Wrestling and swimming returned from state meets, and basketball teams finished their regular seasons.
The boys varsity basketball team ended a four-game losing streak, boys swimming qualified for 6A state and wrestling finished the Sunflower League Tournament with five podium finishes.
Ben Sutherlin brings a new style to the wrestling team in his first season as head coach.
View a recap of all the winter sports’ seasons, including the boys’ swim team’s second place finish at state.
The wrestling team sent six wrestlers to the state tournament this weekend. Senior Grant Hollingsworth placed third in the 126 lbs division, but East did not place overall.
The varsity wrestling team participated in an invitational meet on Sat., Jan. 25 against Paola High School. View a gallery here.
View our featured athlete, sophomore Drake Yost, as he talks about wrestling.
The Lancer wrestling team will participate in a tournament in Gardner-Edgerton High School this Saturday, Dec. 7 against multiple schools from across the midwest.
With winter sports coming around, athletes have to be prepared for the start of the season. Four athletes share how they train before the season starts.
2009 East graduate, Matt Baker, won Maryville wrestling’s first NCAA Division II national wrestling title in Birmingham, Alabama. Baker finished his Senior year as the No. 1 ranked wrestler in the country in the 197 lbs weight class.
The wrestling team qualified all 14 wrestlers for state this year, but sickness and injuries continued to plague the team into the post-season.
The boys’ basketball team is on a five game winning streak after Tuesday’s win against Olathe East, while the girls’ basketball team lost to Olathe East in a hard fought game. Wrestling placed 3rd in the Sunflower League Meet, and swimming prepares for state.