Fall Sports Preview

The weather is changing, the leaves are falling and you can finally wear your favorite sweater. It is fall. One of the most exciting aspects of fall for some people is the sports that come with it. Lebanon High School offers a variety of sports to keep you occupied as the leaves fall, but sometimes we do not think about how their beginning of the season is going. As sports like soccer, girls’ golf, boys’ tennis, football, volleyball and cross country begin their season, many are well-set and are looking forward to the future.

Boys’ varsity tennis began their season with a match against Covenant Christian, in which they lost in a close 2-3 match. They picked the pace back up at a match against Pike where they won 4-1, overshadowing their next match which would be a loss of 0-5 against McCutcheon. The team bounced back from the loss with a win again Rossville, helping them to keep their season looking promising for the future matches.

Girls’ golf looks ahead to a promising season, beginning their record with 8thplace at the Lafayette Jefferson Invitational. Then, as the season progressed, they worked up to a 2ndplace finish at Seeger and a 1stplace finish at Greencastle. As their season progresses, their goal is to win conference and place well in sectionals.

Boys’ and girls’ cross country also has promises of success as the girls finish second and the boys finish third at the Clinton Prairie Invite at Camp Collum, where they missed a first-place win by just one point. Some of the prominent runners of the meet were Camren Toole with 3rdplace, Zachary West with 9th, Murphy Adams with 3rd, and Emerson Haines with 4th. Both the boys’ and girls’ team look towards the future with an optimistic view.

Boy’s football began their season with a loss of 46 – 7 at Mooresville and 56 – 6 at Zionsville as many of their varsity players suffered from injuries. As the varsity players return, though, the team looks forward to many wins, and hopes for one of those wins to be homecoming. The team also aspires for a sectional title and beyond.

Boys’ and girls’ soccer have both had promising starts to their season as the girls’ team won an Invitational title for the second year in a row. The boys’ team made it to the final round in the Invitational, falling to penalty kicks. As each season progresses both teams have made major wins. The boys’ team has beat Chartard and Park Tudor, while the girls’ team has beat South Mont and tied with Park Tudor.

Girls’ volleyball began their season with a loss of 1-3 against Speedway, but quickly picks the pace back up against Hamilton Heights, Rossville, and Sheridan, a three-win sequence for the Tigers. Although there have been some losses, the girls’ have stayed strong through the season’s beginning as they won the Invitational for their second year in a row. They are looking forward to a successful season on the court.

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