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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, Reporter

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, Reporter

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, Reporter

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...

Lancers set to play in Districts

Lancers set to play in Districts

Jackson Bartholomew, Sports Reporter

May 15, 2017


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Team Coverage

The Lancers Boys volleyball team is riding quite the hot hand into the District tournament. They boast an impressive 28-1 record, including a win over a very talented St. Louis University High team. The team is feeling quite confident in their abilities to do big things headed into this tournament. Senior,...

Boys tennis heads to Districts

Boys tennis heads to Districts

Arpan Das, Sports Reporter

May 11, 2017


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Team Coverage, Top Stories

This season has been a season of growth for boys tennis. The team is led by first seed Franco Noseda Olivari, second seed Carson Krone, third seed Drew Davis and fourth seed Vladimir Trifunovic. They currently have a record of 11-6 in spite of their rough start. Krone said, "We had a rough start,...

Underclassmen lead the way to State

Underclassmen lead the way to State

Jackson Bartholomew, Sports Reporter

May 11, 2017


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Team Coverage

The Boys golf team has been on quite the hot streak. Following multiple team wins at the end of the regular season, the team has played very strongly through the post season so far. They took home the District championship, while placing second as a team in Sectional play. This is good enough to earn...