They made it look easy.
The Lafayette Christian School golf team won the school’s first state championship in the spring of 2011, and the Cougars returned this year hopeful of making it two in a row.
They did it in emphatic fashion.
Led by seniors Clay Degler and Alex Mitchell and sisters Colby Lowery, Megan Lowery and Courtney Lowery, the Cougars posted a team score of 323 to beat the second-place team by 39 strokes.
Individually, Degler was the boys’ low medalist with a 75, and Megan Lowery took top honors on the girls’ side with a 78.
Courtney Lowery also made the all-state team with an 81, Colby Lowery fired an 89, and Mitchell carded a 93.
The team’s coach, Lisa Lowery, said winning championships is all about having a number of quality golfers, and that’s certainly the case at Lafayette Christian School.
“Most schools, you have a really super good golfer, a pretty good golfer, and the other three don’t really play (that well),” Lowery said. “We’ve been able to get a good group of players who are consistent.”
The golf team’s championship was part of a successful all-around sports season for Lafayette Christian School.
During the fall, the football team had its best season in school history, winning four games while making it to the state playoffs.
“We keep trying to improve, and I feel like we did that this year,” Lafayette Christian head coach Nick Nehring said.
Also in the fall, the volleyball team, led by a quartet of seniors who’d helped build the program, made it to the state tournament.
On the basketball court, the Lafayette Christian boys’ team earned a fourth-place finish in the region to advance to the state tournament.
Lafayette Christian’s soccer teams, meanwhile, also had a nice run during the spring, with both teams qualifying for the state tournament.
By Kevin Eckleberry