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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...

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, Asst. 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...

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...

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's score, along with others, helped boost Lafayette to fifth place overall in the tournament.

Despite inclement conditions, Lancers place fifth, Biermann second at State golf tournament

Morgan Vehige, Asst. 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....

Senior Jenny Nguyen jumps up to set the ball in the Lancer's game against Borgia on Oct. 13. This was the only game the team has lost this season, but they have the possibility to play them again should they make it deep into playoffs.

Biermann earns another State medal; Lancer football beats Summit

Morgan Vehige, Asst. Editor October 26, 2020

Boys Soccer: Adding another win to their streak, the Lancers played the top 10 ranked Kirkwood Pioneers on Oct. 20. The final score of that game was 2-1, with senior Luc Fladda scoring both of the goals....

Freshman Olivia Williams moves the ball down the field on Oct. 14 in the Lancers 2-0 loss to Villa Duchesne.

Lancer teams enter final weeks of fall season

Morgan Vehige, Asst. Editor October 20, 2020

Boys Cross Country: After winning the Parkway West Giddy Giddy Invitational on Oct. 10, the Lancers placed first out of 20 teams at the Eureka Invitational at McNair Park. In the varsity event, junior...

At the Parkway West Dale Shepard Invitational on Oct. 3 at Living Word Church in Wildwood, sophomores Elissa Barnard and Grace Tyson, and seniors Katie Reed and Hope Ware make their way to the front of the pack at the start of the race. The Lady Lancers placed first n the event as a team.

Girls tennis wins team Districts, Lancers XC wins Parkway West Giddy Giddy Invitational

Morgan Vehige, Asst. Editor October 12, 2020

Boys Cross Country: The Lancers added another win at the Parkway West Giddy Giddy Invitational on Oct. 10. In the race, junior Nikolas Malek placed first with a time of 16:35, sophomore Lukas Groenewald...

In a game against Vianney on Oct. 2, senior Luc Fladda dribbles around an opponent to get the ball upfield. The Lancers lost in their match against Vianney 3-1, with the only goal being scored by senior Mitchell Grant.

Lafayette teams dominate, some remain undefeated; Lancer football returns for first game

Morgan Vehige, Asst. Editor October 5, 2020

Boys Cross Country: The Lancers participated in the annual Parkway West Invite at Living Word Church on Oct. 3. The team placed fourth overall, with junior Nikolas Malek placing second, sophomore LJ Groenewald...

Senior Landee Wasson winds up her pitch in a game on Sept. 23. The Lady Lancers defeated Wentzville Liberty, 11-1, and have gone on undefeated as of Sept. 29.

Though moderate contact sports have started play, strict limits remain in place concerning spectators

Vijay Viswanathan, Ad Manager September 30, 2020

St. Louis County has lifted even more restrictions concerning youth sports, especially those designated as moderate-contact. All moderate-contact sports, regardless of the age of the athletes were allowed...

In a scrimmage against other team members, junior Paige Borgmeyer sets up to hit while her teammates attempt to block her. The volleyball team won began their season this week, winning matches against Incarnate Word and Francis Howell.

Field hockey, softball, volleyball begin seasons undefeated; boys, girls XC wins Fox Invitational

Morgan Vehige, Asst. Editor September 28, 2020

After an announcement from Rockwood on Sept. 18, moderate-contact sports began playing games for the first time all sports season, outside of the county. Those sports include boys soccer, field hockey,...

Senior Claire Goedeke returns the tennis ball to her opponent's court during a practice at Lafayette.

COVID-19 uncertainty affects mental health of fall sport season athletes

Keira Coverdell, Staff Reporter September 27, 2020

Since the first outbreak of COVID-19, there has been overwhelming confusion for athletes and coaches alike. Both had to cope with a lot of setbacks and frustration concerning the delay in their seasons...

Freshman Caleb Warner digs in to his stroke during a boys swimming and diving team practice. Starting Sept. 14, sports that were classified as low-contact were allowed to participate in games or meets. The boys swimming and diving team is one of them, and they won their first meet against Wentzville Liberty, 138-45.

Fall seasons get underway for no contact sports with first place finish by girls XC, dominating victory by boys swim

Morgan Vehige, Asst. Editor September 21, 2020

After weeks of practice, low-contact sports were allowed to start participating in games and meets starting Sept. 14. Those sports that were allowed to start competitions include cross country, girls golf,...

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