Relationships, faith key to basketball star’s success

by Andrew Sharp ’99 When asked to describe her schedule at Hesston College, sophomore guard Makayla Ladwig, Wichita, Kan., describes a full plate, one teeming with relationships, challenges, opportunities and faith formation that intertwine with her commitments as a student athlete. Ask anyone who knows Ladwig and they will tell you that she goes about […]

Lester’s buzzer-beater lifts Larks

The Hesston College women’s basketball team earned a thrilling 66-65 win over Tabor College JV (Hillsboro, Kan.) on Saturday, Nov. 30, after sophomore guard Nikkita Lester’s (Colorado Springs) baseline three-pointer as time expired sent the Hesston crowd home happy. Lester finished with 14 points. Makayla Ladwig (Wichita, Kan.) led Hesston with 20. Hesston shot 51.7 […]

Larks use late run to earn home win

The Hesston College women’s basketball team defeated Central CC (Columbus, Neb.) 81-70 on Friday, Nov. 29, upping its record to 5-6 on the year. Makayla Ladwig (Wichita, Kan.) paced Hesston with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Bryana Young (Colorado Springs) scored 19, while Nikkita Lester (Colorado Springs) and Nikki Lowry (Falcon, Colo.) added 14 points […]

Larks dump Bethel JV 61-35

The Hesston College women’s basketball team picked up a lopsided 61-35 home win over Bethel College JV (North Newton, Kan.) on Wednesday, Nov. 20, moving its record to 3-5 on the year. The Larks shot 43 percent from the field before the break and raced to a 36-12 halftime lead. Hesston’s defense held the Threshers […]

Larks fall to Pratt, 84-62

The Hesston College women’s basketball team dropped an 84-62 non-region game to Pratt (Kan.) CC on Tuesday, Nov. 5, dropping its season record to 0-2. Nikkita Lester (Colorado Springs) led the Larks with 18 points. Makayla Ladwig (Wichita, Kan.) and Morgan Cockrum (Falcon, Colo.) added 15 and 10, respectively. Hesston looks for its first win […]

Hesston College Community Night features free admission to basketball games

The Hesston College alumni department hosts its annual Community Night during early-season home basketball games on Wednesday, Nov. 13. The teams will face NJCAA Division I Barton Community College (Great Bend, Kan.), with women’s tip off at 6 and the men at 8 p.m. in Yost Center. Admission is free for all. The evening will […]

Deep sophomore class looks to build on last year’s success

The Hesston College women’s basketball team returns seven sophomores from last year’s 15-win squad that advanced to the Region VI semifinals. Led by all-region honorable mention pick Makayla Ladwig (Wichita, Kan.), the team’s second leading scorer and leading rebounder a year ago, sixth-year coach Dan Harrison will rely on an experienced roster as the Larks […]

Hesston Women’s Basketball adds Saxton to 2013-14 recruiting class

Hesston College women’s basketball coach Dan Harrison announced Nichole Saxton, a 5’6” point guard from Tulsa, Okla., as the newest addition to the Larks program. A homeschooled student, Saxton was named 2012-13 Offensive Player of the Year for the Tulsa Defenders after averaging 12 points per game. She will pursue studies towards a nutrition/exercise degree. […]

Hesston Women’s Basketball adds Snow to 2013-14 recruiting class

Hesston College women’s basketball coach Dan Harrison announced Bethany Snow, a 6’1” post from Park City, Kan., as the newest addition to the Larks’ program. A homeschooled student, Snow played high school basketball for the Wichita Warriors. In her senior year, Snow averaged 11.3 points and 11.2 rebounds per game as the Warriors finished as […]

Larks add Muskogee (Okla.) senior for basketball, soccer

Sydni Carter, a senior at Muskogee (Okla.) High School, will continue her soccer and basketball careers at Hesston College.   A midfielder/defender on the Lady Roughers soccer team, Carter doubled as the starting center for Muskogee’s women’s basketball team that finished the season ranked second in the state. She averaged 6.8 points and 4.5 rebounds […]

Davis, Ladwig receive all-region recognition

Hesston College women’s basketball players Destavia Davis (Nacogdoches, Texas) and Makayla Ladwig (Wichita, Kan.) have been named to the NJCAA All-Region VI team. Davis, a sophomore, wrapped up an impressive Hesston career with a well-deserved second-team nomination after leading the Larks in scoring at 13.6 points per game. Her 3.5 steals and 2.4 assists per […]