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By HEATHER WILLIAMS and Eyewitness Sports | October 28, 2011
For the second straight season the LaCrosse football team has run through a perfect regular season. On Friday night, the Leopards faced their toughest challenge of the season facing previously unbeaten Plainville, clawing out a 14-8 victory in a game that relied heavily on defense. Both defensive units held their opponent off the scoreboard until the 4:34 mark of the first quarter. That is when Taylor Stull would cap off LaCrosse's drive with a 1-yard touchdown run. It would be another full quarter before another point would go on the board.
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By HEATHER WILLIAMS and Eyewitness Sports | November 17, 2011
The LaCrosse Leopards and Plainville Cardinals met just three weeks ago in the final game of the regular season. That game was a 14-8 Leopards victory in a defensive showdown. Interesting since the two teams had averaged 53 and 44 points respectively up to that point. "They've got a really good defense lead by those four seniors," said LaCrosse Head Coach Jon Webster. "They're physical, they're real aggressive and we've got to do a good job of blocking. " "LaCrosse has got a great defense," said Plainville head coach Joe Simon.
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By HEATHER WILLIAMS and Eyewitness Sports | February 28, 2011
It's playoff time in Kansas as the sub-state round of basketball tipped of Monday night.  In La Crosse the Leopards hosting Ellis. This is the first meeting of the season between the two teams and it was all La Crosse. The Leopards jumped out to a 7-0 lead before the Railers got on the board. It was pretty much all La Crosse from there. The Leopards building up a double digit lead by the half and then stretching it out to a 62-26 final. Marcus Moeder lead La Crosse in scoring with 20 points.
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By HEATHER WILLIAMS and Eyewitness Sports | November 9, 2012
LaCrosse head football coach Jon Webster knew his team would have its hands full this week with the Oakley Plainsmen. Even though not many people were paying attention to Oakley, the Plainsmen had made the playoffs three of the last four seasons. Oakley for its part came to play. The first half a defensive juggernaut. The only score coming midway through the second quarter on a 40 yard touchdown run by Levi Morss. LaCrosse clung to a 6-0 lead at the break. The Leopards gave themselves some breathing room to start the third quarter, capping a short drive with a one yard touchdown run by Kip Keeley.
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By GRANT MEECH and Eyewitness News | February 13, 2010
With no seniors and a team of nothing but guards, LaCrosse boys basketball has steadily improved since the beginning of the season. But it didn't have enough to top Claflin at home, falling 52-36. The Wildcats used their size to exploit their paint presence with Ryan Bieberle and Adam Leibl. LaCrosse showed its improvement when Taylor Stull grabbed a rebound over Claflin's bigs and Marcus Moeder hit a 3 in the corner as the first-quarter buzzer sounded. LaCrosse travels to Stockton on Tuesday for a cross-conference matchup.
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By HEATHER WILLIAMS and Eyewitness Sports | March 1, 2011
To look at the records, one would think that Osborne  would not have much of a chance heading into Tuesday's sub-state opener against LaCrosse. After all the number 7 seeded Lady Bulldogs where 9-11, and playing at the number two seeded 14-6 Lady Leopards home gym. But that's is what makes March such madness. Anything can happen. The Lady Dogs stood toe to toe with the higher seeded Lady Leopards, taking a 29-28 lead into the half. Half number two was just as close, until the 5 minute mark in the 4th quarter.
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By MIKE COURSON and For Catch it Kansas | February 7, 2012
The St. John basketball squads pulled off a sweep of visiting LaCrosse Tuesday night. The No. 1 Lady Tigers scored 29 points in the first quarter en route to a 68-23 win. The St. John boys needed a little more time, using the second half to earn a 60-52 win. St. John boys 60, LaCrosse 52 A defensive switch helped the Tigers out last week in a comeback win against Central Plains, where St. John overcame a 12-point fourth quarter deficit to...
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By CHRIS PARKER & HEATHER WILLIAMS and CatchItKansas.com | November 23, 2011
When La Crosse and Centralia take the field in Hays for the Class 2-1A State Championship on Saturday, it will be far from the match-up that many expected to start the season. “I think if you would have told somebody in August the state championship game was going to be between Centralia and LaCrosse, they would have laughed at you,” La Crosse head coach Jon Webster said. “I think everyone had Meade and Colgan penciled in for another rematch.” That is everybody outside of La Crosse and Centralia.
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By HEATHER WILLIAMS and Eyewitness Sports | December 16, 2011
Expectations were high for both the Otis-Bison and LaCrosse boys basketball season, and both would admit they have fallen short up to this point. But they seem to be headed in the opposite direction. The Leopards, winners of their first two games, had dropped three straight heading into Friday's match up. The Cougars dropped their first two games, but had won two in a row. Friday's rival rematch of schools, that are separated by just 23 miles, didn't do much to change the trend.
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By HEATHER WILLIAMS and Eyewitness Sports | November 18, 2011
Everyone knows the old saying it's hard to beat a good team twice, and LaCrosse Head Coach Jon Webster would be the first to tell you that Plainville is a good team. In the final week of the regular season the Leopards beat the Cardinals 14-8. The rematch at sub-state would play out in a lot of ways, like the first one. And just like in round one, defense was the story. LaCrosse got a big interception of Kyle Becker by Austin Webbs, giving the Leopards good field position. But the Cardinals had a good defense as well, and after pushing LaCrosse back on the three previous plays, they held the Cards out of the endzone when Andrew Casey denied Webbs on 4th-and-15 from the 15. Plainville found the endzone first, in the second quarter Harrison Gilliland broke free for a 30-yard touchdown.
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By HEATHER WILLIAMS and Eyewitness Sports | July 9, 2013
The town of LaCrosse may be small, but has plenty to offer a high school athlete. Clayton Basgall certainly took advantage of those opportunities. He was a defensive back on the state 1A runner-up football team in 2011, a state qualifier in track in 2013 and he played basketball for the Leopards. But the town of  LaCrosse couldn't give Basgall the one thing he wanted in sports, a chance to play baseball. "When I was little and we lived in Wichita, I first started playing there," said Basgall.
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By HEATHER WILLIAMS and Eyewitness Sports | May 17, 2013
The LaCrosse Leopard boys are the defending Class 1A State Champions, and they look like they are poised for another title run. LaCrosse set the tone early in the Class 1A regional at Fort Hays State University, sweeping the shot put with Sheldon Schmidt first, Kip Keeley second and Cole Kershner third. "We expected Kip to have a good year, Sheldon we were expecting to have a good year," said LaCrosse head coach Jon Webster. "Cole Kershner, he was struggling at the beginning of the year.
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By MIKE COURSON and For Catch it Kansas | February 24, 2013
Several CPL teams earned seemingly easy first-round sub-state games. Several more teams automatically advance with first-round byes. St. John The Tiger boys completed a perfect CPL season with a 74-35 win at Otis-Bison on Tuesday. The top-ranked Tigers end the season at 19-1 overall with the one loss coming to non-KSHAA Word of Life. Tuesday, St. John again cruised early, leading the Cougars 25-8 after one quarter and 42-16 by the half. Junior Zuriel Reyes hit four three-pointers for a 23-point night.
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By HEATHER WILLIAMS and Eyewitness Sports | February 11, 2013
The LaCrosse teams tried to comeback, but they didn't quite have enough to overtake Stockton Tuesday night at home. It started in the girls game where the Lady Tigers used up at double digit first half lead thanks in large part to a 7-0 run to end the first quarter and starting the second. By the time the game reached halftime Stockton had opned up a a 20-12 lead and the Lady Tigers lead was 16. It looked like the game might get out of hand, LaCrosse went on a run to cut the lead to 10 and then to six. But the Lady Tigers had just enough juice to hang on for the 45-32 victory.
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By DANILYNN WELNIAK and Eyewitness Sports | November 17, 2012
The LaCrosse Leopards defeated Meade in the sectional round of the 2A football playoffs. This year they met again in sub-state and the Buffaloes wanted revenge. After a 34-12 victory, Meade's 14 seniors will get a shot at their second state title. “It just means everything,” said Meade head coach Scott Moshier. “We don't want to say that we wanted revenge but we got our tails handed to us last year here at home on this field and now we're on a bigger stage and we got an opportunity to go back to Hays.
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By HEATHER WILLIAMS and Eyewitness Sports | November 9, 2012
LaCrosse head football coach Jon Webster knew his team would have its hands full this week with the Oakley Plainsmen. Even though not many people were paying attention to Oakley, the Plainsmen had made the playoffs three of the last four seasons. Oakley for its part came to play. The first half a defensive juggernaut. The only score coming midway through the second quarter on a 40 yard touchdown run by Levi Morss. LaCrosse clung to a 6-0 lead at the break. The Leopards gave themselves some breathing room to start the third quarter, capping a short drive with a one yard touchdown run by Kip Keeley.
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By HEATHER WILLIAMS and Eyewitness Sports | November 2, 2012
Seven cheerleaders lined the sidelines with signs that said it all about the LaCrosse Leopards' season: Unfinished Business. LaCrosse was within one yard of a state title one season ago. This year's Leopards found themselves 9-0 heading into Friday's game with Ell-Saline, ranked number one in the state and looking to start back on the road to Hays for the 2-1A state title game. LaCrosse showing off its impressive ground game early, scoring on a two yard touchdown run by Levi Morss, then a five yard run by Kip Keeley, and another five yard by Morss.
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