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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...

Boys soccer makes first round exit to end season

Boys soccer makes first round exit to end season

Jackson Bartholomew, Sports Reporter
November 3, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage, Top Stories

For two years in a row now, the Lancers boys soccer season has ended at the hands of De Smet. Last year they fell in a 1-0 contest. Coincidentally, that is the same way that they lost this year; however, this year the game went to double overtime to be decided. It was a physical match from the start,...

Individuals advance to Sectionals after strong showings at Class 4 District 2 Meet

Individuals advance to Sectionals after strong showings at Class 4 District 2 Meet

Arpan Das, Sports Reporter
October 28, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage, Top Stories

The Lancers boys convincingly took first at Districts, adding to their string of consecutive wins and their impressive run as the a top Missouri cross country team. The boys only managed 31 points, winning handily yet again. However, another key statistic from the meet which may go unnoticed it the...

Guess who’s back?: Lafayette meets Eureka in playoff battle after defeating Mehlville

Guess who’s back?: Lafayette meets Eureka in playoff battle after defeating Mehlville

Arpan Das, Sports Reporter
October 27, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage, Top Stories

The Lancers won their first District playoff game against the Mehlville Panthers 42-21. Despite the favorable matchup for the Lancers, the game was no blowout. Lafayette had another slow start, giving up a long touchdown drive to Mehlville after the Lancers offense stalled to start the game. However,...

Final Four lies ahead for girls volleyball

Final Four lies ahead for girls volleyball

Tyler Burnett, Sports Editor
October 27, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage

Another successful year has put the varsity girls volleyball team into another Final Four match up. The team will go to Cape Girardeau, MO to battle against three different teams in a round-robin type of play. Round-robin is when each team plays the three other competitors once and the top two...

Sanfelippo places 29th at girls golf State tournament

Sanfelippo places 29th at girls golf State tournament

Tyler Burnett, Sports Editor
October 24, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage, Top Stories

The season is officially over for girls golf as the State tournament came to close. Paige Sanfelippo was the only participant from Lafayette and finished with a total score of 171 with 82 in round one and an 89 in round  two and tied for 29th along with four other opponents. As foreseen, Lafay...

After beatdown of Parkway South, Lafayette looks ahead to playoff bout against Mehlville

After beatdown of Parkway South, Lafayette looks ahead to playoff bout against Mehlville

Arpan Das, Sports Reporter
October 20, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage, Top Stories

The Lancers (6-3) beat down on the opposing Parkway South Patriots (2-7), 46-7. Lafayette scored early and often, forcing a fumble on the first play, putting up 20 points in the first quarter and scoring 19 more in the second quarter. On offense, the two quarterbacks, Ryan O'Connell and Ryan Novak,...

Boys and girls cross country stay successful in Suburban West Conference Meet

Boys and girls cross country stay successful in Suburban West Conference Meet

Arpan Das, Sports Reporter
October 20, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage

The cross country boys and girls competed in the Suburban West Conference Meet on Oct. 15. The boys once again did very well, claiming the top three spots and coming first in the competition. Tommy Laarman once again lead the meet with a time of 15:54.90 to come in first place. Following him were...