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Lafayette High School news. Student-run.

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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, Image 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...

Bright breaks the tackle and runs over a Ladue player.

Football tops Ladue in first home game of season

Sophia Scheller, Staff Reporter October 12, 2020

On Oct. 9, after battling county restrictions on sports due to COVID-19, the Lancers had their first home game of the season against Ladue. The Lancers beat the Rams 44-38 to move their record to 1-1....

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, Image 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, Opinions Editor 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, Image 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 opponents 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, Image 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, Opinions Editor 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, Image 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, Image 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...

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