Playing host to the largest collection of swimmers in the short history of its new facility, the Lansing High School girls’ swimming team had quite the Saturday in the water.

The Lions finished tied for second with former Kaw Valley League rivals Mill Valley (160 points each) to finish behind winners Bishop Miege on a day full of festivity and good feelings.

Lansing was sparked by a number of highlights including a win in the 100 freestyle relay (Trinity Hall, Hailey Sundblom, Jordyn Mullins and Katrin Holden) and second-place swims of the 800 freestyle relay team (Hall, Maddie Walker, Meredith McKnight and Summer Dietz) and 200 backstroke relay (Josie Kitchens, Helena Alcala, Holden and Hall).

The 200 breastroke and 200 butterfly relay teams each finished in third place.

“Trinity led off the 200 free relay with a state consideration time just missing the automatic time by .01 of a second,” Lansing head coach David Bresser said. “It was great to host such a great meet here at our pool. Not only was it fun for the swimmers but we had a standing room only crowd. Many people commented about what a great meet this is with opportunities for swimmers to try new events at shorter distances.”   


USM baseball falls 11-5

The University of Saint Mary Spires’ baseball team (7-23, 5-8) dropped the first of a three-game series at York College 11-5 against the hosts Sunday.

The two teams wrapped up the series Monday.

USM managed to belt out 14 hits, led by the four-hit effort of Jordan Wilkerson and the three hits by Jeremy Melvin.

Juan Gallardo had two RBI in response to York’s 16-hit attack that saw them respond to two early Spire runs with a four-run first inning. 

York put the game out of reach with a three-run eighth.

Mike Amado took the loss on the mound.


Spires ink six more

The University of Saint Mary football team announced the signing of three more players last week.

One of them is Leavenworth High School kicker Gyun Jung.

USM head coach Jay Osborne also was able to bring in Edmundo Chacon (DB, Kansas City, Missouri), Spencer Lane (OL, Indio, California), Benjamin Robertson (Leander, Texas), Ryker Tripp (WR, Naches, Washington) and William Young (OL, Howard).