Lewis County Spring Sports Preview

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As the new year begins with Basketball. The Spring lurks ready to bring some excitement. Especially in Lewis County.

Canton and Highland will be sweeping the dug outs and prepping the track. While Culver-Stockton will get the Lacrosse nets out, prep the track, set up the net, and prep two diamonds.

High Schools


Highland will look to improve on the 6-12 record from last year Coach Jeff Oenning will return to the dugout to lead the Cougars. Their season will begin March 18th against Scotland County. Highland Track and Field will see Coaches Dustin Wakefield, Victor Schroeder, and Keelie O’Brien return to the reigns. Their season will begin March 21st at the Monroe City Open. Highland Golf will see Joe Hattey and his golfers begin April 10th at the Palmyra Varsity invitational.


Canton will see Coach Anderson lead his boys into the season as they look to improve their 7-10 record from last year. First game will be March 18th against North Shelby. Track and Field will see Coach McKenzie lead them as they will also begin at the Monroe City Open. Bill Dorethy will lead his golfers April 10th at Palmyra as well.

Culver-Stockton Sports

Men’s Volleyball

Culver-Stockton will get busy as men’s volleyball has gotten underway with a win. Coach Lipton returns to lead this squad. Last year they would go 3-23, with only 1 conference win. The loss of Aiden McGwire will be felt as they increased their roster numbers this year. Their first home game will be February 23rd against Grand View Vikings.



Women’s Lacrosse looks to see where they stand as Coach Erikson returns for her 5th season at the helm. Last year the squad went 6-7 and would be eliminated from the Heart playoffs by Benedictine, however the season would see many records be shattered. Last year the wildcats would lose their top 3 scorers of Sopheea Vomund, Melanie Sanchez, and McKayla Nevarez. Also lose midfielder Erin Bodine, and defender Erin Bodine. Meanwhile Jess Hornberger, goalie Jillian Vervynck, Anya Lopez, and more return to make the stand on the hill this year. First game on the road against Saint Mary on Feb 18th. First home will be Feb 22nd against Webber International.



Culver-Stockton Alum, Brad Gyorkos will return to the diamond for his 6th season as he will have a new assistant with Jason Dalton. The team would go 18-29, 14-17 in confrence, just missing playoffs. Impressive series wins over William Penn and Central Methodist has the team ready to go for this year. Players such as Jaison Andujar, catcher Bryan Barreto, pitcher Stefan Stockwell, will return. However losses such as Collin Hall, Andrew Fay, Nate Allen and more will be felt by the team.



Coach Rod Radcliffe and Coach Joe Carter will return to lead the Softball team. Last year they would go on a 20-32 record 12-14 in conference as they would get eliminated from conference playoffs after losing to Central Methodist and Benedictine. They will begin their season on the road against Doane Feb 2nd. First home game Feb 18th against St. Francis.


The Spring is looking to be another exciting one through out all of Lewis County. Make sure to check your schedules and make some games. Culver-Stockton post their schedules on their athletic pages and broadcast all their games on The Wildcat Network. While Highland and Canton Schedules will be on their respected MSHSAA page.

SPorts Director

Remington Yates

“Remington Yates, a dedicated sports enthusiast and native of the Canton-Monticello area, serves as The Lewis County Scoop’s Sports Director. Graduating from Highland and Culver-Stockton College, he brings a blend of local insights and professional expertise to the people of Lewis County.

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