GARDEN CITY — Newton High School graduate Taylor Stahly hit five of nine 3-point shots to help lead Hutchinson Community College to an 89-39 win over Garden City Community College in Garden City.
Stahly moves into third place all time in career 3-point shooting in the Jayhawk Conference at 178. She previously moved into second place all-time at HCC.
She needs 25 to tie for first at HCC.
The Blue Dragons are 23-1 overall, 19-1 in Jayhawk Conference play. Hutchinson has six games remaining in the regular season. Hutchinson plays Saturday at Butler Community College.
The Bethel College women’s basketball team will look to raise awareness and funds for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund during Saturday’s home game against Oklahoma Wesleyan.
The fund is named for the former North Carolina State women’s coach and was formed Dec. 3, 2007.
The fund is a “a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding the answer in the fight against women's cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the undeserved and unifying people for a common cause.”
"I have been helping this foundation for a number of years now," Bethel coach Adam Esses said. "This is a cause everyone can get behind, and I want to continue to help promote the need for funding to these types of funds and foundations to continue their research."
Fans are asked to wear pink during the game, which tips off at 3 p.m.
Bethel College softball coach Stacy Middleton signed three players to letters of intent to play for the Threshers beginning this fall.
Players signed include Katelyn Boston of Halstead, Laryn Dwyer of Olathe and Jadin Kaltenbach of Wichita. Kaltenbach also signed to play soccer.
Boston played second and third base at Halstead High School, where she started 65 games in the past three season. She has a .478 batting average, .556 on-base percentage and a .728 slugging percentage. She is a two-time All-Central Kansas League selection. She also played for the Kansas Renegades softball club at second base, along with catching and playing outfielder.
She chose Bethel over Newman, Friends and Tabor.
“Katelyn is a great pick up for us for a number of reasons,” Middleton said. “It’s always nice to gain a strong student-athlete from the surrounding area that will bring a good work ethic and is a good character young lady as well. Katelyn is versatile on defense and has good fundamentals at the plate. She will work hard both in the classroom and on the field. I am honored that she chose Bethel.”
“I chose Bethel for a number of reasons — quality academics, a great nursing program, close to family and friends, and an opportunity to play the sport I love at the collegiate level,” Boston said. “Coach Middleton and the players have made me feel very welcome the times I have visited campus. I look forward to becoming a Thresher student-athlete.”
Boston also played volleyball and basketball at Halstead. She was an All-CKL pick in volleyball at libero.
She was a member of the Kansas Association of Youth, Spanish Club, chior, Dragon Core and was the yearbook photo editor.
She spent four years on the principal’s honor roll. She intends to major in nursing.
Dwyer is a catcher and second baseman for Olathe North High School, where she was named most improved. She also was named MVP for her club team.
“Lauryn is a strong willed young lady and will bring more depth to our catcher position and at second base,” Middleton said. “She is a hard worker both on the field and in the classroom. Her spunky personality will bring a positive energy to our program and to the campus. We look forward to having her join us.”
“I am very excited to play at Bethel College next year,” Dwyer said. “I’ve chased my dreams to play college softball and thank to Coach Stacy I will be able to continue. I’m excited to join the team, the school and to become a part of the community as a whole.”
She selected Bethel over Bethany, Neosho County Community College, Avila and Park.
She was a member of the Medical Professions Academy at Olathe North and was on the honor roll for four years.
Kaltenbach attended Bishop Carroll High School. She was a shortstop on the softball team and a defender on the soccer team. She played club soccer with the Kansas Renegades.
"I am thrilled to have Jadin joining our campus and our program,” Middleton said. “She is an all-around student-athlete with an extreme work ethic, good fundamentals, and great character. She will bring a huge competitive nature to our team and with her versatility she will be a valuable asset."
"Jadin is a strong defender with good technical ability that will help us build attacks from our backline," BC soccer coach Anthony Turini said. "She is driven both on the field and in the classroom, and I've heard nothing but postive things about her character from coaches and teammates."
"I am so excited to become a part of the Bethel community,” Kaltenbach said. "Campus feels like home and both the soccer and softball teams are something I want to be a part of."
Kaltenbach was active with the Human Trafficing Organization ICTSOS and ICT Hope. She was on the A/B Honor Roll.
She intends to major in psychology and journalism.
Bethel College women’s soccer coach Anthony Turini signed two more players to letters of intent to play for the Threshers this fall.
Signed are Kacie Torrens of Castle Rock, Colo., and Payton Walters of Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Torrens attends Douglas County High School and played for Real Colorado. A forward, she is a two-time scholar-athlete.
"We are very excited that Kacie has chosen to continue her career at Bethel,” Turini said. "She is an aggressive player with good speed that is going to help in our attack this year. She is also an outstanding student who is going to do great things here at Bethel.”
Torrens intends to major in business administration.
Walters is a center midfielder who played at Highlands Ranch High School. She also played for Real Colorado, where she was a team captain.
"She will also be a strong defensive presence in the midfield," Turini said. "She is a leader on and off the field, and is also an outstanding student. We couldn't be more thrilled to have her continue her career here at Bethel.”