Lark athletes named to the 2018-19 NJCAA All-Academic first team

42 Larks named to NJCAA All-Academic Teams

The Hesston College athletic department announces that 42 student-athletes have been named National Junior College Athletic Association Academic All-Americans. To be an All-American a student needs to complete a minimum of 24 credits over the two semester school year. The 42 student-athletes represents 24% of Hesston’s total athletes on campus. Congratulations to the following students: […]

Free Lark basketball and activities as part of Alumni/Community Basketball Night

The Hesston College campus community invites alumni and the public to Alumni/Community Basketball Night, Thursday, Nov. 17, at Yost Center on the Hesston College campus. The event will feature Lark women’s and men’s basketball games, activities, entertainment and fun for the whole family. Admission is free. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m., when the […]

Katie Sowers

For the love of the game: Alumna to make NFL coaching debut

“Oh, wow, you play football?” the young woman asked Katie Sowers, who was waiting to have her photo taken for this story in the locker room also being used by the girl’s high school basketball team that was warming up for upcoming tipoff. “I would love to play football!” “You can!” Sowers encouraged. “How old […]

2013-14 Hesston College student athletes of the year Makayla Ladwig and Nick Yoder

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 […]

Hesston College sophomore Makayla Ladwig

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 […]

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 […]

Hesston College men's basketball action photo - Drew Emmert

Yost recognition highlights Alumni/Community games at Hesston College

Hesston College will host its annual Alumni/Community event on Saturday, Dec. 10, with women’s and men’s basketball games versus Region VI rival Johnson County Community College (Overland Park, Kan.) at 2 and 4 p.m. Following the conclusion of the women’s game, Lyle and Erma Yost’s gift of Yost Center to the campus community will be […]

Hesston College Alumni/Community Night features free admission to basketball games

The Hesston College alumni office will sponsor its annual Community Night during the final regular season home basketball games Saturday, Feb. 19. The teams will face Region VI rival Brown Mackie College (Salina, Kan.) with women’s tip off at 2 and the men at 4 p.m. “This will be an exciting and entertaining afternoon of […]

Hesston Hoopla – a celebration of men’s and women’s basketball at Hesston College

At 8 p.m. Sunday night, Oct. 31, a campus-wide pep rally will be held in Yost Center on the Hesston College campus. Previously dubbed “Midnight Madness,” “Hoopla” is in its second year with a goal of being more accessible to the community. The event is open to the public and free of charge. A dunk […]

Sophomore Jessica Coffman chases a loose ball in action earlier this season.

Hesston College hosts Alumni/Community Basketball Games Saturday, February 20

Plan on fun for the entire family when Hesston College hosts its annual Alumni and Community Basketball Games at the college’s Yost Center Saturday afternoon, February 20. The Larks will host Highland (Kan.) Community College. The women’s game tips off at 2 p.m., and the men’s game to follow at 4 p.m. The public is […]

Joel Kauffman recognized for 21 years of coaching women’s basketball

by Andrew Sharp During the recent annual Thanksgiving Weekend Pizza Hut Basketball Classic, former Hesston College women’s basketball coach Joel Kauffman was recognized for 21 years of devoted work in Larks athletics. Following the Hesston College women’s Saturday night (November 29) win over Tabor College’s junior varsity team (Hillsboro, Kan.), Kauffman was introduced to a […]