Softball Ends Season As Conference Champs

Close Game Ends Season

Varsity softball had a winning season and ended as Conference champions with an 18-6 record. They advanced to districts as the No. 1 seed, beating North Kansas City High School 16-1 Oct. 12 at Creek Side Baseball Complex in Parkville, Mo. They advanced, playing St. Joseph Central High School Oct. 13. The close game ended 6-7, bringing the Falcons’ season to a close. See below for photos from their final game.

 

junior Sydney Becker and sophomore Annalise Stepp (Cassie Ford)
senior Liv Hubbs, junior Caroline Ray and sophomore Faith Tessman (Cassie Ford)
While practicing before the first inning Oct. 13, juniors Hadley Hodge, Caroline Ray and Rian Martin dance around on the field. Ray said that they were messing around, having fun and trying to get ready for their big game. “It didn’t really end the way we wanted it to,” Ray said. “I still think we had a really good year, and it was a lot of fun.” (Cassie Ford)
Before the game against St. Joseph Central High School Oct. 13, the team gathered together to have Pixy Stix candy. Senior Shea Martin said that since her freshman year, the team would buy Pixy Stix so everyone would have energy in the dugout. “It’s been a tradition every year,” Martin said. “It gives an opportunity for the team to come together. Yes, we do team bonding all year long, but this is a big moment where we can get energy together and get each other hype before the game.” (Cassie Ford)
sophomore McKenzie Holmer (Cassie Ford)
junior Sydney Becker (Cassie Ford)
At the bottom of the fourth inning with one out to go, sophomore Faith Tessman reaches to catch the second pitch Oct. 13. (Cassie Ford)
seniors Lily Thomas, Hannah Wiggs, junior Hailey Herman, sophomores McKenzie Holmer, Annalise Stepp and Faith Tessman (Cassie Ford)
junior Caroline Ray (Cassie Ford)
junior Hailey Herman (Cassie Ford)
After getting out at first base, senior Shea Martin high fives junior Caroline Ray as she is up to bat Oct. 13. Martin was the first batter in the inning and had gotten out at first base, and Ray wanted to hype her up and stay positive. “It’s very important to not only me but our whole team as well,” Ray said. “It’s something that we encourage out of all our teammates because if you cant encourage one another, then our team isn’t going to perform as well as they should. And I think our team did a pretty good job of that.” (Cassie Ford)
seniors Makaela Scott and Lilly Thomas (Cassie Ford)