Taking a shot at State


Julia Beggs (12) embraces Coach Christopher Rossiano, Social Studies. Beggs shared emotional moments with her coach, and is looking forward to her future.

Jimmy Lafakis, Author

The first Regional Champions made a name for themselves in LC girls golf history. Their season to remember concluded with a seventh-place finish amongst some of the Hoosier State’s best competition.

Carmel’s Prairie View Golf Club witnessed LC’s best-ever finish at State. The girls fought through treacherous rain and biting cold. They soldiered on throughout the course of the two-day tournament and welcomed the challenge of the inclement conditions.

“Playing in the rain and wind helps me focus more than playing in the nice weather. You really have to concentrate on each shot and put a lot of thought in what you’re going to do next,” Allison Onest (11) said.

Kylie Shoemake (12) led the Lady Indians with a two-round total of 162. Her 79 on Saturday was the team’s best. Her senior leadership has guided the Tribe down the right path all season long.

“Since it was my last high school tournament, I had a lot of emotions. I just focused on my next shot and didn’t think about the end result. The season was amazing. We really took control and showed the southern teams who we are,” Shoemake said.

The Tribe topped last year’s 10th-place finish. With Alexis Miestowski (9) achieving All-State honors, the future shines bright.

“We set so many new records this year. That is a big boost of confidence, even if we didn’t do our best individually [at State]. Our team was very well-rounded. We had so much fun,” Miestowski said