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Baseball wins Districts, boys, girls track head to State

Sports Update May 13-19
Julia Dean
Senior Dillion Cronin runs after receiving the baton in the 4×800-meter relay. The 4×800 team ran a 7:59.24 and finished 2nd place. They look to compete in the State Meet next weekend.


The Lancers made a run for state last week beating Waynesville, Vianney and Parkway South to win the District Championship. First, they beat Waynesville 12-0, May 15. Then, they played Vianney and Parkway South May 16 and May 18, respectively. They beat Vianney 6-1 and won against South 3-1. The Lancers will play Seckman May 25 for the State Quarterfinal game.


From May 13-14, Lafayette competed in the MSHSAA State Tournament in New Bloomfield, Missouri. The team came in 7th place in the tournament. Both juniors Andres Thomas and Mack Freeman came 20th and 29th respectively, and were the team’s highest finishers. Junior Connor McCown came 33rd. Sophomore Austin Rinkenberger placed 59th, and junior Ryan Montgomery placed 89th. This concludes their season. 


On May 15, the Lancers’ season came to an end after a blowout 11-4 loss against Eureka in the first round of the MSLA playoffs. The teams finished the season with a 12-5 record, with senior Matt Reynolds scoring 29 goals to be the team’s top scorer. 

Girls Soccer

The Lady Lancers are also making a run for state. First, they beat Central 5-0 May 14, then Lancers beat Marquette 1-0 May 16. This week, the Lady Lancers will play Eureka May 20 for the District Final game. If they win, they will compete at State.

Boys Track

On May 18, Lafayette placed 2nd in the MSHSAA Sectional Meet at Waynesville. The 4×800-meter relay team came second with a time of 7:59.24 and will advance to the State meet. The team consisted of Seniors Sagan Alsop, Dillion Cronin, Jack Robeson, and Luke Synder. Robeson will also compete in the 3200-meter at the State meet, after his 2nd place at Sectionals. 

The 4×200-meter relay team of Seniors Matt Hoeft, Isaac Jovcevski, David Marshall, and junior Santino Stith, also advanced to State with a 3rd place finish. The 4×100-meter relay team came 3rd, with Hoeft, Marshall, senior Tabari Tinsley, and junior Carl King, running a time of 42.74 seconds, and will compete at State.

Stith and King will also run the 300-meter hurdle at the State Meet after placing 2nd and 3rd respectfully. Junior Robby Preckel came 1st in Javelin and will also participate at State, along with senior Christian Erkert who placed 3rd.  The State Meet will occur from May 24-25 in Jefferson City. It will be the last meet of the season. 

Girls Track 

On May 18, Lafayette placed 1st in the MSHSAA Sectional Meet in Waynesville, Missouri. Senior Natalie Barnard came 1st in the 1600-meter and 3200-meter and qualified for State in both events. 

In the triple jump, sophomore Chloe Tab placed 1st and qualified for State. In the 4×800-meter relay, Barnard, junior Avery Brown, Lauren Pauls, and freshman Alexis Sandberg won the race and will compete at the State meet as well. 

Sophomore Riley Mulligan placed 1st in the javelin, and freshman Shaye Witherspoon placed 2nd in the high jump. Both advance to the State Meet. Junior Maya Witherspoon also moves to State after placing 4th in the long jump. 

The State Meet will take place from May 24-25 in Jefferson City, this will be the final meet of the season. 

Boys Volleyball

Lancers played De Smet and won the State Quarterfinal 3-0, May 15. This week the Lancers will play St. Michael the Archangel for the State Semifinals May 21. If they win, Lafayette will play the winner of the Vianney v. Francis Howell Central game to win the State Championship May 22.

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