Category: Sports

Khat makes impact on and off the track

By Kendall Cornick Introduction to Journalism Student April 11, 2017 There’s no question who it is when Wal Khat nonchalantly rolls into the Rec Center on his long board, his go to transportation method when there is no snow or ice on the ground. It is hard to know what gives him away more, the long board or his tall, slender frame that causes him to duck every time he passes through the door. Khat […]

NIACC Softball

The NIACC softball team hosted Iowa Lakes Community College for a doubleheader on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Photos by Jordan Hamann, Logos Lite Student.

Schwarz strives to succeed with NIACC baseball team

By Juan De La Cruz Logos Lite Student April 11, 2017 For a lot high school athletes who were not recruited by powerhouse institutions or highly sought prospects on the verge of turning professional, it can be a stressful time after their graduation and into their summer because of the uncertainty surrounding their future. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, about 7.2 million students were projected to attend two-year institutions in the fall […]

Hergert builds winning legacy for Trojans baseball

By Jordan Hamann Logos Lite Student April 11, 2017 It’s been five years since Travis Hergert was hired as the head baseball coach at North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City, IA. Taking over the program from Todd Rima at the end of the 2012 season, Hergert has taken this program to new heights. It’s safe to say that Hergert can be dubbed one of NIACC’s most accomplished baseball coaches in program history. In […]

Troussel gains new experiences in America, brings new perspective to team

By UU Longs Introduction to Journalism Student March 21, 2017 Coming from a different country can be a big change from every aspect. Timothee Troussel, from Paris, France, decided to come to America and NIACC for basketball, and he has had good and bad experiences so far. “The transition from America and France is different in many ways,” said Troussel. Troussel comes from a big city, and coming to Mason city, Iowa was a big […]

NIACC dance team experiences success, announces tryouts

By Samantha Schupanitz Logos Lite Student March 21, 2017 On December 2, the NIACC Trojan Dance Team competed for the first time at the Iowa State Dance and Drill Team Competition (ISDTA) in Des Moines, Iowa. Over 5,000 dancers from 25 colleges and 270 high schools competed over the course of two days. In their debut season, the NIACC Trojan Dance Team placed in every category at the state level competition. They received third place […]

Trojans look to grow into another great season

By Juan De La Cruz Logos Lite Student March 21, 2017 It is almost impossible to put into words what the NIACC Trojan’s baseball team were able to achieve between the white lines in 2016. The program saw a lot of drastic changes during the summer as they lost one of the top offensive coaching minds in the country, Pete Lauriston, to the University of Iowa, now instructing in the professional ranks in the Cleveland […]

NIACC will add women’s soccer team in Fall 2017

By Samantha Schupanitz Logos Lite Student February 14, 2017 A new NIACC women’s soccer team will arrive on campus in Fall 2017. Although NIACC participated in women’s soccer from 2001-2004, the sport’s hiatus will end next fall. Co-head coaches, Leo Driscoll and Ashleigh Onaca have big plans for the upcoming season. “The main goal of pre-season is to get the girls into shape. College is a step up from high school, so it is important […]

Matt Baker

By Kevin Lennox Logos Lite Student December 13, 2016 Matt Baker said basketball isn’t the sport people think of when they see him. “It’s probably not the sport for me with the size and everything but it’s the sport I fell in love with,” Baker said. The 5’8 sophomore from Albia, IA has turned into a leader for the NIACC men’s basketball team. NIACC head coach Mark Mohl said players like Baker are hard to […]

International student-athletes make impact on and off the field

By Juan De La Cruz Logos Lite Student December 13, 2016 Athletes from all over the world are taking their talents to Mason City for an opportunity at a great education while still competing at the colligate level. Their skillset and work ethic mixed with their cultural background have led towards the rise of the NIACC athletic programs. Dan Mason, NIACC’s athletic director, explained how the student-athletes have created a more competitive environment amongst the […]