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Wrestling makes history at State

Wrestling makes history at State

Jackson Bartholomew, Sports Reporter
February 24, 2017
Filed under Sports, Team Coverage, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Lafayette wrestling program managed to bring home its first team plaque since 1992 taking fourth place at the State tournament in Columbia. This past weekend also saw six people on the squad place and win a medal. The shining star of these wrestlers was Austin Stofer who won a thriller in overtime...

Wrestling going strong into State tournament

Wrestling going strong into State tournament

Jackson Bartholomew, Sports Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under Sports, Team Coverage, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The last few weekends have been quite eventful for the Lafayette wrestling program. Two weekends ago they traveled to Columbia, MO to duel in the "Elite Eight" which was the top eight teams in the State wrestling in a round robin style tournament. This past weekend was the District wrestling tournament...

Lafayette athletes sign to college of choice

Lafayette athletes sign to college of choice

Tyler Burnett, Sports Editor
February 3, 2017
Filed under Sports, Team Coverage

On Feb. 1, Lafayette athletes along with family, friends and other students, gathered at the commons to celebrate the student athletes that signed to their college of choice on national signing day. A total of 24 student athletes have signed over the course of the 2016-2017 school year. In the latter...

Wrestling takes third in Winnetonka tournament; beats Northwest for Conference title

Wrestling takes third in Winnetonka tournament; beats Northwest for Conference title

Jackson Bartholomew and Tyler Burnett
January 27, 2017
Filed under Sports, Team Coverage, Winter Sports

It's been a good week for the wrestling team as they secured their third straight Conference title after beating Northwest Cedar Hill on Jan. 25 and just four days earlier, the team took third in a very tough Winnetonka tournament. After the win over Northwest Cedar Hill, the Lancers improved to 15-1...

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...

Stofer has over 300 all-purpose yards in rout over Fox

Stofer has over 300 all-purpose yards in rout over Fox

Arpan Das, Sports Reporter
October 11, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage, Top Stories

The Lancers (5-3) came away with another big win over Fox (5-3), 31-7, after a solid performance on both sides of the ball. Lafayette initially started the game down seven after the opposing quarterback ran free for a 56 yard touchdown run, but after that it was all Lancers. The game also featured...

Miscommunication plagues Lafayette in loss to rival Marquette

Miscommunication plagues Lafayette in loss to rival Marquette

Arpan Das, Sports Reporter
September 29, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Team Coverage, Top Stories

Lafayette (3-3) dropped a close one to rival Marquette (4-2) 28-20. The Lancers had control for the majority of the first half, and were up 14-0 before giving up a long touchdown pass to give the Mustangs some momentum entering the half. Giving up long touchdown passes were the Lancers bane this ga...

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 ...

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...

Lancers begin upcoming season at Timberland

Lancers begin upcoming season at Timberland

Arpan Das, Sports Reporter
August 19, 2016
Filed under Sports, Team Coverage, Top Stories

After having a quality season last year, the Lafayette Lancer football team is hoping to improve upon that record and make a deep playoff run. In the 2015-2016 season, the Lancers went 7-4, including a four game winning streak midway through the season and a signature smash-mouth win over rival Marquette....

Wrestling takes sixth at state wrestling, highest finish as a team since 1994

Wrestling takes sixth at state wrestling, highest finish as a team since 1994

Arpan Das, Sports Reporter
February 25, 2016
Filed under Sports

This year's successful wrestling year comes to a close with state wrestling at Colombia, MO, the Lancers took sixth place with 82.0 points, their highest finish since 1994. The team finished with five medalists: Tim Bogar, Chase Behrndt, Brendan McKenna, Austin Stofer and Alex Wier. Behrndt and Bogar...

Winnetonka and Mehlville tournaments yield victories for Lancer wrestling

Winnetonka and Mehlville tournaments yield victories for Lancer wrestling

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

Last weekend, the Lafayette wrestlers went to Winnetonka, MO, just outside the Kansas City area, for their most recent showing. They had two first place winners and several other podium finishes in this highly successful tournament. At 182 pounds, Brendan McKenna was able to capture the championship,...