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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,...

Juniors Sam Aven and Nikolas Malek run in a boys varsity cross country practice. Cross country for both boys and girls, along with boys swimming, girls golf and girls tennis, was recently cleared by St. Louis County to resume play.

Sports regulations provoke strong reactions from Lafayette community

Vijay Viswanathan, Ad Manager September 16, 2020

"The counties around us [St. Louis County] have been going to school and playing sports and nothing has happened to them, so why can't we play if they can? That is my main question," senior cheerleader...

In a practice, boys soccer Head Coach Ryan Butchart demonstrates a play that his team needs to execute. Soccer falls in the medium sport contact, and has now moved on to more active drills and scrimmages at practice.

Weekly Lancer Sports Update: Sept. 7-11

Kevin Vera and Morgan Vehige September 12, 2020

After weeks of COVID-19 regulations, some sports are finally seeing the fruits of their labors begin to pay off and as they can begin competition, while others will have to remain on the sidelines. On...

During the week of Aug. 24, most fall sports and activities returned to the fields and courts under new guidelines to begin tryouts and practices. The new guidelines have held steadfast over the next two weeks.

Weekly sports update, COVID-19 edition: Aug. 31-Sept. 4

Kevin Vera and Morgan Vehige September 5, 2020

Despite Lafayette being all virtual to kick off the new school year, fall sports have continued to go on. However, they’ve moved on with new guidelines in order to keep athletes and coaches safe. As...

All fall sports and activities are on for the upcoming semester. Each sport will follow new guidelines in order to decrease the spread of COVID-19.

Fall sports and activities return for the 2020-2021 school year

Morgan Vehige, Asst. Editor August 19, 2020

Fall sports are back for the 2020-2021 season. While the original announcement from the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) said schools returning to in-person learning could...

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, baseball and nine other spring sports had their seasons canceled. Senior and junior athletes leave their thoughts on their athletic careers at Lafayette and the season that might have been.

Senior spring athletes reflect on lost 2020 season

Morgan Vehige, Asst. Editor April 29, 2020

After the spread of COVID-19 and the cancellation of school for the remainder of 2020, the entire spring sports season was shut down along with it. The announcement came from the Missouri State High School...

On April 9, the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) announced the cancelation of the remainder of the 2020 spring sports season. Girls lacrosse, among nine other sports, have been left disappointed with the loss of their season.

MSHSAA cancels remainder of 2020 spring sports season

Morgan Vehige, Asst. Editor April 17, 2020

Following Governor Mike Parson’s announcement of in-person school shut down on April 9, the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) released a statement saying that all remaining spring...

Boys soccer practices on the turf field.

COVID-19 affects spring sports at LHS

April 2, 2020

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the move to online schooling, Lafayette's spring sports have been unable to be held at Lafayette. These changes have impacted each sport in a different way. As of now,...

After being named fifth in the Nationals tournament, the Lafayette racquetball team poses for a photo. The team played in all sections of the tournament, including singles, doubles and mixed doubles for almost every player on the team.

Lancer racquetball places fifth in Nationals

Morgan Vehige, Asst. Editor April 1, 2020

Last year, the Lafayette Lancers competed in the annual USA Racquetball National High School Tournament in St. Louis, where they placed fourth in the entire nation. This year, from Feb. 26 to March...

Aiming for a gold medal, Ashleigh Howard competes in the quarterfinals.

Lafayette racquetball travels to Oregon for National tournament

Hannah Fitts, Staff Reporter April 1, 2020

From Feb. 26 to March 1, the Lafayette racquetball team traveled to Portland, Oregon to compete in the USA Racquetball National tournament. Last year, the tournament was hosted in St. Louis, and the...

Sport stacking is a world-wide sport for all ages. Junior Noah Davies stacks for Team USA after only six years in the sport.

Davies competes on Team USA in sport stacking

Grace Kirtley, Lifestyles Editor March 31, 2020

He starts with two hands on the timer. When he’s ready, his hands fly to a stack of 9 speed-stacking cups. First is the 3-3-3, named for the three stacks of three cups. Up-stack, then down-stack, this...

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