Lady Cardinals Make 4th Ever GLVC Championship Tournament Appearance


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Alex Jimenez

Cardinal Sports Writer




Softball Makes Their Way Into The GLVC Championship Tournament

The William Jewell softball team is headed to East Peoria, Illinois along with seven other teams to face off in the GLVC Championship Tournament. Seeding and times were posted by the GLVC league office this past Sunday.

The Cardinals come into the tournament as the eighth and final seed, they will be facing off against Southern Indiana. Southern Indiana comes in as the top seed in the tournament, as well as being ranked No. 5 in the nation. These two teams faced earlier in the year splitting games. The Cards fell to the Screaming Eagles in game one by a score of 8-0. However, the Cardinals would rally back taking game two by a score of 7-6.

The Lady Cardinals’ play seems to be having a positive impact on the school and student body. When I asked student and Senior Jacob Carlisle what he thought about the softball team making the tournament, this is how he responded.

“I think that it is just great that the softball team is getting to represent our school this way. You could say some of the sports teams have struggled this year, so I think that something like this can give the other programs a boost and get them rolling.”

According to the GLVC preseason polls, the Cardinals were not picked to make it into the tournament this year. Hard work and determination has defied the skeptics.

“I’m excited for our softball girls because they are always ready to work and they give their best effort daily,” Head Strength Coach, Gage Rosier, said, “That’s not always the case with young teams. They’ve had a great year so far and I can’t wait to see what they do in the tournament.”

This is a young Cardinal team indeed with 9 of the 18 players being Freshman. This did not affect the Cardinals as they make their 4th GLVC tournament appearance ever.

“We may be young, but we have a group of really talented girls,” Ashlyn Sutton, Freshman Infielder, said, “We believe we can go as far as we want in this tournament. We want to prove the doubters wrong.”

The Cardinals finished the season 25-25 going 14-14 in GLVC play. The team hit a solid .279 during the season and averaged 3.8 runs per game. The game will take place at EastSide Centre Thursday at 10:00 a.m.

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Timothy Mottet Lecture

Alex Jimenez

Pediatric Trauma Assessment

April 10, 2017


 LIBERTY, Mo. – Today, Timothy Mottet spoke to a class at William Jewell College. Mottet gave insight on his experiences in his field of work after graduation. His main point of focus was talking about his study of communication within pediatric trauma teams.

                Mottet observed several types of truama. Motte explained how there were many rolls to observe. Dealing with the different power dynamics he stated, was very difficult and uncomfortable. Motte and his team came up with an instrument to help measure the effectiveness of trauma teams. This was called the Assessment of Pediatric Resuscitation Communication Team Assessment.  The assessment included several questions asking to rate certain aspects of the team and surgery.

                Mottet’s study began when he got a call from one of his former students, Jessica Raley. Raley put Motte in touch with Chief Surgeon at Dell’s Children’s hospital in Austin, Texas, Todd Maxon. Mottet then began to observe trauma teams and figure out how communication can be enhanced.

                Mottet emphasized that his strong foundation of knowledge started when he came to William Jewell in the 80’s. The content that he thought with and used here at William Jewell Mottet said, has allowed him to develop and help other develop critical thinking. The focus of today’s talk centered around Timothy and his assessment of how pediatric trauma teams communicate and how communication can affect the situation dealing with a trauma patient.

Timothy Mottet graduated William Jewell College in 1984 majoring in communication. Motte is currently the Provost at Northwest Missouri State University. He will be receiving an achievement for outstanding work in his field during William Jewell’s annual convocation.


Sheridan’s Frozen Custard

Alex Jimenez

Sheridan’s Frozen Custard

April 5, 2017


Sheridan’s Frozen Custard has been servicing the community of Liberty for seventeen years. Owner Brad Newland, a former William Jewell graduate, has been providing delicious custard while offering quality service not just at the store, but out in the community as well.

Sheridan’s Frozen Custard has been a popular spot in Liberty ever since it’s open seventeen years ago. Brad Newland, the owner of the Sheridan’s in Liberty, was the head pro at The National golf course when he ran into Jim Sheridan (creator of Sheridan’s Frozen Custard) who asked Newland if he would be interested in running a franchise in Liberty.

What has it been like to work in a town like Liberty?

When asked, he said the past few years Liberty has exploded and become a popular destination to live. New buildings going up, old ones coming down. 

The unique custard and fun blends of condiments is what has pushed Sheridan’s to be a long successful business here in Liberty.

“I love liberty, it has been a blessing to be able to run Sheridan’s for as long as we have. This has been a great place to raise our two kids. We’ve always been the store that is filled with high school employee’s, so throughout the years we’ve enjoyed being so active in kids lives and really connecting with the schools around and the community,” Newland said.

Part of the success has dealt with the relationships built within the community. Sheridan’s on a weekly basis is involved with local caterings. You can find Sheridan’s being catered all over Liberty, most notably at the local high school sporting events. When asked about what he thinks of Liberty, Owner Brad Newland said, “We love the Liberty community, we just hope they love us as much as we love them”.

What is one of the joys you get from running a custard store?

Dirt ‘n worms, Royal Turtles, and Brett’s Butter-Pecan are just a few of Sheridan’s most popular concretes. Toppings include anywhere from cookie dough, strawberry’s, brownies, mango’s, you name it they got it.

“There have been several joys while running this store. Usually after a big sporting event or tournament teams and parents love to come get some custard, so getting to meet new people and having the high school kids and kids from all over come to enjoy our custard has always made me happy. Oh, of course all the free custard I want as well!,” Said Newland.


I was also able to ask Mr. Newland’s sun, Brady a few questions. This was perfect because I was able to get a different perspective from in the family.

“What has it been like having Sheridan’s be such a big part of your life?”

“Honestly, it has been pretty great. I can actually remember going with my dad to cater one of the Jewell fraternity events, The islander party (Which is something the William Jewell Fiji fraternity still does) . It’s been so fun getting to meet so many different people. It was also the best because when I was young I got to tell all my friends my family is the one who owns the ice cream store”. Said Mr. Newland’s son Brady.


If you are ever in the mood for some tasty custard and a friendly neighborhood vibe, go and check out Sheridan’s Frozen Custard just off 291 in Liberty.