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Weekly Winter Sports Update: Week 4

Swimming:  Corbin Barnds
The boys swim team heads to the Sunflower League championship meet this weekend, Friday through Saturday. The Lancers will go into the meet heavy favorites to take home the trophy for the ninth year in a row. Olathe East and Olathe Northwest will be the Lancer’s competition.
“It’s a wonderful time and the atmosphere is very intense,” senior Droste Milledge said. The Lancers will need a strong showing here to get prepared for regionals and state in the upcoming weeks.
Girls Bball:  Anna Marie Oakley
The Lady Lancers played in a tournament in Topeka where they went 1-3 taking fourth place. One of their losses was to Wichita Heights, the number one team in the state. “I thought the tournament was a learning experience for the team because we played the best and we have to be able to beat the best. So we really figured out where we are and what we need to improve on.”  This Friday night they will be playing Lawrence High at 5:30 at East.
Wrestling:  Alex May
The wrestling team is very depleted. There are five varsity wrestlers currently out because of skin infections.  These infections have been going around for a couple weeks now. The mats were bleached on Tuesday in order to kill any bacteria remaining on them. This weekend the team will be heading to SM North on Friday to participate in the District duels. All five Shawnee Mission schools will be participating in this duel tournament which will feature duels between each team. Matches will start at 3:30 p.m.
Bowling:  Andrew Mckittrick
After a disappointing week last week with three straight losses, the Lancers looked to bounce back on Thursday with their senior night meet against Olathe Northwest and St. James. Although the bowling team was not able to win their senior night, they were still able to improve from last week and place second out of three teams.  “Seniors Rhys Raglow and Adam Lynch did well,” freshman Mike Thibodeau said. “However, the rest of the boys team struggled. Even with some of the team struggling, we were still able to place second overall.”  THe bowlers are still hoping to send several bowlers to state.
Boys Bball:  Heady
After two devastating losses to Rockhurst on Friday and Olathe Northwest on Tuesday, the Lancer’s are still looking to put together four solid quarters. Poor shooting and defensive struggles have plagued the Lancers, but they still remain 2-2 in the league, and all hope is not lost. They showed signs of hope in the ONW game, leading 16-12 at halftime against a team with two Division 1 commits, and who some say is third best in the state, behind Blue Valley Northwest and Wichita Heights. The Lancers will take on Lawrence High School on Friday for their last of a three game home stand, and are determined to bounce back and prove to the league they are a force to be reckoned with.
Injuries: Junior guard Conner Knabe’s heel has been bothering him and led to missing practice twice this week, and is questionable for the game Friday. Freshman Lucas Jones is healthy and practicing with a fractured wrist, but was told by officials he wasn’t allowed to play with his soft cast Tuesday against ONW.
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