Various teams in the county were in action on Tuesday in multiple sports.
The Leavenworth Pioneers and Lansing Lions girl’s tennis teams met in a dual at Leavenworth. After weather kept the Lions from completing a full dual, Tuesday’s weather cooperated to help Lansing win 6-3. The match left the Lions coach with positives and negatives to take from the dual.
“We played well at times,” Lions coach Eddie Fenton said. “While other times we looked like this was the first match out. We have our first tournament Saturday at Mill Valley where we’ll see some of the top 5A players, so we definitely have some things to work on at practice this week.”
The Pioneers coach also had positives to take away from the dual.
“Of course I was hoping for a few more wins,” Pioneers coach Shad Langfoss said. “But I was very pleased for our first dual of the year. Many of the games went to deuce but we just have to capitalize during that time and win two points in a row.”
The dual started off with doubles, where Lansing won two of the three, including Lizzie Martin and Libby Hale winning 8-0 for the Lions. The lone doubles victory came from Sam Casmus and Alexis Cole.
In the singles, Lansing continued their success, including Trinity Hall winning her match 8-3. Fenton said Hall is picking up right where she left off from state last year.
The Pleasant Ridge volleyball team split their two matches on Tuesday. The Rams won both sets over Atchison County but fell in both sets against Maur Hill.
“We did not play very well tonight,” coach Joy Ewert said. “We lost our middle blocker Julie Miller on Saturday in a tournament with a severely sprained ankle. We had players playing different positions and our confidence level was very low. We also missed Julie’s blocking because it sparked our offense.”
Despite the struggles, Hanna Forge still had 25 assists for the Rams while Madison Ewert and Haley Forge combined for 22 kills.
The Basehor-Linwood Bobcats soccer team traveled to Turner for a conference matchup Tuesday that ended in a tie. After the Bobcats went up 1-0 in the first half, Turner scored in the second half to tie the game, which remained the score at the end of regulation. Neither team scored in the overtime period and the game ended in a tie.
The Leavenworth Pioneers were also in action on Tuesday in a 3-0 victory against conference opponent De Soto. The Pioneers were looking to rebound after their first loss of the season last week against Shawnee Mission North. In the middle of the first half, Colby Loghry put the Pioneers on the board first. Nick Hawley added another goal via penalty kick late in the first half and Loghry scored his second goal of the night in the second half to give the Pioneers the victory and keep the team undefeated at home and in conference play.
The Bobcats and Pioneers will meet in a Thursday night clash at Basehor-Linwood.