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The biggest games are somehow hyped the least

Gian Wessel, Online Sports Editor

February 22, 2010


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If the Lafayette swim team wins the State championship and no one sees it, did it actually happen? The answer is yes, of course. But for Lafayette students, it might as well have taken place in a foreign country. Without attending the meet, I was told that the event was one for the ages. The Lady...

Boys basketball heats up by saving best for last

Gian Wessel, Online Sports Editor

February 21, 2010


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Sometimes, you just have to admit when you're wrong. I'll be the first to say that I didn't imagine the Lancers winning seven straight to close out the regular season and climb to second in the Suburban West. It's amazing how one game can symbolize the journey of an entire season, but the Lafayette’s...

Swim and Dive captures State with dramatic comeback

Gian Wessel, Online Sports Editor

February 21, 2010


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The Lady Lancers may have surprised the state by defeating Glendale High School in the State meet's final race, but it was simply the finishing touch on a perfect season for Lafayette. Seniors Samantha Wright, Jessi Holz, Ashleigh Grammar and Shannon McCoy made up the 400-yard relay team that clinched...

OT victory over Parkway South extends win streak

Dominic Corvingtion, Reporter

February 17, 2010


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Despite a hostile crowd, the Lancers defeated Parkway South in a 56-52 overtime battle. Backed by the two of the Suburban West's top scorers, the Patriots took a 16-12 lead at the end of the first quarter.  Still, Lafayette answered back, cutting the lead to 31-24 at the half. By the start of...

Conference Title extends streak to 25 years

Christine Jackson, Reporter

February 16, 2010


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The Lady Lancer swim and dive team made history Feb. 12.   With a score of 541.5 points, the team clinched its 25th straight Conference Title. The Conference Meet was held at Lindbergh High School Feb 11-12. Lafayette dominated the pool this year, winning every meet. Individuals who succeeded at...

Victory over Lindbergh sends seniors out on a high note

Dominic Corvington, Reporter

February 15, 2010


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Before a Senior Night crowd, the  Lancers easily dropped Conference opponent Lindbergh. With a slow start in the first half, the Lancers led just 19-9 as senior Michael Messer would have just five points before the break. However, the remainder of the game was backed by a newfound intensity as Lafayette...

Lady Lancers pay tribute to seniors, dedicated manager in win over Lindbergh

Gian Wessel, Online Sports Editor

February 14, 2010


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On one of the most memorable nights of Lafayette basketball, the Lady Lancers honored their seniors in more ways than one. The 64-47 victory over Lindbergh was achieved with an all-around team effort, in which seniors Jenna Bishop and Dawn Dickerson both made strong contributions to the win. "It...

Lady Lancers set an example for everyone to follow

Gian Wessel, Online Sports Editor

February 14, 2010


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With the cameras rolling and all eyes on senior manager Kelly Pinney, Lafayette and Lindbergh teamed up to show us all how sportsmanship is done. After three years of cheering from the sidelines, Pinney finally got her chance to put her passion for basketball into action. As part of Senior Night, Pinney,...

Second half surge pushes Lancers past Howell Central

Gian Wessel, Online Sports Editor

February 13, 2010


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With both teams struggling to score early one before a small crowd, Lafayette’s 64-48 win over Francis Howell had the feel of a makeup game. The contest was scheduled for Feb. 9, but was postponed due to a snow day. After one quarter of play, the two teams combined for just 17 points. It wasn’t...

Game against Howell Central rescheduled; Senior Night will impact Conference standings

Gian Wessel, Online Sports Editor

February 10, 2010


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Due to the snow day on Feb. 9, the boys basketball game against Francis Howell Central has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. on Feb. 11. The Lancers have won five of their last six games, and will look to improve on their 12-10 record. On Feb. 12, the team will hold Senior Night before taking on Conference...

Michigan product becomes Lafayette point man

Andrew Martin, Sports Editor

February 8, 2010


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Fresh off the bus from Michigan sophomore Joel Pennington has brought one thing to Lafayette, his basketball game. Pennington is leading the team with over  five  assist per game and gives all his success to his teammates. "Teammates help motivate you and always looking to pick you up when your...

What a night it was for Lafayette basketball

Gian Wessel, Online Sports Editor

February 7, 2010


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It may have been Marquette's Senior Night, but the evening certainly belonged to Lafayette on Friday. The girls started things off with a dominating 17-point win that set the stage for another big night in the area's best rivalry. Sophomore Jordynn Martin has made a habit of taking over games lately,...

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