The Lansing tennis team traveled a few miles north to Leavenworth High School to face the Pioneers in a dual Monday. Leavenworth would win the dual 8-4.
Lansing took the No. 1 doubles match with Jacob Lorenzen and Robert Schafer defeating Isaiah Casmus and Ethan Robinette 8-6. Leavenworth won the other three doubles matches with the No. 2 doubles team of Will Messer and Will Franklin defeating Daylan Williams and Nate Hamman 8-0. Philippe Fall and Nathan Herbert took the No. 3 doubles match over Collin Kenaga and Zach Crumpacker 8-7 and the duo of Brett Chapman and George Humbolt won the No. 4 doubles match against Joren Remington and Ryan Bechtal 8-2.
The Pioneers went 5-3 in singles play. Camus defeated Lorenzen 8-4, Franklin won 8-5 over Hamman, Fall beat Williams 8-3, Herbert won 8-1 over Bechtal and Humbolt defeated Remington 8-1.
Lansing got singles wins from Kenaga over Robinette 8-7 in a tiebreaker, Schafer 8-6 over Chapman and Crumpacker 8-5 against Messer.
Pioneers head coach Shad Langfoss said the Pioneers played well.
“Overall they played well,” Langfoss. “I would have hoped that my No. 1 doubles team of Casmus/Robinette would pull out a win against Lansing because that will be a tough loss to absorb when it comes to regionals. I am hoping that they will see the same team during league on Wednesday at De Soto where Casmus/Robinette will come away with a win to help with seeding at regionals on Friday. Other than that match, it is always good to beat our rivals to the south with an 8-4 win.”
Lions head coach Eddie Fenton said there was some good tennis Monday but there is still work to be done.
“Nice to have some decent weather to prepare for our conference and regional tournaments this week,” Fenton said. “Saw some good tennis at times (Monday). Definitely have some things to work on though. One of our continued challenges is knowing when to be aggressive and knowing when to play it safe. This is still a work in progress for us.”
The two teams will meet again on Wednesday when they travel to De Soto for the United Kansas Conference tournament.
The Basehor-Linwood softball team hosted Silver Lake in a doubleheader Monday. The two games were originally scheduled for Tuesday but were moved up a day to avoid Tuesday’s weather that postponed numerous sports in the area.
The Bobcats fell in both games to the Eagles 10-2 and 11-0.
BLHS got on the board first in the first inning when Emma Horton scored for the Bobcats. The Eagles responded in the top of the first with a score of their own. Silver Lake added five runs in the fourth and one in the fifth to go up 7-2. Britney Hoffman scored the second run for Basehor-Linwood in the sixth before Silver Lake added three more runs in the seventh.
Horton and Audrey Spellman led the Bobcats with two hits each. Kate Drennon, Mallory Gallet and Hoffman all had a hit.
Horton also was the pitcher for the Bobcats, throwing seven innings, allowing nine hits, 10 runs with a strikeout.
Silver Lake took the momentum from game one and scored seven in the first inning of game two. The Eagles added two runs in the third and a run in the second and fourth to take the game 11-0.
The Eagles held the Bobcats to only three hits. Horton, Hoffman and Olivia Garvey recorded the lone hits for BLHS. Horton started the game at pitcher, allowing seven hits and seven runs in 3.2 innings pitched. Hoffman came in for relief, allowing two hits and four runs.
BLHS softball returns to action May 7 when they host McLouth in a doubleheader. The first game is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.
The Basehor-Linwood soccer team traveled to Louisburg Monday. The Bobcats dropped the game 7-0. The Bobcats were scheduled to return home Tuesday against Turner before hosting the Leavenworth Pioneers on Thursday.