Last week the Lancer’s won their duel meet against reigning state champion, Blue Valley North, in what was an extremely close meet.“Going in we knew we could we win but all of the [Blue Valley] North kids thought that they had the meet,” senior Jack Haverty said. “The entire meet their was so much energy, I’ve never heard the pool that loud. In all of the relays we were underdogs but we came out victorious in all of them.”
This week Varsity will be traveling to Topeka for their yearly tournament. The girls will leave on Thursday and return on Sunday. Varsity will be playing Topeka High, Olathe North, Topeka West, and Wichita Heights.
“I think that we have a great opportunity to win the tournament because we keep getting better and we’re really starting to hit our stride as a team,” Senior Caroline Nick said. “We are starting to figure out what our potential is and what we can accomplish together!”
For the past couple weeks, the Lancer bowling team has been focusing on finalizing their varsity team. They have placed first, second, and third out of three teams in their first three meets of the season.
“So far we ahve been working on getting a varsity team together,” bowler Adam Lynch said. “It looks like Brandon, Will, Mike, Kyle, Ben and I will be varsity.”
The Lancers next meet is a tri-meet between Shawnee Mission North and Olathe East.
The boys basketball team has shown impressive gains this past week as a team. On Friday night, the Lancers took down SM West with a 46-26 trouncing, only allowing 1 point in the third quarter, and 7 in the fourth. The team received honors as the KCTV5 Hy-Vee team of the week for their performance. On Thursday, the team headed out to McPherson, KS for a mid-season tournament. They played Derby High School, and after a nail-biter in the first half, (the halftime score was 30-28,) East jumped out in the second half and scores 49 points in the second half, giving them a 79-50 victory. The win game Head Coach Shawn Hair his 200th win with East.
The Lancers will play hometown Mcpherson High School at 8:15 tonight to play for a chance in the championship game. Cant make the 3 hour drive down? Catch the game on www.smeharbinger.net
Injuries: Senior guard Chris Heady suffered a concussion in practice Monday. Doctors have not cleared him to play this weekend, and his status for next week is questionable.
Senior guard Alex Schoegler has been under the weather this week with cold-like symptoms. He will play this weekend. Junior guard Connor McGannon suffered a severe blister on his foot over the course of the week. He will receive treatment today, and his status for practice is unknown.