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Panthers Avenge 2016 Loss To Swathers

Posted 11/16/2017


CAMERON Cox takes down a Panther with the help of a teammate. PHOTO PROVIDED BY PAM WEAVER CAMERON Cox takes down a Panther with the help of a teammate.

Tears flowed, especially among the seniors who likely played their last game of football, after Phillipsburg dominated the Hesston Swathers in every way on its way to a 47-7 victory.

“You get completely immersed in the playoff system, and football dominates your schedule for a couple of weeks,” said head coach Tyson Bauerle. “And then it gets taken away. There’s not many things taken away like that.”

Baseball players can play slow-pitch softball, but few opportunities exist for playing football after high school, he added.

“I told them nothing could take away from the season they had and the accomplishments they were able to do together.

“One of our core values was brotherhood. They showed brotherhood throughout the year. It’s tough when you play your last game.”

Hesston (8-4) finished with at least a .500 record for the 18th consecutive year. This year’s group of Swathers also claims a distinction that no other team in school history can: back-to-back regional championships.

“I’m proud of my class and everybody on this team,” said senior Matt Whitsitt. 

He said he and his classmates didn’t win a game during their middle school football seasons.

“Not everybody gets the advantage to play, so you need to take advantage of it because you never know when it will be your last play,” said senior Chase McDonald. “This is another thing I can add to the story of my success, even though we lost.”

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Lark Women Coming Alive This Season

Posted 11/16/2017


Hesston Record staff

It was the type of game last year’s Hesston College women’s basketball team would have found a way to lose. However, this year’s squad is a different monster.

After leading by a bucket at the half, 33-31, the Larks roared to life in the second half, racing away to an 83-58 victory over Southeast Community College on Nov. 11, after being blasted by Butler Community College on Nov. 8, 92-51. The victory moved the Larks to 3-2 on the season. 

After the slim lead at the half, Hesston unleashed its inner beast and routed the Storm in the second half including a 32-point outburst in the fourth quarter.

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HMS A-Team Sends Vikings Packing

Posted 11/16/2017

Hesston Record staff

The Hesston Middle School Swather A-Team took on Smoky Valley at home on Monday night and sent the Vikings packin, 54-16. 

“We started off like gang busters.  Smoky couldn't get the ball up the floor against our press and we were making baskets in transition,” said head coach Dave Woodward. 

The Swathers struck hard, putting up 24 points while keeping Smoky to 4. 

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