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Sports Briefs – Ft. Zumwalt West Swimmer Ready to Make Big Splash

Boys high school swimming Swimming is not only fun for Adam Grimm, but a way of life. Grimm, a junior swimmer for Fort Zumwalt West, has been swimming for 12 years. After a sophomore season that saw him place in two individual events, he is poised for a major splash in the pool come November. “He has been spectacular for us,” said Fort Zumwalt West coach Sarah Martin. “He has really rededicated himself in the pool from the summer when he had a stellar long course season and he is one of the older kids on the team, so he ...

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Abby Carpenter looks toward state in record-breaking fashion

Abby Carpenter is the third girl in her family to play tennis for the Lancers. Her older sister, Trish, and middle sister, Kelly, also played. But when the sisters talk about their accomplishments on the court, the youngest Carpenter has bragging rights. A senior, she recently became the winningest player in the history of the Lafayette girls program, surpassing the record of 148 held by Haleigh Chobanian, who graduated last spring. “It is great to have had the opportunity to play varsity tennis at Lafayette,” Carpenter said. “Breaking the record is an accomplishment I am very proud of, and I ...

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High school girls tennis

For the first time in school history, the Lafayette tennis team won the top flight of the rugged Parkway Doubles Tournament. “We were the top seed and lived up to that seed in a very tight race with Marquette, who was the No. 3 seed and ended up second in the tournament,” said Lafayette coach Donna Stauffer. Lafayette played in one pool of the top flight and won 3-2 over Cor Jesu, 5-0 over Clayton and 4-1 over Parkway Central. That gave the Lancers 12 points going into the semifinals. All five Lafayette teams advanced. Four teams won their flights ...

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High school girls tennis preview

It’s time to hit the courts for another high school girls tennis season. Always strong Lafayette has gotten stronger with the addition of Caroline Puzo. The sophomore finished second in Class 2 singles play at the state tournament last fall. She has transferred from St. Joseph’s Academy. Coach Donna Stauffer also has senior Abby Carpenter, a two-time state qualifier, back. Carpenter has verbally committed to play at Eastern Illinois. Coach Mary Nahm believes she has one of her strongest ever teams at Incarnate Word Academy. The Red Knights won their district last season and have three starters back, along with ...

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