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Vaping is a growing trend for teens both globally and around the halls of Lake Forest High School. Beginning as a healthy alternative to cigarettes, the use of electronic cigarettes has evolved into a nicotine addiction for minors. If you’re a Lake Forest student, parent, or teacher, you most likely already know about this phenomenon. It has been all over the news and the talk of the town among concerned parents. LEAD, a substance abuse organization, has hosted numerous presentations informing the public on the new wave.
All in all, the “JUUL” and other vape devices are here to stay for recovering addicts and young fiends. Many questions are raised because of this. How do kids get a hold of JUULs, and how do they hide them from the prying eyes of teachers and parents effectively? What can be done to deter future addicts or even halt current users? In search of honest responses, TFS spoke with anonymous Lake Forest students regarding their experiences, stories, and personal perspective on the matter.
All quotes presented in this article are from anonymous Lake Forest High School students.
“My friend and I were walking towards Varsity Field for the homecoming football game when we saw a car packed with a group of kids. When I say packed there had to have been at least four or five people in the car. All I could see was the white light of the JUUL. I watched as each person took a hit and passed it onto the next person. I swear there were parents walking around the car and the group of kids didn’t even hesitate.”
“There was a time last year when I felt like I couldn’t live without it. Every day I would take a long route to school just so I could get my fix. The head-rush felt so good, and five minutes later, I wanted it again.”
“I just assumed that it was okay if everyone else was doing it.
“It’s really not that bad for you, I don’t understand why people freak out.”
“I’ve been doing it for years and I know I should stop but I don’t want to. It makes me feel good about myself when I’m at a party and everyone asks for it.”
“Yesterday I walked into a bathroom and a group of boys were doing it right in the open. I could’ve been a teacher and they all would’ve gotten suspended.”
“The point of the JUUL is for adults to recover from a prior cigarette addiction. But for some LF kids, it has turned themselves into cigarette addicts.”
“My friend is so hooked he doesn’t go anywhere without it. I mean this kid brought it on his spring break trip with his family.”
“I feel like a lot of people started doing it sophomore year and a lot of them have quit by the time they’re seniors.”
“I know middle schoolers that got busted for vaping. It’s ridiculous. Imagine smoking since you were 11 years old. Tons of vapes aren’t even approved by the FDA so who knows what this stuff will do to you 10, 20, 30 years from now.”
“Just about everyone I know has vaped at least a few times in their high school career, and I’ve lost more than a few friendships by not joining in.”
“Kids get caught all the time at school and still continue to do it.”
“I just think the scope of it is crazy. It isn’t strictly a junior and senior issue, everyone is doing it. The funny thing is that to kids it’s somewhat obvious when people are juuling – running out of the bathroom, etc. – but it seems like teachers/adults are more easily fooled.”
“I feel like it’ll be so easy to stop entirely, but then you do, and you want it again and are reminded of different reasons why you’d think you’re fine continuing on with the norm. So the quitting turns into a short break.”
“I don’t JUUL in school anymore, but if it’s at a party I won’t turn it down.”
“Everyone has always tried to fit in one way or another, and I feel as if this is the new “thing.” I feel like the majority of people use it just to not make themselves not look out of place.”
“I feel like it’s stupid because nobody genuinely knows the long term effects it will have on them.”
“JUUL and other vapes have shifted from a healthier alternative for chronic smokers to a quick way for bored minors to catch a buzz.”
NORTHFIELD, IL. In a rivalry that shines every fall, the Scouts Field Hockey (7-1-3) team fell to the the Trevians of New Trier in a shootout 5-4. Both schools are known as powerhouses of Illinois Field Hockey and either one of them has won the state championship every year since 2000. LF with 11 titles and New Trier adding 7. Beating them twice last year, the Scouts came into the game with a chip on their shoulder that they couldn’t hang onto. Either way, LF and NT are guaranteed to play each other at least once again. A home game for the Scouts on October 10th and most likely again on the path for a state title.
Both teams featured lineups stacked with athletes that plan on playing at the collegiate level: two commits for New Trier and four for the Scouts. They all took the field at 6:30 for not just a regular game, but a rivalry between two well-established programs. New Trier struck first with a goal by Junior Kate McLaughlin. Lake Forest fired back shortly with a goal by Julia Hender after being deflected around the net. Both teams were in their groove yet the Trevians converted one last time before halftime. This time, it was Francesca Caruso who fired a bullet into the net off of a corner. The Scouts trailed 2-1 entering halftime, determined to get back into the game.
The girls of LF had a tough start to the second half, getting great shots on goal but failing to reach the back of the net. With a mere seven minutes remaining, Coach Cat called a timeout to give the team a pep talk for the final few minutes. Soon after, the Scouts scored with two minutes left but the goal was waived off after being ruled as a “dangerous ball”. The Scouts didn’t give up and tied the game after a goal by Maggie Mick with a minute remaining. As the final horn sounded, the girls jogged back to their bench, hyped that they had tied it up, ready to get the W in Overtime.
With new Illinois field hockey rules, the ladies were set to play one 10:00 overtime period followed by a 5-man shootout if necessary. Both schools had multiple scoring opportunities during OT but couldn’t quite put one on the board. The time had come and it was time for a good ole’ hockey styled shootout. Both teams announced their 5-man shootout roster. The Scouts going with Mick, Hanekamp, Hender, McGowan, and Considine. They started slow with two close misses by Mick and Hanekamp. But the power of junior duo Julia Hender and Gracie McGowan came alive with each of them reaching the net. Goalie Elsa Goldsberry was able to save two big shots by the Trevians yet they still trailed 3-2. It all came down to Considine to tie the game. But, with her experience in the past, senior captain and 3-year starter Sarah Considine is exactly who the Scouts wanted in this situation.
She dribbled the ball downfield, made a quick double-crossover to her forehand, took one more dribble, and fired the ball to the right side. The ball flew in the air and struck the right post. In a hard fought match, the Scouts fell to New Trier 3-2 and took their first official loss of the season.
Come watch the Girls Field Hockey team tonight on Varsity Field as they look to bounce back against Oak Park at 5:00pm.
ST. LOUIS, MO. The Varsity Field Hockey team traveled southwest for the 22nd Annual Gateway Classic. Going into the weekend with a record of 5-0-2, the girls were ready to play against the top competition in the country. The Scouts were placed in Pool A alongside the state champions of Missouri, Texas, and Kentucky (runner-up) to test their skills. Led by Coach Cat, the girls kicked off the action against Villa, Missouri after a long 6 hour drive.
In their opening game, both the Scouts and Villa Duchesne started slow and struggled to convert on scoring opportunities. After a Lake Forest defensive breakdown, the Scouts trailed for the first time this fall. But, this year’s group is different, featuring 9 of 11 starters from last year’s championship squad. Going into nearly every game with an edge up in experience, the girls remained poised and focused in this situation. Senior Allison Quackenbush got the Scouts going by scoring back-to-back goals; including a tip-in rebound after a Logan Hanekamp shot. The girls extended the lead to 4-1 in the 2nd half and secured the win 4-3.
GOALS: Allison Quackenbush (2), Gracie McGowan (1), Maggie Mick (1)
ASSISTS: Assists:Julia Hender (2), Sarah Considine (1), Logan Hanekamp (1)
SAVES: Heidi Richardson (1), Elsa Goldsberry (1)
Arguably the biggest game of the tournament came against Assumption, a gritty team from Kentucky that slid past the Scouts 3-1 just a year ago. Using their momentum from the last game, the girls stuck to their game plan and executed right away. Two quick goals by Madden Plante and Gracie McGowan put the Scouts ahead at halftime. Nonetheless, the Kentucky gals were not backing down. Top ranked Wake Forest commit Lee Ann Gordon was able to rally her team back into the game. Unfortunately, the Scouts gave up two second half goals, ending in a 2-2 draw.
GOALS: Madden Plante (1), Gracie McGowan (1)
ASSISTS: Julia Hender (1)
For their final game in Pool A, the girls field hockey team took on the reigning champs of Texas, the Kinkaid School. Angry from friday’s tie, the Scouts converted early and went into halftime with a 2-0 lead, scoring two monster goals on Stanford commit Annabel Skubisz. Kinkaid made it interesting with a goal that barely slipped by sophomore goalie Elsa Goldsberry. But, the Scouts bit back with yet another goal by junior Gracie McGowan, securing a hat trick herself, and the W for Lake Forest 3-1.
GOALS: Gracie McGowan (3)
ASSISTS: Sarah Considine (1)
I caught up with Senior Villanova commit Maggie Mick regarding the tournament:
“The Gateway Classic helps the team on the field by providing us with strong competition from teams that are unfamiliar to us. This helps us to work on our adaptability as a team and forces us to rise to the challenge, especially since the teams we play are also state champions. Off the field, the tournament allows us to bond as a team. The Gateway Classic is early in the season and with a 6 hour bus ride we have time to play games and get to know each other more. The whole weekend allows us to grow closer and become a family,” she said.
The Scouts finished 2nd in their pool to Assumption due to a tiebreak, but had a successful tournament as a team. They ended the Gateway Classic 2-0-1 and improved to 7-0-3 on the season. Make sure to mark your calendars for the LF vs New Trier Field Hockey game next Wednesday at New Trier High School.
LAKE FOREST, Il.– Coming off a tough opening loss against Highland Park, this Saturday the Scouts (2-2) fell to Lakes High School 0-3. But, the boys bounced back against Round Lake and North Shore, earning their first two wins of the season.
Facing off against the Eagles, the Scouts looked to reach the back of the net for the first time this season. Forward Nico De Filippis came out firing from all angles. The Scouts struggled to finish plays the entire game, they got good looks on net, but failed to score. Lakes took advantage of this and scored a total of three times, but Lake Forest junior goalie John Walsh had a strong performance. The final whistle finally blew, and after 80 minutes of play, the Scouts fell to (0-2) while Lakes picked up their first win of the year.
For their last game of the weekend, the boys soccer team faced their biggest challenge yet – missing senior captain Aved Markarian. Looking for revenge, the boys came out hungry and battled hard for their first win against Round Lake. Goals scored by juniors Nico De Filippis and Jamie Phalen, as well as senior Kean O’Connor proved to be just enough to secure the W, 3-2.
Just last night, the boys played on Varsity Field for the first time this season. They took on North Shore Country Day and came out of the locker room strong. De Filippis scored for the 3rd game in a row and Lake Forest went up 1-0 at the half. The Scouts finally looked comfortable and cruised on to a 2-0 victory. Junior Oliver Akintade scored and senior Thomas Cutting was a standout player.
Through their early challenges, senior Charlie Anderson has remained optimistic about their season.
“We’re working hard and improving a lot, we just need to take that next step to start winning games consistently. We played really well tonight and need to keep that energy going.”
Tonight, the Scouts will face off against the Deerfield Warriors in their first away game.
This week the Boys Varsity Soccer team hosts its annual season kickoff tournament featuring Carmel, Highland Park, Deerfield, Dundee Crown, Lakes, Round Lake, and Zion-Benton. The action began Tuesday night and continues through Saturday. With a team full of veterans, the Scouts look to have a bounce-back year after their struggles last fall.
The team took the field for the first time Tuesday against the Highland Park Giants. The Scouts showed flashes of strong ball movement throughout the entire game but failed to hit the back of the net. Junior Carter Collis and Goalie John Walsh both were standouts in the opener as they fell 2-0.
Senior captain Aved Markarian is ready to take the next step as a leader and role model for his younger teammates. He echoed that Juniors Oliver Akintade and Nico De Filippis are two midfielders to watch this year.
“Both players have gotten more comfortable controlling the ball on offense and letting the game come to them” said Markarian.
But the X factor for the 2018 Scouts is goalie John Walsh. He needs to be a brick wall for the boys all year in order for the team to be successful.
Come support the Boys Varsity Soccer team at 4:30 p.m. after school as they take on the Lakes Eagles at West Campus!
Looking to take the crown in the Regional Championship, the boys volleyball team (25-7) played against the Warren Blue Devils (21-15) Wednesday night in Gurnee. Having split the series 1-1 during the regular season, this was the perfect test to see which team was superior. And, with the great improvement Warren has made throughout the season, the match was a toss-up.
The Scouts struggled initially, with the Devils jumping out the gates quickly. 6’ 5” Senior Alex Jiang was rolling early on with hard slams that the Scouts struggled to defend. But, just as this happened the Scouts adjusted their defensive setup, leading to 3 blocks on Jiang in the first game. Nerves were high, yet the Scouts managed to edge out the first game 25-23. Both teams are senior-dominated and played with a burning passion that they didn’t want this to be the end. In the second game, the Scouts continued to read their plays, forcing Warren to play uncomfortably. With the pressure on, Justin McCartney controlled the ball very well, feeding Kevin Lamp to close out the final game 25-22 and effectively winning the Regional Championship. Both games came down to the wire but the toughness of the Scouts gave them the winning edge.
The Scouts will take on Libertyville Wildcats in the Sectional Semifinals at Grant High School on Friday night at 6:00. Come cheer on the Scouts!
After a season filled with success, the Scouts (24-7) took on the Grant Bulldogs (9-26) in the Regional Semifinals at Warren Township High School. Hitting their peak at the end of the year, Coach Steven Wolf has done an exceptional job coaching this year’s squad. Emphasizing the importance of every playoff game, the Scouts most certainly didn’t want their season to end last night.
“Energy is key, and coach repeated that to us over and over before the game,” said Kyle Waggoner. “Once we get going as a team and our bench gets excited, I believe that there is no one that can beat us.” Facing off against a young Grant team, the Scouts used their experience to maintain their composure and play one point at a time. Colin King stepped up and had 4 kills, forcing Grant to focus on other hitters besides All-Conference hitters Kevin Lamp and Joe Chamberlain. This flustered Grant’s gameplan and ultimately led to a first game W, 25-18. Sophomore Calvin McCarthy got pulled up for the postseason and did a great job of protecting the back row alongside Jake Danneker. Grant began to chip away at Lake Forest in the second game after a number of silly mistakes by the Scouts. This didn’t phase the Scouts, though, since their confidence and energy levels were held high. The nail in the coffin came when Grant passed to junior Derek Kolb for a powering slam that was immediately rejected by middle Kyle Waggoner. The bench roared and the boys won the second game 25-20.
For their biggest game of the season yet, the boys volleyball team will play the Warren Blue Devils in the Regional Championship tonight at Warren Almond Campus at 6:00. The Scouts are 1-1 against them this season and have split sets 3-3, a storyline that will make for an intense battle.
Looking to close the season out in successful fashion, the boys volleyball team (23-7) played two non-conference games against the Wolves of Niles West (19-14), and the Antioch Sequoits (11-17). The Scouts missed hitter Joe Chamberlain in both games with a back injury.
The team headed south to Skokie to play Niles West on the Wolves’ home court. The Scouts squeaked out the W in one of their tighter games of the year with the help of strong play by Kevin Lamp. They won in two competitive sets (25-22, 31-29).
After the long hiatus of prom, the boys were back in action last night against Antioch in yet another away game. Lamp had a game-high 18 kills, but Kyle Waggoner was the the talk of the town, picking up where Chamberlain left off as he contributed with 7 slams. They won in two sets and reached their 23rd win of their season. With one game remaining, the Scouts look to extend their 4-game win streak into the playoffs where they play on Tuesday, May 22 after a first-round bye. The Scouts managed to secure a 4-seed in their sectional, just shy of Libertyville (#1) and Stevenson (#3). Free free to scope out the IHSA Boys Volleyball Playoff Bracket on IHSA.org
For their last regular season game, the Scouts will battle the Bulldogs of Waukegan Wednesday night at the Dog Pound.
On the home stretch of the season, the Boys Volleyball team (19-7) played an exciting six matches in four days. It all began on May 2 against Zion-Benton (10-14), and moved on as they participated in the Northside Classic Tournament alongside powerhouses Glenbrook North and New Trier. This is crucial part of the season as the Scouts have finally entered the Top 25 Rankings in the state of Illinois at #20.
First, the boys visited the Bee Hive of Zion-Benton, looking to get back on the winning track in an important conference match. Through the power of 15 kills from Kevin Lamp, the Scouts cruised to a straight set victory 25-22, 25-18. Next came the tournament, where the boys beat Lake Zurich (7-18) and New Trier (18-5) back-to-back, only dropping one game in the process. This was a big confidence booster for the Scouts as New Trier was ranked #8 in the state. The Scouts ran out of luck as they fell to Hersey (27-5), Warren (18-12), and Stevenson (24-8) during the final days of the tournament. Kevin Lamp had an excellent weekend and Junior Eric Mzyk continued to impress.
Come check out the Scouts tonight in the competition gym as they face off with the Eagles of Lakes Community High School!
This week, the boys volleyball team (17-4) faced off against the Deerfield Warriors (19-5) and the Zee-Bee’s of Zion-Benton (10-14). Both teams are in completely different positions as Deerfield is a top-10 ranked team in the state while Zion is struggling to keep their average above .500.
Monday night, the Scouts looked extremely tired after their long weekend. They lost in straight sets (14-25, 21-25) for the first time since April 18. Big men Eric Mzyk and Brennan Marzella stepped up and combined for multiple blocks in the match. Following the loss, the boys traveled to Zion in attempt to get back on the winning track. Coach Wolf changed up the lineup with Eric Mzyk receiving his first career start. The Scouts won (25-22, 25-18) and are now currently ranked as the 21st team in Illinois. Kevin Lamp led the team with 13 kills and Justin McCartney had 26 assists.
Catch the Scouts tomorrow night when they play the 15th ranked Spartans of Glenbrook North.
This weekend the Scouts (16-3) participated in the Libertyville Invitational Varsity Tournament alongside Palatine, Schaumburg, Prospect, Libertyville, Oak Park River Forest, Rockford-Jefferson, and Elk Grove. In pool play, Lake Forest defeated Palatine (21-25, 25-19, 15-13), OPRF (25-21, 25-19), and Elk Grove (25-16, 25-15). They won their pool and faced the Knights of Prospect in the semi-finals who they conquered 25-14 and 25-20. Finally, the Scouts took on the Saxons of Schaumburg High School in the championship game, where the Scouts went on to win in three tough games, 25-20, 18-25, and 15-12.
This was a big tournament for the Scouts and a giant tournament win to add to their regular season resume. They were also able to avoid the powerhouse of Libertyville as they finished 3rd in pool play and had their weekend cut short. Kevin Lamp, Joe Chamberlain, and Jake Danneker all represented well and were selected to the All-Tournament team.
Watch the Scouts continue their hot streak as they take on the #9 ranked Deerfield Warriors at home in the Competition Gym tonight.
The Scouts (10-3) returned to conference play as they faced off against the Bears of Lake Zurich (4-12) last night. Almost halfway through their season, the boys have shown that they are a top-tier team in the NSC. In last night’s game, they sought their third win in a row.
In a tough battle in the first game, the Scouts lost their first game in over a week 23-25. Still, they managed to pull back in the next two games to winning 25-22, and 25-21 respectively. The Scouts most definitely didn’t play their best game with 45 unforced errors, but they overcame this challenge from a strong performance by senior hitter Joe Chamberlain.
Come watch the Scouts’ rematch the Libertyville Wildcats on April 28 on the road at Libertyville.
The Scouts (8-3) played two big games in the past four days, facing off against North Chicago (0-9) on Friday night and Evanston (5-11) on Monday. Coming off a tough loss against Libertyville, the boys were out for blood and showed no mercy in these matches.
The boys managed to put away the Warhawks 25-15 in straight sets, winning by a landslide. Junior Eric Mzyk stepped up and had 5 big kills that contributed to the victory. Just last night, the Scouts faced the Evanston Wildkits on the their home court in another non-conference game. After two games of crisp passing and hard slams, the Scouts won (25-16, 25-19) and have now improved to 10-3. They were led by Justin McCartney with 23 assists and Kevin Lamp who added 10 kills.
Come watch the Scouts take on the Lake Zurich Bears tomorrow night (4/25) in the competition gym.
Looking for a massive NSC win, the Scouts (8-2) faced the #3 ranked volleyball team in the state, the Libertyville Wildcats (11-1). With multiple Division 1 athletes, Lake Forest needed to being their A-game protecting the front line and containing Libertyville big swingers. Also, both teams were missing key contributors with 6’3” Ohio State commit Jack Stevens out with pink eye for the Cats, and middle Kyle Waggoner sidelined for the Scouts.
The boys jumped out to a good start, but couldn’t contain Libertyville, who won the first game 20-25 after many unforced errors by the Scouts. The second game ended with the same score, and the Scouts suffered their third loss on the season, even with a strong effort from Kevin Lamp. Libertyville was led by Colin Hawkinson with 9 kills.
Come watch the Scouts take on North Chicago Community High School in the Competition Gym tomorrow night.
LAKE FOREST, Ill.– After their second place finish at the Lake County Tournament, the Boys Volleyball team (7-2) had yet another game on Tuesday night, this time against their crosstown rival, the Caxys of Lake Forest Academy (3-5). With the “Lake Forest Crown” on the line, the boys were prepared and fired up for this classic hosted by LFA.
One big storyline was the return of Will Gescheidle, who started his first game after being out with an injury to start the season. Senior hitter Kyle Waggoner held high praise for Gescheidle, labeling him as “one of the best passers on the team.” The Scouts won the game in straight sets and maintained their high level of play against the Caxys. Ethan Talbot stepped up as well, with multiple kills during the contest.
Come watch the boys face off against the Libertyville Wildcats on Wednesday night at LHS as they look to continue their hot-streak in a NSC classic.
Coming off a big win against Warren, the Scouts (3-1) were ready to prove their dominance in this year’s Lake County Tournament. Facing off against both conference and non-conference teams, the boys played extremely well despite missing junior Kevin Lamp for the final 3 games.
It began on Friday when the Scouts faced off against Antioch and Waukegan, two teams that fought hard but couldn’t manage to handle the heat of the Scouts. They rolled and won both games in straight sets, defeating Waukegan 25-13, 25-13, and handling Antioch 25-14, 25-17. Lamp managed to tally up a total of 21 kills in his only two games of the weekend. On Saturday, the boys won two tight games against Lakes, 25-15, 27-25, and Zion-Benton, 14-25, 25-14, 25-15, before again facing off against familiar NSC foe Stevenson in the tournament finals. They fought hard, but the Scouts couldn’t get the job done in the final game of the weekend, losing 18-25, 17-25, and finishing with the crown of second place.
Multiple players stepped up big during this tournament due to the absence of Kevin Lamp. Joe Chamberlain finished the weekend with 44 kills and Kyle Waggoner added 26 over the course of the weekend. Also, kunior setter Justin McCartney had 106 assists during the weekend as the Scouts improved to (7-2).
Come out tonight to watch the Boys Volleyball team take on Lake Forest Academy just off of Townline Road for their 6th straight away game.
LAKE FOREST, Ill.– In their first game in a week, the Scouts (2-1) searched for their first conference win as they faced the Warren Blue Devils (7-6) in the Competition Gym. Led by Alex Jian and Kyle Wells, the Blue Devils are not a team to approach lightly. Also, since each school plays each other only once in North Suburban Conference play, every game is a must win.
Starting off strongly, the boys managed to win the first game 25-20, with strong play from senior Jake Danneker who finished with 11 digs. From there, the Scouts and Blue Devils battled in a hard-fought second game that they couldn’t managed to squeeze out and eventually lost 25-22. All tied up, the Scouts showed no mercy in the third game, winning comfortably 25-13. Junior Kevin Lamp finished with a team-high 18 kills, while Joe Chamberlain added 6.
Cheer on the boys volleyball team as it faces Lakes High School in tournament play at Grant High School on April 13.
LAKE FOREST, Ill.–After starting off their season red-hot, the boys volleyball team (2-0) looked to keep their winning streak alive as they faced NSC powerhouse Stevenson (6-1) in their East Campus opener. Coming into the match the Patriots had only lost 3 games the entire season with a record of (14-3), proving that they are a leading force in the area. The Scouts looked to challenge this team and earn a statement win in their own gym.
Coming back from a long Spring Break, the boys fought hard in the first game, losing 26-24, but showed Stevenson that they are force to be reckoned with. The Scouts bounced back with grit, winning the second game by a large margin of 25-18. Finally, in a long final battle, the Patriots just barely edged out the Scouts 30-28, earning them the match victory. The Scouts were led by Kevin Lamp and Joe Chamberlain who produced a combined 29 kills. Jake Danneker (7 digs) and Brennan Marzella (5 digs) also demonstrated strong performances in the loss.
Come out on April 14 to the Competition Gym to watch the Boys Volleyball team take on the Warren Blue Devils before their four-game road trip.
After a strong first win for the Scouts (2-0) against Highland Park, they were looking to bring the same intensity tonight against Carmel (0-1). Led by 6’7” Pepperdine commit Mike Scott, the Corsairs look to be a strong team this year after an impressive (20-9) record a year ago. After losing twice in straight sets last year, the Scouts wanted redemption to start off their season right on their home floor.
The boys started off hot, with strong slams from Kevin Lamp and Kyle Waggoner that landed them a calm (25-17) win in the first game. Carmel fought back during the second game with adjustments to their game plan in order to shift blocks on LF’s big swingers. The Scouts lost the second game (17-25), but had crucial rallies and momentum that carried them onto winning the third game (25-18). The Scouts played in an extraordinarily scrappy fashion tonight with valuable plays from Jake Danneker and Justin McCartney on the defensive side of the net.
Be sure to come and supports the volleyball team after Spring Break as they face the Stevenson Patriots on April 4 in the Competition Gym.