The softball team is 6-3 on the season and just had a sweep of Fort Scott on the road and a split against Labette. The team will continue to be on the road against conference opponents including rival Kansas City Kansas on the 18th. KCK is 5-1 on the season and the match will be a critical early conference matchup for the Cavs.
The Cavs have gotten their season off to a hot start with a record of 17-2. The squad has won eleven games in a row and is 8-0 in conference play on the season. The Cavaliers have shown in their victories they are capable of winning in many different ways, from scoring multiple runs or winning a pitching duel. The Cavs have only eight homeruns on the season but still find a way to manufacture more than enough runs to beat the opposition. The boys are currently ranked 16th in the nation.
The track team wrapped up their successful indoor season last Saturday at nationals in New York. At nationals, Emily Meyers finished seventh in the women’s pentathlon and set a new record for the college with a score of 3127. Brooklynn Meinke finished ninth in the women’s pentathlon but had the top time in the 800. Both Meyers and Meinke were also two of 16 Cavs who made all-conference honors on the season and all three relays. Janee’ Kassanavoid earned runner up at nationals in the weight throw 16.59m and was also all-conference. Jalisa Brice was sixth in the women’s triple jump and also had all-conference honors. The women’s 4×800 team finished fourth at nationals. Matt Loughner finished runner up in the weight throw on the men’s side. Overall the Ladies finished 14th at nationals while the boys finished 19th.
Compiled by James Howey, sports editor