Weekly Sports Update: January 24-30
Last week, the Lancers competed in the Circle 7 Showdown Tournament. The tournament began on January 24 and the Lancers faced Liberty High School and won 68-51. On January 26, the Lancers entered the semifinals of the tournament against Parkway West and lost 64-53. Junior Matt Haefner scored 14 points in the game. On January 26, the Lancers of the Parkway West Longhorns lost 64-53 and also lost to Hazelwood West 56-37 in their next game on January 28. The Lancers will face the Ritenour Huskies on February 1 at Ritenour at 7pm and on February 4 at Ladue at 7pm against the Ladue Rams
On January 25, the Lady Lancers lost a close game to the Pattonville Pirates, 44-43. On January 28, the team faced the Ladue Rams, beating them 41-34. Senior Ana McLellan led the team by 10 points. On February 1, the team will play at home against the Warrenton Warriors at 5:30 p.m.
The Lancers had two losses in their final week of the regular season. The first was against Kirkwood on January 24. The lone goal for the Lancers in the 2-1 defeat was by senior Luke Carrico on a power play. Their second loss was on January 27 against De Smet, where the Lancers were eliminated, 8-0. The latest regular season record is 3-14-3 and placed fourth in the Wickenheiser Cup of the Mid States Hockey Club Association.
Girls swimming and diving
On January 26, girls who swim and dive defeated Eureka, 118-68. Later in the week, the team traveled to Springfield, Missouri to compete in the Springfield Friday Night Fights, where they finished first in the overall standings. Senior Dylan Moulton, junior Grace Tyson, sophomore Ellie Kipper and freshman Janna Moellenhoff took first place in the 200-meter medley relay. The 400m freestyle relay finished first with Moulton, Tyson, sophomore Megan Bilsland and Kipper. Several members of the team also took individual victories. Junior Maggie Arceneaux took first in diving and freshman Lucia Tenny third. Moellenhoff was third in the 200-meter individual medley and the 100-meter breaststroke. In addition, Kipper was first in the 500-meter freestyle, Moulton was second in the 100-meter freestyle and Tyson was third in the 100-meter butterfly. “It was a really great experience to see so many of us contribute to this win and to see so many personal bests,” said Tenny. The team will then participate in the Suburban Yellow Pool Conference Meet at Kirkwood High School on Feb. 1 at 4:30 PM
On January 28, the Lancers defeated Northwest, 48-21, to secure the Conference Championship. The Lancers took fourth place at the highly competitive Francis Howell “Thrasher” Invitational on January 29. Seniors Drew Doehring and Tommy Hagan were the champions of their weight classes. The team will face Francis Howell Central in Lafayette on Feb. 2 at 5:00 PM.
The Lancers faced Northwest High School on January 26, losing 54-30 and finishing second in the conference. On January 29, the Lancers competed in the Francis Howell “Thrasher” Invitational, where they placed third in the overall standings. Junior Jayla Jones took first in her division. “It’s such a good feeling to know that my work is paying off and that the off-season training has really made a difference in my wrestling,” Jones said. Other medalists include seniors Seraphina Blackmon and Derriona Johnson and sophomore Toby Goertz in second, sophomore Maddie Johnson and freshman Hannah Henderson in third and sophomore McKenna Budnick in fourth. The team will compete in the Girls Wrestling MSHSSA District Tournament from February 4-5.