Lebanon sports 2019: A year in review

LCR photo/Alex Boyer
The Lebanon High School girls' basketball team celebrates their district championship win over the Camdenton Lakers in February. Sports editor Alex Boyer recaps the top moments in Lebanon sports for 2019.


As we move forward in 2020, it’s time to look back on the top sports moments for Lebanon High School in 2019. From the first State Championship in school history, teams mightily improving, to individual accolades, it was a great year to be a fan of the Yellowjackets.
Today, Laclede County Record Sports editor Alex Boyer reviews the top ten moments of Lebanon sports in 2019.
Editors note: The ranking of these events are in no specific order, the events chosen were based on social media interactions and website visits. There were plenty of moments that could have been selected. Let’s dive in.

1) Girls’ wrestling team wins State title in inaugural season

Lebanon High School has always had hopes of winning a State title. On February 16, in front of thousands of spectators at Mizzou Arena, the LHS girls’ wrestling team held up the first-place trophy after winning the first team State Championship in the school's history the city has so coveted for years in the inaugural season of the sport. The Lady ‘Jackets also had their first individual state champion with Quincey Glendenning bringing home the gold medal at 131-pounds.

2) Caleb Whittington and Dakota Windsor qualify for State in swimming

For the first time in school history, the Lebanon boys’ swim team advanced two swimmers to the State swim meet in November. Sophomore Caleb Whittington and freshman Dakota Windsor have both had an outstanding season in the water for the Yellowjackets, and their hard work paid off after Whittington qualified in the 100-yard butterfly, finishing 24th in the District meet. Windsor qualified in the 200 Individual Medley, placing 21st, and also finished 23rd in the 100 butterfly to qualify for the particular event.

3) Lebanon girls’ basketball wins district title over Camdenton

For the second time in three seasons, the Lebanon Yellowjackets girls’ basketball team are district champions. On February 29, in an electric environment, the No. 2 seed Yellowjackets knocked off the No. 1 seed Camdenton Lakers 60-48 to claim the Missouri Class 5 District 10 title at Camdenton High School behind a game-high 23 points from Jenna Glendenning. During the contest, Kamryn Mack moved into second all-time in scoring at LHS for a career, passing Jacque Fredendall (1,083 career points, 2000-04).

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