Women’s basketball signs Marais des Cygnes Valley High senior

Hesston College women’s basketball coach Dan Harrison announces Brittany Kramer, a 5’9” guard from Marais des Cygnes Valley High School, Melvern, Kan., as the newest addition to the Larks program. A four-time all-league player and first-team all-state selection in 2013-14, Kramer averaged 18.3 points per game as a senior, leading MdCV High to league championship. […]

Yoder, Ladwig Honored as Top Student Athletes

Nick Yoder, a sophomore baseball player, and Makayla Ladwig, a sophomore women’s basketball player, were named the 2014 male and female Hesston College Student Athletes of the Year. Yoder, Millersburg, Ohio, a leader among the winningest class in Hesston baseball history, battled injuries his sophomore campaign but still contributed from the shortstop position with award-winning […]

Larks advance to Region VI second round

The Hesston College women’s basketball team won a thrilling 86-85 win over Brown Mackie College (Salina, Kan.) on Saturday, March 1 in the first round of Region VI playoffs. Makayla Ladwig (Wichita, Kan.) paced the Hesston offense with 24 points. Bethany Snow (Park City, Kan.) added 14 points and a team-high 13 rebounds. Nikkita Lester […]

Larks ease past Brown Mackie 76-61

The Hesston College women’s basketball team notched a 76-61 win over Brown Mackie College (Salina, Kan.) on Wednesday, Feb, 12, evening its season mark at 13-13 (3-3 in Region VI). Nikki Lowry (Falcon, Colo.) enjoyed a huge night, pouring in 21 points on 10-of-15 shooting to lead Hesston. Bethany Snow (Park City, Kan.) added 18 […]

Hesston puts up good fight against #2 Highland

The Hesston College women’s basketball team played a well-fought game against number-two ranked Highland (Kan.) CC but ultimately fell 63-54 to the Scotties. The loss evened Hesston’s overall record at 12-12 (2-3 in Region VI).  Hesston freshman Bethany Snow (Park City, Kan.) led with 14 points, while Nikkita Lester (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Makayla Ladwig […]

Larks cruise to comfortable road win

The Hesston College women’s basketball team defeated Rhema Bible College (Broken Arrow, Okla.) 64-46 on Monday, Jan. 27 to move its season mark to 11-10. Makayla Ladwig (Wichita, Kan.) led the way with 14 points and 12 rebounds, while Nikkita Lester (Colorado Springs, Colo.) added 10 points and five steals. Bethany Snow (Park City, Kan.) […]

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 […]