The varsity boys tennis team won the Class 3 state championship yesterday, May 28, at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield, Mo. The team battled Marquette in a grueling matchup, with it coming down to the final two matches of the day. Sophomore Andy Greaves pulled out a three-set victory to win the deciding match.
Earlier in the day, the team defeated Lindbergh, 5-0, in the state semifinals.
State Championship v. Marquette
#1 Laitio/Thornberry - 8-6 (W)
#2 Lambright/W Greaves - 6-8 (L)
#3 Yarlagadda/Stevens - 6-8 (L)
#1 Lambright - 6-1, 6-2 (W)
#2 Thornberry -DNF
#3 A Greaves - 2-6, 7-6(5), 8-6 (Retire) (W)
#4 Laitio - 6-4, 5-7, 10-2 (W)
#5 Yarlagadda - 3-6, 6-7(0)
#6 W Greaves - 7-5, 6-0 (W)
State Semifinals v. Lindbergh
#1 Laitio/Thornberry - 8-4 (W)
#2 Lambright/W Greaves - 8-1 (W)
#3 Yarlagadda/Stevens - 8-2 (W)
#1 Lambright - DNF
#2 Thornberry - DNF
#3 A Greaves - DNF
#4 Laitio - DNF
#5 Yarlagadda - 6-0, 6-1 (W)
#6 W Greaves - 6-2, 6-0 (W)
TRACK AND FIELD
Members of the varsity track and field team competed in the Class 3 state championships Friday and Saturday, May 27-28, at Jefferson City High School's Adkins Stadium.
Three school records were set at the meet, and every member made the podium and received All-State honors.
Day 1: Friday, May 27
- Darin Conley - 7th place (triple jump)
- Sophie van Zanten - fifth place (long jump-school record 17’4 ¼ “)
Day 2: Friday, May 28
- Devin Conley - 7th place (100m)
- 4x200m relay - 4th place (school record 1:20.39 set in the prelims on Day 1)
- 4x100m relay - 4th place (school record 43.30)
The varsity boys lacrosse team played a tight semifinal contest against Rockhurst in the Lacrosse Association of Kansas City's city tournament Wednesday, May 25, at UMKC's Durwood Stadium.
It was a back and forth contest for most of the night. The Raiders pulled to within one goal with less than 4 seconds left, but ultimately lost to Rockhurst, 10-9.