Congratulations to Carson Zimmermann and Caiden Tays for winning the Boys Doubles Championship at Corsicana, and becoming 3X Champions this spring. Lovejoy also brought home medals in Girls Doubles and Girls Singles. The Varsity team will travel to Abilene on Thursday for an overnight tournament.
Top Results from Corsicana
3X Tournament Champions
Carson Zimmermann/Caiden Tays
Boys B Doubles
Sydney Wong/Polly Roth
Girls B Doubles
Caroline Burkhart/Abby Sibson
Girls A Doubles
Girls A Singles
Chris Sun/Brandon Su
Boys A Doubles
The Leopard Softball team traveled to the Lone Star Dodge, Lindale ISD Tournament this past weekend. They finished in 2nd Place out of 16 teams. They were able to beat Paris North Lamar 8-3 in the First Round, but ended up losing the Championship to the 2016 State Runners Up by a score of 2-1. The Leopards had a great experience in East Texas,
and are set to play in the McKinney ISD Tournament this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
LHS Boys Soccer
The boys junior varsity team went 2-0 this past week with wins over West Mesquite and Forney to remain in first place.
The varsity boys team also went 2-0 this past week with wins over West Mesquite and Forney and remain in first place. The varsity team earned recognition this past week in Region 2. They were voted in top 10 as the #10 team in Region 2.
LHS Girls Soccer
The girls soccer team went 1-1 on both JV and Varsity this past week as they faced West Mesquite and Forney. The girls will play North Forney on Friday.
Congratulations to the girls Varsity team for finishing 3rd in district play and advancing to the regional playoffs. They will be bowling on Sunday, March 5th at Rowlett Bowl-A-Rama from 9 AM - noon. Congratulations to the following ladies on a job well done:
The boys Varsity team finished 4th in district play, just missing a regional playoff spot. Please congratulate the following gentlemen on setting a school record for high team game, known as a Baker Game, with a 254.
Congratulations to the JV Black team for winning the Denton JV Tournament over the weekend. The Leopards went 5-0 and defeated Lake Dallas in the Championship game.
The JV Red team went 0-2 on the week, losing to Rockwall and Richardson. They look to get back on track this weekend in the Lewisville 9th grade tournament.
The Varsity Baseball team went 1-5 in the Prosper/McKinney Boyd Tournament over the weekend. Despite the win-loss record, the boys were very competitive against very strong teams including Coppell, Houston Clear Springs, and Abilene Cooper. The Leopards had strong pitching performances from Brandon Merrill, Jacob Terwilliger, Matt Almy, and Michael Difiore. The Leopards will try to get their bats going as they head to the very tough Jesuit Varsity Tournament this week.
Congratulations to the staff of the The Red Ledger for 30 winning entries in this year's Texas Association of Journalism Educators Clips Contest. The TAJE contest rates entries from across the state in a number of writing, photo and graphics categories. Awards are given for superior, excellent, and honorable mention.
Seven entries earned superior ratings:
Anna Stockton for News Feature
LHS Track and Field
The Lovejoy Boys Track team scored 76.5 points, finishing 2nd overall at the McKinney Boyd Relays at Ron Poe Stadium.
Chase Van Wagoner competed in five events, winning the Long Jump and setting a new school record with a jump of 22'2.5". Ryan Gordon, Jake Chamberlin, Chase Van Wagoner, and Landon McDermott finished 4th in the 4x100M Relay, setting a new school record with a time of 43.11. James Rainey finished 2nd in the Shot Put, setting a new school record mark of 48'3.5" and 6th in the discus (137'6"). In the Pole Vault competition, Colin Engbrock finished 2nd with a vault of 14' and Jeremy Young finished 4th with a vault of 13'. All three runners placed in the 3200M Run; Bradley Davis, 9:46.97 (3rd), Brady Laboret, 10:01.16 (5th), and Brett Pedersen, 10:02.55 (6th). The Distance Medley Relay team (Davis, Chamberlin, Ryan Brands, and Ryan Spruell) finished 5th with a time of 10:57.35. The 4x800M Relay team (Christian Sutter, Will Muirhead, Laboret, and Spruell) finished 4th with a time of 8:37.58. In the 100M Dash, both Van Wagoner 11.09 (2nd) and McDermott 11.34 (tied for 6th) scored points. Brands finished the scoring for the Leopards, finishing 2nd in the 1600M Run with a time of 4:33.80.
In the Boys JV division, William Muirhead finished 1st in the 1600M Run with a time of 4:48.09, and Jack Victor won the High Jump, clearing 6'.
The Lovejoy Girls Track team scored 49 points and finished 5th overall out of 18 teams. Grace Ridgeway won the girls pole vault division clearing 12' 6". Grace Ridgeway also placed 3rd overall in the 100M dash with a time of 12.41 seconds, and 3rd overall in the 300M Hurdles with a time of 46.62. Carson Hockersmith placed 3rd overall in the Girls 1600M with a time of 5:36. Juliet Franz placed 6th overall in the 300M Hurdles with a time of 47.90. The 4X800M relay consisting of Lacey Pelkowski, Olivia Bullock, Noelle Franz, and Avery Silliman placed 4th overall with a time of 10:31.
The Sprint Medley Relay comprised of Grace Ridgeway, Carsen McFadden, Lacey Pelkowski, and Carson Hockersmith set a new school record and placed 3rd overall. Their time is currently ranked 7th in the nation.
In the Girls JV Division, Noelle Franz placed 3rd overall in JV High Jump with a jump of 4'10". Carsen McFadden placed 3rd overall in JV Girls Pole Vault clearing 8'. Cameron Stapleton placed 5th overall in JV Girls Shot Put with a personal best throw of 28'.
Varsity Boys Golf
The boys had a very successful tournament experience this weekend at Squaw Valley. Finishing 5th out of 15 was quite an accomplishment.
Friday, the team total was 332. This was an accomplishment with the cool weather and wind howling at 20+ mph. Individual scores; Brian Wolfe 81, Jonah Barton 85, Ben Marples 83, Grayson Wehking 83, and Bumper Pool 89.
The team total on Saturday was 322. Individual scores; Bumper Pool 77, Brian Wolfe 79, Jonah Barton 83, Ben Marples 86, and Grayson Wehking 83.
LHS Junior World Affairs Council
The Junior World Affairs Council had 8 students travel to UT Arlington to compete in the Dallas World Affairs Council's Academic WorldQuest Competition. In our second year of attendance, we expanded to two teams and improved our ranking. Team 1 (Noah Corbitt, Zach Brown, Meredith Ehlmann, Jerad King) finished 17th of 77 teams, and Team 2 (Ben Armistead, Ben Carder, Taite Borozny, Austin Spruell) finished 37th of 77 teams. These students collaboratively worked through 100 multiple-choice questions over the following topics: current events, peace and conflict in today's world, combating infectious disease, European Union, countering violent extremism, Turkey, global megacities, China, and women in technology.
Friday night, the Willow Springs Middle School Color Guard competed at Frisco Centennial High School and earned 1st place in the Cadet School Class.
Saturday, the Lovejoy High School Color Guard competed at Frisco Wakeland High School, and earned 1st place in their Regional A Classification. They scored high enough by the judges to get moved up to the next level of competition which is Scholastic A Class. This is a huge accomplishment, and we wish them continued success in their new classification.
The next show for the Color Guards is March 11th at the NTCA Cadet Class Championships at Saginaw High School.
AMC 8 and AMC 10
The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. The AMC 8 provides an opportunity for middle school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics which can assist in future careers. Students apply classroom learned skills to unique problem-solving challenges in a low-stress and friendly environment.
All 7th and 8th grade GT math students compete at Willow Springs and some 5th and 6th graders at Sloan Creek.
The results of the top 5 are:
Mark Wen (8th grade)
William Guo (8th grade)
3rd place (tie)
Hannah Mao (5th grade)
Andrew Mao (8th grade)
Chayse Taylor (7th grade)
All of these students scored in the top 5% nationally, with Mark Wen scoring in the top 1% nationally.
The AMC 10 is a 25-question, 75-minute, multiple choice examination in high school mathematics, designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills. The AMC 10 is for students in 10th grade and below, and covers the high school curriculum up to 10th grade.
The results of the top 3 are:
Mark Wen (8th Grade)
William Guo (8th Grade)
Wayne Pan (7th Grade)
Mark received an award for scoring over 90 on the test.