Larks go 3-2 at Cowtown Classic

The Hesston College softball team had a strong showing in its season-opening appearance at the Cowtown Classic, Feb. 5-6 at Fort Worth’s (Texas) Gateway Park. Trailing 11-1 early to Hill (Texas) College, the Larks battled back to take a marathon game one by a 17-16 final. Hesston then downed Clarendon (Texas) College 6-3 in game […]

Hesston Baseball ends Texas trip with a win

The Hesston College baseball team scored early and often en route to a 13-8 road win at Richland (Texas) College on Sunday, Feb. 7. Sunday’s win was the final game of a four-game season-opening series against the four-time NJCAA National Champion Thunderducks. Sophomore right-hander AJ Chalupka (Flower Mound, Texas) pitched into the seventh inning in […]

Larks aim for turnaround in 2016

The Hesston College softball team opens its 2016 schedule with a weekend tournament in Fort Worth, Texas, Feb. 5-6. This will be the Larks first appearance in the annual Cowtown Classic. Seventh-year coach Andrew Sharp is optimistic for a rebound after a disappointing 2015 season. Seven sophomores and eight freshmen make up this year’s roster. […]

Hesston storms back for huge Region VI win

Interviewed by Hesston’s play-by-play announcer Rusty Whitcher, recorded by Athletic Director Rob Ramseyer. The Hesston College men’s basketball team earned a hard-fought 86-79 win at home over Highland (Kan.) CC on Wednesday, Jan. 27, improving the Larks to 15-6 on the year. Down 40-32 at the break, the Hesston offense poured in 54 second-half points […]

Hesston Baseball ready to hit the diamond

First-year Hesston College Baseball skipper Kyle Howell has the Larks ready to take the field in 2016. Howell has a freshman-heavy roster but will rely on sophomore leadership to find success this season. Sophomore shortstop Jake Shelby (McKinney, Texas), a Tarleton State University (Stephenville, Texas) commit, returns to lead the Larks after a solid freshman […]

Larks sign Ohio catcher to letter-of-intent

Hesston College softball coach Andrew Sharp announces Jaelyn Rufenacht, a catcher from Pettisville (Ohio) High School, as the latest addition to the Larks’ 2016 recruiting class. A three-sport athlete at Pettisville High, Rufenacht runs cross country and plays basketball for the Blackbirds in addition to her time on the diamond. She is a four-year varsity […]

Hesston College athletes continue to impress in the classroom and beyond

From early morning practices to late-night games, sports take enormous amounts of time from already busy college students. Despite these exacting mental and physical demands, Hesston College athletes are up to the challenge, as they can boast an impressive average GPA of 3.03 for the fall 2015 semester. “It makes me excited and proud that […]

Hesston Softball inks two more

Hesston College softball coach Andrew Sharp announces Sierrah Long, a shortstop/utility from Citrus Valley High School, Redlands, Calif., and Brinkli Jones, a pitcher/utility from Sky View High School, Smithfield, Utah, as the newest additions to the Hesston program. Long is a key part of a strong Citrus Valley program that has put together four consecutive […]

College launches men’s golf program with hiring of local coach

Hesston College Athletic Director Rob Ramseyer introduces Chris Frantz as head coach of the Larks’ new men’s golf program. Hesston men’s golf will open competition in the fall of 2016. “We’re very excited about the addition of the golf program,” Ramseyer said. “We feel confident the program will attract high-quality student-athletes who are a great […]

Larks sign all-state setter

Hesston College Volleyball announces Alyssa Booton, a 5’8″ setter from Goessel (Kan.) High School, as the latest member of the Larks’ 2016 recruiting class. Booton joins Goessel teammate Alicen Meysing in Hesston’s recruiting class. A two-time first-team all-state setter, Booton was a three-time all-league performer at Goessel, helping the Bluebirds to a perfect 44-0 state-championship […]

Hesston Softball strengthens California ties with two latest additions

Hesston College softball coach Andrew Sharp announces Kendall Richardson, an infielder/outfielder from Lodi (Calif.) High School, and Ashley Yasin, a pitcher/first baseman from Kern Valley High School, Lake Isabella, Calif., as the latest west-coast talent to pledge to Hesston College Softball. Richardson, a versatile player with speed and athleticism, brings a competitive softball background to […]

Larks sign pitcher, outfielder to letters-of-intent

Hesston College softball coach Andrew Sharp announces Josie Noll, an outfielder from Jefferson County North High School, Winchester, Kan., and Mikayla Bomgardner, a pitcher from Lebanon, Pa., as the newest additions to the Hesston program. Noll competes in volleyball and power lifting at Jefferson County North High and plays travel ball for the Lawrence (Kan.) […]