The varsity girls lacrosse team scored two big victories last week. The boys lacrosse team roared back after a tough loss during the week to upend Eureka. Boys tennis placed second at MICDS, and the JV squad won the North Kansas City Invitational. Here is your Weekend Raider Update for April 24, 2023.
The varsity girls lacrosse team had an exceptional weekend of lacrosse. The team defeated Bishop Miege, 17-5, on Red Out night Friday, April 21. The squad then turned around and upended St. Teresa's Academy, 17-9, on Saturday, April 22. The team is undefeated in the Kansas City Girls Lacrosse Association West division (8-0), and hosts St. Michael the Archangel on Saturday, April 29.
The varsity boys lacrosse team went 1-1 last week. The squad played the top team in the Lacrosse Association of Kansas City, Rockhurst, on Thursday, April 20. The squad took the early lead on a Wade Boles goal, but fell behind quickly after that. The teams matched each other the following three quarters, but the early deficit was too much for the Raiders to catch up, falling 19-10. The team returned to its winning ways on Saturday, defeating Eureka (St. Louis), 8-4. The team has a busy week of contests, hosting Blue Valley Eastside and Olathe, and traveling to Lee's Summit West.
The boys tennis team had a very eventful week. The varsity squad traveled to MICDS to play in its Tournament of Champions, placing second as a team. Four Raiders placed in the top eight to secure second. The doubles team of Trey Lambright and Buzz Stevens captured third place. Topher Thornberry and Armaan Yarlagadda nabbed fifth place. Adam Bell and Andy Greaves placed seventh and eighth, respectively, in the singles competition. The JV squad won the 22-team city-wide North Kanas City JV Invitational, sweeping the three finals: D. Bell/Liam O'Keefe, Luke Ryan/Rohan Raj and Charles Mann/William Mann. The JV team also finished second in its home tournament. Mann/Mann won A doubles competition. Key Shang took second in A singles, and Skalav Hallili placed third in B singles. The team celebrates its seniors today, April 24, after its match against Blue Springs.
Track and Field
The varsity track and field team had a great afternoon in Excelsior Springs last Friday at the Mineral Water Classic. The boys placed fifth overall as a team. The squad competes at the Rockhurst Invitational on Wednesday, April 26.
- Adam Salem-Atia - 1st place (100m - tying the school record 11.10 sec)
- Devin Conley - 1st place (200m)
- Christian Jarrett - 6th place (400m)
- Boys 4x100 and 4x200 - 1st place (Christian Jarrett, Adam Salem-Atia, Darin Conley, Devin Conley)
- 4x400 relay - 7th place (Jack Lambert, Ben Palmet, Max Casey, Christian Jarrett)
- Darin Conley - 1st place (shot put - 52’8.75” 1st in Class 3 so far this year), 3rd place (triple jump)
- Max Casey - 4th place (1600m), 4th place (800m)
- Henry Pickert - 5th place (1600m), 3rd place (3200m)
- David Bell - 9th place (3200m)
- Girls: Camille Cranshaw - 6th place (400m)
- Avery Newmark - 5th place (1600m)
- 4x800m relay - 4th place (Tony Schul, Halia Victorine, Leila Hao, Avery Newmark)
- Toni Schul - 8th place (long jump)
The varsity boys golf team defeated St. Michael the Archangel by four strokes last week at Lakewood Oaks Golf Club. The team shot 182 on the day, led by Josh Murphy's 41. The team plays at Minor Park this Wednesday, April 26, at 4 p.m.
The varsity girls soccer team played hard on its trip to Springfield, falling 0-1 in both games against Glendale and Kickapoo. The team hopes to get back on the winning track as it plays Blue Valley West tonight, April 24, at home.
The varsity baseball battled Blue Valley North and St. Michael the Archangel Saturday, April 22, at Hidden Valley Sports Complex in Blue Springs. The Raiders fell to the Mustangs, 10-0, and lost a tough battle against St. Michael, 4-2. The team plays Sumner Academy Thursday, April 27, at Legends Field in Kansas City, Kan.