HC runners

to compete

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.

Schedule set

for wrestlers

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

All-KCAC

volleyball

WICHITA — Below is the 2017 All-Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference volleyball team as selected by the conference coaches:

First team

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.

Second team

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.

Third team

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

All-KCAC

men’s soccer

WICHITA — Below is the 2017 All-Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference men’s soccer team as selected by the conference coaches:

First team

u-unanimous selection

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

Second team

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

Honorable mention

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

All-WSL

football

Below is the 2017 All-Wheat State League football team as selected by the league coaches:

First team

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.

Honorable mention

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.

Hesston women

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.

Hesston;13;15;11;12;—51

Butler;19;19;24;30;—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

shootout

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.

Hesston;40;52;—92

Butler;44;59;—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).