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Spring Sports Update: April 13

Junior Henry Churchill roots for junior Joey Wentz awaiting to score from third base. Photo by Joseph Cline


Varsity went 1-2 in last week’s games, moving the team to 4-3 on the season. They are currently playing without senior infielder Charley White, out with a shoulder injury. He expects to be back on the field within the week. The Lancers have a home game against Olathe North on Tuesday and play away at Leavenworth High School Thursday.


Rugby’s preparing for a big match against Blue Valley on the East Field this Saturday. Blue Valley has been up and down on the year, also falling to St. Thomas Aquinas, a team East has struggled against, twice.

Junior Baker Stradinger reaches out to catch the ball. Photo by Joseph ClineBoys Lacrosse

The Varsity team won one game and lost one game in Memphis this weekend to MUS and St. George respectively. The team will now look ahead to Aquinas this Thursday (8 p.m. at Aquinas), then Olathe North on Saturday (12:30 p.m. at Olathe North). The Lancers are now tied for first place in the LAKC with BVW (both 5-2).

Boys Tennis

Varsity hasn’t played much outside of practice this past week. On Wednesday JV defeated SM West with an overall score of 7-5, and Friday, JV defeated Sumner Academy with an overall score of 7-6.

Varsity returns this week, playing SM North on Wednesday, on East’s home courts. Saturday is the District tournament, where East will take on several SM schools, including SM Northwest, SM South and SM North. Varsity players will be focusing on the District Tournament in practice this week.

Girls SoccerSOCCEr

Varsity just returned from an unsuccessful tournament in St.Louis. The team went 1-2, and JV has a tournament this weekend. There are games Tuesday night and Thursday night, Tuesday against Lawrence. Key player in the attacking midfield, Georgia Weigel, might be out for a while because she had a head injury resulting in whiplash.

Boys Golf

Varsity started off the sunflower league season with three top five finishers, ranging from junior Andy Spencer to seniors Brady Clark and Connor Swanson. Other than that tournament, varsity has only played one tournament where they played schools like Rockhurst, and didn’t fair too well against the competition, coming in third out of eight teams

Sophomore Kalin Lamus barely misses the pole in her event. Photo by Kaitlyn StratmanTrack

“The track team has a new warm up, it is like a hundred yard warm up. You run all the way down and come back switching stretches as you go,” junior Michael Mardikes said.

They have still been focusing on form and technique early in the season. The next meet is Tuesday.

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