The boys’ tennis team was supposed to play Olathe East on Wednesday but the matches were canceled due to inclement weather. East will play Shawnee Mission West on Thursday before playing Sumner Academy on Friday.
The Lancer baseball team was able to improve their record coming off of last week with a win against Olathe North. The JV and C team was also able to open their season 2-0 with back-to-back a win over the weekend over Olathe North.
Boys’ Golf competes at the Lake Quivira Invitational this Monday. The team hasn’t had a tournament in over a week and a half. At the Lake Quivira Invite, the Lancers will find their biggest competition from around the state: Blue Valley North and Blue Valley West. The Lancers are undefeated thus far.
Girls’ Soccer suffered a tough loss on Tuesday to Olathe East, who is currently ranked 49th in the nation. According to senior Bahar Barani, the girls didn’t play to their potential, although they managed to keep up with them for the majority of the game. Olathe East earned their only goal through a penalty kick.
“It was a big rivalry and we didn’t play that well so it was pretty upsetting,” Senior Anna Marken said.
The girls’ next game will be tonight (Thursday) against SM North at the SM Soccer Complex.
“We have been practicing game situations by scrimmaging, while continuing to improve on fundamentals,” said senior Morgan Satterlee.
The team is preparing for their game against SM South next Tuesday. This will be a key game against a division rival, but players are already thinking ahead to the Olathe East game on Thursday. Satterlee said that it will be important to have the middle infield in great shape for this game.
Girls’ Swim and Dive-
Wednesday night the JV Lady Lancers Swim Team took on Bonner Springs, Turner High School, Lansing High School at Bonner Springs. On Thursday the JV team also took on Piper-Ward High School and Leavenworth High School. Friday, April 5th the Varsity team will head to the Olathe Invitation where they will compete against 20 other teams.
The junior boys cleaned up at South Relays on Saturday. Junior Devon Burton placed first in both of the men’s hurdling events. He ran his personal record of 15.42 seconds in the 110 High Hurdles and 40.92 seconds in the 300 Intermediate Hurdles. Junior Juan Ramos ran a time of 51.67 in the 400 meter dash to place second overall. Not too far behind him was Senior Joe Lewis who won third place with a time of 52.08 seconds.
There was another gold medal on the girls side; senior Abby Dunn won the 400 meter dash with a time of 61 seconds. Senior Toni Aguiar placed second in the 200 meter dash and fourth in the 100 meter dash.
Times were slower than normal for this time of year for runners across the board. Coaches speculate this may have been because of the intense heat — it was sunny and around 80*F — that runners weren’t accustomed to.
In the open 800, seniors Blake Hill and Evan Nichols placed fourth at sixth respectively with times of 2:03 and 2:04.
In the open 1600, senior Emily Kerr took fourth with a 5:50 while on the boys side junior Mitch Kaskie and senior Ian Wiseman took 9th and 10th place respectively, with a 4:41 flat and a 4:41.20.
Alic Erpelding and Preston Vaughn took ninth and tenth places respectively in the pole vault while Claire Tracy took eighth place on the girls side.