Multiple Teams · Spring Sports Preview


It’s spring sports time in Lansing and the teams are hitting the field, greens, pool and pitch for preseason practices and workouts.

Baseball

The Lions are looking to build off a solid 11-11 (7-7 KVL) season last year. The Lions finished runner-up at regionals last year, losing to eventual 5A State Runner-up, Shawnee Heights, 2-1 in the championship game.

They are looking to build on last year’s success this year.

“I think this is the best team I’ve been on for Lansing,” senior Tanner Williams said. “We have a chance to do something big this year.”

Lansing’s first game is March 27th at Gardner-Edgerton at 6:00.

Track

The Lions are coming off a pretty solid year on the track for both boys and girls. Last year, Lansing sent multiple runners and throwers to the 5A State Track Meet.

This year the Lions are looking to have placers at the state meet.

“We’re gonna have a lot of state qualifiers returning,” junior Carlos Acevedo said. “We should be competitive because of that.”

The Lions first meet is March 27 at home at 3:30 vs. Ottawa, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. James, and Piper.

Softball

The Lady Lions have a new head coach, Caryn Riddle, and she is looking to build on a 11-11 season from last year. The team has a lot of young talent returning to the field to make a run at state after losing in the Regional Championship game vs. Shawnee Heights last spring.

“We’re going to have a good team this year,” senior Paige Hurrera said. “We only lost a few pieces from our team last year.”

The Lady Lions first game is Thursday, March 30th, at home vs. Turner.

Boys Tennis

The Lions are hoping to mirror the success of the Lady Lions in the fall who had success at state competition. The men are looking to continue their difficult season from last year and look to send some boys off to state this year.

“This team is better than some years before,” senior Dylan Jenkins said. “It ought to be a good season.”

The boy’s first match is March 27th at Paola High School.

Boys Golf

The Lions are looking to make a improvement from a rough season on the course last year. The Lions struggled to finish in the top half of most of their tournaments last year which was predominantly freshmen and sophomores with little experience. This year the team has 17 competitors with six juniors and one senior.

“We should be pretty competitive this year,” junior Justice Hullett said. “A lot of people are returning from last year.”

The first tournament of the year for the Lions is April 3rd in Gardner.

Girls Swimming

The Lady Lions swimming team is coming off of a successful year in the pool last year and have a lot of young talent returning to make a run at another KVL championship.

“I think the team is looking very well this year,” senior Summer Dietz said. “At the scrimmage, a lot of girls improved their times from last year.”

The first meed of the year for the Lady Lions is March 28th a Lawrence High School.

Girls Soccer

The Lady Lions are once again coming off of another successful season after narrowly missing out on going to state after losing to St. Thomas Aquinas in four overtimes in the regional championship game. The Lady Lions have a lot of old and new talent returning to the pitch this season.

“I think this season will be great,” junior Georgia Watkins said. “We’ll have a solid season and a solid run towards state.”

The Lady Lions first game is at home on March 28th vs. their rivals from the north – the Leavenworth Pioneers.