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Balderston swipes three bags in rout over Hazelwood West

Balderston swipes three bags in rout over Hazelwood West

Tyler Burnett, Sports Editor
September 15, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage, Top Stories

Speed is the name of the game for senior Addie Balderston. She had three hits, scored three runs and stole three bases on Sept. 14 against Hazelwood West, who was previously unbeaten, and led the team to a 5-1 victory. "Addie is the most disciplined female athlete I have ever had the privilege of...

Aggressive play earns girls volleyball five game win streak

Aggressive play earns girls volleyball five game win streak

Tyler Burnett, Sports Editor
September 13, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage, Top Stories

Over the last five matches, the varsity girls volleyball team has defeated every opponent, not counting tournaments, in two sets, never going into a third set. The team has displayed dominance that wasn't present in their first game, but since then the team has rallied together and conjured up a ...

Running away with it: Boys cross country take top four results at Lutheran South invitational

Running away with it: Boys cross country take top four results at Lutheran South invitational

Arpan Das, Sports Reporter
September 8, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage

        The boys cross country team leave the Lutheran South invitational with their heads held high after an excellent performance. They only had 21 points (1, 2, 3, 4, 11) good for first place in the competition by a wide margin of 66 points. They also had eight...

History repeats itself: Lancers drop to 1-2 after Kirkwood loss

History repeats itself: Lancers drop to 1-2 after Kirkwood loss

Arpan Das, Sports Reporter
September 8, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage, Top Stories

Overall, it was a terrible day for the Lafayette Lancers. They haven't beaten the Kirkwood Pioneers in high school football since 2008, a drought that unfortunately still remains. They lost 37-12 in a performance that lacked positive consistency. The defense gave up 34 unanswered points and were never...

Senior captains lead tennis team

Senior captains lead tennis team

Jackson Bartholomew, Sports Reporter
September 7, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage

The girls tennis team is off to a very strong start this season going 6-0 while only losing three matches during their first six duels. These wins can be contributed to the strong leadership of the squad's seniors. When asked on the seniors leadership senior Marlo McElroy  said "It's been really...

Young talent provides for boys swimming

Young talent provides for boys swimming

Tyler Burnett, Sports Editor
September 2, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage

After a great season last year, the Lafayette boys swimming team has brushed off their first few opponents and started the season off strong. The Lancers first took on Parkway Central and beat them 110-76 and also beat Parkway West, a few days later, 106-79, respectively. "We are doing awesome...

Solid play gives girls golf 5-0 start

Solid play gives girls golf 5-0 start

Tyler Burnett, Sports Editor
September 2, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage

Mehlville, Parkway Central, Parkway South, Seckman and Northwest have all fallen victim to the Lafayette girls golf team. The Lady Lancers are off a blazing start, knocking out any opponent that stands in their way. "The Lafayette girls golf team is off to a great start. Five wins, no loses," Head...

Lancers seek revenge against Kirkwood following rebound win against Hazelwood East

Lancers seek revenge against Kirkwood following rebound win against Hazelwood East

Arpan Das, Sports Reporter
September 1, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage, Top Stories

Lafayette rebounds against the Hazelwood East Spartans after their opening day loss against Timberland with a 38-6 win. They improve their record to 1-1 with the win. Hazelwood East struggled to score for most of the game, as their straightforward running style was easy for Lafayette to lock down....

After tough first loss, girls volleyball bounces back

After tough first loss, girls volleyball bounces back

Tyler Burnett, Sports Editor
September 1, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage

The first few games for girls volleyball have come and gone and the team has had a solid start to the season. Their first challenge came against the St. Joseph's Angels and the team struggled to compete in that game. They never got into a flow and right when Lafayette would come close, the Angels...

Girls cross country look to stay successful amid turnover from last season

Girls cross country look to stay successful amid turnover from last season

Arpan Das, Sports Reporter
September 1, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage, Top Stories

The girls cross country team looks to keep up their success from last year despite losing some of the best runners in Lafayette and Missouri history and their long time head coach Scott Brandon from last years team. However, they retain some top runners in Meg Nicholson and Mollie Rogan, as well as ...

Softball starts season with 4-4 record

Softball starts season with 4-4 record

Tyler Burnett, Sports Editor
August 31, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage

The Lady Lancer softball team had a rough start to the season going 1-3, but has turned that around as of late going 3-1 in their most recent four games. "So far we feel we can compete with anyone," Head Coach Scott DeNoyer said. "A few of the games we lost could have had a different outcome if we...

Lafayette heads back home to face Hazelwood East after crushing loss at Timberland

Lafayette heads back home to face Hazelwood East after crushing loss at Timberland

Arpan Das, Sports Reporter
August 26, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage

The Lancers played a tough game against their opening opponent Timberland, but the inconsistent play on offense late in the game cost them a close game, losing 39-32. Timberland took the opening kickoff for a touchdown to start a 25 point unanswered scoring run all the way late into the second quarter....