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Category: Athletics

Lynx Cross Country Finish Strong At Weekend Meet

The Lausanne Cross Country team traveled to Oakville, Alabama this weekend to participate in the 23rd annual Jesse Owens Cross Country Classic. “The kids had a blast racing in a high energy, beautifully marked course,” head coach Heather Marshalek said. The Jesse Owens Cross Country Classic brings junior high and high school students from Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky and Mississippi for a competitive race honoring one of Alabama’s greatest athletes. “Many o... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, October 4, 2021

Lausanne Defeats ECS To Remain Undefeated

The Lausanne Lynx improved to 6-0 Friday night, defeating Evangelical Christian School (ECS) 21-7. After a scoreless first quarter, Lausanne got on the scoreboard first late in the second quarter with a rushing touchdown from Craig Cunningham ’22 to go into halftime with a 7-0 lead. Having won the kickoff and deferring to the second half, the Lynx got the ball first to start the second half. ECS attempted a pooch kick, but the ball wound up in the hands of Ben Bolton ’22, who ra... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Saturday, October 2, 2021

Lynx Cross Country Frank Horton Invitational Results

Lynx Cross Country took part in the 33rd Annual Frank Horton Invitational at Shelby Farms this weekend. The race is run on a newly designed and fully-illuminated course that provides a great opportunity for athletes, coaches, and parents to experience cross country in a unique and competitive atmosphere. Upper School ran the 5k route on Friday night, with a majority of the runners reaching new personal time records during the race! “The kids did an excellent job of starting the race a... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Sunday, September 26, 2021

Lausanne Defeats Humboldt To Wrap Up Homecoming Week

The Lausanne Lynx stayed unbeaten Friday night, defeating Humboldt 52-0. After jumping out to a big lead early, the Lynx were able to rest most of their starters for the second half en route to the victory. Craig Cunningham '22 once again rushed for three touchdowns and CJ Jordan '24 had two receiving for the Lynx. Ben Bolton also recovered a Humboldt turnover for a touchdown on the defensive side of the ball. Max Gilbert '23 was carted off the field in the third quarter with an... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Saturday, September 25, 2021

Lausanne Football Defeats Hernando To Improve To 4-0

The Lausanne Lynx (4-0) football team continued their winning ways at home Friday as they defeated Hernando (2-3), 53-28. Craig Cunningham '22 ran for 251 yards and scored three touchdowns against the Tigers, upping his season total to 539 yards And nine touchdowns. Brock Glenn '23 also got in on the action, completing 11 of his 16 passes for 199 yards and three touchdowns. He also added a rushing touchdown on a QB sneak in the fourth quarter. The Lynx got off to a sluggish start, ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Saturday, September 18, 2021

Lausanne Volleyball Looks To Build On Early Season Momentum

Lausanne Volleyball is set for an impressive season. Led by Aaliyah Bethea '23 and Reese Trusty '24, the team has added key pieces to the lineup in Kinney Boyle '24 and Kaylee Alford '25. After hosting sparse crowds for sporting events for over a year, The Lair was packed and the atmosphere was electric last Thursday evening at the Lausanne volleyball team took to the court. Their opponent, Harding, had won the last five matches against the Lynx. But the junior... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Sunday, August 29, 2021

Gagliano Field In The Running For National Award After Being Named Regional Field Of The Year

The National High School Baseball Coaches Association named Gagliano Field, Lausanne's baseball park, Regional Field Of The Year. With that award, it is now in the running for the National title.  Gagliano Field was built in 1967 as a co-op between the City of Memphis and American Legion Baseball. It is named after the legendary coach, Tony Gagliano. Tony coached the Bill Speros team, which consisted of some of the most talented high school players in the Memphis area, of which more... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Friday, August 13, 2021

Two Lausanne Student-Athletes Sign To Play With Nashville SC As Part Of MLS Academy

Lausanne Soccer players Nick Dyer '23 and Brendan French '23 have been selected to join Nashville SC as a part of their MLS Academy program. The MLS Academy program was founded to provide elite soccer athletes with the ability to compete against top-level competition throughout the year. "This competitive structure is built to elevate the level of competition and provide talent identification opportunities for all players throughout the youth soccer landscape allowing players t... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, August 12, 2021

Spring Sports Athletes Receive City & State Recognition

With Lausanne athletics already preparing for next season, awards continue to roll in for our spring sports athletes from the success of last season, with soccer, tennis and track student-athletes receiving city and state recognition.  Three Lynx soccer players were named to the Daily Memphis All-Metro team: Max Gilbert ’23, Jad Hamze ’21 and Luca Iannaccone ’22. “I’m so proud of these student-athletes for a great season and their hard work, commitment lev... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Saturday, July 3, 2021

Cameron Payne '13 Helps Lead Suns To NBA Finals

Class of 2013 graduate Cameron Payne and the Phoenix Suns punched their ticket to the NBA Finals last night with a 130-103 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers, winning the Western Conference championship. In Wednesday night’s game-clinching win, Payne played 15 minutes and scored seven points to go along with seven assists. Instrumental in winning the series for the Suns, he stepped up in the absence of the injured Chris Paul in game two, scoring a career-high 29 points and dishing ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, July 1, 2021

Maegan Laymon Joins Lausanne Athletics Department

The Lausanne athletic department got another boost last week with the addition of Maegan Laymon as the new physical education teacher. Laymon comes to Lausanne with an impressive history in lacrosse at the college level. An Ilion, New York native, she grew up playing soccer as well as participating in track and field with her two brothers. A dual-sport athlete in high school, she also became a state qualifier in bowling, a sport she also enjoyed with her brothers. She started her lacrosse c... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Friday, June 18, 2021

Behind Three Goals From Max Gilbert, Lynx Advance to Regional Championship

Behind three goals from Max Gilbert ’23, the Lausanne soccer team traveled to Cordova Tuesday night and defeated ECS, 3-1. Lausanne opened the scoring in the first half after a pass from Isaac Dorsey '22 set up a blast from Gilbert that found the back of the net. “Scoring first gave us the advantage of being able to focus on stopping their game plan," head coach Rogerio Lima said. "We could sense they were getting frustrated and that allowed us to control the game ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Wednesday, May 12, 2021

After Announcing Retirement From Coaching, Lesa Mears Looks Back On Storied Career

Lausanne hired Sara Hammond as their basketball coach last week, a position made available when former head coach Lesa Mears announced her retirement from coaching after 38 years. While she enjoyed her last nine years of coaching at Lausanne, Mears basketball career began on the court over 45 years ago. A time when the girls’ game looked very different. “Girls played half court-3 guards who played defense on the opposing forwards and 3 forwards who were on the offensive end,&rdq... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Saturday, May 1, 2021

Lausanne Names Sara Hammond Head Coach Of Girls’ Basketball Team

Lausanne Collegiate School has added former Union University Lady Bulldogs assistant coach Sara Hammond as the new head coach of the girls' basketball team. Hammond comes to Lausanne after coaching for four seasons as an assistant to NAIA Hall Of Fame Coach coach Mark Campbell, a position she has held since May of 2017. Campbell praised Hammond’s work ethic. Calling her a hard worker, a lover of people and someone who is self-motivated. A native of Mt. Vernon, Ky., she played high... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Saturday, May 1, 2021

Lausanne Lacrosse Enters Final Month Of The Season With Excitement & Hope

With the end of the season approaching at the end of the month, Lausanne lacrosse is ending the season with lots of excitement and hope for the future of the program. The girl’s lacrosse team fields a young group of Lynx that are led by three young captains in Kolby Cohen ’23, Bella Leggett ’22 and Alyssa Koplon ’22 . “This team is filled with a great group of emerging leaders that are developing and voice on and off the field,” coach Cayce Densford said.... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Friday, April 9, 2021

Lausanne Track & Field Off To Fast Start For 2021 Season

When he took the job as The Lausanne track coach this off-season, head coach Chris Jordan knew he had the pieces in place for a successful year. “We have a bunch of hard-working, talented kids at our school," Jordan said. "Coupled with knowledgeable and passionate coaches, the season looks to be extremely promising." Those athletes and that commitment have gotten Lausanne off to a good start. At their first meet of the year against Harding, the Lynx had a str... Read More
at Tuesday, April 6, 2021