2021 Fall Sports Wrap Up

Athletic Seasons Winding Down


As he glides through the water at the Gladstone Community Center, junior Jason Callaway competes Oct. 20. This season, freshman Ben Gum broke a diving record, and the team expected multiple state qualifiers. “The team has done well even though we lost a lot of our seniors last year,” Calloway said. “For the rest of the season, our team has a good chance of making it to state.” (Brianne Tremper)


Starting out of the box, senior Haley Johnson leads the team out in the girls varsity race at the Gans Creek Classic in Columbia, Mo., Sept. 25. Varsity earned third at conference and are preparing for districts. “It went really well,” said Johnson. “I had a lot of personal records, and our team did good, and I like seeing them grow.” (Charlie Warner )


As he races to the finish line, senior Andrew Atkins competes in the Kris Solsberg Classic at Lee’s Summit North High School Sept. 18. Varsity is preparing for districts and a potential state trip. “I raced really well at all my meets, really strategically,” Atkins said. “Winning at Lee’s Summit North and breaking the school record at Gans Creek really showed my hard work.” (Charlie Warner )


Huddling together, seniors Macy Tauke, Emily Burlington, juniors Gabby Ramirez, Ady Horn and freshman Mya Schirk celebrate after a point during their 0-3 loss to Park Hill South Oct. 18. Varsity volleyball was battling their way through the district playoffs at the time of printing. “We have made connections with the team, and we have fun with each other,” Burlington said. (Landyn Goldberg)


Dribbling against a defender, senior Andy Lipp moves the ball during their 4-1 victory against Truman High School Sept. 9 at the District Activity Center. The team looks to carry momentum as the District playoffs near. “My favorite part of the season was playing with the boys and helping them get goals,” Lipp said. (Landyn Goldberg)


At home, senior David Marshall and junior Deon Burtin make a tackle during the 8-10 loss Sept. 24. After a rough start to the season, varsity football shifted their momentum, beating St. Joseph Central High School and headed into the postseason. “My favorite part is toward the end of the season how we connected and started playing as a team,” Marshall said. (Landyn Goldberg)


At the plate, senior Shea Martin readies to hit during the 10-0 senior night victory Sept. 30 against North Kansas City High School. The conference champions ended the season 20-7. “Obviously it didn’t end the way I wanted it to,” Martin said. “However, the season itself was amazing.” (Landyn Goldberg )


Lining up the putt, junior Jaylee Castro competes in the Oak Park Tournament Sept. 20. Castro ended up making it to state and placed fourth out of 81 players at the state tournament. “My parents were all like, ‘You got fourth,’ and I was like, ‘There’s no way,’” Castro said. (Sophia Miles)