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Girls tennis to contend for State title

Girls tennis to contend for State title

Addie Watson, Assistant Sports Editor

October 12, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Varsity girls tennis has had many accomplishments this year such as qualifying for State. The State tournament begins on Thursday morning at 9 a.m. in Springfield, MO. The girls will head out Thursday morning to get an early start on the day. According to sophomore Laney Tvrdik, the team's bigges...

Cross Country travels across the state to race in Rim Rock Farm Classic

Cross Country travels across the state to race in Rim Rock Farm Classic

Kayla Carpenter, Sports Editor

October 10, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Top Stories

After third hour on Sept. 22, the boys and girls cross country teams compiled 24 runners into four rented mini-vans and traveled four hours across Missouri to Lawrence, KS. The next morning, the two teams raced five kilometers in the Rim Rock Farm High School Cross Country Classic. Each team selected ...

Biermann leads girls golf to District title

Biermann leads girls golf to District title

Kayla Carpenter, Sports Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Last year, the LHS girls golf team finished their season with a 7-4 record, and they were just edged out by Francis Howell to win the District Championship. On Sept. 25, the team turned the tides and placed first in the District tournament finishing just ahead of Francis Howell. Head Coach Katrina ...

Girls field hockey starts the season strong

Girls field hockey starts the season strong

Kayla Carpenter, Sports Editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

After a tough loss in the semi-finals of last year’s State playoffs, the girls field hockey team started the 2017 season off strong. Their current record is 8-0-2. Senior Meghan Conroy thinks the rest of the season is going to be full of opportunities. “I expect for our team to work hard as ...

Football learns from prior games to prepare for the Battle of 109

Football learns from prior games to prepare for the Battle of 109

Addie Watson, Assistant Sports Editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

The Lafayette football team started the season with a 2-2 record. In preparation for the Battle of 109, the team is focusing on fixing their mistakes from their previous games. The first two games were wins for the Lancers in which Head Coach Boyd Manne was pleased with the team’s effort and e...

Girls cross country set sights on a postseason run

Girls cross country set sights on a postseason run

Kayla Carpenter, Sports Editor

September 13, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

Last season, the girls cross country team placed fifth at Districts, and only senior Meg Nicholson and junior Mollie Rogan advanced to the Sectional and State meet. Rogan placed 24th at the State meet. Rogan is now a senior, and her accomplishments from last season are now motivating the rest of th...

Swim team strives for excellence this 2017 season

Swim team strives for excellence this 2017 season

Clare Mulherin, Opinions Editor

September 5, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Lafayette High School's boys swim team had their first meet of the season on August 26. They got ninth place with a collective score of 92 points. Senior Matthew Reich has a few expectations for his final season on Lafayette's team. "I expect personal improvement from myself and hopefully everyone...

Girls golf builds on success of 2016 season

Girls golf builds on success of 2016 season

Addie Watson, Assistant Sports Editor

August 25, 2017


Filed under Sports

Last season, girls golf was 11-1 in matches and took second place in Conference and in Districts. Head Coach Katrina Clark says this season the team is working to build on the success from last year and hopefully improve. "We are hoping to continue to be successful in matches and tournaments, and...

Girls tennis looks forward to upcoming season

Girls tennis looks forward to upcoming season

Kayla Carpenter, Sports Editor

August 22, 2017


Filed under Sports

Although Caroline Pozo, girls tennis three time individual State Champion, has graduated and head coach Donna Stauffer has retired, the girls tennis team is optimistic about this 2017 season. Sophomore Laney Tvrdik is excited about the opportunities Head Coach Mike Schaff will bring in his first year with the Lady Lan...

Girls softball looks to improve from last season

Girls softball looks to improve from last season

Kayla Carpenter, Sports Editor

August 22, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

After finishing last season with a 7-9 record, girls softball is looking to improve in the 2017 season. Four year varsity player and senior, Megan Walker, is eager for the upcoming season. "I expect us to do better than last year and for the team dynamic to be better," Walker said. Head Coach...

For the love of the game

For the love of the game

Jack Weaver and Kyran Ballard

May 18, 2017


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Top Stories, Video, Video

Ever since he was young, Wade Stauss, senior, has been playing baseball, the sport he has come to love. This season, Stauss led the team in hits, RBIs, and home runs. As catcher, Stauss led the team to victory, ending with a record of 14-3. Next year, Stauss is planning on continuing his love for base...

Parkway West ends season for Water Polo

Parkway West ends season for Water Polo

Arpan Das, Sports Reporter

May 16, 2017


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Team Coverage

Despite some rough patches in the season, the Water Polo team improved upon their record from last year, going 10-15 in all games. They started off in a tournament held in Chicago, where they went 1-4 against some good teams. Many of their games were close losses, like 13-11 or 8-7, so the talent...

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