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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...

Young named 2016 ALL-USA Volleyball Coach of the Year

Young named 2016 ALL-USA Volleyball Coach of the Year

Tyler Burnett, Sports Editor

December 15, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Head Coach Zach Young has turned the girls volleyball team into a powerhouse. After serving his fifth year as a head coach, he holds a incredible 164-21-8 record. "It's special not only for me, but also for our program and school. It is truly a team effort," Young said. "While I am honored to rece...

Girls basketball season begins; collect first win

Girls basketball season begins; collect first win

Tyler Burnett, Sports Editor

November 30, 2016


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

After an 11-15 season last year, the Lady Lancers (1-0) have started out their new campaign on a good note. The team traveled to Marquette, on Nov. 28,  to take on Fort Zumwalt West (0-2) to kick off their season. The team came away with a convincing victory scoring 59 points and only allowing the...

Just a hair: boys cross country narrowly misses out on consecutive State championship, girls look ahead to the future

Just a hair: boys cross country narrowly misses out on consecutive State championship, girls look ahead to the future

Arpan Das, Sports Reporter

November 15, 2016


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

The Lancer boys cross country team came third in Class Four State meet with a very close final result. They finished with 117 points, only one point behind second place and eight behind winner Rockhurst. Austin Hindman had the fastest time in all of Class Four and came in first with a time of 15:22.30....

Boys swimming places 12th at State

Boys swimming places 12th at State

Tyler Burnett, Sports Editor

November 14, 2016


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

Lafayette traveled to St. Peters, MO to compete in the 2016 State swimming and diving State meet on Nov. fourth and fifth and had a solid outing. The team scored 75 points total and came in 12th place at the event out of the 40 teams that competed at the State championship. The Lancers had some great...

Members of both boys and girls cross country teams qualify for state

Members of both boys and girls cross country teams qualify for state

Arpan Das, Sports Reporter

November 4, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage

Cross country recently ran sectionals, where the top 30 in the meet qualified for state competition. For the girls, it was senior Meg Nicholson and junior Mollie Rogan, the team's leaders, who qualified for state. For the boys, it was seniors Austin Hindman and Tommy Laarman, juniors Nassim Oufattole...

Football season wraps up as Lancers drop playoff game to Eureka

Football season wraps up as Lancers drop playoff game to Eureka

Arpan Das, Sports Reporter

November 4, 2016


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

Lafayette dropped their second round playoff game to Eureka (10-1) 27-14, ending their season. The Lancers finish the season with a 7-4 record, the same record as last year. The game was close and competitive up until the fourth quarter, where Eureka was able to capitalize on several Lancer mishaps. The...

Six in a row; girls volleyball brings home the hardware

Six in a row; girls volleyball brings home the hardware

Tyler Burnett, Sports Editor

November 3, 2016


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

Another year, another State championship. On Oct. 29, the varsity girls volleyball team came out on top against Francis Howell to capture their sixth straight State title. The previous record holder was Incarnate Word Academy from 1983-1987 when they won five straight State championships, but now...

Field Hockey loses in Final Four; ends outstanding season

Field Hockey loses in Final Four; ends outstanding season

Jackson Bartholomew, Sports Reporter

November 3, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage

The Lady Lancers field hockey team had what many would consider an amazing season. They had a winning record at 16-7-1, with their season ending in a loss in the Final Four of State. They also had two players in the top ten for scoring in senior Mary Reynolds (49 points), and junior Meghan Conroy...