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During a boys basketball practice, the team watches film in the Main Gym. All winter teams are required to wear masks while practicing and playing due to new St. Louis County regulations for youth sports.
Six winter sports begin season competitions with virus precautions in place
Sophia Scheller, Sophia Wasson, and Kevin Vera December 2, 2020

As the weather turns colder, that also means high school sports move indoors for the winter season. In the fall, most of the sports were practiced and had games outside. That situation made it easier to social distance and take masks off to play. But, with all athletes inside...

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Senior Brooke Biermann signs a gold ball after signing her letter of intent for Michigan State University for girls golf. Over her Lafayette career, Biermann has medaled at State four times. In her freshman year she placed fourth, in her sophomore year she placed second, in her junior year she placed first and this year, she placed second.
11 senior athletes sign letters of intent to continue play at collegiate level
Sophia Wasson, Staff Reporter • November 17, 2020

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Lafayette has gained its first ever esports team. Consisting of six players and a coach, they play against schools across the country in the car soccer game, Rocket League. However, they look forward to playing different teams and adding new recruits to their own.
Lancer esports team makes its season debut
Morgan Vehige and Kevin Vera November 17, 2020

The world of competitive gaming is on the rise, especially during the recent stay-at-home orders. With many famous gamers holding streams for millions to see on apps like Twitch, many teenagers and young adults have taken up their controllers in order to join in the worldwide...

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Sophomore Elissa Barnard runs alongside her Parkway West competitor in the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Cross Country Competition. Barnard placed ninth in the competition, running the event with a time of 18:43.60. That time helped the Lady Lancers become State Champs for the third time in their history.
Girls cross country wins its third State title with four individuals earning All-State honors
Morgan Vehige and Kevin Vera November 14, 2020

The girls cross country team previously won State in 2015, with graduates Anna West and Sarah Nicholson placing first and second place respectively. It took the Lady Lancers four years to get back to State as a team again, where they placed sixth among the 16 teams that qualified. But,...

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In a game against Ladue High School, senior Mitchel Hoffman runs over a defender. The Lancers won the game 44-38, and Hoffman had 138 rushing yards.
Girls cross country wins State competition; other Lancer teams finish seasons
Morgan Vehige, Sports Editor • November 10, 2020

Boys Cross Country: On Oct. 31, the Lancers ran in the Class 5 District 2 Finals, placing fourth as a team. Although that was just short of advancing them as a team for the State Meet on Nov. 7, two individuals did qualify. Sophomore Lukas Groenewald placed second with a time...

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After the Oct. 27 victory against the Eureka Wildcats, the Lancers run into a group hug to celebrate their win.
Lancers shut down Wildcats in District semifinal game
Sophia Scheller, Staff Reporter • October 29, 2020

On Oct. 27, the Lady Lancer volleyball team faced elimination to the Wildcats in the Class 5 District 3 girls volleyball tournament hosted by Borgia. It wasn't the first time the Lancers had come head to head in a high-stakes match with their 109 rivals, as they were swept...

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In a match, senior Brooke Biermann drives the golf ball up the course. Biermann placed second at the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) State tournament, shooting three under par in inclement conditions. Biermann
Despite inclement conditions, Lancers place fifth, Biermann second at State golf tournament
Morgan Vehige, Sports Editor • October 28, 2020

The typical State golf tournament, held at the Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau, is known to contain 18 holes, have beautiful views and the annoyance of the occasional breeze during two days of play. This year, instead of more ideal conditions, the course was pounded with...

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