind teammate Karhayu after mother’s death in Nigeria By Bailey Pennycuff Co-Sports Editor

Every life is limited, and every person has a number of breaths they will take in their lifetime. Death is inevitable. On Sept. 30, Rebecca Atuma died due to heart failure. Atuma was the mother of Hutchinson Community College sophomore women’s soccer player Esther Karhayu. Karhayu can recall every detail of the moment when she heard that she had lost her mother. “I found out the news when I was in my Intro to Sports Medicine class,” Karhau said. “I had gone to the bathroom and then I saw I had missed my sister’s calls. So I called her, and she told me the bad news. I couldn’t help it - I stayed in the washroom

for five more minutes trying to compose myself. Then went back to class, finished my class and went straight to my room.” The amount of strength required to go back to class, and sit there the rest of the time is immense. Karhayu came to HutchCC from Mombasa, Kenya, and had not seen her mother in quite some time. In March, when COVID-19 hit and the college shut down, Karhayu went to live with teammate Marah Franke and her family in Derby until school started back up. The Frankes have been reliable for Karhayu in any time of need. “Esther has quickly become a part of my family, as an additional sister, and I’m so thankful she was able to stay with us,” Franke said. “As far as helping her and her family out, we have made sure Esther has been completely taken care of while in the United States, away from her family. Everything she has needed help with financially, we have figured out ways to help her.” After Esther found out about her moth-

er’s passing, on her way back to her dorm, she saw Franke. Immediately, Franke knew something was wrong. “She seemed really upset about something when we acknowledged each other, so I sent her a text before my class was supposed to start, asking if she was OK,” Franke said. “She texted me back that she had just received a text from her sister that her mother had passed, so I immediately left class and went to her room for the rest of the day.” Karhayu was thankful for Franke’s hugs and kindness, but it was more than that. “Marah’s family has helped me a lot through this hard time. They’ve been there for me even way before even this whole incident happened. They are my second family here,” Karhayu said. “To be honest, without them, I don’t think I would be here and staying strong.” She needed that strength after learning of the loss of her mother. See Sports, Page 5

Athlete of the week

(Oct. 25-31) Jacob McElhanon, men’s cross country The week: McElhanon had a top-10 finish at the Region 6 Cross Country Championships on Oct. 30 in El Dorado. McElhanon was one of McElhanon two Blue Dragons to finish in the top 10, as he came in ninth place on the 8,000-meter course with a time of 26 minutes, 22.7 seconds. The season: McElhanon, a sophomore from Midlothian, Texas, has a pair of top10 finishes this season. His best was a sixth-place finish on Sept. 4 at the Terry Masterson Twilight Classic at Fun Valley Sports Complex, coming in a time of 22:03.4. He has participated in four of the five Blue Dragon races so far this season, who still have nationals to compete in.

Blue Dragon golf team dominating the competition By Adam Kolb Co-Sports Editor

It’s pretty rare for a college golf team to win a tournament by 45 strokes, but that’s exactly what the Hutchinson Community College men’s golf team did Oct 19-20 at the NJCAA National Preview in Lubbock, Texas. The Blue Dragons won the team title with a 54-hole score of 828. The top four individuals in the tournament were all Blue Dragons, and all seven Hutchinson golfers finished in the top 21. It was a truly dominant tournament for the Blue Dragons, and one that will go down as one of the best performances in HutchCC Photo courtesy HutchCC Sports Information golf history. While every HutchCC golfer Ben Partridge hitting the ball in a men’s golf member of the team played tournament. his part in the command-

ing win, it was a particular special tournament for freshman Ben Partridge, who finished as the champion, and set the Blue Dragon individual scoring-record for 54 holes, as he carded a 13-under par 203. “It was good to get off to a good start,” Partridge said. “It was nice coming to a golf course that I was comfortable with.” Partridge shot a 4-under-par 68 on the final day of the National Preview to erase a two-stroke deficit and capture his first individual championship as a Blue Dragon. Partridge was also happy about beating teammate Charlie Crockett, as the two have a friendly rivalry. However, Crockett wasn’t far behind Partridge. Crockett finished second with a

score of 206, which is a career-low 54-hole total for him. Crockett was considered one of the best golfers in the country last year, and has made improvements this year. “I’ve made a few changes in my long game,” Crockett said. “I feel like I’m starting to get my game back.” While the COVID-19 pandemic may have set many golfers back, you wouldn’t know it based on the Blue Dragons have played this fall. Unfortunately, the fall season has ended shorter than expected. Expected wintry weather wiped out their last tournament, in Amarillo, Texas. Now that the fall campaign has come to an end, See Golf, Page 5

Blue Dragon sports schedules and results. All home games and events in caps. Baseball (non conference)

Feb. 2, at Northern Oklahoma-Enid, 1 p.m. Feb. 9, at Redlands, Oklahoma, 1 p.m. Feb. 13, REDLANDS, Oklahoma, 1 p.m. Feb. 18-20, at Juco Festival March 4, at Coffeyville, 1 p.m. March 9, at State Fair, Missouri, 2:30 p.m. April 20, at Rose State, Oklahoma, 2 p.m. April 27, STATE FAIR, Missouri, 2:30 p.m.

Basketball

Jan. 22, BETHANY JV (women); SEMINOLE STATE (men), 5:30 p.m. Jan. 27, COFFEYVILLE, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 30, NEOSHO COUNTY, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 3, at Butler, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 6, at CLOUD COUNTY, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 10, at Independence, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 13, ALLEN COUNTY, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 17, at Cowley, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 22, DODGE CITY, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 24, at Northwest Kansas Tech, 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 27, at Seward County, 6 p.m. March 3, PRATT, 6:30 p.m. March 6, at Garden City, 2 p.m. March 9, BARTON, 5:30 p.m. March 13, at Colby, 2 p.m. March 15, at Dodge City, 5:30 p.m. March 17, NORTHWEST KANSAS TECH, 5:30 p.m. March 20, SEWARD COUNTY, 5:30 p.m. March 24, at Pratt, 5:30 p.m. March 27, GARDEN CITY, 5:30 p.m. March 29, at Barton, 5:30 p.m. March 31, COLBY, 5:30 p.m.

Cross country

Sept. 19, at Bethel College, 10:45 a.m. Oct. 3, at Allen County, TBA Oct. 31, Region 6 Championships, at El Dorado, 10 a.m. Nov. 14, at NJCAA Division 1 Championships, Fort Dodge, Iowa, TBA

Football

March 26, COFFEYVILLE, 7 p.m.

April 3, at Butler, 7 p.m. April 11, ARKANSAS BAPTIST, 1 p.m. April 18, at Fort Scott, 1 p.m. April 25, GARDEN CITY, 1 p.m. May 2, at Independence, 5 p.m. May 9, HIGHLAND, 1 p.m. May 16, DODGE CITY, 1 p.m.

Soccer

April 2, at Johnson County, 5 p.m. April 5, at Barton, 2 p.m. April 7, GARDEN CITY, 2 p.m. April 10, BUTLER, 2 p.m. April 14, at Cowley, 5 p.m. April 17, COFFEYVILLE, 2 p.m. April 19, DODGE CITY, 6 p.m. April 28, BARTON, 6 p.m. May 1, NEOSHO COUNTY, 2 p.m. May 3, at Garden City, 6 p.m. May 5, COWLEY, 6 p.m. May 8, at Kansas City, 2 p.m. May 12, at Dodge City, 1 p.m.

Softball (non conference)

Feb. 10, OKLAHOMA WESLEYAN JV, 2 p.m. Feb. 13, HESSTON, 1 p.m. Feb. 17, FRIENDS JV, 2 p.m. Feb. 20, IOWA CENTRAL, 1 p.m. Feb. 23, NORTHERN OKLAHOMA-ENID, 2 p.m. Feb. 26, at North Central Texas, noon Feb. 27, at Murray State, Oklahoma, noon March 31, at Ottawa JV, 1 p.m.

Volleyball

Jan, 25, at Garden City, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28, PRATT, 6 p.m. Jan. 30, at Laramie Feb. 1, BARTON, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4, at Independence, 5 p.m. Feb. 5-6, at West Plains, Missouri Feb. 8, COLBY, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11, DODGE CITY, 6 p.m. Feb. 15, at Seward County, 6:30 p.m.