HC baseball

team falls

OLATHE — The Hesston College baseball team fell to Johnson County Community College 12-1 Tuesday in seven innings in Olathe.

Johnson County led 3-0 after four innings, adding six runs in the fifth inning and three in the sixth. Hesston scored in the sixth inning.

Johnson County’s Brad Kincaid pitched five innings for the win, allowing three hits with two walks and nine strikeouts. Justin Ward pitched an inning, allowing a run on a hit with two walks and a strikout. Grant Hoppock finished the game, striking out two.

Tanner Padgett went three of four hitting for JCCC, driving in two runs. Brandt Ollinger went three for five with an RBI. Nick McMurray went two for three with two RBIs. Maurice Bruce went two for three with an RBI. Connor Schumacker went two for four.

Carter Hohn took the loss for Hesston, allowing two earned runs on nine hits with two walks and two strikeouts. Jonathan Law and Jordan Gesling each went an inning.

Newton grad Drake Sturgeon drove in Newton’s sole run.

Hesston is 8-18 and plays at 1 p.m. March 23 at Northern Oklahoma-Tonkawa.


Johnson Co.;110;163;x;—12;19;0

Hohn (L), Law 5, Gesling 6 and Aldana; Kincaid (W), Ward 6, Hoppock 7 and Ollinger.

Larks finish

road trip 3-1

PALM DESERT, Calif. — The Hesston College softball team won three of four games on a California road trip Monday and Tuesday.

Monday against San Bernardino Valley, Hesston won the first game 12-9 in eight innings and lost the nightcap 7-2.

In the first game, Hesston led 6-2 going into the bottom of the sixth inning, but gave up three runs in the sixth and one in the seventh.

The Larks scored six runs in the top of the eighth and gave up three in the bottom of the eighth.

In the second game, San Bernardino scored five runs in the first five innings. Hesston got back in the game with two runs in the fourth. San Bernardino added two runs in the sixth.

Hesston’s stats were not posted against SBV.

Tuesday, Hesston topped College of the Desert 15-0 in five innings and 11-0.

In the first game, Hesston scored in every inning, five runs each in the fourth and fifth innings.

Pitcher Ashley Yasin allowed just two hits with six strikeouts.

Jerrica Brown went three for four hitting with four RBIs. Sierrah Long went two for four with a home run and two RBIs. Cierra King drove in three runs. Ally Steiner went three for four, scoring three runs. Brianna Baca went two for three with an RBI. Miranda Folsman went two for two with an RBI.

In the second game, Hesston scored five runs in the first inning, a run in the fifth and five in the seventh. College of the Desert scored a run in the fourth.

Long went two for three with a double, a triple and three RBIs. Kayleigh Johnson went two for three with two RBIs. Jordan Walton drove in two runs. Kendall Richardson went three for three.

Chantel Purcella went the distance for Hesston, allowing a run on five hits with a walk and nine strikeouts.

Hesston is 15-9 and hosts Hutchinson Community College at 4 p.m. March 21 in NJCAA Division II, Region VI play.

vs. College of the Desert

First game



Yasin (W, 4-4) and Steiner; Martinez (L, 0-4), Nunez 3 and Catalfamo. HR — H: Long. Time — 1:39.

Second game



Purcella (W, 6-2) and Walton; Martinez (L, 0-5) and Clinkscales. Time — 1:36.

Bethel signs

Denver senior

Bethel College men’s basketball coach Tony Hoops signed Andrew Shirley of Denver to a letter of intent to play for the Threshers beginning this fall.

Shirley is a 6-foot-3 guard for William Smith High School in Denver. He averaged 15 points a game in 43 varsity games. He was a first-team all-league selection. He also played for the Colorado Chaos club team.

"Andrew is a solid young man from a great family," Hoops said. "We are blessed to have him join Bethel Basketball after taking part in a great AAU program with the Chaos and having a good season in high school this year. His versatility can really impact our program.”


St. Patrick’s Day

5K Walk/Run


(place. runner, age, (age group finish), time.

Newton results — 63. Karen Lehman, 38, (4. F 35-39) 24:02.1; 124. Alisa Dinneen, 52, (2. F 50-54) 26:13.1; 203. Jeff Palmer, 48, (13. M 45-49) 28:35.9; 413. Rachael Zielke, 47, (18. F 45-49) 33:09.6; 499. Anna Hessler, 32, (50. F 30-34) 35:30.5; 500. Michelle Masters, 32, (51. F 30-34) 35:30.6; 502. Michelle Crist, 37, (46. F 35-39) 35:32.5; 507. Charles Shell, 37, (28. M 35-39) 35:39.2; 508. Kristin Shell, 35, (47. F 35-39) 35:39.3; 608. Bev Hunter, 70, (3. F 70-74) 39:12.9; 683. Liz Unruh, 34, (80. F 30-34) 42:59.7; 695. Maggie Smet, 50, (27. F 50-54) 43:38.0; 698. Craig Smet, 53, (16. M 50-54) 43:40.6; 762. Shania Carrillo, 10, (29. F 1-14) 47:16.8; 763. Evangelina Mojarro, 33, (90. F 30-34) 47:18.3; 788. Lisa Howard, 53, (34. F 50-54) 49:19.0; 810. Krystyan Thomas, 16, (11. M 15-19) 51:10.5; 812. Kris Thomas, 43, (58. F 40-44) 51:11.5; 882. Joey Schmidt, 47, (61. F 45-49) 56:47.5; 886. Ashley Pitts, 31, (110. F 30-34) 56:48.7.

Halstead results — 797. Dawn Harris, 43, (56. F 40-44 49:55.0; 798. Lisa Sharbaugh, 39, (75. F 35-39) 49:56.8.

Sedgwick results — 190. Lindsay Unruh , 34, (18. F 30-34) 28:10.7; 350. Carla Sadler, 33, (40. F 30-34) 31:30.2.

Whitewater results — 94. Vickie Beck, 62, (1. Top Fin) 25:17.2.