Cass County high school sports teams continue roller-coaster ride
By Raymore Journal staff
The spring season continues with its roller coaster ride of weather preventing events from being competed on some days, but then allowing events the next day.
The Cass County high school spring sports teams went through the same type of roller coaster ride this past week, with some teams, like the Belton Lady Pirate soccer team which has kicked its way to a 3-match winning streak, experiencing highs, while other Cass County teams, like the Harrisonville Wildcat baseball team which suffered four defeats in the Smith-Cotton tournament this past week, which are still searching for that successful high they are all searching for.
The Panthers saw their record fall to 6-14 on the season this past week as they were in action three times, but suffered defeats in two of the three games.
The Panthers opened the week falling 3-2 at Lee’s Summit West on Monday, before falling 5-4 on Wednesday at Blue Springs South, but the Panthers were able to close out the week on Friday with their lone victory of the week as they defeated Liberty North 8-4.
Ray-Pec Girls Soccer
The Lady Panthers earned their first victory of the season this past Tuesday when they scored a 2-1 victory over Park Hill. The Lady Panthers had opened the season with three straight losses, and the win over Park Hill snapped that skid and moved the Ray-Pec soccer team to 1-3 on the season.
The Pirate baseball team saw its record move to 4-9 on the season this past week as they split the two games they played last week. Belton opened the week on Wednesday, falling 5-1 to William Chrisman, but bounced back on Friday to defeat Kansas City Truman 5-2.
Belton Girls Soccer
The Lady Pirates kicked their way to their third straight win this past Tuesday when they shut out Raytown 8-0, to improve to 3-1 after opening the season with their lone loss of the year.
The Wildcats saw their seasonal record fall to 1-8 this past week as they lost all four of their games in the Smith-Cotton baseball tournament.
The Wildcats opened play in the tournament against Lee’s Summit, but got shut out, falling 14-0. Harrisonville then went up against Columbia Independent, but lost 12-2. Harrisonville’s third game was against Rock Bridge, which defeated the Wildcats 13-3. Harrisonville’s final game was against tournament-host, Smith-Cotton, where the Wildcats fell 11-5.
Harrisonville Girls Soccer
The Lady Wildcats saw their seasonal record fall to 4-3 last week as they went 1-2 in a varsity tournament, which was competed all week.
The Lady Wildcats lost their first two matches of the tournament, falling 2-0 against Smithville and 6-1 against Staley. But the Harrisonville Lady Wildcat soccer team was able to kicks it way out of the slump in the final game of the tournament where they scored a 3-0 shut out victory over Van Horn.
The Whirlwind baseball team saw its record fall to 1-6 on the season, losing all 4 games they played last week, including going 0-3 in the Windsor Tournament.
The Whirlwinds opened the week falling 15-4 against Jasper on Tuesday before going 0-3 in the Windsor Tournament, where they opened with a 10-1 loss against Lafayette County, then lost 11-7 against Warrensburg, before closing the tournament with a 10-3 defeat at the hands of Windsor.
The Lady Whirlwinds picked up a victory this past week, moving their winning streak to three games and improving their seasonal record to 4-3 on the year.
The Archie girls softball team scored a 4-3 victory over Jasper on Tuesday in their lone game of the week.
The Bobcat baseball team put together a 2-game winning streak for their first victories of the season, outscoring their opponents in the two games a combined 39-10 as they got their first win of the season last Friday when they defeated Osceola 24-10 and followed that with a 15-0 victory over Sheldon this past Monday.
Pleasant Hill Baseball
The Roosters went 3-0 this past week, to remain undefeated on the season, 10-0. The Roosters opened with a 9-8 victory over St. Pius X on Monday, followed with a 10-1 win over Odessa on Tuesday and closed the week with a 15-3 victory over Marshall.
Pleasant Hill Girls Soccer
The Chicks soccer team won 1 and lost 1 this past week, as they saw their seasonal record move to 5-3.
The Pleasant Hill girls’ soccer team opened the week with a 4-2 win at Maryville on Tuesday but suffered a 6-2 loss at Notre Dame de Sion on Thursday.
The Marksmen made their way onto the baseball field three times this past week, earning their first victory of the season, but posting a 1-2 record to see their seasonal record fall to 1-4.
The Sherwood baseball team opened the week on Monday with their victory, a 9-4 win over El Dorado Springs, but the Marksmen were unable to match that feat in their other two games of the week, falling 6-3 at Butler on Tuesday and 16-1 at Buffalo on Thursday.