LHS Fall sports: season recap and records

Matthew Dugdale, Josie Sager, Josh Tatko, Sports Asssistant and Editor

The LHS varsity football team has won seven of its nine non-conference games and two of its three conference games. On Oct. 15, the team won against Lake City with a score of 35-28. The next game was a loss against Coeur d’Alene on Oct. 22. The score was 7-38. Their most recent game was on Oct. 29 against Capital, with the scores unavailable at press time.

The girls varsity soccer team at LHS, with coach Richard Gayler, has won seven of its 14 non-conference games and five of its 10 conference games. The team’s most recent win was on Oct. 16, against Coeur d’Alene, where they won 3-1. The team’s most recent game overall was against Lake City on Oct. 19, ending with the Bengals losing 0-3.

The LHS boys varsity soccer team has won eight of its 18 non-conference games, as well as three of nine conference games. On Sept. 30 the team won against Eagle, 3-1. On Oct. 22, the Bengals lost to Thunder Ridge with a score of 1 to the opponents’ 6.

Under coach Cassie Thompson, the LHS varsity volleyball team has won 11 of its 21 non-conference games. For conference games, the girls have won two of their seven games. On Oct. 12, the Bengals defeated Coeur d’Alene, 3-1.

The Lewiston swim team has been working hard and preparing for district and state tournaments. The team has participated in five swim meets thus far and has two meets left to go. On Oct. 30, the swim team has meets at Coeur d’Alene, where it will be decided who goes to compete at the state level.

On Sept. 2, LHS varsity cross country athletes participated in their first event, a Post Falls River run in Post Falls. The event was 1.8 miles. The highest placing Bengal there was Jordan Poulsen, who placed fourth with a time of 10:30.8.
The Bengals’ next cross country event was on Sept. 11. It was a 3-mile event in Clarkston. The highest placing Bengal was Kobe Wessels, with a time of 17:14.74. He placed second in this event.
On Sept. 18 in Asotin Wessels placed first in a 5,000-meter event.
There was another 5,000-meter event on Sept. 25 in Connell. Wessells was once again the highest placing competitor from LHS, coming in third with a time of 17:19.
The team also competed in 5,000-meter events Oct. 2, 9 and 21.