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Softball nears end of season; struggling to find consistency

Softball nears end of season; struggling to find consistency

Tyler Burnett, Sports Editor
September 28, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage

With only two regular season games left, the Lady Lancers softball team will need to kick it into high gear to get ready for the post-season. Hillsboro (18-4) is the first opponent Lafayette will face in the last two games. The game will begin around 6:30 p.m. and will take place at Hillsboro on...

Girls volleyball turns up the heat; wins 9 of last 10

Girls volleyball turns up the heat; wins 9 of last 10

Tyler Burnett, Sports Editor
September 26, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage

After going 6-4 in their first 10 games, Lafayette needed to turn things around to keep their season safe and sound and they have done just that, winning 9 of their last 10 games to put them at 15-5 on the season thus far. The team is being led by seniors Hannah Flowers, Mell Flowers (no relat...

Another one: Lafayette boys cross country takes first at Paul Enke Invitational

Another one: Lafayette boys cross country takes first at Paul Enke Invitational

Arpan Das, Sports Reporter
September 23, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage

The Lancer cross country runners have won another invitational, this time winning the Paul Enke Invitational in Sioux Passage. They only had 36 (1+2+4+10+19) points, a 73 point difference between second place Eureka. The Lancers had three runners in the top five, four runners in the top ten, and...

Revenge of the Fallen: Lafayette avenges last year’s opening day loss with a win over Eureka

Revenge of the Fallen: Lafayette avenges last year’s opening day loss with a win over Eureka

Arpan Das, Sports Reporter
September 22, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage, Top Stories

Lafayette (3-2) won 14-7 in a thrilling rivalry game against previously undefeated Eureka (4-1). The Lancers used their sound play on defense to beat a run heavy Eureka offense that featured Hassan Haskins and a large, athletic offensive line. The game initially was moved to 5:30 because of the ...

Field Hockey loses in a heart breaker to Villa

Field Hockey loses in a heart breaker to Villa

Jackson Bartholomew, Sports Reporter
September 21, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage

Some losses are a tough pill to swallow, and the field hockey team experienced this against the top ranked team in the state, Villa Duchesne. The team went down on the scoreboard five minutes into the game when Villa scored on a corner shot. The Lady Lancers tied the game up in the second half on a g...

Boys soccer trying to find footing

Boys soccer trying to find footing

Jackson Bartholomew, Sports Reporter
September 21, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage, Top Stories

The Lancers boys soccer team (6-4) is managing to stay above .500 this year despite defensive woes and a lack of offensive production. Last season's team managed to not lose a game through the regular season, and this year the team really seems to be struggling to find their identity as a squad ...

Consistency remains the key for girls golf

Consistency remains the key for girls golf

Tyler Burnett, Sports Editor
September 19, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage

With the post-season fast approaching for the Lady Lancers golf team, their focus starts to shift a little as they prepare for the conference tournament. "We need to develop some consistency towards the end of the season with our few top golfers," Head Coach Katrina Clark said. "We have a very...

One and the same: boys and girls cross country both perform well at the Forest Park Invitational

One and the same: boys and girls cross country both perform well at the Forest Park Invitational

Arpan Das, Sports Reporter
September 15, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage

The boys and girls varsity cross country teams ran in the Forest Park invitational last weekend and came home with some solid results. The boys, while not demonstrating the same dominance as their last meet, still had very good results overall. In the five kilometer run, Austin Hindman pl...

Lafayette takes on Eureka in intense rivalry match

Lafayette takes on Eureka in intense rivalry match

Arpan Das, Sports Reporter
September 15, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage, Top Stories

The Lancers beat down on the Lindbergh Flyers in an interesting game. Towards the end of the second quarter, the game was delayed for 30 minutes due to inclement weather and eventually rescheduled for the next day due to lightning. The Lancers led 12-9 at that point. After the 18 hour intermission...

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...