HESSTON — The Hesston College women’s cross country team will compete at the National Junior College Athletic Association National Championships Saturday at the Lakeside Municipal Golf Course in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
The race will start at noon.
The Larks finished eighth out of 16 teams at the Region VI (Kansas) meet. The team has been ranked as high as 23rd this season.
Hesston has two runners who have finished under 20 minutes for 5,000-meters this season — Sam Trejo and Sierra Broce. Both have season-best times of 19:53.
Others expected to run include Kate Kilmer, Sadie Winter, Liz Miller, Heather Schiefelbein and Savannah Bontrager.
Trejo is a freshman. Broce, Bontrager, Miller, Winter, Schiefelbein and Kilmer are all sophomores.
Winter and Heather Schiefelbein are both Newton High School grads.
The Larks won the Bethel Invitational this season and beat NCAA Division II Emporia State in a meet.
Every team in the Region VI meet that finished ahead of Hesston has been ranked.
The 2017-18 schedule for the Newton Wrestling Club has been set and is listed below:
Dec. 10 Emporia Open
Dec. 16 Derby Open
Dec. 17 Derby Novice
Dec. 30-31 Valley Center Open/Novice
Jan. 6 Goddard Open
Jan. 7 Goddard Novice
Jan. 14 Newton Novice
Jan. 20 Bishop Carroll Open/Novice
Jan. 27 Salina and Garden Plain Open/Novice
Feb. 3 Battle of the Belt Open/Novice
Feb. 10 Newton Open/Novice
Feb. 17 Hutchinson and McPherson Open/Novice
Feb. 25 6U State/Elementary Dual State Team Tournament, Salina
March 3 Park City Classic
March 10 District Tournament, Kansas Star Arena, Mulvane
March 11 Middle School Dual Team State Tournament, Lindsborg
March 24-25 Kansas Kids State Championships, Expocentre, Topeka
WICHITA — Below is the 2017 All-Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference volleyball team as selected by the conference coaches:
Kelsey Plummer, Kansas Wesleyan, sr., Westmoreland
Amy Horner, Tabor, sr., Artesia, N.M.
Kenna Hall, Ottawa, jr., DeSoto
Adrianna Skipper, Ottawa, sr., Grand Prairie, Texas
Valerie Most, Kansas Wesleyan, sr., Brady, Neb.
Lexi Kite, McPherson, jr., Thornton, Colo.
Andrea Novakovic, Oklahoma Wesleyan, sr., Podgorica, Montenegro
Ali Jost, Tabor, sr., Hesston
Chloe Davis, Oklahoma Wesleyan, sr., Red Oak, Texas
Chelsey Riffel, Sterling, jr., Sterling
Hannah Reynolds, Kansas Wesleyan, sr., Parker, Colo.
Yuleika Jimenez , Ottawa, so., Caracas, Venezuela
Kimberly Stringer , Bethany, sr., Alta Loma, Calif.
Azucena Duarte, Bethany, sr., Anaheim, Calif.
Madalyn Swinicki, Friends, jr., Wichita
Katy Koepke , Saint Mary, jr., Shawnee Mission
Sydney Garis, Oklahoma Wesleyan, jr., Austin
Kenadee Valdez, Oklahoma Wesleyan, fr., Houston
Megan Voth, Tabor, sr., Hesston
Mikaela Wells, Sterling, jr., Haven
Jamie Siess, McPherson, so., Tecumseh
Savannah Fillion, Saint Mary, sr., Baldwin, Mo.
Liz Heit, Ottawa, jr., Augusta
Kendra Kroeker, Tabor, so., Enid, Okla.
Catabrean Baumann, Southwestern, jr., Tulsa, Okla.
Jana Boston, Friends, so., Newton
Taylor Dodge, Kansas Wesleyan, so., Strasburg, Colo.
Riley Bradbury, McPherson, fr., Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Kaitlynn Lanier, Saint Mary, sr., Kapolei, Hawaii
Alexandra Reid, Sterling, jr., Phoenix
Taylor Fortner, Ottawa, jr., Cedar Hill, Mo.
Katie Neira, Bethel, sr., San Antonio
Devrie Sombers, McPherson, jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.
Keeley Kroeker, Tabor, jr., Lincoln, Neb.
Emily Hollingsworth, Oklahoma Wesleyan, sr., Mansfield, Texas
Molly Little, York, so., Billings, Mont.
Bailey Gillig, Kansas Wesleyan, sr., Pratt
Makenzi Kissman, York, fr., Aurora, Colo.
Kelsie Anderson, Bethel, so., Lindsborg
Player of the year — Amy Horner, Tabor
Setter of the year — Adrianna Skipper, Ottawa
Libero of the year — Andrea Novakovic, Oklahoma Wesleyan
Freshman of the year — Kenadee Valdez, Oklahoma Wesleyan
Coach of the year — Melissa Blessington, Ottawa
Assistant coach of the year — Tom Sorensen, Ottawa
WICHITA — Below is the 2017 All-Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference men’s soccer team as selected by the conference coaches:
Alberto Picchi-u, Oklahoma Wesleyan, F, so., Sevilla, Spain
Aleksandar Simovic, Oklahoma Wesleyan, F, sr., Belgrade, Serbia
Chris Kelly, McPherson, F, jr., Glasgow, Scotland
Daniel Cordeiro, Oklahoma Wesleyan, F, sr., Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Stefan Lukic-u, Oklahoma Wesleyan, MF, fr., Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia
Stefan Milicevic, Oklahoma Wesleyan, MF, sr., Belgrade, Serbia
Jovan Petrovic, Oklahoma Wesleyan, MF, sr., Belgrade, Serbia
Eddie Gomez, McPherson, MF, sr., Lancaster, Calif.
Nikola Fimic-u, Oklahoma Wesleyan, D, so., Novi Sad, Serbia
Jose Ponce-u, Oklahoma Wesleyan, D, sr., Cd. Juarez, Mexico
Erik Espinoza, McPherson, D, jr., San Ysidro, Calif.
Anthony Galeana, Ottawa, D, jr., East Los Angeles, Calif.
Dusan Djordjev, Oklahoma Wesleyan, GK, jr., Pancevo, Serbia
Luis Vidal Pla, Friends, F, sr., Xativa, Spain
Diego Rodriguez, Kansas Wesleyan, F, jr., Sylmar, Calif.
Greg Roller, McPherson, F, sr., Topeka
Melvin Akingboye, Bethany, F, fr., Arlington, Texas
Roberto Gomez, Friends, MF, so., Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Richard Perez, Kansas Wesleyan, MF, sr., Los Angeles
Aaron McCready, McPherson, MF, fr., Raphoe, Ireland
Ross Anderson, Ottawa, MF, sr., Glasgow, Scotland
Leonardo Catarina, Friends, D, jr., Sao Paulo, Brazil
Kaonnye Opazo, McPherson, D, sr., Lancaster, Calif.
Cameron Hunter, Kansas Wesleyan, D, sr., Pomona, Calif.
Oscar Moyano, Tabor, D, jr., Bogota, Colombia
Luis Barrera, Kansas Wesleyan, GK, fr., Whittier, Calif.
Francisco Esteves, York, GK, fr., Tomar, Portugal
Branden Sanchez, Saint Mary, F, sr., Chula Vista, Calif.
Marcos Gomez, Friends, F, so., Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Aaron Kavanagh, Ottawa, F, jr., Dublin, Ireland
Chris Torres, Bethel, F, jr., Denton, Texas
Omar Ismail Garcia, Friends, MF, jr., Valdovino, Spain
Adriano Marques, Sterling, MF, sr., Toronto, Canada
Jared Robbins, McPherson, MF, sr., Cotati, Calif.
Josh Clay, Bethel, MF, jr., Escondido, Calif.
Juan Martinez Cercadillo, Friends, D, jr., Madrid, Spain
Alexei Lopez, Ottawa, D, sr., Menlo Park, Calif.
Colton Oord, Sterling, D, jr., Seattle, Wash.
Cody Peterson, Ottawa, D, sr., Shawnee
Most valuable player — Alberto Picchi, Oklahoma Wesleyan
Offensive player of the year — Alberto Picchi, Oklahoma Wesleyan
Defensive player of the year — Nicola Fimic, Oklahoma Wesleyan
Freshman of the year — Stefan Lukic, Oklahoma Wesleyan
Goalkeeper of the year — Dusan Djordjev, Oklahoma Wesleyan
Newcomer of the year — Erik Espinoza, McPherson College
Coach of the year — Jamie Peterson, Oklahoma Wesleyan
Below is the 2017 All-Wheat State League football team as selected by the league coaches:
Dylan Wood, Canton Galva, sr.
Jonah Sargent, Canton Galva, sr.
Max Svoboda, Centre, sr.
Jensen Riffel, Centre, so.
Xavier Espinoza, Centre, jr..
Zach Zogelman, Goessel, jr.
Ethan Moorman-Meador, Herington, sr.
Peyton Harvey, Little River, sr.
Levi Swenson, Little River, sr.
Hunter Thomas, Little River, jr.
Brayden Sears, Little River, so.
Jess Philpot, Peabody-Burns, so.
Chase Krause, Rural Vista, sr.
Eli Fleming, Rural Vista, sr.
Braden Neilson, Solomon, jr.
Andrew Capsey, Solomon, sr.
Cameron Noggle, Solomon, sr.
Garrett Groves, Wakefield, sr.
Nathan Jackson, Wakefield, sr.
Justin Carver, Wakefield, sr.
Skylur Merritt, Wakefield, jr.
Landon Everett, Canton Galva, so.
Braxton Smith, Centre, so.
Carson Sterk, Goessel, sr.
DeVonte McConnell, Herington, sr.
Graham Stephens, Little River, fr.
Landon Rives, Peabody-Burns, so.
Zach Lee, Rural Vista, sr.
Jobe Fowles, Solomon, jr.
Ashton Pickering, Wakefield, sr.
fall to Butler
EL DORADO — The Hesston College women’s basketball team fell to Butler Community College 92-51 Wednesday night in El Dorado.
Hesston stayed in the game in the first half, trailing 19-13 after the first quarter and 38-28 at the half. The Grizzlies outscored Hesston 24-11 in the third quarter and 30-12 in the fourth.
Kyla Callins led 3-0 Butler with 20 points, followed by Taylor Birch with 18, Jallse Smallwood with 13, Ericka Mattingly with 10 and Awreona Ransom with 10.
Hunter Begley led Hesston with 14 points.
Hesston is 2-2 and hosts Southeast (Neb.) Community College at 1 p.m. Saturday.
HESSTON (2-2) — Begley 4-8 2-2 14, Slabach 0-5 4-4 4, Tolson 1-2 1-2 3, Atkinson 2-10 0-0 5, Horton 2-7 3-6 8, Nichols 1-4 1-2 3, Sterner 1-5 0-0 2, Bray 2-6 2-4 6, Headrick 2-6 0-0 6, Villegas 0-1 0-0 0, TOTALS 15-54 13-20 51.
BUTLER (3-0) — Gooden 2-4 1-2 5, Smallwood 5-15 3-4 13, Mattingly 4-8 1-1 10, Callins 9-16 2-2 20, Ransom 4-11 1-2 10, Roland 3-3 0-0 8, Johansen 1-2 0-0 2, Sanchez 1-2 0-0 2, Simoneau 2-3 0-0 4, Birch 7-10 0-0 18, Easter 0-3 2-2 2, Littlewood 0-2 0-0 0, TOTALS 37-79 10-13 92.
Total fouls — HC 16, BCC 22. Technical fouls — none. Fouled out — none. 3-point shooting — HC 8-24 (Begley 4-7, Slabach 0-3, Atkinson 1-8, Horton 1-1, Bray 0-2, Headrick 2-3), BCC 8-16 (Smallwood 0-5, Mattingly 1-3, Ransom 1-1, Roland 2-2, Birch 4-5). Rebounds — HC 30 (Tolson 9), BCC 38 (Smallwood 7). Assists — HC 10 (Atkinson 4), BCC 28 (Smallwood 6). Turnovers — HC 27 (Begley 4, Atkinson 4, Bray 4), BCC 16 (Gooden 5). Blocked shots — HC 3 (Horton 3), BCC 5 (Gooden 1, Smallwood 1, Mattingly 1, Callins 1, Ransom 1). Steals — HC 3 (Begley 1, Tolson 1, Atkinson 1), BCC 17 (Mattingly 4).
HC men drop
EL DORADO — There wasn’t much defense played in the Hesston College men’s basketball team’s 103-92 loss to NJCAA Division I power Butler Community College Wednesday in El Dorado.
The loss was the first of the season for the Larks.
Butler led 44-40 at the half, pulling away by as many as 16 early in the second half. Hesston was able to get as close as 10, but Butler was able to pull away again. The Larks made a late run to get within three with 4:04 to play.
An Aubrey Johnson trey with 2:47 kept the Larks within three, but Hesston was unable to score in the remaining time.
Butler, 3-0, put six players in double figures in scoring, including all five starters. Adrian Moore led the Grizzlies with 16 points. Jared Armstrong and Anthony Bratton each had 14. Newton High grad Tevin Berry scored 12 points off the bench. Russell Smith scored 11 points. Karlon McSpadden scored 10 points.
Johnson led Hesston with 28 points, followed by Cal Hartley with 16, Coye Campbell with 13 and Malik Murad with 11. Issiah Smith had 13 rebounds.
Hesston is 3-1 and hosts Southeast (Neb.) Community College at 3 p.m. Saturday.
HESSTON (3-1) — Ladwig 0-3 0-0 0, Campbell 4-8 4-8 13, Johnson 9-18 4-5 28, Harding 2-3 2-3 6, Neely 2-3 4-5 9, Murad 4-7 2-3 11, Hartley 5=14 5-6 16, I.Smith 1-4 0-0 2, Cordes 2-5 1-1 7, TOTALS 29-65 22-31 92.
BUTLER (3-0) — McSpadden 3-8 4-6 10, Armstrong 5-9 2-2 14, Moore 5-9 4-6 16, R.Smith 3-10 5-6 11, Bratton 6-8 2-2 14, Criddle 2-5 2-3 7, Thornton 1-1 0-0 3, Ards 4-5 1-1 9, Berry 4-8 0-2 12, Adams 3-8 1-3 7, TOTALS 36-71 21-31 103.
Total fouls — HC 23, BCC 21. Technical fouls — BCC: Moore, R.Smith, team. Fouled out — HC: Johnson. 3-point shooting — HC 12-33 (Ladwig 0-2, Campbell 1-2, Johnson 6-13, Harding 0-1, Neely 1-1, Murad 1-2, Hartley 1-8, Cordes 2-4), BCC 10-22 (McSpadden 0-3, Armstrong 2-3, Moore 2-3, R.Smith 0-2, Criddle 1-4, Thornton 1-1, Berry 4-6). Rebounds — HC 23 (I.Smith 13), BCC 46 (Moore 8, Bratton 8). Assists — HC 12 (Campbell 4), BCC 15 (McSpadden 7). Turnovers — HC 23 (Campbell 5), BCC 22 (R.Smith 5). Blocked shots — HC 6 (Ladwig 2, Murad 2, I.Smith 2), BCC 6 (Moore 2). Steals — HC 11 (Campbell 3, Johnson 3, I.Smith 3), BCC 11 (Criddle 3, Berry 3).