Story by Lexie Salamone
Photos by Maddi Cipolla
As the weather gets colder, fall sports begin to come to an end. Here is a recap of what some LSW varsity athletes have done this season.
Juniors Emily Doak and Madi Smythia were named All Conference for girls golf, and Doak was also named All District. Along with Doak and Smythia, Senior Kennedi Thurlo advanced onto Sectionals, but none of the girls moved on to State.`
“For me personally, it was a rough season. I struggled with my scores but it was still a better season than we expected for the team and we were all happy with the outcome,” said Smythia.
The volleyball team won the 2014 District title, but did not advance past Sectionals. They won one out of the three games against Liberty.
Sophomore Kelen Caskey was the only girl to make it to State for tennis. She lost in the first round against the Missouri State Champion.
“I thought it was a good season. I was able to bring up my physical along with my mental game, which helped a lot, especially at Districts,” said Caskey.
The boys cross country team tied for third at Sectionals. This qualified them to move onto the State Championship where they placed 14th.
The girls cross country team also qualified for State with a third place finish at Sectionals, and finished 13th in State.
Boys swimming state took place on November 7 and 8. Junior Garrett Spencer qualified individually in the 100 meter freestyle, 50 meter freestyle, 100 meter breaststroke and the 200 meter IM. Spencer, Junior Mark Peterson and Sophomores Ryan Kallenberger and David Treece will be swimming the 4×100 meter and 4×50 meter relays. Peterson, Senior Nik Ekborg-Ott, Freshman Cameron Laster and Sophomore Zach Andrews will be swimming the 4×50 meter medley. Senior Logan Roach qualified for diving.
Softball made it to the second game of Districts, but then lost to Lee’s Summit North 0-4. Junior Bobbi Bodenhamer was later named second team All State.
“I wish the season would’ve ended better but I couldn’t be more proud of what the team accomplished and how well we blended as a team,” said Senior Caitlyn Knox.
The football team’s season was cut short this year when the boys lost to Ray-Pec 17-20 in the first round of playoffs.
The boys soccer season was also cut short when they lost 0-2 to Lee’s Summit North in the first District matchup.