Spring sports teams are hitting the field as competition heats up for the athletes.
The Lions are coming off a 13-11 (10-2 KVL) record and KVL title in the previous season and are looking to make a bigger impact this season and hoping to make a trip to state. The Lions are led by captains Caleb Adams, Jayden Raymond, Dakota Sill, and Eliott Wilk as well as a lot of the returning talent, who look to improve upon finishing as runner-ups at regionals loosing to Seaman in the championship game.
The Lions next game is Tuesday, April 6 at home vs. Shawnee Mission North at 6:00 PM.
The Lady Lions are coming off a 7-6 defeat in the region championship a year ago. New head coach Rachel Milnark is taking over a team full of talent such as senior KenaDee Sommerla; juniors Bradi Basler, Cayleigh Berry, and Chaise Miller; as well as sophomores Riley Phillips and Jada McFarland.
The next game for the Lady Lions is Monday, April 9 at home vs. Bonner Springs at 4 & 6 PM.
The Lady Lions are looking to improve on a 8-9 record in the past year and a loss in the first round of regionals to Seaman. The Lady Lions are led by captains Maddy Fay, Brynne Qualley, Reagan Bullock and new coach Ryan Yedlinsky who looks to lead a strong team on the pitch and have a deep playoff run.
The Lady Lions next game is Wednesday, April 4 at Seaman High School vs. Seaman at 6:30 PM.
Track & Field
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.
The Lions and Lady Lions next track meet is Thursday, April 5 at home vs. Emporia, Manhattan, Maranatha Academy, Ottawa, and Shawnee Heights
The girls swim team is coming off another successful season in the pool and are once again the defending KVL Champions. This year the Lady Lions are led by captains Maggie Bell, Leah Wiegers, and Haley Sundblom and also returning with a lot of talent and look to win the final KVL Championship before moving to the United Kansas Conference.
The Lady Lions next meet Wednesday, April 4 at Bonner Springs High School at 4:00 PM.
The Lions are looking to make improvements 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 , but with more experienced and energetic players returning to the team this year are looking to make an impact.
The Lions first tournament is Monday, April 9 at Prairie Highlands Golf Course.
The Lions are hoping to mirror the success of the Lady Lions in the fall who had success at sending players to the state competition buy continuing their own late season success from the previous year.
The Lions next meet is Tuesday, April 10 at Bonner Springs High School at 3:00 PM.