Student athletes recognized as Academic All-Americans
Fourteen sophomore student athletes were recognized as Academic All-Americans by the National Junior College Athletic Association for the 2013-14 year. Earning the Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence with a GPA of 4.0 were (pictured from left, top to bottom) Nathan Peters (North Liberty, Iowa), men’s soccer; and Eyan Roth (Hesston, Kan.), men’s basketball. Earning the Award for Superior Academic Achievement with a GPA of 3.8 to 3.99 were Mitch Denlinger (Denver, Pa.), men’s soccer; Josh Landis (Sterling, Ill.), men’s cross country; Mitchell Martin (Milford, Neb.), men’s cross country; Kendrik Mast (Harrisonburg, Va.), men’s tennis; Tyler Roth (Canby, Ore.), men’s soccer and tennis; Hannah Weaver (Inola, Okla.), women’s cross country; and Sierra Wyse (Mt. Pleasant, Iowa), women’s cross country and tennis. Earning the Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement with a GPA of 3.6 to 3.79 were Garrett Byler (Belleville, Pa.), men’s soccer; Stephen Cabe (Niles, Mich.), baseball; Cory Kerbs (Nevada, Mo.), baseball; Morgan Martin (New Holland, Pa.), women’s tennis; and Carley Wyse (Archbold, Ohio), women’s soccer.
Baseball marks season with a new win record and trip to district tournament
The baseball team, under the leadership of third-year coach Rob Ramseyer, marked a new high for season wins, finishing the 2014 season with a 28-22 overall mark. The Larks ended the season with a 1-0, 12-inning loss to Northern Oklahoma College – Enid on May 17 at the district tournament.
“I was pleased with how hard our guys competed,” said Ramseyer. “Overall it was a strong showing for our players and our program.”
On May 16, Hesston defeated Longview CC (Lee’s Summit, Mo.), 7-6 in the opening game of the tournament before falling to NOC – Enid 7-3. The Larks needed a pair of wins over Enid to advance to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II World Series.
Larks softball get a new look with 2014 season
Coach Andrew Sharp’s ’99 young softball team put up a lot of fight to finish with a 14-21 record for the 2014 season. With only one returning sophomore to lead the Larks in their 2014 campaign, plenty of new, young talent had a chance to polish their skills and leadership. The Larks defeated Sterling (Kan.) College in the last regular season game before losing to Cowley College (Arkansas City, Kan.) in the first round of the Region VI playoffs.